Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 2 of The Biggest Loser Contest.....

I weighed in yesterday and then began my 3 months of my weight loss challenge with my awesome team called the Motivated Mamas !!!! It's amazing how much being a part of a team can help you in something like this, and I'm sure I'm going to need that motivation as the contest gets further down the road. Even yesterday as we had brownies and cake in the house, I kept thinking "I don't want to be the only one to gain or not lose weight... I can't let my team down". So I said no to the brownies and cake and ate a salad and a lean pocket. I'm a firm believer in not just "dieting"... I'm working on changing how I live my life... choosing healthier foods... exercising..etc....

I am going to work out a little bit more than I normally would for these 3 months, and after I plan on keeping a 3 times a week minimum for working out. I want to keep the weight off after this is over.

I know temptations will come and I am going to turn to my heavenly Father for strength. One thing I am learning is that when you have extra weight on you, it affects you in every way. Not only physically, emotionally and mentally, but spiritually. When you have low self-esteem, you are less likely to put yourself out there and be bold for Christ. Not only that, but you are sometimes limited physically in what you are able to do.

I do know this....No matter what comes our way.... Phillipians 4:13 says "I can do everything through him who gives me strength." I can't do anything in my own strength, but through Jesus...I can. So I am going to continue to seek him as I go throughout this challenge. Please keep my team and I in your prayers!!


  1. Don't have brownies and cake in the house! Let's train our entire families how to eat healthy. We shouldn't have to eat something different...we need to make this a family thing! :o)

  2. I agree!!!!! We had the stuff because it was mike's mom's birthday..... but now I'm not going to buy the stuff and I'm going to have to make sure mike doesn't either... :-)

  3. He needs to support this "lifestyle change"...the other day I sent Josh to the store, and he came back and said, "I almost bought some Pepsi, but I knew that would be hard for you." Aww...isn't that sweet?! ;o)