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Monday, November 1, 2010

Weight Loss Journey Update - September and October

It's hard to believe how fast time gets away from me....and for y'all, too, I'm sure.  It's been a couple of months since I gave an update on my weight loss.  I truly thank the good Lord that I'm FINALLY getting some of this weight off me....the only down-side to it all....is the flabby skin.
  GROSS!!!  

Here are a few of my NSV's (non-scale victories)....for the last couple of months....

1.  This one I LOVE....I'm no longer considered obese on the BMI charts....just overweight!!!  I know that overweight isn't a good thing....but....doesn't that sound so much better than obese?!?!?  
That's such an ugly word!!!

2.  I told Pappy that it's so much easier to turn over in bed now.  Isn't that funny?!?!  And....I'm even able to sleep on my tummy....people, that's a big accomplishment for me!!!

3.  Remember my bum heel?!?  
Well....guess what?  I rarely even realize that it's even the slightest bit sore....only if I'm on it a bit too much....or walk too strenuously!!!

4.  People are noticing....I'm getting comments from people....nice comments....and I'm not used to people being nice about my size....I've grown so accustomed to people being critical....even using that horrible....detestable word....FAT!
:(

5.  I mentioned this in my last list of NSV's....but Pappy REALLY LIKES my weight loss!!!  
:)

6.  I've discovered that underneath all those layers of fat...there are these hard things....and somebody told me they're called BONES!!!  
;)
I laid down on the couch one day and my hand rested on my tummy....and I felt  something hard....and it was a hip bone....and I have ribs...and collar bones too!!
Who knew?!?!?

6.   I feel better about myself.  When I was at my biggest, I dreaded going everywhere because I was always wondering what people were thinking about how big I was.  I remember several years ago when Jess was younger taking her to a school function....and there was a lady there who I went to school with.  I was thin in high school....and I overheard her ask another lady who I was because she didn't recognize me....and when she was told....she said "THAT'S Debbie ________?".....and I knew that she couldn't believe how big I had gotten from the tone of her voice.  I'm her "friend" on Facebook now....and every time I see her post a status....I immediately think of that statement she made about me. This serves as a reminder....we all need to be very careful of what we say....and how we say it!!!

Being critical of somebody overweight.....is something that I would NEVER do.  One reason is because I know how it feels and I could give you a list as long as my arm of rude comments that have been said to me at one time or another about my "fat".

Even with what I've been able to accomplish....with the Lord's help....doesn't mean I won't slip up and fail and gain.  But....with His help....my HOPE is that I never allow myself to get back to that woman in those first pics on my "Weight Loss Journey" page.

So....in case you're wondering....you can go to my "Weight Loss Journey" page....to see current pics beside the red rocking chair....and to check out the weight loss ticker to see how much weight is actually gone....hopefully for good.....with several more pounds to go....so that I'll be "normal" on the BMI charts!!!

I wish each of you success in your weight loss journey!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

5 comments:

  1. Sweet, sweet lady that you are ~ so talented, a vibrant love for the Lord and an inspiration too! Bless your dear heart! You sure have done well in your weight loss and have taught that success comes through wise choices and patient persistence. Always a joy visiting with you, Deb!

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  2. Congratulations on your weight loss journey!


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  3. Beautiful entry! I am on my own weight loss journey right now and cannot wait to get back to being in the "overweight" section of the BMI again. I've never smaller than that, but I would give my left leg to be in that category again (that could get me there!)! Obese does sound obscene unfortunately, especially from the mouths of those who don't understand just how mentally debilitating the extra weight is :(

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  4. Ms. Debbie, you look so good in the pics but even better in person. I can see the difference even in your face. God Bless you through this and "keep on truckin" as they say, you are doing great. Love ya....:0 Amazing!

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  5. I'm so glad for you. You should be proud of yourself!

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sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24