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Mid Year Check Up

Mid Year Check Up -Just typing this bothers me…Mid year check up…MID YEAR! How are we already passed the first week of July?  Has the year flown for y’all?

Going over some of the goals for my year, and I seriously need to get a handle on my weight gain, and wine intake.  It’s been two years since my Gastric Sleeve Surgery, and while I have maintained over a hundred pound weight loss, I have gained back over 15 pounds from my lowest.  I am not eating like I should, and not exercising— so here I am.

There are several other items that I need to get a handle on, and decided that I need to write them down to be more accountable.

#1: Take breaks from social media

I don’t know about you, but I have such a hard time stepping away from social media. As a blogger, I always feel like I have to be posting, so it’s difficult for me to make time for a digital detox. HOWEVER, my hope is that I’ll find some time this month to just unplug and live. Being online is fun, but I think we can all agree there comes a time when we need some separation from the internet.  I like to blog for several days and pre-post them.  This gives me the opportunity to disconnect without really being disconnected from my goal of posting daily on my blog.

#2: Spend more time at the beach

This goes back to goal #1 (disconnecting).  Summertime is my favorite time to go to the beach.  I live at on the some of the most beautiful beaches, yet it seems as those I hardly go.  I need to make more of an effort to go, even if it is for just a hour or so.

#3: Exercise more

I need to get back into my morning habit of waking up and walking.  I started out great about doing this every morning.  I just need to do it again.  And, that brings me to my routines in general…

#4: Update my routines

Routines will be changing soon with my morning commute becoming longer again.  I am so excited about this.  I will be able to think and plan out my day before I get to work.  I plan to be pack my lunch for the next day, organize my items to take to work (gather them and place them where I can find them), and not be in a hurried, unorganized rush.  At least this is my plan.

After my first week, I want to begin my exercise regimen again (goal #3).  Getting up earlier, and kick starting my metabolism I believe really helped with my weight loss and overall health.

The afternoon commute is something I look forward to as well.  Now I almost get home too quickly.  It is as though I don’t have enough time to decompress before I got home so it was though I was even more anxious.  I do like being able to just to sit in silence and talk to myself and God about my day.  It will be good to be able to do this again.  I have a lot rolled into this last goal, but it is really about being less cluttered and more organized.

Four items doesn’t seem like a lot, but truly are huge.  At least they will make a huge impact on my everyday life.  Do you evaluate your goals mid-year?  How do you self check up?

Blessings.

 

 

 

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Notes

Carmen was home last weekend, and claims my craft room/office as her bedroom for when she is here.  We got her a really nice air mattress, and it accommodates her fine especially since her main living space is at school.

I limit my time in my office due to her “space” usage, and just to be respectful for her to have a retreat at home.  Part of my routine on the weekends is to go upstairs, scroll through Facebook, Twitter, and the news.  Have some time for Bible study, and meditation.  Review our money, pay bills, and blog.

Here it is Saturday, and I got to my craft room to start my Facebook scrolling.  I had to move some papers around (I try to keep things organized), and I found this under my computer mouse.I often send her encouraging notes so she has some mail away from home.  But for her to do this…for me…blew me away this morning.

I love her dearly, and so very grateful for her encouragement in whatever I am doing.

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · routines · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

The Scale

Ugh! I am so frustrated.  Truth in weight loss:  you will go up and down in the process.

Yep.  Back up at 202.6 this morning.  I haven’t been exercising as much as I should.  David and I walked last night, but overall not doing what I need to do on a daily basis.  So I know what I need to do to boost my metabolism.  Just doing it is the key, right?  Surgery is a tool, and only there when you do what you are supposed to do.

So…the scale.  Do you weigh every day?  Once a week? Never?  I have been weighing every day.  I think I need to change that.

Happy Friday!

 

 

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School

First day of school. Ugh.

Why is it so difficult to sleep well the night before the first day? I tossed and turned the majority of the night, and when it was time to get up and get going, I was ready to sleep. Oh, well.

Carmen – my junior in high school.

My young lady.

Stephen – my 7th grader…oh, my.

And, yes, he did have his hair cut, although it does not look like it this morning! Good Grief. My boy.

Happy school days.