Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Blogging in bullets

  • I haven't walked the kids to school in many, many weeks, opting instead to drive the short distance due to the cold and windy weather, but this morning it's a beautiful 61 degrees so out came the stroller from the back of the van and down the street we went!  It felt so good to be moving again!  The kids were so happy; they much prefer walking.  I took the uphill route home with Kristen and Austin in their double stroller and could really feel it in my legs! 
  • I decided at the beginning of the year to get back on track with Weight Watchers, having abandoned it last Spring and regaining all (plus a little more) of the weight I had lost.  This time around I've been much more diligent with my points and have so far lost (approximately) 26 pounds!  I am so happy!  I can really tell a difference in the way my clothes are fitting, and even though I hadn't mentioned it to anyone, people are starting to notice!  Meghan's teacher asked me on the way in to school this morning if I was losing weight...made my day!  :)
  • I was going to dedicate an entire post to how much I'm missing my lost smart phone, but was ashamed of how petty and immature that is and so have decided to offer up this small suffering as a Lenten sacrifice that God has demanded of me because He, in His infinite wisdom, knew that it was one I particularly needed.  (I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who's missing it...)
  • Darren got a new (to us) car last month and whenever I'm behind the wheel, I feel like a teenager again learning to drive for the first time!  It's so funny!  I can't figure out where anything is and the seats feel sooo much different than my minivan.  The craziest things seem to happen whenever I take it out for a spin.  I was driving it home from my dad's house last Sunday and had just exited the highway when I saw a Sheriff's car in my rearview mirror exit behind me, and then his lights flashed as he pulled me over!  What?!  I knew I hadn't been speeding, I used my turn signal to exit, and I didn't even HAVE a phone on which to be talking or texting, lol!  (See how the Lord provides?  :) )  Turns out he couldn't read the date on our temporary tags, but checked things out and realized it was a perfectly legitimate mistake.  (He was very polite and, as luck would have it, we were able to pick up our permanent license plate the next day.)
  • Spring break is coming up, March 19-23!  We've got a great big project in the works for that week and I am SO excited!  It's going to be so much work but I think it will be so amazing when it's all finished.  
  • Closing with a recent desert sunset photo I took on our way to AHG, for no other reason than that I love it.  :)   


Jamie Jo said...

Yay!! Good for you on the weight loss!!! I bet it felt good being active yesterday!! I love spring!

I want to do Weight Watchers again, but don't have time to go to the computer after each meal to do my points...I know as the baby gets bigger, that will get easier (hopefully)

Melissa said...

Thank you Jamie! It is hard. I am very lazy by nature, I think, and it's hard to stay motivated. I know it will be worth it in the long run, though! I know that it will get easier for you, too. Just think of what a gift you are giving that darling boy of yours by pumping for him! Everything else...weight loss included...can come later. :)