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Monday, February 22, 2010

Week 8

Happy Monday everyone!!

Last week was school vacation week and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with my boys. Although.. there were a few times when I thought I was going to blow my stack due to fighting over such critical things as the Wii remote - but alas, they will not be young for long so I try to enjoy all my time with them. Even the times when they drive me coocoo!!

Vacation week also found me taking a vacation from exercise (she types sheepishly). Exercise is continuing to prove a challenge. Let me just be frank, I don't like exercise. There. I said it.

Exercise however is just one of those things that like it or not, ya gotta do it!

My week ahead:
Today after the cherubs are safely at school I will be heading to my CC appointment. I am still working on my homework assignment (I always did this in school too.. I'd need to ponder and mull things over before writing my final draft. I got really good grades though! Maybe my dc will give me a shiny gold star!!). The assignment you may remember is for me to write out my goals that I'd like to accomplish as a result of counseling. Note to self: She is not my fairy godmother!!   Here's a smattering of my goals: Learn good strategies for dealing with stress & anxiety, determine why it is I have remained over weight (Experts claim there is a reason we do this to ourselves. I'll be darned if I know what it is though.), improve on self-esteem, help determine career choice, and stop being afraid (this subject alone could take up many a sessions).

Aside from this appointment, I've got doc appointments for the kiddos, child care, women's ministry business to see to, house work (of course!!), etc... I'm also determined to finish a good book a friend from church lent me.

My goals for this week:
Exercise at least 3x
stay within my nutritional ranges
drink at least 8 cups of water a day
8 hours of sleep a night (really doing much better on this!)
take a multi vitamin every day (really have trouble with this one)
write on my other blog at least once this week (always have ideas.. never the time)
daily quiet time (time reading scripture/praying/listening)

Weigh-in ~ down 1 lb. Slow & stead, right? Total loss = 22 lbs.

Have a great week!!

It's time to pack some back packs.


  1. I'm right there with you on the exercise front! I just can't get myself to do anything. I'm waiting for the motivation to come back - soon I hope.

  2. I'm proud of you, Diane! The only exercise I get lately is my 20 or some minutes of walking on my break at work on Saturdays. I hope to get out and do some more walking as the days warm up. You are doing so well and yes, slow and steady wins the race. If you find out why we hang on to weight, please let me know.