Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Slimmer" Tuesday :)

Happy Fat Tuesday!

But today on "Fat Tuesday", I am feeling slimmer!  I am finally starting to feel the fruits of my labor and my prayers answered in my weight loss journey.  The Lord has blessed me so much and answered my prayers over the last few months of my desire for HIS help to lose this weight!  If you remember back in December, I posted this post on my plan to lose weight.  I started right after Halloween.  I have read that it takes 4 weeks for you to notice the weight loss, 8 weeks for your friends and family, and 12 weeks for everyone else.  This past week, 14 weeks later, I have been bombarded with everyone telling me they can tell!  Yall, I was starting to get discouraged.  Heck, I was not even being that diligent with my food choices and was starting to feel myself slipping, but I prayed hard for Him to not let me fall off like I always do... and then everything changed and I cannot tell yall how grateful I am!!!  I am not posting these pics for compliments and please don't see this as bragging, I just want yall to feel like I do!! 

Yall.  Trust in the Lord, He will always fulfill your prayers, maybe not on your timing, and maybe not what you are even asking, but He is listening and will aswer!

This is my before and after picture!!  The left is Halloween and the right is the weekend before last!

I have lost 20lbs in 3 months!

I was traveling last week and I thought I would post OOTD pics since I was getting dressed up everyday :)...I did not even see the difference until the best friends a girl could ask for told me they could see a huge difference!



I was home on Friday and was taking my usual picture of my outfit to survey it :)...and Bree totally photobombed it, dancing in the background!!

Shane and I had a date night for Valentine's Day Friday and wore this cute shirt :)


I feel great.  But you know what?  Yeah, I feel great because I am not dying in my jeans or because I love the smaller size.  I feel mostly great because I can feel the Lord shining through me and giving me this opportunity to tell yall all about it!  Don't get on the Diet Train, get on the LORD'S TRAIN!! 

Disclaimer: I feel funny posting this and really hope yall see this as encouragement and not me bragging.  I am much more comfortable bragging about these three :)

Have a great day and please leave me a comment if you have any questions!!



19 comments:

Boni Williamson said...

I am SO proud of you! You look marvelous, dahling!

You are such a good faithful servant of the Lord and I am SO blessed to call you friend.

Love you!

Ashley said...

Awesome JOb!! You look AMAZING....I also started dieting in November and have lost around the same amount. I look at your post as motivation. Keep it up

Meka H said...

Rachel you look FANTASTIC! You are the reason we have started a group at work with Made to Crave!!!! This is my 2nd week into it and we are doing the participants guide and everything. I want to thank you for inspiring others on your journey. GREAT JOB!

Kia said...

Rachel!! You look great girl!! What an awesome thing, to do this with such a strong focus on the Lord!! Way to go!!

The Bost Family said...

Congratulations! You look wonderful!
Mary

The Matthews' Family said...

You look awesome and always have such cute outfits! Congratulations!

Johannah said...

You look amazing!!! You give encouragement to people like me who is also trying to diet. I am only on week 3, and it is incredibly hard, but I am determined to make a difference this time. Reading your post is uplifting!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

MySweetCreations said...

You look fantastic! Way to go! :)

Meka H said...

Rachel you don't have to post this but would you mind doing a post or share some of the things you have started eating. Have you been exercising? elhenderson2@hotmail.com

Jana said...

Hi, I found your blog through your sister Tara but I have never commented before. I think you deserve to brag a little! You look awesome and I love that you are doing it with a Godly mindset! Keep it up!

Kelli said...

Brag on, girl! You look fantastic (not that you didn't before) but you can definitely tell you've lost weight! Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your story! Its giving me a kick in the butt!

Brandi said...

You look fabulous!!!!!!

Wittschen's said...

So, this is totally random... but I'm shocked that I just found your blog. I'm not sure if you will remember me or not. I know Shane from when he lived in Orange, and I dated Shay back in the day and came to Arkansas with him for Heath & Brooke's weddings. I was just blog hopping and I'm not even sure how I just got to your page. But, I saw you first, and immediately thought is that Shane's wife, and then after looking around lo and behold it is! lol So weird!!!!
But, congrats on your weight loss. You look fabulous! And congrats on your beautiful family. Your kiddos are so precious. I think when I was there your oldest was just a baby if I remember correctly. I'm shocked that I accidently found this, but it's great to see that yall are doing great!

Jayne
www.wittschen.blogspot.com

dran said...

Wow, you look AWESOME. :)

Maria Pope said...

So proud of you Rachel! I bet you're feeling better too!!! Keep up the good work!!!

Ryan K said...

You look great!!! and 20 pounds in 3 months is amazing!!! What Iphone APP do you use? :)

Aishlea and Brandon said...

I'm a fairly new follower, and I just had to comment and tell you that you look fabulous! Not only that, but you are an inspiration to me. I needed a motivation to get started on losing some weight that needs to come off, as well as get back to running. Seeing your before and after pictures were just what I needed. :) Thanks!!!

Emily said...

You look fabulous! I understand not wanting to brag, but losing weight and keeping it off is a big deal and as long as you feel good, that's what matters!

Love your blog and your super precious family!

Susan said...

Rachel, You deserve to brag, you look great. Inspiring story-gives me the motivation to shed a few pounds. Love the monogrammed purse-where did u get it? Just wanted to tell u I enjoy reading your blog.