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Hello Old Friends!! Hello New Friends!!

Well, here we are again... Nine years later and at my heaviest weight in recorded history. And with some health issues looming (that pesky cholesterol). It's basically, drop the weight or take the meds. Well, my signature says that I'm "making the BETTER choice," so I am choosing what is better... dropping the weight.

This time, I have the help of a nutritionist, and because she has asked me to start counting calories & numbers, I naturally came back to SP to do that. So here am I. But all she can do is make suggestions. I gotta do the work!

I'm not sure if I'm gonna join (or slip back into) any teams... I will track and log here. I will probably blog here, as she also wants me to journal (which I am having a hard time finding something to journal about. Can you even believe that??). But going back and reading some of my old blogs is motivating me to give this ole SP thing a whirl again.

So let's give this a go, shall we?!!?

I started 2007 as Grancy, weighing in at 223 lbs. I earned my 50 lbs lost badge in the summer of 2009). That is but a distant memory, as those 50 lbs have become 60 to lose (just to that point!) It cracks me up that my first goal is 1 lb more than my original starting weight! (Uh, cracks me up in a not-so-good way...)

"Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, 'Who is the Lord?' or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God." (Proverbs 30:7-9)

"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty." (Zechariah 4:6b)

~ Grancy's Prayer (January, 2007) ~
Father God, you knit me together in my mother's womb, and I thank you for this body. I'm sorry I haven't taken better care of this precious gift. You've given me a strong and healthy body, whole and free from disease. I have taken it for granted and haven't been a good steward of this gift. I have gotten lazy and complacent and have let my taste buds decide what I eat. Lord, I pray you forgive me for squandering that which you gave me. I pray now that you will guide me on my quest to preserve whatever is left. Help me to consider what I eat before I even put it on a plate. Help me to regain the muscle tone you designed me to have. Help me to know that I was fearfully and wonderfully made and to honour and respect my body as the cherished object that it is. Oh Lord, I treat mere possessions better than I treat myself. Forgive me Lord, and help me to physically be the creation you made me to be. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

Member Since: 1/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 52,477

My Goals:
Fabulous & Fit in my 50s!! And to manage my cholesterol the natural way.

My Program:
I am now exploring the Clean Eating thing, as well as the low-cholesterol thing. It only sucks when I think about it. Haha

Personal Information:
I am a part-time church secretary (helping the people who help people) and a Granny to 2 amazing little people. I'm a California girl, living in BC. I've gradually worked my way up the west coast. One more move & I think I'll be in the ocean! I'm a part-time full-time granny, caring for my g'kids most school days, while their single-daddy works at a golf course.

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  • v INFUSION413
    Thanks for the comments. :) Oh yeah, I celebrated, and there's nothing wrong with that, but it doesn't mean I have to go overboard (which I did). One doesn't have to celebrate with FOOD (or alcohol, or whatever) to have a good time. That was the point I was trying to make and to learn from because if one used the "celebrate" excuse for that, I could find some way to "celebrate" anything. ;)

    Anyways, I am learning and growing. I didn't get to -25 lbs. by giving into my flesh all the time like I did today. Losing weight is MORE than just pounds, inches, and food. It's spiritual bondage and we need discipline from God to behave our way to success and to renounce and rebuke the spiritual bondage that has blinded us to our overindulgences. Seeing that truth has been setting me free and it is why I am finally succeeding in weight-loss for REAL this time.

    You are doing well. :) Don't compare; just be glad for what you have done so far and thank God for bringing you this far and ask Him to conntinually open your eyes and show you how to keep taking your next steps towards Him and towards freedom! God bless you my sister!
    4936 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. You have made a great start to your weight loss goal. It truly becomes a new life style, doesn't it? I think that's why I like SP so much - it gives you loads of motivation and support without a strict diet plan. I would never stick with it if I had to completely illiminate my favourite things.
    Are you by any chance living in Abbotsford? If you keep moving up the coast eventually you will arrive at the Yukon - a little inland, but not too far.
    Have a great day.
    4937 days ago
  • v JUJON77
    Thanks for the wonderful comments "A Woman of Strength" I found it when I was searching for something. I love it and thought I would share it copy and enjoy. Take care and God's blessings on your continued weight loss journey. LOL Juanita
    4937 days ago
  • v MARSH4
    Hi Grancy - just stumbled across your page and wanted to say "HI". Love the prayer on your page - I couldn't have said it better myself - AMEN! It looks like your doing well so far on you journey - keep up the great work. Blessings - Cindy
    4955 days ago
    Hello dear friend! Glad to be with you on this journey. It is only day two and the spirit may be willing but the flesh is definately weak!!!!!!!!! Argh!

    It looks like you are doing great. Keep up the good work!
    4956 days ago
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