This morning I started reading "The Prayer of Jabez" by Bruce Wilkinson. Its not my first time reading it. I just need a refresher on how to increase something besides my ever-growing waste line.
My baby boy is 17 months old so the "baby fat" excuse no longer works. I’m 5’6" and I weigh – I am so embarrassed to admit this – 176 pounds. Fortunately, I’ve lost a whole pound since last week. My other measurements are too embarrassing to post. But, I will – later.
What I found this morning during my devotion time is my lack of accountability in the weight-loss arena. For writing, I am in forums, writers groups, and social networks. For my spiritual development, I attend church, participate in forums, and read my bible. However, many of the people I deal with accept their current weight so they don’t struggle with shedding a few pounds like I am.
I’ve decided to start a weight loss group called Momma So Fine. Before I was married, I was a diva. Now, with 2 kids under 5 in tow it seems I have lost all of my diva-ish qualities. I’ve traded 3 inch heels for flip-flops; designer purses for backpacks and diaper bags; and, it seems, my body for motherhood. I’ve got to get it back.
This brings me back to my title. In the book, Bruce talks about appointments that help you help others. I truly believe this could be our appointment to help each other. Let’s be accountability partners. I’ll make the first step.
My Current Measurements
|Weight||Chest||Right Arm||Left Arm||Waist||Hips||Right Thigh||Left Thigh|
|176||38||13||13||35 1/4||43||24 1/2||25 1/8|
My Current Goal
I figure if I can lose a pound a week, it will only take me about 41 weeks to lose 41 pounds. Who knows, I may lose it quicker. But my short term goal is to lose 10 pounds by October 8, 2008. I know its only 8 weeks but with your help, I know I can lose 10 pounds. So, how about it?
An Invitation for You
Earlier, I wrote that I had started a group called Momma So Fine. Its true and I would love for you to join me in my quest to get healthier. If you join the group, you will receive weekly journal topics and customized journal pages. You will also receive a weekly food log that you can print, fold, and place in your wallet to keep track of what you are consuming. But most of all, you will get someone – maybe even a group of other women, who can encourage you to stay the course in reaching your desired goal.
You can start by using the box below to join Momma So Fine. After you join, you will be able to download the 1st weeks Journal Pages. So, hopefully, soon I’ll see you in a smaller pair of jeans.
If you look into the sidebar, you will see a place to join Momma So Fine.