Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Amazing to think that each of us was created for a purpose. Makes me stand still. We walk, talk, work, play, live and love our purpose if, that is, we choose to shine the light of Him who knows the purpose He has for us. Purpose has for its synonyms: reason, intention, drive. I began this blog with the thought that to be a part of sparkpeople I need to be deliberate in my participation; I need to consider my whole plan ON PURPOSE. I had a reason for entering into this relationship, I had clear intentions laid out in my objectives, my drive was propelled by my determined resolve. One month later I forgot that my plan wasn't going to just happen when I relaxed into the pattern of the lifestyle that has no purpose. I must exercise ON PURPOSE (it ain't just going to happen with any kind of yipee from me), I must log my meals ON PURPOSE (no way, I consumed all those calories), I must plug into the inspiration and motivation I find in sparkbuddies - past, present, and future ON PURPOSE (my blogs, your blogs and all the wonderful howdies), I must buoy myself up ON PURPOSE (I am all that!) Go ahead, ask me if I did it ON PURPOSE - I hope to answer, "Yep, I did it!"
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Wow, I got lost in the fog and clog of a head cold that lasted for a week...the old grey mare ain't what she used to be. I wasn't able to or didn't track my meals; forget about exercise - I was just trying to breathe. What I gained was some of those pounds I had worked hard to lose...a relaspse. I knew, though, that you are to feed a cod, starve a beaver. I had the cold, not the fever...so feed, feed, feed. A relaspse! Well, I am back to change my relaspe into re-laps. Yep, I am running the sparkpeople track again. Thank you for the steamy, delicious soup sparkgoodie KUKANA410. There were smiles in that soup.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
You ever feel like you're going to succumb to a case of the blahs. A case means multiples of the same kind of item like; beat myself over the head blah, I am so ugly blah, why in heavens did I say/do that blah (my big, fat mouth blah), I didn't to this/that blah (I am so lazy blah), I should have done this/that blah (I am a failure blah), I am not a good friend blah (I am a lousy person blah) and blah, blah, blah. Who would think of accepting a case of blahs if say, it came by UPS? I wouldn't even want to "return to sender". No, put this on the total recall list! So, to shut down the manufacturing of blahs, I am going to draw a bath with ample bubbles, sink in, and sigh aahh. Tomorrow, I am ordering a case of the giggles.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I am sowing seeds in everything I say and do. Ouch! I am thinking of all the weeds I know will belong to me. When I wanted pleasing flowers or good grain or healthy vegetables I threw out words of discontent, dissent and malintent. My goal today is to sow good seed of words that edify others and glorify Jesus. Having said that, I want to tell you how incredibly beautiful I am, how I move with amazing grace, how I light up a room when I walk into it, how I am loved and cherished...and so are you beautiful, graceful, loved and cherished...you sparkle.
Monday, January 25, 2010
This stuff is hard. What stuff? The stuff of not stuffing. The stuff of high yield benefits. The stuff of health and peace and energy and confidence. We are all in this together. We are all in our little corners alone. I wonder around the house always with that little balloon bubble over my head, "What can I eat?" I must have lost and gained 1000 pounds in my lifetime. My first significant weight loss was at the age of 13 (60 lbs). 40 years later, I struggle still. Now, factor in all the curves life can throw at you and well, we know this is hard for one another. What I really appreciate about sparkpeople is knowing that a struggle is made lighter when others say, "I am with you." I am here grasping onto the lifelines thrown out and am glad for the light cast onto the shadows of slips and just plain old sloppy decisions. The journal that we write in writes back. Yes, the blogs, your blogs. I look forward to meandering in and out of amazing thoughts written down. When I do, I come out of my corner with my boxing gloves on. I don't know when this good fight will be easier, maybe never, but I am not going to quit. Kapow!
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