SparkPeople Independent Fundamental Baptist Support Group Team Messageboard 12All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. ..--I Corinthians 6:12 SparkPeople Independent Fundamental Baptist Support Group Team Messageboard Looking for check in buddy's I hope this group isn't inactive :( I am looking for check in buddy's of like faith that I can spark mail please reply or spark mail Sun, 8 Jun 2014 06:39:49 EST What are you reading in your Bible HEY!!! Where is everyone? What are you all reading in your Bible? What are you getting from it? <BR> <BR> I'm in Psalms.....I'm learning God can free me from any bondage and that God cannot be limited to a box Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:43:51 EST Bible reading What are you reading in your Bible right now? What are you getting from it? Can you apply it to your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> I'll start right now I'm reading the book of Nehemiah and I'm getting I need to pray more through this journey and just because I'm going through trials in the process the weight loss work does not need to cease. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:05:01 EST Testify/ Prayer Request Wanted to give everyone an opportunity to testify of what the Lord has done for them this week as well as any prayer request you may have. <BR> <BR> I'm thankful for the Lord's grace and His mercy <BR> I'm thankful for my Pastor his wisdom and discernment <BR> I'm thankful the Lord uses me even when I don't think I'm being used <BR> I'm thankful the Lord saw fit to put me in the ministry <BR> <BR> Prayer Request: <BR> <BR> Calvary Road Baptist Church and our Pastor, Pastor Rob Greene and ... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:36:28 EST October Hey guys!!! It's October are we doing???? We're 2 days in. <BR> <BR> I personally have been thrown of the last two days but still tracking determined going to make it through.!!! Chime in let us know where you are, where you feel strong, and where you feel weak. We are here to give suggestions, encouragement, and pray for you. <BR> <BR> Mary Wed, 2 Oct 2013 18:22:32 EST What verses are moving you? Hey read your Bible lately? Heard a good sermon lately? Give us the verses or the run down of the sermon maybe it will encourage or correct one of us. Don't be shy! You're not preaching just sharing....iron sharpeneth iron! Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:00:34 EST Exercise September/ October 2013 Hey guys what are you doing for fitness each day? Check in let us know and how it works for you! You may just strike an idea with another one of us!! Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:57:18 EST Weekly Weigh Ins October 2013 Good afternoon everyone! I thought a GREAT way to motivate us is seeing other progress. October is quickly approaching so for the month of October whenever you weigh in if you could just post really add a quick + if you gained and the number or - if you lost and how much. If you happen to gain well that tells us to pray for you so please don't be ashamed. This journey is a battle for all of us. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:54:27 EST Welcome Hi all! Well, it looks as though I'm the new team leader. <BR> <BR> I've been in fundamentalism for 5 and a half year I truly love the Lord and try to serve Him, like everyone else I fall short. I'm 26 years old, I'm a religious education major through Baptist College of America, I teach preschool, and I have a bunch of weight to lose. I hope that through this page I can encourage more people tor return and to shed pounds and draw closer to the Lord Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:38:18 EST Group leadership Hey guys our group leadership seems to be inactive......does anyone want to take over? I feel this group needs a revival Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:35:24 EST Goals for September 2013 What are your personal goals for this month? We're only 7 days in it's not too late. <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> <BR> Eat more fruits and veggies <BR> <BR> Continue drinking plenty of water <BR> <BR> Exercise 6 days a week <BR> <BR> Pray more <BR> <BR> Be in my Bible more <BR> <BR> Do at least 4 RU challenges Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:30:19 EST Newbie Good morning! My name is Mary and I'm 26 years old. I am a Bible College student hoping to graduate by the end of this year or early next year Lord willing. I teach preschool in an early learning center and serve as a Sunday School teacher and junior church teacher at my church. Working with children quite a bit you can see the need to remove the extra pounds. <BR> <BR> I was excited to find an IFB group! Where's everyone from? Sun, 30 Jun 2013 03:14:45 EST God is soooooooo Good! Wow, has He been good to me! My little girl almost died a year ago and God brought her out of it! This year she had to have umbellical hernia surgery and she did and is doing amazing! He allowed to to get a bigger vehicle so that hopefully we can take neighbor kids to church!!! He has blessed our family so much and is giving me the strength to workout and eat right. A couple weeks ago someone stole our Bible bag out of our vehicle in front of our house! (it looks like a purse) and I prayed th... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:37:58 EST A new year and a new you!!! Let's make this year count to being healthier!! :) how's everyone doing with their goals? Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:26:35 EST Hello anybody here? Hi, I was so excited to find this team, but it looks like it may be inactive...Im Jamie, a stay at home mom to two beautiful girls and my husband is currently in the army, but he will be getting out sometime in october 2013! We are praying for God's guidance for what to do after he gets out! I am trying to lose this weight so I can better serve God, be a better wife, mother, friend and be a better me overall! Look forward to talking to others who are on this same journey! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:14:08 EST Chit-Chat This is just a place to post anything you'd like to talk about.Spiiritual, Mental and Physical are all important. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:39:01 EST Goals - What are your personal goals for September This is a place to share your goals every month and to let others know when you have you accomplished them. <BR> <BR> Mine are <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> 1. Weigh under 160 <BR> 2. Finish Psalms <BR> 3. Finish sewing a new dress Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:55:26 EST Hello Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I have a lot of weight to lose and know that with God all things are possible, but my flesh is weak. I am excited to see others of like faith along for the ride. Fri, 3 Aug 2012 04:16:15 EST Hi from Ohio Hi hope all is well, Weather here is HOT! My name is Lisa and I am a Ladys Sunday School teacher. Have struggled with my weight for years pray this time I am going to do it. God is good all the time!! Thu, 2 Aug 2012 19:47:35 EST Hi from Pa Hi everyone. Just ran across this group and hope to get to know you. <BR> <BR> Was born into a Baptist family. Got saved in a revival meeting when I was 9 years old. I thank the Good Lord for a Christian family. <BR> <BR> My two sons still live at home with me. We have 3 cats and 1 dog. <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople to try and get rid of a few stubborn pounds. I started out great, then I got sick with the flu around December. Well, I started eating bad things again and now I'm trying t... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:31:26 EST Happy Sunday Wishes I hope you have a great day worshiping and serving the Lord tomorrow. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 22:39:58 EST Slow and Steady Wins the Race Hey there. My name is Kelly, I am 36 years old. I am a married Christian with three boys from 9-16. I am motivated by others success. I often go on youtube just to listen to success stories. While checking my email the other day, I clicked on a success story and she mentioned sparkpeople. So here I am, I don't really know how all this works. But hopefully someone will choose to be my friend and will help to keep me motivated:) Mini goal right now 20 pounds to lose. total to lose 35, ... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:42:01 EST Kim in Oregon 28 married mommy of 1. Saved by Grace and PROUD OF IT!! Member of Grandview Baptist church, 2 dogs, loves to sing, cook, read and write. Born in Philadelphia, Raised in Phoenix, now in suburb of Portland.... <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask about anything else... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 00:11:55 EST Sept Chat I am now living in Ohio. Staying at my brothers house. Have a job interview tomarrow, so Lord willing it will go well! During my absence I have gained 30 pounds, but getting back on track to win the fight of being fit for the Master! Tue, 6 Sep 2011 10:45:42 EST August Chat Well, the month is almost half over, but I've decided to post an August chat anyway. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? Are you enjoying your last few weeks of summer? Sun, 14 Aug 2011 00:37:36 EST July Chat Sorry about being MIA, but don't have as much computer time as I used to! I really need to get a job so that I can get a laptop! Fri, 8 Jul 2011 16:53:45 EST March Chat & Discussion Had a wonderful 4 days with my 11 yr old daughter, haven't seen in 7 mo. Went hiking yesterday with her and boy did she take me where man hasn't gone before. Went along a creek, over rocks and thru branches, up a steep incline with loose ground. Took about an hour and a half of work, but enjoyed the ability, since I had a difficult time walking half a mile, 3 mo ago. <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 17:28:51 EST Prayer for you all! Lord: We come before you to give thanks for your love and mercies! We thank you for Sparks and the people who come together to encourage us, to lift us up in prayer and to assist with our needs! We ask you Lord to give us strength for discipline, for healing of us with medical issues, for wisdom to share with others the advice they ask for! Help us in our journey to being fit for the Master! We'll give You all the praise and glory, for it's in Jesus' name we ask these things! Amen!! Tue, 22 Feb 2011 20:02:07 EST Feb General Chat Made an awesome discovery today! I did 2 miles with a steep incline in 37 min power walking yesterday and did 1.28 in 30 min casual walking today which I wasn't able to do before. Not only does exercise make you fit, it causes your body to naturally perform better without trying! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:02:51 EST Praising the Lord I just want to say what an awesome God we serve, whose mercies surround us daily!! <BR> Hallelujah to God the Father and my LORD Jesus Christ!! Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:57:57 EST Prayer Request Please pray for me to receive wisdom as new team leader; for a job, have been unemployed since Apr 2010 with no benefits. Thx Sun, 6 Feb 2011 18:16:04 EST New Team Leader Hi All: <BR> I wanted to introduce myself as the new team leader. I'm Jeff from Fallbrook, CA.; have been a Christian for 33 yrs; have 3 yrs Bible College. As I learn the ropes of being a leader of this team, I first would like to encourage you to post to the weekly weigh-in so that we can support one another in our goals to weight loss. My goal is be an encouragement to all of you in our journery together to be fit and healthy for the Master. Please go to my spark page and befriend me so t... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 16:28:12 EST Hi, I am Cathy I want to introduce myself to this team - with God's help, I am looking forward to working with this team for support in my weightloss efforts. Sat, 25 Dec 2010 15:12:29 EST Pray For The salvation of my sister Jennifer I got this on my Face Book news feed. <BR> <BR> Please pray for the salvation of my siter who is into ghost hunting,. She now has a tv show on open access television. <BR> <BR> Jennifer Verucchi Broussard LASpirits TV! Check out tonights episode on AOC channel 15 at 8pm. We went back to the St. Landry Parish courthouse in Opelousas, LA. It was an exciting investigation filled with lots of creaks and knocks as well as whispers and something that sounded like a gavel moving. As soon as it ai... