Monday, January 4, 2010

A New Year, and New Beginnings

Everyone seems to blogging about resolutions and goals for the new year.  I can't remember the last itme I made any resolutions.  Probably when I realized that I don't stick to them so why bother.
But I do feel like the new year brings a chance for a new beginning.

One --- To spend more time reading my Bible.  One of the blogs I read, is suggesting in 90 days.  But that seems like quite a bit.  But then I'm also reminded of what my Sunday School teacher said a few Sundays ago.  She asked if we were reading a good novel about the same thickness as our Bible it wouldn't take us a year to read it.  Just a thought.  Not sure how fast I will read it.  My goal right now is just to read it more than I have in the past.

Two ---  I want to eat healthier.  I've lost weight in the pass by drinking water, and watching my sugar and bread intake and no fried foods.  For exercise I walked or either did the Biggest Loser 1 Workout.    It doesn't take any special foods, it's about portion control, and the way it is cooked.  My pitfall is I'm not a big fruit and vegetable eater, more of a meat and potato.  Definetly not one to eat salads of any kind.  I can still hear my Dad say when my Mom offered him a salad that he wasn't eating rabbit food.  My goal is to lose 10 lbs a month.  It's overwhelming when I look at the big picture so I'm focusing on smaller goals.  I also hope to share recipes that I find that I enjoy and are healthy.

Three  ---  I want to be a better wife and mother.  I have a bad habit of venting my problems to other family members and it leaves them with negative thoughts and feelings.  Also I'm reading the book by Elizabeth George  "A Wife After God's Own Heart", and I will be blogging once a week about it.

Four ---  I want to spend less time on the computer.  Makayla is at  school from 8:00 to 2:00, so no more than an hour of computer time in the evenings.    December was a blur with all the giveaways and trying to build my blog up.  I added followers but where are ya'll now that the giveaways are over.  Speaking of giveaways there is one coming up in the next week or so.  But that's the only one I know of for now.  I have worried about making my blog professional looking.  But came to the conclusion, that's not who I am.  I am what I am.  I received awards in December I haven't even taken the time to blog about.  Blogging to me is about friends and encouragement.  If I can encourage just one person through something I blog about or better yet lead someone to Christ that is priceless.  That is worth more to me than any amount of money I may or may not make one day blogging.

Five --- Last but not least exercise, in which it goes right along with the eating healthy.  It's one thing to watch the Biggest Loser every week.  But it's another to exercise, and not to be eating ice cream, or some other high calorie food while watching it.


  1. I am sticking with one goal this year, yet I know I will not attain it. I pray I can just get closer to the mark. My goal is:

    To become the person GOD created me to be!

    I know I will always be a work in progress, but hopefully I will crawl just a bit closer in 2010.

    Thanks for being on this journey with me. I am amazed at all the wonderful people GOD has brought into my life through blogging.

    Blessings, andrea

  2. Hey, you added me and I'm still here. Plus I didn't participate in more than a few giveaways! I came for YOU, not the admittedly lovely prizes.

    Setting small goals on the way to bigger goals is always the best way to achieve success. ALSO, counting your successes and forgiving your failures (as Jesus would) is a great way to keep one's self from just giving up.

    I just finished reading a great book I am about to blog on (this week sometime) about a lady who lost over 180 pounds by focusing only on one day at a time.

  3. On the plan to read the Bible, I found a "blended" plan that pairs some of the "dryer" sections like Leviticus with a New Testament passage and so forth. It seems like it is one that you might get less discouraged with. If you are interested I could email the plan to you. Just let me know.

  4. Thena,

    Not going to resolutions this year, but I guess goals are a healthier alternative. Love all of yours and working on putting together a list of things I want to accomplish in 2010!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  5. Sounds like you have some good goals for 2010. I am continuing on my weight loss journey this year and hope to reach my goal weight by the end of summer. So far, I have lost about 48 pounds since last April. Weight Watchers is my saving grace. I had a portion control problem and Weight Watchers has helped me to learn better eating habits. Best of luck to you in all of your future endeavors!

  6. I love your goals, not complaining is one of my goals. Trying to watch the negative that comes out of my mouth, doesn't do any good for anyone for me to speak it. I look forward to your post over the book!

  7. It is true that we read novels thicker then the bible, but we also don't meditate, reread and pray over it either. That is why it should take a little more time to read the bible then a regular novel.

    As far as the look of your blog, it is your blog. Do what you want to do with it.

    I have been wanting to read that book by Elizabeth George too. I'm curious to read about it here.

  8. I hear ya. I want to eat better and take Skye for walks. I can't do much more than that with my asthma. I am getting an email each day on that 90 reading. I didn't put anything on my blog since I most likely will be behind. I am already 4 days late!

  9. I do my own 'read through the bible'. I just start in Genesis and read several chapters a day. Sometimes just 3 sometimes 5 or more. I always add a Psalm and Proverb to it. THere is some amazing stuff in the old testament, you just have to open your ears to the Spirit!

    Thanks for being a prayer warrior and joining me this past few months.

    Love to you,

  10. Those are great goals for the new year Thena. If you ever watch Dr Oz..he said something that stuck with me and was very helpful. He said...if you can give up one thing that you eat or drink everyday that is 100 calories, you will lose weight. For me that one thing was a glass of wine, I gave that up and increased my excercise just by five extra minutes. Eating whole grains high fiber is so helpful...makes you feel full longer. It took me 9 months to lose 19 lbs...just by taking it one lb at a time. Good luck Thena

  11. Hi! Thought I would pop over and visit you today and now I'm a follower! Don't be scared by the Deep South Dish blog because I'm right with you on eating better and a bit lighter and hopefully knocking off a few pounds in the process. Just keep the blog in mind when you treat yourself once in awhile!

    I posted my resolutions list on the upper sidebar of my 'My New 30' blog, hoping that seeing them right there every day would help to hold me accountable. One thing I am sure to do every single day is to work my blogs! If I haven't exercised that day, I'm hoping it'll guilt me into it LOL!

    Basically it's just focused on doing better with my eating and supplements AND getting off of my behind and walking.

    Have a great week!

  12. Wishing you all the best with you new year goals!!! You can do it.


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