Hello, all! First off, we have revival every night this week. I'm running three steps behind on everything (as opposed to my usual two), but I didn't want to miss the start of this Christmas Crunch.
Secondly, my scanner is broken and I just changed computers so I don't have any pictures to upload. I will as soon as I can fix the problem, I promise.
My name is Jill. I am a pastor's wife, homeschooling mother of six, part time secretary and part time writer. I am forty-three, a borderline diabetic, and someone who never worried about weight until she got married and had kids. Seriously, my nickname in high school and college was Olive Oyl. Yes, because I was skinny, but also because I lacked a little in the grace department. But anyway, I went from being a size 5 twenty-five years ago to being a size 22. I can't bring myself to actually post my weight, but suffice it to say that I have a lot more to lose than I can do in the next two months. HOWEVER, this is a great way to start, I think.
If you've ever read my blog, you know that I've been exercising for the last two weeks. I found a partner, or trainer if you will. She's holding me accountable and making sure I do some sort of exercise every day. I'm looking forward to further accountability and encouragement from you all!
I'm encouraged by the posts and pictures I've read so far. I know this is something I have to do for myself and for my family, and I think with help from God and all of you I can actually accomplish this.
My main problem is that I've always used food as both a source of comfort and a reward. I'm trying to look at exercise as a stress relief, and sometimes it is, but I'm still working past the incredible soreness so it's not all that much of a comfort yet. Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you and working this journey together.