BAMATEACHER   33,432
SparkPoints
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
 
 
September 2007





Before & After





Before & After Side View



I have 27 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
Turning My Face Toward the Son!

My life goal is to abide in Christ. Without Him, I can do nothing.

I am learning this applies to EVERY area of my life, including my eating and exercise habits.

Around Christmas 2008, I was searching and praying for help. I was given 2 sets of verses:

Romans 12:1 - "Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship."

1 Corinthians ...
My life goal is to abide in Christ. Without Him, I can do nothing.

I am learning this applies to EVERY area of my life, including my eating and exercise habits.

Around Christmas 2008, I was searching and praying for help. I was given 2 sets of verses:

Romans 12:1 - "Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship."

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - "Do you not know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body."

As I explore these verses and meditate on them, I am learning how to present my body as a living sacrifice and how to glorify God in my body.

I have so much to learn, but as I abide, I find myself being transformed from the inside out.

July 2009:
I was given another related verse:
Luke 12:29 - Don't keep striving for what you should eat and what you should drink, and don't be anxious.

The name of the game for me right now is to QUIT STRESSING. I'm to eat and exercise in a way that glorifies God and not sweat it!
Read More About BAMATEACHER (Updated March 8)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 169.2 
 
197
185.25
173.5
161.75
150


 
Interact with BAMATEACHER

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 3/29/2008

SparkPoints: 33,432

Fitness Minutes: 14,315

My Goals:
My goal is to develop life habits in eating and exercise that I practice whatever the circumstances in my life.

I reached my goal weight! 3/26/12. I will stay at 150 pounds.

I will be under 30% body fat.

I incorporate regular cardio and strength training into my routine.

My Program:
In March 2011 I read "Made to Crave" and realized, for me, this is a spiritual journey. I am learning to abide in Christ in a whole new way and be healthy "in every sense of the word."

I started the Medifast 5 & 1 plan on 8/12/11. Medifast was the vehicle that got me to my goal weight.

I read "Refuse to Regain" as I neared my weight goal, and will be following a primal/paleo diet to maintain my weight (meat, fruit, veggies, nuts, some dairy).

Personal Information:
I live in North Alabama, in the small town where I graduated high school.

I am 41 and married for 20 years to my high school sweetheart. We have 2 children, a 15 yr old son and a 13 yr old daughter.

I teach middle school math.

Other Information:
My new favorite book: "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers.

Some of my other favorite books: Gone With the Wind, Mary Higgins Clark's "All Around the Town," the Mitford Series, the Twilight Series

Some of my favorite movies: Gone With the Wind, Phantom of the Opera

Favorite Music: Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Daughtry

Profile Image





 
 



Applause
From:
MISSCUS

Flowers
From:
TLOVESB

Gold Star
From:
Whole30

Gold Medal
From:
Whole30

Thank You Message
From:
CONFIDENTLY_FIT

Coffee
From:
Whole30




Member Comments:
TLOVESB
5/15/2014 4:40:43 PM

Hi, I think I saw you on the Daniel Plan team page a while back. I've been mostly paleo for the last year or so and have just started looking into the Keto way of eating. It looks like we have some of the same interests so I just wanted to say "hi" emoticon Have you started on the Keto diet? Did you do the Daniel Plan? I'm thinking about starting on Monday eating Keto, but incorporating the other aspects of the Daniel Plan (Bible study, exercise, etc.). I tried the detox part of the Daniel Plan last week, but it didn't work for me - my body just can't handle the grains they included (rice and quinoa). Anyway, if you're looking for someone to connect with for accountability, encouragement, etc. I'd definitely be interested!



Report Inappropriate Comment
KRISTINSGOALS
5/7/2014 12:10:02 AM

Welcome to Team Keto!!! So glad to have you join us!

Kristin



Report Inappropriate Comment
PAMAPPLE
4/2/2014 10:58:02 PM

Thanks for stopping by! I am also S-L-O-W in the kitchen, and am hanging onto your every time-saving tip and recipe, as well as researching cookbooks from Amazon. After researching paleo, I am more interested in cooking gluten free, but not eliminating dairy, legumes, or gluten free grains since they provide nutrients that are easy to prepare in the kitchen, and I feel well when I eat them... not too much dairy, though. Also, my nutritionist (who has a PhD) in nutrition, tested me and found that I was eating too much protein, like overeating cashew butter and nuts, which set me up for health problems, like osteoporosis, which I have now. She suggested that I get more of my protein from plant sources, such as legumes, since they are more easily digested than meat and dairy... Also, God made legumes and grains along with other vegetables and fruits for us to eat and be healthy, so I am more interested in eating a wider variety of foods than the Paleo diet.

I am praying that the Lord rewards you for the hard work you are putting into the kitchen, and blesses you with health and energy.





Report Inappropriate Comment
RYDERB
3/31/2014 8:26:08 AM

emoticon emoticon to the Whole30 Team! Good luck with your Paleo/Primal lifestyle. emoticon
emoticon
emoticon emoticon emoticon
Marki



Report Inappropriate Comment
PAMAPPLE
3/3/2014 7:24:31 PM

Your mason jar salad sounds great. Do you have a recipe for it you would like to share? You can post it on the recipe thread of our team. emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (145 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page