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Day 404: A Time for Thanks

Friday, November 01, 2013

Well another month has officially started today. My list of things to do, and things need to do, and things want to do and things I wish I could do continue to grow and grow. I just try and take it one day at a time. Not much has changed stat wise for me this last month. I only lost 1.6 pounds and no inches. But it's been a long stressful month. But will continue to take this in stride and try my best no matter what.

November is a month to be thankful. And really we should be thankfully each and everyday that we are blessed to be here. I may not be the religious fanatic some of my husbands family or some close friends or even some of my family is. But I do read, and follow many things. And I do believe in the importance of prayer. Being thankful and thanking him for each and everyday that we are alive and able to share with our loved ones.

I have been thinking about the holidays quite a bit again, and wondering how I can stay on track successfully. Which is why I've been thinking about the upcoming holiday. I think it will help me stay on track. I signed up for a 2% Thanksgiving challenge, and praying that I succeed or at least feel really good about giving it my all. It has been quite a bit rainy around here for the last couple of weeks, so outdoor walks have been well eliminated mostly due to that and the cold. Which tends to be depressing at times. But I just need to remember to pop in a video and hang out with my 2 year old daughter. She is enrolled in some new programs to help her catch up in speech, which also has been taking up some of my time, besides still remodeling the house. We have not finished so we can move in yet. But have yet to give up. This time we're shooting for Christmas time. I would love to see the tree up in the new house, we won't even have to bend over the top just put the star up on top. Anyways, here's a few goals for November:

1) Not snack on Halloween candy everyday
2) Allow minimal sweets, not to deprive altogether
3) Remember to be thankful for so many things
4) Lose 4 pounds +
5) Exercise at least 30 minutes everyday again
6) Keep drinking a ton of water and almost no sugary drinks
7) Limit if not completely eliminate regular fast food, since it doesn't make me feel well afterwards and I do better without it
8) Get as much done on the remodeling of the house as possible, maximize hours without depriving ourselves of family time
9) Remember "me" time, it's crucial

Things Achieved in October:
1) Genesee FrightK 5K
2) Trick or treating 4 miles for 2 full hours with my 4 kids
3) Losing some weight
4) Getting more done on the house
5) Spending time together as a family and with my sister and her family

Let us remember what everything we are thankful for, even if we don't always remember it in our busy day to day lives. Being thankful for us living through another day. Being thankful for ourselves realizing how to become better for ourselves and our families. Being thankful for who created us, and made us possible, made us who we are. Being thankful for our loved ones no matter how crazy family life can be, or how upset we can get with our family, how stressful and busy we are. We need to love everyone for who they are. Remember to dream of a better today, better tomorrow, better future, and being here.

Happy Early Thanksgiving.

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