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Hello everyone. My name is Cymeron and I am very happily married to my super fabulous husband Justin (aka BunnyTurtle) since 2006. He is a wonderful husband and father. Oh yeah?!! You didnt hear? Justin and I am the VERY PROUD parents of our son, Caius Newman, who was born on May 7, 2010 at 9:07 .a.m.at 5 pounds 6 ounces. He is our precious gift from God and the birth mother. Now that we have our family complete (for now...another adoption in the future maybe?! Brother...Sister...Who ...
Hello everyone. My name is Cymeron and I am very happily married to my super fabulous husband Justin (aka BunnyTurtle) since 2006. He is a wonderful husband and father. Oh yeah?!! You didnt hear? Justin and I am the VERY PROUD parents of our son, Caius Newman, who was born on May 7, 2010 at 9:07 .a.m.at 5 pounds 6 ounces. He is our precious gift from God and the birth mother. Now that we have our family complete (for now...another adoption in the future maybe?! Brother...Sister...Who knows what the future holds) I realize that it is past time for me to start taking care of myself. Let me start from the beginning to let you know how I arrived where I am now. My husband and I started dating in college after having been friends for two years. After our first date, I knew he was the man that I would marry and spend the rest of my life with. In May of 2009, I had emergency brain surgery for hydrocephalus (water on the brain). My shunt had malfunctioned. Everything was great and I was quickly approaching my one year anniversary since the surgery, but then I started having REALLY BAD headaches. I didnt want to think that it was possible to need surgery because there was an 90% chance that after the surgery last year, I would never need a revision again. Just to be safe so that I could be there fully for Caius, I made an appointment with my brain surgeon, after getting sick in NICU three times in a row. The symptoms were completely different from the last time I was ill. The doctor gave me a catscan and my ventricles were bigger than they had been when I had surgery a year ago. So, the doctor wanted to admit me immediately but I was able to wait until the next day. On Wednesday (06/02/2010)I was admitted, and on Friday (06/04/2010) I had the surgery again.Now, I am at home recooperating and enjoying taking care of our son Caius. I love my life, and I just want to be able to get my health under control so that I may enjoy my new life as a mommy and wife and watch our son Caius grow up into a happy and healthy productive young man.

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CLEANING HOUSE FOR 2011!!!

Last Week I threw out worrying, it was getting old and in the way.
It kept me from being me; I couldn't do things God's way.
I threw out a book on MY PAST
(Didn't have time to read it anyway).
Replaced it with NEW GOALS, started reading it today.
I threw out hate and bad memories,
(Remember how I treasured them so)?
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too, threw out the one from long ago.
Brought in some new books too, called I CAN, I WILL, and I MUST.
Threw out I might, I think and I ought.
WOW, you should've seen the dust.
I ran across an OLD FRIEND, I hadn't talked to in a while.
His name is GOD the Father, and I really like His style.
He helped me to do some cleaning and added some things Himself.
Like PRAYER, HOPE, FAITH and LOVE,
Yes... I placed them right on the shelf.
I picked up this special thing and placed it at the front door.
I FOUND IT- its called PEACE. Nothing gets me down anymore.
Yes, I've got my house looking nice.
For things like Worry and Trouble there just isn't any space.
It's good to do a little house cleaning,
Get rid of the things on the shelf.
It sure makes things brighter; maybe you should TRY IT YOURSELF.
BE BLESSED AND BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE ELSE!!!!

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10 Uncomfortable truths about Losin Weight
By Chanel Hobbs
*Losing weight IS about being sick and tired of knowin I can do better.
*Losing weight IS about my willingness to stop letting food satisfy my emotional need and figuring out when it's OK to love it!
*Losing weight IS a long term commitment to excerise and fitness, non-negotiable.
*Losing weight IS not supposed to turn you into a food obsessed person, stressing out over what isn't authorized on the plan--instead you must plan fro the day by keeping it simple.
*Losing weight IS a math proble. I have been taking in more than my body can use, so it has become a storage unit for all the extra calories which have turn into fat. It is time to give notice that I am cancelling the lease on the storage unit.
*Losing weight IS about finding out what I can do better and that I am stronger than I think physically and MENTALLY.
*Losing weight IS going to require self-sacrifice daily...all worthwhile things do.
*Losing weight IS about peeling off the label that I have been wearing that screams "I know I can do better" and replace it with "Be Done With It" once and for all.
*Losing weight IS about becoming discontent will settling for instant gratification, while learning that true pleasure comes from achieving a goal and making new ones regularly.
*Losing weight IS one of the hardest thing I will ever accomplish.

