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Distractions

Sunday, January 27, 2008

When you have a goal right in front of you, distractions come to sway you in another direction. No matter what you may be moving towards, that enemy distraction will show it's ugly head. We all want to be successful in this journey that we are on. We want to be loved too. Sometimes we jump at the first attention that comes our way and then boom we have made the biggest mistake of our lives. I admit that I was swayed by a Distraction. I was lied to by this distraction and I am hurt by where my heart went with this distractions. Distraction fed my heart with all that I desired to hear and I planned to grow old with that distraction. I planned. God did not plan it. I had to repent to my Father for making bad choices when He was working in my life for good. He put me on this journey and He wants me to be successful in this journey and in every area of my life. It can be hard to let go of a Distraction, even though it was not good for you. Well, maybe in some ways but not all the ways that it should have been. God does not do anything halfway. Distractions get us on a road that is not filled with His desire for our lives. We snap and realize that this is not right. This is not His Will for my life. What have I done? What am I doing? My focus must be straight on. I have to reach my goals for my life and I can't take any more detours. I want a Crown of Glory for righteousness. I want to weigh 145 pounds. I thought emotional eating was gone, but it has tried to pop it's ugly head up too. But I know I have NOW VICTORY! God is in control. I am focused. I will stay focused. All Distractions must go. This is my year of New Beginnings!

  
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PRAISEGODIMFIT 1/28/2008 9:49AM

    Ciera.
I am glad you are back on track. I am an emotional eater and it is a day by day maintenance. Keep your eyes on God and He will get you through. I have been on this journey for 1 year and 6 months--I still get caught by ED (Eating Demon), which comes from emotional eating. So, don't get discouraged when he rears his head. Learn from it and go on. Keep up the good work.

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QUEEND1969 1/27/2008 9:52PM

    Amen my sister. I know this Christian journey isn'ts easy. BUT GOD! He loves a repentant heart and spirit. Continue to walk in your forgiveness, don't look back. Remember you have a crown waiting for you on the other side. It's called eternal life. Prayed for you. Stay Blessed.

Psalms 1: 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

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QUEEND1969 1/27/2008 9:50PM

    Amen Sister. It's not easy this Christian journey. But God loves a repentant heart/spirit. You are in my prayers. May you continue to heal, cry if you have to, and know that Jesus loves you always.

Now let's continue on, and make HIM proud. Hugs to you

Psalms 1: 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

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Supernatural Trainer

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I thank M3 for reminding me to blog.

I have not blogged since October and I should be ashamed of myself. God has forgiven me. He is my trainer and as you can see, His way works. I prayed a couple of months after I joined SP and gave my appetite and all those bad food habits that I had to Father. And that's Who He is to me. That's when success begin to happen for me. First, I had to have patience because I knew this weight would not come off overnight. Although I wanted it to. Don't we all?

Before the end of 2007 I had lost 33 pounds. That was a miracle from Father. My appetite is in control. Of course, I am tempted to eat foods I should not and sometimes I give in, but I don't do this as a practice. Sometimes you can treat yourself, but you should make sure you are in control and will not go overboard. Another thing I learned was to take control of food and not allow it to control me. Bad things happen in our lives, but food does not change those bad things. When I look to food for comfort, that is like telling Jesus that He can't give me the comfort I need. There is no Peace and Comfort like the One Who is Peace and Comfort...Jesus. I could not have made it this far without Him in my life. I speak with Him all the day long and share the victories that He has allowed me. I smile as I type because I am happy with God as my Trainer.

He has given me strength to finish a kickboxing workout, when I wanted to stop. He has guided me up 3 flights of stairs when I wanted to stay in the car instead. He has put the willpower in me to continue on this journey so that I can meet my goals. I have so much I need to give to this world and I want it to give the best me I can be. God is faithful and He promised me that He would never leave me nor forsake me. He is true to His Word.

I love to workout. It invigorates me. Gives me the desire to go on and do even more. Kickboxing has been one of the hardest workouts I have ever done, but it is worth it. According to Spark's Fitness Tracker a 30 min KB workout burns 450 calories. I think the more you weigh the more calories you burn. So I desire to burn the most calories at one workout. Strength training has also played an important role in my current success. I plan to expand on it during 2008 because I have alot of places that need toning up.

This is just a start of what I have to say. I also credit this site that is covered by God's Favor, for helping me to decide that I don't have to stay overweight if I did not want to. I do not want to. I can just taste that size 10 jeans. LOL For the longest I wanted to wear a size 10. 2008 will be that year. This journey is so fulfilling when you see results. Anyone who makes up their mind to take off the weight and stand firm, they can and will do it. It's according to your pace. This is not a race. Everyone is different.

Do like I do, don't give up. Keep working out and eat within your range. Success is right at arm's length. This is the best site filled with caring people who really desire to help each other succeed. That's awesome. Just like my Father. Praise the Lord for His Goodness to the children of men!