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:10:50 EST Fell off The Wagon Yesterday I went to deliver some products to a good customer. I found out that she had recently quit her job at the car dealership she worked at. Her order was $33.18. My campaign totals have been low because I have been busy with my degree. I had the customer's cell number but I lost it. I didn't know where she lived. Fortunately while at the car dealership they dialed her number and let me leave a message. I was bummed out because she was a good customer. I went to the grocery store and bou... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 17:18:15 EST hi new and was just wondering I am new here and was wondering what kind of Bible to you read and what is your religion background? <BR> <BR> I read the KJV1611 bible and am go to a Baptist Church. I have been saved for 30 years. I have come to realize that I can not do this weight lost journey with out him. Glad to be here. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:37:45 EST Getting To Know You! Since this is the Fellowship Hall, and folks often stand around and chat about this and that and get to know one another, I thought a little "question and answer" might be fun. <BR> <BR> Here are the questions. (You can copy and paste the questions into a new reply and add your answers.) <BR> <BR> 1. What state do you live in? <BR> 2. Do you personally know, or have personally met, another Sparker? <BR> 3. What is one of your responsibilities/jobs at your church? <BR> 4. What is your favori... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 09:21:42 EST You are praising the Lord today because... it is a beautiful spring day! Mon, 5 Apr 2010 13:32:41 EST Newbie I was looking for a Christian group on here that would fit me, & this one looks like it hits the mark. I hope to glorify God in everything I do, but since this is a health/ weight-loss sight, I'll emphasize that I hope to glorify Jesus in my running & racing. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:23:09 EST Welcome Back - Oh... It's Just Me Hi everyone. It's Tina... founder of the group... sorry for my long absence... amazingly sorry... I'm back, and this time it's with no choice but to lose the weight. <BR> <BR> I have to have surgery... and before my doctor will do it I have to lose 60 pounds. I'm going to need a lot of prayer and support. I've gained back the 35 lbs I lost, and have to start all over. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Tina Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:13:19 EST Back Again from IN After months of discouragement. I am back on Sparkpeople. I have lost 10lbs in 1 week. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 20:06:30 EST Healthy and Thin in 2010 So happy to join Sparkle people...just what I've been looking for! Also, thrilled to find some fellow Christians on here to help with the support. I am a mom of 6 kids, with my 15th anniversary coming up in June. I teach music and drama in our local Christian school (IFB), I love photography, and am passionate about raising great kids who are well balanced and love the Lord. <BR> I have been to weight watchers in between each child, and have lost all of my weight each time. However, now that... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:10:47 EST Hey there from Croatia! Hi everyone, so glad to be here. My name is Tori, wife for 18 years and mom to 3 great teens. We have been in Croatia since 2000 as IFB church planting missionaries. Oh yea, I'm from Texas! <BR> <BR> So glad I found you all, looking forward to getting to you know ya! Mon, 30 Nov 2009 05:24:09 EST Hi from Kentucky I am a 31 year old homeschoolin mom of three. I am doing great with the weight loss right now, slowly but surely. I have lost 20 lbs with my lifestyle change, adding more fitness and just eatin smaller portions and sensible snacks. I have been overweight for 12 years now and I am tired of it. Literally I was so tired all the time, but since deciding to walk on my treadmill everyday no matter how I feel, i have gotten so much energy. I want to be able to do more with my family, and to be heal... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:37:05 EST Important Prayer Request Please prayfor the salvation and deliverance of my sister Jennifer Broussard and her husband and 5 year old son. The only Christian in her immediate family is her 13 year old son. He bcame a Christian at VBS one year. Please print this out and take it to your churches and ask them to pray and do spiritual warfare. <BR> <BR> The following is information on her. <BR> <BR> The ghost hunting course is taught by Brad Duplechein and Jennifer Broussard of Louisiana Spirits (http://www.laspirits.... Sat, 11 Apr 2009 02:36:07 EST Yoga? Just wondered why yoga is part of this team's goals. Thu, 26 Mar 2009 04:07:28 EST Hello from Germany Hi, I just joined this group. Have been active in Spark since Feb 10th. I'm a mom of 6, three grown and three still at home. I have one grandson and am awaiting 3 more grandchildren this year my husband pastors a German speaking church here in Germany. <BR> Mariean Thu, 26 Mar 2009 03:58:17 EST The Supper Club A man and his wife were part of a supper club where each couple took a turn hosting supper. They decided to serve salsibury steak with mushroom gravy and mashed potatoes. He said,"Since the grocery store charges such a high price for mushrooms let me go on our land and hunt for wild mushrooms." His wife refused. She claimed that he would make a mistake a pick toad stools and kill everyone. They argued about it back and forth and finally she gave in on the condition that they feed a little to ... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 18:40:49 EST Here is a good joke. A boy takes his test paper tp his dad. He says "I've got good news and bad news. The bad news is that I made a F on my science test. The good news is at least you know I didn't cheat." Sun, 22 Mar 2009 15:20:22 EST Hello! to you all. <em>304</em> I am connie---Freeportlady. I am so please to meet you and to be here. <BR> I am 65 years old and have had a battle with being overweight my entire life. I have not nor will I ever give in or give up. <BR> <BR> I am so glad to be here with you all. You have given me much hope. I have been encouraged each time that I come. <BR> <BR> I have been married to my Jim for 47 years in a few days. I have 5 children, 20 Grandchildren,and 5 Great Grand Children so I am a l... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 11:48:17 EST Hi From Iowa! I am a 40 year old mom who adopted 2 children (who are now 7 and 8) at the age of 35 and really need to drop a lot of weight so that I can be more of a mom to the children that God blessed us with. I am looking forward to being encouraged by this group as well as doing my best to a blessing to you all too! <BR> <BR> Ruth Christison Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:50:41 EST Share a Quote We all need inspiration! This is a great place to share a quote that has been an encouragement to you! <BR> <BR> "Blessed is the man who knows how to make stepping stones out of stumbling stones." --Dr. Bob Jones Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:33:33 EST Pep Talk for this week. <em>249</em> Ok everyone...say it with me. This week I will stay on track, on plan, and get with the program. No excuses, no exceptions... <BR> <BR> "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Phil. 4:13 <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>192</em> <em>231</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Please use this forum to encourage each other this week! Perhaps share some scriptures that have helped you. Sun, 15 Feb 2009 16:59:37 EST Roll Call - Active IBSG Team If you are active in this support group, please make a quick log here. Let's see how many are actively involved and on the IBSG Spark Team....thanks. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 21:23:03 EST Just for the Guys I know men and woman lose weight differently. What things have you found helpful as a guy in the following areas. <BR> <BR> 1. Good food-I like it spicy and filling (is that bad?) <BR> 2. Best types of exercises <BR> 3. Overcoming temptation <BR> 4. Emotions - (Do you get grumpy or feel better) <BR> 5. Motivating your wife <BR> 6. Navigating Church potlucks... <BR> 7. Dealing with plateaus. <BR> <BR> Or anything else that guys can appreciate. Sun, 1 Feb 2009 17:53:44 EST Is your Sparkpage clean ? Hello, I have a real problem with Sparkpeople. Actually not Sparkpeople in itself, but I have very inappropiate advertisement on my computer when I go to Sparkpeople (Viamax). It is really bothering me. Do you know how I can get it of? <BR> <BR> Thanks, Claudia <em>198</em> Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:44:21 EST Hi from Tenn. Hi all, I just joined the team a couple of days ago. I am 40 and looking to make a big dent in the lbs that I have to lose this year. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:23:20 EST Hello From Illinois!! Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am a Pastor's wife in Illinois and am looking for support and encouragement in losing weight... I am looking forward to getting to know you all!! <BR> <BR> I need to lose about 50 pounds, but started with a smaller goal of 25 to achieve first. <BR> <BR> Anyone else near the quad city area? <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great week! <BR> Margie Cain Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:46:49 EST Pastor's Wife In Iow Hi, my name is Terri and I'm working on shedding the "overweight profile" of a Baptist woman. I have about 170 lbs. to lose to get down to a healthy weight so this will be a long road. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 00:16:04 EST Hello From IN Hi I am kayla. I am from Franklin. I go to bible college for elementary ed. It is great to see other independent baptist folks on here Sun, 11 Jan 2009 22:39:11 EST Greatest Spiritual Challenge What is your greatest Spiritual challenge? Is it: <BR> <BR> Bible Reading <BR> Prayer <BR> Being Faithful in Church <BR> Giving to the Lord's Work <BR> Talking to Others about Christ <BR> <BR> Mine is Talking to others about Christ. I like it after I get started. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:41:46 EST Hello again from Leavenworth, KS... My name is Jane and my husband is Brodave. We are losing weight together! <em>43</em> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 20:01:30 EST Hello from Leavenworth Kansas Hi I am Bro Dave, a pastor of an Independent Baptist Church and I need to loose about 75 lbs. Check out my home page and leave a note. I look forward to getting to know you over the next few weeks Tue, 6 Jan 2009 18:53:04 EST IFB church Does anyone know of a good IFB church near Joliet, IL? My in-laws live there and they need a new church. Their current one has gone "secular" in its music! They used to be members at Ridgewood Baptist but that church has quit having Sunday evening services. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:22:02 EST Just wanted to say Hi! Hello, I am not new here, but haven't been on for many months. I guess my situation is nothing new, I quit being accountable on SP and have pretty much gained back all the weight I had lost. I wanted to title my post something like - "I'm back...again" but honestly, right now, I just don't trust myself to make that commitment. I know how the Lord used this site to help me tremendously, but I've really gone through alot this past year, that I never could have possibly seen coming! I know... