Wednesday, March 16, 2011
My home away from home in Florida happens to be home to the largest population of the Florida species of the Burrowing Owl in the world. Due to habitat destruction, their nesting locations are being lost. Residents of the City are encouraged to place "starter" burrows on their front lawns in hopes of having an owl family take up residence. The owls are people friendly and certainly a joy to watch.
Cape Coral Burrowing Owls
Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.
I had another great day this week of meeting all seven nutrients. And thanks to some advance planning, I was able to enjoy my fried clams (regular and Ipswich), as well as taste a delicious blackened Yellow-fin tuna. Yum!
Do you plan for splurges you wouldn't normally include in your weight loss plans?
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I made all seven nutrients (calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium) again today . . . yet my good friend and wonderful guest made something that would normally be such a great weakness of mine a few days ago: fresh baked bread. I gave up bread in restaurants for many, many months because I felt It was a weakness I just couldn't control . . . and how I have passed the initial hurdle of enjoying bread in restaurants (in moderation, of course), as well as these wonderful fresh baked cinnamon rolls . . . so good, that I found myself documenting their creation in photo!
This is one River deNile I would have expected to create much greater havoc! Praise God for small (and BIG) miracles!
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
Hope you are finding new and creative ways to overcome your weaknesses.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Ndakhte Ndiaye (below, left) grew up in Senegal Africa and teaches several African Drum classes each week on Pine Island. Her partner is responsible for the gourmet dinners we all enjoy after class. Ndakhte also invited several of her students to participate in specialized workshops and events throughout the Southwest Florida region.
“You will again be adorned with your timbrels [small one-headed drums] and go forth in the dancing [chorus] of those who make merry.” (Jeremiah 31:4b)
Marlene and I (above) were welcomed newbies and won the best dressed award. My salwar suit is a much loved gift from Puja, a dear Nepali friend. I thought I was fairly ambidextrous, but I soon learned working next to a left-handed person and watching the instructor (face on), makes following their lead most challenging . . . but FUN! What a great evening.
Today was a great day! Thank you, Teddy Bears, for all the grand support. In return, I am happy to report I satisfactorily ate within the recommended range for the seven nutrients I continue to monitor more closely this month: calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium. WooHoo!
Thanks again for the terrific support and great words of encouragement. Hope you’re meeting your goals.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Love is endless. I like to think of love as how we treat others, as well as ourselves. For SparkPeople, an element of love is readily measured by the way we meet our goals. After my weigh-in this morning I am now 79 pounds down and have 21 pounds to lose. I’m hoping I’ll be able to report that I lost at least one pound next week.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.?
May you have great love in your life today!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Turns out we can't leave the garage door open for even a few hours . . . we seem to have a pair of mourning doves who have adopted our residence. Fortunately, we were able to move the nest before she laid her eggs.
As Christians, my family is beginning their 40 day, disciplined Lenten walk in preparation for Easter. I'm so blessed to have such great church communities in both our northern winter wonderland and southern paradise.
I'm happy to report that I met my nutritional goals two days in a row (calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium). I'm also making headway on knitting a prayer shawl for March. Goes to show how important it is to right down our goals. WooHoo!
Hope you're being kind to your body today by both eating and moving well!
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