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Rhoni
07-11-2007, 12:58 PM
As most of you know, I was in a near fatal car accident in 1991 which God miraculously healed me from. Since that time I have many issues with my legs, as they sustained the full impact of the accident and I have metal plates and many screws in my right femur and left hip.

I said all that to say, I have a weight restriction on my legs and I am now overwieght, over my limit by 30 pounds. The weight can be attributed to:
1. dx. hypo-thyroidism [for which I take meds],
2. anxiety related to the many transitions I have experienced this past year,i.e., moving from one state to another, changing churches, renewing family relations with my sisters, living with relatives for the first time in 30+ years, changing jobs, and grief and loss related to friendships and even a love interest that went south.
3. over-eating comfort foods
4. not living by a beach or a pool so I can exercise.
5. Sedentary job and lifestyle.
My request is this...please pray for me that I can get my mind wrapped around losing weight if I have to starve myself. I do not want to have to fall in love to do this as has been my past hx.

I do not know how to be a fat person. I was thin until 40, just slightly overweight from 40-47, and now...teetering on obsese. I can't walk and not cause problems with my hips and legs that would end in surgery.

Please pray for me.

Sincerely, Rhoni

rgcraig
07-11-2007, 01:37 PM
Find you a Weight Watchers group - it's one of the best ways to change your eating life style and lose weight.

I'm thinking of starting it myself.

Rhoni
07-11-2007, 01:40 PM
Find you a Weight Watchers group - it's one of the best ways to change your eating life style and lose weight.

I'm thinking of starting it myself.

Renda,

I tried that several times and the weight loss is so insignificant for me. I followed it strictly for a month and didn't lose a pound. It is more about metabolism I think. I thought about strict Adkins. I am a meat eater and only have to give up sweets and potatoes.

I need an accountability person...

BoredOutOfMyMind
07-11-2007, 01:43 PM
Renda,

I tried that several times and the weight loss is so insignificant for me. I followed it strictly for a month and didn't lose a pound. It is more about metabolism I think. I thought about strict Adkins. I am a meat eater and only have to give up sweets and potatoes.

I need an accountability person...


I had good results on the South Beach Diet. Accountability is a good thing. I am not applying for that job, but between here and GNC surely you can find someone to help you.

:roseglasses

Rhoni
07-11-2007, 01:50 PM
I had good results on the South Beach Diet. Accountability is a good thing. I am not applying for that job, but between here and GNC surely you can find someone to help you.

:roseglasses

Southbeach is modified Adkins isn't it? Renda, how about you and I doing it together so we can be each other's accountability person...and at the end of 6 months we'll meet in Memphis and celebrate!:sshhh

Blessings, Rhoni

Esther
07-11-2007, 04:56 PM
Southbeach is modified Adkins isn't it? Renda, how about you and I doing it together so we can be each other's accountability person...and at the end of 6 months we'll meet in Memphis and celebrate!:sshhh

Blessings, Rhoni

Rhoni I know exactly where you are at. I too have gain more weight than ever in my life from too much surgery that has limited my mobility.

I did the South Beach and lost 14 lbs in two weeks. I need to get back on it as soon as I can.

Rhoni
07-11-2007, 08:12 PM
Let's have a diet club...we did once...do we have one on AFF?

CupCake
07-11-2007, 08:16 PM
As most of you know, I was in a near fatal car accident in 1991 which God miraculously healed me from. Since that time I have many issues with my legs, as they sustained the full impact of the accident and I have metal plates and many screws in my right femur and left hip.

I said all that to say, I have a weight restriction on my legs and I am now overwieght, over my limit by 30 pounds. The weight can be attributed to:
1. dx. hypo-thyroidism [for which I take meds],
2. anxiety related to the many transitions I have experienced this past year,i.e., moving from one state to another, changing churches, renewing family relations with my sisters, living with relatives for the first time in 30+ years, changing jobs, and grief and loss related to friendships and even a love interest that went south.
3. over-eating comfort foods
4. not living by a beach or a pool so I can exercise.
5. Sedentary job and lifestyle.
My request is this...please pray for me that I can get my mind wrapped around losing weight if I have to starve myself. I do not want to have to fall in love to do this as has been my past hx.

I do not know how to be a fat person. I was thin until 40, just slightly overweight from 40-47, and now...teetering on obsese. I can't walk and not cause problems with my hips and legs that would end in surgery.

Please pray for me.

