Friday, March 12, 2010


I have to tell you, I have not been able to do much of anything this week, because I have been hit hard with what I am guessing is a vicious allergy attack to all this pollen floating around. While the prospect of spring coming excites me immensely, my nose and throat are not so happy with all the junk floating around. Trying to combat it with Zyrtec, but have had horrible sinus headaches most of the week.

Sinus headaches and treadmills don't go well together! Believe me I tried made it for about five minutes and then had to lay down. I so want to be over this, so I get back on the treadmill. It will be like starting Couch to 5K all over. Not a happy camper this week at all.

Hoping for a better week next week!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Oh my it has been awhile!

I am so behind on everything! LOL I am behind on my Bible reading! Shame on my for not prioritizing better. I have no excuse, just haven't been making reading the priority it should be. Still plugging along, but playing catch up!

My weight loss is going well! I have lost, are you ready?!?!? 15 pounds since I started in January!! YAY ME! I have been sticking with my exercising, and watching what I eat. I just hope that number continues to go down!

Let's see, oh my wonderfully smart and talented husband will have a new job next year! He will be taking over as superintendent for a K-8 school! I am so proud of him! We are excited for this change, and can't wait to see what it brings.

The kids are doing well, my girls, have make it a semester both getting straight A's! So very proud of them. The boy has a love/hate relationship with school. Hoping he gets over that before next year.

I am debating on what to do next year when he is in school full time, so any prayers you could spare for God's guidance in this matter would be much appreciated. Also, please pray that I can continue my exercise routine, and continue my healthy diet. I want to be successful this time!

Will try to blog about my bible reading soon!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bible in 90 Days

I am still doing the Bible in 90 days, pretty sure I got a bit behind this week, but I am still moving through, I am up to Judges! WOOT! The thing I want to talk about today goes back to Deuteronomy, I want to talk about Moses.

Oh Moses, he lead those whiny, ungrateful Israelites for 40 years in a desert, and he still did not get to enter the promised land. This is a story that I am so familiar with and still when I was reading this time I found myself hoping the Lord would change His mind and let Moses enter, but that doesn't happen. God tells Moses, you will not enter because you broke your faith with me in the presence of the Israelites, and did not uphold my holiness. This is what I love about God here though, He told Moses that he would not get to enter, and He told him why, and then He took Moses to the top of Mount Nebo, and He allowed him to see the land the Israelites would inherit. What a precious gift for Moses, the thing that he had worked so hard to provide his people,and the Lord who had forbade him to enter it still let him see its beauty. I can just picture them there together with the Lord pointing out each portion of land and who it will belong to. Then telling Moses this is what I promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, my promise fulfilled! Then Moses died there in Moab, just as the Lord told him he would and then do you what our loving God did, he buried him, buried him! What a fitting tribute to Moses to buried by the Lord!

I am just amazed all the time by theLord and what He reveals to me during my readings. That this Lord of Moses is still the Lord of today. This Lord that took compassion on a man that let him down, and still let his eyes see what his feet had longed to stand on, the Lord that fulfilled His promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This Lord still fulfills promises today. I think about myself and my prayers to the Lord, the things I ask for, and then I have to wait, and my goodness if God takes more than a day or two to answer me, well, it is kinda like my excecise I am ready to throw in the towel. I have a hard time waiting for 40 minutes Moses waited for 40 years! I serve a God who answer prayers and fulfills promises, maybe not always the way I wish, but always in a way that is the best! I serve a God who shouts answers like thunder and a G0d who sometimes speaks in whisper. I pray that I slow down long enough to listen, to hear the thunder and especially the whispers. I pray that I can really learn to leave everything in His hands, I know His plans are best, and I pray I learn to be unselfish and let go of my own plans. If I could do these things, take my problems and requests to God first and not after I have tried on my own and totally messed things up. If I could do this I would have a lot fewer messes, and so many more blessings! Praise God, though that He will clean up messes too, especially a big old mess like me!


