Friday, August 14, 2009

It's Been A Tough Week

There are times in our lives that we have to weather storms of our own making and this week is the beginning of that period of time in my life.

As I have talked about in a previous post, I am tired of being overweight and have started a new weight loss program like nothing else that I've ever done.

I am excited to say that I have lost 3.2 lbs. in 2 days but it hasn't been easy. I think, it has been the mental battle that has been the hardest.

Working from home and not getting out much during the day keeps me here around the foods that I love. I know that I could throw them all out but I have a husband and a son who are not on this progam with me and they have to eat. Beside, my teenage son is a bottomless pit at 15 and having 4 hour football practices a day.

This is a storm of my own making...I chose to eat unhealthy and I watched the scales climb a little at a time.

Did I stop it when I first noticed it? No.

Did I stop it when I had only 10-15 lbs. to lose? No. is no one's fault but my own and I am the only one who can change it.

Right now, it seems like a very lonely time in my life and very emotional. One that I have to go alone and I have to do this for me and no one else. I'm sure that being off my hormone replacement therapy isn't helping either.

I didn't heed the warnings, I didn't respect the scales and I chose to take the path that led to where I am today.

I have started another blog that is not publicly open at this time. It is my personal online journal of this journey that I am on. I have included many of my readers that have asked about my weight loss program, but if you are interested in following me on this journey...please, send me a personal email and I will send you a personal invitation to view my other blog.

My new blog is called My Journey To A "New" Me.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. Oh honey, I know the struggle. And I am more than certain that the hormones are not helping things. I pray God will bring balance to your system and your emotions will be covered by His sweet love.

    Bless you today my friend,

  2. I will be praying for you.

    love and hugs~Tammy

  3. I love your blog and thank you for taking the time to write it. It's so refreshing to read words from someone who, like me, walks by faith.

  4. I love you dearly my friend. I understand the struggle, I am in it also. I will be praying for you.

  5. Jennifer,

    Realize that you are not alone. This is a great new road that you are on that will help so many women who are sitting right where you were when you started.

    You have a team of women praying for you and helping you in whatever way we can to help you to succeed, so let your heart lose and let us help you where we can.

    We love you Jenn and thank you for sharing this personal story with all of us.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  6. ((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))
    and another one (((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))

  7. Praying for you as I walk the same journey in GOD. His hands are upon us both. Love you.

  8. I'm praying sweet one! When you put your head on your pillow at night remember to thank the Lord for the courage to take up the battle now...for it must be now that He has called you to it and will see you through it. He is faithful!

    Love ya bunches!

  9. I will be praying for you, I know the battle..I have been fighting it for years...Lots of hugs to you my friend

  10. I know what you mean. Praying that you will find the strength to be a new healthy you. I need those same prayers:) Hugs!

  11. Wow, I could have written this blog - and just omitted the football part. I am having the same struggle with my weight, with being home all of the time, husband and near-15 yr old son, the loneliness...

    I was just reading a friend's final entry on her Challenge Diet blog. I really liked her way of losing weight and it helped for me until I would be feeling sick and missed a day...She lost 28 lbs. in 4 mos. If you want to read her entries, let me know. She'd love to be an encouragement.

  12. I so identify with you.
    We lost our son, Joshua, 6 years ago and since then I have used my body as a dumping ground. I have medicated myself with food and it is taking it's toll now. Hypertension, pre-diabetic. A weight gain of 45 pounds is nothing to take lightly.
    I'll email you..


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me at "Through the Storms of Life".


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