Focus Friday, September 27th

Happy Friday friends!  Finally, this has been a long and stressful week, but it's going to have a great ending!  My sweet husband is taking me to the Ultimate Willy Wonka party.  I am so excited!  Okay, seriously, this has been a ROUGH week.  With the end of the month and being down a person, it's made for a difficult week.  It hasn't been the best food week but whatever the scale says, it says and I just have to move forward.  I did listen to an interesting book this yesterday.  It's called Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley.  She shares a declaration that I will share at the end of this blog.  She talks about being present.

I found myself really hungry this week so next week, I need to focus on being more prepared with my food and snacks so that I know I have things I can eat.  Goals also include getting to the Rec Center this week so I can get some workouts in.  

1. Water intake of at least 90 oz. per day.
2. Track, track, track!  
3. Take care of myself.  By this, I mean, I will take time to sit in a sauna, take an Epsom salt bath, get a massage, and things like this. 

I've been binge watching crafting videos, specifically Dollar Tree DIYs, on YouTube.  I am really enjoying getting back into crafting though.  It really gives my mind a break and I think I enjoy it more than I realized.  My Mom and I used to do crafts together so it's bringing back some good memories.  I'm excited to see what next week brings.  Being prepared will definitely be a big part of it.  I think me focusing on carbs and double tracking was causing me to get a bit overwhelmed.  I'll still focus on some lower carb options, but I won't be double tracking right now.

Now for the Declaration that was shared in the book:

I might not be where I want to be, but I am where I am supposed to be. My circumstances don't define me.  I'll press on past the pressure to prove because God made me on purpose for a purpose.  I choose to see people.  I'll share my story even before the happy ending.  I'll my my gifts away instead of just looking for my gifts.  Instead of avoiding failure, I'll bravely step into the fun of the adventure.  I'll be the culture changer instead of being changed by the culture.  I'll celebrate the beauty of this season and the challenges that come with the change.  I'll embrace the waiting and in the middle of it, I'll love people with the heart of intentional purpose.

I will definitely be writing this down in several places where I can easily see it as a reminder that I'm not perfect, but also, I don't want to be.


  1. I really like that declaration, especially about sharing my story before the happy ending. I am struggling with where I am, still being overweight after so many years, so things like this help me to calm down and not be so abusive to myself about being disappointed in myself.

    1. Me too! I know we can do this, if for no other reason than we have done it before! I think if we focus on being in the now and what we can do right now, then the future will fall into place.


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