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Monday, December 2, 2019

Weekly Weigh In: Week 24, December 2, 2019

I have decided that this feature will now run indefinitely, and will replace the My Quarterly Report feature.  It will go live every Monday, and it will be a weigh in that will share how I'm doing health-wise, and it will give me more accountability with my health.

Here is my twenty-fourth weigh in:

1. The Selfie: The selfie is me as of today, December 2, 2019.  

2. Weight: My weight went down a pound, and I have now officially reached my first goal!  I am under 210 lbs. at 209 lbs.  My next goal is to be under 205 lbs.  We'll see how long it takes me to get there, but I'm aiming for by New Year's.

3. Health News: I was able to average nearly 9,500 steps per day last week.  I am hoping to at least get my 6,000 steps per day average this week, and it looks like the weather may cooperate, so I'm hopeful.  Wish me luck!

The insomnia is slightly better, but not by a whole lot.  At least I feel like I am getting quality sleep when I do sleep, so there's that.  But if I wake up for any reason after about 3:30am, I am pretty much awake for the long haul.  I am thinking I may need to switch to reading if I have trouble sleeping after like 10pm, but we'll see.  I'll keep you all posted.

4. Diet News:  I am definitely making progress in the right direction here.  I still have my "splurge" times, but I am not being excessive with those in amount of food or how often they happen, so I'm happy with that.  I am also finding that I am doing no real emotional eating at all, so I'm super thrilled about that.  I am definitely eating pretty much only when hungry, so that's beyond awesome. :)  Hopefully I can keep that up.

5. Other News: Please continue to pray for my middle kid.  We are now officially at 2 months of him dealing with an unknown health issue (he's had a host of symptoms from headaches to swollen lymph nodes to fatigue/lack of stamina to upper abdomen pain and more).  We still have not gotten his official abdominal ultrasound report back yet, but we're hoping to have that by Wednesday when we go see his doctor.  Since he hasn't really made any improvements and is worse in some ways, I have a feeling he will be in for more blood work at the very least.  I'm not sure what the Lord has in store for our son and us, but I sure am glad He will be with us through it all!  Again, we appreciate your prayers!

As to our week, it is pretty much going to be a typical week with a few events/appointments sprinkled in.  I'm looking forward to routine for a bit before we head into Christmas break in a few weeks.  {I can hardly believe it is almost Christmas!}

How are you doing?  Do you have anything you want to weigh in with?  Any health progress or goals you want to share?  If so, please leave a comment below (with a link to your post, if you have one and wish to leave it), and I'll respond ASAP.

Have a great week!