Monday, May 28, 2012

Catching up

WOW, things have been busy over here!

First of all Happy Memorial Day! I am up bright and early after a long night of baking and preparing for 17+ guest to come over for brunch after the parade. We have done this for many years and our group is growing:)

I wanted to let all of you know that I got the job I applied for at one of our local hospitals!:) So my crazy schedule is going to get crazier. My post will be few and far between due to it being summer and will be gone a lot camping etc.. also I will be working full time now instead of part time.

I hope everyone will have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your summer:)


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Weigh in

Oh boy, confession time!

I posted a few days ago that I had hit my 50 lb. mark, and I did. I was so thrilled!!

I took that as an opportunity to indulge a little, and now here we are on weigh in day and I have to tell you that the scale showed NO loss:( The numbers are the same as last Wed. So those few pounds I was down came back on with a vengeance!

Nutty Bars, dinner at Applebees and movie theater treats are the reason I gained those few extra pounds I was down back.

Today is a new day:)
Looking forward to seeing a loss for next week!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Not a weigh in day

I know it's not weigh in day but I want to share that when I weighed on my scale this morning I hit my goal of -50 lbs. !!!!!!!

I hope I stay at this for my official weigh in next Wednesday. I have been working my butt of this week and it is really paying off:)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A great day

Yesterday was the best day:)

I put my house all back together now that we are almost finished painting the main level of our house. It looks so nice and refreshed:)

I planted a flat of impatients, and went to get my hair cut. I also received a very important phone call about my job interview. Prayers are appreciated as I am moving forward in the hiring process:)

I also started lifting weights again...I am feeling the burn this morning!

Have a blessed day everyone:)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Back in the game! Weigh in day

I am thrilled to see the scale moving once again!

Here are my results~

-2.8 lbs.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

What a busy day it was!

First church, then to my parents for lunch. We had a good time, but the I needed to go to work.

The best part of all was the wonderful cards and gift my husband and kids gave me.

They rock!!

Kindle fire:)

Friday, May 11, 2012

I am a Mother

My favorite movie is~ Dirty Dancing

I almost always cry while watching a movie, even Transformers;)

I always make exotic dinners for my family....Does pot pies count? Lol

The first thing I do after a long night at work is~ undo my bra the second I step in the door.

I love to lick the beaters after making frosting or pudding.

I love yoga pants!!

I find myself talking to myself more as I age;)

I eat bon bons all day long....NOT! I am lucky if I get to finish my food before my son finishes his and wants mine.

I am healthier and happier because I chose to make a change.

I didn't make the same mistakes my parents made when they raised me ...I made MORE!

I am a Mother and it's a name I wouldn't trade for the world:)

Happy Mother's Day on Sunday to all of you my friends.

May your day be a special as you are!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Morning coffee with a little Prayer mixed in

Fresh start this morning on the dieting side of things.

I am having my routine cup of coffee and reading my daily devotional.
It's ironic that it is about worrying. Which is what I have been doing a lot of lately.

I am going to put looking for another job on the back burner for a while. I haven't heard anything from my interview, so I am taking a Que and trying to be content where I am at:)

There were a few quotes in todays reading that really struck me.

"The Lord goes before me, making crooked places straight."

The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. 1 Samuel 2:7

I think to be rich, is not to be wealthy in material things or having lots of money in the bank. Having love, family & salvation are priceless.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weighing in & holding myself accountable

I did my first weigh in, well in a while actually. It is not pretty.


I am not happy about this, but it was my choice to make bad decisions. The hubby and I went to Dairy Queen a couple times, birthday dinners, extra snacking. Just poor choices in general were the culprit here.

I weighed in today at a fellow bloggers site.
At home with Kim

She does a Wednesday weigh in and I think moving to Wednesday for weigh ins will give me double the accountability:) I apparently need it;)

Time to see those extra pounds vanish for next weeks weigh in!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Learning to let go

Do you ever feel like your life revolves or thrives on a routine?

If you break it everything would crumble around you?

Well I do. I am a huge planner. I thrive on LOTS of lists! I do a lot of the same things on the same days and times each and every week. Any of this sounding like you?

As of lately I am having(trying) to let go of some of my control over things and let God take the lead in my life. As you know I had to put my meeting for volunteering on hold due to a job interview last Monday. It has been a week today and I am "patiently" waiting to hear the decision, good or bad. I was told they would take a week or so to let me know, so I have been Praying that if this job would be a good fit for myself and my family that it would be given to me. God already knows what the answer is to that. I just need to trust in him and give up all control....he knows my path:)

P.S. I have not forgot about weighing in, it has just been put on the back burner lately. I will get back to it on Friday:-)

Tx again my friends,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Praying on the spot

I struggle every day with comparison and envy. They are not healthy atributes to have by any means.
Sitting in church this morning there I was in the pew behind two beautiful young wives/mothers and what was going through my head? "I am not as skinny as them', "There outfits are better than mine"....I am not good enough.
Do I still feel this way?
I know I have worked so hard and Prayed even harder to get where I am weight wise. I will always be a work in progress when it comes to staying at a healthy weight, but I know I am doing my best. Now if I can just remember I AM GOOD ENOUGH:)

Faith looks at God instead of looking inward at inadequacies, problems, or circumstances.
Is there an area in your life or weight loss journey where you need to refocus? I would love to Pray for you:)