Saturday, June 5, 2010

Not the Biggest Losser, but my life is changed for the better!

In Feb. I started the biggest Loser contest with LC's Fitcamp. You can read my post on my first experience with Fitcamp from back in Jan. - - .
Anywho, today was the last weigh in and I just found out that I didn't win. I was kinda bummed at first, but then I remembered that I have lost -28 lbs. since I started fitcamp, went down a pant size, feel much better, and have met several of the goals I set when I started. I have lost -22.4 lbs, -27.5 inches, -9.81% weight loss since I started Biggest loser... I'm okay with that. I also get one free month of training...whoopee! I still have a long way to go, but I know now that it can be done. It just takes time. I like things fast and now, but I'm trying to remember that lasting weight lost takes time. I want to do this right, and healthy, so I press on - I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength!

Results -

Thank you Shea for inspiring me and telling me about Fitcamp, and thank you LC for helping me meet those goals and encouraging me along the way! You girls rock!
Congrats Stephanie!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength!

Last month John and I were blessed to have our two Nieces - Caitlin and Autumn - come live with us. We both knew that this was best for the girls at the time, and we didn't really think past that. Now that we are one month into this situation, we have decided to go forward with guardianship (It's really the only option at this time). We all have loved having the girls be apart of our every day lives. They have brought a lot of joy into our home. Sure, there are struggles and even some tears at times, but I rest in the fact that "HE" knows. He allowed the girls to come here and He will make all things work out for good (Romans 8:28). I also stand often on the scripture that says "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." Phil. 4:13. I quote that a lot these days.
I don't know what we would do without our friends and family that have surrounded us with love and support and who are encouraging us w/ cards, baby furniture, letting us barrow their car for a month, painting (that blessed Johns socks off), baby clothes, diapers and best of all...Gods word. Thank you, you know who you are. I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future! That is what gives me peace during the tough times.
Please continue to pray for us and for the girls as we continue to adjust to this new life. Thank you!