Monday, June 22, 2009

Goodbye 240!

It has been a while since I blogged about weight and dieting. Not that it hasn't been on my mind..I wish, but I have been pregnant and post pregnant and now it is time!

I might as well be truthful. I gained over 50lbs while pregnant and ended up weighing about 280. It was really hard on me emotionally. That is so close to 300lbs and that make me want to cry. I couldn't even find maternity clothes without A LOT of effort. I would have gained even more if I finished those last 4 weeks of pregnancy. I lost about 25lbs within a few weeks of having Little Miss. I was too big to wear pants that buttoned still and so I started doing the South Beach Diet. After 3-4 days on phase one while nursing I was starving for carbs and decided to go to phase 2. That lasted about two weeks. I got down to 245ish.

And thats where I have been for about three months. That is about 2 lbs more than my biggest weight ever - prepregnancy. Now not only is this way off the charts of obese, but I want more kids. If I got pregnant this heavy..Dear Lord... So its time drop this weight and feel better!

Counting Calories is the only thing that really works for me. I know too much about nutrition to do anything crazy, plus I am still breastfeeding. I want to lose a lb or 2 a week so that it stays off. Well GUESS WHAT! Its working! I am eating a bit more than 2,000 calories a day. I am at 235lbs. ( I have to average, because I can fluctuate 8lbs in a day..)

My Ultimate Goal is to get down to a size 12. I have been a size 14 or higher since.. I dunno 7th grade. But sometimes looking at something so far away can make you unmotivated to get there. So my goal is to weigh 210 by the end of the year. That is less than I weighed when I met my husband. So its a REALLY motivating goal.
Wish me LUCK!

Friday, June 19, 2009

AH I forgot to post my cupcakes that I made. My friend bought me a book called Hello Cupcake!for my birthday. There are so many I want to make. This was my first attempt. They are owls.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

God did not punish you

It bothers me that there is a significant amount of people who believe God causes tragedies in our lives. It is NOT the truth! 
John 10:10 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly!
God is a good God and he wants us to have a happy and successful life. He does not cause the awful things in our life, nor does he "allow them to happen to teach us". Thats total bullshit.  So the question develops... Why do bad things happen to good people?

God created us with a choice to trust him and live in a good world, or we can know of good and evil, blessing and calamity. We all know what in our human nature chose.  
We now not only make our own bad decisions which cause bad consequences.  We also have Satan who attempts trick and manipulate us and the people we come across on a daily basis.  His daily goal is to destroy our life and our love toward God. It is his trickery that convinces people that God did it. 
God has also given us authority on this Earth. He CREATED this world and universe with his words.  Then he created us in his image and told us to speak to our mountains. He gave us Angels to protect us and follow what we say.  BUT we limit not only ourselves but our Angels' protection.  We say things like " Oh I'm always in the wrong place at the wrong time" or "If somethings out there I'll catch it and get sick". So our angels listen to our words and instead of prompting us to avoid somewhere, or stopping the car that about to hit you.. they wait. They don't understand why we want to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, but we told them thats what we wanted. 
Tragedy's are caused by not listening to the promptings of Holy Spirit and by the theif/ the destroyer, the murderer- Satan.  

We chose to live in a world that contains good and evil, so God cannot keep all the Evil out..we let it in.God is a good God and loves us very much! Which is why every time a tragedy happens, it is through him that we can find our way.  God has plan A for us. Then something awful happens. God gives us plan B instead.  It was not his plan for you fall but he will pick you up again every time!  Through him we can overcome any obstacle. 

Thursday, June 4, 2009