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Day 113 Accountability

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 60 minutes water aerobics.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles today, 71.66 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,747, but not the healthiest calories.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours.
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 2am. Eeeek! I was catching up reading my Spark Friend's blogs!
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1.5 fruit, 3 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- 1 Peter 5:5-14. "Keep sober and alert, because your enemy the devil is on the prowl like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour."

Yikes! I sometimes equate overeating with not being sober - like the saying "being in a food coma." I got to thinking about gluttony and decided to do a Google search on it. Gluttony is one of the 7 Deadly Sins. My search revealed the following quotes -

In the words of nineteenth-century Russian Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov:
"Wise temperance of the stomach is a door to all the virtues. Restrain the stomach, and you will enter Paradise. But if you please and pamper your stomach... in this way you will ruin your powers of attention and self-control, your sobriety and vigilance."

According to The Picture Book of Devils, Demons and Witchcraft, by Ernst and Johanna Lehner, "Those who commit the Sin of Gluttony are punished in Hell by being forced to eat rats, toads, and snakes. And you were just worried about getting fat?"
deadlysins.com/sins/gluttony.html
This website is a little "out there," I'm just sayin'. And I consider myself pretty conservative.

April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early April.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. My team mates have decided we can rack up the miles any way we can. Mine will be a combination of bicycling and elliptical.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
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FREDANN 4/26/2012 4:14PM

    WTG on 60 minutes of water aerobics, that's such a great exercise! I bet you felt great afterwards!
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IUHRYTR 4/26/2012 8:55AM

    How did we became addicted to using food as a comfort for loneliness, boredom, stress, and other feelings that have nothing to do with hunger? -- Lou

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JOYINKY 4/26/2012 8:23AM

    You're running out of month; going to make your 100 mile challenge? No mindless eating WTG!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/26/2012 1:15AM

    I thought that was pretty interesting about the gluttony. Especially Why you do it: Because you were weaned improperly as an infant. Kinda scary!


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Day 112 Accountability

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 45 minute bike ride.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 8.6 miles today, 71.66 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,489
emoticon4 - Sleep - 5 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 11:30pm
emoticon6 - Freggies - 2 fruit, 6 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- Psalm 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21 . "You are my rock, my rampart; true to your name, lead me and guide me!"

I like the above verse from Psalm 31. I repeated it throughout the day today - especially when I was having a food craving. Something came up each time I recited that line to distract me from the food. Thank You, Lord.


April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early April.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. My team mates have decided we can rack up the miles any way we can. Mine will be a combination of bicycling and elliptical.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/25/2012 11:07PM

    its good to have a bible verse to keep us out of food troubles, huh! i will have to think of one for myself. there are so many good ones!

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JANETRIS 4/25/2012 10:14PM

    Great day Nancy...I need to follow my own curfew now!...bedtime beckons!

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TEENY_BIKINI 4/25/2012 4:32PM

    Oh, I like the idea of a spark curfew. I think I need one :)

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JOYINKY 4/25/2012 11:12AM

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 4/25/2012 10:17AM

    GREAT! Keep going! You're doing wonderful! emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 4/25/2012 10:08AM

    Another great day for Nancy! You're so dedicated! I'm proud of you my friend. emoticon

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FREDANN 4/25/2012 10:07AM

    You are doing great with your bike challenge!! Way to go!!
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BEAGLEMAMA2 4/25/2012 7:41AM

    SparkPeople is addictive...I see that you gave yourself a curfew! lol Good idea!

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Day 111 Accountability

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - 50 minutes swimming.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles today, 63.06 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 2,224. Someone brought leftover Easter candy to work, and it called to me today. Thank you, Joy, for reminding me of my end of May weight loss goal. And thank you, Jane, for sending the evil eye toward the chocolate! I noticed when I left work tonight that it was all gone. I stopped at the store and bought raw veggies tonight. I'm back on track now.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 6 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - midnight. Ooops!
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 3 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- John 6:22-29. "Do not work for food that goes bad, but work for food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of man will give you, for on him the Father, God himself, has set his seal."

Wish I would have read this passage when I was pigging out on that leftover Easter candy. Eating soul food (reading scripture) would have been a much healthier choice.


April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early April.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. My team mates have decided we can rack up the miles any way we can. Mine will be a combination of bicycling and elliptical.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/25/2012 11:13PM

    love the soul food. that was funny because i was thinking the same thing when i read that. Jane has chocolate evil eyes? gonna have to see that!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/24/2012 6:23PM

    emoticon emoticonSparkStalker that's usually quietly reading and not commenting, I don't know why he does that...creepy dude...
You're doing really aweome. I love this organization...it's such an enigma to me... emoticon emoticon

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FREDANN 4/24/2012 9:04AM

    "Do not work for food that goes bad, but work for food that endures for eternal life..." - how true and how appropriate. Thanks for sharing! You are doing great, I just know you'll meet your May goal!
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JOYINKY 4/24/2012 8:00AM

    See you tomorrow. Smiles.

