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, December 28, 2007

This Week Is Almost Over!!

Oh boy have I ever failed this week!! I really thought I would do better yesterday than I had been. I'm not doing good at all this week. The only thing I did do good with yesterday was my water. I drank my two jugs of water like I'm supposed to. But I don't believe I did well with my eating and listening to the Lord or my body. Well...let me take that back. Last night we had to go to the funeral home for the family of a preacher friend of ours that went to be with the Lord on Christmas Eve. My husband wanted to go to Dairy Queen afterwards. I told him I was still full from supper. I kinda felt guilty telling him that but had decided that I would go ahead and go and just get something small to eat since he wanted me to get something. The only thing that saved me was the Dairy Queen was a sit-down restaurant only....it had no drive-thru. He didn't want to go inside anywhere. So he said to forget it. I immediately said "Thank you Honey" and "Thank You Lord".

I hope to do much better today. I plan on walking away some pounds today with my new dvd that I got for Christmas. We do have the funeral to go to today. It is in the middle of the day so I'm not sure if I'll get that done or not.

I pray you all are doing much better than I am this week. This new journey is not only about losing weight and getting more healthy but also about taking opportunity to talk more to my Father. I really need to be doing much better with all of those.

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

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

One More Holiday To Get Through

After New Year's Eve we should be sailing along. I know....I sound like I have dreaded the past two holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas). That is not the case. I have loved both of them. I always enjoy being with family!! It is all the food that is a difficult thing to be around. I did great for Thanksgiving. However...Christmas had all the finger foods and cookies and sweets. How did I do you might ask? I did great on Christmas eve. I came home feeling satisfied and I hadn't even eaten much. So I felt good about that day. Christmas day was a bit of a different story.

We had all the same foods at my husband's parents' house that we had on Christmas eve...but we added another trip onto that one. We went to my brother-in-law's house to visit him for a bit and he had even more food. Only he had cooked dinner (well...his girlfriend had cooked dinner) for his girlfriend's family. So we had turkey (which was awesome!!!) and green bean casserole and deviled eggs and other things that I don't even remember but I didn't eat. What I did eat was wonderful!! Then we went back to my husband's parents' house and snacked some more. I know one thing....the dvd I got for Christmas (Walking Away The Pounds) will get a workout soon!! I'm so excited to get my exercise program going. I've done a little bit (and I mean LITTLE BIT) done so far but not anything to help me out much.

I pray y'all did better than I did the past couple of days. I'm hoping to still lose this week!!

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

Sunday, December 23, 2007

All I Can Say Is Praise The Lord!!!

I am so thankful to the Lord for all He has done to help me this week!! We had weigh-in today and I lost 3.6 lbs. I don't know how either. I did not do well with my water this week at all. But I guess I have done well with my eating. God has really helped me!! It certainly isn't something I could have done on my own.

I pray y'all have had a great week as well. I won't be back on and posting until Wednesday. Tomorrow we are going to my husband's parents' house to exchange gifts with all of them and then Tuesday (Christmas Day) we will go back over there to spend the day with them again. So I will be back on Wednesday and posting.

Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and enjoy your time with your families. Don't forget to remember Christ and the reason we celebrate Christmas Day. Also be sure to listen to Him and your body when you are eating all that good food. I love you all and am praying for you too!!

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Night In The Emergency Room

It wasn't me that was seen....so never fear. But it was my youngest daughter Michelle again. She has been having migraines for a couple of months now. Last night she had one so bad she was crying and holding her head with both hands. So we went to the ER and was there till 1:30am. They gave her two shots (the first one didn't help) and finally she got relief from the second one. We are going to her pediatrician today to be referred to a neurologist. We are praying for wisdom for the dr so she can get something to help prevent them or to take when she feels one coming on. Once they get so far there is nothing that seems to help it. Please pray for her.

