Day One / by Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah

Yesterday I had a come to Jesus moment. 

Yesterday I found myself at the point where I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. 

Yesterday I had my for real, for real AHA moment. 

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Hubby and I took the girls to a local trail to ride their bikes and I was ridiculously out of shape. At one point I wanted to cry because they were so far ahead of me and no matter what I did and how hard I tried, there was no way I was going to catch up with them. I was embarrassed when the girls stopped, got off their bikes, and ran back to get me so we could walk together. I was relieved when the ride/walk was over after two miles and over it when they wanted to walk more after putting their bikes in the car. Another half mile later and I was winded, tired and upset with myself that this is where I find myself. 

I am a size 16. I weigh 226lbs. I get winded easily. My knees are speaking in unknown tongues to me. I don’t feel good in my body. And I hear Jesus asking, “Daughter, do you want to be made whole?”

 

Yes, Lord. My answer is yes.  

  Day One: Current weight 226. Goal weight 200. Goal weight for 11/1 220. 

 Day One: Current weight 226. Goal weight 200. Goal weight for 11/1 220. 

So here I am. I moaned about it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I wrote about it in my weekly email update (please subscribe if you haven’t already). The most important thing I did was pray about it, give it to God, and reach out to my accountability partner. We’ve been checking-in and holding each other up for years through ups and downs (weight and otherwise). We had a real check in and decided that the grace we’ve been showing each other has been hazardous to our health. We set goals and formulated a plan. We’re on our way. 

Day One: I packed lunch of a turkey sandwich and frit and my fanny pack so I can sneak in a walk before picking big girl up from school. 

Day One: I packed lunch of a turkey sandwich and frit and my fanny pack so I can sneak in a walk before picking big girl up from school. 

In addition to accountability with her, I’ll be checking in here DAILY with action steps, feelings, progress, and set backs. October is just around the corner, and 2018 is almost over. If you have health, fitness and weight loss goals, I invite you to join me in this endeavor! Leave a comment to let me know your goals and plans. We’ll reach our goals together prayerfully.