Friday, October 05, 2012
Yesterday I read Cock-Robin's blog Dreams and Nightmares. I told him I would write a blog inspired by that and share my long-time dream. I don't want to because I see now what a pathetic, selfish, sad thing it really was.
Okay then, I said often and for years that my dream was to own a library where I could read all the time and have food delivered to me every day so I could eat all I wanted, no matter how fat I got, because I would never go out and no one would come in.
Is that not the sickest, most selfish thing you ever heard?! But as I look around, I realize I could almost describe my life like that right now. Between Amazon and the public library, I have every-thing I want to read. And until sometime in May, I went to Walmart and various restaurants and fast food places many of which are within a 2 block radius of my house, any time I wanted. I live alone in a senior apartment building. So I could just sit and veg all the time. And I did.
I was living the dream. (NIGHTMARE!)
I hit my highest weight ever, and my health was starting to head south. I was diagnosed with diabetes, my knees were beginning to give out on me, and except for my family, I had gotten pretty reclusive. Oh, yes. I had the dream.
But in May things started to change. For months I had been completely unable to get a hold on my eating. I was just stuffing it in with both hands and no end in sight, except an unhealthy one. But now I began to eat healthier and slowly lost 5 lbs. And though my knees were hurting, I began to walk around my building.
And at the end of May, my daughter, IMSOOZEEQ introduced me to SparkPeople. I signed up, but then ignored it for a week. But something drew me back. And since that time I have cleaned up my eating, begun to exercise more, joined a gym, and lost almost another 40 lbs.
But even more than that, I am spending more time with friends, not just here in the building, but going out to lunch, and shopping. I am going to church regularly and am reaching out in ministry to others. I may soon resume teaching a Bible Study. I'm visiting Spark every day and getting involved with Sparkfriends.
Thank you SparkPeople and all my Teams. You may have saved my life, you've certainly made it more fulfilling.
So what is my point? Be careful what you dream and what you say. You may get it.
God bless you all! Keep Sparking.
Here's the song that Cock-Robin put on his blog. I love it and hope you enjoy it.
Saturday, August 04, 2012
I bought a Vogue magazine this morning. There was an article about a 101 year old woman. She said she had taught a class in Jewish humor. Here is one of her--apparently true--stories.
The mother of a famous daughter was being interviewed. The interviewer said, "You're very young looking, how old are you."
The woman said, "I'm 48."
The interviewer said, "But your daughter is 52."
She answered, "Well, she leads her life; I lead mine."
So, on my next birthday, I'll be 50. You might say, but your daughter is 45. And I will say,
"Well, she leads her life, and I lead mine."
I'm not going to leave my Over 60 team, though. They won't mind having a 50-year-old member.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
"Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)
Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)
Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)
Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)
(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)
Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56
Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)
Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)
Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)
Signed Shelby (theshelbster)
Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)
Signed Debaune (Doobie893)
Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012
Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012
Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012
Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.
Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012
Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed elizabeth (MEADSBAY) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Caz (NEW-CAZ) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Julie (Shawfan) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed Michele (BeFit012) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Cheryl (Clavinova) Saturday, June 30,2012
Signed Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Signed Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012
Signed Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Signed Janet (EATVEGAN) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!
Monday, July 23, 2012
This is copied from Stormy's blog post:
To all my friends (including me) who are going through some issues right now--Let's start a prayer avalanche. We all need prayers right now.
May I ask my Spark Family," wherever you might be, to kindly copy, paste, and share this status for one hour to give a prayer of support to all those who have family problems, health, struggles, job issues, worries and just need to know that someone cares.
Do it for all of us for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the pages of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!! I did it for a friend and you can too. Share some faith, love, and spiritual healing for all in need. Thank you. Amen
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