Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Quick Hello

Hey everyone.....

Well, the snow and blowing has stopped. No more in the forecast (not that that means much) and warmer temperatures are on the way - so they say.

We were 'snowed in' again Sunday and most of Monday - that is, the road out to the highway was snowed in - our drive was saved from the same fate by the high snow walls made by the plow when it removed the drift there - the new blowing snow just built up behind the snow wall.

The scale has not been friendly to me this week - one day I was up three whole pounds! No real reason for it, either, that I could see in my food diary. I've lost most of that 3, but I'm still above last week's weigh in numbers. I had to take my rings off yesterday - retaining water, for whatever reason. I don't think I've had any extra sodium lately.

At any rate, I've been paying closer attention to what I'm eating and drinking, being more diligent with my water, and I've even been consistent with the little bit of exercise I have managed to incorporate into my life so far.

Also, I have changed my routine. Instead of starting my day with the computer - facebook, blogs, email.....I am starting my day with Bible study and exercise - with computer happening at lunch time and then in the evening. Not that this will make a whole lot of difference in my weight.....wait a minute.....maybe it will - I am not so tempted to sit here for a long time when I've started my day with more activity and by spending time listening to my Father.

Just so you know, I have spent far too much time trying to read everyone's blog that is on my blogroll every day. I just can't do it. So, if I don't get to your blog every time you post, it is not because I am ignoring you, it is just that I need to get off my butt more. I will be getting to everyone at least once a week, though....at least, that is my goal. I love reading about how you are conquering the struggles that go with changing our lifestyles, I glean so much from all of you and have come to look at you as my friends. I could not even think of walking away from any of you, and I so love to read the encouraging words you write to me in response to whatever I write.

I am planning on doing a series of posts based on the book I am reading "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?" but have yet to actually take the time to formulate my thoughts. Sooner or later, though......there is much in this book that has made me think - and much that I have already done...before I read it....and therefore, have some experience with the concepts.

OK, that was a bad sentence, but I said this was a 'quick' hello, didn't I? I'm not taking time to rewrite and edit....you'll just have to figure out what I'm saying. LOL

The situation I wrote about a week or so ago that is causing such heartbreak is ongoing and takes much of my emotional strength, please keep praying for us.

Hopefully, when I weigh in tomorrow the scale will show at least a maintanence......Talk to you tomorrow!


bbubblyb said...

I know how hard it is getting to everyone's blogs. We started this for ourselves so we just have to focus on ourselves sometimes. I think that's the good thing about blogging there isn't the pressure of it being a set group. We can dance around to where ever we end up leave a comment and dance back around whenever we want later lol. Hope the scale starts moving down again. Hope some of the emotional stress eases up soon. I'm praying for you, hang in there.

new*me said...

i have had to cut out a lot of blogging time because the twins have figured out they can't get away with more when mommy's there on the computer!

I seriously would love an entire day of computer and no kids! But just one :)

~TMcGee~ said...

Your comments along with some dear other bloggers have made me stick to blogging. I'm still praying for you and your family situation, it saddens me that it is still ongoing, many prayers going up on your behalf.
And don't worry about getting to all the blogs, do what is best for you.
Hope you have a wonderful day and that it warms up soon.