Friday, January 31, 2014
I had to change my stats from 64.8 lbs off this month to 62.8; making it 7 lbs off instead of the 9; however, I'm still striving to surrender this area of my life [to the Lord] and so, I'm NOT too bummed by it, because I know..
Does anyone else [though] feel like I do, that it's more embarrassing to share here on SP [my] failures, than to actually live them? I mean, we all have to get back up on the horse sometime [if and when we fall off] .. Frankly, we should find it a very small thing to be judged of others & yet I do find myself caring what people think when they see me post the wrong foods [for my food menu is set to public to hold myself accountable] and the weight tracker as well; however, it opens the door to critic's.
However, it's not about them, it's about my journey [our journey] and about getting closer to God. I'm doing this online Bible Study called "Made To Crave" and I thought I'd share this quote & comment I posted: "This is more than about what the scale says, it really is about drawing closer to God and obeying Him. Like the author say’s, "OUR ULTIMATE VICTORY ISN'T FOUND IN GETTING EVERYTHING RIGHT BUT IN FINDING AND DRAWING CLOSER TO OUR FATHER. IN-SOUL CONNECTING WITH GOD! In hearing His heartbeat when we get out of bed and hearing His words cheer us on when we feel like we can’t take another step. Because it really is all about HIM."
I want more of HIM and less of me, and while I'm Seeking Him and His WAY, I hope to shrink and lose this weight, but I "will have" good days and bad because I'm not LIVING to eat, but "eating to live" and that means I don't want to always be focused on FOOD. Thin for Him is however far HE takes me on this journey and my obedience to Him. Some may like this BLOG and some may not.. but, this is my journey and I'm MAKING it ABOUT HIM, with Him and the nice friends that HE has given me on SP!!!
Friends, I want to edify and encourage you and cast YOU up to my heavenly Father "who knows your every need as well"!!! I am praying for you ladies [and gentlemen too] who God has placed in my path.. together we can do it GOD'S WAY!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Sparkfriends, I finally got over the 60 lbs hump today and THAT before one year is up December 8th! I also, joined a gym this week, though I've yet to get there.. what's up with THAT?
We went out yesterday morning to buy my husband some gym clothes and shoes and by the time I got done, I was DONE! I shopped in the wrong shoes and my knees and ankles were hurting so bad; am hoping this morning will begin a new routine for the both of us ...and, wouldn't it be nice to see another 10 lbs gone before the end of the year?
Yes, I've lost slow and even had some up and downs this past year, but I am so glad I am not where I was last year at this time! My arms actually fit down to my sides ..and I like it!
I am having a very bad hair day in this picture but here is a recent one..
and to compare it, here is an older one of me..
Yes, I need better before pictures, I'll get them on here one of these days!
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
I have decided that I do not like nor will I tolerate negative naysayer's .. don't tell me ounces don't count or diets don't work, they work if YOU work them! If those numbers on the scale are working for you, don't let people rob you of your success and joy.
If you have health issues, don't use it as an excuse to give up, look at my friend Beth [Indygirl], she's lost 250 lbs and has had more health issues than you can shake a stick at and yet she's still here [committed, devoted] we need to watch our excuse making.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holidays.. more reasons to make excuses to binge? I think NOT!
I can't believe it, but I realized last weekend that I eat when I'm unhappy, I eat to make myself FEEL HAPPY! No more excuses, we are to find our Joy, Peace and Happiness in the Lord! Yes, I am taking this serious, I DO NOT want food taking God's place in my life!!!
Ok, my vent is done!
Let's hit the ground running this Holiday Season!!!
P.S. Here is Beth's link if you haven't met her yet: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=%7
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