Mid-Week Thoughts

I’m here to lay some things out that are on my heart and mind.

#1. This dadgum hurricane.  Yes, I am worried for everyone in the path of the storm.  But I am (selfishly) worried about our travel this weekend.  We are flying out Friday evening (when the storm is supposed to hit our area). We are only gone for 2.5 days, so we don’t really have time for travel issues.  I am praying for safe travels and uninterrupted plans. I know God is in control.  We are slated to depart Little Rock at 6 p.m. and fly to Chicago.  Both in the Friday path of the storm. 

Let’s just say I’ll be taking a baby Benadryl on the flight to calm myself down.  If only they offered nitrous on planes.  I would be golden.

#2. Weight loss.  While I weigh myself daily (because I use an app that calculates your “true weight” but doing a rolling average), Wednesdays are my “official” weigh in days where I record the change.  This week?  A measly .3 pounds. I’ll take it, but grumpily.  I am working quite hard, and just wish I could see results faster.  Oh well, I press on. {in related weight loss news, I guest posted today on Fitness Unscripted.  Check it out!)

#3. The fact that I didn’t meet this weight loss mini goal. (I know, two things about weight loss…I’m in the thick of it, so it is often on my mind).  I had set out to get to 164 by this weekend.  While I might lose another pound or so before we leave (wouldn’t that be nice!), I’m not making it to 164.  I’m currently sitting at 168 (I carry it well, I know 🙂 ha!). A part of me knows I worked really hard, and losing weight is hard, and it is ok that I didn’t meet this arbitrary goal.  But another part of me wonders what great lengths I could have gone to in order to make it happen.  But, that’s life.  I’m trying to lose weight in a healthy, sensible, sustainable manner….and it just isn’t making it melt away. So, I’m going to NYC 4 pounds heavier than what I wanted.  I doubt anyone will notice. 🙂  I am setting a new goal of being out of the 160s by Homecoming (Oct. 8).  These goals just give me something to work towards…and my current goal is 150 (subject to change), so if I can just see 160, then I only have 10 pounds left to go! Woohoo!

So yes, those are all pretty shallow things…but they are things on my mind right now.  Thanks for letting me share.


  1. They are not shallow! Your health is important and so is safety when you travel!! You’re doing great!

    • Thanks so much! 🙂 PS. I had to write about Navy moving at work and thought of you guys. I know lots of Army and Marine folks, but the only Navy family I know of is y’all. 🙂

  2. I will be praying for a smooth trip for you as well!

    • Thanks Brandy! I’m a terrible flyer to begin with, so taking off in a tropical storm should be really fun Friday! As long as it all happens safely and on time, I’ll be good.

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