This week I broke my 2nd major weight plateau. Those plateaus where your weight doesn't change or bounces between 2 numbers for weeks and even months. I had my 1st one last fall, a small one over the winter and a major one this spring.
I ... Read more
"Growing Closer to God" reflections
Here are a few of my favorite lines from this chapter. Still digesting and pondering much of this chapter, so this blog probably isn't finished yet.
"How do we grow closer to God? By making the cho... Read more
"Made for More" reflection
I was made for more than this vicious cycle of weight gain, loss, gain, loss, gain and being ruled by my taste buds, hormones, temptations, and the inborn female demand for chocolate! (paraphrase of 2 of Lysa's s... Read more
A virus has been going around our family. My homeschooled son had it early in the week and now I have it, so I've had some time to stop, sit, think, reflect. I've come to the conclusion that my stated goals on my SparkPage are just too open-en... Read more
Personal Reflection on "Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Before Thinking"
I used to feel envious and jealous when a friend would lose weight. That is until my best friend, Terri, lost 80+ 2 years ago. I just couldn't be envious and jealous o... Read more
"Getting a Plan"
I LOVE planning. My favorite part of homeschooling is the planning stages. Hope, Excitement, Organization, Anticipation, Goals. My own personal joke is that I love planning so much....I can plan the fun out of any party.... Read more
Chapter 2. replacing my cravings.
Replace cravings with prayer is the very basic message of chapter 2.
What reasons motive my desire to get healthier?
I have 2 reasons....I was sick and tired of being sick and t... Read more
I'll be doing a challenge of my own...it's to read through the book, "Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst, allowing God to challenge and change me on the inside. I will blog about my journey as I feel lead to share.
Intro- Finding Your WANT T... Read more
When I first started my SP journey, my goal weight was 160. I felt so good as I shed the pounds, I decided to move my goal weight to 140. That would get me out of the 'overweight' BMI by a few lbs for my 5'4" height.
I have experienced ... Read more
I decided to be brave and try almond milk. I have gut issues with cows milk and thyroid issues with soymilk. It is VERY expensive so I'll have to be frugal with it.
Today I used it on my Stepfanie's Oatmeal Mix (SP cookbook minus the drie... Read more
Here is a St. Patrick's Day poem I'd like to dedicate to my Great-Grandmother Sarah (Blake) Waterman, who was Irish (all the rest of my ancestors are German.) I got my black curly hair from Great-Grandma Sarah.
I'll Wear a Shamrock
by Ma... Read more
My scale is so aggravating...but not for the reason you might think.
This morning I stepped on it and it said 165. I stepped off, stepped back on and it said 164. I stepped off, then stepped back on and it said 167.
It's an old dig... Read more
We have raised beds for our gardens and we use the square foot/intensive gardening method since we live in a small opening in the woods.
My husband made some more beds for me over the winter and so they need soil, compost, vermiculite, and ... Read more