Friday, August 21, 2009


Another weight loss week! WOOHOO!

I was down a TOTAL of 3.5 last week, and I lost another 1.5 this week, bringing the total lost to 5! WOOHOO! It's a slow process, and I didn't do quite as good with my exercise as I did in previous weeks, but it was a CRAZY busy week so I'm not complaining.

I had this TOTALLY funny post planned for today, but instead I'm gonna be a wee bit serious. My daddy is in the hospital this morning (he went in last night) and they are unsure what's wrong, but think he may have had a heart attack. He's on the blood thinner anyway for other issues and they think that might have prevented the attack from being worse or showing up (I totally may be botching that explanation) but anyway, he's doing better this morning but they are running a bunch of tests still.

So.... if you get a chance today, I'd appreciate it if you could offer up a prayer for him. Also, my Gabby has been sick off and on this week with a stomach virus... and it's wearing on my nerves BIG time. We think she's better for a day, and then she has another episode. *sigh* It's just been a stressful week.

Anyway, Sorry to be a downer today.

BUT!!!! I have HAPPY news, that isn't really news, but did you know that God is VERY good? That he HEALS and that he LOVES us and takes CARE of us ALL of the time? If you didn't, just wanted to make sure I spread that GOOD news. Even when all else seems like this whirlwind of problems, Jesus is with us, holding our hands, carrying us at times when we need it.

And that, my friends, is pretty cool!


Eileen Astels Watson said...

Krista, I'll definitely add your dad to my prayers. And CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss! You're inspiring. I'm trying to do the same. Not easy!

Jody Hedlund said...

Ah Krista. What a week. And I'm sure it was scary to get that phone call about your dad being in the hospital. Thanks for sharing it so that we can be praying! And you're right, God is always good, even when hardships creep in around us.

Erica Vetsch said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! That's terrific.

And you are so right, God is Good, All the time, and He knows and cares about you and your family.

I pray you'll feel His peace and comfort.

Jill Kemerer said...

You and your family are in my prayers. And congrats on another weight loss week!! You are awesome!!

T. Anne said...

I am praying for your daddy!!!!! And you're right, our Heavenly daddy is so awesome he can heal and does! Praise God!

Cindy said...

Yes! God is VERY good. Congratulations on your weight loss and I will definitely send up prayers about your dad.

Marybeth Poppins said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad..I hope everything is ok. I went through this a couple years ago with my own father so I totally understand. I will say some prayers for you and your family!

Congrats on the weight loss!

Heather Sunseri said...

Definitely sending prayers your way for your father, you and Gabby.

And you are right, God is good all of the time.

I hope everyone is better soon in your family.

Candee Fick said...

I'll be praying for your dad and your little girl - plus an extra dose of sanity in the face of stress for you.

Congrats on the weight loss, too. I blew it on the exercise front. Between the kids going back to school and a pulled something in my hip, my treadmill is lonely.

Krista Phillips said...

Thanks, everyone, for your prayers!

Good news is that Gabby seems to be doing better. Bad news is that we got not so positive news about my dad. We'll know more on Monday, but just please continue to keep him in your prayers. *sigh*

Valerie said...
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Valerie said...

Hey, Krista, I'll be praying for your dad and Gabby and you while taking care of Gabby. :)

Fat Friday... I don't remember what I weighed last Friday, but this Friday I'm down a total of 16.4. I started with 140 to lose, and now I have 123.6 to lose. :) (Okay, so I just looked back at last week's FF comment and determined that I've lost 1.8 this week.)

Katie Ganshert said...

Congrats on the 5 lbs! I have a feeling my scale is going in the opposite directions as yours. I need to gain some self-control.

Anyway - I love the GOOD news! Thanks for the reminder!!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Krista -

Praying for your Dad and Gabby.

Susan :)

Tara said...

Sending up prayers.

Carol Bruce Collett said...

Krista, I'm praying for your Dad and for your family.

Christina Berry said...

Pretty cool, indeed!

I went to email you and realized I don't have your email!! I have a time sensitive favor to ask you, so can you email me at christina [@] christinaberry [dot] net ??