Okay….a few housekeeping items before our regular Weight Loss Wednesday post.
First, congrats to the winner of the girlfriends giveaway from my Other Mothers devotion that ran Monday. She is:
Katie: Timestamp: May 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm
Congrats! Send me your home address at: firstname.lastname@example.org So I can mail you your prize.
Next, I heard yesterday from her sweet husband Steve that Lisa Whelchel is going to be on NBC’s Today show tomorrow (Thursday). If you don’t recognize the name, Lisa is the friend I interviewed last December who was writing a book on friendships for grown-ups and what she missed and learned along the way.
If that still doesn’t ring a bell, I’ll bet you’d remember her from her role as Blair on the hit 1980’s sitcom The Facts of Life.
Lisa asked us to give our best ideas for going deeper in friendships as she was just finishing the manuscript when she was last with us. Well, the book is done and it is wonderful! I am nearly done reading it and Lisa has already agreed to come back and visit us on the topic of friendship as soon as she and I can connect for an interview. In the mean time, tune in and watch her talk on the subject tomorrow on Today. :-)
Now…..for our “weigh-in”. (Not necessarily on the scale, but on how your week went.)
Did you eat well?
Carve out any time for exercise?
Resist any goodies?
Make a good choice when everything within you longed to make the bad one?
Fall of the bandwagon and have a rotten week full of bad choices?
Need to hit the restart button?
We want to know, so leave a comment and tell us!
I have been thinking a lot about the word discipline this week. When you hear it, what do you think of?
A child getting in trouble by his parents?
A dog learning to mind at obedience school?
An athlete working long hours to train for the Olympics?
A twelve-year-old getting a talking to at school and having an infraction sent home for breaking the dress code by wearing an Underarmor sports sweatshirt instead of the official homeschool academy one that is required? (Not that our family has any experience with that this week ;-) Ahem….)
Last fall we as a group of cyber sisters were challenged to memorize a verse on temptation. This week, let’s tackle one on discipline. Here it is:
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
Yep…that about sums it up! Discipline isn’t pleasant. Its painful!
My legs knew that this past week after just one day of trying Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred dvd that I bought at our neighbor’s garage sale.
My taste-buds knew that when I passed up the invitation to load a whole mess of food on my plate at my speaking engagement last Friday and opted for sensible portions of the healthy offerings instead and only a taste of the more calorie-laden (and oh-so-delicious!) ones.
My tired brain knew that when I rolled over and hit my alarm and every fiber in my being said “Sleep….don’t study the Bible!” But I knew I needed to get my perspective right before I began my busy day. Otherwise, I’d be an easy target for Satan and his traps. (mostly in the form of food!)
Yep…NO disicpline is pleasant.
However the results are worth it.
Being trained by it, meaning by the disicipline (rather than trained by our tastebuds).
Yep. Sweet indeed! (and no sugar added!)
So this week, will you memorize this verse with us? Then next week, we’ll pinky swear we aren’t cheating and then type the verse into the comment bar from memory. One gal will be chosen to win a cool prize for doing so!
Okay….now, tell me how your week went!