Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

In the last five years I have gained 50 pounds. The first 20 was in the first year of our marriage - my husband spoiled me with all kinds of delicious goodies! The next 5 pounds came when I quit smoking because I was pregnant. The next 5 pounds after during this first pregnancy that was a miscarriage at 10 weeks. I was soon pregnant with Sam and gained 10 more pounds, and very quickly was pregnant with Ben & Carlee and 10 more pounds.

I jokingly blame my extra weight on my family, but it is really no one's fault but my own. Over the last couple years I have not really been serious about doing what I need to get the weight off. Although I have dropped about 4 pounds this month without really trying. A few weeks ago I even purchased the Momentum Weight Loss System which I found out about through the flylady website. I didn't even open the box, it has been sitting on my desk collecting dust.

Today I was reading the blogs I have been consistently reading for the last couple weeks and I think that I have been convicted! TWO bloggers wrote about starting programs today - Amy at momstoolbox and Kendra at preschoolersandpeace both started weight loss programs. So as I read their blogs I kept glancing over at the Momentum box and finally said "Okay I'm ready".

I opened the box and put on the heart rate monitor which didn't work, I have to go get a battery. I was immediately discouraged and thought what is the point. That was when I saw a picture of myself pop up on my screen saver which randomly shows photos from the MyPictures folder on my computer. UGGG! So I started by logging on the website and setting up my account. I was nearly finished that when all the kids woke up from their nap and chaos took over again. I went back later and saw that the workout scheduled for tomorrow doesnot need the monitor so I can start without it. Tomorrow - game on!


I know weight loss is not easy. Today I'm getting a little restless about it, but I will NOT give up because I know I can do it... and you can, too.

I was floored today when I took a peek at your blog and saw the links to mine. I am so touched that I could reach out and leave a positive imprint.

And if you'd like to join the SOAP ring, you are definitely invited. (Email me if you need me to tell you how.)

Hang in there and go after it, girl. This is your time! And I'll be praying for you.