I come from a long line of obesity. I have a lot of overweight friends &family members. We all are “happy with the skin we are in”, however, as for me, given the choice I have decided to do something differently. My mom had type II diabetes. As a child I remembered the adults calling it ,“Suga”. After numerous hospitals stays, Momma would say; “please lose weight, you do not want the same fate as me.” Tragically, I lost my youngest sister, in 2005. She died in her sleep. The way I knew life had changed forever. Her autopsy revealed that her immediate cause of death was an asthma attack, however one word on the report jumped at me..Obesity. In 2006, my mom was hospitalized never to return to her earthly home again. She was my rock & my biggest cheerleader. These deaths were a great loss to our close knit family. Thru tragedy, I will gain victory. I do not know what the future holds & maybe my story may help someone along the way. I am just as you: I am a wife, a mother of three, a daughter, a sister, a relative, a friend, a coworker and a church member and I know I can do this because I am a firm believer that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I'm just sitting here with my kids thinking about the "me" 10 months ago and looking at the pictorial differences and all I can say is Wow!! God is so awesome. I am 72 pounds healthier. I have made many changes on the outside as well as the inside. Speaking with a friend today made me realize how much I missed journaling. It's so great to be able to go back and look at posts from my journey's beginning. I still have some of those same struggles as before but everyday I am provided with brand new mercies...Thank You Father God!! I am going thru some major issues right now and I know my God will see me thru...Please check out my before and after...still a work in progress. There ain't no turning back now!! Hope to see you soon!! PS....I am soooo excited because both of my sisters have joined me!! They are fighting this Obesity monster as well!!!! Yeah!!!