I did okay with my eating yesterday I believe...although I didn't do well with my water. And so far I'm not doing too well with it again. I had to go get a prescription filled and get some things for Michelle to drink that are no caffeine. And in a few minutes we are going to her pediatrician for her to be seen and get a referral. Then tonight is church....and I can't wait!! I had to miss Sunday's services due to my hurting so badly I couldn't sit up. I'm really needing preached to tonight!!

I pray y'all are doing well. Stay on track with your journey to a thinner and healthier you and also in your daily walk with the Lord.

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Another Good Day

Monday was another good day of sorts. I stayed down on the couch most of the day...but I didn't have much of an appetite from not feeling well. So that made it easier to stop when I knew I needed to. Hopefully I'll listen to my Father and my body today when I eat and am satisfied.

With Christmas eve and Christmas day coming up we will all be faced with temptations to overeat. We have to purpose in our heart and pray now that we will receive the strength that God will be trying to give us to not over indulge in the great tasting and fattening foods that will be placed before us. At my momma-in-law's house there will be cookies, fudge, pies, and only the Lord knows what else at this point. My thing will be to stop when I'm satisfied when tasting of those great foods. I'm in charge of making a dessert and will be trying to find one that is low-fat.

I'm praying for each of you that stop by here and are going down this journey to a thinner and healthier you as I am doing the same. God knows who you are and He knows who I'm praying for. Please pray for me as well!!

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

Monday, December 17, 2007

I've Gotten Behind

Just as always happens each month....I have my cycle and I fall behind on things. I'm sorry for not posting the past few days. They have been rough days to say the least.

I missed going to church yesterday due to not doing well. The luxury (if you can call it that) of living on the church property is that I was able to get my daughter to bring me the scale we use to weigh each week and I was able to weigh-in like the other ladies did that were there. I stayed exactly the same as two weeks ago. I missed weigh-in last Sunday too from being in NC. So I guess I didn't do too bad. I'm just glad I didn't gain.

I need to go eat now but I'm not really hungry at the moment. I've only had my cup of coffee this morning and it is almost lunch time. I have several things that are going on in my life right now and when I go through things I tend to do one of two things...not eat or eat too much. This is really a trying time for me in my new journey with the Lord in weight-loss. I want to honor Him and do the right thing concerning my eating habits. I don't want to forsake Him and turn to food. I want to turn to Him and forsake food if He wants me too. Your prayers for me would be a great blessing right now.

I pray y'all have done well with your journey to a thinner and more healthy you.

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

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Not Too Bad

Yesterday went rather well. I got some exercise from cleaning and doing some laundry. It seemed I was busy all day long. My youngest daughter Michelle did a lot while I was away but some things she couldn't get to so I did them yesterday. Today was taken up with some Christmas shopping.

Yesterday I did well with my blessings. I even had some left over. Today I've done okay but not as well as yesterday. We had McDonalds for lunch and pizza for supper. But I believe I still stayed within my range that I'm allowed each day. I feel so good at the end of the day knowing that I obeyed the Lord and His prompting when He tells me I've had enough. I've just not had the water today that I am supposed to. I'm having to take my pain medicine now so I need soda to take it with. But it is diet soda so that is better than the regular soda.

I'm so excited that I'm getting new readers. God is allowing many to stop over and say hi and I'm hoping that they will yoke up with the rest of us who are striving to eat and live a healthier lifestyle.

Keep up the good work ladies!!

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

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I'm Back Home!!

For those of you who didn't know I was gone....I had been gone at my sister-in-law's for a week and a half taking care of her and her two-year-old daughter. My sister-in-law had been sick for three weeks and couldn't get well due to having to chase her daughter around by herself. Her husband is deployed to Iraq where he has been since November of 2006 and isn't due to come home till February of this coming year. She couldn't rest to get well so my daughter Kristina and I went to help her out.

