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ON PURPOSE

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!"

  
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DIANE7786 2/10/2010 11:48PM

    Your ON PURPOSE is my EVERYTHING IS DELIBERATE. Same thing and it works well for me. When I cheat my health with bad food, it's as deliberate as eating well. The idea makes me feel I have control of my life.

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MMICKEYP 2/10/2010 10:40PM

    I keep in touch with you ON PURPOSE because I think you're an awesome lady and I'm proud to know you! Being intentional is a big deal! I listen to FLR /Family Life Radio with Dr. Randy Carlson.. He has an entire ministry on Intentional Living and it's really cool. Check him out sometime! Doing things on purpose is the way we get things done! Now take that a step further and forgive ON PURPOSE.....love ON PURPOSE and seek to have Him tell you what HIS PURPOSE is in this short time we have to live on the earth.

You are such a blessing to me!

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Relaspse

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.

  
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JANE1216 2/7/2010 6:26PM

    Just happened to stop by your blog and I must say I fully understand how you felt when you had a cold -- and I especially enjoyed your comment about "the old grey mare" -- funny!!! I'm an "old grey mare" and just got over a good case of the bronchitis -- never had it before (don't want it again!) -- I had to give up exercise b/c I simply couldn't do much w/o wheeezing and I don't like that feeling! I spent alot of time resting and the antibiotics didn't set well -- so eating was reduced to whatever sounded like it wouldn't add to the nausea -- it was a couple of weeks being off program --- I don't like it that way! But I did learn to appreciate my healthier lifestyle that I've been working so hard to establish -- so I guess that's the blessing inside the bronchitis!!!

Glad you're back on track --- and remember -- Spring IS coming -- who knows when --- but it IS!!!!! Yeah!!!!

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MSPRISSKJG 2/7/2010 1:30PM

  Glad to hear you are feeling better & back on track!!! Kristie

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KUKANA410 2/7/2010 12:51PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better!

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Susan

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CM_GARDNER78 2/7/2010 10:14AM

    YUCK!! I am so glad that you are feeling better now! I was just talking about something similar to this earlier this week...what in the WORLD do you do if you start feeling/get sick!? I think you did the right thing, because you are now feeling better...who KNOWS how long it would drag out if you hadn't?

So, jump back in where you are right now, and start plugging along. That gain will be a distant memory before you know it! emoticon

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~ Christa

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A case of blahs

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.
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MMICKEYP 1/28/2010 9:28PM

    One of the things I like about you is that you even make the "blahs" fun...lol. Really! You're having a "gray day" and have accepted the delivery only to pack it back up and scrawl "Return To Sender" all over that package! Sure..we all have those days..rightly so...but the way we handle those "Blah Days" is what counts.

You handled yours with grace, humor and class..now THAT impresses and inspires me!

Awesome, thanks for blogging and for being honest!

Hey...there's a package here with your name on it...can't make out the packing slip..um..Gi..Gig..Gigolo..no..gigg
gggggyy?..Well, you'll get it tomorrow..haaaaaaa

Enjoy that bubble bath, friend!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/28/2010 8:05PM

    You didn't know?!?! The ONLY cure for the blah's is a hot, steamy, bubble bath!!! emoticon

Oh gosh......I think - especially in the middle of the winter - there is NO avoiding the blah's once in awhile! Seriously........it is inevitable! How often during the end of spring and beginning of summer, when the weather is warm and the sun is shining do you get the blah's? Not too often - if ever!!

This is for you tomorrow:
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Tomorrow's a new day - you'll feel a million times better then!!!

~ Christa

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CRAFTYDEBI 1/28/2010 7:44PM

    Hmmm...sounds like you're quite a "giver" by nature, a caretaker, which are wonderful traits but my oh my, a tough judge (of course, only for yourself)! How smart you are to recognize your "blah day" and just climb in a tub....it beats the snacking we might have done in the past, eh? Remember, His mercies are new every morning, so hold onto that and sleep tight!

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I sow, I reap

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.

  
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KARINASOARS 1/27/2010 10:25AM

    What a beautiful blog. You are so right, what we sow, we reap.

It is very easy for us to tell others how wonderful, beautiful, precious and graceful they are, but it takes a lot for some of us to say it to ourselves. Good for you!!!



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EXCUSELESS 1/26/2010 11:25AM

    Beautifully said!

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MMICKEYP 1/26/2010 6:29AM

    Thank you for those kind words. We often are able to say them to others but not ourselves. We should practice saying kind and sweet words to ourselves everyday...because we are all those things even if we've been taught that we arent' or felt that we aren't.

We are loved and beautiful and precious. Thank you, beautiful, precious spark friend.

Ephesians 4:29b Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. NLT
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Kapow!

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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MMICKEYP 1/25/2010 8:37AM

    Holy Hickory Batman!!! I not only saw the little balloon bubble but those "bubbles with attitude" that say: BAM, ... POW.... ZOINK!!! haaaaaaaaaaaaaa (laughing over here)

There IS something about knowing that there's somebody else out there who has or is experiencing what you are! I love reading other people's blogs. The inspiration, humor, insight...sometimes the agony of defeat only to get up and go back in for round 11.

I'm so glad your boxing gloves are on and ready to "rockem' sockem'!

Go get em', tiger!

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