I have two posts today, aren't the four of you that read my blog so lucky! First I want to update on the weight loss working out etc... I got so frustrated last week, I wanted to make that scale move so badly and it would not budge! I felt like just giving up throwing in the towel and going back to eating whatever the heck I wanted because what difference did it make! Can I just say how glad I am to have reconnected with so many old friends on facebook, because when I vented my frustrations so many of you rallied to cheer me on. I cannot thank you enough! I have no idea what I have done for God to bless me so much with such encouragement but thank goodness He did! I had set a small goal for myself last week, I wanted to get under a mark I had not been under in awhile, and I only had to lose 1lb to do it, I think that is where some of frustration came from! But as of yesterday morning I hit that goal and then some, Thank you Lord! So, for those of you that posted encouragement and told me to keep going, I cannot thank you enough!

Okay, Couch to 5K workout, started Week 2 yesterday, oh my, it was hard, I had to slow it down before the full 90 seconds a couple of times. Hoping it gets easier as the week goes on, but if I am still having trouble on day 3 I will be staying on week 2 for another week. Still walking on the treadmill on off days, but just walking no running. I am also doing the Biggest Loser Boot Camp workout on those days. As of right now I am not taking any days off, hoping I can change that as I progress, but right now I need the exercise. OH, and I also found a way to satisfy my chocolate craving with cookies! Gonna share the recipe here because it was really good, and my kids ate the fire out the cookies so it is not just my opinion! Thanks again for all the encouragement!!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 box yellow cake mix
1 15 oz can of pumkin
1 cup chocolate chip

Mix all ingrediants together and drop by the tablespoon, on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray, bake at 375 degrees for 18 mins or until golden brown!

I was really afraid you were going to really taste pumpkin in these but I honestly couldn't tell at all, I am taking them to church pot luck Wednesday so we will see, how that goes over, LOL!

Next post coming soon!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Can You Praise God on the Treadmill?!?

This was something I was pondering today as I was slaving away on my treadmill. I hit a mark today where it just wasn't fun for me any more, like it ever was?!?! LOL I knew I had to get on there I knew I needed to do it, but man oh man I was NOT happy about it. I decided to kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak. Our church bought new hymnals and I had been trying to learn some of the new songs by listening to the tracks on the website. So, I plopped my lap top on top of the treadmill and was listening to music. Can I just say it made such a difference for me today. By the time I got to Agnus Dei ( the songs are in alphabetial order) I was literally crying out to God for a miracle. I know I have a lot of work to do, to get to where I want to be physically. It has taken years to put on this weight, and I know I cannont lose it all overnight, although I would take that miracle Lord if you are willing to give it! I also know that I cannot do it by myself, so I prayed for help, and do you know I walked an extra 30 minutes today, and my body before I prayed hurt it was rebelling against the activity I was putting it through. I didn't think I was going to be able to go 5 minutes much less 60! Thank you God for walking with me every step of the way today, and I pray you will meet me on that threadmill everyday! So, yes, you can praise God on the treadmill, and today that is exactly what I did!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Update on New Year's Resolutions

Okay here is a little update.

90 days to read the bible is going well. I am finished with Leviticus, and am set to start Numbers tonight.

Diet is going okay not losing as quickly as I would like, but hey I am losing so that is good. I have lost as of right now right around the 5lb mark. Hoping it starts coming off quicker but heck if I can lose 5lbs every two weeks that is 10lbs a month, and my first goal is 20lbs, so just 15 more to go! Not really following any plan just eating like I did when I was doing Weight Watchers, just not figuring points and such. Also watching portion sizes and planning meals. Planning is really important for me because if I don't have the stuff here and planned out I am tempted to get fast food and let's face it there is no good for you fast food!

Exercise, we got the treadmill from my mom's house on Saturday, and I have managed to get on it everyday since then. Most days I have done right at 2 miles. One day I did 60 minutes 30 in the morning and 30 that night, I was bored! LOL Hoping I can stay motivated and hoping it makes a difference on the scale soon!

Lastly patience with the kids, well, I am not going to go into this because let's face it we can't have it all!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bible in 90 Days- Day 8

I have persevered through my reading, and I have made it to the book of Leviticus. Okay can I just say right now, not my favorite of the books of the bible, and I am so very thankful that we are living under a new covenant with God rather than the old covenant! I just don't know how they could keep all the rules and regulations straight, and goodness the usual punishment for not following them was death! Man, I should finish up Leviticus here in a day or two, and move on to Numbers. I wish I had more to offer, but not finding much writing material, hopefully meatier lengthier blogs soon!