Monday, October 7, 2013

Revelation of Them Size 58 Pants Clothed Around Captain Bills

Today, I was blessed with the privilege of doing an event with the Ladeez in the House at Captain Bill’s located in the Bayshore area of New York’s Suffolk County, Long Island.

It is always a pleasure working with such wonderful talent like that of guitarist Debbie Knapper, drummer Lisette “Peechez” Armstrong, and bass player Deb Robinson and also saxophonist Gerald Rampersaud and keyboardist Wayne Holmes. Good music and great vibes on each and every occasion.

It was a performance that was Gospel based, celebrating the birthday of the pastor of Wyndach, NY’s Revelation Church, Pastor Simmons, and he had a nice crowd which included, members of his congregation, collegues, family and friends. 

 One of the songs which we often perform is a cover of Yolanda Adam’s “Open Up My Heart.” The song is very uplifting and delivers such a positive message; so blessed to have not only been able to minister through music but to have also been able to share my testimony of God leading me to dieting, exercising and losing a massive amount of weight in less than a year. It still amazes me to think about how far God has taken me from where I was to where I am. What amazed me even more though was a man who felt comfortable with sharing his testimony with me.

As much as 80lbs seems like a lot of weight to lose in nine months, Brother Al lost 120lbs from January 2013 to now, October 2013.  In January, Brother Al was wearing size 58 pants and was 367 lbs. How amazing is that?

Sometimes it baffles me to hear people complain and whine about not being able to lose weight? Is it because you can’t or that you are not trying?  Did you know that can’t is a curse word? When you say that you can’t do something, you actually deprive yourself of even trying. If you truly are making an effort, how much of your heart are you really dedicating to achieving something as amazing as Brother Al did?

I’ll just say this; if you are seeking to make a difference in your life and one of your goals includes weight loss and you think that dieting and exercise will not contribute to that desired end result, you are wrong.  However, what you should know is if you exercise alone without diet, you will not yield results. If you diet and not exercise, you actually might see some progress yet not as much as you'd expect. But together, you will yield your desires.  Weight loss does not require pills, surgery, extreme starvation methods or anything else that will not invite your victories into your life except for a prayer, faith and dedication to your own cause. So if you want it, get with it and let’s do what we need to do to be where we want  to be.

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