Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weigh-In # 4

So I had weigh-in #4 this month and since January, I've lost 18 lbs! Not amazing, but still it is something.
I see my doctor on July 7th for an actual exam, (sadly I've had to reschedule due to work). I hope that my overall health has improved since last I saw her in March.

Well, I've got 2 more weigh-in's and I hope to be down at least 2 more lbs by the end of July. I still have those darn sweet cravings and find that when I drink more water and eat something protein-ish, that it goes away for the most part.

I'm currently trying to get information on when I can take the next nutrition class and support group meetings. I thoroughly enjoy the support group meetings, and look forward to re-taking them.
I'll be calling the surgeon's office this week to find out more information concerning requirements for my new insurance. (prayers please that I have, or will have all of the requirements done by September...oh yeah AND be approved through insurance to have the GBS).

Until next time everyone! Take care

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Surgery Update!

Well, I've had one of those 'feelings' that I needed to call the surgeon's know to check on my requirements and all.....BOY am I glad I did!!

It turns out that my company insurance is supposedly changing to United Healthcare, from Cariten.
The lady in charge of insurance information said she would know more on July 1st.

I've called corporate human resources where I work and left a message for them to call me ASAP concerning the changing insurance.

WOW....okay....I KNOW God is going to take care of this...I don't know how...but I KNOW He will take care of everything.

In the mean time, I'm retaking the nutrition class next month and will have my last weigh-in in August.

(Prayers that God will work this out wonderfully in my favor....whatever that may be)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Prisoner of Hope

"What would have become of me, had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living."

~Psalm 27:13

This scripture is an amazing depiction of how hope truly effects an attitude.

Growing up I was a Pollyanna-like child. I loved cheering people up and looking at the bright side of life. A positive attitude was just a natural part of my personality.

Now as I have gotten older and gone through certain trials in my life, I have found that it is much more difficult to maintain a positive attitude. Why is that??

Well after listening to a wonderful sermon on hope, I now know it is because of my lack of hope.

Hope truly is what allows us to have faith. Hope is an expected outlook that something good is going to happen for us. I want to be a prisoner of hope again.

Hope allows us to have a good attitude. Being 'locked up in hope' allows us to know that there is no situation too bad, too difficult for God to work.

Attitude is the name of the game. What can help attitude though? Well, I know that when something goes wrong in my life, my immediate reaction is to think something negative. And when I the more negative thoughts I have, there is a great probability that I will SAY something negative.

One of the most important things I've learned is that words are containers for power...they can carry creative or destructive power. I can say, something good is going to happen to me OR nothing good will ever happen to me.
Food for thought.....