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The train ride of life

Sunday, May 25, 2014

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by, other people will board the train and they will be significant. (i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life.) Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize that they vacated their seats!

This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers...requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way - love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.

It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty -- we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey for the coming year on the train of life. Reap success and give lots of love. More importantly, thank God for the journey!

Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train!

  
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JAXMOMMY 5/30/2014 12:09AM

    So beautiful and so true! I am honored to have met you on this train ride!

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NANCYPAT1 5/25/2014 4:47PM

    Beautiful and I love the images and the message this conveys.

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ROBBIEY 5/25/2014 4:41PM

  I love the train analogy. Thanks for the reminder that we must include GOD on our journey.

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What to do?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I have a love/hate relationship with food like just about everyone else. My biggest problem though is breakfast. I'm eating it but almost feel pressured to do it.

When I was in the hospital last month I felt obligated to eat breakfast because I didn't want to waste their food. After I got home, I had gotten so use to it that I wanted it. But now..I'm back to feeling pressured to eat it.

Yes, I know it's the most important meal of the day and it's the one that should be eaten. But when I wake up in the mornings I'm just NOT hungry. So they say don't eat if you're not hungry, but make sure you eat breakfast. So what's a person to do in that situation?

I'll have a piece of fruit, a small bowl of cereal or a piece of toast..not all at the same time though. Then I feel bloated like I just had a full meal. Sometimes it's so darn confusing. :(

If you have any great words of wisdom I can use please let me know. I'm teetering on the edge of not eating breakfast again.

HUGS!

  
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WAY2GOCAT 4/24/2014 7:01PM

    No words to encourage you to eat brakfast everyday. I don't usually. If I am very hungry, I will. I go with my body! Blessings and emoticon

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PEGGYO 4/24/2014 5:43PM

    just eat something to break the fast

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GLC2009 4/24/2014 3:10PM

    i usually am not hungry right away. i get up, work on the computer for a couple of hours, then eat. i need to eat something with protein. if i just ate toast or cereal i would be ill for several hours. i usually have eggs or leftovers from last night's dinner or occasionally a smoothie.

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JAXMOMMY 4/24/2014 2:42PM

    If not eating breakfast doesn't throw you into a food binge, then just don't. Eat when you are ready to eat in the day and that will break your fast. It doesn't have to be morning and of course if it is morning it doesn't have to be breakfast food. Let your body guide you unless it is guiding you down the road to a binge! That is my 2 cents.

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CHALLENGER15 4/24/2014 10:33AM

    I think perhaps something light mid-morning might be good for you, even nothing if that is what your body really prefers. You have to do what YOU are comfortable with.

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NELLJONES 4/24/2014 8:03AM

    I eat breakfast every day, but not until I have had a couple of cups of coffee. I was told years ago that I had to eat breakfast if I wanted to lose weight, and since my way hadn't worked so well I tried theirs. I lost the weight so there must be something to it.

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JAROL7 4/24/2014 7:42AM

    Set your calories for the day and budget them to the meals and snacks available. I use a total of 6 .... 3 meals and 3 snacks and then adjust if I go over on one. My total is 1200 a day to lose, 1600 to maintain.

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/24/2014 7:11AM

  Waiting an hour (if you can) and eating fruit or yogurt should do the trick. It does not have to be much, just healthy. Good luck.

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GARDENCHRIS 4/24/2014 7:06AM

    you can have a piece of fruit or a slice toast with peanut butter..... it can be anything you feel comfortable with eating, heck even a granola bar.

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DMEYER4 4/24/2014 6:37AM

  I am also not a breakfast person so I just eat a piece of fruit and 3/4 cup of cereal. It does not blot me and I feel full. I am not sure what your answer is because everyone is different and you need to do what is right for you. I hope you have a great day

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Poor Phil

Thursday, April 17, 2014

  
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GOSPELCLOWN 4/23/2014 12:05AM

    Ahhhh. He is correct out on the coast where I live!

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    Thanks for the smile!

