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Sunday, April 24, 2016

I Just Don't Wanna!

All last week I was feeling blah!  I simply felt like a hamster on a wheel...just running and running and running and running and not getting anywhere.  

I have been working out like a crazy person, I've been meal prepping, and watching what I eat and yet my weight loss has stalled.  I haven't gained, but I haven't lost either.  The only thing all my hard work has gotten me lately is lots of dishes to wash and a sore right knee.  It's just so frustrating!

At school, I have been working my tail off trying to find ways to help my students learn the concepts they need to be successful on their end of grade tests.  I am feeling the pressure, why do they seem to be slowing down?  I'm pretty sure my head is gonna explode!

I am just so tired and want to just give up!

So I whined a little bit and then some more and maybe a little more.  And during a pause between whining sessions, the hits started coming.  

First there was this one..."Do not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up." ~Galatians 6:9
Then there was this one..."Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for men." ~Colossians 3:23
Finally, he hit me with this one..."Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation in which you shine like stars in the universe." ~Philippians 2:14-15

WOOF!!! Boy does God know just the right thing to hit me with to help pull me out of a funk! I mean, I'm still tired, but I'm ready for a new week! I'm going to get back on that wheel and run my heart out!

Have a great week!



Saturday, April 2, 2016

April Currently

I can't believe that it is April already!  This year is humming right along!  As usual, I haven't posted in quite awhile...some things never change!  LOL
Anyway, I'm linking up with Farley for her Currently linky party!  Here's what I have for ya!



See ya later,



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Oh My Goodness!!!!!

Whoa...I just realized that I haven’t posted here since February!!!!  Apparently I go through spurts with my blogging!  I have definitely noticed that I keep promising that I’ll do better and I do for awhile...then life and school kind of takes over!  All I can say is that it is what it is...LOL!


Anyway...now that it’s summa-time I find myself with a little more time on my hands.  At least until July 28th when I go back to school!  So I decided that participating in Farley’s Currently is a great way to get back in the game!  Here goes…


Listening: I’ve got HGTV on as background noise.
Loving:  I love summer, period!  I get to spend time at home just doing nothing if I want.  I get that it feeds the whole, “It must be great to have summers off” thing, but I don’t care!  It is nice...I don’t care what anyone says!


Thinking:  I definitely have a hard time getting my brain to shut off.  I am constantly thinking about the things I need/want to do!  Just today I was thinking about renaming this blog.  I was texting my BFF about ideas and said…”I think I just need something to fret over”.  That would be the downside to summertime!  LOL!


Wanting:  A mani-pedi is definitely in my future.  I have to take the dogs to the groomer tomorrow morning.  It might be a day of beauty for their mama as well!


Needing:  With all the things I’ve been thinking about you’d think that motivation wouldn’t be necessary!  Wrong!  I think that I’m overwhelmed at all I need/want to do!  I just need to make a list and start checking off items...right after I finish this!


4th Plans:  Super Dave and I are hanging out with friends this year for the 4th!  We are also contemplating a day trip to the beach on Saturday.  We’ll see if Hurricane Arthur cooperates and gets on out of here!

Well, that’s it.  I’m not going to leave you with any promises this time.  Just a I’ll talk to you soon!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Made to Crave Monday

Chapter 5: Made for More

I am Made for more than excuses, made for more than my negative inner voice, made for more than beating myself up and giving up when I have set backs.  I need to model my journey after Paul, who said in Ephesians 1:17-19,

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.  I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”

Now I realize that Paul is not speaking of dieting, however I can apply these truths to my weight loss journey.  At the beginning I asked God to help me crave Him more than food, and He has.  But I let the be just a one or two time prayer and so of course since I took my focus off of Him, I put my focus squarely back on food!  I need to KEEP on ASKING!!!! 

I also need to recognize why I’m made for more.  I am the forgiven child of God, the set-free child of God, the accepted child of God, the holy child of God, the made-new child of God, the loved child of God, the confident child of God, the victorious child of God!!!!!  I may have set backs, but these truths never change!

I need to make this journey about getting to know Him better.  I try to make it about feeling better about myself and fitting into smaller clothing sizes, but the reality is those are only temporary things.  Much the same way that eating a piece of chocolate cake or a cheeseburger is temporary.  I need to make it more about gaining deeper connections with God. 

This is obviously still a work in progress, but for this week, I’m going to start each day with prayer by asking God to give me wisdom to know what to eat and His indwelling power to walk away from things that are not beneficial for me!

I'll be back next Monday (hopefully), with chapter 6.

