Friday, December 28, 2012

A Letter of Thanks

To those who clear roads in the winter - the city workers, the highway department workers, the state workers, and even the farmers who take their tractors out (because they're awesome like that!) - thank you! You spend LONG hours in nasty conditions - sometimes going more than 24 hours without sleep. I just want you to know that you are appreciated very much. Stay safe.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Receive This Blessing

An Irish Christmas Blessing

Keith Getty and Kristyn Getty
Copyright © 2004 Thankyou Music/ Adm. by songs excl. 

UK & Europe, adm. by Kingsway Music.

Now may the fragrance of His peace
Soar through your heart like the dove released
Hide in His wings oh, weary distant soul
He'll guide your spirit home

And may His love poured from on high
Flow to the depths of your deepest sigh
Oh come and drink from the only living stream
And on His shoulder lean

And may the hope that will not deceive
Through every pain bring eternal ease
There is no night that can steal the promises
His coming brings to us

So may His joy rush over you
Delight in the path He has called you to
May all your steps walk in Heaven's endless light
Beyond this Christmas night

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

M.I. 75 - Week 1 Review


I am refusing to weigh until after the 1st of the year, but I can tell you my pants are still tight. That could be because I only worked out 2 hours last week and Mrs. Martha at church gave us a plate of cookies for Christmas. Yes, 2 hours is better than not doing it at all, but I am well aware of the fact that 2 hours a week isn't going to help me drop 75 lbs.

Life is crazy this time of year. I'm hoping that after the first of the year it will be easier to build working out into my schedule so that I can be more consistent.


Monday, December 10, 2012

M.I. 75

It began today. M.I. 75. Curious? If so, you're way to easy! 

I got up yesterday and stood on the scale for about the 5th time since I finished the round of steroids and tore ligaments in my foot. IT HAS NOT MOVED. Why is this a problem? I gained 7lbs during the round of steroids. 7lbs. in 15 days. How is that even possible? I was hoping it was fluid. Nope. And for those of us who are paying attention - I could NOT afford to gain weight. Period. Yet, here we are!

I'm beyond mad! My body sucks. It doesn't function properly and I HATE it with a passion! So, I've implemented M.I. 75. I need to lose at LEAST 75lbs. and it seems like an impossible feat. I'm starting by putting one foot in front of the other. If I make massive changes I will NOT stick with it. One change at a time. I'm choosing consistency with exercise and change 1.

I have an appointment with an endocrinologist in February. Hopefully she can help give a little insight into what in the world is going on with my body, medically speaking, but I cannot afford to just sit around in the meantime.

Do I think it's fair that I have to workout 10x harder (ok maybe not 10, but for those of you who have ever experienced metabolic issues, you know what I mean) than other people and still not see results? Nope. Am I going to do it anyways. Yep. Because I'm ANGRY! Today I went to the gym before I did anything else. I walked a mile, stretched, did squats (HATE them!), biceps and triceps. Day 1. Success.

I really don't care if anyone reads's mostly for me. If I force myself to update it every week, perhaps that will shame me into going to the gym more consistently.  Having to admit that I either went or was a loser and didn't might just do the trick.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Letter to the Weather

Dear Weather-

I am sick and tired of not knowing what season the next day is going to be. You have jacked my allergies up!  However, the last 2 days have been delightfully winter like, so I thank you for finally remembering what season it is and getting your act together.Now I would like a little snow please.

With anticipation,


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