My 8th Week


Hi friends!! Let's dive straight in. I did what I said I wasn't going to do. I said last week that I was going to have 2 solid weeks in a row. For the past month now I've had a big number week followed by a no loss or a gain. Well it happened again. I fell victim to the pattern.

Along with falling prey to the pattern, I fully realized my kryptonite in this lifestyle change: group dinners. First off let me explain that it's no one's fault but my own for making poor food choices. I'm not blaming anyone else for what I ate. I recognize it was all me.


Despite not having the best food week, I had an extremely wonderful week. The Vertical Church staff loaded up Sunday after church for a 3 day retreat to Birmingham. It was good for the soul to talk about plans, standards of excellence, and the importance of being relational. Amazing.

But, the group dinners. That was the most restaurant food I've been exposed to in the past 2 months. Normally, I'm very limited on my restaurant food and cook at home for the majority of the week. There's just something about a big group of fun people. It kind of makes you throw your plans out the window... just me? Nah. I didn't think so.

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Now that I've got that out of the way. It's time for the good stuff. I might've gained a pound, but there was so much progress and joy! I ate better than the old JJ would ever be able to do. I ate salads, I skipped desserts, I took the bun off my burger. Along with making significantly better, I also got rid of some emotional weight.

Last week I wrote a blog post about shame. There was an overwhelming response that led to countless conversations with people about the work God wants to do in our lives. I can't be upset for week 8 at all. Too many good things happens.

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Week 9 better watch out. I'm coming strong - JJ

STATS | week 8 +1lb -29lbs total

Also... I work with amazing people.