Saturday, December 18, 2010
Well, I didn't blog yesterday, but I DID exercise more than the 24 minutes I needed to meet my 2010 goal of 12K fitness minutes. And I added another 40 min this morning.
Unfortunately, I don't know just how much exerice I'm going to get these next few days, because I have a cold and sore throat. Since the cold isn't in my chest (yet, and it's generally inevitable), I do plan to exercise at least 10 minutes each day....but probably longer once I get started.
I'm only going to my grandson's basketball game this afternoon because we'll stop in and order my new glasses on the way home. I'll rest later.
Ok, enuf about me. I hope y'all are healthy, warm (in cold regions) or cool (in hot regions), and enjoying yourselves. But if you're wavering on your food/drink intake 'because of the holidays' or for any other reason, please think about what you're doing. An occasional indulgence isn't bad, but don't think of it as a 'treat'. You'd be giving food/drink too important a place in your life.
Hang in there, be faithful to yourself and your goals, take a bite of that sweet, or whatever, keep up exercising, and above all, remember that Jesus's birth is the real reason for this season.
Merry Christmas, everyone
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.......
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.
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
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 Cup butter
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.
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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