Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hey y'all!

I'm still here!  Are you?  Hello?

What a few weeks it has been!  I am excited to post an update on this here little space!  It has been too long!  Well, where to start?  Our family is embarking on the adventure of foster parenting, so our weeks are really full with classes and preparation!  Our meals have been pretty quick or easy.  Which, unfortunately, in our home mostly equals not super healthy.  I am trying to remember to extend grace to myself as I know this is a season.

I weighed this week.  It was good news!  I have lost 19 pounds so far.  My first goal was 5%.  I met that pretty quickly.  I have been inching towards my second goal of 10% for about a month now!  This has been slow.  But I knew when I began this journey that I was not headed for immediate and quick weight loss. Rather, I am aiming for changing my heart and then my body.

I have a lot of days where I feel great!  I can tell I have more energy with the weight I have already lost.  Then, of course, there are plenty of days that I feel exhausted and worn out.  That, I am sure, has something to do with three kids and our current schedule!

Again because of our schedule, I have not exercised like I want to these last 2 weeks.  I was exercising about 5 days/week prior to our classes beginning.  This past week I only got in 3 days.  But, I can tell my heart is different... because I actually missed it!  Ha.  That's a first!

So, that's the news around here.  What about you?  How are things going for you?  Thank you for joining me in this journey!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Today and yesterday, I would be considered an overachiever IF I was trying to see how many calories I could take in.  Sheesh.  Adding all those calories into my LoseIt page was discouraging.  I am thankful that tomorrow is a new day.

My good friend, Leslie, and I are having Skype dates to discuss Made to Crave.  That's some good stuff!  Last night was our first date.  I was late because Smitty and I had a mini-date {meaning we only had one of our 3 children} and we chose to get yogurt for dessert!  I had to laugh at the irony. I texted Leslie to let her know I would be late for our first discussion because we were craving some yogurt!  {Grace, Muffy.  Remember to give yourself some, too.}

She looked right purty for our date.  Look, isn't she beautiful?

We laughed and laughed.  We shared what the Lord was doing in our hearts to bring us to this place.  It was really helpful and encouraging!

Here is a funny picture of my Skype date just after I {her Macbook, actually} got tackled by her four-legged monster, Knox.
And here's the culprit.  Ain't he cute?  Apparently, I {her Macbook} was sitting in his chair.  I'll know better next time.

I am thankful to have Leslie and all of you as companions for this journey!  I have felt encouraged today!  From my discussion with Leslie last night to my husband joining this exercise journey and pushing me to do my best to my phone conversations with Patrice {she tells me how beautiful I am every time we talk}, I am feeling encouraged!