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Toward the bottom of this page, you will find my journey from 2013; however, after losing 35 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight, I went on to have 2 more babies and GAINED IT ALL BACK.
And then I turned 40.
It seemed like everything I had tried in the past no longer worked, but the truth of the matter was that I wasn’t nearly as committed as I once had been. But, I wasn’t willing to do the work.
Until I saw this photo of myself…
I barely recognized myself. It was the catalyst for me to figure out this weight thing once and for all. But how?
I knew enough to know that I couldn’t just ask the food to behave. I needed to dig deep and find out WHY I eat and how to fix that. And that’s when God led me to Grace and Strength. GNS is NOT cheap and it is NOT the ONLY way to lose weight. It’s the way I NEEDED in order to get inside my head and learn to see myself the way God sees me.
So, in July of 2017, I joined and took my BEFORE photos. They were horrifying. So horrifying in fact, that I chose to try a different outfit and hairdo to make them look less horrifying. I’m going to share BOTH sets of photos with you, because no matter how I try to “hide” it, I was still overweight and unhappy.
The funny thing is, that last photo made me think, “Hey, I don’t look that bad.” I was so afraid Grace and Strength wouldn’t work for me either that I was almost ready to say I was willing to just be overweight and unhappy forever. It was easier than doing the work.
But, I forced myself past those negative thoughts, and worked through the program.
Now, let me show you how much of a difference just 15 pounds off of my frame made!
I am currently 10 pounds from my goal. (By the way, you set your own goal weight in GNS.) My weight loss has slowed (a lot of my own doing as I work through some new things that have cropped up in this journey), but here’s what I’m looking like these days:
I’d like to lose somewhere between 10-20 more pounds, but I have to work through more stuff in my head before that is going to happen. I’m trusting the process and trusting the Lord that He will guide me through this and get me to the other side.
I’ll keep you posted!
Posts & Videos on my weight loss progress:
POSTS FROM 2013
20 pounds below prepregnancy weight:
My current weight loss:
75 pounds below top pregnancy weight
35 pounds below pre-pregnancy weight
I am no longer going to Weight Watchers. It served the purpose I needed it to, but I missed my Trim Healthy Mama friends. So, while I do not follow Trim Healthy Mama to a tee, I do use a lot of the principles it teaches.
Mom of many, Jamie, shares how she lost 85 pounds!
Resources for you to
Be the healthiest you can be AS you raise your family!
SETTING CAPTIVES FREE WEBSITE – fantastic Bible study!
Trim Healthy Mama helped to balance my blood sugars.
I do not follow it to a tee, but there is a lot of good information in it!
T-Tapp is a favorite among moms of many because you can easily fit it into your day and it isn’t strenuous!