Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Hi Ladies,
I'm back for another challenge, and so excited to work hard. Thanks Dani Joy for getting us together. You have been an encouragement to us all!

I have had a weight struggle all my life. Sometimes I joke and say....."I was born a size 12". That is the size that I was all through high school and college. Well, ten years and four kids later(plus a miscarriage, deputation, moving to a new country, then moving again to a new city in a new country, starting a new church, and a busy life with 4 wonderful kids under 7) I'm in a size 14-16. Oh, to see those 12's again! I have lost 30lbs, but still have 34lbs to go. This will be what I weighed when we got married(9 1/2 yrs ago). That is my goal. Now, I don't think that I can lose all 34 during this challenge. In fact, my weight has been at a stand-still for a while now. I try to eat healthy, but no pounds come off. I'm praying that the Lord will help and guide me each day to the right food choices. It's going to take His strength. My strength always fails me! This picture was taken a few hours ago... after dinner and on the first day of the "Girl Problem".... YIKES!

I usually tell NOBODY my weight, and didn't on the last challenge. This time I'm going to take the plunge and tell you ladies so that you can hold me accountable.

Ha! Ha! This is how I go out... with a sweater and sucking in:)

Weight: 204lbs-Girl Problem came today-so hopefully I'll have a loss next week!
Left Arm: 15"
Right Arm: 15"
Left Leg: 25"
Right Leg: 25"
Waist: 36.5"
Chest: 42
Hips: 47

I have been eating like a diabetic 6 times a day. I am not a diabetic, however, this is how the other 30lbs. came off. I am trying not to have sugar, except when feeling sick. Sometimes I feel really funny, so I have been sucking on a piece of hard candy. That seems to help. It will be just eating healthy, drinking lots of water, and exercising for my plan. I don't like fad diets or pills! ...Might try the "Making the Cut" thing--if I can find the book. My family and I are missionaries to Canada, btw. I'm excited about being healthy and having more energy to serve the Lord and take care of my family.
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