This required a few changes that seem to be working very well - though I AM still have a lot to catch up on. I realized my progress has been hampered by my work space. Lacking a desk, I would sit on the couch with my laptop. I THOUGHT I was working diligently but I realized at the end of the day not only did my back hurt but I didn't seem to accomplish as much as set out to each morning. Simple changes have reaped HUGE rewards:
A Parenting Triumph
Being the parent of a toddler was TOUGH. A toddler with Ad/hd and Opposition Defiant really tough. Parenting that same kid into the teenage years. Bleck! NOW that same dude, who really does have a heart of gold but a definite MIND of his own is a young adult. My control over where he is, who he is with and what he does has vanquished. Gosh, I miss the car-seat days!! That was really the only time I possessed COMPLETE control over these 3 area. The past year has been incredibly difficult for him and as someone who loves the stuffing out of him, it has been difficult for his father and I as well. As things are bound to do when you are trying to balance them without really addressing them, the card tower came toppling down yesterday. The success - a huge one -- was how the Holy Spirit guided Kevin and I to parent the situation. It was miraculous and remarkable. The secret, just as with my productivity boost was PRAYER!! Instead of reacting, we prayed. We allowed grace to guide our words and actions. In the end, what could have been just ONE more wedge, was instead an opportunity to grow closer to our son. Just when you think you've lost them and your influence as a parent, God surprises you by turning your mourning into dancing!
Weight Watchers & NSVs
Weight Watchers has added so many NEW things to my world - Fit Points, SmartPoints and a better understanding of portion sizes. It has also taken a few things away too such as a few pounds! Yeah. This week we added a new acronym (and the subsequent phrase to which it refers) to my vocabulary. NSV or non-scale victories. These moments that have NOTHING to do with the scale BUT are huge in moving toward my goal of being a healthier me! Here are 3 NSVs from this week:
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