Today is a study in faith . . .
Joyce Meyer has been teaching us this week to "Unclog the arteries of our heart." One way I can do that is to study and meditate on God's word: This can be so refreshing! Conflict-free living is a way to truly sense God's presence in my life.... Read more
Another great resource: Check out the new Hungry Girl Cooking show!
I'm looking forward to the world premiere of Hungry Girl (the TV show!) this Saturday at 4pm ET/1pm PT on Cooking Channel. The first episode is all about PIZZA! They’re celebrating with a bunch of brand-new pizza-esque recipes. Chow down... and ... Read more
Celebrating the 12th Day of Christmas with friends!
The Twelfth Day of Christmas culminated in breaking bread with good friends. This has been a delightful Christmas Season with many opportunities to celebrate life and breaking bread -- while continuing to make wonderful connections -- with good... Read more
Eat to live or Live to Eat?
In the article, Overcoming Overeating, SparkPeople Health Educator Nicole Nichols wrote the A+ answer to the question: Why do we eat? Nicole says, “We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through t... Read more
The Merriment goes on . . .
Merry Sixth Day of Christmas! [six geese a-laying]
I felt a little like Gene Kelly when I decided to get in a little fitness while walking down to the supermarket toda... Read more
My true love gave to me, five gold rings!
Merry Fifth Day of Christmas!
I love that this day also represents five gold rings, as it was 24 years ago today, that my now husband proposed marriage. This is a very good day and for that I am very thankful!
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Christmas is a Season of Making Connections!
Christmas continues to be a celebration of Christ's birthday while sharing this intimate relationship with friends.
We enjoyed the Lake Superior walk along canal park... Read more
Thank you, Jesus! . . . it is truly a merry Christmas!
The white snow is gorgeous and the warmth of home and family is a blessing. Thank you, God, for the many blessings you bestow on us. Thank you, Jesus, for your great love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness you provide to all your people. On this ... Read more
Merry Christmas, Friends!
What a perfectly delightful day with family: Husband, father, and two dear Napali women college friends (Anu and Bini) who are just like family. Anu’s father was responsible for picking out the beautiful sunshine yellow Nepali Salwar suit.
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Revelation: It’s a lifestyle! . . . Better yet, it’s simply Living Healthy!
I have a confession: It has become apparent that I am a very slow learner. For that reason, perhaps it’s a very good thing, as Martha Stewart would say, that 1) this one-stick-at-a-time gal take the long road to weight loss (averaging closer t... Read more
What three things are you thankful for today?
In being wonderfully active within the SparkPeople Community -- the 'rock' that's going to help me keep my goals in front of me -- I was asked what three things are you thankful for today?
I am thankful for 1) a faith walk in Christ that g... Read more
Don’t get mad, get glad
Earlier this morning, having just come from my weekly weight loss group, I was given the opportunity to make the best out of a bad situation. I had actually thought about taking a day of rest from my new exercise regime. With only a few meals ... Read more
It is a God Moment or is it old age?
When I review one element of this wonderful vacation that’s just about come to a close, I realized I have lost several things: For example, my Nepali black pashmina (a treasured cashmere shawl from a Nepali friend), a beautiful white sweater (a... Read more
Do you weigh often or seldom?
How often anyone weighs in is uniquely personal. I happen to like my official weekly weigh-ins once a week on a calibrated scale outside the home. I continue to check in most mornings on my personal scale and am now pretty good at determining ... Read more
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Weight Loss Commitment for the Winter 5% Challenge
Today is the start of a new commitment to lose 5% of my weight in the next 8 weeks: That’s 9.8 lbs.
1 I will exercise 30 minutes a day by primarily walking.
2 I will also do at least three days a week of 10-15 minutes ... Read more