Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-in: Week 6

I don't have much time this morning so I'm going to get right to it...

I lost 1.4 pounds this week
bringing my total weight loss to 13.4 pounds!

Before I joined My Fitness Pal, I took notes for a few days in a spiral bound notebook.  I was headed for disaster that way and am really glad I found the free, on-line journal (much easier).  However, I had recorded a loss of 0.4 lbs. in that notebook and I did not initially record it on MFP.  I entered my start weight as what I weighed on the day I created my MFP account and not on my true start date.

How was that for confusing???

I hope you've had some coffee before you read that one because I haven't and I'm not sure if that made any sense.  lol

Anyway, I corrected my start weight yesterday, and my weight loss from last week's post to today's seems like1.8 lbs when my true weight loss is 1.4 lbs.

Not that anyone is probably following that closely, but just staying honest.

Plus, I lost that initial 0.4 pounds, I intend to claim it!  lol

On a more serious note... my studies have been in 1 Cor 15 this week, and I wanted to share this verse with you. 

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.  1 Cor 15:10

This weight loss thing is hard work, yet it is not my work but the work of grace in me that enables me to stay the course.  Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit, and I am continually praying for more of it.  Losing weight may not seem like a "spiritual" thing to do, but as a Christian, I want to serve the Lord in whatever I do, and His grace is sufficient in all things.

Thank you for your prayers, and I am continuing to pray for you.  Feel free to share your progress in comments or email me.

Here are my requests for this week:
  1. For clarity of thought and purpose when writing these posts.
  2. For continued success with diet and exercise.
  3. For two of my friends who are dieting with me.
  4. For holiday preparation...I don't want to "blow my diet" but want to reasonably enjoy the holidays and be able to celebrate with family and friends.
  5. For God to be glorified.
Happy Healthy Living!


Kellie said...

Congratulations!!! I lost too - 2.2 lbs.! No, I didn't understand it all, but that's okay because I can't get MFP to show my actual weight loss either. It keeps rounding my initial weight that I entered last week, so this week's loss is showing up as 1.6. Frustrating! Even though I know the actual number, I still want to see it on the screen. LOL!

I am blessed! said...

I refuse to step on a scale until my 6 week post-partum appointment, but I can tell I'm still losing. The jeans I bought a week and a half ago are too big now. Maybe I'll try squeezing into my regular jeans in another week.

Keep up the good work!