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~Lauren & Page

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Weight Update and a Surprise!

Hebrews 13:20-21 "Now the God of peace...Make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Well--long time, no blog!! : ) It has been waaaay too long (which will be explained shortly)--and I have been so ready to get back in the game!

I have had many things on my heart the last several weeks, which I will share over the next several days, but today--I'm keeping it to just 2 things. So here goes...

1. A Weight Update.

Bwa ha ha ha! So funny!!

I have been so encouraged by the loving and caring response I received about my weight blog posts.

I introduced myself here, explained the biblical views on weight loss here, and talked about "a plan" here.

I am so happy to say, that in my first month, I lost around 10 pounds! Woot woot!! Eating healthy and exercising... It's been really great--learning to rely on God and His help. And He does help. Thank you, Lord!

How have you all done? I am looking forward to hearing!!

2. A Surprise.

I almost don't know what to say. We are shocked, yet very happy and excited. The verse above is so reassuring to me--knowing that even though it wasn't our plan--it is God's plan, which is perfect and wonderful... "working in you (and me!) that which is well pleasing in His sight". even quite literally!! : ) *Sigh of comfort and relief*

Needless to say--this is one reason why I haven't blogged in so long. This little, blueberry-sized wonder has been rather rough on his/her mommy. : ) As I'm sure many of you mommy's out there know all too well about!

3. So how does this affect the weighty issues?

Well--I'm so glad you asked! : ) Let me just say that, all though this does change the plan somewhat--in the way of the amount of weight I can loose... It doesn't mean that I will stop!

I had a great talk with the baby doc about the subject of weight... You know, when I had Little Red, I fell into the trap of "eating for two". And, I DID. Ugh. Now--I know better. I won't make that mistake again.

Part of me is a little scared about the weight and body effect this little one will have on me... But, God is in control--as ALWAYS--and I'll rely on Him and His help. : )

Hhhhhmmmmmmm... What a crazy month this has been... : )

Isaiah 41:10 "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."



  1. Believe me, I made that same "eating for two" misstake with my first and gained about 50 lbs!! With my subsequent three I am proud to say I simply "redistributed" my weight and only gained 20-25 lbs - a far more healthy gain for a pregnancy - it gets easier after each child I think to gain more sensibly as well as loose it in a healthy way, especially if you are a nursing mother - best wishes for a healthy pregnancy and delivery!!

  2. Congrats on expecting another baby!! Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy! Maybe the baby will consume lots of calories and help in the weight/inches loss! ;)