Wednesday, May 4, 2011

update while girls are asleep

Both girls are asleep.  Lunch is started so I have a second to give you a update on goals old and new.

As of today I have lost 11 pounds from the time that Charleigh was born.  I just got into a new decade so that make me excited. Weight Watchers Points Plus has helped me.  This last week I have had a hard time with tracking what I am eating.  I am trying to get back in the swing of things because writing it down and doing calculations makes a big difference in how I eat.  Actually that is a huge revelations for me.  Weight Watchers also tells you to celebrate other victories too.  I tried on a pair of jeans this morning that I have not been able to even get zipped.  I put them on and zipped them.  They are still alittle tight but  it shows I am making progress.

A couple weeks ago the little girl I take care of shared her cold and cough with all of us.   I have not felt totally up to par during this time so I have put off running.  Hopefully, Monday I will start the workout routine again. Things I have been able to do is gardening/yard work.  I also got a double stroller at a garage sale this last weekend.  The girls and I are now able to take walks through the neighborhood which will help my activity level.

Spirtually,  I am holding my own.  I am going to start a new  Bible Study 31 days to Clean:  A Martha House in a Mary Way.   I am hoping that this will help me get focused and learn a new systematic way to clean the house and learn something new about God at the same time.  Bill and I have been talking about what God has been teaching us.  One theme is embracing the dessert while you are in it because it is time to prepare you for the next thing he wants you to do.  I am still in the season where God wants me to focus on Jesus not just  the words in the Bible. The Spirit has to be there making the words alive and active.  Then I need to take the principles and the example I see in Jesus and make the "wheels" of scripture meet the "road" of life.  We would like to find a way to plug into people outsie of the four walls of the church.  I want to do things because God wants me to not because it is something someone else is telling me to do. I will let you know how it is going.

Motherhood is wonderful.  Charleigh is growing so fast.  She is sitting up and starting to figuring how to crawl. It won't be long before she is fully mobile.  I am not sure I am ready.  Ready or not here it comes. We are having her dedicated in church on Sunday.  We have been praying since before she was born that she would experience saving faith at a young age.  Dedication  is just the start of  publicly asking God for that  and setting  ourselves apart  to be examples of faith to our little girl and ask the congragation to be the "village" that surrounds us helping us in this task.

I hear little voice so someone is up.  Hope you have a great day.


  1. I am also doing that study! So excited about it and hoping to find time to really work on it!

    Josh is just excited I am using the Nook he got me! Since I can read while nursing it works well! we should be one anothers support for the study! I am already a bit behind, but hoping to catch up this weekend!

  2. I love embracing the dessert, but not the desert experiences so much!