Monday, June 8, 2009


Hey Everybody! Natasha and I had a really wonderful time together last Friday, and spent lots of time talking about how we are going to help each other to continue on this weight-loss journey. We decided that we need a really strict counselor. So, who can be our counselor? Well, we decided that each of us will take turns each week being each other's counselor.

This week I am Natasha's counselor. I gave her homework to do and I am going to act just like a counselor would. Then, next week, it will be her turn! And she'll be able to get in my kitchen.

So, we'll see how this works. We are praying that the Lord leads us and gives us wisdom.

How about you? How have you been helped by a friend or a counselor in your journey to lose weight and honor God with your body?


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday check in

Hello everyone,

Claudia and I have been at this for about 7-8 mos, and I know, speaking for myself, that I feel like I am stuck. I have gained/lost the same 15 pounds and want to break this cycle. I truly feel lost on what to do next. Praying, I know is the most important thing to do. I do believe that I have made some small life changes that I am still doing, but the scale is not showing it. I am exercising at least 3 times weekly. My blood sugar is in the normal range again, and I do watch my carb intake for that reason. But, overall, I would think that I should be losing weight. I have tons of weight to lose, so it is not like it's the last 10 pounds to go. I am frustrated. Journal my food, keep the calories under 1500, exercise, Urgh!!! Yes, those things must be done, yet I somehow keep missing it! What are we to do?

There is no answer it seems right at the moment. Claudia has been so supportive and encouraging, and the LORD has blessed me more and more as I have developed a deeper relationship with Claudia.

SO, here is my daily intake today...

Muffin 180
sandwich 250
chips 150
cheese 150
bread 80
cake 250
trail mix 150

Okay, not a balance diet at fruit or vegetables..did not drink enough water...and I did not exercise today.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Claudia: 30 min. jog/walk with weights

coffee 70
waffles 300
cream cheese 50

salad 240
pepsi 200
low fat cheese 100

hamburger 460
fried rice 400



Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Night

I have failed to share my exercise and calories the last few nights....I am very sorry. I've been a little laxidasical lately. I did pretty well exercising last week, and I enjoyed it so much. I jog-walked 5 days for 30 minutes and I just really loved it.

I actually gained 2 pounds from 2 weeks ago because when I went on vacation, I didn't eat well and hardly exercised. So, hopefully if I can keep up with these walks, and keeping my calories down, I can see a loss next Friday.

It's very difficult for Natasha and I to find the time and energy to post regular kinds of posts, like we used to do, because we're so busy. But we realized losing weight and getting in shape is the most important thing right now, so we thought holding each other accountable by posting our calories and exercise each day would help. So far it has.

God bless you all!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday night


one hour aerobics
biscuit and cheese 300
2 pieces of toast 180
yogurt parfait 150
salad with cheese, almonds, croutons 700

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday night


pudding 60
fiber one bar 150
(really need to change this up)
green pepper soup 120
crackers/cheese 150
yogurt parfait
1/2 panini
med. fry


30 min. run/walk with 2 pound weights for upper body workout (love it!)

coffee, 1 T half/half 35
1/4 c. grits, eggs, butter 130
grilled cheese 260
2 chicken tacos 380
tuna & cheese crackers 340
tiny cookie 40
popsicle & iced tea 50
1 small chocolate 40
popcorn 100
toast 90
TOTAL 1465

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday check in


Pudding 60
cheese 60
fiber one bar 150
torpendo 790
chips 140
1/2 panini 350 1550 exercise 1 hour aerobics 10 min swim