Thanks for stopping by, 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Six on a Sunday

So this happened this week!! 
   
Starting late morning on Tuesday and going until Wednesday afternoon we go around 6 inches of snow and ½ inch of ice!!!   Needless to say, here in North Carolina that results in 3 ½ snow days!!!  More to make up but oh well…I’ll get over it!
The doggies and I had so much fun playing in the snow.  Aren’t they just the cutest things ever!??!?!  Well, I think so! 
Yay…for small or big victories!!!!  Not being able to go to the gym for 3 ½ would usually have given me an excuse to sit on my butt and not workout.  Not this time!!!  I did 4 of the workout DVD’s plus the fit test (which was no joke either).  I am so very proud of the fact that I didn’t let some days without the gym get in the way of my fitness goals!
   
These 2 shows have been consuming my life!!!!  I am ready for season 8 of Dexter and season 3 of Breaking Bad.  There are not enough hours in the day!  I wish I could just watch one episode and be done, but nooooo, I have to have a mini-marathon!

So all this free time has given me a chance to change up my reading and math rotations.  I made these cutie signs to go with them along with what each station looks like.  Thanks to Melonheadz for the fonts and clip art!!!!  What do you think?  I’ve been thinking about starting to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers, but not sure how all that works…anyone???
Just wanted to show y’all a glimpse of this coming week’s weather!  I’m hoping that it’s a sign that spring is on the way and not more bipolar NC weather!!!!!

Thanks for hanging in with me, if you're still here at the end!
Until next time, 



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What I've Been Up To...

Here I am at home on a Wednesday because of a mere 2 inches of snow.  Welcome to NC SnOMG 2014!  I won’t complain…at least not until February 17th when we have to make it up instead of having a teacher workday. 
Look...it's melting already :)
I decided that instead of wasting away my “free” day, I would be get caught up on several things.  Thing #1: teacher work.  Thing #2: home/personal stuff.  Thing #3: Made to Crave study…I have definitely gotten behind and while I am aware that today isn’t Monday, I am going to share my thoughts on chapters 3 and 4. 

MTC Chapter 3 is all about having a plan.  I think I’ve pretty much got this one down.  I am using My Fitness Pal to track my eating and exercise every day.  I am on day 15…I think.  For the past month I have been trying to eat as clean as possible.  I have virtually cut out sugar and artificial sweeteners.  I still stumble from time to time, but I am working on it.  I basically eat the same thing every day for breakfast and mostly the same things for lunch.  For dinner, I only allow myself one serving of whatever I have made for dinner…no matter how yummy and how much I try to convince myself that I am still hungry.  After dinner I sip on decaf coffee or green tea.  I make sure that I exercise at least 3 times per week.  I have officially lost 12.6 pounds!  I can’t stress the importance of having a plan!
 
MTC Chapter 4 is all about friendships along the way.  We have got to have others around us who will build us up and encourage us as we go on this difficult journey.  At my work, we are starting a weight loss challenge group.  Ultimately, the goal is to lose a larger percentage of weight than everyone else, but I am also hoping that in the midst of the competition we will be there to provide much needed support.   I also have another group of friends at the gym that I look forward to seeing when I go.  They not only make working out fun, but they give me hell when I miss a night. 

Well, that’s about it for today.  Thanks to those of you who stayed with me the whole time.  Time to be productive! 


Until next time,

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Made to Crave Monday...er Tuesday

So I am a little behind in the official Made to Crave study, but I figure slow progress is still progress.  So here I am just now getting around to chapter 2.  I am going to use this as my sounding board for each chapterI’m going to call “Made to Crave, Mondays”. 
Chapter 2 is all about replacing my cravings.  I love the idea of praying through the cravings.  Up to this point, I’ve been a muscle though it girlsuck it up, buttercup!  But the idea that I can go to God with my cravings, as in, “I don’t want to eat these tangerines, I want a cheeseburger.  If you could please make these tangerines taste like a cheeseburger I’d really appreciate it.  Thank you for the tangerines and healthy option they provide, but I’d still like a cheeseburger.”  No, the tangerines didn’t ever taste any where near like a cheeseburger.  But that’s not the point.  The point is, that I didn’t go get a cheeseburger and I replaced my cravings with prayer and a healthier option. 

Slowly but surely God is replacing my unhealthy cravings with healthy options.  I can’t say yet, that I am craving those healthy options, but I know that God is faithful and that is enough. 

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience.  And God is faithful.  He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand.  When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 
1 Corinthians 10:13