Well I’m feeling better, not so down on myself. No real reason either because I have been doing pretty good. Moving more, eating less. But I feel bad at times when I eat something I know better then to be eating. I feel bad when I exercise but not whole heartedly. But yesterday I took the afternoon to just be, to just sit and think and rejuvenate myself. I want to so bad be able to lose this weight, to tone up this flab, to just plain feel better. It just seems that it gets so hard at times. It’s only been three weeks and I know I can’t expect miracles. So yesterday I just took the time to think and I’m not doing that bad. I do feel better, I can move better. I can put my jeans on and feel a bit better in them. I haven’t weighed or measured yet but I’m getting pretty curious, not curious enough though to find out until the 2nd of February. I am afraid I won’t see a pound gone or a mille-inch lost.
I have figured out something though, the best time for me to exercise when I have daycare is at 5:30 in the morning, as soon as I get the kids back into bed. I use to go back to bed but I never fall asleep, just lay there and think. So the 8 days a pay period the kids come I am exercising then. On the days they aren’t here I try and do it as soon as Jim and Mike leave for work. I was doing it at nap time but it’s hard then. I always have things I have to do or find things I think I have to do so I don’t have to exercise. The only thing when I exercise in the early morning, it’s all me. No TV, exercise disc, nothing. I do what we’ve all been taught, the stretching, the bending, the weights, the crunches, the leg lifts, circles. I’ve done a bit of yoga or sorta from what I’ve learned from TV. I think I work harder by myself then with the TV. Maybe because I’m slower then what’s on TV. But I do a full 30 minutes so it’s something.
Okay, I’m rambling. Sorry about that. I just want you to know because of you I’m trying. Thank you for your words of support and wisdom. Please keep them coming.
Now for something important….Nothing to do with weight loss but important.
I got a letter tonight from Mike’s Project Linus coordinator Jonette Anderson from Blackduck, MN. Project Linus is looking for donations of handmade blankets to send to Haiti. By March 1st they are wanting to send 10,000 blankets to the children of Haiti. Mike and I have been making blankets for the Give a day/Get a Day from Disney so we just told Jonette we’ll make a few more and send them all together. They also need donations so if you don’t have the time to make a blanket maybe you’d consider a donation instead. Just imagine if you were a wee one and everything you knew and held dear was gone. To get something you could hold and cuddle and cry into just might make things just a tad bit better. For each blanket Mike and I make we say a prayer for whomever gets it. We ask that the Lord to wraps them in his arms like this blanket is wrapping them up. We ask that he takes care of the wee one parents. We can’t do lots but the little bit we do we try to do our best.
If you want to get a hold of Jonette we have her address, e-mail and phone number. I am sure she’d love it if I gave it out to anyone interested. Just comment here or e-mail me and I’ll send it to you.
Take care my friends, keep up your great work. God Bless!!!