I want to share with you a little about myself as we journey together towards the end of the “Above and Beyond” weight loss challenge.
First, I want to thank God for this challenge because it has changed my whole life. I am now well on my way to being healther and (hopefully) living longer so I can finish the job that he has called me to do.
I have battled obesity most of my adult life. The thought of dieting was always out of the question. “I just don’t have time for that,” I would say. That is, until I had a visitor–a kidney stone. I didn’t think much about it at the time but a month later I had another episode with a kidney stone. That’s when I knew it was time to change things. “OK God, I’m listening.” At that time, it became painfully evident to me that I was not taking care of my body the way he had instructed. This churchwide weight loss program came along at just the right time. I knew I needed to be a part of this program. God was telling me so. I don’t consider myself to be dieting but changing my life for his glory!