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Saturday, October 13, 2012

It has been hard for me to keep up with things this week.
I had multiple family members over this week. My MIL and BIL were in town to visit and see the grand kids. It was a fun time. Three days together. Three dinners, which my oldest son prepared main dishes for the first two, and my daughter had us over for the third. It was busy.
On Thursday night after everyone was gone, my husband and I said, "Now we know what your mother feels like when all the family goes home". Busy, but fun.

I gained 2.5 lbs this week. But I know why. Over eating. Too many sweets. giving in to chocolate candy. But I am determined to get back on track. I put the rest of the candy in the freezer and now will probably use it to hand out on the 31st.

Two things I read this week:
Love the person you see in the Mirror:
I looked in the mirror this morning and what I saw was not pretty. from the chest up I look great. From the waist down I have a lot of jello that shakes when I move. And lots of bruises from hitting the machines at Curves. I still loved that person, it used to not shake. (LOL)

Second on my Christian Women W/ Depression team one of the leaders posed the following question:
If you only had today what you thanked God for yesterday, what would you be left with????? Makes you think about how much you need to be thankful. I am being more careful to be thankful to the Lord on a daily basis. Mostly people, God's word, my church family, my given family, grandchildren, husband, children, son and daughter in laws, brothers, sisters, MIL, In laws of all kinds. If you are reading this I am thankful for you.

I am thankful that I have feet that allow me to walk, legs that get me where I need to go, arms that allow me to write, hands that allow me to pick up things, and that allow me to hug, love, be tender, a brain that thinks,

Thankful for nature, God's creation, beauty, etc.

What are you thankful for?? And how do you love yourself???
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RGEETING 10/15/2012 10:08PM

    So, so much to be thankful for, eh? Yes - contemplating the loss of all that we take for granted makes us so much more mindful of our blessings!

Have a great week, dear friend!

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 10/14/2012 8:08AM

    Good for you for knowing the reason for the weight gain and moving on from there. Don't beat yourself up over it and just focus on what needs to be done now. Family gatherings are a hard one for me too - always so much food and very little will power on my part.

We are very blessed with lots to be thankful for.

"I thank my God upon all my rememberance of you." Phil 1:3

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COLLIMA 10/14/2012 1:22AM

    Ravyna,

I so appreciate how you share your struggles with us....this weight-control issue is just not easy!

I seem to be able to go for long periods when I am doing very, very well and then seemingly out of the blue....BOOM! I don't know what happened!

Thank God you were able to stop at 2.5 lbs gained....and didn't keep on going!

Margie

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