Thursday, July 22, 2010

A "deal" with God

I mentioned the other day that I was proud/blessed to have made it through two very difficult times of year without gaining weight, in fact, I lost weight. The first period was during the pageant. Normally pageant time is also known as junk food time, or late-night munching time at my house. We don’t have time to cook and we don’t keep normal hours, so we always hit Wal-Mart and buy a bunch of snack foods to eat. This year I made a deal with the Lord that I would not partake in such unhealthy practices and for the most part, I was able to keep my end of the deal and I was blessed with health and strength to do all that needed doing during such a stressful time.
The next difficult health period was last week when I was the head Dutch oven cook for the Gunnison Bulldogs while they were at football camp. The coach wanted the boys to eat like kings and eat like kings they did…and I cooked it all. Three squares a day, plus snacks. All of it Dutch oven style or BBQ and all of it had bacon as the major ingredient. In short, I cooked for them all of the kinds of food I love. I made a deal with the Lord and he helped me to be that close to that much fattening food and I hardly ate a single bite of it. I had a few very small portions of a few of the less fattening dishes and that is all.
I will talk more about this tomorrow and more specifically, I will talk about the “deals” with the Lord, which was really more of a covenant that a deal, and maybe you’ll want to try it as well.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

No rouge dogs

What a tremendous morning! I’ve found the perfect training ground to prepare for upcoming races. It turns out that two trips through the entire Nephi City Cemetery is just over 5k. Half the roads are uphill and half sloop downhill and I alternate my running with fast walking while carrying my 5 lb purple girly weights. The cemetery is great because there is no traffic, no rouge dogs to deal with and lots of shade trees…oh, and singing birds. I’ve been up there most mornings for the last month or so and I am loving it.

So far, I’ve lost over 80 lbs. The weight never comes off as fast as I would like, but what I am doing is working. I hope things are moving forward in your quest for a better, healthier life as well.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Keeping my promises

Bless me bloggers, for I have sinned. It’s been 5 weeks since my last installment!!! Can you ever forgive me? …Thank you!!!

I’m headed out of town again but I wanted to make a post before I go. I’ve made it through two of the most potentially fattening times of my year, coming out of it lighter than when I went in!!!

I will post the details when I get back on Sunday or Monday but let me just say I have been very blessed in keeping my promises!