Weight Loss Support - Christian Encouragers #157

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10-31-2002, 11:06 AM
Hello! If you want to be encouraged and supported during your weight loss journey then this is the place to be. We pray for each other during the hard times and praise for each other when the times are going well.

YOU are welcome to join us!

10-31-2002, 11:14 AM
I am finally coming down from the excitement of moving. I still have a schedule to keep here so that helps a lot. Things are slowly falling into place. I was really worried about finding a replacement for a job I do for the Christian School because it is quite specialized. But, there are already 2 possibilities for replacement. God is good!

I have been so busy that eating in between meals isn't a problem right now. Maybe some poundage will be gone through all this. DH starts his new job on Monday so I'll be cooking for 1 during the week. It'll be lonely but he'll come home on weekends so I can handle it.

Sue: I'm so sorry for the loss of your cousin. That is so tragic. I know of a couple of people who have died that way and it's such a shock. I'll be praying for you and the family.

Gutchie: Great to "see" you again and doing so well too. Keep up the good work. It's nice to hear that it's still Autumn in Ontario. Here in Manitoba it's winter. We have a bit of snow on the ground but the temp. has been consistantly at -10C at night. Hopefully that won't last too long or it'll be a long winter.

Hello to everyone else. Where are you?

10-31-2002, 05:34 PM
bringing to the top

11-02-2002, 01:07 AM
HELLO UN-POSTERS!!!! :( Where are you? I am also to blame as I see it has been a week almost since I posted. Had a birthday for nephew, Halloween and church meetings for my excuses:lol:
Godschild-- I know things must still be rough for your family--a good marraige is hard to come by without all the "other stuff". Wilma-- how exciting with the new move and all-- you are certain to have the Lord's blessings in this-- how wonderfull to be near family. Joanne, congrats on the 3.2 loss!! Sue I am so sorry for your bil cousin-- how sad. I will pray for your comfort and the family. Sami-- and ZOE :) where are you two?
I made cheese enchiladas tonight so I am a hero to the nephew!!! He really loved them--me too-- however, my high chlosterol didn't--ouch.
Well, just wanted to say hi-- big day tomorrow with all the stuff going on--plus the DD is coming home from school tonight for a day--I sure miss her. I got the 21 yr son and 12 yr nephew to keep me company plus the step-D stops by from time to time and it seems like my son's friends are always here from college or on leave from the armed services--please pray for them as their time is coming soon I fear to fight for our country-- so young:( it truly is a sad time for America-- God Bless us All--Gary

11-02-2002, 11:19 AM
Hi All!

My name is Janie and I've not been here for quite sometime. I am friends with Joanne. I'd like to join you all, if you'll have a southern gal from Tennessee. No doubt that there is nothing that can get us thru this but God above!

I'm at the highest weight I've ever been! I'm doing Weight Watchers but haven't been really consistent with it though. I, like so many others am a stress eater!!! I've been under lots of job stress the last several months. Haven't lost an ounce of my 251 lbs even though i've been on WW for 12 weeks.

I would appreciate your prayers and support! We're coming up on the holidays! Talk about major stress! But I've got to deal with my job stuff first!

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

Hugs and blessings,

11-03-2002, 08:46 PM
We are posting on 156 and 157-- make up my mind:lol: -Gary

11-03-2002, 09:31 PM
I guess no one knew this was here. For me, I only go by my email alerts. :) Maybe we need to post an ending post that says:

STOP!!! GO TO #157


11-03-2002, 09:33 PM
Ok, so here is what I posted on #156

Originally posted by Zoe
Good Sunday Morning ~ I'm home from church this morning, sick, sick, sick. :( I had gotten the flu last Jan or Feb, the first time I even had a sniffle in years and years. Well, I am wondering now if my body has lost some of it's fighting power because now, I have a cold and my head is splitting. I decided to sleep until I woke, rather than set the alarm. Well, I slept too late and I suppose that's probable best.

I had me weigh in yesterday and lost another 1.6 lbs for a grand total of 21.2 in the last 2 or so months. I am really feeling good.

I hope that everyone is doing well. Hello to all of you. I don't have the energy to address everyone personally but Sue, my prayers are with you for your cousin/friend. I will be back soon.

Love in Christ,
Zoe <><

11-03-2002, 09:40 PM
Ok, so I'm back.....I just wanted to say hi now to y'all ~ now that we're all on the same thread. :lol:

Gary ~ Your enchiladas made me want some. I made these great quesadillas that were also (can you believe) healthy. Mix together black beans and a fire-roasted salsa. Spread some on a flour tortilla, add 1/4c light Mexican style cheese and top with another tortilla. Grill for a few minutes and turn over and grill the other side......yum!!

Janie ~ You've come the the right place for support and prayer. I have been doing WW for the last 8 weeks AGAIN. I've been off and on for years. Something 'clicked' this time and I've lost 21.2 lbs in almost 2 months. I finally asked God to help me with this part of my life. Just keep looking up.....He's there for you and so are we.

Hi to everyone else.....gotta run. This cold is awful.

In Christ,
Zoe <><

11-03-2002, 10:23 PM
Welcome back:D

Ok, now we're all back on 157 !

God Bless!

Weigh in is tomorrow, fingers crossed, Halloween candy has been too good:mad:

Sister Joanne

11-03-2002, 11:30 PM
Hi! How's everyone doing tonight? DH left to drive down so he could start his new job tomorrow. It's going to be quiet around here for a while. DS is coming home next weekend with 3or 4 friends so I have something to look forward to..

I weighed in this morning and the scale showed a loss of 4 lbs. YAHHHH! I think it's all this stress of moving that's causing it. My stomach has been uptight and I feel nausious. Things have calmed down a bit and now are waiting to hear what kind of a house we can afford before we look. then the fun begins. I am so looking forward to buying a house.

Gutchie: Hope your weigh in goes well!

Zoe: I sure hope you're feeling better soon. Way to go on the loss again. You are my inspiration.

Janie: Welcome! We hope you find the support you need here. I know I do!

Gary: All those kids are keeping you out of trouble right? Or at least keeping you young:lol: How's the nephew doing these days. Haven't heard lately so he must be getting into less trouble.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! I have tomorrow off so I'm heading to town to have lunch with a friend. Looking forward to it.

11-04-2002, 12:11 AM
I am back I am back!!!!!!!!!! our computer was hit with a virus and I have tried and tried to get back on line and it would not let me. I would email to get reset and it still wouldn't go through. It is late and I am dead tried so this will be quick. Wilma I am so happy for you I know God has something great in mind for you. And Ez thanks for missing me. I remember you Jamie61 and glad to see you back I am in the same boat so maybe together we will have something good to report. Zoe mexican is my all time favorite!!!!!!!!! Sue so sorry for you loss. I am keeping all of you in my prayers.

