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Oh I have to post this pic that a friend sent me, I thought it was so funny. Can you imagine how that tatoo hurt? Why do people do that to themselves anyhoo???


Okay so it's been wicked hot here lately, but the good thing about it being so sunny is I can take pictures with my digital inside, the flash is out. Well I woke this morning and you know what, it's georgous! The sun is playing hide and seek with the clouds and is loosing. It's so nice and cool this morning, what a wonderful change but alas I can't take any pics inside. Hmmm! I woke up this morning wanting to take pictures of the house to post for the Tour of Homes but it may have to wait until tomorrow. Man and I had the house looking so good too!!!


So I haven't been doing such a bang-up job on my diet lately, I'm sure you can tell from my little dead weigh-in chart in the side bar. I have restarted, I know I do this often but this is the last time, I'm doing it this time, finishing my journey. I don't really believe in all that positive thinking junk but I do believe that if you tell yourself often ever that you can't then you would be able to. Our minds are powerful things. So I'm working on being very positive.

In 4 months we head to the states for a years furlough and I would really like to be down 30 lbs by then. It's totally doable at 8 lbs a month, so I'm on a mission.

Last time I went home for a two month furlough I weighed 175 and I'm weighing in now at 190, so I have some work to do to get back to that and then some. So I'll be posting my weigh-in every week regardless of a loss or gain. whewww! I better be good huh? I don't do well with failure!

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Anyone having problems with Bloglines? Mine isn't working like it should. For the past three days it hasn't shown any updated blogs but today it showed all of them as being updated and with 7 8 and 9 updates. Hmmm, frustrating a bit.

Well I'm off to get dressed and maybe even do some excercizing, if I can manage my motivation long enough to get dressed. :0)

Have a wonderful Hump Day!!!


  1. Yes, we've been having trouble with bloglines. I discovered on Monday that I needed to check a blog even though it was not highlighted. Often there was an update. ARRGG!

    Seems to be OK now, but if it seems like no one is blogging, well, just check anyway.

  2. Love the lawn mower on the head photo. How funny! I can imagine that would have hurt... hmmm... maybe its one of those rub ons? Probably not but that would be less painful.
    I know what you mean about the weight loss journey. Last year I had lost a lot of weight and now I've gained it all back, plus a few. ughh... I need to fix that and have trouble finding motivation, too. Know that I'll be praying for you. You can do it! *Ü*

    ~ Christina
    HsKubes HomeSchool Haven
    HsKubes Haven for Home
    Christian Military HomeSchool Mamas

  3. Anonymous7:18 AM

    I know you can lose the weight Sis. Tori....I lost 47 lbs. a few years back with the help of the Lord. I couldn't do it without Him. Everytime I would want something to eat just to snack or just to eat without being hungry I would use that time to pray. At meal time I would pray and ask the Lord to help me not to eat beyond my point of being filled. It worked!! I got to where I thought I could handle things on my own however and I gained all the weight back. Now I'm back to trying to lose it again. I've lost almost 20 lbs. but its coming off a bit slower this time. But that happens the older we I hear it told anyway!! Just stay committed and trust God for your weight-loss. You can do it!! When you come back to the states on furlough you should have your hubby call mine to set a date to come by our church. I'd love to meet you and your family.

  4. Hi Tori, yes, I too have been having problems with bloglines. I will keep your weight loss goals in prayer. Every time you want to eat a little extra, or eat a snack, just try to remember the verse "1cor.5:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I DIE DAILY" If you are dead to self, then you won't eat it. That helps me when I am wanting to eat junk food. I hope that helps a little.

  5. My bloglines has been acting up too. So annoying! Are you going to be in the states for a year??


  6. I've seen that tatoo picture too...I thought it was funny but looked painful!

    Weight loss is a hard thing! It's always hard to say no to the flesh. I haven't done a very good job at it myself. You can do it though! You've done it before so you can do it again!(o:

  7. Funny pic, Tori. And hump day? What's that? And I love the new profile pic. It's very pretty.

    Oh! When you go home on furlough will you still be able to blog????? GOTTA KNOW!!! :)


  8. That picture is too funny.

    I wish you well with your weight loss.

    I have a question for you. Are you going to blog while on furlough? Hope so. :-)

  9. Oh yea HUMP DAY is Wednesday, you know Sunday is the bottom of the hill then Monday and Tuesday is going up Wednesday is the hunp of the hill then Thursday, Friday and Saturday is going down hill.

    I'm hoping I'll be able to blog on our stays over at churches and homes. I should be able to, I'm definantly going to try.

  10. Great new profile picture, Tori, very pretty! Home to the US for a year, huh? Wow, I bet ya'll are excited. So do you have to give up your house in Croatia? Do you rent or what in the states? Maybe I'm being too nosy, so you don't have to answer, of course, but I was just curious. Four months will be here before you know it!

  11. That tattoo was cute though. I would never have thought about putting a lawn mower on a balding head!

  12. That lawn mower on the head is just hilarious...I'm too chicken to get a tattoo LOL

    Hope you do well with your weight, I've always struggled with mine but I find what works is cutting down on snacks (those nightly snacks in front of the tv are horrible for me).

    I don't personally use blogines but I hear a lot of people have been having the same problems....

    Well I hope you're having a wonderful day,

  13. Tori,
    The lawn mower pic is too funny! :o)

    Yes, Bloglines has been quite a beast the last few days. I have just been manually surfing my favorites to see if there are updates. Very frustrating!

  14. Oh, that picture is funny. I thought it was drawn on with marker until I read it was a tattoo. I can't imagine anyone tattooing their self like that. LOL

  15. Shawna,
    We owned a house here two years ago but when the dollar bottomed out we had to sell it, we couldn't keep the payments up.
    We're renting now and we'll just put all our things in storage (the national preachers attic) and then rent another house in a different city. The church here in this town is being turned over to a national in a month or two so we'll go to another town to start another work as soon as we return.

    We are independent Baptists and to raise support for the work here we have to travel and visit churches sharing our burden for Croatians. So the majority of time we'll be on the road, when we're not we'll be staying with Johnny's parents.

    I think that answered your questions, I hope! :0)


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