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.)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Knew It Would Happen

I didn't want it to happen but it did. I gained 1 lb this week. I was hoping to lose since I did so much running around and didn't eat much in the last week before the wedding. But I also didn't drink much water. I am a firm believer that drinking the needed amount of water is vital. Drinking one glass a day is not going to get it done. So guess what I'm doing today? I'm drinking my water like crazy!!

I pray y'all did better than I did this past week. I sure do hope to do better this week. We'll see though.

Have a great week and trust God and ask Him to help you with your eating this week.

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

Monday, January 21, 2008

A New Week & A Busy One....

Wedding plans are in full swing here and so far I'm doing okay. I'm not eating much...partly because of being so busy that I just haven't taken time to do that and partly because my nerves are beginning to act up a bit. I'm really praying and asking the Lord to help me with my nerves. I don't want to be a bundle of nerves and be sick to my stomach as a result.

Last week didn't allow me for much posting on any of my blogs. For that I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know you are coming by to check on things and there isn't anything new to read. I will tell you today that at weigh-in yesterday I had lost 3.2 lbs. for last week. I really didn't watch what I ate. We had three showers between Friday night and Saturday night for Jessica and Ronnie. And at showers you know there is always cake and other goodies. So I didn't eat really healthy...but I guess I didn't eat enough to have gained. I really do need to do better with my water intake though. I haven't been.

I'm not sure I'll be posting anything the rest of this week. I'm working on Jessica's wedding veil today and then I have a secret project that I'm working on tomorrow and then I have Ronnie's bedroom to help him get packed up and his laundry to get all washed and then help him pack his bag for his honeymoon. I'll just pack the main things and I'm sure he'll add his own little things to it to take with him. So please pray for all of us. The rehearsal will be Friday evening at 7:30pm and the wedding will be Saturday at 2:30pm.

Have a great week....and I will be praying for each of you till I return next week!!

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I Know...It's Tuesday

It's Tuesday and I haven't updated either of my blogs this week. I've been down with female issues (as usual) and just haven't been able to sit at the computer till now. I thought I'd update on my week so far.

I guess you can figure how I've been feeling. Till today I've been feeling pretty poorly. I haven't been eating much at all. I never really have much of an appetite during this time. So this time isn't any different. I did manage to weigh-in Sunday. Not at church...but since we live right behind the church I had my daughter bring me the scale so I could weigh. I gained .4 lbs this week. I guess it could have been worse since I usually gain 5 lbs or so.

I am enjoying my workout too. I'm finding that I'm getting more energy with my workout and also with my everyday goings on. I really like that!! I will try to update again in a day or so. Things are beginning to get hectic with preparations for the bridal shower and the wedding. So I'm not sure how much I'll be able to update. But I'll try. Just know that if I don't get to it is because there is so much to do. I pray y'all are having a great week!!

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

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Not Too Bad

Yesterday wasn't too bad with my eating. In fact...I did pretty good. I have got to get better at eating earlier in the day though. I have just been so busy doing this and that and I haven't been taking that time to eat. When my daughter was at the neurologist's office the doctor was telling Michelle how important it is for us to eat breakfast. It is said to get us going for the day and to give our metabolism the boost it needs for the day. So breakfast is very important. Not to mention that breakfast is to break the fast of not having anything in our body for so many hours in the night. So it helps get everything going and functioning properly. I am just not good with breakfast. I am good about eating it but by the time I eat it...its no longer breakfast. It's more like lunch or brunch...LOL!!

I hope all y'all are doing well so far this week. I told the Lord I was determined that I was going to lose weight again this week. And He is going to be the One to help me do it. He is allowing tests to come my way in the way of trials and other such things to see how I respond to them. It used to be that I'd either do one of two things....I'd either stuff myself and feast on sweets to soothe my troubles of I would starve myself. I'm trying to turn to the Lord and let Him control my responses.

He is there to turn to....are you turning to Him in this area? I pray you are!!

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

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What A Busy Day!!

Yesterday was such a busy day. I worked on our wedding invitation list to get it finished up for Jessica to have to do the invitations for the wedding. Then I had to finish planning the bridal shower. Since it is coming up next Saturday (wow...that is soon!!) and I won't be able to do anything for a few days later this week I had to finish up what I'd need for a menu and games and such. I got all of that completed and went to get the girls' shoes for the wedding.

I didn't eat much yesterday during the day. It wasn't till last night that I got hungry and ate. I know...that isn't healthy. But when you are rushing around it is hard to stop and do what you are supposed to do.

