Sparkpeople are amazing! Thank you so much for the prayers and words of support. I am happy to say that things turned out okay and I should have a new grandchild at the end of July!!!! I got to see some very neat pictures of the baby and I can tell you Clinton and Kim were very relieved and happy. They have not had an easy time lately. That is a story for another day, but they want this baby very much. So again. thanks for everything....you are the most amazing group of people and I believe that prayers make all the difference.....
I get to pick up Aubrey after work tonight. That is an unexpected joy. I didn't expect to see her. She's my youngest grandbaby. I can't wait to see her.
Unfortunately, the reason I will be seeing her is because Clinton and Kim went to the Dr. today to hear their baby's heartbeat for the first time. They didn't hear one.......so they have to have an ultrasound this afternoon to find out if there is a viable baby there.
I am praying for good news and praying they can handle any news they may receive. They were so happy about the baby. I just have to share that as I can't keep my mind on much else. I will fill you in later.
I went out and caught a cold.......I am miserable.
It was hard getting my exercise done last night, but I did it. I did go to bed early. I even slept well.....which was a good thing. But I am darn miserable today.
Have you ever noticed that It's hard to stay positive and motivated while sick.? I met a lady once who told me about "Gratitude's" and "Positive Affirmation". Every day she gets up and says three things she is grateful for. Then she reads her positive affirmations and it's amazing how it can sculpt your day.
I am grateful for my family, that I have a job and my wonderful sparkpeople friends.
I am grateful to have a nice home to reside in.
I am grateful for my job and having work to do.
I have decided to use these positive affirmations to guide my day:
Affirmations for Health
Every Cell in my body vibrates with energy and health
Loving myself heals my life. I nourish my mind, body and soul
My body heals quickly and easily
Affirmations for Weight Loss
I am the perfect weight for me
I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself
I choose to exercise regularly
My body is healthy and functioning in a very good way.
I have a lot of energy.
I know some of you are saying, "Big deal....whatever.....man she's weird!" Yeah, maybe I am.....but I'm making a commitment to get this weight off. And I have day one under my belt.
I have a feeling I'm going to be really sore tomorrow. My aunt got this big idea that we should buy The Biggest Loser on wii and follow their exercise program. I figured...Why not...any exercise is good exercise. So I bought it.
I still can't do squats without serious pain to my knees but I'm sure it will lessen over time. It was a really good workout and it focuses on adding challenges too. My challenge today is to eat a apple. That I can handle!!!!!
It was a great day......I look forward to making this workout a habit....
If you haven't read anything by Richard Paul Evans.....you're missing out. I have read three of his books this holiday season and I am amazed by each one. They are very easy reading and each one has tugged at my heart strings. Each one has also been better than the last. Right now I am finishing up the book, "Grace". It's about a girl who is abused by her stepfather and runs away. She is hidden in some young boy's club house. It is amazing. In it is a poem that the character "Grace" has written. I loved it so much, that I have to share it with you.....
I Would.....by Grace Webb
If only I could shine in your life as you have mine....I would.
If only I could love you as deeply as you have loved me....I would.
If only I could heal your heart as you have healed mine....I would.
If only I could lead you to God as you have lead me.....I would.
If only I could give you the hope that you have given me...I would.
If only I could stay with you forever.....I would.