Thursday, December 27, 2012
BACKGROUND: When I started at SP in October, I just wanted to lose weight.
SP asked me for a goal weight, so I plugged in 158. (I didn't really care . . . just wanted to be under 160).
Well, I am 162 right now which is 5 pounds away from that number.
However, 158 is not my final destination. ( And I'm still not sure what number that will be.)
A few weeks ago, when I dropped below 170, I switched my goal weight to 155, and that's what the tracker is based on today.
Okay, now I'm thinking about setting goals for next year and am considering resetting my goal weight to 145, thinking that may be where I want to hold and do maintenance for a while.
MY QUESTION FOR YOU:
Do you think I should attain my goal at 155 BEFORE resetting my goal?
Do you think I should reset my goal to 145 NOW and go for it?
(And if you care to share the reason for your answer, I'd like to hear it.)
Thank you! Let's make 2013 our best year yet!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I thought this was funny and thought some folks may be able to relate as I've seen a number of blog titles implying folks are 'starting over' after the Christmas festivities.
We ate well during the 5 day Christmas mini-vacation. Hubby wanted something sweet and asked me to make the Quaker Oat Apple Crisp again. We polished that sucker off in 2 days! But I calculated for a couple of double servings. With 4 Tablespoons of whipped cream. Yummmm.
I haven't been as active as I normally would be and was feeling a bit reluctant to get on the scales this morning. But I did it. Couldn't believe I was half a pound down.
So, how did you do over the holidays?
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
We're having a very peaceful, lazy day after staying up way too late last night. All the lights in the house were out, except the Christmas lights, and we sat up till after Midnight, just talking. Making new memories.
So far, I've stayed within my nutrition plan numbers (actually below yesterday, but not by much). I've been doing stretches, etc. but haven't done any aerobic exercise since Wednesday and I'm feeling it. Hubby's going out to work/play in his shop, so I think it's time to turn on some tunes and burn some calories.
Merry Christmas wishes to you and yours. Hope you're having a great day!
Monday, December 24, 2012
I tried this yesterday, and it was yummy!
Holiday Egg(less) Nog
4 cups skim milk
1 four serving-size sf vanilla instant pudding
3 tablespoons Splenda
1 teaspoons nutmeg (fresh is BEST!)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons rum extract (optional)
Put all ingredients through blender, then chill.
(Best to allow to sit for a while to allow pudding to thicken a bit.)
To serve, pour 1 cup mixture into mug or glass and sprinkle with a little extra nutmeg.
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 0.6 g
Total Carbs: 14.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 8.5 g
Monday, December 24, 2012
I just read a SparkFriend's blog about one of their family's Christmas traditions of baking a birthday cake for Baby Jesus.
It took me back about 15 years to my first Christmas with my grandson (by stepdaughter) when he was just 3 years old. I started reading a Christmas story to him and was shocked to discover that he didn't even know about Baby Jesus.
I was so disheartened. Her dad (now deceased) and I were in the ministry and had been serving in the So Pacific mission field for years and had returned to the States to spend Christmas with them.
He was the first and only grandchild in the family and was the center of attention.
On Christmas eve, I watched as he ripped open a gazillion presents. He was so excited and overstimulated . . . . he'd rip one open, toss the paper one direction and the gift another, and reach for another present. When he ran out of presents to rip apart, he started crying and pitched a tantrum.
I determined at that moment that the next Christmas would be different. And I'm thankful to be able to say that it was.
That incident set in motion a chain of events that totally changed my perspective towards 'ministry', the whole 'religion' thing, and even about God.
Whatever your activities for this Christmas season may be, I hope it includes a moment or two to reflect on the things that are really important, and true the reason for the season.
Have a Happy Christmas Eve and a very Merry Christmas.
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