Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dessert anyone?

First off, let me explain why I am starting a blog. I never thought I would have one, but I am mainly starting this one to keep myself accountable. Even if nobody actually reads this, I will feel the need to stick to my goal if I know I've got to come to this little tiny corner of the www to post my progress.

I am naming this the dessert dieter because that's what I am...I have lost weight before, and I think I've got a pretty good idea of how to do it. Eat less, basically. :o) However, when I've done it in the past, I often do not cut out taboo foods like dessert. In fact, I usually have them almost every day. I am a calorie counter, so I just make sure I save enough calories to have dessert somewhere (at least once) in my day. I suppose my love for desserts is part of why I have to have this blog anyways...

I have weight to lose due to the extra pounds I've picked up in all my pregnancies. I have about 38 pounds to lose, to be exact. I am posting "before" pictures today in hopes that I eventually will be able to post some "after" pictures. :o)

I have a lot of reasons for wanting to lose the weight, so maybe that will be my post for next time. However, let me post the most important here today:

1 Corinthians 10:31 "So then whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." I want to honor God with how I eat, which is often a struggle for me.

If anyone out there does happen to read my blog here, please feel free to leave comments...I am sure that will be a great help and encouragement to me. I hope that I can be an encouragement to someone else as well! God bless.


  1. Look at you! You are brave to put your self out there. It encourages me also and I love your verse you added. Good one! Look forward to seeing you get more and more beautiful!!!

  2. Thanks, Mom! :o) You are such a good encourager.

  3. I love you so much my precious little sister! You are such a wonderful encouragement to me, and I hope I can be as much as an encouragement to you as you are to me. I am so proud of you for wanting to glorify God with your body and be healthy for you and your family. You are beautiful inside and out! I hope this blog helps you get to your goals even quicker!

  4. Hey Laura! I just found your blog online and it is such a wonderful inspiration!! I love your perspective of viewing weight loss as a way to glorify God and to show love to your husband, because many times weight loss is all about "me, me, me." Thank you for having this blog and being an inspiration to someone who would like to lose a little weight, but I struggled with the reasons behind my weight loss. What a wonderful and Godly perspective you have... You're a blessing :)