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My Skinny List
Saturday, April 02, 2016      4 comments

I've got to learn to live like a skinny person. Then I'll become a skinny person. Here's a list of things I'm going to do to help me be skinny. 1. Logging food every day with no exceptions 2. Cardio at least 3 times a week 3. Weigh... Read more
Starting Over...
Monday, June 06, 2011      1 comments

How many times does a person have to start over to succeed? As many times as it takes! One thing that I've read about dieting is that people who successfully lose weight often make many attempts before they actually succeed. I used to feel di... Read more
shopping trip!
Thursday, November 11, 2010      3 comments

Got a coupon from my MIL, so hit the stores to buy long pants. I'd been getting along with the old sized capris, but only had one pair of every day pants now that it's cooler. Found a sale rack with $10 pants. Tried on an extra large. It was... Read more
Nutritionally challenged.
Friday, October 08, 2010      1 comments

Just a few short years ago, a week away from home eating at restaurants would have spelled disaster for my diet. All that food, no way to count calories. Now detailed and interactive information is available from most chain restaurants on thei... Read more
What's a dress size?
Monday, September 20, 2010      1 comments

I got up this morning and weighed. I'm trying not to weigh in between Saturday weigh-in's but I wanted to see if I had lost because the last two weeks I lost 1/2 pound total. All of a sudden I was down about 3 pounds. I've now lost almost 18 ... Read more
The Simple Life
Monday, September 06, 2010      3 comments

I've been contemplating how to bring natural beauty and simplicity into my life and today I saw an article on sparkpeople about this subject. (It's saved on my sparkpage). It was really good, including a Voluntary Simplicity Short List. I've ... Read more
1st Goal Met
Saturday, August 28, 2010      2 comments

One of my goals is to blog weekly, but I decided I would start when I had a victory to blog about. So I've been impatiently waiting. This month has been a revelation to me. I've discovered that I can exercise daily if I choose to. I've ... Read more
logging food is easy but exercise is motivation
Monday, March 08, 2010      0 comments

I've been trying for two years to make progress on weight loss and here's what I've figured out. 1) Each time I try again, logging food becomes easier and easier, because I've already entered my favorites, put recipes in my sparkrecipe box... Read more
Realistic Priorities
Saturday, July 18, 2009      0 comments

I've been trying get exercise and healthy eating started but without enough motivation, so no success. I was talking with a wise friend about it yesterday and she said she wanted to do the same, but it just wasn't a priority for her right now w... Read more
Watch out for Weekends
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      2 comments

Everything was so on track on Friday morning. By Sunday night, I'd totally relapsed into the old unhealthy me. On Monday morning I walked but even that wasn't enough to get me to start eating healthy foods. So now it's Wednesday and I finally... Read more
looking back
Friday, January 02, 2009      0 comments

A new year is a good time to look back, and thanks to my profile goals, I even remember what I said I wanted to do a year ago. Goal 1 - read the Bible through. No I didn't make it, not even quite halfway (gasp, and you call yourself a pastor's... Read more
Big 5-0 and the goal
Saturday, November 22, 2008      1 comments

The big 5-0 is coming soon and I've been thinking that I want it to be the beginning of a time in my life where I am older but healthy. My knees have begun to hurt! That's a wake up call. I want to give myself every opportunity to have a heal... Read more
Reflections of a Pit-Dweller
Tuesday, October 14, 2008      2 comments

"From sinking sand, He lifted me" says the old gospel song. The pit is narrow and it feels like I can't move or breathe. It's black down there too. And I am stuck, hopelessly mired. It doesn't matter whether I was pushed in or slid in or jum... Read more
I love a good funeral
Saturday, August 30, 2008      1 comments

I just got back from the memorial service of a 94 year old servant of Christ who impacted many people. Lots of pastors and missionaries wrote or spoke saying that they were in the ministry because of his encouragement or stayed in ministry beca... Read more
Worshipping God in the Dark
Sunday, June 15, 2008      2 comments

I thought I'd seen it all in 20 years of pastoral ministry. All kinds of things can go wrong in a worship service. I've seen every manner of technical or musical difficulty, a medical emergency during the service, an interruption by a drunk gu... Read more

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