There are so many times I wish I would have posted something. Instead of thinking about it today and allowing this amazing day of my adorable husband’s birthday go by again unrecorded, I thought I’d share this quick pic we snapped during a beautiful afternoon!
It was the perfect fall day and a reminder of all that’s good and right and fulfilling about this little life we’ve built.
It’s been a while, but I’m still here. I’m down nearly 20lbs to date and I feel good. This journey has not been without struggles as we’ve been riding an emotional roller coaster.
I can tell that I’m beginning to feel the slide…meaning, I’m less motivated to track my food and now that school has started there are demands on my time that are keeping me sedentary.
The other interesting factor is that just about the time my clothes feel loose and people begin to notice my weight loss, I start to feel somewhat entitled to that extra helping of whatever. So, I’m here to remind myself to stay the course. I have 14 pounds to reach my first goal, and hopefully another 20 or so beyond that.
I’m hoping to join a gym soon to keep me motivated and moving!! And spiritually, I’m leaning in and waiting on the Lord for His perfect timing in my life. He knows my heart and is using these trials to perfect my faith in Him!!
This shot captures his cool exterior as he was prepping for his first full week at church camp. He’d been awake far too long the night before with nervous anticipation, and could hardly eat breakfast on the drive north. He pecs around the restaurant, then in the car vacillated between playing on his phone or sleeping – neither activity seeming to provide the right level of distraction or comfort.
On Saturday – we picked him up and I was too amazed to take a picture – he seemed older, more confident and had made several new friends. Sure – his belongings were haphazardly packed and I learned he thought he lost his toothbrush Monday night, so we still had some evidence of his 9-ness, but the change in his actions was fantastic!
He’s already ready to return! I pray for the wisdom and strength to be the mom he needs and to give him this same opportunity to be more independent at home.
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