This was a teaching project for my LSS - Praise Page - for the month of January. The verse speaks to me of the renewal and resolutions that go along with the turning of another calendar page.
I'm down 40 pounds from this time last year. I got motivated when I realized that I really wanted to ride Java for my birthday. Losing those 40 pounds sort of cleaned off the window for me and let all the light in so I could really see what I'd been missing by packing around all those extra pounds. Now that I'm started, it seems kind of silly to stop until I'm all the way where I want to be.
Technically, I'm not longer "obese" but I AM still classified as "overweight" along with 63% of the rest of the country. That number - from the Gallup Poll of Health Index - is just astounding to me!
I have about 25 more pounds to go to be considered "healthy weight," and I'm confident that I'll be able to achieve that goal this year. I already I feel SO much better. My knees don't hurt all the time. I have more energy. I fit into my clothes. I even bought new shoes to celebrate!