Thursday, November 22, 2012
At the top of my list of things to be thankful for is a new home. We finally signed for our pretty little piece of property yesterday and plan on moving next weekend!
I'm thankful for being on a journey toward improved health.
I'm also exceptionally thankful for all my wonderful, supportive friends: everyone at work, my Sparksisters, the book club ladies, Eric and Karrie, my Phil, and so many more who treat me like family. Blessings to you this holiday season, and happy Thanksgiving!
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!
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