Friday, June 10, 2011



Do we ever reach the point when we are not afraid to step on those scales? Have you felt that anxious feeling in the pit of your stomach,at the thought of getting on the scales at a Doctor's office let say. No! let just narrow it the scales in our very own bathrooms?lol I pray for the day, when I can step up on that little bitty old,cold, judgemental place and not be afraid. lol

At my Doctor's visit this past Wednesday, I had lost five more pounds. It took three months. But, hey, there are five pounds less of me that there was three months ago. I am thankful!!

My husband and I have entered into a commitment to each lose 15 pounds before the second week in September. Please pray for us, It will be hard, we have not learned yet the virtue of disciplining ourselves all the time when it come to eating food. We get better but this past month has been filled with birthdays, graduations and preparations of one sort or another. You call that stress, my friends. But if we would discipline ourselves not only when we are home but also at church functions, family times, etc, then it wouldn't be so hard to step on those "cold hard harsh scales." They never lie even when we feel, it would make us feel better if they would. No, it wouldn't we would just have more the problems. To not know the truth in this area of our life and accept it,would make a hard situation almost impossible. We can and will have victory. It is the path we choose. If we choose right, then God will be there to help us in those weak times. Then that scale may eventually become our friend....well, I want go that far. But we can at least accept it with out Praying for you to have discipline in your life also, then we can all see a scale and just step upon it without dreading it. God bless and keep you all. connie

Friday, May 20, 2011



Beginning Today

Beginning today I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

Beginning today I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me
to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first
making the most of today.

Beginning today I will look in the mirror and I will
see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This capable person looking back at me is someone
I enjoy spending time with and someone I would
like to get to know better.

Beginning today I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will
unselfishly share this gift with others.
I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

Beginning today I will take a moment to step
off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination.
I will overcome what barriers there may be which
hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

Beginning today I will take life one day at a time,
one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my
positive self-image, my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

Beginning today I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before,
I believe there is hope
for a brighter and better future.

Beginning today I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences.
I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else:
perfection does not exist in an imperfect world.
But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

Beginning today I am responsible for my own
happiness and I will do things that make me happy . . .
admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen
to my favorite music, pet a kitten or a puppy, soak in a
bath . . .pleasure can be found in the most simple
of gestures.

Beginning today I will learn something new;
I will try something different;
I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be. (one that pleases,God.connie)
Beginning today. And every day.Author unknown

We each have days that we would like a do-over or a new beginning. Well, with each new sunrise, we have a brand new day. It is all sparkling and clean and we can use it how ever we want.

We can stick to our goals or say "just forget it today", I am going to eat what I want, when I want and how much, I want. Now, you tell me, which one of the attitudes will get us to where we are going? I have had far too many of those "do not care" days, as far as my weight is concerned. It has been only since I started caring and seeking my help from the Lord that I have seen progress.

If we keep going as we want and the years pass, there is a debt that will have to be paid.It can come in the form of diabetes, heart disease, kidney problem,etc. It will come, there is no doubt about it. I am living prof:(. Don't wait to wake up like I did one day and realize "this don't just happen to others, I am no one special, My body has rules to go by also."

1Cr 3:16... Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Cr 3:17...If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.

These verses apply to us, just as they do to others.So, today is a new beginning, IF, we use it as such.TODAY WE WILL BEGIN ANEW, BOTH YOU AND I. connie

P.S. This not only applies to eating but to drinking, drugs, and all the other abusive things we can do to our bodies.

WILL----Used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent.WAY----The course traveled from one place to another, a series of actions, or sequence of events leading in a direction or toward an objective.MY OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE GOD'S WILL, MY WAY.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011



WILL----Used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent.WAY----The course traveled from one place to another, a series of actions, or sequence of events leading in a direction or toward an objective.MY OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE GOD'S WILL, MY WAY.

The losing the weight has been such a blessing. There have been a couple of downsides to it though.Said, as she laughs. First thing, I buy clothes that for the most part, I really like. I found as the pounds dropped away, I would not be able to wear some of the clothes that I really liked and felt very comfortable wearing.

But the second reason was the hardest to bear. I have lost enough weight now that my wedding band, no longer fit my finger. We talked of having it downsized.But that filled me with a kind of horror, what if I regained the weight and then I could not wear it again.:( Well, we came up with another idea and this one, I like much better.:) For a Mother's Day gift this year, Jim would buy me another wedding band. I liked that idea the best. I had a anniversary ring that he had bought me for our 30th anniversary. I probably never wore that ring more than a dozen times. It had big diamonds across the top. I felt like I was sticking out and saying, "hey, look at me." I was very proud of the ring but just could not bring myself to wear it.

So, last Saturday evening, He took me to the jewelry store and let me pick out a wedding band. The one above is the one that I picked. It is a gold band with 12 little diamonds across the top. We have been married 49 years this past March 18th, so this ring was very special to me. I feel in my heart, it is the one that I will be wearing when I go out of this world to meet my Lord.

I love the ring because first, it is from him but too, it represents the good, very good marriage we have today. I hold it with much thankfulness as I look at it and count the memories of those years.I look at it and see the man that means the world to me.I look at it and it reminds me of all the sacrifices he has made to give me such a good life. I love him, did you know?