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True commitment is serious and it is powerful. Commitment is not just saying you'll do it. Commitment is doing it. True
commitment is not conditional, for to be committed means to be absolutely committed. Not just doing something when it's convenient. Commitment is more than doing just what is convenient or comfortable. Commitment is doing what is necessary. Commitment is making the sacrifices and tradeoffs that are required to uphold it. Commitment is more than just wishing for the right conditions. Commitment is working with what you have.

Commitment is not easy. Commitment does not back down or run away at the first sign of trouble. Commitment perseveres until the goal is reached. Commitment does not waste time and effort whining or complaining or seeking to find blame. Commitment adjusts to reality and moves forward.

Too many people have been deceived for too long, and have come to expect that they can know fulfillment without the tough effort of commitment. They are sadly mistaken. Real, solid commitment is real work. And well worth it. The evidence is overwhelming -- it gets results like nothing else can.

So, are you just "interested" in achieving good physical health? Or are you COMMITED in the pursuit of good physical, mental and spiritual health?

If you're commited, you'll get rid of EXCUSES. You will think outside of your "box" and win over the "committee" meetings more often than not.

If you're just "interested" in being in good shape, then, whenever the wind changes directions, so will you.

Thankfully we all have CHOICES. Everyday we get to make choices and at any time we can decide what choices we'll make and the impact they will have on our goals.

Don't give up! Baby Steps work! Don't try and solve World Peace in a day or get to goal weight in a month. This is a journey and who you become along the way. Be open to learning, it helps with frustration levels.

Believe in Yourselves!

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NO MORE EXCUSES!
(author unknown)

Never Never QUIT:

One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality… . I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. “God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”
His answer surprised me. “Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?” “Yes”, I replied. “When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. “In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. The same in year four. “Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.

But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle. “Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots? I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you. “Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said. “The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful.
“Your time will come”, God said to me. “You will rise high” “How high should I rise?” I asked. “How high will the bamboo rise?” He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned. “Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.” I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me. And He will never give up on you. Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness; bad days give you experiences; both are essential to life.

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Imagine you and the Lord Jesus walking down the road together. For much of the way, the Lord's footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace. But your prints are a disorganized stream of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, circles, departures and returns. For much of the way it seems to go like this. But gradually, your footprints come more in line with the Lord's, soon paralleling His consistently. You and Jesus are walking as true friends.

This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens: your footprints that once etched the sand next to the Master's are now walking precisely in His steps. Inside His larger footprints is the small 'sand print', safely enclosed. You and Jesus are becoming one.

This goes on for many miles. But gradually you notice another change. The footprint inside the larger footprint seems to grow larger. Eventually it disappears altogether. There is only one set of footprints. They have become one.

Again, this goes on for a long time. But then something awful happens. The second set of footprints is back. And this time it seems even worse. Zigzags all over the place. Stops. Starts. Deep gashes in the sand. A veritable mess of prints. You're amazed and shocked. But this is the end of your dream.

Now you speak. "Lord, I understand the first scene with the zigzags and fits and starts and so on. I was a new Christian, just learning. But You walked on through the storm and helped me learn to walk with you."

"That is correct."

"Yes, and when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was actually learning to walk in Your steps. I followed You very closely."

"Very good. You have understood everything so far."

"Then the smaller footprints grew and eventually filled in with Yours. I suppose that I was actually growing so much that I was becoming like you in every way."

"Precisely."

"But this is my question. Lord.. Was there a regression or something? The footprints went back to two, and this time it was worse than the first."

The Lord smiles, then laughs. "You didn't know?"

He says. "That was when we danced."

By Mark Littleton
© 1990

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A Dieter's Prayer

Lord, My soul is ripped with riot
incited by my wicked diet.
"We Are What We Eat," said a wise old man!
and, Lord, if that's true, I'm a garbage can.

I want to rise on Judgment Day, that's plain!
but at my present weight, I'll need a crane.
So grant me strength, that I may not fall
into the clutches of cholesterol.

May my flesh with carrot-curls be dated,
that my soul may be poly unsaturated
And show me the light, that I may bear witness
to the President's Council on Physical Fitness.

And at margarine I'll never mutter,
for the road to Hell is spread with butter.
And cream is cursed; and cake is awful;
and Satan is hiding in every waffle.

