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What is making the difference for you today....

Monday, October 10, 2011



Just saw an episode of Little House on the Prairie tonight. It was about a young boy named Elmer who was battling with his weight. There is a moving scene in which he looks around his room at various snacks he has hidden all over. One by one he finds them and crashes them to the ground.

When he feels like eating......he takes off running out the door.

That little guy was my inspiration today! What was yours?

Hugs,

Keri

  
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JIBBIE49 12/2/2011 12:07AM

    Never watched LHOTP.

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ID_VANDAL 10/12/2011 5:39PM

    Well you certainly inspired a lot of people didn't you?

Great job!! My inspiration was finishing my one percent improvement goals!

Keep up the good work!

Vandal

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GMA2HALF 10/12/2011 5:09PM

    I really loved Little House on the Praire and I remember that episode. I agree, my inspiration today - was your post.
Thank you for sharing!

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NANCY- 10/11/2011 9:08AM

    Knowing that doing this is to have a better lifestyle. Being able to move, without pain. Being able to take part in life rather than just watching it go by.

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DEEGIRL50 10/11/2011 6:31AM

    My SP friends inspire me every day (and that includes YOU)!
We're doing a real fun challenge on FSC this month. We'd love for you to join us!

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POSITIVELY_EB 10/11/2011 1:05AM

    emoticon You are also MY inspiration!!! HUGS!!!

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MSLZZY 10/10/2011 10:35PM

    I remember that episode. My inspiration-you! HUGS!

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WOO HOO, WHAT A RIDE!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Had to share this cute phrase:

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly worn out and screaming.......

WOO HOO, WHAT A RIDE!

  
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ID_VANDAL 9/19/2011 7:18PM

    Thanks for the reminder!! Life is for living!!

Time for me to get to work on that.

Vandal

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GMA2HALF 9/19/2011 5:45PM

    LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!!! emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 9/15/2011 7:03AM

    So true and so sad.---We don't take notice and enjoy "the ride" We're too busy living!!

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MSLZZY 9/14/2011 11:23PM

    emoticonLet's go for a ride together! HUGS!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/14/2011 11:03PM

    So true! Thanks for sharing this.

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Here I am!

Monday, September 12, 2011

I want to thank you for caring about meÖ.some of you have been asking where I have been and I really donít have a good answerÖ..I just havenít had anything to sayÖ..or better yet I just havenít wanted to say anything.
Work is goodÖI have been busy and am very much enjoying my environment. DH and I have had a difficult summer. We arenít back on our feet yet but we are managing okay. We have had to help our kids out with legal expenses that have not helped our situation at all.
One son took his ex back to court for more visitation of their daughter. It didnít go as he hoped but at least itís over. Our youngest made a stupid move one night after drinking and now he could end up in prison or with a felony. I am beside myself on this one. He is young and did something dumb and added insult to injury by lying about it. It could have been prevented but two boys panicked and made a very bad judgment call. I know this is vague but I just canít talk about itÖÖbut Iím filled with dread and worry. I think it will come out okay because he has never been in any trouble beforeÖ.but the lying has consequences.
We have only been to the lake a handful of timesÖ.between our work and helping kidsÖ.there hasnít been much free time.
The weight loss issue hasnít been going well. I donít know if itís a lack of desire or lack of planning that is at fault. All I know is I have to make some changes soon. So itís back to the beginning for meÖ.my Becks book is getting dusted offÖ.Iím going back to WW. (I have only been a couple of times since going back to work.) Itís time to be accountable.
I have been contemplating a couple of blog topics. These will happen soon. I am going to shoot for at least one blog a week. The first one will be Annoying Things and the second one will be A Sedentary Life. Itís time to get back on track.
Iím thankful for all of your support! Talk to you soon!

Hugs,

Keri

  
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GMA2HALF 9/19/2011 5:46PM

    Thanks so much for sharing. Life can be a rough ride sometimes. Remember you have plenty of people that care about you and your well being.
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MOMFAN 9/13/2011 4:06PM

    Keri, thanks for the update. I am also praying that you can leave all the worry and fear in the Father's hands and rest in His mercy and grace. None of this takes God by surprise and we never know how he will use it to restore wanderings souls to himself.

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ELLENIRENE 9/13/2011 9:03AM

    You can only raise your children with morals and good-upbringing and hope they make the right decisions. My youngest got into trouble too, just got with the wrong person and the outcome could have been worse, but he (we) learned from it and life goes on. Don't let the stress get you down. and don't forget to get some "ME" time--you deserve it.

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MSLZZY 9/13/2011 7:45AM

    Life keeps moving on and situations arise that we have no control over. Sorry about the family issues. We all have them but sometimes it is easier and less stressful just to say something happened than to explain. No one needs to know all the details, just that bad choices happen. Hope all goes well for DS. Hopefully he learned something and the mistake will not be repeated. Take care! HUGS!

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NANCY- 9/13/2011 7:26AM

    You have been missed. Wow you have had a lot on your mind. Stresses can really throw things out the window. I'm glad that you are back and are focusing on caring for you.
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SLIMMERJESSE 9/12/2011 9:19PM

    Nice to hear from you again. I just started my Beck book today; it's time for me to get back to basics. Sounds like a lot of stress going on for you. Hope all's okay now.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall...what is it I see?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm sure I'm not the only one who can relate to this situation......I don't really see my reality in the mirror. It's actually a little shocking to see pictures of myself. I don't like it at all. So why is it that I don't see that reality when I look in the mirror?