Sincerely, Rhoni


Rhoni;~ Plus Menopause, it's a real kicker when it comes to the weight, you just can't seem to lose it, no matter what. Like yourself I have never had issues with my weight, even after having five kids my weight had always remain at 115, but once I hit 40's and Menopause, different story. I have gained twenty extra pounds over the last three years, no matter how much I workout or don't eat this weight won't go away, this is not easy thing for me to acpect. The doctor says it's just the body way of storing extra Estrogen for later on in life as we age... :blah

Pressing-On
07-11-2007, 08:17 PM
As most of you know, I was in a near fatal car accident in 1991 which God miraculously healed me from. Since that time I have many issues with my legs, as they sustained the full impact of the accident and I have metal plates and many screws in my right femur and left hip.

I said all that to say, I have a weight restriction on my legs and I am now overwieght, over my limit by 30 pounds. The weight can be attributed to:
1. dx. hypo-thyroidism [for which I take meds],
2. anxiety related to the many transitions I have experienced this past year,i.e., moving from one state to another, changing churches, renewing family relations with my sisters, living with relatives for the first time in 30+ years, changing jobs, and grief and loss related to friendships and even a love interest that went south.
3. over-eating comfort foods
4. not living by a beach or a pool so I can exercise.
5. Sedentary job and lifestyle.
My request is this...please pray for me that I can get my mind wrapped around losing weight if I have to starve myself. I do not want to have to fall in love to do this as has been my past hx.

I do not know how to be a fat person. I was thin until 40, just slightly overweight from 40-47, and now...teetering on obsese. I can't walk and not cause problems with my hips and legs that would end in surgery.

Please pray for me.

Sincerely, Rhoni
Rhoni,
Your pictures looked fine!!! You are nice, intelligent, a little feisty - what else could a man want? :D

Scott Hutchinson
07-11-2007, 09:53 PM
Ok Sister Rhoni ,who is the dude you want to show out for? HE HE HE J/k

SarahElizabeth
07-11-2007, 10:23 PM
Renda,

I tried that several times and the weight loss is so insignificant for me. I followed it strictly for a month and didn't lose a pound. It is more about metabolism I think. I thought about strict Adkins. I am a meat eater and only have to give up sweets and potatoes.

I need an accountability person...

Rhoni, if you only tried WW for a month, that is really not long enough....I am not paid by WW's to say this, but they have been proven to be the most effective method of losing weight. Type in the find a meeting and see where there is one close to you. Having an accountability personm, as you mentioned, is a great idea.

http://www.weightwatchers.com/index.aspx

Trouvere
07-11-2007, 11:14 PM
I agree and they are my next stop.This months Good Housekeeping Mag
has about four ladies in it that lost a big amount of weight.

Rhoni
07-12-2007, 06:12 AM
Rhoni;~ Plus Menopause, it's a real kicker when it comes to the weight, you just can't seem to lose it, no matter what. Like yourself I have never had issues with my weight, even after having five kids my weight had always remain at 115, but once I hit 40's and Menopause, different story. I have gained twenty extra pounds over the last three years, no matter how much I workout or don't eat this weight won't go away, this is not easy thing for me to acpect. The doctor says it's just the body way of storing extra Estrogen for later on in life as we age... :blah

I am POST-menopausal. Come through it with nothing left but night sweats:winkgrin

Rhoni
07-12-2007, 06:14 AM
Rhoni,
Your pictures looked fine!!! You are nice, intelligent, a little feisty - what else could a man want? :D

I have no clue...like I care:nah

Blessings, Rhoni:winkgrin

Rhoni
07-12-2007, 06:17 AM
Ok Sister Rhoni ,who is the dude you want to show out for? HE HE HE J/k


Bro. Scott, If I were in love and had my heart set on one man then I would lose the weight - no problem. The truth is that my self-esteem has to come from within and not from what others think of me.

There is a direct link between my self-esteem, as it relates to my productivity, as well as relationships of any kind when I look my best. In 2005 I looked my best and had a handle on my life...I am now adrift and just having faith the anchor will hold.

Blessings, Rhoni

P.S. You and Bro. Strange need to stop trying to find me a husband...I don't wish you guys any ill will...why would you wish me to be saddled with a husband?:winkgrin

Trouvere
07-12-2007, 06:38 AM
I like the saddled word.Want to repeat that???? :killinme
If you are happy then great.If God decides to send someone your way then
great.A good relationship is worth waiting for.A bad one regardless if you
are occasionally lonely is worth skipping.I think you are a great person
just as you are.

Rhoni
07-12-2007, 09:15 AM
I like the saddled word.Want to repeat that???? :killinme
If you are happy then great.If God decides to send someone your way then
great.A good relationship is worth waiting for.A bad one regardless if you
are occasionally lonely is worth skipping.I think you are a great person
just as you are.

Trouvere,

There was a time that I wanted nothing more than to marry but since 2005 I have shut down emotionally and try to fill up my life with work, friends, and family.

