Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Points-wise, I definitely went over. I am proud that I tracked though. Step wise, there was no 1 mile walk in the middle of the day but I did get my hourly steps in for most of the day and managed to hit my step goal this evening after church. It was another busy day at work, which I am also thankful for. I hope everyone has a great night, but I'm off to bed!
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
I think I have made the decision to carry this everyday thing into June. It seems to help me get and be accountable. I did hit my step goal today. My goal is 6,000 for now and I hit over 7,000 steps today. I took a few minutes and did a one mile walk with Leslie Sansone while my bosses were in the kitchen for lunch. It may not seem like much, but I tried to walk a little every hour. I am shooting to do that again tomorrow.
I made another salad for myself for tomorrow. I need to prepare snacks for tomorrow and get my dressing as well. I want to continue trying to make some good choices, but honestly, I know there are going to be some days that I just don't want to cook and I need to figure out how to deal with those as well. I definitely need to get a back-up plan in place for those nights or the nights when there is not much time. I have a busy day ahead tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great night!
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Church services of late have been such a blessing. Providing not only bread for the journey, but truly food for thought. I know God has been meeting us where we are. Some days you just need to have a little talk with the Master and know that His shoulders are broad enough to help carry the load.
Food hasn't been great of late and neither has my steps, but I am determined to move forward and make some progress with both. I'm a work in progress and learning to live while working the plan. Just one step at a time. I hope everyone has a great night!
Saturday, May 27, 2017
It was a busy, but productive day. Although we got up late, we did manage to get to Sherman and pick up tile for my house in Denison. While we were there, we found out they had a tax free sale for things that were tagged as certified Energy Saver, so purchased a new air conditioner unit as well. We also made it to Guitar Center to pick up some items for the church. It was a good day.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
I have really been trying to do better with my eating. I went over my points today, but still feel like I made some better choices today. My breakfast wasn't the best choice, but lunch was a tasty salad with 0.5 oz of shredded cheese and 2.8 oz. of hamburger meat and 33 grams of Catalina. Dinner was a roast (approximately 3 oz.), 2 King's Hawaiian rolls and Brussels Sprouts. My plan is to have a salad again tomorrow, but perhaps with not so much dressing and such. And I will definitely have more than a bacon, egg and cheese croissant for breakfast.
My walking has definitely been lacking today. We did get a new person hired and she started yesterday. I am hoping that with all of us working that I can get back into my walking routine. It's still been crazy this week, but I'm glad that things are finally calming down.
How is everyone else doing? I'm trying to get back to focusing on drinking my water and slowing down on the Dr Pepper again. I did find when I weighed in on Saturday that I lost 0.2 lbs. I really want to make sure that I am making progress and not just spinning my wheels. Okay, before I got to sleep again while typing, I'm going to bring this to a close. I hope everyone has a great night!
Monday, May 22, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
This week, food-wise, hasn't been the best. I did, however, got weigh in yesterday morning and am down 0.2 lbs this week. I am really trying to check in at least once a week. I am determined to make this week count. I will be heading to the store tomorrow to get some fruits and veggies. Hopefully I can get through tomorrow without too many issues.
Exercise-wise, it hasn't been a great week either. I finally decided to lower my FitBit goal. My activity level has decreased quite a bit lately and I'm trying to get myself motivated to get moving again. So, I'm trying to set myself a lower goal and once I can hit it consistently for a week or so, then I will increase it again. I am also trying to make sure I calendar in a workout...aside from my step goal. One step at a time, right?
Hope everyone has a great week! Happy Sunday!
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
I hit about 5,800 steps today, but it seemed like more. My food wasn't all that great, but I listened to my body and stopped when I was full. I really need to run to the store tomorrow evening on the way home to pick up a couple of things so I can get dinner done before church. One of the days, I hope it happens soon, things are going to calm down a little bit and I can get some meals prepared and frozen. I am going to call it a night! Have a blessed night!
Monday, May 15, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Church was a blessing today. I am so thankful for my church family. They have been through so much with me. My Mom's illness and hospitalization to her passing. They have prayed with me and for me. I honestly don't think I could get through this without Him and my church family.
