Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Midweek update…E2E…

Well I think I have worked myself out of the funk though I think it has a lot to do with the tea and the fact that Mike is on his way home for 4 days. We’ll see next week how I handle a new 10 day stretch. I am hoping better then I have the last three weeks.

I am following the menu I shared with you, I am exercising except not getting in the usual 8 hours a week but so far 3.5 and tomorrow will get another 2 early in the am. I haven’t stepped on that scale but I can feel a difference in my pants so hopefully I’ve rid myself some of the excess water and puffiness I was having last week and a couple of pounds would be nice too. I have a big issue I haven’t figured out the plan for yet. I need to drink my 100oz of water a day and when I don’t I can feel it but with driving bus it’s really different since you just can’t go whenever you have to go. Since this coming rest of this week and early next I only drive late afternoons it won’t be back I’ll just get most of my fluids in before noon and then again when I get home but when I drive both am and pm it’s harder. Just an issue to figure out.

I have supported a whole bunch of you and so many of you have returned the favor. Most of us have finally gotten into this challenge, some (like me) seemed to need a hit on the head while other hit the pavement running. It’s amazing how the Lord has made us all so different but so many of us have a common get healthy goal.

My book is still sitting there unread, the running books, but I am reading my other challenge book. It’s a lot about the midlife issues that I am dealing with and beginning to learn from. I am usually a go with the flow type of girl but it has seemed in the last month I am fighting change tooth and nail and I’m not happy with that so time to try and figure out the inside while the outside gets better too.


I am also thinking it’s time to get out my sewing and start a few sewing projects. I always feel better when I’m creating so in-between life I think a nice project will make the evenings Jim is out in the garage and Mike is gone more manageable.

So my midweek is better then last weeks but still not the Julie that I was before Christmas but I’m getting more focused, I’m getting my crap together and I’m learning.

Take care my friends and have a blessed afternoon.


Karen Butler Ogle said...

Julie, I'm sorry you are still feeling down. It seems as though you have thew diet under control though. Good for you! Hang in there and keep looking forward to spending some time with Mike. He will be home before you know it.:)

Betty said...

I´m glad you are feeling somewhat better. I think your first sentence says it all. Just work yourself through it. It WILL get better!

EmptyNester said...

Glad to hear that you are coming around! I think getting your sewing out is a great idea! It will keep you busy and keep you focused on something other than loneliness. Sure wish you lived closer- then we could actually hang out!

Eaba said...

Happy to hear this week is better than last! I totally agree with the idea of starting a new sewing project. It helps to have our hands busy and working till our special people are there and we put it down without a thought. Just take one day at a time and things will start to look up!

Have a good week!

Casey said...

Glad to see your feeling a bit better!
And yes, it does help to keep the hands busy. What do you sew? Clothing or other?
My mom and my sister are amazing seamstresses! I want to sew more when the kiddos are in school!
Have a great day!

Maren said...

I am THRILLED to hear that things are going better for you, even if just a little better. :)

Nanetter said...

hurrah! I'm glad you're pulling through! :) Keep going!