Posts Tagged ‘Eating’

These last few weeks I’ve found myself thinking a lot about those who wouldn’t be celebrating Christmas by exchanging presents and spending time celebrating and eating lots of foodpoverty

  • What about those who couldn’t afford to buy any presents for their children?
  • What about those who didn’t have any food to eat on Christmas Day?
  • What about those who spent Christmas Day alone?
  • What about those that had no roof over their head on Christmas Day?

What about them?

You may think it’s nothing to do with you that at the end of 2013 there are still those who don’t have enough food to eat, clean water to drink, or even a roof over their head, but I’m sorry, it is the responsibility of all God’s children to look after one another, and that includes you, me, the beggar on the street with no home, the orphan in a far away land who has to walk for miles every day just to get some dirty water to drink.

So, at the end of 2013, I challenge myself and each of you, to do something in 2014 to try to end poverty and hunger in this world of God’s. Go on make a difference in 2014 for God!

At the start of this year, I shared with you my aims for this year (Welcome to 2012) – not my new year resolutions, but what I aim to achieve this year. Then at the end of each month this year, I’ve given you an update on how I’m doing. So here’s my latest update for October…

  • Eat healthier
    • An improvement this month on the last couple of months, as not only have I’ve done reasonably ok with this one when I’ve been working, but also done not too badly the rest of the time too!
    • Been drinking a lot of water at work, but haven’t managed to eat quite as much fruit in the last month.
    • For some of this month I was still going to the hospital to visit Dad, so had to have a few quick/ready meals for dinner as I was so tired by the time I got home from the hospital.
    • Fortunately Dad’s now out of hospital so for the last couple of weeks my eating has been much healthier at home!
  • Lose some weight
    • Small loss this month for the first time in a couple of months – it was only a pound, but at least I’m back to losing some weight again!
    • Hopefully now I don’t have hospital visiting to do every day, I can get back on track with my healthy eating both at work and at home.
  • Spend more time reading my bible
    • Yet more excuses this month I’m afraid!
    • I’m still  struggling to find the time and energy to sit down and spend any quality time reading my bible.
    • I’ve said this for the last few months, but maybe next month I’ll manage it!
  • Don’t let pain rule my life
    • My pain levels have continued to be quite high this month, but I’m still just trying to get on with things as best I can.
    • Again I feel as though I’m making excuses, but I’m simply just saying how things are because of 12 weeks of hospital visiting I was doing while Dad was in hospital, and although he’s now out of hospital it’s taking me a while to try to get some energy back, soit’s hardly surprising my pain levels have remained high.
  • Get back to playing tennis as stopped playing in 2003 when I first wasn’t well
    • Not managed this yet as there’s been too many more important things to deal with in my life in this last month again.
  • Put aside a minimum of 5 minutes each day to spend some quiet-time with God
    • A repeat of last few months again as I managed to spend some quiet time with God, however still spending much of it crying.
  • Get back to playing the piano regularly as it’s been a while
    • Continuing to make no progress with this one!
  • Go on holiday – we’ve not been away anywhere since 2002
    • Again, no progress on this one!
  • Keep on top of the housework (especially the ironing mountain!)
    • Still failing miserably at this one due to all the things going on in my life just now.
  • More patience and understanding of others
    • Still finding this incredibly difficult!
    • I keep telling myself I must not get impatient with others, but when it comes to it, I fail miserably…much more praying for patience is required!
  • Stop procrastinating
    • Still doing ok with this most of the time, but ye, I do still have my moments!

So that’s my honest answers to how I’m getting on with my aims for 2012 – To summarise my progress to date…it’s stalled a bit in the last few months, but overall, given recent circumstances, I’m reasonably happy with my progress even though I could do so much better!

There’s still plenty of months to go in 2012, so I’ve still got time to achieve them all before the end of this year!

How about you, are you succeeding with your aims for 2012 so far?

Whatever your aims for this year, I pray you may be making progress in your aims for 2012, and that come the end of the year you will have achieved all God had planned for you this year!

At the start of this year, I shared with you my aims for this year (Welcome to 2012) – not my new year resolutions, but what I aim to achieve this year. Then at the end of each month I’ve given you an update on how I’m doing.

