Friday, February 19, 2010

Show Us Your Life: Your Ministry

Over at Kelly's Korner Blog, today is about showing your ministry. I think losing weight and offering hope to others who are in the process is my ministry.
I have been overweight since the third grade. In middle school I was already well into the two hundred pound range. By my junior year of high school, I tipped the scales at 317 pounds. By the time I was twenty seven, I hit my all time high weight of 393.6 pounds. To say that I was at an emotional low when I reached this weight was an understatement. I prayed about it, and decided the best option for me was to have weight loss surgery.
I started this blog as a way to process my feelings as I lost the weight. There is no easy fix to losing weight, and the emotional battle is still the hardest battle that one has to endure in this whole process. I know the ridicule and humiliation that people have been through in this area of their life, and just how bad it feels to be kicked when you are already down.
Ask me questions, I'm pretty much an open book on this subject. You won't find judgement here, just love, and a person who is willing to shed some tears with you.


amynelsonmom said...

Tiffany...I am amazed. I found your blog from Kelly's Korner and think it is amazing what you have done. You are beautiful inside and out. To be helping others through what you've obviously gone through...purpose through pain. Amazing. Bless you!

Amy Nelson

Bandita Senorita said...

I like this post; it means a lot to this WLS gal who was overweight for years. Thanks for this.

Also, I love the LL Bean clothes--all of them.


Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

What an inspirational story! Praying for your continued success and I love your tag line- so authentic!

Aly said...

Amazing, Tiffany! :) I can't wait to read all about your weight loss. I have struggled with my weight for some time, but what I've struggled with most is my self confidence. I have a hard time finding the "good things" about me because all of the "bad things" are in the way....

Thanks for shedding light on this topic that millions or women struggle with on a daily basis!


Allyson said...

What an inspiration you are! Thank you for sharing. I have lost a little over 60 pounds and have about 15 more to go. Struggling with your weight is NO FUN and it is a battle every day.

Name: Lynise said...

Hi Tiffany,

Ok I have a question for you. I am slowly losing weight, I started at the end of 2008 and over about six months I lost 30kg (around 66 pounds) I really need to lose another 30kg to get to my ideal weight but even after losing the first amount I notice my skin is quite flabby (where it used to be tight with fat). My worst area is the bat wings under my arms but my thighs may have a problem when I lose more.

I am about to turn 40 so realise my skin was stretched for quite a number of years (about 15) so my age and the natural deterioation will have added to my problem.

I know you are younger so may not have this issue, but am wondering if this is an issue for you to, and if you have been given any advice on how to help the skin (other then surgery) has exercise helped at all as I exercise and hope it will minimise the damage (but appears not to).


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved this post and will be back ton read more...Amazing...

I have a few free hours to visit new blogs and catch up with friends... One of my favorite past times. Hope you will stop by mine. This is my ONE YEAR Blog Anniversary and there are LOTS of prizes everyday this week and next....I am celebrating the entire month.