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One Brick at a Time

Thursday, February 23, 2012

So we labored in the work. Nehemiah 4:21

How was the wall built around Jerusalem? One brick at a time! God had miraculously opened a door for Nehemiah and the children of Israel to return from captivity in Babylon to rebuild the walls surrounding their city. Nehemiah with his building crew stayed close to the Lord and each other as they continued to build the wall. The opposition was great as they obediently served the Lord. Can you relate?

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JGMK55 2/23/2012 4:14PM

    Yes!!!! One brick at a time.....

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DANCINCAJUN1 2/23/2012 3:06PM

    yep, I sure can! Roc

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DAISY443 2/23/2012 7:34AM

    Great analogy! We are building our health one brick at a time!

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Shopping Daze

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today is prep day for tomorrow's bi-monthly freggie shop. This is a big deal for me because of the prep involved Instead of cleaning out a shelf or bin of the ice box every other day the whole thing gets it's monthly scrub. While I'm not looking forward to that part, I know I'm going to feel great when it's sparkly clean.

Next will come invetory and menu planning. I get to scan recipes teamies have posted and go through cookbooks. In fact, it's become a hobby of sorts.

One store gives a sneak peak of the sale that starts tomorrow so that part of the list is prepared. Strawberries, bell peppers, avacados and my favorite cheeses are on sale! It is going to be so easy to prepare my eating plan for the next week.

I'll pack up the car tonight. The insulated bag, the canvas bags, things for the dogs who love to come along for the ride. I'll also need to make sure I bring veggie bags. It saves having to re-pack everything when I get home. Besides, those static-y produce bags most stores offer drive me crazy.

Lastly, put the car keys and grocery list next to my water bottle and packed snacks in the sparkling ice box. Can't go anywhere without the keys!

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LOVETOLAUGH56 2/22/2012 10:45AM

    Wow, your blogs are always an inspiration to me. Hope you did get everything you wanted at the store.

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DANCINCAJUN1 2/21/2012 5:08PM

    WOW that sounds amazing .... I just try never to shop when hungry which does help !! I specifically go every 2 weeks just for fresh veggies ... my salads are beautiful the first week then they play out the second week to being pretty plain jane .... Roc

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DAISY443 2/21/2012 1:29PM

    OMG! You are incredibly organized! I always thought I was, but you make me look like an amateur! Can't wait to hear what goodies you cook up!

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This Week's Goals

Monday, February 20, 2012

1. Be Encouraging by visiting team members and friends I have almost lost contact with. emoticon

2. Try my best to stay in range with calories and nutrients. A challenge with an anniversary dinner and Fat Tuesday this week! emoticon

3. Complete Training Week #2. While this is for a 5k, turns out the actual March of Dimes walk is five miles. There was a mis-print on the brochure. emoticon

4. Try out new workout dvd

5. Do my best to balance: spiritual, emotional and physical emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 2/20/2012 5:14PM

    looks like you can use that extra time before the run/walk to work up those extra 2 miles .... that's a good distance for sure. Roc

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DAISY443 2/20/2012 4:47PM

    Great goals! Good luck!

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End of Training Week One

Saturday, February 18, 2012

All in all a good week for me. I am proud to say I completed week one of training to do a 5k walk.

My nutrition has improved so much so that I've been very close to range all week. I did go a little high on the sodium today. I've got to review to see just why. It wasn't too far over so I won't fret about it.

I'm happy with myself!

oh yes - I completed the "be your own Valentine" challenge this week as well!

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CARLA-216 2/20/2012 9:53AM

    Great job! You've every right to be happy with yourself!

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DANCINCAJUN1 2/19/2012 8:38PM

    Hooray for you .... keep it up ... we'll get the job done !! Roc

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DAISY443 2/19/2012 6:03AM

    I always have trouble with that pesky sodium! I prepare almost all my own food, very few processed and still have trouble with it! You are doing a great job! Keep up the good work!

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Would You Bring A Bloody Mary to a Coffee at Church?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Well, would you? Probably not.

What do you bring? A box of donuts that were freshly-made from your local market? Coffee cake you lovingly made with lots of cinnamon and sugar? Maybe it's your turn to bring the coffee. Do you also bring the artificial sweeteners and or heavy cream or chemical laden add-ins just to make it special?

Do you tempt yourselves and others with such things? Why not bring a bloody mary instead, along with a pack of cigarettes so everyone can relax? Instead of filling your soul with spiritual food you can sit back and gossip about the parishioners that didn't show up.

What got me thinking about this? It was a bunch of yellow packets next to my white packets of stevia. I feel wasteful throwing them away, so the alternative is to give them away. Ahh, I could put them on the coffee table at church.

Whammo! How could I give something that I wouldn't put into my own body? How selfish I am. Quite honestly, back in the fall I brought in a powdered pumpkin flavored creamer as a "treat".

It may seem trivial, but those things count. I wonder what other things I do, not just food-wise, I may be doing that are more harmful than beneficial. What things am I doing that are healthy for others?

On this bitter, snowy, windy day I will be pondering on the subject.

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PARAEAST 2/11/2012 7:10PM

    A good blog, very thoughtful on the reader's part. Thank you for sharing it. I do bring my Bbile to church all the time! emoticon emoticon

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REBELBLITZ 2/11/2012 2:50PM

    I understand what you are saying. After reading numerous books on nutrition and becoming vegan, I sincerely do not want to serve animal/dairy to others. If I would not eat it myself, why knowingly would I cause harm to another. I have spent many an hour learning to cook wonderful plant based foods to share instead. Everyone always enjoys the goodies and I can rest assured they do no contain cholesterol or saturated fat. The also will have ample fiber.


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DAISY443 2/11/2012 9:57AM

    Interesting! Guilty! I absolutely hate to waste anything, so the things I won't eat myself go to charity or friends. Ooops!

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