Health

I seem to always come back around to a couple of goals that seem, well, insurmountable.

This is one of those.

I define this goal as getting healthy.  Which encompasses a few things.  Weight, fitness, energy, and so forth.

My BIG goal is to lose… well, a lot.

I’ve struggled so much here.  I know I’m not alone either.  I’ve tried keto, Paleo, low-fat, calorie counting, Atkins, and whatever else has passed my way.  Keto worked the best.  And then I gave up.  Gained everything back, plus some.

So grace is starting over, second (or 3rd or 8th) chances.

So to have some definite “goal” laid out – here goes:

–lose 40 pounds
–be able to do full push-ups
–energy to keep up with my kids & workout & clean my house

 

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Coming Back

I’ve been wanting to blog again.  I remembered I started this one and coming back it reminds me of opening an old diary.  It feels so odd to read these posts I wrote 3 years ago!

My reasons for blogging have changed (as have I).

Every so often I get uncomfortable.  I get uncomfortable with staying where I am.  I tend to make grandiose, lofty goals that I can’t quite seem to reach.  I work on them for a time – then… give up.  Right now is one of those times.

We just moved.  I am craving a routine.  While our lives are still in boxes and everything is disordered – I’m getting uncomfortable again.  I don’t want to just open all of my boxes and settle for what was.  I’m craving a change.

My purpose in this blog is to document my goals.  Maybe it will keep me more accountable?

 

What have we been up to…

We’ve started 1st grade with my oldest and Pre-K/K with my younger son.  I started out with very lofty ideals for our curriculum.  Frankly, some of the reading bored my son and I was getting frustrated.  I pared down our school day so it looks something like this:

Reading lesson (using This Reading Mama’s free curriculum)
A combo of a vintage math book and making notebook pages (we’re working on an adding book)
Once or twice a week reading out of our history book
When we get to it – spelling
Science usually blossoms out of something the kids are interested it at the moment (like reading through my Trail Guide to the Body and learning the bones & muscles)

Right now, that seems to be working for us.  My oldest hates to write so I try not to force the issue (too much).  I find when I push too much the interest starts to wane.  It’s about finding the right balance for us.

Has your curriculum “evolved” for homeschool?

 

Been A While!

Well, it has been quite a while since I last posted anything.  I started school on the first of April and since then I’ve been balancing loads of studying and housecleaning and being a mom and homeschooling, etc.  My wonderful massage therapist suggested reevaluating my priorities.  While this blog is so much fun – it didn’t reach my top 5 list.  I still intend to post – just when I can!  Thanks for following and sorry for the lack of posting!   

“You’re Judging Me”

I’ve noticed a trend lately on quite a few blog comments.  There is this quickness to be offended.  Everyone wants to jump up and say, “But, but, you’re judging me!”  That drives me mad!

First off, as the new, proud owner of this here blog, I know first hand that just because a person has a blog that does not make them an expert.  Some random person on the internet posts something that somehow offends you.  Who is this person anyhow?  How can what they think and say really have that much impact on what you choose to do?

Next, there is such a thing as discernment.  I will not entrust my children to just anyone.  Am I judging you for not letting you watch my kids?  Should I even care that I’ve offended you?  That’s called discernment; checking out a situation before putting myself into it.

I won’t use formula.  I’ll make my own before I give my babies anything other than breast milk.  I’m aware that I just offended a whole group of women (if they were reading this anyhow).  Somehow that sparks the biggest, “you’re judging me” round of comments.  In somehow making a decision and making that decision public I’m judging an entire group of the population unknowingly.

How about we agree to disagree, sometimes?  Why can’t we just step back and admire that there are people different from us, who make wildly different choices with their lives.  Instead of being offended or quick to defend ourselves, why can’t we say, “good for you, I’m genuinely happy that way worked for you.”?!  But, instead we say, “Stop judging me”.

Of course, I suppose, I’ve just offended another group of people out there… Oops.