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."


BEGINNING WEIGHT (220.6 lbs.)
CURRENT WEIGHT (183.0 lbs.)
AMOUNT OF LOSS SO FAR (37.6 lbs.)
RESULTS THIS WEEK (-3.7 lbs.)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I'm Sorry For The Absence

I know I have been away for a while. I didn't realize how long until I recorded my results this morning and noticed the last date I recorded on. It has been over a month now. I'm so sorry!!

I have been going through some very dark times in the past couple of months. I had given up on my weight-loss and had given up on other things and other people. I had let my walk with the Lord slip and for that I am most shameful. The burdens I've been carrying have become so heavy that I fell beneath the weight. Things are some better in one of the trials but the other two are still dark and ongoing. The one trial concerns my brother's death as you may know. The second one concerns our youngest daughter and something that has happened to her as well as some bad choices she has been making lately. The last trial concerns my husband's employment status. The devil has tried his best to get into this family...and at times I've even thought he succeeded. But that is only because I had let my guard down.

I haven't been really working at my weight-loss. But I've felt lately like I needed to get back to it and get back to encouraging you all to drink your water...LOL!! I have not stopped that. That is the one thing I just can't seem to get away from. I love water and my body craves it if I don't drink it like I normally do. I've lost over 3 lbs since I posted last and am the lowest weight I've been in years. For that I'm thankful.

I pray you all are doing well with your weight-loss. My best friend Shelly (who does not have a blog but I'm trying to encourage her to start one) has been doing WW for the past several weeks and has lost so much weight that she has been able to have her blood pressure meds reduced. We are so excited about this!! When we lose the weight...it affects our health and makes us feel much better. Congratulations Shelly!! I'm so proud of you!!

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

Thank you to all of you who have continued to visit here and comment on my last post. You are the reason I even continue with this blog.

6 comments:

A Note From Theresa said...

I just want to say that you are not alone in battles. Yes ours are different but we all have them. Mine has to do with the fact that I feel so alone. I'm not, but I can't shake this feeling of loneliness.

I have not drank any water, maybe if I had I would have had a weight loss to report ;-)

Love and Prayers (((Hugs)))

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Theresa...You are right. We all do have battles. I have felt lonely in the midst of my trials too. But I'm reminded that I'm never alone. Others may forsake me at times...but God never forsakes me.

Don't forsake the Lord in the midst of this lonely time you are experiencing Sister! He has not forsaken you.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie, I am so glad that you are back posting. I sure hope I make it sooner or later. I am hoping to get some answers at the Dr's. office tomorrow. I have not been doing very good with the water either. You look so nice in your picture, I am very happy for you. connie

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Connie...Thank you so much. I'm so glad to be back. I hope all goes well at the dr. I'm praying for you!!

Love you!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie, you have been on my mind and in my prayers. I pray the load is a bit lighter today than yesterday. If you find that it takes a while just keep your eyes on the Lord and Keep your faith strong. I know at times it gets so hard but when it is too hard the Saviour will carry you. I promise He will, He has me in times past. Just don't give up and keep your mind on postive things things that are uplifting and encourageing. There are so many things in this life that we can do nothing about so we just have to walk the road but at the end , we are stronger and ready for the next test. God bless you and I am praying. connie from texas

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Thank you for your sweet note on myfacebook. It was such a blessing as you always are to me. Don't get to boged down, this too shall pass, honest it will. Take care and know that you are loved and respected. connie