The past few weeks I have slowly began walking again and working out 2 to 3 days a week. I didn’t realize how far off the wagon I had fallen. Who would have thought an injury would take this much out of someone — I know I didn’t!
I have decided to fully move forward I have to do what I have been dreading for the past year or so — getting on the scale and weighing. Where would I be? How much had I truly gained? How much damage did I truly do to my body? While walking with Robert the other day a lot of these questions came up and the reality of the unknown and needing to get my self moving in the right direction became real. Robert kept threatening to interview me so I could post it here but I somehow got out of it; I think he felt bad for me.
After making the decision on Monday to weigh and see how far I had made it backwards I had one more melt down about my weight and my clothes to which my husband, Robert Sharpe, told me, ” I love you but I cannot feel sorry for you anymore. It is time for you to take action and make a change. If you are not willing to get out and do what you need to do (which I know what he is talking about) then don’t expect me to feel bad for you. I love you and hate to see you like this but the decision to change is up to you.” Hearing those words fired something up in me and I took my first step!
Today was my second step, I weighed in! This second step was painful, stressful and blood pressure raising (seriously) BUT in the end the good news was I had only gained 10 pounds in the past year but the bad news was I HAD GAINED 10 POUNDS IN THE LAST YEAR! I also, took my third step today which was to set a goal for where I want to be. My very first goal was to be able to go down these 10 pounds by camp out which happens to be 3 weeks away. My larger goal deals with me losing over 120 pounds and I know that will take time, patience and a lot of work.
Tonight I am ending with a very special side note and request. There is a young lady I taught a few years back who happens to be in the hospital tonight. She has been in the hospital for the past 9 days or so. She has lost her vision, has high white blood counts and several other struggles. She had a procedure today to relieve pressure on her brain and prayerfully help restore her vision. This precious girl, Summer, has always been full of life and her smile will brighten anyone’s day. Please pray the doctors are able to get to the bottom of what is causing Summer all of these problems. Also, say a prayer for her parents- I know this has to be stressful seeing your sweet child hurt and not being able to do anything for her.