DSCROW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DSCROW DSCROW's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Work and wellness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353322 I am back into my work routine today and prepared with healthy food, proper shoes for a walk, and my drinks. I am feeling recovered from the abdominal issue and will do weights tonight. I will still be mindful of the weight I am lifting I don't want to have a hernia develop. I am preparing to be off on Thursday as my DH will have rotator cuff surgery at same day surgery center. I think we are prepared. Cleaning up the bedroom and having to do something with clothes overflowing onto the f... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:41:08 EST The closet is clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352992 I started at 6 am and worked until 1pm today cleaning everything in the closet. Purging clothes, folding the winter clothes, hanging the summer clothes. I am so glad its done. I am exhausted and I ended up with 23,928 steps at 6 pm. Lots of effort that doesn't look different but I know is greatly different. It's CLEAN and ready for the spring/summer clothes in ALABAMA. <BR> <BR> Hope you have had a great day. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:40:18 EST Better today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352457 My abdomen and intestines are BETTER! Happy Dance! Still a little tender but I learned that when you binge it messes up your regular bathroom habits! Good day yesterday. I did run but no PR but it was one of those runs that I felt good during if tired at the end. We finished up hill ... ugh. Today just a walk. Then closet... Does this ever end. I still need to purge more. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:16:28 EST Stining remains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351851 The sting remains... It is not as bad as I felt in the past but DANG it I don't want a hernia. I don't know that is what it is or if I am having some constipation (TMI) or trapped gas from my few day binge. I broke down and looked up reasons and that is three of them that concerned me the most. That and Diverticulosis which my mom did have and I have never had. The bee sting near my incision concerns me for incisional hernia...dang, dang, dang. <BR> <BR> Mind you I am not freaking out o... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:48:15 EST High tree pollen and Midnight Awakening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351454 I walked before work and the heat of the day getting 2.5 miles in. I did well with allergies not having taken extra morning allergy meds. At 2 pm however when I walked another mile the pollen tore me up...ugh. Fortunately I had my Allervert and within 20 minutes this dissolving med went to work and my itchy and watery eyes were better. My sinus opening back up. My sinus had swelled and I could not breath from my nose. So I was able to recover to finish the day. <BR> <BR> I did someth... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:39:38 EST Trust in GOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350987 I am not going to figure this out...I am going to TRUST GOD and do good! I am resisting the devil temptations for wrong foods. I am trusting GOD and will enjoy life while GOD is solving my problems. Whew that is a load off. I am going to do what I can do with it but not do what is not mine to do and LET GOD DO! Thank you Joyce Meyer for the message this morning. I am tired of trying to control it and don't do very well on my own anyhow. I am not saying I am going to be out of control b... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:24:13 EST Time flies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350534 Its going by so fast this year. I am trying to stop and just enjoy it but it's gone in a heartbeat it seems. This year particularly is just flying for me. Lord, help me to savor each day and see your work. <BR> <BR> The effort continues to get back on track. The scale was favorable with that same 1/2 lb loss. I am holding but the desire for sugary bready things continues right now. Why oh why do I make such choices when I know the taste is temporary and the consequences difficult for ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:02:51 EST 90 second Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350111 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b802a19-8958-42a1-943c-2daf30095cfc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bread is the thing I miss the most on the keto LCHF diet. It's true I don't get hungry with good fat's but my comfort food is bready stuff. I made this for the first time this morning. I made one for my husband a sandwich (he misses sandwiches) and a stevia cinnamon one for us to share this morning. OK it's eggy but man its good. The texture is bready. So I will be exploring some metho... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:25:59 EST Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349750 My eyes are so itchy and all around them across my nose. I am trying to keep my hands off them. It's hard right now. I carry tissue every where... Tis the season...The allergy season...This too shall pass. I am not using this as an excuse it is simply fact I am allergic to multiple things but tree pollen is high and shrubs medium right now...It is draining but not the reason I didn't resist! <BR> <BR> Well I gained those two pounds back and am starting at 130 again since Easter. It is ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:51:47 EST Bubbles everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349036 I did it...I bought what I thought was dishwasher soap and it was ultimate dish soap. When one fills the dishwasher cup with it, and starts it, the bubbles begin! I left the house to run to the grocery (last minute purchase for family dinner today) and left my husband at the house. He couldn't reach me on the phone when the dishwasher was spitting up bubbles all over the kitchen floor. I had silenced my phone at yesterday's workshop and forgot to turn on the volume. Left on his own he pr... