Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Sharing - What Can I Do For You?

View from Andrews Bald - GSMNP
October, 2008
With some unexpected things on Friday and a quick trip to Nashville yesterday, the past two days have been more hectic than I like.  Nashville is about a three hour drive and we rarely make that trip without turning it into a weekend jaunt.  This was for Mr. B to attend a mandatory meeting regarding his teaching assignment next spring in Prague and we didn't want to be away from our church this morning since it is the final Sunday in our Fall Festival of Faith and Renewal.  So we left home just before 6 yesterday morning and didn't get home until after 7 last evening.  The plus side is I did get to spend some time with my sister who lives just outside of Nashville.  That's always a treat!  Her job situation changed last year and we are not able to spend as much time together as we once did, so we grab any time we can find.  We also got to visit the Nashville Farmer's Market which we LOVED!  Thanks, Lori, for the suggestion!  Ate lunch at a yummy BBQ place inside the market food court.  Then we made our way to the Nashville Trader Joe's which was found after waiting out traffic gridlock around the Green Hills Mall area of Nashville.  Again thanks, Lori, for the warning! 

But as you know, Sunday's posts are a bit different for me.   I have grown to love Sunday Sharing and hope you do to.  For some reason, it just makes me feel as if I "know" you on a somewhat deeper level and that is important to me.   There are new friends reading this week, so please go here to read the original post about Sunday Sharing, how you can participate and what I do with your comments throughout the upcoming week.  This means a lot to me and I hope you will choose to share with me on a weekly basis.

For the rest of you, here's a reminder of how this works:

As we start a new week with its gains and losses, ups and downs, triumphs and challenges, joys and sorrows, please leave a comment and tell me some very specific thing that needs to happen in your life this week for you to feel as if you're making progress in a forward direction.  Be as honest and specific as you are comfortable being.  If it has absolutely nothing to do with weight loss, that is perfectly o.k.  This is about your life and what is occupying first place in your mind as you look towards a new week.

For me, please encourage me to remain very strong in my excitement about participation in the Hot 100 Challenge.  I have remained 100% true to my goals so far, but am not seeing movement at the scale.  I must not become discouraged!  On a non-weight loss related issue, we got some news yesterday about Mr. B's teaching assignment in Prague next May that might possibly cause me not to go.  It's not a financial issue, but  is very discouraging because it is one of the things he covered thoroughly upfront prior to HIS signing of the contract, so we are a bit bummed and are not sure how this is going to turn out. 

So talk me, friends............. what very specific thing do you need to have happen in your life this week to feel as if you're making progress in a forward direction? 


  1. Good morning Sharon. I trust you are enjoying your church service this morning. I'd better make this short or else I will be late to mine!

    My overall goal is peace - to be at peace with my life, peace with my body and at peace with my family. My particular struggle is using food to quell any anxieties that come from not being at peace with the aforementioned things. My specific goal for the week is to prepare what meals I can at home and make better choices when I have to dine away from home. I've been going for the soups lately and that seems to work okay. This week will bring 4 dinners out! Plus an office birthday celebration. Oh, my. I didn't realize that until just now. Thanks for this - I'll need to plan ahead and to make some other choices in advance!

    That's it for my Sunday share. Have a wonderful week!

  2. I need to remember that most of my problems -- I mean challenges -- I mean opportunities -- are just in my mind.

    Am I fat? That's not a body problem. That's in my mind, and totally in my control, because I can choose to eat better.

    Is my home a mess? That's in my mind also, and totally in my control, because I can choose to get organized.

    Are my finances not what they should be? That's in my mind also, and totally in my control, because I can choose to be more frugal.

    So, as I said, I need to remember that most of my problems/challenges/opportunities -- are just in my mind, and totally under my control. I can't blame anybody else if I don't take control over my life.

  3. I am just eager to be home, typing this as I sit at the airport where my long layover is becoming longer. I really did not stick to the challenge over the weekend since I was at a catered event, and I decided that rather than be resentful of food outside my control, I would just focus on getting home. Then I can get into my challenge goals in earnest:)

  4. This is such a loving act, Sharon, I knew there was a reason I instantly liked ya! ;) I am feeling well this week, so I will join you in extending good thoughts to those who post. Here's to a fulfilling and happy week ahead!

  5. Sorry about Prague. Let's hope things work out so that you can join Mr. B. Good job with sticking to the challenge. It's so hard for me to be consistent that's why I haven't joined a challenge.

    Maybe that could be my desire for the week. Be consistent and stay under 1400 calories. If I could do that, then I'd feel like I'd have a handle on my portion control and I could move off this plateau. Yes, that's what I need in my life at this given moment.

    BTW--what a view!

  6. I need to focus better on the exercise. Food has been good lately, but I have let the movement slip somewhat. It's just hard to keep all the equipment moving properly at the same pace!

  7. I'm in a funk. A diet funk, an exercise funk, a financial funk, a whole life funk. Really, when I think about it, I feel like life is getting out of control. I need to remember who is in control and that I see God's grace working in my life.

  8. Nope, you cannot become discouraged. I stayed true to my plan and I didn't see scale movement for months. I felt abandoned by God. I was obeying Him, but I wasn't being blessed on the scale. He had something else to teach me, and I wouldn't trade those lessons for a scale number today. Be patient and of good courage!

  9. Oh, I do hope that Prague will work out for you. That would be such a wonderful experience for you.

    I guess I need an extra dose of wisdom this week. Not so much for me, but for the people around me. Wisdom to know when to offer advice, and wisdom to know when to shut up and just listen. Thanks Sharon for being so giving. I will keep you in my prayers this week.