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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Today I am Grateful >>>>
For my husband....
For my children....
For my grandchildren....

Today I am Most Grateful....
For My God....
For His Son, Christ Jesus....
For The Holy Spirit....

Today I am truly grateful!



Sunday, July 12, 2009

Been on SparkPeople a week. I have really enjoyed being on the site and learning to use it. Have had the realization that I DO OVEREAT, Mostly with out knowing it. My life is so erratic especially with the health issue my husband has. I have become the unorganized person. Everyone else thinks I am organized BUT I am struggling. Honestly it's this MENOPAUSE thing I am experiencing. It has affected my memory terribly and while everything has a place me remembering where that place is has become the problem. SO yesterday, I resolved yesterday that I have to up my intake of natural herbs, using them to curb my appetite as well as boost the needed nutrients my body craves to help me through this MENOPAUSE thing.
I have researched health and nutrition for a long time NOW IT IS TIME FOR ACTION.
I went to an herb shop yesterday and bought: 2 oz of echenica, 1 oz cloves, 1 oz spearmint, and 2 oz elderberries. When I got home I mixed them all into a jar, shook them good and took 1/2 cup of the mix and put it in a pan with 4 cups water and boiled it for tea, once boiled and steeped, I added it to a half gallon picture of water and put it in the refrigerator I have been drinking on it ever since and am enjoying it immensely.
I am now acutely aware of my food intake and watch everything I put in my mouth and today I will make a list to reference to remember where I organize my life....."hopefully I will remember where I put the list" LOL.

IT HAS BEEN A TOUGH WEEK....but I have survived it and now start a new week. I did manage to lose 2 lbs. SO PROGRESS BEGINS.

Thanks SparkPeople for giving me the tools to begin again.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JAY75REY 7/13/2009 12:19PM

    Good to start fresh every week, every day so that there's always hope ahead. Hang in there.
I found a funny cartoon "Maxine", where she says:
"Real women don't have hot flashes...they have POWER SURGES!

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

I joined SparkPeople 3 days ago. It has been of tremendous benefit to be able to track meals, calories etc. SparkPeople has some much to offer that I am still learning. A new journey is never easy and while I have been struggling with my weight for my lifetime it seems, with the onset of my 50th birthday I have taken a new outlook on life. I am semi retired. I worked for 13 years in social and community service. Every day was committed to serving others and I loved my work deeply. I was a classic work alcoholic. I also became the sole bread winner for my family due to an auto accident my husband was in in '89'. So there was never any time for me and now I truly see the effects of it.
SO, I have chosen to take my life back at 50. I retired from my job in 2007 and have spent the last two years healing my heart, soul and spirit from the abuse of my prior 13 years. I renewed a relationship with my husband and daughters and am enjoying my grandchildren. My husbands health is now stable with me helping him to manage his multiple illnesses. AND at last I am to a point a can look at me and begin to help me. My husband and I are beginning to travel and learn to live as a couple again and loving life together and I realize now.... TODAY IS MY BEST DAY YET!!!!