Weight loss update; miscellaneous

I went to my TOPS meeting tonight, and I lost 2 1/2 pounds. So I am down by a 1/2 pound from a few weeks ago, before my last week’s gain. My total loss is now 20 1/2 pounds. This isn’t as good as I would like, but it is much better than going up again. I am pretty much back on track with the WOE now, too. More exercise must enter the equation. I work it in–somehow. (Someone might suggest I exercise instead of blog 🙂

Books–I had an opportunity last week to go to a used book shop that I enjoy visiting in the small town south of us. About 6 months ago, it was sold to a new owner. She has really cleaned things up, and overall, it is a more pleasant shop to frequent. When the new owner took over, I found it easy to chat with her. I came home after meeting her the first time and told Mark I thought I needed to start praying for this woman and visiting the store regularly. I visited weekly for about a month. Since then, I have been there only once a month or so. On my visit last week, she told me that she wasn’t a Christian. This was in the context of discussing books we like and why. She also told me she was “spiritual” and that she believed there were many paths to God. I had the opportunity to tell her that I believed there is only one way to God through Jesus. She was not offended. She even told me she looked forward to seeing me again. All of this was said, but I still don’t know her name. If you read this, please take a minute and pray that God will bring more people into the life of the owner of “The Book Shop on the Corner” in Chickasha, Ok, to talk with her about Jesus.

I should add that I made a couple of great finds on that shopping trip. I found two reading primers to use for practice with Calvin this summer as he learns to read. I also found a copy of Leaving Cold Sassy. I was thrilled with this, as I have wanted to read it since I finished Cold Sassy Tree last summer. If you haven’t read Cold Sassy, you should. Just leave it that. The great thing about this little book shop, by the way, is that no book is more than $2.

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  1. Yahoo! Congrats on the further loss! Way to go, Jenn!!

    Okay, here’s a radical idea for adding more exercise to your routine I’d heard on a dieting support bulletin board: Pick a book you’ll really enjoy, and read it only while riding your stationary bike. The compelling book will be your motivation to hop on the seat each day.

    Alternately, get books on tape from the library and let yourself listen only while taking a walk.

    Since you love to read, this might be the perfect motivator! Just a thought.

    Keep up the good work with dieting, and may God continue to use you to bless this bookstore owner.

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