I’m sure you’re on pins and needles wondering how my weight loss journey has been going, seeing as how I didn’t post any results from week four…

Well, the reason I didn’t is because frankly, I’m embarrassed.

Halloween KILLED my diet and my will power.  (Have you read Return from the chocolate coma?!)  But Halloween was two weeks ago and I’m still using that age old “the devil made me do it” excuse.

“Then the Lord God said to the woman, ‘What is this you have done?’ The woman said, ‘The serpent deceived me, and I ate.'”   Genesis 3:12

It has NOTHING AT ALL to do with the fact that I ate all that candy two weeks ago and then this past week made chocolate chip cookies and practically ate all of them.  Or, being the great mommy I am, buying donuts for the kids for breakfast and eating four of them myself.  Yup it was all for them, I swear!!

Uff.  At 380 calories a pop, well…it doesn’t leave much else to eat if you’re counting calories.  Thankfully I had a salad for lunch…at McDonald’s… and finished up the kids’ french fries (well, you can’t leave food on your plate!!  My parents taught me that!  Plus, look at all the starving children…)

Mmm-hmmm, excuses, excuses.

Needless to say, I have gained a few pounds over these last couple weeks.  And so from day 1 to day 28, I have officially lost 10 pounds, and gained back 12, lost an additional few more and gained some of those back.  So since starting this journey, I am now sitting back at the original starting weight of 182.

BUGGER!!!  Although, thankfully because I am running, I can safely say that my pants are fitting a bit better.  Slightly….not a ton….well, some…ok, nevermind.  I much preferred how they felt 10 pounds ago.  😐

Syd and I have continued on the couch to 5k running plan…and just now I finished day 1 of week 5 (which, this is going to be a tough week…yikes!!)


But you know what I’ve found?  When I’m not regularly spending time in the Word or with God in prayer, everything else in my life tends to fall apart.  The way I treat my family, the way I spend money, the things I crave, the things I want to do, the things I eat.

When I am out of control, I have to check my God tank.  Is it empty or full?  Is it that I’m craving Him and the evil one is convincing me I can fill it with things of this world?

So it seems.

“Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”   Matthew 26:41