Sarah shared with us how she has lost 27 pounds on journey to take back and take care of her temple by embracing a healthy lifestyle. She is on a mission and feeling the difference already. Here is what she shared:
“From before in May 2010 weighing in at 304 lbs to now at 277 lbs and well on my way! Rather than looking at it as a “diet” or even to say “healthier lifestyle”. I am calling it a journey of taking back to take care of GOD’S temple. At first I was a little apprenhensive to submit my story because I thought my pounds loss thus far were so small compared to others. And to still look at photos of me, I really don’t see a physical difference just yet in these photos, but I definitely do FEEL a difference. However, I decided to submit it anyway to show that I am on my way! And because I am very proud of how far I’ve come. I am taking back with lots of prayer for wisdom as to what I put into my mouth and my eating habits are changing just by that. I am drinking lots and lots of water (once a day I will add a couple of tablespoons of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar in my water). I have a library of Leslie Sansone’s walking DVD’s that I use 4 times a week and they are between 30 to 45 minutes depending on if I do 2 or 3 mile walks. I also do a series of upper and lower body exercise with weights for strength training twice a week. My focus and motivation is 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Or “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s”.
I have a more to go to get to where I need to be physically, but…I am certainly not where I use to be. And I can do all things through CHRIST who gives me strength. I am glad to be a part of Black Women Losing Weight and to see all who are on this journey. I am encouraged to see all of the success stories coming from our black women who are taking back. I plan to submit again in a few months with an update on my progress. GOD bless you all! And keep taking back to take care of GOD’S temple.”