EBLOOMING   67,423
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
EBLOOMING's Recent Blog Entries

DAY 27 ~ Wednesday, March 3 Report

Friday, March 05, 2010

This is the day I have dreaded reporting on. It definately was a high protein day, I say not by choice, but every mouthful is done by choice; to eat or abstain.

I went out to breakfast and there 'ordered' two eggs, sausage, bacon all were fried plus two pancakes and syrup (I chose not to eat the pancakes & syrup).

Lunch was a healthy protein shake and a spoon of peanut butter in it. I drank that up in a second.

Dinner was the final straw! Out to have dinner with my 'accountability partner', well, neither one of us were reliable. I had fish emoticon & fries emoticon!!! Both as you know are slathered with grease. I gingerly cut away all the breading after one bite....and my fingers were even greasy.

Calories = 1304
Excercise = Housecleaning
Water = eight glasses

Lesson learned:

. Never walk in that place again.
. Never order a dinner like that one.
. Do a word study on accountability.
. Don't weigh in tomorrow!!! emoticon

Countdown.....only one day of blogging to go!!! emoticon

Thanks... for reading my blogs and commenting on them. You are a fantastic team of support for me.

emoticon emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LINDA25427 3/6/2010 12:12AM

    I went over on my calories today too .Well tomorrow is another day ,and tomorrow you finish up your 28 days Congratulations on sticking with it emoticon emoticonJob.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EBLOOMING 3/5/2010 10:45PM

    Thanks to all your supporting comments and the Lord's mercy I will go on to tomorrow...all the more encouraged to move to goal.
emoticonI was a bad girl...I will try harder.

Comment edited on: 3/5/2010 10:46:05 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
PARAEAST 3/5/2010 8:33PM

    Thank goodness tomorrow is another day! At least when we make mistakes we learn or try to.

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Hmm...what can I say except you're gonna get some emoticon

No....not this time because I think you've learnt your lesson!! emoticon

Hugs Elaine!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NELLIEC 3/5/2010 3:51PM

    Well, the protein was good, but the fat sounds terrible!!! As the saying goes, "Live and learn."

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Yay that you are moving ON from that! DON'T look BACK! Just go forward! emoticon emoticon emoticonLori

Report Inappropriate Comment

DAY 26 ~ Tuesday

Friday, March 05, 2010

"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ." Phhilippians 1:27

The word "conduct" does not merely mean our talk and converse with one another, but the whole course of our life and behavior in the world. The Greek word signifies the actions and the privileges of citizenship: and citizens of the New Jerusalem, be worthy of the gospel of Christ. What sort of conduct is this? In the first place, the gospel is very simple. So Christians should be simple and plain in their habits. There should be about our manner, our speech, our dress, our whole behavior, that simplicity which is the very soul of beauty. The gospel is pre-eminently lusterless and valueless without the jewel of truth. The gospel is a very fearless gospel, it boldly prclaims the truth, whether men like it or not; we must be equally faithful and unflinching. But the gospel is also very gentle.

So, our whole person if we could conduct our days with the simplicity of eating good nutritious veggies and fruits, boldly but clearly stating our yes to health and our no to frivilous eating habits and excercise patterns, setting our goals and sticking to them fearlessly, saying no to excesses.

I am writing to myself. It is in the crowd that I get lost and sometimes go along with what seems easiest at the moment. My goals go out the window and so should the scale as far as I am concerned. emoticon emoticon

1) Plain and simple eating habits in March.
2) Be true, faithful and unflinching to my goals.
3) Remember your MUFAS.

My Day:
Tuesday calories at 1339, healthy veggies & fruits, extra protein in the form of smoothie, protein bar. Water 8 glasses. Dinner out with a friend...salad with colorful veggies. My MUFA was flax with oatmeal, seeds & black olives with salad, grapeseed oil with smoothie.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LINDA25427 3/5/2010 8:58AM

    You are doing so good only 2 more days .Congratulations

Report Inappropriate Comment

DAY 25 ~ Monday/ March 1

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


I love new beginnings. Don't you? I am honored to embark on this new beginning with someone like you. Let's count on God to take us places with Him we've never been and accomplish a work we didn't know He could. As James and John cast their nets on the sun-kissed waters of the Galilee, they had no idea the Son of God was casting His net for them. Soon they'd find themselves caught by His call and compelled by His love. Let's allow the same divine affection to catch us as we, to, are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

These words were taken from "The Beloved Disciple" Following John to the heart of Jesus by Beth Moore. The pictures are from my trip to Israel in 2005 and the people are friends on my tour and from my church. The boat is actually one of the fishing boats similar to the ones the disciples took out fishing. The sea is the Galilee.

Oh, the beginning of a new day and a new flower...this one was taken in Israel by yours truly. March a month of beginnings & I have trusted God with my day. A day to be happy and rejoice!

Incidently, today March 1, 2010, my nutrition was within my goals at 1339 calories, with some MUFA at each meal, flax with my oatmeal, grapeseed oil in my cherrie shake, and almonds with my dinner. It was a good day!!

