New Weight Loss Challenge & Bible Study Starting Monday!

At the end of last summer, I started a Weight Loss Challenge/Bible Study called “God Before Goodies.” It lasted 4 weeks, and the results were amazing! The ladies in the group became each others’ cheerleaders, friendships were formed, weight was lost, and GOD was given all the glory!

Since the group ended, I’ve been asked almost daily if I would start a new group. After much prayer and deliberation, I’ve decided to start another group. The new group will be called “Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be.”

Becoming the Woman God wants me to be

From January 4th through February 1st, we will look at the lives of different women in the Bible. We will apply the characteristics of their lives to better ourselves in all we do – whether eating, exercising, or living a life for Christ.

I promise you, this is unlike any weight loss challenge you have ever been a part of. We will keep Christ first, help you develop a habit of daily Bible reading, and encourage you in your weight loss goals.

The cost to join is $20 for the month. There are no extra fees. No products to buy. No hidden costs. You are welcome to join for the Bible Study aspect, the weight loss aspect, or both! When you join, you will be surrounded by like-minded women, focusing on your life in Christ, and improving all the areas of your life.

I do have several scholarships available (with no tricks to the scholarship, either!), so if you really want to join but just don’t have the funds, contact me and let me know. I don’t want the fee to keep you from drawing closer to Christ if you really can’t afford it.

I’ve been much in prayer for this study, and I would love to have you join us. It will be run as a secret Facebook group, and only the women who have paid are allowed in the group. (No lurkers – it’s all completely private!)

If you want in, let me know. I’d love to have you join us!

DietBet Challenge – End of Week 2 Weigh In

Well, just got home from my local Curves office where I weighed in for the end of week 2 in the DietBet Mom Bloggers Challenge.

bathroom scaleThe results were not near as good as I had hoped they would be, and I am trying not to kick myself for it.

My starting weight in the challenge was 213 pounds. Last week, I weighed in at 205. I was super pumped that I had dropped 8 pounds in just a week.

I guess I expected to stay on that same downhill spiral and see even more weight come off when I stepped on the scale today.

Instead, I weighed in at 203.5. Yes, I went down. But not nearly as much as I wanted to. I wanted to be under 200 by now. I wasn’t asking much – just 5 or 6 more pounds gone. It was so discouraging to see the scale still set on the 200 mark.

I know there will be good weeks and bad, but a pound and a half? I’ve worked my butt off this week, and I lose a pound and a half? And don’t give me the “muscle weighs more than fat” line. I despise that line more than any other phrase out there.

Looks like it’s back to the grindstone for me. I still haven’t had soda in 2 weeks, in fact, I haven’t had anything but water in 2 weeks. I’ve eaten super healthy, reduced portion sizes, and am exercising at least 1 hour a day, 6 days a week.

I’ve met my goal for the DietBet Challenge, and have lost all of the weight required to win the money for St. Jude. {I just can’t gain ANY weight for the next 2 weeks. At All.} But my personal goal? That’s far from being met. I’ve got a very long way to go. And if it continues at just 1.5 pounds gone per week, it’s going to take me eons to get where I want to be.

Sigh. So not what I wanted to see when I weighed in today.

How are YOU doing with your weight loss goals?

Remember, you can follow my progress in the DietBet Challenge here: My Profile Page on DietBet.

Disclaimer: DietBet is giving me the opportunity to participate in a Mom Blogger’s Challenge and compete for $5,000 – which, if won, will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I am not a doctor. Any steps I take to lose weight are my own, and individuals should seek their doctor’s opinion before starting a weight loss program of any kind.