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Monday, July 29, 2013

Well it has took me forever to get this posted I just couldn't seem to find the time. I decided I would do it Sat. night and then the power went out. Well the old saying goes better late than never!
My sister challenged us to keep up with what goes in our mouth and then I read the challenge AFTER I started taking the pics. & we are suppose to add raw food meals so this will cover that as well.
Sunday was not a good day. We went to church and stopped at the Mexican place on the way home. I ate a chicken enchilada with a side of refried beans. Not as bad as it could have been but I also ate a TON of chips with salsa while waiting! emoticon Then my daughter talked me right into a emoticon & YES I know I could have said NO Jackie & Jane.
Monday I decided to do better, woke up and ate a banana with a
for lunch
Dinner: not that healthy but at least I got a small amount.
Tues. I didn't get all the pictures plus this is getting long but I had corn flakes with a banana for breakfast and a smoothie with frozen bananas, strawberries and blueberries.
For dinner a pork chop, rice and beans.
Wed. Breakfast Lunch the girls decided on Waffles we have church on Wed. so something quick: I went with a smoothie banana and strawberry. My youngest daughter and I LOVE the magic bullet my mom got me for Christmas.

OK in the middle of typing this the power decides to GO OUT AGAIN!! I hope I get this finished.
Thurs. morning we had egg sandwiches, snack was a bowl of cucumbers and a half a banana. Lunch some leftover rice with a piece of chicken and dinner
Friday and quick bowl of cereal and popcorn for lunch and peanut bar for snack (I love these things) started off busy and not the best but dinner was YUMMY!
Saturday we had a yard sale (I did pretty good too!! $68) emoticon So it was a protein shake on the way there. A peanut bar with a low sugar verve for snack then we sent my husband out for lunch; burger king ( I should have been smart and brought something like my sister did!) Anyway a double cheeseburger and a few FF. I decided I didn't want the FF I was going to eat my chex mix but I did have some of hubbys'. Then I had a .50 cup of vanilla ice cream when it was over trying to COOL DOWN! For dinner hubby decides to give me a break & fix dinner. Frozen burritos; I had 2. I didn't lose any weight this week but as crazy as it was I did maintain so ALL in ALL not a terrible week!

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BOOKWORM27S 7/29/2013 8:22AM

    Great blog! Visual food blogs are a great way to keep track!

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Challenge Vision board

Saturday, March 09, 2013

We are suppose to make an inspirational vision board. Yes we have done this before so I was wondering (in my life; right now) how could I do an inspirational board to keep me inspired?
When I began Spark, I was very inspired by the wonderful people around me. I did an AWESOME job in my first year. The second year I let life get in the way but I did ok...that's where I started messing up. I lost about 15 pounds my second year but since it wasn't "as good" as the first I started beating myself up. The next year was worse. I had some emotional issues to deal with and let them KNOCK me off my path. I was struggling to keep my head above water and I did what was "Normal" for me. Hide and pretend everything was ok instead of asking for help.
I have a wonderful family but I'm the go to person so I don't like to GO TO anyone. I have wonderful sparkers here that I could have talked to but I have a serious issue with asking for help. For 2013 my motto is to HAVE FUN, LOVE and ENJOY LIFE no matter How crazy it gets!! My God is enough and I know with Him I will accomplish this!! I will truly enjoy my weight loss whether it's a pound or only a few inches. So my board is definitely different this year from the past....

This is my life after starting spark, I was enjoying my life, in pictures and I am going to inspire myself to get back to where I was and continue on with this Fabulous Journey!!

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LILYBELLE8 3/13/2013 1:00PM

    How interesting you post is! And just today, before reading your great idea, I had the same great idea myself. A new vision board - only I put mine in a 3-ring binder and refer to it often! Thanks for sharing!!

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JCARDINAL 3/11/2013 1:33PM

    Love your vision board Becky!! You can do anything you put your mind to!! emoticon

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 3/10/2013 6:47PM

    Good job!

