Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"no chance at all if you think you can pull it off yourself. every chance in the world if you trust God to do it."

"I am made to rise up, do battle with my issues, and using the Lord's strength in me, defeat them - spiritually, physically, and mentally - to the glory of God."
"be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress." I timothy 4:15 (NIV)

8 weeks ago to the day i began my "battle" with my weight & i set out on my weight loss journey to defeat this overwhelming issue in my life. (you can read my orignial post by clicking here) today, by God's grace and a lot of prayer, i can stand before you & say that with God's armor during this battle, i have won and that it was easy!!

{i met & exceeded my goal}

{i lost 27 pounds}

{i lost 24.75 inches.}

{i feel amazing}

i have learned a new healthy lifestyle in this process & i know that i only get 1 body while i'm here on this earth & i will no longer take it for granted. last night i was listening to fiona apple's "extraordinary machine" & realized that phrase is EXACTLY what the human body is. an amazingly complex, extraordinary machine! if we give our bodies what it needs, it can do amazing things!

i have been beyond blessed to have a body that works well & i truly believe this is the 2nd miracle that God has worked in my life. the first is that i am here & i am healthy. as you may remember, i was a preemie, coming into this world at 26 weeks & weighing only 2lbs & 14 oz, i could have had a myriad of problems, but i was healthy. i am healthy & glory be to God for my health!

my continued prayer from here on out that i glorify God with how i eat & the way i live my life for the remainder of my days. i hope that anyone out there who struggles with anything can see that with God, all things are possible. with Him, you can overcome anything!

"Jesus looked hard at them and said, "No chance at all if you think you can pull it off yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it." - matthew 19:26 (the message)

2 comments:

Fidgeting Gidget said...

That is amazing! And so quickly, too! I'm proud of you and you should be very proud of yourself! It's very inspiring to see pictures of you--how great you look and how happy you are!

The Novelista Barista said...

go u! u look great !!! love the picture and congrats on teh weight and even more so the inches!! hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!