Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Mother Teresa

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Right Side

I was aggravated listening to a radio talk program this morning. Mind you, this station tends to be right leaning. They had a reporter at the Republican Convention. She joked that she as asked what would make more women like Romney and Ryan... this was a poke at their Right to Life issues. She said they should send a copy of 50 Shades of Grey to ever female voter w/a note from Romney. Okay, maybe I am not being eloquent here... but my point is my frustration that there's an assumption that women voters can't believe in life at conception and can't support Romney/Ryan because of Pro-life views. I have plenty of friends that are on the other side and I support them but I also want to scream that you can be well-educated and worldly yet want to protect the sanctity of life. I thank God daily that my girls lives were precious and saved......

Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer End

I wonder if one day when people ask if I have a blog, I'll surrender and give them Mr Bunny's blog site and call it a day?? I really really want to be someone that writes a few times a week. Reading other blogs brings me joy. And I'd love the written history for myself. But a few things stop me... I think I am a little reserved (or a whole lot) and I try to keep my private thoughts private. And time. There are so many things to do in this blessed life of mine... when should I blog? What should I write about? Well, as my weight loss journey starts again, I am going to try and use this space for just that. Maybe this blog will beless adoption, less Faith. But I need somewhere to help support my weightloss journey. I need support in getting my body to a healthy place and this is the best place I can find to document it. So, I missed my 40 lbs by 40 goal... I did shed 12 over the past year. But my new goal is still similar... I like catchy goals. 40 in 40 :) I turn 41 on June 12th.... which is exactly 291 days. Or 41.5 weeks... which works out quite nicely. I didn't plan it that way but clearly if I loose one pound a week, I'll be there. Here's a current picture....
(this is a pic of our finalization day for Betsy! July 3rd w/our lawyer) A motivation to lose weight is this: Flagstaff Extreme. We went this er while in vacation and we'll go back next year. I completed two of the four courses. While I don't think I'll even complete the Black course (it really is made for the gait of a man), I want to feel more confident on the course. It was fun but I could tell I was fat. Ugh. I'll leave you with a link to Betsy's first year video. What a sweet girl... she makes me smile all day long. PS- the formatting is awful... sorry!