Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Friends. I am so looking forward to all the holiday fun with loved ones even the crazy tiffs that always seem to occur. As you know I have written before about my weight loss journey and I ended up not doing so well. Diets are such a struggle, and the last time I knew I really needed to work through my issues with overeating, not just lose the weight and get healthy and I tried, however it was not meant to be at the time.

Since late October I have been attending Overeaters Anonymous. I felt so strange at first, attending meetings so similar to AA, and not paying someone to weight me in and analyze my food journal. It was people like me who have issues with food. I chose to quit drinking dark sodas again when I began attending meetings, the 27th will be 60 days. Yeah! Through attending meetings, getting a sponsor(who rocks by the way), and beginning to work through the steps of the program I have come to understand how much I like an alcholic I am. I have always understood that I was an emotional eater, but I never realized how unmanageable it was for me. I have always been so scared to let God be my strenght and comfort where I use food. I have come to realize there are certain foods that if I have one bite I am sucked into the overeating compulsive cycle. My gift to myself and my gift to Jesus this Christmas is to not have sweets. Today is day 4. I have done great so far. I have even seen that it is different from a diet. When dieting there are rules to follow and I get caught up in that, if I break them I Check Spellingfeel bad about myself. With this I choose to not eat sweets, if I wanted it I could have it. I am not breaking or following rules. I am choosing. I want to lay down this idol.

May your Christmas be great friends. Jesus is the reason for the season!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Wow. I am a total slacker! I can not believe it has been almost a year since I posted something. I confess, I quit doing the diet program I was doing and thought I could manage on my own. Guess what that did not work, however I did run my first 5k in May! That was amazing. I trained doing the couch to 5k program and ran the whole thing in about an hour. I had only done 30 minute runs, but after I ran the first 30 minutes, I wanted to finish, even if it was at a turtles pace. I found I really like running. So, my goal is to begin blogging again about my journey.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Well, we have made it to the year 2010!!! Happy New Year my friends. I pray that this year blesses you all.

It has been a while since I posted. The holidays have come and gone. We had such a blessed time. I have survied the season and have reached a weight loss total of 42 lbs. Yeah! However, I did not stick to plan great or I would have lost much more. I admitt the food tasted yummy!!! I noted though that I feel much bettter physically when I do not stuff myself with so much food. I did not feel so great on those days. I like feeling in control of the food too. With all the food spread out in the kitchen it feels like it controls me. I was able to exercise at time....with a horrible ear infection that lasted 5 weeks, and then went away, and is now back, it has been hit or miss, but I discovered Zumba. It is a latin dance class at the YMCA, and is so much fun and great calorie burner. And Santa gave us a Wii. I love it. So much family fun!

I do not really make New Year's resolutions, but I want to reach my weight loss goal this year and I have huge to do list. I pray that I will also do better about abiding in Jesus. He is the vine.

May you reach your goals this year.