Make No Excuses!

I didn't bask long in the glow of achieving my weight loss goal.  Instead, I got back to my walking routine (after several days "off" during vacation), prepared our dinner of two Cornish hens (in my crockpot), and used the left overs along with some black beans and a can of diced tomatoes to create chicken/black bean chili for our healthy dinner tomorrow.  

I glowed long enough to facebook about my success--sincerely seeking to give the Lord Jesus the credit.  (I've tried too many times unsuccessfully to think that it was "MY" success.)  When someone congratulated me and inquired about my advice for weight loss, I responded this way:

"Thanks, friends! A few of you have seen me yo-yo through the years. This IS my most visible area of weakness (I think!) I have no credible advice, except give it your serious and concentrated effort and make no excuses...."

The more I think about it, the more I want to underscore AND remember this myself.  "Give it your serious and concentrated effort and make no excuses!"  This will be my mantra in my new phase of maintenance of habits, healthy weight, and holy awe at the amazing grace of God!


  1. Dear Rebecca,

    The Lord has used your example to bless and encourage me. I have been on "hiatus" if you will. The Lord has been dealing with me in many areas of my life, especially my thought life.... how I view myself, my life and the world around me. Thank you for being a Titus 2 woman.

    Many blessings,

  2. May God continue to bless all your efforts.

  3. Oh you look wonderful, now the sound of cornish hens in slow cooker sounds good, how long did you cook them and what did you add to the pot.....sorry for bothering you, but I have made and loved all your slow cooker meals.
    Have a great day, and wonderful words "give it your serious and concentrated effort and make no excuses" in fact this mantra can be used for many things as well as eating habits....Hugs to you my friend....:-)

  4. Hi Rebecca,
    I am a yoyo. Right now I'm turning into a large yoyo! But alas,stress will do this. I hope to get back on track soon. I amproud for you Rebecca. Your meals sound delicious!
    Love Di

  5. Rebecca, with your permission I would like to write this down and post it where i can see it all through the day. When we came back from vacation, I had planned to restart my plan, but have been nursing a very bad cold this week and seriously can't get out side. LOl. But with encouragement like this I am planning a new week Monday. I am planning to start blogging about it , maybe just maybe that will be another motivation. Thank you for sharing you have been such an encouragement to me.