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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm kinda proud of ME!

I wanted to give an update on the week long blog I posted on!

We have been faithfully going to church. Sure, it's only been a couple weeks, but we have been going. No 'are we going to church today?' at 6am. No 'oh, I'm so tired' while we are getting ready. We get up, eat some breakfast, get ready and head out to church. And I love it. I'm feeling so much better again. Going to church is like a B12 shot for my soul. I really miss our worship pastor, but that's ok. Being there has been awesome and I plan on keeping it this way!

I have been keeping up on my business. I had my first return last week, but not due to craftWOmanship, but because she couldn't get it to 'fit' her properly. I handled the return well, and she will be returning for other items in the future. That kinda made it all ok! Then I spent 2 hours Friday night catching up on my paperwork, bookkeeping and taxes. Now I just have to make that a more frequent thing!

Our finances are still grim, but not related to any of our spending habits. I think this is one point I will have to wait out and be patient on the change. The economy isn't going to get better until we elect a new President and he takes office. (VOTE OBAMA!) But until then, I will continue to work on it. We should be settling on an accident we were involved in soon and that will hopefully give us the platform we need to start making things right.

If you haven't read my ticker, I lost 5lbs in my first week! That's right! FIVE pounds! I am so thrilled. I never (even when at my most desperate moment) thought I would be able to start off this new way of eating. Quite opposite really! Changing my eating habits has really been easy! After seeing what 7 days can do, I think THAT is the booster I needed to keep going. The hardest thing right now for me is on my way to work in the mornings. Not stopping to get a Carmel Macchiatto and Cheese Danish (88g of carbs total) from Starbucks has been the most tempting, difficult thing. The first week had a couple days of headaches and exhaustion, but otherwise I feel wonderful, energized, healthy and happy. It's amazing how TERRIBLE all those fillers and greasy foods were making me feel, and how bad my skin was! I had a burger one night for dinner without the bun, and it was like having my first burger EVER. The tastes in it were just amazing. It made me realize how much the bread and sauces really drown out the flavors in foods. I have been tasting many things differently! I am to the point now where I am starting to eat for hunger and health and not for social or impulse reasons. AND as a side note, Hubby lost 13lbs in the first week. I am SO proud of him, although it kinds makes me fell like, UGH, but I do remember he is a man. Darn them.

Otherwise, I am trying all around be a better person. There are so many things working against me right now. Lots of things I wish would change in the areas of my life I come in contact with. But I will continue to try and be the best mom and wife I can be.


Tina said...

I'm sooo proud of you Kristi! I totally agree that men suck! lol

Anonymous said...

Kristi, I never knew you had a blog!! I have missed being in touch with you! I am glad to hear that things are on the up for you and hope you and the family are well. xxx