Happy Friday friends! I loved our coffee date last week, so I decided to join in with Alissa at Rags to Stitches for her Coffee Date Blog Hop!
If we were having coffee, I would be drinking my current Archer Farms flavor – Hazelnut. Its ok, but I’m looking forward to breaking into the Pecan Pie flavor that I found on Amazon. Its my favorite.
I would tell you that I’ve been having kind of a rough week with some personal stuff that is going on in my life, but its not really anything I can share with the world. Its frustrating but I have realized the power of prayer this week. I have been tormenting myself and after a conversation with a close friend of mine (and pastor’s wife) I knew I needed to ask for help. After weeks of sleepless nights/mornings I threw my hands up in the air at 3:30 AM Tuesday morning and just said “help me, God.” Its hard sometimes to accept that things are out of your control and you just have to put those burdens into his hands and ask him to work in whatever situation you are having.
Every time the negative thoughts come creeping back I take a breath and ask for help again. Its a long process, but I have made huge progress this week and already feel quite a relief. So if you have something that bothering you, or you feel unsure of yourself, stressed out, unhappy etc. take a second and just have a conversation with God and I promise you will feel better immediately.
Then, I would tell you that I am 3 weeks into counting calories and macros and I’m feeling a tad bit burned out. I need to find new food ideas that fit into y nutrition goals but I’m not sure where to begin. I feel like I can only do so much with meat and vegetables. Lately I’ve been feeling kind of like this:
Yeah, that is Liz Lemon shotgunning a pizza. I want pizza, I want beer or margaritas, I want carbs and I want a lot of them. I am almost halfway to my goal, but the weight loss is slowing down, so I know the last 10 lbs are going to be really difficult for me. For the most part I’ve been keeping dinner similar to what we were eating before, but the other 2 meals and 2 snacks a day are pretty different. I’ll get into that a little more next week
I would have to tell you about another new development this week – my kid is acting like she has reached the terrible twos. I’m thinking, “Wait! We still have 4 more months!” She’s never really done anything “bad” before, but this week she’s been biting, throwing tantrums and just really having a bad attitude in spurts. I have no clue what has gotten into her or how to address it. I am scared to death of being one of those parents with kids who behave terribly. I’ve been correcting her, saying “We don’t ________” and we’ve been trying time out, but she doesn’t seem to get the idea and just pushes her legs against the wall or throws herself on the ground when we try. I make her stay there for a minute and then I walk away until she calms down. Its such a trying time, and I am terrified. If you have any sort of advice on this, I am desperate for help!
Since I’ve been a Debbie Downer so far, I have to throw in a positive thing: Its getting warmer!!! I am ready to get out my sandals, short sleeve shirts and dresses. C is ready to play outside. We went out last night and walked a few laps around the neighborhood then she toddled around the yard for about an hour. I needed to head inside to start dinner and you would think it was the end of the world. She was so upset! I eventually got her to calm down by putting some baking soda on a baking pan and letting her play in it. Its one of her favorite things to do. She makes a mess and gets covered in the baking soda, but its very easy to clean at least!
Lastly i would share that I am on my last chapter of my first class for my online Accounting degree. I am SO ready to be done with it – hopefully I finish it TODAY. My next text book is already on its way and I hope its much more interesting than basic accounting. I was good for the first 75% of the book. Then they started throwing the concept of depreciation, ratios, closing the books and all that jazz and I was like “Um, quickbooks does that for me.” I’m not sure when I will ever need to manually do books like that, but I guess you have to start somewhere! Thank the Lord for technology!
How is your Friday? What would you tell me if we were having coffee?