Friday, May 28, 2010

Come On Weekend!!!

I haven't posted in a while. It's been hectic with all the end of school schedules. Plus the screen on my laptop is broken and its hard to see the screen. The girls are finally out of school for the summer (Thank God) and are enjoying every bit of it.

As far as my weight loss efforts, I had a small hiccup in the road but I'm back on full force. My rules that I'm following for weight loss are:

1 - When I'm hungry, eat

2 - EAT WHAT YOU WANT, not what you think you should (I listen to my lately I've been eating a lot healthier because I listen to my body)

3 - Eat CONSCIOUSLY (not in front of the tv/computer, etc) and enjoy every mouthfull...put your fork/spoon/sandwich down between each bite (I still have a little trouble eating consciously at putting down the fork, etc. I have no trouble with)

4 - When you think you are full, STOP eating

These are the rules I follow and so far, when I stick to eating this way I lose up to 1-3lbs a day. Now when I fall off, you can gain 1-3lbs back a day. I seem to be in a rut that I lose really good through the week and then on the weekends I fall off and gain 1-6lbs back & then I'm back to square one all over again. So it's like I'm riding my bike up a hill and I'm doing good then the weekend hits & I slide/slip and lose my ground and I'm back at the bottom of the hill where I started a week ago. However with Gods, help, lots of encouragement, Johnathan and Hannah helping, reporting in weekly to the WLW (Weight Loss Wednesdays ), and having a goal...I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. One scripture that God has constantly brought across my path has been Ecclesiastes 4:12: "A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braded cord is not easily broken." (NLT).

With God all things are possible. My short term specific goal is to lose 52lbs (which would put me at 275lbs) before we go on vacation or to loose as much weight as I can before we leave. I've already lost 12 I'm just taking it one day at time. :-) If I don't get a chance to report in, have an awesome, SAFE holiday!

Much Love

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Post for Tuesday!

I did pretty good yesterday. I ate a lot of healthly things and didn't over eat. I even made a good choice to "not have" a bedtime snack. Which the snack was going to be kudos to me for saying no!!! I didn't get to exercise at all yesterday but I got a lot of things done. I cooked dinner, did a load of dishes, laundry, folded/hung-up 2-3 baskets of laundry (something that's needed to be done for a month now...yes I'm that far behind), made a batch of homemade laundry soap w/Johnathans help (which is very easy to make & very cheap to make), read to the girls & got them in bed. All in all I think I did more last night then I've done in a month. It felt very rewarding! I'll be glad to get the house back in order.

Getting back to Business

So here I am "starting over" AGAIN!! I haven't posted for a while. It's been a LONG few weeks. Thank God spring soccer season is over with. Maybe our lives can get some what normal again. Maybe I can actually get my laundry all washed up and my house clean! That's my goal before the girls get out of school!!

My eating habits have really been terrible here lately. I've over ate a lot more than I should've, stopped exercising and practically "gave up"on my weightloss. I hate when I start feeling that way! I get this feeling that I'll be "fat" for the rest of my life or I guess this is how God made me. Then the Holy Spirit spoke to me that "God will never leave me nor forsake me", I was made for more, "Gods strength is made perfect in my weakness...for when I'm weak He is strong", "..Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest". I then read the passage Hebrews 6:12-20 mainly focusing on verses 17-19 (Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath. This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us]. [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it--a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil...)
God knew I was in my lowest of lows. He met me in my weakest, my downfall.

You knew me before I was born. You formed me in my mothers womb and set in me the course of my life. You know when I'm at my weakest. I pray for your strength to help me through today and each day as I daily take captive the desires of my flesh to over eat. I pray that you'll give me strengh as I overcome the need to want to over eat. Help me put food back in it's place where I can put you first place in my life. Lord, your strength is made perfect in my weakness. Thank you Jesus for the wonderful things you have in store for me. I love you Jesus, I love you Father God, I love you Holy Spirit..AMEN!