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:13:44 EST An astonshing quote from Ben Franklin The Patriot Post <BR> Founders' Quote Daily <BR> <BR> "That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater Respect among the common People." <BR> <BR> -- Benjamin F... Fri, 24 Oct 2008 06:22:06 EST Conquered the Mountain! Of all things to do yesterday, I was a chaperone with our church's teen group as they hiked up Mt. Monadnock in NH. When they said we would hike up a mountain, I was a bit disillusioned in thinking that it would be nicely cut trails through the wilderness. Instead, about 1/4 of the way up, it became mostly rock...huge rock....some very steep inclined rocks. It seemed more like rock-climbing than my vision of rock climbing... <BR> <BR> ...I fought against my desire to quit, against my body... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:14:31 EST Hello to all here! I'm Deborah and I am a widowed mom of three. Two are up and out of the nest and my youngest is 12 years old. I am 51 years old and I am a queen-sized woman who is trying to get back into shape. I started walking around two months ago as well as following a sensible diet. I feel so much better as a result. I still have quite a lot of weight to lose but since I used to weigh close to 300 pounds at one time and I am now down to 265 pounds. I had originally thought about bariatric surgery but sin... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 22:22:47 EST Just a thought... I received this today and it had me thinking. Thinking about things that are happening in our lives that we don't know why. God seems to have a silver lining in most things and He has it happen for a reason. Some things we really don't know what that reason is while others He reveals it to us. But it is a comfort to know He is with us every step of the way!!! <BR> <BR> This is what I received.... <BR> <BR> The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He pra... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 15:18:59 EST Hi! I just found this team today! Hi! My name is Kelley and I am from Pennsylvania. I attend Landmark Baptist Church. I am married to a wonderful man and we have six boys ranging is age of 20 to 3 years old. <BR> <BR> Our family is very involved in our church. I am currently the Nursery Director, Married Couples Class Secretary, Choir, Ladies Group, and overall do anything they need help with!! <BR> <BR> We are currently going through remodeling at our church to accommodate the growth we have been experience! PRAIS... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 22:14:08 EST New member- I'm Tera Hi, <BR> I am a mom of 4 blessings-ranging in ages 3-12. Looking to lose about 40 lbs. I am excited there is an independent, fundamental baptist group. I am very involved in our local church. Am a deacon's wife, Pee Wee Club teacher, sing in choir, nursery worker, soul-winner, and love the Lord. Will be homeschooling my youngest in pre-k. The rest go to the Christian school. <BR> <BR> "For whosoever call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Rom 10:13 Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:17:01 EST Let's get going IBSG Hi everyone...I'm new to IBSG. I've been looking at the posts for this group. Where is everyone. I don't see many posts for this group. I joined Spark in Feb 07 but I was not serious about my weight loss. I finally get seriousn about 3 weeks ago and have been walking 2 miles a day 6 days a week. I've also been recording all my food here on Sparks. I love the different groups. I don't belong to a lot because its hard to keep up with too many groups. I live in central Florida. I have ... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:44:28 EST prayer for *Doin-it-again* She is recovering from surgery today, and she could use some prayer for strength, and courage. So please just keep Amy in your mind today.. <BR> thankyou Wed, 6 Aug 2008 12:47:35 EST Please pray!!! Hello all! I hope you are all having a great day. I am . It is so beautiful outside. <BR> <BR> Okay, I have two prayer requests. <BR> <BR> First, for me. I was swimming the other day and when I jumped into the shallow water I landed really hard on my foot. When I got out of the water, I could barely walk. It hurt. I thought I jammed it a little, so I just kind of hopped a little. Later that night it was worse. I ended up going to the ER, because no urgent cares were open, I hate the ER!! ... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 09:11:10 EST How many 3lb cans of Crisco have you lost? THIS IS FOR FUN GUYS I SAW I ON ANOTHER TEAM AND THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO SEE HOW MUCH YOU REALLY HAVE LOST. <BR> <BR> I WILL GO FIRST SINCE IT WAS MY IDEA. <BR> 43.666666666......since August 2005 Sat, 2 Aug 2008 08:08:24 EST Testimony! Well, I've been kind of down a bit, and I thought, what a better thing then to hear how people have come to know Jesus. Then we can all be encouraged. So, I'll start! <BR> I was a bus kid at Akron Baptist Temple. I was off at church camp, and when I came back it was the sunday of the month that we were in the big auditorium (we got to go once a month). Well, at the end of the service my camp councelor asked me if it was something I wanted to do. I said yes, and she prayed with me. I ws ... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 12:05:05 EST Need so much prayer. Lots of weight to lose! I am needing prayer, as I am just restarting my weight loss journey. I long to be able to use my body to the best of my ability so that I can be out there living life, Glorifying God. Mon, 21 Jul 2008 22:17:28 EST Quick update Hey all, <BR> <BR> sorry I have not been on here like usual. We just had a family reunion. then my mom and sister came back to my house to stay for a couple of weeks. My mom being from Hawaii, I really wnated to spend the time I could with her. I usually only get to see her one a year or every two years. Plus, my sis and her girls are here from AZ, and I have not seen them for two years and we are very close!! She is also 7 months preg and we are just having fun being with each other. ... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:24:44 EST A Whole Self... There is a Proverb that has laid hidden in my heart for a long time now, and it is sort of my "check & balance" system. Whenever something is not right; whenever one area of my life (spiritual, emotional, physical) seems to get much more attention than the others, the Holy Spirit always seems to bring this verse to the forefront of my life...Proverb 11:1 "A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight." Well, I have been putting much emphasis on the physical be... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 21:06:07 EST What is your favorite way to get your excercise? I know I should excercise more, but I have alot of trouble. We live next to a busy highway and I hate going outside because its so noisy! I like taking the girls to the park, but our car is out of commission! What are some good ideas for working out in your home that your kids could enjoy too? Mon, 23 Jun 2008 19:17:17 EST Proverbs 31 Woman I love this passage! It makes me feel as though I am never going to be able to do enough to be like her, which makes me try even harder! I love that she can do so much and her family is respectful of her! I have two small children and I love when I know I have taught them something through the grace of our Lord! What a blessing! I try to read it as much a possible, it helps me to know even when things are rough it is worth it to keep going ...(Proverbs 31:10-31)...........I love it! <BR... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 18:04:23 EST Hi I am Amanda! I am Amanda, I am 24 and a mother of two. My husband and I are both independent baptist and I wanted to join a group that believed like me. I love the Lord and I want to lose weight with his help and the support of his children! I am so excited about this! I hope to lost 30lbs or more before I get pregnant again! We are trying for another baby! God bless you! Sun, 22 Jun 2008 17:54:46 EST Where is everyone? I have not seen anyone on this group for a while. I hope all of you are getting closer to your goals! I know we are all busy. have a great Sunday...and a great week!!! <BR> TTYL ~Shelly <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 22 Jun 2008 00:50:03 EST Samson Well, as I am working my way to get back on track with God, I am thinking about today's Sunday School lesson. I have studied it from the point of view of how to relate it to my class, and can't help but wonder what I can learn from Samson. (I teach a 5th & 6th grade girls Sunday School class). His strength did not necessarily come from his long hair, but rather, from the Nazarite vow that came along with his hair (promising to never cut his hair as a Nazarite). Now, I know that God takes... Sun, 8 Jun 2008 08:51:03 EST One Minute I received this from my sister in an e-mail. I normally do not forward e-mails but I thought we all could at least do this much. Read on... <BR> <BR> <BR> ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT.... <BR> <BR> This is the scariest election We as Christians have ever faced. From the looks of the polls, the Christians aren't voting Christian values. We all need to be on our knees. Do you believe we can take God at His word? Call upon His name, then stand back and watch His wonders to behold. His scripture gi... Fri, 6 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EST Daniel 1 Wow, was studying the Word late last night, specifically studying what God has to say about our health and fitness. God led me to Daniel, chapter one, and my eyes were definitely opened. It is clearly spelled out in that chapter that God wants us to eat our veggies...those that eat healthier foods and portions, fair better. Here in this chapter, we see Daniel, Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abednego) ask permission to not have to eat the king's portions of food, or no... Thu, 5 Jun 2008 10:46:23 EST Yoga? What do you know about yoga? I've been kind of afraid to look into it because I've heard it's a lot about meditation and eastern religion. It does, however, sound like a non-intrusive form of exercise which is something I could really use now. <BR> <BR> Thoughts/Opinions? Wed, 4 Jun 2008 10:01:04 EST Run On Sentences I play this game with myself sometimes to help me go to sleep. I start with the letter A and think of a verse that starts with A, then B and so on. It's a great way to fall asleep. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2008 10:36:41 EST Daily laugh I thought this would be a good topic for us to have so we can have a place to share that funny moment. I love to laugh and make people laugh. (usually it is at my expense) So let's remember some funny things in our daily lives and share a laugh or two with each other! <BR> PS even if it is one of those "you had to have been there" moments <BR> ~Shelly Mon, 2 Jun 2008 11:46:08 EST Reintroduce myself Back on wagon as 5/27/08... <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa and I turned 40 this year and have been up & down on the scale for the last couple years and because I need to take this seriously for a health issue, I’ve been told by the doctor to lose 15 lbs and she is giving me 3 months. I do not want to take cholesterol meds so I’m back and FINALLY ready to do this!! <BR> <BR> My goals: Under 1550 calories per day and to get at least 15 minutes of exercise every day. I sometimes have a hard time ... Wed, 28 May 2008 11:09:24 EST "Vacation's" Over!!! Diet vacation, that is! I think it was about a 7 month vacation, to be exact! And I was so determined not to let that happen again!!! UUggghhh! I'm so frustrated with myself! Today was my birthday and the Mother Daughter banquet at another church nearby (My mother-in-law was speaking, so I wanted to go support her). I go to the banquet in the new dress my mom gave me for my birthday, feeling like I look 40 years older from the neck down because the weight has just crept on and crept on. So th... Sat, 10 May 2008 07:42:56 EST Verse for today Great is our Lord and of great power: his understanding is infinite. <BR> Psalm 147:5 Sat, 3 May 2008 08:58:51 EST May Challenge. Are you up for it?! May will be minute challenge! Take the month that you had the most minutes of exercise in. Try to do more minutes of exercise this month.