This week I lost 0.2 of a pound,
bringing my weight-loss total to 24.4 pounds!
I'm creeping toward the 25 pound mark and really thought I would make it this week. But alas, it seems I must wait one more week. I did the best I could do and trust that God ordained this small loss. What pleases Him should not discourage me. I am thankful that two more tenths of an unneeded pound are gone.
That was a little pep talk just for me, so now here's a little tip for you....
It was a busier-than-normal-week at the Olive Plants house and finding time to exercise was a challenge. I almost gave up several times.
Rather than give it up though, I divided it up.
Usually my day starts to wind down around 7:30 p.m., meaning school work is done and graded, we have eaten and the kitchen is clean, we've finished our family worship and reading time, and things are in order for the next day. That gives me a half hour to exercise before it is time to get the boys to bed (i.e. inspect their teeth brushing job and make them rebrush four times and then clean the globs of toothpaste from the sink and walls then
However, several once-per-month or once-in-a-blue-moon responsibilities collided into this week, and my days were not winding down until 8:30- 9 each evening. That's late for me, and I am WAY too tired to exercise then.
So, I broke my daily thirty minute session into three ten minute sessions. Finding ten minutes here and there throughout the day was doable...maybe not as effective, but better than not exercising at all. I look forward to a slower pace next week and will probably return to the old exercise routine. However, when a hectic schedule is unavoidable, I will stick to the strategy of exercising in smaller chunks.
What difficulties are you facing? Have you found any good solutions? If so, please share in comments or link in a Wednesday Weigh-in of your own. I would love to have you join me! Here's how to participate.
Please pray for me this week. Here are my requests/updates:
- Michael and Wilbur have experienced less headaches this week. The one migraine Wilbur had gave me a lot of insight into what I think is causing them. I am still keeping a food journal and making some dietary changes; however, I think his main trigger is light/computer screens. Continue to pray for them.
- That I will continue to make an earnest effort with a teachable spirit.
- That I will continue to make baby steps and not give way to discouragement.
- For my friends who are dieting with me.