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A Challenge within a Challenge

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

For the 5% Challenge with the Teddy Bears, participants were again given the challenge (aka dare) to write and track our goals for the month.

Here's my goals and updated report: Workout 30 minutes minimum and track food daily. Complete two prayer shawls. Try 14 new things. Publish 3 blogs. (WO=Workout)

Accountability:
Feb 1-29: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Mar 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Apr 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
May 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
June 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
July 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Aug 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Sep 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Oct 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Nov 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Dec 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jan 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Feb 1-28: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Apr 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
May 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jun 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jul 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Aug 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Sep 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Oct 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Nov1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Dec 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jan 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Feb 1-29: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Mar 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Apr 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
May 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jun 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jul 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Aug 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Sep 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Oct 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Nov 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Dec 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jan 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Feb 1-28: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Mar 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Apr 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
May 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jun 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jul 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Aug 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Sep 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Oct 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Nov 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Dec 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jan 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Feb 1-28: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Mar 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Apr 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
May 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jun 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jul 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Aug 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Sep 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Oct 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Nov 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Dec 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jan 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Feb 1-28: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Mar 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Apr 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
May 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jun 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jul 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Aug 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Sep 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Oct 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Nov 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Dec 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jan 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Feb 1-29: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Mar 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Apr 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
May 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jun 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Jul 1-31: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Aug 1-30: Daily WO, Track emoticon
Sep 1-25: Daily WO, Track emoticon

