HOPE in Weighloss!

I NEVER talk about weight-loss supplements on my blog nor in my everyday life.

A week ago my cousin and I were discussing my struggles in weigh-loss.  With my particular disability exercise is rather tricky and more than often rather painful.  I was seriously losing hope, because I REFUSE to do any surgery.  Any way my cousin who was seriously injured a year ago in a car accident was explaining that she was now taking "Green Coffee Bean Extract" after watching the Dr. Oz show.

Now, I love Dr. Oz, but I'm VERY skeptical when it comes to weight-loss supplements.  I Google searched and found some very interesting things about this supplement.

From Amazon: In 2012, the U.S. National Library of Medicine published a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study that evaluated the impact and safety of green coffee bean extract as a weight loss supplement. Over 12 weeks, participants lost an average of 17 pounds by taking green coffee bean extract twice per day, making no other changes to their diet or exercise. On average, they lost 10% of their body weight and 16% of their total body fat. Moreover, they experienced NO SIDE EFFECTS of any kind.

Dr. Oz Quote: “you may think magic is make-believe but this little bean has scientists saying that they found the magic weight loss cure for every body type. It’s green coffee beans and when turned into a supplement this miracle pill can burn fat fast for anyone who wants to lose weight. This is very exciting and breaking news!”

Now let me tell you from PERSONAL experience!  I started taking the Green Coffee Bean Extract (800mg) on 8/18/12, two days later on 8/20/12 I wanted to weight myself (never thinking I had lost anything!).  After stepping onto the scale I found I had dropped 1 pound and 1 inch around my belly and waist!  This supplement does NOT cause you to be jittery AT ALL.  It gives me a little boost in energy and makes me feel fuller quicker and longer!

This is HUGE especially for those of us who want to exercise and can't!  It is recommended that you take TWO pills per day, but in all honesty I have ONLY taken 1 a day and STILL received awesome results.  I have given up sugar, pasta and white bread.  I am able to do leg lifts and tummy crunches while sitting ONLY. 

I'm doing this blog because someone somewhere is in need of HOPE.  This supplement may be the answer for many.  I was losing all hope FAST and then a blessing came my way.  Know that I didn't just run out and buy this.  I researched the product and the company in-which I purchased it from.  I read the studies done using Green Coffee Bean Extract.  And the greatest thing of ALL is I am living proof that it's working! I have experienced ZERO SIDE EFFECTS, but have experienced GREAT BONUSES!  I will update on my progress!

*I am in NO WAY being paid by ANYONE to post this blog.  I just want to share a good thing when I see it!

Killing The Sugar Demon

All of my life I've been a sugar lover.  Candy, cakes, sugar filled drinks and whatever was sweet was my friend.  What I've recently learned is sugar (my so called buddy) stimulates food cravings!  I could not figure out why I would eat and while eating I'd be thinking of having seconds.  This has been my cycle for far too long.

For a few weeks now I had been noticing weird things with the foods I was eating.  Especially things like Crystal light ( has aspartame), and even watermelon.  In the middle of eating or drinking my brain would scream "I'm hungrier!"

After praying I decided it was time to walk away from sugar.  I'm no doctor nor expert, but I know what's right for me.  I'm into day four and what I've noticed is I'm thirstier throughout the day and I have tension in my neck.  Sleeping is a bit uneasy due to the tension, but I know this will pass.  I have been lactose intolerant and an IBS patient for many years.  Giving up sugar has decreased BOTH things dramatically.

I am in serious need of losing 50 pounds.  If I lose a little more that will be a blessed bonus, but for NOW 50 is my goal.  I want to rid myself of sleep apnea and simply just being uncomfortable in my own body.  Baby steps.  I'm not experiencing horrid side affects as many have.  I'm sure that has a great deal to do with God and nothing to do with me being this super fantastic warrior. :)

My daughter and I are currently reading a book called "A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever" by Marianne Williamson.  In her book Mrs Williamson stated that overeating is a form of self hatred (that blew me over).  She also suggests that we realize we do NOT have the ability to overcome "any" eating problem on our own.  We need to fully turn to and rely on God.  Reading this book has been life altering for both myself and Princess Charlie (who battles with weight issues as well).

I'm on this journey and there's no turning back.  Please pray for my daughter and I as we are truly determined to do things God's way.  By July 15, 2013 I will have reached my goal and hopefully I'll have learned some super cool new ways of truly living this life that I've been gifted!

God The Father

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."  -John 3:16

I've always believed in Jesus, but it wasn't until I saw "Passion of The Christ" that His love truly came alive for me.  I've always known God The Father existed, but never had a relationship with him.  These past four years have been eye opening to me about the Trinity in whole.  My Father has been showing me a better way of living.  Holy Spirit is daily renewing my garden (heart, mind, and soul).  And Jesus, daily leads to me to cross where his love poured out.  What started as a spiritual journey has turned into so much more.

