Tuesday, April 28, 2009


QUIT-----To depart from or out of; to leave the company of; to relinquish, abandon, or give over ( as a way of thought, acting, or living): Forsake; to give up; To cease normal, expected, or necessary action; to admit defeat; STOP.

To me this is a very sad definition. I do not want to be found among those who quit, forsake, give up, admit defeat, STOP.

I know it really get hard sometimes, but just think where we would be if we did quit!! What a sad thought. We would never stand a chance at being what God would have us to be. We would never meet that goal that we have. DEFEAT would be our cry!!!

NO, NO, I am out for victory!!! No matter how hard nor how longs it takes me to get there, I know that if I do not faint then the victory is mine.

I am holding my own, not gaining and not losing but I have faith that as I continue on one day those scales will go down just a little bit more bringing me closer to my goal. I want to see it!!

I hope if you are having a hard time that his poem will be an encouragement for you. YOU CAN DO IT. Take a look and see how we may be able to do it a little better and those pounds will come off just like the ones we have already lost. Remember we have not gained them back because we have not quit trying. Have a good week and I will see you again soon. connie

Thursday, April 9, 2009



Hello there!! I am just checking in to let you know how things are going with me. I am doing great. Have just gotten over a bout with gout. It slowed me down but I have not gained and for that I am very thankful. Now on to better things.

Right before I came down with gout I made a discovery! Well, I have known about it for a long time but my husband just finally convinced me to give it a try. I hated to spend the money but as usual my dear husband was right. He wanted me to start going to CURVES FOR WOMEN. I was afraid to go because I am so large. I can't get up from the floor. I move very slowly sometimes to make sure I will not fall. Oh, I had a lot of excuses to keep from going to check it out. Jim got this idea from our family doctor. He suggested it for me. "Oh, well,"I said, to myself,I will go and check it out. Thinking there would surely be a reason for me not to go. After all, I don't wear pants so I am sure that I will feel out of place, and how can I exercise in a skirt?

Well, I went with a lot of pushing on the part of my dear husband, Thank you dear Jim.

I was so surprised! It was run by Christian people. They didn't even mind saying, words like, "Thank you, Lord!" They didn't even look at me funny with my skirt on. Neither those that run the place nor those lady in attendance. But the thing that thrilled me the most was that I did not have to get down on the floor! I had to use machines. Machines that worked out every part of my body. I was in full sweat when I finished the 30 minute work out. I felt great when I finished! I was eagerly looking forward to going back the second time the next day. I went and felt even better. I just loved it, the place, the workout, the feeling of doing something good for my body and health. It was wonderful, really ladies, I mean it.

You have to go three times for the trainer to train you work on the machines . So, before the third morning arrived, I had gout in my ankle. I was so disappointed but was determined to go back as soon as my ankle was well.

Today was my third time back! I feel wonderful again. I can't wait for tomorrow. After the third training you can go at any time, at any of their places. I am so excited. I just know that now that I pretty much have my appetite, with God's help , under control, if I can just do this exercise. I know that I am going to be much better off.

I am looking forward to my blood pressure coming down and hopefully get off the diabetes meds that I am on. Would that not be just the greatest blessing, ever? It sure would!

This was not real cheap but my husband insisted that I give it a try. I am so thankful to him that he really pushed me into doing this. I do believe that it will be a great help to me. Just so you know it will cost me $36.00 a month for the year. That is a lot of money and I do not take it lightly. So, I will have to really be faithful to go and make it work for me.

I told you all this to say, Ladies, girls, if you have the money or can fit the money into your budget, I believe that it will be of great help to you also. There were smaller ladies there but the most of them were very overweight. As I said, all the ladies were very nice. I am looking forward to tomorrow. I can just feel my body getting in better shape.lol

I hope all of you are having a good day. If you can and will, please say a prayer for me the next days and months that what I need to accomplish with my health issues will be accomplished as I do my best at this. Thank you so much. connie