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Hard boiled eggs and nuts and jumping through hoops

Thursday, March 20, 2014



Trying to find a little humor in my recent hospital stay, not sure if you know much about Stan and Ollie. Ollie was in the hospital with a broken leg and Stan came to visit him. He brought him hard boiled eggs and nuts. Well, wonder why he didn't bring candy to Ollie? Because Ollie didn't pay him for the last box he brought. Hehe!
Sticking to that, and given the fact I can't eat eggs, my darling DH, after going home for a little rest the first night I was in the hospital, came back with a bag, had some nuts in it and some ceramic Easter eggs. Oh what a giggle I got out of that one no matter how bad I felt. LOL! emoticon He was one awesome bunny the entire time I was in and still is. :)

Of course my recovery will be slow and I'm taking very small deliberate strides working my way back. I feel pretty useless right now, messed up my perfect attendance here and most of my wonderful streaks got smeared, but I guess that's okay, starting over is a great place to start.

Gentle walking through the house is mostly what I do right now, one step at a time one day at a time. Oh, of course I think I should be able to count jumping through hoops with the insurance company as very high impact cardio! They sure have my heart pumpin' at times, and not exactly in a happy way. There was only one mess with them and that was a doozy, but it all started at the hospital where they were the ones who messed it up. Hmm? I just wonder what they'd say if I would send them the bill for the out of pocket expense we'll have had to deal with for 5 days? ROFLMBO!! Yea, they'd get right on that one..uhuh.. Anyway, the problem is now resolved and I'll be happier tomorrow, back to gentle walking and hopefully no more hoops to deal with.

Now, the other problem..FOOD! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I know what I need, I know what I shouldn't have and what I shouldn't have is all I seem to want right now. Oh, I've only messed up with one Big Mack and Fries so far, and I'm doing the best I can to be so very good. But that's not taking the WANT away. Lots of water and ice chips are helping, carrot sticks and yogurt and oh those yummy honey nut cherios :)

I'm hanging in there! Tying that knot at the end of the rope and refusing to slip off in to the black hole! emoticon

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 4/11/2014 5:32PM

    Same here, it is a struggle!

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67YKCEB 3/20/2014 4:58PM

    I'm glad you're on the mend. And what is it about not being able to do much that turns on that munchie switch? It's almost like sitting = eating. If I'm busy into a project or cleaning I don't think about food. But when I don't feel good, ALL I want is food!
Hang in there and yes take it one day at a time and you'll be back your self before too long.
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JAXMOMMY 3/20/2014 3:02PM

    I am assuming you lost a few pounds laying in that hospital bed hooked to only you know what all, so indulge a little, but then back on track for you! I'm going to also assume that you may be feeding that feeling useless monster. We all know that you could never, ever be classified as useless even while you lie about recovering! Oh! Just love your Hubby for loving you and making you smile! Too funny! Make that knot strong and hang in there! Oh, and keep that knot far out of Sassy's reach! Her favorite hobby is untying big strong knots! Love you!

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144AUTUMN 3/20/2014 2:37PM

  You can do it!!

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Goals

Friday, January 03, 2014

My first blog of the new year and I couldn't think of anything but my goals.

1. Get more sleep. I have a lot of trouble with that. It's not so much me, it's my body and mind saying I've had enough after about 5 hours and I just wake up and can't get back to sleep. So from now on I'll lay there and try harder to get back to sleep.

2. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies and less canned ones. They are too convenient when I'm in a hurry to get dinner. If I take my time and work a little harder cutting the fresh ones up, I will appreciate them more.

3. Shake up my exercise routine more often. Mostly I change it only once a month but I will be doing it twice a month now.

4. I will fold the clothes and put them away after I laundry them!

5. I will be more patient and I will take things less personal.

I think those are good starts for me for the new year. I put them out there so you all could help me be accountable! HUGS!

  
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LESSOFMOORE 1/3/2014 10:33PM

    Maybe you could try melatonin or valerian root to help you sleep. emoticon emoticon

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JAXMOMMY 1/3/2014 5:07PM

    The things peple say to us or about us are often coming from their own "stuff" not ours... So, trying to not take things personal is important. Laundry, paundry! Whatever! LOL! I cut up fresh veggies and put them in those zip lock containers in the fridge so they are ready to be tossed into a salad or soup or whatever! Makes life so much easier! I need more sleep too. Maybe try some deep breathing or meditation or even prayer? Go for it my friend! You got the Spark!

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782298 1/3/2014 4:43AM

    Your goals are my goals. Even the laundry thing. emoticon

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GRANDMAFRANNY 1/3/2014 4:21AM

    HOPE YOU DON'T HAVE A emoticon OR TV IN YOUR BEDROOM. THE LIGHT IS WHAT KEEPS YOU emoticon .

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