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"Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination."
-Fitzhugh Dodson

Gotta Love the State Fair!

So yesterday Matt and I went to the State Fair, and of course, we decided to make it our "treat day" so we could eat some good ol' fair food! Well, after taking about 20 minutes to decide what to get(there were so many choices! nachos? cheeseburger? pizza? chicken fingers? hotdog???), I finally chose fried chicken with fries, coleslaw and a FRIED biscuit!

I was starving, and it was absolutely delicious while I was eating it(especially the biscuit!!!), but then of course right after I stuffed my face, I felt pretty bad. Not bad about eating it, but just physically-my stomach was hating me. It's just not used to all that fat and grease! Ugh...I still feel a little queasy this morning. I am NOT having another treat meal for at least a couple of weeks!

Then later I got a pina colada(virgin, of course), since it's pretty much a tradition to get one every year, and it was sooooo good. Mmmmm....I loved it.

So this morning I did a little bit of uphill walking and some spr…

Matthew 7:13-14

13"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."

I think this is my favorite bible verse.

It is so easy to go along with the crowd; to do the same things that everyone else is doing. So many people, even people who call themselves CHRISTIANS, are on the path to destruction because they are taking the EASY path!

They are the ones who go to church every Sunday, but in their real life no one even knows that they are a Christian, because they don't act like one! Matthew 7:21 says, "Not everyone who calls me their Lord will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only the ones who obey my Father in heaven will get in."

It's not enough to just BELIEVE in God. We have to LIVE for him. Everything we do should reflect Him.

The path to LIFE is so much harder. It's hard to take the narrow path! It's ha…


It is HOT!! So far we've gotten lucky this summer with decent weather in the high 70s/low 80s, but now the summer weather is here full force!! But I'm not complainin'!! I ♥ summer!

Well, over the weekend Matt and I went down to my grandparent's place on the Kentucky River for a day. Asher had fun playing in the water-even though it was really muddy! And we went to Buckheads in Indiana on the River-we had a pretty view of Louisville to look at while we ate! But we had people smoking around us, which was not enjoyable. I can tolerate smoking(but still hate it), but Matt canNOT at all. It makes him VERY angry! I wish people that smoked would be a little more considerate! There's a reason why we choose not to smoke!!

Anyway, today I didn't work- so I layed out for a little while this morning... just got finished training legs...and now I need to go to the grocery. Then I'm making some chicken and corn on the cob for dinner-yummy!

You Are What You Eat

When it comes to eating healthy, most people just don’t care. I’ve had people say to me, “well, we’re all going to die one day, so why does it matter? I might as well enjoy my life.” That way of thinking cracks me up. But it’s kind of sad, too, that people don’t care how they treat their body. To me, that is a horrible attitude to have.

Unfortunately, a lot of Americans have that attitude. I don’t know if they just really don’t care about their health, or if they truly don’t understand what eating bad does to your body. I really hope it’s the latter!

So why is unhealthy eating (along with lack of activity) so bad for us? Well, here are a few statistics:

*Unhealthy eating and inactivity contribute to 310,000 to 580,000 deaths each year according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). That’s 13 times more than are killed by guns and 20 times more than by drug use.
*Unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity are leading causes of disability and loss of independence:

Rain Rain Rain

It's raining like crazy outside! We're having flood warnings and supposedly there are cars floating and everything!

Asher gets scared everytime it thunders, and comes and sits right beside me. It's so cute. And earlier I found him in our closet!

As long as I don't have to go anywhere, I love these dark, stormy days. I turn on lamps and light candles and it feels so cozy! So I think I'm just going to watch a movie and lounge around all day!

Rain is supposed to continue for a couple of hours, and then there is supposed to be another storm coming in later!

Found some pics of the flooding in downtown Louisville:

"Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leave you speechless, remain that way. Say nothing, and listen as Heaven whispers,"Do you like it? I did it just for you."-Max Lucado Nothing makes me feel closer to God than being in Nature and enjoying all that He created.....

A Few Weight Loss Myths

1. Skipping meals will help you lose weight. Skipping meals is one of the worst things you can do! It will cause your metabolism to slow down, and you will be so hungry later that you will most likely overeat at your next meal. You should be eating 3 small meals a day with healthy snacks in between. Never go more than 3 hours without eating! By never letting yourself get extremely hungry, you will be less likely to give into the temptation to eat junk food!

2. Extreme weight loss is safe. Severely limiting calories is NOT the way to lose weight. It not only slows down your metabolism, but also breaks down muscle-NOT a good thing! It can also lead to serious health problems, such as kidney stones and liver stress. A healthy weight to lose is one to two pounds a week at most. Lose more than that, and you will almost always gain it back!

3. You must go on a strict diet to lose weight. Severly restricting calories will cause your body to go into starvation mode and will actually store what …