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new baby coming...please pray

Thursday, May 30, 2013

My grandson is about to make his entrance into the world. My daughter is having all the symptoms of early labor.

Please pray that she doesn't go into labor at night because it is difficult for her to get to the hospital at night.

Also, she is high risk, so please pray for an easy and safe delivery for both her and our little boy.

I live several hours from her so it will take a while for me to get there. I'm exhausted right now so i can't leave. She isn't actually due for another almost three weeks, but it doesn't look like this little guy wants to wait that long.

thank you, yet again!

  
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JENNAWW4LIFE 5/30/2013 8:29PM

  Prayers for a safe, and nicely timed, delivery and for a healthy baby boy!

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HAPPYDOES 5/30/2013 8:44AM

    Thank you. She made it through the night and has a doctor appt. today. I'm hoping this is just the preliminaries and she still has a week or so to go because I have a dance dress rehearsal tomorrow night and performance on Sunday. I've been learning this dance for over 4 weeks and I'd love to finally perform it and not have to miss it. However, if I do miss the performance, at least I'll be missing it for something emoticon and not for something like illness.

I don't know when I'll be leaving or when I'll get back but this is exciting! I can't wait to see our newest boy!

Thank you for your prayers.



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COFFEEMUG2009 5/30/2013 7:49AM

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EMMACORY 5/30/2013 7:33AM

    May your daughter and grandson feel the warm embrace of God's love and protection at this time. Will keep praying. June emoticon

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KAB7801 5/30/2013 5:43AM

    You're in my prayers
God's speed
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i never thought i'd see the day

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm still following my experiment as closely as possible, and today, I was running around all day and didn't get to eat the way that I should.

I ate high fiber cereal and almond milk for breakfast, grabbed 1/3 of a black forest subway sandwich on 5-grain oat bread filled with veggies and spread with avocado and topped with mustard. finally for dinner, i ate kale, fresh tomato, pork loin, and an orange...and only ended up with a whopping 800+ calories for the day.

I decided that the only way to get enough calories in my already stuffed belly, was to eat a couple of White chocolate macadamia nut cookies...which i did.

Now I have always thought of cookies as the perfect dessert. They are sweet. They are soft, yet they also have a bit of a crunch. And they are rich. In fact, I used to have to hide cookies from myself...especially if I was dieting and my husband decided to buy cookies...because I could eat an entire package within one or two days. (A few years ago, I could have polished them off much quicker than that.)

I just have to say this:

Never in my life did I ever think that I would eat cookies and hate every minute of it, but it happened tonight. I couldn't stand the taste of them.

They were too sweet, too fatty, too...too everything.

I'm still sitting here, nauseated from those cookies, hoping I never see another cookie in my lifetime.

Now that's amazing!
And I'm so grateful for it!

  
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JENNAWW4LIFE 5/30/2013 8:27PM

  The more you eat of the 'good stuff' the more your body despises the 'bad stuff' :)

I have found that nuts really boost that calorie intake for a small amount of food (unless you're allergic, of course). They're also good for protein.

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SUSANBEAMON 5/30/2013 1:28AM

  what a world. stop eating something not so good and just eat the good for you stuff, and your taste buds get to like the good stuff more. good for you. keep it up.

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EMMACORY 5/29/2013 11:57PM

    emoticon Our taste buds can change......hopefully you can find some alternative foods that give you the needed nutrients and calories. emoticon

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i'm happy to report...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Thank you for all your prayers.

I'm happy to report that my husband has gone back to work. emoticon

  
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HAPPYDOES 5/29/2013 9:33AM

    Yes, June, I've been praising God throughout this whole ordeal, and I thank him not only for my husband's protection from harm and quick healing, but also for a job, after six months of nothing, which he has never experienced before. I thank God that the man was willing to hold that job specifically for my husband when he needed him to be there immediately and didn't really know what the outcome would be.

