Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Check THIS Out!

Yesterday, I weighed 150.4.

This morning, I was SHOCKED to see that I now weigh:

I was actually a little nervous that I may be dropping weight TOO FAST!

Remember, I was 154.8 last Friday.  Today, I am 148.  That is over SIX POUNDS!

And for those who asked, I am on Herbalife.  You drink two shakes in place of two meals a day to lose weight.  To maintain your weight, you drink one.  I just drank one today because I thought maybe I was losing too fast.  It tastes SUPER DELICIOUS and I am not hungry.  I am not snacking all day long as I usually did.  I bought a box of Protein Mix and a box of Healthy Meal.  It was $98.  I thought that was a bit much, but it might last a month.  You blend it with frozen fruit and oatmeal.  Tonight, I added 1/2 a banana.  It was the best one yet!

Good heavens!  By this time next week, I may have to go buy new underwear and jeans.  HOW EXCITING!  

No, I really don't want to lose that much.

I have found that being too thin at my age reveals too many wrinkles and sags.  You need SOMETHING to hold your skin out!!!

I took my semi-broken Ellisimo embroidery machine into B-Sew Inn today to be serviced and fixed.  The people there were SO NICE!  I love it when a place of business acts like they are GLAD to have you for a customer.

They don't know me at all in that store.  I haven't been there for 4 years, and the people there are all different.  Nobody made the slightest effort to try to sell me a new machine.  One very nice girl named Kim took me over to a machine LIKE MINE, and she spent 30 minutes showing me all the stuff it does as a regular sewing machine because she heard me mention I had not used it to sew -- just embroider.  She would have showed me much longer, but I had to leave to run more errands.

My machine won't be ready until Friday, so I will have to stay here until then.  Unfortunately, we have problems at our store again, and I have to go back to deal with them -- like it, or not.  It isn't so fun to own a business sometimes.  )-:  I am trying really, really hard to "cast my care on the Lord" as the Bible teaches.  I am getting better at it.  I am trusting that no matter WHAT happens, that something GOOD will come from it, even if it means my returning to work full time. 

It seems I am entering a new season in my life in more ways than just losing my best friend.  I can't imagine many things being harder than that, so hopefully, nothing ahead will be.  

When I look BACK on my life, I remember so many times I was at the very end of my rope, and I didn't think I would EVER be happy again.  Then, out of NOWHERE -- in the most IMPOSSIBLE way -- something or someone WONDERFUL would happen. 

There is NO WAY that Jerry and I would EVER have met!  Our paths would never have crossed except for other people who came into my life.  I know that I know that I know that GOD put us together.  The fact that he did not die from cancer, and he is still here with me, makes all the other issues in my life bearable.    

In ALL things, I will give thanks!  God is good and greatly to be praised!  He has a GOOD plan for my life, and He has a GOOD plan for your life!  I will rest assured of His constant care for me because He said in Hebrews 13:5&6 that HE WILL NEVER LEAVE ME NOR FORSAKE ME!  I sure do need to know that through the next chapter of my life.

Hugs, Joy


  1. Well, Joy, I wrote a long comment and somehow deleted it -- so if you get two from me, just understand that I don't know what I'm doing!
    Your excitement about the Herbalife is contagious; Megan is checking with her contact re my buying some from him. He may bring it to the Fit Class tomorrow night, so I need to buy a blender. Yes, don't lose too fast - all your clothes will need altering! Let me know if you can go to lunch on Friday before or after you pick up your sewing machine. Love you! Margaret

    1. Lunch tomorrow, Thursday, as we discussed. You may have to watch me cry through the entire meal without P there. I miss her so much today, I'm fighting back tears. I almost cried leaving a message on the Private Eye's phone. (We hired one to find the missing nephew.) I will probably head back home Friday after picking up my machine so I don't have to be here all alone on a "Play Day". That would really do me in!
      Hugs, Joy
      Hugs, Joy

  2. Hi Joy! I found you on youtube and then wandered over to your blog. Thank you so much for posting videos and blog entries - I enjoyed reading and watching! You are such fun! I love love your sewing room!!! What are the dimensions of your space? I am in the process of making a large sewing room in the basement. I have allocated 14' by 36' plus a walk in closet and bathroom. You room has been an inspiration. I love the full size kitchen and two cutting tables and quilting machine! Wow!!! I hope to hear from you. Roberta rmarcinak@gmail.com

    1. Welcome Aboard, Roberta!
      Yes, I do have a wonderful sewing room. It is 18' x 35'. It was our former attic that we walked out into from the second floor. Sounds like yours will be just as amazing!
      Hugs, Joy


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