Wednesday, January 7, 2009

You Know What’s Funny?

It doesn’t matter who you talk to about weight or dieting… everyone has an opinion and it’s usually the same! WE ALL NEED TO BE MORE HEALTHY! And it seems that everyone is thinking about it!

Yesterday, for example, I had done SO good with my eating and decided that I would reward myself with a white hot chocolate while my daughter was in gymnastics. The little coffee shop smelled HEAVENLY and the owner had some YUM-O looking breads and desserts there in  her little case. I was SOO tempted to get the cranberry one, and I told her that I would have to stop at the hot chocolate because I was trying to eat better! Well, THAT my friends, opened up an entire conversation about her new walking routine and her decisions to be more active and to drink more water so that she too could be healthier and shed a few pounds. I think we became new best friends!

Then, today I got my hair cut with a new girl and she and I got on this cooking healthy conversation that lasted a good 20 minutes! She explained that she has fought weight issues for a long time and that she decided to cook healthier meals so that she would be able to keep it off!

OH! And I forgot to mention that on the way to get my hair done… I listened to a pastor preaching on the radio. He opened his sermon with a story about doing Weight Watchers!! He.. the pastor… counted points and went to meetings and lost weight… the congregation was laughing at him because he knew the point value of SO MANY FOODS! It was really incredible!

So… you know… maybe we can do this thing. Some of you left comments saying that you are right where I am (and others of you were so encouraging… thank you!)  so we need to realize that  we are not alone and that the Lord can help us do anything!! Especially if He addresses it in His Word!!

Let’s get those water bottles and drink away! EXERCISE girls and try to stay away from things that will add on the pounds! Let’s see what we can do!!

Maybe soon I will issue a weight loss challenge and we will keep up with who lost what! That would be some accountability and some fun to lose weight together in BLAWGVILLE!

Would YOU join in if we did it? We could call it “THE BLAWGEST LOSER!” AND maybe there could be a give away for the BLAWGEST LOSER! OH! OH! The ideas are just flooding my mind! WHOO HOO!


Heather said...

The BLAWGEST Loser is cracking me up! I have definitely been working on the "cooking healthily" and the "more water" parts!! Old habits are so hard to break, though!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

I LOVE it!!! I'd join for sure!!!

And love your new header!!!

Faith said...

The "Blawgest" are such a mess! I think it's a great idea!

Carol said...

Hi Melissa,
It's me again. I have to put your URL in my "blog list" so I can read whenever you post.

I could stand to lose 10 pounds so I'm walking everyday and drinking more water. I would join your Blawgest Loser if you did it just for accountability and to also be an encourager. I love the Biggest Loser - it's such a great help to people.

Shannon Leach said...

Hey Melissa,
Can non-bloggers join in? I dont blog but I love reading them. I have just started this week back on Weight Watchers and so far so good. I need the accountability and this will be good for me. Good luck with your weight loss. Love the Blawgest Loser title.

Valarie said...

Girl I'm in! Too funny with the title!

Anonymous said...

I am trying to help this family and hopefully some others will "champion" this that many would just donate the price of a cup of coffee.

Francine said...

im new to your blog I would love to join in.. just let me know when!!

JB said...

... me too Melissa. I got tired of having to hold my breath to get my shoes on, and didn't have the money for a new wardrobe, so I started making better choices las year. I lost 27 lbs, but gained 7 back over the holidays. It's time to buckle down and get back on track. I need to lose the 7 again, then an additional 10 lbs. That'll be 30 lbs! I think I can I think I can.

Belle said...

I love your new blog look! I think weight/healthy lifestyle has become the new "weather" conversation!

Jensmere said...

Just stopped in for a visit and uhhhhhh....wellllll....I need to be here! Thanks for the 'nudge' and I'll be back for more!

Bless you...