This weekend has been a good one. Tomorrow I will likely post some additional memories. There are so many I have floating around and some of them are not anything super special, or at least they weren't at the time, but now they are since she's gone. I do hope everyone has had a blessed day!
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
As Mother's Day approaches, I am missing my Mom, but I am truly thankful for the time that I had with her. She did so many things for so many people, even those that others might have turned their noses up at, but she chose to help. I love her so much and miss her constantly. She was my touch stone and she kept me grounded.
Steps were less than 5,000 again today and my food was not OP, but I did stop and eat. Hope everyone has had a fantastic day!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
While I can say it was busy, my DD14 sent me a message and told me that she needed a blue jean skirt that came below her knee for her concert this week. I would have liked more notice with the busy day today. As luck would have it, we went to one thrift store and managed to find her a couple of new skirts and a couple of new skirts for me. I found a JAG Jeans blue jean skirt for only $3.99. Based on what I found online that was a really good deal! Tomorrow is a new day and we'll have more help tomorrow! Have a great night! Until we meet again tomorrow...good night!
Monday, May 8, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
The Lord works in ways we may not be able to understand. I have a friend/classmate whose son was shot. Things are not looking great for him right now, but if you pray, please pray for this family and this young man who was shot. I cannot even fathom what his parents may be going through right now, but God knows all things and that's where I have to leave it. Let's be honest, God's shoulders are broad enough to handle every one of our fears, frustrations, failures and needs. I know I sure can't handle things by myself.
Tonight I took some time and went through some old framed pictures and through my old report cards and such. Oh the memories! I look at pictures of me as a little girl and I can hardly believe that same little girl was me. I was so different then. Pictures of my Mom...oh how I miss her! With Mother's Day fast approaching, I know it's going to be a hard day. I won't even get to celebrate with my mother-in-law on Mother's Day because they will be out of town. I will just have to pray for the Lord to help get me through it. Time to get ready for bed! Have a great night!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
There are times that I really enjoy my Facebook memories and other days that I do not. Yesterday it reminded me that it was 8 years ago that my sweet husband proposed. Today, a picture of my Mom and I popped up. I can honestly say that time changes things...family friends used to tell me that I looked like Mom and one in particular, Sis. Kay Gilbert used to call me "little Linda". Oh, I would go home just fuming! Oddly enough, now, I love hearing people tell me that I looked like Mom. Tomorrow will be a busy day, but I'm going to be glad to make some progress on my house. I hope everyone has a great night and I look forward to checking in tomorrow!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Today, I was listening to "Unstuffed" by Ruth Soukup. For me, it seemed to really help things click. We are trying to pick a weekend this month to try to work on being "Unstuffed". I need to organize and purge a lot of things. Since Mom passed in October, having to contend with her stuff is not what I intended, but it's necessary. There was also a section about friendship and she made some very valid points there too. Including the fact that relationships are intentional. You have to give grace sometimes as well as receiving it. As I was listening to her book today, she said some things that fell in line with some of the things that Sis. Thetus Tenney said last week at the NTX Joy Conference. She said that you can't really compare your season to anyone else's season. At one point, Ruth Soukup mentions that she didn't have friends who had small children, etc., so she really didn't have anyone who were experiencing her same troubles. Friendships, like any relationship, needs to be nurtured.
Foodwise, not great, but we did have a tennis banquet tonight. Steps, also not great, but tomorrow is another day. Hope everyone has a great night!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Did anyone else take advantage of the $1.00 sandwich for Jimmy John's customer appreciation day? There was a line, but they managed to get us in quicker than anticipated.
10,000 steps was not happening today with my co-worker being out and I barely had time to run across the hall. Tomorrow is another day! I hope everyone had a fantastic night and has a great Wednesday! Until we meet again...
Monday, May 1, 2017
I was so excited last week to be in attendance at the Joy Conference for the UPCI North Texas Division. It was such a great time! I was able to hear some speakers that I had never heard before. It is interesting to think that about all the changes that some of our elders have seen in their years. I am hoping that I can share some of the tidbits that I learned from the services this month. So many interesting thinks that Sis. Thetus Tenney shared that were truly food for thought. Okay, so the one thing I haven't mentioned is that I want to try to check in each day in May. I may not succeed, but this is one of my goals. I hope everyone is doing well!