March 19 will mark 2 years since I unofficially began this journey, and a LOT has changed! I went to my old Wordpress blog and found my first post there and thought I would share it:
My name is Bobby and I need to lose weight...and I sort of can't believe I'm admitting that to the world since I've struggled to even admit that to myself. According to my Wii Fit I am above "obese", but by American standards I suppose I'm just "chubby" or "husky" like I used to hear when I was a kid. Regardless, I need to drop some weight.
A couple of years ago while someone else led a First Place group at my church I managed to lose about 35 pounds, most of which I have put back on since that group folded and we moved. Now I'm ready to make a serious life style change that will not only get this weight off, but keep it off.
Why the urgency now? I just turned 39 earlier this month, March 3 to be exact and I will be turning 40 on March 3, 2011. I want to live the longest life possible for my family and so that I might offer God the best I have and serve Him with excellence...in my condition I don't think I can guarantee either. And 40 pounds in less than a year is a goal that I know is achievable, but will require work, and will also get me down to a weight where I was much healthier. I'll probably still be considered over weight according to USDA standards, but at least I know I'll be much more comfortable in my own skin.
As for the blog, I need accountability. I will share some of my goals with my wife today and with the church I serve, and I will also be linking this blog to my Facebook account...where I'm sure way too many people will be able to know my business. But you know what, if it helps me reach my goal, that is going to be alright. Besides, my goal is to post my last blog entry here on 3/3/11 having reached, at the very least, my 40 pound goal.
I'll begin posting more on Monday when I hope to begin going hardcore on this. I appreciate your reading, your support and your prayers during this time.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength! Phil. 4:13