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Thurs night's confession

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I KNEW I shouldn't have said anything Tuesday about eating well.....I blew it today! Actually, it was good for me to share my 'high' of Tues, and also good that I'm letting you know I didn't eat well today. Tomorrow is another day.

I DID get lots of exercise today, and frankly, was surprised to find I'd gone over 18K fitness minutes! So, I'm patting myself on the back for those two things.

I had a goal of 12K fitness minutes during 2010 - I just need 24 more minutes to make it. So tune in tomorrow.......

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IUHRYTR 12/17/2010 8:45PM

    About 250 minutes a week. Pretty good achievement. emoticon emoticon -- Lou

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PRAIRIE_MUM 12/17/2010 5:41AM

    Wow - only 24 fitness minutes to go? That's awesome!!! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/17/2010 12:00AM


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Successes today!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I love food, and food loves to spend (LOTS of) time ON me. Even tho' I've been making better choices of what to eat, I've been eating too much. BUT TODAY I STAYED WITHIN MY CALORIE RANGE for the 1st time in ages! And I don't feel deprived, and I did get good amounts of protein, fat, carbs; but only 3 fruit/veggies, and over 10 C of water, and, and....

In short (too late), I did well today. And I started off with 30 minutes on the treadmill (after a good breakfast). So, I'm breaking my arm patting myself on the back.

One good day behind me, looking forward to another, even better one tomorrow.
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JUDITH316 12/15/2010 1:08AM

    emoticon emoticon good job my friend, yes it does feel good when we meet our goals, I stand with you cheering you on, Keep on Keeping On, emoticon God's Blessings..

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PURPLELVR7 12/14/2010 11:55PM

    Congrats on the great day.

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IUHRYTR 12/14/2010 10:26PM

    One positive day at a time is what we aim for. If it helps, set a goal of, say, four good days a week at first. If you have more one week, terrific, but if you have a bad day or two then you have still reached your goal. Once that is consistent, try for five or six positive days a week. This way you won't feel as if you need to be perfect every single day because we all have off days. Best of success to you. emoticon -- Lou

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/14/2010 10:24PM


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Sweet Potato Casserole - updated

Monday, December 13, 2010

12/14 - I forgot to tell you, use a 9 x 13" pan. Also, I plan to use veggie spray in it. I went online last night and figured the calories, etc for the whole receipe and it's scary. I'll have to wait until I make it on Christmas to figure how many servings it is, then I'll post all the (serving) info on the food tracker.

Ok, I promised a sweet potato receipe, and now that I've received it from my DD, I can finally deliver. I haven't figured the calories, etc, etc, but will shortly.

Sweet Potato Casserole

3 Cups mashed, cooked sweet potatoes (or yams)
1 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 Cup butter

top with:
1 Cup packed brown sugar
1/3 Cup flour
1 Cup pecans
1/3 Cup butter

bake @ 350 degrees for 30 or so minutes.

When I make this for Christmas dinner, I plan to cut the butter and sugar a little.

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KRITTERKEEPERS 12/13/2010 10:10PM

    Sounds yummy. I love sweet potatoes!

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MY_5_KIDZ 12/13/2010 6:19PM

    I LOVE anything Sweet Potato!!


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Sunday's blessings

Sunday, December 12, 2010

This Sunday month our minister is preaching on different aspect of Christmas. Last week was "Christmas Wisdom: The Story of the Wise Men". Points made were:
- A wise person's journey is one of faith. FACT: God's journey always involves faith.
- A wise person's journey is one of worship. FACT: True worship always involves sacrifice.
- A wise person's journey is one of change. FACT: An encounter with God changes things - it changes you.

This week was "Christmas Hope: The Story of Mary" and the following were emphasized:
- Her Hosanna (Luke 1:46,47) she glorified the Lord.
- Her Humility (vs. 48) she acknowledged that she was but a maidservant.
3 key elements as it relates to humility - 1. Realize that you are not in charge. 2. Accept your position as a servant. 3. Submit yourself to God.
- Her Hope (vs 37, 38) "Let it be to me according to your Word."

Before the message, our young children gave a beautiful presentation which not only pointed to Christmas, but also to the cross of Jesus and His saving power. It was great that the parents and grands, etc got an evangelistic message from the kids. So many of the grown-ups hardly ever darken a church door.

Then, Pastor Ronnie said something like, "did you ever notice as you go thru your daily life, doing ordinary things, that sometimes God breaks thru in a special moment?" Then we were all treated to a viewing of the mall food court event where people all over the food court stood and sang the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. You've probably seen it on YouTube. From there, Ronnie launched into his message about Mary.

All-in-all, it was a magnificent worship service this morning.

Right after church, we rushed home, changed clothes and gobbled (not good I know) a sandwich so we could make our grandson's 1:00 basketball game. They're playing every Saturday and Sunday, and we haven't missed one.....yet. They lost their first game, and have won the others; today's score was horribly lop-sided at 43 - 12.

I fixed dinner tonight and have washed dishes, so the rest of the evening is mine for relaxing. : )

Y'all have a restful night.

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IUHRYTR 12/13/2010 2:14AM

    Glad you had a good, uplifting day. Aren't those wonderful? -- Lou

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    I haven't seen it on youtube, but I am going to look for it now! thanks! I'm glad you shared this blog with us! emoticon

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GIVINGINOW 12/12/2010 7:59PM

    Both of those are great messages! Thanks for posting :)

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II Cor 1:3-4

Friday, December 10, 2010

These past few days, I've been reminded 3 separate times of II Cor. 1:3-4, "PRAISE BE TO THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE FATHER OF COMPASSION AND THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT, WHO COMFORTS US IN ALL OUR TROUBLES. SO THAT WE CAN COMFORT THOSE IN ANY TROUBLE WITH THE COMFORT WE OURSELVES HAVE RECEIVED FROM GOD. " NIV So, while I haven't yet come across anyone who needs comfort, I am being told to be prepared. Isn't it wonderful how the Holy Spirit leads us, if only we just open ourselves to Him!!!

Whew! 6 hr of errands and shopping today. No wonder I'm beat; BUT, I can't count that as exercise (I kept stopping and looking at stuff), so plan to get on the treadmill awhile after dinner.

The good news: "our" shopping is done, but DH will be doing more when he's out next week; and I may go out to buy him one more thing.

We both thought our bathroom scales might be 'off' a little so before leaving today, we each weighed ourselves, then when at the store, we tried out several different scales - digitial, electronic, analog. There was as much as 7 pounds difference in the store scales. (Pfffft!!)

The good news: we now think our scales really are ok. The bad news: I was kinda hoping we'd find they weigh a little heavy - even as I knew in my heart of hearts that they don't. LOL

There were snow flurries while we were out, but you can hardly see anything on the ground now. This weekend, however, will be a different story. The forecast is for wintery mix tomorrow night into Sun, and rain on Sunday, and a colder week next week than this week was. Brrrrr! Praise the Lord for providing a warm house (and coats for when we go out).

Y'all have a great, restful night.

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IUHRYTR 12/11/2010 8:22AM

    Yes, a warm house is truly a blessing. The important thing about a scale is the consistency. Even if it is not totally accurate, you'll still be able to see when it moves down, and it will. Just hang in there and go for one pound at a time. emoticon -- Lou

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GIVINGINOW 12/10/2010 8:58PM

    I love those verses!! Yay for you that you have your shopping finished :) I am ALMOST finished!!

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    KEEP THE SCALES YOU HAVE! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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