Every time I lock myself away in my room to pray, praise or read the bible I walk away with a new lesson.  Each time God fills me with his truth.  For many years I never addressed The Father because I had heard so much about him.  They said he was harsh, judgmental, a killer and a bully.  NONE of those things are true.  God is exactly as Jesus is.  Jesus himself states that if you've seen him, you've seen the Father.  If you've heard Jesus you've heard the Father.

God is so loving and kind.  He loves us so much that he allowed His beloved Son to come down and endure all the suffering, ridicule and torture he endured.  God has made over 6,000 promises to us through his Word and God can NOT lie.  He's forgiving when we do NOT deserve.  He's gentle when we should be scolded.  And he's the provider of EVERY good thing that's ever happen to any of us.

No God is nothing like others made him out to be.  Every day He and I sit together and he expresses love in ways no one has ever done before.  I know that I can trust him.  I know that he'll never fail me or leave me.  I know his hedge of protection is so strong that not even the mightiest demon can penetrate it.  But the most important lesson I've learned is - He loves me.  He loves me so much and He loves you just the same.  We have a Lord who gave his life for us and He's worthy to be praised.  But we also have an extraordinary Father who's loving, kind and gentle.  And because of Him we were redeemed by Jesus, so praise Him just the same.

At The Feet of God #1

When I am sitting at the feet of God I express that I am expecting to learn from him today.  God never disappoints me.  He always goes a step beyond what I'm expecting!  I hope this is of great help to all who read it!

- We must approach every being and situation from a space of pure love
- There are 2 paths in life - fear and love.   Choose love and experience pure joy!
- God is LOVE and we were created in his image; therefore we are love and should operate from this daily
- Move through the world in compassion and understanding
- STOP judging others
- What you focus on expands (good or bad)
- Complain less and bless MORE
- Forgive others
- Daily ask God to help you be who He intends you to be

Someone may read this and think this is simple, but the truth is we do NOT do this enough in our daily lives.  Everyday I ask God to change me into who He wants me to be.  I am shown something that must first be changed in order for that to happen.  Never do I feel God is picking on me, but instead I feel deeply loved that He takes the time to show me and teaches me how to achieve this.

Lessons From Proverbs #1

I'm a student of the Bible.  I love to absorb as much information as God allows me to each day.  I'm also a HUGE believer that we should all share the lessons we learn in life.  I'd like to share a few things I walked away from reading Proverbs #1-6.  Most of this stuff is very simple, yet we humans tend to complicate them on a daily basis.  I hope this will help all who read it!

*All who listen to wisdom (character of God) shall live in peace, safety and unafraid
*If you seek wisdom you'll receive knowledge of God himself
*God is our shield, protecting us and guarding our pathway
*He shows us how to distinguish right from wrong
*Wisdom and Truth will enter the very center of your being, filling your life with joy
*Trust God completely.  Do NOT rely on your own understanding.
*In everything you do put God 1st & he will direct you and crown your efforts with success
*Have wisdom - Knowing and doing right
*Do NOT be afraid, for the Lord is with you and He protects you

He's Waiting

I can only teach others from lessons in my life.  For many years I wrecked my life.  To others it looked wonderful.  I knew how to camouflage it beautifully.  Many believed that my head was on straight and I knew my way perfectly.  The truth was I was a pure mess!  Every decision I made was based on fear and in return caused great heartache.  I had to be in control.  I could not accept any position short of leader.  Again, I was a mess!

It turns out I was my greatest enemy.  Yes, Satan played a roll in my mess, but ultimately I was the ringleader.  I broke hearts (including my own), I shattered spirits and I used sex as a weapon.  I literally believed that sex equaled love! 

I was completely broken wide open in 2010, but the cracks started formulating back in 2004.  God was very patient with me.  I must stress the importance of His patience.  At any time Jesus could have said "No way!  I refuse to die for her!"  But in spite of my bad choices and my collage of sins he walked to that cross, tired and abused.  He spread his hands and allowed nails to be driven into his flesh.  He did that for me, in spite of myself.

Recently in prayer I wondered why and what I heard opened me in the sweetest way.  God said, "I love you Tabitha and I have been here with you from the beginning.  I waited on you because in my heart you are worth it.  I have great plans for you and now you are ready to fulfill them."

If you think God is absent from your life think again.  He's there speaking to our hearts daily.  It's up to us to hear him.  He never forces himself upon anyone.  Although in my case I wish he had long ago.  No matter what bad decisions you made, and no matter what sin you've committed God is waiting on you to call on Him.  He's not waiting on the sidelines to point a finger at you or to shout I-told-you-so.  No he's waiting to wrap you in His love, fill you with His Holy Spirit and guide you through the rest of your life in joy and in peace.

All you have to do is whisper His name.

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