DEBBIE_C's SparkPeople Blog DEBBIE_C's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Where do I begin ...again? <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 18:54:16 EST Reinstating, sorry for the delay! <img src=""> <BR> Journey to health is absolutely the GOAL. <BR> <BR> Been through a lot since April and I stalled out on my goals. I've been able to maintain, but only by the Grace of God. I've embraced some "old" bad habits and it's time to re-invent the wheel. It's Thursday today and I have a renewed sense of urgency. <BR> <BR> Goals:. <BR> 1. Walk often and move frequently... on a daily basis! This will ... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:14:56 EST Playing Catchup March 2nd <img src=""> <BR> Still in recovery mode from the bout with arthritis and then pneumonia had the audacity to knock on my door. The good news is that my frustration turned into some "usable" anger. I mean sick and tired of being sick and tired! <BR> <BR> Still working on the challenge to unclutter, little by little. I didn't realize how much of a hoarder I had become. Paper, paper, paper... <BR> <BR> Nevertheless, I'm still in the ra... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:46:05 EST Week of February 15th 1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV) <BR> <BR> 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Still battling arthritis along with frustration! I am lacking in motivation for exercise, so this week I am challenging my... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 17:33:04 EST Week of February 8th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It has been a tough week! Arthritis seems to be in complete control right now and much like the picture, it's an uphill battle. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ...but God. I will continue to lean and depend on God. <BR> <BR> Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) <BR> 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. <BR> 6 In all thy ways a... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 02:05:55 EST Week of February 1st Job 31:5-6 (KJV) <BR> <BR> 5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit; <BR> <BR> 6 Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The word accountability is simply unavoidable... INTEGRITY. Being honest about what I eat, when I exercise, and when I fail to do so! <BR> <BR> Affirmation: I will trust the process, walk in integrity, with the goal of ba... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 22:52:58 EST Week of January 25th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Had a successful week and I'm in panic mode. I'm still in go mode but I've been here before. So here's the deal, I' m all in. I will continue down the path until I reach the land of Oz (better health). I am truly motivated: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalm 116:8-9 (KJV) <BR> <BR> 8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, an... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:12:03 EST Week of January 18th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Theme for this week is "Never Give Up, Never Surrender!" <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Have a great week... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:02:12 EST Week of January 11 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Week two: still building blocks to basics. Found these great reminders and I particularly like number 8 "Don't let your bad week turn into a bad month!" <BR> <BR> Affirmation: <BR> <BR> Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not t... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:32:07 EST Week of January 4th: Challenge Basics: week one <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The importance of water cannot be ignored! I will not be lazy in drinking my water. Here's the kicker, I like water! I just get lazy. Time for a change... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Breakfast is a must. I will start each day with breakfast and be accountable. <BR> <BR> Goal this week is consistency. <BR> <BR> S - specific: d... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:31:51 EST Sunday... new start, new day! Jan 4th, 2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! <em>412</em> <BR> <BR> AFFIRMATION: This will not be a year of the "same stuff, different day"! <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> I am currently examining this principles of SMART goals. I have a tendency to over think and desperately need to reset back to basics. So my friends... it's back to the drawing board for me. <em>195</em> The one thing that is certain, is that I am not on this journey alone. <em>252</em> So thank you for your support and continued fr... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 15:08:31 EST Physical therapy push Still in the race. Working with phys therapy to overcome some deficits. This week is all about pacing myself and moving every day. <BR> <em>311</em> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:43:30 EST Involuntary break is over! Man, this has been an exhausting month of August! I didn't realize that I slipped down to about ninth or tenth on my priority list. <em>2</em> I really set myself on the back burner without even blinking. <BR> <BR> It just hit me like a ton of bricks: my "duh" moment has arrived on the scene once again! <em>198</em> To the positive, I have maintained my weight; to the negative, yet again I have wasted so much time. (Thanks Settima for the hula challenge! It kept me connected.) <BR... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:23:54 EST Goal meter update 6/27/14 <em>248</em> 15 lbs lost <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Time to re-establish the next short term goal!!! <BR> <BR> S - specific: lose weight <BR> <BR> M - measurable: lose15 lbs more; to fit into outfit that is currently too tight and waiting in the closet <BR> <BR> A - attainable: I CAN DO IT <BR> <BR> R - realistic: with so much weight to lose, the short term goal is realistic <BR> <BR> T - time-based: win, lose, or draw... the date is August 17th (Church Anniversary in the outfit... