Monday, September 9, 2013

Working on getting back the control

Lots of things going on.  First the wedding, it sure is getting close.  Only five weeks away.  Just trying to finish with the last minute touches.  My daughter is going nuts, not only with the wedding but she has a lot going on at work.  Of course it is making her miserable too.  I am just trying to keep her calm.  As for me, well, unfortunately a lot of other things are going on as well. Planning a surprise party for my son, he will be turning 30 and my future daughter in law really wanted to do something special.  I am just trying to get things in order.  But what is really bothering me is the changes at my work.  It really is playing on my mind.  Of course these changes have to do with me, at first I was quite angry, but with lots prayer and trying to analyze the situation, well I really have no choice but to accept it and move on.  Perhaps in another post I will explain more of what is going on and happening.

So with all of this I haven’t been good with my eating.  It has gotten out of control but I am back to journaling again, which I may add I really don’t like to do but it is necessary.  I get so mad with myself when I lose control.  And in this area, I am the one who has complete control and control is what I must get back.   Over the several weeks at TOPS I have been gaining, I am grateful though I did lose some of the extra gain last week on Thursday.  I am hoping to lose more this week too.

One thing that I did that I enjoyed was after church yesterday I went to the store and bought some fall flowers to put out in my garden.  I also got new batteries to replace the old ones in all of the solar lamps.  In the evening when the lights come on, well the garden just looks beautiful.  For the party, I intend to put tables and chairs out there.  I just have to pray that the day and evening are nice that the guests can go outdoors.  It is all in God’s hands.

Well the night just seems to zip by and it is time for me to get things together for tomorrow.


Until later…………..



  1. Good for you for getting back on track while having a lot of stressors in your life. It is not easy I know. :)

  2. You do have a lot going on, and work stress is the worst. Glad to hear that you're taking control again.

  3. Stress always causes knee-jerk reactions...I'm still working on that. I do find -grain free- that stress gets to me much, much less than ever before.

    Good for you to going back to what works for you, though!

  4. Anna Marie,

    I love that you took the time to go to the store and get stuff for the garden and the lights. That is something special for you. I think what is so neat is that even through the stress you are still keepin on.


  5. Hi Anna Marie, I'm in Tops too! I'm secretary of our chapter in Wisconsin.

    I've noticed that people who go to meetings, even if they think they gained, do better overall than those who skip meetings when they think they gained. So great that you were brave to face the scale.

    I love your blog and that you're in TOPS, so I'm following! Will you follow me back too? Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much for your reply. Yes I would love to follow you too. As soon as I get some time I will read some of your blog.

      Thanks also for the support. Seems that I am meeting more and more who belong to TOPS. Can't ask for a better group....I am so grateful that I belong to them.

      Until later....