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Thursday, February 14, 2013

So yesterday I braved the scale and it's finally budged! I lost two pounds this week! Before you get all crazy with the "it's supposed to be slow" and such, relax. It WAS slow. I've been at the same weight for about four weeks. I knew it would eventually drop off, so I just kept going.

In the meantime, I've received my new Bodymedia FIT armband and started using it today. I excited to see how the numbers read tonight when I sync the data and add food and such. Why get it? Because my old heart rate monitor was acting finicky. I knew I needed to replace it and I wanted to get something really good, not the mediocre thing I got last time. This is the same price if not a bit lower than a good Polar HRM, so I picked bodymedia. I don't mind the monitoring charge because it's going to give me great information. And this way I don't have to buy a separate pedometer. This is my Valentine's present to me. :)

Enough about that. I have decided to post some new goals. I always get antsy this time of year about what I should give up for Lent. I want to do something that is meaningful and actually does bring me closer to God. I toyed with the idea of giving up sweets for the season, or giving up bad carbs all together. But then I thought: why would I be doing this? For a diet or for God? For me or for Him? So I've decided that this year I'm picking up something for Lent instead. I am pledging to have a real quiet time with God every day. That can take the place of some of my mindless tv watching and mindless snacking. To be sure, I'll be cutting way down on sweets-my goal is one treat per week in that department-but that's for me. Nothing can bring me closer to God than spending time with Him reading His word.
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  • JENNA3
    Thanks for the comments, everyone!
    1925 days ago
    Congrats on the loss, and on the cool Valentine's Day gift to yourself! Like your Lenten add, too.
    1925 days ago
    Congrats on the 2 lb. loss! That's great! And I love your idea for spending more time in the Word for Lent. It's awesome that you thought about why you were doing it, not for the "diet" but for God. Love that.
    1925 days ago
    You are giving up time to gain a stronger more rewarding relationship with God. I think that is the spirit of Lent.
    1925 days ago
    That is a fantastic thing to add for lent!! I love the idea of adding something to benefit your relationship with God, rather than depriving yourself of something.

    Also, congrats on the loss!!
    1925 days ago
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