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Blessing!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This last weekend was a blessing -- full of worship, ministry and fellowship. It probably was the best weekend I have had for a long time. All three nights were worship concerts with Dennis Jernigan. God has blessed him with a gift of leading worship and ministry. It is hard to describe the wonder of worship during that time.

My husband and I were blessed to be able to spend time with Dennis and his wife, Melinda, both on Sat and Sun. On Sat we had lunch and supper after the concert with them. Then on Sun we went out for supper again after the concert and then took them to their hotel. We had such a wonderful time of fellowship and sharing.

My husband and I also had the privilege of helping Melinda at the product table on Sat and Sun. night.

Well, needless to say, because of all the travel to the concerts -- each were a minimum of an hour from home (Sun 1.5 hrs)-- I didn't get any exercise in except for a little walking and doing 60 wall-pushups. Plus, with eating out for all the meals except breakfasts, I am going to have to work hard this week. I only was up a pound this morning (the weekend was worth it!). But, I will get it off by the time I need to weight in next.

I was very tired today because of all the short nights, but I exercised anyway and ate well.

Sat 10/22
1. Stay within calorie limit -- emoticon
--track EVERYTHING on SP . emoticon
2. Begin a daily exercise routine
-- Exercise before SP, then log it
-- knee physical therapy (M, W, F)
--strength training a different set of muscles ea day emoticon
3. Blog daily, even if it is short
4. Participate Fully in ALL challenges emoticon

Sun 10/24
1. Stay within calorie limit -- emoticon
--track EVERYTHING on SP . emoticon
2. Begin a daily exercise routine
-- Exercise before SP, then log it
-- knee physical therapy (M, W, F)
--strength training a different set of muscles ea day
3. Blog daily, even if it is short
4. Participate Fully in ALL challenges

Mon 10/25
1. Stay within calorie limit -- emoticon
--track EVERYTHING on SP . emoticon
2. Begin a daily exercise routine
-- Exercise before SP, then log it emoticon
-- knee physical therapy (M, W, F) -- I didn't do, because tonight I was over at my daughter's helping her cut out a bodice for her costume.
--strength training a different set of muscles ea day emoticon
3. Blog daily, even if it is short emoticon
4. Participate Fully in ALL challenges emoticon
5. Weight goal = 229 by Nov 20th
9/25 = 242.5
10/2= 241.75
10/12=240.5
10/19=239.75





  
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BESTSUSIEYET 10/26/2010 10:32PM

    Glad you had such a great weekend!

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JULIAOAK 10/26/2010 4:00PM

    keep up the good work!! emoticon

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SMILESRME 10/26/2010 11:04AM

    A weekend of blessing like you had, is certainly worth the change in your daily goals. (I know some might not agree with me on that statement, but how often do you have a weekend of praise, worship and spiritual blessings?) With your mindset and great habits, it won't take long to lose that pound Carrie!

On another note; how were you able to spend the time with D.J. over the weekend? Do you know them from past encounters? So glad you were blessed friend!

Joy!
Julia : )

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SJG1953 10/26/2010 1:27AM

    emoticonCarrie!

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FITANDFIFTY2 10/26/2010 12:30AM

    Congratulations on meting your goals and weight loss too!! Awesome!! emoticon

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CJSARGENT1 10/26/2010 12:25AM

    Very good

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Praise Weekend

Friday, October 22, 2010

I am so excited! A weekend that I have waited and known about for 2 years is finally here! Dennis Jernigan is in Colorado for 3 nights of Praise. Tonight he is in Colorado Springs, tomorrow night in Westminister and Sun in Greeley. (So, any of my Colorado Spark Friends -- message me and I will give you the places). I just love going and worshipping the Lord at these Nights of Praise.

My husband and I will be having lunch with DJ either on Sat or Sun. I will try to stay sensible and order healthy. I am not sure what my exercise will be like.

I did exercise extra today like I had said I would in yesterday's blog. I am posting early (haven't put in what I will eat for supper, but I will) because we are leaving by 5:00 to get the the Springs.

I didn't do the knee exercises again -- will have to get back to that on Monday. But my knee has been feeling pretty good. It does swell up a little still with exercise and I can't always walk upstairs like normal, but I know it is getting stronger each day.

