Weight Loss!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One heart, one blog

 decided that I am only going to keep up one blog. God is stirring my heart towards something, not really sure what it is.  


I will only keep up one blog.  I've imported my posts from the other blogs, and have provided a label on the side for easier finding!

I hope this isn't too inconvenient for you.  However, if it makes THAT big of a difference in your life, you may want to seek God regarding your priorities.  LOL


Thursday, January 19, 2012

YAY! for good food choices!

2.2 lbs this week!

Since Dec 29 I've lost 4.6, I feel like it's going slow, but at least in the right direction :)  Weightloss is one of the few things in life that is a positive when it's a negative :)

Yesterday my world was a little crazy. The car place called, totaling our Corolla, my computer was running super slow so the thing that should have take me 1/2 hour, I spent close to 2 hours on and its still not done, tons of choices, everyday stress.  And just the thought in general that I am going to disappoint someone... ugh:/

I needed a minute. A minute of peace.  So after work, I went to Roma's.  Soup and Salad.  That's it, not gnocchi, no pasta, no dessert.  It was so good. It's hard when you stress eat to make good choices, to change your 'I want' to 'I need'.  I want carbs and sauce to I need veggies and protein, but like all good choices in life, I am not sorry I made that one.

So there you have it this week's results.  Also think I am going to start drinking apple cider vinegar!  click the link and read!  Good stuff!

Monday, January 16, 2012

On the right track

People give me a weird look when I tell them 'no bread/no dairy'.  So much so that it makes me doubt that I am making the right decision.  It's not easy, I LOVE dairy! LOVE IT!!  Thank God I love lebanese salad with chicken (Fattousch without chips)! Because it seems that it is a once a day staple in my life!  Need to learn to make the dressing myself!!

Yesterday we had Phyllis's party!  The menu: Lasagna and bread, salad, veggies and dip, hummus, and we had fruit!

I will tell you that after I ate the Lasagna, my stomach HURT!  and I gained a pound!

And so, I know I am on the right track for MY BODY!  I don't know about your body, but I know mine.  And it is telling me, no bread (wheat), no dairy.

So this morning's breakfast?
Eggs with broccoli & green pepper & a side of tomatoes! and iced tea of course!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Small Choices

So I am reading today Gen 19 I get to verse 20

"Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it—it is very small, isn't it? Then my life will be spared."

That town was small, and Lot wanted to flee to it to have his life spared.  

Do you ever think of your sin as small?  Like someone else is doing something much worse?  Last time I checked there isn't a rating system.  And a lot of times it isn't big things that get us.  it's eating a few little extra pieces of chocolate  or deciding not to exercise, it's only one day right?  


little things do add up.  Just like losing 1 pound leads to 2, 2 to 4, 4 to... you get the picture.  It can go in the opposite direction.

Today I went to the Auto Show, Supplier preview days.  I could have easily hit up one of my favorite places, oh, it's just one time.  Except that while I was changing my clothes, I was HATING everything I put on.  Making poor choices, no matter how small they are takes us from where we want to be, or who we want to be like (insert Jesus here).

Tomorrow some of my friends and I are gathering for dinner and bible study, and it was supposed to be cake because it was my birthday.  You wouldn't think it would be a big deal, but I didn't want cake.  I wanted fruit, because cake just isn't a good choice. And I think most of us in our group are trying to better our eating habits. What is the point of having cake if no one eats it??  So I asked for fruit, because, this small choice is important to me (I want my friends to be healthy too!)

This Sunday we are celebrating Phyllis's birthday.  Lasagne and Cake.  Oh boy.  I will have a really nice salad (I make awesome salad with lots of veggies!), homemade dressing (so we know what's in it), cut up fruit.  I might even have chicken, just so it's a better choice for me to eat.

And you want to know a funny new thing I've decided to do because my friend Lindsay inspired me...  After I go to the bathroom, I do 10 squats.  Minimum of 60 a day (which isn't hard, I usually round out about 100 a day EASY!) and my friend Vicki is going to show me some quick exercises too!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed! John 8:35

So today, the day that I decide that the only choice is a good one! I am sure that there will be days when I want ice cream (and get it) but not today!

I posted earlier about no bread and no dairy. It is what is best for me!

Did you know that stress can make you fat?

Oh, I’ve got a double scoop of stress today.

But my God is bigger than that!

Yes, I struggle with food. The first thing I want to reach for when life gets a little crazy! Ice cream, pizza, yum! But I know that is no way to live, trapped in a prison I built myself! I am an overcomer! I have overcome so much because of His love and grace, and this too will be overcome! I will be free!!!

I stopped today and got a Lebanese salad with chicken today and it was sooooo good! I think I could eat them EVERY day! And I just might.

You see, my life is different. I have joy and peace and it lives in me! But who can see it hiding behind all this fat. I wonder if people judge me, heck, I judge myself. I hate that about me. I hate that my pants are too tight, that I don’t look cute!

I hate a lot of things… but one thing I know of… whatever is ahead of me is NOT bigger than the power behind me!


And God be with me, I am meeting with some beautiful ladies… and they chose to go out for Milkshakes… that will be a water for me please!

Making progress, using wisdom

Praise the Lord!  those two added pounds are gone. 

I've been praying about what to do about this weightloss and this life changing stuff going on.  I've been thinking about times when I've felt my best.  I've been thinking about nutrition...

I am going back to the way that I know I feel better...  No bread no dairy.  Limited carbs. Carbs that are only whole.  No processed crap.

Go ahead and debate me on this.  But this I know...  bread (pasta too) and cheese make me sick.  When I eliminate those things from my life and then try to re-establish them, make me sick.

Wheat makes me run to the bathroom (you get the picture)
and cheese keeps me out of the bathroom (I think you're smart enough to catch this too).

So why do I want to put things in my body that make me feel crappy? 

Oh I don't know.  I'm stupid.

I've been talking to Phyllis about it. 

So that's where I am.  No bread.  No dairy.  20 carbs a meal.

I can still eat yummy potatoes! 

That's all I got.

Monday, January 9, 2012

what a day!

What a day,
Oh what a day.
My baby brother ran away,
And now my tuba will not play.
I'm eight years old
And turning grey.
Oh what a day, Oh what a day.

Whenever I say oh what a day instantly that poem repeats in my head.  LOL  It's by Shel Silverstein. 

Today was not about food.  It was about Jesus. I clung to Him all day! It was a rough day, a day I wanted chocolate, and cheese and tortilla chips, and arabic food... and... but instead I stuck with it, knowing that success = doing what is right/long periods of time.

My plan was a walk in the morning, but I missed my queue to get out of bed.  So I went in the evening.  I even didn't want to do that at 8pm but I reminded myself that it was part of the plan, and in order to hit the goals I have set out, a walk was needed.  30 minutes, 1.72 miles.  I wasn't setting any speed records, but I was out!  and about!  I was moving faster than I have moved in quite awhile.

I had a good weekend, I ate very well.  However, I weighed myself and I was up two pounds, that's frustrating.  But I'll keep doing what I know is right!!

So that's it. A little frustrating, but I know what to do. Going to just keep doing it.

Phil 3:13-14 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.