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,
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.