Lots to do on this snowy Wednesday…..

First, let me welcome those of you who’ve popped over from the fabulous Facebook group Moms Together. One of the organizers of that group is my dear friend & fellow Proverbs 31 speaker and writer Susie Eller.

If you’d like to hop over and join, just click on the link above. Today we are chatting about organization for moms and I’m offering an organizational giveaway with one of my books and lots of extra goodies. We’d love to have you stop by and join us!

Next, before we get to today’s Weight Loss Wednesday post, I wanted to post a few pictures from my world. Suffice it to say, we’ve a got a lot of snow. :-) Not as much as predicted (2o inches) but about half that.

Meanwhile, let’s talk about being snowed.

Not snowed in, just snowed.

Snowed in our efforts to make healthy changes.

Haven’t you ever heard it declared “Boy has she got him snowed!!”?

Meaning tricked.



Has the enemy got you snowed?

Think you’ll never be able to drop the weight you need to?

Fooled into believing you are a hopeless failure, doomed to be fat forever?

Deceived into thinking that you might as well give up before this thing even starts?

Oh sweet one, believe me. I have been there. And I am STILL there.

This has been a bumpy week. As soon as a decided, “ENOUGH!” and vowed to eat sensibly and exercise every day that I could, it was like I took a hungry pill.

I was so stinkin’ hungry all week!!!

So, for the first half, I failed at my healthy eating efforts. Well, I actually did great for most of the day and then slightly lost it at night.

Then, the past three days, I ignored my hunger, hit my knees instead of the pantry and made a priority to exercise.

So, my result when I hopped on the scale was a loss of .8 pounds.

Not even one full pound…..

But I’ll take it.

You see, I was certain it was going to go up so I’m thankful for any downward trend!

Now, how about you?

How was your week? (You don’t need to tell us if the scale went up or down. Unless you want to!)

And what ways has Satan gotten you snowed in this whole healthy lifestyle issue?

Praying for you all!

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  • Hi there. I am jumping in, this is my first week. I heard about the “Weight Loss Wednesdays” on the webcast this last week with Made to Crave. I have been on a journey starting Jan. 2009. Up and down, up and down. Starting at 211 lbs. I am now 187. It is a very slow journey, but one that has been good. I not longer see it as a need to see the scale move(although I still do and am trying to see it drop), but a need to see my heart right with Jesus.

    I meet with a group of girls once a week. We finished the book, “Love to Eat, Hate to Eat” and wanted to continue doing a study that included God in the process. I stumbled upon the book “Made to Crave.” We start next week and I am so excited about it.

    Food, and my desire for it replaces God often. I have been convicted about this and now instead of just wanting to lose weight to look good, I want to learn to glorify God in the way I eat and the way I think about food. Anyways, this is probably way to long, but just thought I would share where I was at. It’s been a very discouraging week for me. Not sure why, but my drive to make good choices has not been good and I have just given in to the temptation to eat whatever I am feeling like in the moment. I am praying that today, I will prayerfully consider everything I put into my mouth. Be blessed!

  • I’m in! If I still can be.

    I didn’t see this on Wednesday, but today it serves as a good reminder. Wednesday was the last day of a long period of fasting for me. during our Church’s corporate 40 days of prayer and fasting.

    I had fasted totally for 2 days prior to doing the Daniel Fast then felt lead to finish that time with a 3-day Fast… Although the battle over food seemed to almost get tolderable, I knew that my actions THURSDAY would make all the difference in the world.
    Was I going back to eating as usual, worshiping as usual, praying as usual, or was I going to stay in the spirit using what I had learned along this journey.

    So far I have done well, but as I shared my concern with my husband he said the most wonderful thing to me: “honey, you have grown so much over the last 6 months or so. I am so proud of you.” and he had the most loving smile on his face as he said it! Well, noone will ever accuse me of being anorexic, but I could have gone back on the fast and just kept praying and growing based on that!

    But, it’s time to leave the wilderness, and head back into cicvilization knowing that just as Jesus did, I can conquer the temptations in my path battling with scripture, prayer, and the knowledge that through my Lord, I have already conquered this battle. Now I just get to walk in the victory!

    Love y’all sisters!