This morning I spent some time praying for my new friends who are joining me in my weight loss challenge, and visiting some of their blogs.
I loved visiting Cortney and was thrilled to find she has set up a ticker counter on her site to chart her weight loss. So I did a little investigating and learned you can get this for free! However, it looks like the site is set up to help keep track of ovulation cycles. So don't be surprised when you get there.
Good job Cortney!!
I have somehow managed to put one on my site, and included the 8 pound loss that is the first step of my goal. (There is more to follow, by the way)
I'm also praying for my friend Spring who has set a goal of writing. Visit her blog and see what a great writer she is! Of course, you'll read about her two little blessings, which are her first priority as a mom! And two reasons why she needs some accountability.
This morning found me very discouraged in my own challenge. I knew I was going to a pizza party last night, so ate very lightly during the day and ran two miles. I only ate 2 pieces and this morning my scale jumped up 2 pounds!!! Aack!
Knowing I'm going to post my weight on Friday has really kept me going. I don't know what the scale will read, but even if it's a gain, I'll post it.
If you ever feel like the world is caving in on you, here's a little quote to make you smile:
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"~ Dr. Seuss
As Christians, we already have One who is set to act on our behalf. While I love Dr. Seuss, as I read this quote, I know it is truly God who is my defender and protector. Yours too.