Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Weigh-In Wednesday

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansCan you believe this challenge is OVER??!! When it first started eight weeks ago, I thought it would feel like forever, but man, has it flown by!! And for once, I HAVE actually shrunk ~ WOO-HOO!!

Since March 25, I have gained 4.2 pounds and then lost 14.2, bringing me to an overall loss of an even TEN POUNDS!!!

And given that I'm in "water retention week" (if you know what I mean!) and the weakness I displayed last Wednesday and Thursday...

I consider myself LUCKY to be down the final 0.6 of a pound to get me there!

What a great feeling!! I'd like to say, "even better than the 10# loss is the satisfaction of knowing I'm doing something really good for my body," but let's face it...

...I am all about that 10# sticker today!

But I really must give credit where it is due. This Bible study has REALLY opened my eyes to the root of the issue and the Holy Spirit has been convicting LIKE CRAZY in this area. (and a few others!) It's NOT easy trying to eat in moderation when for so many years I've been happy to indulge my appetites, but seeing over-indulgence as idolatry has made it easier to desire to change my heart and walk away. I want to worship The Giver, not the gift.

How did YOU do with this challenge ~ or any personal goals you may have set for yourself over the last few weeks? Are you mastering your temptations or are you allowing them to get their feet in the door? Are you walking THE OTHER WAY?

I hope you'll join me and the rest of the participants over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans for the next challenge!


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12 comments:

Brooke said...

congrats!!! :)

that's awesome!!

violazuppa said...

Congrats! I'm going to envy your lovely 10# button a bit! *grin*

Christy - The Sisterhood said...

That 10# badge looks AWESEOME!! Way to go, Tammi. You've done an outstanding job at not only losing weight, but at changing the way you think about the journey. I am so proud of you!!!

Not Jenny said...

That #10 sticker looks fabulous on you!

Vickie said...

Alright the 10 pound button! Woo hoo!

Looks like this plan is working for you.

I am working thru my demons, maybe next challenge I will do better:)

You are doing great!

Mommy Mo said...

That 10# sticker looks awesome on you- CONGRATS.

Attitude determines altitude.

TammyIsBlessed said...

Yay for the 10lb sticker!!!

Congratulations!

Heather D said...

Fabulous job! Congrats on 10!

fortyb4forty said...

Great job and congratulations on 10#.

Ann said...

10 pound loss in 8 weeks!! Awesome, keep it up!! It's great to have the support of our friends from the Sisterhood!!

april said...

Congrats on your 10# badge!! You rocked this challenge! Great job!

Andrea said...

WOW -- good for you!! I might have to borrow this book you've been using...sounds like it's done wonders for you.

I know that I need to get the spiritual part of things working in order for the physical part to really take effect.