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Giving "it" to God

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I have heard the phrase "Give it to God" a lot lately. I recently finished an IV solumedrol steroid treatment for MS. This led to desiring food and giving in to those desires. The people who used the phrase "Give it to God" did not use it in reference to my weight. It was actually in reference to other situations that were not mine. But, these 4 simple words made an impact in my brain and brought back memories. There once was a time that I lived this way. I gave every task, worry, concern, goal to my Heavenly Father. I can't remember when I have done that in the last 10 years! Surely, I have? emoticon

Yes, that is me with my wonderfully supportive son. I am taking a HUGE step by putting this picture on here. I loathe pictures of myself. I have decided, after much prayer, that I am going to periodically post pictures of me. More accountability for me emoticon
I'm Giving "it" to God! I'm giving Him everything! I'm giving Him the battle I have been trying to fight on my own. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil4:13

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IMNOTSTOPPIN 12/4/2014 6:46PM

    Go girl! I am the same way, I don't like posting pictures of myself. You look lovely and it's so nice to see you and your son nicely dressed. You both look like you're going to church - AMEN to that!. Bless you and thanks for the scripture, I too, used to give everything to God! Let's pray that God would bring us back to that place!


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RONDARC 10/23/2014 11:14PM

    emoticon BTW, you look great!!

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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Have any of you watched "How I Met Your Mother"? Do you remember the "Woohoo" girls? I have a group of moms that once a month go out and have dinner. We discuss life, celebrate bdays, celebrate babies, celebrate weddings, celebrate our friendship. emoticon
We had a great time last night! The funny thing was we became the "Woohoo" girls!

We all know that we have things in our lives that do not make us happy or content. If we were perfectly honest with one another, we would have probably been the "Boohoo" girls. emoticon But, I discovered something about myself last night, and continuing into today. I have been looking to everyone else for confirmation on myself. I especially look to my husband to build me up. It doesn't happen. Then I get sad. I used to drown my hurt/anger in food. But, last night and today, I am reminded that God is the one who builds me up!
God is the One who gives me the confidence I need. I even have not felt the urge to drown my hurt in food!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!

This is a milestone!!!!!! I praise God for this!!!! I am beautiful to the One who matters most! And, I am glorifying Him more and more with my body. The weight and inches are coming off! The disease is not kicking me in the rear!!!! God is my Strength and my Song!!!!!!
So, I've thrown down the chains of dependence on others for my self-confidence. I walk in the liberty of knowing who I am in Christ!!!!

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IMNOTSTOPPIN 4/16/2014 3:36PM

    Amen to your comment and encouraging word. Christ in us is the hope of glory and He that began a good work in you shall complete it. A couple of scriptures from the best book in the world, the Bible.

I, too, find food to do more than it actually should. Commend you on your milestone!

BTW: Thanks for liking my fitness minutes!

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LALALOVELY76 3/10/2014 10:11PM

    Yaaayyy! That's a great Testimony Healthy!! So proud of you and looking forward to many more of these encouraging blogs!!!

((((BIGG HUUGGGG))) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Fear of success

Friday, March 07, 2014

Sounds insane, "Fear of Success"? emoticon Last night as I was doing yoga and was in a particular pose, I wanted to cry. Not just shed a few tears, but boohoo!!! emoticon And, I knew EXACTLY why! I am afraid that when the weight comes off, AND IT WILL, I will find out that my weight isn't what messes up things. The "things" I am referring to are the Multiple Sclerosis. emoticon
And, I am referring to my husband's desire for me. emoticon I haven't felt "sexy" in a long time. I try to make myself seem sexy even though I know the weight puts a big damper on it. Since I have started losing weight and toning my body, I have felt sexier. emoticon But, I still feel like he sees me as someone he has to "take care of." That fear broke through last night.
emoticon Yet, I know that God showed me that fear last night so I can address it within myself and release it to Him. I am in a cocoon right now. I am changing into something different on the outside. At the same time, God is working on my inside to bring me through to a place where I am secure in my marriage and secure in knowing that MS is NOT in control of my life. I know this is not an unusual fear for ppl who have a lot of weight to lose. I am so thankful for SP because I can find ppl who are facing similar fears and challenges, and we can encourage one another! emoticon emoticon

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LALALOVELY76 3/7/2014 11:42AM

    The best thing you did was realize the bigger picture! And with that, you can pray and ask God to help you overcome it!! So happy for you and your weight loss! Together we can shed these pounds girl and feel and KNOW we're sexy!!!