So, this was a sweet reward from my sweet husband. I have now lost 93 pounds from my highest weight.It has taken years but I am so glad that I started on this journey and for the most part, have done it God's way.As His will became my way, I found the pounds leaving. Not always easy, but so worthwhile. When I see my husband's happy, proud look when he looks at me, yes! it has all been worthwhile. Let me add here even when I weighed 256 Pounds, he still looked at me with a pride that only a husband has in someone he loves. He never belittled me or EVER made me feel ugly. His pride when he looks at me now, is in the fact that he knows how hard I have tried. But I know that next to the Lord, Himself, I owe so much to my sweet loving husband, Thank you Jim, from the bottom of my heart♥♥connie

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Here we are already at the end of February and God has been so good to me. I am still trying with my weight and with God's help, I am seeing progress. I am praying that the same is true for all of you.

I will post a new picture soon but I wanted to stop by and thank each of you who have been so faithful to pray for me on this long and slow journey. When I weighed in this past Sunday morning, I was down to a beautiful 189 pounds. I am so thankful. I am off most of my blood pressure meds. now and have cut into half the Lipitor medicine that I take for my clogged arteries.

At my last Doctor's appointment,my cholesterol was down to 160. I don't ever remember it being that low. I am amazed at what God can do. So when I say this new year has been good to me, I really mean, God has been good to me!!

I hope you are still trying and have not given up. I know how hard it is and sometimes the gains seem so small but I do believe more each day that as long as we don't give up......WE WILL SEE VICTORY!!! I LOVE YOU ALL. connie

Thursday, December 30, 2010



Little drops of water
Little grains of sand,' Make the mighty ocean And the pleasant land.

So the little moments,
Humble though they be, Make the mighty ages of eternity. copied


There's an unknown path before me,
And yet I fear it not:
I know through all the years gone by,
Whate're has been my lot;
That a kind and Heavenly Father
Planned out the way for me;
And I know that in the future,
Watched over I shall be,
Yes, I know God's care and kindness
Will ever with me stay
To assist me on life's journey,
And brighten up my way.

So the, welcome, unknown future,
Bring me whate'er you will.
With God's loving hand to guide me,
I shall be care for still!

It will soon be a new year for us to use wisely or squander in numerous ways. A new year all bright and shiny with out any failures or disappointments to hinder us on our way.

We get to start over with a clean new slate to do our best each day to make God's Way our Way and His Will our will. We can do it, you and I and with God to help us, we can and will make it to our goal.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH OF YOU!!! Looking forward to getting closer to our goals this new year and then at the end of this new year, as we look back we will be happy in knowing that we have done our best!!! connie

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


WILL----Used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent.WAY----The course traveled from one place to another, a series of actions, or sequence of events leading in a direction or toward an objective.MY OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE GOD'S WILL, MY WAY.

It has been a while and I am happy to be back. I have been doing good with my weight. I have not lost very much more but I have learned a lot. I have learned to control what I am eating and how much. I hope to lose at least 20 more pounds this next year. I am now down to 195. For me, this is wonderful. I do feel much better. I had a small stroke August a year ago and it has taken me a while to get over that and learn exactly what I can and can not do. Sometimes I get sad and yet I am so thankful that it was only a small stroke and I hope not to ever have another. But God's will for my life is what I desire most.

So, if any of you still come to this place, I will be seeing you soon. I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A MOST HAPPY NEW YEAR. ♥♥connie

Saturday, May 29, 2010



I walked through a county courthouse square

On a park bench, an old man was sittin there.

I said, "Your court house is kinda run down,

He said, "No, it will do for our little town".

I said "your old flag pole kinda leaned a little bit,

And that’s a ragged old flag you got hanging on it".

He said "have a seat", so I sat down,

He said, "is this your first visit to our little town"

I said, "I think it is"

He said "I don’t like to brag, but we’re kinda proud of

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"You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,

When Washington took it across the Delaware.

It got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it, writing

"Oh Say Can You See"

It got a rip in New Orleans, with Packingham & Jackson

tugging at its seams.

It almost fell at the Alamo beside the Texas flag,

But she waved on tho.

It got cut with a sword in Chancellorsville,

Got cut again at Shiloh Hill.

There was Robert E. Lee and Beauregard and Bragg,

And the south wind blew hard on

"That Ragged Old Flag"

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On Flanders Field in World War I,

She took a bad hit from a Bertha Gun,

She turned blood red in World War II

She hung limp and low by the time that one was through,

She was in Korea, Vietnam, She went where she was sent

by her Uncle Sam.

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The Native Americans, The Black, Yellow and White

All shed red blood for the Stars and Stripes.

And here in her own good land,

She’s been abused, burned, dishonored, denied and refused,

And the very government for which she stands

Has been scandalized throughout out the land.

And she’s getting thread bare, and she’s wearing kinda thin,

But she’s in pretty good shape, for the shape she’s in.

Cause she’s been through the fire before

and she can take a whole lot more.

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So we raise her up every morning

And we bring her down slow every night,

We don’t let her touch the ground,

And we fold her up right.

On second thought
I do like to brag

Cause I’m mighty proud of

"That Ragged Old Flag"
written by Johnny Cash