177.3, that’s my new weight. Down 2 pounds this week and I am beyond surprised that it happened except that when you’re a nervous Nellie, stressing Shirley you don’t eat right or much. I can’t say I counted calories or exercised or anything right this week, heck I didn’t even read my book I spent a lot of time in the bible instead. I have been having a lot of family issues and worries and I do not handle that stuff very well. I did finally get to the point (after a few very nice, helping, supportive e-mails and comments) where I learned I can not fix the world, no matter how much I want too and that all I can do is take care of me so when I am needed I am all put together, healthy and ready to rock and roll. So today is the day I got back on my wagon. It’s still a little lopsided and needs repairs but I’m working on that. So that’s my update.
Now the ands…there’s much better and normal…
I made up the last of the apples today into caramel apple jam. This time I pureed the apples because Jim didn’t like the lumps in the last one though he loved the taste. It turned out wonderfully and the house smells awesome.
Yesterday I decorated outside at my mama’s house. Nothing huge like some years, just a little bit. Today I showed Joss and she was so funny. She talked to the stuffies like they could hear her.
Now the weekend is fast approaching and per usual it’s packed with some good stuff, lots of work and a nap if I have to shut the door, turn off the phone and ignore the world. Tonight is family game night and we are going to have fun, play games ,roast wieners and just enjoy each other. Tomorrow I work at my husband’s store. Sunday I am helping Kim with her son’s conformation and then grocery shopping. We have a few outside things that have to be done before it starts to snow and there is 3 more cords of wood on the way so you know that means I’ll be carrying and stacking wood.
I promise that one of these days I’ll be inspiring and helpful and fun to read. Right now it takes all I have to just put two and two together and one foot in front of the other.
I wish you all a great weekend. I hope you were successful on your life style changes and journeys. But if,nlike me, life gets in the way and there’s worries and stress and so much more then sit back and take the time to think about it all and realize that before you can handle all of these things you have to take care of yourself otherwise you’ll be a basket case and then you’re not good for them or yourself. It’s hard and my blog does say not but learning…
Take care my friends and have a blessed weekend.