Sunday, December 30, 2007

Non Weight Loss Post

This picture makes me laugh. I was trying to get a shot with the boys (Parker - my sister's MinPin and Roddey - my Poodle Mix) when my parent's dog, Maggie, decided to jump on my back and join in the fun.

I love dogs. Always have and I'm sure I always will. One of my favorite smells in the entire world is puppy breath. I know it's weird but I LOVE it! I love it almost as much as I love laughing.

PS My sister always jokes that out dogs seem to mimic our personalities. For instance, Parker is much like my sister in that he's sweet, well behaved, neat and loves to snuggle. My dog is much like myself in that he's not all that well behaved, he loves meeting new people, he has wild hair, he's independent,doesn't like to be messed with when he's sleeping and he's much more playful when it's chilly outside.

PPS I love the the expression on Roddey's face. I imagine he's thinking "ummm you up there! could you please get off of me!"

Saturday, December 29, 2007

2007: The Last Weigh In

Just a quick update before we head out to lunch.

I'm back in Denton! I loved spending time with my family and friends, but it's the struggle to maintain sanity was ever present! Just teasing - my family (my mom) is wonderful just bit overzealous when it comes to serving. I don't know if it's the Mom in her or the Mexican in her but it almost felt like she NEVER stopped cooking!!

I'll tell you more about our stay later.

Current Weight: 325
Starting Weight: 372

Praise God for his NEVERENDING MERCY! I didn't have a weight gain this week!!!! I actually lost 0.8lbs! woohoo!!

Another quick note: thank you for praying for my sister! She did very well. She was sweet yet challenging. There were a number of occassions when she'd take something out of my hand (aka the yummy buttery biscuit) I swear I almost ate her hand off for taking it away from me. However, she survived and I'm beyond pleased for not gaining.

Oh, and one more thing... THANK YOU. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for praying for me during this time. I needed it like you have no idea.

I found this verse today that I wish I had noticed earlier this week.

To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 1:24

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Calling all Prayer Peeps

Here's an email I had to send to my small group girls. Please read the following and pray along with them.

Hey ladies,

I'm emailing because I need y'all to go to battle for me. I've only been in Corpus 1 day and I'm already struggling with food. I sorta prepared myself mentally for this but it wasn't until about 10 minutes ago (while logging in my points for the day) that I realized that I'm way in over my head!!! I've been snacking all day. And, it won't be a surprise but I've already gone way way way over my allotted points for the day. I had a small 1.2lbs weight gain this morning during my weigh in and as y'all know any weight gain always throws my game off. So, please pray for me!! My goal is to finally reach 50lbs before Jan. 1st. I will do my part and continue to seek the Lords face for strength and power but I need an extra measure of support so I'm begging y'all to please lift me up. I know that truly God is behind this because anytime before this I would've never asked for help in this struggle...also pray for Margarita. Pray that she'll have the courage to confront my sin issues in regards to overeating or bored eating or whatever types of eating I do to get way or soothe and pray that I will wholehearted respond in humility. I soooo badly want these few pounds but more than weight loss I want freedom. Many of you share in this struggle with me but maybe not to this extreme so know that I am praying for y'all too. I love and miss you all.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

No more head games....I'm back in the game!!

After a long 3 weeks I feel like I'm finally back in the game!! Saturday's weigh in went well to say the very least! I'm down another 6.6lbs!

Total weight Loss: 45 lbs!
Current Weight: 327 lbs
I can hardly believe that I started at 372 lbs.

During out morning workout my trainer says
Mike: "Hey Marce, you know you're 5 lbs away from 50lbs!"

Me: I say nothing but give him a satisfied smile while trying to keep my feet keep my feet on the treadmill.

Mike: "and 50 lbs is half way to what?!"

ME: I burst out with childish enthusiasm "100!!!"

Now I know y'all know that I can add/subtract but seriously............ 50lbs is half way to 100lbs! I can't believe how much my life has changed in the past 4 months. I'm excited to see what the next 4 months turn out. Keep praying!!!