Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Prayer Request and Thankful Thursday

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Many of us have made this year the year of getting healthy. Actually I started in July of 2008. From July to February, I lost 31 lbs. Actually I have been at a standstill for several months. Nine days ago I started a new way of eating for my health (mixing diabetic, IBS, Flat Belly & vegan diets) and I lost another 9 lbs. Now I know, 40 lbs sound like a lot! And it is! I am removing all the shame, all the pride, and humbly asking all of you to pray for me as I prove my doctors wrong! You see, I have 190 more pounds to go!

My doctors do not believe I can lose all this without weight loss surgery. But you know and I know… NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR OUR GOD!!! So, would you stand in pray for me? Will you all be my prayer warriors? I know that I have a lot of health issues and medications that go against me regarding my weight loss. But I truly BEELIEVE I CAN!!! I can become a size healthy!!

Also, will you pray that my hubby will clean up my motorized scooter/cart so I can ride up to the heated pool at our apartments? With all this weight and extreme pain, I cannot walk that far. The only way I can exercise is in the pool. The doctors say it is easier on my joints. The weather is so beautiful here (84 degrees in the day time), its perfect day time weather to take a swim and exercise.

I am so thankful for the prayers I have already received, and now I will have even more people praying!

I would also like to ask that you pray for my daughter Heather and her family. They have all been sick for over a week now! Please pray for Heather, Karl and Travis healing. I am so thankful for my little family! It’s been 10 days since we have seen them because they have been so sick, and we miss them!

I am also thankful for my dear sweet hubby who turned 55 years old Wednesday, the 25th! Yeah! At some places he can now get a senior discount!!! Whoa!!! He is my best friend! A part of me! I can’t imagine my life without him! Happy Birthday honey!!!

Thank you again for your love and prayers! I love you all!!!


Kristi said...

Congrats on your amazing loss!! I'm praying that God continues to give you the power and strength to keep up the good fight. You go girl! And I'm praying the birthday boy gets your scooter swimming pool ready. I'm believing Philippians 4:13 for you.

He & Me + 3 said...

You know i will continue to pray for you Michele. Keep up the great work on the weight loss. You will be able to do it.

Pia said...

nothing is impossible with God.

Lord, i pray for blessings and favor to be upon michelle and her family now and always. i pray for guidance and wisdom in everything she does. in Jesus' name, amen.

Anonymous said...

Praying! You are so right that God can do ANYTHING! What a great attitude!

LisaShaw said...


Praise the LORD!

Remain encouraged my sister in Christ. I'm on the final 50 count down I call it. Take it slow and steady making lifestyle changes as needed and praying often.

Bless you.

Denise said...

My dear friend, of course I will lift you up in my prayers. I believe in you, I know you can succeed at losing the weight. I will be your cheerleader. I will also be praying for Heather and her family. I love you.

Angela said...

Father I praise Your Holy Name for the good work that You are doing in Michele's life, and that You are releasing her from this bondage of weight that is upon her. I praise You that You are displaying Your power and glory, and that she will be a powerful testimony too that. You ARE her great Physician. Lord, I lift up all her prayer requests to Your throne, where she is able to receive grace and mercy in her time of need. I praise You for how she is such a mighty warrior on behalf of Your children, standing in the gap for us, thank You for this precious woman...Show forth Your power more and more Lord and Epshians 3:20 her and her household..amen amen amen

April said...

I think you are doing AWESOME, so hold your head high! You can rest assured that I will keep you close in my prayers as you work to lose more weight...YOU CAN DO IT! Trust and believe!

Laurie Ann said...

I am agreeing with you in prayer that you CAN do this through God. How does your doctor expect you to have weight loss surgery with IBS? That's one thing that has stopped me from considering it. I cannot imagine. Also, although some have had tremendous success with this procedure, I know of many who have had complications and at least 5 who died as a result. What a damper on TT, I'm sorry.

I enjoyed your post and am most definitely praying for you, my friend. You are off to a GREAT start - 40 lbs. is excellent! Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

Blog is no more said...

Congrats on your weight loss!! That is something to be very proud of. I also know how hard it is, I've been trying to shed a few pounds too and I just can't get it right. I have this thing - eat less, loose weight, but a trainer told me that I have to eat more to loose weight, just smaller meals.

Keeping you in my prayers!


Jennifer said...

Congratulation on your weight loss and the dedication that it takes to achieve it. You are determined and committed...I have no doubt that you will be successful I am agreeing with you in prayer, my friend.


I am also lifing up your daughter and her family, as well as, your other needs...carrying them to the very throne room of God.

Keep up the good are doing great!

Happy TT!

Dana Tate said...

that is an amazing weightloss!!! I will be lifting you up and that God will give you the ability and desernment to make the right healthy choices and that you will continue to loose.

Bonnie said...

You go, woman!!!!! 40 lbs. is an awesome amount of weight and I am just so proud of what you've done so far. What an amazing testimony you'll have for those doctors when you've lost it all!!! I know you can do it. Will definitely be praying for you through this!

Tammy said...

Praying for you - praise God that nothing is impossible for Him! :-) You are doing an amazing job...keep up the good work!

bp said...

Good job on your weight loss Michele. I will believe with you in prayer! Our God is able to do more than we can ask or imagine!

Missy said...

40 pounds!!! That is something to celebrate! And I just did with a PB fudge Sunday from Sonic. I shouldnt have, but I "needed" it.
But good for you!!! I am proud for you :)

And Happy Belated Birthday to "Old" Uncle Jim!!!

Donetta said...

Hello, good job! that is so awesome.
I also love the pool it really takes the pain away.
Be blessed. I am so glad your hubby was born.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your thankful heart and blessing my blog with your visit.

Praying that you feel His help in the process.