I felt like some “fighting music” today! How about you? Let’s weigh in!

The Eating

This week I hardly had to think about what I was eating. True, I did eat out several times and I had to make wise decisions then. But at home, I’ve got all these healthy snacks handy, I’ve gotten used to the right sized portions, it was almost like running on auto-pilot! I did give in to sweets a little bit (last week was THAT week and THAT is when I really crave SWEETS and MEXICAN FOOD. Odd combination, I know.) So I gave in a little, but I didn’t overdo it. I bought a dessert but I shared it with my kiddos. That’s one of my tricks. Spread the calories around. 😉

The Exercising

I may have the most unorthodox exercise plan but I guess it’s helping! The kids and I will jump up and do exercises during commercials, we’ll randomly decide to grab 5 minutes here, I’ll decide to grab a set of jumping jacks or pushups before getting started on dinner. Whatever. I also have been trying to avoid sitting down. If I’m sitting down, I’m not moving. If I’m up, I’ve got to stay busy, clean something, cook something, organize something. If I’m moving around, I’m burning calories.

The Weigh-In

My official weigh-in this morning? 172 lbs. Down 1.5 pounds. YEEHAW!! That’s the reason for the fighting music. I’ve met my goal for October – and there’s still one more week. My goal? 169 for the final weigh-in. Then I’ll have to set a new personal goal for November I guess.

Online Resources

Speaking of weighing in, here’s an informative article about weighing.

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Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
I love to write and I hope to use that wisely, to encourage others, and for God’s glory. I seek purpose in the mundane. I want my kids to see God’s fingerprints throughout all of creation, learning, and life. As I teach our children, God is teaching me through this homeschool journey, too. I love Jesus, family, coffee, words, and the color teal.
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