Thursday, January 31, 2008
I've been a little depressed lately. I'm not quite sure why. This morning I woke up hoping that we would have 5" of snow so I wouldn't have to go to work. I have been exercising, and eating fairly well (except for the 6 cookies on Monday:), but I've only lost 1/2 pound since last week. On Wednesday, I had actually gained 2 pounds, so I didn't exercise in the a.m. hoping that by changing things up it would shock my boday. Well, it worked. Today I am down 2.5 pounds.
I love to workout outside, but with -0 windchills, that's pretty much unrealistic right now. So...I'm still jumping on my trampoline and working out on the elliptical. Occassionally, I will run some stairs during commercial breaks. I live too far from town to join any sort of gym, so I'm making due with what I have.
Last year during this time of year, the pounds were melting off me. It was amazing--I guess I just want those same results this year. I should be happy that I lost 1/2 pound! I guess I need to focus more on the positive, and not so much on what's going wrong.
I have started reading Purpose Driven Life. I'm on Chapter 2. God didn't make me by accident. He knew that I would be going through these trials at this exact moment. He allows me to have these troubles so that I can grow stronger and more trusting in Him. There are things about me that I don't like (like my BIG nose), but God made me this way for a reason (I don't know why yet, but when I do I will let you know. He gave me my nose to perfectly fit on MY face, and I should be grateful that I have a nose.