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:03:40 EST Goals week of June 8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Actually... I had a solid 8 hrs of sleep last night and it was unbelievable! I made it to church (with a slight limp), I had energy to park and walk, I did not come home and go straight to sleep! Knowing you have a problem sleeping and doing something about it makes all the difference in the world. <BR> <BR> Not quite sure I can make it a habit just yet... but I'm willing to try. I am serving notice of legal s... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:56:10 EST Goals week of June 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Peat and repeat is the name for this week! <BR> <BR> I let myself fall prey to stress this week & it manifested in my ability to walk as well as severely limited my ability to care for myself. I was a wreck! But GOD... <BR> <BR> No longer bound, I declare this week to be successful in the performance of ALL activities of daily living. Simply put, everything that the devil stole, God's giving it back to me. <BR> ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:05:38 EST Goals - week of May 11th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last week was better! This week will be good... <BR> God desires that we call those things that be not, as though they were. <BR> (Romans 4:17) <BR> <BR> My journey continues with determination to move/exercise every day this week. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Next on my to-do list is to get better acquainted with: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Sun, 11 May 2014 22:23:25 EST Goals - week of May 5th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This week will be like starting over AGAIN! I must set my priorities. Exercise and moving every day is my goal. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a great week! <BR> ~Debbie <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 4 May 2014 22:51:55 EST Back in the saddle! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oh my! It's been forever since I've had a moment to blog. Survived another amazing Annual Choir Day! Boy was it tough on the body, mind, AND TEMPERAMENT! While my church family is easy to love, they can be tough to "serve". It was worth it; God was glorified and it was a great celebration. <BR> <BR> My recovery? It took four days for me to walk upright, unassisted, and without not so nice words (smile). TGIF... Fri, 2 May 2014 17:58:50 EST Goal for the week of 04/06/14 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just a reminder of the importance of letting God take the wheel! <BR> <BR> Goals for the week; included but not limited to: <BR> <BR> Tracking nutrition (Fat Smash by Dr. Ian Smith) <BR> Move intentionally throughout the day (combating immobility) <BR> Celebrate the end of the week with 1 cheat meal on Sunday!!! <BR> <BR> For fun: pledge $2 for each detour taken to derail me from this week's plan (goals). Proce... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 23:58:53 EST Still here... Hey it's Debbie! Still here... <BR> <BR> Been dragging in my mind, body and spirit: but I'm still in the fight! Let me apologize for being a lousy team player lately. No excuse, I just blew it. Lack of motivation can be a very high wall to climb. The "why" of the matter simply escapes definition. I DON'T KNOW WHY... and it's okay. <BR> <BR> Here's what I know: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have come to the conclusion: <BR> ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:22:46 EST Week of Feb 2: I can, I will, I must... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My challenge this week is to make a conscious effort to eat small meals and not skip breakfast. <BR> <BR> Exercise daily in short spurts <BR> <BR> Focused exercise sessions on Tues, Thurs, and Fri <BR> <BR> Goal is simply to complete this week as planned. <BR> <BR> Be encouraged: Exercise the "whole" body (include mind, soul & spirit) <BR> <BR> 1 Timothy 4:8 (KJV) For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godli... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:11:14 EST When you want to succeed... <link><BR> </link> <BR> <BR> I found this youtube link (click on link above) to be very inspirational in getting re-charged for the 2014 year! <BR> <BR> Hope this helps someone the way it has impacted me... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Peace & Blessings, <BR> ~Debbie Sun, 5 Jan 2014 00:46:35 EST Happy New Year 2014 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting the year with one of my faves... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:40:32 EST Goals for the week of November 24 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's been a fair week... I've kept my word on logging my nutrition and duly noting my exercise or the lack thereof! I'm still in recovery mode and my week is pretty much described by the picture above; I call it bed & breakfast. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I am relieved to know that my overeating is not as out of control as it feels. Being accountable keeps me from turning a blind eye to those little "a pinch of... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:19:42 EST A reality check: Goals for the week of November 17 I had a little conversation with me while recovering from the "it's the start of winter Debbie, put on a sweater crud" also known as bronchitis and pneumonia. <em>198</em> All is certainly on it's way to well! Here's where I find myself today: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sidetracked for me is to be delayed or blocked; I have deviated from my true course. It's to be a lifetime pursuit for good health and abundant life and tha... