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Frustration of being sick

Saturday, January 27, 2007

I'm way behind on my cardio and strength this week because of the virus afflicting me. I did do a little dancing last night to my Marcos Witt cd, "Dios Es Bueno." But at least I got down to ONEderland again. I changed the photos in my gallery AGAIN tonight. I enjoy looking over my photofiles, anyway. Thinking of the Peru's selva (rainforest/jungle) is pleasant in the midst of New York's winter!
Abi made a wonderful lasagna using whole wheat noodles and part-skim cheeses. Deeeeelish! I never met a lasagna I didn't like! (Which is part of how I GOT this way!)


butterfly weightloss

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 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.

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AMYBETH70 1/24/2007 7:17AM

    When I see my weight loss not going down as fast or as much as I'd like it to, I try to be grateful that I'm at least losing weight. I'd be happy if my weight loss for any given week was 6/10 of a pound or 6 pounds. Admittedly, I'd be happier for the latter, but as long as I am headed in the right direction, I'm still happy.

I'm having trouble with controlling my eating habits. In some ways, they've improved, but in others, they need improvement. It's hard to deprogram myself when it comes to what and how much of the food I eat.

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Pastora Lorenza and the Pants

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.

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SLIMJOHN 1/23/2007 11:21PM

    It is awesome that you not only responded to my email, but that you are actually part of the YWAM family! I have been wanting to find someone on this site from YWAM for a long time now, and now I have found that person! Therefore, I will attempt, seeing as it is quite busy where I am right now, to keep in contact with you regularly! You have encouraged my soul, spirit, and Holy Spirit, which all live within me! Therefore, I want to encourage you by saying that your Father loves you, and the love that He has for you has resounded onto me! May you continue to stay connected with this site for it is one that everyone should be connected to for motivation and other issues!

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LIVINMYDREAMS 1/18/2007 1:51PM

    I am so proud of you, Shel! You are doing so well. Keep it up. Come rub on me so I will be like you:)

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Pressing on

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!

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AMYBETH70 1/19/2007 9:17PM

    When I was on weight watchers, we earned activity points every time we exercised and we were told we could use them on food, unfortunately, I would use every activity point on food instead of just letting my exercise help me more.

I know what it's like to use exercise as a way of justifying my eating tendencies, it's something I fight all the time.

Good luck with your struggle, I hope I get better with mine as well.

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Yupi, Woot, Woo Hoo and other expletives of excitement and joy

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...!


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