Anyway....I wasn't at our church Sunday to weigh-in at our meeting so I weighed when we got in (I hope you're not upset with me Sis. Karen...I know I told you I wouldn't weigh myself during the week). When we were up at Catina's I showed I had gained 5 lbs which would be my menstrual weight since I was due to start my cycle this past Sunday. I always gain 5 lbs a couple of days before I start. When I got home and weighed on the scale we use in the meetings I had lost less than 1 lb. So that means that I lost weight in NC. I didn't starve myself either. Catina eats high fiber foods and eats healthy foods. She didn't used to but she does now. I did all the cooking and thought I would still gain since I ate so many sugar cookies with icing on them. Thank the Lord with His help and Him keeping me from overdoing it....I guess I did better than I thought. So we'll see come Sunday how I did. I only hope I'll get to go to the meeting if I'm on my cycle. Usually I don't get to go to church while I'm on it since it is so bad. We'll see what the Lord does this month.

I pray you all have done well. I have been praying for you all. I will be back to posting (hopefully) daily again since I'm home on my own computer. Catina's didn't cooperate with me. Stay focused on Christ in your daily walk with Him....even on your weight-loss journey.

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I found a wonderful new snack that tastes WONDERFUL!!! Actually....my SIL introduced me to them. She tried them once and said they were really good. So today we were buying her some medicine for her flu and she bought a box of them for us to try.

They are Mrs. Fleshley's Snack Away Creme Filled Chocolate Cupcakes. They are moist and very tasty. I did not expect them to taste as good as they do. The thing that surprised me is they are only....get this now....you won't believe me but I used my points finder to figure it out...they are only 2 points!!! I was shocked that something that tastes so sinfully good for a snack would be so low in points.

They are high in fiber. They have 9g of fiber....140 calories and 5g of fat. I recommend them to anyone who loves chocolate.

Yesterday was an okay day. I haven't been keeping track of my blessings like I would like to. Call me lazy or whatever but Kristina and I are sleeping in Catina's bonus room upstairs. There are 14 steps going up to that room. I keep forgetting to take my pack down to the kitchen and as many trips as I make up and down those stairs just checking email (since the computer is in the room we are sleeping in) my knee is not doing well. I have one bad knee...so it hurts pretty badly to go up and down stairs. I know lame excuse...but it is the best one I can give you.

I am still not eating past my point of satisfaction. Catina eats pretty healthy for the most part She likes a lot of high fiber foods. Last night we had chicken quesadillas on wheat tortillas so they are high in fiber (14g per tortilla). I'm still drinking my water like I should....so that is helping too.

I pray all are doing well with your week!! I pray for you often through the day. Take care and eat healthy.

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I Didn't Even Get Real Hungry

Yesterday was a pretty good day. We traveled to NC so there wasn't much time to really eat. I did have two hamburgers for lunch from McD's for lunch. Then I had some cheesy rice and turkey kielbasa and grilled chicken for supper. It was really good. I didn't overdo it though. I drank my water that I needed to for the day too.

I'm really hoping to do well while I'm away from home. Please pray I do.

My SIL's computer keyboard doesn't work right so I will keep this short. Have a great day!

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

Monday, December 3, 2007

Oh Boy!!!....The Before Picture

Our first week of meetings we were to have our individual pictures taken. The first meeting I didn't get to make due to having my husband at the hospital in the ER. So the second week was our starting day. Sis. Karen took our pictures so we could have them to look at and be encouraged to continue with this journey to a thinner and healthier us. We got our pictures yesterday and were told to put them on our refrigerator so every time we go to the refrigerator we would see how we look or looked and be encouraged to keep going.

This is my picture. All I could say was "Oh boy!!!" I knew I was tubby (oh...let's face it...that is being too nice) I mean fat but I didn't realize how fat. Doesn't the camera add something like 10 lbs....or is it 50 lbs.? Oh...I know it doesn't really...but we all were telling ourselves it does yesterday at our meeting. LOL!!

