Friday, August 20, 2010

Old habits are hard to break!

As I have been working on my health the past few months, I have found many habits that needed worked on. The past few weeks, the scale has went back and forth from lost .5lb to gained .5lb. I've been trying to figure out what to do to move past this. I am going to try to break the habit of eating after 7pm. This will be a hard one. My plan is to try to drink some decaffenated coffee or tea after 7, and only eat after 7pm on Sunday nights (after church). I don't know what my next habit is....but I guess I will work through them one at a time. I keep thinking about the saying, "If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten." So change is a good thing! I don't want to get what I have always gotten. It is time to go the opposite way.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Family Update

Hey! I know it has been a long time since I've updated my blog. So here goes..... My last couple of posts were about my health. After I had posted my last entry, I found out that I had border-line hypertension. I kind brushed it off not thinking it was very serious. I went back to my doctor in June and my blood-pressure was still high. She put me on a couple of medications and really urged me to start losing weight and exercising.

I finally decided I needed to do something and that I was the only person that could do it. I started going to a Health Management nurse at my husband's work. I see her every week for my weight and my blood-pressure. She encouraged me to go on a 1800-1600 calorie diet and to drastically lower my sodium. I've been going to her about 5 weeks. I have to keep a food journal and take my blood-pressure a couple times a day.

I also started exercising. I joined Curves and have been doing various other exercises. I am down more than 10lbs, and can already tell a difference in the way I feel. My husband has started excercising and watching his calories also. It helps that we are doing it together!

We have had a great summer! The Lord had allowed us to spend the majority of the summer at home together, and I think we are closer as a family. We got to take a vacation to my in-laws and had a blast. We are going back the week of Labor Day.

We are having Jacob and Caleb's Birthday party on Saturday, so there will be some pictures to post!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Official Start..........Week One Day One.....

Guess what girls, I've gained alot of weight over the last 10 years. My life has been consumed with being a wife, mother, teacher.....ect. I think when your kids are small we all go on survival and convience mode. What is the fastest thing I can make or eat just to get through. You are also surrounded by "kid-friendly" meals all the time. Macaroni and Cheese, chicken nuggets, hamburger, chips, mom's know what I'm talking about.

The time has come for me to step back and look at what I am doing. My blood pressure has been up and it really got my attention. I need to start thinking about health. I am going to have to learn and teach my kids to eat healthy and like it. So here we go...............our adventure begins!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Homekeeper's Journal 3/10/10

In My Kitchen..... Not much today, Wednesday is church night so we always have something simple for dinner. Tonight is Hot Dogs and Macaroni and Cheese.

With Our Marriage..... Peter and I are trying to working in date nights every now and then. We have such a great time together!

With the Children..... Homeschool work in winding down. We are trying to add more chores for the boys.

What I've Been Reading.... KJV Bible, "Cheaper By the Dozen", "The Potluck Catering Club" Series

What I've Been Noticing..... I've been noticing different ways I need to organize and freshen up our home. I want to love it, not just live in it.

On the Back Burner of my mind...... VBS, Spring, and Vacation!

In the Deepest Darkest Recesses..... Dealing with my shortcomings and learning to realize how much God loves me.

Christian Homekeeper Network

Monday, March 8, 2010

A real me post..................

Here it is................a real Miranda Scheer house is a wreck and totally disorganized right now. I'm considering posting pics, but don't know how real I really want to get. I feel like I have 3 or 4 full time jobs and is needed at all of them at the same time. Job #1 - Wife Job #2 - Mother Job #3 - Teacher Job #4 - Housekeeper....but my most important job is to be a Daughter of the King. I wonder what my heavenly Father would say about all this.........? I'll let you know tomorrow, I need to ask Him.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


It's been a long time since I posted on here! I will admit I have become addicted to FACEBOOK. I love facebook! It has allowed me to connect with a ton of old friends and acquaintances. You know, the people that you say, "I wonder what ever happened to them?" Now I know. Most importantly I pray that I get an opportunity to witness to them. So many people are unsaved and drifting through life with no clear direction. I pray I can be the Christian witness to them that I wasn't in junior high or high school. Time is such a fleeting thing. I really want to use my time wisely.

I've been praying about what to do with my blog. I've considered deleting it, revamping it, or going a different direction with it. I guess I want to have a set purpose for it. I mean does anyone even read it? Should I try to be a blessing to others or just be real about the ups and downs of a homeschooling family trying to do things "God's Way." I've seen tons of blogs....ministry blogs.....blogs from people who are gifted with writing.....anything you can think of there is a blog for it. But for my blog, I want to just be real, not the person I want people to think I am, but just me. There are going to be days when I vent and weep, but there are going to be others days when I shine with joy and appreciation over a child finally "getting it!" Maybe someone will stumble upon this blog and be blessed or encouraged to keep going on. So, in the next few month this blog will be under construction. I'll be adding stuff and rearranging stuff. I've even considered having some guest bloggers. So please excuse the mess......

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snow, Snow, Snow.......

It's been snowing for about a solid week here. My favorite snow is when it just flutters down. I like big snowflakes. It's made for a quiet week at home. Not much going on, kids are getting along fairly well, and school work is getting done. I'm really looking forward to my birthday this weekend. My hubby is taking me out to a fancy resturant! A wonderful couple in our church called and offered to take our boys to see the Monster Trucks, and his wife will watch Liberty! That is such a blessing! I hope you have a wonderful day! "Seek ye first, the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year, New Things......

It's a brand new year! 2010! Wow! Who would have ever guess we would get to 2010? Well, we are here! 2009 was a great year! Nothing really terrible happened (other than the presidential election, but we won't go there....:( )We were all healthy throughout 2009. God blessed us throughout the year with numerous blessings. I turned 30 in 2009 and loved it! I accomplised some of my goals I set and I finally learned that homeschooling my kids is ok and that I can do it. That was a hard thing to get through my head. You know the whole "I'm really screwing them up, thing..."

I'm excited about 2010. I love a new year! It's a blank slate to write on. I know how to do the things I need to do. I know how to lose some weight, I know what I need to do for the kids in school, I know how to have a schedule for our household, I know how to save us some money in groceries, and I know how to make our marriage glorious. But all that is nothing if I don't let God lead and guide me in everything I do. All this is nothing without HIM. I'm praying that I will not spend this year worrying about things and relaxing and enjoy the moments given to me by Jesus. For example, the last two weeks our family has been sick. I didn't feel like doing housework and frankly I didn't want to do housework. Even when we weren't sick we were having fun being a family (watching movies, and playing wii). School starts back today. I didn't get anything I wanted to do finished. I wanted to organize and clean, blah,blah,blah. I started to get upset about it last night. I was thinking about how I didn't get it done, and how it will make my job harder trying to do it while homeschooling. My husband made me stop......he said. "We had fun! Don't ruin it by being like this." He was right. 99% of the time I miss the moments because I'm worried about the house. I had to ask the Lord to forgive for missing ALOt of blessings because I was upset about the house. I hope I learned my lesson, but I'm sure I'll have to learn it over and over. The last two weeks were amazing! One reason was I wasn't harping at everyone to clean up and I wasnt working myself up to a tizzy worrying about things. I know I still need to maintain order, and the children still need to learn how to do things, but there has to be a fine balance in orderliness and family harmony.

I hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Can't wait to see what it will bring for each family. The Lord certainly has blessed us beyond measure!