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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 pounds.

I am very proud of myself. This is a big milestone for me especially in light of all of the challenges I have faced this Summer.

Thank you God for not allowing me to slip on my goals.

Here is a current sneak peak at the latest me!

This has been a difficult Summer, but God has carried me the whole time. The burdens of anxiety and responsibilities have not proven too heavy for Him.

28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30

 Onto a lighter me!


  1. Congrats brotha on the new house and me you... lol, great job on losing that much weight, that’s awesome, Looking good man keep it up. Pray for me because my weight creeped up from 165 to 188 so just trying to work it back down. Covid has not been so easy to navigate it all which you probably know what I mean. Pray for my wife too she had a biopsy due to concern about lymph nodes being enlarged on her neck. So prayin no cancer or anything serious in Jesus name! Take care bro and keep it up!

    1. Sorry for the late response, but I appreciate the kind words. I hope you and your wife are doing well. 😊


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