MSCAT3851's SparkPeople Blog MSCAT3851's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Here I come again.... trying to regain some initiative. I have gained a good bit back, but once again am determined to lose this! I have so much to do and many goals to reach. So tomorrow morning I will be entering my food and exercise and checking out other info to keep me going. <em>241</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 22:15:57 EST A New Day Today is a new day! And God's mercy is brand new for me today. He is so good to me and to my family. And sometimes I forget or put that to the side as I go through my day. But I know that I could not do one single thing without Him in my life. NOTHING. NO THING. I have been kind of down for about a month or so and FINALLY realized that I have been very foolish. What do I have to be down about? Nothing. He provides all that I need every day and every moment. I have a beautiful family, wonderf... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 10:49:57 EST Need encouragement!! yes, i am in need of encouragement!! and isn't this the right place to get it? i believe it is. i have had contact with some amazing people here. And this is where i have finally been able to lose weight with out taking pills, trying some fad diet, or any of those other things we have all tried and failed at. And i am NOT, repeat, NOT going to fail this time. I am victorious in Christ. And God says that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. And I believe in Him and what His W... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 23:52:09 EST NEVER GIVE UP! I have finally lost 20 pounds and I am so happy about that. I have a lot more to lose, but for me, this 20 lbs. represents so much. It means that I can do this and more. It means that I don't have to beat myself up if I don't lose anything for a week. I means that I can enjoy eating whatever I choose and not feel guilty about it. It means I am getting healthier for my family as well as myself. And it means that I will be able to do all the things that God has for me to do with energy and stre... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:54:50 EST Today is a new day I have finally reaches a loss of 15 lbs. I have a new goal to reach below 200 by the end of August. That is 19 lbs in a month. Since I have not started exercising yet and have lost 15 I feel I can lose that 19 lbs in a month. It has taken me 7 weeks to lose the 15, but I was not as focues at the beginning as I am now. And I am more determined now that I have seen what I can do and what I need to do to continue losing. God has given me strength and encouragement to go on to my final weight g... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:28:32 EST Wow I have had a great holiday weekend so far. Thursday my family went to a farm that my older dtr and her hubby have in the country. We cooked out, went swimming, did the fireworks stuff and had s'mores by the big fire(my favorite part!). In general, we relaxed and had a lot of fun and good family time together. I love that place. After Katrina we lived there for a year and I don't think I really understood what it was for. Now that we are all living in a city environment again (we all live toge... Sat, 5 Jul 2008 23:23:53 EST 06/27/08 Well, today I did okay, but could have done better. I always think I can do better. But now I am trying to be conscious of what I eat every day. And I am not beating myself up if I don't get it exactly right. God is good and He gives me all that I need to get through the day. Phillipians 4:13 says 'I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.' Not some things or part of a thing,but ALL things. He gives me whatever I need to do this and everything I need to do every day. Thank you Lo... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:01:04 EST Today is a new day <em>249</em> <BR> I am going into my third week back into this journey of weight loss. I have lost about 6 lbs and feel better already. I am eating more fruits and veggies and drinking lots of water and tea. i try to start each day with prayer and reading my bible. this is what is helping me a great deal. I know that God is giving me strength to do this the right way this time. I am not doing it totally alone anymore. And sparkpeople has been a fountain of information and encouragement. I d... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:17:35 EST