Thursday, June 10, 2010



I know, I know....I missed a couple of weeks didn't I? Well, here I am back again to inform you that nothing much has changed. (Except a slight tan line on my shoulders...) Summer has arrived in Nebraska and therefore, there is much to do outdoors. (Jaime hasn't been on the computer much, but she has been working in her yard and playing outside with the kids!) This will probably be the case for the rest of the summer...I'm just warning you now. I will still keep you updated on my progress, but I may miss a few weeks here an there. I love this time of year despite all the heat because this is the time of year (spring/summer) where God is in full bloom! It is amazing to me all the beautiful flowers and wonderful smells he blesses us with during our spring and summer months. As a kid, I used to hate yard work. (I was sure making me mow the lawn was my parent's way of punishing me and getting their own work done in the process!) Now, I find such joy in weed pulling, pruning, and any other work to make my yard more luscious!

Okay, so enough about yard work....what about losing weight?

I am unchanged in my weight loss. I am feeling stuck. I prayed a pretty desperate prayer to God this morning that I would be able to deny myself even more than I have been. Summer, though fun for kids and me as I work outside, comes with little scheduling and lots of free time. What do us chubby girls do when we have free time? Look in the cabinets for something to munch on! Thankfully, God has blessed me with a conscience, but I do think lack of scheduling has made this temptation so much worse.

I am also struggling with the fact that though I may eat within the realm of hunger and fullness (90% of the time....) Food still has a power over my brain. I am praying that God will help me get past this. Those of you who are familiar with the Weigh Down principles understand what I'm talking about here....I hope. Here's the best way I can describe it. In all my life, I have never wanted to smoke a cigarette. I know there are many people who are terribly addicted to this cylindrical tobacco filled item. They try to quit but can't. They are constantly drawn to it. But I am not. There is absolutely no pull there for me. I don't want to buy them or smoke them. I want so badly to have the same relationship with food. I don't want to think about the food I just bought at the store sitting in my cupboard or fridge. I don't want to salivate at the thought of when dinner will be here. This is my current unanswered prayer. God will get me there so long as I give it to him!

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a away out so that you can stand up under it.



  1. Just don't ever decide it's futile. Remember, you are a precious child of God, and your body is His temple. Good luck!

  2. Nice 3rd-person reference there in the 1st paragraph, Jaime :) My wife talks like that to our sons ALL the time: "Mommy's gonna fix you some lunch in just a few short minutes after she goes to the bathroom. What would you like mommy to make for you?" I give her a hard time..."Who are you talking about?" I ask. LOL.

    I understand your addiction to food, because I have what could possibly be considered an addiction: Coca Cola....and what would most likely be considered an addiction: porn (enuf with the fakeness, eh?)

    My brain doesn't ALWAYS need either of these things, but sometimes habit or cravings usurp my desires to be sugar-free and sexually pure.

    Although our struggles are different, they are really very much the same. Keep on' keepin' on. My dad quite smoking about 4,000 times before he was finally smoke-free...but he still fights off the urges that arise because he is acutely aware of the danger he faces if he resumes the habit. If only I was half as strong as him.

    Press on, sister!

  3. And keep thinking about what you have accomplished!!
    Thanks for the kind words...and enjoy your lovely summer activities!

  4. I like what you said about the smoking thing. I've thought along those same lines but I think one big difference for us is that smoking is not something we have to do to survive. When a person stops smoking they try to stay away and avoid it completely for a while. Food is something that God gave us and we still have to face every day to survive but I know what you're saying; it's our minds and hearts we have to control and put in check. It's ok to enjoy the food, just within God's boundaries. I too struggle with it at times but am finding that it's getting easier and easier and I've been opening my bible more and more. I keep picturing Gwen handing it to me saying, "chew on this instead!" so that's what I'm trying to do. Good luck! We'll get to the promised land one day Lord willing!! :)

  5. And while we're confessing our addictions - I'm addicted to coffee! I have cut down to half-strength twice a day...but I can't go a day without it.

    You are doing great! Hang in there. Your breakthrough is on it's way. xo

  6. 25 pounds lost? AWESOME. Truly incredible. You're doing so well, despite your current plateau.

    I'm wondering. Could your body be addicted to sugar the way smokers are physically addicted to nicotine? (That's why they're so drawn to cigarettes.) Just a thought. :~D

    Always the poet. I enjoyed this line: "this is the time of year (spring/summer) where God is in full bloom!" (Italics mine.)

    ((Hugs)) ღ

  7. This is my first time here. It's nice to "meet" you. I can totally relate to what you're saying about food having "power over your brain." I get that. And like you, I have no temptation at all about cigarettes or any other drug. But Froot Loops? You bet. And fries and soda. And ... you get the idea.

    I'll have to look into this weigh down diet.