The last month was pretty stressful for me. I'm a little ashamed to say that I fell back into some bad eating habits. I tend to eat when I'm stressed. I don't want all my hard work to be in vain. I know that it will take eating under my calorie range and also eating as healthy as possible. I'm tired of making excuses. I've started to refocus on what it will take to be successful at this once again. It seems that I get a really good jump on my weight loss and then repeat the same cycle of eating all the wrong things or going over my portion control. Have any of you ever had this problem? What did you do to finally conquer that demon of overeating and late night bingeing? I truly need help with this and encourage all the feedback possible. I'm doing the workouts....but my eating habits are not good. I admit this! I made a commitment today to start anew. I've decided to blog as much as possible to stay focused and plan out my meals. I've also gotten all the junk foods out of my cupboards. I want to succeed this time around!
As I promised in a previous blog here are my new babies....my precious little kittens. Their names are JJ, Frankie, and Sassy. Both Frankie and Sassy have blue eyes. They are all so adorable and I love them all so much. Not too long ago I lost my two Labs Ebony & Ivory and I miss them dearly. Having my new babies give me more to love and I get to keep them inside. They are all litter trained now and that's a big plus. I will take more photos as they grow and develop.
It feels good to catch up here again. We had a bad rainstorm here on Sunday evening and our internet modem was hit and we lost power. I'm thankful that was all that happened because driving around yesterday we found some downed trees that was also struck by lightning. God is truly amazing that my family and neighbors were protected from any major damage. That gave me some inside time with my husband and daughter Macey. We just got three new baby kittens (pictures coming soon). Two boys that we named JJ and Frankie, and one girl that we named Sassy. They are so adorable....but a handful. A few months ago I lost my two Labs and they have been a big void missing in my life. The kittens have certainly helped to fill some of that loss because they demand so much attention....and I love that.
This morning after feeding them I went for my usual 1 hour walk. I added some light running and I'm so happy that I did. I felt the need to really challenge myself but I didn't overdo it. Then it was back inside for 30 minutes of strength training. I'm finally able to sit here and relax and catch up a bit on things. I'm a little tired. I think it was because I didn't get much sleep last night. My phone ranged around 2:30 this morning with an emergency from my oldest stepdaughter. Things are fine, thank goodness. I look forward to getting a better nights' sleep later.
It's a hot and humid day here in Vanzant, Missouri. I've still been getting out for my morning walks. Yesterday was really a scorcher so I was thankful to God for a little breeze earlier. We're supposed to be having a picnic on the river today. Let's hope and pray that it's a little cooler though.
I'm loving my walks though. I suppose that I would walk everyday if it wasn't for the weather. Things change so much here in the Ozarks. I prefer cooler weather to the hot. Not "Cold"....just a good breezy day is the perfect walking climate for me. Since the revival was over on Monday night I hope to be able to get back into my workouts full swing. I haven't been completely committed to P90X. I'm glad that at least I have been walking though. I'm starting strength training again on next week. In a few more weeks I will give P90X another try, but I'm going to see how my body feels and just keep up with my walking as best as I can. I've been consuming way too much salt though. I went to the grocery store yesterday and loaded up on fruits and vegetables. Having healthy foods on hand will help control my "out of control" snacking the past couple weeks.
I'm so thankful to God for all the wonderful things He has given to me and placed in my life. When I look back over the past couple of weeks and how the Lord has strengthened both me and my husband, and the entire family I am truly grateful. My husband, who is an ordained minister, and I are currently in revival in Hartville, Missouri. He was invited to preach at this beautiful little country church there and I must tell you that it has truly been a blessing. It started on this past Sunday night and we are still in revival there nightly. The Lord has truly been blessing all the services and I just sit in amazement at God and how He has turned some things around in our family since then. Last night all our children were there and I can't begin to say how thankful and blessed that both my husband and I felt. He has been preaching nightly for five days now and his voice was so hoarse that he could barely preach but God saw him through it. I've been having him drink some hot herbal tea with honey. (If anyone knows any other good remedies for that please share). Our days have been pretty busy and we're getting in late at night. I haven't been able to completely stay committed to P90X but I have been walking for an hour everyday. On the exception of yesterday morning because hubby had a doctor's appointment for a checkup. Today I was out early this morning and completed over 11,000 steps. I have decided to try and walk for at least an hour everyday. I've been faithful to this the past three weeks. I'm really loving it. We're not really sure how long the revival will last. It could be Saturday night, or perhaps it will continue into next week. We will know soon. Though it's been busy for us we wouldn't have it any other way. It's a joy to share God's word and to reach out and help others. God is truly so good to us and it's really a small price to pay.
Praying each of you have a most blessed and safe weekend. Please keep my family and I in your prayers!