Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Weigh-In

Pounds Down:

This week: 2.6
Total: 7.0

I am finally officially over my sugar addiction. It took a couple of weeks of no exceptions, but on Friday I had a few sips of coke and felt absolutely no compulsion to drink an entire 2 liters. It feels really good not to crave sugar all the time now.

Another rule I'm following: no eating late at night. If I can't stop thinking about food, I go to bed. Just like with the sugar, after a week or so, I stopped wanting to eat at night all the time. It's amazing how quickly our bodies can be conditioned.

And re-conditioned if we just find the right motivation. Which for me is my favorite jeans. :) I'm hoping to be in them by November.

6 comments:

Farmer's City Wife said...

Congratulations!!

The rewards of my walking? +2 lbs. Oops.

beck'sthree said...

Farmer's Wife, maybe it's all muscle? ;) Thanks for the support.

To the anonymous commenter who asked for a legal referral, please leave another comment and let me know who you are. (Without mention of city and state, please.) Thanks.

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Hey Becky, congrats on the weigh in. And I appreciate your response to Elizabeth Esther's blog, which was written in response to my blog. I'm really not a bad or whiny guy! I just made the mistake of using the word "victim" in the wrong way. I had really hoped to not minimize the problem, but to show the full implications of sexual abuse, by illustrating how my students are affected by the abuses of others. It's not unfair to me. It's unfair to the kids. But that seems to have been lost in translation for some. Grace and peace.

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky, I am the mom of a son who was in financial trouble and in desperation, committed a crime (first offense)in 4/08. We hired an attorney(Hagler) who made promises but delivered nothing. Our son is now serving a lengthy sentence and our family is looking for a Christian attorney who will be honest/truthful with us and will guide us through possible next steps (sentence reduction and first offender?) My son has three small children - son-6, daughter-5, daughter-3 who now live with us due to this circumstance (as a matter of fact, we just returned home today from a weekend Boy Scout camping trip to the N. GA mountains with our grandson who just started Cub Scouts.) I found your blog totally by accident and believe that God is in the middle of this and led me to you and your husband. Please call me or have him call me. We do not live in that town but my son did at the time. We live in a North Atlanta suburb. Thank you.

beck'sthree said...

Anonymous,

Post-conviction relief is very difficult to obtain, and very few attorneys specialize in it. These folks do and are the only attorneys I would recommend for that type of case: http://www.georgiapostconviction.com/

I don't know the attorneys there personally, but like I said, attorneys who do not specialize in that area are not likely to have much success.

Good luck to you and your son.

Anonymous said...

That is definitely a hard pill to swallow especially since our attorney told us to "just accept the deal and he would go back to the DA and Judge to get the sentence reduced". We never heard from him again. I called several times to see if he was working on the sentence reduction and always had to leave a message. He never called me back. My son has been incarcerated for 30 months and has another 2-1/2 to 3 years to go. As I mentioned, it was his first offense and was an act of desperation. It's hard to accept especially when you hear of repeat offenders who get lesser sentences for the same crime. We will get through this by the grace and mercy of God and I will continue to pray for some miracle for my son and his children (they miss him). He has been a model prisoner and is leaning on the Lord now which is the one bright spot in this situation. He knows that God has a plan for him and that is what keeps him sane these days. He is in the faith based dorm and is mentoring/witnessing to some of the younger inmates. That is the glory in all of this. Thank you for responding.