11-04-2002, 11:21 AM
Sami: I missed you! It's so good to have you back.

I was thinking this morning about all the changes in my life right now. Experiencing empty nest and maybe having a full nest in spring when we move to the city. Moving to the city!!!! One thing that is constant in my life is my DH and my God. God knows what's best for us and is there each step of the way no matter what our circumstances in life. I am going to be leaving behind some very good friends and that saddens me even though I know I will see them again. Another constant is knowing that when I hook up this computer in my new home you will be there waiting for me. Thanks so much!!

Enough of the teary stuff. I am so emotional right now I seem to tear up at the drop of a hat. But my thoughts are sincere. I need each one of you and am glad you are here for me.

That's enough for now!!

11-04-2002, 07:51 PM
Wilma we are here for you. I know what you mean about changes. Change is hard. But your right God is here and he is in control! It will be diffrent living in the city but you are so nice and I know you will make a lot of new friends and settle in. And just think your DH will be happier also with his job. Will your kids live with you when you move to the City? With 6 kids I can't even think that far ahead to the empty nest days! A BIG [[[[HUG]]]].

My Boss quit so my work load is heavy. So pray that my new boss is someone I like to work with. (a christian would be nice!)
Blessing to all I will post again soon!!!!!!

11-04-2002, 09:32 PM
HI LADIES- Looks like everyone is starting off the week posting-- keep it up!! Sounds like some of you need a little extra support this week--- NO PROBLEM:grouphug:
JANIE - Welcome, you were here before me so you don't know who I am-- you are the lucky one:lol: I am looking forward to getting to know you.
ZOE So sorry to hear you are sick-- it sure isn't a good feeling is it? the flu. I haven't been sick in a long time either--knock on wood. We also love quesadillas here-- cheese, chicken, beef-- any way is good. 21.2 pounds is awesome girl:cp:
JOANNE- Hey you - stay away from that candy:nono: it is good to hear from you .
WILMA- My nephew is doing pretty good- thanks for asking. The 4 pound loss is super:cb: I am dancing for you. The move you are going to make is going to be a good thing!! No more tears-- unless they are of joy--okie-dokie?
SAMI-- Yipee-Yipee you are back! A computer virus is much more better than a virus for you. If mine had one my wife would have to fix it-- me know nothing!! I will pray for a great boss for you!!
Well the wife is calling for supper-- eggplant parmesan-- pretty good.
Take care of yourselves!! He Loves us all-Gary

11-05-2002, 07:46 PM
I just got home from voting ~ get out there!! :D:D

11-05-2002, 09:32 PM
I ALREADY DID Thank-you ZOE-Gary

11-06-2002, 09:24 AM
My computer wouldn't connect online for a few days, the cable dude came twice yesterday, the first time I got on-line long enough to read the first page. Then I unfortunately had to go to work. So I believe it is finally fixed. Janie- Welcome as ez said- I must have came after you. But the more the merrier. Zoe- sorry to hear your sick, I voted, but the choice of candidates were awful I actually probably threw my vote away, I voted for the right to life candidate, because I didn't care for the 3 candidates that were being promoted. I can hope it helped send a message. Not! Sami- Hi girl! How are you feeling, doing better? I hope so. Wilma congrats on the loss, and pray all goes well with the move. It has got to be exciting. Gutchie-where are you, how did your weigh in go? E.Z. - thanks for the group hug it has been one of those weeks, and its just begun. Eggplant parm sounds wonderful. Well it snowed and rained, so the roads are a frozen mess. Schools are delayed. A reg. yucky winter day!, glad there is always warmth here. God Bless! Hi to eveyone I missed.

11-06-2002, 08:41 PM
Hi Ladies-- I am with you Sue-- here in Calif. we had lousy choices for governor-- my candidate lost but I am not sure it was such a loss-- only for my party. The local races went well for us-- a very low turnout though. The weather here in southern Cal. is in the 70's but we do expect rain in a day or so-- we are having cool mornings and evenings if that helps!! We are having some problems with our internet service too-- very slow.
Well I gotta cook tonight but I am taking the easy way out-- some Stouffers frozen food. Oh well ya do what ya gotta do.
He sure does Love you guys-- and He is watching the weight just melt off from all your hard work ladies! Outta here for now--Gary

11-06-2002, 09:19 PM
Good Wednesday Evening everyone ~

The election is over and for the first time in YEARS, my choices were the majority of the winners. I can remember once, years ago when we lived in FL, I voted for all the moral issues (we are talking politics, right? :lol: ) and every single person I voted for, lost. I was so turned off to voting because of that. The races here in TX were dirty....I mean, I don't know about any of y'all but the commercials were filled with mud slinging comments. I for one, am glad that it's over.....and it doesn't hurt that my choices won. :D

Sue ~ glad to hear from you. Hope all is well.

Sami ~ My prayers for you and your new boss.(and Lord, yes, a Christian would be wonderful. :) )

Gary ~ Some of those Stouffers meals are really good. Have you tried the Hot Pocket types? Really good.

Joanne ~ How's that candy? Give it away if you can't stand it. :)

Wilma ~ Praise God on a 4 pound loss!!! Don't you just LOVE being a LOSER for Christ????

Janie ~ come back and chat.

Have a great evening everyone.

Love in Christ,

11-07-2002, 10:02 AM
Hello to all CE I am having a rough day today. I am in a lot of pain on my left side. My Dr wants to see me right away but he won't be in until friday! Things at work are stressed do to losing two people so no matter how bad I feel I can not call in sick. Joanne you won't belive how much halloween candy I have in my house! Zoe you keep up the good work!!!!!! Wilma how are you holding up? EZ how is things your way with nephew? doitforme I know what it is like to have the computer down when you are so use to it. Glad you are back!

I need some computer advice my DD just had a shock. She was looking up poems for school and she went on this one web page and as she was reading the poams PORN popped on and it was really bad.............stuff. How can I keep this from happing? I did a block for now but the block evens blocks this site because it is not rated. Help!

Blessings Sami

11-07-2002, 11:08 AM
I was in bed at 10:00 last night and then woke up at 2:00 and didn't get back to sleep until after 4:00. Now I'm paying for it. I have so much on my mind that I can't seem to clear it and when I wake up my mind is racing again. I spent a lot of time praying because that calms me.

