Sunday, March 30, 2008


I wrote a post on my other blog once and I want to share a part of it with you.

Hard work means nothing to a hen. Regardless of what business prognosticators say about the price of eggs. . . . . . regardless of what others expect of her. . . . . . she keeps on digging worms and laying eggs.

If the ground get hard, she scratches harder.
If it's dry she digs deeper.
If it's wet , she digs where its dry.
If she strikes a rock, she digs around it.
If she gets a few more hours of daylight in the barnyard, she digs a few more hours.
Have you ever seen a pessimistic hen?
Have you ever seen a hen cackle in disgust at the prospect of her job?

Did you ever hear one cluck because the work was hard, the conditions were poor, and some of her eggs were taken from her before they hatched?


Hens save their breath for digging. They save their cackles for the eggs that are laid.

I have decided that I want to be at least like the hen. Regardless of how hard it may get to get these pound off my body, I will just try all the harder. If something fails then I will try another way. If I get tired of no sugar then I will make up my mind that it want be forever, then when I get my eating emotions under control and can control my desires then I will be able to have something sweet and not let it rule me but be glad that a little will satisfy my need. If the pounds come off more slowly then I will add a little more activity and fewer calories to my diet. I will be determined 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and not just now and then. I will not feel jealous when my thin friend is able to eat all she wants and not gain an ounce. I will just be more determined to keep on trying until I succeed. I Will do my very best not to complain but be upbeat and cheerful about what I can eat. Most of all when things do not go like I think that they should have gone , I will be thankful to the Lord for all that He is doing through me and my trying to please Him.

I hope that you are encouraged in your trying and do not let Satan win even one battle that you have to fight. All it takes for him to win is for you to get discouraged and QUIT. We are not quitters anymore we will be victorious with the help that God so wants to give us. Do you want to be a hen or a quitter? I wanna be a hen? Can you hear me cackling? connie

Monday, March 24, 2008


Yahoo!! I have come through a month of birthdays and our anniversary and with the Lord's help and your encouragement, I have made it through. I have lost one pound. For me, that is victory!!! I am so happy and looking forward to the days now that will be a little easier on the trying. You just can not imagine what has been accomplished in my life. It is very hard to lose even the smallest amount when you have diabetes but put that together in a person who has not always succeeded in controlling her appetite, God has worked a miracle of that I am sure.

I am learning more and more about appetite and hunger. I have not always been able to distinguish between the two. You know I am not even sure that I have always known the difference.

HUNGER--- a craving or urgent need for food or a specific nutrient; an uneasy sensation occasioned by the lack of food.

APPETITE---- one of the instinctive desires necessary to keep up organic life, the desire to eat.

I don't think that I have ever been truly hungry in my entire life. I have been ruled for the most part by my appetite.

I am learning to tell the difference and to try not to eat until I feel hungry. You know that little tell-tell sensation in the pit of your stomach when you have not eaten for four to six hours. Then I try to eat more slowly so that as I am eating and begin to feel full, then I STOP. I feel so much more comfortable and do not have that stuffed feeling. I also do not have to face the feeling of guilt in knowing that I have done wrong. I am finding eating a much more pleasant experience. Being a diabetic, I have to be very careful to eat something every few hours. But I have learned that I don't have to eat a full course meal six times a Of course, I always knew that, but I let my appetite control my desires for to many times.

I do want to thank all of you as well as others who have helped me along the way. I am looking forward to these next days because I am sure now that I can lose a few more pounds. Maybe not as many or a quick as I would like but I am losing and that is my goal.

Since returning from a great anniversary , I have been very busy. I am trying to catch up on all the things that I am behind in doing. I cleaned our refrigerator out today and also the pantry. This is a new beginning to get rid of some of the things that do us no good in being there. My husband has started trying with me today. I am sure that it is going to be much easier for the both of us to work together. Well, it is so good to be back and talking to you all once again. I hope that you all have been having good success. I have not forgotten to pray for each of you. see you again soon. connie

Friday, March 21, 2008


For this post, I would like to refer you over to my other blog, connies-thoughts and the post, THE TOMB IS EMPTY. You can click on this blog over in the right hand side bar. Thank you, I wanted to share this post with you for this very special Sunday. connie

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I wanted to check in, so you all would not think that I had given up. I have not given up by any means. Things are going very well. I am thankful to say. In march we have eight birthdays and especially Jim's birthday which was the 8th of March. He had a very good birthday. I am happy to say. We both did as a matter of fact. Our 46th anniversary is coming up on March 18th. We are taking a whole week this year to get away and celebrate. Every years since we have been married we have always taken a day up to a week to go back and remember all the good times we have had. The reasons why God put us together. The reasons why we have stayed together. Why we continue to want to be together. They all add up to the Lord. He is the very center of our life. It is with the love that He gave us that we are able to love each other through the good and the bad, the sad and the happy. He gives us our reasons for living and living for Him.

I am really doing quiet well with my weight. I haven't lost but about a pound but I am learning new ways. It is becoming much easier for me now. The reason why I have not been around this week is that my second son is here taking a course at our police department on Child abuse. He is an investigator for the Sheriff's Department in another county. So , We have the privilege of him and part of his family being here with us this week. Really, and truly, I just have not had time to sit down at the computer. I did want to take the time to let you know what is going on. To also tell you that I have not forgotten you all for one moment. You have been in my prayers and hope to after our trip next week to be able to visit with you as before. I look forward to it. So please don't forget me.

I am going to take some time before we leave to plan out my meals and exactly how and what I am going to eat. I don't want to be taken by surprise. I want to go prepared. This is really very exciting for me. In the past , I have always said, "Yeah!! a whole week to eat as I please!!!" Not so now, I am determined to stick with my plan. With God's help and the encouragement that I am getting from all of you and others, I truly believe that by the end of this year, I can be down to the goal that I have set for myself.

I hope that each of you are doing very well also. Keep up the good work and I am anxious to hear all about it come Monday week. love you friends. connie

Saturday, March 1, 2008


PSALM 36:7-12

How excellent is thy loving- kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of they wings.

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of they house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

For with thee is the fountain of life: IN THY LIGHT SHALL WE SEE LIGHT.

O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.

There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

If we are walking in the Light of God then we can see light. When we are doing things that are not pleasing to him (overeating, not taking care of the temple he gave us to house our soul and spirit, our body) then we know it and it is up to us to do something about it. As Christians we must remember that the SPIRIT OF GOD lives in our hearts .
We need to not let the "foot of pride," or the "hand of the wicked," take over our lives. They will cause us to fall in our Christian walk.

PRIDE---The state of being proud; inordinate self-esteem, conceit

WICKED---Morally bad or evil; causing or likely causing trouble

If we find pride creeping into our lives, or anything that will cause us trouble , then we should cast it out of our lives. These are not character traits of God so we do not want them in our lives.

You know as a child, my Mom and Dad were always saying to me, "YOU have to have some pride." I don't think that they realized what they were saying. I know that I sure didn't when I said these same words to my children. We must always know that we are nothing and any good thing seen in our lives is the Lord Jesus Christ as we allow Him to work in our lives.

In the matter of weight loss there is always the possibility of allowing pride to come in and we think if not say, "look what I have done." We could have done nothing except God allows us. So we need to always give God the glory that is where it belongs.

As the week will begin anew tomorrow, I want to commit myself to doing all that I can to keep pride and evil from my life and treat my body with the respect it deserves by remembering who is living in my heart, The Holy Spirit of God. I pray that you have a good week. connie