Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tomorrow is December 1st. Where did this year go? We have been so blessed this year. I sit here not even a week after Thanksgiving and I am in awe at our Lord. Jesus has been so faithful, true, and constant. I was reading different posts on the hustle and bustle of shopping. And I am so Thankful to be content. I have not always been this content in my life. Always wondering what the grass was like on the other side of the fence. But in my ripe old age of 35, I have learned so much. It's not always as it seems. Even the rich have problems, desires, insecurities and wants. And it all comes at a price. So here I am still Thankful. I want this to be the always Vicki. Not just when It's Thanksgiving, anyone can do that.I want to be thankful for what I have and what I don't have. I have little desires, and I am so happy. Just had to add that because I am content does NOT mean my life is perfect. Because it is not:) Sure I could make a list for you of all the things that are wrong. But instead I choose to look at all the Good. It is a choice....and only you can make it for yourself!! Jesus makes a way when there seems no way. He gives grace to the humble. He is available to those who seek him. So dear friends, let me encourage you to SEEK him. What a wonderful time to seek the Father. He is the best Christmas present you could give yourself and others. Please don't get distracted with the world and the things of this world. For it will pass away. But he will NEVER pass away.
Here are some scriptures to mediatae on this Christmas Season:
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy–the Son of God.
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (10) And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. (11) For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (12) And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, (14) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Miss Patti was my first neighbor here in Sulphur Springs. She lived across the street from my brother's house that we were renovating. She was super sweet, and always so kind to us. She sewed stuff for us, came to visit, and brought the kids candy. Well then she moved away. And we moved to our home. She came over and helped me here. She recently moved back into the area and I am so excited. Are you wondering why I am doing a post on her? Well let me tell you why. Miss Patti has been instrumental in my weight loss journey. Although we have never worked out together, or even talked about it on the phone. She encouraged me the entire year. She would like or comment on every single work out post I made to Face book. She never missed a day. And I am so very thankful. Every time I saw her thumbs up or comment, I smiled. It's so nice to have people in your life that encourage you always. Miss Patti has been such blessing to me and I am not sure she even knows it. So here is a THANK YOU. I appreciate you encouraging me.....
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This was me 1 year ago...........
So today marks my one year mark of turning my life around. In the fitness department. One year ago I woke up and decided to do SOMETHING. I committed to myself to work out 1 hour a day for an entire year. Due to the last month of traveling for a death in the family. Then coming home and getting sick. I did not reach as many days as I wanted. And I can easily get hung up on that. But today, TODAY I am Thankful that the Lord has given me the strength, will power, and desire to make this change. I did complete 318 days....and for someone who has never worked out consistently, that is HUGE. So what are the results of 1 year committed to health? Well I have almost lost 20lbs. It's coming off S-l-o-w-l-y...but it is still coming off. No radical ways of doing it. I am just eating good whole foods and moving my body. I have seen 3.5 inches come off my waist alone, 3 inches in each leg and 2 on each arm. So the changes have kept me going. Even when I did not really want to go on. I can wear jeans all day and not feel like I am dying. I feel much better about myself. I can do a lot more things that I thought were possible. People tell me I am getting thinner and that is really nice to hear. But I did not do this for anyone but myself, husband and kids. So here is to a year. I can not tell you how much this one thing (exercising) has done in my life. I have a desire to be more disciplined. In everything isn't that GREAT? Well it has been great for me. Oh and one more thing this morning as I made homemade donuts for my family. I honestly did not desire them at all. I am content with my egg on toast. Now that was not the case last year. Last year I sat pinning and watching as they enjoyed them. So if that was the only change I would be grateful. Because my mind is in a different place. So since it has been forever and it is my anniversary I thought I would share with you all my fun experience.....and it will not stop here!!!!
This is me in the same outfit. I don't seem to resemble the Pillsbury dough boy...busting out.