(if you just want to set a goal you can do that too) Mine is February with 1354 minutes of exercise. Set a goal and record all minutes daily. Exercise can include, but is not limited to: strength training, elliptical, jogging, running, walking, treadmill, stationary bike, biking, yoga, pilates, workout get the picture. Just edit your post d... Fri, 2 May 2008 22:38:15 EST Hey I was very excited to find a Independent Baptist team. I'm just starting over again with my weight loss goals and need some support.I look forward to being a part of the team! Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:47:13 EST I'm Back!!! Hello everyone, I just wanted to drop a qick note to let you all know that I am starting back up sparkpeople. I gained alot of my weight back. I started at 185 and left spark at 163 and I am now 179. So I am REALLY need to work hard, and I need a lot of support!!! I can't seem to put the junk food down. I am going to try to go on a jumk food fast for 2 weeks. With the Lord's help I can do this!! Tue, 8 Apr 2008 09:49:40 EST Sticky? What do these sticky topic tags mean? Who places them there and for what reasons? Sun, 6 Apr 2008 01:06:34 EST New to the group I'm a pastor in Southern Utah. We've been here 14 years. I wish it was as easy to grow spiritually as it is to grow physically. :) Sat, 29 Mar 2008 01:30:10 EST Praise and prayer request There was an shooting at an hospital here in town 3 people were murdered. For me there is a praise in this my oldest daughter is an RN and works at this hospital and on the very floor that it happened and the hours she normally works,but praise the Lord she and her husband were out of town. The prayer part is the RN that was killed was a very good friend of hers. Also the third person that was killed was in the parking lot just trying to park his car, he is the grandfather of my youngest daug... Fri, 28 Mar 2008 15:48:00 EST Yeah! I got on the scale recently and I have lost 2lbs! I'm 135! I have 12lbs to go before i reach my goal weight. Sometimes the last 12 can be the hardest because you are tempted to play around. Pray for me that I won't play around that I'll drink my 8 cups of water and that I'll go and exersise faithfully each day. Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:22:13 EST Sticking with it during trials This last week my dad's sister died. We praise God that she was saved and is finally home. It was a hard week, but guess what???? THE CHURCH BROUGHT FOOD!!!!!! Lots and lots of yummy food. It seems like whenever there's a hardship or a celebration or actually any kind of event, we tend to eat and eat and eat......... In fact, I haven't logged one ounce of food this whole week. I gained 3 pounds!! Now I'm lacking the motivation to get back on track. How do you handle the food issue dur... Sun, 16 Mar 2008 22:18:09 EST My Daily Post Saturday I ruined my diet by eating some of the french fried onions. I was cooking a dish that was to be donated to a charitable cause. Today we went to a Chinese restaurant. I didn't go crazy but what I did eat was not on my eating plan. Today I got on the scale and I realized that I had to exercise. So I exercised. Sun, 9 Mar 2008 20:48:22 EST Inventory of What I've Eaten I am posting an inventory of what I've eaten in order to help myself. <BR> <BR> I drank my 8 cups of water. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: 1 egg fried in Pam non-stick spray <BR> 2 Pcs of toast <BR> 2 pc. of toast to substitute for <BR> Cream of Wheat <BR> 1/2 a grapefruit <BR> 1 cup of tea with a bit of milk <BR> <BR> Lunch: 1 Boca Meatless Burger patty <BR> 1 Diet whole wheat hotdog bun <BR> 1 tsp of Ketchup <BR> 1 tsp o... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 17:24:28 EST I'm going to get serious . I'm going to get serious and get the 15lbs off. I've gone back and forth from 136 to 138. It's time to get serious so that I can get the weight off and reach my goal weight. Since I no longer have over 100 lbs to loose I have taken away my extra carb exchange that I was allowed for Breakfast and Supper and the extra fruit I was allowed for lunch before when I was larger. I'm going to drink my 8 glasses of water and exercise on a regular basis.I've been sick lately with an upper respitory infe... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 21:33:01 EST Newbie Hi, my name is Annie. I live in a small town in New Mexico and am very excited to see this team. I am really looking forward to taking care of the body God gave me and I am glad to find your support. So, I hope to hear from you soon! Stop by my page and add me as a friend! Thu, 6 Mar 2008 12:14:42 EST GOD GAVE ME THE VICTORY WITH YOUR HELP!!! <em>304</em> With the passing of this week, I have learned many things. God gave me spcecial help from people like you to help me to lose five pounds. I know that I could not have made it alone. I can only say, "Thank you, Lord," and "Thank you fiends." connie from Texas Tue, 4 Mar 2008 08:49:59 EST Hello from the Dominican Republic Hi ladies, <BR> <BR> My name is Stacy. My husband and I along with 8 of our children are missionaries in the Dominican Republic. Our oldest son, Josh lives in Tennessee where our sending church is. Looking forward to getting to know you all. <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:09:24 EST How to Keep Your Spiritual Fire Burning <link><BR>th_Finding/archives.asp?bcd=1/25/2008 </link> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 01:07:38 EST How to Maintain the Life of Victory <link><BR>th_Finding/archives.asp?bcd=1/29/2008 </link> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 01:06:12 EST How to Be A Growing Christian <link><BR>th_Finding/archives.asp?bcd=1/30/2008 </link> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 01:04:58 EST The Highway to Holiness <link><BR>th_Finding/archives.asp?bcd=2/5/2008 </link> Fri, 22 Feb 2008 01:03:36 EST In Touch Sermon Radio Archives <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.2898157/k.9B85/2005_Audio_Archives.htm </link> Thu, 21 Feb 2008 23:13:38 EST Land Mines In The Pathway of a Believer Sermon s Links did not work. Sorry Thu, 21 Feb 2008 23:08:06 EST Our Daily Bread February 26, 2008 February 26, 2008 <BR> Making Restitution <BR> ODB RADIO: Listen Now | Download <BR> READ: Luke 19:1-9 <BR> He shall make restitution for his trespass in full. —Numbers 5:7During the compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary, managing editor James Murray received thousands of definitions from Dr. William Chester Minor. They were always sent in by mail and never brought in personally. Murray was curious about this brilliant man, so he went to visit him. He was shocked to find that Minor w... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:27:47 EST Our Daily Bread February 25, 2008 February 25, 2008 <BR> The Kindness Of Strangers <BR> ODB RADIO: Listen Now | Download <BR> READ: Philippians 2:1-8 <BR> Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. —Hebrews 13:2While I was taking a flight to Surabaya, Indonesia, for a Bible conference, the flight attendants brought meal service. I had just eaten in the Singapore airport, so I declined, asking only for a soft drink. The Indonesian man next to me, a stranger, was visibly co... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:25:14 EST Our Daily Bread February 24, 2008 February 24, 2008 <BR> God Is Good <BR> ODB RADIO: Listen Now | Download <BR> READ: Genesis 3:1-7 <BR> Good and upright is the Lord; therefore He teaches sinners in the way. —Psalm 25:8The phrase “God is good, all the time; all the time, God is good” is repeated by many Christians almost like a mantra. I often wonder if they really believe it or even think about what they’re saying. I sometimes doubt God’s goodness—especially when it feels as though God isn’t hearing or answering my prayers... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:22:29 EST Our Daily Bread February 23, 2008 February 23, 2008 <BR> Posies <BR> ODB RADIO: Listen Now | Download <BR> READ: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 <BR> We are to God the fragrance of Christ. —2 Corinthians 2:15One morning I was looking at a bouquet of flowers in a vase on an old carpenter’s bench in front of our “window on the world.” I realized the bouquet was spent; its leaves had wilted and the blossoms were falling. <BR> <BR> The same morning I also read George Herbert and quite by “accident” came across his poem titled “Life.” In... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:20:22 EST Our Daily Bread February 22, 2008 <BR> <link><BR>ead/2008/02/22/devotion.aspx# </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Carried In His Strong Arms <BR> ODB RADIO: Listen Now | Download <BR> READ: Isaiah 46:1-11 <BR> I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. —Isaiah 46:4Missionary couple Ray and Sophie de le Haye served heroically in West Africa for more than 40 years. As she grew older, Sophie suffered from the loss of all motor control of her body. That once-stro... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:16:48 EST Our Daily Bread February 21,2008 Between The Eternities <BR> ODB RADIO: Listen Now | Download <BR> READ: Hebrews 11:8-16 <BR> These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them. —Hebrews 11:13In the television western Broken Trail, cowboy Prentice Ritter must provide words of comfort at the funeral of a friend. Uncomfortable in the situation, he quietly says, “We are all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house, birth till death, we travel... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 22:13:05 EST Motivation I have been looking around at the teams I belong to, and some of them seem to have more discussion than others. I personally prefer chatting with all of you on this team because the likemindedness. However, we seem to not engage one another as much. I was just wondering how many of you would be interested in this? I know we all are busy and have busy lives. I was just curious. Any feedback would be great. I know I write in the gym, spark points, and what have you, but it has been awhil... Sun, 17 Feb 2008 21:40:24 EST Quick Study Bible Study <BR> Here are hyperlinks for Quck Study-ayrshirelassi <BR> <BR> Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, wherever you are. Here are the Walk and the Word Links for Sat./Sun. Feb 16 and 17/08 and Quick Study links for Monday, February 18/08. Click to view or right-click and "save as" to your computer for play back later. <BR> <BR> Windows Media links: <BR> <BR><BR>080217.wmv <BR> <BR><BR>feb18MON08.... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 18:29:47 EST Daily Devotional A Call to Repentance <BR> Luke 24:44-48 <BR> The Lord Jesus Christ said, "I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance" (Luke 5:31). He wanted unbelievers to turn from their wrongdoing toward a life of obedience to God. That is still His desire today. Repentance, which follows confession of sin, is a commitment to alter direction and leave wrongdoing behind. This change of heart is a necessary step in the decision to follow Jesus Christ as Savior. The Holy Spirit transform... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 18:21:21 EST Hello Hi! Glad to find some born-again Christians that are Baptist. I used to weigh 265lbs and now I weigh 139lbs. My goal weight is 123lbs. Sat, 16 Feb 2008 18:10:38 EST I'm Back!!!!! :) Well we are finally done with our big move!!! <BR> <BR> For those of you who do not know, I am the co-leader here in the Independent Baptist Support Group and I took a short leave. We were moving from Arizona back to Ohio. We are finally settled in and have our internet back. <BR> <BR> I am having a hard time getting into the swing of things. I ate out alot during the move and just ate bad period!!!! <BR> <BR> I really need to get back into the swing of things. I know I am now above 170... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:45:31 EST What is your food weakness? I was just curious to see what each of your food weaknesses are. Picking one is not ahrd for me. Seeing how I will never give up chocolate I just moderate it. However, the one thing I cannot eat in moderation is chips!! I love doritos and salt and vinegar chips. Even weighing them does not help. Who wants to weigh chips?! For me it is either leave them at the store or I will eat them! <BR> Well, I lok forward to seeing what you all have to say. <BR> Shelly <BR> <em>29</em> me eating... