Friday, November 18, 2011
well, it's been kind of a hard year, but not without good times and accomplishments. it hasn't been quite a year since i joined spark, but today is my 40th birthday and one of the main reasons i started this journey. i thought it would be appropriate to reflect on how i've done so far. while i still have a long way to go i have done the one thing i desired to do, and that was be lighter at 40 than i was at 39. so far i've lost 40lbs this year, both with spark and a little on my own. i have also made exercise a real part of my life and not just something i do for 2 weeks and then quit. i feel that i have more stamina and energy. i am proud that i am making a real effort to be healthier. i am thankful to God who has kept me through all the rough times, and for good friends who encourage me when i really need it. this year has been a blessing in many ways and i am looking forward to the next year. here's to doing even more by 41.
Monday, July 04, 2011
so, i just took one of the quizzes that had to so with body image and i'm having a tough time with it. to be perfectly honest, i don't know if i'll ever be happy with my looks. this goes beyond weight issues: it has more to do with how i perceive myself no matter what i weigh. i really don't know how to get past this issue. i'm happy when i think about how i am making my body healthier and that i am doing positive things for myself, but i'm under no illusion that weighing less is going to make me that much more attractive. i would rather just concentrate on the health benefits and try not to think too much about how i look. i suppose i should be kinder to myself, but i just don't know how. if anyone has any suggestions or knows what it is like to feel this way i would love the feedback.
Friday, June 24, 2011
so , it's been a while since i've written anything, but i need to get my thoughts down today. it has been kinda rough lately. it seems like i'm going nowhere, not just with weight loss; but with life in general. i know that God is good and maybe He's trying to teach me something here. so all i can do is hang on and pray and trust that He knows what He is doing in my life. i am a little frustrated though because this is at least the third or fourth week that i have stayed the same weight. i feel like i'm doing the best i can right now. i'm not going to give up, i just need a little encouragement. i did do something right today; i exercised even though i didn't want to. well that's all for right now. i would appreciate any ideas for how i can get out of this slump.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
recent events in my life have helped me to realize the importance of having good friends. both here on spark and in my personal life, i have very good friends that really encourage me when it counts. it's easy to take that for granted when life is moving along smoothly. it's only when life gets hard that we can see the precious blessing of a good friend. also, during these times i have to ask myself if i am a good friend to others. this is an area that i can improve on. so, you may ask; what makes a good friend? i believe that it is a person who, when they see you struggling; will help in anyway they are able, and is there to listen when you need someone to talk to. they're not afraid of your tears, and they can handle it when you are frustrated. the most important friend in my life is Jesus Christ, He is the only one who can be all these things. i also have some very good friends who have proven themselves in the hard times of my life. all in all i really am very blessed, and it's good to remind myself. what about you? first, can you say that Jesus is your ultimate friend? He died for you, and took your punishment for your sins, so that you could live with Him forever in the place He has prepared just you you: heaven! all you have to do is turn away from your sins and accept His offer of friendship. also, do you have those in your life who you know are there for you in the hard times? if so i would love to here about them.
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