Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year............second chance (third, fourth, etc.)

I started out with this blog thinking I could lose weight. And boy, do I need to lose weight. I have two boys and a husband who needs me to take care of them. I have a family history of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes....the whole spectrum.

I realized this Christmas season that I need to take control. Many friends took pictures, which I was in just by chance. I saw that I had gained even more weight this year.

I am going to have to make some goals......I need to live. I don't think God is done with me.

I am tired.
I get stressed easily.
I have back and knee pain.
I need more energy.
I don't sleep more than 2 hours at a time. I believe I may have sleep apnea.


Goals for 2014

1. Have quiet time each morning.
2. Exercise each morning.
3. Keep up with multi-vitamin and supplement.
4. Study my Korean every day.
5. Do my study from the Tuesday night study everyday.
 6. Have family time with God every night.

I have to have God's help with this. I know this.

So, God.....I need You to do this. I want to change my life now! I know that my body is Your temple. And you have given me this temple to use for YOUR purpose here on earth.....not for my leisure.

II Timothy 1:7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Wow! There it is.....self is a Godly trait!

So, God.....let's do this!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Well, here I am posting after almost a year on this blog. I have gained some of the weight I lost when I came to Korea. My son is wanting to get in shape and get more healthy, also.

So we started yesterday! We are drinking water like crazy and making sure we get in some fruits and veggies everyday. We have cut down the sugar and junk food. I am so proud of JC! He has done great!

I can tell already that I lost some of the bloat I had.

I am researching more on ways we can get more healthy. One thing I am trying to pound in our thoughts is that this is a lifestyle change! This is forever!

Hoping to post often with good news!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to Korea!

I know I haven't posted on this blog in months! However, the kids got out school the end of June, and we flew home to see our family and friends. We were in Mississippi and in Texas.

I didn't realize it, but when I got back to the states....I weighed myself! I had lost about 15 pounds. Not much....but it was something. (15 lbs lost since moving to Korea).

Before I went back, I went for a check up. I had lost another 8 lbs during my visit home! So, now I am back on track hopefully. I am close to where I was when I found out I was pregnant with JC.

Praying I can get back on track, lose more weight, and get back on track with my relationship with God. I have gotten so busy that my times with Him have not been what they need to be. I need to grow more committed to growing closer to my Father in heaven. That is the only way I will have the strength to lose all this weight and get in shape!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Down Week

I definitely did not do well this week. I think it was mostly because I had my own 'pity party' going on. I have been frustrated with my 3 year old who seems to be hanging on to the terrible two's, the transition here in South Korea, and life in general. I have not been able to make a lot of friends here....not because people are not reaching out, but because I have to keep a constant eye on my youngest son. He will take off in a second! (Another reason I need to lose chase him??)

Well, all in all, I did not walk as much, did not watch what I ate, etc.

Then, God drew me to listen some to Beth Moore yesterday and Joyce Meyer today. I have been making this "plan" on how I was going to lose all this weight and have more energy and surprise people when I got back home.....

Whoa! There are too many "I's" in that paragraph......

I haven't turned to God about this. My time with God is not consistent at all. I am barely getting by during the day with what I need to do as a wife and mom. I have been living my plan, not God's.

I was reading in Proverbs today....since it is March 16th...I read Proverbs 16.

'Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.' Proverbs 16:3

Okay, God. I cannot do this by myself. I have tried year after year....and fail miserably.

I turn to You now, Lord. I can't do this without You. I will follow Your leading.

I know this....
- You do not want me to put anything in my body through my mouth that will not be good for me.
- You want me to move everyday.
- But, most importantly, You want me to spend time with You every morning and that I can discern how I need to be as a wife, mom, daughter, sister, cousin, niece, friend.

God, I know You've got this! Help me to just follow Your leading and watch it happen!!!
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Hair Color in South Korea

I thought I would just have to endure letting my roots grow out and let the gray do its thing. But, No! There is Barbie hair color!!!! (You think I am kidding? Check it out!)

This was the only blonde that I could find in Homeplus.

Yes, I was very nervous about this....looks like something you would get for a little girl's Barbie collection. However, I thought what do I have to lose???

Yeah....I got really nervous with the directions in Korean.....So, I relied on what I knew to do from home. And prayed I would get some similar color as those in the color chart! we go......

This was the result. I guess it is not so bad......not a professional job like back home...but it sure feels better.....and no more roots! Aaarrrgghhh!

Oh, and sorry about the toys in the background. Someone had his 3rd birthday this week.....and he is into all of them today! :)