Friday, April 6, 2007

Snow, Dove Eggs, and a New Bike

Easter is a wonderful holiday. In the past it has been one of my favorites. A chance to hang out with my family, a happy day at church, and a chance to eat lots of candy:).

I bought some Dove Eggs today and ate way too many of them. I love chocolate, and really anything sweet. You could say I have a sweet tooth.

When the weather was warm I was getting outside a lot. Working in the garden and taking my son on walks. We would go to the Greene (an outdoor mall) just to walk around. But now with the snow I am sitting around a lot more, avoiding the elliptical machine in the basement that is so very convienent.

I sold my bike last week. It was too big for me and I didn't feel comfortable riding it. The exciting thing is now I can buy one that fits me well so my husband and I can start riding together again. We even have a little ride along thing for our son on the back. I have been shopping for helmets.

I haven't been tracking my points. I can't tell you why. I'm just being lazy. I do what I do not want to do and I do not do what I want to do. On the inside I want to feel better, be thinner, healthier....but it is a constant battle and before I know it I have a Dove chocolate in my mouth and am in the drive though at Taco Bell.

I am going to give up regular soda. My first mini-goal.

Enjoy Easter, enjoy time with family, enjoy the brightly decorated churches, happy sermons, and little girls in their pretty new Easter dresses. Enjoy the social time and the celebration. Remember what you really like about holidays. And you will make it through.

Please pray for me. I feel very disheartened.


Jen said...

Hi Sara! I just came across your blog and wanted to tell you what an amazing, brave, and fantastic woman I think you are! I have struggled (and continue to struggle) with my weight and food issues for longer than I can remember. I can definitely relate to what you have written. I'm praying for you. Have a great Easter!

I'm Adam's wife by the way...not a random stranger :-)

Shannon said...

Hi Sarah- you don't know me, but I ran across your blog from Kate McDonald's blog. I've been writing a lot lately about my struggles with food and weight, and your blog reading through some of your entires totally speaks to me.. I'm struggling so much to get my weight under control, and it's so hard!!!!!!

Krissie said...

Hi Sara - I found you through Aimee. Just wanted to let you kow that I identify with so much of what you say. Hang in there and know that Krissie from Kentucky has you in her prayers!

Sara Darrah said...

Thank you all for the encouragement! (Hello Jen, so good to hear from you!)

Easter expected. My wonderful husband said he felt like I decided I was going to fail before the weekend started. I agree.

But, the good news is from Monday to today I did well. Worked out a few times, tracked my points every day, and lost (unrecorded since I rejoined WW today) several pounds from Easter weekend.