Sunday, December 13, 2009

150 Calories VS $150

It's official. It's been blogged about by all of us. Mila, Jen, and I are stickin' to it!

Comment with what you guys think:

  • How long will this go on for? Maybe 6 months? 
  • We need to record our starting weights as of Jan. 1, 2009, don't forget! Should we start a google wave about it so we can all check in?
  • How often do we update the weights? Every week, every 10 pounds, every 10%, or just at the end?
  • Keep in mind, the money is motivation, but we're doing this ultimately to live healthier lives. If we all end up super hot, we'll spend the money on new clothes or something as a reward. 
I'm excited!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

a couple things

1] IT SNOWED! It was beautifullllll!

2] Laura Beth posted a note on facebook a couple weeks back that I really, really liked. She used the scripture 1 Cor 13:4-7, which is one of my favorites. It's super popular, but I like it because I've used it so many times to define what I have with Daniel. But, Laura Beth put it in a way that was so powerful. We can't live a loving life if we're not full of it from our inside first. Love has to define us first. We have to be loving in all our additudes, emotions, and actions. Therefore, it's interesting to look at the verse with my name instead of "love' and use it as a checklist to see what I'm at. Can I say that I AM love?

Katie is patient, Katie is kind.
She does not envy.
Katie is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude;
She is not self-seeking, nor easily angered.
She keeps no record of wrongdoing.
She does not delight in evil,
But rejoices in the truth.
  She always protects, trusts, hopes, and preserves.
There is nothing Katie cannot face;
There is no limit to her faith, hope, and endurance.

Currently I cannot say that I live up to this standard that I am called to live by. But, I need to discipline myself to learn to live this way. After all, the greatest commandment is to "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." and the second is to "Love your neighbor as yourself." See? It's all centered around LOVE. When you're loving God, your actions and additudes follow suit.

Also, real quick. I'd like to shout out to my God. For real man, the past two-three weeks have been really trying. I've been tested and tempted a lot more than usual for some reason and it's really been getting me down. I've had a bad additude, I've been angry-ish, confused, and majorly stressed. I wasn't blaming God at all, but I wasn't taking my frustration to Him. I've given in, I've done wrong, and just kept going. BUT I can say that all it takes is confession and I'm back in his hands with that joy back in my life that wayyy overcomes all the circumstances that bring me down.

3] I'm not sure what my future holds right now. I can't be too specific at this point, but I have a few opportunites in front of me and made a decision to move forward and pursue one, but ultimately what happens is going to be what God's plan is for me. If that means a big change is going to happen, that's what is meant to be. If I lose, and nothing changes job-wise, then that is God's will, too. But, I have a much better additude about work now, too. At least I have A job, which is something some people can't say. Holding a grudge isn't going to help anything. However, I have decided that Mila is totallly right, and holding my tongue is better than trying to make change happen in a place where it's not welcome.

4] In January, Mila, Jen, and I are starting a bet. $150 are at stake, to who can lose the biggest percentage of weight. I don't really care about the money, because my focus is on getting healthy. It's not even to be skinny, but to live a healthier life. I'm really, really excited about it!

5] I have been on such a country music kick lately. I looooove Carrie Underwood more than anything right now.

I think that's it! It was actually more than I thought, sorry!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


so i have a couple of blogs in mind that i need to jot down. don't have time right now..

but i will say: my resume is updated.

take that with a grain of salt, or a pillar. im more serious about this than anyone thinks. well, i know 2 people understand.