Completed Prayer Shawl Gifts to God:
Feb 13 Shaker
Feb 18 Deco
Feb 19 Deco
Feb 21 Pesto
Feb 23 Clouds
Feb 24 Sierra
Feb 26 Waterfall
Feb 27 Tudor
Feb 28 Pearls
Mar 04 Ocean
Mar 07 Pesto
Mar 09 Wildfire (Concordia 8/11/15)
Mar 13 Golden
Mar 15 Cherry Blossom
Mar 18 Pearls
Mar 19 Candy Apple Red
Mar 20 Ocean
Mar 23 Lacy Creamsicle
Apr 06 Mediterranean Alexa & Jim sch...)
Apr 06 Golden (Concordia 8/11/15)
April Lacy Lavender
April Lacy Lavender
April Lacy Antique White (5/02/16 FCC)
April Lacy Creamsicle
April 29 Antique White
May 02: Baroque
May 05: Lacy Pastel Yellow
May 08: Lacy Lavender
May 12: Trinity Candy Apple Red
May 13: Lacy Lilac
May 19: Lacy Cool Blue
May 30: Mimosa
May 30: Golden (Sitara)
Jun 02: Purple Haze (Conc 6/9/15)
Jun 05: Montana Sky (Sister C)
Jun 10: Delft (CLC)
Jun 13: Pearls (9/12/16 Faith)
Jun 22: Cool Blue (2/21/17 FCC)
Jun 23: Lacy Pastel Yellow
Jun 25: Lacy White
Jun 26: Trinity Quartz
Jun 27: Seafoam
Jun 28: Lacy Soft Fern
July 3: Lacy Hot Blue
July 5: Lacy Deco
July 6: Lacy Natural (11/21/15 Loved Ones)
July 9: Lacy Cool Blue (CLC)
July 26: Lacy Gigglin' Green
Aug 6: Lacy Aqua (CLC 12/10)
Sep 5: Lacy Deco (FCC 3/2)
Sep 19: Lacy Baby Yellow (Miki)
Oct 19: Baroque (FCC 10/21)
Oct 20: Golden (CLC)
Oct 21: Lacy Soft Peach (FCC 7/21/15)
Oct 23: Lacy Lavender (7/7 fcc)
Oct 24: Lacy Gigglin' Green (CLC 11/26)
Oct 26: Lacy Radiant Yellow (CLC 7/8)
Oct 29: Lacy Lilac (FCC 11/18)
Nov 21 Lacy Montana Sky (Concordia 8/11/15)
Nov 25: Lacy Seafoam (for Tanzeela)
Nov 25: Lacy Seafoam (for Tanzeela)
Nov 28: Lacy Pearls (12/7/15 Gayani)
Dec 01: Lacy Cool Blue (FCC to Muriel 12/8)
Dec 02: Lacy Golden (12/30/15 Rosemount Leela Gunasakara)
Dec 04: Lacy Coral Reef
Dec 05: Lacy Coral Reef
Dec 09: Lacy Turquoise (1/13/14 AnnMarie to Georgia)
Submitted Prayer Shawl: Quartz (Con 1/24)
Feb 17: Lacy Creamsicle (FCC Carolyn)
Feb 20: Lacy Turquoise (LO 7/17)
Feb 21: Lacy Cool Blue (CLC 7/8)
Feb 26: Lacy Sage (FCC 7/5/16)
Feb 28: Lacy Sunshine (LO 7/17)
Mar 2: Lacy Limelight (LO 7/17)
Mar 3 Trinity Harvest (FCC 3/2)
Mar 04 Lacy Soft pink
Mar 12 Regency (CLC 7/8)
Mar 13 K3 P3 2-skein Sierra 7/14 CLC)
Mar 14 Lacy Hepplewhite
Mar 14 Lacy Hepplewhite (lt)
Mar 14 Trinity Golden (fcc3/17)
Mar 10 Lacy White (fcc3/17)
Mar 08 White (fcc3/17)
Mar 06 Lacy Red (LO 7/17)
Mar 05 Lacy Cool Blue
Mar 19 Lacy Periwinkle (FCC 1st Tue Oct 16)
Mar 20 Lacy White (Lynda)
Mar 24 Lacy Black (LO 7/17)
Mar 28 Lacy Light Blue (7/7 fcc)
Mar 29 Lacy (Light Co Blue Dori)
Apr 01 Lacy Cool Blue (Dori)
Apr 09 Lacy Sky Blue (Ishanthi)
May 12 Lacy Waterfall (Concordia 5/12)
May 21 Lacy Fine White (Faith 1/25/16)
May 27 Lacy Lemonade (Shin-Ping 5/30)
May 28 Lacy Plum Wing (Alice 5/30
Jun 08 Lacy Berry Blue (Faith 1/25/16)
Jun 09 Regency (9/8 Conc)
Old 00 Trinity Baroque Shawl (9/8 Conc)
Jun 29 Lacy Pearls (1 of 2 7/7 Ann Marie)
Jun 29 Lacy Pearls (2 of 2) (9/14/15 Hedi/Walter Oberloher)
Jul 08 Lacy Baby Cool Blue (5/02/16 FCC)
Jul 09 Lacy Baby Cool Blue (CLC 7/22/15)
Jul 13 Lacy Antique White(CLC 7/22/15)
Jul 13 Lacy Off White (~7/14/15 Kelly)
Jul 15 Lacy Deco (12/24 Bridge Marge)
Jul 18 Lacy Creamsicle
Jul 18 Lacy Cool Blue (FCC 10/20/15
Jul 19 Lacy Golden (9/18/15 Noreen)
Jul 19 Lacy Cool Blue (FCC 7/21/15)
Jul 19 Lacy Baby Cool Blue (FCC 7/21/15)
