My thankful Thanksgiving

Dec 02, 2014

I haven't been on in a while; since before Thanksgiving...weight is coming off slow but it's thankfully still coming off.  Sticking to watching what I eat, trying to eat high protein & low carb as possible & doing the treadmill.  This time last year I was miserable; my weight was the highest that it ever was 282 pounds; I was as big as a wrestler, football player & almost 300 pounds. I have so much to be Thankful to God for.  I also just happened to read a kind email that I received right when I logged on OH from MsShawna that really lifted me up.  God sends us encouragement from people & places right when he knows we need it & today I thank sweet MsShawnafor her kind words.

There are so many things that I have to be thankful for this year at Thanksgiving; my family, my pets, my home & my health.  Before my weight loss surgery my health was very bad, I gained & gained weight after having my hysterectomy & other health problems that I had; from my gain I became depressed and gained even more.  So much has changed in my life and health since last Thanksgiving.  I started out weighing in at 282 pounds and as I write this today I'm down to 196 and still losing.  I was wearing a size 24 last year and this year I'm currently in a size 14. 


I'm thankful for OH, all the kind folks that I've met on here & even the not so kind because they've been honest, thankfully I haven't been bullied on here like I've noticed some have but I'm thankful for all of you.  I'm thankful for many, many folks; my primary care Doctor Dr. Kirby, his nurse Robin, my amazing surgeon who has given me my life back, Dr. John Matthews & Nancy from his office who helped me get my surgery insurance approved.  I pray everyone has a very blessed Christmas too.  Oh yeah, this is the first Thanksgiving in many many years that I didn't hit all the sweets up or over eat so I'm also very thankful for that.  God Bless all of you as we keep on with the battle.

Let us come before His presence with Thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. Psalm 95:2



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