The advantages of snow
I'm enjoying another paid day off from school, and will use it to fine-tune my packing...Yesterday it gave me some extra cardio. Last week I was terribly behind - this week I may actuall manage to exceed, as I'll probably have to shovel again be... Read more
"At this time next week..."
I am so excited about the trip, I have to pray, "Lord, keep me in the present" - don't want to get ahead of Him. BUT, I don't think it hurts to imagine what I'll be doing a week from now...let's see, we may be en route to Santa Teresa near Machu... Read more
Despite not doing my strength and not getting in all my cardio, I managed to get back down to 195 by the end of the week! Maybe the cold has me burning more calories to maintain body heat, I dunno...and it helped that for a few days I was fairly... Read more
One of THOSE days
This morning I just couldn't get my engine started. My body, not the car! So I didn't work out. I'm still getting used to change in work schedule - had to take on some more hours at the evening job in order to make 20 hour minimum (to get paid t... Read more
Well, if at first you don't succeed...
One of the problems of weekends...starting Friday, when my DH wanted to go for a fish fry...then Saturday I didn't do any of my workout (cardio was limited to walking around done for grocery shopping)..and today, Superbowl Sunday, TOTALLY off ki... Read more
Back in the groove
Feeling better after 2 full days of antibiotics for double ear infection. Did cardio and strength this morning (despite some hacking). I'd love to be able to hit 190 when I leave for peru, which would be 35 pounds since they last saw me. I was a... Read more
Frustration of being sick
I'm way behind on my cardio and strength this week because of the virus afflicting me. I did do a little dancing last night to my Marcos Witt cd, "Dios Es Bueno." But at least I got down to ONEderland again. I changed the photos in my gallery AG... Read more
I'm reminded of what Dutch Sheets referred to as the Butterfly Anointing - one can be in prayer, praying in the Spirit, and you don't have any idea what for, but you just trust that the Spirit will apply it where needed. Just like when you watch... Read more
Pastora Lorenza and the Pants
At my wonderful birthday party in Lima, Peru last year, Pastora Lorenza gave me a pair of pants. Well, I'm sure they were the largest one could find THERE (on the whole, the indigenous people are considerably more petite than us gordito America... Read more
I still struggle with weekends, which actually start Fridays - because Fri is my one eve off, and DH likes to go out to a restaurant. The less I eat at home, the less control I have over how much I take in. But even at home I trip up occasionall... Read more
Yupi, Woot, Woo Hoo and other expletives of excitement and joy
Today I am wearing SIZE SIXTEEN JEANS. Okay, so they're STRETCH jeans, but STILL, they FIT, I could ZIP them without gasping for air AND sit AND bend over! Oh Victory in Jesus, my Savior forever...!... Read more
Tracking those calories, working those muscles...started downward again, and I HOPE it will continue in that ONE direction. ABi and I have discussed going partly vegetarian, especially since DH seems to be making up for our controlled eating by... Read more
one last fling...
Well, I got up today and followed the recommendation for the SECOND time, of having a light carb (slice of whole grain bread) prior to working out, to fuel the body. Since it's a non-strength day, I used Denise Austins Fat Burning dvd, and I als... Read more
so near and yet so far...
I have a hard time with late night snacking...especially because of DH but I can't put all the blame on him. I got resistance bands and a balance ball for Christmas - have used the former, gonna try out the latter tomorrow when I do my workout.... Read more
I've crept back up, what with wonderful holiday jollity, enjoying great food and family. But I know I can get below 200, and I shall return! I made my appointment with the doc today, returning to her in April - a year after she told me I'd bette... Read more