Hi, there! I thought I'd take the opportunity to introduce myself, and to fill you all in on my weight loss journey.
I've struggled with my weight all of my life, but my most recent foray into dieting came in March 2007 doing Southbeach. At the time I weighed 143 pounds and my goal was to get down to 120 pounds. After a few months, I finally met my goal, and I was so happy about that ... but I soon realized that in order to maintain that weight I had to continue dieting. Something seemed wrong about that.
Along my weight loss journey I learned that many of my eating issues were, at their heart, spiritual issues, and that I needed to submit to God in all aspects of my life, especially in eating. As a result I started a personal blog chronicling my surrendering to God journey, and I changed my eating habits from constantly dieting to trying to be obedient to God in order to eat when I'm hungry and to not overeat. It's been an up and down journey, but God's been so good throughout the whole process ... I've got a long way to go, but I know He's faithful!
I no longer think 120 pounds is a healthy weight for me. I think my true ideal weight range is somewhere between 122 pounds and 125 pounds. Our weekly weigh-ins are a huge help to me. I so need the accountability!
I'm glad to be on this journey with you all, and I look forward to moving from glory to glory with each and every one of you.