Sunday, December 30, 2012

Searching for a Home Church

I just signed up for a Beth Moore Bible Study, "Believing God." Mike and I have decided we need to get back to church where we can feel spiritually fed. We are going to try out Fort Collins Faith Evangelical Free next week. It's a pretty big church and I don't know if we will fit in there, but we have to start somewhere and they have women and men's ministries as well as small groups. I'm looking forward to it.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Weight Watchers and Me

I have had a love-hate relationship with my body all my life. My mom hounded  me about  my weight, and the more she said the more I ate.  Looking back I realize that 155 lbs on a 5'9" medium frame is not  obese and I wish I would have realized that sooner. By the way, my mom may have started the problem, but I realize that I'm responsible for what I do to my body.  I really began to pack  on the pounds after I got married and had my kids and exercise was something to be hated.

I've been a member of Weight Watchers for many years and I've taken off as much as 40lbs but then something would get in the way and I would always return to my old eating  habits and lack of exercise. I don't intend to make this blog all about losing weight but I am asking for some support from people that read this blog. I've decided to try to write something everyday this year on my blog and will check in every Saturday, after I weigh in to let you know how my weight loss journey is going. I have about 75 lbs to lose but I'm going to focus on small goals of 1 lb a week. The year 2013 is the year I get rid of this weight forever. The Weight Watchers 360 program is going to help me change the way I think about food  as well as how I eat.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Our First Colorado Christmas

Our first Christmas in Colorado was  wonderful. Our daughter, Kim, son-in-love, Mike and our two grandchildren, Princess and Bubba, came over early on Christmas Eve day and spent the whole  day with us. I made Peaches and Cream French Toast for breakfast and then we opened presents with them. Our grandson was so funny. He had been asking for a game called Bop It Smash for a month. We got him the game and wrapped it up in an old Crock Pot Box. When he opened it and say the Crock Pot he had a very puzzled look on his face. We explained to him that since he was taking a cooking class in school we thought he might like a Crock Pot for Christmas. (Just what every 9 year old dreams of, right?) When he opened the box he was so excited about that game!

Our granddaughter was pretty happy with a book we bought her. It's the next book in a series she has been reading and she was excited.

We had a very laid back Christmas dinner of ham, hash brown casserole, corn and apple pie for dessert.