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Just Peachy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



Yesterday evening I was making choices about what I wanted to eat keeping in mind my calories remaining. For me, I prepare dinner at lunch and then eat lighter later in the evening. Most of the time, this works. However, I have to stay on top of my tracking throughout the day, to know how much I can eat.

I had become "Lucy Goosy" with certain foods. Popcorn is one of those foods. So, I found out specifically how many calories are in 1 cup of popcorn popped in oil. FYI it's 55 calories per cup. So, I ate 3 cups of popcorn with 1 ounce of cheese melted on top. I also had 1 fresh local peach cut up with exactly 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream. YUM YUM! It was exactly what I wanted to eat, but by measuring portions I stayed within my daily calorie range. I can't get over how great it feels to be in control of what and how much food is going into my body.

I AM ENCOURAGED AND EXCITED! emoticon

  
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PLMITCH 8/27/2014 3:02PM

    And the peaches right now are SOOOO good!

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GOLFGMA 8/27/2014 1:33PM

    Bet you met your fruit and fiber goals for the day! emoticon

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GINGERK62 8/27/2014 1:25PM

    Ah popcorn, my personal nemesis! I admit fudging the measurements. emoticon One of the best purchases I made last year was my popcorn popper...less grease and fewer unpopped kernels than the microwave popcorn. emoticon I am inspired to try to do better with measuring it after it is popped and leaving off the melted butter.

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MSHEL7 8/27/2014 1:10PM

    Sounds wonderful, I love snacks like those. You're doing great with the measuring and tracking.

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LTTLREDCORVETTE 8/27/2014 11:40AM

    Love the salty & sweet combo! Sounds like a great snack (might have to steal that idea, got a lot of peaches in our farmshare this week). emoticon

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JUNA89 8/27/2014 10:49AM

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KATIBUG49 8/27/2014 10:45AM

    Great job! Love your determination! emoticon

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Hello, Mr. Carrot!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014



Yesterday, was my official "I'm back in the saddle and riding into the sunset" day. All went well until the evening....around 7pm. I really wanted some popcorn with a slice of cheese melted on top. I looked at my tracker and realized I did not have enough calories left.

Then.... emoticon ......I could have some raw carrots! And I did which kept me easily within my Spark calorie range. emoticon

I am writing this at the beginning of Day 2 and the hardest hurdle is seeing that I am starting over completely. But I got encouragement from this:

"Do not despise these small beginnings, for The Lord rejoices to see the work begin..." Zechariah 4:10

I also want to share in print my first goal with weight loss which is to Lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks. Hitting this number on the scale will give me a big boost of encouragement and determination to set and reach my next goal. So, in 10 weeks November 1st, I will weigh 229lbs on my scale! emoticon

  
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DETERMINEDDE 8/26/2014 5:34PM

    Great choice on those carrots! Way to go!! emoticon

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 8/26/2014 10:26AM

    Carrots and hummus are our fav.

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PATTYGIVENS 8/26/2014 10:04AM

  Great goal .... yummie carrots

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MSHEL7 8/26/2014 9:45AM

    Great goal!! I love the verse, thank you so much for sharing that one.

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CHARITYAK 8/26/2014 9:30AM

    Best wishes on your goal work! And great job with the calorie control! emoticon

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Help Me

Monday, August 25, 2014



Do you ever feel like a "broken record"?! This summer has actually been filled with wonderful memories and special events. Unfortunately, I have completely ignored my good,healthy habits and the weight that I lost climbed back on with a few extra pounds as well. I have been so convicted about my poor health choices. Today, I gave my Spark Page a Fall Face Lift and I am RE-FOCUSSED in my words about beginning again today. NOW I need my actions to line up with my words.
I do want to be all that God created me to be. I know that because of Jesus, I have what it takes to walk in freedom and victory. "Help me, Father God!" And also, please help me dear Sparkers to take this journey one day at a time. Before I know it, I will be standing on the top of the mountain looking out at the breath-taking view.

  
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 8/26/2014 10:34AM

    So glad to see you are committed to being healthy! Missed your posts. GLAD you're back!

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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 8/25/2014 8:24PM

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LJCANNON 8/25/2014 2:43PM

    emoticon Loved the Page-Lift!!
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AVANELL 8/25/2014 1:25PM

    emoticon Just take it one day at a time. Focus on today and then tomorrow do that all over again!

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MSHEL7 8/25/2014 11:41AM

    I know you can do it, keep the faith and keep working, it will all come together.

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GEMINICHIK 8/25/2014 10:33AM

    Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." ~ Matthew 19:26
Best of luck

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GINGERK62 8/25/2014 10:03AM

    Loved your entry...remember God is a God of do-overs so hang in there! Blessing to you!

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Reflections of Summer 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

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I've decided that my Healthy Slimmer Me story will be about a 48 years young woman who never gave up on her dream of ONEderland. Although she kept at it seeing progress and then sliding back into old habits, she persisted anyway. She kept getting up and getting up and getting up and getting up after each time of falling down. Then, one day she got up and stayed up. Her excellent habits of tracking food and staying within range along with fun,steady,enjoyable exercise produced a lighter fitter body allowing her to wear clothes in her closet from years ago. And of course, she enjoyed every day along the way because life is a gift filled with so many blessings. Below is photo of one of her sweetest gifts.

  
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PLMITCH 8/8/2014 5:30PM

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MSHEL7 8/7/2014 11:36PM

    Wonderful!!

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GOLFGMA 8/7/2014 3:22PM

    Beautiful sweet gifts! emoticon

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LKBRIDGE 8/7/2014 2:50PM

    GREAT JOB!! ;0)

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LOSER_ZIMM 8/7/2014 1:57PM

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PATTYGIVENS 8/7/2014 1:56PM

  yes sweet sweet gifts.

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Drywall & Wisdom Teeth

Saturday, July 12, 2014



This is my first blog post for July. The summer is flying by!

My daughter had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted this past Monday, so both of us have had cabin fever. And now that my cutie is doing better from her surgery, the house is torn apart and covered with sheets and tarps as my hubby sands our new kitchen wall. All this instability is a great excuse to overeat and I did. Now I did get in my swimming laps almost everyday, but I gained weight this week, which is no shocker. I did not track my food on any of the days. I am SO GRATEFUL for Spark and for the 5% Summer Challenge. I just read someone's quote from Dory from the Finding Nemo movie. "Just Keep swimming." If I keep moving forward; if I focus on what I CAN do like swimming laps and tracking my food on Spark; EVENTUALLY, I'm gonna love the outcome; 12 pounds off this body!!! This is my 5% goal and a very obtainable one. emoticon

  
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SUNFLOWERGAL40 7/21/2014 7:56PM

    I agree with the previous poster about special projects making it hard to stay on track. My summer has been kind of crazy too...moving classrooms...son's wisdom teeth out, etc. I haven't always made the best choices either, but we are still here, right? emoticon emoticon

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DMSPEER93 7/15/2014 7:49AM

    I think projects that keep you off your "normal" are the hardest to deal with when it comes to staying on our healthy eating journey. May God open your eyes to easy, healthy options!

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MSHEL7 7/12/2014 9:49PM

    Your new kitchen will be so nice though and you can stock it full of all the good stuff. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. Now I want to watch Nemo again. See what you have done.

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