Thursday, November 15, 2012
Yup, one small step leads to another. Pretty soon, I won't even remember the hole I was in a couple of weeks ago! I'm keeping up on my schoolwork, which makes me happy. I'm on day two of making great food choices and walking as much as time allows, which makes me feel strong. Levi got a job, which makes me praise God. My loan guy said we'll sign Friday or Monday, which makes me hopeful (But, I'll believe it when I see it!). Taking little steps to ameliorate what seems overwhelming really DOES help! Whoo-hoo!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For the last month or two, I've rarely met my recommended calorie window. I've still tracked almost every bite, but I quit trying to meet that goal. I attribute my actions to two main factors. First, I gave myself permisssion to eat whatever I wanted. "I'm stressed," was my excuse. I decided that it would be okay to eat whatever I wanted as long as I still tracked and still met my fitness goals. Second, I struggle mightily with portion control. When I've been most successful at meeting my calorie window, I've still eaten a bunch, just chosen healthier items to feast on.
It's not working for me. I need to take control, not give it up. I'll feel better only when I take charge of my life again, make healthy choices, and not let stress rule my reaction to it. I'm in charge of my behavior, even if I'm not in control of outside factors. So, today I WILL meet my calorie goal. The first day of a new, positive streak.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Levi got a job at Dollar Tree!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
I just wanted to give a little update on how things are going, to let you know how I'm dealing with this month's stressors.
First and foremost, my loan guy says that everything looks good, underwriters have no issues, and the contract writer is working furiously. He predicts the home loan to come through Wednesday. I've heard this before, so I'm not too excited, but I am hopeful.
Levi, the stepson, had an interview on Thursday. I've quit buying food for him. He's spent the last few days with friends.
I've gotten a bunch of schoolwork finished, made it through parent-teacher conferences with flying colors, and I'm almost ready for classes next week.
My landlords spent a week with us, and they were most gracious about extending our lease as necessary!
My nutrition choices haven't been stellar, but I've been pretty active hunting and cleaning house.
While not on cloud nine, I'm better!
Friday, November 02, 2012
I was driving to work on Tuesday in the pre-dawn wet gloom after a ton of rain the night before, minding my own business. I'd just gotten off the phone with my brother, Edward, who lives in Texas and was contemplating the advice he'd given me. I'd failed to flip the brights back on after passing an oncoming car on the winding country road that I drive every day, and I was totally surprised by the tree that had suddenly appeared across the road in front of me. It had recently fallen. The tip was in the opposite lane, and the roots off the road to my left. The trunk was about 5 inches in diameter right in front of my windshield, and branches dangled to the ground. I didn't even have time to hit the brakes! Rather than decapitating me, however, the tree exploded when I hit it. It was rotten, thankfully, and pieces of it littered the area. I was shaken but not hurt, and I don't care what my bumper looks like.
Reflection: I guess work, landlord, arthritis, stepson, and dwelling issues aren't that bad; at least I'm still hear to face them. :)
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