Saturday, April 21, 2007
So my Birthday has passed and I am now 42. It feels so good when friends tell me that I'm still just a baby :) and it's because they are in their 50s and 60s. I just love them for that. It makes me feel like I still got time to do what I must, and that is to lose weight, finish school, watch my grandson grow up, and give as much love as I can to my family.
I feels such a refreshing of my soul and I glad that GOD listened to prayers. I needed it so badly.
Well I am looking forward to tomorrows Church services as I missed last Sunday.
We are finally moved back to our house, but we still have stuff to unpack, I'm just glad it's no rush to do it.
Thats it for updates. Have a blessed weekend Spark friends
Joanne, mom to Angel RILEY
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
GOD, I need you more now than ever.....Please
Last week my nephew tried to commit suicide, and he is now at a behaviorial health center. One of my Aunts who had been sick has passed away, ( which is a blessing for her as she was very tired) and I know the family is in such grief. Also my oldest son is back in jail, but he knows it's something he had to face and he's ok with it, but for me it hurts.
Also we have bittersweet news/event and that is our house is finished being renovated and we are in the process of moving back in. It is sad, because my baby boy is not home with us, (he resides in a more beautiful place called Heaven) and it was because of him that this whole process of the renovation was done.
I feel like my soul is tired, and weary. I need an uplifting of GODs grace. Please Spark friends keep us in prayer. Thank you
Mom to Angel RILEY
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Well I went to my TOPS weighin yesterday and I knew it wasn't going to be good. I had a gain of 2.25, making it my highest weight ever at 319. I know that constipation has a lot to do with it and I am dealing with that now. I also know my eating was way out of control but I also am improving on it.
I went to Curves first thing this morning and that made me feel a little better, but I will get in a walk this evening too.
Spark friends have a blessed day.
Joanne, mom to Angel RILEY
Monday, April 09, 2007
Prayer For Dieters
Lord God, it is said that every journey begins with
one step. For this reason I bring to You my request that
You help me to start to lose weight. Help me to take
the first step to restoration.
I have watched hopelessly as the weight has piled onto
my body. I am now overweight and obese. I excused my
gains with anxiety, aging, metabolism, boredom,
countless things: I can not list the many ways I used excuses
to prevent myself from taking action to begin my
weight loss journey.
I am frustrated and really do not know where to begin.
However, I know the good news that declares, "With God
nothing is impossible." Therefore I bring to You this
problem with my weight, and I cast it at the foot of
the cross as I ask for Your divine help and wisdom.
I pray that You will lead me to a sensible solution
day by day. Keep me from fads, quick gimmicks and yes,
even eating disorders as I try to bring my weight down
again to a normal range.
We are told that patience is a virtue, and I pray that
as this weight dissipates at a slower rate then the
gain appeared that I might do my part day by day with
the gift of the Holy Spirit operating--and that is
I ask that You might lead me to information and
support that would set me free from this bondage I appear to
have with food.
I ask that You might give me a clear mind at every
meal that I will not overindulge, but eat only my daily
bread that is promised to us.
I ask that You might teach me about choices and
nutrition that I might give up the foolish things that I eat
in lieu of healthy choices.
I ask that I might be in health as Your Word promises
by beginning to eat in a healthy manner.
I ask that You bless my efforts and keep me far from
discouragement as I begin this journey.
I thank You, Lord that no need is to small or
significant that I can not bring it to Christ.
I plead with You, Lord for help in this area that is a
real sore spot with me.
Help me Lord, to be a good witness in all I do: Eat,
drink, whatever. Restore me to a normal body size, and
I do promise to glorify Your name, through Christ
Sunday, April 01, 2007
I'm ready to move forward, in my weight efforts, in my school, in my faith.
I will exercise daily 15-45 minutes per day, I will have my milk & fruit servings daily, I will journal everything daily. I will do my homework, I will read my Bible daily, I will seek GOD in everything I do & see.
Heavenly Father, I need you, please give me courage, confidence, and comfort. Thank you for everything you have done and will do for my family, friends and I. Amen
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