Long Time Gone
It's been a really long time since I was on here. Most of my personal information, including the weight I need to lose, hasn't really changed.
But last year, I left behind the sandwich generation, when my mother passed in April. Sadly, her pass... Read more
Exercising At Home
Oh, how fun to start (or restart) weight loss and exercise at the beginning of the coldest January on record in Central IL. Wow! I won't be walking to church, or the store, or work... but I've found a lot of fun things to do.
I joined the J... Read more
30 day Plank Challenge
I saw this on Facebook the first day of the year, and jumped in, so I am up to 30 seconds today (Day 3). I find myself adding all sorts of little challenges, and am wondering if I have the "sticktoitiveness" to carry it out. But hey, I can do an... Read more
This time of year has been hard for me as long as I can remember. So many people in my life have passed away in January... Both Grandpas, one Grandma, my sister, my Dad...
Add to that the fact that it is the "darkest part of the year," and ... Read more
I read so many blogs by people, and they are all so positive. I am, unfortunately, not a positive person, by nature or by nurture. Yeah, I know that's not a good thing, especially for a pastor's wife. But there it is.
I love my husband, bu... Read more
Another day, another challenge
So at the end of the week, I posted an 8 pound loss.
But that was also the day that I received word that ... Read more
Be Bold and Strong
What struck me hardest as I read the first chapter of Joshua this morning was that God told Joshua, “Be bold and courageous,” not once, not twice, but THREE times. He knew that Joshua was going to face questions as he took over for Moses, but He... Read more
Day 2: This time around
Lots of positive reinforcement around here. That is what I need.
I did start on the diabetic eating plan when I "restarted" this time. My Dad was border-line and controlled his diabetes with diet. I am hoping that will work for me, and I w... Read more
Wow.... a year and 4 months later....
It seems that every time I go back to work I just don't have time to maintain this discipline.
But I need to. I need to track my nutrition. I need to track my activities. I need to STAY ON TRACK.
Because.... my 83 year old mother jus... Read more
I'm just going to have to keep making it through one day at a time, it seems.
I still have the headache that developed on Saturday. Will be going to the doctor this afternoon to see if he can figure out what to do. We have tried Aleve (wh... Read more
I continue to feel overwhelmed, everyday, and just trying to take the next step.
I sometimes wonder why I can start things with the best intentions, but I can never complete them.
Wise friends have told me, take one step at a time. S... Read more
Just... not today
Well, after last night, I haven't bothered to do anything to track on SP. Didn't weigh this morning (although, maybe it's better NOT to weigh EVERY morning), forgot my meds until almost noon, just got up and went to church with John to finish ... Read more
What the ?????
So imagine my surprise, after eating like a pig the last two days - meaning, just grazing and eating whatever I wanted.... then recording it... when I stepped on my scales this morning (which weighed me at 209.5 yesterday) and read - 206.5. I w... Read more
Yet another day....
And another time that I fail and fall, and don't even really try.
I want to put the blame on ANYTHING but the fact that I don't really want to try. But I know that really, NOTHING is keeping me from doing what I need to do except my own wi... Read more
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Not so hot, eh?
It's Monday, and I haven't even TRIED to do anything with SP since Saturday night.
I'm thinking that maybe I just need to begin by being completely honest about what I AM eating, rather than TRYING so hard to change it all at once. I mea... Read more