I don't have a photo for you, waaaaaay to sick and snotty to do that to you all (it'll put you off your turkey). I'm giving Rudolf a run for his money with the red nose and this chest infection still hasn't cleared up :o( All this sickness means I'm back on an exercise ban and after the disastrous effects of my in-laws visiting it was with trepidation that I stepped on the scales this morning, but what do you know I've lost all the weight I put on again plus another 450gs
So total weight lose during the crunch 3.7Kg
Plus a total of 23 cms lost.
I'm really thankful that God brought Dani into my life at the beginning of this year, and through her all of you! The focus on long term health rather than just dieting is SO important and I've learned how important it is to pray about losing weight and getting healthy. It seems like a no-brainer now but my focus previously when dieting had been to achieve a more attractive figure so asking God's help seemed just plain wrong. Anyhow, I reasoned, I'd gotten myself this big therefore it was my responsibility to do something about it.
Reading your testimonies, being able to pray with you and having you pray with and for me has help me change my understanding of this area. I've also just read "You are not what you weight" by Lisa Bevere and she has some powerfully wise insights. I can definitely recommend this book. From now on, with God's strength, I will choose to honour God with the body He gave me and seek my comfort in Him not in food. How blind and stupid I have been all these years.
So, at the end of the Crunch I haven't even reached half my goal of losing 10 kgs but I've learned something far more precious (and essential) which has chanced my understanding and will guide my continuing fitness journey.
Love you all.