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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I AM glad and will rejoice in it! Successful day yesterday not only because my food and life was in order; but because I found a cruise roundtrip from Rome that goes to Greece & Egypt. How amazing does that sound?

Activity level is "moderate" but that's in healthy people world. We're not thinking of going until the end of 2013 so I have more than a year to get rid of 100#. With the grace of God, I'll do it. And it looks like I'll finally get to Italy; however we'll be in Rome, nowhere comfortably near Tuscany. To be so close and yet still so far away.

A year and a half will certainly give me plenty of time to practice my gratitude and contentment. Imagine being in Italy & complaining?!?!?! I don't think so.

I'm off to investigate plane fares, hotels, etc. I don't want to get TOO excited since I got rid of that money printing machine in my basement, finances have been a little tight. A year and a half will hopefully give us enough time to save too.

Have a God blessed day!

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AVANELL 3/8/2012 8:57AM

    How exciting! That trip will help give you the motivation to succeed in your weight loss journey! Dream on! Live with faith and expectation!

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VINGRAM 3/7/2012 9:28AM

    We'd love to go back to Italy.......that's where I met my a little town just about 50 miles north of Naples. You will absolutely love the country! emoticon vista

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Day 1, Week 2

Monday, March 05, 2012

Beautiful start to the day and week. Sun is shining, it's not too far below freezing and it's almost time to leave for yoga.

I just read an interesting blog about not being on a diet. It comes right out & says what I did to my daughter yesterday which is that I spend more time on food, thinking about it, planning it, cooking it and writing about it than I did when I just ate what I wanted. Is there no way to win? I'm really tired of it all. Oh well, I'm more tired of being fat.

Have a blessed day, I' m off to collect some of the blessings of mine.

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VINGRAM 3/5/2012 1:04PM

    How was the weigh in this morning?

Blessings to you, also! vista emoticon

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One Week!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I started with SP one week ago, Sunday, 2/26/12. Tomorrow morning I'll get on the scale and see what I have accomplished. Priase God for keeping my abstinent theses past seven days.

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VINGRAM 3/4/2012 2:53PM

    emoticon was weigh-in today? emoticon vista

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RSSSLHB 3/4/2012 7:22AM

    emoticonGod will help you emoticon

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Friday, March 02, 2012

I hope I'm right in thinking that my body will stop hating me once it gets used to being abused in this healthy way emoticon .

Upon review of yesterday, although successful as far as not overeating and exercising go, I failed to eat any where near what I should have. Nothing even sounds good to eat. Everything has so darn much sodium in it. I'm amazed at how much I apparently ate before I was so mindful of it.

I do need to find an alternative to salt filled things & carbs. I like meat although I don't eat very much of it. Gotta find something else.

More later.

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CHARLOTTE1947 3/2/2012 7:38PM

    When in doubt, graze on fresh fruit and veggies. No salt there.

If I don't get enough calories in, I dream about food all night, that is, when I'm not waking up thinking about food. Low calories will eventually catch up with you.


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VINGRAM 3/2/2012 5:22PM

    I would settle for 3 days in a row not eating ENOUGH! I'm going the opposite direction! emoticon

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

It's been my experience that a true test of "control" (I laughingly say) is when I don't return to coping mechanisms that are harmful to me, including, but not limited to, overeating. Last night was an amazing test and by the grace of God, I passed.

We have some excitement here last night and my first response was to call on the Name of God to safeguard everyone involved. It was emotional and traumatic; and I came away abstinent. I didn't even THINK to eat my way through it. God is so good.

I lead a Life Group in my church and Tuesday night I asked the question of the members "How and/or when did God show up for you this week?" I got assorted answers as you might imagine. One gal reported dire financial problems that God delivered an answer for by the hand of someone who called and offered an incredibly lucrative job directly in keeping with her experience, training and heart. She loves doing the kind of thing she's been offered an opportunity to do again. God is amazing. She won't lose her house, they will be eating and she will continue to praise God, not to mention the incredible witness it is for her non-believing husband.

In comparison, one may think that my story of God showing up when I went out to lunch and didn't overeat as is my custom at a buffet pales in comparison. But that'd be wrong. It was an amazing testimony to my Father that I asked for self-control, and was receptive of this gift He so freely gives. He showed up! He always does.

Since I've been aware of the gifts of the Spirit (Galations 5:22), it never occurred to me that I must accept them. It's kind of funky to think that although God was so freely giving me these gifts, I never received them from Him. Like it was supposed to be magic. Get saved, get gifts. I wonder how many of us think that way? When I think about the love, the joy and the peace I've missed out on simply because I did not say "thank You" and accept what God so generously wanted to give me, I shake my head in disbelief! They were at my disposal all the time! Thank you God for taking the scales from my eyes and revealing the lies of Satan!

Well, it's a new day, baby and definitely overdue that I should take an active role in my relationship with the Savior. You know we're instructed to "wait on the Lord" in the Bible, but I never realized how often the Lord waits on me. I receive Your gifts, Father God and pray I never take them or You for granted. Glory to God! In the precious Name of Jesus, I pray. Amen! again I say Amen!

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SCTRACKER 3/1/2012 4:12PM

    Amen! Nothing is to big or to small unless it is an issue you are dealing with. I thank God for the Gifts of the Spirit that which were given to help us in our Christian walk. I want to thank you too for sharing.

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AVANELL 3/1/2012 9:14AM

    Congratulations on your success at the buffet! One of the gifts of the Spirit is self-control. Isn't it funny that it is mentioned last in the gifts of the Spirit? And yet it is so important! Not to say that one is more important than another as we have need of them all every day of our lives. God is so good to equip His children for success!

Have a blessed day!

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