Summer officially starts in about one week but school is finally ending today!!  We are going to have the end of the year blow out when the kids get off the bus.  Water guns, silly string, poppers, ice pops – I could go on.  Then we are going to our neighbors for a pool party.  It’s going to be a fabulous afternoon.  My daughters dance recital is this Saturday and we will be celebrating Father’s day on Sunday.  My husband and I will be celebrating 18 years of marriage on Monday, pretty awesome!  Then my daughter and I take our dog Milly and we head south.  My poor husband is left alone while we go to my parents for 2 weeks, poor guy!!

I will be blogging while I am gone.  I actually plan to get back on track with updates and pictures.  I keep saying I am going to but lately I am just getting a post out.  My numbers indicate a daily post is expected so I want to get posts out.  I am so grateful to have people interested in reading, I love it and want to keep up!!  Some evenings I get so tired from Meds that I start to make NO sense.  Believe me you don’t want to read anything I write when that happens.  Heck some days my posts ping all over the place as I try to make a point.

As for the next few weeks, the summer really, I will keep my goals realistic.  I encourage you all to do the same.  I know my workout schedule is going to change, and at times, I know there are going to be food choices that I am going to have to make that I may not normally.  I know I bounce from positive to frustrated when I post to you all but 120 pds later it’s where I am.  Happy indeed but I worry.  I’ve told you before that there are times when my encouragement to you is encouragement to me.  My goal is to be fit and healthy but the wording has to be right.  T just said to me yesterday that I looked healthy and she immediately re-phrased because she knows that healthy to me means fat.  I can be a healthy person but I want to look fit.  Such trivial things that I focus on and let affect me.  I know it but still let it happen.  So I am trying to learn what works.  I can’t say healthy for my appearance and referring to myself as skinny is wrong.  So I am going with fit.  That’s my goal.    T and I finished up yesterday and right now I am ok.  Honestly we kinda breezed right over yesterday being our last session for the summer.  It won’t hit me until the next few busy days pass.  So as the next posts come, please know that as I try to encourage you I am also encouraging myself.  Weight loss and maintenance is never easy.

 

Ms. H shared this with me and I think it’s a good reminder to us.  By Lysa TerKeurst

When friends ask how I’ve managed to eat healthy for the past few years, I say it’s one good choice after another!
It’s not easy, I have to think ahead about the realities of the food choices I make every day.
If I were struggling with my finances, I would need to think about the price before I decide to buy something. The same is true with my food choices. I can’t eat, eat, eat and just pretend the calories won’t add up. I need to remember that I have the power to make sure the next thing I put in my mouth is healthy.
We were meant to consume food. Food was never meant to consume us. And, we can ask God to help us make the right food choices, to know when enough is enough, and to listen to that still, small voice inside that says, “stop.”
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