Monday, April 25, 2011
My dh told me a couple days ago that he wants to lose about 15 pounds. That will take him maybe a couple of weeks. At first I was sad just thinking of him getting to where he wants with very little effort, but then I thought again. Even if he does succeed in two or maybe three weeks, I can really use those weeks to my advantage, too. I can keep his snacks out of the house and I won't be tempted. I can cook healthily for us both and he hopefully won't begin his snacking fifteen minutes after eating dinner (he hardly touches the veggies, but wants lots of snack stuff later). He's tall, pretty slim, and works out on a mid day break at work's gym at least 3-4 times per week. With warmer days, we've been walking together more than ever before. I know good things can happen if he really sticks to his plan. I know that will help me stick to mine. So, my mantra today is 'new week...new us'. Let's see how far it takes me. Have a great week everyone.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
He is Risen Indeed! It will ring out around the world. I feel so blessed to live where I can gather with others and proclaim His Name, where we can pray and worship together without fear of arrest or worse. So, even as I celebrate with friends and family today, I will be mindful of those who must worship covertly. I pray the Lord will guard, guide and protect His people wherever they gather today and everyday. Praise God! Blessings to all at your points of greatest need.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I know there is good stress and there is bad stress. Well, today I had to toss out all my plans to work with our internet/phone/cable provider that managed to cut our service on Friday instead of making sure our service at our old address was actually stopped. We had gotten a bill two weeks after we stopped that service and we should have gotten a refund for that time that had already been paid. The company got it wrong and also cut our current service. On Saturday we got cable and internet restored but our phone service is still out. To add insult to injury there is a recording on our number that allows for messages to be left. However, we are unable to retrieve and of the messages because we have no dial tone, no ringer and no access to anything from our phones. I'm trying to be patient as I was told by one person to unplug phone from modem. That meant having to move some very heavy furniture. After I did this, the next person said not to disconnect. And so it went. After five calls today I am now waiting to hear back from someone named Samuel who is supposed to call my cell when the service is restored. So, all my plans for the day have gone into the trash as I wait, wait, and wait some more. It is so frustrating and stressful to talk to people who don't seem to know what they are doing with this. I am angry, but trying to suppress that. I am stressed and know this kind of stress is not healthy or diet friendly. To calm myself I think I'll do some exercise here in the house. Here come the jumping jacks and push-ups. Maybe I'll even do some running in place and around the house. Hopefully, this will resolve before the day is gone. I can't go through this again tomorrow. Gotta love that service provider! Yuck!!!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I so enjoyed the nice walk to watch the 1/2 and full marathoners turn into the final stretch. I waved. I yelled. I clapped. I saw a few friends along the way. But, I was on the sidelines.
I've not been able to run in many years thanks to complications from MS, fibromyalgia and arthritis. But I used to love to run....back in college and just after. So, it was still a thrill to watch the competitors and wonder if one day I will be able to at least walk a 5K or 1/2 marathon??? The last time I walked about 7-8 miles I ended up in the hospital for more than two weeks with hallucinations and other struggles having to do with ms exacerbation. So, my dh says no long treks for me. Still, I think I might give it a try next year. Meanwhile, just walking to watch and cheer gives me a pretty good workout. It is a joy to be so near so much activity. Now, I can walk to so many things and the joy of the journey is not to be dismissed. Have a great weekend everyone.
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