Update: There’s A Little Less of Me–October 31, 2014


There’s A Little Less of Me

NOTE: This post is in reference to a new diet and lifestyle choice that I started on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.  Feel free to skip this post if you aren’t interested.  However, if you are interested, and might like to know how to help me then read on.


I was gesturing to Andie yesterday and caught a glimpse of my hand.  Suddenlty I realized that my hand and fingers seemed significantly smaller.  I have large hands anyway, but in the past few years they have looked swollen.  I know that may seem like a small thing, but for me it was a moment of victory and realization that significant things really are happening.  I know that there isn’t a magical cure for obesity, and that it is going to require patience and endurance, but noticing the various changes along the way will help make the length of the journey toward better health bearable.

And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.  (Galatians 6:9)

This verse reminds me that this is a good thing I am doing, even though it is for myself, and that I will reap the rewards of my endurance in time.

UPDATE: Report from Check-In on 10/30:

  • Lost 9.8 pounds (Andie did slightly better at 10.2 pounds)
  • Lost 1 inch at the belly button
  • Together, Andie and I have dropped 20 pounds in a week!!

Thanks for Praying for Us!


About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

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