Monday, November 16, 2009
We are halfway through the LAP November challenge, and it is going great! I am getting to know a great group of women, who continue to motivate me to do my best. I have been staying on track a lot better with this challenge.
Thank you Kitty for the challenge! I love it, and I hope that you will continue to have them.
Zeldapliff, Xhastedmomof2, Teachinkids2, Vandalee13, Scrappy_RN, MissBear11 and Katiebug815 thank you so much for the time that you are putting into the challenge! It is great getting to know you. You all have motivated me to do better, and to keep moving no matter what.
Friday, November 13, 2009
As part of the LAP challenge, we have to list 5 things that we are thankful for. Here is my list.
1. My husband
2. My kids
3. My house
4. My car
5. My Sparkfriends
There are so many other things that I am thankful for, but right now, these are the one's that are at the top of the list.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Sundays for our family right now is crazy. But today just seemed a little crazier then normal.
My son has been sick this week, and while he is starting to feel better, he is still not 100%. So my hubby and I decided that my son and I would stay home from church this morning. My hubby and daughter go in for Sunday school, and then were going to stay for the service. Well, my hubby calls me and tells me that he is not feeling well, so he is coming home. Ok, so I wait for him to get home, and I go over to the church. My daughter was in a skit during the gospel reading. The kids were acting out the reading. Very cute!
Well, we have to leave right after communion, since my daughter is a cheerleader and she had to be at a game today at 12:30. So we leave, come home and she gets ready to go. Get over to the football game, they don't need help in the concession stand, so I go down to enjoy watching my daughter cheer. Well, then the football coaches needed help. They needed someone to help with the chains. So what do I do, I open my big mouth and say "If no one else will volunteer, I will do it" What was I thinking??? LOL! I never did it before. It wasn't too bad though, kinda fun, and I actually paid attention to the game. Our team got crushed. But they did their best.
After the game, my daughter and I head over to the grocery store to get some things for the week. Plus, hubby needed some cold medicine. So we go through the store and pick up what we needed and some things that we really didn't, LOL. But they were having such a good sale, and with coupons, it was hard to turn away from the bargains!
Came home, gave hubby his medicine, and made dinner. BBQ chicken we picked up yesterday, rice a roni and corn (It was a very yellow meal, LOL!) Then I head off to the bowling lanes.
When I get there, the one guy on my team who was in an accident a couple of weeks ago came to hang out with us, and the wife of another bowler on my team, she was bowling for her hubby. Ok, no problem. Then the other sub came who was subbing for the guy in the accident came, and said that her hubby was bowling for the 4th bowler of my team. UTOH, major problem! Our team now does not have a legal lineup. We have to have 2 regular bowlers, either bowling or bowl outs to have a legal lineup, and I have 3 subs there tonight. So our team ended up forfitting all 4 games. I was not happy. I still bowled, because it still counts for me individually, but it still sucked! Oh well, there is nothing that I can do, and we probably lost our first place standing. So we will have to work really hard to get it back.
So it was quite an interesting day to say the least! Hopefully tomorrow will be much more peaceful!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This was sent to me in a mail Carefree. I think that it is a good message. Everyday is a new day, a day to start over!
Here is a tool you can use at any time to get you going in the right direction.
Just as a car has a navigation system, you too have one—a change GPS, a guidance system that always wants to get you on track to your fresh start.
Your Change GPS only ever asks you two questions
1. Where are you now?
2. Where do you want to go?
Whenever you’re not sure what to do next, if you’ve fallen off the wagon, if you’re stuck…use your GPS. It will never ask you what happened the day before, how you messed up, what you did or didn’t do. It’s just about being present, right here, right now. Nothing else.
Keep it with you. It will always help you get refocused.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Today's LAP buddy bonus is to reflect on a motivational quote. I choose one of the 3 I have on my signature.
Change is difficult, but often essential to survival.
This applies to many things in our lives. We see change constantly. It is sometime difficult to take and sometimes very easy to take. It definitely applies to our weightloss journey. Some of the changes that I made have been really easy to do, like quitting drinking soda. I really don't miss it that much. While other changes like exercising on a regular basis is more difficult. Some of the challenge was with my work schedule, which has since changed, but working 4 10s and having a 45 min commute each way, ate up a lot of the day. On the days that I worked, it was difficult to motivate myself to exercising, and a lot of the time, I just didn't do any. Now that my schedule has changed, and I am now working 5 8s, I have more time to get moving. That along with my kids being in school, and having 3.5 hours without kids gives me plenty of time to work out. I still struggle with myself about doing it though. There is so much else that needs to get done. But I am committed to losing this weight, so I will get myself moving.
Also, the changing of the schedule at work was due to staff leaving, and the need to fill holes. The last week has been a difficult transition for the team. Some faired better then others, and with this schedule change, I do not have 2 days off in a row. This works for me because of commitments that I have, but it is still not easy. I still have a good job though, and I will do what I need to do.
Financially, most of us had to make changes over the last year to make ends meet, to survive. This was probably the hardest change. Our family has cut back on buying extras, on eating out (which is a good thing) and we have used more coupons then ever before. I find the sales and if there is a good bargain, I try to stock up.
Change is difficult, but in order to survive and even become stronger, it is necessary.
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