Sunday, April 03, 2011
Just a couple weeks ago, I was shelling on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.
Two days later, Lake Superior was truly in a beautiful turmoil. I can appreciate that turmoil today as I went over some of my nutritional ranges. Being that I remained less than 2000 calories, I can’t really beat myself up too much. For the most part, my head and tummy reminded me that I did poorly and it made me a bit more sluggish today. Now I’ll go walk down to the grocery store for some veggies.
[ A Time for Everything ] There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
If you are reading this, know that 1) You are loved! 2) You are forgiven! and 3) You are beautiful! May you find relief and calm delight in getting back on track when you slip up, whether it be big or little.
Friday, April 01, 2011
It's been a while since I've written here. The good news, is that my March goals seem to be right in line with where I need them to be with the exception of one goal, which simply wasn't that high a priority: enjoying a movie in the theatre. I had intentions of seeing The Grace Card, but just never made it and didn't have any success at this late date of finding it in our smaller communities, so I'll carry this goal into an opportunity to complete during the Spring season. Can anyone recommend a good romantic comedy?
1) Shed three pounds
2) Average 30 minutes or more in daily cardio and strength training
3) Track daily
4) Average six or more servings of fruits and veggies daily
5) Drink at least 10 cups of water daily
6) Satisfy meeting all seven recommended levels of: calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium twice weekly.
7) Spend at least 15 minutes daily in the study of God’s word.
8) Go see a movie at the theatre (can’t remember the last movie I saw)
9) Complete the knitting of one prayer shawl
Being that the one goal I did not achieve was a “fun” goal, I must confess that I found great enjoyment and fun in God’s creation and was blessed to capture it in photography, as well as replace my failing camera. Happy, Happy!
What a beautiful day to lay in wait for Spring. I hear we may be getting snow tomorrow. In the meantime, two of Wisconsin’s State Parks were gorgeous while the ice begins to thaw.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
I hope you're successfully reaching your goals this month.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Being mindful is instrumental in obtaining success when making plans to dine at a supper club. I saved myself quite reasonable throughout the day, ate well, and left room for an order of onion rings (shared with four people) and petite (6 oz) prime rib tonight. So tasty! The best news of all is that the seven nutrients I'm honing in on (calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium) ALL fell within range. WooHoo!
Here's me outside the Broadway Palms Dinner Theatre after we saw the production of the Unsinkable Molly Brown. I'm soaking up the warm rays.
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.
In chatting with a good friend today who is just beginning a week of Spring Break in northern Wisconsin, I learned she and her sister would like to travel to Madison, St Louis, and/or Minneapolis over the Spring Break. We share the same good friend in St Louis and hope we can make all these trips within a reasonable budget (I'm thinking Motel 6) since our friend already has a roommate in a small efficiency. I am about to begin mapping the route for feasibility.
I hope you have some fun things to be mindful about this week.
Friday, March 18, 2011
This was a day of splurges outside my normal range. My Weight Watcher instructor's spiel was about the importance of how this weight loss journey must incorporate our favorite foods if we are to be successful in keeping the weight off. Sure, Sure . . . she says this after a week where I managed to include both homemade cinnamon sweet rolls AND fried clams at my favorite seafood restaurant, while remaining within my calorie and nutrient range for my big seven (calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium).
Today I used the equivalent of my bonus points in the enjoyment of a Cuban sandwich (ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese and pickle) and most of an order of French fries. I didn't want to take this home, so I made up my mind, with my order, not to request a “to go” box. I thoroughly enjoyed every bite. And I was stuffed. Supper became a few ounces of cottage cheese, fresh tomatoes and grapes. I over shot my caloric intake by about 600 calories. The sandwich was nearly my whole day's calories, let alone exceeding 2400 mgs of salt). It brought me shortages and overages in most of my key nutrients.
Meanwhile, I'm happy! I'll live to eat another day. I'll even make a concerted effort to be a little more diligent without living on that River called deNile! 8-) This is manageable, as long as this doesn't become a regular.
Cheers! The palm trees, while shopping, looked like stars!
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.
While today was not the most successful, it was enjoyed! Hope you’re enjoying your food even when you're being a bit bad.
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