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, July 21, 2008

Oh Well...What Can I Say?

Well....I weighed yesterday morning to see how I was doing...yes I cheated. Weigh-in was today and I just needed to see if I was doing badly. Anyway....as of yesterday I had lost...even though it was a very small amount. This morning though I had gained 0.1 lbs. Not bad...especially concerning tomorrow is the day for my monthly visitor. But still...it isn't a loss. I seem to do worse after Sundays only because I can't devote the time to drinking my water like I need to. I truly believe that makes the difference. The only reason I had changed my weigh-in day was because I was forgetting to do it on Sunday mornings lately so I figured it would be best to move the day back a day. I know...it doesn't really matter which day I weigh on....and I know I'm placing too much emphasis on the numbers. But don't we all?

I pray you all are making progress and doing well. I guess in the grand scheme of things I'm still doing okay since I'm not gaining in large amounts. And when I gain I lose it right back...so I'm maintaining more than anything. And with all that I've had to deal with in our family lately....it has been very difficult.

Please pray for me as I pray for you!! We can do this!! Just drink that water!!

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

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sometimes It Gets So Frustrating!

Well....here we are in another week. I always dread stepping on those scales lately. Why....I don't know. Maybe because in my heart I know the numbers aren't going to be good. But sometimes I am pleasantly surprised. It is just taking so long to meet my next goal. I pray each week before stepping on the scales that the numbers will be good. I do know one thing....if the numbers don't show a loss...I have no one to blame but myself. It gets hard to eat the right way though when the food supply is running low and there isn't any money to get the right things to eat. But I have to say "Praise the Lord I have anything to eat at all". It just means I need to eat less of those things that aren't healthy or good for me to eat. That is the problem though. Do any of you face this problem? I'm sure you missionary wives have faced it at one time or another. And with prices going higher and higher at the pump and at the grocery store...it is getting harder and harder to fit the same amount of groceries within the same budget of money.

Please don't think I'm complaining. I am not meaning to come across that way. I am very thankful to have anything at all to eat. It just means an adjustment needs to be made. One thing I am thankful for though....water out of the tap is virtually free. Unless you drink as much as I do...but it is a drop in the bucket compared to having to buy bottled water. I'm thankful that I don't have to do that!!

My results this week were that I gained 0.7 lbs. which I know could be much worse...but I sure do like to see those losses. I really want to celebrate that 30 pound mark with an update picture. I'm oh so close!! I'm praying for each of you that visit my site and are on this weight-loss journey with me. Keep up the good work!! We really have done great in the grand scheme of things!!

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

Monday, July 7, 2008

Just A Little More

I couldn't believe it when I stepped on the scale this morning and found I had lost. I really thought after eating what I ate yesterday and not drinking my water that I like to and usually drink that I would have gained. We were out of town going to two different churches in Chickamauga, Georgia. That is 2 1/2 hours from home. We ate at Pizza Hut for lunch and then had ice cream for supper (I was still so full from lunch that all I wanted was an ice cream cone). I only had (maybe) 24 ounces of water instead of my usual 68 ounces. But I stepped on the scale this morning and had lost another 0.5 lbs. I'm only 0.1 lbs. away from my 30 lb. goal. I'm so close now!! And when I hit that 30 lb. goal I'm going to have another update picture taken to share with you.

I hope y'all had a good week with positive results. If you didn't don't give up!! I've sure had my share of roller-coaster rides with my weight-loss lately. Thanks be to God I haven't given up. It really does help to have that original picture taken when I first started my journey. I have it on the side of my refrigerator where I see it each time I approach the fridge. And that picture is so hideous that I can't help but keep going. If you don't have an original picture of what you looked like at the start to remind you of what you need to be doing in your weight-loss and encouraging you to keep going...then take one now and put it on your fridge!! It really is a great incentive.

Don't forget to drink that water!!

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