For those of you who take a look at my monthly weigh-in on my sidebar, you'll notice something that embarrasses me. I didn't lose anything this month. As a matter of fact I gained back several pounds.
I knew this was coming. I haven't been very careful about what I've eaten this past month. And, I resumed snacking at night-time. So, while I have also been more active working outside in my flowerbeds and so forth, I knew it wasn't enough to counter my calorie intake.
I really debated if I'd post my results this month or if I'd just eliminate my side-bar weigh-in altogether.
I opted for honesty. Yes. I gained weight this month.
I really need to buckle down and get serious. I was at my doctor's office this week. (My boys passed along a lovely case of pinkeye to me). The nurse did the routine weigh-in like they do with any visit. And, when I asked if I could see what I weighed in previous visits, I was reminded HOW MUCH I've gained in the last several years. Granted I've had four children, but I can't pass this extra weight off as baby weight any longer. My last baby is almost a year and a half.
And, I want to be healthy. I want to be active. And, I'd like to put on a pair of jeans without inwardly cursing myself.
So, I'll keep plugging away. I sure could use any words of encouragement or advice you may have.
Finally, I wanted to share a link with you today. Becky at From Ministry to Motherhood posted something about the reactions to the news of Osama bin Laden's death. She discusses what our response as Christians should be.
I had such conflicted emotions. I'm proud of our troops. My humanity cries out for justice. And yet, rejoicing over the death of another human being, no matter how evil, left me unsettled. You can read Becky's thought provoking post here.
Have a great week!