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, April 28, 2008

An Emotional Day....But Still A Loss

Yesterday was our last day at our church as pastor and his family. My husband stepped down as pastor to go into missions. We've been doing some deputation since March but haven't been able to do much with it since we had primary responsibility to the church my hubby pastored. It was emotional for us and for the people of the church as they are family to us and we love them very much. They hated to see us go but know that it is God's will for us to do this. Please pray for them as they begin to have preachers in to candidate for the position of pastor of Eagles View Baptist Church. God is faithful and He will provide just the right man for that church and for those people. It was not good-bye...it was simply see you later.

We are officially and solely missionaries now. We are excited about the future and what it holds for us in this ministry that God has called my husband to. God has blessed abundantly already. We have been in five churches so far and are at over 10% of our support. We are going to be in a lot more churches now that my hubby doesn't have the church and the people to focus on. We will be joining over at Bro. Joe Arthur's church this coming Sunday. We would go Wednesday night but my husband had already booked a meeting with another church a couple of months ago so we will be there instead. Please pray for Eagles View Baptist Church as they pray and seek God's will about their next pastor. Also pray for us as we begin this new and exciting journey that God has placed us on.

Now for the update on my weight-loss for this week. I lost 0.7 lbs. I was quite shocked actually. It is "the week before" and I usually gain a little bit. But I did drink my water like crazy so I'm sure that helped me out a lot. I hope to continue to keep up with that this week as well.

I pray you all had a great week with your journey to a healthier and thinner you. I have been praying for each of you!! I hope you've been praying for me as well. I sure do need it!! I know one thing....these last little over 3 lbs. that I have left to meet my next goal are harder to lose than the other pounds I've lost so far. But although I get frustrated with it at times the Lord reminds me of how far He's brought me so far with this. And when He does that I can't help but be thankful for what has been accomplished so far.

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What Can I Say?

Well....I can say that I didn't do too well last week. I ate things I shouldn't have and I didn't drink my water quite as faithfully as I should have or normally do. And because of that I gained 0.6 lbs. I know...you're gonna tell me that isn't that bad. But for me to have lost so well the three weeks previously and then to be shot down when I stepped on the scale this week was a bummer. But it was my fault. I can't blame anyone else. I didn't have to eat the things I ate that I shouldn't have and I could have let the Lord keep me from eating those things that were not the best things to eat.

I hope y'all did better than I did. I also need to get back to my exercise regime. With the unpacking being done and no need to be going up and down the stairs like I was...it is time to break out the Walking Away The Pounds dvd and get back to it.

Y'all keep up the good work on your end and I'll try to do better with the Lord's help this week.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Another Good Week

This week has found me continuing to get things set up in our new home and also doing some touch-up painting and little odds and ends like that. I have continued to do well with my eating and with drinking my water. My loss for this week was 1.6 lbs. Only 4.4 more pounds and I'll make my next goal. I'm so thankful to the Lord that I'm continuing to do well. Of course we have stairs in our house now and going up and down those several times a day is helping me I'm sure.

Our meeting at church went well yesterday. Everyone lost weight except for two ladies. Everyone exercised except for two ladies as well. The two that didn't exercise aren't the same two that didn't lose though. I'm enjoying our meetings together to encourage one another and to remind one another that we are praying for one another. That really does bring much comfort to know that others that are struggling with the same things are praying for one another.

I pray y'all did well this past week as well. Are you drinking your water like you should? I know I push that alot and y'all are probably tired of hearing it...but it really does make a difference.

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

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A New Blogger To Introduce You To

Hello everyone!! I wanted to leave a post introducing you ladies to a young lady that is in our church and is very close friends with my youngest daughter Michelle. Her name is Marcy and she has been on a journey to eating better and losing weight along with the rest of us at our church that are doing so. She has lost quite a bit of weight and I'm so proud of her.

She has started a blog to help her keep track of what she is doing with her weight-loss. I would appreciate it if you would go by and visit her and be an encouragement to her like you have been to me.

Thanks y'all!! I know it will be a blessing to her getting comments from you all.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Another Loss....Woohoo!!!

I know I don't always have losses to share but I sure like it when I do. I lost another 1.6 lbs this week. I really thought I would gain since it was "that week" but since it came on Thursday I guess I lost some by Sunday when I weighed-in. I'm feeling so much better. With all the moving and unpacking that I've done....it has been a great help. But I'm about to have to break out the Walking Away The Pounds dvd in order to get my exercise.

I'm so thankful that things are going as well as they are with my weight-loss. The Lord has truly helped me in every way. I am able to wear skirts that I haven't worn in a long time and my tops aren't as tight in the arms anymore. It feels so good to be able to say those things.

I pray your week was a productive one as well. If not...don't fret!! Just keep going. We all struggle!! I know I have. If it weren't for all of you and your prayers for me and encouragement that you have given...it would have been harder to do this than it has been. So for that I want to say a big THANK YOU!!!

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

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Boy Am I Getting Lots Of Exercise!!!

Hello all!! I pray y'all are having a great day and a wonderful week! I have gotten so much accomplished. I thank the Lord for the strength and energy to do it. He has truly enabled me and given me the proper mindset to do it. Every time I would begin to dread going up those stairs one more time I would think to myself "I sure can use the exercise!" and then I was able to do it and feel good about it. I am sore in my legs and in my backside...so that means I have been toning up in my trips up and down the stairs.

The house is looking just great and I'm so thankful for this beautiful home the Lord has provided for us. God is so much better to me than I deserve!!

If you are not having a productive week this week....don't get down and discouraged. Just keep going. The results will come....but we have to do our part. Eat right...don't overeat and drink that water!!!

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