A New Me- Week 2

Another week down! We have been through two sick kids, a deep house cleaning and a lot of fun! This week went much better then last week. First the weigh in- I lost 1.2 lbs this week! I started out the week weighing in at 146 and then this morning was down to 144.8! I must admit I strayed on my goals. I didn’t really exercise again. Not unless you count shoveling at the beginning of the week and packing stuff up and deep cleaning our house. I did eat a little healthier. Did not have as much soda or sweets and had salads for lunch and my meals were not to terrible health wise.

My biggest improvement was my attitude. I made more time for my kids. It is easy to tell them in a bit or just a second and that second turns into minutes. I did a lot better of job taking in the moment while it was occurring. We colored lots, read books lots and my daughter and I danced around while cleaning on Thursday. We did have a ton of funny moments. For example my son coming home excited because the talked some about the “Silverware” (Civil War). My kids got gifts from their Daddy this week too. They each got a shirt that said Trooper in Training and my son received a State Patrol Trooper car. Saturday we spent the day at my in law’s farm for my sister in law’s bday. My daughter was chasing my sister in laws step son around making siren sounds. We always have so much fun when we are down there. My daughter loves seeing her horse, Rose. Hopefully it will warm up soon so we can go riding next time!

I also, on Friday, had a huge break through on one of my biggest battles- this blog. There were some personal things that I was battling with. I used to think I had to do a gazillion posts a day and do nothing but giveaways and what not and was getting frustrated because I wasn’t getting the numbers to match my hits, I was about to give up. Then it dawned on me- it isn’t about the numbers. I would rather put out quality post with well researched information then try to do a ton of little posts through out the day. I started this blog to help you guys and to educate and to show that being Gluten Free does not have to be bland and expensive. I hope I am fulfilling that promise I made in the beginning. If there is something you guys would like to see more of please tell me. I am doing this to help others.

There was one hard part that I am asking for help on this past week. My son is having a really hard time with this move. I am trying to play it as an adventure. I showed him a few of the possible areas we can be moving to (we will find out Friday where we are for sure moving) and the things to explore in those areas, we talked about what he would like to do to his new room. But he keeps crying, saying he will not move (and does not want to make new friends) and now his night terrors are coming back. Has anyone been through this and have suggestions? I am trying to keep him as involved as possible but he has always been anxious when it comes to change.

This week is going to be an interesting one. I tried making my Meal Plan as healthy as possible this week. We had an extra day with the hubby (he left today and normally leaves on Sunday’s). Then on Friday I get to go out to the Training Academy to spend the day, and that will be when we find out where we are moving to. But the best part for that day is knowing we get a week with my hubby! Starting to think of meals for that week. They do not exactly feed them the greatest foods: chicken patti’s 3 days a week, grilled cheese sandwiches and who knows what else. So I want to do wonderful tasting foods that he will love and something healthier then the cheap processed cafeteria food that they are feeding him.

My goals for this week are going to be the same.

1) EXERCISE!!!!!!!!!!!
2) Continue eating healthy
3) Focus more on my kids
4) Not stress as much!
5) Hand things over to God more!

How did you guys do this week? What are your goals for next week?

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