Once again, it's time for our check-in with Amber's Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. Check it out if you'd like some encouragement from lots of other women who are trying to make healthier choices for their lives.
Well, I don't have a lot of progress to report. I'm still at the same weight - 4 lbs. down from that first week. Dang - I hope I can lose more than that!!! I have not been faithful to my goals yet, either, so I'm going to have to work on the same things: getting a good routine in place so that I'm putting prayer first! Then I have to work harder on planning my shopping lists and menus.
I have been exercising, which is an accomplishment for me. But I think I have to learn to do it in moderation. On the days that I feel good and energetic, I do a LOT, but then I'm completely wiped out the next day. On Saturday, Hope and I went to "Be A Tourist in Your Own Town" where there were free and fun activities all around our city for the entire day. I strapped on my pedometer and managed about 12,000 steps (this is categorized as "very active", I believe). It felt great, but I spent Saturday evening and Sunday completely exhausted. Monday I felt better, so I did a little wii fit, 15 minutes on the elliptical, rode my bike a mile or two to bring the kids to their after-school program, and then walked another mile or so to the library. It felt great. . . BUT, Tuesday, once again had me almost bed-ridden. It's frustrating because I want to know when I'll be able to maintain a decent level of activity.
Still workin' on getting good sleep. I have a bum shoulder, which will hopefully be taken care of by a doctor tomororw. I pulled a hamstring while walking and then subsequently tripping on a chunk of uneven sidewalk during the "Be A Tourist" event. Talk about feeling clumsy. . . .
Here's Amber's question for the week: What's your favorite beauty secret? I know this has nothing to do with losing weight, per se, but on the other hand, it has everything to do with feeling good about yourself. So, in a sense, they go hand in hand.
I don't think I have any beauty secrets! I don't often feel "beautiful" these days. But I think what's most important for me is to make sure I'm praying every day and putting God's view of me in the forefront of my mind. When I'm confident of who I am in the Lord, then I feel the best about myself and consequently, I am the most attractive to others.