Yeah, I'm a loser. I lost 1.6 pounds this week for a total loss (in 2 weeks) of 9.6 pounds. Why is it so much harder for the weight to come off than it was going on?



Okay, so...I have a friend who thinks I'm 'quirky.' I'll admit it - I am. There are certain things I like and certain things I don't like. For instance, when I'm at church I like to sit in the middle of the row that I'm in. This way, if more people come in, they don't have to sit right next to me. Today, though, I hadn't thought it through, and I sat the third seat in from the aisle. Now, ANYONE knows, that if you sit the third seat in from the aisle, then some couple is going to sit down next to you. Right. So, the wife gets there first, and I thought she was alone, so there was still a seat in between us. Phew. Then her husband comes in, and she scoots over right next to me. I'm sitting by a friend of mine, otherwise I would have moved over to have that all important empty seat next to me. Ohay, whatever, I'll remember next time - at least FOUR seats in... So, this morning I'm really feeling the worship and I actually lifted my hands during service. I'm also known for singing with my eyes closed. When I opened my eyes, my neighbor couple was What a great day this is turning out to be. I later realized why the couple my rush to get to church on time, I neglected one very important step before leaving the house this morning - deodorant! It wasn't until I got in my car that I realized I had the dreaded 'funky pit' going on. Another reason to always sit in the middle of the row...

p.s. I'm not really THAT weird for not wanting to have someone I don't know sit next to me, am I?

Weight Watchers...

Okay, so I've been saying for months (or years) that I need to lose weight. This fall I had an experience that made me say, Okay, I really do need to lose weight. So you know those old country pumpkin patches that you used to go to as a kid? Well this year my family went, and took Noelle to Schnepps farm here in Gilbert. It was a really cool place. They had a pumpkin patch and a train and lots of little carnival type rides. Noelle was so excited to go and ride all the rides, but as soon as we got there, she didn't want to ride on anything. So me, being the best aunt in the world that I am, decided I would ride the giant swing to show Noelle how much fun it is. I got on the swing, a bit of a squeeze, I might add, but that wasn't the problem. As I was getting off the swing at the end of the ride, I stood up, and the swing seat was firmly stuck to my rump. It was like one of those cartoons where I big kid sits in a baby seat and the baby seat gets stuck to the big kids butt. You might be thinking to yourself, Oh my goodness how embarassing. And you'd be right. It sucked. But that was the straw that broke tha camels back, I guess.

So I decided at the first of the year that I would join Weight Watchers. And I did. My initial weigh was a huge suprise. I didn't know I weighed that much. I had always hovered around 220 lbs. or so, this was a bit more than that. In fact, I weighed the most I've ever weighed in my life. But that is why I was there in the first place. The first week was okay on the program was not too bad. So, last Tuesday night was my first weigh in. Want to know the results? I went in praying I hadn't gained anything. I couldn't imagine I had lost anything because of all I had eaten. I did lose though. I lost 8 pounds. I demanded a recount. I couldn't believe it. I'll keep you posted. I have a big goal - I want to lose 75 pounds. (according to their little calculations, I need to lose over 100 pounds to be in "normal" range, but when have I ever been normal. So, I'll keep you up to date. I told myself that once I get under 200 I'll join softball again. I love playing softball! And Its great exercise! Okay, i've rambled on long enough! Let me know how you're doing!


2 Peter 1:3

So I was laying in bed this morning unable to go back to sleep and was thinking about God (and I wasn't even mad at him that it happened to be at 4:45 in the morning!) In my bible study this past week, we were in 2 Peter 1, and a verse really kind of stuck out to me, and I thought I'd share it with you.

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who caled us by his own glory and goodness.

I think my favorite part are the first three words, "His divine power." Its not by my power or my strength that I can be godly, only his power can do that. How many times have I heard that I can't live a life that holy and pleasing to him in my own strength, and how many times do I still try to do it. And then get upset at myself when I fail. I tell you - what I really need is for God's word to get all up in me, and for me to draw upon the strength it provides rather than try to do it on my own strength.

I know there is another verse about that somewhere, but its still really early, and just because I'm not mad at God for waking me up this early doesn't mean I'm real happy about it either...



Happy Belated New Year

Hey everyone! Happy belated New Year! Make any New Years Resolutions? I hate those things. Its like you pick a fault that you have - and January 1 you start working on it. If you're like me by Feb or March (or Jan 4th, in some cases) you've already messed up your resolution. So now you have this fault, and the wonderful thought knowing that you can't change it. Ha ha ha.

Short post - don't have much else going on right now. Hope all is going well for you!