Sunday, February 26, 2012

Where Has the Time Gone?

I haven't been too disciplined in writing in my blog for nearly a month. I'm sorry for that.

It seems the last three weeks I have been sick with quite a cold. It seemed to be on the way out after about a week, and then it came back again. And it almost went away again, and came back. I'm at the point of it almost going away - but now I'm thinking there is more than a cold involved. It might be sinuses or allergies included as well. Whatever it is, I wish it would leave! I'm not the only one at work in this situation - there are a few others, and that doesn't include the kids in the school who've been sick as well.

Since my last update, I have been pretty well disciplined with Bible reading and my devotions. There've been a couple of days where I didn't read my Bible or devotion, and one of those days was yesterday. However, I am pleased with sticking to this "routine".

My Bible reading does need to improve though. Several days it only included reading over Ephesians 6:10-18 (The Armor of God) on weekday mornings...because I am finding that these are they days I really need to be covered by the armor. These are the days when I often feel spiritually attacked. So, I read over that passage, and then I pray on the armor so that I am protected. And you know what? It has worked!

Last evening, I went with my friend, R, to a Chinese food buffet. I haven't been to this place before, and one of my other friends recommends the restaurant. I think it's a chain, because R has been to this restaurant in another city. She didn't find it to be all that great, so she was reluctant to go. So we went.

I tried a couple of new dishes - Singapore noodles (I think that's what it was called), and ginger beef. I enjoyed both, especially the noodles. I enjoyed my experience with this place, and I will definitely be going back. Even R found it to be much better than the other one she'd been to in the past. The price was reasonable as well, and that is always a good thing.

While we were at the restaurant, we were discussing losing weight (which we both need to do). We are thinking of going to Weight Watchers this week, probably on payday. I need to be more disciplined in eating better and exercising, so this might be what I need to help in that area.

I originally joined Weight Watchers back in 1994/1995, and was very successful with it. I lost 70lbs and looked and felt great. I kept the weight off for about a year, when I ended up going through some situations that resulted in slowly putting all my weight back on (it was a long process of gaining, it didn't happen over night). I would like to get back to where I was when I was at my smallest, but that is going to take lots of hard work and discipline.

I know I can do it, because I've done it in the past. This time, I plan on including God in the picture as well. I wasn't a Christian the last time I did it (and as a side note, the lady who was the group leader at the time turned out to be a member of the church I ended up attending when I became a Christian - how cool is that!). So, I think by including God in this process, it can only help.

I've been quite busy with work lately, so that has also contributed to my lack of posting. We have our Spring Break coming up at the end of March (for 2 weeks), and I'm looking forward to that. I'm not going anywhere or doing much, but that's fine by me. I can use the time to relax, as well as prepare some lessons for the next semester. I'm also hoping that maybe someone will be going to GP for a shopping day during that time, and that I can tag along. If not, that's OK as well.

So, what have you been up to lately? Let me know in the comments!