You can’t even hate on me 'cause you don’t exist...

This is my 398th blog post, just for the record. Also, I am blogging from my iPod, so of there are lots of typos and places where i lack appropriate punctuation, it's because this thing ia actually not too easy to type on. So, anyway. That's that.

I do have a legitimate reason for blogging today, as opposed to any other day. I actually have two reasons. The first one is a confession. I have confessed this to people before and they tend to not take me seriously. If you don't either, I won't be too surprised. The confession is that I need to lose about 20 pounds. Ha! That's all. And actually, at this point I have already lost 5, so I have 15 more to go. That's not really the part that I want to talk about so much though, although there is plenty I could say on it. I never wanted to be the girl that gained the weight after high school. I never wanted my old friends to come home and see me and think "Wow,that's sad, she looks heavier." I eventually realized that this was, indeed, what I was becoming. So I decided that I didn't want to be fat, I didn't want to be lazy, and I didn't want that to be what people thought of when they saw me. So I started to make changes.

I know people who have much more weight to lose (I get that 15 pounds is a drop in the bucket compared to the challenges some people face with their weight)and several of them have started consistently blogging about diet and weight loss and health and whatnot, so I had an idea of what it would take. My friend Art (you can find his blog over at overweightamerican.blogspot.com if the URL is still the same) started doing a thing called Couch to 5k. C25k = running. I HATE running. But I wasn't being consistent with any other form of exercise and my diet is inconsistent enough that I knew I couldn't rely on eating healthy alone to get me where I wanted to be (which, again, I realize is not that far from where I am now) so for whatever reason something came over me and I decided to do it. Not sure what got into me there. But I already finished Week 1 and the first workout of Week 2. And frankly, it isn't so bad. And like I said, I lost 5 pounds already. So I am doing something right.

So, I'm running. Which is insane. But so far it is going really well, and I feel really good about it.

The second reason I'm blogging today is to ask for prayers for my friend Blake. Blake found out last week that there is a mass in the back left portion of his brain. He is having it removed on Thursday and will then find out what it is and what course of action will need to be taken to get him back into good health. We are praying for a miraculous healing to take place. Blake graduated from high school this past Spring and plans to attend Ohio State University to major in Aramaic. He is an amazing young man after God's own heart. Please pray for his complete healing

Mara Tenille

1 comment:

  1. Prayers of course for Blake. Very hard time for him and his family.

    I am just ahead of you. I had to miss a couple of days because of Disneyland and blisters. Anyhow, if you miss a day, don't worry about it. Do it the next day. Do not make a habit of continually putting it off, though.

    I hate running, too. Hate passionately. I think that by the end of the program, I might love it. Maybe. I am still in the gross dislike stage.

    I am going to keep going, so you have to as well. No quitting on me, Mara.

    I know you have "only" 20 (15) pounds to lose, but my suggestion is to not think of it that way. This isn't just about how you look or what weight you've gained or whatever. This is about your health, and the rest of your life. I have a lot more weight to lose, but it isn't about the weight. It is about my heart working, and working well. It is about being able to get off the couch and rock it out when I am 80. There's a lot more at stake than they lead us to believe. :)

    Keep it up. :) It is kind of comforting having you in roughly the same part of the program as I am.