God has known where I am and what I have needed for some time...He knows best. And you are right, I would rather have periods of being lonely than "saddled" with a man I have to take care of, financially support, or deal with his issues.

I am not sure I am a great person but I do have my strengths as well as weaknesses. I don't want a man unless he can cover me and be my strength. I am tired and need a rest.:roseglasses

Blessings, Rhoni

P.S. I need my own personal shrink:sshhh

chosenbyone
07-12-2007, 01:03 PM
Trouvere,

There was a time that I wanted nothing more than to marry but since 2005 I have shut down emotionally and try to fill up my life with work, friends, and family.

God has known where I am and what I have needed for some time...He knows best. And you are right, I would rather have periods of being lonely than "saddled" with a man I have to take care of, financially support, or deal with his issues.

I am not sure I am a great person but I do have my strengths as well as weaknesses. I don't want a man unless he can cover me and be my strength. I am tired and need a rest.:roseglasses

Blessings, Rhoni

P.S. I need my own personal shrink:sshhh

Rhoni,

Remember, the email I sent you a month or so ago about patience? Don't loose sight of the promises of God! The enemy knows exactly where our weaknesses lie and he will use the same tactics as long as you allow him to be affective.

I love you and I'll be praying for you.

chosen

Scott Hutchinson
07-12-2007, 05:56 PM
Sister Rhoni I apologize if my comments were deemed offensive by you ,I meant you no harm , I just really want God's best for you.

Rhoni
07-13-2007, 05:45 AM
Sister Rhoni I apologize if my comments were deemed offensive by you ,I meant you no harm , I just really want God's best for you.

Bro. Scott,

It wasn't an offense so there is nothing to forgive. I do know what upset me so yesterday ...it was from Wednesday night. We had a quest speaker and he made the statement "God doesn't use the qualified, he qualifies the called."

I get so tired o hearing how God can't use me because I am so over-qualified, and not called because...but God spoke through a short story I read in "Chicken Soup for the Christian's Soul". There was a true story in there of a mother who wanted her unborn child to live and travelled to California for someone who would do surgery in-utero. Chances were very slim, and there were complications...but the baby lived and she is a healthy and whole toddler. What caught my attention, the letter the mother wrote to thank the physicians involved: I thank Jesus for the miracle of my daughter's life, but I thank you for being prepared and qualified so that you were there to assist in this miracle.

People just don't think when they constantly put down those with an education. God didn't just use the fishermen, he used the tax collector, and even the educated Pharisee who wrote more than half of the New Testament. God is looking for the willing heart, those qualified AND those he qualifies.

Blessings, Rhoni

Margies3
07-13-2007, 08:45 PM
Bro. Scott,

It wasn't an offense so there is nothing to forgive. I do know what upset me so yesterday ...it was from Wednesday night. We had a quest speaker and he made the statement "God doesn't use the qualified, he qualifies the called."

I get so tired o hearing how God can't use me because I am so over-qualified, and not called because

Blessings, Rhoni

Rhoni, perhaps the point is that God has ALREADY qualified you - and is working on qualifying you more and more each day. He qualified you because He called you.

That statement doesn't mean that God never uses the qualified. Of course He does - if you read the second half of the statement, it clearly says that God QUALIFIES. So God is not against being qualified. Far from that! I'm guessing that somewhere in the back of your mind - or perhaps even in the front of your mind - when you got your education, you did it because God was calling you to do the job He's got you in. So He qualified you. Simple as that.

Don't be offended. Be happy - God has a calling for your life and He's already qualified you for it.

Trouvere
07-14-2007, 12:02 AM
Trouvere,

There was a time that I wanted nothing more than to marry but since 2005 I have shut down emotionally and try to fill up my life with work, friends, and family.

God has known where I am and what I have needed for some time...He knows best. And you are right, I would rather have periods of being lonely than "saddled" with a man I have to take care of, financially support, or deal with his issues.

I am not sure I am a great person but I do have my strengths as well as weaknesses. I don't want a man unless he can cover me and be my strength. I am tired and need a rest.:roseglasses

Blessings, Rhoni

P.S. I need my own personal shrink:sshhh

Talk to me sister.I am listening and its free.lol...

Trouvere
07-14-2007, 12:05 AM
Sis did you ever hear of www.settingcaptivesfree.com
The Lords Table? I did it last year and it was very sobering.lol..good stuff
over there.Not everyone likes it but it does apply to alot of the reason
I had a spoon in my mouth...lol..I had good success with it.I did not
loose alot of weight but I lost a lot of baggage.:roseglasses

Rhoni
07-14-2007, 07:48 AM
Rhoni, perhaps the point is that God has ALREADY qualified you - and is working on qualifying you more and more each day. He qualified you because He called you.

