Thursday, December 30, 2010

Peace that surpasses all understanding

Peace. Do you have it? I recently heard someone say, "The peace that passes all understanding comes from entering God's presence and listening to the answers He gives". Have you ever been at such a peace that you know that you are in God's Will? It's been a long time for me, but over Christmas I was in Chicago with family, and I received the peace that is talked about in Philippians 4:7, "And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." 2011 is bringing me much changing, and uprooting my life that I have known for the past 6 years in Moberly. Looking back in 2010, I realized one predominant factor, and that is that windows have been closing, leading me to the realization that doors are opening on the east coast for 2011. Something big and drastic like this, I needed to know that I am doing the Will of God. I don't want to rush forward in feelings and emotions, but want to have the peace of God, to be in the center of His Will for my life, and dear friends that is exactly where I am. Are you?!?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Attention East Coast....

Well big news has to be made sooner rather then later, some wont like it, and some might. Depends which end of the spectrum of the world you live in I guess. I have been on the down low recently, but now it's time to break the silence, and announce to all of you that I am finally going to be an east coaster again. In February I am moving to what my family has called home for the past several years, the DC beltway. At first it was a joke, and then family reasons, a prayer, and now a fast reality. I was originally planning on moving via a uhaul, but very recently I got an offer to use a military discount, by having my family pull a uhaul trailer behind there vehicle while they are in the Midwest for the holidays. So uhaul trailer is now reserved and I have until the day after Christmas to have my whole duplex packed and ready to load up. Well really until next Thursday, since that's when I go on vacation. So after the uhaul is loaded I will be camping out in my place, with everything my car holds including the big St Bernard, until d-day. Lots to be done in the next week, but it will happen sooner rather then later, so I better get busy...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pound for Pound Challenge

Today I decided to pledge to lose 50 pounds for the Pound for Pound Challenge. If you have ever seen the Biggest Looser, then you will know that they support this program. I am pledging to lose 50 pounds so they will donate 50 pounds of groceries to the poor. I figured if I am losing weight, then why not let someone donate that much food! To date I have lost 35 pounds, I want to lose a total of 50 by the beginning of February, and then I might as well go up to 85 lbs to meet my goal for the Pound for Pound Challenge. So by my birthday I want to lose 85 pounds.

Monday, December 6, 2010

goodbye 3's....hello 2's!

AHHH I am so excited! I have been waiting forever just to write the title of this blog. After Thanksgiving I gained a little over a pound, and this past week has been set in just trying to lose that. Today I got on the scale, and no it wasn't back to 303, instead it was 299.8! And yes I was shocked, and got back on the scale 3 different times to double check...That's my Christmas goal! I can't remember the last time that I was in the 2's. Sometime before I left for college I assume. Today I vow never to go back into them.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hello December!

With Thanksgiving come and gone, Black Friday descended upon us and so welcoming the Christmas Season. It's amazing how a simple tree with lights can make you feel that Christmas magic. Steve and I rearranged the living room, trimmed the tree, and hung the stockings.

This week has been crazy. The water aerobics class I have has kicked it up a notch, and I really love the new challenge. On Thursday a transformer (or transmitter?) blew up causing all of the electricity to be nonexistent at work for over 8 hours. Of course it happened on my shift, and let's just say a prison gets a little dark without lights and a little eerie. But we were lucky that no incidents occurred. Thursday my dad was sent to the hospital for chest pain and admitted over night, ended up being a stress induces attack, so not cardiac related, which is fabulous news. Oh yes and my aunt had a miscarriage, she was very far along, and ended up having to be induced, deliver the baby bay. I now have a second cousin waiting for me in heaven. With all of this I am in the last week of my math class. I just back from Walmart where I bought graph paper for my project that I have been working on most evenings.

I have been praying about what to do next in life. I am entering some cross roads in life where I have some decisions to make on what's next. I have been praying, and I feel at peace with the decision I have made. After the New Year I will make concrete plans and then announce what they shall be.

November Success

So November has come and gone, and I look back to see what I have accomplished... I want to say it was a sucky second month, since I only lost 8 lbs. But since I have company, and went out of town for 5 days for Thanksgiving, I kinda went by the wayside for a week. But in that week I only gained 1.8 lbs, and I was okay with that since how often does friends come to town and holidays occur. But with that being said, I realized that I am so not done. I realized that as long as I am left alone, that I will go to the gym and eat right. But that’s not a real life. It’s amazing how the influence of friends and family can cause you to make bad food choices. This past month my friend also started going to the gym with me. On Monday I decided to measure myself to see what I have done so far, I know its 8 lbs in November, and 30 lbs total, making me oh so close to my Christmas goal. Only 3 lbs to go! I didn’t start measuring myself until November 1st, so in the past month I have lost 28.5 inches throughout the body. I think that is success in and of it self.