Wow, it's been a minute since I've posted.  I am trying to get my routines down and that is not easy.  I didn't do well with getting up early this past week.  It was really cold here and I don't deal well with the cold.  Our weather is supposed to be warmer in the coming week so my goal is to get a morning workout rather than trying to do smaller ones throughout the day, as I did when it was colder.  I also need to make sure I am tracking consistently.  I had a gain over the weekend, but to be honest, I drank some Dr Pepper last week and that hasn't been the norm for me.  I had a horrible headache and the caffeine seems to help.  This week, I have some meal ideas and can hopefully get everything together to make sure I get my dinners made.  

I was reading blogs on my bloglovin feed and ran across one from Friday before last and it really reminded me that negative self talk can really deter one's weight loss efforts, as well as cause problems in other areas of one's life.  Two of the Bible scriptures that were referenced were:

"Words have the power to hurt or heal." - Proverbs 12:18

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue." - Proverbs 18:21

I don't know about you, but those spoke volumes to me.  It reminded me that I truly need to talk to myself more like I would talk to a friend.  Have you ever noticed that we are our own worst critic?  Honestly, I think most days I wouldn't talk to someone I really didn't like the way I would talk to myself.  I think that is something I need to focus on as well and perhaps get back to writing in a journal.  

Many things seem to be happening of late, we have finally taken steps to put my Mom's house on the market.  Although I know it needs some work, I'm hoping to find someone to give it some TLC and to give her many more memories with another family.  I have struggled this week with trying to keep myself from getting depressed because of all of this with my Mom's house and personal things that I don't really want to get into.  So some days this journey is just taking me one step at a time.  Some days, honestly, that's all I can do...other days, I can do more.  I do have some snacks prepared for the coming week so that's a positive.  

Goals for this week:

Hit 30 minutes of active time at least 3 times a week.  I am also hoping to get some strength training in.

What are your goals for the week?  


  1. I like those quotes too. I talk to myself in ways that I would smack someone else for talking to me like that! My goals this week are to log all my food and drink, at least Monday through Friday, and exercise at least 30 minutes for 6 days this week.


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