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Lent day 4 Low Carb Day 4

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lent - Feeling too sick to do much study today - just the encouragement to hear the Call of Jesus to discipleship ... What do You want me to do in my Christian walk and then today of all days, He answers by having the phone ring 4 times with Prayer requests - I am to Pray!!! That has been my ministry for several years but gets clearer as I get older.
Low Carb - new Challenge - I woke with sore throat and chest cold and always make chicken noodle soup - so how do I do that low carb????? I had just mastered my Gluten free recipe and now no noodles either?? So I experimented with making big pot of chicken, onion and spies and lots of water then taking out smaller portions and trying different veggies in it - Some finely shredded cabbage tasted good but like "health food and was vetoed by DH. Mixed frozen veggies was OK for both of us but still miss the noodle or rice component - Suggestions? Also missed my honey in the lemon tea and lots of cough drops since they are just candy or artificial sweet .... Iced tea is feeling better than hot tonight.
I ended the day with 88 carbs and 62 net carbs so managed OK! Of course my calories are down too and the chest cold is still there so will try again tomorrow with some turkey soup!!

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D-ABBY 2/25/2012 11:13PM

    Love homemade chicken or beef soup! I never use rice or noodles, though. Seems to dull the flavor. Keep playing with it. You will get it.

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Day 3 Lent and Low Carb

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lent - Feeling kind of blah with my lent devotional this year - did a little exploring on the internet and only found Easter references to Eggs ...but reminded that they are symbol of rebirth. Scripture reference for the day reminded me of value of obedience _ I work at that all the time - so maybe it will grow in value and excitement for me.

Low Carb day 3 _ Article I read concerned me a little about eating too much protein - so I worked harder at more veggies - and guess who got in 10 servings of freggies [fruits or veggies today!!! YEAH!!! 88 Carbs and 22 fibers - ♫One day at a time♫ Tried some mashed chick peas [garbanzo beans] with sprinkle of onion, garlic powders and Lite salt to make simple hummus - I'm working at acquiring this taste and this was the best so far.

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FRAN0426 2/25/2012 4:19PM

    The hummas sounds tasty.

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Lent Day 2 and Low Carb Day 2

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lent - looking forward to Easter
Mark Chapt 1 Jesus calls us to himself, He taught and He rebuked and He did each of these "Immediately ...I am supposed to learn to act immediately on things called to my attention, that I am taught and that I am Corrected or scolded for. And I am to do that NOW...not later or maybe.

Low Carb Day 2 ___ Hmmmm feeling OK, I tend to get in a rut with what I eat, debated about going to Bday party for elderly friend and chose to go with a pint of ice water in hand and accept a small dish of ice cream - it went well ☺ Key: PLAN ahead and follow the plan ! Today 91 carbs so went one over goal but only 66 net carbs as I got 25 fiber!!! Yeah

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ITSAJANETHING 2/24/2012 5:17PM

  looking forward to following your blog, I too am observing Lent emoticon

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GEEKSMEGGLY 2/24/2012 10:07AM

    Super job!

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Lent Day 1 and Low Carb Day 1 @90gm

Thursday, February 23, 2012

emoticon Although my church does not observe a formal lent as many do, I am choosing to do a personal set of devotions for this time and prepare for the greatest celebration of the Christian's year to me : Resurrection Sunday celebrated in our country most often by the name Easter. I want to share my learning path here.
Mark Chapter 1_ _ _ Jesus said Repent, Believe, Follow me.

My Spark venture into Low Carb lifestyle for weight loss and health improvement of fluctuation blood sugar began the first of the year with reading and noticing just what i was eating then three weeks of beginning to cut down the # of Carbs and now it is time to record everything I eat and goal of keeping carbs to max of 90gm per day for 10 days, then 80gm for 10 days, then 70 gm for 10 days, then 60 gm for a continued lifestyle.
emoticon Day #1 = 86 carbs and 1191calories and 1390 steps=.65mile
Learned: Mocha I have been drinking is too high in Carbs - going to work on a low carb substitute for my caffeine/chocolate treat ☺

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GGMOM06 2/25/2012 11:50AM

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KOSHIE1 2/23/2012 2:22PM

    Being a fellow low-carber, I applaud your efforts. And lots of people take your approach. I DO hope it works for you. Unfortunately, that approach frequently prolongs the sugar/starch withdrawal stage, and it can be miserable. (Lots of people don't realize that it IS withdrawal; they think it must be bad for them and they quit -- but it IS withdrawal, just like any addictive symptoms...) Staying VERY hydrated will help!

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D-ABBY 2/23/2012 11:04AM

    emoticon for your journey. I am not sure I could do that low a carb diet. Instead, I am learning how to combine carbs to level the blood sugar. I look forward to seeing how you do on it.

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    It will be good watching your progress. You can do it. I don't know if I could go that low for maintance.

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ADZY86 2/23/2012 9:04AM

    It sounds like you made a great plan for starting low carb. Slowly and steadily bringing it down. And you know, you might find that sticking to 80gm, or 70gm or whatever still allows you to lose weight, and you might be able to stay at that number. Which would be great right? I'm still trying to find my number. I'm on about 50g at the moment. Fingers crossed I'll be one of those rare people who can eat 90/100gms and still lose weight! lol I doubt it though...

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I wish you enough...

Friday, January 13, 2012

I am looking for the author or credit for this story ...I have heard it in many forms so maybe it is considered public domain, but It means so much to me and is my prayer for those who have recently lost a loved one or know that they will soon be losing one - I pray that you each have enough hellos to get through the final goodbye. God bless you and comfort you beyond understanding. an airport... They had announced her departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, "I love you. I wish you enough." She in turn said, "Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Daddy."

They kissed and she left. He walked over toward the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say goodbye to someone knowing it would be forever?"

"Yes, I have," I replied. Saying that brought back memories I had of expressing my love and appreciation for all my Dad had done for me. Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the time to tell him face to face how much he meant to me.

So I knew what this man experiencing.

"Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever goodbye?" I asked.

"I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is, the next trip back would be for my funeral," he said.

"When you were saying goodbye I heard you say, "I wish you enough." May I ask what that means?"

He began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." He paused for a moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled even more."When we said 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them," he continued and then turning toward me he shared the following as if he
were reciting it from memory.

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Goodbye."

He then began to sob and walked away.

My friends, I pray you enough! ....seeking the author and possibility to give credit for this deep meaningful teaching. ~Linda49 in Washington state

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GEEKSMEGGLY 2/10/2012 7:31PM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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D-ABBY 2/2/2012 5:22PM

    emoticon emoticon God BLESS.

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SWIMLOVER 1/15/2012 6:15AM

  Linda, Thank You so much for sharing this with us!

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HEALTHYBARB1 1/14/2012 11:35AM

    I wish you enough too Linda...thanks for sharing. Such a precious story of truth.
Hugs Barb

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GRAMMACATHY 1/13/2012 10:25PM>
Bob Perks was the author. It is copyrighted if the internet is to be believed. I had to go back and double check. I too love the story. Thank you for sharing.

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RGEETING 1/13/2012 8:30PM

    and I wish you enough, too!
Have a great weekend!

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