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September 23

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Barb hated it when her husband went away on business trips. He was her conscience when it came to watching what she ate. Besides, when she was lonely she had the tendency to eat to compensate. It was so much harder to diet when he went away. It is good to know that we have a refuge and strength that never goes on vacation. God is ever with us, and He will help us whenever we need Him. When the temptations are the greatest, then we can be confident that God will be the strongest.

Today's thought: I will turn to God when my diet gets too tough!

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9/22/10 11:52 P

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Doing the happy dance with you! Pretty soon they are going to fall off. Keep one out fit to remind you are where you came from! Great for pics later!

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Jumping up and down for joy because my 'fat' pants are too big again! Thank you Jesus, and the Father will dance!

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Good Afternoon Ladies! I hope and pray your day is going okay. emoticon for everybody!

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...and I'm so glad we serve a God that will be with us every step of the way as we shed the pounds no matter how long it may take.



All things work out for our good if God is allowed to be in control.


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September 22

Mark 11:24
'Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.'

Abby knew that God hadn't lost her weight for her, but He sure helped her be able to lose it. When she felt most like giving up, He encouraged her and gave her the will to go on. When she was most tempted to break her diet, He reminded her of how important it was to stick with it. When the pounds began to fall, He filled her with a deep joy that insured she would continue. She never forgot to pray, whether it was for help, for strength, or for thanksgiving. Abby hadn't lost the weight all by herself. God helped more than she could ever know.

Today's thought: I'm glad that I'm a loser. . .of weight!

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September 21

Psalm 91:3
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Bert woke up in a cold sweat. He had dreamed that he was lying on a beach, when suddenly the sand began to shift, and he felt himself being sucked downward. Try as he might, he couldn't twist or turn out of the trap. Every way he moved, the sand gave way. He realized that the only reason he was sinking was due to his weight. The more he fought, the deeper he sank. As the sand closed in over his head, he woke up. Quietly, he prayed that the Lord might rescue him from his prison of flesh. Immediately, he was filled with a spirit of sacrifice and commitment equal to the diet that lay before him.

Today's thought: Without a doubt, I'll win this bout!

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Oh the frustrations! Trying to help hubby prepare for a school show and nothing seemed to go right. I won't go into details. Think we finally have it all figured out now.

Father-in-law is some better. Went to the pool and worked out and now sitting at the library, but it appears no one is going to show up for the local Spark Meeting, so I am going to head home soon.

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One pound at a time!

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September 20

Revelation 21:7
'He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.'

Chris thought he was going to die. Why did the gym teacher make the fat kids run track? It wasn't human. His pulse was pounding so hard he thought his eyes might pop out. The finish line looked a million miles away. It wasn't worth it. Somehow he had to lose some of his excess baggage. Nobody could go through life feeling as bad as he presently felt. We need to overcome our weight problems. Life is not meant to be a struggle, but a blessed gift from God. If we will work to be overcomers, then God will bless our efforts and carry us over the finish line.

Today's thought: With each pound I drop, I move faster toward my goal!

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I believe it is only water. Send a SparkMail to Colt2008.



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I need some clarification on the water challenge. Are we to count only water or any beverage?

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I'm over being a victim and am claiming the victory!

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Thank you! I've drunk 6 cups so far.

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Working on getting that water in! Weekends are always the hardest!!



All things work out for our good if God is allowed to be in control.


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Because God is with us, we need not fear what is ahead of us.~daily bread

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Had fun modeling for Christopher & Banks today and then went over to play with the twins, then more shopping. Took advantage of lots of clearance deals.

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September 19

Job 11:15
For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear.

What a marvelous feeling, being able to stand up in front of the diet group and tell them she had lost forty-four pounds! Marcie never thought she'd see the day. She remembered all the times when, with great embarrassment, she had to confess that she was not even close to her goal. Those days were behind her. All the doubts and guilt were over. The groups had been a great help, too, as God had been. Her faith was a large reason that she was able to stay with it as well as she did. Praise God, everything worked out. She held her head high and shared her great news with the group that had helped her so much.

Today's thought: Doubting never helps get things done!

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Me too! I'm always getting in the way.

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I need to lean more on Him and less on me!

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Psalms 31:24 "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD."

Ecclesiastes 4:12 "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."



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September 18

Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised).

Kelly believed God would help her. At least, she wanted to believe that God would help. Sometimes she wasn't so sure. She'd begin to doubt, then fear would set in, and she'd comfort herself with a bowl of ice cream or a chocolate bar. Then she'd get mad at herself, she'd pray for help once more, and the whole cycle would start again. If only she could stay convinced that God was with her to give her strength. Kelly knew it wasn't God's fault that she kept giving in. It was her own wavering. Perhaps Kelly's prayer should have been for strength of faith, rather than strength of diet will-power.

Today's thought: I don't think God will help me lose weight; I know it!

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9/17/10 11:10 P

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Didn't make it to the Y for the pool. Father-in-law has taken a change and it put me behind all day. God knows and has a plan.

WooHoo for all of you that got your exercise in!

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Good Morning Team! I'm going to the Y around 10am and get some fitness in. Here's to a on-program day for us all.

