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!