it’s All Good!

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The new 8 week group I co-facilitate with Sean Anderson,  The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser, and Life Coach Gerri Helms, Life Coach Gerri Helms, are about to start in a few weeks on August 8th and 9th. I am thrilled to have the privilege to work with these truly outstanding people. It is nothing short of a miracle that I happened across these two.

The personal success stories they both have, love are quite amazing! Plus, it is an honor I get to work with them everyday on our coaching business. The three of us have lost over 550 pounds collectively! (550 pounds is about the same as the weight of a Pig ready for market.) Now that is some success story! The hearts of these two, is to help others achieve good health and avoid the heartache and time obesity steals from millions of people everyday. The friendships I have been blessed with, I will carry throughout my life.

The truth is, when we truly give all we have to better ourself and the world around us, God seems to make a way to give us opportunities we could never dream of. I never dreamed 16 months ago, when I was 537 pounds, with a broken heart and getting welfare check-ins by the local Police Officers, I would be a Certified Coach, and have a close relationship with two people who have gone before me. Sean’s story is like mine in the fact that he lost 250 plus pounds, and gained much of it back, like me. And now he has lost it all plus more and has maintained that lose several years. Coach Gerri, has lost 100 pounds and maintained that loss, over 20 years.

All of this started the day I quit being a victim, and trusted God would guide me down a path I wondered if  I could ever walk. 16 months ago, I was morbidly obese, living in a house that was a destructive mess from a failed remodel job I gave over my control for.  Friends that had given up on me and saw me as pathetic and hopeless. I wondered  how I was ever going to take care of myself let alone the mess I was living in. When you are that obese, and are house bound in a chaotic mess, life feels hopeless.  I decided looking back, or blaming anyone for my situation was getting me nowhere. The only person who was ever going to help me get back my health, and my crumbled home, was me. I could lose weight, and get a job, fix my home and life on my own, so I did.

I have sustained a lot of losses, in my health, my finances, and failed relationships, at my own demise. I am no longer a victim. I own my transgressions, and poor decisions. The day I took charge and never looked back was the day the healing begin.

If you can relate and are interested in checking out “A Better Weigh” feel free to write or call me. There is hope! We are so much more capable than we believe we are. It is never too late.

I am working on being more diligent with weighing and measuring my food.  A lot of people ask me what I eat. So I thought I would share my lunch. It is 355 calories and very filling. I made a pizza out of “Flat-out” Pizza crust, 1/2 ounce pepperoni, and 1 ounce of Mozerella cheese. Along with my pizza, I had some raw cauliflower with a tablespoon vegetable dip made with yogurt and unsweetened ice tea. I weigh and measure everything I make. Eating healthy is not hard, you just have to take the time to prepare. I also posted the breakdown on My Fitness Pal. That app, is one of the main tools I use several times a day. But the results are so worth it! 147 pounds down!

Here are the links to sign up for the weight loss groups. They are really filling up fast, I’d hate for you to lose out. Just think how good you will feel in 6 months! If I can do it, so can you!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I am a Baby Boomer from Nebraska blogging my way to good health. I am single, with no children, I have a little white maltese dog named Lily. Follow my journey to lose 1 pound 300 times.

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