I'm really bloated today and feel very heavy. I'm sure you ladies know how that is. Anyway...I'm going to push drinking the water today and try to get in at least a 30 minute walk workout.

I pray all of you are doing well with your journey this week. Don't forget to trust the Lord to help you!

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

Sunday, January 6, 2008

I'm Still In Shock!!

I really thought weigh-in today was going to be bad. Although I had two days of workout with my dvd that I would have had a bad week. There were Reeses Peanut Butter Cups in the house this week and I love those!! I didn't overdo it with them...but I didn't really need the ones that I ate. Although I had those though...I still lost 4.5 lbs. this week. I was shocked!! I also woke up really bloated today. I'm so thankful for the encouragement that the Lord gave me with the weight-loss this week. I only pray this week is as good. When I approach "the week before" I usually crave chocolate really bad. That is the stage I am in now. I have failed many times this week to obey the Lord with my eating (of course some of those times were the times with the peanut butter cups...LOL). I pray I'll do better with that this week.

I've also failed to call Sis. Karen and let her pray with me and be a blessing to me when I faced those times as well. She has told each of us ladies that she is there no matter what time of day or night. The problem is that I have let myself not call when I needed to in fear of disturbing her. She told us AGAIN this afternoon to make sure we call her. She is such a blessing to each of us ladies!! She is such an encourager and a help to us with her devotions that the Lord gives her each week. I for one thank God for her and her willingness to be there for us. Now if we would only do our part in let her help us like she has asked us to.

I pray each of you have a great day Monday and that you turn to the Lord in those times of temptation. He wants us to you know. So why don't we? I tell you why...PRIDE!! We think we can handle it on our own. If truth be known...we CAN'T do it on our own!! We have got to have Him and His strength to do this.

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

Friday, January 4, 2008

I Skipped Two Meals Today

I did not skip two meals on purpose. I meant to eat breakfast but just got started on laundry and things without even thinking twice about it. Then it was time to leave to take Michelle to her neurology appointment and we were gone during lunch time. We got home just in time for me to cook supper. I've done well today with my eating as far as my "Blessings" are concerned. I'm sure my metabolism needed a boost by me eating more but unfortunately that didn't happen today. I also didn't get any exercise done. I wanted to but it just didn't happen. Now I won't get a chance until Monday or Tuesday.

I pray y'all did well today. I hope to do better tomorrow.

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

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I Finally Got Started

Yesterday was a pretty good day. I didn't do too bad with my eating and I got started on my exercise. For Christmas I got a "Walk Away Pounds" dvd from my parents'-in-law. I did the 4-mile walk on it. It is a 60 minute workout where I do nothing but walk. But it changes up the walk by implementing other moves in the walk. It gave me a good workout and I felt so good once I was finished. And I feel better today as well. I plan to do the shorter walk today. I don't want to do the same walk every day. So I will change it up. I don't have anyone to walk with so this way is much better for me. Plus...I can walk when it is raining and when it is freezing cold outside like it is today. I do this walk in the warmth and comfort of my own living room. I recommend the dvd.

To get the one I have just click on the title of the dvd above. I highly recommend it. It is for all ages. There is even a man in his 70s that is doing the workout on the dvd.

I pray all of you are doing well so far this year. If you aren't....purpose in your heart to start today with prayer and help from the Lord. That is the only way we can do this....is with the help of the Lord!!

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

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

It's A New Day And A New Year

Happy New Year to each of you!! It is hard to believe it is 2008. I failed in so many years in 2007...but this is a new day and a new year. We must all strive to not fail the Lord in all areas in our lives this year. I know we will fail Him. We'll fail Him in our walk with Him and we'll fail Him and ourselves in our journey to the healthier and thinner person that God wants us to be.

I have failed this past week in my weight-loss. Last week I gained 3.1 pounds. Yes...I ate too many iced sugar cookies. They were here and I love them and no one else was eating them...so to keep them from going to waste...I ate them!! I know...it was a bad week of choices and not turning to the Lord in those times of temptation. And this week will be tough because I am bloated due to my female issues. But I can (with the help of the Lord if I let Him) make it less than it would normally have been had I not trusted Him in those times of temptation that will no doubt come.

I pray y'all did better than I did. But whether you failed or succeeded last week and last year....we can strive to do better this year. Let's all get closer to the Lord in all areas of our lives this year and let Him help us with our journey to being more thin and healthy this year.

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