Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weigh in Wednesday: busy busy busy!

Happy to report that I finally have lost the vacation weight!  I'm down 9.8 lbs from the official start of the diet.  I would have loved to have been 10 pounds lighter by now, but oh well.

I am hoping to finally be able to add in some exercise to my day (which I have not been able to accomplish thus far. With the school year starting and less kids at home to entertain, I just might be able to find some time...but maybe not)!

Jordan's first day was today! Doesn't she look cute in her uniform??
She's a first grader this year. It will be an adjustment year for her. Not only will it mean a longer day for her (she did half day kindergarten) but it will also mean new faces to see and friends to meet as the half day and full day kindergarten combine.  She is really excited to get started! She was up at 6 am ready to go!!! :)

Here's another pic of all the girls before we loaded into the van this morning:

They are getting so big! I can't stand it!

Big changes coming down the pipeline!  We are most likely going to be moving this fall. We put a bid on a house and they accepted so now we've got a month or two of inspections and packing and planning and socking away every cent we can scrape up!  It's so nerve wracking to make such a huge purchase. I said to Jim, I'm pretty sure we can afford this, but you don't really know until you are in there making all the payments. I remember having these same feelings the first time around and everything was fine!

Reminds me of a passage from Matthew:
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

I reflect on this passage and it brings me peace and strength. It is one of my favorites! Also I think it keeps my hair from turning gray. Seriously, I have one gray hair and I can't explain it!  My dad started to go gray at 13 and my hair is dark like  it's got to be the passage :) ...or at least the practice of the passage.  DON'T WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW. Live in the present. Care for the present. Be present.  And leave the worry to itself.  I believe it's one of the keys to happiness and a key to health and youthfulness. Which reminds me...I'm off to to think about my "happiness project."

1 Reader Remarks:

Anonymous said...

ah...that's always been one of my favorites too! Congrats on the house and the weight loss! You're on the right track!

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