Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I can not say that I am glad to be back. I have dreaded this day for a few weeks now. I even thought very much about not coming back. I knew though that if I did not, I would then be a quitter. I do not want to be that. So here I am facing up to the last couple of months. I wish I could say that I have continued to lose but I can not. I wish I could say that I have not gained but I can not but here I am ready to start this all over again one more time.

The past weeks have been very busy and full of meals out, meals not planned, meals with others, bad meals, meals not good for me . I can not honestly other than a few times that I have over eaten but I just haven't eaten the right things. But the results are in and I have gained ten pounds. I know no other thing to do that forget what is behind and continue on pressing for the mark.

I hope all of you have done well, I would not wish these feelings of failure on any of you. But if you find yourself in my position, I do pray for us both as we try once again. I will not give up and I do believe if I continue to do it God's way and give Him my will then in His time I will get my weight down to a more healthy weight. So come on you all , let do this together. connie


Karen said...

Oh Connie, I'm so glad you're back! And glad you're hanging in there in spite of the setback. Beginning again is always tough but we're all still here praying for you and each other.

I've been hanging on, too. Haven't really lost weight but I've been eating healthy and exercising.


Dear Karen, thank you so much for your encourageing words, they mean so much.

I am adding excersize to my routine in hopes that will help. I have to be very careful with that so that I don't mess things up that don't need messing up.lol Iknow that is about as clear as a bell. Sorry, Thanks again and I am praying. love to you, connie

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

I'm glad you're back, Connie! Starting over isn't easy, but the hardest part is over, and that's admitting the failure and moving on.
I'll keep praying for you!


Pam, thank you. I know you are right. My heart already feels more at ease. Thank you for your prayers. connie

Mama Bear June said...

Connie, thanks for visiting my blog. I made a similar cross-stitch picture. Mine is a boy out on a limb, climbing toward a kitty at the end of the branch. The verse is: Oh Lord, my God, in thee do I put my trust. Psalm 7:1 :-D

We moved to Colorado from San Antonio. (Much prefer CO! ;-) ) I've done some yo-yoing and am a slow loser of weight, so I know the feeling. But staying in the game and being determined to make healthy choices for this temple God has give us to use, you'll soon be back on track. God bless!
Path to Health


Dear June, thank you for coming to visit me and for the encouragement. I love that verse also. Yes, I will soon be back where I need to be and thanks again. connie

Tori said...

Glad your back Connie.
Hey we're forgetting the past and looking to the future right. 10 pound isn't that bad, I'm sure I gained more.
You've motivated me to start over too, I meant to but now I think I really will. :0)

Looking forward to seeing how things are progressing!


Dear Tori, Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Yes, we do need to start recovering the lost ground then we will have gained more that any weight weight gain we might have. To not try that is when we have truly lost and I know that. So, yes, come on, I am sure that I can't do it without the encouragent that I get from your trying, oh, I might but it sure want be as much fun along the way. Keep trying, Tori!!! love you, connie

Anonymous said...

Hi Connie, I am still in awe of how well you have done. I lost 21kilograms last year and I have put on about 5-6kgs again. I am finding it so hard staying on track. I am going through manopause which doesn't help i suppose. I am finding I am losing interest in going to the gym. Don't let this minor setback upset you. Accept you have gone off track and when you can just start over. That's what I intend to do.
Take care Connie.
blessings Sandra nz


Blackberrycottage, it was so very nice of you to come by to encourage me. I do so appreciate it. I am just about back on tract. I intent to start full force on Monday, by that I mean leaving off most sugar and most breads. I am eager to get started. I have gone about it slowly to make it easier on myself.

After manopause, it is really hard to lose at all. So, I will be praying for you to get it off now. Thanks again. connie

sparrow's song said...

I can not honestly other than a few times that I have over eaten but I just haven't eaten the right things.

This is where I fail. I eat the wrong things and then my body pays the price. And I'm remiss to take vitamins and minerals as I should. With prayer and depending on God I find a new desire for less sweets and more for healthy foods and a diligence to exercise. And I'm amazed for He is working in me and He will work in you as well for what you need Him to help you in.

Pausing to ask determination, self-control, and balance for you in prayer. Wishing you total success to be the best you can be both physically and spiritual as God intended your individual body and person in Him. <---this is true beauty