Monday, June 14, 2010

Good Conversation

I watched my boys today
Standing side by side
They'd been playing in the yard
And giggling down the slide
But something made them stop
And take the time to chat
Little did they know
I was watching where I sat
But Mother Nature calls
And when you're a boy age five and three
You can have a good conversation
While you take the time to pee!

Summer time is here!

Our family is outside
A lot this time of year
The kids play and get dirty
As Mommy's yard work's in full gear
My blog posts will be wanning
As Nature calls my name
I can't keep up the yard work
And stay in the blogging game
But I will still post my updates
Though their numbers will be few
The weeds are calling out to me
As I end this rhyme to you!

Thursday, June 10, 2010



I know, I know....I missed a couple of weeks didn't I? Well, here I am back again to inform you that nothing much has changed. (Except a slight tan line on my shoulders...) Summer has arrived in Nebraska and therefore, there is much to do outdoors. (Jaime hasn't been on the computer much, but she has been working in her yard and playing outside with the kids!) This will probably be the case for the rest of the summer...I'm just warning you now. I will still keep you updated on my progress, but I may miss a few weeks here an there. I love this time of year despite all the heat because this is the time of year (spring/summer) where God is in full bloom! It is amazing to me all the beautiful flowers and wonderful smells he blesses us with during our spring and summer months. As a kid, I used to hate yard work. (I was sure making me mow the lawn was my parent's way of punishing me and getting their own work done in the process!) Now, I find such joy in weed pulling, pruning, and any other work to make my yard more luscious!

Okay, so enough about yard work....what about losing weight?

I am unchanged in my weight loss. I am feeling stuck. I prayed a pretty desperate prayer to God this morning that I would be able to deny myself even more than I have been. Summer, though fun for kids and me as I work outside, comes with little scheduling and lots of free time. What do us chubby girls do when we have free time? Look in the cabinets for something to munch on! Thankfully, God has blessed me with a conscience, but I do think lack of scheduling has made this temptation so much worse.

I am also struggling with the fact that though I may eat within the realm of hunger and fullness (90% of the time....) Food still has a power over my brain. I am praying that God will help me get past this. Those of you who are familiar with the Weigh Down principles understand what I'm talking about here....I hope. Here's the best way I can describe it. In all my life, I have never wanted to smoke a cigarette. I know there are many people who are terribly addicted to this cylindrical tobacco filled item. They try to quit but can't. They are constantly drawn to it. But I am not. There is absolutely no pull there for me. I don't want to buy them or smoke them. I want so badly to have the same relationship with food. I don't want to think about the food I just bought at the store sitting in my cupboard or fridge. I don't want to salivate at the thought of when dinner will be here. This is my current unanswered prayer. God will get me there so long as I give it to him!

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a away out so that you can stand up under it.