Ever have one of those days where you felt like you’re not worth much, or you keep making mistakes?  Do feel down or depressed or wonder if anyone even looks up to you or if you have any value at all?  Print out this picture and place it on your mirror.  Quote it to yourself daily and see how uplifted you feel in a few days.

In Christ means you have asked him to rule and reign in your life, thoughts, emotions, actions, and decisions.  If you have Him in your life…


A New Me By 53-Day 2

Day 2.  What I ate:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and cheese

Lunch: Apple and Lance sour cream and chives cracker sandwiches (Ate at my desk, too busy to eat lunch)

Skipped the gym today.  I forgot my gym bag and just went home and started doing laundry and writing this blog.

Dinner:  Salad with mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, snow peas, ranch dressing.

I’m starting really lite, but I’m not really hungry when I think about it.  I only want to eat when I am really hungry.  So I need to ask myself the question:  Am I hungry?

I will go to the gym again.  No more excuses.  The big test is tomorrow, halloween….Stay tuned in.

A New Me by age 53

My husband and I have a big weight loss goal.  My husband, because he has to lose it as a requirement for the National Guard in which he works part-time one weekend a month.  Me, because I am pre-diabetic, and I need to lose weight before it becomes full-blown diabetes.  So we joined Planet Fitness today.  My goal is to lose 50 pounds — again.

I lost weight back in 2010.  I lost 50 pounds from January 1 to April 30.  That is 50 pounds in 4 months.   But with the stress of life and more trials coming my way, I started eating more sweets and put all the weight back on.  I would say I could almost be bulimic because I have gained and lost so many times.  I am over 50 now and really want to stay healthy.  Especially since I am pre-diabetic now.  It seems like that would be a slap in the face and keep me on the right track, but I fell back to food again for comfort.

Food PyramidThis is a nutritionally dense food pyramid.  What that means is that fruits, vegetables and beans have the most nutrition per ounce of food.  Sweets, beef, cheese and milk – they are just for pleasure and taste.  There is not as much nutrition in them.

This is what I plan to eat.  Vegetables and fruits daily.  Whole grains, fish, poultry and eggs 2 or 3 times a week.  I need to be serious about this.  It is my life we are talking about. I want to honor God with my body.  I have tried and thank God, He knows my heart is pure and my intentions are to please Him with my body.  He knows that I have weaknesses and he loves and accepts me anyway.


So, this is it.  Day one starts tomorrow.  A new me by age 53 which is March 22, 2013. I will keep blog entries and share my progress, my success and failures with you.  So visit again and read about my new adventure: A new me by 53.


The beauty of the world comes from God and Him alone.  He creates everything full of life, full of richness and wonder that makes ones heart soar and sing His praises.

God showed me once that I, too, am a beautiful creation because he accepts me and washes away any stains, any darkness, and any deteriorating of the soul.  He only produces life in me and light, and perfection.  That’s the way He sees me.  No fading, no darkness.  When He presents me to the Father at the end of days, I will be presented without spot or wrinkle.  Praise His Name.

This is Terri Byars, Triumphant through Christ.