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September 17

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, 'My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

There are times when the hunger pangs get to be almost unbearable. A person gets shaky, she feels weak-kneed and light-headed; it almost feels like an illness. Hunger makes us aware of how really weak we are. A person who is hungry is a person who is humble. It is good for us to realize that we need help, that we are not always able to stand on our own two feet. In those times of weakness, we learn to rely on the true strength: the power of Jesus Christ. Christ comes to us in our moments of weakness, to strengthen and support us. Praise God that He never lets us fail for very long.

Today's thought: Hunger makes me weak; losing weight makes me strong!

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What an amazing legacy your mom left you. Take up the mantle and continue in spreading the love of the Lord she taught you.

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Amen.

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Sabrina-your mom sounds like she was an awesome lady! How awesome it is to know we will be one day reunited with those we love! I am so glad through Him I can do all things!!



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Great meditation! Here's a scripture that touched my spirit this morning:I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. óJob 42:5 It brings to mind growing up under the CARE of my mother. She was a woman after God's heart. Romans 3:23 tells us ALL have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God and if it wasn't for that, you would have thought she sinned not. She was dying from cancer but she kept a smile on her face in the mist of it and now I know why. So this morning when my spirit received:I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. óJob 42:5 I was truly blessed spiritually.

By her raising me in the church and instilling the word of God in me has helped me to find my way and have a personal relationship with Him.

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September 16

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Jerome stepped up in front of the huge audience. Not too long ago, Jerome wouldn't have been caught dead speaking publicly. All that changed when he found he had something to talk about. Jesus Christ had changed his life, and he wanted the whole world to know. Jerome truly believed that anything was possible for him, now that Jesus Christ was the center of his life. That same confidence can be ours when we turn our lives over to Jesus. Christ transforms us and enables us to do things that we doubted were possible before. Trust the Lord to help you lose weight, and watch the miracle begin.

Today's thought: I become more spiritually as I become less physically!

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Hugs and prayers Sabrina, Hope they are well soon!

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Thanks, I will.

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I was at the hospital from 1am-to 6am yesterday. Shakeira has pneumonia. When I got back I had to take Baby James to his 7am appt with Metrocare SVCS. I tried to nap after that but Shakeira was whinny so I cuddled with her for awhile until she fell asleep. I tried to nap again but time had flew by and it was time for me to take Baby James to the his eye clinic appt at 3pm. I know, it was a busy 24 hours. I did get about 9 hrs last night so I'm feeling okay but could use more sleep. Anyway, I didn't get to workout yesterday and wont do anything today either.

By the way, both kids are at home today. The school called for us to pick up Baby James an hour ago because he was vomiting. I'm wishing them a speedy recovery.

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September 15

2 Peter 2:9
The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.

Woody had a weird dream. His hands and arms got so flabby that he couldn't reach out and pick anything up anymore. Before him stood a long table filled with marvelous things to eat, but he was unable to take anything. He woke up sweat-soaked and shuddering. It had seemed so real! He caught a glimpse of himself in the dresser mirror as he sat alone in the night. He was getting awfully plump. Maybe somebody was trying to tell him something. He was no fool. They say that God moves in mysterious ways, and maybe that was true. No reason to push the old luck. Tomorrow the diet begins!

Today's thought: I remember when my eyes could be bigger than my stomach!

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And we are off to another day of craziness, just my life right now. Sorting through purchases from yesterday, sorting basket of good things I gleaned from stuff we went through of fil, cleaning house getting ready for company!

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September 14

Proverbs 3:24
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Janice remembered long, sleepless nights where she tossed and turned, feeling guilty that she had cheated on her diet or merely crying because she was so enormous. Thank God those nights were long gone. Being fat was not just a physical trauma, but an emotional and mental one, as well. She never realized how much her peace of mind was dependent on her waistline until she took off the excess weight. Now, she had wonderful nights and wonderful days. Her life was transformed. God had been so good to her. She felt she'd been given a new life. This time, she was determined to take care of it.

Today's thought: Losing weight promises a new lease on life!

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Isaiah 26:3
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Bud believed his doctor really did have his best interests in mind. Bud wouldn't have dieted if anyone else had told him he should, but his doctor carried a little more weight. Bud kept to the diet because he felt it was the right thing to do. Trust was a big factor in making everything work. Trust is a big factor in anything we try to do. Giants of the Christian faith were able to do such great things because they trusted that the Lord was with them. We, perhaps not giants of the faith, need to rest assured that we can trust God and that He will do everything He can to help us lose weight.

Today's thought: The only thing God will let down is my weight!

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I plead insanity! Sorry I forgot to post the devotion when I created the thread last night! You get two for the price of one, how about that! Good to see everyone on here. I love the new team names and am cheering everyone of your on!

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I'm still hanging around too! I joined the Fall challenge coming up, hoping it will kick me back in gear. Still been dealing with my moms sickness but I thank God I still have my Mother around. I took her to the Dollar Tree today after we left the Dr. office. That cheered her up a bit because thats her favorite place to be. She has always bought Christms for her children and grandchildren, and great- grandchildren and the Dollar Tree makes it possible for her to continue to do so. I've tried to talk her out of it every year but when you see the look on her face as she shops you can tell this is a great enjoyment for her. You should see the gifts under her tree every year!! Hope you all had a blessed day!!



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Good Morning Team! I'm still hanging in here. I'm having my share of ups and down but who isn't so I will stop making things bigger than they need be. I will approach this day with a positive attitude and a can do spirit. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Lord, please deliver me from self pity.

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