Preparing for the 5% Summer 2012 Challenge (Pre-Challenges #1-3)
In about a week or two, I begin an eight-week 5% Summer Challenge to encourage living a healthy lifestyle. Our first assignment is to answer the following five questions:
1) Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready ... Read more
SparkTeam Goals and Success through Pictures (Part 2)
A special thank you to the 5% Challenge with the Teddy Bears and the Spring Renewal with the Inspired and Challenged by Joyce Meyer Team. Setting, tracking, and advancing diligently (with joy) helps me to stay focused in achieving the goals. Par... Read more
SparkTeam Goals and Success through Pictures (Part 1)
A special thank you to the 5% Challenge with the Teddy Bears and the Spring Renewal with the Inspired and Challenged by Joyce Meyer Team. Setting, tracking, and advancing diligently (with joy) helps me to stay focused in achieving the goals. S... Read more
Two Week Update for the 5% Challenge . . . Success!
FAITH (and FUN): Spend 15 minutes daily in the study of God’s word, knit three prayer shawls with each 5% ... Read more
Confessions of a Hungry Girl . . . Pizza is Good Food!
During the last nearly six years, I said farewell to the typical diet mentality that called for the denial of several foods. Weight Watchers (WW) encourages us to find workable solutions – to learn to work any food into our plan (within moderat... Read more
The 5% Spring Challenge: Writing My Goals
My theme of, “Achieving Balance” is to remind me to stay on track and chose to live healthily while honoring the God who gave me this creation to take care of in Romans 12:1. When we run the good race, we don’t do it without a good plan. 1 Cor... Read more
Creating God-honoring Goals!
As I get ready to set my 5% Spring Challenge Goals for the challenge beginning March 17, I want to honor God as I continue to care for his creation (Rom 12:1) after losing 103 lbs and maintaining healthy BMI primarily in the 22-23 range.
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Seriously daydreaming of travels afar
A dear friend from my college came to visit last weekend and we broke bread together, enjoyed Fisherman’s Village, and checked out the Greek Festival.
He’s getting... Read more
Review: 28 Day Boot Camp with Coach Nicole
I am now one of Coach Nicole’s biggest fans! I love her passion for healthy living through cardio and strength training. Coach Nicole was named Life Fitness and ACE’s top “Personal Trainer to Watch” and “Fan Favorite.” For the details on this... Read more
God’s blessings . . . Everywhere today!
Every time I turned around today, I felt truly blessed by my Lord and Creator. I was uniquely blessed by the breath of God and his incredible grace through every relationship, both new and old. It was as if we were in continuous dialog througho... Read more
The 5% Winter Challenge: It’s a wrap!
Here were my goals for the 5% Winter Challenge:
1) Maintain a healthy BMI (130-174) by maintaining m... Read more
Achieving Balance . . . Ugly Duckling to Swan
This blog cheerfully concludes a week-long SparkTeam challenge to share an element of my weight-loss journey (now 100+ lbs) with my friends and team mates. I chose to feature how faith, family, friends, food, fitness, and fun play significant r... Read more
Achieving Balance . . . Day Six
FAITH: We peeled, cut, made crusts, and assembled apple pies for both a community dinner and fund raiser. Our missions leader here is working the convection oven.
FAM... Read more
Achieving Balance . . . Day Five
FAITH Yesterday, God’s children shared God’s word, discussed the annual report, and cut mittens for a community in need.
“I needed clothes and you clothed me . . . “(Mat... Read more
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Achieving Balance . . . Day Four
FAITH: Today is Church Directory Photo Day at my church. Here’s the photo we last took for this directory:
FAMILY: Here’s a little Florida family time at Fisherman’... Read more