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:52:58 EST Workshop with 2 special ladies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348327 I don't need the hours but need the time with two special ladies I work with. We see each other in the office but don't really spend time together. Today we will attend a workshop together and have time to socialize on the ride and at lunch. I will enjoy the time despite wishing I could stay home and rest. <BR> <BR> The truth is I would not rest I would run errands, do laundry, or ended up going to a doctors appointment with my husband who is getting MRI on shoulder and seeing doc to di... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:02:17 EST Relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348176 After a brief panic attach and husband and wife drama the call was made to the tax woman and extension filled. The husband was pushing to have it done by the 18th. I would not have minded if things were ready! So the dilemma was solved by the tax woman who said she would file the extension and we have appointment for May 9th. THANK YOU JESUS! It is Easter weekend and I just didn't see how to get it all done. <BR> <BR> So I completed 10,000 steps and got a walk in. We attended a Mound... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:42:52 EST Busy multi tasking day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347716 Work/taxes/mileage/CEU/Work/ bad news about friend loosing baby/work then my kind husband took me to dinner so I didn't have to cook...YES! We still have to get an appointment and get to tax woman or get an extension...ugh but making progress toward getting it done! <BR> <BR> Hope your tax season is going well :) Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:06:18 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347196 I am less tired tonight but have reason to be so. I did my steps, ate healthy, and did weight training tonight. Home now and feeling good. <BR> <BR> Hope you all are having a great day! Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:02:31 EST On track again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346730 OK, I made it one whole day back on track! I am tired with a sore back tonight but doing well otherwise. Steps and miles complete. Dinner done, kicked back and relaxing to watch Dancing with the Stars. <BR> <BR> Feeling tired. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:30:34 EST Fell off the Keto plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345929 It seems yesterday started a carb binge... Today I am praying and feeling better about it. Probably because My dinner last night was extremely satisfying Keto friendly PIZZA, called FAT HEAD Pizza rom dietdoctor. com. Oh ya it was SO GOOD! I digress, Saturday after my 5K I jumped off the plan for Waffle house hash browns served to racers...Then the ice cream too! OH how easy we fall. My weight was up that morning back to 130 and I had a hard run with eyes and nose running due to allergie... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 09:41:07 EST snarky yesterday but recovered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345437 Hm I ate simple carbs after being snarky with my husband. He asked me to call...ugh on something we knew, talked about, decided already...why! I reacted cutting him off. I realize this morning its that one more thing your asking me to do when I am juggling enough and thought we were done with this. Then at lunch I ate corn chips. I also had rice cake and peanut butter last night. I think that was the I need carbs to run tomorrow lie. But at noon it was fall out from my emotional bout tw... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 06:50:57 EST Sparkin Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344998 I am off but busy with hair appointment this morning. I will make it home for a massage this afternoon and am looking forward to it. It's been a couple of weeks because of my schedule. Lots of chores are always waiting. I need to plan for a walk this afternoon but no run as I run tomorrow in a grand prix race. Besides busy chores how am I doing? Good <BR> <BR> My miles are on track so far this month, My food is on track and I have WANTED but not eaten simple carbs. I am substituting a... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 07:38:46 EST Beautiful windy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344823 Well we survived the storms last night. Tree limbs were down but no damage to our area. I managed to get 2 miles in this morning before work at the indoor track and walk at lunch with another outdoor mile. I am glad I had a wind breaker in the car as I needed it even though the sun was shining. My miles and steps are done today. My meal planning went well and I stayed on my menu plan. <BR> <BR> I am home, kicked back, relaxing. <BR> <BR> Hope your having a great night! Thu, 6 Apr 2017 20:41:04 EST Severe Weather alert day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344046 Alabama had sever spring tornadoes all across the state a few years ago. We take these storms seriously. Fortunately it doesn't look to be that kind of day but it will not be known until its over. I am heading to work despite schools being closed. Likely I will leave early as folks will begin cancelling. Kids wont be where they normally are for pick up or well just weather it's self will keep folks home. It also means indoor walking at the church track (if its open) or dreadmill for my ... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 08:01:57 EST Keeping it positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343533 I am feeling positive about my journey! Keeping God first and putting food in it's place behind. Spiritually full makes for less physical craving and stress. My food plan was on track yesterday although I ate a bit more than planned calorie wise but still in the upper limit of allowed (under 1400 calories). I walked indoors before work getting my three miles in. Today should be nice and a lunch time walk is planned and weight training tonight. I started taking over the counter Xyal for ... