Thursday, April 21, 2011

I ate chocolate today in the name of love.

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"Happy Easter Ms. K!," called out little Ola as he came running full force towards me. I smiled, and returned the greeting oblivious to the gift he brought to me. 
It was half of a chocolate Easter egg. 
At first I thought he would never notice if I held on to it and discreetly threw it away later, but I knew I was wrong. Then I thought I could take a nibble and then get rid of it, but looking at his face I knew that was wrong too.

So, I ate it. 

I have no idea how many ww points it cost me, but I know it would have cost me so much more to hurt his heart and lose his respect. 
Best. Chocolate. Ever. 

"...So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love." 1 Corinthians 13:3 (The Message)

When they want candy....

...give them something sweet.


Easter eggs filled with these sweet treats will NOT disappoint. (A group of children from age 3 to 13 ate these all up tonight!)  They are delicious, gluten free, trans fat free, filled with 66% real fruit juice, and free of artificial color and artificial ingredients. 

Then's there's these. 


Watch out Teddy Grahams! There's a new animal treat in town. The bunnies are completely adorable for the Easter season. Read the stats on the box, and run out to Walmart to buy some. :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Skinny on Service

It's time to get moving! Serving others burns calories so try adding some of these activities to your workout routine. 

Cooking at a homeless shelter                        -222 cal
Grocery run for a needy family                       -310 cal
Coaching a little league team                          -356 cal
Mowing the lawn of someone unable             -488 cal 

(60 minutes of activity, based on an 185lb person. Read more here.)

There's many ways burn calories while serving others. 

Get creative. Be light.  

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Top 10 reasons why I am so vocal with my weight loss and journey to fitness.

10. I talk a lot so it happens quite naturally. 
9.  Facebook may or may not be an addiction of mine.
8.  Sharing is caring. 
7.  Skinny = Beauty is false.
6.  Extreme fitness scares me.
5.  Food is divine.
4.  Health matters. Yours, Mine, and Ours.
3.  You teach me a lot.
2.  Encouraging you is a big thank you, from me to you. 
1.  I believe Matthew 5:16 is possible.