Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Weigh-in Wednesday

What a great way to end the year with a final 2009 "weigh-in" just a couple days shy of the new year. I'm not saying this as a negative, but as a positive. I'm excited to leave my poor eating habits and lack of exercise behind me in 2009 and start 2010 fresh and re-ENERGIZED. With today's weigh-in, I will move forward to a healthier style of living with healthier habits . I look forward to continuing with "The Sisterhood of Shrinking Jeans" for encouragement, support and motivation.

Rethink Your Shrink!
Todays Weigh-in: 154 (I've stayed the same weight over the holidays)... This is my starting weight for 2010 with my goal to lose 10 lbs in the next 7 weeks (Feb 17th goal to be at 144!), and another 10 lbs the following 7 weeks.

  • Scripture Memory (to keep empowered through God's word and His strength)
  • Journal food and calorie intake (keeping a balance of proper Exchange amounts withing 1400-1600 calories ~ this was successful for me when I was in First Place)
  • Power 90 with my husband, Kirk; as well as make efforts to be more active all around
  • Stay faithful to my accountabitlity (my friends in "The Hood", Kirk, my exercise partner, & my real-life sister Traci, a fellow sister in the Hood)
  • Stay focused each day and not let distractions keep me from my goals!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MEMORY VERSES~ Psalm 121:4-6

Continuing on with memorizing Psalm 121, I will add verses 4-6 to my previous 1-3 verses...

Psalm 121 A song of ascents. (NIV)
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
(When I pray this back to God,
I'll insert "Children of God" for Israel)

5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

Psalm 121:1-3 *20*09* personal challenge (Walk with the Lord #7) week 44 & 45 and LPM challenge verse 23

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day

My family and I sponsor a sweet girl from Ghana Africa through Compassion International and we have been blessed by her ever since. "Alice" was 6 when we began our sponsorship and is now 10. We exchange letters, pictures, share the love of Jesus, and pray for each other. We know we are making a difference in Alice's life, but she is also making a difference in ours. Last year, Compassion International asked us if we could help Alice beyond our regular sponsorship ($38.00 a month) and add $8.00 a month addition to provide AIDS preventative treatment for Alice. The risk for Alice getting AIDS is extremely high in South Africa, so we knew immediately God was giving us an opportunity to use the resources he has given us to help Alice and make a contribution to impact the world.

Today, December 1, we celebrate World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day was founded in 1988 by the World Health Organization. Compassion has been able to implement comprehensive and holistic services that allow us to proactively address this widespread disease one child at a time. Join us as we celebrate the global impact and the work our Savior is doing in the lives of children.

THINK ABOUT THIS~ Have you ever considered making a long term, life changing difference in a child's life?... let alone some one who is a complete stranger in a foreign land? Have you ever considered sponsoring a child through Compassion International? To be honest, before we sponsored Alice, I had a hard time with the thought of giving up a chunk of money each month to a complete stranger. But God quickly changed my heart and showed me He blesses us so we can bless others. When we do acts of generosity and kindness we are doing them unto the Lord; we are not to give reluctantly or out of compulsion... He loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

Jesus tells us in Scripture that "Whatever you did for the least of these... you did for me." (Matthew 25:37-40)...

Sponsor a child online through Compassion's Christian child sponsorship ministry. Search for a child by age, gender, country, birthday, special needs and more.