DH had a bit of a problem with his first run of his new job and he's a bit concerned that they won't want to keep him on. He's a super driver and things happen but not on the first run. I guess I'm down a bit because of that today.

I've been eating really well lately. Hopefully, it'll show up on the scales again. wouldn't it be nice to be down 10 lbs. before I have to go for any interviews when we move.

Sami: I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. Why aren't they hiring people at your job to replace those who have left? The stress of the extra work can't be helping your health any. Please take care of yourself. I'm praying for you!

Zoe: Good to see you here. How are you doing? Are you vanishing before our eyes?

Gary: Low 70's. Here it's just above the freezing point. I would love low 70's. It is my choice to live here so I won't complain too much.

Doitforme: Hopefully your computer problems will be over soon and you can be with us regularly.

Gutchie, Janie and all the rest of you: Have a wonderful day and post often!!

11-07-2002, 09:05 PM
Hello to all you "LOSERS" for Christ!

Just finished dinner and cleaned up. We are going to have a nice relaxing evening tonight ~ watch Survivor, CSI and Without a Trace.

Wilma ~ I pray that all is well with DH new job. Don't get down.....God turns all things into good. And yes, I think I really *AM* vanishing before your eyes. :lol:

Sami ~ I hope this evening has you feeling better. I am praying for your pain to cease. As for the computer, I know that there are softwares out there, Christian and non Christian, where they filter out all the bad stuff. I wish I knew how to find them. I do not have any little ones on here so I don't have that myself. Anyone here know??

Gary, Sue, Joann and Janie ~ Hope you're all doing well.

Have a wonderful night and a great Friday.

In Christ's Love,

11-07-2002, 10:00 PM
HI LADIES- I hope this finds everyone well. I just got back from taking my nephew to tennis lessons and I don't have to cook because my DW promised my nephew she would make him raspberry chipolte chicken--thank goodness it's HER dish and not mine:lol: A little bit of rain here tonight but the day was beautiful-in the high 70's. I know la ti da- from all you cold country people.
I don't know how you guys do it-- the weather that is.
ZOE I really like Survivor and CSI, my son and I. It splits the family though because my wife likes Friends and Scrubs- then CSI the ER.
WILMA- Hey girl stop the worry o.k.? God is in control-- he will see your family through it. Keep praying though-- we will too:)
SAMI- I am so sorry you aren't feeling well-- and all the trouble at work to boot-- sounds like you need a break-- any chance of an easy week-end for you? Tell those kids to do their chores!!!:yes: Without complaining to help their dear mom out.
SUE-JOANNE- hope all is well in your neck of the woods-- and all the rest I missed-- take care of yourselves!!
Later--In His Arms-Gary

11-07-2002, 11:17 PM
Thanks so much for the encouraging words. I know I need to trust God more. He wouldn't let DH quit his job and then blast him out of another one. DH called me this evening feeling so much better about himself and that means I feel better too. His boss said to put the last trip behind him and carry on. He was happy about that. Now I can start house shopping in earnest.

When DH called he told me that where he was in Iowa it was 68F. I told him to be quiet and leave me to wallow in self pity with my 3C. He just laughed at me. And here I am moving to the city which is known in Canada as the windy city!!

Have a good night!

11-08-2002, 07:35 PM
Hi All- Congrats on the feeling better Wilma. The wife and I are going out of town for the long week-end so I shall see you all on Tuesday-- have a great week-end and remember to go to service!! In His Care-Gary

11-09-2002, 01:01 PM
Hi Ladies-- just went out with the wife for her 3 mile walk-- caught me right in the middle of the sports page and I couldn't come up with a good excuse fast enough!!! We are leaving tomorrow so I may check in later to see HOW MUCH EXERCISE YOU HAVE DONE--GET OUT THERE AND PUMP SOME IRON BABY-IF I CAN (and it didn't kill me) YOU CAN--enough Richard Simmons for me -- have a great day-Gary

11-09-2002, 01:05 PM
Hello everyone.....

I just got in from my weigh in. I almost didn't want to go. I have this habit of getting on my scale at home just before I go to my WW meeting. It didn't move. As a matter of fact, it was up by half a pound as of yesterday.........Ok....from now on, I promise NOT to pay any attention to my own scale. If I feel like I don't want to go to the meeting because "I didn't lose anything", I will ignore that feeling.....

I lost 1.8 for a total of 23 in 9 weeks!! Woo Hoo!!

No time to write now but I'll be back...hope you are all doing well.

Me <><

-23 lbs in 9 weeks

11-10-2002, 10:55 AM
This is the second week in a row that I've recorded a loss. YIPPIEE! I lost 1 lb. last week and here I was worried that the loss from the week before wouldn't stay off. I've been really watching what I eat and being able to eat my supper right after work instead of waiting for DH to come home has helped I think. I know this won't last long but I will do it this way until things change again.

DS is home with friends this weekend. I'm glad for the company despite the noise (at 2:00 am) and the mess. They're neat kids who love the Lord. One of the girls he brought home is a little more special to him than the others. She's a sweet girl.

I haven't done much exercising this weekend because these kids sleep late in the am and I don't want to wake them up with my thumping. They leave on Tuesday so I'll get back into the swing of things then.

Zoe: You are going great guns! You must really be able to notice it in your clothes too. YEAHHHH!

Have a great day today! I'm off to church!

11-12-2002, 09:50 AM
Everyone must have had a good weekend! Mine was busy and there was a great lack of sleep. DS Goes home today so I'll get some sleep now. I don't know how kids these days can stay up so late.

Well, I better get ready for work. Talk to you more later!

11-13-2002, 11:17 AM
I am glad to hear all is going pretty well for you guys. Congrats on the weight loss! I was off the weekend and went home, to my parents then Monday a small group went to Dartmoth with the pastor and his wife. He had new tests run last Wed. and He got the reports read by the Dr. on Monday. They were some new things that lighted up on the bone scan so they had to do one more test to decide whether it was a new metastisis, or an injury to the bone. I recieved the news last night at work. He has new lessions in his leg and on his rib cage. His Dr. is stopping the interferon treaatment. He will be scheduled for surgery to remove the tumor off his back, which they will make a serum out of and re inject. This is the last option for treatment he has. I appreciate all the prayers I am sure you have been doing, and know you will continue. I just wanted to update you. I know God is in control, but it still hurts!!. Those of you that asked about a blocker for your computers. There is a free one called we-blocker offered on the internet. if you go to a search site such as google.com and enter we-blocker it will bring it up. Sometimes it blocks stupid things Ex. 3fc But it has a pass word protected parent control.

