Wednesday, October 07, 2009
I feel like some days just aren't "my day". I got up yesterday feeling a little hungry. I had my usual breakfast and then when I got to work, it was as if something hit me. Did you ever have a day where all you wanted to do was eat? This was one of those days. I told myself I wasn't hungry and it's as if I was deaf! Can anyone relate to this? It's a physical hunger, too, not that emotional eating thing.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The best way I find to keep focused and NOT allow distractions is to keep a fan running while I'm working out. I hate that "overcome by heat" sensation, so with a breeze gently blowing around me, it makes exercising a breeze! If I'm doing a DVD, I'm focused much of the time. But when I am circuit training, sometimes that's a problem, especially if my hubby is working out, too. Again, the fan and music, music, music. I have gotten favorite songs and workout to the beat of the music so I not only have a good time, I can also sing along if I want to and if the beat is slow enough, I'm holding and working that weight a wee bit longer into the negative part.
Another thing I do is keep rotating the DVDs as it is so easy for me to get bored with just a few. That way I have lots of favorites to choose from and I have to keep focused to remember "what move comes next!" You cannot get distracted with TurboJam! Yeah, baby!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
You've probably heard it said it is more blessed to give than to receive. I've had so many downs in my life that counting blessings wasn't always a way of life for me. I hated life at one point in my life and wanted it to end, be over, no more b/c I hurt so very much inside. I'm no different than any other person, and I'm not trying to say "I'm the only one who has hurt this much." We are all given things in our lives that hurt us or help us grow. I've learned that the very circumstances that have hurt me the worst, are the very ones God chose for me in order for me to grow closer to Him. Strange, isn't it? But that is the way of Love. God didn't even spare His own Son from pain; no, infact, God subjected His own Son to more pain and suffering than all of us put together. And He never complained about it.
Can we learn a lesson from this? Yes! What a blessing that God doesn't require us to suffer as much as Jesus did on the cross. I don't think I could endure all that and not open my mouth just a little!
We are more apt to complain than give thanks. What I've learned is that God brings sorrow or suffering so that He can turn it into a blessing not only for me, but for someone else. A perfect example of this is of this morning in church. During worship, that Pastor called people to the front of the church to worship God and then he said we should turn to someone and pray with them. I wasn't aware that anyone was behind me, but I turned around and I was going to sit down, but there was a lady standing there, so I asked her if I could pray for her. Wow! It was one of the "divine appointments" you hear about. I could actually feel God moving through me as I prayed and I knew God was there listening and planning to answer this lady. When I was done, I looked at her and asked if she was sick. She said no, but that she had some emotional issues. Boy, I love to pray for those kind of people. God was showing me what to pray for over this lady. O, how I live for these moments. After I was done, I looked at her and mascara was running down her face. The healing touch of Jesus is not to be compared with anything of this earth. What a blessing it is to give someone a prayer and see God move. So precious.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I just don't get it. I have been doing this thing for over 2 years. Tracking food, exercise, the works, and the scale just doesn't seem to want to move. If I lose a few pounds, without even trying, they come back on.. It's really frustrating to have a thyroid that doesn't work on it's own and I need to take a replacement Synthyroid. I had to have my thyroid treated with radiation since the meds I was taking was not working and so I had 2 options, radiation or surgery. I should have said nothing, but I really believed the doctor knew what he was doing. I now know not to trust any of them!!!
After all, they are just practicing medicine!!
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