Fri 10.22

1. Stay within calorie limit -- emoticon
--track EVERYTHING on SP . emoticon
2. Begin a daily exercise routine
-- Exercise before SP, then log it emoticon
-- knee physical therapy (M, W, F)
--strength training a different set of muscles ea day emoticon
3. Blog daily, even if it is short emoticon
4. Participate Fully in ALL challenges emoticon
5. Weight goal = 229 by Nov 20th
9/25 = 242.5
10/2= 241.75
10/12=240.5
10/19=239.75


  
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SJG1953 10/23/2010 4:56AM

    Praise God!! Have a blessed time at the meetings. I'm thankful that your knee is progressively getting better. Hugs, Shirley



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AGAPEJOY 10/23/2010 12:25AM

    Alright Lady, I like the progress! emoticon

Enjoy your Praise Weekend!! Praise the Lord!!

I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1)!

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FXYGMA 10/22/2010 9:01PM

    Sure wished I was there to have a weekend of just praising the Lord. You are blessed to be able to go to that. Have a great Joy filled time!

Melinda emoticon

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NELLIEC 10/22/2010 6:54PM

    It sounds great to have a praise weekend!!!

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Tired

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I was tired today, but I still exercised. I needed to make a meal for the Women's Crisis Center. I did get it done in time though and on the way taking it, I stopped and voted.

My daughter made cookies again today -- some for a band she went to see tonight and some to send to my daughter in Scotland. I did break down and ate 3 right from the oven -- they were good. I had planned on it and only had a salad at lunch and dinner. So I was on the low end of my calorie range. I will try to exercise a little more tomorrow also.

Thurs 10/21
1. Stay within calorie limit -- emoticon
--track EVERYTHING on SP . emoticon
2. Begin a daily exercise routine
-- Exercise before SP, then log it emoticon
-- knee physical therapy (M, W, F)
--strength training a different set of muscles ea day emoticon
3. Blog daily, even if it is short emoticon
4. Participate Fully in ALL challenges emoticon
5. Weight goal = 229 by Nov 20th
9/25 = 242.5
10/2= 241.75
10/12=240.5
10/19=239.75

  
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SMILESRME 10/24/2010 4:51PM

    I love your attitude and dealing with how you are living your life now Carrie. Joy ! Julia : )

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DZINE4KING 10/22/2010 12:05PM

    I bet you felt good, knowing you worked the cookies into your plan! Way to go!

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KEEKEE1ST 10/22/2010 11:53AM

    Great planning on working those cookies into your daily meal plan. You are doing great. Keep it up!
hugs,
Candy

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CARLANNIE 10/22/2010 8:07AM

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COLEENCOLE 10/22/2010 7:58AM

    Its the total number of cals that are reaLLy important. Good job!

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SJG1953 10/22/2010 4:21AM

    emoticonjob Carrie!!

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MOMFAN 10/22/2010 4:01AM

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Exercised late

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another messed up day with Wavorly here. They were up earlier. I had breakfast ready for them by 9:30 and available until 11:00. With them around I didn't exercise in the morning because I exercise in the living room and didn't want to in front of them. But, knowing I couldn't get on SP until I exercise, I began to exercise as soon as they left at 2:30 even though I was very tired and I had a lot to get done. As soon as I was done, I began working on cooking supper for them. I needed to have it done by 4:45 to take to the church where they were having the concert.

I didn't do my knee exercises tonight because I was at the concert for part of the time. When I got home I had dishes to do.

Wed 10/20
1. Stay within calorie limit -- emoticon
--track EVERYTHING on SP . emoticon
2. Begin a daily exercise routine
-- Exercise before SP, then log it emoticon
-- knee physical therapy (M, W, F)
--strength training a different set of muscles ea day emoticon
3. Blog daily, even if it is short emoticon
4. Participate Fully in ALL challenges emoticon
5. Weight goal = 229 by Nov 20th
9/25 = 242.5
10/2= 241.75
10/12=240.5
10/19=239.75

  
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DIZIZZY7895 10/21/2010 7:30AM

    Awesome job Carrie. Keep up the great work.

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ANNABELLE1957 10/21/2010 4:06AM

    you keep my pressing forward ty soo much emoticon

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SJG1953 10/21/2010 2:42AM

    You are doing so well Carrie!! That is Great!!

