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, 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."