Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to Korea!

I know I haven't posted on this blog in months! However, the kids got out school the end of June, and we flew home to see our family and friends. We were in Mississippi and in Texas.

I didn't realize it, but when I got back to the states....I weighed myself! I had lost about 15 pounds. Not much....but it was something. (15 lbs lost since moving to Korea).

Before I went back, I went for a check up. I had lost another 8 lbs during my visit home! So, now I am back on track hopefully. I am close to where I was when I found out I was pregnant with JC.

Praying I can get back on track, lose more weight, and get back on track with my relationship with God. I have gotten so busy that my times with Him have not been what they need to be. I need to grow more committed to growing closer to my Father in heaven. That is the only way I will have the strength to lose all this weight and get in shape!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Down Week

I definitely did not do well this week. I think it was mostly because I had my own 'pity party' going on. I have been frustrated with my 3 year old who seems to be hanging on to the terrible two's, the transition here in South Korea, and life in general. I have not been able to make a lot of friends here....not because people are not reaching out, but because I have to keep a constant eye on my youngest son. He will take off in a second! (Another reason I need to lose chase him??)

Well, all in all, I did not walk as much, did not watch what I ate, etc.

Then, God drew me to listen some to Beth Moore yesterday and Joyce Meyer today. I have been making this "plan" on how I was going to lose all this weight and have more energy and surprise people when I got back home.....

Whoa! There are too many "I's" in that paragraph......

I haven't turned to God about this. My time with God is not consistent at all. I am barely getting by during the day with what I need to do as a wife and mom. I have been living my plan, not God's.

I was reading in Proverbs today....since it is March 16th...I read Proverbs 16.

'Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.' Proverbs 16:3

Okay, God. I cannot do this by myself. I have tried year after year....and fail miserably.

I turn to You now, Lord. I can't do this without You. I will follow Your leading.

I know this....
- You do not want me to put anything in my body through my mouth that will not be good for me.
- You want me to move everyday.
- But, most importantly, You want me to spend time with You every morning and that I can discern how I need to be as a wife, mom, daughter, sister, cousin, niece, friend.

God, I know You've got this! Help me to just follow Your leading and watch it happen!!!
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Hair Color in South Korea

I thought I would just have to endure letting my roots grow out and let the gray do its thing. But, No! There is Barbie hair color!!!! (You think I am kidding? Check it out!)

This was the only blonde that I could find in Homeplus.

Yes, I was very nervous about this....looks like something you would get for a little girl's Barbie collection. However, I thought what do I have to lose???

Yeah....I got really nervous with the directions in Korean.....So, I relied on what I knew to do from home. And prayed I would get some similar color as those in the color chart! we go......

This was the result. I guess it is not so bad......not a professional job like back home...but it sure feels better.....and no more roots! Aaarrrgghhh!

Oh, and sorry about the toys in the background. Someone had his 3rd birthday this week.....and he is into all of them today! :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Still on course.........

So sorry I haven't posted! I am still walking some everyday, but I slacked off some the first of last week. However, starting Thursday, I think I have walked at least a mile each day. Today, I think we got in 2 miles at least! :)

I finally bought a scale here. My husband is going to keep me accountable each week! Yay!

I have lost 10 lbs since we came here. I want to keep driving forward!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Better eating.............

I have been walking a lot lately. However, I am guilty of eating whatever is in the house. We are going grocery shopping tonight. Hope I can find some healthy items. Snacking is my downfall!

Here are some pics I made Saturday morning. I figure I am down around 5 pounds so far.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Phil and Amy Parham

Here are some videos of Phil and Amy Parham...the couple who have been on Biggest Loser Season 6...and have authored two books that I will be reading over the next few months.

New Life in South Korea

I haven't posted on this blog in a while. I am going to use this one for my personal journey to spiritual, mental and physical health. The other blog will be more for the adventure of our whole family.

We arrived in Ulsan, South Korea about 4 weeks ago. Here we live in a foreigner's compound in a 3 bedroom, one bath apartment. It is not huge but any standard in America....but it is compared to what most Koreans live in. Most of the apartments available for the average "Joe" here is very a studio apartment.

My six year old is now in the Foreign School, right down the hill from our apartment. We walk there everyday. We also are right up the hill from the clubhouse. My husband has a car that is provided by his company. He takes it to work. And, I don't have an international driver's license, so I can't drive over here.

So, if I want to get anywhere, I have to walk. And, my two year old has to go with me. It is quite the challenge to get this 2 year old boy to walk at a steady pace. However, we seem to manage. I try to get in some walking every day. However, I get frustrated a lot since I have Micah in tow. He likes to stop every once and awhile....and collapses to his knees when he doesn't want to go any further.

I know things will get better as he gets older. I am going to start reading two books by a Christian couple named Phil and Amy Parham. They were on Season Six of the Biggest Loser. They have lost over 250 pounds together. Here is my first challenge....

1. Drink only water every day.
2. Always eat breakfast.
3. Move whenever you can.

The water....I got it. We have a great mineral water dispenser here at the apartment. When we run out of water, we just put the empty jug outside and a new bottle is replaced!

The breakfast is hard. Cereal is expensive, and I have not been able to find oatmeal yet. Well, I haven't looked for it yet. We go shopping on Monday, so I will look then. I will do eggs and bananas.

And, I can move! I have to walk everyday. I just have to work on doing some exercises here in the apartment. Going to the gym just won't work out right now. I could go early in the morning, but if our little one wakes up , and I'm not there....he goes ballistic! He will start preschool in the fall, so maybe I can go while he is in school during the morning.

So, join me in this journey. I will try to post according to what I am learning and achieving. I don't have scales or measuring tape here. Another item for the shopping list!

I can tell I have lost some weight already. I have hiked up a mountain, walked around a lake, trecked up and down hills, and made some major accomplishments.

This is just the beginning! Cannot wait to see what life holds for me at my ideal weight and being fit!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


I have let life get in the way...and have stalled my new healthy life.

I went to TX to visit family....and did not eat right at all. I literally may have to "detox" this week..haha! I will not be discouraged or derailed. I will move on.

Here's to a new year...a new me!