Jul 22 Lacy Sundae stripes
Aug 10 Lacy SS Off White (Tanzeela for Heather 10/7/15)
Aug 11 Lacy Cream (11/21/15 Loved Ones)
Aug 13 Lacy Soft Pink (fcc 2/16/16)
Sep 08 Lacy Wildfire (9/14/15 Rusty)
Sep 09 Lacy Mimosa (9/14/15 Paul/Michelle)
Oct 13 Baroque, Regency, candy apple red, and blue
Oct 20 Lacy Antique White (FCC 10/20/15)
Oct 22 Lacy Sundae Stripes (12/24 Bridge /Marge)
Oct 24 Lacy Sundae Stripes (FCC 7/5/16)
Oct 28 Lacy Antique White (FCC 1st Tue Oct 16)
Oct 28 Lacy Off White (FCC 2016 Craft Fair 7/28/16)
Nov 01 Lacy Sunshine (FCC 7/19/16)
Nov 04 LB Lacy Ambrosia (12/15 fcc)
Nov 10 Fiesta
Nov 23 LB Lacy Ambrosia (9/13/15 Concordia)
Dec 16 Lacy Montana Sky (2/08/16 Pastor Greg)
Jan 04 Lacy Pearls (Faith 1/4/16:
Prayer Shawl: Marble (Faith 1/11/15)
2/01/16 K3 P3 Candy Red (Faith 2/01/16
2/01/16 K3 P3 Regency (faith 2/01/16)
2/08/16 K3 P3 Golden (Faith 2/8/16)
2/21/16 Lacy Red loops (Ann Marie)
2/22/16 bulk Lacy Red (3/15 fcc Shirley)
2/24/16 bulk Lacy Red
2/26/16 bulk Lacy Red (5/02/16 FCC)
3/4/16 bulk Lacy Purple and Limegreen (4/19/16 FCC)
3/5/16 bulk Lacy Off White FCC 7/19/16)
4/11/16 Lacy Hepplewhite (4/11/16 FUMC)
4/19/16 Lacy Hepplewhite (Concordia 6/13/16)
4/19/16 Lap Robe: Lacy Beige (4/19/16 FCC)
5/07/16 Lacy Deco (FCC 2016 Craft Fair 7/28/16)
5/07/16 Lacy Deco (Concordia 6/12/18)
5/24/17 Lacy Purple Haze
6/13/16 Lacy Waterfall (Concordia 6/13/16)
6/13/16 Lacy Corinthian
6/15/16 Lacy Boroque (Concordia 9-11-18)
6/20/16 Lacy Montana Sky
6/23/16 Lacy Golden
6/26/16 Lacy Parfait (9/12/16 Faith)
8/9/16 Lacy Waterfall (8/9/16 Concordia)
9/13/16 Lacy Waterfall (9/13/16 Concordia)
9/13/16 Lacy Clouds (9/15/16 Erin Greeley)
9/24/16 Lacy Pearl (9/24/16 Concordia)
10/30/16 Lacy Coral Reef
10/31/16 Lacy Blue Moon (3/7/17 FCC)
11/02/16 Lace Off White (FCC 11/2)
11/08/16 K3P3 Forest Green (11/7/16 Concordia)
11/08/16 K3P3 Garden/Harvest
12/06/16 Lacy Antique White (FCC 12/6/16)
1/9/17 Lacy Forgotten Purple haze, Ambrosia (Faith UMC)
2/5/17 Lacy Antique White (Conc/Tanzeela 2/5/16)
2/16/17 Lacy Waterfall (MA Bev 2/16/17)
3/2/17 Lacy: Forest Green
3/17/17 Lacy: Montana Sky
4/10/17 Lacy Pearls (4/10/17 Faith)
4/10/17 Lacy Pearls
4/18/17 Lacy Ocean (4/18/17 FCC)
4/30/17 Lacy Hepplewhite (Concordia 6/6/17)
4/30/17 Lacy Hepplewhite
5/02/17 Lacy Antique White (5/2/17 FCC)
5/00/17 Lacy Pesto
5/00/17 Lacy Deco (Faith 6/12/17)
5/00/17 Lacy Fiesta
5/13/17 Lacy Barley
5/14/17 Lacy Ocean (Concordia 10/10/17)
5/16/17 Lacy Wild Fire (5/30 Kim Osterlund)
6/06/17 Lacy Tudor (concordia 6/6/17)
6/12/17 Lacy Tudor (Faith 6/13/17)
6/16/17 Lacy Deco (Concordia 8/7/17)
7/4/17 Lacy Deco
7/11/17 Lacy Sage
7/20/17 Lacy Sunshine
7/21/17 Lacy Pesto
7/21/17 Lacy Parfait (FCC 11/7/17)
8/9/17 Lacy Wildfire (Concordia 10/10/17)
8/13/17 Lacy Lagoon (Faith 10/9/17)
8/13/17 Lacy Montana Sky (Concordia Missy)
8/14/17 Lacy Sierra (Faith 10/9/17)
8/23/17 Lacy peachy tulip
8/23/17 Lacy Candy Apple (Concordia 10/10/17)
8/25/17 Trinity Wild Fire (Concordia 10/10/17)
8/26/17 Lacy Tulip
11/08/17 Lacy Redwood stripes
11/14/17 Redwood Stripes (Concordia 11/14/17)
04/23/18 Cherry Blossom
04/24/18 Clouds
04/25/18
06/22/18 Deco (Wedding Beeni Giri)
06/26/18 Wildfire
07/30/18 Pesto
08/01/18 Mixed Berry
12/10 Lacy Siera (Faith 12/10)
12/10 K3P3 Wildfire (Faith 12/10)


