Jul 31, 2020

Fitness Friday: Combat the Cravings

Don and I passed the 4-week mark on our new eating plan. We've developed sustainable new habits, yet the lure of the old favorites is still strong at times. I'd like to share 4 ways to combat the cravings when they come, using the acronym f.o.o.d. (of course!)

Jul 27, 2020

Monday Motivation: Chase the Blues with Psalms and Music

Do you ever feel like you're in a funk? Can't get motivated to get your day started? That was me this morning - had the Monday blues. Nothing specific, just a bit of sadness and laziness.

Jul 24, 2020

Fitness Friday: Stay on Course, Part 2

Do you ever wonder why so many attempts at changing the way we eat fail? After last weekend, I realized that for me, it's because I've often used the wrong definition of success. 

Jul 20, 2020

Monday Motivation: Encouragement in the Psalms

In this challenging time in our nation, and our world, we need encouraging words to keep us going. What better place to look than the Psalms! Today's motivation comes directly from my morning reading.

Jul 17, 2020

Fitness Friday: Stay on Course, Part 1

This weekend Don and I are spending time with friends at the beach. It will be our first time travelling overnight since we started our new eating plan, and I'm a little nervous about the challenges we'll face. We are just starting our third week, so not quite to the point of new habits yet.

Jul 13, 2020

Monday Motivation: Second Guessing

As I sat on hold waiting to cancel my satellite internet, I thought back to the tech that came out only a few weeks ago to troubleshoot and fix the intermittent drop issues. I felt bad because he had to get up on the roof, which is not easy on this house, and it really shook him up. He said ours was his last roof.

Jul 10, 2020

Fitness Friday: It's Not About Perfection

We finished our first 10 days, and with great success! Of course, Don lost more weight than I did, and it's more noticeable on him. It's not fair...and any wives who have dieted with their husbands know exactly what I mean.

Jul 6, 2020

Monday Motivation: Remember

This year, Don and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage. 
In 2 Corinthians, Paul boasted about his trials.
Last Saturday we celebrated the 244th anniversary of our Nation's birth.
What do these events have in common? On these events, we remember.

Jul 3, 2020

Fitness Friday: Food is Not My Friend

This past Wednesday, Don and I started a detox regimen to clear our bodies of progressively worsening food habits. We're both tired of feeling tired and living in mental fog. I am sick of carrying this extra weight, and of clothes I wore last summer not fitting. Our love affair with food had to end! With resolve, we started our journey toward health on July 1st.