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Not much going on here today

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Happy Saturday Friends! I always enjoy Saturday because it is a change of pace. I still get up early and enjoy my normal routine: quiet time, workout, and sparkin, but the rest of the day is up for grabs. Today, rain (YAY!!!) kept me inside for the majority of the day. I put the time to good use and did some decluttering and organizing. Why don't I do a little bit of that every day? I do to some extent, but I could do more!

Weigh in was not what I hoped for today. emoticon I didn't lose weight this week, but I didn't gain. Ahhh . . . there is always next week. I will just keep working hard and watch what I eat a little closer.

Not much else going on today. It was a low key day. I'm going to finish sparking and go read a book! Good Night all!

  
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FVHORVATH 7/28/2011 11:40AM

    I am working on decluttering the bedroom this week. As I amgetting MIL bedroom set this weekend I want it all cleaned.

I am glad you had a chance to get so much done. The heat wears me out so I could use some to that rain if you would kindly send it this way! LOL

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HAKAPES 7/28/2011 10:59AM

    Decluttering and organizing rules! I love that too!

Here it rains since the morning heavily, around 15mm now, and it doesn't look like it will stop. I have to prepare for some wet running I think.

Do you know this website?
The book that goes along is also great.
I always implement 1-2 ideas of them.
http://unclutterer.com/>
This is also great, I want to start it soon:
http://flylady.com/pages/w
elcome_main.asp

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KNITTABLES 7/24/2011 7:23PM

    Glad to catch up with you finally, I have been cleaning and decluttering to as you know. Have a great week. Happy to hear you got rain. We finally got a hot and sunny day..

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/24/2011 11:24AM

    I bet you are building muscles and getting stronger. That is as good as losing a pound. emoticon

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SPBETTERWAY 7/24/2011 8:06AM

    Decluttering makes me so happy. I hope you loved every minute.

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 7/24/2011 12:19AM

    LUCKY you on the rain! LOL --- 3 months ago I was complaining about all the rain we have had!

Nice to have a day to piddle around and get some things done that don't normally get done!

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BIGDAD1211 7/23/2011 11:49PM

    I had a same old same old day, but I guess tomorrow will be a better day! Have a great Sonday my friend!
God Bless

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PEGTIGER 7/23/2011 10:39PM

    I'm so glad someone is getting some rain. We're breaking records again for heat and not getting any rain. Maybe tomorrow.

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BOBINVA 7/23/2011 10:02PM

    Have a good night.

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/23/2011 9:47PM

    Sometimes those quiet low key days are just what we need. Enjoy that book!

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GUILDWARSGIRL 7/23/2011 9:44PM

  Glad you had a great day !We all need those ! emoticon

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A WOO HOO DAY!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Yes, it is Friday and that's a woo hoo in itself! It's been a good week as far as working out and eating clean. I've done almost 100 or more minutes every day and I've stayed within my calorie range every day. I'm looking forward to see how the scale reflects those things tomorrow. I'm 2 day away from finishing the 30 Day Shred! Woo Hoo! I'm feeling shredded! LOL!!! I've ran more this week that previous weeks too! YAY!!!

Another woo hoo is I looked at a new treadmill today (used but in super condition, it will be new to me!). I am getting a terrific deal on it, a steal! I can't wait to pick it up and get it set up. I love being outside when the weather is nice, but I SO missed having a treadmill all last winter! As soon as I can get so muscle power to help me, We'll pick it up and bring it home! YAY!!! It's even a better on than the one I had!

My best WOO HOO is pictures from DD and the little GDD she will deliver in December!!! Oh God is so awesome!!! We could see perfectly formed little hands and feet, able to count fingers and toes!!! God already know this little one intimately; He knows all of her days and has numbered every hair on her precious little head!! I am so excited to meet this little gift from above. Couldn't ask for a better Christmas present from DD and DSIL!!!!

  
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LESLIE_2B_LESS 7/24/2011 12:48AM

    Congratulations on all your exercise and clean eating this week! Also how precious for you to see all the wonderful pictures of your granddaughter even before she's born!

