07/16/2017: Day 66

Church meal of basically a taco bar which wasn’t bad for me. But they have desserts!!!! It’s ok. Truthfully, I’m not aching any more when I see tons of desserts and everyone is eating but me. I think Jesus is really helping me overcome my food addiction. God is good!

On the weight side, I was down to 293.1 pounds which means I’ve lost 21.9 pounds in these 66 days! Woot! Woot!


06/02/2017: Day 21

So it’s national donut day. That happens the first Friday of every June. I’ve got it marked in my calendar from years past and for years in the future.

So Krispy Kreme is giving out free donuts today and I know that Mike loves his donuts. So I told him that he should go and get our his free doughnut and my free doughnut. Then he could eat them both.

You can see from the picture that he ate his.

07/07/2017: Day 57

Wow! I’m sitting here at the Cancer Center with my herceptin going through my veins and I’m so happy I could bust! They just told me I only have one more treatment! 3 weeks and all of my chemo will be done! Can you believe it?

AND according to their scales here, I’ve had a significant weight change of 7%!!!! That was big enough that they had to lower the dosage of the chemo I’m getting! 

Let us sing: God is so good! He’s so good to me!

My scales this morning showed 296.2 or a 18.8 pounds down in 57 days!

Thanks to Jesus for all of your blessings! I’m so excited!

07/03/2017: Day 53


It’s Day 53 and I am down to 297.6 meaning I’ve lost 17.4 pounds! (315-297.6) I am proud of me. Thank you, Jesus, for your help and guidance.

The aqua therapy that the insurance will pay for is done. It went well (I want to say “good” but the grammar police changed it. LOL!).

We went to the Hersheys to use their pool. My back hurt the entire time. Mike thinks it wasn’t deep enough. We are going to check his mom’s pool out tomorrow.

Thanks for praying. Keep it up… 97.6 pounds left to lose!

06/27/2017: Day 46

I haven’t written for a while because there really hasn’t been much to write about. The weight is going pretty good. This morning I was at 300. 9 pounds! So that would mean that I’ve lost 14.1 pounds since this all began.

I’m having moments like when I look at food and wonder is this lust that I’m feeling. So I talked to Pastor Lehman or Phil Lehman on Sunday. He explained there may be a fine line between temptation and lust but as long as I’m not dwelling on it then I’m probably not crossing that line. I think I’m OK with that.

My oldest son came in from Ohio and visit with us. That was a lot of fun. It would be nice to have family closer to where we live but not so far away.

The aqua therapy is pretty much done for now unless insurance will cover more sessions. I go Thursday for an a evaluation which I’m not really sure what that means. But a friend of ours has said we can come over and use their pool so we might start that next week regardless.

Keep praying!

06/18/2017: Day 37


I’ve been enjoying summer and being too lazy to write. So I thought I’d check in and let you know things are OK. I still haven’t cheated! God is great!

One thing I realized yesterday as we did our shopping is that I am greedy. I used to be able to buy food or eat food to satisfy that “wanting” feeling. Now I cannot and it hurts.

There’s nothing I “want” that seems satisfying.

  • Clothes No.
  • Pocket Books no.
  • Electronics… well there’s the new Surface but realistically no money so… No.
  • Food… no.

Ugh. Greed is not something Jesus wants us to have in our life. It appears I’ve discovered another lesson. Be satisfied with what you have instead of always thinking you need something more. Sigh. Thank you, Jesus!

We had a carry-in for Father’s Day after church. I did good! Mostly, I’m really excited for Mike because he didn’t get any dessert! That’s a miracle. He really is trying to do good now.

The question I’m dwelling on is… If I say “ooooh” to food, wishing I could eat it plus acknowledging how delicious it would be, is that sinful lust? Or am I just doing a great coping measure because then I do not eat the food?