Live Well Wednesday

This has been a good week so far. 🙂 I’m working very hard on self discipline.

Today I had lunch at Olive Garden with my son when we drove to Tulsa. I had a little salad, skipped the croutons and didn’t touch the bread! The bread basket was a hard one, the waiter even brought another fresh basket when he brought our food, but I resisted and never felt deprived. I didn’t even have the little piece of candy he left with our check. I did ask the Lord for strength while walking in the restaurant.


  1. I love that you asked the Lord for strength. What a great reminder that will be next time I walk in a restaurant. I hope I do as well as you. 🙂

  2. Wow, that’s some SERIOUS self-discipline!! Those breadsticks are virtually impossible to resist!!

    I had a similar restaurant experience a couple of weeks ago and even though I didn’t really like not allowing myself to eat what I felt like eating, I felt SO GOOD about myself afterwards. It was a huge victory and I imagine you felt the same way. Congratulations!!!

  3. Hi Beverly!

    I found you today because of your “women’s ministry” interest, and I’m so glad that I did! You also provided a leader’s website for me, and I have to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! I am in the process of trying to start a women’s ministry at my church; it’s in the planning stages, but so far, so good!

    I can relate to your struggle too. I used to be a little over 300 pounds and a size 26/28. Now, as you can see in my picture, I’m still chubby but not nearly as big. I waver between 180-190 and wear a size 14/16.

    My goal is to eventually get down to 140 pounds and a size 8/10. It’s not that far away anymore! Praise God!

    I’m not doing a fad diet; I’m simply doing exactly what you did: exerting some self-control. I also exercise and try to stay as active as possible.

    We’re only given one body, and I decided one day to start taking care of it. My father didn’t have to die in 2000, but he was severely overweight; his heart simply couldn’t take it anymore.

    I decided at his funeral that I would lose weight so that my children wouldn’t have to bury me at a young age.

    Thank you, once again, for your blog! I will definitely be reading it on a regular basis! Take care and God bless!

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