#PADweightloss DAY ONE

Alright, this is it. This is the start of something I’ve been needing to do for years. I am tired of reaping the consequences of a sleep-worshiping, slothful, disobedient lifestyle.

God has been good enough to show me how rebellious I have been regarding the upkeep of my “temple,” and I know He will give me the strength to honor Him as I start my 1 Year 100 lb weight loss journey.

Today is Day One. I weigh 236 lbs, my jeans are a size 22, my back and knees are falling apart, I am most disgusted by my thighs and underarms, and this is what I look like in a towel (eek!):

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My verse for this year is 1 Corinthians 9:27

I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. 

I mindlessly ate crap food all day before deciding that today was the day to start my Picture A Day Weight Loss Journey. Finally, and at 11:30pm, once I put the two littles to bed, I grabbed an easily accessible workout DVD, a Billy Blanks Bootcamp DVD, and muddled through it like a clumsy orangutan.

I was winded in the first five minutes and couldn’t finish most of the sets, but I stuck with it as best I could. I felt (and still feel) great. My body aches the way only a good work out can make it ache, and I am feeling blessed by God that He has given me the strength to start this journey.

Please pray for me. This is going to be a looooong road, but it is one I’ve been called to walk down and one I gladly tread for God’s glory!

Here’s a snapshot of my goals for this #PADweightloss journey:

  1. Lose 100 lbs in 1 year
  2. Get down to a size 10 in “real jeans” (not the stretchy kind I currently wear)
  3. Be able to shop at American Eagle – my favorite “type”/”look” of clothing
  4. Save $2/day so that one year from now I can go on an American Eagle shopping spree

As always, please, please pray for me and feel free to leave any words of encouragement that the Lord puts on your heart. God knows I need them!

Until Next Time My Friends,

S. Taylor

The Taylor of All Trades

 

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