Saturday, May 9, 2009

May 9, 2009

Ok, so here's what was discussed today during class:

We discussed the plan that Sara used while she had gestational diabetes.

15 servings of carbs a day (1 serving = 15 grams of carbs)
Eat every 2 hours
Eat protein every time you eat.

If you want to see the exchange list she brought, just comment on here and I'll try to get you a copy. It just lists different foods and how many carbs it counts as.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pepsi, M&M's and Biggest Loser

So, as I sat with a hand-full of M&M's and my 3rd Pepsi for the day watching Biggest Loser, an advertisement caught my eye. It was the pound for pound challenge that the show is promoting to the nation. The idea is basic, two food distributor's have promised 1 lb of food for every 1 lb lost during this season. The food will go to feed the hungry in the United States.

So, I went and got a glass of water (my Pepsi was gone;) ) and thought about it for a little while, it was something easy, something great, a way to make a huge difference in the world...but, did I really believe I could do it? Was my heart ready to pick a goal for the next few weeks?

I decided that I didn't really believe in myself, but that I couldn't let that get in my way. I went to the website and signed up before I could change my mind. I pledged 10 lbs between now and April/May. I encourage you to prayfully do the same.

Also, maybe this is something we can do within our group. Maybe we can get a food item for every pound we loose, let me know what you think!

Meet your goals gals, you are worth it. Drink the water, write down the food, spend time with the Lord, exercise, and watch your portions. I believe in you!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Put some Holy in Your Spirit

Hi Ladies,
We will be meeting in just a few hours, but I have been thinking for a few days about consistency, discipline, and Oprah:).

I admit, for 2 weeks I have been an Oprah addict as she talked about balance in life and brought in experts on all kinds of things. Several days focused on health and weight loss, I encourage you to visit her site and see the days of Bob Greene and Dr. Oz for the health stuff. But, the spiritual discussions she had (2 days of them) made me uncomfortable. I touched on it last week, and when she had another episode this week on spirituality I uncomfortably watched and tried to sort through exactly what upset me.

I think there was a lot that was right about what was said. They talked about being quiet so you can hear (your) spirit (where I would say do the same practice to hear THE Spirit). They talked about how living for and understanding that there is something bigger than yourself will help you get through tough times. They talked about being put on this earth for a deeper purpose and being spiritual will help you discover that purpose. They talked about finding people of like spirituality as you (like a church) because there are power in #'s. So what was wrong?

Well, there was no Holy in their Spirit. There was talk about your spirit, being in tune with nature, being more spiritual...some references to God (sometimes) as some references to religion (very generically), but no Holy Spirit, and definately no Jesus (though they did quote the Bible once). I was a little worried, a little sad that such an influencial person (Oprah) didn't speak of Jesus. Then in the middle of my thinking I remembered when Jesus didn't really get upset at false teachers, he was just happy that something was being said, that some talk was happening. Because it would get people interested and seeking. That brought me comfort. I am not saying it's okay, but I do think people will start looking into "Spirituality" as a result of those shows, and hopefully some poeple, no, hopefully a lot of people, will find the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and the Father in that search.

So, there are my thoughts on that:).

On a not-as-deep thought I wanted to say that it's been a rough week. Two bad things have snuck into my habits...lots of soda, and snacking a lot at night. I have been tired and have used that as an excuse for both things. It's funny how as you focus on one part of your diet and life other bad things sneak back in. Balancing it all out will have to be part of my balance goal I guess:).

Friday, January 9, 2009

On-line diet tracker

Hello Ladies,
Day 5 of freedom...
I spent some time today looking at Cathy's papers. I just wanted to add a thought about the pages for documenting the journey. We could also do them electronically. I looked into the Livestrong website we were talking about a few weeks back. I did belong to one of these web sites before (but I had to pay for it, so I quit) They are really cool if you log everything. I have attached the link if you want to join.

See you Saturday

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Hi Ladies,
Hope you are doing well this week. I am surviving, mostly:). I have had trouble with breastfeeding pain this week but went to the doctor today and hope that it will get better now. Mason is running a temperature too, but doesn't seem to be real sick so please pray that it is nothing serious.

Have you read through the packet that Cathy gave last week? I have read it during one of my baths (i.e. time to myself thanks to my wonderful husband!) this week and have prayfully considered the three goals that I have.

One that I have is to live a more balanced life...I know, I's a "bad" goal because it isn't specific and measurable. Also, I want to say I made the goal before I watched Oprah this week:). However, despite the fact that it is a "bad" goal, the more I prayed about it and thought about it I just couldn't change it. There are a lot of things that I feel is out of balance, small things (fold the dang laundry!) and big things (spending quality time with the Lord) my goal is to spend my maternity leave working on balancing life and my daily time.

I encourage you to take your goals seriously and have them set by this Saturday. You are worth it!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

So I forgot to post about last week's meeting so I'm going to do it now. We talked about a couple resources at our disposal for the Christmas struggle... as well as to help us in the new year. This blog was one of them and was the other. This website is a free website where they have a calorie counter that you can use with restaurants as well as other food you eat during the day. It's just a more technological way to journal what you ate during the day. You can even input the type and amount of exercise you did and it will readjust the amount of calories you are allowed that day.

We also discussed ways to stop eating close to bedtime. One suggestion was to find something other than food to keep your hands busy. If you are a crafty person, you could scrapbook, crochet, knit, or something similar. If you're not crafty, you could clip coupons, get things ready for the next day that need to get done and other things like that.

We are meeting on Saturdays during the Christmas holiday still at 9:30 so feel free to join us in the chapel at BCC. Let me know if you have any questions by posting to this blog. You don't have to have a blogger account to post, you can post as anonymous and then leave your name as part of your post.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Beginning

So I've set up this blog as a way we at Beavercreek Christian Church that are trying to lose weight can talk about things we are dealing with in our weight loss. I will give you a password and username if you ask me in person for it. That way we can build each other up and encourage each other through this outlet. So check back here periodically to see if anyone has written anything encouraging that would help you if you're struggling. If you want to make any changes, feel free to do so or let me know and I can change it. If this isn't working for you, let me know and maybe we can try something else. I want this to be something we use and can let others from church use to help them even if they aren't coming regularly to our 9:30 Saturday morning meeting. I'll probably also write what we talked about at those meetings on here for those who missed the meeting or were unable to attend.