11-13-2002, 11:21 AM
So you can contol getting into the things that it blocks if you want to. I have had very few problems with it and it is free. It updates quite often to scan new sites. But haven't really seen anyporn get through. Kids use my computer, as well. Hopefullyt this will solve any issues. I have to get ready for work now, take care. Luv ya's God Bless!!

11-13-2002, 08:15 PM
Hello to all!
I have been down with pain again. I went to my Dr and he thought I might need surgery to remove a cysts on my left ovary. I went today and the Gyn is worried also. I am having more test on next wensday. The timing is so bad. My Boss has quit and I have picked up her work It is so stressful! I also Go to another specialist thur because of the pain I am having in my upper body. Please say a prayer that the Dr. get to the source and Fix me!

Zoe-I am so happy for you. I have made so big changes in my diet so maybe soon I will be posting a big loss!

Wilma-Don't you wish you could stay up as late as the teens? How is DH job going? Have you moved yet?

Ez-How was your trip? Thanks for always being so uplifting!

Doitforme-Thank you for your advice I will have to try it. I did some kind of block on it through the online service but it blocks every unrated web like 3 fatchicks. I will check out the program you suggested thanks!

to all others My prayers are with you.

11-15-2002, 02:06 AM
Hello to all!
I had some more bad news today. I went to specialist over the pain in my stomach and he is worried because all the meds he has given me have not helped at all. So now he ordering more tests. One of the tests he talked to me about have such bad side affects I could end up in the hospital for a week in bad.....pain. Please pray that they find the cause and it is something meds can fix. I am having a speical kind of MRI it is called something like a MRI ERC and if this show something they will do a ERCP and that is the one that can cause a lot of pain. I really need your prayers.
Thank you,

11-15-2002, 09:40 AM
Hi everyone :wave:

Just a quick note before I walk out the door for work on this beautiful sunny but cool Friday morning.

Sami ~ My prayers are with you sweetie. Hang in there. I just know that God will heal you. I am praying for you.

Sorry not to be able to address everyone. Gotta run but I am praying for the rest of you ~ your health and family.

In Christ's Love,
Me <><

11-15-2002, 04:49 PM
Sami-Sorry to hear your still not feeling well, :( I will pray that the the Dr. can figure out whats going on, and pray your soon feeling as good as new. Hang in there! Sue

11-15-2002, 06:58 PM
HI ALL- I was gone for a few days but am back now. All is well here with the family.
SAMI - so sorry for your troubles and pains-- I will send my prayers up for you. SUE - you and your pastor and family are still in my prayers too. Our Lord is there as always, however it hurts when we don't feel it doesn't it:( ? WILMA, ZOE, and JOANNE- I hope all is well with you and your families.
I have a banquet to go to tomorrow for a dear member of our church. He became an Eagle scout, quite an honor--AWESOME kid. My nephew is really coming around, we had our first meeting with his new case worker last night and she was impressed with his new behavior and attitude. She also said his mom is just not "GETTING IT" yet on what she needs to do to get him and his sister back. Time will tell.
Gotta run- be back later--LOVE IN CHRIST- Gary

11-15-2002, 11:18 PM
Hello wonderful folks!!! :wave:

I'm back!!! I see there are still quiet a few familiar faces around. To give you a hint, I'm Sherry from central Texas. I once went by Tinkerdove and some other names.

Well, I'm still overweight and now have even more weight to lose. I really don't know what has happened to me the last few years. I work really hard and basically have eaten anything and everything I desired. Hince, I now weight more than I ever have in this lifetime. It's so sad!

After a recent Dr's visit, I have come back to you wonderful folks. Since I have made up my mind this time I have to do it or make an appointment with a cemetery, I had to come back to ya'll. You have always been an inspiration to me and so I have returned.

I have missed ya'll so much!!! So good to see you still here Zoe, Wilma, Joanne, and Sami!!! Wow, ya'll are really faithful!!! Look forward to hearing from all of you!!! I need your inspiration. So, here I wait. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .and wait. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and wait . . . . .. . . . .. . . :dizzy: :wave:

11-16-2002, 12:23 AM
SHERRY!!!!!!, so nice to have you back! Don't worry about how you WERE doing....just come on in and settle down with us again and we'll keep you motivated. :)

I've finally given this fight with my weight over to the Lord and in the last 9 weeks, I've lost 23 lbs. So come on girl.......glad to see ya here again. :)

Gary ~ good to have you back in town.

Sami ~ hang in there girl. My prayers are with you.

Hi everyone else. Tomorrow morning is WI. My scale hasn't moved but in my heart, I know that I've been OP so I won't be upset with a very small loss.

Have a great weekend ~

In Christ's Love,
Me <><

11-16-2002, 05:09 PM
Hi Everyone! It seems like quite a while since I posted. Things are starting to get busier here. I am still working and now have to start sorting through things and packing. DH came home last night and it's soooo good to have him home. He leaves again on Monday but I'm going down to the city on Thursday. Finally, I get to go look at some houses. We have 3 picked out so hopefully we can swing it financially. Please pray that we do what the Lord would want us to do. It's so hard to make the right decision sometimes.

Zoe: Hope your WI goes well. Let us know how you did. Even if you stall one week think about how well you have been doing and go on from there!

Sherry: Welcome Back! We hope that this time will be IT for you. We're here for you.

Gary: Hope you had a good time being away from us. I missed you! Glad that things are going well for you and for your nephew. It's amazing what a stable environment can do for a kid!

Sami: How are you doing girl? Please keep us posted. We are praying for you.

Sue: I'm praying for you during this really hard time in your life. Just remember to go to God for strength.

Our church is having a farewell luncheon for us and another couple who are leaving our valley. I'm not looking forward to it. I hate good'byes and I also hate having attention drawn to myself. What makes it hard is that I'm leaving behind some really great friends.

Well, I better go get something done. After a week of not cooking I get to cook a meal for DH and myself. I'm making chicken pieces with mushroom sauce. Can't wait!

Have a wonderful weekend!

11-16-2002, 07:47 PM
Hi all :wave:

Just a quick note on my WI today. Ok, only .6 lbs but hey, I'm not complaining. I know I had a bad week. Not with my amount of eating/food but with what I ate. I had hardly any protein and TONS of carbs. That will surely cause a low loss. So I am going to hit the protein this week. :)

gotta run. I'll write tomorrow after church. Have a great Saturday evening and a bless Lord's day tomorrow.

