It's Transformation Tuesday! Today I want you guys to meet Dawn! She is a wonderful woman and a great inspiration for my own weight loss journey!
My story started 3 years ago next march when I went to Haiti in a mission trip with my church. It was the embarrassment of needing to ask for an extender on 4 out of 6 planes we took. I knew I was big but to not be able to buckle up on a plane was awful! I came home regenerated both physically and spiritually. I so wanted to get motivated an get healthy. I was at my heaviest weight EVER in April of 2012 with life happening and putting my focus on my family and not myself I was struggling to begin my journey but managed to lose 15 pounds some how between April 2012 and January of 2013...that is when my journey really took off I started seeing a health coach, using my stairs in my house to start my work outs,and the weight started dropping off, started to change what I ate, how much I ate and how many times a day I ate..
The weight kept dropping about 10 pounds a month for the first 10 months. Spring came and the weather started turning nice so with that came walking started out with 1 mile a day that led to 2 by the end of the summer. Fall came and so did the cold Minnesota weather so I needed to figure something out and at 237 pounds I decided to brave the gym...which wasn't easy with not being comfortable in my skin! But I did it and for 2 hours a day 6 days a week I went and did strictly cardio for months! with Thanksgiving and Christmas in there I had my ups and downs and on December 26 weighed in at 212 pounds. By the end of February 2014 I FINALLY entered into "1der" land! During 2013 I has gone through some heart issues and a gallbladder surgery...which affected my weight loss some....But through it all I kept pushing forward...and in October 2014 after 21 months of pushing myself and praying...I reached my goal weight!
All through out my journey I would pray asking The lord to guide me in my journey because without him I could not have done this I prayed DAILY for the Lord to guide me to make me feel full when I need to feel full...he was faithful enough to do just that! I had a go to verse from day 1 og this journey which was and still is Philippians 4:13..."I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!"
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