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Friday, November 7, 2008

FFF - Favorite Family Foto

Hello friends,

It has been a great week! If you are one who is joining me for the "Better Together" Challenge, I would love to hear how your week went. You can post it in the comments section. If you have a blog and you've posted it there, let us know in the comments section so we can hop on over. :) If you have no idea what I'm talking about, but would like to check it out, click here. You can still join! You'll notice that I originally called it the Weightloss Challenge, but then changed it so that anyone could join - even if you don't want or need to lose weight.

Here's how my week went:
  • I lost 3 1/2 pounds :)
  • I exercised 5 out of 7 days for at least 15 minutes!
  • I have NOT eaten 1 piece of Halloween candy since this challenge started!
  • I have passed up numerous helpings of cake!
  • I have eaten breakfast EVERY day!
  • I am going to treat myself to a small candy bar today - maybe! I really don't even want one right now.
  • Favorite food of the week: Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing. (Since it's not fat free, I only used a little)
  • Favorite snack of the week: Pumpkin seeds.

Now, on to the Foto. This was taken last year at my sister's wedding. I love it when we're all dressed up. Us girls all had our hair done together and that was a lot of fun. And then my boys in their tux's...I can't stand it. :)

My Favorite Picture of our family!
I have to say that this week has not been too easy. There have been many temptations. It seemed as though every where I turned there was cake. Thankfully, I'm not a crazy cake lover, but I do have a weak spot for chocolate cake with chocolate frosting...especially when it has caramel on it. When I went out to lunch with co-workers, I ordered an oriental chicken wrap with salad instead of fries. Wouldn't you know it, she brought me fries instead. And when I tried to give them back and asked for my salad she said, "just go ahead and keep the fries". Man! Well, I did break down and eat 2 fries and then I gave them away! Although I must say that I am blessed. I am blessed to be faced with such choices and temptations. There are many people who are starving to death in other countries. Which brings me to my knees!
Here is a scripture that fits my feelings. James 1:2-3 says, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance."
Now, I'd love to hear from you. Do you have anything you'd like to share?

Bless you,


  1. Congratulations - I might just have to start this challenge once Baby#2 arrives ... and your family photos are beautiful! THanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful weekened!

    Hugs from SNOWY Minnesota!

    Rebekah - Jaden - Baby#2 too

  2. I have a confession this week, that I have felt so sick this week have not attempted to do anything, but will definitely be on for now. I have lost 0.5 kg though, I am sure it is cos I havent been eating much. HOping to go to gym tomorrow morning though!

  3. Great job on the weight loss and especially the exercise! Great family picture!


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