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 22:15:20 EST Hi I just joined this team!! Hi my name is Pam, I'm 47 and the mother of three beautiful daughters (2 are married to good christian men, I have one grandson and another on the way) and I'm married to a wonderful man for almost 32 years. I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life I just need to focus on being healthy. With God's help and the encouragement of this team. We all need to be encouraged through the journey of weight lose, I just hope I can be some encouragement to others. Thu, 31 Jan 2008 16:32:02 EST Where is everyone from I'm in Mich. Wondering how many others are. Tue, 29 Jan 2008 14:17:04 EST smileygrl - I'm new to this team I'm looking forward to this team. It is so hard to find independant, fundamental, Baptists around anymore. It's great to see there are still people and church out there that have held on the their beliefs and not swayed. <BR> I've been saved for 25yrs. I accept Christ as my Savior when I was 6. I'm been blessed with a great church I've been going there since I was 2. I also went to the christian school there for all of my schooling. I'm married to a GREAT Christian man who has been saved... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 14:10:08 EST Falling Apart Here... Need Prayer Okay... I can't go into the why's and the wherefores online, but I just found out I have an eating disorder (this is related to the problem that kept me away so long). I'm not binge/purging... just binge eating. This is completely out of my control (again, for reasons I can't go into) and so I've got to let God take care of it. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, since I restarted Sparks I've gained 6 pounds. The medication I'm on leaves me exhausted and exercise isn't even something I can consider doi... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 17:52:14 EST Well, Hello There! Hi everyone. What a surprise to find an Independent Baptist group on here! It's so nice to see others that are like-minded supporting each other in their weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> My name is Saundra and I am here to take care of this weight once and for all. About 6 1/2 years ago I lost nearly 50 pounds and have kept most of it off. But, I struggle with gaining and losing this last 10 pounds over and over again. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you all and sharing and receiving the ... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 19:02:01 EST new member Trina here . . . Hello. I am a 37 year old mom of 4. My husband and I will be celebrating our 15th wedding anninversary this March. We have 4 children. 2 boys that are 11 and 9 and 2 girls that are 6 and 4. My husband is the assistant pastor at our church and works a fulltime secular job as well. I homeschool all 4 of the children. Fri, 18 Jan 2008 15:35:34 EST Woo Hoo I am so thankful that there is a Fundamental Independent Baptist team!!! A little about myself: I am 30 a mother of 2 beautiful kids (5yr old boy and 6 mo old girl). I have been overweight for most of my life and babies have just increased the weight problem. (Worth it though) I have been married for 9 years and just recently (in June 07) became a stay at home mom. We are homeschooling for the first time this year and it has been, well interesting... I love it but it is hard.. :-) There is ... Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:13:49 EST Hi I just joined My name is Shelley, I am 27 and have 3 children. There ages are 3,2, and almost 6 mo. Two boys and a girl and due to medical issues I am pretty sure I am done. I have been a Christian since I was 12 and grew up in a Southern Baptist Church. While I loved my church I always felt that there was something missing. My husband and I moved from East Tennessee to Raleigh NC about 3 years ago and began attending an Independent Baptist church. Praise the Lord!!! I feel as if I have grown more in ... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 18:38:10 EST New Spark Feature!! When you are posting, there is a new spell check button. It is next to Add a link an Add an Emoction. Just click on it and it does the rest!!! Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:10:54 EST New to team Wow, an Independnt Baptist team..This is great! I look forward to getting to know you all. I am looking to lose weight to better serve my Lord. I won't feel so winded walking up someone's steps to knock on their door and invite them to our church or even better lead them to the Lord. Fri, 11 Jan 2008 01:23:55 EST Bella Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Belinda but everyone calls me Bella. I am new to sparkpeople but am loving it already. <BR> <BR> Due to health problems I am not online much right now but hope to be a regular soon. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself to my new teams and let you know that I am here, even if you do not hear from me for short periods of time. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sharing 2008 with you all! Thu, 10 Jan 2008 12:05:51 EST Read your Bible in 90 days!!! Please click this link for a download, to help you read your entire Bible in 90 days. I just printed it off, and I am going to keep it in my Bible!!! <link> </link> Thu, 3 Jan 2008 12:43:26 EST Happy New Year...PLEASE READ!!! Here are few things to help you get started on your new year!!! <BR> <BR> REVIEW THE TEAMS YOU BELONG TO: If you haven’t read or participated in any of a particular team’s threads, or you never post in them, now is a good time to "clean house." Either resolve to become better acquainted with a particular team – or off your list it should go. <BR> <BR> UPDATE YOUR FRIENDS: Have you lost touch with folks you once added as friends to your page? Echoing the drill above, either take time to re... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 22:55:50 EST New Challenge .....Very Easy!!! I wanted to take advantage of the new year by starting fresh!! <BR> <BR> Our challenge is to post at least once daily here in this group!! <BR> <BR> I think it is very important to stay active on the message boards. Even if your diet is slow or non exsistent, this is a great way to slowly get bakc into the swing of things. I know I need to!! When you post, you not only encourage yourself but others as well, So start posting!!! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 13:05:02 EST Does weight loss matter to Christ? Hi, I'm Brenda. I believe and put my faith in Christ Jesus, and I'm overweight. I am struggling with how important it is to Christ with what I look like on the outside, and how much of it is a ploy by Satan to keep us sidetracked from doing things that are truly important. If I am staying away from gluttony and laziness--then how much does the rest matter to Christ. Weight loss is taking a lot of my time, and I'm not sure if it really matters to Him... What do you think???? <BR> Fri, 28 Dec 2007 22:49:21 EST SparkPeople has launched a new feature!!! SparkAmerica!!!! Please click the link and read about it!! <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=989 </link> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 13:36:21 EST Obstacles I love to read and I try to read a book written by a missionary often. Lately, I have faced many obstacles, in weight loss as well as in life in general, including ministry. This quote was brought to mind by Isobel Kuhn from her book "In the Arena." <BR> <BR> “How very important it is to obey the Lord, step by step! We cannot know how much may hinge on one single step.” Pg. 18 <BR> <BR> “When any child of God decides to step out in absolute obedience to the will of God, there will be a f... Wed, 28 Nov 2007 01:18:06 EST Is your motivation lacking??? Is anyone else out there having a hard time staying motivated right now?? I sure am. I found this article at Spark and it has some great tips. <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=73 </link> The subtitle is "Stop Failure Before it Starts!" That's where I am right now. I am sick of losing and gaining the same 5 lbs. I would love to have those pounds off for good. Any helps from anyone would be appreciated. Wed, 14 Nov 2007 05:11:31 EST Weight Loss Motivational Tool Hey Everybody! <BR> Another gal in one of my groups posted this, and thought it would be an interesting topic to reflect for our current pound losses and/or to forecast for our goal weight...and we have been having a blast with it!!! It's great when you can learn and still have lots of fun!!! <BR> <BR> Here are some weight comparisons...What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR>... Fri, 9 Nov 2007 10:27:11 EST Why did you pick your username? This is a thread where we can tell eachother why we chose our username, I will go first. <BR> <BR> AZGIRLKJV, Az because I live in Arizona, Girl because I am a girl, and Kjv for the king James Bible. <BR> <BR> Now it's your turn!! Tue, 6 Nov 2007 23:33:20 EST Calling All IBSG Sparkers!! Hi Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I wanted to write you all a note to encourage you to keep sparkin!! Things have been very quiet on this board but I am hoping maybe everyone is still posting somewhere. <BR> <BR> I know that it is getting tough with the holidays approching but I wanted to encourage you to stay active on the boards and do your best. I have gone over my calories for almost 2 weeks, I have not got my water in or my exercise like I should but I am still on Sp daily. <BR> <BR> My motiv... Mon, 29 Oct 2007 19:59:42 EST Going to Ohio Well everyone, I am going to Ohio tomorrow for a vacation. I will have limited internet access so you will probably not see me until next Friday. I am so excited to go home and see all of my friends and family. Pray for safe travels and keep sparkin!!!! Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:46:49 EST Do Not Reply I am just tesing my computer to dee if I am recieving spark mails!! Tue, 16 Oct 2007 14:00:43 EST Roll Call!!! Hello everyone!! I just wanted to see how everyone is doing and see who is still with us!! please respond to this and let me know!! Tue, 16 Oct 2007 11:31:52 EST Bethany Hello everybody! I'm still in shock that there is actually an Independent Fundamental Baptist group here!!! I've been a member of SP for about three weeks and just stumbled on this group. My name is Bethany and I'm married to a wonderful man and we have 2 awesome children. We're Independent Baptist missionaries in Japan, and have been here for four and a half years now! I love serving our Heavenly Father in this country, though I do miss my friends and family. My mother is coming to visit in ... Fri, 5 Oct 2007 22:22:49 EST Sorry I let you down team. I have not had a good week. I am sorry I have let everyone down on the challenge. I promise I will be up and running by Monday. <BR> <BR> Sorry! Thu, 4 Oct 2007 09:30:40 EST Jeannie Hi there everyone. I was so glad to find this team. I typed in fundamental baptist and was shocked that there was one!!! I am 36 years old and married to a wonderful man named Vance. The Lord himself is the only one who can recieve credit for us still being together. We have gone thru major trials over the last few years. If I was not a born again Christain following God, this family would not be one!! I praise God for it. I am studying James and God is reminding me the reason for trials!! It... Thu, 4 Oct 2007 09:07:22 EST Three good things happened today. 