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Day 24, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Here is my information for the month of August:

My average Calories & Nutrients over TIME:

Average for the Month of AUGUST:

calories 2093

fat 121g

protein 151g

Net carbs 78g


I feel that for the most part that is a good showing. Admittedly I have cut

my caloric range since I am exercising less. It used to be 1800-2800.

Recently I cut it to 1500-1950. However, I am finding that I am always

hungry and the past 3 days I have been above my range. I am going to revamp

AGAIN tomorrow & change it to 1500-2500. I am exercising a little bit more

now that my PT has been settled & is not hurting me. I am definitely going

to totally rededicate myself to the NO SUGAR NO STARCH food plan. Today I

ate a couple of things that are TOTALLY off that plan and I am going to get

clean tomorrow. I am not sorry about what I ate today. I made the conscious

decision to eat it prior to doing it. However, I am going to really get

hard-core now. Historically I have always gained weight from the month of

October through January. I REFUSE to do this again. I WILL stick on my food

plan. I WILL track my food & continue my commitment to DAWN!!! I am worth

it. I have only lost 3 pounds since I was told to lose 50. That isn't very

promising for me to be able to do it by January. Sad really. However... I

am going to keep my eye on the prize. I know that I WILL lose it and then

can get the knee replacements that I need.

Today has been a good day. Church, family time & lots of crocheting. I hope

to finish my project tomorrow. I'll post a picture once it is done.


Mornings:

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon
Daily 3 positives about Dawn: emoticon
1) I belive in God 2) I believe in myself 3) I am willing to stand up for

what I believe is RIGHT!

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon "Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." -F. Scott Fitzgerald (sort of reminds us:NEVER GIVE UP)

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon WOW! Very powerful reading today. I have to share part of it: "Hope and hopelessness are part of my disease. Hope tells me there is a better way; hopelessness says, "What's the use?"
THOUGHT: My potential is in direct proportion to my willingness to let go of the shackles of self-will, to get out of my own way.....

Ongoing:

Daily Food tracker: emoticon high calories & net carbs (potluck lunch)
Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon 30 minus cardio AND strength
Daily work on Crafts: emoticon crocheting most of the day
Daily Phone call: emoticon MaryHelen
Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Evenings:

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon
Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon
Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon
Daily BLOG: emoticon

  
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BIBS4664 9/1/2014 12:26PM

    The quote spoke to me too. TY Dawn.


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WISHICOULDFLY 9/1/2014 11:25AM

    Dawn, I hear you on the calorie ranges. I am HUNGRY on less than 1800, but I think I'm going to have to get used to being a little hungry sometimes, which CAN be good, because when I am truly hungry, I enjoy my food more.

Let's both keep our EYES ON THE PRIZE! emoticon - Connie

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BE-THE-CHANGE 9/1/2014 11:23AM

    Awesome quote!

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AUNTALICE2 9/1/2014 10:26AM

    You go girl!! Keep at those goals and do not give up!! I am following you and cheering for you! love you!! emoticon

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THEVOW2013 9/1/2014 8:47AM

    I love that qoute! emoticon
NO a defeat is never final unless you give up!

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BARBARAROSE54 9/1/2014 7:56AM

    You really have a handle on what you on doing Dawn. Keep up the good work and you will reach your goal. emoticon emoticon

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EDLEAR 9/1/2014 2:17AM

    I like that you have a strong plan and the ability and willingness to follow it. I like that you face your choices and own them. I know you have the strength to accomplish your goals. emoticon
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REALTYLADYLISA 9/1/2014 1:34AM

    Awareness of those patterns is SOOO key to your success...recognizing that you need extra diligence Oct - Jan is a sure sign that you're going to do it right this year!


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Day 23, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Today has been a really good day. I taught 2 classes of swim lessons this morning & did an additional 30 minutes of exercise for myself. Then Paul (DH) & I went to breakfast together. Very nice. Then it was home to Spark & do some crocheting. Then back to the Y to teach 2 more hours of swim lessons & do a little more exercise. Got home & loaded the grandchildren in the van and off to the park we went. They played in the park AND got to play in a bouncy house & eat cotton candy that was there for a celebration.. FREE... my favorite word. We had a grand time & I also got a lot of crocheting done. Then it was home for family meeting, talked to Lisa (my friend & co-leader of the Lovely Limes) More Sparking & my PT exercises... currently watching "Peppa Pig" with Aurora... but I'm going ready to take back my tv & do some more crocheting before bedtime. Tomorrow is church followed by a Pot-Luck luncheon. My whole family is going. That is a happy happy thing! Sweet dreams everyone. Thanks for taking the journey with me. Bright blessings to all.


Mornings:

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon

Daily 3 positives about Dawn: emoticon
1) I am generous with my time 2) I am generous with my talents
3) I can read people pretty well

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon
"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." -Yiddish proverb

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon The main point for the day.... "Only by being willing to give up the safety of the old can I find out what the new has for me." (FOR TODAY)

Ongoing:

Daily Food tracker: emoticon calories too high (+700) net carbs 8
Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon 300 mins cardio, 88 mins strength
Daily work on Crafts: emoticon steadily crocheting on the "blues"
Daily Phone call: emoticon Lisa (wonderful!!!)
Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Evenings:

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon
Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon
Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon
Daily BLOG: emoticon Here I am!!!!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 9/1/2014 12:26AM

    I thought it was WONDERFUL talking to you too! Thanks!


