Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Healthy Choices

I can hardly believe that we are in the very end of January and Chris and I are STILL on the right track with healthy choices.

I'm really proud of the healthy choices we have been making and furthermore, when we do fail (like order pizza, or eat McDonald's before church on Friday nights) it is actually inspiring us to work harder.

I have a lot to say. However, not much time to post.


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Saturday, January 21, 2012


2012 is here, we are ready for healthy choices.

A co-workers roommate is currently doing  a biggest loooooser challenge in her office at work. Therefore, my co-worker is making healthier choices.
Additionally, her roommate has gotten a hold of my email and ... Now, I get emails encouraging me to encourage my co-worker. ... SO, I guess  making healthy choices was just kind of thrust upon me.

Here is a list of a few of the healthy choices Chris and I have implemented over the last 2 weeks.
  • Limit Caffeine intake
  • I have dropped to only 1 coffee per week.
  • Limited amounts of red meat
  • Salads with baked chicken for lunch (or limited portions of left over dinner)
  • limit sugar/sweet/dessert intake (this is REALLY hard)
  • Increase water to 10 glasses a day 
  • Eat yogurt (p.s. I do NOT like yogurt at all)
We ALSO are doing 7 days of the Jillian Michaels Water Detox.

I don't know if I have seen any results in my appearance. However, I DO Feel   better.

Happy Healthy 2012!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jillian Michaels...

I want to give an official shout out to my Mom who posted on facebook that she reads it, and another Jewel in my assembly who reads my blog.


I recently (like Tuesday) decided that I was going to do the Jillian Michaels water detox. I am currently on Day 2.


I survived day one and moved on to day 2. As with most things in life, the first time is usually harder than the second. So, day three must be awesome!

I do actually feel more hydrated and hopefully my liver and kidneys will be cleansed.

Here's to your health! speaking of health... be sure to encourage a fellow blogger in his weight loss journey (http://www.unfatdad.com/)


Monday, January 16, 2012


Proverbs 16:1 NLT
We can make our own plans,
but the Lord gives the right answer.

I was thinking about my need tp plan things, organize things, put them into binders and timelines. Its a little crazy isn't it?

Well it is time to start planning for our week of camp. Im looking forward to Varsity 1 -2012. I know the Lord is going to do big things.

I pray that the Lord helps us seek his answers while we plan.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Learning to Grow Up.


If you've ever been to my home assembly in Miami, Florida you have probably noticed a section of Jewels. In the back right side of our assembly is a section of beautiful women. These women are true examples of what it means to be a pillar in the church.

A few years ago, I had the privilidge of studying 1st Timothy with one of of Elders wives.  Of course, it was incredibly encouraging because we studied it with the middle school / 9th graders.  The biggest take away from the study was the need to pursue godliness above all else. To dedicate our lives to seeking Christ.

I am blessed to have such Godly women in my life.  The back right corner of my home assembly I have the opportunity to rub shoulders with women who ooze godliness with each smile, each kiss on the cheak and each "How ya doin' Honey"

In December one of the women in our assembly was taken to be with her savior. Through her death I was reminded once again of the call to pursue godlibess.  Have you ever tasted the Love of Christ in a cup of coffee?  Have you ever thought that you could be diligent in service for as much as 55 years?  Yes, I have tasted love from a cup of coffee and No, I don't know that I could be diligent in the same thing for more than  few years. However, I was blessed to know and be encouraged by a very special lady who was diligent in her service to the Lord.

I guess my rambling is just a way for me to get my thoughts out. In the "old days" I would write short stories, journals, and write my thoughts on everything I could.  It has been a way of release for me.  So before I continue rambling, I should get to my point. ...

I recently blogged about my decision to withdraw from Graduate School. The life lesson there was that I needed to learn to to stop over doing it prioritize. Although I feel that I have over committed myself at times and I have felt at peace about the whole grad school thing. ... I can't help but miss it (just the idea, not the stress and work).

My most recent lesson learned was the importance of godliness, and to be diligent in the small tasks.

So, to the 3 folows of my blog. ... Be diligent in all things.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Decision

Man, Soda is so bad for you. ...

That is why I have decided that it is time to say goodbye to soda.

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