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FVHORVATH 7/23/2011 7:30AM

    Congratulations on getting over 100 mintures of exercise each day! That is a wonderful accomplishment.

And a big congratulations on that new GD of yours! Babies are so wonderful. I have 6 Grandchildren and each one is wonderful and has brought me much joy. I know you will treasure each moment with her!

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ARGYLE-RUNNER 7/23/2011 12:31AM

    awesome job on your exercise minutes and yay on the treadmill find

babies are such a wonder - and so fun to get a peek at them before they are born - super big congratulations!

when I read that you are going to be grandmother and you are nearing completion of the 30 day shred, I'm impressed - I haven't gotten past level one emoticon

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KIMBERTA99 7/22/2011 11:28PM

    emoticonyou are doing..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEATURTLE86 7/22/2011 11:18PM

    Oh what an emoticon week you have had! Great Job!
The new treadmill sounds wonderful. I LOVE mine, I have finally figured out an exercise that I actually enjoy doing! LOL My house is so small that I don't have room inside for it. I have mine on my screened in back porch so I get to be outside. (I have my recumbent bike in the livingroom tho!!! lol) Of course I am in Florida and it is fairly nice all year. I am sure you will enjoy having it inside during the winter months where you live.

I am so excited that you got to see pictures of the new "little one". Isn't it amazing how "perfect" she already is??!!! What an wonderful Christmas present that is going to be!
Keep me updated on how things are going.

I know I am enjoying my grandson now! He is two months old now and starting to smile and growing sooo fast! I was so lucky that my DIL let me in the delivery room to watch him being born. That was such a blessing to me that she gave me that gift to see him being born. I know there are alot of DIL that wouldn't have been so kind.

Glad you had a good week!
~Pam

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KNITTABLES 7/22/2011 10:05PM

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SPBETTERWAY 7/22/2011 7:53PM

    Big congratulations on those 100 minutes every day!
I'm beginning to feel a little different too.
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emoticon Thanking God with you for the new grandchild!
Have a great weigh in Sat!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/22/2011 6:11PM

    How exciting on all fronts. emoticon You are so right, those grands are the mountain top. Nothing like them.

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MCCALI59 7/22/2011 6:11PM

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CSDAYS 7/22/2011 6:11PM

    Grandchildren are so so special!! I have 4 two and two.

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Kamut

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A friend brought me some fresh baked bread this morning. It is Kamut bread and it is yummy!! She also gave me the recipe and I entered it into the sparks recipe log so I can track it. I love natural, none processed foods. In the summer, I am very content eating the abundance of fruits and veggies. I miss the fresh stuff in the winter. I order from a natural food company for a co-op. I have the benefit of seeing first hand what all is ordered. As a result, I have tried many new things that I would not have tried before. Who new that my sons would be crazy about quinoa? Kamut is one of the things I was interested in, and my friend has more than tempted my taste buds! Does any one have any favorite recipes using Kamut?


Since I posted yesterday, I have had seveal inquiries about what Kamut is, so here is a bit of information.

Organic Kamut® Berries, an ancient relative of modern durum wheat, are high in protein. These plump, golden-colored berries have an unmistakable buttery flavor. Use as a satisfying cereal, pilaf, or grind the berries in your home mill.

You can probably do a google for recipes if you are interested.

  
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NOILEDNWAD 7/22/2011 10:56PM

    Sounds yummy! I'm going to look for some.

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THEADMIRAL 7/22/2011 3:53PM

    Never heard of it - thanks for the information!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/22/2011 10:30AM

    Neat

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ELLEYKAT 7/22/2011 9:16AM

    I've never heard of kamut! I just discovered quinoa myself (LOVE it!) and now I want to try kamut!!! I wouldn't know where to look, though... Maybe you could share that recipe, eh? =)

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SPBETTERWAY 7/22/2011 8:21AM

    I haven't heard of this grain.

