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Palm Sunday Musings

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hello, All. I hope each of you is well, healthy, and plenty sassy. emoticon

I totally blew my calories today - too bad. I'll do better starting in the morning.

Our small group (see explanation below) met tonight for supper and game night. Supper was a delicious lasagne 'substitute' using ziti instead of lasagne noodles. It was delicious, but fattening and yes, I ate too much. Also enjoyed garlic bread and salad (DH and I brought that). Then, I indulged in dessert - 'monkey bread' almost dripping in sugary goo. Ok, now you know the worst. I'd eaten well at breakfast and lunch, if that makes any difference to anyone. And if it doesn't, I have to admit I don't care a whole lot. I'm well aware that when I indulge like that, I set my weight loss back some.

Small Group: our church has small groups of no more than 12 people (our group is only four couples) who meet approximately every other week for the purpose of studying the Bible. Sometimes we study a subject, sometimes a person of the Bible, sometimes a book of the Bible. Every so often we get together for game night. Tonight we had three very spirited rounds of something like "Catch that Phrase" - actually, I think I have the title a little wrong. It was a lot of fun, especially with like-minded people.

Which brings me to 'my' Spark Team - Healthy Lifestyle Forever. I have a great co-leader and a wonderful (but kinda small) team. We encourage and challenge each other, as all good SP teams do. Each month I put 3 games 'out there' and several of us have fun with them. Another good thing for Spark team to do. My co-leader, 2WHEELEDSHARON, comes up with a new challenge for us each month - generally a combination of eating and exercise. I have such a good time with these folks - they encourage me, challenge me, and hold me accountable.

Today is Palm Sunday. I am so glad to be celebrating the start of "Holy Week" - I accepted Jesus as my Savior (repented of my sins and asked Him into my heart) many, many years ago. He has never let me down; and has promised so many things - such as always being with me, of leading me when I am willing to follow, of sustaining me in grief, and so many other things. Praise His name!

I hope you all have a great week. Oh, before I totally forget, I'm going to put a picture in my gallery of the two pair of socks and the washcloth I knitted for my SIL. She's such a sweet, giving person, and we enjoy spending time with each year; so the knitted things are a way of giving back. : )
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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/26/2013 9:52PM

    Aren't you sweet AND sassy! I think I have the best co-leader in you, Nancy:)
I hope this week of renewal is rewarding - how could it not be with that strength, love and sass you have?!

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IUHRYTR 3/25/2013 8:33PM

    Such a fun time with good friends. A true blessing. -- Lou

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CONTENTCHRIS 3/25/2013 6:53PM

    Sounds like you have a lovely church group!

Cudos The small groups re always the best in my opinion.

With my shoulder emoticon issue now i have more pain from it and this makes it harder to not indulge

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LAURAB_143 3/25/2013 9:34AM

    Hi Nancy, I am glad I stopped by your blog and site today. I love what you wrote. One question though. emoticon You talk about being so active with your sparkteam. How can I find one that's active or how can I get involved? emoticon I joined about 5 or 6 teams but they don't seem to have active members anymore or else I just don't know what I'm doing. I get weekly updates but not much changes in them. Thanks for any advice. And God bless your efforts and you week. emoticon

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SNUGLBUNIE 3/25/2013 5:21AM

    Have a great Easter week Nancy :)

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FLEMIDG 3/25/2013 12:55AM

    Sounds like a wonderful time. Don't beat yourself up about eating too much. Just get yourself back on track. I am part of a small group in my church as well. We have a group of 6 ladies, Hope you have a wonderful week.

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USMAWIFE 3/24/2013 11:04PM

    Today was a special day with friends. Enjoy that over going over your calories. tomorrow is a new day

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2BEHEALTHY2014 3/24/2013 9:50PM

    Your dinner sounded wonderful! I had a slice of leftover eat lover's pizza for my dinner. We have to indulge once in a while. I was over yesterday but managed to stay in range today.

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DARYLBN 3/24/2013 9:37PM

    I enjoyed your blog. We all "cheat" from time to time. As long as you had a good time with your friends and have no regrets is all that matters. Tomorrow is another day. God Bless.

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FROSTY99 3/24/2013 9:37PM

    Sounds like a wonderful time. I love getting together with friends. We went to a Palm Sunday brunch and then had 3 couples back to our house to play cards and later we had dessert-I indulged too!
Pat

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