That's my new to this earth little cousin Taliyah Michelle born at 2:33 am on 10/20/10 in my hometown of Tulsa. It was such an emotional feeling seeing her beautiful picture. A dream come true.
We should never stop dreaming. You know that babies are God's way of blessing the parents for children are a blessing from Him. These babies started in the minds of most of us. We wanted children and some of us prayed and prayed until we had them. God our Father yearns to help us like we yearn to help our children. We have to allow Him to do what He has ordained for our lives.
I depend on Father and everything that Jesus accomplished on the Cross for me. I believe and I know this change in my life is going to stick. I love my life and I love the Lord. My life is nothing without Him.
Never stop dreaming. There's plenty out there to believe for.
The Word of God says to call those things that be not as though they were. This is a great day and I am a Winner. My dream is coming into view. Victory is NOW!
I have the faith to speak forth and do my part to complete the first phase of this lifestyle change. The rest is a lifetime of maintaining great health and fitness habits.
I walked outside today even though my knee did not like it. I hate being inside on beautiful days. Sunday was a great day also. Heard a great Anointed Sermon. I just love my Pastor George Pearsons! He's a Blessing to our Congregation. Thank You Lord for giving him the desires of his heart.
Had a great day of working on my book and Smiling. Smiling is so wonderful for your Health and Fitness. Just do it! No matter how you "feel".
Ate Collard greens and sweet potatoes and a homemade burger today. Also tried those Vitatops @ 100 calories and they are pretty good and healthy full of fiber and vitamins. Had my daily yogurt. Ate a small 80 cal Reeses Peanut butter cup. Almond milk was a snack. I just love Almond milk. I'm progressing. That's what I want to do.
Hope you all had a great start of a Victorious week. We are well able to take this on and Win. We are Winners already. We Started!
Today I cooked my son a Sweet Potato Gooey Butter Cake
Normally I would have been agitated and praying for Help with appetite control because these are one of best cakes that I make and rich and full of calories. Today was no exception...it turned out great! My history with these cakes, and they can be made in different flavors, started in December 09 watching Paula Deen cook it. I gained 7lbs cooking them...and they were a staple on my kitchen table for that month. But today was different. Like I've been sharing...I feel this lifestyle change in my mind. It's working and I'm making progress in my mind and in my body. Yes, I tasted a small piece. It was divine!!!
And I put it back in the refrigerator and there it remains.
Now in the past i would and could have eaten almost half of the cake. Regardless that I made it for my son. But I chose to stop at that one sample. I know that I am well able to make this change for a lifetime. I have food and food does not have me. I eat to live. I had a great healthy meal today and have already planned out my menu for tomorrow. It will be packed full of filling vegetables and I will batch cook for a couple of days. I am Happy so Happy to be alive.
Our choices now reflect our future. I chose not to over eat that rich cake. I chose to eat healthy and stop. I am choosing to become and stay healthy and fit. I'm not afraid to be healthy and fit. I know that I can do this. I am doing it. We are doing it and together we can do anything!!!
Success starts in the mind. It always has and always will. Check what's in your mind.
Just a short blog to let u all know that I truly appreciate each and every one of you that I have ever came in contact with on this journey. I am so grateful to God for friends like you who motivate me to keep up the good work!
Good choices are becoming habits and my brain is sending signals that this is truly a lifestyle change and I am doing it!!! All are a part of success.
It's wonderful to know that I will reach my weight goal or just look like it. I will look the weight before I get to it. lol
So do not be discourage if your road seems slow or lagging. Hang in there and do what you know to do. Check your food intake and your Workout take. Sleep and drink water. Smile and your day will be filled with so much Joy.