I was just thinking about preparation. Being prepared in the mind to handle the "new" me. I used to almost always sabotage my success by not being prepared for the change inside and out and that's why I gained weight back and that's why I still struggled with a poor self image.
We have to work on our thoughts about ourselves and who we are becoming. I think this is a vital part of the lifestyle change. We can say we love our self and love on ourselves in that mirror all the day long but we have to believe our words and in the outcome.
Picture yourself being healthy and whole in every way. Continually see yourself with the desired weight gone. Have faith in what you are doing and truly believe that you can and will do it. Prepare your mind for success.
N O W
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That's what my N O W mean No Other Way! We are a successful group of people and let's not stop until we get to the desired end and then keep on for Life!
Hope you all survived the temptations. If you ate a little something special Praise the Lord!!! You are not going to die! All is well. God is on your side. Go for a jog or walk extra. It will all be ok.
My day was great...my son and myself until he went to work at 2pm but he was off early and tore that gooey butter cake sweet potato kind up!!! He loves that cake. All that powder sugar in it makes it's velvety.
I have been here 3 years and I know that my Lord Jesus by the Holy Spirit sent me here because He knew that I would have great tools and people who would know how to keep me motivated and focused to meet every goal in my heart and on paper.
I THANK GOD FOR SPARKPEOPLE AND SPARK GUY AND ALL THE LEADERS AND EMPLOYEES WHO MAKE THIS ALL POSSIBLE FOR ME. I THANK GOD FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE ABLE TO POST ON OTHERS PAGES AND TO HELP ENCOURAGE THEM AS THE ALWAYS DO ME. I PRAY THAT YOU ALL RECEIVE 100 FOLD RETURN FOR THE GREAT ADVICE AND MOTIVATION THAT I RECEIVE TO KEEP ON GOING NO MATTER WHAT. YOU ALL HELP TO KEEP ME GROUNDED AND I COULD NOT HAVE LOST OVER 55 POUNDS WITHOUT EVERYONE OF YOU. I THANK MY GOD FOR YOU ALL AND THAT HE WILL FILL YOU WITH ALL HIS FULLNESS WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD!!! NOTHING JUST HAPPENS SO KNOW THAT THIS SITE IS BLESSED BY THE LORD. WHAT YOU DO FOR OTHERS WILL COME BACK TO YOU IN RETURN. THAT'S WORD!
I am thankful that you all will have a Loving and Joyful and Exciting and Safe Thanksgiving weekend no matter where you are in Jesus Name.
Please obey the traffic laws. The Police are out looking for drunk drivers so don't be who they are looking for. Thank you.
I truly am thankful for my spark friends and will be back with you on Saturday.
Don't eat too much!
Drink lots of water!
Don't forget the Green Veggies!
OK...I'm a little excited. More this year than last but last year was a Milestone birthday if you want to call it that. But even though I was blessed to still be here and perking I was not as HAPPY as I am now. I truly have a NEW mindset on things. I am listening to God's Leading and This has made a valuable difference in my life.
So what plans do you have for next week? Let me show you what I plan to prepare. Just a rough draft.
Cornbread Dressing (I rarely stuff a bird) May add some new stuff for a change.
Sweet Potato Pie
Gooey Butter Cake(Don't know which one I will prepare...maybe lemon)
Baked Sweet Potato(For Myself)
Black Eyed Peas(These babies barely nudge my blood sugar and that's a great thing.)
I will make them as healthy as possible but I still plan to eat in moderation. My daughter should be there and I don't know who else. My relatives from home have not confirmed as of today so that's up in the air. Turkeys were on sale for .29 cents a pound on Sunday. That means I saw a giant turkey for $6 and some change. What a bargain. You know how Walmart have those food wars. lol I'm looking on a great deal on sweet potatoes. .25 cents a pound anyone? lol
Ok...Remember I said that's a rough draft. Plenty of water will be available and Tea...unsweetened. I pray you all have a great weekend and enjoy each day.
Not bragging about my birthday but I felt like sharing...early. Just in case I don't get to this library. It's cold here and I will never complain about the heat here again.
Still doing good and working that knee more. Another Physical Therapy session Friday. Then next Tuesday. They working me but it will be worth it.