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 07:34:16 EST Monday begins with RAIN and reboot of NO Simple CARBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343075 I don't mind other than I have to bring rolling computer work bag in and out of work so that's a bit tricky sometimes holding and umbrella and a yeti cup. I will handle it... I will walk at the Spring street center before going in. It's nice having an indoor location to walk when it rains. Today is not a full day which is rare for a Monday. Some cases have closed. I will have to look and see what may have fallen off the schedule. Today I will simply take advantage of a slow day. My f... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 09:15:09 EST Tired, paint, and shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342303 Today the week has caught up with me and I am tired. We had a work day at church today and I painted the nursery and then got the Wal-Mart Shopping done. The nursery looked great but needed to dry before things returned. A cheery light yellow over a little darker yellow so only one coat was needed. I have just sit down and am tired. Lunch was BBQ salad and it was good. We picked it up at a local restaurant on the way home from the church. I still need to walk and get more steps but may... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:13:26 EST Run then drive home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341641 I thought about skipping the run but I know I wont get it done when I get home as other priorities will take over so I am out the door to get this done when I finish typing this. Last night my food choices were good and I sipped about 1/2 a margarita after dinner. I am happy to be going home today. <BR> <BR> I travel 2 hours after I leave out of here so I will checking today. I face the scale tomorrow and well go from there good or bad numbers I have done well for traveling and eating wha... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:47:15 EST Final day of workshop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341147 Yesterday went well. Lunch was Italian buffet (pasta and Italian sausage or chicken fettuccini), they fortunately offered zucchini and salad. 1/2 plate of salad 1/2 plate zucchini that I covered with spaghetti sauce and scooped some of the Italian sausage and onion on. Unsweetened tea and no dessert. The dessert was a little tempting as everyone at the table oozed over the chocolate fudge pie they selected. I resisted with some scripture and reminder that just because it's permissible it... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:43:54 EST Workshop break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340763 I left the morning session COLD... I am back in the room taking a break and getting a sweater to slip back in and be warmer. He was good, interesting...I just needed to get another drink refill (trying to do better on my fluids today) and the sweater. <BR> <BR> I woke up in time to get my 3 mile run in and got to the session on time. My food choices have been good so far. Yesterday they had a non fried, non battered choice as a meat with legal salad and vegi. They always have salad if no... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:42:06 EST Good day at workshop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340461 I ran this morning and made it to class on time. My food choices have been good but I didn't drink enough liquids today. I have tried to get some extra this evening but don't want to be up all night going to the bathroom...lol. Tomorrow I will take my Yeti cup with Ice and focus on staying more hydrated. I didn't take it today as I didn't want to have to carry it and keep up with it but I need to get my fluids in... I did have wine with dinner that I need to add to my food log but otherwis... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:42:43 EST Butt sore and Loving IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339102 I had a great run for me and finished 5 miles in 1 hour 8 minutes. That may not sound like much to some but for me on a 1,100 elevation Canyon Climb course, I was stoked. Thank you Jesus! No medal but satisfaction at finishing and improving my time! I am happy about it. The down side is I gained 1.5 lbs and didn't eat wrong... Darn it. I am backup above 129. I actually hit 127 land last week moved up a little due to three days stressful court but holding 128.2 Now today BOOOM! weight ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:32:49 EST NEWLY replaced LG phone acting up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338664 So it was frozen Thursday and I could get NO texts, all of them disappeared, error message, loosing power despite plugged in, sluggish... So at noon driving between Nails and work I stopped at Verizon he at least got my messages running but sluggish and loosing power still. This is how the last crash started. So after work we spent all evening at Verizon. I will be gone to Huntsville all week next week at a workshop and need my phone. I ended up buying out my old contract and getting a ne... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:33:29 EST It's over ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337715 I had a little after anxiety which I know is me. I handle issues (three days anticipating court in a row) then have emotional reactions. I got back to work in time to eat and get to work but not walk. I would have been less emotionally exhausted if I could have walked. SOooo I got to the end of the day emotionally tired and didn't walk or Yoga. I came home napped in the chair and showered before dinner. I am feeling good today. The scale is back over 128 but stress also does this and I... