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Ok, so I’m not trying to BRAG OR ANYTHING, but I just realized today that I lost weight and have kept it off for over a year!  So, well, I guess I am bragging about it, but I’m NOT bragging on myself.

I was talking to one of my super new friends (I love meeting awesome people!) and we were just sharing some stories and I was typing to her later about the “weight-loss” story and a light bulb went off.   Super Awesome Wow—I kept those pounds off!  I’m not sure I’ve ever done that in my life.  So, how did I do it?  ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD!  Only by knowing that through HIM I can do all things.

This is a total  “well, uhh, duhhhh” kind of moment for me.  Why didn’t I do this before in my life?  Oh sure, I lost weight in the past, but never really kept it off.  It always seemed to creep back up and say BOO!  ha!  And I’m not saying I don’t need to lose more.  I know this.  I’ve blogged before about needing to be healthier.  If we are all completely honest with ourselves, we all need to be healthier.  I mean, we are flawed humans who live in a sinful world.  Another– “duhhhh.”

So, I posted the before and after picture above that I’ve only shown to my husband.  I made it last summer sometime.   I just did it for kicks, but looking at it now, I think about the road.  I think about the journey and how God continuously encourages us.  He helps us when we are weak.  He scoots us along or pulls us up.  It’s amazing what you can do if you only BELIEVE!  I’ve not always been one that totally and absolutely believed and there are moments where I still waver and fall (DUMB HUMAN!), but thank you LORD for allowing me to be a sinner saved by Your absolute grace!  I’m bragging on GOD, not myself!  He is the SUPER AWESOME WOW!

I’m still on that journey.  If you are reading this, so are you.  What your journey holds, who knows.  What mine holds, who knows.  But I do know, that holding on to God and finding my strength in Him whether it’s weight loss or some other crazy human struggle, will make the journey so much sweeter.  (Reminds me of another friend…Joy for the Journey!)  Now that is some “Super Awesome Wow.”

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