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Sticking with it!

It is has been a rough few months, but at the same time very exciting.  My family and I have moved into a brand new home this Summer and that is amazing. But, the stress and anxiety of moving during a quarantine was not easy, especially with the accelerated time table we had to sell our old home. It was just hard. Then there has been the California fires and the inability for us to go outside for over a full month due to smoke. It has been a double whammy of isolation and it has taken its toll on our family as I am sure it has on other families.  My personal weight loss goals had been on pause as I was trying to continue to work from home and parent full-time. During this whole time, I have not been able to lose weight at my desired rate, but I am thankful that I have not gained any weight. That is a victory! That changed as of this last week. I started to aggressively watch my calories again this last week and I am happy to say that I am now down to 214lbs! That is a total of 61 pound

What An Awesome Milestone

I did it! 50 pounds lost! Throughout this process of losing weight, I have learned many things about myself and my lifestyle choices. Specifically in regards to my eating habits and the general lack of care for my body. I felt ashamed at the start not only because of my obesity, but also the lack of care for one of the greatest gifts God has given me, my body. I have learned that I need to not take my body for granted, because it is the reason I am alive. I want to live and I want to be around for many more decades to enjoy this life with my God, wife, children, family and friends. Life is never guaranteed as each day can bring whatever it does, but I feel better today knowing that I am trying my best to take care of my body so I can take care of my loved ones. Today I celebrate this accomplishment and boy it is a great feeling. I really am proud of myself for hitting this goal. I still have a ways to go still, but this was a milestone that I have been looking forward to for a long tim

Perseverance is the key to success

Perseverence is the key to success. I have heard this quote before used in many contexts, but it has become a reality for me lately. During this unprecedented time of Covid-19 quarantine, I have been challenged in many ways. Challenged to be a good husband, a good father and a good employee. It has not been easy and it has been a heavy burden to carry. I have struggled to maintain the balance of all these things and I have failed more drastically then when I was able to leave the house each day to separate these responsibilities physically. It has been a learning experience for me in how to control my thoughts, speak only after thinking and generally controlling myself when I get frustrated or tired. But, it has not been all bad. I have had more time to spend with my family and that ultimately is a good thing. This season has reminded me to be more present and more involved in the day by day routine of our household. Learning to share the responsibility of looking after our child

Put others above yourself

In seasons like we are currently in, it is easy to become afraid and forget about others. We focus on ourselves and our own needs. This only leaves us with a concern for our own well being and there is hardly room for the thoughts and needs of others.  I am convinced that the only thing that will give us peace in times such as this, is to think of others before ourselves. It is there that we can raise above our own problems and our hearts will feel the peace of doing something that truly matters. If you want to bless others, I would encourage you to donate to support those in need. You will feel good about doing it and others will be blessed.  Here is a great organization to support our youth. If you own a computer and want to donate it’s processing power to help find a cure to Covid-19:  Bless you.

Losing a Mid-sized Microwave Worth of Weight

It is February 2020 and I have now officially lost 35 pounds since September 17th, 2019. I updated my weight the other day and I was presented with the following congratulatory message from my LoseIt app. Really? I have lost 140 sticks of butter worth of weight! That is both disgusting but also amazing!  I feel good today and I am encouraged by the progress I have made with my weight. Still have a long way to go. Onward... to a lighter me.