Saturday, March 12, 2011
It's been 6 weeks since I blogged here. A quick run-down: I took a two-week intensive course toward my degree in January, then took off for Florida for two weeks. While in Florida, I attended a missions conference, had another bout with bronchitis, spent a week visiting Ddad, then returned to Germany.
I hit the ground running with a busy work schedule the first week. That fortunately slacked off a bit so that I could devote some time to finishing my term paper for the course. This overlapped with starting a new course that runs seven weeks but only meets one day a week. My goal, for those who haven't heard yet, is to finish my M.Ed.Min. this year. If God grants me a financial miracle, I'll finish my last course during the week of my 60th birthday.
I've gained weight and (UGH!) even bought a pair of size 6 slacks while is was in FL because all my others, though wearable, were becoming uncomfortably tight. I hate making that kind of concession, but hey, it's about being honest with oneself and facing the music!
Today is the first day back tracking. My trackers are public and if you look today you'll see why I gained. Sweets! Comfort food! Travel and restaurant eating! Making excuses! That stops now and I'm going to become best friends with the Spark trackers again. The numbers game can be time-consuming and frustrating at times, but I know it's what works for me.
That's the Cliff notes version of the past couple of months. I'll be posting more often again, as my fourth Sparkiversary (April 21) approaches !