Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I want to challenge you...

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, I know I did! I stuck to the plan of getting rid of all the sugar in the house, Sunday night I packed up all the leftovers and sent them to work with Casey. His co-workers really enjoyed all the sugary treats and I am enjoying that they are no longer a temptation to me.

Today marks our 2nd week of weigh in for The Biggest Loser competition and I was proud to send in my weight this morning (even though I did enjoy 2 cookies on Easter and didn't stick 110% to my meals), it was a loss of 2.2 pounds, that is 1.11% of my body weight! I was not the biggest loser of the week but that just gives me motivation to try even harder this next week.

Another good thing that happened today was that I was able to get my mile down yet again... today I ran/walked a mile in 14 minutes and 18 seconds! When I 1st started running again, my mile was up past 19 minutes. That means in the past 3 weeks, I have taken 5 minutes off my mile!!! That right there is something to be proud of!

Casey and I are running our 1st 5K together this Saturday morning (Race for the Cure) and I am hoping that we are able to cross the finish line under 45 minutes! I will keep you posted.

I want to leave you with this thought and challenge... when you feel like you can't handle your obsession with losing weight or with the number on the scale, give it to God and let him handle it for you! I challenge you to wake up each morning and pray to God to help give you strength in dealing with food and not being wrapped up about your weight. Then look in the mirror and tell yourself 2 things about your physical body that you LOVE and 2 things about your personality that you LOVE! Here are mine for today:

1.       My legs – I have good legs!
2.       My eye – I love my BIG brown eyes with my long lashes

1.       I love to laugh
2.       I will give anyone the shirt off my back

If you ever over heard one of your children put themselves down because of their weight or how they looked, wouldn't you be broken hearted?! Every time we put ourselves down, God our Father is listening and I am sure it breaks his heart a little each time... he created each of us perfect in his image and we need to start to seeing that instead of putting ourselves (and others) down!

My shirt my sister got me for our Engagement Party
I'm the boss, any questions?


  1. Jordan! It's Deena...we were in Lisa's small group last year. I just discovered your blog and it's awesome and totally inspiring! I am starting to get back in the gym and trying to watch what I eat so I can lose weight. I've loving your posts..I'm gonna need to go back and read through all of them.

    1. Hey lady! If you ever have any questions about what you should eat, drink or how you should workout... I would be more than happy to help you out! Weight loss doesnt have to be boring and painful, you can make it fun and "easy"