Monthly archive for April 2003

April 2003

For the first time in my life with this program, I have put Christ first in my life. Every morning when I get up, the first thing I do is my scripture reading and Bible study. I pray and try to remember to do my prayer journal. I am really enjoying this program and look forward to doing what is expected to succeed. I was a heavy pop drinker and have really been pushing the water. I am a diabetic and weighed 392.2 pounds when I started this program January 7, 2003, through South Lansing Christian Church in Lansing, Missouri. I also have Hepatitis C and Arthritis. The women in my class have been a tremendous support, but my biggest supporter is our Holy Father Himself In my first month of this program, my sugar level has lowered; I am counting calories and have learned to do my exchanges. I

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April 2003

Easter is a special time of year reminding us of the sacrifice Jesus made with his body to assure each of us the possibility of eternal life. Another great blessing is the power of the resurrection power. Many of us in First Place have found that we need God’s power to continue this journey in First Place. For many, myself included, it has taken a long time to get to our goal weight. For others, their weight goal came very quickly, but the journey does not end there. We then begin to understand that this journey to achieve and maintain fitness is for a lifetime. Recently, I read an amazing statistic. 100 years ago the life expectancy for an American was 48 years; it is now 77.2 years for a male and 79 years for a female. It makes me think of that humorous saying, “If I had known I

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