Thursday, February 24, 2011

Small Successes (Vol 23)

1.  The house is passably clean.  Thanks to the app I told you about last week Home Routine, I've stayed on top of some of my house cleaning.  This has been a great help for me because I tend to get distracted and overwhelmed by a huge house full of mess. 

2.  If you've been following my weight loss journey, you know that I've been making strides toward my goal of getting into a size 10.  I started at an 18, so this goal has been a long time coming.  This week I met that goal! It was such a surprise!  But the bigger surprise is that I missed it.  How could I miss it?  In my mind, I'd moved on to an even bigger goal before I even reached my original goal.  You can read about my minor breakdown here: Missing the Forest  

3.  The bigger success in this goal is that I've gained perspective.  I've been relentlessly working toward this goal for 20 months and wanting it for 9 years, since my first child was born. (Again, how did I miss this?)  Since my meltdown, I've come to realize that God has been answering my pleas for help all along this journey.  I was afraid, at times, that he didn't want me to have a body I felt proud of because it would cause me to lose humility.  In fact, I've been humbled every step of the way.  He's given me strength to push through the frustration and the incredibly challenging workouts and, harder still, dietary sacrifices.  He is with me and has been all along and will be as I move forward in my fitness journey.  


  1. Good job with your weight loss.

  2. Very big congratulations. That is not a small success but a big one. And keep in mind that you can be heavier than you look if it's mostly muscle. My daughter is a professional ballroom dancer, wears a size 6 but weighs something like 140 pounds. That's slightly more than I weigh, and I fit size 8 most of the time, with regular relapses into a 10. So forget the scale number and go by how you look.

  3. YAY! How wonderful! I'm super excited and proud of you and your weight-loss journey. Keep up the hard work and remember that sometimes "no" or "not now" are answers to our prayers (even if they aren't the answer that we want). :)


"Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person." ~Colossians 4:6 (NASB)