I never had to worry about my weight until I got married and started having kids. In fact while MyHero and I were engaged, I kept LOSING weight. My mother-in-law who was sewing my wedding dress kept telling me at every fitting, "Stop loosing weight!"
Almost 18 years and 3 kids later, that is no longer an issue for me. Bummer! At one point a couple years or so ago I was up to 190. Ack!! For me at 5'5" that is just too much weight! Since then I've lost about 30 lbs through a program called, "The Lord's Table". If you are interested you can find out more at: http://www.settingcaptivesfree.com/
I haven't done anything with that for quite a while, however the principles have stuck with me. I kept thinking that I was gaining the weight back and may have gained a few pounds back. I had a hip injury that kept me from doing rigorous exercise for a while. Spent a lot of time at the chiropractor's. I still have the hip injury, but know how to deal with it now.
Anyway, I've been noticing that my clothes have been feeling looser on me. I was thinking about that and trying to figure out how that can be possible since I've not really been doing regular exercise although I am working to get back to a routine. Then it occurred to me that I've gotten better at having food without letting food have me!
So this morning at church my dear friend, who got me started with "The Lord's Table", was all excited about showing me this book that she's just started reading. It's called "Made to Crave". Wow!! I gotta read this book! Then she showed me the bookmark they sent along with the book, she said she requested two of them. The first one says, "_______ is my deliverer" with Chocolate written in the blank. Her other book mark said, "_________ is my shield and fortress" with the word FOOD written in the blank. Not that I would ever consciously SAY either of those things, but how many times have I treated food and chocolate like that?? "Oh, I'm SOOO stressed!! I need chocolate!" I plead guilty as charged!
During worship one of the songs we sang was called, "My Deliverer"! Oh, my goodness! Didn't I JUST have a conversation about that??? Look at the words to the song:
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Dee Trope married her hero (John) in 1993. They homeschool 3 teenagers, Manboy (98), Fashionista (00) and RoboBoy (01). RoboBoy and Dee both have Aspergers Syndrome, also known as High Functioning Autism. Dee is a Jesus Freak who loves to crochet and write. She is also a runner. She runs about 3 miles 3 times a week and has participated in numerous 5K races. Her goal is to increase her distance to 10k and eventually be able to run a half marathon. Dee considers herself to be a “geek in training”. As an Aspie, Dee is generally happy to stay home, but loves keeping in touch with her friends via Facebook and Instant Messaging.
You might find her on Facebook (her favorite social media), G+, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or even Youtube! She keeps a personal blog in which she shares from her quiet times. You can find it at http://dee-lightfullmoments.