Monday, January 14, 2008

Today is a new day

Instead of spending any more wasted time moaning about those things I do not currently have I’m choosing to remember….

a. Starting treadmill pace 1.5 - Current treadmill pace 3.8
b. Starting weight 372 lbs – Current weight 323.8 lbs
c. Starting size 30-32 - Current size 26-28
d. Starting accountability…next to none – Current accountability …immeasurable!
e. How do you measure the level of intensity at which we currently workout? I don’t know ….ask Mike. I’m sure he’ll be proud to boast.
f. Dependence on God…. I need a daily dose of humility to continually remind me that I’m not in control and it’s NOT about me!

Thank you for all the emails that poured into my inbox. Thank you for reminding me that I’m not alone. Thank you for pushing me through prayer and encouragement.

A super special thanks for my trainer and brother in Christ, Mike Chadwick (aka Sir Chadwick). Thank you for literally sweating it out with me. Thank you for pushing me even when I give you the evil eye. Thank you for pushing me way past my comfort zone and for believing in me. Thank you for not letting me “escape” the pain. Thank you for not letting me quit. Thank you for letting me cry – even when I don’t want to. Lastly, thank for you for praying with me.

I’m so thankful that our God would put so many Godly and faithful people in my life. I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for you all. My dear and faithful friend (Donna McMath - from Idaho) encouraged me to pick up a 50lb bag of salt and truck it around a bit to see what 50lbs feels like once it’s been off. Any other suggestions for a 50lbs pick up?! I’m gonna try it this week so I need ideas. I’ll let you know how that goes.


Rebecca Price said...

I'm sure you've thought of this, but put on some of your old clothes and see how loose they are now!

Tracey Clifton said...

Emily weighs 43

Uyen said...

You are such an amazing woman. Every time I'm with you I am excited and amazed about your transformation. I love you so much and look up to you. You serve as a great example to my life.