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.)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Nothing To Report

I wasn't able to weigh in yesterday since I didn't go to church. Kristina has been running a fever since Thursday night and I've been taking care of her and making sure she takes her medicine when she is supposed to. We didn't get any sleep Saturday night due to her coughing and running the high fever. She is beginning to show signs of improvement though.

I drank my water last week like I needed to and am going to do my best to do so this week too. I pray all of you had a good week with good results. If not....don't give up!! Just keep do as you should and drink that water!!

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

Monday, February 18, 2008

Not Too Bad I Guess

Although I had a week full of sickness last week I still managed to drink my water. I had a couple of days that I didn't get it drank like I had wanted to but it didn't hurt too bad I guess. Weigh-in was yesterday and I still lost. I only lost .2 lbs but it was still a loss. It seems the closer I get to my first goal (only 1.7 lbs to go) the slower it is coming off. But then I'm not really staying away from the things I shouldn't. I am still eating those things that I want to eat just being sure not to eat beyond my point of satisfaction.

The whole point to my weight-loss this time around is to control my eating habits....or should I say let the Lord control my eating habits. This is a new way of eating for me and and healthier way of eating. I haven't counted "points" in several weeks now and I'm still losing. So that is encouraging. That tells me that I'm doing better with my way of eating and my portions. We can all lose weight if we will just eat till we are satisfied and DRINK OUR WATER!!

Sis. Karen (who heads up our group at church) has challenged each of us ladies to drink our water (8 glasses) each day and come back next Sunday and see how we did with our weight-loss. We will lose by eating less but we will lose more by drinking our water as well as eating less. Why don't you take this challenge with us starting today. Drink your 64-68 oz. of water each day this week and see how it helps you with your weight-loss.

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

Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm Telling You...It's In The Water!!

I'm not referring to expecting a baby since I'm not. But drinking our daily needed amount of water (64-68 oz.) really does make the difference. We must do this every day...not just one or two days.

The weeks that I've not drank my water like I should each day I've either gained or I've not lost as much as I could have. This past week I drank my full amount of water each day and when I weighed in yesterday (even though I ate more than I should have) I had lost 1.5 lbs. I was rather shocked that I lost at all. I really didn't do as well with my eating as I would have liked to have. But I'm telling you ladies...drinking that water is what has worked. Plus it makes you feel so much better. I love my diet sodas. And I will allow myself to have one once a week or so...but sodas make me feel so bloated afterwards. Water doesn't do that. Water is a good and natural cleanser for our bodies.

Sis. Marsheila goes to my church and we were talking yesterday about drinking water. She just does not like water. I have to say that I used to didn't either. I was always drinking unsweet tea (I know....that sounds gross to most of you but that is what I was raised on in the northern US) and sodas. But once I went on a weight-loss for the first time I made myself drink water. It was not easy to get used to but I prayed and asked the Lord to help me like it and now I LOVE to drink water. If I don't drink it like I should my body craves it. I told Sis. Marsheila to pray and ask the Lord to help her like it and she asked me if adding those packets of things like Crystal Lite and Propel packets would hurt anything. They will not hurt anything. Just make sure they are sugar free. Sugar is our enemy ladies!! So if you need to add something to your water to help you like it....go ahead. I have several bottles that have been emptied from my kids drinking gatorade and other such drinks that I washed and saved. They are good for filling with water and placing in the refrigerator for future use to add those packets in. Each packet gets added to 20 oz. of water. Or you can make 1/2 gallon pitchers of Crystal Lite in different flavors. Those are really good too for a change.

I pray you all did well this week. If you didn't then don't be too hard on yourself...just strive to do better (with the Lord's help of course) this week. We can do this ladies...if we set our hearts and minds to it!!

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

Thursday, February 7, 2008

It's Flu Season

I was checking the weather.com flu report for the United States and noticed that our state is at the regional level. That is one away from the top which is widespread. I was at the drug store the other day filling Michelle's prescription and the parking lot was almost full and inside I found several getting prescriptions filled and others in the flu and cold medicine aisle. I guess the flu has hit our area....and now I have it. The night before last I had a bad sore throat and then woke up with it yesterday then began to have body aches all day yesterday. I finally got a headache and fever about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Today I still have the body aches and feel really fatigued. On top of that I'm due to have my female issues to hit me today or tomorrow.

I drank LOTS of water yesterday and even ate better than I thought I would. I'm sure not getting up and moving around at all hindered my calorie burning. I have yet to get my exercising done this week...and now I don't even feel like it. I'd probably pass out if I tried. I'm praying this week will not be a total failure.

I pray you all are having a better week and a more successful week. If you aren't so far...then start today!! Don't let the entire week be a failure. Turn that failure to victory with Christ as your helper.

Love and prayers are going up for you all!!

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

Monday, February 4, 2008

Another Loss

This has been a tough week. I've been stressing a lot over a few things and when I stress....I eat!! I didn't drink my water like I was supposed to either. I have got to get that going.

But even with all that I've been through this week and didn't really watch myself real well....I still lost 1.7 lbs. So I lost that pound I gained last week and then a little more. I was quite shocked and very pleased.

I want to thank each of you for your prayers for me and my family. And I want you all to know that although I don't come and visit your blogs lately like I was....I still pray for each of you. I hope to be back to my normal routine this week. Although my female issues will have me down the latter part of this week.

I pray y'all had a good week with your way of eating and that you had positive results. If you didn't...don't get discouraged...just keep going and keep trying and keep PRAYING!! Our results are up to God anyway. Yes....it is our choice whether we eat those things we shouldn't and it is our choice to drink our water....but He is the One Who will help us accomplish those things. So don't leave Him out of it!!

I love you all and appreciate your love and support for me on this journey to a healthier me!!

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