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... Read more
Pastora Lorenza and the Pants
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 America... Read more
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 occasionall... Read more
Yupi, Woot, Woo Hoo and other expletives of excitement and joy
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...!... Read more
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... Read more
one last fling...
Well, I got up today and followed the recommendation for the SECOND time, of having a light carb (slice of whole grain bread) prior to working out, to fuel the body. Since it's a non-strength day, I used Denise Austins Fat Burning dvd, and I als... Read more
so near and yet so far...
I have a hard time with late night snacking...especially because of DH but I can't put all the blame on him. I got resistance bands and a balance ball for Christmas - have used the former, gonna try out the latter tomorrow when I do my workout.... Read more
I've crept back up, what with wonderful holiday jollity, enjoying great food and family. But I know I can get below 200, and I shall return! I made my appointment with the doc today, returning to her in April - a year after she told me I'd bette... Read more
Walking in the Weight of Onederland
I have been maintaining, which is good, considering the temptations at this time of year. Oh, I did indulge in some goodies, but I'm still 198! Yay! And even though I got to bed late last night and anticipated not being up to doing strength toda... Read more
Weary Not in Well-doing
I have finally broken the 200 barrier, with REALLY concentrating on keeping in my range and adding extra exercise in the form of more weight for strength and more walking for cardio. I had driven around the block to measure the distance on the o... Read more
Some foods just smell sooooo good, like microwave popcorn. When DH zapped some last night, i HAD to have some too. And more. Well, I gotta keep these cravings under control! Some habits are just hard to break.
On the positive side, even thoug... Read more
Well, they say to bust plateaus it's good to change something in the exercise. I'm now using a 15-pound weight for my dumbell rows and tricep extensions; I'm strapping all THREE weights to my legs when I do the standing abductions and the seated... Read more
countdown to ONEderland
I really DO want to make it by the end of the month, and to do so I must be quite firm with myself. This is very difficult in light of the Swiss Colony goodies (Incredible Spreadables! mmmmm) that arrived. But I look ahead to the trip to Cusco i... Read more
fever and diahrrhea!
After taking Foreman to the airport this morning, I called both places of employment to take off due to gastroenteritis. Then later on, just out of curiosity I weighed in. Two Hundred! Let's hear it for fever and diahrrhea!... Read more
today my daughter Abi's page (Thickncutemama) was featured, and I'm just sooooo proud of how far she's come. She's going througha very stressful time right now - but as the visiting pastor shared today, turbulence is a part of life we can count ... Read more