Saturday, November 19, 2016
As I was blogging about our walk to the park last night, it started me thinking to where I started my journey for my health.
Right before I began my journey, my family and some neighbors decided to walk to the same park we were at yesterday. I am a little embarrassed to admit it, but I couldn't walk the mile to the park. I drove to the park with Trixie and struggled to even walk around the park once. I think that little walk is between 1/4 and 1/3 of a mile, and it took everything in me to do it. After I got around, I recuperated on the bench and watched the kids play.
Looking back I think that was one of those raw moments that grounded me into the knowledge that I was going to do this, I wasn't going to quit. I realized where I was, and where the path I was on was leading me. I didn't like what I was seeing for my future. I was close to 300 pounds. I got sick from every bug that came by. I was hurting emotionally from a very difficult situation we were going through. Somehow though I realized that the choices I was making to cope with the pain were literally killing me.
That was the night I quit running and cried out to God for help. I turned and faced myself where I was and decided to start living right then. I decided to choose health. And baby step by baby step God has helped me to stick with it. As I look back, I am amazed how far I have come. I am not the same person I was when this all began! This journey is so far beyond a simple diet and weight loss that it is amazing!
I look ahead, and see a long way to travel on this journey. I know I will make my destination, and I am so happy with the friends that God has brought into my life to join me on the journey. As I said in a different blog, I have been enriched and encouraged by the friends along the way! They are one of the biggest blessings on this trip!
Good night all!
Hope your day tomorrow is blessed.