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:51:45 EST Day 3 Court http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337229 Day 2 court was cancelled on my way there. I was messaged and didn't have to go. Normal day at work that turned out well. I stayed on the keto food plan, I walked 7 miles in two different walks and got weight training in. The scale tipped under 128 to 127.9 today which is positive. I know it will vacillate a little here before moving again and am realistic. It's the first time since before Thanksgiving and the holidays when I gained weight that its been back in this range and that's goo... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:41:11 EST Day 2 court http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336193 Well today is day two and a different case. Tomorrow yet another case... Day one went well. I don't know the outcome but I testified well, presented professionally, didn't stress out, was prepared, didn't go off the food plan, and walked. My day was odd schedule wise and I had an extra hour before lunch. I decided to eat early then go for a walk before I got called to court. I am glad I ate as they called me at 11:30 am and I testified through lunch... No walk until I got home but I di... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:02:02 EST Things work out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335710 Court and client appointments. Sometimes it is amazing how things work out. I am wondering how I will do it all which included reviewing the record for court and well it has worked out. God knows what I need before I even need it. <BR> <BR> Food is packed, fit bit primed, walk planned now that I have a cancellation, and time to review a record... <BR> <BR> Have a great day Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:41:08 EST Premium http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335198 I upgraded to premium SPARKPEOPLE today and i am so glad I did. While the adds interested me, it was distracting and mostly my rural WIFI gave me fits with even slower speed due to therm. We have essentially the slowest speed after old fashioned dial up and its similar with all those adds flashing. It has been a breeze this morning and I am glad for less stress doing something essential I do every day! <BR> <BR> It is a beautiful day. i have downloaded some recipes from DietDoctor.com ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:53:04 EST Had a really good time last evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334687 We are really glad we got tickets to hear the Alabama orchestra do a Led Zeppelin tribute. It was fun and very family friendly unlike the Led Zeppelin original concerts of our youth. The "fog" was all special effects behind the orchestra on stage, rather than hanging over the crowd supplied "fog" from smoking weed when my husband saw the real Led Zeppelin in his youth. We are all grown up and days of no responsibility and rebellion are far behind us, yet the songs of our youth are still so... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:04:34 EST Led Zeppelin at the pops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334486 The orchestra in Birmingham so I think this means we are OLD! We decided to go last night and were able to get tickets. So tonight we are going. I am looking forward to it after the difficult morning. I went to pick up my work computer to get it checked up by the GEEK SQUAD and found another subpoena. So now I have court on Monday (which took half the morning today to reschedule appointments), Tuesday (which I handled Thursday), and Wednesday (Which I handled last Tuesday). What the hec... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:49:54 EST Less frantic morning...Thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333772 This morning is less frantic. I have been able to do my morning routine with the exception that our internet is SO SLOWWWWwwww and Wi-Fi not working well. I came and hard wired into modem and the computer is working much better, thank you. <BR> <BR> That scaled moved down another .2 and I did have a good food day once I logged yesterday. I have begun my log today with the breakfast and planned lunch for the day on it. I believe we are having the rest of the taco's for dinner tonight. I ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:44:53 EST Sunny Cold Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333377 I tracked the food and I was on target with a little low on the calories but was full and filled through the day. I weighed this morning and recovered the 128.9 weight I was at before the big stress last Thursday and falling off the wagon. This is good. <BR> <BR> It is a sunny COLD day here so if I can I will visit a local Church where I can indoor walk unless a brave the cold for a walk to the bank. It is beautifully sunny... we shall see. I did indoor walk yesterday and do weights afte... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:48:09 EST Busy but Good Day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333084 Its been a cold day here that started with rain. We will have freeze tonight. The calendar went crazy but stayed full with people coming at wrong and swapped out times. All went well despite the musical appointment game played today. On the food front I ate right but didn't have time to track anything. I will do so in a next and see what the overall calories are. My stress level stayed low and I rolled with it. I got a walk in at lunch and we did weights this evening. <BR> <BR> I hope ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:15:42 EST Fell off the food wagon but back on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332410 I had a rough spell last week on Thursday with one stressful event. I dealt with it well with prayer and stress reducing walks. Well Friday I was a less determined and fell off the wagon. First allowing a lie when My husband said "you may be tired because your are not eating enough carbs" So I had a fish taco with flour tortilla. It