Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I have truly been in a slump. I was swimming this summer and lost 8 pounds, but have not been exercising the past couple months and the weight is back on. I really need to get back on track but I am not feeling the Motivation so I am gonna give the SparkCoach a try. I think it might help to have to be accountable to someone or something.
As a Christian, I am accountable to God. I read a devotional the other day that likened the Christian walk to a narrow path going along the mountaintop. If you go overboard, you are going to fall and end up in a gully and if you don't do enough to stay on track, you are going to fall.
It is similar in the health journey. If you go overboard, you are never going to stay on the path every day and if you are too lax, you are not going to make it either. You have to find that balance that keeps you on the path and making headway.
I am pulling myself up and getting back on the right track. I have already restarted my daily Bible time and I am going to restart with my small goals for Sparkpeople, eating right and exercising at least 10 min a day. I am not a child. I am in the medical field and a seasoned Christian, so I need to walk upright and be a good example to others.
I AM GETTING ON THE RIGHT PATH!
Friday, July 20, 2012
I grew up with two brothers. There was only 14 months between my older brother and I so we played together more often than not. Sometimes one would do something that upset the other person and when the rivalry escalated, one would sometimes declare," This means war!" We would then really try to do something to "get" the other person.
Well, I started out on the 8 week diabetic challenge and did well through the first week or two, then have been easing up, not tracking the food, not drinking enough fluids, which leaves more room to eat. Hence, my weight is up 3# and my blood sugars have not gone down like I hoped. One of the problems is that I eat too late at night and the majority of my calories end up being later in the day.
THIS MEANS WAR!!!!!
Things are going to change. I am staying with the challenge.It is war on the glucose levels, war on the food intake and war on the weight!
I AM GOING TO KNOCK OFF THE WEIGHT!
I AM GOING TO EAT RIGHT!
I AM GOING TO GET THOSE FASTING GLUCOSE LEVELS DOWN TO NO LESS THAN 110.
THE WAR IS ON !!!!!!
Sunday, July 01, 2012
I have been with SP since Jan. 2011 and never did a motivational collage until now. I had all kinds of excuses like " I don't need one, don't have magazines where I could find the right pictures, and I don't know where I would put such a thing." The bottom line was that I just felt foolish doing it and I did not want to take the time. Okay, okay, the real truth~I did not want to make the bold statement.
Well, I have been exercising faithfully now and am into week 2 of the diabetic challenge. I have not lost a lot of weight but I am really not discouraged. I FEEL better and I know that I am converting fat to muscle.
Tonight I got the sudden inspiration to DO it! I had been thinking about making the collage the past day or two but tonight I did it. I am really excited about it. I had fun doing it and I am already inspired.
I entitled it HEALTH and subdivided it into 4 sections- eating well, getting the look, entering the age of healthier snacks and gaining serious strength through exercises. I included at the center of it a picture of a couple because I would like for both my hubby and I to live healthier. There is a pic on the other side of a young well built young man, because I would love for my son to get in better shape. At the botton of the page, I included a dog because I would like my dog to be more of my exercise regime so she can lose a little weight.
The only thing lacking in my picture is an important one and that is a cross, because Christ is the center of my life and He is my Rock and strength. I hope to add that to the picture of the lady meditating because we are to meditate on the Lord day and night.
I am inspired by the collage and I am sharing it in hopes that you will be too!!
MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
On June 14th, my husband and I celebrated our 37th anniversary! We are still madly in love with each other and still on our honeymoon. It is only that way because of decisions we have made so I thought maybe it would help someone else if I shared those thoughts with SP in a blog. There has certainly been times in our marriage when we both thought about hiring a hitman or just plain hitting the road. Marriage is not a momentary commitment, but a choice that takes work and commitment.
First, I don't know how any marriage can make it without the Lord. There are so many influences that would tear a marriage or a family apart. It is not good to blab all your dirty laundry to others when things are not going right with the marriage, though a good trustworthy friend can sometimes help you gain perspective. God is the one who is ALWAYS there for you and will see you through difficult times. He is the Head of the family.
Never degrade your spouse in front of others. If there is a dispute between you, give it some time. Women want to talk things out. Men need to go to the man cave for awhile. "I'm sorry" goes a long way, even when you don't feel that you were at fault. You can be sorry that there is a problem between you. There is a scripture that says never to let the sun go down upon your wrath. In other words, if there is a problem or hurt between you, work it out or at least let the spouse know that you still love them and you are sorry that there is a hurtful issue between you before you go to sleep.
Money and kids can tear a marriage apart with arguments. Try to work out a budget and stick to it. Try never to spend more than you can pay off in a month. We are primed by society to think we have to have all the latest and greatest things but the fact is that we don't need a lot of those things. Buying STUFF can get you in debt fast and then it is hard to get out of the hole.
Kids will test you and wherever there are 2 people, there are 2 ideas of what is right- those ideas are not always the same. That is where the charge person of the house idea helps. It keeps the kids from playing one parent against the other. If the child asks to go to somewhere, then discuss it with the spouse or at least let the spouse know your decision so you can back each other up.
Learn to love your family- and your spouse's. Your inlaws may be some real crazies, but you have one thing in common- your love for their child or family member. They don't have to be your best friends, but you have to love and respect them. Otherwise it will cause a chasm in your relationship with your spouse.
Lastly, prefer each other. It is important to spend time together without the interference of friends or family. Do little things to please one another and reassure one another that you love him/her daily.
Have a Happy Life!
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