Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I'm reminded of what Dutch Sheets referred to as the Butterfly Anointing - one can be in prayer, praying in the Spirit, and you don't have any idea what for, but you just trust that the Spirit will apply it where needed. Just like when you watch a butterfly in flight, it looks rather erratic, and will alight on something for a bit, then take off and flutter around and then alight elsewhere. SO...with my WEIGHT...it flutters around. I'll have some really good ontrack days of staying in limits, and it'll go down, but then I'll have some not-so-good days, and it'll flutter around a bit...some more good days and it settles back down. The pattern is still mostly downward. I get impatient with myself. I can't blame holidays now! I miss my exercise bike, though. Well, I'll get down where I need to be eventually.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
At my wonderful birthday party in Lima, Peru last year, Pastora Lorenza gave me a pair of pants. Well, I'm sure they were the largest one could find THERE (on the whole, the indigenous people are considerably more petite than us gordito Americans), but I could not fit into them...until NOW. I wore them Sunday to church, and today I put them on for school. I was thinking about her and wondering how she was doing, because when I last saw her she told me she was expecting her 6th child. Then recently I'd heard she was having some health problems toward the end of her pregnancy, and I was concerned and sent out prayer requests. I was told everything was fine...later I was told she'd had the baby...but I STILL didn't know GENDER. Well, here I am today, wearing the pants she gave me, and looking at my email before going to school. My "son" Abel, who goes to that church, told me she had a little girl...and named it Shelley.
AWW-w-w- I'm going to cry. Sniff.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I still struggle with weekends, which actually start Fridays - because Fri is my one eve off, and DH likes to go out to a restaurant. The less I eat at home, the less control I have over how much I take in. But even at home I trip up occasionally.
Still, it isn't like before. And the weight isn't staying and accumulating - I'm fighting back! Okay, so I WON'T make goal by a certain date - but it is still in sight.
I was walking an extra block (1/2 mile) but the weather is cold now and the sidewalks may be slick. So I've been putting Simmons in and doing that instead when I get home from school. So, I use 15 minutes more...and I burn more calories. Now, if i would just stop using that as a reason to justify EATING more calories!
Monday, January 08, 2007
Today I am wearing SIZE SIXTEEN JEANS. Okay, so they're STRETCH jeans, but STILL, they FIT, I could ZIP them without gasping for air AND sit AND bend over! Oh Victory in Jesus, my Savior forever...!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Tracking those calories, working those muscles...started downward again, and I HOPE it will continue in that ONE direction. ABi and I have discussed going partly vegetarian, especially since DH seems to be making up for our controlled eating by eating uncontrollably. If there's "nothing but health sh--" (like in the movie ET) he should be better off (He CAN'T exercise, AND he's diabetic!)
Hm, think I'll start checking out tofu...glad Spark has recipes!
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