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BARBARAROSE54 8/31/2014 10:57PM

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BIBS4664 8/31/2014 8:05PM

    Blessed Sunday!!

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WISLNDR 8/31/2014 6:17PM

    I hope your Sunday was wonderful!!

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LUCYCAN7 8/31/2014 1:55PM

  Thanks for sharing,have a great time at church.Hugs and Blessings
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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/31/2014 1:05PM

    Enjoy your luncheon!

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WISHICOULDFLY 8/31/2014 12:06PM

    Sounds like a fabulous, busy day! And who doesn't love FREE??? emoticon

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EDLEAR 8/31/2014 3:17AM

    Thanks for sharing your life with us here, Dawn. This is very comforting to me.
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TRYN2SURVIVE 8/30/2014 10:42PM

    love your blog! your exercising is going to really make a difference. keep up the good work! emoticon

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AUNTALICE2 8/30/2014 10:22PM

    I love reading your blog! You do some interesting and upbeat activities. Those grandchildren are definitely loved! emoticon

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Day 22, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Friday, August 29, 2014

Today has been a good day. I taught 2 hours of classes from the deck this morning. It was so hot that I was sweating like crazy. Then I went to lunch with DH & my friend Sandra. It was nice. Saw my niece there. Today was payday. Always time to pay the bills. SIGH. At least I had a pay check & that is a blessing. Then it was back to work. I taught 2 hours of swim lessons & did some personal exercise time. Then we went to the grocery store before heading home. I did some homeschool work with both children. I am teaching the 4 year old to write her numbers and letters. It's an interesting task because she is left-handed. I'm learning too! I did my PT exercises, including bridges on the new exercise ball that we bought today. After dinner it was time for some more sparking. Now I am heading to bed AFTER I crochet at LEAST one more row on the afghan. Hopefully I'll finish it before Labor day is over. I am off on Sunday & Monday so I should have time. Bright blessings to you all. SPARK ON!!!
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Mornings:

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon enjoying the story of Joseph & his brothers... and the parables of Jesus in Matthew.

Daily 3 positives about Dawn: emoticon
1) I am willing to change 2) I am willing to work hard to reach my goals
3) I am willing to push myself further than I usually THINK I can go

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon "Try to learn something about everything and everything about something." ~ Thomas Henry Huxley

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon Basically the message today was about the importance of LISTENING... something I definitely need to work on.

Ongoing:

Daily Food tracker: emoticon calories were a bit high (midrange for the old caloric range that I had) but about 200 calories above my new range.
NET CARBS were 41

Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon 193 mins cardio, 88 mins strength

Daily work on Crafts: emoticon I have been too busy but PROMISE to do at least 1 row before I go to sleep.

Daily Phone call: emoticon Denise

Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Evenings:

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon
Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon
Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon sent out goodies...
Daily BLOG: emoticon Here I am!!!

  
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MISSM66 8/30/2014 6:26PM

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AUNTALICE2 8/30/2014 6:18PM

    I am proud of your determination to just live. You do not give up no matter what challenge is put before you. I admire your strength. love you!! emoticon

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REALTYLADYLISA 8/30/2014 6:01PM

    I hear your SIGH about paying the bills....but I rejoice with you because you are able! In spite of your pain, you've been able to push through and work and bring in a paycheck...even if it's not quite as large as usual...keep it up girl! You got this!

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DONNA_VT 8/30/2014 9:01AM

    Sounds like a nice day. I am left handed from a time where they tried to switch you to be right handed. Very confusing. I write and eat left handed, bowl right handed and most other things I can do with either hand. Good Luck

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WISHICOULDFLY 8/30/2014 7:21AM

    Enjoy your weekend Dawn! emoticon

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WISLNDR 8/30/2014 5:42AM

    You're really flying on those afghans! I'm glad to hear that your day was a good one; I hope your Saturday is equally amazing!

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JAMER123 8/30/2014 12:30AM

    I had to smile when you said you were teaching your left handed GD to do letters. I am left handed and have done teaching to several right handed people. I do the mirror method esp. with needle work. The best way is to sit face to face and the other people can see the help in the correct mode.

Great goals and you did well to get as many done as you have!!
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TRYN2SURVIVE 8/29/2014 11:54PM

    Way to go! I love your entries and your great attitude. It inspires me!

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Day 21, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Today has been a long but good day. Taught 3 hours of classes this morning. Had a nice lunch with DH & DD. Then I came home & did a lot of sparking, then crocheting. Now I am beyond tired & need to go to bed. Sweet dreams.

