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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ok, I am gonna try this thing ONE MORE TIME!

Ok, I have tried to loose weight for years with no success. Part of me feels I will be big and just keep getting bigger until I BURST! BUT I am trying to take up weight loss as my cross daily and carry it with JESUS! On the KLOVE radio they are talking about loose 90 pounds in 09. They began this on Januray 1st. Well, to me weight loss is hopeless for the most part so I did not jump on the new year bandwagon and decide to loose. Well, daily as I live life with my amazing new son Noah adopted from Taiwan and my 20 year old daughter Celeste and my sweet husband Bobby I realize that they are limited by my weight. This upsets me no end and I PRAY beyond PRAY that I can actually do it this time! We will see. My starting weight is 314 pounds at the doctors office recently so I will begin with that. Celeste and Bobby both feel like they need to loose some weight as well, though not near as much as me so they have commmited to loosing along with me! The BIGGEST thing in all this for me will be the WITH JESUS part. I CAN'T do this alone but GOD IS ABLE!!!!! I KNOW that HE can help me if I can just figure out HOW to let HIM! Please pray with me, offer me tips, and if you are close by in my life and find out through the blog, please come around and offer some support if you like! I have so many foods that I literally cannot stand and make me literaly gag so I am going to have to do this with the foods I can eat cooked in the healthiest way. I am praying for financial gain from the Lord to purchase better quality foods and splenda and things of that nature to learn to cook some treats for my family in a better way. I don't want Noah growing up thinking dessert is evil or something so rare when he does get it he eats the whole pan of brownies etc. I know so many that literally eat a small dessert daily and are a healthy weight. Anyway, the desire is here, as it has always been so I am praying this time things will be different. It makes me cry that I am bigger than I have even been in my entire life. I am 40 and 314 pounds. what happend to me :( I remember being 225 and thinking I was so disgustingly obese. I would KILL Now to be 225 and lower still! :) Please post a comment and let me know I have some support :)



Chris and Mary Malone said...

Tami, God IS able.
About 5 1/2 years ago I lost about 200 pounds. It is possible. Love Jesus with ALL your heart. Run to HIM for everything. Joy, sorrow, happiness, pain. Everything. Blessings.

Chris Malone

Sheila said...

Tami, I'm with you too. Every step of the way, backward and forward. What we can't do alone, we CAN do with Jesus and as friends.

Sheila said...

I'm here with you and Jesus walking this journey. What we can't do alone, we can do with Jesus and as friends, we can uplift, pray and support each other. Hugs

Shelley said...

I too am on a weigh loss journey this year. I started on January 1st and I've lost 11 pounds so far. I actually lost 100 pounds before I met my husband, so this journey is not new to me, though this time I'm doing it different. The best advice I can give you is to create small goals so that you experience success as you go along! For me, my goal is 5 pounds a month. That would be 60 pounds this year. And, while that doesn't sound like a lot, it WILL make a huge difference in how I feel and in my health. Plus, if I lose more than that, then it'll be a nice little bonus! I'm also paying myself for every pound that I lose. I have a weight loss jar that sits beside my bed. hat money will be for me to spend on whatever I want at the end of the year...hopefully new, smaller sized jeans :)
Our kids are great motivators and I agree with you that we can be so much more for our kids if we are healthy. But, on this journey, you really need to focus on it for YOU...because YOU are worth it.
I'm keeping a blog of my weight loss journey and it'll be made public in a few days. I'm adding recipes, snack ideas and other things as I go along. So, make sure you check it out!
I'll be following along to support you!

Tilly Cat & Pip-Squeak said...

Tami, what an amazing gift to find your blog. I am too struggling with my weight and finding it limits me. I have started Weight Watchers in August and have gone down from 325-ish to 286 lbs, but most of this lost was in the beginning. I'm seriously finding it hard now, and obsessing with food to the point that I think "If I had terminal cancer, I would spend my last months eating everything!" How sad, when I have my lovely family, to be thinking like this. You know the amazing thing, we are very new Christians, and just yesterday my DH said "I can't believe I'm suggesting this, but why don't you try praying for help with your diet?" Do you want to know the other amazing thing? Losing 90 lbs now would bring me exactly to my goal weight (Not my ideal weight, but my weight before I had kids, when I first got married -that is what I had set as my goal.)

So, I am asking you... Can we be weightloss partners in this? I will pray for us both, and you pray for us both? We can also exchange recipes etc (I have access to the Weight Watcher's website *wink wink*)

I found you from Reece's Rainbow, so you can find me there if you want :)


sunflowermom said...

Hi Tammy,

I, too, have tried to lose weight for a long time. I was actually in the military and slim the entire time with no problem. But I'd been really heavy in high school and have been since the military (and that was 20 years ago). I am now 46 and we are in the process of adopting from China. The thought of tiny airplane seats and spending 2 weeks in a country of tiny people (I am also almost 5' 9" tall so I just feel really huge) makes me really uncomfortable and embarrassed. I know God's been calling me to try again. My husband and son have problems keeping weight ON so it's an awkward household. You have my prayers and I'd love to join you and any other ladies that are giving this a try. I know God has an answer to this. : ) Lisa

Jenn said...

Praying for ya, Tami!

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

Thanks so much to all yall :) LOVE all the comments already :) I need all the support I can get :)


Laura said...

Tami, I'm with you too. I found this yahoo group I just joined you might like.

My ideal high weight is 179. I haven't weighed that much since 6th grade and I'm 37. I have been on just about every diet too. I feel the same way there is no way to do this without God. I am doing the Nutrisystem thing. Personally If your interested I would follow the plan but buy your own food as the food is edible but not tastey.
It goes like this

Breakfast item between 200-300 calories
a dairy item
a fruit

Lunch entree between 200-300 cals
2 servings of vegies
4 tbl nonfat dressing (opt)
1 dairy/protien

1 dairy
1 fruit

dinner entree between 200-300 cals
2 vegies
4 tbl nonfat dressing (opt)
1 fruit
1 fat

1 dessert 100-250 cals

I don't know if it's working yet as this is only my 3rd day. I'd love to be your weight loss pal too as I have almost 90 to lose and how wonderful would that be if I lost it before I bring home my new boy.
I'm praying for you.

Laura said...

By the way were Four Square too in a little church in Utah. I was just reading your profile.

HisTaiHens said...

YEAH to YOU!!!
You have it exactly right....the best has Jesus as the number one point to remember.
Start memorizing scripture 'I can do all things' and from Timothy 'we have been given the gift os self control' - we just need to use it....
You can do this with Jesus...don't take the glory away from HIM!!!

On a food intake level, try two eggs for breakfast...the protien will do wonders first thing in the morning!!! (You can other sides with it..turkey bacon, an orange, etc....)

Make a small change and stick with that until you feel you can add another change....don't try to change everything at once....that's not how anything works....

I am cheering you on!!!

Clarinda said...

Good luck. I'm trying to lose weight too.
Just a little note-please read up on the dangers of splenda. It is not a healthy food and try and find a healthier alternative.

The Family K. said...

Hey lady,

I just came across this other blog of yours and I have to say I'm so proud of you for taking this big step. You are right, Jesus is your #1 ally. Of course, I'm behind you all the way, too. You go, girl!