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:53:19 EST Goals for the week of Nov 3 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> No excuses! It's an uphill journey and I am determined not to give up. I have stalled out once again. My goal is to get back into the swing of "consistency". <BR> <BR> I will: <BR> <BR> Log my nutrition a minimum of three times this week. <BR> Get my cardio in three times this week. <BR> Walk... walk... walk... <BR> <BR> Keeping it short, have a great week everyone! <BR> ~Debbie <BR> <em>319</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 01:05:40 EST Goals for the week of October 13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This will be my mantra this week! My demeanor has been quiet as I have been quite annoyed. I will focus all this negative energy into positive exercise, trusting that a change in my mood/attitude is just one workout away! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> <BR> -log nutrition at least three times this week <BR> -chair cardio three times this week <BR> -stretching daily along with squats <BR> -power walk three times this wee... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 00:21:50 EST Goals for the week of October 6 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just a quick check in! This week is all about "pete and repeat" <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Log nutrition at least three times this week. <BR> <BR> Modify... but move every day this week; which include but not limited to: <BR> <BR> Morning stretches (for range of motion) <BR> Squats - daily <BR> Modified chair cardio: SP video <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone! ~Deb <BR> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 22:29:27 EST Goals for the week of Sept 29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy October everyone! The theme for this month is MODIFY... but MOVE! <BR> <BR> There will be zero tolerance with excuses for not moving. I decided that in the middle of a migraine <em>24</em> . <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Goals for the week: <BR> <BR> Log nutrition at least three times this week. <BR> <BR> Modify... but move every day this w... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 00:50:38 EST Goals for the week of Sept 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This week was the toughest 2 lbs loss I've ever earned. Even with my limitations it was a good week! Now is the time for self-talk against sabotage. In the past, almost unconsciously, I start to make compromises due to a small victory. It's not like I don't have miles to go before I sleep! This week, I will not compromise my eating plan: no exceptions! I will log my nutrition & stay the course of exercise. ... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:59:30 EST Goals for the week of Sept 15 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My goals for the week remain: <BR> <BR> Daily squats <BR> <BR> Cardio three times a week (missed two last week) <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Add a walk in the evenings (as needed to relieve stress) <BR> <BR> Have a fabulous week everyone! <BR> <BR> ~Debbie <em>311</em> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 01:58:55 EST Goals for the week of Sept 8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My goals are simple: one step, one bite, one meal, and one day at a time! <BR> <BR> Cardio three times this week <BR> <BR> Alternate six days: squats, upper body work, ball workout <BR> <BR> Log nutrition at least three times to maintain tracking <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone! ~Debbie Sun, 8 Sep 2013 00:42:06 EST Hope <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Psalms 31:24 (KJV) 24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. <BR> <BR> There's that word courage again... Not just courage but good courage. This tells me there is some benefit (good) to and for me as a result of being courageous. On the flip side; HE knows my fear. Fear of riding the yo yo. Fear of being sick. Fear of not succeeding. God is so loving & pati... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 01:24:12 EST Goals for the week of Sept 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's all about "PETE & REPEAT" this week! <BR> <BR> Finished the week strong but not yet complete: still a little queasy but making much better food choices. Lynn told me once not to sweat the calories and I want to thank her for that sound advice! Still eating soft & light until the stomach is 100%. <BR> <BR> Goal is to continue and try to advance the daily squats: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 21:11:46 EST Leap of Faith <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I will trust my program. I won't over think it. I will just do it on purpose. <BR> <BR> Joshua 1:9 (KJV) 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. <BR> <BR> Taking a leap of faith! <BR> <BR> Hope this blesses someone else the way it is blessing me... <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> ~Deb Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:55:53 EST New start? John 14:14 (KJV) 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. <BR> <BR> Be careful what you ask the Master for!!! In the course of re-engaging with my eating plan/change, I asked HIM to show me the way. Well, true to nature I have been wishy washy with my plan to start strong and lo and behold: I am currently sick to my stomach "EVERY TIME" I start out to eat something that is not "healthy". <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ph... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:54:29 EST Goals for the week of Aug 25th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Feel like I'm back at square one! Here's the good news... "I'm back". <BR> Goals for the week include but are not limited to: <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> Chair squats - daily <BR> Cardio - Tues, Thurs, Sat. <BR> <BR> NUTRITION: <BR> Deliberate portion control (count & weigh) <BR> Fruit & Veggie portions x7 daily (Juicing here I come!) <BR> <BR> Have a fruitful week everyone! <BR> <em>357</em> <BR> <BR> <... