Sunday, July 23, 2017

One Pound a Week!

Somewhere in the middle of our Pastor's sermon today, he threw this in "It's easy to lose 50 pounds."

My head jerked up from the notes I was taking. What? Easy to lose 50 pounds? Is he kidding?

Then he said, "All you have to do is lose one pound a week and in a year, you've lost 50 pounds."

One pound! One pound - that shouldn't be so hard. I can lose one pound a week. I quickly realized that one of the things that trips me up is thinking of the big chunk of weight I should lose and being overwhelmed by that number, but losing one pound a week? That makes it seem so much more attainable.

Just eat a little less, eat a little healthier and move a little more. I can do that!

So - this is Week One. My goal is to lose one pound by next Sunday

But wait - there's more!

If I'm going to lose one pound of me, I need to gain something - More of Him, Less of Me, right? So what if I commit to memorize one scripture a week to replace that one pound of weight loss. That's a well rounded goal.

What do you think? Can you lose one pound a week and memorize one verse? Are you with me?

If so, leave a comment below to let me know and I'll be praying for you. Come back to More of Him Less of Me each Sunday to let us know how you're doing and to see the verse of the week.

Let's do this!

This week's verse: "I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Time to Take Care of Me

As many of you know, my husband fell off a roof on April 6th. He broke his pelvis in 3 places, fractured 2 ribs and did some spinal damage. He was in a wheelchair for the past 3 months and was just released to start walking again last week.  He's doing amazing and hardly even needs a walker.

I've spent every waking hour taking care of him and it's been a joy, but I neglected one thing - ME!

Now that he's back on his feet again, it's time to turn my care-giving attentions to myself and getting back on track with my health. Step #1 - I joined a gym today. It's very close to my house and I am looking forward to working out and getting stronger. (Never thought I'd hear myself say I was looking forward to exercising.)

I have several health issues related to food, so I really need to redesign my diet: sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb, clean eating. All of which means I have to learn to cook all over again. This is not going to be easy, but I'm going to give it my best and lean heavily on the Holy Spirit to give me the strength to do what is right for my body.

If you have any good recipes, please feel free to share them and if you have any extra time during prayer, say one for me.  I'm praying for all who come to this blog, so if you're reading this, I'm praying for you, too.

Today, let's aim for More of Him, Less of Us.

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