Me <><

11-16-2002, 10:00 PM
HELLO LADIES- How is your week-end going? Mine is fine so far-- went to work this a.m. for a half day then to the Eagle scout banquet for a great kid from church. After that my daughter stopped by on her way back to school (she was up for the day visiting her "BOYFRIEND ":p :lol: The poor kid had shoulder surgery-- toooooo much tennis-- and was home. Of course she came home 'cause he wasn't down at school with her-- anyway it is always great to see her!! I will see her tomorrow-- I am going to a tennis match at a college she is playing in. I am taking my neice and nephew, no church though--- they are both in the a.m.
ZOE- hey a loss is a loss!!!:cp: every little bit adds up to a whole lot over time.WILMA- how exciting-- looking for a new house-- don't worry about being in the spotlight girl-- they wouldn't put you in it if they didn't love you as much as we do.SAMI and SUE andJOANNE where are you guys today?SHERRY welcome, welcome, welcome (a little montel) for you.
Well I gotta go take a walk with the wife (she went for 3.5 miles this a.m. and wants more-- God bless her energy!!) she entered us in a 4 mile walk/run on Thanksgiving-- guess that will help with my usual overeating of the turkey, etc.

11-17-2002, 01:51 PM
Hi all! Welcome Mrs.Hummer! My name is Sue, How do you do:wave: These guys are a great bunch:cb: :bravo: always there for support, and cheer ya on.
ZOE- CONGRADULATIONS GIRL, IT IS STILL A LOSS! YOUR DOING GREAT WILMA- It is so exciting a new house, the chance to decorate, explore in a new city. ect. It is hard leaving things that are familair and comfortable like an old pair of slippers. But, they will still be there so you can always go back and visit. Which is always fun. Relax and enjoy, God is good!SAMI- I PRAY YOUR FEELING BETTER. E.Z.- yOUR ALWAYS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR- SO UPBEAT, AND SWEET. It sound like things are going great with your nephew. My brother goes to family court on the 20th to petition for custody of his kids. I pray that goes well! Your nephew is fortunate to have such a loveing Godly uncle. I will think of you and your wife walking on Thanksgiving- I will be working a double shift so my staff can be home with their families.

11-17-2002, 01:58 PM
Is the walk for a benifit other than staying in shape? Just wondering. I have no new news about the pastor, He has to have preadmission tests before surgery. I just pray the Lord intervenes and heals him and restores him to health. We did a 24 hr. prayer vigil Friday night. My time slot was 1am-2am. It is hard to pray for an hour on the same issue, but it went well. I gotta run to work, missed church this am as I have a commute of 1 hr. to get there and we had an ice storm. I will spend a while doing devotions then off to work. Luv. ya's PLEASE SEND SOME SUN! up here!:gift: :dancer: Pray all are well! God bless!:angel:

11-17-2002, 02:46 PM
Good Afternoon Everyone!!!!

It's a beautiful day here in central Texas! The sun is warming us as the wind cool us down. It's kinda like mixed signals as the seasons change. I wish the wind would tame down for a little while so I could get outside for a while and enjoy the warmth.

Well, last Sunday I had weighed and was astonished at how much I weighed and also realized that a lot of it was fluid retention so I took my Lasix and ran all day. Then
Wednesday was the day I went to the Cardiologist and got the bad news about my heart. She wanted me to have Gastric Bypass surgery immediately. I told her I had heard 1 in 200 pts die from that surgery and she said yes but if I didn't have it, I would die anyway. UGH!!! :yikes:

In shock, I was told that I am in Diastolic Heart Failure and if I don't do something very drastic will not be around to see my kiddos grow up. I am not too keen on having this surgery but I did some checking and my insurance WILL NOT pay for it in any form whether it is medical neccessary or not. NO period. I have watched and wrote down every morsel that has gone in my mouth beginning Thursday morning and as of this morning I have lost 5lbs since Wednesday and 10 since last Sunday!!! :goodvibes: So I am very proud to have gotten that much off my body in a week. Fluid or fat, whatever. That's 2 bags of 5lb sugar that I don't to carry around everyday. The Dr really stressed that fact that I am carrying around 3 1/2 (50#) bags of feed extra every day!!!! When you think about it that way, no wonder I'm so tired!!!!!! Wow, I'm stronger than I thought!!! :strong: Ya know?

ZOE~ How in the world are ya??? Congratulations on the 23lbs or is it 24lbs now?!?!! You are a smoking at that losing thing, girl!!!! ::flame:

WILMA~ Take some slow deep breaths . . . . . . . the Lord will get you through all of the craziness you are now experiencing. He will also guide you to find the best house for you. Good luck with the farewell luncheon. I know that will be hard but wonderful at the same time to know you have such special friends. I hope and pray that this time will be IT for me too.

Gary~ Hello! Hope you got to get that walk in with your wife. Good luck with the Thanksgiving walk . . . . . . . and thanks for being an inspiration to us all. We should all be walking and thanking God for our blessings instead of traditional Thanksgivings of stuffing our face. Way to go! :jig:

SUE~ Hello! We'll say a prayer for your brother that he will get custody of the kiddos. Your're a great person working a double shift so your staff can have off Thanksgiving!!! What type of work do you do?

Well, I guess I should hush now for a while. I've nearly written a book. Hope everyone has a good day!!! I must go study now for a major test I have Tuesday. Oh yeah, I have gone back to college two days a week. And that is really kicking my -------- you know what. Talk to you soon.

11-18-2002, 11:12 AM
Good Morning Everyone! I had a wonderful weekend with DH. We made it through our farewell and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We were presented a very nice gift and didn't have to make a speech. We also got word yesterday that our mortgage has been pre=approved so now we can shop knowing that we have the financing. I'm really excited to go and look at houses. I just hope that we choose the one the Lord wants us to have.

I gained 1 lb this week. I've noticed that I'm experiencing water retention because of TOM so hopefully that's all it is. I'm still faithfully doing my exercises and walking tape in the am. I made the mushroom chicken on the weekend and have enough for a couple of meals for myself this week so eating should be healthy.

Sherry: You're off to an awesome beginning. Maybe you can do this on your own without surgery. I'm going to pray this for you. How much do you have to lose?

Doitforme: I'll keep your brother in my prayers. I am also remembering your pastor. You are right. God is Good! He knows how much I love to decorate and can hardly wait to have a place of my own again. We've been renting the past 1 1/2 years and although that doesn't seem long to some it has been for me. I am excited about the change but I know I am going to feel lonely at times.

Gary: You always have a way of making me feel good. It's a gift God has given you. thanks!!

