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Excited that I can see succeeding and staying at a healthy weight!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I have lost a very hard 7 lbs. and my fat % is down by 2.5 points and my waist has gone down 3 inches. For an apple that is wonderful. I now wear a size 10 in skirts and a petite medium fit me last week. I have had to give lots of clothes to the clothes closet and thrift stores! God has been faithful to me to help me combat stress and get back on track when I have not eaten what I should have. My daughters boyfriend inspired me because he works for DaVita dialysis. My main health concern is to prevent Diabetes II which being overweight I have a 70% chance of getting it. My fitness place is next to the DaVita Dialysis so it is a good reminder that I don't want diabetes or high blood pressure and to keep on exercising. Spiritually I was challenged to just submit to the Lord for the overwhelming challenges of my life and trust Him. It helps to know that others have felt helpless in a similar situation but gave it to the Lord. I don't have to figure everything out, He knows and will give me grace. My other encouragement is to bring every thought into captivity of the Lord. Today I wanted chocolate and meditated on what the Lord wanted. I decided to get a diet soda even though it had caffeine....but my change was wrong so I skipped it very easily by God's grace.



Saturday, July 27, 2013

When reading my devotions today I came across this Proverb in chapter 27 verse 7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. My greatest need is for the Lord to fill my soul. So often I run to the refrigerator or freezer to fill my soul when I am angry or stressed or discouraged but I need to stop and run to Jesus and ask Him to fill me with His Spirit. Too often I leave Him out of my problems with my diet. He is my portion and my deliverer! emoticon The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 1:8

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LINDAF49 8/10/2013 10:10PM

    Love this positive little note I think you wrote it just for me!

Wanting to encourage you in your paths towards health and thank you for you r notes and encouragement to me.

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LJCANNON 7/28/2013 11:01PM

    emoticon Love that Scripture (Nehemiah)!! Thanks for reminding me of it!!

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SARAHTAIT 7/27/2013 4:29PM

    Wonderful....we need to fill up with Gods love instead of running to the refrigerator. I am guilty of stuffing my feeling down with food.
Depend on Him for fullness.

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Fresh start for the next 10 years

Monday, June 24, 2013

I turned 60 on June 20th. The average life span is 70. By God's grace I will make this my healthiest year yet! I am encouraged by the Petite Advantage diet and plan on using it. I am definitely feeling better on it. Financially we have a fresh start as well so I plan on saving more and also putting money into a retirement account. I plan on finishing my college courses this summer. The Lord has encouraged me at a very difficult time. I am remembering that he makes beauty from ashes and to make the joy of the Lord my strength.
When I get my BA in elementary ed I am looking forward to playing my harp more and sewing again.

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SARAHTAIT 6/24/2013 11:08PM

    I am so proud of you! Making such wonderful plans for your future has to encourage you. I'm so happy that you have found a diet plan that you enjoy. It sounds like you are making healthy choices and making your life,,,you are definitely on the right track! Keep up the good work!

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LJCANNON 6/24/2013 3:31PM

    emoticon Sounds like the Beginning of a Beautiful New Decade in your Journey!!

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LAILA07 6/24/2013 2:16PM

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Finally-Hope for the Real Victory over my weight!

Monday, May 20, 2013

This weekend I read the book -Get out of the Pit by Beth Moore. It is about having victory for good over addictions or sinful actions. My stumbling block in weight loss is always derailed when I stress out and stuff myself. I have known it is my emotions and sometimes temptations. It comes down to agreeing with the Lord that i am not trusting Him with worries and cares. I Peter 5:7 says Casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you. Also not having confidence that He can help me say no to temptations as well. Three simple steps to follow to get out of the pit.
1. Consent-agree with the Lord what is happening
2. Confess the sin that is besetting you
3. Praising the Lord for what He is able to do!
I am sure I will have salt issues, and menopause issues, and fibromyalgia issues but by God's grace and power I have confidence that He will give me the victory once and for all and daily!!!!!

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LINDAF49 8/10/2013 10:09PM

    Came by to re-read, pause and pray and to encourage you - how are these goal working for you now? August and hot weather here, hard to keep focused on weight issues among our other things in life but day by day we can win the Victory in jesus and have His abundant life ...John 10:10b

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SIMABON31 5/20/2013 9:12PM

    Romans 6-8 have been constantly on my mind and have greatly helped me to realize that I do not have to be a slave to sinful choices! Keep leaning on the Lord!

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PINKYYSUEE 5/20/2013 7:43PM

    emoticon Great outlook!

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He is King of Kings!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Today I am perplexed but I know that my savior, the Lord Jesus Christ is not. He knows everything and is ready to help, comfort and strengthen me and also my husband. If I look at my progress I may be discouraged but if I look at Him -he is perfect, the king of kings, and Lord of lords!


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