God is Faithful...always. And He was at work in us the whole time that my husband was out of work, which is always a good thing. emoticon

Thank you all for celebrating God's goodness with me. emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/29/2013 9:35:30 AM

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EMMACORY 5/28/2013 6:07PM

    emoticon That is great news. We thank God for his healing. emoticon

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MAWMAW101 5/28/2013 5:31PM

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Love good news!

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KAB7801 5/28/2013 5:12PM

    Very good!

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MNABOY 5/28/2013 5:05PM

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DEBORAH2180 5/28/2013 4:42PM

    Yeah! So happy that your husband is doing well enough to work again!

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ROSE-LITE 5/28/2013 4:26PM

  yea!!

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something changed today

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I went for my walk/run toward the "monks' today and I noticed during one of my "running" intervals I noticed that something changed.

I call it "running" because it makes me feel stronger, but I'm pretty sure it's anything BUT running. emoticon I'm just glad that I live out in the country instead of in a suburban neighborhood where everybody can see me doing whatever this is that I do and call "running.

But I digress..

So I noticed that something changed. I noticed that me feet weren't slapping the pavement as hard, I was landing more on the balls of my feet (or something), and I was leaning into it instead of being more upright.

And I think I "ran" faster and longer and my shins didn't hurt as much when I finished the interval.

But I still don't think I'm quite getting my feet right because they were hurting more.

I don't know but I'll just keep going until I figure it out.


  
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EMMACORY 5/28/2013 10:05AM

    Anyone who moves faster than me is running! emoticon Jogging, walking, or running....it is all good...keep moving.... emoticon

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KAB7801 5/28/2013 9:26AM

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You're progressing! Feels great doesn't it
Kim

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NHES220 5/28/2013 9:10AM

    If you are running, you are a runner. One thing about your feet is making sure you have the right shoes. This will affect your shins and your feet. Runners replace their shoes about every 6 months depending on the wear and number of miles. But for people like us with some weight to lose, we may break the cushioning down sooner and need to replace them. Also, are they the right shoes for running and are they the right size? Running shoes should be 1/2 to 1 size larger than your regular shoes to allow for movement. Just some thoughts, not good to have pain when you are running.
Congrats on your progress!
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TCANNO 5/28/2013 8:36AM

    Well done but call it jogging and not running then nobody knows emoticon

Keep it up and good luck


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Does anger or other stress motivate you to do something productive?

Monday, May 27, 2013

I have known many people whose anger motivated them to exercise, clean house, and other things that were productive, and I noticed last week when my stress levels were extremely high, that I walked further than I normally would have.

It's sort of like when I was young (in my 20s, after some bad experiences with some bullies) and someone told me I couldn't do something (especially my husband), I would dig in my heels and say in my mind, "Oh yeah? You just watch me"

There is something about being told I can't do something. You could ask me, but never tell me when I was young.

It reminds me of a poster I saw:



I don't want to be rebellious, but I do want to harness the energy from the negative emotions and stress and turn into something positive.

So...if your anger or stress motivates you to be more productive, how does it do so, or rather, what do you do with yours?

  
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BELLES74 5/28/2013 5:56PM

    I loved your picture so much I've now put it on my work computer lol

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KAB7801 5/27/2013 4:01PM

    Yes I do channel my anger with something productive, I'll show them I can get it done better and faster!!!
Very true emoticon
Kim

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EMMACORY 5/27/2013 12:31PM

    I think you are on to something. How do we use life situations to move us in the right direction. I guess when we can live in the present moment and "name" what is going on that we will be able to make better choices (one at a time). I will be paying attention in the weeks ahead to how my emotions push me or not to exercise at a different intensity level. emoticon

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HAPPYDOES 5/27/2013 11:36AM

    Yep...that sounds like me for the most part.
But last week, when I was so stressed out and tried for my 5K, I noticed a surge of energy that I hadn't had before. It took me further than I had planned to walk and run. And it really caught my attention.

That's when I began to think about harnessing the energy from my negative emotions and turning them into something positive.

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DEBORAH2180 5/27/2013 10:56AM

    Unfortunately with me when I got angry or upset, I went to foods. Then while eating, I would scheme on how I can change the situation.

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