Goals for BLC 24
My overall goal is to weigh 195 by April 9.
That is 15 pounds in 12 weeks. Another goal is to break the emotional addiction to Coca-cola and sweet iced tea. This is attainable with specific behavior changes.
By God's grace I have removed t... Read more
Why Tea is a Great Snack
The visual, tactile, & olfactory experiences of preparing something in the kitchen.
The sensory enjoyment of holding the smooth warm mug and enjoying its beautiful shape and design.
The mood-elevation of the spicy, complex aromas.
The tast... Read more
Olympian Garcia: Move On and Get It Done
At the U.S. Olympic speed skating trials in Kearns, Utah, on Saturday, December 28, 2013, Jonathan Garcia skated a personal best. But his outstanding time in the 500 m was wiped out because he didn’t wear the required ankle transponders. He was ... Read more
Grateful - 500 Days
The theme for the next section of my 500 Days program is "Grateful." I want to increase my awareness of the awesome Creator's wisdom, love, and power. I receive such grace daily!
Now I will be involved sporadically with SparkPeople for se... Read more
Report Card for 500 Days - Fifth Quarter-Term
I have not made healthy food choices this past month. I have turned to food for comfort and distraction--- instead of receiving God-given tools and provisions.
We were traveling in the north woods, and I know how to eat properly then, but ... Read more
Offline for travel to the UNWIRED beyond
We are traveling to a very rural part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula for almost 2 weeks of camp. Good recreation and loads of fun, but too remote for our Internet service. We went to the same place last year, and I could not connect at all. And I... Read more
Report Card for 500 Days - Fourth Quarter Term
Several areas of this past interval need improvement. I did not plan ahead for food choices and my portions were often too large. Overall I stayed on a plateau, except for a half-pound gain this past week.
Healthy choices of this past inte... Read more
S.M.A.R.T Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound)
Here are S.M.A.R.T Goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevent, Time-Bound) for the BLC 22 challenge.
Track every BLT (bite, lick, taste) on SP or paper for 12 weeks beginning June 5.
Exercise 30 minutes per day for 12 weeks beginni... Read more
Report Card for 500 Days - Third Quarter-Term
This was a very mediocre interval. I did well on mindful eating and healthy eating behaviors. I had some off-track food choices, but mostly kept to my program. Thanks be to God for His mercy!
The big "I" for Incomplete for this term is N... Read more
Peter Rabbit Syndrome
Humor me while I excerpt Beatrix Potter:
"Now my dears," said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, "you may go into
the fields or down the lane,
... Read more
It's Under There
I have been extending myself to work harder during strength training class. Sometimes my husband is the one leading the exercises, and while giving everyone instructions about lifting arms and legs for Sea Turtles, Supermans, Y-raises and T-rai... Read more
Report Card for 500 Days - Second Quarter-Term
I committed to blog my progress each quarter-term during this 500-Day Course.
I tracked nutrition and exercise every day for this 30-day period. I did have one binge and one binge-ette, but I still put everything on my nutrition tracker. ... Read more
Who Says I Can't?!
Often I have been encouraged by accounts of individuals who have overcome profound challenges and succeeded at their goals ANYWAY.
"Jothy Rosenberg is the author of the memoir "Who Says I Can't?" who lost a leg at age 16. He is a serial ent... Read more
The Bluebird of Healthiness
My husband and I enjoy an activity called Orienteering, where you race through the deep woods, using a topographical map and a compass to find checkpoints that have been previously installed and temporarily marked with bright nylon flags. The ... Read more
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500 Days: Doing Assignments
I've been enjoying the focus of this term, to deliberately blossom. I try to wear something colorful every day.
I love cheerful prints on the hanger, but often hesitate to... Read more