Monday, January 18, 2010


Here it is, day number four and I am still hurting from the exercise. I so out of shape. On Saturday I couldn't even climb up or down the stairs without wincing in pain. We were told we needed to rest on Sunday, well I chose Saturday because I just couldn't move. I was still sore yesterday, but able to do a few floor exercises and a brisk walk on the treadmill.

The nice thing is my little Ollie loves to hop on the treadmill and walk with me. I have a permanent walking buddy! He stayed with me even when I raised the incline. What a good little doggie he has turned into. I will have to have the Hubs take a picture, it is so cute.

Tonight I am going to an exercise class that is being led by some of the old biggest losers. What an inspiration that will be. Secretly, I am dreading going because I know they will whip my hiney.

The good news is, I have had three people ask if I am losing weight! My poop of a husband said it was because I finally broke down and cut and colored my hair. Leave it to him to burst my bubble.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Thoughts

"It was fun to be with fifteen other people who want to change theirs lives too. The excitement was infectious. Pictures were taken, individual, teams and the entire group. (These will be the before pics). We were weighed in and our measurements taken."

Excerpt from my first journal entry. Our "official" Biggest Loser Program started last night. To tell you the truth, I am overwhelmed with information. I am not sure how those who work full time are going to do it. It takes so much time and energy to get everything started. Our meetings will be three hours long and one of those hours is a workout. Ohhh...did that kill me. I am so sore today. It helped to see the others struggle just as much as I did. I really need to have others doing this with me.

I think the biggest help though, is the prayer and devotions.

In the book "What Have You Got To Lose", Stephen Arterburn says there are seven keys to losing your burdens. The first one is surrender. "So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor" (1 Peter 5:6) "You must be willing to discover what is driving your negative behaviors and want healing more than you want your false comforts".

Stay tuned...

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year

  • Resting - still recovering from an antibiotic resistant bacteria (pneumonia) in my lungs.
  • Reading - read three books in the last couple of weeks and have a bunch more to read, thanks Ang.
  • Pounding - as the Hubs is working to finish off part of the basement.
  • Exciting - daughter number two has graduated from college and is moving home for a short time.
  • Growing - in the Lord as I challenge myself spiritually.
  • Shrinking - as I start the Biggest Loser program this week.
  • Organizing - because it always makes me feel neater and cleaner.
  • Loving - the time spent with my children, siblings and their families over the Christmas holidays.
  • Trying - to blog and read blogs again. It has been a very long time...