Tuesday, August 26, 2014


“Jesus gave people truths and tasks that were matched to their capacity. He did not overwhelm them with more than they could manage, but gave them enough to stretch their souls.”
Spencer W. Kimball

Friday, August 15, 2014

Today's workout

"If it doesn't inspire you,
let it go."

Thank you, workout Justin. During today's Daily Burn this phrase stood out to me. So many things discourage me these days. I think this needs to become my new mantra. Life is too short to hold onto the things that lead me to choose negative feelings over positive ones. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The wrong direction

Also known as, I need to stop vacationing and stop eating my feelings. Big fail today on the scale. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Word of Wisdom

I recently came across a blogger offering a weight loss lifestyle based on the Word of Wisdom for $37. I decided to give Doctrine and Covenants Section 89 a read and see what stood out. 

1 A Word of Wisdom, for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion--

2 To be sent greeting; not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days--

3 Given for a principle with promise, adapted to the capacity of the weak and the weakest of all saints, who are or can be called saints.

4 Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation--

5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him.

6 And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your own make.

(No wine, check. Except when they used it for the sacrament, which we don't do anymore, check.)

7 And, again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies.

8 And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.

(No tobacco, check.)

9 And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.

(Scalds your tongue, not good.)

10 And again, verily I say unto you, all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man--

11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving.

(Use those beautiful plants God gave us. Eat fruit with much rejoicing. Those are good sugars.)

12 Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;

13 And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.

(Meat. While it tends to be the star of a meal because it takes more effort to cook, it should not be the focus of our plate.)

14 All grain is ordained for the use of man and of beasts, to be the staff of life, not only for man but for the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven, and all wild animals that run or creep on the earth;

15 And these hath God made for the use of man only in times of famine and excess of hunger.

16 All grain is good for the food of man; as also the fruit of the vine; that which yieldeth fruit, whether in the ground or above the ground--

17 Nevertheless, wheat for man, and corn for the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls and for swine, and for all beasts of the field, and barley for all useful animals, and for mild drinks, as also other grain.

(Love veggies. Use grains. Make them a regular part of your life and they will keep you regular... Bad joke?)

18 And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;

19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;

20 And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.

21 And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Daily Burn

If it doesn't challenge you,
it doesn't change you.
(Thank you, workout guy Justin)

Today, I did workout one of my Daily Burn 30-day free trial. (After doing 15 minutes of a YouTube Zumba class that was a party.) I am feeling good. Last week, I did fairly well at sticking to the calorie allotment for losing one pound a week. Failed a few days. But still decided to try out the calorie allotment for a pound and a half this week, starting today. So we'll see. I feel like my body is changing. It isn't noticeable to the outside world but what I see in the mirror is a slight improvement. I'll take it. 

Cheers to the start of a new week.
Find a challenge and tackle it!