Still in Florida! The cold front has passed and it's slowly warming up again. The two days of chilly weather gave me a chance to wear the sweaters I got on sale. (Florida is a great place to get winter clothes on clearance because the season to ... Read more
It has never really been my "thing" to make New Year's resolutions. I don't want to make a list of commitments that I don't really intend to keep and that no one expects me to follow through on. I think it's much more productive to think of sett... Read more
Greetings from Florida! After an uneventful flight on the 23rd, and a lovely Christmas eve (beautiful candlelight church service) and Christmas day (gift exchange and dinner out with my parents, phone calls to out of town relatives), I've got a ... Read more
Time to pack up the laptop. I'm just about finished packing everything else, cleaning, tidying, and am ready to get some good sleep before my trip tomorrow. I'll be underway for a total of 15 hours door-to-door. The airline sent me an email remi... Read more
That's the battle I'm fighting today! I've Got All Day Syndrome!
Finished my presentation on the postmodern worldview on Wednesday for my seminary class and had my last day of work at the language school yesterday. The "extra" Christmas pa... Read more
I COR.13...A CHRISTMAS VERSION
I CORINTHIANS 13...A CHRISTMAS VERSION
If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows,
strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,
but do not show love to my family,
I'm just another decorator.
If I slave away in the kitchen,... Read more
From December 23, 2007 to January 21, 2008, I'll be in Florida visiting my family and possibly doing some shorter trips within the state. Can I maintain? We'll see! I've already looked (online) into a one-month guest membership at a health club... Read more
I got my Polar F6 heart rate monitor the other day and have tried it out a couple of times so far. This was my reward to myself for reaching goal - or an early Christmas present from me to me. At the gym yesterday, I was very glad to see that it... Read more
I finally got around to ordering a heart rate monitor! This was meant to be my reward for reaching goal, but I've had a lot of other expenses - like needing to buy some new clothes that fit! I hope it arrives before I go to the gym on Friday so ... Read more
When my heart is overwhelmed...
...lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
This has been a hectic week! People cancelling or rescheduling their lessons due to the train strike, driving to the city in the heavier-than-usual traffic, the second week of my semi... Read more
Back to Basics
Tomorrow's another Wednesday with an all day lecture to attend and then an English class to teach in the evening. I'm going to continue NOT to track on Wednesdays to give myself a mid-week break. But otherwise, I think I still need to keep an ey... Read more
I'm going to cut myself a little slack and take Wednesdays "off" from the food tracker.... Read more
Steady As She Goes
Yesterday marked one month of maintenance. Like everyone has been saying, it's a challenge in itself. There's the "now what?" feeling, and then there's the "go ahead and eat it, you've reached your goal" feeling - which I've been giving in to a ... Read more
Do I dare?
Like a lot of other losers, I'm also finding that I have a lot more energy and am not quite sure what to do with it: I've been entertaining the idea of getting back into jogging, something I haven't really done in over 20 years.
My heart ... Read more
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The New Normal
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