Taking off the Weight!
Hebrews 12:1: Therefore seeing we also are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily ensnare us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. This year, I made a decision to turn my life around and instead of talking about my dreams and aspirations, I decided to make them a reality. The first step was to finish my bachelor’s degree, which was something that my Mom really pushed me to complete. Next was completing my children’s book, The Colors of God, which God gave me in a dream. And finally, I have made a commitment to lose the weight. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a cutie, 🙂 , I believe that I have an awesome personality. I get along with just about everybody that I come in contact with, except for cranky jokers, and I have a crazy sense of humor which makes me fun to be around. But the weight that I’ve been carrying around for the last 20 years or so overshadows all of those attributes. At the beginning of the year I found myself out of breath, sluggish and very unhappy with my body. At 5’3″, I weighed in at 241.5 and miserable; my knees ached, I couldn’t lay down because my back was in so much pain. So, instead of making excuses and ignoring my bad eating habits, I’ve decided to take off the weight! I think about how I’ve abused this body, this wonderful gift that was given to me and I’m just thankful to God for keeping me. This won’t be the first time that I’ve taken off weight. I’ve done it before and it was very difficult; bad relationships, negative people, bills that kept me up at night, procrastination, bad habits and I can go on an on. Ladies, we have a habit of piling on until we can barely breathe but tonight, this night, God wants you to take off the weight. Get rid of it! Weight can be your physical weight or it can be anything that is like a ton of bricks that has been placed on your goals, on your purpose and on your dreams. Lay aside every weight! Everything that is blocking you from your destiny. That relationship that is full of pain and misery, that job that brings you absolutely no satisfaction, your shopping habits that are digging you deeper and deeper in a hole. My workouts consists of 2 hours of sweat equity, 5 days a week, sometimes 6 days a week. I haven’t had fried foods in about 10 weeks, I only eat bread twice a week and I have limited the amount of sugar that I eat. And it’s Hard Work! The first 3 weeks I may have lost 2 lbs. total. My body refused to let go, it was holding on to what felt good. But because of the commitment that I’ve made to my body, I refuse to quit. And now,I’m finally taking the weight off. Your weight-loss journey will be just as hard because you’ll have to deny yourself of some of the things that you’ve gotten comfortable with. And it won’t be easy to let things go. But I DECLARE that if you get determined, if you get sick of what’s holding you back, you will begin to take off the weight. Won’t you join me on this journey? Let’s do this together….Let’s take off the Weight! If I can do it, YOU can do it too! Peace! Ms. Ellie’s Girl! <iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/a2PRJqghXFU” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>