Monday, September 16, 2013
As I enter into week 2 of my renewed efforts to be healthy I feel encouraged. I am doing my weigh ins on the Monday of each week this time. Today I saw I had lost 5 pounds. Better than I had hoped. I am determined to keep up my efforts.
Getting back into the swing of it isn't as hard as I expected, but of course it isn't easy either. I think I am feeling better already though, even knowing that I am putting forth the effort.
I don't feel comfortable telling my family and friends much about my efforts. I don't want people looking at me (waiting for me to fail). I was even told by one friend the last time "don't throw away your fat clothes". I am determined to keep a positive outlook and not care what others think.
Also I gave up last time because I was not seeing any progress and let myself get too discouraged. I know that I am getting healthier just by moving and logging my food even if I don't see much on the scale. I know I was feeling stronger anyway the last time. So no matter what I am not giving up or giving in this time.
I decided with all the activities I have to do on the weekend it isn't practical for me to log, however I am still aware mentally of what and when I am eating. So I don't think I will let anyone (including me) sabotage my efforts.
We made a trip to the apple orchard this weekend. It was hard to pick apples, but it was fun and well worth the effort. I didn't log it, but I know the activity did me good. I was able to get my mother out of the house for the trip. She is mostly shut in and I know it affects her emotionally as well as physically. She couldn't pick apples, but I could tell that she and my dad had fun going. Not to mention how healthy fresh picked apples are. Round trip it took us 7 hours! Then my husband and I had another 2 hour drive home. We were exhausted but it was very much worth it to get my parents out of the house for a day.
Oh yes, we listened to the meeting with them before going to the orchard. So hubby and me didn't get home til about 10 pm.
Well, that's how our weekend went. I hope everyone had a great weekend.
Monday, September 09, 2013
It's been a rough year, but with Jehovah's help, I think I am finally ready to try again.
I worked so hard over a year ago to lose weight and just didn't, so that I gave up. I recently found out I had a thyroid problem. Maybe that was the reason, maybe not, but I am ready to try again. Of course I am heaver than when I started the last time. I know it's not going to be easy, but I really need to succeed this time.
My numbers are still a bit low with the thyroid medicine, but we are working on getting the numbers in the right place. I started working out this am. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be, but it wasn't easy either. I have high hopes.
I am sorry for not keeping in touch with anyone. As I said it's been a rough year for me.
We just had our Circuit Assembly this weekend and I really, really, needed it. I feel Spiritually refreshed and took steps to eliminate some major distractions from my life. Necessary adjustments in entertainment among other things. I feel very good about the changes and I know Jehovah is proud of my efforts.
I hope everyone has been well. I look forward to renewing some friends and making some more.
My love and best wishes to all.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I am trying to get back on track this week. Started slow with swimming on Monday and Tuesday, and today I finally did a Just Dance 3 workout. I also logged my food today, so far doing good.
It has been a rough couple of weeks. My routine got all out of whack and I found myself sleeping all day and awake all night again. Today I got up at 11 am (better than 3pm) and did a workout.
A good friend of ours died last Thursday am. I went by to give my condolences to his daughter and was horribly, verbally, attacked. I wont go into the details but I cried for the next couple of days. My husband and I bent over backward for her dad and since she hates the witnesses, nothing we did for him mattered. It was awful. Within two days she had cleaned out his house, creamated him, (no service) and was gone! Really, who does that?
Well, I have had to pray alot and know her dad loved us and we loved him and that we will see him again. That is what matters, not what she imagined! I am glad people like that will be gone someday. Life is hard enough without people being mean and telling horrible lies about us.
Well, today is better. And at least I can talk about it a little without crying now. (Mostly)
I hope everyone is having a good day. Love to all....Joyce
Friday, June 01, 2012
Well, today was weigh in day. I forgot til after I ate breakfast and I had a few more clothes on than when I usually weigh but I managed to lose 1.3 pounds. Finally, the scale goes down just a bit. It is a slow process for me but little by little, I can tell I am getting stronger. I am hoping the coconut oil supplements help with my thryoid issue. Only time will tell.
I take the kids home tomorrow. Today it is only in the 60's, so no swimming. It's video game day for the kids. One of their friends has come over for a visit and they are all playing games together. It is cute to watch them.
Well, I hope everyone is having a great day. Sending love to you all. Joyce
Thursday, May 31, 2012
I haven't been able to keep up with all my spark stuff this week. Went to my mom's house for the weekend and brought the grandkids and my son home with me for a week. We have been swimming though and I have done a few of my workouts. Logging my food has been a bust though. Eating alot of stuff I don't normally eat. Since there are more people here I have had to buy a little different than normal.
But I am not slacking much. Keeping in mind my goals, but my routine is all out of whack. I will be taking them home Saturday and then I will be getting my routine back to normal. I have done my best not to slack on the exercise.
I love having the kids here, it is alot of fun, but alot of work too, and I am feeling tired.
I hope everyone is having a great week. Love to all............Joyce
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