1 - I had a craving or strong desire for something to eat. Cookies, pizza, anything... I won! I didn't eat any of it. I ate cauliflower instead! Woo Hoo! Then I went to the grocery store where #2 and #3 happened. <BR> <BR> 2 - I walked by the pizza and passed right on by. I did look at it for a split second and said something like NO! and went walking on. <BR> <BR> 3 - When I was checking out the lady there knows me because I shop there all the time (local Aldi's store) and she said, "Are y... Mon, 1 Oct 2007 15:34:15 EST IBSG Challenge Ok Teams, Post your Cadio Minutes here starting This Friday Sept 28th <BR> <BR> Team 1 <BR> Azgirl <BR> Shelbear <BR> WeRfamily <BR> Middie <BR> <BR> Team 2 <BR> Osissy <BR> jdsgot3 <BR> unsmart3d <BR> Vickioo <BR> <BR> When you post your minutes also put "team 1" or "Team 2" <BR> <BR> Sorry Osissy I kinda took over but since I am a leader here I can make this a sticky and change things if we need to. <BR> <BR> Please post any questions or concerns you have on the original thread Osissy ... Mon, 24 Sep 2007 16:16:51 EST MIA Hello Everyone!! I will be at the Grand Canyon for the next 2 days and I will not be able to get online. :( <BR> <BR> Please keep up with the posts and welcome the new commers as they come. We have a great group here, I appreciate it!! <BR> <BR> Also, I have WAY off track since our company is here but I WILL get back on track when it's over!! This weight WILL come off!! <BR> <BR> Miss You!! Thu, 20 Sep 2007 17:36:27 EST The low down game or something like that I was wondering if any one wanted to split into some kind of teams and start a friendly competition starting Sunday the first day of fall. <BR> The way it would go is this: <BR> 1.Every one would count the total Calories for the week <BR> 2. Subtract total Cals burned and pounds lost <BR> 3. The team with the lowest number wins the week and brag rights <BR> 4. We all win because we will look good for the holidays <BR> Tell me what you think. We can do it another way if someone had a suggesti... Thu, 20 Sep 2007 14:57:23 EST To All the new commers!! To all the newcommers!!! When you join a team you will not get automatically e-mailed for the sticky topics because they were created before you joined. You have to manually click on them and hit the "subscribe" button and then you will be e-mailed when someone post there. We are having some great conversation and I don't want anyone left out. <BR> <BR> A few of the sticky threads I am talking about are the "Weekly weigh in" "Recipes & Reasturants" "Prayer Requests" and there are more. Pleas... Fri, 7 Sep 2007 20:22:26 EST I'm back! I returned home yesterday. Weighed the same as the day I left. Praise the Lord! I was afraid the summer would be a disaster for the diet. Hope to be around on the boards now. I have enjoyed reading even though I wasn't posting. You all are an encouragement to keep on keeping on. Tue, 4 Sep 2007 19:15:11 EST Tomorrows Sunday!!! Well, I usually blow it every Sunday!! We have donuts every morning, and I can't just eat one!!! <BR> <BR> Also we eat "dinner" for lunch so I don't eat again till after church, about 7:30 and I am usually starving, so I EAT!! <BR> <BR> Please help me to stay encouraged and not over do it. I mean I will eat one donut but help me not to eat 2!! <BR> <BR> Also we did get ivited to a picnic on Monday, which I am super excited about. But I might go over my caories that day so I don't want to g... Sat, 1 Sep 2007 15:41:57 EST I thought this was a good article. It is a Before, During, and After Journal. I bet if we did this daily things would be very different! <BR> <BR><BR>vation_articles.asp?id=657 Thu, 30 Aug 2007 14:32:20 EST Sparkpeople has launched a new website today geared toward our teens. This website was made with teens in mind. it's diet and fitness is geared toward what a teen would need. It is for ages 13-17. If you have or know of any teen that would be interested, please point them in the right direction. This website is also totally FREE!! <BR> <BR> Keep Sparking!! Thu, 30 Aug 2007 11:15:09 EST Vote for Sparkpeople!! Here's a message from Sparkguy that he posted in the Community Team forum: <BR> <BR> Hello CT Members! <BR> <BR> I'm back to give you a sneak preview of something. Last year SP was the only write-in winner for BusinessWeek's Best of the Web Awards - thanks to our great community! <BR> <BR> So, we're trying to do it again. There will be promotion of this to all members, but we wanted to share this with you first. <BR> <BR> If you have a chance, would you mind visiting this page and wri... Tue, 28 Aug 2007 15:20:36 EST Does anyone have any goals for this week? Another team I am on posted a challenge to get 300 minutes of exercise this week. I am going to try that. For me, that is about an hour a day for 5 days. Wednesday will be the hard day because of my extra kids, but I can make it up Saturday if needed OR do more other days of the week. Mon, 27 Aug 2007 06:11:53 EST I am so proud of myself! I have been so good this weekend. I still have about 6 hours to go, but I have done great! <BR> <BR> Last night I almost went out to dinner. If I had, I would have blown it! Then today, we had t-bone/porterhouse steaks! OH YUM! I only ate 4 oz. even though I wanted the WHOLE thing! PLUS! I made these cheesy potatoes that are soooo good, but very calorie filled and fattening. I didn't eat ONE bite! I made myself a healthy baked potato with fat free cheese and fat free sour cream! I almost ha... Sun, 26 Aug 2007 15:12:31 EST I spun a 20 pointer today! YeeHaw! Off to Tae Bo! Fri, 24 Aug 2007 07:54:47 EST Did you join a gym, Amy? I was thinking of looking into something like that, but I don't know if I have the nerve to go by myself. I would like something with treadmills, nordictracks, stuff like that. I would love a pool too, but I am sure it would be too busy to swim at. You know the mixed bathing thing. Thu, 23 Aug 2007 17:17:48 EST Do you work out with music? I just thought of a great question to any of you work out with music? I have found it difficult to find any peppy music that I want to exercise to...I don't listen to CCM...the only thing I have come up with is upbeat Glenn Miller music from the '40s but that gets old fast. Just wondered if you had any favorite music that you work out with!! Thu, 23 Aug 2007 15:12:20 EST Hi! I'm Natalie Wow! I can't believe there is an Independent Fundamental Baptist support group!! I saw it on the list and I said 'sign me up!!' I am in the Cincinnati/Northern KY area and attend Bible Baptist Church. I am a 23 year old, young professional (for now!) waiting to get engaged, and trying to lose weight for the big day and honeymoon, which I hope will be in April!! I have been on Spark for almost 1.5 years, and lost 20 pounds in 2006, but gained most of it back. My heaviest I was 190, I went... Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:47:15 EST Is everyone drinking their water? Do you drink it out of the tap or do you prefer bottled water? What is your favorite bottled water? <BR> <BR> We have a water thing on our refridgerator. It is filtered. I usually use that and reuse old water bottles. When my water bottles wear out, I buy the bottled water and replace them. My favorite is Nestle Pure Life. Wed, 22 Aug 2007 16:14:47 EST SparkPoints Man, I have a long way to go for my next trophy! It will take me a very long time to get it. <BR> <BR> I wonder if anyone has any of those huge trophies. Like the Gold one with 60,000 points. That is a lot of points! Tue, 21 Aug 2007 17:13:44 EST My scale Last night I thought I would weigh myself to see where I'm at. My husband must have gotten tired of hearing me complain because my scale has "myteriously" disappeared this morning. Ha ha. I've looked almost everywhere. He must have hid it in his car. Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:55:20 EST My scale Last night I made a comment about my weight after I got off the scale. Now today it's "mysteriously" gone. I've looked almost everywhere. I think my husband got tired of hearing me complain about it, and hid it! Ha ha. Fri, 17 Aug 2007 10:47:44 EST The Kitchen Come by here every day and post your menu. Let's see what we are eating!! Wed, 15 Aug 2007 12:02:02 EST The Gym Come by here and post your workouts!!! Lets keep each other motiavted!! Wed, 15 Aug 2007 12:01:01 EST Has it been hot and humid where you are? It has been so awful this week with the heat and then being so humid. Then it will rain off and on. I was able to get out on my bike this morning while it was still cooler out and then it started raining/small storm just as I finished. <BR> <BR> It is hard to exercise with this kind of heat and weather. I don't have air conditioning so that makes it even worse! Thu, 9 Aug 2007 12:07:06 EST "Huddles" Be sure to check out the new feature Huddles which is on your team home page, it is where names and spark points were. You can post a messege for the whole team to see. This si a great way to motivate eachother, also you get 1 spark point for posting. You can post up to 5 times a day in each group you are in. Check it out!!! Mon, 6 Aug 2007 15:04:15 EST Vicki Hi, <BR> My name is Vicki. I am wife to Robert for 28 years, and mom to 2 sons - Josh -22, Jacob 19. I'm pleased to find this message board. I was saved in 1995, and my family and I are blessed to attend Faith Baptist Church in Primrose, GA. Our pastor is Bro. Billy Ball. <BR> I have struggled with my weight most of my life, but for about 8 years now it has really started affecting my health. I know I probably have more to lose than anyone else here. I am 46 yrs. old and weigh 310. I wo... Tue, 31 Jul 2007 02:36:57 EST Woo Hoo- Tell us something you have accompished!! This will be a thread where we can go to say something we have accomplished. Something we are proud of ourselves for. <BR> 7/30 I drank 10 cups of water today!!! <BR> ~I stayed within my caorie range <BR> ~I got 30 min of cardio in today <BR> ****You get the point, just log on anything, no matter how small or big Tue, 31 Jul 2007 01:13:09 EST New trophy Yeah I got a new trophy today! Just 4989 more until the next!! Tue, 10 Jul 2007 13:29:22 EST Clint Kerns Hi, <BR> <BR> my name is Clint Kerns, my user name on here is cwkerns (Clint William Kerns). I am the youth choir director at Concord Baptist Church in Fairmount, GA where Dr. Sammy Allen is the pastor. My father-in-law is Dr. Stinnett Ballew and I am happily married (for 24 years) to his daughter Donna. Sat, 7 Jul 2007 09:33:38 EST Any other Pastor's wives here? Hi, <BR> I was just woundering if any other Pastor's wives were in this support group. If so it would be great to get to know you and share those "extra special" things we may have in common. <em>213</em> Thu, 5 Jul 2007 14:22:22 EST diane Hi I'm diane and I'm from the midwest. I am a member of Antioch Bible Baptist Church in Gladstone MO. I have been saved since I was 9 yo. I was very lucky to have Christian parents. As for my weight loss goals I am at the last 20 pounds. I have done weight watchers for the entire process you can see my spark page for a before and after shot. I am married. No kids, 2 cats. (used to have 3 recently lost 1 due to old age and illness) I am very active with my family and my nieces and nep... Tue, 3 Jul 2007 22:50:45 EST HAPPY 4TH HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT HOLIDAY. <em>41</em> Tue, 3 Jul 2007 13:56:25 EST Lisa Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> I've been away from the computer for a while and just got the message to repost introduction. <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa. I'm 39 and am married to my wonderful DH for 17 years. We have 1 daughter who is 12 and 1 dog. <BR> <BR> I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was 9 years old. I wondered away for a while when I was older but recommitted myself about 6 years ago after my mother-in-law passed. I returned to church with my daughter but was not getting what I need... Thu, 28 Jun 2007 13:32:00 EST The Weigh Down Has any one read The Weigh Down? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Wed, 27 Jun 2007 16:58:50 EST Hisinjapan Hello! I am a missionary wife living in Japan. Currently we are back in the states for time with family and to put my oldest in college. I've been off-line for a little over a week, but hope to be back on soon. I don't like to give out too much info for security reasons. If you would like to know more about my life in Japan, visit me at Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:33:17 EST Osissy Hi I am a pastor's wife in california, and I joined spark to be healthier. I needed something to make me responsible, and that would help me create consistant good habits. I have three children 6,4, and 2, and my husband is a great Christian,husband, dad, and pastor and in that order. welacome to our team I hope you love it as much as me. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 15:03:19 EST Jaime My name is Jaime, and I have been married to a wonderful man for 10 years! We have 3 great children! I am a Pastor's wife, and love it! I have been saved for about 5 years now (thought I was saved a long time ago) Can't wait to lose my goal weight! Mon, 18 Jun 2007 12:41:54 EST Recipe, Restaurant or Food Recommendations link us to your favorite recipes at or tell us a great menu find at your favorite restaurants. Have you found a food at the store that is both tasty and fits well on a healthy eating plan? Share it here! Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:53:30 EST Amy O.K Sorry I did post in the wrong spot. <BR> My name is Amy, I am a sahm. I have a wonderful husband and 3 children. I am also a pastors wife to a brand new church. I am very excited about this new weight loss jorney and lifestyle change. Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:28:57 EST Amy Hi, my name is Amy, I am a saham to 3 wonderful children. I am also a pastor's wife. I am excited about this weight loss jorney! Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:24:13 EST Tina Hello, I'm Tina and I'd like to welcome you to the Independent Baptist Support Group. I belonged to several Christian groups here, but none of them quite fit in with my beliefs, almost, but not quite... so I wanted a place where people within the Independent Baptist denomination could meet and express their beliefs and support one another through the Holy Scriptures. <BR> <BR> I've been saved since I was 8 years old. I have a terrific husband and 3 beautiful daughters. I belong to Fellowship... Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:16:43 EST Creation - Genesis 1-3 Today's Study is Genesis 1-3 <BR> Creation and the Fall <BR> <BR> God made everything and said it was very good. We know that God has not made anything since that day. All things that live and move upon the other were created in their original form in the first week of creation. All things were good. <BR> <BR> I saw a program earlier this about cocaine. Cocaine comes from coca leaves (sp?). These leaves were used as a stimulant, and in leaf form they were not addictive. It wasn't until l... Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:13:43 EST exercise thought I was reading on aol fitness yesterday on work out cheats and tricks, and they had some really great ideas. The one I liked the most was the T.V. one. When I work out I usually have recorded a show that I have been to busy to watch and zip through comercials and end my work-out when the show is over. However what they suggested was to work-out only during commercials, and in an hour's time you would have worked out about 18 minutes. THen I thought about how I could get more time during the ti... Sat, 16 Jun 2007 13:30:09 EST Bible Study Okay... I've been slacking. I'd like to say it's the end of the school year keeping me busy, I'd like to say that I'm working too hard to post studies, I'd like to say that... <BR> <BR> well fact is no excuse is a good excuse. <BR> So I'm doing a historically ordered read through the Bible, and I will be posting my studies here. Thu, 14 Jun 2007 10:08:57 EST How to KNOW You're a Sparker Saw this on a blog and just had to share! <BR> <BR> 10…You mentally count the calories that other people eat too. (KARMONSTER) <BR> <BR> 09…You look forward to your time at the gym. All day long. (CIMUS7633) <BR> <BR> 08…You plan your day's calories around the birthday party where you know you will want a small slice of cake! Your body says "Thanks for planning" and your taste buds say, "Thanks for caring!” (CATHERINESMOM) <BR> <BR> 07…The people on your SparkTeam, all strangers when w... Tue, 12 Jun 2007 08:52:51 EST Go play Recently I was looking through cardio and typed in play I was surprised to see playing with kids and playing an instrument. Sometimes I know I have burned more cals than if I do a traditional workout, but can't figure how how to log it, now I know!! Well at least when I am chasing kids with the water hose!! This is also great for youth paastor wives after those long adventure filled youth meetings!! right now we are doing double duty my. My husband is Pastor and he works with the youth too. S... Fri, 8 Jun 2007 16:32:14 EST food obsessions I am convinced that I am obsessed with food. It's all I seem to think about. It's driving me crazy. I want to lose weight so badly. Today I ate too many carbs, and now I have a headache. I know I am stressed out right now. We are departing for the states in 4 days and there are still details to be worked out! I find myself eating when I am not even hungry. Is there anyone else out there that struggles with this? How do you handle it? Wed, 6 Jun 2007 09:33:11 EST Daily Scripture... ILUHVAARON suggested that we post what we read/study each day in Scripture. <BR> So, I thought I would start this thread, so we have a name to associate, I hope others will join me! <BR> <BR> Deni <BR> Mon, 4 Jun 2007 20:50:11 EST starbucks lover's beware My friends were all at starbucks yesterday, after they had gotten their frappaccinos, they were getting their husbands hot drinks. My friend noticed something on the cup about God. Upon reading it she read that God is not real, and if he was how could one send someone he loved so much to a non exsistant place called hell. Needless to say they asked for another cup. the next one said something else very blasphemous that I can't remember. The third one wasn't about God, but, 2 out of three... Mon, 4 Jun 2007 11:22:50 EST migraine video I know some of us have complained of migraines, and i just finished watching the video. I learned a few things,and thaought some of you might like to watch it. Anyway thought I would bring it to your attention, and hopefully it will help. <BR> <em>198</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2007 02:27:08 EST I'm not sure how people feel about this I'm not sure what you guys will think about this, but I figured I'd throw it out there. How would you guys feel if we helped each other out by posting our scripture portions we studied that day and maybe a point or two that we got out of it. I know soemtimes, I have a hard time finding a portion of the Bible to study, and I thought that would also give some other people nuggets that we've gotten out of our time. If no one likes it, that's ok. I thought maybe we could start on Monday. Sat, 2 Jun 2007 19:14:24 EST Team Challenge - Week of 5/27 This weeks challenge is to eat (or drink) 2 fruits and 2 vegetables minimum, per day, and to list what they were, and quantity, here. <BR> <BR> This will be tough for me because I'm not a big fruit fan. Sun, 27 May 2007 23:41:43 EST Memorial Day Hope that you all have a great Memorial Day weekend! lots of love <BR> Jaime Sat, 26 May 2007 13:40:44 EST Urgent Prayer Request Please pray for my dad to get well. He is on the way to the ER, a possible heart attack. Please pray for my mom and him, Paul... His blood vessells need to enlarge. Is anything to hard for God? And pray for my mom to get well , too.. Thank you .. I have not been here much lately, I am trying to get their house back together, I would appreciate any prayers, too. Thank you, Paula Tue, 22 May 2007 22:10:18 EST I have a feeling it will be a rough day. It is just knowing it is Saturday and I can feel the craving and stuff kicking in. I went to the kitchen to make breakfast and all this food starting popping out at me and I kept thinking "That sounds so good!" UGH! I hate days like that. I only have about 12 1/2 hours to go! LOL Sat, 19 May 2007 08:28:28 EST Please help... OK. Here I am in the same rut I am always in and I'm not sure what the solution is. I just can't lose weight. I've been at sparkpeople a little over a month and all I have lost is 2lbs. I thought for sure that I would have a loss this week, but it didn't happen. I have been very busy and away from my computer a lot, so I have not recorded all my food intake, but I have been very careful. I think I need to up my exercise, but there hasn't been the time. I do 3 times a week, but would li... Fri, 18 May 2007 08:28:37 EST Tina, do you have another weekly challenge for us? That is fun to do. Something we can strive for. How about not going over our calories for a week? Or eating so many fruits or veggies a day or something? Just a (very) few ideas. I am not good at that type of thing. Or water intake... Fri, 18 May 2007 07:54:02 EST Yippee!! I got a new trophy this morning! It is a little funny though. I kept working to get that number to reach zero and now I am back up to 2497 to go. Like I did all that work and now I am at a high number again! Like losing all the weight and bam there it is back on again. I know that isn't the case, but just kind of "seems" like it. Do you know what I mean? Fri, 18 May 2007 07:23:23 EST Good morning! It is Friday!! I don't know why I am so happy. I have to get on my scales this morning. I am sure that won't be a good time. LOL I did get a good night's sleep though. I am loving that! Fri, 18 May 2007 07:02:11 EST slow topic days I guess everyone is as busy as me lately because we have been real quite for a couple of days. So how is everyone, and has everyone had a good week? Any gripes or blessings out there? Here lately I have come in under 1000 calories I am to busy to eat, drink, or think!!! I love it actually and other than I need a little more food I am GREAT!! It also gives me splurge room from time to time, but I am so scared to give in.HaHa <em>4</em> Thu, 17 May 2007 14:13:15 EST Back on track today I have been here but not doing what I needed too. I asked dh to help me for the next two weeks. He and I are going to watch what we eat together so that will help me a lot! I did so much better when he did it with me. He makes me cheat too much! LOL I exercised this morning, did my strength training, and ate my breakfast. I am starting on my first water for the day. <BR> <BR> Everyone is getting hair cuts today. I am only getting my bangs trimmed. This summer I am going to get a perm or som... Mon, 14 May 2007 10:10:58 EST Happy Mother's Day To All Our Mom's... May this Mother's Day be the happiest you've ever had! <BR> <BR> Tina Sun, 13 May 2007 16:05:57 EST unfortunate misunder standing So i know that there have been some who think that this site stinks or is bad because it keeps you from doing other things that you should be doing at home!(according to their blog, so this is public knowledge)I do not want to be mean, or discouraging, or direspectful to this person, So let me tell you, It is not this site's fault that they cannot juggle the computer and the things that they should be doing! But, we should work hard at not letting it get in the way. We should learn how to jus... Fri, 11 May 2007 19:53:43 EST My oldest is taking his driver's test today. YIKES! <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> Only kidding. He does a pretty good job of driving. He actually did manueverability in my van. That is an accomplishment to me because I can't do it at all! lol As long as he focuses on what the person is saying and follows the directions, he should do fine. <BR> <BR> I'll let you know how it goes. <BR> <BR> Shelly Fri, 11 May 2007 09:50:37 EST help Help me with some ideas. I'm only losing .5 to 1 lb a week. I don't know what else to do to lose my weight. I exercise to burn calories, I dont over indulge in my eating. Its usually pretty simple. The only thing I can think of is to double my calories burned. Maybe my metabolism is just that bad. Does anyone have any suggestions? I hate that my scale only reads 182.5. I wanted 180. I wouldve been happy with 181.5, atleast then i wouldve lost 1.5. What are your typical weekly weigh... Wed, 9 May 2007 07:24:46 EST Weekly Challenge A couple of groups that I'm on have weekly challenges. I know that for me the "friendly" competition keeps me motivated, so I thought I'd start one here. <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge: <BR> <BR> Cardio 3X this week. <BR> Post your cardio here, tell what you did, how long, and how many calories burned. <BR> <BR> Who's In? Tue, 8 May 2007 17:48:56 EST I went to vote today. We only had one issue on the ballot and nothing else. I rode my bike with 2 of my boys and voted. It wasn't far, but it was up hill all the way there. Then downhill back. That was fun. Tue, 8 May 2007 13:24:45 EST Anyone have any big plans for this summer? Vacations, reunions, or anything? I haven't thought much about my summer yet. I am looking forward to it though! Mon, 7 May 2007 21:18:29 EST Spring is here! It was so beautiful out today. I am so glad spring is finally here. I didn't get my exercising in until later tonight. I was going to do Tae Bo but decided it was so nice out tonight that I would ride my bike. It got dark on me though. I did get 30 minutes in, but didn't burn enough calories. Oh well. At least I did something. I wish it would stay like this, but it is May and I live in Ohio. You never know what can happen! Mon, 7 May 2007 21:07:05 EST I forgot to tell you something. I bought some new skirts a month or so back. They are getting loose on me! Not so loose they fall off, but they aren't as snug as they were. I might not be losing many pounds, but the inches are coming off! Keep that in mind when weighing yourself. I know I have built muscle with the exercising. I am so tempted to go to the store just to try the next size down to see if it will fit out of curiosity. <BR> <BR> Shelly <BR> <em>129</em> Sat, 5 May 2007 08:03:16 EST Happy Birthday, Tina! I hope you had a great day! <em>44</em> Thu, 3 May 2007 22:07:24 EST Have you seen the video about Sparkpeople owner?