Update: My last blog on Sept 24 explained my injury and how it caused me to gain back most of the weight that I had lost before I hurt my knee. Well, here we are, almost 6 months later and my knee is still not completely recovered. AND, I gai... Read more
So I was doing really well on my renewed weight-loss resolution. I was doing it in 5-pound mini-goal increments. I had lost 14 pounds and was ready to post and celebrate my 3rd mini-goal accomplishment when one more pound was gone.
Then, o... Read more
It's what's for lunch today!
1/2 cup egg whites scrambled with 50g cut up turkey, 1 cup spinach, 1/4 cup ricotta cheese. On the side, sliced red bell pepper with another 1/4 cup of ricotta as a dip (b... Read more
Proverbs 13 and Weight Loss
"Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time." ~Proverbs 13:11 NLT
As I was reading my daily Proverb, I realized how this verse can be true for so many areas other than riches. Weight loss ... Read more
Will motivation ever return?
I have made more than one attempt to get back to my weight-loss journey. For some reason, it just seems so difficult to regain and maintain the motivation to do so. I was so close to hitting the 20-pounds-lost milestone over a year ago (my tot... Read more
Renewing and Reviewing
I have not been good with Sparking or eating right or excersing over the past several months. I'm back now (although I'm getting #backontrack in "baby steps"), and I decided to re-read all of my old blog entries. While reading them, I also rev... Read more
Renewing my Spark
So I've been totally neglecting my Spark lately, and I've been paying for it.
My family and I just returned from a two-week trip to Disney World in Florida (the first time in our lives that any of us have ever been).
And I am renew... Read more
Morning Devotion; My thoughts as I read
Matthew 27:11-26 NLT:
"11 Now Jesus was standing before Pilate, the Roman governor. “Are you the king of the Jews?” the governor asked him. Jesus replied, “You have said it.”
12 But when the leading priests and the elders made their accusat... Read more
Long time no Spark
Well, it's been a long time since I've done anything on SparkPeople, from blogging to huddling, to nutrition tracking, to reading articles. I'm not sure why exactly, but I have been finding myself in a bit of a rut, finding it difficult to keep... Read more
Homeschooling, Week 1
Well, we made it through our first week of homeschooling. Since we don't have our score keys yet, there's not a lot of actual school work the kids can do, so we filled up our week in other ways.
Monday--PA Day (if they were in still in sc... Read more
How Accurate is Nutritional Information?
I often wonder exactly how accurate the Nutritional Information labels are on packaged foods. I know they give the weight as well as the "number of..." a lot of times in their serving sizes, but what if you don't have a kitchen scale handy? Fo... Read more
Homeschooling, Day 1
Today was our first official day of homeschooling. I still don't have the score keys that I need to effectively homeschool, so we did what we could with what we had.
We began the day with a walk around the neighbourhood. My two youngest... Read more
A new Chapter
Today is our kids' last day in their school before we begin homeschooling. Their feelings are mixed, but thankfully they seem to be more excited than disappointed.
This will be a new experience for all of us, as I have never homeschooled... Read more
Today is the first day of Fall. A new season has begun. Seasons change whether we like it or not.
Our lives go through seasons, too. Ecclesiastes 3 says, "To everything there is a season." My family is in the middle of a season change.... Read more
' "For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." ' ~Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
This verse has been popping up everywhere I look lately. Even in places you wo... Read more
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