Friday, January 24, 2014

The Lord will be keeping me busy for the next few months.  Our church is beginning a new study called "Living The Script" on February 5th.  In this study we will read the New Testament in 8 weeks and discuss it in small groups on Wednesday nights.  I will be facilitating a small group during this study.   
Our women's studies, which meet on Tuesday nights started Follow Me by David Platt this past Tuesday night.  I am part of a group for this study as well.
Keeping up with the reading as well as the studies will be a challenge but I don't believe that I would feel compelled to do both of these studies if I couldn't do it.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Started a new diet on Tuesday.  I know why start on Tuesday?  No good reason.  Just got the motivation to get it started.  I am taking Garcinia Cambogia.  This is the diet supplement that Christina Agullara used to lose 36 pounds. Rachel Ray used it as well.  I wanted to give it a try and see if it works.  I don't want to get dependant on the diet pills to keep the weight I do lose off, so I am going to try to change my lifestyle along with the dieting.  I will be tracking my progress here. 
I am working an exercise program into my life along with a few minimal changes to my diet.
I am running on the exercise trampoline for 30 minutes every other day and working on upper body strength  training on the  home gym the other days. 
The diet changes include just simply trying to make better choices at meal time and not snacking so much.  I have also cut my pepsi intake in half.  Eventually I would like to eliminate it all together but it is such a bad habit.
So far since Tuesday, I have lost 7 pounds.
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I have someone special in my life who thinks that saying "I love you" means I want a life of rainbows and butterflies.
This couldn't be further from the truth.  When I say I love you it is because I want to share with those I love, what I get when I hear those words.  I grew up hearing those words every day from the people who mattered most in my life. These words gave me the confidence to be myself and follow what I knew to be right no matter who tried to change my path. These words gave me the security of knowing that even if I messed up, these people wouldn't turn their backs on me.  These words gave me the strength of knowing that no matter what the world threw at me, someone loved me enough to be there to help me stand through it.  I want those that I love to know these things to be true for them too.  I don't say "I love you because I think the world is all rainbows and butterflies, but more because I know it isn't.  I want you to know that I am always going to love you, no matter what the world dishes out to you.
I am not the only one who loves you.  God loves you more than anyone here on this earth is capable of.  He always has your back and is always by your side.  When things are too hard for you to carry, turn to God's word and pray to Him and ask for His help.  He will help you through the bad times as well as the good.