Monday, June 30, 2008

Back on track

I am going to be real this morning! I have gained back ten of the 15 pounds I had lost. Two weeks of working in the kitchen at VBS with no will power did me in. That and being on my feet all morning turned me into a couch potato in the afternoons.

This is a new week and I am back on track. Goals for the week:

1. Eat balanced(The Formula) Monday through Thursday
2. Friday and Saturday I can enjoy BBQ within reason.
3. Sunday back to balanced.
4. I would like to walk on the treadmill 3 times ( 30 to 45 minutes each day)
5. I want to drink two pitchers of water/Crystal Light each day.

Please keep me accountable. Ask me how it is going.
My MIL is buying me a beautiful dress from Coldwater Creek and I want to it to look great on me.

I got a devotional this morning that struck me:

What I lose today in weight will be gain in other ways tomorrow!

I want to keep the long term goal of being healthy in mind!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I am hungry.

But certainly not starving. It has been a good day. I have been praying for the Mocha Club any time I wanted to eat.
I made it through VBS. A note on that: Mid-morning I really got hungry and even a little grumpy because of it. It was not a great day to go hungry but then I realize millions go to work with this same (even worse) feeling in their tummies. They put in a full, hard day of work so they can put something on the table for their family. Very humbling.

Thank you, Kat, for responding to God's tug on your heart. Lives around the globe are being changed because of your obedience!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

40 Day Fast

This past February God rocked my comfortable little world when I followed this man and his wife as they traveled to Uganda with Compassion International. I started following several of the other bloggers, which led to Kat's blog and this picture and post. The picture haunted me. I knew that if Kat did another fast I wanted to be a part of it. I don't want to settle back into that ignorant self-absorbed world. I want to lift up those in need in prayer, I want to work toward helping tangibly. I chose to be a part of this fast to have my world rocked again and again. I pray none of us are the same at the end of these 40 days!!

The Mocha Club is an organization that is meeting the needs in Africa. They are "tying together two communities - Africa and you." The cost of 2 mochas...
You get to decide where your money goes. There are several projects you can chose from: education, AIDS/HIV, orphan care, etc. Mocha Club provides monthly updates so you get to see how your gift is making a difference.
Please join me in praying for this organization today. Please consider forming your own team to partner with them.

Lately...

I have noticed a change in my life. Things are/were falling apart. I have no interest in blogging, scrapbooking, etc. I am yelling at my 3 year old. All of the old (bad) eating habits are back.

What to know what is different? I have fallen away from a daily relationship with my Heavenly Father! It amazes me to look at the change in my life.

I am working to change that. I have a running prayer list on my counter (where I see it all the time). I am working through a Bible study Beth Moore is leading on her blog. I am listening to my worship music again! I am refocusing my life (again!)

I am so thankful that God does not walk away from me. He always reaches out His arms and welcomes me home. He reminds me that He never left and He was watching me the whole time. He reminds me how better my life runs when HE is in control and NOT ME!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

40 Day Fast

I have joined a group of bloggers to participate in a 40 Day Fast. I will actually be fasting for only 2 of those days. This fast is to raise awareness of needs around the world and to pray for the organizations that seek to meet those needs. Each day a different blogger will highlight a different need on their blog. I will have a link here to that blogger.
I will be fasting on Tuesday, June 24. I covet your prayers for that day. I will be working the kitchen at VBS!! with Vanilla Wafers! No temptation there! God has a great sense of humor.
Thanks for joining me on this eye-opening adventure!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Family Night - Monkey Night

I found this monkey who helped me make chocolate covered bananas (Monkey Popsicles)!
This is what happens when you try and get pictures of both people in the process. The chocolate got too hot and curdled. I had to add corn syrup so it would wrap around the bananas.

Our "decorations" There was another big Curious George on the floor. (I guess he was enjoying a picnic!!)

Enjoying a Monkey Popsicle!
I hope to get better at remembering family night before 5:00 on Tuesday night!! I need to start writing the theme on the calendar so I see it more!! I am thankful for the focus it creates in my life.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ragamuffin Top Challenge

Week 2:
Lost 2 lbs (really should have been more. The past three days have been awful eating habits!!)
I walked on Tuesday.
I am hoping next week is better. The trip to the store to get better food will help. Daughter not being sick and maybe sleeping better through the night will help also (my excuses for the lousy week!)
Here is the said picture from last week: (will add picture later, computer giving me problems)

Nothing has changed so I won't post one this week! LOL

Make sure to check out other MuffinTops here.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thankful Thursday


This week I am thankful for my hubbie. His job has been incredibly stressful recently. He is being intentional in his relationships at home.
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for my husband. Thank you for providing the perfect man for me. Thank you for his devotion to his marriage and his family. Thank you for providing all he needs to handle work and home. Thank you for the words of affirmation he has spoken into my life this week.
Continue to bless him here at home and in the work place.
Amen

Contest

Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer is holding a very cool contest. She is giving away a collection of worship cd's (18 in all!!). That would make an awesome Father's Day present for my hubbie (who sings in our church praise team!).
Here is the link I am supposed to post to enter: WOWonline.com

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ragamuffin Top Challenge

Carlos is starting a new challenge. This comes at a great time for me. I am jumping back on the wagon starting today.
I would like to lose another 40lbs, ultimate weight goal of 150 to 145, and clothing size 10. But I would also like to strengthen my body and get in shape. I would like to being walking about 30 minutes everyday. I would like to lower my resting heart rate.
Short term goal is to lose about 10 pounds in the next 14 days.
I have a picture to post but I will do that next week.