So here’s my September update…

  • Eat healthier
    • Continuing on the same theme as last month…
    • I’ve done ok when I’ve been working, but not so well at other times.
    • Been eating a lot of fruit and drinking a lot of water at work, but because I’ve still been going to the hospital to visit Dad, I’ve continued to have a few quick/ready meals for dinner as I’m so tired by the time I get home from the hospital.
  • Lose some weight
    • Bathroom scales fixed, so this has been the first time I’ve weighed myself for a couple of months, so am happy to report my weight is the same as it was 2 months ago!
    • This is a bit of a surprise due to all my ready meals in the last couple of couple, but then again I have been doing a lot of walking so it’s obviously balanced things out
  • Spend more time reading my bible
    • More excuses this month!
    • I’mstill  struggling to find the time and energy to sit down and spend any quality time reading my bible.
    • I’ve said this for the last couple of months, but maybe next month I’ll manage it!
  • Don’t let pain rule my life
    • My pain levels have really soared in the last few weeks, but I’m still just trying to get on with things.
    • Again I feel as though I’m making excuses, but I’m simply just saying how things aret…with all the running around I’ve been doing for over the last 10 weeks since Dad went into hospital, it’s hardly surprising I’ve been tired and my pain levels have increased.
  • Get back to playing tennis as stopped playing in 2003 when I first wasn’t well
    • Not managed this yet as there’s just been too many other more important things to bother about than playing tennis again.
  • Put aside a minimum of 5 minutes each day to spend some quiet-time with God
    • A repeat of last couple of months again as I managed to spend some quiet time with God, however still spending much of it crying.
  • Get back to playing the piano regularly as it’s been a while
    • Continuing to make no progress with this one!
  • Go on holiday – we’ve not been away anywhere since 2002
    • Again, no progress on this one yet!
  • Keep on top of the housework (especially the ironing mountain!)
    • Still failing miserably at this one due to all the things going on in my life just now.
  • More patience and understanding of others
    • Failing miserably at this…and if anything I think I’m getting worse at this.
  • Stop procrastinating
    • Doing reasonably ok at this, though I do have my moments!

So that’s my honest answers to how I’m getting on with my aims for 2012 – To summarise my progress to date…it’s stalled a bit in the last few months, but overall, given recent circumstances, I’m reasonably happy with my progress even though I could do so much better!

There’s still plenty of months to go in 2012, so I’ve still got time to achieve them all before the end of this year!

How about you, are you succeeding with your aims for 2012 so far?

Whatever your aims for this year, I pray you may be making progress in your aims for 2012, and that come the end of the year you will have achieved all God had planned for you this year!

At the start of this year, I shared with you my aims for this year (Welcome to 2012) – not my new year resolutions, but what I aim to achieve this year. Then at the end of both January and February, I gave you a monthly update on how I was doing. So now it’s time for my March update:

  • Eat healthier
    • As I was on a couple of courses at work during this last month, I didn’t manage to eat quite as healthily as previous months while at work
    • Having said that, overall I still think I’m doing ok with this one, as I’m still eating healthier both at home and in the office, including eating lots more fruit that I used to!
  • Lose some weight
    • As I said against my previous aim, I was on a couple of courses at work during this last month, so didn’t manage to eat as healthily at work as I had been previously, so I thought it unlikely I would have lost any weight this month
    • Much to my surprise though I found I had lost some more weight…not as much as previous months, but it was still another pound! So very happy to still be moving in the right direction
  • Spend more time reading my bible
    • Struggled a bit with this in this last month, mainly do to the amount of pre course work and homework we got on the training courses I attended at work in the last month.
    • I know I should manage my time better to ensure I am still able to spend time reading my bible each day, but between homework and struggling physically quite a bit in this last month, it’s just not been possible
  • Don’t let pain rule my life
    • I’ve had quite a few days this last month where I’ve really struggled to cope with pain levels, however I’ve managed to keep going each day even although it was really difficult to find the physical and emotional energy to keep going at times…but I managed it!
  • Get back to playing tennis as stopped playing in 2003 when I first wasn’t well
    • Still managing to go for about a half hour walk most days (apart when on my two training courses), so I’m happy with my progress on this, and have noticed a difference in my stamina levels.
    • This nice warm weather in the last few days has even got me feeling like I want to play tennis again which is good news
    • My plan at present is to hopefully go and hit a ball around for no more than 15 minutes the first time, hopefully sometime in the next 2-3 weeks…I’ll let you know in my next update whether I manage this
  • Put aside a minimum of 5 minutes each day to spend some quiet-time with God
    • As with reading my bible more, I’ve not managed this much this last month. Agin this is mainly due to the amount of pre course work and homework I had to do for my two training course, as well as because I was struggling with pain levels
  • Get back to playing the piano regularly as it’s been a while
    • Still not managed this one!
  • Go on holiday – we’ve not been away anywhere since 2002
    • Again, no progress on this one yet!
  • Keep on top of the housework (especially the ironing mountain!)
    • Definitely not getting anywhere with this one either as still too many other demands on my time any my energy these days
  • More patience and understanding of others
    • Definitely one of my most challenging aims, but I am finding that when I’m getting impatience I am reminding myself not to become impatient…it’s definitely not working all the time, but has helped a little!
    • More prayer for patience is still required I think!
  • Stop procrastinating
    • Managing a bit better with this one both in February and March, so definite progress being made

So there you go, there’s my honest answers to how I’m getting on with my aims for 2012 – To summarise my progress to date…it’s going OK so far, as I’m continuing in the right direction with a number of my aims. However there are still some which I haven’t made any progress on to-date, so there’s still room for improvement in the coming months.