Anyway....I wanted to post my picture for my benefit and as a testimony to God of when our first year is up that God helped me and allowed me to get to where I will be in one year. We will be taking new pictures after our one year so I'll be able to post a before and an after picture to hopefully see and show that with Christ ALL things are possible...even weight-loss and a totally new way of eating. I thank the Lord for giving Sis. Karen this idea and I look forward to seeing what God is going to help us do in this next year!!

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

Sunday, December 2, 2007


After a week that I wasn't sure I had done well....I found out I did better than I thought I had. We had weigh-in today and a great meeting. Everyone did really well. I lost 3.6 lbs.!! I'm finding that I'm not losing it as easily this time. Last time I used the weight watchers program I was losing 9 lbs. one week and 5 lbs. the next. This time it is coming slower and harder. I realize I'm not as young as I was then and my metabolism has probably slowed some. So I'm trying to take that into consideration. I just praise the Lord for how He is helping me and that I'm turning to Him more for the help I need to do this.

Sis. Karen
did a great devotion with us. Her subject was sweets this week. This next week is going to be my big tempting week with my monthly schedule. And sweet are going to be my biggest temptation. But she was referring to sweets according to the Word of God. The Word of God is sweet should be sweet to us. And if we would really think about it we would realize that it really is. So when we are tempted to eat those sweets that are before us we just need to turn to the fat free sweets of the Word. Amen!! Thank you Sis. Karen for that encouraging devotion today!!

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

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Another Good Day...I Think :<)

I went over on my blessings by 4 yesterday. I've got to pray more to get through those cravings. I may have over-estimated my numbers a couple of times though. I didn't even look up my numbers for supper. I just guessed but didn't even eat everything on my plate. I've been eating on luncheon plates that are much smaller than the dinner plates. That way I make my portions smaller and it looks like I'm eating more. Then of course I'm drinking my water by the jugs full. I'll have to show you a picture of my jug so you can get an idea of what I drink my water out of.

I pray y'all did well yesterday and that when we weigh in this week we will all be pleased with the numbers that show on the scale. Unless we all come in with the thought or mindset like Sis. Sheila does....that the scales are a liar!! LOL!! I won't take it as lying if I lose...but I will call it a liar if I gain...LOL!!

Have a great day today and remember to pray before you eat....no matter what it is. Not only to give the Lord thanks for it but to ask Him to help you to stop when you are satisfied.

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

Friday, November 30, 2007

Temptation Came....And I Prayed!!

Yesterday went pretty well till the afternoon. When I get frustrated or upset about something I tend to run to the refrigerator or the cabinet. This time was no different. But while I was staring into them I was prompted to pray. Thank You Holy Spirit for doing that!! Anyway....I told the Lord I was tempted to eat and I knew I wasn't hungry or even desiring anything. I asked Him to help me get past that moment of temptation. You know what He did? He told me to take a walk. So I did. I walked outside for about 30 minutes and I prayed about the situation that was frustrating and upsetting me. He helped me to come inside feeling peace and assurance and also feeling good in my body.

Our bodies need exercise. I've always known that but never really cared to do anything about that. Exercise gives us more energy. I know...that sounds a bit strange but it is true. It tires you out for the moment after you are finished but then once that wears off you really feel better. That is why I don't like to sit down during the day. I try to constantly be on my feet doing something. If I'm not doing dishes or laundry at the moment or cleaning something...I just walk. Yesterday I was on the phone and I walked around the room while I talked. Even that burns calories!! That is what I want to be doing....always burning calories.

I ate within my blessings yesterday. I even had one left over. I also drank all my water that I'm supposed to. Some days that is a struggle to do for me. But I did it yesterday.

So how was your day yesterday? How did you do? Did you eat things that you really didn't want or that you didn't need? If you did yesterday....its too late to do anything about that...but you can pray and strive to not do that today.

