Friday, September 11, 2009

A new journey

So today starts a new adventure for me and I wanted to let you in on it. I have thought long and hard about sharing this with you because it evokes a level of accountability that I didn't know if I wanted. But this upcoming year is about change for me in so many ways on so many levels. So here it goes:
I am starting a drastic weight loss diet today. My whole life I have struggled with weight. Yesterday when I did my physical for the diet and they took history - in your immediate family do you have any of the following - heart disease (yes), diabetes (yes), cancer (yes), thyroid problems (yes), and most of all the others (yes). You get the picture. I have tried to loose weight my whole life and for various reasons it has not been my priority. That time has come to an end. John and I have decided that for our entire family my health is our top priority this year. So that means that our days will be scheduled around me going to the gym 5 days a week, going to weigh in, eating out as a family at places I can eat. I am doing the Bariatric Diet which during the first phase I eat their foods. I started today because the friends that have done it all say the first 3 days are hell and then it gets easier. I wanted to do those first 3 days while John is home and can support me and help take care of the kids. That is why I started today.
So I want to loose 110 pounds. It is alot and it will be a long road but it HAS to happen. And I decided that sharing this with you is hard but is just means if I succeed I do it publicly and if I fail I do it publicly as well. I want my life to change. Sometimes I feel like there is this whole other person inside me waiting to get out. I tell John sometimes that I think if I were skinny I might dress like a hippy :) who knows I guess we will see. So when you see me please please please ask me how I am doing. Don't be afraid - I need it. Thanks for joining this journey with me. I will post at least weekly when I weigh in. (I plan on starting to post more anyway now that we are settling)


8 comments:

Jessie said...

I am so glad you are feeling settled. And I will pray for you as you begin this journey for sure - that you will have perseverance and reliance on Him! Miss you, though!

alieta young casey said...

So exciting!!! I'll be praying for this weekend especially, and I hope I'll get to see you at Gold's some next week! Can't wait to go shopping with you for hippie clothes!!!

April Brown said...

I know it must be overwhelming to start this process. I do believe though that Jesus will meet you right now!! I can't wait to see how the Lord heals you over the next year!!

love you!

Jennifer said...

What a great journey this will be! I will pray that the Lord will bless your efforts and give you grace when you need it!

Danielle said...

That is great. I will definitely be keeping up with how you are doing.

Kai said...

Good luck with your journey. My journey is to get six pack abs!

I hope you stay motivated because that is the toughest thing for me right now.

Shelley said...

i am so glad you shared that. that was very humbling amy. that in itself was a giant step. you can do it. i think it will only help that you let your friends in on this journey. thanks for sharing. now we can pray more affectively when God brings you to mind.

Holly S. said...

Amy I'm so happy that you are making your health a priority! My Aunt Nancy is doing the bariatric diet and has lost a lot of weight. I'm a personal trainer at the Shades Valley YMCA if you want a trainer - I'll do it for free!! I'd love to help! I'm not sure of your location here in B'ham though. Let me know.