Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No internet!

Hey all.
Much to my disliking we had to take a break from Internet. It isn't an absolute necessity and right now that's all we can justify. Medical bills for my son are adding up quick. So away goes the Internet for a while. Its okay though. We have had much needed family time instead. Very worth it. Sometimes you just need to unplug from all the electronics and get back to basics. I don't know about you but I enjoy these times. Although I do miss my Internet.
  I did yoga with my daughter yesterday. It hurt and felt amazing at the same time! If that's possible. I felt good afterwards. Oh, I am at my Mother-in- Laws right now. That's how I'm posting this. We had a blizzard last night and our power went out. So we had no heat. The ride here was SCARY! But the good Lord watched over us. Thank you Jesus!  Well, gotta go. I'll be back when I can.......

Saturday, January 22, 2011

God even loves slackers like me. YAY!

Yes, yes, yes. I did it. I became one of those start a blog and weight loss journey and then never post agian for a month. Ugh. Although God does still love me I'm pretty sure it can't be pleasing to him that I have been a slacker. Forgive me Lord. And to my one folower at this point I apologize to you as well. You sent me a comment asking for a few tips. I can give you tips. Please know that I am about to tell on myself though. I do know how to lose weight and have a million times latley. However my problem is my mind. If anything out of the ordinary happens I tend to fall off the wagon latley. Then have to catch myself. And make up for the damage I've done to my body in the mean time. For instance, holidays+medical issues with my son = a 15lb gain for myself! Yep I did say 15lb gain. I am back to 200lbs agian. I gain weight faster then ever!So my first tip would be, deal with stress with God and not with food. I have to work on this. Other tips would be eat whole foods as much as possible. Get the processed junk out of your diet. A big one for me is I have to exercise about six days a week to lose and about 3-4 days to maintain weight. If I stop exercising I start gaining. Thats my body anyways. Drink water. Alot. Don't take in calories through your drinks exept for some milk. You need milk. Stay away from pop. Thats another thing I've screwed up with through the holidays. Also, if you eat white pasta, bread, and rice, switch to whole wheat. Walmart has whole wheat pasta for a dollar a box. So its a cheap and healthy transition. Start half and half if you don't like the taste or texture of the wheat. Don't skip meals. Eat six small healthy meals a day. Its actually 3 meals and 3 snacks. Oh just typing this gets me fired up agian I'm ready once agian to jump back on the train. Thank you Jesus. No matter how much I screw up you always pick me back up. This time I will be doing things a little more moderatley instead of jumping in head first. Bye bye pop. Hello exercise. Have you ever thought of how God loves us as we love our children. Our children are sometimes a little less then perfect on particular days argueing and fighting with their brothers and sisters. Putting matchbox cars in the toilet. Ya know that kinda stuff. Yet, no matter what they do we still love them. In fact we want to help them do better so that they learn to be successful. Well, thats how God loves us. We are all his children. See, I've screwed this weight loss thing up time and time agian but my Father in heaven isn't sitting up there mad at me he is saying seek me Stephanie I want to help you. I want you to succeed. Don't try to do this yourself.  That just gives me hope. Hope that no one can break. Don't try to live your life without your Heavenly Father. Success is in his hands. He is ready to pour out his blessings upon you. Just ask him. And you shall receive.....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wow! Long time no blog!

So, I'm baaaaaack!
I was just gonna forget about the blog thing then I realized how much other peoples blogs help me. So I kinda want to pay it forward even if it is just to give you someone to laugh at. Well, I had to stop trying to run for a while due to a foot issue. I got very discouraged and stopped eating healthy. Stopped exercising all together. Felt worthless pretty much. But God! Yes, But God! He never lets me down! He gave me drive again. I decided with a little push from the big guy upstairs, I am not going back to that depressed lifeless women! After gaining 20 lbs back I cut the gaining trend off! That's whats important. Its not your screw ups, its about what you do to change your screw ups. God loves you no matter what. Ask for forgiveness and let his power stir within you. Manifest in you. Bring life back to you. I was a little bold and contacted a wonderful women on facebook who I only really am acquainted to but don't really know all that well. She has lost so far a little over 100 pounds I believe, so I thought I would see if she would kinda be my weight loss buddy. She has been great! I am now back to eating healthy. Exercising. Drinking lots of water. And am down 9 lbs! Yay! My goal is 150. I am now 186. So 36 pounds to go! Your probably wondering. What about your heal? Yes, I do still have some trouble with it. So I just do what I can do and it seems to be getting a little better all the time. My step-father brought over an exercise bike so that helps alot. Also I found that I love doing Zumba! I'm really not good at it at all but ,hey, its fun! I just do it at home by the way. So, I will be updating my weight loss every week. Either Sundays or Mondays. "God is soooooooo good! His word is true! And it works in my life!" -Pastor Lowe- My Pastor says this all the time. Love it!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Today is the first day of the rest of my life

Hey all! Really excited about the day ahead of us. I getting ready to wake up the kiddos for church. I looooove our church. Tonight we have revival! Yeah! We missed it last night. Then I heard our Pastor was on fire! So I definitely don't want to miss it tonight.So I failed to tell you about my family yesterday. My husband and I will have been married for 8 years in October. We have six children, 3 of them he had before we got married, and I had 1 before, then we had two together. Confused yet? Well, don't be I love them all same. I claim every one of our wonderful children. My 3 step-children live with their mothers, and the other 3 live with us. Did I say their all wonderful!!!  Things haven't always been easy but I pray for those things to turn around. My children's ages are: 19, 18, 16, 12, 7, and 4. So, ye I'm a busy mommy. So that's a little snipit' of my family. I'll be telling more I'm sure down the road. So, about running, I went on my second run yesterday between the rain. It was fantastic. My hips got a pretty sore last night but feel great this morning. Thank you Jesus! My weight was a little up this morning but I ate a little more then I should have yesterday. But today is a new day with God so help me Jesus! I definitely can't do it without you Lord. Gotta get the kids up now that I spent way to much time on this...Have a fantabulous day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

So, this is my very first blog post! how exciting! I want to thank you for stoppin' by to see what I've got in store for this blog. Bare with me it might take a while to get the hang of this. I love to read blogs. They can be so inspiring! Now, about my blog, ahhhhh, I am so excited, to say MY BLOG.. anyways...My blog will be about an array of things.  Recently, I have acquired a love for health and fitness.  In January I started to exercise and eat healthy. Although I have hit many road blocks through the months, one of them being my own lack of will power,   I have still managed to lose about 43 pounds! Exciting huh! I can not take all the credit for this though. The difference for me this time has been that I have decided not to go at it alone..This time I chose to do it with God. Everyday is a journey with God and he is their to help us no matter what we are taking on. Just call on him and you shall receive.. Anything good that is.. So I have decided to take on an even bigger challenge, RUNNING, yes running. Trust me, for me, this is a huge challenge. I am still about 26 pounds overweight, so this makes it even harder. I did my first run on Tuesday,it was 10 min. of walking, then 17 min. of running, then cooled down with another 14 min. of walking. I went a little longer then I was supposed to for the program I'm doing. It felt good while I was running but omg I was hurtin' that night. Well, my little guy is cryin' so I need to go see whats wrong. Have a blessed day!