What to do, what to do...

Now that the holidays are in my rearview mirror I am ready to get some of those holiday treats and sweets off of my, ahem...rear view.

I am heaping blame on the holidays, but it really boils down to my lack of self control. I can't seem to just eat one or two cookies (or what ever treat), I want to eat them ALL. Until I'm sick of them or they're gone. What's up with that? I've let an occasional indulgence become the norm.

"Everything is permissible for me--but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me--but I will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12

What to do, what to do...

Better choices. Moderation. Balance. Smaller portions. Occasional treats. Ramp up the exercise. I know what I need to be doing, I just need to do it.

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you whom you received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body." 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20

This last week I exercised more than I had been (though still haven't started using light weights like I know I should) and made better food choices. Mostly. I'm trying.

I am also trying to remember that no matter what, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" Psalm 139:14

However. My good friend Vanity wants me to sign up for Weight Watchers again, this time with a clear goal set, say 3-4 months. Last spring WW worked well for me and I lost 20+ pounds (most of which I'm sure have returned). My other friend, Penny Pincher Cheapmeister wants me to give it a go on my own. I'm still on the fence, and the fence is hurting my larger heiny.

What to do, what to do...


  1. I saw a commercial for Weight Watchers online and thought I might check into that. If you're already familiar with the program it might be helpful, but less expensive than going to meetings.

  2. I'm with you, Holly. I feel the exact same way.

  3. I'm so there with you! My sister sent me a message today telling me she hadn't seen me at the gym lately....yeah....like the past 4 or so months? Oops! I'm blaming the holidays too!

    Thanks for stopping by today! =)

  4. i've kicked all the stuff i can't eat to the curb. it's just not in the house. it's hard to overindulge on shredded wheat. (gosh, i hope i never have to test that theory.)

    i support going it on your own. mostly because penny pincher cheapmeister happens to BE my middle name.

  5. i say save your money. you know the 'tricks' of WW, you can totally do it on your own! If you need the support of weighing yourself in front of everyone and having them cheer, just do it on your blog. Seriously, it works! (you know I know!)

  6. ok, so i'm tired. i was reading and thinking "vanity...what an unusual name!" it wasn't until penny pincher that i caught on. :)
    you definitely have a support system here- and an envious one at that. i'm slowly watching things expand and while part of it is due to a legitimate fetus, i fear i may also be growing other larger parts that are not as welcome. ah...it will be a long fall...
    i love how you tied in scripture to your goals, though- that is great.

  7. I hear ya! I will eat every last one of what ever it is I like, so I try to get only "junk food" that I don't like. but when I do get something I want, I am not too apt to share...I gorge! I try to keep it to once or twice a week, but gorging like that surely can't be any better than one small treat more often, can it???

  8. Oh, I am so in the trenches with you on this one. Every step of my run hurts. And last year, before baby, I had an Iron Lung!


    I love these scriptures you cite. Perfect!


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