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February is here

It’s a new month.  2nd month of the year.  Time to revisit my goals!!  My weight is at 133.  That will be goin’ down this week!  Here’s the grand list:

1-No candy-Perfect!!  A

2-Treat day once a week.  A- I had a couple extra at the first of the month, but the last 2 weeks of the month I’ve had none.

3-Weigh once a week.  A Yes.  And for sure now with my new challenge.  Thursday is weigh day.

4-Measurements once a month.  Yes.  I did them again at the end of January.  My waist went down an inch and the rest stayed the same.  

My spiritual goals were good too.  I need to work on the eating out budget and one less movie a month.  Reading with my Darci improved, but I need to be better.  I’m hangin’ in there.

My friendly rivalry between my friends is going to be interesting.  We ran 12 miles on Saturday and were discussing the challenge.  One of my friends was placing her bets on one of us (it wasn’t me) and I told her that she just gave me the biggest motivation.  When someone tells me I can’t do something…I kick it up 10 notches and resolve to NOT FAIL (:  I’m doin’ just fine with less crap and more healthy food!

We had a crazy busy week last week with my daughter’s ballet recitals.  I got thinking about some old ballet pictures of ME!!  Here’s one from MANY years ago.  I thought this costume was the BOMB!!  Boy, have they come a LONG way!


And another picture of me with FLOWERS from my Grandpa’s funeral.  I miss them this time of year!  I’m about six years old in both these pictures.

47a1d600b3127cce9854fed3a26300000045100AcMnLhkzbNWPgMonday is my day for FOOD talk but I don’t have anything to say about that!  I did legs this morning and I’m tired.  I’ll get busy with the housework!  I will share a song of the day that made me cry buckets yesterday at church.  One of my favorite songs.  I know that my Savior loves me.  Have a beautiful day!


Well, I had great intentions of several exciting posts this weekend and it did not happen.  I don’t usually like to expound on my busyness but I think I have maxed myself out to about 99.9% capacity this weekend.  My brain is tired and I still have 3 more Halloween parties next week.  That doesn’t even include each classroom Halloween party that each of my kids have.  Hurt me.

Biggest surprise of the weekend was this:

Ha ha!  I love the scale.  I’m going against all trendy fitness mantras.  I’m not a secret anorexic either.  In fact, the day before I weighed myself I didn’t even exercise and I ate a slice of pizza and 2 slices of chocolate chip banana bread!  What a diet!  I did however run 9 miles the morning of my weigh in!  Either way, I did not cheat.  I let go of the counter and even jumped on the scale 3 times.  It did not change!  So….I didn’t have to send my hot pink “barbie” shoes back.  The girls at church nicknamed them barbie shoes!

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go to this POST!

Lately I’ve been eating crazy healthy all week and having a 24 hour eat whatever I want break on the weekend!  For the last 3 weeks it’s been great.  I don’t know why I have to binge because I feel disgusting every time, but it’s working.  7 sugar cookies for dinner is what I’m talking about!

Here is my power tip for the week.  Find 1 goal you’d like to work on for the week and DO IT!!!  Whether it be get to bed at 10 p.m., run 3 days a week, eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day, tell your kids you love them and give them a big hug every day, whatever!!  It’s not so overwhelming when you choose ONE goal for ONE week to improve on.  See if you can do it 6 out of the 7 days!  You’ll feel so proud of yourself and be happier that you accomplished something important to you!!

Spiritual thought for this great day.  I was driving today and witnessed a most inspiring sunset to the west and then I noticed to the east the moon rising over the mountain.  I didn’t know how to take a picture of both of them at the same time, but it was a beautiful gift to see.

Enjoy this peaceful song that I love.  I’m teaching the girls in my church several of the Jenny Phillips songs.  They are exceptional!  I couldn’t decide which one to put on here.  Look up a few others if you’d like.

Lighthouse in the Night, Fit for His Kingdom, and Light Keeper.

Goodnight and sweet dreams *