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The Battle of Weight: How I Lost 300 Pounds

“Why don’t you just do something about it?”

Ever wonder why some people have crazy awesome transformation stories and some people, well, they just don’t? 

I mostly just wonder why I can’t be the one with THE transformation story. 

Well, what you probably don’t know about me is that I actually have lost over 300 pounds!  Yep, you read that right, 300 pounds.  You see, instead of THE transformation story, I have transformation stories, as in plural—more than one.  So no I never weighed 400 pounds, but I have managed to spend the last 30 years gaining and losing the same 20-40 pounds.  Over and over.  And over.  Again.

So what gives? Why do we battle? Is it really because we don’t know what to eat and how much to eat?  Is it really that we don’t have time or can’t afford to be healthy or go to the gym?

Or is it that, well maybe if we are honest with ourselves, we don’t really WANT to.  Ouch.

When I was in medical school I had two (skinny) guy-friends who just couldn’t relate to what I was saying about my body, my eating, and my fitness.  In complete honesty and genuine ignorance to my struggle they stared at me confused as I blubbered on one day.  And then as if premeditated, the onslaught began as one of them said the innocent words I’ll never forget, “Well, why don’t you just do something about it?”

Oh no he did-ent?  Ugh…he did!  They did. 

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Forgiving This One Person Changed My Life: and it will yours too

We’re supposed to forgive.  Yeah, yeah. I get that.  I don’t always like it, but I get it.  

So recently I was sitting in a typical Sunday morning church service when my pastor said he was going to ask us to do the hardest thing we’d ever done.  We’d not be able to do it on our own accord, but we’d need the power, strength, and love of God to make it happen. 

I immediately thought, surely he isn’t going to ask me to hold a piping hot, freshly baked batch of gooey chocolate chip cookies but not even eat a single morsel, right? For the love of all things human, he’d never! And, he didn’t.  Whew!

What he did ask us to do is answer this exact question: “Who is that one person who has lived her life so selfishly that she has hurt you and those closest to you?”

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