How about you, are you succeeding with your aims for 2012 so far?

Whatever your aims for this year, I pray you may be making progress in your aims for 2012, and that come the end of the year you will have achieved all God had planned for you this year!

At the start of this year, I shared with you my aims for this year (Welcome to 2012) – not my new year resolutions, but what I aim to achieve this year. Then at the End of January I gave you an update on how I was doing, so now that February is just about over, it’s time to review how I’m getting on so far, with my aims:

  • Eat healthier
    • Doing ok with this one, as I’m still eating healthier both at home and in the office – and yes I am still managing to eat between 3 and 5 bits of fruit a day just in the office
  • Lose some weight
    • Once again I was a bit apprehensive of checking my weight as I’ve simply been eating a bit healthier and getting a wee bit more exercise, rather than actually going on a diet as such. So I was pleasantly surprised when I weighted myself this morning to find I’ve lost 5 lbs!
  • Spend more time reading my bible
    • Much the same answer as last month as I am reading my bible more than I was last year, but I could definitely still do better.
  • Don’t let pain rule my life
    • On the whole February’s been a better month than January was, as managed to keep going every day – though some days were a struggle..
  • Get back to playing tennis as stopped playing in 2003 when I first wasn’t well
    • Still nowhere near ready to try to play tennis again yet, although I’m still going for about a half hour walk most days, so I’m happy with my progress with this one!
  • Put aside a minimum of 5 minutes each day to spend some quiet-time with God
    • Been managing this more in February than I did in January, but there’s still room for improvement
  • Get back to playing the piano regularly as it’s been a while
    • No progress on this one yet!
  • Go on holiday – we’ve not been away anywhere since 2002
    • Again, no progress on this one yet!
  • Keep on top of the housework (especially the ironing mountain!)
    • Definitely still not succeeding with this one,as too many other demands on me these days
  • More patience and understanding of others
    • Finding this very difficult and challenging…more prayer for patience required I think!
  • Stop procrastinating
    • More success on this one this last month than I did in January, but still lots of room for improvement

So there you go, there’s my honest answers to how I’m getting on with my aims for 2012 – I think if I had to summarise my progress to date, it would be, doing OK so far, but still room for much improvement.

How about you, are you succeeding with your aims for 2012 so far?

Whatever your aims for this year, I pray you may be making progress in your aims for 2012, and that come the end of the year you will have achieved all God had planned for you this year!

At the start of this year, I shared with you my aims for this year (Welcome to 2012) – not my new year resolutions, but what I aim to achieve this year. So now that January is over I thought it time to review how I’m getting on (or not!) with my aims, so here goes:

  • Eat healthier
    • Doing not to bad with this one, as I’ve been eating healthier both at home and in the office – I’ve only be drinking tea, coffee or water at work and I’ve been eating 3 or 4 bit of fruit in the office every day too
  • Lose some weight
    • I was a bit apprehensive of checking my weight as I’ve not really been on a diet, but simply eating a bit healthier and getting a wee bit more exercise. So I was pleasantly surprised when I weighted myself this morning to find I’ve lost 5 lbs!
  • Spend more time reading my bible
    • Have been reading my bible more than I had been, but I definitely could still do better!
  • Don’t let pain rule my life
    • This has been a struggle quite a few times, but I’ve only given into it twice…and that was at during a weekend, so all in all I’m happy with that.
  • Get back to playing tennis as stopped playing in 2003 when I first wasn’t well
    • Nowhere near ready to try to play tennis again yet, although I have been getting a bit more exercise every day, as I’ve been for about a half hour walk almost every day this year so far, so again, I’m happy with my progress with this one!
  • Put aside a minimum of 5 minutes each day to spend some quiet-time with God
    • I’ve managed this some days, but could definitely do better
  • Get back to playing the piano regularly as it’s been a while
    • My first complete failure so far as not been anywhere near a piano this year…yet
  • Go on holiday – we’ve not been away anywhere since 2002
    • Another failure. Although it’s a bit early in the year to say I’ve failed at this one, especially as this relies on how my husband’s health is as well as my own
  • Keep on top of the housework (especially the ironing mountain!)
    • Fail!
  • More patience and understanding of others
    • I’m trying my best, though it’s still a huge struggle sometimes…more prayer for patience required I think!
  • Stop procrastinating
    • Didn’t start off the year very well with this one, although I think there’s been a small improvement in the last week or so

So there you go, there’s my honest answers to how I’m getting on with my aims for 2012 – I think if I had to summarise my progress to date, it would be, doing OK so far, but still room for much improvement.

How about you, are you succeeding with your aims for 2012 so far?

Whatever your aims for this year, I pray you may be making progress in your aims for 2012, and that come the end of the year you will have achieved all God had planned for you this year!