Zoe: You lost again! WOW! I'm amazed at you. No one will recognize you at the wedding next year.

I better go now. Thanks for all your prayers. I'll keep you posted on how things are going.

Have a wonderful day!

11-18-2002, 12:40 PM
The sun is shinning alittle bit today, even though everything is white. Thanks Sherry, wilma for your prayers, congrats on the loss! :bravo: Every lb is a step closer. I will keep both in my prayers . Bypass surgery is scarry! and relocating is scarry as well! Here 's to health and happiness. I am a manager at a state operated facility for the handicapped. I have seven staff that I supervise. We care for 4 individuals with multiple handicaps. I ensure that staff are providing the care necessary, and that the individuals needs are all being met. The Lord has blessed me with good staff, and I am happy for that.

11-18-2002, 12:43 PM
The administrator just booted me out said I could only post one message every 60 secs. I guess I was getting to long winded or something. As I was saying, I enjoy my job for the most part.
Hope this finds you all doing well. Sami- How are you doing, any better- your in my prayers as well. God bless, I better sign off before I get bumped again ! Luv yas!!!

11-18-2002, 01:16 PM
Hi all! Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I am just beginning anew and am finding that I must rely on God to help me through this struggle with my weight and myself. I am at my highest weight except for right before the birth of our son. I have struggled with this diet and that diet only to find myself binging and gaining more and more. I have had it. I know this is not what God intended for me and I find myself off of his path again! Thank God for his sufficient grace. Anyways, just looking for support and encouragement and have been reading your forum and am impressed by all of you. I hope you all have a blessed day and I will pray for you all.

11-18-2002, 03:27 PM
Good Day to Everyone!!!! :wave:

Hope everyone is doing well today and OP!!!

I have amazed myself at staying OP all weekend and not even wanting to cheat. But I guess it was the Dr's tactics to scare me so bad that I would lose weight. Well, it definitely is working. I have had moments where I craved something to munch. Something funny happened to me yesterday that I think you all will understand . . . . . . . . . I was studying for my test and I heard the something pop, pop, pop, pop . . . . . . .and I was wondering what it was. Then I heard a ding and then realized it had been the microwave and someone was getting something out of it . . . . . . . .then I heard footsteps . . . . . . . .then I heard crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, . . . . and it was like it was magnified SO loud . . . . . . and I was already wanting something . . . . . what . . . .anything:ink: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NO . . . . .something healthy, lowfat . . . . . . . . THEN I smelled popcorn . . . . . . .POPCORN!!!!!!! POPCORN!!!! I couldn't stand it any longer. I jumped out of my chair and hurried to the door of the living room. . . . . . . .and I blurted, . . . . . . . .Is if lowfat? . . . . . . . What kind is it? . . . . . . Answer me!!!! And my DH just died laughing at me. And grinned and said, " of Course, it is lowfat!!!" Well, I leaped my fat body :snail: across the room and attacked the popcorn like I was starving to death. But then I slowed down and enjoyed each incredible bite. I only ate a small amount but it was just what I needed. And my DH knew that I had the munchie feeling so he intentional popped the popcorn. He knew what would happen. He is SO GREAT!!! :queen: And my craving was satisfied and I didn't over eat. Praise God I am doing this!!!!!!!! It's makes me SO happy!!!!!! :cloud9:

Well, I have to go for now. But will come back later. Have a GOOD day!!!!

11-18-2002, 09:27 PM
Hello Friends :wave:

How is everyone doing tonight? I have such a stiff neck today and tonight, it's worse. Ouch! I must have slept wrong on it last night.

Tara ~ Welcome, welcome, welcome! If support and encouragment in diet and the Lord is what you're looking for, you've come to the right place. I have been in your shoes...up and down, not ever sticking to an eating program for very long and always, always, always, ending up weighing more than when I started. :yikes: A horrible cycle. I finally turned it over to God about 9 or so weeks ago and so far, I've lost 23.6 lbs. I'm so happy and proud to call Him my Lord and Savior, my sweet Jesus. You can do it......come post often and get to know us. We are glad to have you here.

Wilma ~ thanks for the congrats but sweetie, what wedding??? :lol: :lol:

Sherry ~ it's really good to have you back. You changed log in names. Don't confuse me....haha. :lol: I'm so happy to hear that you're staying OP. Keep up the good work.

Hi to everyone else. Hope you're all having a great evening.

11-18-2002, 10:27 PM
Thanks for the encouragement and the Lord works in magnificient ways as is portrayed in your battle with losing weight. I'm in amazement in some ways but in others it reinforces that fact that we can do all things through Christ who strenghens us. Congratulations! I plan on posting here alot and today has been such a wonderful, blessed day and I have done very well with the Lord's help. Hope you have a wonderful evening. Take care and God Bless.

11-19-2002, 10:17 AM

How is everyone doing this fabulous day??? I hope everyone is following God's guidance and staying OP. I am doing my very best. And that old iron monster is showing it.

I am supposed to have school today, but one of my daughters is sick and I have to take her to the doctor. I hope and pray they let me take my test Thursday!!! But my family has to come first. After all, God didn't say for the mother to take care of her house (and all that goes with it) if she doesn't have anything else to do. NO! So, I pray the teacher will be kind to me.

Here is a wonderful DEVOTION FOR DIETERS by DAN R. DICK

John 11:25, "Jesus said unto her, 'I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.'
Ralph might as well have been dead. He never went out. He had few friends. He never felt like trying to do anything. He ate and drank and slept and went to work. What a life, if you could call it living. One day he couldn't bring himself to look at his own face in the mirror. Tearfully, he picked up the Bible his dead wife had given him some years before. As he read, he realized how he was throwing his life away. He was somebody important, if for no other reason than that God had made him. With a prayer of thanksgiving on his lips, Ralph decided to make a new start, and God's hand was upon him from that day forward.
Today's Thought: I want to live the life God wants me to live!

This devotion was found at www.crosswalk.com. Then under devotionals, then Devotions for Dieters. There's a different one every day to encourage us. But I thought this one was very fitting for us today. Hope this might help someone, somehow.

ZOE~ Ouch! I had one of those stiff necks last week. I went around all day rotating my whole body to look to the left. :headache: I hope it gets better real soon. Did you go out and watch the meteors last night . . . . . . I did through my eyelids. ZZZZzzzzzzzzz. NOT. LOL

TARA~ Welcome!!!! We are all going to do this because . . . . .GOD IS SO GOOD!!!! He gives us strength when we feel like we have none. He lifts us up when we fall. He listens when no one else in our life seems to understand or care. He gives us endurance when the going gets tough. He knows our every thought and feeling. He knows we don't like what our bodies look like and really deep down in our hearts want to lose this weight FOREVER!!! GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!