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FITANDFIFTY2 10/21/2010 12:29AM

    Awesome on your goals!! emoticon

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Routine Messed Up

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My routine today was a little messed up since Wavorly came in at 5:00am. They slept until almost noon. I do my exercise in the morning. I still did, but I stepped alot softer since they were sleeping in the room below me. I usually get about 3500 steps in during the 50 minutes. This time I only got in 1500 -- maybe because I took smaller, softer steps?? Well, anyway since The Biggest Loser was on tonight - I exercised (marched in place) while Bob and Jillian were "killing" the contestants. Maybe that will be my new routine -- exercise during The Biggest Loser! I am reaching my 7000 step a day goal.

Good News -- I weighed in at TOPS tonight with a .75 lb loss! Small, but it got me below 240 and into the 230's again.

It was also tough today food wise. My daughter made chocolate chip cookies for the band this afternoon. I usually eat 2-3 right out of the oven. It was hard but I didn't today -- I knew I had a weigh-in coming.

Tues 10/19
1. Stay within calorie limit -- emoticon
--track EVERYTHING on SP . emoticon
2. Begin a daily exercise routine
-- Exercise before SP, then log it emoticon
-- knee physical therapy (M, W, F)
--strength training a different set of muscles ea day emoticon
3. Blog daily, even if it is short emoticon
4. Participate Fully in ALL challenges emoticon
5. Weight goal = 229 by Nov 20th
9/25 = 242.5
10/2= 241.75
10/12=240.5
10/19=239.75

  
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MAMAOFFAITH 10/20/2010 11:23PM

    That is some SERIOUS restraint! Just reading about hot chocolate chip cookies makes me want to eat one. Good for you!

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DZINE4KING 10/20/2010 10:23PM

    Wow...you are doing great! Way to go to stay focused!

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MAYBER 10/20/2010 7:08PM

    Great will power and best wishes as you continue on your journey one day at a time

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FXYGMA 10/20/2010 3:18PM

    Good job on resisting the cookies. I have that same problem and it is the reason I have put off baking this year for class on Sunday.

That is a wonderful idea for during Biggest Loser. I will have to do that instead of just sitting there. I very rarely just sit and watch anything but that show I do just that.

Melinda emoticon

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MOMFAN 10/20/2010 2:40PM

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KEEKEE1ST 10/20/2010 1:09PM

    Great job on getting in the exercise regardless of the softness...lol Keep motivated and stay on course. You can do this.
hugs,
Candy

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NOTSPEEDY 10/20/2010 10:42AM

    Carrie, I have found that a pedometer doesn't count all your steps if you are stepping softly. Try counting 50 soft steps and see what your pedometer says. You may have went way over your 7,000 steps that day.

Are you finding that blogging your goals met give you a greater motivation to get your goals done?

(((Hugs)))
YvonneR>

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BESTSUSIEYET 10/20/2010 10:19AM

    Yes, we are such creatures of habit -- but life is all about the unexpected. Sounds like you made your plans fit the day, and did well. I did my strength workout while watching House Monday night -- whatever it takes to get it in!! I read your blogs & realize I have so much more control over food/exercise since it's just hubby & I here --- I don't have so many others to work around and no one is complaining that I "don't make _____ anymore." I do bake, but have substituted healthier Spark recipes for almost all the old favorites. Very rarely feel deprived. God bless you as you continue downward on the scale & UP toward renewed health!!

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ILUVTOTAT 10/20/2010 9:56AM

    You are doing great! I like that you can check off all your goals as met, especially when there's a change of routine. That usually totally throws me.

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CARLANNIE 10/20/2010 9:13AM

    WTG on avoiding those cookies - Woohoo for you!!! Our NBC station was interrupted half way through BL last night to broadcast a political debate, so I missed the last hour. Do you remember who was sent home?

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COACHKRYSTIE 10/20/2010 7:20AM

    Carrie, I exercise extra every Tuesday night with Biggest Loser! It's a great motivator!

keep up the great work!!!
Proud of you
Krystie

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JODIRICHARDS 10/20/2010 1:16AM

    I am a creature of habit and find it hard to go with the flow but it sounds like you did a good job. emoticon

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