Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday Weigh In - April 21, 2018

Weight stats:
This week: -1.8 FINALLY headed in the right direction!
Total Loss to date: - 10.2

Workout Stats:
Monday: Distance 3.06 miles 1 hr 5 min
Wednesday: 4.63 miles 1 hr 40 min
Thursday: 3:04 miles, 57 min, 56 sec
Friday: 2.19 miles..  44 min 56 sec

Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday, April 17

Hi friends!

Joining with the wonderful Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom :)  Join the party!

   Monday already- again?  How did that happen so quickly?  Seems like we blink and another week is over.  Somedays I'm ready for time to go by...  when we have that moment of warm I can't wait for May or June.  Yet in the afternoons when I curl up with my boy and sing "Rainbow connection" to my littlest boy who is almost five and almost out of the world of naps, I want it to slow waaaay down.  I'm thankful for those moments.  In the midst of the chaos of finishing up a school year- beating myself up about all the things I didn't accomplish this year, and praying that we get enough in in a couple of months to make the tests at least bearable for my kiddos..  its a nice reminder that sometimes we need to slow down a bit.  
   So here we are, another Happy Homemaker Monday..  even though not all Monday's I consider myself a "Happy" homemaker.  This offers me a chance to slow down and share with friends...  and center, and just breathe!  Hope you all have had a wonderful week, and I look forward to catching up!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Saturday Weigh In, April 14, 2017

   Hello friends!  It's technically Sunday, but I spent my beautiful Saturday outside with my kids since it was almost 80 and my Mother in Law was visiting :)  But I did want to take the time to link up with Colletta's Kitchen Sink with Saturday Weigh In!

    So last week was mostly a success!  I did struggle a bit with keeping motivated through the morning workouts since I started a little late on them.  Unfortunately I had kids in and out of the room while I was working out, needing something or another.  However, I did manage to workout 3 days last week, which is awesome considering the week before I only got in two workouts for the week.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Visit to Somerset Place

   I had been wanting to visit the Somerset Place since I read an article one of our friends here in Tyrrell County had written in the Eastern Living magazine.  Rich with history, this civil war ear home just screamed Gone with the Wind, lol! 
    Our amazing friends...  well, may as well consider them family, the Almonds came to visit, and on the way my sweet Shellie saw the sign for Somerset place on the highway.  She asked about it, and we spontaneously planned to go visit the next day.  I'm so glad that we did. 

Happy Homemaker Monday: April 9, 2018

Hi friends!  I'm joining the Happy Homemaker Monday with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom!  Join in on the party!!!

   Ohhh my, my friends.  This past week has left me ragged.  Last Sunday after church we were crushed by the news that one of our church members lost their daughter who was only a few years older than I am.  After the heartache and emotion, the following day my family and I traveled to Chapel Hill (which is a 3 hour trip one way) to have my youngest son's audiology and ENT appointment.  He has profound hearing loss in one ear.  After this visit, which was long and mentally exhausting, we came home to get a phone call that my daughter had a loss in her biological maternal family, her great-grandfather had passed away.  Although I didn't know the man very well, it hurt my heart deeply to see my baby girl so sad.  So after the funeral arrangements back here on Wednesday, we traveled up the mountain to be there for her during that funeral on Thursday.  (6 hours, one way.)  We visited on Friday before turning around and heading home around 6am Saturday morning so my husband would have study time.  We came home literally exhausted and with a nasty cold!  So we're hoping the weather gets a little better, the colds fade away, and this upcoming week is much less eventful and much more restful.  Yet the past week has left scars that will take time to heal, and pain that will take time to go away.  However, God is good..  I can see his hands all over everything that happened last week... and I'm thankful from Easter that I serve a Risen Savoir!  So on to the linky party!

Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
   Since my diagnosis of diabetes I really struggled to find something for breakfast.  Eggs are great and all, but not something I want to eat every single day.  I used to drink slimfast shakes but they had a lot of sugar.  I finally found these Atkins protein shakes, with 5g carbs and only 1g sugar, and love them!  They must be great, because between that and finally working out, I've dropped around 9 lbs since my diagnosis.  They are a lifesaver, and keep me surprisingly full!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Saturday Weigh In-

Weighing in with my friend Colletta over at Colletta's Kitchen Sink

Hi again!!!

    It's been a long while since I've posted a weigh-in blog...  and quite a lot has happened in that time period.  I rejoined weight watchers back in November, and started somewhat following the plan.  I lost a couple lbs here and there...  but in the middle of all of this I had started visiting a doctor for the first time in years.  During my visits, four months, lots of tests and needles and doctor visits later..  I came home with a diagnosis of hypertension and diabetes.  :(  The good news is, the kind of medication that I was perscribed was the same thing that my mother in law was taking before she lost a lot of weight, and now she doesn't need it anymore.  So that gives me hope that if I can do the same thing, perhaps I can get off of the medicine as well.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Slowing down...

"Once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more she had time for"

Hello blog.  Remember me?

    I've been round and round again with my blog.  I've changed my url a few times, and when it didn't work out I tried to return it to the original.  I've realized I'm simply not that great at the technical aspect of blogging...  but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy it!  I hope that the kinks are all worked out, and that everyone is here with me again.  Some have been getting some strange redirection link, and that's no good.  But all in all, I hope you're here, and thank you for stopping by.
   Some of you may be visiting from my instagram.  Hi!!  For a couple of weeks I've maintained a "fitness" instagram and its really motivated me a lot.  However I do want to take some time to post here instead.  And take some time just to have some time....
   A few years ago, I kicked my smartphone to the curb.  It was kind of a great moment for me.  I remember that day so very well.  I remember going outside barefoot and playing with my kids.  I remember feeling so free, and not taking any pictures.  It was a good day, and it was liberating for me!  I've kind of gone back and forth for awhile on my smartphone, and made a lot of peace with it.  I'm not the person that I used to be.  I don't share everything, and I don't take as many photos as I did before.  So really, my smartphone isn't "as" big of an issue as it used to be in my life.  However...  some days I really catch myself getting pulled in.  Big time, ans spent WAY too much time on my phone.  
   So I'm going to try my best to blog more, instagram less.  This is why we are back here on my 'original' blogger site.  I'm not kicking my instagram or my smartphone to the curb, but I do want to spend more time here in the blogging world, and less time sharing my moments on instagram.  Sometimes theres so much more I want to say in a picture..  in a moment.  So thank you for joining me :)  I want to share my weight loss journey, my homeschooling journey, and just simple moments that make life worth living.  So thank you for coming by, and hopefully I will have more to read about here soon....