ZGETMAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ZGETMAN ZGETMAN'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/ Already But Not Yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319860 Mark 9:1 <BR> And He said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power." <BR> <BR> Hello and good morning, <BR> Let us pray; <BR> Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your guidance and for Your wisdom. Lord I come to You and ask that You guide my words to be used for Your glory and Your purpose. Lord I pray that each person that reads this blog is touched and moved in a way that will bring them closer to Y... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:41:53 EST Hello Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317914 Hello Again, <BR> It has been a couple months since my last blog and my last time on Sparkpeople. I wanted to give my friends an update in what has been going on in my life. <BR> <BR> I guess I will start off with an update of my journey to life change. I have lost a total of 40 lbs. I am only 10 lbs from my initial goal. I need to measure myself and post those to see how much I have lost there. I have been struggling the last few weeks with counting my calories and not eating sweats, ... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:56:40 EST Back in the Saddle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247282 Isaiah 41: 9,10 <BR> I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> As most of you know I was gone for a few days to a Men's Retreat with my church. First off I want to say, I had a blast. <BR... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:41:46 EST First Slump http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239639 Hello guys and gals. <BR> I had a long day at work and considering I got a holiday day today, I don't have to work tonight. I know it is real late for my blog but I wanted to give you guys and update on my journey. <BR> <BR> I am finding it hard to eat snacks and my meals with my schedule changing so much, not to mention not having snacks in the pantry right now. I have ran out of ideas for cooking dinner. I can cook chicken burritos just so much, until it gets old. I made beef tacos t... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 01:47:18 EST Day and Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236609 Luke 11:5-10 (NAS) <BR> Then He said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves ; for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him'; and from inside he answers and says, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed ; I cannot get up and give you anything.' "I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his f... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 06:06:01 EST Being Called http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235323 Exodus 4:10-15 <BR> Moses said to the LORD, "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue." The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say." But Moses said, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it." Then the LORD's anger burned against Moses and he said... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 07:20:42 EST The Struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234106 Romans 7:14-18 <BR> We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 07:12:22 EST Commandment #10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231982 Exodus 20:17 <BR> "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> Yesterday was all in all a pretty good day. Asher is starting to feel better now. He had a temp. of 101, once yesterday but the rest of the time it was normal. My wife and I are now starting to get sick. I am congested today and tired. I am having a hard ... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:12:26 EST Commandment #9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229705 Exodus 20:16 <BR> "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor." <BR> <BR> Mark 14:57,58 <BR> Some stood up and began to give false testimony against Him, saying, 58 "We heard Him say, 'I will destroy this temple made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.' <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> We got a call from the doctor's office today on some of Asher's tests. He has some sort of infection so they started him on antibiotics, and they said he ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 05:24:13 EST Commandment #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228243 Exodus 20:15 <BR> "You shall not steal." <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> I forgot to tell you guys that my weigh in was day before yesterday. Drum roll please, I weighed in at 282.2. That is a 3.2 pound loss in one week. I am glad to see a decrease instead of an increase like last week. I took my measurements today, and I was 1/4 of inch smaller in my waist, 3/4 of inch smaller at my hips, 1/2 an inch smaller at my thighs, and a little over 1/2 an inch smaller in my arms. I guess yo... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 06:47:11 EST Commandment #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226561 Exodus 20:14 <BR> "You shall not commit adultery. <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:27,28 <BR> "You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY '; <BR> but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> I had a good day yesterday, but as for my son Asher he was sick. At 3:00 am my wife took him to the ER with a 104 temperature. They told her it was viral and there was not much w... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:03:41 EST Commandment #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225254 Exodus 20:13 <BR> "You shall not murder. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> My day yesterday was uneventful. I did however get to see a brother-in-law I enjoy visiting. I was hoping to go swimming with my wife and little boy, but my wife didn't lay him down for a nap until almost 3 pm. Swim time was over at 4:30. There was no way we could make it then. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling with somethings yesterday and today, and I really need you prayer warriors to life me up. I have som... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 07:50:16 EST Commandment #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223918 Exodus 20:12 <BR> "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> I wanted to get this blog in yesterday, but I had no time. I did however do a vlog that I had a hard time uploading, and I finally got it to upload today. Anyways, I have have a testimony. Well Wednesday night at church I was approached by a friend. He told me that he was going to be giving a message at a place called The... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 04:26:06 EST Vblog (1/25/2013) After All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223912 Well here is my Vblog I tried to upload earlier. Sorry about the long set-up. I tried to edit it but for some reason my file size went up to over 800mb. Please comment. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 03:25:06 EST Commandment #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221946 Exodus 20: 8-11 <BR> "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. "Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the LORD your God ; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day ; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and ma... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:04:14 EST Commandment #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219557 Exodus 20:7 <BR> "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain." <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> I hope y'all are enjoying my blogs. I have been enjoying writing my thoughts down, and going on this journey. Speaking of journey, this journey of my new life style is amazing. I do however have my concerns about the calorie counting. I make a recipe and I am not very sure how close to the actual calories m... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:16:19 EST Commandment #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218074 Exodus 20:4 <BR> "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> Today was another good day. I have had a bunch of them lately I hope they don't come to an end, lol. I added another recipe to sparkpeople.com. I made some chicken and sausage creole and it was excilent. Here is the link to it, <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2360920 </link> . I f... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 06:28:44 EST Commandment #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216600 Exodus 20:3 <BR> "You shall have no other gods before Me." <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> I had a great day yesterday, being able to worship God in church without fear is awesome. We are real blessed in this country. Anyways, I had a good day all together. I weighed in at 285.4 a two pound gain, but I think some of that was muscle mass. I will be checking my measurements in the next day or so. I just cant quit weighing myself throughout the week. I noticed one time I was down to 2... