The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I could probably go a million places with this post today, but to your advantage I'd rather not take you into the "world of Mesha," where you'll be left looking for the "exit" door.

This morning I stepped on the scale only to find that I was at the EXACT same weight of my weigh-in last Thursday. No need to lie on my blog, I was a bit disappointed with the discovery. You totally want to have BIG weeks like I did for week 4, however, that "broken scale" feeling you receive the following week can be a little discouraging. It's hard to pull off anything significant after such a dramatic number the previous week. *sigh* It really doesn't help that I somehow injured myself a few days back on the treadmill. THE LAST THING I NEED AT THIS POINT OF THE COMPETITION IS AN INJURY FRIENDS! (pray for me if you think about it)

Well, as I'm leaving water aerobics class one of the wonderful ladies says, "You know, if the number doesn't move you can always take a water pill." Okay, so I don't know where she's been or how she missed my whole "laying down of the the water pill" process, but I guess that memo wasn't broadcast. haha. The idea sounded so appealing considering it was my crutch the first 2 weeks and I knew doing it just this "once" AGAIN wouldn't hurt.


NOPE, I said I was done with them and I fully intend on following through with that decision (until the last week which I've said from the beginning). Although taking a water pill isn't necessarily bad for me, I know it can become an obssession to lose weight in an unhealthy, unnatural way. I do not want to come out of this with an eating disorder and poor self-image - I want to come out healthy, happy & confident. Depending on nothing other than God himself - not a weight loss plan, competition, water pill or the like.

Verse of the Day:

1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
So for a quick note on the verse I chose to use today, this was one of my first memory verses when I got saved at age 16. As is all scripture, I think it's a powerful verse. God is faithful and there is ALWAYS an exit provided out of temptation, we just have to be willing to take it. I've said before, "We can't cry 'Lord lead us not into temptation,' and then walk deliberately into it." I have to quote that to myself probably more than to others as I'm guilty of often not opening my eyes to see the exit God has graciously provided. Through life we will be tested, but how will the grade turn out??? I'm going to be honest, in another area I failed the test today, SERIOUSLY screwed up, but we get up and keep going. Amen? Amen! God's word never fails, it's us who fall short.

p.s. check out my other blog, Jusified, to read my latest post and a bit of my testimony.


Shauna said...

Temptation for me is a cookie...ha ha ha! Maybe I could chase my cookie down with a water pill:) NOT!!! Remember this is a lifestyle change the competition is only part of the motivation to start the change. The only way to loose and keep weight off, is to make this decision. PS go to the dr. about your thyroid quit being so stubborn. love you

Magic Brush said...

Hey I got saved at 16 too! Cool. I'm sorry the scale didn't move. I haven't gotten on it this week.... I'm scared. You can do it! Next week will be better.

Mesha said...

Jennifer, you're great! Thanks for all the encouragement and feedback. It really does spur me on and keep me motivated. You rock chica.