Monday, November 19, 2012
The holidays are definately my favorite time of the year. They bring a sense of peace and happiness to my heart. The thing that has changed the most for me during this time? I focus more on the people around me, instead of what I will be feeding them. I used to plan special menus thinking about what everyone would want to eat. But now, I just pretty much cook normal meals and appreciate more the time that we spend together.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Hey fellow Sparkers! It has been a while since I have made a blog entry, but I really feel the need to share today.
I read an article today that talked about people getting sicker these days than in years past due in part to obesity and the health problems associated with it, and I found it so disheartening. The question that came to my mind was, "What is wrong with us???" Seriously!!! With all of the help and information out there, and we being an intelligent race, why do we continue to let food have so much control and power over us? Food is only a necessity, as is water, shelter, and clothing. We have personified it so much that we look at it, at times as our comforter and best friend. It has replaced human relationships and contact as we hide, snuggled up in front of the television munching away trying to get through times of loneliness and boredom, and when we do get together with others, it takes center stage, (What am I going to serve?), instead of us focusing on the company and conversation. Why???
You know... I have been there, but not in a long time. I look at my children, and I want to spend time with them. I want to be there for them, and not a burden on them as they grow older. The changes that I have made in my life have also been adopted by them. We all eat healthy and exercise daily. This is part of the legacy that I am instilling in them, and my hope is that they will pass it on to future generations. This is what, in my opinion, we need to be doing. It is not fair for us to indulge in the practice of self gratification when it will effect others that we care so deeply about.
TAKE BACK THE POWER! Learn to lean on and love each other. Nurture those relationships with people around you. It really is more satisfying!
Saturday, December 03, 2011
It is not so much about discipline or self-control. Nor is it all about obsessing over everything that you put, or are going to put in your mouth. It is not about thinking about what you are going to eat for lunch while you are not completely finished digesting breakfast.
It is really all about knowing what your body needs (ie: good food choices and exercise), and giving it those things so regularly that you don't even think about it anymore. It's really all about living. The good things that you do for yourself today really do become habits tommorrow, and they occur automatically!
Have a wonderful, enlightened weekend!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
We sometimes worry about our kids, and hope that their minds are in the right place. After reading this quote which my daughter found and loved enough to post on her wall, I think I can say that she is headed down the right path.
"You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from people. You are not the amount of sit-ups you can do in a day, nor the number of calories you eat in a day. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are none of these. You ARE the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals you set. You are the things you laugh at and the words you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, not for the shape of the vessel, but for the soul it carries."
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Let me start by saying that I have missed all of my Spark friends over the past few weeks.
My mother and brother had been here visiting which was absolutely wonderful. My brother Steven and I have decided to train to do a half marathon together which should be challenging, but fun. He has already run a few marathons, coming 10 seconds short of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. But for me,It will be a first.
On another note, My grammy passed away on July 14th, which was very sad for me. She was always there and eventhough we know that people don't stay with us forever, it seemed like she was here forever. She turned 100 last October, and maybe it was time for her to rest. She will be missed greatly.
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