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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Back around the beginning of the year I got tired of being fat,not the first time I might add. So I made an audition tape for the Biggest Looser, sent it in, heard nothing back, keep waiting, but not doing a thing to start loosing the weight. I suppose that I was not really ready just quiet yet. That all ended one night 2-16-09. I think I was finally To the place wear I was more tired of the shape I had let myself get in, then I was wanting to stuff my face With food for all the wrong reasons. " emotional hunger, boredom, depression, companionship, frustration, you get the idea the list just goes on and on. That night the Lord let me know that I did not need to wait for the Biggest Looser to start loosing weight. I already had in me what I needed. I now know He was referring to The Holly Spirit. For through Him all things are possibility.

From that night on the journey has been full speed ahead. First I started trying to count my calories in a note book. That was proving very difficult to find out how many calories was in the food I was eating. Fortunately for me my wife found the Spark People web site for me. Next I started learning about portion size, BMI, Calories needed, and how much too much I was consuming In a day. With this new information in hand I began dialing in my game plan "MATH". You see if you read my first blog you will understand that english is very hard for me, but not math, Math makes sense too me. I will try and show some of what I'm talking about in my next blog.

I would not say I would recommend this approach to Any one else. But for me I have tried to eat as close to 1200 calories a day ass I can. In the first weeks I was only able to get my calories down in the 2800 to 3500 range, but that was a big improvement over 5500 plus. Next I would cut back a little by little, substitute better foods, and all but quit eating ice cream and fried foods. Looking back on it eating ice cream by the half gallon was probably not the brightest thing I ever did.

Last but not least I never give up. That's not to say I do not make mistakes because I do. But I'm not going to let a mistake stop me from getting up, dusting myself off and DOING "not trying" to loose the weight The Lord said I had it in me to loose. And my favorite part. getting on the scales and watching the weight come off. I only weigh in once a week. This way I do not see the daily ups and downs we all experience. I hope this over simplified explanation can help someone else with their journey.

I would just like to thank you Jesus for the nudge. For to you goes the glory.
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  • YICHE12
    Good show! You are an inspiration to us all.
    4232 days ago
    Hi Toby,
    Thanks for posting this blog. It's great to read more about how you made this tremendous change in your life! You make me believe in miracles!
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    4232 days ago
  • MUSIC66
    congradualtions on your weight loss you are right the jesus helps us yes i agree get on the scales is fun i to only weigh once a week too.
    4233 days ago
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