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 23:54:11 EST I Choose <img src=""> Wed, 15 May 2013 00:27:34 EST Injured paw and goals for April 2013 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This bear kind of looks like I feel. <em>406</em> <BR> <BR> It's been an interesting March/April. I have suffered with pneumonia, arthritis (Osteo & Rheumatoid), and adding insult to injury a semi-paralyzed left arm! ...and yet will I trust HIM. <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for the month of April are centered around self care. While there is a regiment of activities designed to help my recovery it'... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 00:39:38 EST End? I think not... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone! <BR> ~Debbie Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:32:51 EST My 75 year old blessing! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Meet my mother who just turned 75 years young! If ever I had a goal it would be to get any where close to "what" she is! She is first & foremost an awesome woman of God. She teaches & she practices what she preaches! She hits the gym three times a week faithfully and can keep up with any number of her grand, and great grandchildren. (The picture is not even half of the kids...) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:04:18 EST Goals for the week of March 3rd <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'M WORKING ON IT!!! Don't you just love this picture? Has little to do with my goals, but I'm working on it. <BR> <BR> This week I will: <BR> <BR> Track my nutrition: include "greens" on each day (March challenge) <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> <BR> Mon, Wed, Fri <BR> Prayfit dvd (Mon - Sat) <BR> Cardio <BR> <BR> Tues, Thurs, Sat <BR> Prayfit dvd (Mon - Sat) <BR> Strength Training <BR> <BR> Make it a g... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 23:12:59 EST Losing??? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to express myself in writing. It has been a stressful week and I have neglected those things which help keep me accountable TO ME. There, I said it and that's the end of me beating myself up! <BR> <BR> Challenge for March: pump up the "greens"! Vegetables & fruit; not to mention a few symbolic things that match the challenge (lime flavored goodies). My iron has tanked again and with it goes my ene... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:26:27 EST Goals for week of February 17th & Encouragement <img src=""> <BR> <BR> As you know, the season of Lint has started & I am committed to the process. Here's some keys that I found to be encouraging: <BR> <BR> For me: <BR> <BR> #1 It is so necessary for me to be quiet to hear direction! Focus... <BR> <BR> #2 My vision (sight) must be fixed on something greater than myself! I must see me in the future. Set a (SMART) goal... <BR> <BR> #3 Spontaneity: Hmm. Spontaneity not so much... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:10:10 EST Goals for week of February 10th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> First I want to thank the many of you who offered so much encouragement to me on last week... It was a rough one, but I choose to build on those challenges and conquer it! <BR> <BR> Goals for this week remain: <BR> <BR> Wed is the start of lint: <BR> <BR> no soda <BR> <BR> no real sugar <BR> <BR> restrict Splenda <BR> <BR> every Wed is no meat (Daniel fast) <BR> <BR> exercise & devotion (PRAYFIT PROGRAM) ... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 23:07:31 EST And again... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here we go again... It's been a challenging week & the scale is absolutely bullying me. It shows an eleven pound gain! <em>24</em> I've been here before and it does not reflect the work that I've done this week. I truly am okay. <em>41</em> But I am not in denial that it is frustrating. <em>406</em> I've shared before that I have an condition that swells my entire body. It's times like this that I ... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 21:45:35 EST It's February already! Oh my... I can't believe that January is gone! I feel like I missed an entire month. <em>198</em> Okay enough with the shock and awe, let's call it what it is: I have procrastinated away ONE whole month. <em>2</em> I've done the bare minimum. I've put in the time true enough, but not the effort. <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> The news is not all bad, I did manage to lose 5 lbs. Yea ME! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> So with this in mind, February needs some goals: <em>51</em> <BR> <... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 21:45:17 EST Party!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's get this party started! I haven't taken the time to journal my New Year commitment/resolution. The one thing I do know is: business as usual is no longer acceptable. Let's face it, the "usual" has lost it's luster! <BR> <BR> Let's get in it... to win it! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:44:33 EST A Christmas Prayer The Manger of My Heart <BR> <BR> This Christmas, Lord, come to the manger of my heart. <BR> Fill me with Your presence, right from the very start. <BR> As I prepare for the holidays, and gifts to be given, <BR> remind me of the gift You gave when you sent Your Son from Heaven. <BR> The first Christmas gift was the greatest gift ever; <BR> When You came as a baby born in a manger. <BR> And wrapped like the gifts I find under our tree, <BR> You wait to be opened, to give Your love to me. <BR> ... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 16:09:38 EST