Thursday, January 14, 2010


Here is my latest weight loss progress. I have lost 6 1/2 pound so far. I feel good. I abandoned the HCG diet. I like the diet but it is so restrictive that my family does not benefit. I decided to change our family's eating habits and added exercise to my day. Not too strenuous exercise. I have worked out to a few aerobic videos but mainly stepped on the wii and walked. Today we are going to go play some tennis. I am planning a trip to Tulsa in the near future. I will go to Whole Foods and stock up on items we don't get here in NW Arkansas. I will keep updating as the weeks go on. Have a great day and I hope your new years resolutions are coming along.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fun Day

I had a great day today! I grew up with brothers. I can relate to boys much better than girls. My whole childhood I hung out with the guys. While girls were playing "secret club" and skipping rope on the playground I was playing soccer with the boys. In high school I had a best girlfriend and the rest were guys. I was not girly, didn't care about hair styles, nail polish or telling secrets. My best friend was wonderful. God sent her to me. Many years I prayed for a best friend and I am still thankful for her.

My little sister (born when I was 16) is getting married in May. My sister in law called yesterday and suggested we take my sister bridal gown shopping. I was excited about spending time with two great ladies but not so excited about the shopping part. Let me tell you-I WAS WRONG! It was fabulous-from the 2 hours of trying on dresses to the all girl lunch.

Being with girls ROCK. I am going to make an effort to nurture female relationships in my life. I think I have missed some beautiful blessings being too busy to take time to find female friends. Going shopping, having lunch, getting nails done with a lady or two is no longer frivolous to me. After today I think it may be necessary. Look out friends. Here I come.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Lately my attention has been drawn to gates.
For several weeks I have noticed gates and asked God what message He was trying to send me. Isn't it wonderful that He longs to show us things every day? I wonder how many messages I have missed.

As I pondered this while putting on my makeup I felt the answer come to me. Often I have been told that when God closes a door, He opens a window. The only problem is doors lead inside to confined places. He gently told me that He has new lands for me. Great things that can only be entered through gates.

I pray that I have courage to enter through the gate Yahweh has for me.