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Learning to See Rest as Part of the Plan
Monday, April 06, 2009      0 comments

Monday is my one day off per week and two weeks ago, just after I started changing my eating habits, I was so totally out of energy that I didn't know what to do. It occurred to me that my body could simply be in a mild state of shock from the a... Read more
I Survived a Church Potluck!
Sunday, April 05, 2009      0 comments

I was concerned this morning about how I would handle our monthly church potluck. I'm the pastor of the church so I can't exactly skip it, so I had to find a way to exercise discipline in a situation where that is very difficult for me. But I wa... Read more
Down 7 Pounds!
Saturday, April 04, 2009      2 comments

I'm actually not too focused on weight loss. I'm more focused on eating well and exercising, trusting that my weight will land where it lands. But I must admit that it was very satisfying this morning to see that I'm down 7 pounds from only 14 d... Read more
Getting Ready for a Long Bike-Ride!
Friday, April 03, 2009      0 comments

This May I'm traveling to California to perform a wedding for my nephew, and I've decided to take a few extra days out there to visit with some family and friends (I'm from there but now living in Minnesota). On one of those extra days I plan to... Read more
There's Plenty of Time
Thursday, April 02, 2009      1 comments

I've been working on "life-balance" lately, that is, on how to attend to all the things I must each day at home, church, work, and world. As you know, it's a lot to think about. So, last night I decided to write down the several things I want to... Read more
Advice about the nutrition tracker?
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      0 comments

A few years ago I designed an easy to use, hand-written system of tracking my caloric intake and food variety. It's based on Liz Applegate's excellent book, "Eat Smart, Play Hard." Thus, when I joined Spark People a couple of weeks ago I was hes... Read more
I'm really enjoying food
Tuesday, March 31, 2009      0 comments

It's a little perplexing to think of why I would ever eat poorly in the first place because when I'm eating well I enjoy food even more than when I'm not. The Lord has given such a wonderful variety of things to eat with such unique and satisfyi... Read more
Day off mentality
Monday, March 30, 2009      0 comments

Today is my one day off per week and I most often just lay around, rest, and read or watch a movie or something. And I most often eat poorly because I get real lazy and don't feel like cooking. I do feel this mentality in me today, but I'm goiin... Read more
Yeah--I did it!
Sunday, March 29, 2009      0 comments

Last evening I went to a b-day party at my brother-in-law's house and, though there was tons of food there, I only ate what I needed to eat and left the rest alone! I was so glad to make it through that, although I must say that I still had a ve... Read more
Now for a real test
Saturday, March 28, 2009      1 comments

I have been on track with my diet and exercise for about eight days now, maybe nine, but later today I'm going to a birthday party at my brother-in-laws house where there will be tons of snacks and foods I love. I was tempted to eat less all day... Read more
I did it!
Friday, March 27, 2009      1 comments

Well, it's only the first time, but still I want to celebrate small successes. I was able to eat very sensibly at my morning meeting yesterday and I left satisfied and happy as well! i'm very grateful. And now this morning I have a meeting... Read more
Eating out this morning
Thursday, March 26, 2009      1 comments

I have a morning meeting today at a local Denny's, and this is the first time I've eaten out since I've started eating healthy again. So I've been contemplating all morning what to do, and here's my plan: 1. Order from the "lighter side" i... Read more
Putting God at the Center
Wednesday, March 25, 2009      0 comments

The first commandment is to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength" (Mark 12:28-34). It is to look to God first, to desire him most, to seek him with passion, to learn from him with eagerness, to serve him with hum... Read more
That was a hard day!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday morning I woke up feeling so full of energy but only a few hours later I totally tanked--to the point where I was nearly immobile. I simply had no energy for anything I tried to do, even things I normally love doing. Luckily Mondays ar... Read more
A Foundational Discipline
Monday, March 23, 2009      0 comments

I've been thinking this morning about how foundational to all of life healthy eating is. Everything else I am doing, and want to do, depends on having energy and a clear mind, both of which are fed or starved by my eating habits. Unhealthy eatin... Read more

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