Friday, December 30, 2011


Its FRIDAY and we have a long weekend ahead of us. Me and my hubby are sneaking away for the weekend and I am really looking forward to it. Did I mention this is the first time we have ever done something together on New Years Eve?? :) Crazy I know.

I worked out last night again and felt pretty good about it when I was finished. I plan on making sure I make it to the fitness center in the hotel this weekend and stay on track even though we are out and about. I know most of the places around town will have their low cal meals marked so I will look for these types of meals. I may indulge in a treat and if I do then so be it. I will just have to work it off at the gym. This is not me giving myself an open pass to eat crap all weekend!

Anyways, I hope everyone is having a great week and continues to stay on track and move forward to a better you!

"For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted." Hebrews 2:18


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Burn Baby Burn

Last night was my first workout in the gym since July when a friend literally made me go with her. I have to admit it was awesome and I cant believe that I forgot how much I enjoyed working out. It makes you feel great and motivates you to push your self a little further. I hope that I continue to have the desire to be healthy and work hard at achieving it. I will continue to pray daily for the desire and a good attitude.

This was when I hit 60 minutes and my cool down began. I did a varying incline between 2.5-4.0 and speed between 2.5-4.5.

I am feeling pretty good today except for a little discomfort in my hip, but I think that will work its self out.

The kids are gone for the next 5 days so Jon I are going to get away for the weekend and enjoy each other for a change. I made sure to get a hotel that has a fitness center though so I can still get a workout in.

On another note real quick, WATER has become my new addiction. I am even finding my self skipping my 2nd cup of coffee in the morning and filling up my water bottle instead and I LOVE coffee!

Today is a new day and it will be an amazing day!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This & That

Not to get myself to worked up but I am seriously pumped! Last night me and the kids played Wii Just Dance 2 and we had so much fun. I am pretty sure they are now convinced to buy it with gift cards they received for Christmas. Plus for this momma for sure! My hubby and I agreed that we would turn our gym memberships back on so I plan to hit the gym tonight after I get back from taking the kids to their grandma's house.

I want to set small goals for myself with rewards for when I accomplish them. So here are a few goals and rewards to get me started.

10lbs--Manicure & Pedicure
20lbs--Digital Scale
30lbs--Heart Rate Monitor
40lbs--Running Shoes
50lbs--Spa Day **The Works**
60lbs--New Outfit **Head to Toe**
70lbs--Vacation with my Hubby!!

I haven't ran these by the hubby, but I think it will be ok. :) At least this is what my plans look like.

A yummy snack that I had today and wanted to share was a red gala apple sprinkled with cinnamon. It was so yummy, it tasted like an apple pie!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Another day

My family and I had a great Christmas this year and I am so thankful for that. We were able to enjoy one another with out any major drama and only a little bit of competitiveness around the game tables. My kids were able to help pick out gifts for less fortunate kids in our church and see the excitement on their face when we delivered them. We were able to give a thoughtful gift to an elderly neighbor and see the tears of joy and thanks she had for such a small thing. My girls were able to help make gifts this year for family and friends and really enjoyed seeing how much the gifts were liked. My youngest daughter was able to share thoughtful spiritual moments with my oldest who is really starting to question salvation. My prayer for this next year would be that we are all able to share moments with her and she would be able to accept the ultimate gift by next Christmas.

This is some of the good that happened over the last few days, the bad is I was weak. I was like an uncontrollable toddler. Ok, so it wasn't that bad but I didn't have the self control that I wanted. I started out good by just watching my portions at each meal. Then I went out shopping yesterday and completely fell off the wagon. I had fast food for breakfast and lunch then a Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte, that was amazing by the way. The down side to all of this is that I feel horrible today. My stomach is hurting and I have a migraine. My body had already made the transition from bad, greasy, starchy foods to good, healthy meals and now it is freaking out.

Today is another day and I will ask God to give me the strength and desires to be healthy once again. Feeling yucky is one of the hardest times for me to be my best. I alone am not a strong person but I know that God can give me the strength to be strong.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Parties!!

It is that time of year and as we all know temptations are every where! How am I supposed to resist the urge to enjoy those yummy cookies, cake, pie, fudge and the list goes on? We are having our company Christmas lunch today and I am praying that I will be able to enjoy it without over eating and then feeling horrible about it. I am going to remember that the food on the table is only to give my body the nutrients it needs to continue on with my day.

I will practice self control today and all days!

Lord, please change my desires for food into a need and not just a want that will damage me. Amen


P.S. I bought a pair of pants last night at Beall's and I have to return them for a smaller size. Yea!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Filling In the Holes

Today makes 6 days since I started down this trail again. I feel good, I have more energy already and I have lost 5 pounds. I haven’t started working out yet but I plan on it. I am keeping up with all of my calories on and it has been so much easier than a food journal.

I have been able to look at food for what it is nutrient for my body to continue to function properly. Not as a substance that I am going to abuse and be a slave to. That’s what we do when we can’t control ourselves around it, when it consumes our lives daily. I don’t want to be an addict to food just like I don’t want to be an addict to drugs or anything else that will harm my body.

I have known several people through the years that were addicts to other things and I have watched it destroy their lives. As I am sitting here writing this out it is being made even clearer to me. I think to myself what makes my food addiction any different than a drug, alcohol or tobacco addiction to the unsaved person seeing me. If an unsaved person was looking at my life and saw that I was over weight due to my own choice's what kind of testimony is that showing? Do they see that I am filling myself with unneeded and unhealthy food when I am trying to teach them about a God that can and will fill all the holes in there heart and needs in there life. Isn’t that what I am doing when I decide I need that late night ice cream or extra serving? I have been trying to fill the holes in my heart with comfort, except I was searching in the fridge instead of in God. 

I don’t want to be the kind of person that makes someone else turn away from God because of my actions. We are all accountable to God for our own actions and I want mine to be glorious to Him.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

M.I.A for 200 days

I'm not sure where the time has gone but I looked in the mirror recently and realized it has gone and my previous goals had been taken with it.

I am not going to set a number to lose but I want to be healthy and feel good inside and out. I have been starting every day with a prayer for God to change my desires and my attitude daily. I am flesh, he is God, I can not do anything without him leading me.

I can honestly say that part of my M.I.A time was spent in the valley and I was content in the monotony of that daily. I was given some counsel by a friend not long ago that told me the changes I want for my family must first start with me. This was not exactly what I wanted to hear from her but I have accepted the responsibility that if I want my girls and life to be different than what I have been taught I must change it. I have not broken free of all the bondage life has placed on me but I will give myself to God daily and ask him to remove the bondage from me.

If you are reading this post I ask that you please pray for me to have the strength, desire, attitude and obedience to be steadfast in what God ask of me.