Wednesday, October 8, 2008

BABES Update

So last week I lost .8 I have lost over 10 pounds since August 14th...slow but steady wins the race.

The past two weeks have been tough. I have been craving crap food and easy drivethroughs but I have been battling it one day at a time. On Monday I DID NOT want to go to my BABES meeting because its that "time of the month" and I just knew I had gained.

I am so glad that I made myself go. It was just the kick in the pants that I needed. Barb loves on us so much and it is awesome. I really connected with two of my group members and our goal is to break the 10 pound mark together on Monday ( my Babes start weight is 4 pounds lower than when I started counting calories on 08.14) I have to believe that I can do it!

And I can, hence me drinking my coffee with skim milk and splenda this morning.

Anywhoo, every week Barb gives out a Sassy Award because she is the epitome of a girly girl. She called a girl up front who I had noticed from the beginning. This girl is pretty heavy and she really struggled with the simple exercise we do as a group. I purposefully met her eyes and smiled at her. I never want someone to feel unworthy because of their weight, havent we all felt that way as women?

So Monday she got the sassy award. Barb called her up front and she didn't even want to speak. And then when she started speaking she immediately started crying. My heart was breaking for her, and heck I am in the same boat! She told us that her dad told her her entire life that she would always be overweight. She has tried every diet out there and never lasted more than a month. She kept filling her dad in on BABES and he just kept telling her that she would fail, she wouldn't lose the weight. Yall in six weeks she has lost 28 pounds! 28 pounds!!! And she still weighs over 300 pounds. Finally after seeing her be successful at something her dad said that if she got down to 299 he would give her $1000 cash.

I KNOW that she can do it. She weighs on my heart this week. Pray for her. She is beautiful (and not just such a pretty face dangit) and I hate the hold that Satan has on her entire life because she struggles with her weight. I hate it.

So please pray for my Babes friends this week. Three of us are going to break the 10 pound mark together and this sweet girl will break 300 for the first time in YEARS. Pray for her heart to be mended with Jesus' love for her, without condition, I want her to know how loved she is, no matter what she weighs.


If you are in the OKC metro and you struggle with weight it is not too late to join this BABES session. We meet Mondays from 5:30-7:30PM. Email me at if you want more info.


Peggy said...

First off, I thought you looked great the other day, so did Wes. We both commented on how you look like you have lost weight.Keep up the good work! Secondly, thank you for the sweet comments on my blog about my poetry.I'm glad you like them. I think you have an amazing way with words too and I love reading your blog! Glad we could share a good laugh this week about you know what, lol. Brings back the old studio days. I'm so glad we have stayed close. ;)

Jess said...

OMG, that was the funniest thing I heard this week!

Thank you, thank you. It is nice to be encouraged. And I really meant it, your poetry is awesome!

Love you!

Runningmama said...

I love your heart Jesi. I am still amazed at the sphere of influence you have and what a great stweard you are of it. Love you friend.

Jen said...

I also drink my coffee with splenda and NF milk, that was one of my first cuts at the end of July when I started dieting. As of today I am offical down 13lbs and motivated to keep going! Thanks for posting about your group. That women will be in my thoughts.

Jess said...

Good Job Jen! 13 Pounds is Awesome!