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2007 May 9 » Philoxenos

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May Day Challenge, Day 1, afternoon

9th May 2007

May Day Challenge, Day 1, afternoon

Updated to add: I got the blog fixed. My husband can do that HTML stuff and figured out it was because I had centered the May Day Challenge button. So he uncentered it and voila! It was fixed. Isn’t he the best? 

I realise that I’m micro-writing here, but on the first day of a big life change like this, small is good. Oh, and I have no idea what’s happened to my blog. It all started when I inserted the May Day button. Everything’s gone all wonky. Will have to wait until my husband gets home to fix it. He’s smart like that.

Anyway, it’s now 3:54 pm and all I’ve eaten since lunch is a carrot (while I was chopping carrots for dinner) and some big glasses of water. I was waiting for the kids to wake up and have afternoon tea with them but they’re still sleeping (aren’t they angels?) and now it’s close enough to dinner (we eat just after 5 pm) that I’ll wait. And I must start my own challenge, which will be called “How to write a post without excessive parentheses”.

So, how do I feel? Besides hungry? I feel thinner. I realise that feeling hungry isn’t the goal, but feeling hungry makes me realise how many times I’ve eaten when I’ve NOT been hungry. I’ve eaten just for the sake of eating. And that’s why I’m fat. Now, I want to eat because I’m hungry. And it’s okay if I have a bit of chocolate cake. It’s all in moderation. Chocolate cake is part of life but it doesn’t have to become my life. Oooh, that’s deep.

And now the real challenge begins: the over timer just went off and two loaves of Zucchini Bread are coming out. One is going with my husband tomorrow to the men’s Bible study at church. The other will be sliced and frozen for snacks for my kids and hubby’s lunches. At least if it’s frozen it’s not in plain sight. I’ll have to stick the carrot very far into my mouth while I’m slicing so as not to tempt myself.

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9th May 2007

May Day Challenge, Day 1

It’s only 1 pm but I feel the need to do another quick post on this weight loss thing. The kids are all asleep and I can spend a bit more energy writing rather than dealing with a child clambering onto my lap as I type. Very distracting.

I went out to the mother’s group at church this morning, but I was prepared! Not only did I have the usual assortment of nappies, changes of clothes for the kids, toys and drink bottles, I had two apples and a pear for myself. I am always bombarded by cookies and cake when I go and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to say no if I didn’t have an alternative. So I found myself in good conversation with a new friend, valiantly ignoring the chocolate cake. I went upstairs for our study and sat and ate my apple and pear. They’re in season and really really crunchy good ones. So score one for me!

The afternoon will be the biggest challenge. This is the time, after the kids go to bed for the afternoon, that I usually eat more than I should. Fortunately my husband came home at lunch and took the rest of the apple cake back to work with him to share with the guys. There are a few plain cookies in the cookie jar, but I’m going to ignore them. I know that the first few days are the absolute worst and after that, when I start to see the results of my efforts, I get pumped and it gets easier.

I’m going to have a big drink of water and then take a nap. That always helps the time go by quickly :)

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9th May 2007

Weight Loss Challenge

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I can’t believe it! I actually posted a picture thingy!! I’m learning. Anyway, for the real purpose of this post…
I don’t have much time, but I wanted to get this up so my three readers can hold me accountable :)
As I’ve stated previously, I struggle with my weight. This has been going on for as long as I can remember, even when I was still in high school. Looking back, I’d be thrilled to be the size 14 that I was in high school! But now I’ve had three children and things aren’t quite what they used to be. According to the Weight Watchers tables, I should weight 71 kg, at the top of the range. Considering that I haven’t weighed that since I literally don’t know when, I have no idea what this even looks like. At the moment, I weigh 89kg so I have 18 kg to lose, which is 40 pounds. I know better than to think in such large increments, so I’m going to break it down into 5 pound bits. That’s just over 2 kg. I’ll do this just a kilo at a time.
Yes, I want to lose weight, but not so I’ll be slim and svelte. My husband thinks I’m sexy just the way I am. I want to lose weight so I can be healthy. I never want my weight to be an excuse for not playing with the kids or not taking them swimming or not going to a party because I don’t have anything to wear. It’s about being a good steward of the body that God gave me, knowing that I am a temple of the Lord.
I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. Phil 4:13

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