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The New Normal

Monday, October 22, 2007      2 comments

I had a small "aha" moment today: occasionally I ask myself, "when will I go back to eating normally?" I realized today that this is the NEW NORMAL: planning and preparing my meals a day ahead, tracking calories, watching my ranges of fat, prote... Read more

Golden October

Saturday, October 20, 2007      0 comments

It's hard to believe that October is almost past! I took my car in yesterday to have the winter tires put on. It was the last day of their special deal at the garage. I go to pick up the car this morning, then it will be time to get my weekend s... Read more

Only One

Monday, October 15, 2007      1 comments

Busy weekend - church participation in the town's annual flea market and street festival. So I'm just now getting back to blogging. I weighed in this morning and was glad to see that I only gained a pound in spite of all the extra calories... Read more

Jiggedy Jog

Friday, October 12, 2007      1 comments

Home again, home again: I'm back home in Germany - only arrived 5 minutes late in spite of a nation-wide strike of the regional trains! The theme of the retreat I attended was "Give Thanks" so, on Tuesday evening, we were treated to a trad... Read more

Taking a Hike

Saturday, October 06, 2007      0 comments

Tomorrow morning I leave for a few days in Switzerland at a missionaries' retreat. I've been going to these for several years and always look forward to them as a special time of rest, relaxation and fellowship. I'll be enjoying awesome views of... Read more

Maintenance Day 1

Thursday, October 04, 2007      0 comments

Someone asked me how I celebrated yesterday. The vacation trip coming up is actually my celebration, but I happened to be invited to a friend's for tea yesterday. I haven't been depriving myself during the SP program, so I had a piece and a half... Read more

I peeked :)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007      1 comments

Teresa on one of my teams said that watching my ticker was like watching a suspense movie and I agree! I couldn't wait to my next Monday weigh-in day to check so I got on the scale this morning, feeling a little bit like a kid sneaking a loo... Read more

Party Time!

Monday, October 01, 2007      3 comments

This is going to be a weeklong celebration, I think! Two reasons to celebrate yesterday: Mom and Dad's 57th wedding anniversary, and the German women's national soccer team winning the world championship. (I'm not a big fan, but I enjoy watching... Read more

Over

Friday, September 28, 2007      0 comments

Tonight there was a celebration for one of my groups at the language school who just completed a one-year program preparing them to be "foreign language correspondents." All of them (and we teachers too!) have worked really hard this past year,... Read more

Big Three

Sunday, September 23, 2007      0 comments

Only three pounds to go to goal but they seem like HUGE ones, even compared with the first ten that I lost before joining SP. I'm actually feeling pretty good at the weight I'm at, and friends have been telling me they think I don't need to lose... Read more

Grace

Sunday, September 16, 2007      0 comments

Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you yourself shall be a miracle. Every day you ... Read more

Schrank

Sunday, September 09, 2007      0 comments

Schrank is the German word for wardrobe. Most apartments don't have walk-in closets or other forms of built-in storage here. You have to buy a Schrank for your clothes, as well as your other "stuff". On the one-day challenge team, we are su... Read more

Ugh

Monday, September 03, 2007      0 comments

I'm fighting a uti and unfortunately had to start antibiotics today. I was down 3 pounds on the scale so that cheered me up some on this rainy, cold day. I'm feeling somewhat better this evening but am really looking forward to my heating pad an... Read more

Sleep

Wednesday, August 29, 2007      0 comments

I've hit another plateau but I'm pretty sure I'll break through next week. I think one thing that has caused it is lack of sleep. I'm just not getting enough sleep at night. I blame it on my current crazy schedule and make all kinds of other exc... Read more

Who Am I?

Thursday, August 23, 2007      2 comments

Who am I? This is what God's word says about me: I am the salt of the earth. (Matt. 5:13) I am the light of the world. (Matt. 5:14) I am a child of God. (John 1:12) I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ's life. (John 15:1,5)... Read more


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