Friday, July 25, 2008

Faithful Friday

Walking by faith has been my motto lately. Financially we have had so many more downs than ups as many others in this country. Now hubby is out  of work again so we have to rely on unemployment benefits until he finds another job.

Julia's bill for school came in and we panicked but I told hubby that God would provide!

Monday's mail came and hubby got his letter letting him know how much he was awarded for unemployment benefits. To my surprise I also got a letter from unemployment. My benefits had run out long ago so I had no idea what they were contacting me for. Through God's grace, the letter informed me I was eligible for an emergency 13 week extension of unemployment benefits. What a wonderful blessing! God has provided and I am so thankful!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mom's Ultimate Family Organizer...

Check out this contest where you can win a Mom's Ultimate Family Organizer at  All Because Two People Fell In Love. The deadline is July 27th!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Weigh in Wednesday

I've been trying to do Wii Fit everyday. It's so much fun and you do work up a sweat!

When I first started I had a BMI of 28.61 and weighed 171.7. This was 3 days ago....

Here are my results from today's body test: My BMI as of today is 28.43 and my weight is 170.6 according to the Wii fit body test.
No too bad for 3 days. Hopefully at the end of the 2 weeks I'll make the goal I set for myself!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4

"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

The theme for Julia's Sunday school class a few months ago was Joy. She came home with a handout that defined joy as "finding a way to be happy even when things don't go your way." She also was asked to pose the following question to her parents, "What would you talk about with Jesus if you walked down the road with him?" That question got me thinking... and I was inspired to write this.

I would tell Him how grateful I am that I am saved through His sacrifice on the cross. I would speak with him about all the things that bring me joy! I would rejoice with Him for all my blessings- My children, my husband, my family and friends. I would also rejoice over where He is leading me in my life. I would discuss the joys I feel in the promises He has made to me and how awesome it is to see promises revealed and fulfilled. I would share the joy I feel in knowing that no matter how bleak or depressing my circumstances might seem, the faith that lies within me through Christ and His light, grace and mercy strengthen me. I would tell Him how I will always keep focused on him because I can do anything through Him!

He defines who I am and not my situation or circumstances and I praise and worship Him for all He has done in my life. He does not care that I am a woman, what culture I am or what denomination I belong to. All that matters is that I have accepted Him as my savior and that I live my life for Him! That is the greatest joy to feel! So no matter what you are going through remember to stay focused on Jesus. No matter what we can achieve all that God has planned for us as long as we have faith in His promises and keep our eyes focused on Him. Not only does keeping focused on Him bring us joy but it also brings joy to the Lord!

So now I pose the question to you- What would you talk about with Jesus if you walked down the road with him?

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Weight Battle....

I have been struggling to lose weight from my back to back pregnancies. I can't seem to find time to exercise or stick to eating the right way. After I had Julia I was able to go to the gym and I was on Weight Watchers which really worked well for me! I ate right and controlled my portions and the food journaling was perfect for me. I was able to hit my goal weight by my 30th birthday and kept the weight off for quite a while. I can't quite put my finger on why I can't at least get myself back to journaling what I eat and getting on program again with Weight Watchers. I know it works but somehow the chocolate, the cake and the cookies keep calling me and I keep answering the call!!!

Well I don't know how to get myself back on track with the eating. I know it's mental and I keep praying to get my mind back on track with how I want to eat. However, I think I might be able to get some exercise in because my family chipped in to get me Wii Fit for my birthday! I love playing with the Wii, especially the bowling so Wii Fit is right up my alley! ;) There is yoga, strength training, balance and aerobic activities. The balance board that comes with the game weighs you and you get your BMI. It lets you set goals to lose weight and tells you how to work on your balance and other aspects of the exercise routines in the program. We are having so much fun playing with this as a family. Julia is addicted to it! She was playing Wii Fit for almost an hour today and it's great to see her enthusiastic about exercising.

I am going to try and post my results. Maybe I'll do Weigh in Wednesdays! Right now I'm set to check my progress every two weeks. Let's see if this will get me in shape and motivate me to eat better and take care of myself!

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