Monday, November 30, 2015

A Time of Thanks

I spent my Thanksgiving with family.  It was an amazing time of fellowship with aunts, uncles, and cousins. We talked; we ate; we talked and ate some more.  That's how my vacations go these days. 

I did get a bit carried away with my eating,  but I am back on track now.  I had shakes for breakfast each day.  I shared my shakes the last day with family.  Herbalife makes my life so much easier when I actually do the program faithfully.  I let my exercise slide too over the holiday, but I have renewed my commitment to see this through to my -100 pound party.

I had 2 shakes today, a chicken flatbread wrap/sandwich and a cup of red pepper and gouda soup, and an apple with peanut butter.  I did not pack snacks with me today, so that threw me off a bit.

Monday (Today)
I was slow going out of bed, but I have now accomplished my daily quiet time with God (personal development), a 10 minute Samantha Clayton workout, and I am about to make my Reeses shake for breakfast.

I also finished a book yesterday.  It was a girly fiction book, but it was still a book.  Why is fiction so much easier to read than non-fiction?  Anyways, I am halfway through Grace for the Good Girl.  It captures my life to a T.  God has shown me so much, and I look forward to the lessons I still need to learn.  That's it for now.
For the Glory of God,

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


My Morning routine
You just shared your results and determined to document your journey, sounded through my mind.  The guilt of giving in to pizza the night before was gnawing at me.  Then suddenly right after that thought, I hear, "There's a war between guilt and grace..." float through the speakers. "And they're fighting for a sacred space/But I'm living proof Grace wins every time.  I whisper a prayer of thanks, and forgive myself.

I am so grateful that God's grace forgives my many failures.  I do realize that this is NOT a license to choose whatever I want and ask for forgiveness later.  Monday was an excellent day up until my cheat meal of four delicious (at the time) slices of pizza.
Shake Prep for Thanksgiving

Tuesday was an awesome day.  I had my shakes.  I turned down pasta and garlic bread at a staff meeting at work, and came home and made an amazing egg and veggie skillet meal for dinner.

My morning routines are getting better allowing me to be more efficient with my time.  I am about to head out for Thanksgiving with aunts, uncles, and cousins.  I have packed my shakes, and plan to not overdo it on Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is one day.  Have a happy one and be truly grateful.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


"Ignorance on fire is better than knowledge on ice."

It is time to change.  I need to work harder on myself.  I need to become the person that I want to attract.  I need to act.  I have dreams, and I want them to come true.  If I do nothing, nothing will happen.  It is time for me to put action to the knowledge that I have gained over the course of my life.  I know but don't do. My primary focus is getting to my 100 pound party.  It has been a long time coming.  I will post my action steps toward that goal and the many other goals I have.  It is time for me to be transformed and to follow my heart and not my head according to the will of God.  I am looking forward to the next steps in my journey to wellness and whole living, and I give glory to God for all that He has done and is going to do.