Mephistopheles lurks in provolone;
the Devil is in each slice of baloney,
Beelzebub is a chocolate drop,
and Lucifer is a lollipop.

Give me this day my daily slice
but, cut it thin and toast it twice.
I beg upon my dimpled knees,
deliver me from jujubees.

And when my days of trial are done,
and my war with malted milk is won,
Let me stand with Heavenly throng,
In a shining robe--size 30 long.

I can do it Lord, If You'll show to me,
the virtues of lettuce and celery.
If You'll teach me the evil of mayonnaise,
of pasta a la Milannaise
potatoes a la Lyonnaise
and crisp-fried chicken from the South.

Lord, if you love me, shut my mouth

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"I know it's hard, I know you are afraid, I know the circumstances are completely against you and I know that you don't have anyone to cry or laugh with... I know you failed before, I know how bad you felt at that time and I know it's something you wouldn't like to experience again… But I also know it's your choice; it's your choice to feel the way you feel, it's your choice to let fear stand in your way, it's your choice to let your past haunt you and it's your choice to let your loneliness sabotage your hope... And I know it will be your choice when you stand up and do what you have to do, I know it will be your choice when you start to be positive and believe in yourself, I know it will be your choice when you decide to give your ABSOLUTE BEST and never quit NO MATTER WHAT. Yes, my friend, I know it, and I know YOU KNOW IT TOO."

~Andres Lord

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If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
And you've really tried with your heart and your soul, but somehow things got out of control---
START OVER.

When you've tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good---
START OVER.

When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way
And you fought to win a victory each day.
But one more time you went astray---
START OVER.

When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through---
START OVER.

When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---
START OVER.

When you've told your friends what you planned to do And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it's up to you---
START OVER.

When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit
That's not the time for you to quit---
START OVER.

When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you---
START OVER.

To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So don't just sit there---
START OVER

~~ Author Unknown ~~

STRESS HORMONES make us crave SWEETS and feel HUNGRY, even though OUR BODIES DON'T ACTUALLY NEED CALORIES. This causes us to overeat." - Denise Austen

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I AM
by diane christian

I AM the Way the Truth the Life
I AM the Bread of Life and I AM the True Vine
I AM the One who called you by name and you are mine
I AM the One who sets you free
I AM the One who went to calvary
I AM the Alpha the Omega the Begining and the End
I AM the One who calls you friend
I AM the one who created man
I AM Who I AM.

Exodus 3: 13-14
He is the Great I AM Who Is and Was and Is to Come
All Glory Honor and Praise be to you Almighty Father for ever and ever Amen.

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To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.

David Viscott

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A woman is often measured by the things she cannot control. She is measured by the way her body curves or doesn't curve, by where she is flat or straight or round. She is measured by 36-24-36 and inches and ages and numbers, by all the outside things that don't ever add up to who she is on the inside. And so if a woman is to be measured, let her be measured by the things she can control, by who she is and who she is trying to become. Because every woman knows, measurements are only statistics, and STATISTICS LIE!

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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JENNY712
10/13/2011 1:46:23 AM

"GIVE THE FOLLOWING GIFTS":

To your enemy . . .forgiveness,
To your opponent . . .tolerance.
To a friend . . . your heart.
To a customer . . . service.
To all men . . .charity.
To every child . . . a good example
To yourself . . .respect

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10/10/2011 9:03:57 AM

A Poem of Hope
by Helena Fehr

I feel the arms of God around me,
as I lay on my bed at night.
Asleep, I feel the Angel's touch-
I'm surrounded and held tight.

More go to: http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/poems/fe
hr_hope.htm



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8/24/2011 6:20:35 PM

Hi Cym. Congrats on the addition to your family! How is everything? I'm starting to get active in our CR team again so you are welcome to drop back in with us.



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NOTABOUTHEFACE
7/28/2011 9:50:31 AM

Stopping in to check on you. I hope that even if you're not actively participating at SP that you're taking care of yourself and moving closer to your goals. You are WORTH it!

Just wanted you to know you're not forgotten!



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JENNY712
7/6/2011 2:06:43 PM

Hello! The sun is shinning here and the small garden is growing I have my first small little green tomato. God bless you! Love and prayers Jenny emoticon emoticon

This Bible passage has been such a blessing for me and I wanted to share it with you!

Isaiah 40 :28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
 29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
 30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
 31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. K.J.V. Inpublic domain.
Isa. 40 :28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
...31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. K.J.V. Inpublic domain.




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