Monday, March 24, 2014

Everything is changing...

Can I just tell y'all about my day?? I find it interesting that today's task is to write about emotional and physical changes. I woke up this morning and logged into YouTube to check the view count of my Genghis commercial. To my surprise, YouTube removed the video and said that I violated their terms. They re-uploaded the video and now my views were back at 0. What?? I wrote an original song and it's taken down because of violation? Something just wasn't right. So I immediately sent Jackie an email stating what happened. Keep in mind I had over 3000 views before I went to bed last night. I was able to log into my account's video manager and see the view count of the old video. I took a screen shot and sent that over as well. 



                                                      The screen shot of my original commercial

You know I'm upset right?!?! All that hard work writing the song, recording and editing the footage took some time. All throughout the day I'm checking YouTube to see if they answered my request and made the video public. No change. About noon I just gave in. I prayed and asked God to give me peace about the whole situation. He reminded me of how far I've come with my weight loss journey. I started the year off drastically changing my lifestyle and I've lost weight! What a blessing! Sometimes we get so focused on the little things that we can't control and forget about  all of the wonderful things that are going right in life. Conviction...

It's 3:05pm and I get an email out of the blue saying, "Congratulations, Stephanie, you won!" I'm shocked!! All of that worrying I did this morning about my video being removed, and I won?!? Wow, God is good!! The whole YouTube event was out of my hands and God took over! 




A few weeks ago I wrote on my Genghis calendar that I would win the commercial challenge! Faith!


How do I feel now? I feel at peace. I feel blessed! I feel like a winner, knowing that I'm doing the best I can. I'm eating healthy and working out on a regular basis. Is the weight coming off as fast I think it should? Nope, but it's definitely coming off!! I've got a long way to go and I'm loving this journey:-)

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