Facebook you already know I had a good week. I've restarted my journey to become a better person and a thinner one to boot. I'm limiting my portion sizes, eliminated all soda and fast food from my diet and am not eating after 9pm. I've also starting drinking alot of water and had a water cooler installed at work----------------------------------------------------------------------->
With these changes I feel better and am sleeping a little better at night and on my weekly weigh-in today I had lost an initial 17.2 pounds. Normally I would get super excited but I have to temper my emotions and expectations. I've lost this much before, I've been here before, I've thought I was going to succeed before.
There are two big differences in my experience this time and I'd like to share with you both of them and hope that you understand how important they both are to me and this whole thing.
1. My wife. She is my best friend and this time around we're finally on the same page. Over the years one or the other of us has decided it was time to change or tried to make a difference and it always failed because we let the other drag us down. This week she lost her job and spent most of her time around the house yet she ate what I prepared, worked out when I worked out and this morning she had lost nine pounds. The look on her face was priceless; a smile that made everything worthwhile. She's one of the reasons I'm doing this, because I want to grow old with her and I'm going to do it this time!
2. And while this is number 2 it's the most important part of all of this. My relationship with God is leading the way. For the many people who have known me for the past 10 years, it's going to be a shock, I've been astray for a long time. For my family and longtime friends, you may be asking yourself "What took you so long?" All I can say is I'm glad that the Lord is full of grace and forgiveness. I've come back into his arms and feel so much better about myself and my life than I have in a long time. I'm giving him all the credit for everything! I'm going to church as often as I can and am going to get involved in some men's ministry things and maybe even a life group. I'll see if I can make some friends IRL outside of work, that'd be new, huh?
To sum it up, I'm doing real well but I know I can't do it alone. My wife, my God, my friends, my job - everything is going to have to come together to make sure I keep it up! This is the beginning, this is where I get it done!