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.