October 30, 2008

~Finally back where I was!!!~

Hi, I'm back, finally! {Anybody still checkin' in??}
I'm so sorry I've been sooooooo sporatic lately, but that's gonna change, starting NOW!
Even if I just write a line or two, I'll be posting a new post at least every other day!
Actually, my goal is every day, but I'm gonna give myself a little leeway to get back into the swing of things, after the sewing marathon I've been doing, getting ready to set up my Etsy site to sell my quilted handmade bags & purses! {I have about 20 more almost done, ready to post!}
Here's where I also post them...


{come check 'em out, I'd love your input! & who knows, maybe you'll fall in love with one, & want to adopt it!}
Anyways, after my 2 week foray back into the cooked world, while at my sister's, & gaining back 14 pounds it took forever to lose (& now lose again!) I'm FINALLY back where I was before I left, at 340 lbs...
...actually, I HAD been down to 333 for about ten minutes, but it had been slowly creeping back up as I stopped moving enough, & was eating too many nuts, & other fats.
( I think I also had to mentally adjust...NOW I feel much more ready to go to the next level, for various reasons...)
One of my dear readers just sent me a very encouraging note about incorporating more physical exercise in my life as a weight loss tool, regardless of what I'm eating, or not eating, just as the Holy Spirit began whispering to me about falling back into my old ways of not moving nearly enough, because of how the weight I'd re-gained slowed me down! (Thank-you for caring & sharing that with me!)
So I've begun to PUSH myself again, getting up more often, moving more, not asking Hannah to do things I should be doing (going up the stairs & outside to get the mail, take out the garbage, etc.) & getting back to my daily exercise session, whether I get outside that day or not!
In fact, I've given myself a final FULL SPEED AHEAD ten day challenge, to complete this RawFu 100 day challenge, to see if I can push myself harder than ever before, & release 10 more pounds before this challenge is done!
So would you like to join me? What can YOU accomplish in ten days???
Please share your goals with me, let's hold each other accountable!!!
Also, I've been sewing so much, my house looks like a tornado hit it in the middle of a hurricane!
For example, here's my sewing area...

{There is a sewing table area behind the couch where my sewing stuff has been but it has NOT been used, except as a dumping ground, & is totally unorganized, & is currently driving me crazy!}
So I've decided that every single day (aside from the regular 1 hour of exercise I'm setting as a goal to fit into EVERY day!) I'm going to put on my favorite music & sing & dance as I do an aerobic cleaning session on my messes at least 3 times a day, until I'm breathless each time! I need to have my house ready for hospitality again, the Lord's been putting it on my heart to open it up for a women's Bible study soon~
So that's what I've been up to....what about you???


Debra said...

I am so glad you got my email. I will be praying that you get moving. I love my morning walks now. Can't imagine a day without them. We are going to visit family in a couple of weeks- we will be gone all day and I am already dreading not having my walk that day :-)
The more you move the better you will feel!
God bless you!

~Anastazia~ said...

Thank-you soooo much, Debra! You letter really had an impact! I just NEED to start sleeping properly & ENOUGH to be able to push myself physically, but I AM doing more than I was, thanks to you!!!
I WILL write back to your letter soon, I promise!!!
& gratitude,