First the good news. My youngest daughter completed her first year of RN Training with a 4.0 grade average. She has three boys ranging in ages just turned 6, 12, & 14. Of course, they are in every sport going. She is also a dedicated Christian woman involved in serving in every capacity that she is able. This Spring when her classes were to resume for her second year, she felt burdened that she was needed by her boys more than her RN training. Too, she lost so much sleep, no rest and etc. so, she dropped out. She has been with her boys for a few months now, and doing all the other things required by a wife, mother, Christian and homemaker.
She called me yesterday and stated that she had been doing some things that she had not told me.
She asked if I were sitting down. I became so scared because I felt that she was going to tell me bad news. I went to the most comfortable chair in the room and sat down, waiting for the awful news. She then proceeded to tell me that she had been praying all spring and summer RE: Her RN training, asking God for guidance and direction for her life. She then felt that God had directed her to go back into her training. However, the college she attended has a policy, that when you drop out, you cannot be readmitted. But she wrote a letter to the Dean & her Supervisor, and she stated that she poured her heart out, stating why she had withdrawn. I don't know how long she had waited for their decision, but she had been out of town and when she returned home, she had received a letter from the college. What a wonderful blessing God gave her! The college approved of her returning this fall term. I am thrilled about this. I was so disappointed when she dropped out. We were doing all we could to help with the boys, laundry, house chores & etc.
The Not So Good News, is that I have not dropped in pounds four-five weeks. I also am not doing as well with my exercise in the past two weeks or more. I noticed that I am eating a few more calories than usual. Am I discouraged? No, but I am not happy about what is going on with me. But I am not a quitter. I may not reach my weight goal but I have lost quite a few pounds and better yet, I have lost lots of inches. I look much better in my clothes this year than I did last year.
Have I lost my motivation! No, I think I did something similar to my daughter, I needed a break. But it is time to get back to work ! I am going to make a concerned effort starting tomorrow. I love this site too much and I have gained so much knowledge in how to become a healthier person, that it would not be a good choice for my body's sake to give up & quit. I intend to keep on, keeping on, trying with SP to stay healthy. Anyway, it is not ALL ABOUT just losing weight, it is about eating healthy to stay healthy, exercising for the heart, bones & muscles, reading articles to defeat depression, get at least 7 hours sleep, drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. Then consider all the facts on this site, countless ones to help us in so many ways. To me, I could stay on this site for countless hours reading all the interesting articles, researching food facts for us, all the healthy, delicious recipes.
I am not writing this Blog trying to inform you about this site, you already know. I also know.
So why am I writing this then? To remind myself and hopefully others that are a little disappointed in themselves, that we have every reason to at least give our best efforts when this site is offering FREE, all this advice to help us 100%. We all know that there is no other site that even comes close to offering so very much, it is all right here.