Living like no one else is hard work.
That’s why no one else is doing it.
Last night, I went to the hospital to visit a friend that had a baby. 9 lbs and 7 oz of natural child birth! I don’t envy her!!
Ordinarily I would have used it as an excuse to not work out and to get fast food. Instead, I pulled two containers of soup out of the freezer (beef stew for Mr. Right, chicken chili for myself) to thaw for dinner.
After work I changed, ran 2.5 miles then headed to the hospital. I think that the run actually helped out – otherwise I would have been stuck downtown in 5 o’clock traffic.
A mutual friend, who was meeting me there, offered to pick up fast food for me on the way. She was getting food for the proud parents and said she didn’t care to get something for me as well.
I’ll tell ya, I was tempted. Instead, I laid out a Fiber One bar to eat during the drive (I knew I wouldn’t be getting home until late). Now I will admit to finishing off the fries that were leftover, but I had extra calories for the day so that didn’t hurt anything.
I have goals for myself. Neglecting exercise and buying fast food just don’t figure in. I want to:
1. Lose 10 lbs this year.
2. Pay off the mortgage on 5.5 acres of land Mr. Right & I want to build our dream house on.
3. Get life insurance on the two of us (when you are married to a tobacco using hemophiliac, that’s not as simple as it sounds).
4. Open a Roth IRA.
I am determined to meet my goals this year. (The land is more of a 2-3 year plan. We owe $33K, so unless he sells a monster cabin with a huge commission, its not happening this year.) I will meet these goals.
I also want to say a big “Praise God” for the blessings in my life. I know that I’m fortunate that these are even possibilities. He’s been so good to me, even when I don’t deserve it.