Friday, March 23, 2012

Breakthroughs to Celebrate

Good Morning Dear Ones:

Can I just say how true it is, that to the degree something is difficult, that the hope and blessing that Jesus gives is that much more. Don't you just love a relational heavenly father who cares about the details in your life. Who created you and knows you better than you know yourself?

I am still basking in my Jesus flood if you can't tell. The girls and I have started our last two mornings pumping "How He Loves in itunes." All I can say is when Jesus speaks and you really get what He is telling you and walk in obedience to what He speaks...oh the joy and peace. I love it!! That without not even 1 circumstance even changing. Perspective is HUGE. I am still praising him.

I also wanted to fill you in on my physical journey to forty and fabulous. I tell you this was another frustrating area for me as I got past 35. My metabolism just was not what it used to be but my eating stayed the same. I exercised 6 days a week and progress eluded me. I was starting to resign to the fact that I was just older and that was how it was. Weight watchers was a God send to me. It enabled me to take control of my food intake. It is kind of like finances. If you don't keep track of your spending then it can really get away from you and it is so easy to overspend. Weight Watchers helped me realize what a portion size or serving actually is. I am at a place right now where I am so satisfied with my results and I feel equipped to maintain them. I eat the foods that I enjoy eating like waffles, pancakes, pizza, ice cream you name it. Now I just eat them in calculated portions. I also eat way more fruit than I have ever eaten because you got to love zero point values.

Eric has also had success and he continues to move forward on his journey to fitness.

I work out 5 days a week now and my goal is to build lean muscle mass. More muscle means a higher metabolism and more food you can eat. The meals have been family friendly and even the boys have found some new favorites.

I didn't have tons to lose but all my clothes had reached a point of uncomfortable tightness. I refused to buy the next size up. I was determined to do what I could to not let myself go to the best of my ability.

All of this to say I am super pleased with myself. Look out 40 here I come!


"As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord."

Joshua 24:15

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