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    Fun and a great reminder!

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REVIVED 3/9/2013 6:30PM

    very creative!

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RYDERB 3/9/2013 6:16PM

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SPARK (a bright light in this UGLY world)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

FB reminds me how Thankful I am to have Spark. Just like spark, I only have a few friends; so no I am not one that has tons of people that I don't even know. Actually I don't even think I have 100 friends.

I was just on there and it is surprising how many people can PRAISE God & then turn around and blast someone. Have they really never read the bible. Mark 7 tells us..
He said to them, “Hear Me, everyone, and understand: There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!”

So my question is, "How can you praise God with the same mouth that defiles man?"
As much damage, disease and sadness that has been going around lately How can people still not see the truth. If you want to live like the devil, it's your choice but don't be a hypocrite. Our kids are looking up to so many false prophets. Lord PLEASE help open our eyes and seek YOU!

I know there might be some on spark as well, but I feel VERY fortune that I have ONLY met wonderful people here. I have truly been blessed by so many of you. You make coming on spark a REAL JOY! emoticon

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RYDERB 1/31/2013 10:13AM

    I don't do FaceBook, but I think your observation and prayer applies everywhere. I'm very grateful for the wonderful friends I've made here.

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HEART4HOME 1/31/2013 9:39AM

    Amen, that was one of the reasons I deleted my first FB account and started a new one. This time I am very discerning about who I accept as friends. I use it mostly to keep up with a small group bible study that I am involved in.

I love Spark because it is filled with support and encouragement. It is the one place where I can come and talk about healthy living and no one complains :-)

Have a great weekend.

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HM_JACKSON 1/31/2013 9:27AM

    I totally agree! I was always on FB but since joining Sparkpeople I am very rarely on it anymore. Sparkpeople is full of people with a common goal and talk about being positive. Just makes me feel good.
Thanks for sharing!

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Letter to Becky of the future...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

We are suppose to write a letter to ourselves. I have done this before and it can get very emotional. I was going to do this in a notebook, FOR MY EYES ONLY but if I do this here, it will HELP keep me accountable. I am finally getting back on track slowly but surely.

One thing I would like to tell my future self is ALWAYS be proud of yourself no matter what or where you are. That is one of your biggest issues. You are not happy with the success you have done, then you begin to gain the weight back. Let others become MORE IMPORTANT than yourself & then you happen to look back through pictures and say, "WOW, I had lost a lot! I did look a lot happier!"

So what happens, you get discouraged, get distracted and then a few pounds turn into months and a lot of pounds. You had not been under 200 pounds since having your girls. Do you realize you got down to 184 pounds and thought , "Wow, I've got a long way to go!" Next time & YES there is ALWAYS going to be a NEXT TIME!! Look at How great you are doing, NOT How far you still have to go! Look at this picture....

Wouldn't you say, "YOU are having a blast!?" You were finally in the pictures!
Now look where you were BEFORE that....

Smiling but are you comfortable...Becky of January 2013 says, "NO!!" That smile was a cover because the camera was pointing at you!

Now let's see what has happened over the few years here at spark...
First year you went from 238 lbs. to 190 (I, Becky of Jan. 2013 would say, "YOU GO GIRL!"
Second year, not over the top but still any lose is GREAT! You weighed in at 184 pounds. That is great, you know it is not going to come off as good the smaller you get. You should have been happy but you were not. Well you know what, "I AM PROUD of you!"
OK the end of the second and all of the third year, you let others come between you and your happiness. Your emotions ruled that year and it showed. Self-denial didn't help either...a few pounds no big deal. It was a big deal. You knew it would continue but you thought you could do this alone. You were pulling back from your wonderful friends on spark. They want to help but YOU didn't allow it and now let's look at a few pictures...

Not a bad pic. but you know you were back in the 190's and trying to hide those extra pounds. Let's keep looking...