In Progress:
Lacy Seafoam
Lacy Forest
Lacy Pesto
Lacy Golden
Lacy tudor (4-cc, fla)
Lacy Sunshine
Lacy Redwood Stripes



Friendship Bracelets
Sep 15 UW-S colors (Evelyn)
Sep 22: UMD colors (Tanzeela)
Oct 04: UW-S colors (Kanishka)
Oct 06: UW-S colors completed
Oct 06: Pakistani colors completed
Oct 17: Navy and gold (Anne Marie)
Sep 09: Green and Gold
Oct 0--: UW-S colors
Oct 0--: UW-S colors
Oct 0--: Blue and green
Oct 27: Orange and Pink
Oct 28: Red and White
Oct 31: Purple and Orchid
Nov 02: UW-S colors
Nov 02: UW-S colors
Nov 13: Pink and Fushia
Nov 20: UW-S
Nov 21: UW-S

Let's face it, I'm not a frequent blogger so I don't think this will change anytime soon. I can only pray that I honor God by my thoughts, words, and actions: including how I eat and move. I began the month a little slow in the healthy eating department but seem to have found my Spark again. I'm glad to have exceeding my goals for knitting prayer shawls and trying new things.

Here's a summary of some of the new things I've done this month:

1) Made a prayer shawl for my Pakistani friend's Mom in the hospital, finishing on the day that just happened to be her birthday.



2) Successfully followed the majority of the Teddy Bear Daily Dares (which could easily add to this New Things list further!)
3) Lost my phone a half-hour before taking a 29-hour road trip: I love that the world did not come to an end and while we actually left as originally planned, I kept my cool and my husband and I bought new phones a few days later.
4-6) Joined family and friends at three new restaurants: Fish Tale Grill, Dunkin Donuts, and newly built Golden Corral,
7) Signed a petition on the change.org website for a student in need of medical care in this country,
8) Offered to make a prayer shawl to a friend who also happened to be a former co-worker and neighbor) currently mourning the unexpected death of his wife.
9) Began knitting a new prayer shawl using part of a pattern from a lacy baby blanket. It�s gorgeous, but slow work . . . so I do a little here and there while I complete other prayer shawls.
10) Attended a weekly study on the book Heaven by Rancy Alcorn.
11) Attended the Bontragger Family Concert



12) Enjoyed the work of an artist for my first ever Henna tattoo.



13) Cut a record number (over 50 pair) of lined mittens (ready to sew) for my Tuesday Mission Group.



14) Made the 15-Bean soup recipe on the Hurst HamBeens package and keyed the recipe and nutritional information into SparkRecipes.
15) Bought a new (for me) veggie and made a delicious Napa Cabbage cole slaw. So Yummy!

16) Worked a record number of jigsaw puzzles with my Dad.






17) Completed seven pray shawls in ten days (already turned in one). I praise God for my Florida time and my ability to knit with church friends who enjoy knitting and crocheting for the Lord.



Setting goals and putting them in writing helped me to own and solidify a plan of action. This process led to my achieving success and enjoying the wonderful non-scale victories I celebrate -- What a boost to my spirits! While written a bit differently from my regularly written Spark goals, I've also met or exceeded my Faith, Family, Friends, Food, Fitness, and Fun Goal. Now I just need to add a new round of rewards for when my goals are achieved during this second time around to achieve a healthy BMI.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm hoping you have success, too! How's your month going?

Hug, hug
Evelyn

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I love that I can knit when I'm with so many of my small groups. I've completed 17 prayer shawls in the five weeks I've been in Florida. Here's a sampling that includes the new lacy pattern I've learned for a lighter shawl for so many of our Floridians:

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