I know you've all been waiting patiently for me to add something or anything to this blog. Well, I've been lots more busy than I anticipated when I said I'd be back on the 2nd. So, please, bear with me.
Good news is that I've already lost a bit of weight. Hooray! But it's not been fun, cuz I've been sick. There's been a stomach bug going round and I think I got hit by it. My brother-in-law and my hubby's aunt have both been sick and we saw them over the holidays. So, I'm not saying it's their fault but ya know.... The thing that stinks is that when I get sick I get nauseated and my stomach hurts and I get headaches and I'm so exhausted I can barely smile. But I don't throw up. I know, thanks for the update. But really, I don't. I can't tell you the last time I did. And sometimes I pray that I will, because you know sometimes it's the only way you get relief from the nausea. Well, so far God hasn't seen fit to allow me that relief. I go on.
I have been working on portion control. One trick that we have learned works and we occasionally put it into practice is using smaller plates. I know people that have these HUGE platters for plates and they get used to filling them up. Well, we can fill our plates as well...there's just lots less calories there. Last night I made a pretty rich dinner. But Mike and I both had very small servings (my stomach was on fire and I wasn't sure if I'd be able to eat at all). We were able to have seconds and leave the table feeling satisfied but not full.
I've also been working on how I relate to Mike and the boys. Have you heard that scripture, "A soft answer turneth away wrath"? Well, it works. Really. When you concentrate on how you give an answer and you use a moderated tone and check the sarcasm and attitude at the door you will find yourself a lot more at ease during a confrontation with your spouse, children, coworker or anyone else you get into confrontations with. Don't expect it to calm the other person(s) down. You're supposed to be changing yourself, not others. Remember that point.
So that is my half-baked update. I hope to get on a better schedule in the coming weeks...oh, I'm laughing! You should see my calendar. Still, I'm gonna try.