Monday, April 26, 2010

Great Weekend!

I wasn't expecting to loose a lot this week because that is my pattern. I don't know why but it seems to work out that way. I loose 1lbs then I loose 3 or more.
So this week should be a good one!
I am only 12lbs away from my goal!

I also had an awesome week with my some of my friends from college!

Me, Bailey and Mandie!
I love these girls! We went out to dinner Friday night when they got here and stayed up and talked until 1 in the morning! The next day we headed out for some yummy Starbucks and Pedicures!
After we did some shopping we decieded while they were here we should get tattoos, so that's what we did! ;)

Mandie and I at the Tattoo Shop

Mandie and Myself getting our new tattoos!

Mandie got "LOVE HEALS" on her wrist and I got the Texas on my wrist!

We had so much fun catching up and hanging out! I love and miss these girl so much!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How low can you go?

March 13th - 191 lbs. :(
March 22nd - 188lbs.
March 29th - 187lbs
April 5th - 183lbs
April 12th - 183lbs . . . I lost Nothing the whole dang week . . . ugh!
April 19th - 178lbs - I can not remember the last
time my weight was below 180 . . . Whoop Whoop!!

They also took all our measurement again last night. I was not expecting that much i just figured a few centimeters here and there . . . I did better than I thought!

All the #'s are rounded off because I could not remember all the .5's, 3/4th's and all that other good stuff! :)

So how am I doing this . . .

Breakfast- most of time I eat a 1 1/2 cups of low calorie cereal with about 4oz of skim milk. Lunch - High Fiber Oatmeal with sugar free pudding or apple sauce Dinner - I honestly eat whatever is around I just read all the details about it and eat half of what I would usually eat! Snack - Fiber Plus bar and Fruit Drinks - I have a glass of V8 Fusion because I am not a fan of veggies and I drink LOTS of water with an occasional Diet Coke!

On average I workout about 4 times a week for about 1 1/2 hrs each time and combine cardio and weights! As long as this keeps workin' I'm going to stick with it!

Yesterday was a great Monday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Get on the Ball"

Well, last week I didnt get anywhere (weight wise) :( I stayed exactly the same . . . needless to say I'm working a little harder this week!
I just wanted to drop a quick line to say,
"HaPpY BiRtHdAy HeAtHeR!!! You are getting OLD ;)"

Heather, Me and Amy!

Here's a little joke to make you smile!

Once there was a golfer whose drive landed on an anthill. Rather than move
the ball, he decided to hit it where it lay. He gave a mighty swing. Clouds of dirt and
sand and ants exploded from the spot. Everything but the golf ball. It sat in the same
So he lined up and tried another shot. Clouds of dirt and sand and ants went flying
again. The golf ball didn't even wiggle. Two ants survived.

One dazed ant said to the other,

HaPpY FiRdAy!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What's Going Down?

My weight, that's what . . .
I am been working my butt off, eating better as well as eating less and it is starting to pay off! When I weighed in on March 29th and realized only lost 1.2 lbs that week I was determined to do better this last week and I DID!! I lost 5lbs!
March 13th - 191 lbs. :(
March 22nd - 188lbs.
March 29th - 187lbs
April 5th - 183lbs!!!
This week I am going to stay strong and keep working hard!
My goal is to be 165lbs. by May 17th
(thats when the Slim Down Challenge ends but I plan to continue to work out)!
I'm only 18lbs away!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

. . . but GRACE!

During this week before Easter Sunday my church is having a service Wed night -Sat night!
Last night the sermon was awesome!
We learned about a man who walked out of the hospital 2 years ago. If you think about it we hear about people walking out of the hospital all the time and it doesn't seem that special until you know the reason he was in the hospital and what he has gone through.

You can't know how Good it is until you know how Bad it was!
So here is more of the story . . . the man that walked out of the hospital was Alcidas Moreno. This man is a window washer in New York. Alcidas and his brother washed the windows on the big Manhattan skyscraper buildings. On Dec 7th, 2007 while they were on the 47th floor (about 500ft up) the scaffolding collapse and they fell straight to the ground. Alcidas' brother died instantly. Alcidas on the other hand was taken to the hospital, he was given 24 units of donated blood and suffered MANY broken bones and collapsed organs!
On January 4th, 2008 he had movement in all his limbs and he was breathing on his own!
So now, when you hear a man walked out of the hospital 2 years ago you know how big of a deal it really is!
You can't know how Good it is until you know how Bad it was!

If you are a Christian you are Saved by Jesus and his blood on the cross, but if you look at us today what are we really saved from? We have our cars, our house, more food than we need, family, friends, nice clothes, we get our hair and nails done, etc. We are blessed beyond what we need! It is not that any of those things are a bad thing it is that . . .

You can't know how Good it is until you know how Bad it was!
We take advantage of our blessings everyday. We forget how bad it was. We forget that Jesus had to die so that we would not get what we deserve. When we were born it was in our nature to sin but what makes it worse is that God has given us rules that we can follow and yet we choose to disobey them!
Think about it. . .
If we sinned ONLY 3 times a day
Times 365 days in the year
Times 85 years in our life time
That is about 90,000 sins in your lifetime
Multiply that time everyone in the world and remember Jesus died for ALL those sins!
We deserve death!
In the beginning of Romans 6:23 it says, "For the wages of sin is death . . ."
This is the word of God and since it is his word He also has to follow it but lucky for us the verse continues . . .
". . . but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Jesus knew we didn't have a chance without Him! He knew that without His GRACE we would die and that would be it, it would be our only option but GRACE stepped in and gave us another option, ETERNAL LIFE!
You can't know how Good it is until you know how Bad it was!
Take time to remember what we have now and what we have been saved from!
Take time to thank God for His son, Jesus!