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

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I'm Sure Struggles Are Coming

Yesterday was another really good day. I didn't really have a chance to get real hungry all day. I tried to take care of eating when I felt the beginning of feeling hungry. If I let myself get totally hungry I find it harder to eat slow and get full faster. So I am going to try to eat when I feel the slightest bit like I need to eat something. I find I do better that way.

I ended up using 4 of God's Blessings last night after church. I hadn't eaten since 4:00 that afternoon so I was getting just a tad bit hungry. So I had a bologna sandwich with light bologna and light mayo on it. I was going to just finish the night off with my water...but it just wasn't satisfying me. So I prayed and the Lord gave me liberty to eat as long as it wasn't too much.

I pray y'all had a good day as well. I know that I'm due for a day of struggles sometime and I only pray that I'll do well with it when it comes. The devil wants me fat and lazy. When I am overweight like I am now I feel tired and run-down. I have less energy and would just as soon sit or lay on the couch and do nothing all day. Does that sound like a day that honors God? I don't think so. Please pray for me that I'll continue to do well with the Lord's help. That is the only way I can do it is with His help. I can't do it alone that is for sure!!

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Another Good Day

Yesterday was another victorious day!! The Lord was a great help to me. I did use one of God's blessings (for those who are not in our group at our church we can't use WW things so Sis. Karen has changed things to be unique for our group...we have God's blessings instead of flex points). We get 35 of God's Blessings each week to use should we want to. So far this week I've used 4 of God's Blessings.

Today I hope to get some exercise done. I walked around Walmart yesterday for quite a bit looking for things with Kristina. So that gave me some exercise. Plus I don't sit down at all during the day except to check my email or post on my blogs. But that isn't a real good workout...so today I hope to get a workout in.

I pray y'all are doing great and trusting the Lord for the results at the end of your day. If we will lean on Him and ask Him to help us and then LET Him help us then we can get the results that He desires and we want as well. May we all be able to lay our head down at night and say "Thank You Lord for helping me with my eating today!!"

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

Monday, November 26, 2007

Not too bad....

I had a pretty good weekend points wise. I was shocked when I saw how much I had lost for the week. I really thought I had lost more than I did. since my skirts are a bit looser now. But I'm just thankful I lost. I lost 0.6 lbs. At least it was a loss!! We all did well this past week.

I am really doing so much better with this than I thought I would. But it is not me!! It is the Lord...and all glory goes to Him. I could not do this without Him!! If we will all just keep that in mind we'll do fine.

I am praying for each of you and am thankful that you would take the time to come by here. Please pray for me as I continue on this journey. We all need prayer!!

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

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Yesterday....A Struggle

Yesterday was a good day until my husband decided he wanted to order subs from Quizno's. Their subs were absolutely incredible. I got a honey ham with mayo, lettuce and tomato sub. It was awesome. My only problem...I ate the whole thing. I know I went over on my points...not by much...but still!! I was so disappointed in myself. You might ask...did I pray before I ate it? Yes I did...but obviously I didn't listen to my body when it said "I'm satisfied". That is the thing.....we can pray and ask the Lord to help us and He will. But are we going to be willing to listen to Him and do what we are supposed to do? I know we fail at times....I did. But I'm not going to let it keep me from going on from here. Today I'm back on track so far and I'm determined to continue to do well with the Lord's help.

I pray your day is going well. I've been praying for you!! You might say...."You don't even know who I am". That doesn't matter. I've been praying for whoever views my site and reads these posts. So I have prayed for you!! Some of you I do know and I have named you by name if you are in our group.

Have a great remainder to this day!!

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

Friday, November 23, 2007

I Made It Through

With the help of the Lord I made it through the toughest holiday to be on a journey such as this. There was soooooooo much food!! We had sweet potato casserole...turkey....stuffing...green bean casserole....corn casserole....gravy....deviled eggs....macaroni salad....macaroni and cheese....dinner rolls....and I'm sure I'm forgetting something. That was just the dinner stuff. Then there was the desserts. We had oreo dessert....strawberry shortcake with cool whip....apple pie....pumpkin pie...cherry pie...oreo ice cream dessert...pineapple upside down cake....and I think that is it for the desserts.

