|Start Weight:||(21 Jan 12) 240.8 lb|
|Current Weight:||(31 May 12) 218.2 lb|
|Goal Weight:||160.0 lb|
following: Blessed1's own diet
performance: losing 1.5 lb a week
I am 42 years old, married and 5 kids. Yes 5 kids!!! Let me explain. (LOL) I have a 12 year old daughter from my 1st marriage. (1st husband is deceased) Ok - so I got married again. Now we have always done foster care because there are so many children out there that are in foster care. We fostered a 3 month old baby boy in 2006. Now get this, we had said we would not foster babies anymore because they are harder to give up, but we did anyway. Well believe it or not, he became available for adoption. In 2007, prior to the adoption being finalized, we received a call from DCS (Department of Children Services) and was given a congratulations for our upcoming adoption and was wondering if we would like to have custody his 5 day old baby brother. Yes you read it correct! Anyway, we said yes. At that time, he was still in the hospital and only weighed a little over 3 pounds and was being 1/2 fed by a tube and the other 1/2 by a bottle. I went to the hospital to see him on a Saturday and was told he would be in there 2 weeks. I laid hands on him and prayed for him and told him to "THRIVE AND SURVIVE in the name of Jesus". I went back on Sunday for a visit, and they had taken the tube out. On Monday they called and said, COME AND GET HIM!! He weighed 4 1/2 pounds when I brought him home.
In 2008 before his adoption was finalized, I received a call from DCS and inquired if I wanted their 2 older siblings. Now I knew about them but they were in custody in a different county, and with a relative. Little did I know, they were no longer living with their relative and have been placed into fostercare. So guess what? I said yes and there you have it. 4 siblings plus my 12 year old makes 5 kids. Oh yeah, they are now ages, 2, 3, 5 and 6. God truly has a sense of humor!
I worked full time until all the kids came and then it was pointless with the amount daycare cost. So I am now a stay at home mother, with the 2 and 3 year old home with me daily. :-)