“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.” – Romans 6:17-18
Another journey – here we go!
If you have read this blog for any period of time, or known me my whole life, this weight loss/fitness/healthy lifestyle has been something that has come and gone. Since I’ve gotten married, and had two children, I have gained 77 lbs as of today (with having lost 15 from delivering our second baby 5 days ago). I’ve got a long way to go.
There are many reasons why I want to lose weight, get healthy, etc:
1. For myself. I love fashion and wearing stylish cute things (for me) looks better when I’m thinner.
2. For my husband. He married me. He loves me. He wants me to be healthy.
3. For my sons. I want to be able to be active with them, be here for them for a long time, Lord willing.
4. For the love of God. I want to be a healthy example of a Christian who lives freely under the authority of God’s Word – because He loves me. I have a book in my head, outlined, and some chapters written.
Personally – I know I feel better, look better, am more confident when I am thinner. Ask my husband and my mother.
So, here we go. Here are two pictures.
One was taken at my heaviest which was on my second anniversary, Oct 8, 2013. I’ll spare you the weight for now. The next one was taken yesterday as we went to the pumpkin patch down the street, 4 days after the birth of our sweet second.
So, on these Friday posts – I’d like to show some updates, talk encouragement, post some healthy recipes, fashion, pictures, etc. I hope you follow along and are encouraged as well!
Update: Week 2 – now down a total of 34.8 lbs since having baby. I’ve lost all the weight for baby2. All the fluid is gone. I can wear my engagement ring (waiting on my wedding band to fit). I’m down to mostly regular clothes except for a denim skirt and a pair of jeans. I’ve set a reasonable but tough goal for my birthday – and the start of a Florida “vacation” in January.
personally, I think you are beautiful no matter what, but I am cheering you on! Been thinking a lot about weight loss and health. Especially with two daughters!!! Can’t wait to follow you!!!!
Oh you are right Summer. Healthy living is important for our daughters (and sons)! Thanks for the encouragement!