Saturday, November 4, 2017

Monthly Milestones 2017 {11}


Today is the eleventh Monthly Milestones of 2017.  If you want to share a milestone post, just leave a comment below with a link to your milestone post, and I'll pop over and visit it and leave a comment, and hopefully some of my other readers will, too. :)  Normally, Monthly Milestones, where I will be giving you updates on how I am doing physically, mentally, etc., will go live on the first Saturday of every month, though sometimes I may be a day early or late depending on circumstances.

Here is how I am doing as of today:


1. My weight hasn't changed.  I was deeply hoping that I would have another weight loss to share, but I don't.  My weight has roller coaster-ed a lot this last month, so I'm really glad I didn't have a weight gain to share.  I can attribute the lack of progress to not being as active and eating more "outside the norm" (read that as more sugar/carbs and less healthy).  I hope to eat better this month, be as active as feasibly possible, and hopefully have a weight loss to share next month.  Wish me luck!
   
2. The weather has been crazy, so activity level has reduced greatly.  We've had a lot of rain, so we've not been able to get out much.  I get out when I can, but that hasn't been very often.  I may have to start walking our stairs.  We'll see!  When the weather switches over to snow (we had our first sticking snow today, which thrills my daughter and no one else), then we can walk regardless (if we bundle up, of course).  Anyway, I am thinking of ways to stay active indoors, and it will definitely take some creativity on my part!

3. October was busy, but in mostly good ways.  Other than my husband (who has been ill with a respiratory issue for over 2 months), our health has been reasonably good.  We've had our Missions Conference (which I did miss a lot of due to being ill with a horrific migraine and fever), our oldest turned 15 before that, we had our Teen Youth Group take over a Sunday night service where our oldest preached and our middle kid lead the singing (which is huge deal if you knew the issues our middle kid has with public speaking) just this last weekend, and we also had a Harvest Party with our NBB and Teen groups (NBB is our version of AWANA).  As you can see - BUSY!  November should be a little less crazy, but not by a ton.  We'll see!

4. We covet your prayers about a few things.  As I mentioned above, my husband is still dealing with health issues.  Pray that we can find the cause and that he improves soon.  Now that Penicillin/Amoxicillin containing antibiotics are off the table for him, that limits treatment options, and that may be part of the reason he is having an issue getting over his illness.  He is improving, but it's slow going, and whenever he gets his allergy shot, it seems to knock him back a few steps.  Please pray that we'll know what to do in regards to treating his allergies, that he not be as sick this winter as he was last, that we'll know who to talk to about this (if he needs to see someone new or go back and see one of his current doctors), that we'll know if he needs a different kind of treatment or even further treatment, and (again) that he will get well in general.  Thank you!

Please continue to pray that our oldest eyes heal up well from surgery.  So far, so good!  He has had 2 follow-up appointments, and all looks well.  He goes back in 6 months to see how he is doing.  Thanks so much for those who have prayed for that, and keep praying that all continues to go well!  Thanks!

We still have a few other huge unspokens that I don't want to share the details of online, too.  Just know that we covet your prayers right now.  Thank you!

We have definitely been through it in some ways, but God is good and has been so faithful!  We are grateful for His protection and help with all of these things and then some.

4. I have been able to update the blogs a little, but not as much as I'd hoped.  I have managed to get one new recipe posted on Natural and Freebut I have yet to find the time to get any more ready to go.  I have also been able to do a few updates here and there, but have not been able to do more than that.  I have plans to attempt typing up those recipe posts (and maybe a few others) next week, but I have no idea if I'll be able to or not.  We'll see if I can get those posts up sooner than later.



That's about it for now.  How are you doing?  Are you reaching your goals?  Have you tried something new?  Come up with a new recipe?  I hope all is going well with you, and I hope you will leave a comment sharing your thoughts and/or milestones (with a link to your post, if you wish).  As always, I wish you the best of luck in all you do, and hope you will return soon! :)