Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Back at it

So...yes...Kate and Kandy...I promise, I am still working at my Thanksgiving Goal! As a matter of fact, the scale said 135.0 today! Hooray! That's 2 pounds down..just 5 more to go! I had gotten a little lazy for a while there...but I am back on track in a big way. I have a new-found inspiration in my life! My big brother (and when I say big I mean BIG) is on his way to a new life by losing weight and I am SO excited for him. He's only 40 and was up around 350 lbs. Because of all the extra weight...he'd pretty much given up on having any kind of life. He stays home from all the family activities now because he "can't walk that far, can't stand for that long, can't sit in normal chairs". In just the last couple of months, he has started exercising some (actually physical therapy because he has a bad back from all this extra weight) and has started watching what he eats. He is actually subsituting Weight Watchers shakes for Breakfast and Lunch and he's lost about 30 pounds so far! It's just the beginning of his journey, but I can see the spark in his eye. I know he's serious about it this time. He's also started watching The Biggest Loser this season (after mine and my mom's obsessive begging) and I know that is inspiring him as well. (who wouldn't be inspired by that show!?)
Anyhow, he came for a little visit this past weekend and we talked and I realized that this is something we can do together! Of course, I don't have nearly as far to go as he does...but really it's never ending for me either. I will always be working to stay healthy. As he left Sunday I said, "well, come Thanksgiving we're gonna both be looking thinner!"
So, that being said, I have decided to get back to P90X yet again. And not only the work outs...I'm mostly talking about the nutrition part. I started yesterday and had a very sucessful day. I did Chest & Back and Ab Ripper X and ate absolutely healthy ALL day!
Today already I've done an hour of "Pump" at the gym (weights) and then a 45 min. step aerobics class (burned 593 cal. total for both classes). I've been eating good and I feel great! I'm looking forward to accomplishing this goal and seeing my brother get his life back!
Thanks for all your encouragement all the time! You girls are the best!


Miss Got Wings said...

I am so happy for your brother! And for you! You are both going to have such a wonderful gift to celebrate this Thanksigiving - the gift of happy, healthy bodies. See you at the finish line girlie. Of course knowing me, once I get to that goal, I'll set another one 5-10 pounds under that :)

KC said...

Hip-Hip-Hooray!!!! Congratulation to your brother! That is GREAT! I'm so happy for him. You are his inspiration, so keep cheering him on.
Great news about you to! Congrats Girly! That is awesome that you are ONLY 5 lbs away from you goal! Woo-Hoo!!! you can DO this!