We’ve officially been in Katy Texas now for 4 months and as of yesterday I can honestly say it’s starting to feel like home. I have found a routine and I’m starting to know my way around, even if it’s a small radius to where I live, it’s something! We are still trying to find a church and I’m sure this will continue to be a struggle as there are a billion churches here in Houston! My kids are settling in to their schools and life feels really good. It ALWAYS scares me when life feels good. It seems like for the last 14 years when life started feeling like this, the bottom falls out in some way, health, job, death…something. So I’m not going to lie, it scares me a bit, BUT today I’m choosing to enjoy living in the moment and relishing in the fact that life is good right now!

As most of you know I started meeting with a Christian counselor right after my grandma died and she was good for helping me get through all that craziness! But I don’t know, it just didn’t feel like a good long term fit, so I started with a new counselor yesterday and absolutely LOVED her!! So I’ll be meeting with her once a week and I’m excited about that!! My current homework is journaling daily for her and figuring out my short and long term goals, so I’ll be working on that today.

I have to take a moment to brag about my 13 year old daughter. Upon visiting with her new pediatrician, he encouraged her to get active and lose some weight. So she asked me what to do. I have put her on a 5 meal (portion controlled of course) day plan and her first meal starts at 5am, which she gets up and eats without complaint! Along with that, she just started coming to the gym with me three days a week, again getting up really early to accomplish this task. She’s only doing cardio, NOT lifting weights with me, but I’m just so impressed by her dedication and commitment. It’s been GREAT accountability for me too! I know my kids have always watched what I put in my mouth, but now I have a little girl who’s watching extra closely!! This has been a big driving force behind me getting back into counseling. Because I have always had such a dysfunctional relationship with food. I want to make sure that I’m teaching my daughter that it’s a lifestyle change, and it’s about how her clothes fit vs. the number on the scale!!

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