Friday, September 25, 2009

Another 1.8 pounds down!!!

I was able to lose another 1.8 lbs. this week...Praise the Lord!! I have been trying to fit more deliberate exercise into my schedule. I have enjoyed doing the wii fit and taking long walks by myself (when Neal is home to be with the boys).

A friend of mine on facebook quoted this verse, and I think it's a good motivation for me as a wife to lose weight and take care of my body...After all, I do need physical strength to be able to do the things I'm called to do (esp. keep up with a 3 year old, 2 year old, and a 5 month old!). Thanks for the verse, Jennifer O.!

Prov 31:17 She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.

The Proverbs 31 wife is my hero, so this is one way I'm hopefully getting to be more like her!

Friday, September 18, 2009

10 lbs. down and some progress pictures.

Today I hit exactly 10 pounds down since I started this blog. Yeah!!! :o)
I wanted to post some updated pictures once I hit this mark, and I hope to post again after the next 10 pounds (Lord willing!). The vertical pictures on the left are the before pics and the horizontals on the right are the current pics. I am not sure if they are the best comparisons because Neal took the first ones from a certain angle, and I took the new ones myself from a different angle. Anyways, it helps me to know progress is being made. Thank You, Lord!!
10 lbs. down...
27.8 to go!
I found these verses in Colossians to be a great challenge and encouragement. I just wanted to share them today:

"Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God." Colossians 3:1-3

Friday, September 11, 2009

Week 12...after a week of vacation...

I'm back again. I didn't write last week because we were in Florida, and I didn't have an official Friday weigh in (I also didn't get on a real computer all week).

Well, part of the reason I wasn't on a computer was because I was busy with more important things--namely, family time! I was able to walk and swim a lot with family, and it felt so good to be active like that! I don't miss a lot about Florida, but I sure to miss the flat places (and sidewalks) to walk on! I could walk half a mile with no problem there. But here, half a mile about kills me with the big hills.

I was more active while we were gone, but I did not journal or count my calories, and I did eat a lot. I expected to gain several pounds. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I weighed the same this morning as I did 2 weeks ago. Yay!!!

So, I am down 9.2 lbs. from the start of my blog.
28.6 lbs. to go...

My goal this week is to journal my calories every day and to strive for more intentional activity/exercise. I am hoping next week to hit the 10-lbs. lost mark. If I do, I want to put up some updated pictures. Maybe I'll put up pics for every 10 lbs. I lose. We'll see, Lord willing!