I'm a 46 year old homeschool Mom who lives with her family on the shores of Lake Michigan in Holland, MI. Our 4 children range in age from 19 to 3 years old, so college to potty training! Being pregnant at 43 and nursing for 3 years took it's toll on my weight. Plus, the fact that I LOVE to cook, eat, and drink well and I need to learn portion control. I'm also a pastor, although I stay home with my kids. A 50 hour week, plus evening meetings and working every weekend is not conducive to raising a family! I love my husband, love my kids!
***Lose 50 pounds!
***Cardio/Strength Training 3X a week!
***Eat less, less often!
****Be faithful daily in my Bible reading, praise, and prayer!
M-W-F: 10 minutes to warm up on treadmill;
15 minutes to complete strength training circuit;
Swim with as much intensity as I can muster for at least 40 minutes!
Other days: Stay as active as possible.
| current weight: 176.8
Well what a nice surprise to come home from our spring retreat and find a nice message from you. I haven't heard of the perspectives group, but I will look it up (hopefully tomorrow at work). Easter was definitely inspiring and I have very much been blessed by the encouragement and molding God has done in my life. Diet wise not so good with the retreat. Tempting snacks that I gave into (chips and dip, brownies) but I did have my salad at lunch (brought from home) and my breakfast was the same (home again) and I did eat fresh carrots/cucumber/bell peppers/celery with my lunches/dinner. So...we'll see what my weight is tomorrow morning. Tonight's dinner wasn't that great. But I'm looking forward to working out again...now that my work heavy project is over.
Looking forward to your skiing pics! God bless ya sistah!
3013 days ago
Just checking on you to see how you're doing! Pray you're well and loving the Lord!!
3019 days ago
Well good evening to you (though...it's prob much later for you over there). I'm glad that you were encouraged by the goodie...man I sure love those things! And that's cool about missions...I think that's the one field that I've definitely not had much desire for until recently...although definitely not thinking it's a "go out there" desire, more of a conviction to support I suppose. We had our girls spa day today for church and I did the devotional on Mary of Bethany...Definitely made me humble, just the whole process of going through prepping for something like that (like a mini bible study)...and even more humble and "real" when I ended up crying in front of the whole group for a few minutes, and had to push through to get the words out. A couple of girls said they were encouraged by different parts of the devotion, so that's cool that it wasn't just one point that got them...that was really my prayer. That I didn't care WHAT point hit them, as long as something did.
Anyway, time to get back to work. Have an awesome Sunday worshipping our Lord!
3024 days ago
Hey O! So nice of you to drop by, and I'm glad you were encouraged by the comment. I remember when I first started, and I was thinking, man people are gonna read this and see those stinkin pictures. I'm super stoked you were blessed by it though, and THANK YOU for the encouragement. A reminder to continue walking with Him and in His presence. Have an awesome weekend, and heck yea! Get some pics up! Esp the "before ones" those are always great motivators! You can even put pics of the family up! We'd like to see those too! They're a part of you!
Aloha and God bless-Brenda
3025 days ago
Hello there and Welcome to S/P,
Your going to do GREAT! The best advice that I can tell you is take advantage of all that SPARKS PEOPLE have to offer..
READ as much as you can.. and DRINK YOUR WATER!!
Besides all that have FUN! Your going to meet great people in all the teams that you get into.. Your more then welcome to join my teams. We are having a WEEKLY CHALLENGE..Come have some fun.. If you ever have any questions or just want to chat or vent Spark mail me ..Hugs Sonia:)
Team Leader of: MIND BODY AND SOUL (COME JOIN US)
Team Leader of: PRAYER REQUESTS,MOTIVATIONS AND ENCOURAGEMENTS. ( join us also)
Team Leader of: BODY'S UNDER CONSTRUCTION. (JOIN US)
DONT FORGET TO HUDDLE WITH YOUR TEAMS!
3028 days ago