Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-in: Week 24

Well, I'm back.

I continued my diet as best as I could while my computers were in the shop. 

It's amazing how much of my life is inside my computer.  I couldn't grade several of the boys' school assignments because the teacher's editions are on CD.  I couldn't check my email on a regular basis and had to sort through almost 200 of them when I was finally back online.  I didn't know what was going on in the world, and we were dressed in the wrong sort of clothes almost every day because I couldn't check the weather report. 

After a week of freezing in shorts and tees or burning up in jeans and long-sleeves, we I finally realized that one of the boys could step outside in his PJ's BEFORE we dressed for a temperature check.

Wow, technologically-impaired brain cells, y'all- I've got them!  :) 

And, most tragic of all (tongue in cheek), I could not calculate calories on My Fitness Pal. 

MFP really does make things easier.  After two days of living in the dark ages and flipping through a print calorie counter to find out how many calories are in a banana (because for some reason I cannot remember this info from day-to-day), I gave up.  It was too much.

I continued to eat "right" and exercise but I could not keep an accurate count and am not sure if I kept to my calorie goal or not.  I did weigh daily and it went up, up, up and then down, down, down.  Then back up.  Then back down....

Finally last Thursday, I was able to track calories again and after six consistent days, I am happy to report

I lost 0.6 of a pound,
bringing my total weight loss to 26.4 pounds!

And I would like to point out that after three very stressful weeks (not having a computer was just a hiccup; much more was going on which I cannot share at this time), I decided to sleep in this morning.  If I had weighed at 6:30 a.m. like I normally do, I may have seen a full pound difference (like I did yesterday morning)!  I was exhausted and stressed when I went to bed last night, so I will trade 0.4 of a pound for a little extra and much-needed shut eye.

Thank you to those who have continued to pray while I have been unavailable.  I have been praying for you, too.  Please pray this week as follows:
  • For wisdom- Michael and I are praying about several issues in which we need to make wise decisions for next year.  Ask the Lord to show us His will.
  • For protection- Two people I love dearly are in the middle of difficult legal situations.  Neither are in the wrong and we are praying for the Lord to hear our prayers and bring them relief. 
  • For extra energy, perseverance and extra measures of grace:  I have a lot of "things" to take care of in the next two weeks.  I want to serve my family and community graciously while not neglecting my health.  Now that I can use MFP again, I want to keep the ball rolling in the right direction.
Thanks for your prayers and encouragement!  Let me know how you are doing.


1 comment:

Kellie said...

I think you're doing great, especially with so much going on. You are in my prayers. (((hugs)))