I Cortinthians 6:19-20 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."

CURRENT WEIGHT (183.0 lbs.)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Long Time No Post

I know...I know. I haven't posted in 2 months. Why you might ask....I really don't know. Part of it is that I really don't think anyone is keeping up with this blog anymore...and part of it is that I had gotten a bit frustrated with myself and my weight-loss. I'm not losing it quite as quickly as I was. But then again...I'm not really trying all that hard. I am still drinking my water like I should...but when it comes to eating...I haven't been watching it too closely. I would eat and go beyond that point of satisfaction and I would say "Julie...you blew it again!!".

I have been stepping on the scale occasionally though and been surprised with what I've seen. I've not been gaining by large amounts. I have lost at times...but when I have gained it has been a couple of pounds here and a couple of pounds there. When I would gain those couple of pounds I would lose them right back again within the week. Working and staying active has certainly helped. I have been walking to my WATP dvd but not on a regular basis. I really should do better with that.

I hope you all have been doing better than I have and that you stick with it better than I have. I also hope you are still drinking that water. I would not be me if I didn't stress that part to you like I ALWAYS do!! LOL!!

Hang in there and I'm going to hang in there too. I've come too far to go back now!! I only have 18 more pounds to go till I get to my final goal. I realize that last 18 pounds will be the toughest to get off...but I don't care...I'm determined with the help of the Lord to get there.

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I'm Still Here

I know. Long time no post!! It's been 3 1/2 months. I have not lost sight of my goal in weight-loss though. I do feel as though I have let you all down though. I was trying to keep up with you all and how you were going and trying to be an encouragement...and I have failed at that. Please forgive me!! I pray you have all kept up your weight-loss endeavors though.

I haven't been counting points or watching what I eat too much. But I have kept up with my water drinking. I am still making progress although it is slow progress. But slow progress is better than no progress. I have lost another 2.2 lbs since my last post. 2.2 lbs in 3 1/2 months is not a lot...but I had also gained a few pounds back....not many..but a few. I'm thankful that the Lord is continuing to help me to lose weight though.

I am praying I will meet my goal of losing my 21 more pounds sometime this year. I'm not going to put a short time limit on myself because then I will stress about it. I don't want to do that. But I do hope to attain that goal by the end of 2009. I am a believer in not setting unrealistic goals for myself. When I do that I get frustrated and then give up. I don't want to do that. I also hope to get back to exercising again (which I wanted to do at the end of last year and never did).

Have a great day and a great 2009 and don't give up!! Let's do this together with the help of the Lord!! And don't forget to DRINK THAT WATER!!!

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I'm Sorry For The Absence

I know I have been away for a while. I didn't realize how long until I recorded my results this morning and noticed the last date I recorded on. It has been over a month now. I'm so sorry!!

I have been going through some very dark times in the past couple of months. I had given up on my weight-loss and had given up on other things and other people. I had let my walk with the Lord slip and for that I am most shameful. The burdens I've been carrying have become so heavy that I fell beneath the weight. Things are some better in one of the trials but the other two are still dark and ongoing. The one trial concerns my brother's death as you may know. The second one concerns our youngest daughter and something that has happened to her as well as some bad choices she has been making lately. The last trial concerns my husband's employment status. The devil has tried his best to get into this family...and at times I've even thought he succeeded. But that is only because I had let my guard down.

I haven't been really working at my weight-loss. But I've felt lately like I needed to get back to it and get back to encouraging you all to drink your water...LOL!! I have not stopped that. That is the one thing I just can't seem to get away from. I love water and my body craves it if I don't drink it like I normally do. I've lost over 3 lbs since I posted last and am the lowest weight I've been in years. For that I'm thankful.

I pray you all are doing well with your weight-loss. My best friend Shelly (who does not have a blog but I'm trying to encourage her to start one) has been doing WW for the past several weeks and has lost so much weight that she has been able to have her blood pressure meds reduced. We are so excited about this!! When we lose the weight...it affects our health and makes us feel much better. Congratulations Shelly!! I'm so proud of you!!

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Thank you to all of you who have continued to visit here and comment on my last post. You are the reason I even continue with this blog.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Update Picture August 2008

August 2008 (30 lbs. lost)

I'm So Sorry!!

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. I posted on my devotional blog that I needed to take some time away from blogging due to what our family has been going through lately. I needed to focus on my family and also on my own personal walk with the Lord. Things have gotten really burdensome and I was about to lose it. I'm doing much better but we are still having to deal with alot concerning this latest situation. I ask that you please pray for my family and me. God is faithful and I know He is!! I just need to concentrate on looking to Him and not be worrying about what my next post is going to be. I have not been doing well with my weight-loss either. There isn't really anything new to post there. I'm maintaining and hope to post on Monday. I am sure the news won't be good news but we'll just have to see. I haven't weighed myself in a while now just because I know I won't like what I see.

I am posting my update picture after I post this post. I will be around to y'alls blogs soon and hope that you are all doing better than I am. I am drinking my water!! That is about the only thing I'm concentrating or watching that I do. I hope you all are drinking your water as well.

I love you all and thank you all for your faithfulness to my blog(s). You will never know what a help and encouragement you all have been to me!! I love you all so much!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Usual Time Of Month

Well....I gained this week...but I usually do at this time of the month. I didn't gain as much as I sometimes do though...so that is good. I expected to see the numbers up. But you know what that means....it means next week should be a loss!! Yippee!! I hope that will be the case.

I have had my new goal picture taken but Kristina still needs to get it loaded onto the computer. Once she does that I will post it. You may not notice much of a change from the last one. I don't...but then again...maybe you will.

I pray you all have had a great week with positive results. I'm not too disappointed about my results since I expected the ones I got. In fact....I'm very pleased since it could have been much worse. I know you all know what I'm talking about. Have a great rest of the week and drink that water!!! In fact....I need to go fill my jug!! I've not done that yet today. Love you all and praying for you too!!

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Monday, August 11, 2008

I Finally Made It!!!

I am sitting here not believing it. I got on the scales this morning and I saw the results and had to do a double-take. But when I did the double-take I saw the same thing. I saw 190.3 and wanted to shout but everyone else was still in bed. I finally made it to my 30 lb. goal. Do you know what that means? It means there is an update picture coming!!! So check back...I'll be trying to get Kristina to take that today (providing her batteries for her camera are charged up).

I have to say I was shocked to see what I saw on the scale. I feel so bloated this morning and I ate much this week like I have the past couple of weeks....not really caring or paying attention to what I ate and how much I ate. But I still drank my water as I always do although I thought that I was slipping a bit this past week for some reason. Maybe being in the nursery at church yesterday helped me out some....who knows!!! I am just thankful to finally have made it. "Thank you Lord!!"

You all may get discouraged with your results or lack there of...but I'm here to tell you it pays to keep going with our journey. One day we will make it to the end of our journey. I can say one thing....I'm learning how to maintain my weight if nothing else. The past several weeks has been a roller coaster ride with gaining a little then losing it again and sometimes the loss was enough to take me ahead of where I was the previous week...but I have not given up. Don't give up!! Keep going and keep trusting God with your weight-loss. We can do this with our Lord's help.

So how did you do this week? Don't lose help and keep drinking that water!! I love you all!!!

Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."