Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I have to tell on myself - I have not done as good this week as I had hoped. I jumped back on last week with grand hopes of losing the couple of extra pounds that had sneaked back on. Somewhere along the way, I lost focus. And not only did I not lose those pounds, but another 1.5 jumped on as well. So here I am 3.5 pounds above the top of my maintenance range. So how did I let this happen? Very simple - I stopped counting points. While I have never been able to keep a written journal of what I eat, I have been vigilant since the beginning of the year in recording my points with my bracelet. Somewhere over the course of the last 2 months or so, I stopped wearing it. I don't remember even making a conscious decision to stop, it just happened. So as of today, I am back to tracking. It is the only way for me to be accountable for every bite I eat, and it obviously has worked for me.
As for the challenge over at Tales from the Scales, they have moved their posting day from Tuesday to Wednesday, though I will continue to post here on Tuesdays and just link there on Wednesday. Be sure to check them out for lots of inspiration, information, and even some free giveaways.
Friday, September 21, 2007
There is not one person I know that has not been touched by cancer in one way or another. My grandmother and my mother-in-law both have survived breast cancer. My father-in-law is going through chemo right now to fight lymphoma. Just this year alone, we have had a close friend diagnosed with colon cancer, church family that are battling, as well as several acquaintances that have fought this horrible disease - some are still fighting, some have claimed victory, and others have lost the battle.
So, while I won't hound you for donations, I do ask that if you feel that you would like to make a donation to help find a cure for breast cancer simply click on the pink ribbon to the left or click here to go to my personal Because I Care donation page. I truly appreciate your support!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
So I visited the challenge this week and decided to get back to posting at weekly with my Telling Tuesday post about how things are going. I seem to do much better when I am accountable to somebody other than myself - so it is your job to keep me accountable. My only goal is to stay within my 5 pound maintenance range - which as of today means losing 2 pounds, which with any luck will be gone by next weeks weigh-in. This is the last weigh-in for the May Day Challenge at Tales from the Scales - but the first week of the Look Great in 2008 Challenge. So if you have a few pounds to lose, or just need help maintaining - head on over for some inspiration and accountablility from a bunch of great gals face the same trials as we do everyday.
Monday, September 17, 2007
A, B, C, D, E, F . . .
Sing play along now.
A - Age:33
B - Band listening to right now: none
C - Career future: accounting
D - Dad's name: Jerry
E - Easiest person to talk to: Brian
F - Favorite song: Amazing Grace
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: worms
H - Hometown: Morrilton
I - Instruments: clarinet
J - Job: bookkeeper
K - Kids: Stephen & Skylar
L - Longest car ride ever: Morrilton, AR to Bakersfield, CA - with Brian, my grandmother and my mother-in-law
M - Mom's name:Jettie
N - Number of jobs: 5
P - Phobia[s]: spiders
Q - Quote: I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me. Phil 4:13
R - Reason to smile: kids
S - Song you sang last: East to West
T - Time you wake up: 5 am
U - Unknown fact about me: I don't have a spleen
V - Vegetable you hate: baby corn
W - Worst habit: rolling eyes
X - X-rays you've had: too many to count
Y - Yummy food: fried potatoes
Z - Zodiac sign: Aries
Found this meme over at The Daily Meme...go ahead and play along...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Today I am thankful for:
- My children getting to enjoy their grandparents. I don't tell them enough how much I appreciate them being involved in the lives of our kids. And though they get to enjoy the grand kids a little too much at times, I hope they are thankful they are involved in the kids' lives as well.
- What Skylar is learning in preschool. She comes home everyday telling us something new. Sunday morning she just started spouting out the books of the Old Testament. She is absorbing so much.
- Stephen's outgoing personality. He has never met a stranger and goes out of his way to talk to everyone. This fact was driven home this week when he was selected to be an ambassador at school. For the rest of the semester, he has been chosen to help out any new students that transfer into his school by showing them around and just being a friend while they get adjusted.
- God's amazing ability to completely transform someone into a whole new creature -
Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2Cr 5:17
- My loving hubby who survived another birthday.
- Tomorrow is Friday.
- A weekend weather forecast looks wonderful. I look forward to spending some time outdoors observing some of the many miracles of God's creation. I hope to take the kids to the park and get some pictures while we are out.
- My friends who can always seem to make me laugh.
For more inspiring Thankful Thursday posts head over to Sting My Heart.
And a little update on the birthday present dilemma - the kids got Brian a couple of Christian tshirts at CBO. He acted a little surprised to get something, and he couldn't get mad at me since the kids bought them - right!?!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
It's Thursday once again and I count it a blessing to share what I am thankful for this week:
- That God is faithful to forgive - especially when people aren't able to do the same.
- The much needed rain we have had this week. It has been wonderful.
- Christian writers such as Jan Karon, Stephanie Grace Whitson, Karen Kingsbury, and many others who have touched my heart with their writing.
- Christian friends who keep me accountable, as well as listen when I just need to talk.
- My sweet husband, who I feel closer to now than ever before.
- Healthy children who are growing everyday - both physically and spiritually.
- The many comments I receive here at my blog. It amazes me that people I have never met will leave such encouraging words - especially when I know there are family and friends who read that never leave a comment.
I know when I read the other posts at Sting My Heart I will think of many other things I should have listed - so go on over and check out everyone's lists.