Thursday, April 15, 2010

Catching Up with a Blank Brain..

I'm not sure what's going on in my lil' ole' world, but God's just not leading me with too many posts this week. Seems as if the old mind has drawn a blank and I'm just kind of bumping along.
I guess that could be a good thing, no major problems, no major excitement, nothing earth shattering or life changing so, hey!!..think I'll just enjoy this!!!

To catch up on the three things I wanted to change in my lifestyle this year...

1) Doing better with our budget....I'm doing--okay. I was doing real good going all cash, but old habit crept back in and I started using the debit card more and more. Before I know what's going on.....where'd it go??? So tomorrow will find my first stop at Ye Old Bank so I can hit the ATM and say, "Gimme the cash!!". That certainly seems to be the best route for me to go.

2) Losing these 65 pounds. Yes, I have not done so great here. Hadn't really done more than whine about it. But then a few weeks ago spring showed up and I realized that all the cute capri's that I own that fit two years ago...still doesn't fit! So I decided it is way past time to get real and in the last week and a half I'm down 8 pounds!! WOO HOO!!!!!!!! Now, for me this isn't uncommon to drop 10-15 pounds really quick. After that I'll go into "Yea! I lost a ½ pound this week!!" mode and then I'll need big time encouragement!!

3) Spending daily time with my Father....again, hit and miss. What is it with this ole' flesh?? Why do we find it so easy to just roll along and then realize we've let our whole day go by and some days haven't even given time with our Father a second thought. If my kids didn't talk to me all day, I'd be heartbroken. I'll bet He is too.

So there you have it. The reality of me. How I tend to bobble up and down, veer to and fro and just "run around like a chicken with my head cut off" as my Mawmaw would say.

How are you doing with your lifestyle changes this year???


Andrea said...

Some I have done well and some I have NOT done at all...I am certainly still a work in progress.
Blessings, andrea

Kristen said...

I think we all have our up and down everything we try to do (or have 'set our minds' to do)...even when we know they are what's best we still revert back to what we know's habit...and it's easy! We'll get there day! ;-)

Mary R. said...
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Betty said...

It´s good to hear other people struggle with their weight. This is a BIG concern of mine too, and it´s something I NEED to do this year. We have a bout the same weight to loose, but if I could do 50 lbs, I would be ecstatic. The biggest problem for me is getting started and sticking with the diet for more than two weeks. What helped you to start up again? Do you count calories? Or do weight watchers?

Mary Moss said...

Deb, I'm with you on all counts--including the 'hit and miss' part!

I'll pray for you as I'm asking God to give me His strength, His courage and His willpower:-)