Friday, February 25, 2011


Psalm 34:18 
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

I am definitely not wanting to blog right now, but I feel that I need to...

I have been feeling very discouraged this week.  I have only done aerobics twice this week, and I have eaten horribly!!!  Anyway, since this blog is part of my weight loss journey, I really don't have anything else to share.  However, since it is also part of my journey on becoming a beautiful person on the inside.....I had some encouragement today.  I am very excited to attend a conference at my church this weekend, and being able to spend some time reflecting on my inward beauty!  We had the opportunity to purchase a book written by the speaker of the conference when we bought our tickets, however I didn't.  I was browsing amazon and came across her book.  I decided to go ahead and purchase it, because they had a great deal on it.  I figured after listening to her all weekend, I would probably want to read it.  When I added the book to my cart, amazon also suggested this book:
Do You Think I'm Beautiful?

After looking at it, I realized that this book is addressing the very issue I am blogging about!  So, I ordered it along with a Bible Study that goes along with it. 
Do You Think I'm Beautiful? Bible Study and Journal: A Guide to Answering the Question Every Woman Asks
I am thinking about doing the Bible Study this summer (after I complete the current Bible Study I am in)...Anyone want to join me?  I'm very excited about this, and I will probably blog about what I have stay tuned

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

God's Perfect Masterpiece

Philippians 1:6 

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Ok, so I dropped the ball on week one!  I was so encouraged the the coments I received, and I was so excited how my first week begun....and then when I was actually going to sit and write, I felt very discouraged.  I was able to start strong for a few days.....then the rest of the past two weeks were up and down.  This morning as I was having my prayer time, God really encouraged me not to focus on what I didn't accomplish, but focus on what I did!  I know that God is working on me...I know He has begun a good work, and is working on perfecting it in me.  I am his masterpiece and he will continue to work on me till I reach perfection!  How encouraging!  So, since I am not focusing on what I didn't do, guess what I accomplished this week?
*** I walked/jogged 5 days the past two weeks!  (Yes, even in the snow!)***
*** I used me aerobic step for 20 minutes while watching TV 6 times the past two weeks!***
*** I used the wii fit 4 times the past two weeks!*** 
(The wii informed me that I have lost a couple pounds, but I don't know how much since I'm avoiding  looking at the numbers)

Ok - I know I have a long way to go...not where I would like to be...but it's a start!  Thank you for all the encouraging words!  It was such a blessing!