me at the start of my journey
Taken at the Portland Rose Garden in Portland, Or.
Me and Meeko
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
I was here a few months ago but dropped it--it was taking too much of my time. I am now 12 pounds heavier than when I dropped!! GRRRR!
I am a strong Christian who loves listening to Christian and Country music. Some of my favorites are Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, Mark Schultz for Christian and Alan Jackson, George Strait and Shania Twain for Country.
I am quite active at church--I sign the songs for the contemporary service, head up Socialites (a group that does different events for fun and fellowship once a month), am (sometimes) involved in Sunday School, run the store in VBS every year and more.
Unfortunately, I don't have a very active social life, with the exception of Socialites and find myself feeling lonely.
I am currently in the process of using up all the scraps of yarn I got when Gram moved out of her home and into an assissted living home and am knitting a multicolored afghan with a burgandy border around it.
I am on the Flat Belly Diet from prevention magazine. I am really enjoying it. I've also taken up jogging and go to the gym every day for 30-45 min.
I am bipolar and when I am on my meds, I do just fine. The problem is remembering to take them! I am a total bookworm--I love reading just about anything I can get my hands on. I also love doing logic problems and word puzzles.
I am a lead teacher of the 8-18 mos at a christian preschool and LOVING it! God sure knew what He was doing when He gave me that job!
I am not married and don't have kids, but I do have a cat named Meeko. I am also a Disney fan.
Well, as you can see by the lack of quotes, I have been off air for a while now--seems I can't quite keep up. I have since changed jobs and have gone up even more in my weight. I have now admitted that I am addicted to fast food and soda and am trying very hard to get rid of this addiction. It is a true addiction in that I am going into debt to feed it.
8-16 update. I am doing much better on my addiction, only going out 1 or 2 times a week instead of 4 or 5 times a week. I have decided that when I get to my goal weight, I will take a cruise.
4-26 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the lord. Plands for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come to pray to me, I will hear you." Jeremiah 29: 11-12
4-27 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3: 5-6
4-28 "Even if you are on the right track, youll get run over if you just sit there.
4-29 "Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your power to do it." Proverbs 3:27
4-30 "The future comes one day at a time."
5-1 If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
5-2 "Our steps are made firm by the Lord when he delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong for the lord holds us bhy the hand." Psalm 37:23
5-3 "As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God" Psalm 38:17
5-4 "Search me, Oh God. Know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting" I'm not sure where I got this quote from, probably from some Christian book that I was reading, but it seemed appropriate for what I'm going through lately.
5-5 "Do something for somebody every day for which you don't get paid.
- Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, musicologist, doctor
5-6 "If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it." Proverbs 9:12
5-7 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, thought the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult." Psalm 46: 1-3
5-8 Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.
- Church billboard in Colorado
I needed this today-lots of worry going on here!
5-9 "Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniuity of my persecutors surrounds me, those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?" Psalm 49:5-6
5-10 "Do not be afraid when some become rich, when the wealth of their houses increases. For when they die, they will carry nothing away; their wealth will not go down after them." Psalm 49:16-17
5-11 "Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the most high. Call on me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you and you shall glorify me." Psalm 50:14-15
5-12 " Create in me a clean hear, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain in me a willing spirit" Psalm 51:10-13
5-13 "The righteous will see and fear and will laugh at the evildoer saying 'see the one who would not take refuge in God but trusted in abundant riches and sought refuge in wealth." Psalm 52:6-7
7-18 To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift"
(I need to remember that one!)
7-19 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. 1 Peter 3:15 NLT
7-20 I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. --Psalm 120:1, NLT
Sometimes easier said than done!
8-2 O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. Psalm 86:5 NLT
8-7 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.--1 Peter 5:6, NLT
8-8 This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. --Psalm 118:24, NLT
8-15 A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones. --Proverbs 14:30, NLT
8-16 God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives.--1 Thessalonians 4:7, NLT
8-17 Jesus replied, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty--John 6:35, NLT
8-27 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.--Hebrews 10:24, NLT
8-29 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.--Galatians 5:25, NLT
8-31 But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. --Psalm 13:5, NLT
9-6 But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, "You are my God!" --Psalm 31:14, NLT
9-7 For I cried out to him for help, praising him as I spoke. --Psalm 66:17, NLT
9-18 Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in fullpressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.--Luke 6:38, NLT
My goal is to get to a healthy weight and stay there.
going to the gym and changing my diet
Weight: 166 on 4/26/09
Pets: Meeko, cat, age 11(I think!)
Favorite Music: Christian and Country
Favorite Book Genre: Mystery and Romance
Favorite Author: Nora Roberts
I chose the ticker so I could walk/run the beach!
| current weight: 166.5