Well, so happy to be hitting the day #18 mark! Felt so wonderful at church today. I bought a pair of Gloria Vanderbilt jeans at the Good will on Friday, and I thought they'd probably be alittle too tight. But I tried them on this morning before church and they fit great! Even the length was wonderful (I'm 5'1"). So I felt like a new woman at church.
I've lost 7 pounds so far. How wonderful is that. And the thing is, I know I'm going to keep eating this way even after the challenge. So I'm planning on the best summer of my life this summer. Hooping, without a spare tire!
Been hitting the treadmill as well. Tonight it felt so wonderful, I kept going and did 4 miles. I got that in under an hour. Good for these short little legs. I was just so happy to have great music on the MP3 player to run to. I got all misty-eyed and teary listening to some of these fantastic songs. I got a lot of extra mileage out of an old U2 song that I had used for my musical freestyle when I did the few bodybuilding competitions in my 20's.
Had an acquaintance at church stand up this morning and give a testimony. She is such a sweet, quiet woman. I've had both of her daughters in my Sunday School class, and they are just as sweet as their mother. Anyways, her testimony touched me to the very core. She has been dealing with huge fear issues in her life. She knew it was getting in her way of living a satisfying and victorious life. The Lord is finally delivering her of the fear. I had to tell her that I've been suffering from the same thing. Debilitating fear, that crushes my dreams and goals. I am praying for freedom from these fears. I believe I will receive healing like my friend, Trudy. I know my family would be happy. I'm making some headway.
I think the raw food is giving me back a large part of my life. I feel stronger, braver, and more athletic. I know it's the nutrition I'm giving my body. I do so want to ride horse again without fear. My boys (husband and son) are such avid horse back riders. And I grew up with horses and have ridden basically all of my life. I think the fear crept up after giving birth to Bridger. And it just kept getting worse and worse. I've hyperventilated while riding horse, and usually break down in tears and climb down and just walk the horse with everyone else riding. So that's been the biggest goal for me for many, many years.
So a lot of healing going on here with this girl in many ways. As I come up on my 48th birthday here in a few months, I want to be the best I can possibly be:)