Friday, May 25, 2007

Weight Loss Update

Since a few months ago, I have lost about 8 more pounds, bringing my total weight loss for this year to 23 pounds. 23 pounds!! Go pick something up that's 23 pounds! That's a lot of extra weight to carry around!
At the beginning of the year, I blogged about how terrible I felt because of the weight issues. Since I started losing the weight, I've had heartburn MAYBE one time (as opposed to every day!!) I have also come to enjoy the feeling of being hungry (it's so much better than the feeling of being stuffed all the time!) My personal favorite is just having more energy!
By the way, did I tell you that my wife is going to do a sprint triathlon (swim 500 meters, bike 15 miles, and run 3 miles) in July?! She has lost about 20 pounds as well. I am SO proud of her!
Now, are there still problems in my life? Yes, losing weight doesn't solve all your problems. Scheduling exercise time is still difficult. Making right decisions on eating is still VERY tough! I still get in bad moods occasionally. Satan has not stopped trying to tempt me just because I've dropped a little body fat.
But God is good, and the physical advantages of losing the weight FAR outweigh keeping it!


carrie said...

Way to go! I have lost over 30 and Brad has lost over 60 since the end of January. We feel so much better! I am praying that you both can continue doing well. Please continue to pray for us, too.

Shane Coffman said...

A huge pat on the back and "way to go!" to both of you!

Mandy said...

Way to go guys! I am very proud of you both! Love You!

Theresa said...

You guys both look great! You're an inspiration to me :)

Danny Kaye said...

Hey there, Franklin.
My name is Jeff Morris but I go by the screen name of Danny Kaye (DK for short). I am a brother in the Southern New Hampshire ministry and stumbled across your site.

I had to comment on the weight loss post because I, too, am making strides to downgrade the amount of space I take up while on this planet.

I was down 20 pounds prior to my vacation last week. Ok...I put 5 back on, but those are going to melt right off over the next week!

Thanks for settin' the pace, bro. But don't look in the rear view mirror because I'll be catchin' up! (WOOHOO!!!)