So, good news to report!! I have hit my next weight goal!! I am so excited to be feeling like I'm getting my body back! You always have more you want to lose of course but this liquid fast is working. This is day 19 and I am feeling good. Dropped a total of 12 pounds!! And I had lost 5 before the fast too. I felt a little dizzy again last night when I laid down to go to sleep, but Saturday I get to break my fast. I am excited to see something other than soup or a smoothie.
Our friends are getting married Sunday and I am looking forward to having some sweet fellowship and DANCING!! I got some new dresses and now I am just trying to narrow it down to which one I will actually wear! I keep going back and forth between my two favorites! Josh has talked about doing another 21-day liquid fast and I may join him after the wedding. I will at least be doing another week so we can continue to support the church who started later than we did.
It has been so cool to see how little your body actually needs to keep itself sustained and to have energy! I have noticed an increase in energy, not a lack. I am taking off extra weight that made me feel lethargic. I am a huge fan of the fruit smoothies at tropical smoothie!!! Yum! I think I will try to keep up the smoothie drinks in place of a meal every now and then.
It is good to be back journaling. Makes my soul feel good to share even if no one reads it! I have been strollerblading twice now. I am loving that because it is so much fun. I went 7.4 miles the other day! Hoping to go today but definitely tomorrow!
We had Fuel - young adult group last night. It was sweet! Over twenty people showed up and I was so stoked to be able to grow with others again. Sharon watched Dassa-Beanie and it was nice to be us again like back when we met!
My baby is 11 months today. I am so loving this new stage of learning she has entered and glad I am getting some new energy to keep up with her and all her exploring. She can move! A lot of friends are starting baby number number two and I just can't bring myself to think about that yet. I want to have energy and time to focus on Dassa-Beanie before another one comes along. God's timing with that, but I am really hoping I can avoid catching the bug this time around.
I have five friends starting baby #2. Three others about to pop with baby #1. It is crazy!!!! Love is in the air - and no one is using protection Ahhhh! Glad to have more playmates for Dassa, but I am so glad I will be able to pass that baby back when it cries. I am done being the meal source! Maybe we can revisit the idea in 6 months or a year. I may be ready to try again then, knowing that I have another 10months of pregnancy before I have to run after a second kid.
Praying about where God might be leading. Matt and his wife are moving out probably in April and the little one will be able to get a room all to herself - so nice! Sad that they are leaving though. I like having them around. Maybe when Josh is closer to being done with school we might think of putting the house up for sale and move down to be closer to my family. Josh has a real vision for a ministry there and a vision for my parent's land. It will be interesting to see how 2010 unfolds and all it brings. We also have the hope of a missions trip to Krasnodar in July to help build a two-story garage for our friend who married a pastor there! So excited about this!!! I guess that sums up everything for now. More later...
My Current Mantra
Walk humbly with God and do the work at your hands....