Monday, December 28, 2009
I almost had to step back on the scales yesterday, I couldn't believe the numbers..... 140.4. I was down a pound. Me, over christmas, with candy, treats, and cake...I lost a pound. I have to say thank you spark for showing me the way. I do find that the temptations just aren't there like they once were. I guess once we stop and get the sugar, carbs, and such down to a minimum our bodies crave other things, like fruit, veggies, grains. At least mind does. I'm down to a diet soda a day. My water is way up and i love to eat the good stuff over the bad. The other night i grabbed the bag of chips, my go to snack, and I had to put them in the trash, literally, they were so nasty. The grease was just too much.
As any of us who have been here for a bit know, change is great, exercise is awesome, and eating healthy is the way. Afterall we are all here for a new lifestyle. I mean let's face it if the old was working we wouldn't be here. So good luck to my friends both old and new in the coming new year. We can make a difference in ourselvesl as well as others.
let's give a pat on the back, a kind word, a boot in the hind end, what ever is needed by someone at any given point. You may be the difference between them staying or giving up. I for one am staying. I love spark, and the friends i've made along the way are in a word...AWESOME.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Never let frustration or disappointment tarnish your appreciation for all that is good in life. Every day say Thank You to the source of all that is good.
When life isn't going the way we feel it should and we get a bit upset, STOP, we need to take a moment and appreciate what we have been given, not what we don't have.
Have a blessed sunday my friends, this is the day the lord has made, and he woke you up this morning. Give him the glory. Don't fret about the not haves, be blessed with the haves right now.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Well guys it is christmas eve yet again. It always amazes me how fast this time of year arrives. I'm very glad to say i'm not in it for the gifts. Both the giving or recieving. This year being what it is i'm glad more people have pared down to what is important. We really didn't need all the i wants, i needs, i gotta haves, this year. With so many being out of work and the debt issues with us as well as our government we really needed to step back and take a long look at where we were at. Sometimes i have this sinking feeling the lord had a hand in all this. He wants us to remember what it is like to want, wish, and dream. In this sea of credit we have forgotten what that is all about. My wish for this year was peace. Peace in my own life as well as the lives of others.
I want to wish all a very merry christmas, but let's not forget about the reason for the season. our lord and savior jesus christ. Oh to go back to the old days, with midnight mass, family gatherings, and such hope of a child we shut our eyes on christmas eve to wait for santa. The waking up to find he had come and that meant you had been good all year long. Or at least he thought so.
So as we settle in this evening for a nice winter nap, remember to say a prayer of thanks to our lord, thanks for the blessings, thanks for putting you to bed safe, thanks for the family, and most of all thainks for just being. michelle.
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