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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Week 22

Do over  -  Do over!!!

Do you ever wish you could just call a 'do-over' of your week?  If it were possible, I'd call one for last week.  However, we do not live on the great kick-ball field of life, so I'll just put on my big girl panties (that are a size smaller thank you very much) and face the music.
Last week was a crazy week (the hubs reroofed our house with help, people in and out - praise God for the help and the good weather) and my diet reflected it.  Let's call it what it is, bad choices.  But I shant dwell on  the past.  No, I shall not.  Rather, let me tell you about how week 23 is starting off...
This morning I popped in my Leslie Sansone tape for the first time in eons.  By 6:45 am I had logged just over 2 miles and had sore thighs to prove it.  Hours have gone by now and I feel great!!  Hoping to do this 2 - 3 more times this week!
I have also tracked my food, something I really avoided last week.  Tracking my food intake is absolutely crutial for me!!!  I love SparkPeople for this (and it's free, holllaaaaaa).  It's so convicting to write in what you have consumed, even when you don't want to admit it to yourself.  Not to mention, it's a great way to track the nutrients you've had to keep your diet healthy.
I am bound and determined to hit the sack by no later than 11:00 pm this week which will give me 7 hours sleep.  Sure, I'd like to say I'll be in bed by 10:00, but who do I think I'd be kidding?  I will resist you my late night friends.  You just keep that adorable Scottish accent to yourself Mr. Ferguson!

Ok, news on the job front.  I recieved a call last week to interview for a church office administrator (part time).  They had recieved 92 resumes and chose 6 people to interview.  This made me feel great!  I went and interviewed on Wednesday and it went great.  I wasn't nervous at all and it felt like I did really well.  This morning I received a message from the pastor that she would like to meet with me.  (The Pastor was to be given 3 candidates to interview and then choose one from the 3).  PROBLEM - After summer child care ($$) and putting our youngest son in full day Kindergarten ($3,200) I would only make about $5,000 for the whole year.... PROBLEM 2 - I am not in agreement with some of the churches theology.  Some think this should not be an issue, but I feel that if it isn't a church I'd attend, then I shouldn't be working there... seems a little hypocritical.  So I'm going to have to call in a bit and turn the position down. : (   I really think I'd enjoy that kind of position.. but the timing and specifics are off.  Please continue to pray that God would either direct me to the right job outside of the home, or that He would bring just the right children into my home day care.

Dum du dum dum.... The scale.  Well, what could I expect really.  I'm up 3!!!!  Ugh!  Oh well.  No worries, I'll make short work of those 3 pounds now that I'm exercising again.

For this week:
Sleep 7-8 hours a night
Track my food!!
Drink plenty of water
Exercise 3 - 4 times this week
Choose to not stress!

I'm a hungry chickie - need to go have my Progresso Soup. Yummm!
Have a wonderful week everyone!!

It's time to eat!


  1. Sounds like you are bouncing back and starting off to a great week! I love your goals especially the last one!! I sure relate to you on needing income. I used to do daycare as well until my last child left. Now I substitute for the school district in special ed classes... but what to do over summer? I guess we do everything we can do and leave the rest up to the Lord!
    God Bless!!

  2. You can do it...Start over!

  3. Every day I claim a do-over! Tomorrow, though, I'm going to really REALLY need to mean it because yesterday and today have been totally off for doing what I know I should. I hate holidays ... it's like my brain thinks it should be able to take time off, too!

    Good luck with the whole job issue. I know it's not easy but something perfect will come!

  4. Awesome goals! I'm with you on working somewhere that doesn't align with my beliefs. Just couldn't do it. Keep making healthy choices.

  5. Stopping by from Healthy You...I've never been to your blog before, so I've never had the pleasure of saying WOW what a difference in your progress pic. 20lbs makes a huge difference.

    Tracking my food and exercise is essential. If I don't do it I feel kind of lost, like I don't know what to expect the next day. *makes crazy fingers* but it works!