Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Words of Encouragment from way back...

I had to pull out some old emails this week. Emails that I've saved for this very week. I'll on occassion post these emails on here for us to read. I have to remind myself daily that this victory is not only my own but ours. Thank you for your prayers.

Marcy, I love you. This alone shows how mature your
spiritual walk has grown. I've learned that when you
desire God to do something extraordinary in your life,
you must do something out of the ordinary. I feel this
is what you have done. I have no doubt that you will
reach your goals. Don't allow doubt to set and
remember that there is nothing impossible with GOD!
(Luke 1:37). I love you Brian


You know you are my girl! I love you so much and am so overwhelmingly proud of this HUGE STEP that you are taking in your life. Know that I will be behind you 110% and won't let you give up after 2 wks, 5 wks, or whatever. Bottom line: I am here for you ALWAYS!

love ya chica!

Daenna :)

Monday, September 24, 2007

It happened.....

My first non weight loss week..... I gained 1.4lbs. For the past 7 weeks I've been telling myself "it's going to happen and when it does it'll be ok..." well, it happened and I wasn't ok. I left weight watchers sorta disappointed but mostly surprised. I fully expected to lose at least 2lbs this week. I did have a bunch of lunch meetings and dinner meetings but I was mostly careful of what I ate. I felt proud that I've been making better food choices. My diet isn't perfect but it's better - much better than it used to be. We also worked extra hard this week in the gym. I was certain of weight loss. I guess my body has other plans.

It certainly took me on a downward spiral to tears - lots of them! I met with my trainer shortly after my weigh in and I blurted out the news and his reaction or rather non-reaction just messed me up. I thought he was disappointed in me and it hurt my feelings. I know he's been working just as hard as I have been and I didn't want him to feel like his hard work and effort was all for not. To make matters worse he changed our routine and had me hit the walking trail outside the gym. I"m currently up to 2.8 on the treadmill for a solid 30-40+ minutes but for some reason walking out the concrete was brutal! My legs hurts, my feet hurt, the lump in my throat kept me from being able to fully breath - it was awful. We were both quiet and pensive and the mood just set my emotions on edge.

Long story short I spent a good deal of the afternoon in prayer. I needed comfort and I went straight to the floor. I love that we can come to our Father in any and every condition. I love that He loves us despite all our shortcomings. Maybe I needed to be knocked down a notch or two. Maybe I was getting cocky. Maybe I stopped leaning on the Lord. Only He knows where my heart was headed. I did speak with my trainer later that day and he was reassuring and encouraging.

I also learned a little more about my friends during this week too. When I went to those that are holding me accountable during this this time some were understanding and quick to encourage me to press on toward my goal while others gave me the *tsk tsk tsk* look that truly made me feel ashamed. Now I know....

This is a picture I saw the night before my weigh in and for the first time I noticed. I noticed my face is getting smaller and so is my upper body. I even woke up the morning of weigh in totally pumped. I couldn't wait to see what progress I had made during the week.... Over all I know 1.4lbs isn't such a big deal (especially for a woman) I'm ready this week and I plan on working harder. Thanks for all your comments.
Here's a picture of myself and Lucy (a friend's dog)

I was laughing so hard because Lucy (the lab) was sniffing Parker's "stuff" and he had a minor moment of panic - poor boy didnt know what was happening. I know I have a sick sense of humor!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Where did those come from?

Can I just say that I'm so incredibly proud of myself! It's the good kinda pride! I can't believe that I'm rolling into week 7 and I'm still working out and eating right. My body is changing. I can see visible signs of change and it's encouraging to say the least. Praise God!

HOWEVER!!!!!! Where did these leg, shoulder, side back things - whatever their called lats or something...where did they come from?! All I can say is OUCH!! I can hardly bush my hair! So, for those of you that see me on weekly basis please extend an extra measure of grace if/when you see me and my wild hair looking tore up! I can't reach my head sometimes!

Monday, September 17, 2007

18.8, baby!!

Last week was different...sorta felt like I didnt work hard enough. Things seems way to easy. Weight watchers went well to say the least! Lost 4 more pounds!
Crazy, huh?!

Total Weight Loss: 18.8lbs!
Current Weight: I can't even keep track anymore!

Praise God that it's because He's been so faithful that I've finally been able to see some victory!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Trick!

I'm not exactly sure what to post today but I want to keep my fellow peeps in the loop. Exercise is working well. My trainer was meeting with me 6 days a week before school started up again. Our schedule is still kinda in the works but I'm still at the gym 6 days a week. On the days that he's not working out with me I'm usually just doing cardio. I found a new trick that seems to help the time go by... READING! Believe it or not I don't even get motion sickness! I'm currently reading Breaking Free by Beth Moore and I'll just sit the book on the book stand and start my walk. Time really seems to fly by when my mind is occupied.

Mental war - I have to admit that my mind is weak. I often lose the battle in my mind before I ever even get my foot out the door. I wish desperately for this to be different. I'm glad that I have something to occupy my mental space now as I truck away on the treadmill. I'm currently walking at a 2.6 pace for a solid 30+ plus minutes!! It might not sound like much but when this started out about 5 weeks ago I was walking at a 1.2! God is good all the time!

Pray blessing for my trainer. He's works so hard and I'm thankful for all his assistance. Also, pray blessings and protection for all the people that currently lift me up on a daily basis. Because, victory and freedom from this stronghold is presently active I've seen attacks on so many of those I love dearly who are faithful to war with me.

Current Weight: 357.2lbs
Total Weight Loss: 14.8lbs

Thursday, September 6, 2007


My mini vacation to Seattle was great fun! I got see some of my old friends, eat some great food and pick my favorite- blackberries. As to be expected the weather was outstanding! I love the pacific northwest! This last picture is of myself and my little buddy, Marques.

Good news! I found a wieght watchers there in the northgate area and found out that I lost 3lbs!! woohoo! I made it a point to workout in the hotels after our long drives and I had every intention of doing the same once I got to Seattle. However................. I worked out very little and ate a mucho mucho! Monday and Tuesday were my worst days. Yesterday was a new day and I got back on track. We'll see how this saturday goes.
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