was good but ... it was comfort food for the lingering emotions from the day before... I was tired as my body was functioning on daylight savings before the ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:25:43 EST Renewed and Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331535 Renewed and feelin Blessed. I didn't do very good on Friday but today is a better day. Taking a minute to give thanks. <BR> <BR> I hope you have had a great Day Sat, 11 Mar 2017 21:06:29 EST Rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330182 I was tired yesterday. I had the option to run or Yoga and did neither. I came home getting off an hour early and took a nap. I was concerned I might not sleep at bedtime but I did. I just needed rest and feel so much better today. It promises to be a full day today but beautiful weather for outdoor walks when I have time :) <BR> <BR> Despite the fatigue I felt God's presence and guidance to come home rather than run. I listened and rested. The scale moved again to 128.8 (surprise) an... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 08:37:29 EST Rush http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329851 This morning I had to rush and make choices about what I would do. I chose to do the bible message rather than Spark, fitbit, facebook play. I just got to log my foods and now need to update it and change evening snacks as I ate something not on the list today but still legal. <BR> <BR> I am tired today after a late evening work out and 4.5 miles walked during the day. I had 21,000 steps last night so I guess I should be tired. Today I have yet to take a walk and am typing this as I wait... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 15:14:13 EST Indoor walking today :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329310 I did walk to the center abut two blocks away with rain coat and umbrella. The wind was blowing the umbrella a little more than I wished. Thankfully the rain had stopped by the time I walked back. It's still raining but I had a break in the rain to get back to the office. The weather so far seems to be keeping clients home instead of coming in today. I am waiting for a 10 am who I think is related to the 2 pm. Suggesting they both may not be coming today. We shall see. <BR> <BR> On a ... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:22:24 EST Macro's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328626 Working on reaching the macro's for the keto diet correctly. I also have 4 quarts of bone broth I made over the weekend. YUM. I am taking a cup for afternoon break...all those yummy nutrients, YES! <BR> <BR> I had a great weekend and am looking forward to a great work week! <BR> <BR> Here we go! Mon, 6 Mar 2017 09:24:02 EST Medal, Art, God's Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328046 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8caca07-5144-4cba-8acd-a3bca8610fa6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The race went great with 12:34 minute miles! I got second place of men and women combined over 50! Well for me that is great. I stayed constant the whole race not fast then fading as usual. Getting the macro's right on the keto diet helped. I burned diet fat as fuel instead of relying on fattening carbs! Even more important I ran with joy, praising and worshiping the entire time and be... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 07:58:10 EST Praising and playing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327577 The church sponsored the local Bear Cub 5 K run for the elementary school this year. As the result I am running (would have anyhow) as one of the free spots given the church. We are all either running or volunteering this year. So listening to Steve Furtick this morning and it was a great relevant message to me and for me to use in counseling...Whew. Very good message to arm me off to run in the world today! <BR> <BR> I ate more calories yesterday than I planned by 200 calories but my ma... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 07:28:44 EST Early to bed Early to rise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327360 I was exhausted yesterday it had been a busy day with many trial and test opportunities. Things that generally would have caused emotional over reactions and eating. Well I had inner peace despite the unusually busy and problem day. The day started an hour early at work to see a child and well the things I heard were just tragic and it went on from there. I truly believe the morning bible study and prayer time prepared me for the day I had. Prayer through out the day and walking a mile b... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:03:40 EST Being thankful in all things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323809 God is good all the time and that includes when the scale goes back up to 131 after seeing 130 yesterday. That means when your part time billing person tells you they accepted a full time job with benefits (praise God they need this). That means so many other times during the day when things didn't go just right as well small and big. Is it the devil trying to disrupt my 40 day commitment or just Christ showing me that perfect peace in spite of worldly disruption. Well yesterday I had th... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 07:49:54 EST Busy Wednesday taking time out to pray about 40 day fast till Easter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323431 It's mid morning and I am slowing down to breathe. I tried a new snack today and it tasted good. It was the ATKINS Harvest trail Dark Chocolate Peanut butter bar. It was good. <BR> <BR> I am planning a walk at lunch outside if weather permits but have an indoor track if it doesn't so I don't have to miss. <BR> <BR> I took time to pray this morning the first day of a 40 day fast so wasn't on early to post. I am fasting after dinner all eating. (rice cakes and peanut butter). There is ... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:35:29 EST