RULES ABOUT COMMENTS
I covet your comments on my posts…but only if they evoke feelings of puppies and sunshine. Seriously, a little constructive criticism is okay, but my ego is very fragile. Please deliver your comments accordingly. Negative or hurtful comments will be removed.
For heaven’s sake, if you spot a typo, please let me know as soon as possible. I am proud to say that I know the difference between there, their, and they’re and cannot stand to see them misused. (Perhaps there should be a weight-loss-related punishment if an error is found, i.e. – no Tropical Smoothie for me that week.)
RULES ABOUT MY PLAN
I am going to try my level best to stick to THE PLAN. While my health is a very serious matter, fitting back in my wedding dress is not. I am not going to kill myself with physical activity or starve myself of calories. My family and I have a moderately busy social life and frequently find ourselves surrounded by good food and good fun.
I’m not going to punish myself for having a piece of cake at a church fellowship, but I will make up for it with more exercise or fewer calories at my next meal. I’m not going to tell my children I can’t spend time with them because mommy needs to exercise, but I will try to budget my time and their time wisely. If trying to fulfill THE DREAM starts taking precedence over my relationship with Christ or my responsibilities to my family, I will stop and re-evaluate immediately.
RULES ABOUT MY BLOG
I am truly excited to have this online journal. But blogging takes time. And for a novice like myself, it takes a lot of time. I feel like I wear a minimum of eighteen hats every day: wife, mother, daughter, friend, employee, housekeeper, and short-order cook to name a few. Blogging is something that will be reserved for my free time, which there is precious little of these days. In fact, it’s my favorite excuse for why I don’t exercise enough…I don’t have time.
I have no idea what this blog is going to look like, and I hope it will change and get better as I go. My goal for now is to blog several times a week, probably at night after my kids are in bed. There will undoubtedly be some miscellaneous zany stories about my day, as there is never a dull moment in my life. But I imagine most posts will somehow pertain to my weight loss goals.
Again, if blogging starts to consume too much of my life, I will take corrective action as needed. If I need to take a night off to pay the bills or spend some time with the hubs, there will be no blogging that night. If I need to clean the house or do a load of laundry…well…blogging will probably prevail. :)