That statement doesn't mean that God never uses the qualified. Of course He does - if you read the second half of the statement, it clearly says that God QUALIFIES. So God is not against being qualified. Far from that! I'm guessing that somewhere in the back of your mind - or perhaps even in the front of your mind - when you got your education, you did it because God was calling you to do the job He's got you in. So He qualified you. Simple as that.

Don't be offended. Be happy - God has a calling for your life and He's already qualified you for it.

Sis. Margie,

Thank-you for those encouraging words. Sometimes I get lost in my own mind. For some reason I feel somehow 'tainted' and my self esteem hits the floor..Chosen had me pegged. Through the years I have been humbled to the point of feeling like digging a pit and falling into it and letting the enemy throw dirt over me. Then other times God sends me a word...to let me know He still has designs on me.

Yesterday I was marketing at local churches and felt led to go to The Church on the Rock International Headquarters church. I just stepped out of the car and a man approached me, asked me if I was a Prophetess...I told him No, but I had been used in the gifts before. He asked me if he could pray for me...I never turn down a prayer.:winkgrin He then prophesied over me. He could have been a nut, or he could've been an angel, but whoever the dude was...he prophesied the same things that have been prophesied over me for the past three years. Looks like I would just sit back and let it happen.

Anyway, thank-you for the encouragement. For some reason, for the past few years I have needed other's affirmations. You know, counselors can tell others but have a difficult time counseling themselves;)!:sshhh

Blessings, Rhoni

Pressing-On
07-14-2007, 07:50 AM
I have no clue...like I care:nah

Blessings, Rhoni:winkgrin
Yes, I think you do care - a great deal. Nothing wrong with that.

Rhoni
07-14-2007, 07:51 AM
Sis did you ever hear of www.settingcaptivesfree.com (http://www.settingcaptivesfree.com)
The Lords Table? I did it last year and it was very sobering.lol..good stuff
over there.Not everyone likes it but it does apply to alot of the reason
I had a spoon in my mouth...lol..I had good success with it.I did not
loose alot of weight but I lost a lot of baggage.:roseglasses

Sis. T,

I went to your site and it had many good things..I am sure it helps many. The things I struggle with are of a spiritual nature and when the devil attacks I withdraw into my shell when I need to be on the offensive and attack him and his strongholds.

My strength is being renewed as I wait on the Lord.

Thank-you for your prayers.

Blessings, Rhoni

Rhoni
07-14-2007, 07:52 AM
Yes, I think you do care - a great deal. Nothing wrong with that.

:sshhh

Blessings PO!

Pressing-On
07-14-2007, 09:46 AM
:sshhh

Blessings PO!

Thanks, Rhoni. We haven't walked too far away from the Sexy Hair Thread, so.... hence my observation. :D

Love ya,

Joie
07-16-2007, 08:00 PM
Oh Rhoni, you are too cute. I have so enjoyed reading all the comments in your thread.... "Health not Vanity"...
First of all, I think getting ones mind off problem and on solution is and A+ start... need a picture of how one likes self best on dressing room mirror!
It seems getting off food causing cravings is very important. Getting off sodas has helped me. Also, I am sooooooooo having to balance my diet to get off diabetic meds.
Yes, Rhoni, you are in my prayers... Looking forward to seeing you at Peace. Must go to Louisiana, my home until 88, to help my 83 year old Mother so will be away about 10 days. My sis is having knee surgery and Mother cannot drive in the New Orleans area.
Hugs, Lar's wife... Jo...

PS.. Praise the Lord, my dh, Larry Blakey, is the one w/ the incredible testimony posted on this board as given at Peace Church.

Rhoni
07-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Oh Rhoni, you are too cute. I have so enjoyed reading all the comments in your thread.... "Health not Vanity"...
First of all, I think getting ones mind off problem and on solution is and A+ start... need a picture of how one likes self best on dressing room mirror!
It seems getting off food causing cravings is very important. Getting off sodas has helped me. Also, I am sooooooooo having to balance my diet to get off diabetic meds.
Yes, Rhoni, you are in my prayers... Looking forward to seeing you at Peace. Must go to Louisiana, my home until 88, to help my 83 year old Mother so will be away about 10 days. My sis is having knee surgery and Mother cannot drive in the New Orleans area.
Hugs, Lar's wife... Jo...

PS.. Praise the Lord, my dh, Larry Blakey, is the one w/ the incredible testimony posted on this board as given at Peace Church.

Sis. Jo,
You are who I thought you were! I met your hubby Sunday. I just love all your family. There is a heritage of many generations of God's blessings on you and yours! I heard Bro. Larry's testimony and I know God is good all the time!
Blessings, Rhoni

P.S. Don't you just love our church? I'll be praying for your Sis.