Tuesday, January 22, 2013

More than just the fat girl

Uncomfortable title huh? Just typing things I want to say. I have many goals. So during my 38th year, I want people to see more than just the fat girl. I want them to see Jesus. I want my words and actions to represent the one who has blessed me far more than I deserve. I want to make better choice. Hoping this will be the year!

It is a hard title but some of you have to admit that when you see a fluffy person, you are quick to judge. I am not saying all of you, but a lot of the population does that. I have judged. I have been judged.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

those goals

So, this week I started working on my spiritual and physical health. I started a new Bible Study called Patriarchs by Beth Moore and will be learning about some of the leaders in Genesis. I think I am going to love this group. A lot of the ladies are a few years older than me, and I love that. Lots of wisdom to learn from! I tend to interact more with ladies who are not in my age group. I have kind of all been like that, I am not much more. I guess I realize I do not to impress anyone. Told you I was odd!

I also started back at Weight Watchers and it was not a fun weigh in but it was needed  and I had some great fellowship with ladies. I started tracking this morning and so far so good. Had some yummy waffles and fruit for breakfast and stocked up so I should be avoiding the cafeteria all weekend which is a good thing.

Book goal- I am starting with a Francis Chan book and Ms. Understood this weekend and am so excited, now if I can just find an hour or 2 to get started. Thanks to all of you who have either commented here or face booked messaged me. You sent me such encouraging words.

 So that's how January 2013 has started. Time for a new start, time for new changes. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Reading List

I asked for some suggestions on what I should read this year and got some great ideas so here is my list in not particular order.

1.  Forgotten God- Francis Chan
2. Hole in our Gospel- Richard Stearns
3. Ms. Understood- Jen Hatmaker
4. Desperate Mom by Sara Clarkson
5. Grace Based Parenting
6. Girlfriends Guide to Bible Study by Hatmaker
7. reread This Present Darkness by Peretti
8. Peace with God by Billy Graham
9.Notorious 19 by Evanovich (Stephanie Plum series)
10. The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe
11. The House  on Tradd Street by Karen White
12. Animal, Vegetable and Mineral by Barbara Kingsolver
13. Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
14.The Call by Os Guiness
15. The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
16. Made to Crave
17. Proof of Heaven
18. She's Got issues by Stephanie Johnson
19. Unglued: making wise choices in the midst of raw emotion by Lisa Teurkist
20. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
21. A Stolen Life by Jacee Dugard.
22. Thunder and Rain by Charles Martin
23. Grace Transforming
24. The Chance by Karen Kingsbury
25. The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado