Once upon a time, there was a cat named Sam. She was a sweet kitty with a good disposition and she was the apple of her mother's eye. She loved to run, jump and play with the other kitties in the household. She also loved to eat. Over the years, she went from being slightly chubby to overweight and finally obese. As she put on the weight, it became difficult for her to do the things she used to do. She stopped jumping up on furniture and playing with her sisters. Her mother had tried putting her on diets before without much success, but when it became hard for Sam to even walk, her mom decided something had to be done.
So Sam went on a strict diet. Her mom was determined that Sam would lose the extra weight. Unfortunately, Sam didn't agree with this plan and fought every step of the way. She went from being a happy kitty to a mean, grumpy and cantankerous one. She kept her mom up all night begging for food and even biting her when she didn't get any. Her mom fought for every single ounce of weight that Sam lost and it was a difficult and frustrating battle. In desperation, Sam's mom finally resorted to putting her on medicine. This made a tremendous difference in Sam's mood. She became the sweet, lovable and adorable kitty she used to be. Best of all, the weight started to melt off her. Sam could now run and jump and play like she used to and all her sisters were happy to wrestle with her again. And they all lived happily ever after (hopefully)...
It was an arduous and difficult journey, but you've finally reached your goal! After 14 months of dieting, you've gone from a record high of 18.1 pounds to a svelte and healthy 13.7 pounds.
|Before and after pictures of Sam|
We're praying you can keep the weight off for good!
So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.
Galatians 6:9 (NLT)