I thought about it a long time and this is my belief.......we have to ability to take a peek at our inner beauty...yes....you heard me right.....Inner beauty.



Now I would never call myself beautiful...that part of my brain want let me even consider it...but when I look in my mirror I see myself better than I am.



I think it's a message to me.......hey you......you have potential......work on it....this can be yours...you can keep improving from here......It's your future.....get on with it.



We all have that potential you know.......we are so wonderful on the inside and it's bursting to get out......we have to keep working toward our goal.......we need to....



We need to free our inner princess/prince!

Start today....change one thing.....add one new routine....make a start.......and check yourself out in the mirror......you are marvelous!



Hugs,

Keri



  
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JFROGDIVA 8/16/2011 12:46PM

    Keri ~ Your Inner Princess is shining through!!!! What an encouraging blog!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!! emoticon

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FORMYDARLINGS 7/20/2011 5:47PM

    Thanks for this Keri. It does seem that I look better in the mirror, although it is still frightening. I think you may be right, there is a wonderful person inside all of this exterior. You made my day,

Gini

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NEWYEARME 7/17/2011 7:51PM

    Great blog!!! I can certainly relate.

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NANCY- 7/17/2011 10:42AM

    Ah yes my vision of myself and I just thought it was denial. emoticon
You are so right it is seeing our potential.
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DEEGIRL50 7/16/2011 12:24PM

    I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the glass as I entered the bank...
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I thought OMG this outfit is not flattering at all. I really should take more care with my appearance. Fat or fit -- we can still go out looking out best.

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VICUNJA 7/16/2011 9:21AM

    You are right. I always ask my husband to take a photo of me when I am in doubt if a dress actually looks as fab on me as I see it in the mirror. And fortunately, it's no use asking my husband of his opinion either because he's also unable to see what's real and what's love. emoticon

That's exactly how it should be. As long as you're not lying to yourself or ignoring those points, that could be improved. emoticon

Hugs,
Joanie x

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SANSANDY1 7/15/2011 1:28AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/15/2011 12:09AM

    Lovely blog. Thank you!

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SUGARPUNK52 7/14/2011 11:03PM

  Thank you! What a boost to my ego! I need that sometimes.I agree with you.We are ALL beautiful.GOD bless.

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Where I've been......where I'm going....

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

It was a bitter sweet July 4th weekend. We celebrated my grandson's 1st birthday. That was so fun. He is such a joy. I remember being at the lake last year and my DIL being so miserable. It is all worth it now!

It is also the anniversary of the day I lost my job a year ago. It was a great time to put that in the past. We have even been able to laugh about it a bit. I haven't completely put it in the past....I dreamt that I lost my job last night...but it was at an employer that I don't work for! The mind sure plays tricks.

The fact is...I survived it and my life has turned around.

But....it's not the same as it was a year ago. Lessons have been learned....adjustments made. Some things will never be as they were....some good...some not so good. But it's fine.

Isn't that what this is all about? Making changes in our life to get a different outcome. It isn't always pleasant....it isn't always fun. But the ending makes it worth it. While the hard times are hard...you have to take time out to embrace the change.

Be proud of the things you are doing right!

Reward your good behavior!



Focus on the positive!



Put the past behind and build your future!



A step at a time and don't give up!



Hugs,

Keri

  
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ID_VANDAL 7/13/2011 8:01AM

    You really got it turned around so major credit to you!!! You're old company didn't deserve you anyway!!

I have to comment again on how much I like your blogs and how you bring them to life with your pictures and always keeping them fresh!!

Later,

Vandal


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NEWYEARME 7/12/2011 1:47PM

    Change is not always easy, but often necessary.

Just take it one step at a time!!!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/7/2011 2:00PM

    This is a great reminder blog. Thanks!

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RDEEEEEEEEE 7/7/2011 8:16AM

    keep on keeping on!

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JFROGDIVA 7/7/2011 1:23AM

    Keri ~ Good for you!!!! Look at how much happier you are!!!! WOOHOO!!!!
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SEWSPARKMEUP 7/6/2011 2:13PM

    Enjoyed your blog entry. It seems that there is always something to glean from every situation if we are patient and willing to look for it. We learn, we grow, we stretch, and life live to the fullest.

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NANCY- 7/6/2011 11:49AM

    WTG Keri!!!!
What a wonderful perspective.
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(note: you are not the only one have strange dreams.)

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DEEGIRL50 7/6/2011 10:37AM

    The road is bumpy, but you don't get any where or any thing if you stay in one spot. Your blogs are always so thinkable!!
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MSLZZY 7/6/2011 10:21AM

    Life does change but change is good! As you said, not always easy but in the end, we
do learn and grow from the experience. Have a totally awesome Wednesday-hugs!

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ELLENIRENE 7/6/2011 6:52AM

    you are so right!

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LADYRINO 7/5/2011 11:04PM

    Great attitude and congrats on the bday of the little one!

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