Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Couple of Questions LV

1. If you were told you would receive $100 a month for a year to spend on just one of the following opportunities each month (no switching) - and if you didn't use the money, it would be gone - which option would you choose?
- housekeeping service
- clothes/shoes/accessories shopping for just you
- spa or salon services

2. Is there a song that has been especially instrumental in helping you through a time of trial?

I've got exactly one week to get my weight to the same place or lower than it was at this time last year (annual physical next Tuesday) so wish me (and consequently the rest of my family!) luck over the next 7 days!


HollieHobbie said...

1. Housekeeping, hands down.

2. "If you can't be with the one you love, love the ne you're with"....just kidding! I can't think of one. Unfortunately for me I haven't been through alot of trials, meaning they are probably in my future somewhere. I keep telling myself I have been through the trials I just choose to look at the rosey side of them, that is why they don't seem like trials. hmmm that was worded weird.

How do you plan to do this "diet? and how much do you have to lose? Inspire me! and Good Luck!

LiteraryGirl said...

1. Hmmm, tough. I think a monthly massage or facial would be my pick.
2. "How Could I Ask For More"
Not sure if that is the official title or not.

stephietoo said...

1. Housekeeping services, hands down. (Right there with ya Hollie!) It is something that I already do because Travis and I would hate eachother all of the time if the house was my responsibility to keep clean......

2. I like Jodi's answer; "How Could I Ask for More?" That was played at Travis and my wedding. But, I really don't have a song that I sing or listen to when I am going through a time of trial.

Good luck with getting your weight down for your appointment. Not an easy task, but you have been given a challenge; I know you will prevail!

StephieAnne said...

1. Housekeeping, but it's a tough call

2. "Hold Me Jesus" by Rich Mullins

"Sometimes my life just don't make sense at all, when the mountains look so big, and my faith just seems so small, so hold me, Jesus, cause I'm shaking like a leaf, you have been king of my glory won't you be my prince of peace"

and then this line-
"Surrender don't come natural to me, I'd rather fight you for something I don't really want than take what you give that I need"

Perfect words for places in my life that seemed so scary, or so hard. I remember playing this song in a tape player in a dark room in Kisumu, Kenya - literally on my knees on the floor of the bedroom where I stayed - the night that my "then-fiance" told me he wanted to cancel our wedding.... God is good, talk about trying to hold on to something I didn't really want!

StephieAnne said...

Now Hollie, if I told you how much weight I want to lose that would reveal how much I've gained over the last year.....

Actually, we're not talking about a lot, but I did think I'd kick-start my efforts with 7 days on Atkins. However, that was put to a stop on Day 1, when by the end, my stomache was aching soooooo bad. I think I have a borderline ulcer (this was an issue early last fall) - and eating the high-fat, high protein literally made me ache internally. I did, however, lose a pound and a half in that one day - isn't the science of that diet just crazy? It's definitely not for me long term, though, nor do I think it's a wise lifestyle choice, so I suppose it's just as well that it didn't work.

John has been going to a gym and working with a trainer since the beginning of the year and has lost 20 pounds just by working out 3 days a week and eating healthier. Pretty much, I've been trying that too and not much will be radically different over the next week, I'm pretty close to where I was last year. I just need to not cheat in the next week - that's the hard part!

If you want inspiration - check out www.youhavemyword.blogspot.com - it sure encouraged me!

HollieHobbie said...

I was just wondering because I think you look beautiful in all of your pictures!

chele said...

1. If our present accomodations were bigger, I would definitely appreciate the housekeeping. As is, it doesn't seem like it would be worth it.
If I didn't have to use the money every month (save it up for two or three times a year) - I would opt for the spa experience. I think once a month might almost be too much of a good thing for me.
Could I swap the clothes for books? Gift certificates to bookstores and/or CBD speak directly to my love language! :)

2. THE VOICE OF TRUTH by Casting Crowns.
I absolutely love this song and I have claimed it as our family theme song for the last few years. If you have never heard it, the lyrics are all about listening to the voice of God versus all of the other voices saying "you can't" or "you're not good enough". The refrain/chorus especially has brought me to many tears over the years:
"The stone was just the right size to put the giant on the ground. And the waves they don't seem so high from on top of them looking down. I will soar with the wings as eagles as I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus singing over me..... And the voice of truth tells me a different story, the voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!" The voice of truth says "This is for My glory." Out of all the voices calling out to me, I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth."

Incidentally, I LOVE "How Could I Ask For More" as well. Good call! :)

MrsQuigs said...

!. This is a hard one...I do love shoes....and being greeted at the end of the day with a clean smelling house.....but, spa wins out.
2.the hymn "It is Well With My Soul"

Anonymous said...

1. Salon - haircut and dye job not accomplished with my own two butchering hands would be nice.

2. "Amazing Grace" has always resonated deep down with me. I have spent many a Sunday sobbing in my pew when this song was sung. Also "Strong Tower" by Kutless ("You are my strong tower, Shelter over me, Beatiful and mighty, Everlasting king" except I always try to sing "everlasting peace" and realize my mistake, and end up singing "everlasting ping" and laughing at myself as I drive around looking like a madwoman.)