Mornings:

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon
Daily 3 positives about Dawn: emoticon
1) I am learning to accept the things I cannot change
2) I can put on a happy face
3) I am a survivor

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon "Donít give up on the people you love. Your patient love and faithfulness may be exactly what they need to make a complete turnaround." ~ Anonymous

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon the thought for the day: "I will go forth with an open ind, eager to learn what God will reveal to me."

Ongoing:

Daily Food tracker: emoticon calories midrange, net carbs 14
Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon 180 mins cardio, 60 mins strength
Daily work on Crafts: emoticon steadily crocheting
Daily Phone call: emoticon Denise
Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Evenings:

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon
Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon
Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon sent lots of goodies
Daily BLOG: emoticon Here I am!

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 8/29/2014 3:51PM

    Hope you got some good rest last night my friend! emoticon

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LUCYCAN7 8/29/2014 2:16PM

  emoticon and Blessings,have a great Friday!

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/29/2014 7:59AM

    Hope you got some good rest Dawn &
today looks even brighter!

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Day 20, 365 Days of Transforming Dawn

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Because my knee was hurting quite a bit, I did not go to work today. I am grateful to have ladies who are willing to substitute for me. I had left a message with my orthopedist about the PT issues. This afternoon, I got a call from the supervisor of the PT group. He assured me that HE would be working with me today & get things corrected. I actually really enjoyed PT today. Admittedly the work more difficult & there is more of it. My muscles were screaming & quivery, but the knees did NOT. I am so grateful. NOW I can get this done & be happy with the results. I also talked to the supervisor about my concerns over the 3 pound weight gain that I had seen of the past 2 weeks. He said that I should have expected that because of all the strength exercises that I am doing. Hopefully when I weigh in tomorrow, I will see a loss. I AM SO HOPING!!! Tomorrow will be busy. I have to teach 3 hours of classes in the morning and then deep water at the outdoor pool tomorrow night, assuming they allow it. They closed the pool early today because the water was too cold. My family & I watched AGT together tonight. The results show. The 1st 6 people of the 12 finalists went through tonight. For the most part I was happy with the choices. We'll see what next week brings. My nephew David came by tonight (just a short while ago) and borrowed my spare tire. A friend of his broke down with a flat & they will return my spare tomorrow after they get a new tire. I trust my nephew so I am sure all will be well. My tires are in great shape & I am trusting that I will not find any nails tomorrow. We got our final letter of approval for the Homeschooling of the grandchildren. I am grateful that we have no more fighting on that end. My calories are really low. Just above 1200. That's very low for me. I had to eat some peanut butter to get it up there. Here's hoping that you all have a good night. I am off to bed. I've been crocheting like a mad-woman. I am LOVING how it is coming together. I'll post a picture when I am done. Sweet dreams. Thanks for being there for me. I appreciate your support.

Mornings:

Daily Bible study plan: emoticon The passages that I am reading from currently are Genesis, Matthew, Psalms & Proverbs

Daily 3 positives about Dawn: emoticon
1) I am learning to stand up for myself 2) I can take positive criticism
3) I can listen & follow good advice (thanks friends)

Daily Positive Quote: emoticon Today I have two that I want to share: "Every man has a right to be valued by his best moment."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed." -Storm Jameson

Daily FOR TODAY reading: emoticon Again, I really like the thought for the day at the end: "I remind myself of my many good qualities and best moments--and those of my family, friends and colleagues." FOR TODAY

Ongoing:

Daily Food tracker: emoticon calories very low, net carbs 25
Daily Fitness tracker: emoticon no cardio, 60mins strength
Daily work on crafts: emoticon I am steadily working on the new BLUE afghan. Feeling pretty good about my progress on these afghans.
Daily Phone call: emoticon Jason & Chip
Daily Random Act of Kindness: emoticon

Evenings:

Daily Gratitude Journal: emoticon
Daily Blessing Jar: emoticon
Daily encourage a SPARK FRIEND: emoticon
Daily BLOG: emoticon Here I am!

  
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DONNA_VT 8/29/2014 6:06PM

    So glad the PT issues are resolved. . . now you can do the exercises without worry and the pain that isn't suppose to be part of the program.

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AUNTALICE2 8/28/2014 4:36PM

    I think it is great that you complained and had good results!! You go girl!! I know it was hard for you but you did it and now you can reap the rewards! emoticon

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REALTYLADYLISA 8/28/2014 3:41PM

    Yay You! Glad to hear you are getting a good muscle workout without hurting the joints! More muscle is good! The weight will NOT be able to stay! Keep it up girl!! I'm cheering for you every day!!! People are starting to ask me how I'm losing the weight and I get to tell them I am following in your footsteps!

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/28/2014 2:21PM

    Keep writing that journal & praising our Lord!



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BIBS4664 8/28/2014 12:11PM

    Great that your DGK will be taught with your strong beautiful wisdom. You rock!!!

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BARBARAROSE54 8/28/2014 8:04AM

    wonderful that PT went well. I thought the strength workouts would cause weight gain

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WISLNDR 8/28/2014 5:20AM

    I'm glad PT went better for you; I'm sending positive thoughts for your day today!

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