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KNITTABLES 7/22/2011 12:57AM

    I have never heard of Kamut. Will have to google it.

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JLUVSHIKIN 7/21/2011 10:36PM

    I wish we had a coop here.... we have farmers markets but it's just not the same.
Good for you for trying new things!!! That is so awesome!
There are so many grains that I want to try and just haven't done it!

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HAKAPES 7/21/2011 5:41PM

    What is co-op?
And what is a Kamut bread?
It's great you love unprocessed food! I love it too (but I also love processed food, too)!

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Are you sweetly resting?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Evangelist D. L. Moody one observed that there are three kinds of faith a Christian can have: A struggling faith, a clinging faith or a resting faith. A resting faith is not some mystical feeling that we might experience at times in a church service or during a spiriturally high moment. It is simply the daily respose of the life that has learned to relax and be comfortable in God's providential care. Such an attitude is the result of ceasing to live for self and starting to live solely for God's glory.

Medical people have long realized the relationship that exists between a happy, calm spirit and a healthy body. Doctors have often stated that many of our physical problems are caused by undue stress. How importantit is, the, even for our own well-being, to relax and rest in God, to trust Him implicitly regardless of the circumstances. Since we were created in His image, we are able to find fulfillment and true contentment only as we learn to enjoy His daily fellowship. That's the "resting faith" Moody was talking about. --Taken from "Amazing Grace 366 inspiring hymn stories for daily devotions"

Something to ponder as you begin to stress today!!

  
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SEATURTLE86 7/20/2011 7:05PM

    Nice blog! D.L. Moody is one of my favorites. I am working on a "resting faith". I am learning to" let go and let God" take care of things. Thanks for sharing this. emoticon emoticon
~Pam
PS. I heard on the radio the other day that people who know they are being prayed for heal alot faster than those that don't. I forgot the percentages but it was nice to know. :)

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HAKAPES 7/20/2011 6:10PM

    Stress in my neck - stress of the day. I learned that some time ago, but it's still an aha feeling each time I realize! :-)

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JOYFULMOMTO5 7/20/2011 4:35PM

    Amen! Resting faith brings peace that passes all understanding. God is so faithful.

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BOBINVA 7/20/2011 3:34PM

    That is great food for thought. Let go.

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ELLEYKAT 7/20/2011 12:47PM

    "Doctors have often stated that many of our physical problems are caused by undue stress." I hear that, and can attest to the truth of it by this horrible tension headache that's been nagging me all day!

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LIVIN4LISH 7/20/2011 12:14PM

    Nice emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/20/2011 10:11AM

    Cool

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A terrific Tuesday!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I had a good workout today! YAY!!! I'm moving closer to the running pace I desire. With the treadmill broken all winter, I really go out of running shape. I had hoped to be back on track by now but . . . .Oh well! Like I said, today was good. After my run, I did day 25 of the 30 day shred . . . only 5 days left. Then, I did strength training.

Today was shopping day. I purchased many fruits and veggies! It's been to hot to cook, so I have been making salads. I have spring mix lettuce and spinach ready in the garden, along with radishes, onions and green beans. I had a couple of small peppers, and the tomatoes are coming along. I'm looking forward to getting all the veggies fresh from the garden.

It was a busy day and I'm getting tired. I'm hoping for a good sleep so I can get up and work hard again tomorrow! AND WTG Daisies!!! Woo Hoo! Let's keep it rolling!!!

  
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HAKAPES 7/21/2011 1:30AM

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Running, veggies, good sleep - what more can one wish for? ,-)

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CINDHOLM 7/20/2011 8:14AM

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KIMBERTA99 7/20/2011 2:13AM

    emoticonyou are doing great!!

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ERIECANALGAL 7/20/2011 12:16AM

    Mmmm all those garden veggies...I have them too. Wow you are a workout champ and in all that hot weather too.
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Dottee

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LIVIN4LISH 7/19/2011 10:58PM

    Sounds like a terrific day indeed! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/19/2011 10:31PM

    emoticon You are doing great.

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