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{A Few Steps Forward}

I think one of the hardest things about blogging is coming up with a name for each post. I mean how many posts can you call "Just Some Random Thoughts" especially if you have a blog like mine? No real rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes it's about my silly girls. Sometimes it's about the projects I'm working on. Sometimes it's about what God has spoken to me. Sometimes it a whole lot of nothing.

Anyhow, this past week I feel like I've taken a few steps forward in my life. They're all kind of small steps but at least they are steps forward and not back. The first step is with our finances. I use my debit card. A lot. I rarely keep track of my bank account so I never really know for sure how much money we actually have in our checking account. Well this week I decided to take out some cash (based on what was left after I paid most of the bills) and keep track of my spending. I have to say, it feels good to be in control.

My second little step is with my weight loss. In the spring I had gotten down to the lowest I had been since my wedding. I was down 96 lbs. Yeah, that's right. 96 lbs as in 4 lbs from 100. It was a huge accomplishment to get that far. I'm not done yet but still a great feat and something to be proud of. Then this summer we had a chemical pregnancy which completely threw me off the weight loss band wagon. I gained about 15 lbs. I struggled all. summer. long. trying to get my head back in the game. Trying to get back into tracking my Weight Watchers points and eating healthy. I had a few good weeks and then I would revert back to my old habits. Well, I'm back on track thanks to my hubs who has been supporting me through my ups and downs and to my BFF, Karen who is also a huge Weight Watchers success story. She's been on me like a fly on........well, you know what. lol I promised not to shoot her with all her checking up on me (like every. single. day.) if she promised not to shoot me if I have a bad day. Not a bad deal. lol Anyhow, I weighed in today and was down a half a pound. I consider that a victory. What I also did today was begin Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred workout. 30 seconds into the WARM UP I was hating Jillian. lol I may or may not blog about my progress because I tend to be inconsistent but I'll try. Pray that I stay focused and complete this 30 day routine. Oh, if you'd like to see my before picture, here you go.

It was good for me to post this. I have not looked at this picture in awhile and it's a great reminder of where I've come from and where I NEVER want to go again. Here is what I look like now (the pic is from earlier in the year but give or take a few pounds, it's pretty accurate).

So, those are my steps forward. I'm thanking Jesus that He's moving in these areas of my life. :)


6 enchanted replies:

Teresa Judkins said...

You Go Girl, I've been watching your blog and I think you are one funny chick. We all have our bad days, that's just life. But, if you can stay on the wagon more then off the wagon you will be a winner. Keep up the hard work and I'll keep watching.

Get Real Girl said...

Way to Go!!! I am working on the same thing right now. But I am having a hard time changing my eating habits. I am getting into the gym, but it is hard for me to eat healthy. Keep up the great work.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

You are doing fantastically! Good for you! I have been trying to lose weight but I am a terrible snacker. I have been walking to school with Jacob most mornings when it isn't pouring with rain. It is a good 15 mins there and back so good exercise but I am not very fit at all!
Love Collette xxxx

Mandy said...

Good luck, Diana!
Food and weight are such a struggle for SO MANY of us! I fight it every day. But I'm a weight watchers success story, too - lost about 70 pounds counting points! It works, so stick with it. You'll do wonderfully - you already have! 96 pounds is amazing!!!

Traci said...

I'm so sorry you had a chemical pregnancy. Those can really throw your body in a tizzy!

You are looking great!! Why is weight such a big struggle in most? It's an everyday demon for me- that's for sure!!

InHisGrace316 said...

Ohhhh, you have one of the prettiest blogs I've seen yet!!! Thank you for the little tip you gave me. Maybe that was the problem last night. I'm gonna try to work on it again tonight.

I've said it before, but I'm gonna say it again...


You are an inspiration to so many people!!

I'm excited to keep up with your life through blogger. How fun is this? Why didn't anyone tell me to join