Today is my 48th birthday. I make no qualms about my age — some think I am old; others think I am young — but no matter the number, I will always be young at heart. Though I have not blogged lately, I continue on my journey of health and wholeness, and I am grateful that my body now allows me to do those things my heart has yearned for. I have not yet reached my weight loss goal, but I weigh 163 pounds less than I did on my 46th birthday (I also weigh less than I did when I graduated from high school 30 years ago!) and I am certainly much healthier in body, mind and spirit.
I have hit a plateau in my weight loss over the last several months. I think my body is just trying to catch up with all these changes! My medical team is pleased with my progress and I continue to go to the pool 5 days a week and box 2 – 3 times a week. Quite honestly, even if I don’t lose any more weight, it will be OK! Of course, I am not losing hope and continue to exercise and eat well (most of the time).
So today I am celebrating life — the abundant life that God has given me in the here and now as well as the expectation for life in the time to come made possible through Jesus Christ. I am very grateful for my family and friends and the many ways in which they encourage me to life into my fullest created potential. I am grateful for the call that God has placed on my life and my new found zest and freedom to fully live into it.
There are countless benefits on this journey, but one in particular that I celebrate today is that my best friend and I can now share clothes! My wardrobe is now greatly expanded! (See picture below). Thank you, Elizabeth!
And thank all of you for your love and support on this journey. Love you all!
Until next time, peace …