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Conversation #79: A blog I have to share

My husband went to our men's church retreat back in February and had the opportunity to hear a man named Jim Denison speak.  He writes this blog (among other things), and I think everyone should read it. 

This line from one of his recent posts just struck me: "The worst thing that could happen to you today is the gateway to the best thing that could happen to you today. This is the assurance of God."

He discusses tough questions pertaining various texts in the Bible and how it relates to our culture and world today.  Take a couple of minutes to check it out.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Conversation #78: Maybe it will just end up being WWW

*WWW - WeightWatchers Wednesday

I seem to never get to posting until Wednesday.  This one will be short and sweet.  I didn't lose, I didn't gain.  I was sad at first, but I still know I'm eating better and then I read on the website that it is normal to lose a lot at first and then slow down.  I kind of already knew that.  Anyway, I'm trying to do better with Power Foods (an WW thing) that are good for me and filling, and hopefully I'll really start working out, too.  That is my plan anyway.  I'm not discouraged.  I feel better and already many of my clothes are fitting better.

My only concern - I bought a bridesmaid dress for a wedding I'm in this summer, and I think it might be too big by then if I keep losing weight.  I only have 12 pounds left to go to hit my goal, but I think that is enough to change the size.  We'll see.  I doubt the world will quit making dresses before now and then!

How is everyone's week going?  Did you have an amazind East…

Conversation #77: Daily Outfit

Okay, so I haven't posted any pictures for a while, and I have a lot of backlog photos, but here is my most recent one from yesterday. 

Jacket: The Limited, TJ Maxx, $20 Tee: Lands' End, Sears, $2 Pants: NY and CO., $? (don't remember, but I think $15) Shoes: Coconuts clogs, DSW, $32 Scarf: Gift from Mom, free for me
It was a little cooler yesterday so I could pull out a jacket.  I love jackets and coats, but don't need them much down here.  I can't figure out how to layer items in a cute way during the warmer months without being a hot sweaty mess - I mean a glowing mess!
I'm looking forward to Easter this weekend, and I hear the Good Friday service at our church on Friday evening is really amazing.  I'm excited to be able to go this year.  I feel like God has so been working on my heart lately, but I keep pushing Him away for fear of what He will ask of me.  Why do I keep doing that when I see so many Christians around me that have let Him in and are enjoying…

Conversation #76: Weight Watchers Update, two days late and a few dollars short

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One of these days I hope to get back to regularly posting.  Sometimes I let the followers number get to me too much, and that is just sad.  I started blogging for me, but I really did want this blog to be a place for conversation.  However, I don't comment nearly enough anymore and just read a lot of blogs, so I really can't feel bad or complain when I don't do in return what I want here.  Alright, done complaining - wow, that was annoying.

So onto the update: I lost two more pounds last week!  I'm down 6 so far and have 12 to go to reach my goal weight.  I'm trying now to start working out more so that way I am tone and not boney or soft looking.  I think I'm maybe just realizing how high my cholesterol was/is for someone my age especially, and it has freaked me out.  I wasn't overweight to begin with, and that scares me the most.  I guess there are some hereditary factors in there, but that has just made me realize how muc…

Conversation #75: Weight Watchers Update

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Did I mention that I started Weight Watchers?  I think so, but if not, I did.  Clearly I'm too lazy to go back and look at my past posts.  Some of you that know me in real life may think this is unnecessary, and I appreciate your sentiment, but I needed help.

I don't technically need to lose any weight.  I'm in the acceptable range for my height and age and all, but my blood work wasn't coming back with the results I wanted.  My cholesterol is a little high, and I figure I might as well learn to eat well now.  I eat my feelings, and I think I realized I must just have a great metabolism because I think I should weigh more than I do based off of how I was eating.

My job was offering a 3 month online subscription for a discount so I figured, why not?  So many other bloggers and friends have talked about how much it helped them.  I hoping to use the three months to learn how to eat better, healthier, and start getting into better shape.  I w…

Conversation #74: It's Friday = Jeans Day

Generally, my office is business casual all the time (even Fridays), but for the next few weeks we get to wear jeans if we donated to United Way.  I like United Way so it is a win/win.  I actually took Wednesday off and yesterday because I was just too sick to get out of bed.  These allergies are really getting me down.  My face hurt so bad from the sinus pressure that I couldn't fall alseep.  It is also making my teeth ache (my new dentist explained that the root of your teeth go up into your sinuses so that is why they ache sometimes when you have sinus pressure). 

Therefore, I am VERY casual today, but I still feel good.  Here is the outfit (straight from the awesome bathroom at work - this is the room for nursing mothers per the new healthcare law).  However,  I am not a nursing mother before you get any ideas - haha!

Shirt: Lands' End Canvas - $8.99 on sale Jeans: Gap Outlet - $10 (a long time ago) Shoes: DSW - $32 (on sale and shipped ) Necklace: Forever21 - $?, cheap Watch:…

Conversation #73: It's already April?

That is seriously how I feel.  Where did March go?  Oh, I remember.  It started out with the plumbing leak from you know where, then a weekend full of getting the yard in shape (which it needs again, by the way) and then two busy but very fun weekends of entertaining.  Oh, and it didn't stop there.  I went to our church's women's retreat this last weekend, but I think I might be able to finally sleep in this weekend.  Unless I decided to brave a local church's garage sale (I found a couple of fun items last time).  Really, I'm on the hunt for an old dresser that I can fix up and put in our guest room to replace some older furniture.  I'm not sure if I feel up to that project right now to tell you the truth. 

Okay, so what all has happened in the last few weeks?  Well, my adorable nephew turned two!  I'll have to find some pictures.  He is such a little boy these days and it makes me sad to be missing him growing up.  Then we got to spend time with some fri…