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Showing posts from September, 2019

Pursuing Lightness

I recently weighed myself after a rather long time. It was not encouraging. I weighed more than I ever have. 279.7 lbs to be exact. I was shocked, but at the same time knowing. I had let myself go. This prompted me to start to take my health more seriously. I need to change my eating and exercising habits if I want to live long to enjoy my family and serve the Lord. I have gone through this before, but not at this amount of weight. I knew I needed to set a goal and stick to it. I re-installed my "Lose It!" Android app and began to count my calories for each meal. I set my target weight at 185 lbs and told the app to forecast my caloric intake for 2 lost pounds each week. That was a week ago. As of this morning I have lost 9.5 pounds just by watching my diet and trying to walk more. I now weigh 270.2 lbs. Onward... to a lighter me.

Hope Abounds

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ESV I received this passage today serendipitously through my verse of the day notification. It was quite timely as I had a moment with my Father that I have never had before. We had a good moment remembering his sister Karen and it led me to become very emotional. I was in my truck pulling out to leave for work, but I felt I needed to give him one last hug. As the garage door opened, he was waiting for me there almost expectantly. I felt compelled to hug him and I lost my nerve. It was one of the most  amazing moments of my life. I cried, he cried and I just sobbed in his arms did not let him go. It was only a minute, but it felt like a whole life's worth of my emotions came spilling out. I needed it and part of me knew by the glassy look in his eyes, that he needed it too. It was a God moment... One that I could never have imagin