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Friday, March 22, 2013

Well, a complete week of 'coaching' under my belt, and I LOVE it! Has helped me SO, SO much! Some things that I've been pondering as I go through these coaching sessions:

The "tipping point" theory from "The Spark". GREAT concept! Keep doing the good things and eventually your body will change.

"But learning to satisfy them [cravings] in a controlled manner will keep your relationship with food in balance."Coaching session

I LOVE the idea of having a HEALTHY relationship with food! Now obviously I don't believe that having treats is WRONG, but I need to be BALANCED! So this picture is not ENTIRELY accurate! ha!

"Keep on fueling the inner fire." From coaching session. For me, I LOVE the idea of the INNER fire [Jesus!] fueling my drive and perseverance!

Some news from our home:

This week I tried the new EXTRA dessert delights gum: Lemon Bars. YUM! Highly recommend if you like lemon desserts.

We had French Dip sandwiches this week, and I FINALLY made a decent 'thin bun'. Only 1.5 oz. and only 97 calories and 3 grams of fat and 3 grams of protein. Here is my recipe:

Here is the picture of my dinner all for less than 400 calories! emoticon

The other day we had about 100 birds in our feeder! Not a very good picture, but you can KIND of tell! It was AMAZING!

And, finally, we are having an early Easter dinner tomorrow night. We leave next week for our son's graduation from Bootcamp and will have Easter at my parents, but because the older boys won't be there, and before they leave to go back to college after being here for Spring break, we are having a dinner here, as well.

Some pics from last Easter:

Looking VERY forward to a full table with friends and family.

Okay, well, that's it for the week.

Love you all, Susan
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    2146 days ago
    Loved reading this blog. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating the Lord and all he has done for us at your parents home.

    Congrats to your son on his graduation and congrats to you for raising such a fine young man.

    Love you Susan and you and your family are in my prayers,

    enjoyed the on the birds!
    2149 days ago
  • -RUBIES-
    I like your blog. The table looks so inviting! Enjoy your Easter celebration.
    2149 days ago
    Sounds like the coaching is helping.

    I liked your Easter pics. emoticon emoticon
    2152 days ago
  • SAL1512
    Thank you for including me in your Easter plans. I really enjoyed myself. We will have our Easter next weekend at Grandma Dotties. I look forward to it.
    Sally emoticon
    2154 days ago
    You know how I love birds...would have enjoyed seeing them all with you. Love you!
    2154 days ago
    Susan I'm glad that you are enjoying Spark Coach so much. Love your pictures of last year's Easter things. Everything is so beautiful.
    2155 days ago
  • no profile photo SWIMLOVER
    Susan, The LORD has Blessed you with a lot of talent and you do have the gift of hospitality!
    Have a Great Easter Dinner!

    2155 days ago
    Dear Susan so good to read your very positive blog. Well are getting there!
    Have a wonderful Easter meal, your table looks so pretty!
    Love Janet
    2155 days ago
  • KITT52
    2155 days ago
    Your table looks lovely.

    I'm getting a lot out of it when you share what you're learning. Thanks!
    2156 days ago
    I can imagine how awesome those birds were. Today when I was mowing there were about 20 bumblebees in the wisteria. I have never seen so many in one place. emoticon

    So glad the coaching is giving you that little extra to propel you forward. emoticon
    2156 days ago
    My husband loves the lemon bar gum. I like the Mint Chocolate Chip gum. I'm so glad you seem to be doing better. emoticon Your Easter pictures are pretty. I love the bunny napkin. Have a great trip.
    2156 days ago
    Absolutely beautiful! I so enjoy all the wildlife we get to enjoy in our beautiful northland and your French dip and roll and dinner look so yummy. Is that one of your stuffed potatoes, too? What a gorgeous Easter table. What a great look at the length of your table (Lord knows, you have quite a large and loving family) I just had a brief vision of the future, where many of your children have spouses and come home for a reunion: the children have a table (card tables) set up to the side, while the adults gather as best as possible at the huge table (Oh my, the table is too small). Who would have guessed! Now I understand why reunions happen in the summer: The outdoor space is required to seat everyone as together as possible. On the fun note, I've visited the International White House where I live and it's amazing how comfy 30 people can dine and party in a small one-bedroom efficiency apartment: What a display of love! Regardless of how much space we have, it all comes together and works! -- and besides, you're gifted in the art of hospitality! Love you, dear friend! Hug, hug -- Evelyn
    2156 days ago
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