Sunday, January 02, 2011
DJs on my radio station talked last year about picking a word for the year (as opposed to making a list of resolutions). I didn't really do it for 2010, but I think that for 2011 I would like to focus on being WHOLE-HEARTED. Whether in the physical, spiritual, or emotional realms, I don't want to just "go through the motions". I don't want to be wishy-washy, or worse, apathetic. Scripture says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord ..." (Col. 3:23). That doesn't mean I will be complusive or perfectionist, but I will seek to put my whole heart into whatever I choose to do on any given day.
I was 'tickling' the 200# mark in Nov. 2008, but with God's help and SparkPeople.com I have come a LONG Way! And I don't want to backtrack! I looked back at my weigh-in results, and I only see 1x in 2010 where I was over 145#. For much of the year, I've been a little under that. My goal is to maintain the same pattern! I reset my goals, to include strength workouts 2x/week, and cardio 5x/week for 40 min. That's a moderate schedule; one I believe I can stick to.
I will continue to have my Fitness Minutes exceed my Spark Points -- to put into practice all that I'm learning from SparkPeople.com and my Spark friends!
I will try at least 1 new Spark recipe each month -- I find that looking for new healthy recipes keeps my food planning fun and reminds me that eating healthy is tasty. (One of the statements on my vision collage is Eat Bold, Not Bland!)
I am going to use "Made to Crave" as a starting point in reprioritizing: I want to seek God 1st, and not let thoughts of food be so consuming. Even thoughts of good foods can sidetrack me from my goal of Knowing Jesus more and following Him more closely. I will start a message thread on that study on the Driven By Faith Team board. I hope others who are reading/
studying that material will join me on that thread will share the things God is teaching them, too!
I've enjoyed reading the 2011 goals many of my SparkFriends have posted, and been encouraged by each one who is not just sliding into the New Year with vague "I wish/I hope" statements.
Many things will come my way in 2011 without me having any control over them. But there are Far More things that ARE My Choice -- and with God's help, I will make Healthy choices!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
It's been a long month ... fun vacation, a little work, the out-of-town kids and grandkids in town for Christmas ... good things, and I'm grateful to have had them. But there also was thyroid surgery (PTL, no cancer!) and a bad cold that came on right after surgery and doesn't want to let go. I've spent the last 12 days feeling like a wet noodle, needing naps daily, not sleeping well at night, coughing, being congested, missing my exercise and feeling it in my lower back. UGH! I Quit doing most of the healthy things that have enabled me to lose 55 lbs and maintain that loss for almost 18 months.
Kind friends wisely told me to take care of myself, and try not to overdo. (Thanks!) But in my mind that turned to doing only what I felt like doing. And because I had no energy, what I felt like doing was NOT wise! I fell back to my old habit: reach for sugar hoping for the quick burst of energy. The one batch of cookies and candy here at the house caught my attention far more often than I want.
This month is nearly over, and as of today, Spark Friends, I QUIT!
* I Quit turning to sugar -- I packaged the remaining goodies & put them in the freezer to take to the office when I go back in a few more days.
* I Quit sitting around doing nothing -- I may not be able to do full workouts, but I can do a little each day!
* I Quit telling myself that "taking care of myself" means returning to old, unhealthy habits.
* I Quit focusing on myself instead of looking to see how my Spark friends are doing and try to encourage them.
If you are ready for a change, please join me!
Friday, December 24, 2010
My 6.5 yr old grand-daughter wrote this on the white board in my kitchen today:
Can I have a reindeer?
You don't need eight
if there really magic
I'd like to fly to school.
Your friend, Eden
It never hurts to ask, right???
Wishing you all the things you haven't even dared to ask for!
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