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Day 109 & 110 Accountability

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles on elliptical today, 63.06 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 2,631.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 9pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - John 6:16-21. The disciples were in a boat going to Capernaum when Jesus came walking across the water. They were afraid, but Jesus said, "It's me. Don't be afraid."

I once heard it said that Jesus told us not to be afraid 366 times in the Bible - once for each day fo the year. Very comforting words to remember.


Sunday --

emoticon1 - Exercise - planned day of rest
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 0 miles on elliptical today, 63.06 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 1,986.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 8 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 3 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food -- 1 John 2:1-5. "My children, I am writing this to prevent you from sinning; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright. He is the sacrifice to expiate our sins, and not only ours, but also those of the whole world."

It's amazing to think that Jesus died not only for believers, but for unbelievers, too.


April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early April.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. My team mates have decided we can rack up the miles any way we can. Mine will be a combination of bicycling and elliptical.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
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JANETRIS 4/23/2012 9:24PM

    Nancy ...I am also loving your quick soul food bites! Great days for you! emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/23/2012 5:38PM

    AND (Yes, I'm back but too lazy to edit)
I love that you give yourself a "SparkCurfew"...not that I need that either.
(not that I sponge inspiration off of you , no, no, no, no, no...)
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SNOWANGELDIVA 4/23/2012 5:36PM

    I loved the reminder of how many time Jesus says not to be afraid...
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JOYINKY 4/23/2012 5:24PM

    Overall looking good but if you're serious about your end of May goal . . . . you might want to tighten up on the calories some. If slow and steady is good enough . . . it is what it is. Hugs.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/22/2012 11:20PM

    did i tell you about the visiting pastor we had last sunday night? he took one little line and turned it into a wonderful sermon. "I go to prepare a place for you." ya, i have heard that verse, read that verse, a gazillion times. but when this guy (Maury Davis) expounded on that, it finally hit me. Jesus didnt make a place for me on September 6, 1960 or even on August 26th, 1986. He did it that Good (GREAT!) Friday over 2000 years ago! he has been waiting for me, my place has been ready FOR ME all these years.
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Day 108 Accountability & Weigh-in

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday --

Today is weigh-in day for my Spark Team. I am down 0.6 pounds. I gained 1.8 pounds last week due to Easter and my birthday, so worked a little of that off. Little by little, we arrive at our goals.

emoticon1 - Exercise - 20 minutes on recumbent; 25 minutes physical therapy and stretching exercises.
emoticon2 - 100 mile challenge - 5.45 miles on elliptical today, 63.06 miles for the month.
emoticon3 - Calories - 2,170. Someone brought leftover Easter candy to work and I got into it.
emoticon4 - Sleep - 4.5 hours
emoticon5 - Spark curfew - 10pm.
emoticon6 - Freggies - 1 fruit, 4 veggies.
emoticon7 - Soul food - Acts 5:34-42. The apostles are in trouble with the Sanhedrin again. Gamaliel, one of the teachers of the law, was respected by all the people. Rather than have the apostles punished, he said, "What I suggest, therefore, is that you leave these men alone and let them go. If this enterprise, this movement of theirs, is of human origin it will break up of its own accord; but if it does in fact come from God you will be unable to destroy them." Here we are 2,000 years later, and this "movement" still goes on. I guess it does come from God!


April 2012 accountability goals --
1 - Exercise at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. I had to back off of running until I get the results of my MRI in early April.
2 - I accepted a team challenge to log bicycling miles in April. My goal is 100 miles. My team mates have decided we can rack up the miles any way we can. Mine will be a combination of bicycling and elliptical.
3 - Track my food and limit my calories to less than 1800 per day. Goal weight is 145 pounds by end of May.
4 - Sleep 6+ hours per night.
5 - Stop Sparking by 10:30pm. I'm moving up my curfew by 30 minutes. I'm not getting to bed early enough to get my six hours of sleep. We'll see if this 10:30 curfew works better in April.
6 - Eat 1 fruit and 4 veggies per day.
7 - Feed my soul by reading scripture daily.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JANETRIS 4/21/2012 9:43PM

    You are back on a downward roll! Way to stay on track and tackle the holiday. Also way to go with the activity while working through your knee pain!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/20/2012 11:38PM

    Hi Nan! just love that "little movement"! yup, i think it must be a God thing! WooHoo!


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JOYINKY 4/20/2012 11:00PM

    WTG on whittling down that Easter weight by .6 pounds! Slow and steady wins the race.

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FREDANN 4/20/2012 10:50PM

    2170 cals following a 4.5 hour night... I wonder if you see a trend. I know if I don't sleep a lot I have a hard time controlling my food intake the next day. But again, it doesn't take much to make me lose control over food!
Again, just be careful with your sleep... says the girl who should have gone to bed 45 minutes ago!!
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Have a great weekend my friend!
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