Friday, July 17, 2009

Week 4 and counting...

I had a good weigh in again this morning! I lost another 1.2 pounds this week. So far I've lost 3.6 pounds overall (in 4 weeks). 34.2 to go!

I was thinking through my pregnancy weight gain, and I figure I've got about 16 pounds to get to my pre-pregnancy weight (from my pregnancy with Caleb). Then about 6 to lose after that to get to my "pre-Gideon" weight. :o) Then......another 12 to go after that to get to my true pre-pregnancy weight. That would be the weight I was before Joshua...the same weight I was when I got married.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my main motivation is to glorify God through losing the extra weight. I think one way I can honor God is to try to honor Neal as well. When Neal married me, I weighed a certain amount, and I want to try to get back to that same weight. Although I can't reverse the effects of aging ('cause I'm so old... :o) ), I do think I should try to take care of myself in ways I can control. One of those areas is eating and exercise. Although some days it is very tough to control the eating! It's definitely been a struggle so far, but I know it's worth it. I am praying for God's help to be self controlled this morning.

I am thinking on these verses this morning...
Gal 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.


  1. You are an amazing woman of God who I admire so much for so many reasons... right now in particular for wanting to honor God and your husband with your body! I love you so much!

  2. Excellent post, Sweetie. =]
    I am honored to be your mom. We just studied that verse in Sunday School and I think that is what motivated me the most to get my eating under control of the Spirit.