Hope everyone else is doing well!!! Post when you can. We miss you.

Gotta get a move on and get ready. Talk atcha later. Have a gooooooooood day!!!! :wave:

11-19-2002, 11:13 AM
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE- I hope this post finds you all feeling well. I at home a little later this morning because the job I am on today is a remodel and the people need to be off to work before we can start our mess. And I am quite messy--my wife will vouch for that!!!:lol:
I had a great Sunday (although I didn't make it to church) I went and saw my daughter play tennis and then in the evening I went and saw my son's team win their adult soccer league. I took my neice and nephew to watch-- they had a great time although they did get bored from time to time so it was challenging to say the least.
SUE - I will pray for all to go well in your brother's custody case. It sure sounds like you have a rewarding job-- we sure need people like you in our world for care:) The walk on Thanksgiving my wife and I are doing is a 5K, not a 4 mile like I thought, that is 3.2 miles, it is for fun and exercise. We have alot of 5K's around here for great causes and for fun.
SHERRY Good luck with your diet over surgery program-- it sounds like you are on the right track. Popcorn is truly my evening downfall-- the problem with me is I eat (butter free) a VERY VERY large bowl of it. I hope this post finds your daughter over her illness.

11-19-2002, 11:20 AM
:o :o Okay, so who's daughter is getting married next summer? I'm losing my mind. I was sure it was yours Zoe. congrats on the loss anyway!:o

I'm trying not to get anxious about finding a house. The market is really moving and 2 of the houses are sold already. I just hope we can find one we like that we can afford. Please pray for me. I'm heading down to the city on Wed evening or Thurs. morning to look at houses. I know that God has one there for us but I guess I tend to stress out more than I need to.

Talk to you all again soon!

11-19-2002, 11:24 AM
WILMA -I am so glad to hear you didn't have to give a speech-- my worst fear talking in front of people when ALL eyes are on me --- I am o.k. in meetings etc but teaching a bible class or other situations I melt-- sitting at tables in a study is fine but up in front----NOOOOOOO Way. Good luck with your house hunting now-- do you watch Trading Spaces? My wife and sometimes me are hooked on it-- the American and British shows.
[ B]TARAMAE[/B] Welcome it will sure be nice to see new posts.
ZOE Hey girl I think Wilma had a Gary moment and got you mixed with Sami on that wedding remark--- It is hard sometimes to put words together without the faces-- does that make since to anyone:lol: Sorry about your neck, I hope it feels better. My wife always goes to the back cracker doctor for those problems-- she sees him or his lady helper once a week at least I think-- either they are having an affair or he-she really does the trick. Keep up the awesome weight loss.
Well off to work--In HIS LOVE-Gary

11-19-2002, 11:25 AM
Wilma it is Sami's daughter-- Hey how did your post sneak in between mine? YOU are good. Gary

11-19-2002, 02:38 PM
Pretty cool, eh Gary??:lol: :lol: I think that's the first time it's happened here. BTW, I don't get Trading spaces but have watched it. I really like it. I get Changing Rooms and the Canadian version Decorating Challenge. I'm a decorating nut and watch as many of those shows as I can. I can hardly wait to own my own hope and let loose in it.

You're right. It's Sami but Zoe will look great if she's invited to a wedding so I'm not that far off! :lol: :lol:

11-19-2002, 06:10 PM
Welcome Tara! The more the merrier! These guys are a great support system.
Mrs. Hummer! congrats on another op day! Keep it up! :bravo: :cb: Popcorn is a great snack, its crunchy and low fat two requirements! E.Z. Thanks again! Their court date has been cancelled , I just found out it was rescheduled for Dec. 4th I guess she got herself a lawyer as well! Just pray it works out o.k. Men usually get the crappy end of the stick, no matter what the mom is like.
Hi wilma, zoe, sami, Joanne- and everyone else!!!
update- My pastor is having surgery on this coming Monday. They will remove the tumor and send it to make the anti-serum, they have decided to do radiation to his leg. So, would appreciate prayer for him for all of this. Thanks so much! God Bless !
Luv ya's Sue

11-19-2002, 09:07 PM
Good tuesday evening everyone ~

The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Christmas Spectacular is in Dallas and I'm going tomorrow night. I am so excited. I have to mention a write up that was in our newspaper last Saturday. The show opened on Friday night and this guy writes how wonderful it was.......for the first hour and 20 min. He said that the last 20 min wasn't good and that you should leave early. The reason was (and I still can't believe that I read this!!) that everyone went to see a nice "holiday" show and it was ruined for the non-Christians because the end was very 'religous'.....live nativity, etc. I was stunned. I mean, what in the world did he mean by "it was a nice holiday show until the end"?? Is he from another planet? I mean, what holiday would they have if it weren't for Christ?????? I think I'll be writing him an email......

I had to vent that and now, have no time to address anyone. Have a wonderful Tuesday evening. I won't be around tomorrow due to the show and getting home late but I'll check in with y'all on Thursday.

In Christ's wonderful love,
Zoe <><

11-20-2002, 01:19 AM
Just checking in to see if any major changes to anyone--Nope. Just got home from a board of directors meeting at church. Our church is a Lutheran one and like most we are growing old. It is tough for us-- and we have 300+ active members-- to keep growing. Our ladies group and mens group are both "elderly" and the younger members just don't seem interested. Our society is really changing---people don't go to church anymore for their entertainment-- at least at ours anyway.
I expressed how my board-- the social entertainment one-- really struggles too now to get people to come-- Our Oktoberfest this year was 70 counting the kids-- in the OLD DAYS we would have 150 or more with just adults-- and I am talking only 10 to 15 years ago.
Thanks for letting me vent;) Any ideas for activities would be helpful you guys-- what do your churches to for fun:hat: ?
Well off to visit my wife in the gym-- she is lifting weights--she went for a 2 mile jog while I was at my meeting-- she was up at 4:30 this morning doing cross-trainer work!! She is dedicated girls--and it shows---Wish I had her desire!!:o

11-20-2002, 09:09 AM
Good Morning to EVERYONE!!!! Hope everyone is doing well this morning!

I'm continuing OP so far and have been so proud but checked with the iron monster and I have a two pound weight gain!!!! The only thing I can think of is that I'm not drinking my water like I need to be. It's so hard for me to drink it when its cool. I have no trouble in the heat of the summer. *sigh* But I must make the challenge to drink, drink, drink.

