My June Goals
#1- get outside and do something active every day.
#2- drink no more than 2 Diet Pepsi per day, water the rest of the time.
#3- maintain weight loss with portion control, good healthy choices, and exercise
#4- do yoga at least 2x/week
#5... Read more
Reviewing May Goals
Here's what I had posted earlier in the year when I established monthly goals:
By May 19- One Year SparkVersary!
weight - lose 4 lbs and permanently be under 160.
physical fitness- walk 2 miles twice a week
physical health- track blood p... Read more
Made to Crave, chapter 15
"The demon in the Chips Poster" reflection
"This isn't just a battle in the physical and mental realm. This battle is spiritual as well. Satan wants us to sneak things in secret. Things hidden and done in secret clues the father of darknes... Read more
1 Year SparkVersary today!
What a life changing year!
Over the past year I've lost
10 inches off my ribcage
10 inches off my waist
8.75 inches off my hips
2 inches off my neck
2 inches off each upper arm
3.5 inches off each thigh
2.5 inches off... Read more
Made to Crave, chapter 14
"Emotional Emptiness" reflection
"Emptiness has a way of demanding to be filled. And when I couldn't figure out how to fill what my heart was lacking, my stomach was more than willing to offer a few suggestions. Food became a comfort I co... Read more
Going on Maintenance Mode
Well, I've been between 168-163 since January so I am officially going on Maintenance Mode.
I am VERY happy with my progress!
For some, I know 16anything is a horrible number, but for me...it appears to be perfect.
My fitness... Read more
I was so blessed this Mother's Day!
(Candice, Brian, Jack the dog, Lincoln)
(me... Read more
Before I Was A Mom...(a poem)
Before I was a Mom ...
I made and ate hot meals,
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.
Before I was a Mom ...
I slept as late as I wanted and never
worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my ... Read more
Made to Crave, chapter 13
"...limitless indulgence in food always has consequences--it compromises our health, diminishes our energy to pursue our calling, and affects the way we feel about ourselves..."
Amen! I have lived that for ... Read more
Made to Crave, chapter 12
"The Curse of the Skinny Jeans" reflection
"My body size is not tied to my happy".
My first thought was.....but I am so much happier now that I am smaller........I have more energy, can join my family in outdoor activities once again... Read more
Made to Crave, chapter 11
"Stinkin', Rotten, Horrible, No Good Day" reflection
This chapter is about getting a handle on food during the hard times. That is probably my biggest challenge...not running for the chocolate or chips or cookies or popcorn, or apple crisp... Read more
Made to Crave, chapter 10
"This Isn't Fair" reflection
WOW! This chapter is packed full of what I needed to hear!
Saying, "This isn't fair" is "one of the biggest tricks Satan plays on us."
"...once we taste (our) forbidden fruit, we will crave it worse t... Read more
Made to Crave, Chapter 9
"But Exercise Makes Me Want to Cry" reflection
Psalm 73:26 "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
"When it comes to my body, I can't live with divided loyalties. I can either be lo... Read more
Made to Crave, chapter 8
"Making Peace with the Realities of My Body" reflection.
BEFORE stepping on the scale...Define your week by your obedience, not by the number on the scale by asking yourself
-Did I overeat this week on any day?
-Did I move more and exe... Read more
Made to Crave, chapter 7
"I Am Not Defined By the Numbers" reflection
I am a Jesus Girl who can step on the scale and see the numbers as an indication of how much my body weighs and not as an indication of my worth!
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