April Thoughts & Finds

I feel like I blinked and April was over.  This month has seemed to go by even faster than normal, I guess because I was so busy.  I’m glad to say I was also productive: this month I wrote two 15+ page papers for my classes, accomplished all of my work goals, lost 8 lbs, and still managed to read 14 books!

I will list the books in a separate post, but for now, here’s what I learned in April.

  1. did not learn how to fold a fitted sheet. It’s pathetic. I cannot do it. It’s gotten to the point that I don’t even try anymore and I stuff the sheets inside the matching pillowcase like a sleeping bag. Somebody, help!
  2. I am most successful when I am under pressure. I guess it makes me more disciplined. Honestly, I felt like I was barely keeping my head above water this month, but when I look at what I accomplished, I feel proud.
  3. My Fitness Pal works for me. I’ve been struggling to lose weight this year (and I really need to lose a significant amount).  I’ve had a FitBit since September, but it really didn’t help other than to keep me accountable with movement. I started using the My Fitness Pal app this month to track my calorie intake (this is really where my problem lies anyway). What I love most is that MFP syncs with my FitBit and adjusts my calorie allowance based on my level of activity. Also, at the end of each day, it lets me know how well (or how poorly) I did. I love it! And, considering I lost the same amount of weight this month as I did the first three months of the year combined, I’d say it’s working.
  4. This one isn’t something I learned but something I found. I listen to an unmanageable amount of podcasts and yet discovered two more I love this month. What Should I Read Next? has proven to be a very helpful podcast because it’s given me far better book recommendations than what I’ve received from a few other popular book podcasts. It seems the guests on this show have more similar tastes. Many of the books I read this month were recommendations from this show. The other “find” is Timothy Keller’s Redeemer Church sermons podcast. I learn so much from his teachings.

So that’s what I learned in April. I will be back tomorrow with a list of books I read this month.  If you want to see what others have learned this month, hop on over to Emily’s blog and browse through the link-up.

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2 thoughts on “April Thoughts & Finds

  1. I enjoyed reading the things you learned (and didn’t learn!). I’m right there with you about fitted sheets and I have never thought of putting it in a pillow case before I read your post! I’m glad for you with what your lost and found, too in April! I enjoyed stopping by and reading your “Things I Learned”. Glad we were “neighbors”! Blessings!

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