You are starting to hide from the cameras's getting harder to find you in the albums. Really look at yourself, you can do this. You know you don't mind exercising so get back to the basic everything you feel yourself slipping. Do 10 minutes, take a walk, walk with Leslie or do one of those spark videos. Don't just sit there and say, "I'll do it later, get up now!"
As for your food, you know you are not a big eater. Yes you do eat the wrong stuff but you need to eat. When you let those emotions rule, you stop eating then when you do, it's not food, it's junk. Seriously emoticon you know better so take those few extra minutes to think before it goes in your mouth.

Remember the Becky of January 2013 is inside you. I am proud of you! Even though you have slipped, look where you are. You are CE Director of Living Stones church of God, You have went back to school and got your substitute license, you have ran a house (NOT always easy) for over 20 years, made sure the bills are paid, the kids are clean, they have MORE than they will ever need, you have 2 beautiful daughters and you will KICK this weight thing as well!
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INGBADEN 1/18/2013 7:44AM

    This was a great blog. Really helped me focus.

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 1/17/2013 9:58PM

    I LOVED this blog!
You are amazing!
Everything you said is so true and hits home, boy does it hit home!
You are dong a super fabulous job on you!

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SARASMILING 1/17/2013 5:03AM

    So proud of you!! And I totally get the hiding from cameras thing. I'm not in very many pictures at all because of that. And awesome job on the letter! I need to get busy on that! emoticon

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MARTINE08 1/15/2013 3:15PM

    YOU ROCK! I need to do the same thing. Glad you are acknowledging all of your successes!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RYDERB 1/15/2013 2:40PM

    I"m so proud of you Becky! You really challenged yourself to get out of your comfort zone. You're taking new steps everyday to make sure that that healthier happier Becky of the future starts today! You've got this!

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Go Bahama Mamas!

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Tell someone you love them today

Monday, December 17, 2012

For everyone that knows me, knows that I'm NOT big on blogging but I just wanted to say to everyone out there. You are NOT ALONE!! No matter how you feel or how bad it gets someone is there, someone LOVES YOU!!

I have found this season is reminding us of HOW Grateful we should be for all we have & for everyone we have. I am truly THANKFUL but I'm finding it SO HARD to smile these days. I know some people think, WHY?? If you are so thankful how can you NOT SMILE? My heart is breaking for so many others out there & no matter how happy I am it is so hard when you are heart broken! I look at my family and cry; not out of sadness but out of love. We have had some issues around here that I never would wish on anyone. I hurt for so many others, my daughter watching as she finds out about a classmate SHOT down. People say, "he was in the wrong place at the wrong time". Then Friday emoticon

I don't like having to explain to my kids. What happened to kids dealing with teen problems like 'who's my boyfriend this week' or 'what am I going to wear?' I can't stop crying & I don't want to go back to where I was last year. I tend to shut down but like my last blog said, "I refuse!" I refuse to go back, I refuse to stop living, I refuse to put my kids in a bubble (no matter HOW BAD I WOULD LIKE TO). We will continue to live! We are waiting for that glorious day when the LORD comes back for us but until then I will find my smile. I will let HIS LIGHT shine through me NO MATTER How hard it is.
One FOOT in front of the other. I WILL DO THIS!

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NETSUE64 12/19/2012 7:20AM

    It is so tempting to just give up sometimes when we have so much stress and worry. I have had the same thoughts too over the weekend, but I know most of the time being thinner makes me feel good so I will keep going. Gaining the weight back or losing our good habits would just make us feel worse!

I hope you feel better soon and things become more normal for you. With teenagers that's hard to define sometimes!

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CARAFAE37 12/17/2012 1:18PM

    emoticon well said!

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USMAWIFE 12/17/2012 1:12PM

    emoticon Great blog

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JCARDINAL 12/17/2012 1:10PM

    Sometimes it's so hard to find the strength to smile when there is so much turmoil around us. Stay positive for yourself and your family and know you are loved!! emoticon

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RYDERB 12/17/2012 1:08PM

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