Every time I joined Weight Watchers or got a new book on weight loss, I would immediately be drawn to the Success Stories. I loved reading about people who had actually done it. Lost weight.
I felt hopeful and happy when I could see the proof in pictures. To see a person overcome the very thing I wanted to overcome encouraged and excited me. It made me BELIEVE I could do it.
For whatever reason, I never really did it. But I always came back to the stories and the pictures because that was what I could cling to. The possibility...
Irony--I am a success story.
I say that not to brag or be prideful. I think anyone who reads this somewhat regularly knows that I consider myself useless in this arena. In the Lord I find my strength and in Him I will boast. If anything, this journey has taught me how very weak I am--on my own.
Even though I am not "there" yet, I am SO much closer than I ever have been. Not making it all the way is NOT an option for me. I don't know when I will reach my goal, but I WILL reach it.
I just want you to know that if you are coming here for the success story factor, I will deliver. I want to be a reason you BELIEVE you can do it.
Because you can.