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Cuy! Cuy! Cuy!
I believe the Peruvian name for guinea pig is an onompatopeia (spelling?) Anyway, today to gain one littel Spark Point I did a search, and usually I just think, "hmm, what shall I look up today?" So I decided to look up guinea pigs. Found an art... Read more
I broke through the barrier of 204! Weighing in at pre-poop 203 this morning, I am hopeful for 202 tomorrow morning - SIXTY pounds since I started. A Happy Anniversary present to myself (I suppose to dh as well, not that he really cares about my... Read more
water water water
Since i started school, I've been filling 3-4 half liter bottles halfway and freezing them the night before, then filling them the rest of the way with water before heading to school. With 4 bottles I can easily reach the 8 cup goal before lunc... Read more
Almost forgot about blogging!
And what does it mean, BLOG? Is it an acronym?
While I appreciate the Richard Simmons' workouts, and the oldies can be fun, I DON'T like having "Upside Down" and "Maniac" stuck in my head...so one night I sat and jotted down ... Read more
Daughter is best buddy
Abi lives with me (along with her 2 younglings, my grandkids) and it's she who got me into SP. She's been the greatest buddy, keeping me from trying calorie rich samples while we shop and saying no to things when I couldn't...and at the same tim... Read more
keep the muscles guessing
Abi and I have 3 exercise dvd's - Richard Simmons 60's and 80's Blastoffs, and a "Burn Fat Fast" by someone Austin. 60's is the lowest impact; then 80's; then Burn. So, depending how we're feeling, or what ELSE we've done, we decide which dvd to... Read more
Joining the Community Team
Was checking out spark points, and decided I'd look into this. So, I copy pasted the requirements here for a reminder for myself. Hopefully I'll continue to have ENOUGH spare time at work to maintain membership!
We have a change coming t... Read more
TRYING NEW FOODS
I can be adventurous, which is probably why I make it as a missionary...
I already tried alligator (Italian sausage at an art festival here in Rochester) but I had it a different way inPeru. There is a large, tasty fish there called Paiche, an... Read more
BEEF! and other good foods
I haven't had real beef in a while - can't count those 2 pathetic burgers I got at Burger King on my way home from buffalo -! And while it is possible to get beef in Peru, they don't really know how to cook it so it's nice and tender (like when... Read more
the Value in a Good Workout!
Recently I began to add some crunches to my strengthening exercises, especially since for the 3rd week in a row Abi and I managed to sweep and mop the floors! I want to exercise the abs and obliques to help with muscle tone. Well, yesterday was ... Read more
the Belief in Sowing and Reaping
It's a Biblical principle. We often hear the equivalent, "What goes around, comes around." Galatians sums it up pretty well: (NIV)"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, ... Read more
The Value of Encouragement
I almost gave in again tonight...Earlier today I HAD indulged in pizza and wings at school...Last day of school, and I figured it may also be the last time I GET p&w because I shan't be having any while in Peru. Well, I'll be having CHICKEN to b... Read more
the Value of Self Control 2
Learning to eat right and stay fit is tied in with self control...and I have to rejoice because today i see some fruit of that, for I weighed in at 232 - thiry pounds from when I started. And I'm sure I'll drop those other 2 pounds in time to ma... Read more
the Value of Self-Control
It occured to me not long ago that those things I list as values are quite often the fruits of the Spirit.I think one can even put stewardship in the category of self-control, because one controls personal desires in favor of long term goals and... Read more
the Belief in the LORDSHIP of Jesus Christ...in ALL things
AKA, doing all things as unto the Lord...including weight loss, not for the sake of losing weight as much as being a good steward of this temple we're given, and learning healthy habits...It's because He is Lord in EVERY area of my life, not "ju... Read more