GARY~ My DD is doing some better this morning. At least now she doesn't squeak when she talks. :joker: The Dr said she has a bad case of sinusitis and gave her 3 prescriptions. She will be better by tomorrow after the antibiotics kick in good. Sounds like you are a great uncle, Gary. Do you think you are ready for the 5K? I might be NEXT year. :crossed:

Sue~ Thanks for the encouragement. Everyday is important right now. We're praying for your brother and your pastor's surgery. God is SO GOOD!!! We had a 17 yr old girl last Saturday that rolled her pickup and when the ambulance got there she told one of them she couldn't feel her legs. He demanded a helicopter and refused to take her to the local hospital. Make a long story short . . .the Drs told her the tests showed that her spinal cord was damaged and that she would never walk again. Our whole church prayed and prayed. Sunday afternoon the Drs did surgery and discovered a miracle. Amy's spinal cord was all INTACT and only had bruising and swelling. And now the Drs say she WILL recover and walk again. Praise the Lord!!!!!!:cb: I definitely believe in the POWER of prayer!!!!

Wilma~ If houses could talk there would be one out there saying, Oh, I wish I could find a nice family to live in me. . . .after all, I have SO much to offer, and I need so badly to have someone special who will come in and decorate my walls and make look beautiful. I just can't wait. I know I'm silly, but the point is . . . . . . .There's a house out there just waiting for YOU!!!!

ZOE~ I am in shock too about that statement. But it shows just what our world is coming to. Have a GREAT time there and come back and tell us all about it. ;)

Well, I guess I better get going. I have 8 patients to see today. .. . . . . . .so my day will be pretty busy. HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!

11-20-2002, 11:50 AM
I am feeling overwhelmed with the goodness of God this morning! So much seems to be happening at once and I hope I can handle it all. I leave for the city after work today. Please pray for safety for me while driving. I will be going alone and it's a 5 hour drive. Please pray that the roads will be good.

I am getting excited about looking at houses. One of the ones we're interested in has dropped in price. Hopefully it's a good thing. I won't know until I go see it.

I got an email yesterday from a manager of a bank in the city. He wants so interview me in the morning. I'm excited about it but am preparing myself for disappointment. I have experience but I wonder if it's enough. God knows though so I shouldn't worry about it. It would be wonderful knowing that I have a job to go to.

thanks for reading all that. I covet your prayers.

Mrs. Hummer: Thanks so much for the encouragement. I know that God has a house for us and I know he'll let us know when the time is right. I'm just so impatient! You are doing awesome. I find it harder to drink water in the winter too. Try drinking a glass just before each meal and during. You get your water in and don't eat as much.

Gary: I know exactly what you're talking about. Our church has so much trouble getting people to become active. There's an apathy there that shouldn't be there if we're true Christians. It seems that a few people do all the work.

Zoe: Have fun with the Rockettes!!! I can hardly wait to move to the city and take in things like that.

Sue: I'm still praying for your pastor.

Tara: I don't think I've welcomed you yet. A big welcome to you. May you find the support you need here.

Well, I'm going to be offline until Sunday or Monday but I hope I'll be back with big news. If not, I know you'll let me cry on your shoulder!

11-20-2002, 07:59 PM
I had a whole page wrote an this stupid thing told me I wasn't logged in, so here goes again!
Zoe- I saw the Christmas show a couple years ago at radio city music hall, it was beautiful, they did a thing with a silk screen at the end with a poem about Christ. The one that says He never held an office ect. I'll have to see if I can find it to share. There are so many people iin this world who don't believe that Christ should be any part of Christmas, they want santa, and presents ect. They fail to relize the missing out on the best gift of all! Hope you enjoy the show! E.Z.- My church does bowling, and eating out, ect. But we also have a fellowship dinner every Sunday night which started with hot dog roasts in the summer, and grew into an every Sunday night dinner. Whoever wants to bringfs a dish to passs, then everyone in attendance is invited and the pastor says blessing before we go upto the hall. It hhas brought the people in the church much closer. Those that aren't hungry have tea or coffee the kuids play games and adults talk, its great. We also go caroling at Christmas time and come back for hot cocoa and snacks. Its a lot of fun.

11-20-2002, 08:04 PM
Mrs. Hummer- Thanks I love water and drink a ton of it, but keep up the great work, it'll come off! Wilma- Thanks , Happy house hunting and decorating, just think of all the fun decorating. I pray you get the job, you enjoy as well! Happy hunting, ! sounds exciting!
Well gotta run, but hope all is well, Joanne and sami where are you-u-u-u-u-u-u-u?? Mis-s-s-s You-u-u. God's best!

11-20-2002, 08:24 PM
I know ya missed me! Here is the poem I talked about.
One solitary life. (Author unknown)
He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant women. Until He was thirty, He worked in a carpenter shop and then for three years He was an iteinerant preacher. He wrote no books. He held no office. He never owned a home. He was never in a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did any of the things that usually accompany greatness.The authorities condemned His teachings. His friends deserted Him. One betrayed Him to His enemies for a paltry sum. One denied Him. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While He was dying. His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He owned on earth: His coat. When He was dead He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave. Nineteen centuries have come and gone, yet today He is the crowning glory of the human race, the adored leader of hundreds of millions of the earths inhabitant's. All the armies that ever marched and all the navies that were ever built all the parliments that ever sat and all the rulers that ever reigned- put together have not affected the life of man upon this earth so profoundly as that One Solitary Life.

11-21-2002, 09:04 AM
ha! I was just getting ready to post that "One Solitary Life", never seeing you already did. The one I have is slightly different but the thoughts were the same. Thanks....it was a wonderful show and the ending......all I can say is that I was once again struck with the reminder of all the love I have for Him. The ending was a live nativity scene.....awesome.

It was a late night and I need to get to work. Talk to y'all tonight. Have a blessed Thursday.

11-21-2002, 09:25 AM
Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and feeling the love of the Lord! I have had a great week and have been eating healthy and feeling much more energetic and alert. I have gotten more accomplished this week than I have in a long time. I continue to struggle with negative thinking and insecurities and I am finding that I need to focus on the blessing the Lord has given me rather then focus on everything that isn't right. But those thoughts try to interject at times and I have to push them away but it's difficult. I have refrained from regular soda and sugary items this week and am very proud of myself. I know this is a necessary change for myself and my family. Well, gotta run....hope you all have a wonderful day. God bless you.

11-22-2002, 09:14 AM
STOP!!! Go to #158 :D:D