Deborah

  
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VEENS1 1/30/2008 2:36PM

    Thanks for this message. My trainer is Jesus. I wondered if anyone else had Him as a trainer. You are the first one that has testified. God bless you and may your journey and walk with Him be blessed.

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PRAISEGODIMFIT 1/9/2008 4:23PM

    I was bought here through M3s page. Your testimony is awesome. I will always remember that God is my trainer. I don't need to look any further. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. I has truly strengthened me. God is all over you and this blog. May He continue to bless you.

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M3NOMOFAT 1/9/2008 3:01PM

    Wow! I wanted you to blog for your benefit and to keep you in touch with yourself. I had no idea what a powerful witness your words would be to me! Thanks for your transparency. I am going to print this and keep it at hand to encourage me. I hope everyone on this site can see this. It is that powerful...
Bless you beautiful Queen,
m3

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I Lost 7 Pounds!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Weight loss can be one of the most frustrating decisions a woman chooses to do in her life. So many times we want the quick fix because we fail to remember that it took time for the weight to accumilate on our bodies. We fight with ourselves and become even more frustrated, so...we eat. We eat again. And we eat some more. Then the next morning you wake up and look in the mirror and see the same person who frustrated you the day before. But one difference, you decide to not cave in, give up and quit. You are not a quitter. Why not? Because you can see what you shall become. You keep your eyes focused on your prize. Then you understand that it is a reason to keep on the journey of your life. When 7 pounds came off my body in one week, I knew that I was going to give more than my all in order for health, wellness and good self esteem to become prevalent in my life. Accomplishments makes this entire process a joy. The journey is a hard one and yes it may be long, but the outcome is well worth the "weight". I am well able to enter into my new beautiul body.

  
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LATONIA38 10/17/2007 9:38PM

    Good for you! Keep it up!!!

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CHARM2B159 10/11/2007 8:56PM

  I feel the same way...this is a hard long journey. I am up and down from week to week. One day everything is gonna click and until then I won't quit..Congrad on your great 7lb loss. Continued success... keep your eyes on your prize

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KEENIEBOY 10/11/2007 12:16AM

    You took the words right out of my mouth. See we are so on the same page, I knew I liked you for a reason....LOL!! But on a serious note, this is true and keep this in the back of your mind. Congrats on your 7 pound lost that is a big accomplishment and a huge motivator, keep it up my friend!!!

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2008LYNN 10/9/2007 7:45AM

  WOO HOO!!! 7 lbs ain't nothin' to sneeze at! Congrats!!!

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Positivity

Friday, September 14, 2007

It is very important not to have a daily pity party. All is not lost. I must remind myself of this every day. It is not that bad. I am alive and breathing. Circumstances are not ideal but I have to be the best me I am now. I weighed myself today because I was concerned about the readings. I have finally lost 1 pound. I am so excited about that. I know I have been working hard and I know it is paying off. I know that the scale can't count for all of my work because we are buildiing muscles which is extremely healthy for our bodies. We have to keep positive images and thoughts in our minds. We already have the victory and we must see it. I have to keep my new body image in my mind at all times. I love myself because Jesus loved me enough to give up His Life in Heaven for me and to defeat death. Just for me. We all have to love ourselves for who we are now. We are growing everyday. Whatever it is we do not like at this time about ourselves, we have that power within us to change it. It is all hard work. We must be willing to do it. As unto the Lord...everyday.

  
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MRS.MC 1/8/2008 7:43AM

    Hi there! This is just what I needed to read this morning. Thanks so much for this! If you don't mind, I'd like to print this out and post it on my fridge as motivation. :) Please let me know if that will be alright.

Have a great day!

Hugs~Steph.



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Friday, August 31, 2007

I was trying to lose 10 pounds for the August challege, then I realized that I have to start small goals. I want my weight to come off qick, but that is not realistic. A little at a time and the pounds will stay off. I thank God for His help. He wants me to live strong and to live long. This journey is all about changing my thinking on food and eat healthy nutritous meals. I have been having problems with eating breakfast everyday and sometimes I skip meals. Today, I was going through something so I was not hungry(8/30). I did not eat till late and I only had 540 calories today. That is not good. I will do better. I cast ALL my care on Jesus for He cares for me.

  
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YANDI4LIFE 9/7/2007 5:38AM

    I've learned the same thing- slow and steady is going to win this race for me. That why my efforts always failed before; I wanted to do it fast. This time I'm doing it right and for good. If you keep the mindset that you have, you will be successful. You're doing great!!!

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LSSCHWARTZ 8/31/2007 7:36PM

    Knowing what you are doing wrong is the first step to start doing things right. You can't expect to lose 10 lbs each month, but you can work your best to lose the most possible, for your body and limitations. Just try and make the healthier possible choices when it comes to food, try staying in the ranges for other nutrients and not just calories, and be as active as time and life allows. Exercising releases endorphins just like chocolate, remember that!

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