Monday, August 9, 2010

Small Steps

These past few months have been a time of purging for me.  I’ve been cutting strings on a lot of obligations and “good things” that have become burdens and time suckers in an endeavor to focus more on the God things.

I’ve freed up a lot of chunks of time in our weekly calendar.  I’m hoping to get a fixed routine set by the end of August when baseball season is wrapping up and the normal fall/winter scheduled is starting.  

One of the things I want to focus on is myself, not in a selfish way, necessarily.   However, in my last almost 10 years as a wife, mom, homemaker, homeschooler, co-op teacher, Sunday school teacher, and church worker I’ve let myself go, ALOT.

My weight being the biggest (or at least most noticeable) part of that neglect.  So as of last week I decided it’s time to take care of me.  Unfortunately, I’m currently hampered in any exercise attempt due to some serious foot issues in my right foot.  I have a doctor appointment with a 2nd doctor tomorrow to see if we can get a clear picture of what is going on there.

I did take some small steps this week though.  I cut out all drinks with the exception of water and a morning cup of coffee.  Sweet tea has been kicked to the curb, at least for now.   I didn’t do any “I’m bored out of my mind” binge eating at night. 

So my baby steps for this week paid off with a small weight loss, 3 pounds!   It could have been better, or worse, but it is what it is, and it was a small step in the right direction.

Visit the Weekly Weigh In over at Eclipsed to cheer on others in their weight loss endeavors.


Donna said...

You can do it!

And steps are the way to go!

Mama Fish said...

Great job! Way better than my 1/2 a pound!

Jolanthe said...

Go girl!!! I'm cutting out stuff in our schedule too...and my eating schedule. REALLY need to add exercise back in to the routine {ugh}.