Challenge and Accountablilty

This is not a New Year resolution.  I have been up and down on my weight goal for quite some time now.  The weight loss has been slow but I have added a lot of muscle, so…   Anyway, I am down to the last 5 pounds I want to lose (After this week it may be 7 pounds…weigh in Saturday).  Anyone want to join me in the last 5 pound challenge?  We could come up with some way to hold each other accountable in diet and exercise.  I would love to get 5 pounds off by February 1st…I know it is healthily possible.  I would love to have a partner in crime…hint hint hint.  Join me in the “fun”  😉

Devotion for New Year

My devotional was pretty great today for the New Year and so I thought I would share part of it:

I stand between the years.  The Light of My Presence is flung across the year to come…the radiance of the Sun of Righteousness.  Backward over the past year is My Shadow thrown, hiding trouble and sorrow and disappointment.  Dwell not of the past…only the present.  Only use the past as the trees use My Sunlight to absorb it, to make from it in after days the warming fire-rays.  So store only the blessings from Me, the Light of the World.  Encourage yourselves by the thought of these.  Bury every fear of the future, of poverty for those dear to you, of suffering, of loss.  Bury all thought of unkindness and bitterness, all your dislikes, your resentments, your sense of failure, your disappointment in others and in yourselves, your gloom, your dependency, and let us leave them all, buried, and go forward to a new and risen life.  Remember that you must not see as the world sees.  I hold the year in My Hands…in trust for you.  But I shall guide you one day at a time.  Leave the rest with Me.  You must not anticipate the gift by fears or thoughts of days ahead.  And for each day I shall supply the wisdom and strength.

Weekly Update

Frustrated a bit, but it is ALL my fault, so no one to blame but me.

No progress to speak of.  If I followed my plan I would have progress each week.  I truly wish I wasn’t an emotional eater…but, alas.

Between Halloween candy, baking for a slew of friends (with sampling) and the outcome of the election, I suppose I should be glad that I didn’t blow up this week.  Election night was bad…I put a disgusting amount of food in my body.  I am not proud of this.

I had wanted to reach my goal before now, because now I face the holidays.  And starting next week…there is some event or party each week until the new year.  This does not bode well for losing weight.  I am hoping I can convince myself to be good all week to be able to splurge a little on these events.  I will certainly keep you posted…

Be back next week!