Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado ~ Book Review

Perhaps it was bad timing.

I got into a reading frenzy of reading about how to radically change the Christian Walk to make it more of a "living" and less of a "studying."  Max Lucado brings his book, "Out Live Your Life; You Were Made to Make a Difference" into that mix.

Perhaps I should have taken a break from the others before reading this one.  Lucado does a fine job of presenting very valid and motivating reasons why our lives should really be different and how they can make a difference; a REAL difference.  The content of the book is good.  Probably really good, but I wasn't able to get past some of the verbiage that made me almost feel as though it was too simple.  I like to be challenged and this didn't really push me.  Again, I think it may have been because I had already been challenged by about 5 or 6 other books that were similar in message.

If you enjoy Max Lucado, I would recommend this book.  Even if you don't know him well, I think this book is worth reading, though I think others are a step above.

I was not compensated for this review other than the free book from the publisher.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

8 Pound Plan

This picture has nothing to do with the title of this post.  It is a sign that I don't want to show my "before" picture!!  My sister and I are on our new 8 Pound weight loss plan!  We have a goal to loose 8 pounds in the next 2 months.  If we feel really good, we may go to the 10 pound realm, but we are sticking to our 8 lb range!

My plan, you ask?  Well, I dug out my pilates DVD's and will be using them as well as walking my dog at least 1 mile every day.  I'd love to get a treadmill, but only if a garage sale will give a good deal!  I'm also going to try and be disciplined with my sweet tooth.  I'm not sure what that will mean, but I'll be giving an account of my snacking to my sis, so I guess as much as I want to share with her will be what I eat!

Why are we doing this?  I am not excited to enter the winter months at my upper weight range.  I'd like to not be at this range in general.  I don't feel like I am overweight or anything, but if I don't change my patterns now, this 8 pound goal will grow to something much more difficult.  I'd much rather tackle small goals in the weight loss realm.  (just in case anyone thought I was too caught up in weight loss!)

I'm not sure I'll keep up my progress here, but hopefully in 2 months I can share the results!