Friday, March 13, 2009

Dave Ramsey Financial Class

Dear Friends,
I am just putting a plug in for the Financial Peace University class being taught at church on Thursday nights. Shane and I took this class last year at Rolling Hills Baptist Church and it is AWESOME!!!! Even if you feel you have good control over your finances, this class is chock full of good information. Plus, Dave Ramsey is incredibly entertaining. During each class, we watched a DVD by Dave and we came away excited about gaining control of our money. I STRONGLY encourage you to take the class if at all possible.
Brother Jewell in the Hamilton Ward is teaching this class and its starting soon.....the 19th or the 26th. You don't want to miss it!!!!

Shane and I are planning on coming to a couple classes just for a refresher. They are SO GOOD.
Maura

Monday, January 19, 2009

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sept 7th-13th

And you think you are tired.....Did you fall asleep face down on YOUR chair???

Wow! What a challenging week it was! This is the first moment I've had to get on the computer all week! It is always an adjustment during the first week of school, but this seemed more tricky than usual! So, you ask, how did I handle the stress??????

CHOCOLATE!!! Yes, I applied it often and generously. I walked my 4 miles on Thursday, with a hunk of chocolate in my hand!! But, at least I did the four miles.....right??? :)

I didn't eat great. I couldn't stay away from the chips or the chocolate. I was a bit discouraged. But now I think....SO WHAT!!!!!????!!! it's okay! I had a bad week...They happen... Tomorrow is another day!!!

SUCCESS IS GETTING UP MORE OFTEN THAN YOU FALL DOWN!

So, no worries. My weight actually stayed about the same and I feel renewed and ready to go again. So little of any of the good stuff in this life comes for free. I'm really trying to change my life for good and so if I had a bad week, next week will be better. The goal is to create a pattern for success over weeks and years.

I'm sorry I didn't post anything for last week. (especially to you Eric, I know you were looking for it.) I wish you all a successful week!!!!

Hugs!
maura

Sunday, August 24, 2008

August 24-30

Here's my report for last week. I did not accomplish my 18 miles goal due to spending Friday morning at Urgent Care getting Savannah's foot stitched up. And then I spent any freetime on Saturday shopping with Jessica and Mikayla for Jessica's Homecoming dress. Now I am left with the task of walking megamiles (18.2) by the end of the month to finish my "60 miles in August" goal. But, I think I'll make it! I officially lost 2 pounds this week and may have finally broken through a plateau. I have been at the same weight every Saturday since week 2 of the game. I hope to lose 3 more in the next two weeks. Wish me luck!

Keep me informed about your week!!!! And keep up the good work!
Maura

Thursday, August 21, 2008

August 17-August 23

So, I didn't get a post up this week for everyone to post their workouts, but I have had a really good week as far as dieting and exercise! I think I have finally lost another 2 pounds, but I'm afraid to celebrate yet. My official weigh in day is always Saturday morning and I get so mad when my weight goes back up on Saturday!!!! This week I am aiming for 18 miles walking or running this week and I'm already up to 16.5. I hope I have finally figured out the right amount of exercise and calories to lose some weight.

Feel free to post your workouts and comments. I hope you are having a great week!
Maura

Monday, August 11, 2008

August 10-August 16

Well my sweaty sisters (and brothers!), I spent my vacation week totally "off the wagon"! I ate sugar (large quantities of it), drank soda, and generally lounged around as much as possible! I only tied on my running shoes once the whole trip. Mikayla, Samantha, and I went running (and walking) one morning for 50 minutes so I could earn some points. We had a really nice time, but that afternoon I ended up with a migraine. The next day, we went hiking and swimming. I had another migraine and I did the 30 minute hike anyway. That was a bad decision. I was so nauseated and weak afterwards that I spent the next 2 hours lying down in the back of the van sleeping (thank goodness for Vicodin) while Shane took the kids swimming in the lake. Other than those icky times, the vacation was a good one. I put on my customary 5 pounds of vacation weight gain, but I am happy to report I'm back down 1 pound as of this morning.

So, what are my plans for the week? I'm working to run/walk 15 miles this week. My personal goal is to write down everything I eat. I had a little time this morning before work to get on the treadmill so my workout was 2.25 miles in about 32 minutes.

Post your goals and your workouts for the week in the comments!!!! Please let us all know how you are doint!
I hope you have an amazing week!!!!!
Maura

Friday, August 1, 2008

August 3-August 10

What are you up to this week? I'll be in Pennsylvania without access to the internet, so I'll check in when I get back.
Maura