<BR>.asp <BR> <BR> I thought it was great. Thank the Lord for him. Thu, 3 May 2007 11:08:37 EST THANKS TO YOU ALL!!! <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> I would like to thank each one of you for being such an encouragement to me this past week. I more than met my goal and I know that it was the Lord and good friends like you who gave me the courage to keep trying. THANK YOU!!!!comeforthasgold Tue, 1 May 2007 17:31:34 EST I need some encouragement ladies! I have ate nothing good since Friday. Today I have done okay, but it is only 1:00! LOL Anyway, I need you to push me in the right direction. I just am so tired and not caring much today. It is almost time for that friendly visitor to come and that does not help!!! <BR> <BR> Maybe I just need a nap! ;-) Tue, 1 May 2007 13:14:40 EST Oh NO! It's the weekend again... PLUS! Okay.... tomorrow begins the weekend, and I have blown it every weekend for the last 3 (or 4)... any ideas? I always end up eating out because of social stuff. On top of that I have the following events coming: <BR> <BR> Saturday - my daughters 16 birthday (she wants dinner at a Japanese steakhouse) <BR> Sunday - Church, which always means eating out at least twice <BR> Wednesday - church, which means eating out once <BR> Thursday - my birthday, and friends over for dinner <BR> Friday -... Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:30:44 EST Bible Study (3) - Change In our first study we discussed obstacles to having a right relationship with God. In the second we talked about how to overcome those obstacles. This study is titled "Begin the Process of Change." Thu, 26 Apr 2007 12:38:52 EST How are things going ladies? Or I assume we are all ladies. Maybe I am wrong. It has been a little quiet around here. I hope everyone is doing well. Tomorrow is my weigh in day. I did good this whole week. I even made cookies and didn't lick the bowl or my fingers! I washed them immediately! I am shocked myself. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Shelly Thu, 26 Apr 2007 09:28:38 EST I was reading an article on maintaining. Wow! That seems like more work than losing it. It actually said you might have to increas your exercise to help your body realize that your target weight is your "normal" weight! Yikes. I was hoping to slack off just a touch when I got there! <em>33</em> <em>198</em> No rest for the weary, huh? ;-) <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Apr 2007 13:33:28 EST Good Monday Morning! How is everyone this morning? I am doing pretty good. I feel great! I got my workout in and sweated like a pig. I didn't turn on the ceiling fan and let the sweat come. Sorry, that wasn't pretty was it? LOL I got to get rid of all the junk that I took in this weekend and get it out! I did enjoy the weekend though. <BR> <BR> Any exciting plans for the week? I am dreading this weekend. So I am hoping the week goes slowly. It will be a long weekend, that is for sure. <BR> <BR> I hope everyon... Mon, 23 Apr 2007 11:02:54 EST Tomorrow starts the weekend again. I am so bad on the weekends anymore. This weekend will not be different. Dh and I are going away for the night Friday night. We will be eating dinner, breakfast, lunch, and possibly dinner out. That is 4 straight meals. Can I still eat healthy? I sure can, but I doubt I will. LOL I am sure dh will want to get Chinese one meal. That is our favorite most times. Plus a steakhouse will be the another meal... Like Longhorn... Oh well... I will get back on it Monday for sure. <BR> <BR> Do any of ... Thu, 19 Apr 2007 09:16:11 EST Excercising hardships Does anyone else have young children, and have a really hard time excercising sometimes for 30 minutes straight? I do an excercise video - and some days are great - my girls immitate me, and we have fun. But some days - WOW - I don't know how they transform, but there is screaming, and falling, and "MOMMY, MOMMY, MOMMY" - ing, so much that I just turn off the video, and say "Hey - time for a movie!!, or "Time for a bath", or just time for some Mommy time, because there is no way we are gett... Mon, 16 Apr 2007 23:10:53 EST Vitamin supplements Do you take vitamins or any kind of supplements? I don't feel I get enough calcium and just started taking calcium supplements. I started taking fish oil with omega 3 again as well as centrum. I was wondering if anyone else did and what you take. Mon, 16 Apr 2007 16:23:30 EST Oops! I went over! I went over my calorie count today. It was only 75 calories, but still, that is 75 too many. Tomorrow is a new day, right? <BR> <BR> I definitely enjoyed the company! <em>26</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2007 21:01:41 EST I don't wanna exercise (in a whiny voice!!) I am tired and I don't want to. I know I should though, especially since hubby and I have a date night tonight. I am not sure what we are eating yet, but I will find something that will work for me. Anyway... I am having a rough day. I am tired. Someone ORDER me to exercise, please? lol <em>33</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2007 10:14:57 EST When day of the week do you weigh yourself? Do you do it once a week, like every Monday or something? I try so hard not to weigh myself more than one time a week, but it doesn't work. I always want to peek! Just curious when everyone does it and if they peek too. Mon, 9 Apr 2007 15:30:06 EST Bible Study (2) - Overcoming Obstacles I thought it might be simpler for new people to go through our Bible Studies if they were broken down into categories. I may become industrious later and actually copy all entries out of the last one into a newly titled "Bible Study (1) - Obstacles" but for now, we'll just go from here. <BR> Mon, 9 Apr 2007 14:03:44 EST Happy Easter Be filled with happiness on this most HOLY of days. Sun, 8 Apr 2007 16:23:42 EST I FLUBBED AND I NEED PRAYER I MESSED MY DIET TOTALLY UP.... I PLAN TO START BACK ON THIS ON THURSDAY, BUT TO BE AS GOOD AS I CAN BE UNTIL THEN..... <BR> <BR> I JUST DID NOT PREPARE MYSELF ENOUGH BEFORE I BEGAN . AND , I NEED TO SIT DOWN AND MAKE A LIST AND GO TO THE GROCERY STORE, BUT I HAVE NOT FELT LIKE DOING THIS. <BR> <BR> I AM GOING TO BUY DUMB BELLS AND GET MY SWIMMING THINGS TOGETHER AND GET THE FOOD TOGETHER AND BEGAN ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY OF THISS COMING WEEK.. <BR> <BR> MY HEALTH IS GETTING WORSE, AND TO... Sun, 8 Apr 2007 04:37:12 EST Please do not forget Tomorrow more lost people will go throu the church door than any other. Some of these believe they are going to heaven and have never truely asked christ into their hearts. Please pray with me that their heart will be open and many will come to know the lord. We need the power of God on our Pastors too so that God can give a clear gospel message throu them. <BR> Such a big day, and what a better day to see the Lord work! Sat, 7 Apr 2007 23:08:08 EST Good morning, ladies! How is everyone today? Tomorrow is Easter and will be a hard day not to overeat. We are not going to family's house, but I am making a ham for the my little family. I do not like ham, so that is helpful. I will eat chicken breast instead. I am making these cheesy potatoes that are hard to pass up though. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I hope every has a great day today! <BR> <BR> Shelly Sat, 7 Apr 2007 08:31:15 EST I've Not Forgotten Ladies: <BR> <BR> I've not forgotten you... you are in my prayers. I have simply been swamped with work. I plan on entering my Bible study this evening. I was going to do it early afternoon, but I forgot about a meeting I have scheduled. <BR> <BR> Tina Wed, 4 Apr 2007 14:25:50 EST praise Hey everyone I just thought it would be great to have a place to post praises. My husband and I have been trying to raise money for our move and have received some promises to help in just the last few days. Also A women in our church is making me some beautiful summer dresses for the girls to help them look the California part! Got to love those lady's who can sew. Mon, 2 Apr 2007 19:06:05 EST Heading West I will not be on as much as I have been lately due to A 2700mile move I will be making, and getting ready to serve in another church. Please pray as we make this tranaction. Especially for my children as they leave many precious people. <BR> <BR> On the other hand I just can not wait to get my hands into something new, and teach my children the ways of the ministry! Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:32:01 EST I need advice or helpful home remadies I am suffering from allergies and the medicine make me hungry any advice on beeting the cravings? Wed, 21 Mar 2007 16:25:20 EST David I have been reading in samuel 1 and 2 the last few weeks, and just as you begin to think you know it all about David you read it again to learn you don't. <BR> This week I realized several times that brave little David had many failures in his walk with God. Like when he hid from Saul in the philistine camp for 2 years,and of course the most famous with Bathsheba. (may I say again I miss spell Check!!) Yet every time David never hesitated to turn to the Lord for help, and he did it again and ... Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:53:59 EST Weekly Weigh In 244 today... that's down 13 pounds from January 1! Wed, 7 Mar 2007 11:34:13 EST Prayer Requests I am going through a really rough time with my ex-husband. He is supposed to be on trial next week for child pornography. He's told me he's guilty, but he's pleading not guilty. We have 3 daughters and he's screwing with their heads over all this. <BR> <BR> ************** <BR> <BR> Update: <BR> His trial has been postponed again, until April 24th. Just one more example of our justice system at work. We've been going through this, postponement after postponement since January of 2006. Wed, 7 Mar 2007 11:33:08 EST Bible Study Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. <BR> <BR> What does it mean to be holy? The dictionary defines it as follows: <BR> <BR> 1. Belonging to, derived from, or associated with a divine power; sacred. <BR> 2. Regarded with or worthy of worship or veneration; revered: a holy book. <BR> 3. Living according to a strict or highly moral religious or spiritual... Wed, 7 Mar 2007 11:31:08 EST Introduce Yourselves Here Hi! I'm Tina, and I'm the leader of this board. I created it because I belong to a couple of other boards, but they use various versions of the Bible, and our family uses only the King James (not the 1611, mind you... no one does). I didn't create this board as a place to debate the validity of various versions, but as a place to provide Bible study and encouragement from the Biblical view that I am most comfortable with. <BR> <BR> I'm 37 years young with 3 daughters and a wonderful husband... Wed, 7 Mar 2007 11:12:15 EST