May 26, 2011

Weigh In: 2.4 lb. Loss

    162 lbs.

I am so happy to report a 2.4 lb. loss this week! I haven't seen a number like that (on a week I didn't gain the week before) in quite some time. It proves what I know is true--it takes a LOT of focus to lose that amount in one week.

Focus can easily hop over the line into obsession. It's a very blurry line. My Bible study last week was about doing everything with all of our heart as unto the Lord, not men. The Lord wants me to give 100% in all that I do, when I am doing it for Him. Which means I have to examine my motives in all that I do and make sure that my overarching purpose--in all that I do--is to bring Glory to His name. If it's not, a 100% effort can easily turn into an unhealthy obsession.

I know it's His grace that keeps me going. I'm so thankful for that grace and thankful that I was reminded of it again this morning with this verse:

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16

Rejoice my friends; we are ALIVE! Live your life 100% today, and if you know the Lord, live it for Him.
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13 comments:

Karla said...

you need to change the name of your blog to

Real skinny!!!

good for you!!! great week!

Pamela E. Williams said...

You look awesome!! You are right in all that we do for HIM we must give our all!!

Great Job!!

spunkysuzi said...

Wowsa's absolutely amazeballs :)

Munchberry said...

You look terrific! "Which means I have to examine my motives in all that I do and make sure that my overarching purpose--in all that I do--is to bring Glory to His name. If it's not, a 100% effort can easily turn into an unhealthy obsession."

Amen! It IS hard not to cross over into obsession when you are focused to acutely.

You are such an inspiration. Love your dress! Must be fun to wear cute and stylish things again and have them look fabulous on!

live-laugh-love.org said...

Way to go Keelie! You look fantastic!

rocksiemarie said...

You look awesome, and congrats on the 2 pound weight loss I knew it took lots of dedication and effort after 180-150 is hard going down from there. I can't wait to be where your at. I just need to be patient and do well. I love your blog and your great motivator and a true story of success.

Rosa said...

You look drop dead gorgeous! Seeking inspiration from you. Keep up the amazing work.

Lily Fluffbottom said...

awesome!

Deb Willbefree said...

Congratulations on the loss! :D

You described the tightrope so well. That balance we need to keep so that we don't fall over the line into obsession...or fall the other way into complacency. So hard.

Unto Him.

Deb

Judith said...

you are such an inspiration, especially when you post the days you don't do so well at. It makes it real.
It wasn't until I came across your blog (through RLAM I think) that it clicked and I am trying to get my life more in order and make some time to pray for strength, etc.
So thanks, keep up the great work.

Donna said...

Hi Keelie, Thanks so much! I've bragged about you more than once on my homemaking blog, Comin' Home. You inspire me all the time!

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home
and Gettin' Thin Together

Anonymous said...

Thanks Keelie, your success has motivated me for over a year now and seeing you still working so hard and doing so well has been inspirational.

Kate said...

Keep at it, my friend! That dress is amazing! What kind is it?