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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I Have Made A Goal

post number 2 for the day - be sure and check out the first one
Above is a photo of the first part of my breakfast. I also had a bowl of steel cut oats with raisins cooked along with the oats. I wanted to share this -and also share with you all a break through that I had this morning.

I have struggled all my life with my weight. I have tried to lose weight and each time - I would lose a decent amount of weight and then fall off the wagon. There seem to be a place on the scales that I would be fearful of passing, although my ultimate goal would fall below that point. Well this morning I decided that not only do I want to lose weight- I want to set my goal at the spot that I have really wanted to be at - but just have had a mental block of getting there. For quite some time I had given up on ever getting there. I had decided that since I had tried multiple times and could not obtain that goal that I just could not do it. Well not any more. I have set that goal - and that goal will be to lose any where between 67-77 pounds. I want to have a little bit of wiggle room.

It is BIG just that I am willing to put this out there, because like I have said I have tried and tried and failed and had given up. So just being willing to put this goal out there means that I have hope. I have prayed about it and have asked God to guide and direct me. Only with His help will I be able to accomplish this goal. Oh and don't expect this goal to me meant any time soon- I am realistic enough to realize that it could take me a couple of years to meet this goal.

One reason I think this time will be different is that I don't have the luxury of totally falling off the wagon - when it comes to going with healthier eating habits. Now that cancer has been a part of my life - I realize the need to take better care of myself. And I will have to continue the way I have been - trying to eat healthy as much as possible. My husband still likes the foods and such that he has always had - so I will have to continue to fix food for him. And I may eat some of it - but it will be small portions of that stuff. There will be times when I will go on campouts with our Pathfinder group and I don't always have the option of eating as healthy as I would like to - while on them but I will do my best. Part of losing weight and being able to keep it off is to learn how to be moderate. I can not just go cold turkey on all the things I like - because they are always going to be a part of life  but they don't have to be such a big part.

Ok - anyway I will try to check in with you all ever so often to share how this journey is going in my life. And I will share new things that I learn that help me along this pathway. I will also try to post periodically how much weight I have lost. Sorry - but I am not brave enough to actually share with you all how much I weigh. If God leads me to sharing - I will - but for now I will just be posting how much I have lost.

So I have a goal that I realize will take me a couple of years to obtain - but I look forward to the day that I can post on here - that I did IT!

And by the way- please keep me in your prayers - to be able to have the preaerverance to meet this goal. Thanks so much! :0) if you are also struggling with weight issues or any issues that you'd like prayers for just let me know. I pray for each of you in a general way, unless I know of specific things you need prayers for.


  1. Hi Lisa! What a brave thing to do, I really admire you! I am in the same boat. I have gained and lost the same weight so many times, you would think that I had skid marks on the scale!
    My husband and I just started South Beach Diet together this week. Like you, I am determined to get to the weight I can't ever seem to reach. I will look forward to your updates! I know it's going to take time for both us, but I pray we'll stick to it this go-round.

    1. Thank you so much! You have been added to my prayer journal. We can do it. With Gods help we can do it. ~ Lisa :0)

  2. I am totally and completely rooting for you and I KNOW you can do it!

    By the way, I am praying for great things on Thursday for you. <3

    1. Thank you Marci! I really appreciate it. I almost postponed my Thursday appointment - but I decided to suck it up and put my big girl panties on and go to my appointment. Hoping for only good news. I will let you know. Lisa :O)


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