Saturday, June 30, 2012
Last fall, I traveled to Italy for 10 days for what (so far) has been the trip of my life. I spent 7 of the 10 days in Rome. I traveled with a group of 25, led by my young pastor, who had lived and studied in Rome for 4 years. We were able to do and see some amazing things because of his knowledge and connections. It was amazing. As part of that trip, we attended a Diaconate Ordination at St. Peter's Cathedral for a 28-year-old young man from my parish and we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of my priest's ordination.
Today, that young man, along with another young man from our Diocese, will be ordained at our Cathedral in Scranton, PA. I'm traveling (about 2 hours) on a 55-passenger bus with friends from my church to attend. Tomorrow, the young man from my parish will offer his first Mass at our church, followed by a reception that I helped to plan and organize.
It will take most of my weekend, but I'm pleased to both witness and celebrate these two ordinations and spend time with people who have become my second family.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Just went to the kitchen to get my afternoon snack, a fat free sugar free chocolate pudding and there sits the last piece of cake on the counter. I laughed at it and then gave it a nasty hand gesture.
Cake, you are dead to me ... insignificant ... merely a shadow of what you once were ... and not worthy of passing through these lips of mine!
I won, I won, I won!!!!!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
I love cake. I just need to put that out there. Especially vanilla cake with vanilla icing. Don't get me wrong, I'm also a chocolate lover, but white cake is something I generally don't pass up, even if I only take one bite.
Yesterday, I triumphed over the cake at the retirement reception at work. I triumphed over the crackers, chips, dips, pretzels, mini chocolate donuts, and the CAKE!
Instead I opted for carrots, celery, cucumbers, snap beans, hummus and two pieces of cheese. That was my pre-workout snack.
If I give in to sweets, my body just craves them all the more. When I'm really needing a fix, I'll have a low carb no sugar added popsicle or a small piece of angel food cake, or a piece of Dove chocolate. However, yesterday was such a victory for me because my plan was to skip the cake and I did.
After the reception I had my group training session at the Y and did some cardio warm up, an upper body weight workout with free weights, followed by another 10 minutes of cardio. The trainer said you don't have to go in there and kill yourself on the cardio machines. It's better to just warm up, work with weights, which burns the carbs, then do some cardio to burn some fat.
I totally blew that cake off!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
There's nothing like waking up in the morning and feeling GREAT. This is the first day in 4 that I didn't wake up all congested/water/itchy and I am very much appreciating it.
Some goals for today:
* I will exercise
* I will drink 64+ oz of water
* I will track every bite
* I will make good choices
* I will bypass the cake & other junk food at the retirement party this afternoon and instead opt for a Kashi bar prior to going to the gym
* I will send good thoughts your way for healthy and happy day
Over and out sparkies!
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