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There's something to be said

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

when you have a joy in your heart. The week could have been better, but there's just a joy in having thanks for the things that are in your life. I have been reading "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp, and her perspective is refreshing. It is especially refreshing when I have been looking at things more than things but with thanks.

I want to lose weight, but I have to say that the drive that I had when I did it the first time was... selfish. I want to do it this time to give thanks for the body that God fashioned for me. It's not about the final number, but the joy and contentment that comes with self. I feel that now, but knowing that I am taking care of my body for God's glory brings a whole new level of joy.

I have joy, but I want the next level. I am devoted to God's honor. Joy!

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SUSIEMT 3/29/2011 6:02PM

    Thank you I enjoyed this blog! I know that God is pleased with me for finally taking care of his temple.

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JMMANGEL 3/5/2011 5:01PM

  Each moment is a gift; whether we are large or small.

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RAINBOWMF 3/5/2011 9:00AM

    I am struggling to remove weight AGAIN, so I am searching the reason why it is so hard this time too.

Thanks for the blog! Joy, I must find it.

Hugs Mary

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JENRYAN9278 1/27/2011 6:32AM

    emoticon Amen!

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    What a good reminder.

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Hunger is not there

Friday, January 21, 2011

We have had a stressful week. Being in the ministry there is one thing that I have learned, when someone has a problem it doesn't matter what else is going on in that minister's life their problem should be a first priority.

Call ASAP, we need to talk ASAP, what should is ASAP?

People aren't in the business for the answer, "well, you should be in prayer over it as will I." People want this is what you should do and it will make it all better. Even a DR can't work like that. With that being sad... my appetite has diminished. The past two days have been a struggle to get to my calories. Both days my calories have not reached passed 800 cals before dinner. This is unlike me. I have eaten. Fruit salads, bagel with peanut butter, turkey sandwiches, etc. However, I'm just not hungry.

My mind is spiraling with thoughts, prayer... people knowingly picking the worst path possible. It's exhausting. No, I can't fix them and their decisions, but their decisions are so detestable... I'm just not hungry.

It's almost like a fasting period at the moment. Diving into scripture has been my only thing at the moment. So... like last night I will eat a big dinner. The effort to eat during the day has been made:

Looks good. I just couldn't eat more than half. Sigh. The pastor will be back tomorrow, and I couldn't be happier. This week proved that I prefer being the youth pastor's wife not the head pastor's. =)

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MAGIC10FINGERS 1/21/2011 5:49PM

    I'm sure it must be a very demanding role on both parts. Oh my, that's a scrumptious looking fruit salad. Not sure stress of any kind would have kept me from eating that! LOL! Hopefully this next wk will be less stressful & your normal eating habits will resume.

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I got nothin'

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I wish that there was something interesting to say, but really there isn't. This weight loss journey can get... boring... redundant... not bad just not something exciting to share. I think that's what makes it hard. It's not like when you eat you get full, or when you go and bungee jump. That instant thrill and gratification. Weight loss is not a sprint but a marathon that only shows it's results over time and for some (many) a long long time.

sigh... down another pound... 56 to go.

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MAGIC10FINGERS 1/20/2011 4:32PM

    emoticon on being a lb down!

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JEAN111766 1/19/2011 1:06PM

    Hey! that one pound is like 4 sticks of butter off of your internal organs!!! Keep the visual!!! It is working for me ;)


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BECKTY 1/19/2011 10:43AM

    Another pound is awesome! Keep doing what you're doing.

Yes, I can see where it does get kind of boring after a while. But I think that's true of anything in life. You just have to work through this spell and it'll get better. emoticon

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Eating away your emotions

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Isn't it what many of us do? We get stressed, we eat. Why the topic? Because today has been one of the worst days as a youth pastor's wife. I would love to scarf down pasta. Today is also the day I began my pride in womanhood. I would love to scarf down a whole bag of mini Reeses. However, I'm not going to today. Instead I eat at Subway, and... just breathe through this anger, this feeling of exhaustion... sigh.

Emotionally eating is a danger zone. Breathe through these bouts. I can't give you a miracle pill to make it stop or make the urge stop. I may fail next time, but I will try not to. I will try to breathe through it.

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MAGIC10FINGERS 1/17/2011 4:55PM

    AWESOME U got thru it. U are right, next time hasn't happened yet, so why worry about it. Just rejoice in getting thru it the right way, 2day.

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B4ITZ2LATE 1/17/2011 2:28PM

    Kim Bensen calls that throwing the ball out, meaning throwing the desire to eat out of your head. I have those "fights" in my head all the time.. I want chips, or pizza or whatever. The great thing is, you resisted!!! You didn't give in to temptation and that is so HUGE!!!!!! Pat yourself on the back for making a really GREAT choice, and for doing something VERY Positive for yourself! Hopefully you can remember this the next battle, and win that one, too!

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MOMOFBOYS 1/17/2011 9:06AM

    Good for you! emoticon

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Love Support: Hubby makin' Breakfast

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Last night was my indulge night. What made these two dishes high in calories was the use of cheeses, and cream. It was the Pasta Primavera and Garlic Cheese Bread from The Pioneer Woman. The Pasta said it was for a serving of four, but there is no way. It was a dish for at least 6-8. Here are the two dishes.

The bread is what will kill you, a serving was more than pasta, but it was AWESOME! Also, last night I made the chicken salad (from the same place) for my lunch today.

So, busy cooking last night, Reson woke up with Luk and cooked my breakfast. He made me an omelet, but did give me less servings than what I use so it may not be 204 calories. It was yummy. Reson has been such an amazing support to me. It doesn't matter if I'm at my laziest and heaviest, or fittest and go-go ready. He is an amazing man. He knows how to cook healthy (after my first weight loss, which I noticed helped him lose some), and he gives me great protection. He helps me plan meals and days like today. Blessed beyond what I deserve, and I am grateful. Well, I must go. Pray I make it through the day thousands of teens in the St. Pete Forum rockin' out to some awesome Christian Bands... yea, I can't wait. It's the drive over with my kiddos rockin' the car back and forth that needs my sanity. Just kidding. I love those guys!

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MAGIC10FINGERS 1/15/2011 9:56PM

    All look amazing! Yummy! The pasta dish? Would have fed only 2 people in my house! What ever they say 1 serving is, is 1/2 a serving for my guys! LOL!

Hope U had a great time @ the concert!

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