Thursday, March 06, 2014
One of my Sparker friends told me that when she got overwhelmed with all the "to do's" of getting slimmer and healthier, she would zero in on one goal toward her health. What a wise word of advise!
I have determined to "zero in" on tracking all food that goes in my mouth and striving with determination to stay at the low end of my Spark calorie range.
Obtainable ,Measurable Goal with Reward:
I, Fit and Faithful, will track my food intake on Spark from March 6 to March 13 which is 8 consecutive days. I will stay within my Spark range 6/8 days or better. My reward is a PEDICURE on March 14!
Does anyone else feel overwhelmed with this healthy slimmer journey? What are you going to "zero in" on? What obtainable, measurable goal will you set? What will be your reward?
I would LOVE to hear from you all.
The successful journey has begun!
Saturday, March 01, 2014
You know the story about Charlie Brown and his Christmas tree? I remember the scene where he put one ornament on the tree and it bent over with the weight of just one ornament.
Then, I heard another story recently about a man who wanted his life to affect millions of people in a great way. He told God about his desire to be like a mighty tree that was brimming with fruit and was a source of safety for the birds and other creatures. This tree represented his life. But God gently yet firmly told him, "But you don't even have any roots. One piece of fruit on your tree would cause it to topple over. One season of drought and your tree would wither and dry up. One storm of high winds would uproot your tree right out of the soil. You need to work on your roots."
LIGHT BULB! (As the guy in "Despicable Me" would say) In the area of the physical I can be so fixated on my "tree"...the number on the scale, my clothing size, the shape of my thighs, etc. I NEED TO FOCUS ON MY ROOTS: establishing daily, good healthy habits that will cause those old,bad habits to diminish and disintegrate. Drink your water, weigh your food, measure your portions, track your calorie intake, walk, walk, walk, walk, resistance train 3x a week, read your Bible daily, meditate on God's Truth. These are obtainable goals that I can successfully complete each day...making my roots deeper and stronger.
As my ROOTS grow and go deeper into the soil, my TREE will become lighter and lovelier and healthier. I will be able to face the stresses and storms and droughts of life and my TREE will remain strong and vibrant for all my years.
How is your root system? Focus on your roots and before you know it, people will say, "Wow! You look even better than usual. What is different about you?"
Monday, February 24, 2014
First, let me say "Hello Sparkers!" It seems there is a correlation between me posting on my blog and success with health and weight loss. SO, my challenge to myself is to post for the next 30 days and really see some results in all parts of me.
I heard a great teaching about how we cannot see change on the outside of us, UNTIL we make changes in our thinking. So, I've created the beginnings of my own "Emancipation Proclamation." Emancipate: to free from bondage. Proclamation: to speak it out
So, here is the beginning of it. (If you have your own freedom statements that motivate you, I would LOVE to hear them!!!)
"I offer myself to You, God, as one who has been brought from death to life;
And I offer every part of myself to You as an instrument of righteousness.
For sin shall no longer be my master, because I am not under law but under grace."
It is TIME to let the outside of me reflect who I truly am! Bye bye gluttony! Bye bye stress eating! Bye bye couch potato tv snacker watcher! Hello skinnier, healthier, joyful ME!
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