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One Moment, One Ounce, At a Time, Just For Today

Today there is a snowstorm in New Jersey, January 3, 2014. God has blessed me with a brand new year. I pray that with his love and guidance I make the most of it.

I am nearing the end of 2013, it is Thanksgiving Day. With God's Grace and Eternal Blessings I have been able to walk down and up the 12. Steps; (very significant for it to be 12); in my home that leads from my bedroom to the Livingroom/Kitchen/Laundry room downstairs several times a day. Quite an accomplishment for ...
Today there is a snowstorm in New Jersey, January 3, 2014. God has blessed me with a brand new year. I pray that with his love and guidance I make the most of it.

I am nearing the end of 2013, it is Thanksgiving Day. With God's Grace and Eternal Blessings I have been able to walk down and up the 12. Steps; (very significant for it to be 12); in my home that leads from my bedroom to the Livingroom/Kitchen/Laundry room downstairs several times a day. Quite an accomplishment for me in my post stroke recovery thus far. Thank You Jesus, ThankYou Lord.

I have significant anniversaries this year, 2013. August 17th will be the 3rd Anniversary of my Stroke , October will be 3rd Anniversary of learning to walk again and December 23rd will be the 3rd Anniversary of my return home from the Rehab Center where I recuperated from my Stroke.

I'm here to get healthier. Moreso now than when I joined in 2008. God has been good to me helping me find Sparkpeople and saving me when I had a Stroke in August, 2010. I am grateful for His love, mercy and blessings.

Dear God help me remember that every day is a gift and a blessing. Help me be forever grateful for each day, as each day is another chance to do better, to get it right this time. Help me be always mindful of that fact and to cleave to You, listen to You and be guided by Your direction and instruction in my daily comings and goings. I ask this of You in Jesus' name, for Christ sakes, if it be Thy will, Amen.

Affirmations: I Am Grateful, Thankful, Healthy, Wealthy, Wise, Happy,Joyous, Free, Fair, Firm, and Consistent.
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Member Since: 10/3/2008

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My Goals:
My goals are to lose 50 lbs and to become healthier thru weight loss and exercise.

I love movies- dramas, romance, comedies, action adventure, science fiction and sophisticated horror with my husband; Books of all kinds; Music of all kinds; Poetry and Dance.

I love reading books, favorite authors -Terry McMillian, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Dr. Christianne Northrup, Hilary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Richard Russo
I also like biographies, books about spirituality, etc.
I like all kinds of music- rock, blues, pop, hip hop, classic rock, some country, some folk. New wave, reggae, grunge, show tunes, etc., everything but classical and opera,

My Program:
I log my food and exercise daily , drink a minimum of 48 ozs. of water, exercise a minimum of 210 minutes 6x weekly, eat smaller portions, lower my white foods and sugar intake, and meditation for a minimum of 10 minutes daily, read spiritual writings daily.

Personal Information:
I was born and lived in NC until I graduated from college at 21 years of age in 1971. I moved to NJ and have lived in NJ for 42 years. In 1987 I received my Masters degree in NJ from Rutgers University. I worked for state government for 37 years and retired in 2010 due to a Stroke. I am married and I have 2 married adult children and no grandchildren.

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IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU EVER SAY IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE IS THANK YOU, IT WILL BE ENOUGH.
Meister Eckhart
"For God so loved the world that HE gave His own begotten son that you will not perish but have everlasting life" John 3:16
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God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference
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MSLADYBUG3
3/10/2014 10:42:19 PM

Thanks so much for taking the time to Celebrate my Birthday. I really appreciate it very much.



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LISBETHSALANDER
3/8/2014 1:04:17 PM

Thanks for your warm welcome to the Meditation and Mindfulness Team. Meditation has been a blessing in my life and I am looking forward to participating in this community. Thanks again for making me feel so welcome! Best wishes for a happy and healthy week.



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LINDAKAY228
3/2/2014 11:17:06 AM

You sure have a lot going on and are lucky to have family, though it may not feel that way sometimes lol! I love my family but they have good points and not so good cUse they are human and so are we. I wish I had someone to be on my case when I don't get everything done for my recovery. I wAs in southern New Mexico when I had my stroke. I had 2 daughters relying on me (,grown) and not really good. The only reason I had them was because of my grandkids. My son and dil in another state (he's head of helicopter ems and she's a nurse practitioner) made sure I got to a hospital in Arizona that could actually treat my stroke with a bad brain bleed. Apparently on Halloween when I had it I ended up on a vent and tubes till I came to in AZ a few days later. After I was somewhat stabilized I was moved to Dallas hospital on Nov 21 to be closer to them in Ft. Worth. Finally released to their house for a while to get back on my feet. My dil is nice but was a flight nurse for a long time, as was my son. Now she is an administrator, a lot on the phone, and so is he in a different job but in any case they hardly do direct patient contact unless it's to move someone and have no idea any more of the day to day life of getting over this. They were good in the hospital at getting me what I needed, and after getting me to rehab 3 hours a day. But that ended early last week because insurance wouldn't pay more on rehab facility. I have lots to do on my own and I have to try to make myself do it. I've been told by therapists that doing the activities over and over is what will help me get better. I can't drive yet and don't have my car here anyway. Sometimes I go someplace with them but not as much. Son is writing his agency's accreditation which will last for 3 years. He also rides with a police dept as a volunteer 24 hours a week to keep that certification up he got about 15 years ago and is also going to school online to get a nurse practitioner degree next year but also has some clinicals to do. So I'm on my own a lot now. If I really want to see it I have to be able to walk it seems. Yesterday was beautiful and I went out when son was working and dil and grand kids gone. Took me about 3 hours to do about 3 miles with lots and lots of places to rest. No shopping but did stop at a couple of different parks to watch the kids and a lot of other stopping. Just wanted to crawl in bed when I got home lol. And before the stroke a few months ago that was a really short walk for me. But now I struggle with dizziness and fatigue. I veer to the right a lot and constantly have to work on balance. My right hand shakes a lot and I can't do so many things with it. I write this with my left hand which is hard
I'm not saying this to complain, just to share my experience and learn from yours. Online is the only outlet I have in this place where I don't know anyone except son, dil and some of her family a little. It helps me so much to learn from others going through either similar or different experiences.
I hope we learn and grow from each other.



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LINDAKAY228
3/1/2014 2:54:30 PM

You have fought back so hard! You are lucky to have you're daughters' wonderful support. I've added you as friend and look forward to hearing more from you



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LINDAKAY228
2/28/2014 3:51:17 PM

Thanks so much for the support! So sorry you still have so much going on. I do too but maybe a little different. I gave up the walker and can walk somewhat without it but nowhere near what I used to.
I take metoprolol and amlopidine in the morning, losartin about 1 pm, and metoprolol again at night. Those are just the blood pressure ones. It's so hard to feel like my life is completely turned upside down but hopefully that will become clearer with time. Right now I'm with my oldest son and his family, which is nice. But in a different state away from other family, not yet able to do my job, if ever. So many things I don't have here, etc. But I have hope I am Going to adjust and find a new life. So happy to have the support of someone who's been there!



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