Here I am today, March 22, 2015, back at my heaviest weight ever… 290 pounds.  I was at this weight 5 years ago, and I was determined not to ever get to 300.  I’ll be there soon if I don’t start taking my health seriously.  I’m here posting this to say I am starting over. I can’t beat myself up or dwell on the last five years.  I have to start right now and move forward.  I’m “forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead”, as Paul said in Philippians 3:13 (NIV).  I know he wasn’t talking about weight loss, but that’s just what came to mind.  I’m also reminded of what Lysa Terkeurst says in her book “Made to Crave”… “I was made for more than being stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat. I am not made to be a victim of my poor choices. I was made to be a victorious child of God.”  I’m done feeling defeated.  “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”  (Philippians 4:13 NASB)

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