Saturday, August 27, 2011
On Fridays for the past 5 years, we've been part of a homeschool high school co-op. I usually teach 1 class and either work in the nursery or do a study hall for another class period, but then go grocery shopping and run errands the rest of the day. Since the co-op is in town and we live 20 minutes away in the country, this keeps me from having to make any other trips into town during the week, which reeks havoc with our homeschooling schedule at home.
ANYWAY.....I've always come home just TOTALLY exhausted and because of my fibro and thyroid and extra weight and lack of exercise, and horrible eating habits, I was also worthless on Saturdays until after a nap and supper.
This year....after nearly 3 1/2 months on SP, losing 41 lbs, getting a lot stronger through walking, gardening, yoga, and 5 lb weight training, and eating much healthier, I was still pretty tired Friday evening, but not as tired as it used to be. The biggest difference.....Saturdays!!! I have my Saturdays back!!! I am full of energy and am getting mega-long To Do lists done, and am in a great mood!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The scale moved backwards this week. 3 lbs. I gave it the raspberries and jumped off and smiled and got on with my day. I know I had exercised this week. I know I had eaten right this week. I have some great sparkstreaks this week. Most importantly, I have learned this week that those numbers don't define me.....so onwards we go! It's gonna be a GREAT day!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I Timothy 4:1-5
"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical lairs, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. For everything God created is good and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer."
It is wonderful to find that the SparkPeople diet plan is a godly diet plan! Moderation is the key to Biblical and SP eating!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This morning, after my walk and gardening, I purged my closet of all 2XL, XXL, 22W, 20W, and 18/20W sized clothes--winter colored, spring colored, summer colored, and fall colored jackets, dress pants, dresses, capris, jeans, sweaters, short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirt, 3/4-sleeved shirts, skirts, sweats, unmentionables, coats, etc.
I am donating them to a women's crisis center. Gettin' them OUT OF HERE and NEVER to return!!!!!!
Hit the road, Jack, and don't come back no more, no more, no more, no more! Hit the road, Jack, and don't come back noooo more!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I've been working towards a new healthy me for 12 weeks. So for my 12-week reward, I bought myself a new lavender colored shirt (down 2 sizes!) so I can go out with my Red Hat Ladies group on Wed to a Garden Party Tea!
My life-style strategies email this weekend was about rewarding myself. So I bought some root packets of some wildflowers for my native wildflower flowerbed and each week, I'll reward myself with a new root to plant!
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