You do not have the ingredients for a fresh salad or a nice lean and green on hand...
You do have all the ingredients for sugar cookies at your fingertips!
Before I go on, let me just say that I kept really active this week. I went running one day probably at least 2-3 miles, biking at least 3 days, basket ball two days, and general running around a lot (that counts right?). Here are a couple pics from one of my bike rides... so gorgeous!
So what I’ve noticed with my weight and my eating is that... I fluctuate. I’ve stayed within 10 pounds my goal weight or even under which is good. Still finding that balance and NEEDING to set myself limits.
And not to sound like I’m full of excuses, BUT my husband and oldest son are in Utah now and I do have a LOT of stress, loneliness, pressure, responsibility, worry, and frustration placed on me right now. We are moving mid July and the two oldest men in the family won’t be here to help pack or anything...until the day we move literally. And we don’t even have a house or place whatsoever to move into yet! And I know Brent has more stress on him right now - he is struggling more than I am, poor guy. Yes, there’s my sob story. We all have one, don’t we!
AND STILL... I know we are not forgotten. I am enjoying a life of freedom like I haven’t in over 25 years. I am mesmerized by the Oregon beauty, and cherishing every moment with my friends here. My kids aren’t being TOO difficult and I have been enjoying my time with them. I am gaining a huge appreciation for single parents! I do have hope and faith that one of our offers will come through soon. I do have hope and faith that somehow our finances will stretch and we will somehow make this move and we will be together again as a family and have a fresh start in a new place.
SO UNTIL then, I made cookies and downed them today. Naughty me!! But, I’ve also made a lot of good choices this week. Key thing is, I need better ingredients in my house so I have better food choices. Weekends are hard for me without Brent here. Everyone else is with their families and husbands. But I know I can do hard things! You can do hard things! God did not create wimps, ya know? My life is forever changed for the better because I have dropped my weight and I am dropping the negative that I’ve fed for too long. I really am so blessed!
So... I’m going to Keep Moving Forward. Who’s with me?
Life is GOOD!! xoxoXO ~Margene