05/20/2017: Day 8

Today was cool! My sister had a car show today for my medical expenses. The turnout was great! She’s a pretty neat sister to do all of that for me.

Grandma’s Weight Journey hit the bump (or temptation) at the end of the show. There were left over Little Debbie cakes and Reese’s products. I was asked first if I wanted them. I said no but then I whined or should I say groaned as I saw the boxes of goodies leaving with other people. Oh wow! I so wanted to eat a few boxes… Not exaggerating… But God was there and I resisted… That’s good, right?


WEIGHT: 312.3 (315-312.3=2.2 DOWN)



I’m 54, married to the world’s best husband (Mike) for 34 years with two twenty-something sons! Mike & I are both school teachers.

I was recently (July 2016) diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Plus, I have a degenerative bone disease that has taken out my right hip so that walking hurts. I need a total hip replacement but am not allowed until I lose 115 pounds! They say I need a gastric bypass surgery but my insurance won’t cover it. So it looks like I have to do this the old fashion way. I’m thinking a blog may help me be accountable.

This blog is a way to get me through this weight loss journey I am now taking with the help of Jesus. I hope to write a little each day. I’m calling it “Grandma Lilley’s Weight Loss Journey.” Why you ask? There are several reasons…

1. The reason for this journey is that I have to lose 115 pounds! Besides cancer, I have a degenerative bone disease that has wiped out my right hip. That’s why I’m in pain. They say I need a total hip replacement but am ineligible until I lose 115 pounds. I can’t do a weight loss surgery because our insurance doesn’t cover it. Sounds like I’m headed on a journey, right?

2. “Grandma” because I just want to be able to really play with Noah

3. “Weight Journey” because I have to keep 115 pounds! This will let me get my feelings out.

4. “Weight” is like “wait.” I’m going to have to be patient and wait a lot to get through this.

If you are reading this, I need you to pray for me. I can’t do this on my own. God is so there got me but God I want your prayers! Thank you! Let’s get started…