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:53:36 EST Love With All Your Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215185 Luke 10:27 <BR> He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' " <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> Yesterday was a long day, and I have yet another long day ahead of me. But I get to go worship the Lord in church today, so I am looking forward to that. Yesterday as you all know I stayed up with my son Asher. I finally got to bed around 1:30pm, but I didn't sleep ... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:33:36 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214165 Isaiah 40: 28-31 <BR> Do you not know ? Have you not heard ? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable . He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength ; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will wa... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:55:06 EST WATCH ME!!!! VBlog 1 (01-18-2013) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213744 I have a little song for you guys to hear. So sit back and relax a bit. :P Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:46:54 EST Not Showing Partiality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212756 Acts 10:34,35 <BR> Opening his mouth, Peter said : "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> Yesterday was another good day. I finally started work on my pinewood derby car for Royal Rangers. I am having fun doing it too. We only have one race scheduled this year, so far, but I am excited. I have never done pinewood derby before and when I... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:59:58 EST Holy Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211594 Acts 8:15-17 <BR> who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> Hebrews 13:8 <BR> Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> Well I had another long Wednesday, but it was a good day. I got off work and took Nic... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:22:06 EST Fear or Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209416 Psalm 111:10 <BR> The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> I have been good at getting on here, tracking food, tracking exercise, and writing my blog. I had a good day yesterday. I got some good exercise in 33 minutes on an elliptical machine, and 30-45 minutes playing racquetball. I actually played three doubles games, and won two. It was really fun and I... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:19:27 EST Working For the Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207784 Ruth 2: 9-11 <BR> "Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Indeed, I have commanded the servants not to touch you. When you are thirsty, go to the water jars and drink from what the servants draw." Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner ?" Boaz replied to her, "All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband has bee... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:17:39 EST His Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206091 Romans 8:35-39 <BR> Who will separate us from the love of Christ ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? Just as it is written, "FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED." But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor heig... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:24:54 EST Busy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205803 Psalm 118:14 (NAS) <BR> The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals, <BR> I have been a busy bee today. Work was hectic last night and I didn't have time to write my blog and of course today was church and I had to get me some rest. I will pick back up tonight if things are slower at work. <BR> <BR> Lord I thank you for your graciousness, I pray that you would continue to give me strength through out the next coming days. I thank you ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:15:19 EST All Things Work Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203196 Romans 8:28 <BR> And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> I hope these blog entries are giving you guys some instight to my thoughts. I have noticed that it doesn't get easier everyday, but it is nice to be able to put some of my thoughts to words. <BR> <BR> Here is a breakdown of my day yesterday. As I blogged yesterday I ate a big breakfast due to miss r... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:12:32 EST Anointed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202112 Joel 2:29 <BR> "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days." <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> I had a great day yesterday. I signed up for a YMCA membership, and got all our bills paid for these two weeks. I had a YMCA membership about two years ago and really enjoyed playing racquetball. I ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:18:25 EST The Power of Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200639 Joshua 10:12,13 <BR> Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, "O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon." So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar ? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. <BR> <BR> Hello guys... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:04:08 EST Running Toward the Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198169 1 Samuel 17:48 <BR> As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals, <BR> I did finally did it. I started exercising today. I did the 12 minute Low Impact Cardio Workout and the 10 minute Bootcamp Cardio Workout. Both are found in the Video section here on sparkpeople.com. It actually felt good to get my body moving. I do however need more room to do these exercises. I had fun even though my son Asher st... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 05:48:07 EST Doing What I Say. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196370 James 5:16 (NAS) <BR> Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> I am feeling much better today. I forgot to tell you guys that my weight had dropped down to 288.4. I am sure some of it is water weight but I can dream. lol Anyways I had a good day of rest yesterday and I helped me to recover. I think I will be trying out some of them worko... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 06:48:22 EST Praise Him http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195191 Psalm 59:16-17 <BR> But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength ; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your loving kindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress. O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me loving kindness. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals, <BR> I want to praise God right now for the strength in which He has given me. I went to work last night and was still sick. I was feeling worse than... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:26:10 EST Entanglements of Life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192587 Hebrews 12:1 (NAS) <BR> 1 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals, <BR> I have had a long day today. I got home at 7:20 am (because I had to go get some milk) and was able to get a couple hours of sleep before I had to get up with Asher. We sat down to eat some breakfast, and I decided ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 05:27:47 EST Physical Training and Godliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191115 1 Timothy 4:8 <BR> "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> This is blog number four and I feel I am going strong. Today was a tough one for my diet. I am still sick and with my twisted schedule I miscalculated my calorie points. I had to throw some food away so that I would not go over my calorie goal, but that is o.k. I drank me some water instead.... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:23:43 EST God's Game Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189888 Romans 9:14-16 <BR> What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be! For He says to Moses, "I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION." So then it does no depend on the man who wills or man who runs, but on God who has mercy. <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> First off I want to thank you guys for all you positive comments yesterday and the day before. It sure does help me want to keep on sharing with you... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 11:13:26 EST Inspiration With Some Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188070 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1388777251.jpg"> <BR> Isaiah 41:9-10 <BR> "9 I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" <BR> <BR> Hello guys and gals, <BR> This is my second attempt at this blog, note to ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:43:40 EST Hello Bloggers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186403 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1405033378.jpg"> <BR> Hello guys and gals. <BR> This would be my first blog. This blog is going to be about fitness, God's guidance and various other things in my life I enjoy doing and talking about. I sure hope you have a great time while your here and don't forget to visit my Sparkpage and leave a message. <BR> <BR> Guess I will start off with introducing myself and giving you guys some info about me. <BR> <BR> My name is Za... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:54:54 EST