Best of all I have a Team of Sparkers who are my encouragement and though I cannot see each of you yet I feel that I know who you are and your input is a part of my day, week, month, year. Day by day we will arrive at our goals.

Thank you for reading my blog!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FIDDLER4JESUS 3/4/2010 9:19AM

    Oh,Elaine,love these beautiful pictures you have displayed here! I have never been to Israel but perhaps some day. You are becoming more beautiful in every way,like Christ. Keep up the good work!
The flowers are heavenly! emoticon God bless you this day,Sally
p.s. I love Beth Moore!

Comment edited on: 3/4/2010 9:19:54 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment

    Wonderful pics Elaine, I've been to Israel too...such an experience!

Yes with the Lord at our Helm, how can we fail!!
Great MUFAs....have you every done the 4 day Jump Start? I know that helps many people...
It's so good to have you on the SWAT II team...you are fun, supportive and a great encourager....hey...you could be a sgt!!!

Hugs Elaine....keep going, we're all working towards the same aim, our goal!!

Comment edited on: 3/4/2010 3:34:41 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/3/2010 11:59PM

    What great pictures Elaine...you have to have many wonderful memories from your trip. Thank you for sharing with us. You are doing a great job!!! Praise the Lord.
Blessings and hugs,

Report Inappropriate Comment
PARAEAST 3/3/2010 7:05PM

Great blog! So very true. I loved your pictures too, I've never been to Israel so that was so neat. I've been to Barcelona, Spain and just thought that I'm seeing the Mediterranean Sea which is near Israel on the other side.
Thank you for sharing this with us!
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

DAY 24 ~ Sunday

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

A day to worship the LORD...went to the church service...message was on the first and only mission that Paul and Barnabas took together. Acts 14

Song - "I am yours, O LORD"

Six things we must do to share Christ.
1. Prepare - they spoke so effectively

2. Prayer - tell God the truth

3. Fast - self denial

4. Persevere - even in opposition

5. According to the Scriptures - meet them where they are

6. Boldness - do it with grace and humbleness of Christ.

I can see that a lot of the same principles can apply to this journey of healthy living.

1. Prepare your menu
2. Pray for God's strength and guidance
3. Fast - take a day and meditate
4. Persevere - under opposition, friends, family,
5. Word - eat as Jesus would (there is a book about it)
6. Boldness - do it with grace & humbleness but get out there and excercise, join a gym, join a support group.

My goal is to reduce my calories each week by about 300 and burn 100 extra calories twice a week. This should help me to lose 1# per week.

My nutrition was good, with 5 fruits & veggies, drank 8 waters, calories 1475 (I haven't started to work on my goal yet.) Slept 7 hours. No excercise today.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:


    Oh, Elaine! I am reading Acts every night lately. I needed to get started reading my Bible, so that's where I picked to start. I really have enjoyed it, too! I say I'm only going to read a chapter, then I want to read the next one to see what happened next!

I enjoyed your blog today! emoticonLori

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDA25427 3/2/2010 9:23AM

    Love your blog Elaine sounds like a wonderful plan and I know you can to it . emoticon You are doing and amazing job,keep up the good work . Hope you have a great week . God bless. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PARAEAST 3/2/2010 8:21AM

    Sounds like a great plan! Now I will pray it works! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRANDMANANCY 3/2/2010 7:42AM


Report Inappropriate Comment

DAY 23 ~ Saturday

Sunday, February 28, 2010

This was Day 23 getting very close now to the countdown and finale.

Saturdays are study day with my grandchildren...two gd and I went to study usually in a coffee shop but today in a restaurant and had dinner together. Dangerous spot to study I hear you say. Well, yes it is. Restaurants are not noted for their catering to those who want low fat, low carbs, low sodium, high in fresh veggies and fruits. I settled for a Caesar salmon salad and coffee. We picked up a nutritional menu supplement which told us what we had just eaten. (I hear that in our state it soon will be law to supply this on the menu).
Josie chose to have Classic Pot Roast & Country Vegetables which was 1530 calories, 28 Sat Fat and 3070 Sodium! (81 carbs).
Adelaide chose Country Fried Steak Dinner at 870 calories 4.5 Sat Fat and 2470 Sodium. (80 carbs).
My Caesar Salmon was 890 calories, 17 Sat Fat with 1410 Sodium!! (21 carbs).
I can see why the nutrition information needs to come with the menu. What really amazes me is the amount of sodium which is one thing I need to cut back on. I would like to say that we wore off our dinner by using our brains. Not so.

Okay, I must tell you that Friday was somewhat over my calorie goal.
My excercise was also lacking. But my knowledge level went very high. emoticon By the time I got home I was too tired to do my LS DVD... another reason to do excercise early in the day. This excercise of blogging has proved invaluable.

Josie & Adelaide at our normal spot in the coffee shop after we study the Bible there is some time to play a game like chess or Skippo. Guess who is winning?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PARAEAST 3/1/2010 8:35PM

You are so right about the sodium. Some times there is so much sodium I think you might as well just eat salt. So good of you to get to enjoy your grand children. Sounds like you had a great day and I love the pictures!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

    I just think this is so awesome! emoticonElaine!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Last Page