I have the same problem w/my husband. Due to my weight gain, I don't feel sexy, but he recites the following scripture to me almost daily and tells me that the weight loss is just a bonus. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me and he supports me 100% in all my endeavors.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
~Proverbs 31:30

So let our fear of the Lord make us confident in knowing that when we lose the weight, our outside has only caught up with our inside!!!!

LaLa emoticon emoticon

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KHARRIETOFF 3/7/2014 11:00AM

    That doesn't sound insane to me at all - I can totally relate to what you are expressing. It really does become easy to blame our weight for EVERYTHING, so yeah, the prospect of losing it all someday means that we will be losing that 'crutch' ... It is good though that you are facing it now so that by the time you lose all of the weight, perhaps what you fear will be a non-issue(?). At any rate, good for you for doing yoga (me, too). It really does help with the mental/spiritual stuff, as much as the physical.

emoticon Stay strong and be encouraged!

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Dog Blog 4

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

(In case anyone is wondering, this blog keeps my hands busy and not eating when I am wanting to much mindlessly emoticon )

Yesterday, I began the story of Gabriel, my hubs, and me beginning the journey into health issues. I was very fit. I had wondered why there were times when I was so fatigued, dizzy, dragging a leg, etc. After the night of my bday and us all crying because I could not get out of the truck (see Dog Blog 3.) I ended up in the hospital and being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The Transverse Myelitis was secondary to the MS.

My hubs and I began to notice that Gabriel was VERY aware of how I felt. He would sniff my legs and then he began to circle me and whine. He did this when I was overdoing it. In the beginning of the diagnosis, I was learning my limits. I went from no mobility to trying to go back to what I once did. That wasn't the way to do it. So, Gabriel let me know, "Stop it, Mom! And, Sit down!" emoticon

But, Gabriel also provided comic relief. When things got really frustrating and down, he would do something that was totally unexpected. For instance, one night we were asleep and awoke to the sound of wrestling on tv. Gabriel had turned on the tv in the den??? Then one night we came home. I was really weak, but we couldn't figure out the strange light in the den. Gabriel had turned the tv on again and was watching Mr. Holland's Opus! He had a variety of tastes...LOL!!!!

More to come........

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IMNOTSTOPPIN 3/18/2014 12:40PM


I wanted to stop by to say "hi" and thanks for liking my exercise feed. You are so dog-gone interesting; excuse the pun! But Gabriel must be your dog but he almost sounds human. I can't believe he turned on the tv and the light. What kind of pooch do you have?

Antonette (Homeysue)

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Dog blog 3

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I have thought a lot about Gabriel (I wrote about him in Dog blogs 1 & 2) He passed 3 years ago today. But so much story to tell about our 14 years with Gabriel.

My hubs asked me to marry him in the Summer of 1998. We had a great Summer. We loved to take Gabriel for walks and hikes. One hot August morning we were walking in the neighborhood and all of a sudden, both of my big toes had a sharp pain and then went numb. I blamed my shoes and kept walking. We continued to go on our hikes and walks with Gabriel. And, I continued to teach aerobics and yoga at the YMCA. But, during the month of August the numbness spread up my legs and up my lower torso. By the beginning of Sept. I was diagnosed with Transvere Myelitis. I had no weakness at that point but it was a weird feeling to not tell hot or cold.

Gabriel was patient with me, and he kept smelling my legs. Then, on the night of my birthday, I couldn't move my legs to get out of my hubs truck. I started crying, he started crying, and Gabriel started whining. We knew there was something VERY wrong. Over the course of the next week my mobility was gone. But, Gabriel was faithfully by my side.

More to come......

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LUANN7 10/22/2013 11:44PM

    My dog kept sniffing my mom's toes when she was here and the next week they were infected and she lost them. she knew.!!!

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MANDIETERRIER1 10/22/2013 8:50PM

    Dogs are the best. I have never had anything like that happen but one week I was very sick. Mandie would not leave my side.

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MANDIETERRIER1 10/22/2013 8:50PM

    Dogs are the best. I have never had anything like that happen but one week I was very sick. Mandie would not leave my side.

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