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Yay!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I got a little off track, but now i'm back! emoticon

  
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MAMABEAR372 5/23/2014 11:38AM

    Good! Sometime you stumble but you get right back up, brush yourself off and get at it again!

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PEGGYO 5/23/2014 7:33AM

    glad to have you back

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WERSPBUDDIES 5/22/2014 2:43PM

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WOUBBIE 5/22/2014 9:20AM

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ARNETTELEE 5/21/2014 10:14PM

  Happy sparking!

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DEWAND1 5/21/2014 10:03PM

    Full steam ahead....remember the story about the little engine who could???? I think I can, I think I can. Well I know you can my friend emoticon

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Heeding my own words

Monday, May 19, 2014

It's time for me to heed my own words, "Success is getting up one more time than you fall down!"
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GODDREAMDIVA1 5/22/2014 9:57AM

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LEORAJO 5/20/2014 8:40PM

    Wishing you much succes in days, weeks and months to come. emoticon

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WOUBBIE 5/19/2014 3:01PM

    Good going. And the saying doesn't insist that you spring to your feet, either! If you need people to bend down and give you a hand, that counts too!

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Tying a knot and hanging on!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

I'm not as enthusiastic as I have been about my fitness goals, but I'm not giving up! Right now, I'm just putting one foot in front of the other on this journey. Every day is not going to be a Gung-ho day, right? So, I've tried to distract myself with other interests. right now I'm interested in flipping houses, so I watch a lot of house flipping shows. I have been trying to watch this one in particular called "Flipping Vegas", but it has caused me more stress than it has informed me. The hosts are always sniping at each other and cursing, which is not my cup of tea. They are always sabotaging each other's efforts, and causing the Open House dates to move back. I know this is just television. Even though it all works out in the end, I think I will no longer watch this show!

This is my blog for now, and I'm still a Sparker!

  
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MJEFFERSON23 5/19/2014 2:55PM

  I was wondering about that, I think you're right. If I flip, it won't be to try to gain excessive wealth, but to beautify the neighborhoods.

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WOUBBIE 5/18/2014 4:20PM

    I wish there were more shows about non-profit house "flipping". The mindset behind flipping for profit is the same mindset that drove the mortgage fiasco.

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Anyway

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I don't feel like watching what I eat, and I certainly don't feel like tracking it. I don't feel like exercising. I feel like there are better things I could do on the computer than to log in to SP. It's so easy to stay off the site and fall off the wagon, so to speak. But you know what? It's not about feelings, I'm here, I've tracked, and worked out and I have made a conscious decision to do it anyway!

  
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EDDYMEESE 5/14/2014 10:32PM

    Nice job! We go through phases...sometimes we do it because we want to and sometimes because we have to!

Keep up the fantastic work :)

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BLUEROSE73 5/14/2014 3:40PM

  Good for you. Doing what you need to do even though you don't really want to. That's one of the hardest parts of this weight loss journey. We know what we need to do, but don't want to sometimes.

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AMBERBREEZE 5/14/2014 3:39PM

    emoticon You sound just like my favorite author Octavia Butler, "First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not.....Habit is persistence in practice." She was actually talking about writing, but when I read her quote, I realized that it applied to so many areas of our life, including weight loss. You may not always be inspired to track, exercise and log into SP, but you do it anyways. Persistence in practice= habit. Make your good health a habit by being persistent everyday. Inspiration may not be there everyday, but your persistence can be.

PS- I just love that you are a writer like her. I hope you keep writing, and keep making healthy choices a habit!
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WERSPBUDDIES 5/14/2014 3:28PM

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WOUBBIE 5/14/2014 1:39PM

    Very good! Your inner grownup is back in charge! That inner child is just so LAZY! Never wants to work at anything. And she pouts when you make her toe the line. You need to be firm and loving with her, but you have to track and make wise choices. Maybe you can promise her some dark chocolate at the end of the day if she's really, really good!

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Amazing Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I had an amazing mother! She nearly died when I was born and was hospitalized the first 11 months of my life! I was born weighing 3 lbs. and 10 oz. and not expected to live myself. She was so sick for most of my life. All I ever prayed was "God, please don't let my mother die on me". When I was 10 years old, I came home from school to find an ambulance taking her away! She had many strokes throughout my life, the first one when she was 35 years old. In the midst of her illness, she cooked, she cleaned, canned, took me to church, helped me with my homework, taught me how to read, sing, sew, baked cookies, sent me to camp, I could go on and on! Well, she lived to see me graduate college, marry and give her two beautiful granddaughters. She lived a full life as best she could. She stayed with me until I was 50 years old!

Yes, I miss her, but I'm not sad. I'm amazed because as I look at my two beautiful daughters, and three sweet granddaughters, I realize something. I have become her. all the love, grace, and wisdom that she had s now in me! That's amazing!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL!


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PATSYB7 5/12/2014 5:55AM

    Beautiful blog! Thanks for sharing!
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