Sunday, May 17, 2009

Biggest Loser Bloggin' Style - Week One

Scripture for the week: Psalm 118:24

"Today is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

I think when I try to focus on doing well for 12 straight weeks, I get overwhelmed! I feel discouraged because I start to carry a burden God didn't intend for me to carry. God says to only think/worry about....(you know the answer) TODAY!!! If I will live today for God, if I will make the most of what God has given me today, if I will live passionately for him today, if I will surrender all of my temptations and fleshly desires to him today, then God will bless my 12-week journey.

Annie Dillard says, "How we live our days we live our lives."
Recipe for the week:
Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas
*1 pound of chicken (I use two cans of Tyson canned chicken, but the recipe calls for 1 lb. of
chicken cooked and diced in 1 inch squares)
* 2 cans of green chili
*one diced onion
*one diced and seeded jalepeno
*one diced red bell-pepper (optional)
*one can of water chesnuts diced (optional)
* 2 Tbsp of chooped cilantro (optional)
*2 tsp of olive oil
*12 corn tortillas
*1 cup of 2 % or fat-free shredded cheese

Pre-heat oven to 350 and lightly coat a baking dish (mine is 7 x11) Dice the chicken in one inch squares and cook until no longer pink. Remove and set-aside (or take the easy way out and just buy the chicken in a can=)Ha! . Saute onion, jalepeno, bell-pepper, chesnuts, and cilantro in olive oil until vegtables are tender. Add two cans of green chili and chicken. (I add a little chili powder, garlic salt, cumin, and pepper to taste) Let simmer for 5 minutes. Place 6 corn tortillas in a baking dish, cover with 1/2 of chicken mixture, and spread half of the cheese over the chicken recipe. Repeat. Cover with foil and let bake for 30 minutes. You can garnish with salsa, diced tomatoes, black olives, and/or fat-free sour cream.

For our first weigh, leave me a comment that includes:
Weight Loss for the week-
One goal for next week -
Prayer request -

My example -
Lost 1 pound
My goal for the week is to not drink any cokes.
I would like you all to pray for our revival this week (Monday - Wednesday).

Exciting news...
*We have 15 ladies (including myself) that are participating in our 12 week challenge! Yea!!!
9. Amy
11. Christy
12. Jackie
13. Nicole
14. Becky

I encourage you to visit the ladies' blogs if you have time and encourage them. You are all invited to share recipes, ideas, encouragement on your blog. I can't wait to see how many good recipes and ideas you will have!!!

My challenge for all of us this week: Pray!!! We need to ask God to give us the strength we need to be successful . Jeremiah 33:3 says He wants to show us great and marvelous things...we just have to ask!!! I am praying that I won't have an appetite for anything, but God. I love what Psalm 62 says, " victory and my honor come from HIM alone..."

Have a blessed week!!! See you all back here next Monday!

Psalm 63:1-5 says, "O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

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holly crutcher said...

Holly Crutcher
Week 1- loss of 2 lbs
goal- to get some sort of work out in everyday.
Prayer Request- me and Cash man dont get sick. daddy is sick!!!

will post a recipie later!

Jennifer said...

Yea - 14 ladies!! That's great - I hope to get around to some of their blogs today! Healthy eating wise - I did pretty well this week (except for last night which I blogged about today! grr) Struggled a bit emotionally and made just a little progress physically - I did some work on the Wii a couple times this week but nothing consistent. I really have fun with the Wii!!

Thanks for the challenge...

lost 2.0 pounds
goal - not to obsess about "messing up" eating wise a failure;
prayer request - for my daughter who is struggling emotionally and has a wedding coming up SOON!

Dawn Jenkins said...

I just got two emails

Becky Vetter - 1 pound

Lost: 7.8 lbs
My goal this week is to drink at least 68 oz of water daily!
I ask that you pray for the ability to rest.

The Decker's said...

Amber Decker
Week 1: loss of 3 lbs
Goal: also to get in my water everyday
Prayer request: Caleb is getting over pneumonia(sp?) but is doing better and back at school. Please pray for complete healing of his body.
P.S. Week 2 according to the biggest looser tv show, week 2 is one of the hardest ones. I pray that we can all stay committed to getting healthy and, if we mess up don’t give up just keep truckin’!!!

Belinda said...

some of you may not know but with the LORD"s help I have made it to my weight loss before this challenge started,however I joined so I would stay accountable to get my gym time in.

So last week-sick
got to the gym twice out of four.
thank goodness I have been healed so, With God's help I will press on today.......My goal is to be FIRM and not flabby.
I also want to be y'alls biggest cheerleader.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Loss 4 lbs
Goal-walk at least 30 min a day
Prayer request-to recover quickly from this sinus infection, so I will have energy to excercise.
This week I concentrated on drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily, and I can already tell by my complexion.I also concentrated on portion control, and not eating just to eat. Can't wait to visit the other ladies. Have a great week. Jackie

Shannon Rodriguez said...

Shannon Rodriguez
Week 1 - still haven't weighed myself, but I'll pretend I lost 5 lbs. he he
Goal-drink more water, run longer
Prayer request - for our entire family--going through a baby storm! Nothing God won't fix!
Can't wait to try the recipe.

Haylee Potter said...

Week 1- lost 4lbs (yeah!!)
Goal- get in some sort of workout EVERYday!!
Prayer Request- my dad who is having medical issues.

The Mellberg Family said...

Week 1 - loss of 1 lb
goal - start working out
prayer request - Dusty to get home safe.

natalie said...

Woohooo- sounds like we are off to a great start!
Week 1- lost 2lbs.
goal- to work out 45 min. 5 our 7 days a week.
Prayer Request- our daughter to pass her college math final Wed. (she is really struggling)

Amy said...


Week 1 Loss - 0 lbs. (but no gain!)
Goal - to not eat sweets in the afternoon at work (it seems like I always want something sweet after lunch/when I'm stressed out with post-recess kids)
Prayer Request - to be a strong witness in my faith and my commitment to health, especially at work!

holly crutcher said...

Helpful hints: chew a piece of minty gum when you crave sweets or put some toothpaste in your mouth! You never want something sweet when your mouth tastes nice and refreshing!

Works for quitting smoking too! :]

holly crutcher said...

No-Guilt Chicken Pot Pie

1 cup cubed cooked chicken
1 pkg (9oz) frozen mixed veggies, thawed
1 can cambells 98% FF Cream of Ck soup
1/2 cup skim milk
1 egg
1 cup Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix

Preheat oven 400 degrees. In 9 inch pie plate, mix chicken, veggies, and soup. Mik milk, egg and baking mix seperately and pour over chicken mixture. Bake 30 min or until golden brown.

Serves 6- 3 ww points per serving

Hope you like it!!!

Nicole Friedel said...

You go girls!!
week 1 -lost 2#
goal -to start exercising 3x/week
prayer request -be a Godly mother; that my kids will one day love, trust, and have a personal relationship with God

I have a major sweet tooth (or sugar addiction). In the afternoon, I am always craving candy or sweets. As a teacher it was during my conference time, and now it's during my kids' naptime. I've been chewing sweet gum instead, and that coupled with I haven't bought any candy, has made me successful.

Dawn, thanks so much for doing this! I'm praying for you and all the girls that commented!


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