I did not count my points for the day. I put on my points scheduler for the day "Just do the best you can and PRAY!!! So when it came time to eat I got one small spoonful of each thing I wanted and I was able to eat that and be satisfied. Then I had one small spoonful of the oreo dessert and the strawberry shortcake and one slice of pumpkin pie with cool whip on top. I wasn't able to finish all that and was again satisfied. I did have a small amount more last night but I drank water all day (not soda like I was tempted to do...Thank You Lord!!). I was able to lay my head down last night and thank the Lord for how He got me through the day and not feel guilty about how I ate.

I pray y'all did well with your eating. I know it is a tempting time. The next test will be Christmas eve with our family get-together. We have all sorts of cookies and finger foods to eat. As long as I trust in the Lord for my eating that day I should do fine.

Have a great day and remember....

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What A Day....

Yesterday was a great day!! I managed to stay in my points range and the devil didn't really tempt me too much. He did a couple of times but it wasn't with anything that was really mouth-watering to where I couldn't resist especially with the help of the Lord.

It also helps that there were several answers to prayer in one day. It seems we struggle more with our eating habits when things are going wrong or going badly...but when things seem to be going pretty well then we don't find ourselves running to the refrigerator or cabinet to comfort our sorrows.

I thank the Lord for answered prayer and I thank Him for giving me the strength to get through another day with my eating. I rejoice when I can come to the end of a day and know that I didn't do anything that I didn't NEED to where my eating is concerned. Thank You Lord!!

I pray your day was a controlled one. Not controlled by you but controlled by the Holy Spirit. If we will let Him control us in every way...including our eating habits...then we can't go wrong!!

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Devil Tried His Best.....

Yesterday was a great day!! God really helped me overcome so many temptations. You know what He used to help me? My water!! I love drinking water. My body craves it more and more these days as I'm making it more a part of my daily beverage. It helps me to feel full when I eat and it helps me to get past those times that I "think" I'm hungry but I know I'm really not.

The devil tried to get to me through my exercise though. I tried to workout to my Taebo dvd but I sure couldn't do it very well. It had been a long time since I had tried to do it. My first mistake was trying to do the power and strength dvd and not starting out with the foundation dvd. I should have known I wasn't ready for the power and strength one. But I tried it anyway. I only made it about 15 minutes into the 45 minute workout. The devil was whispering in my ear the entire time that I couldn't do it. He kept telling me that my knees are bad and that I am too fat to do it. I told him he was a liar and that I could do it with the strength and determination that comes from the Lord. It sure doesn't come from me...I am weak!! It was the Lord that got me to doing the workout as long as I did. If it had been me....I'd have quit after the first 5 minutes. I'm going to wait till Friday and do another workout. I don't want to workout too much just yet. I do want to start walking though. I love walking!!

I made some of the ice cream sandwiches that Sis. Karen made for the second meeting we had. They consist of one sheet of graham crackers broke in half with a spoon of fat free cool whip in between them. Then I froze them and at them yesterday afternoon. Mmmmmm!!! They are sooooooo good!! And they are only 2 points.

I did end up using one of my flex points. I should do better now though....I got my wheat bread and my fat free milk. That will help with my points quite a bit.

I hope y'all have a great day on your journey. Thank you for coming by and taking this journey with me.

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

Monday, November 19, 2007


Welcome ladies to my new blog.

The Lord laid it on my heart to start this blog to encourage me and help me keep track of my progress on this journey I have begun to get God's temple back in shape. I will be keeping track of how my days go as each day goes by. I will share struggles I've had as well as victories the Lord has given me over temptations I have faced. I will strive to keep up with this blog faithfully although it will get hard at times due to health issues.

I pray you will find encouragement here and also feel free to leave comments sharing what you have experienced if you would like.

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