Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-in: Week 17

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 crack the whip oversee the cleaning of  the disaster area  their bedroom then answer a dozen philosophical questions, say prayers, get them fifty glasses of water a small glass of water and remind them fifty times that if they drink too much before bed they might float away in the middle of the night and then lock them in their room with floaties nearby tuck them in their beds and give hugs and kisses).

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:
  1. 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.
  2. That I will continue to make an earnest effort with a teachable spirit. 
  3. That I will continue to make baby steps and not give way to discouragement.
  4. For my friends who are dieting with me.
Happy Healthy Living!

1 comment:

Kellie said...

I just realized I never commented on this post. Wednesdays are very long and busy, and last week Thursday and Friday were much the same. By the weekend I was thinking more about the upcoming weigh-in instead of last weeks, lol! Anyway, .2 is still something, so great job! With as much as you've lost in such a short time, you are probably going to have some of those weeks. I, on the other hand, need to stop having weeks like that and start taking some serious weight off. ; ) I lost .6 last week, which is better than gaining, but I need to start catching up with you! ; )