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Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just the first step.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A friend of mine sent this quote by Martin Luther King to me last week. I quit my job of 7 years and took a more lucrative position but a position that is going to make me step up to the plate, get more educated and and be better at what I do. My job was should I say" comfortable" but with that became stagnating. I was waffling whether I made the right decision when my friend sent me a letter. I think this quote can be suitable for a lot of things in my life right now, new job, new eating regimen or getting back to my faith.
Take a step in faith meaning believe in yourself, it may be difficult to venture areas that are foreign but in the end you will be able to see the staircase. Take a step day by day and learn from our experiences .
Faith is not a belief in things that have no evidence, but confidence in our ability to move in the direction of greater freedom and happiness. My friend who is more of an adventurist than I told me this, "Sometimes, even if the way isn’t clear, you simply have to change something — almost anything — in order to see things from a different perspective. When we’re experiencing a “stuck” emotion, like despair, hopelessness, fear, or depression — those emotions that freeze us in place, unable to go forwards or back — sometimes we just have to try something new. We need to have the faith to take the first step."
Today is my first step I can either go forward or back.

  
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SHAUNDA 5/13/2010 12:15PM

    Thanks!

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SHIRLEYX 5/12/2010 7:15PM

    Thanks, I love the quote. Remember emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 5/12/2010 7:08PM

    So true everything starts by that first step Thanks for reminding me

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LACEEJO11 5/12/2010 4:48PM

   

Someone (not sure who) said everything that has ever begun...began with the first step!!

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MARCYNA 5/12/2010 3:13PM

    Thanks, it was really useful for me to read this emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm finally getting back on track

Monday, January 11, 2010

I've made so many committments over the past year to get on track. There was always somthing detering to get off the path. I found that no matter how many excuses I made as to why I was not sticking to the plan the more I would sabotage myself. I still have a lot of things to work through but I am sticking to the plan no matter what. It's been now 10 days and the weight is coming off. I try to take this one day at a time.

  
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BEAUTYOGRAY 1/13/2010 8:18AM

    One day at a time ... the best life course I know! emoticon

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GCHUNG 1/12/2010 9:21AM

    Great job. Stay focused and don't spread yourself too thin. You can do this.

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BEETEEFROMSF 1/12/2010 3:15AM

    You are setting the pace, PaintedBliss. Keep up the good work.
I am inspired to keep up with you.

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BEVPRESLEY 1/11/2010 11:13PM

    Good for you. You are the one who will gain by sticking to your plan, and you are worth it.

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CUTTINABBY 1/11/2010 11:12PM

    Good for you for getting back on the horseso to speak.
It's a struggle at times for sure but we are worth it in the long run.
It truly hope this is a much better year for you and DH health wise so you can put all your effort into reaching your goals .
I believe you will achieve them!!






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FLAWLESSCUBE 1/11/2010 10:25PM

    Whoo hoo sounds like you have realy rededicated yourself. I have to take it one hour at a time at times. It is a frustrating and up hill battle but there are times when I see the top of the hill and say wow what a view. Want to join me there? Tomorrow is day eleven, You are doing awesome.

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MOMMA48 1/11/2010 10:21PM

    emoticon and what a wonderful blog! Back on track and seeing progress! Super wonderful, my friend! Keep up the great attitude and that goal is going to be yours!
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restarting

Sunday, October 25, 2009

This has been a rough summer/fall for me. First with dh being sick and still dealing with that then my injury to the knee and the long recovery which is still going on. I've been depressed I guess or in a rut of some sort... I was not paying any kind of attention to my diet, was not allowed to exercise other than physical therapy and basically was a mess. I go to the doctor on tues hopefully he can tell me I can go back to work which though stressful i need. A few close coworkers stopped by on friday and I realized I have sort have become a recluse other than doing a couple of craft fairs and trips to the doctor. IT's time for me to crawl out of this hole and start spark people again. I'm not where I was before weight wise but it's creeping upward and I'm really sick of being down in the dumps. I'm walking better and I'm taking a trip up to my barn and spending time with my horses.

  
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HONEYBEE56 11/7/2009 7:08AM

    I hope that things are well under way for you now that you are much better. It's so good to see you back on track again.

Keep on keeping on!

Hugs as always~Dusty

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MELS-JOURNEY 10/30/2009 12:26PM

    Welcome back! I hope the doctor gives you good news.

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NGCHILD 10/28/2009 10:49AM

    Good for you!! Welcome back! I am always here if you need anything!!

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KATHLEENS1964 10/26/2009 1:33PM

    Welcome back, buddy! We are here for you - all the time!
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PAINTS5555 10/25/2009 9:57PM

    We are all here to support you!

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SILVERWITCH59 10/25/2009 8:57PM

    Nice to see you back :)

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SHIRLEYX 10/25/2009 12:42PM

    Welcome back Spark friend. Remember that I am always just a Sparkmail away.
Hugs
Shirley

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A trip to the er....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I got thrown from my horse last night. She spooked when she saw a possom and I sort of bounced of a tree and into some briar bushes. I got some nasty bruises and a stage 2-3 torn anterior lateral ligament. So far they are saying rest,ice and ibruprofen at least til monday when I will see the orthopedist. Just another obstacle to get in my way, but my spirits are still up!

  
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FLEQUUS 8/26/2009 1:15AM

    How are you feeling? I hope much better.

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ZAZABOOTY 8/21/2009 9:26PM

    Eeeek! May you be back up in the saddle again soon!

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MAGICSMOM 8/20/2009 5:14PM

    Oh no! Take care of yourself!

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SILVERWITCH59 8/19/2009 11:03PM

    OUCH Feel better HUGS

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JUNIEB84 8/19/2009 3:11PM

    Get rest like the Dr said. Hope you heal quickly.

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SHAUNDA 8/19/2009 10:53AM

    So sorry to hear of your accident. You are strong and will not let this deter you from your goals. View this as a mini vacation from having to do chores and enjoy the rest so you can heal and get back to doing what you love and want to do.

Take care!

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BAILEYS7OF9 8/19/2009 10:38AM

    OW OW OW OW

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feel better soon!

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DIAMNDSPRKLMOM 8/19/2009 7:15AM

    Ouch!!!!Hope you heal up soon! emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 8/18/2009 10:52PM

    emoticon emoticonI know that can be a nasty fall! I have took quite a few of those through the years!
I hope and pray nothing is broken or seriously damaged,make sure you take it easy until you are check out good!

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Barbara

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YMUNDERWOOD 8/18/2009 9:22PM

    Sorry to here that, but glad you weren't more seriously hurt.

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VIAFREE 8/18/2009 9:21PM

    Ah, hon I hope you feel better soon. I know it may be hard to just sit around, but for now, do what the doc said.
I will keep you in my prayers.

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restarting again...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I haven't gotten on the scale since dh got home from the hospital and low and behold am up over ten lbs. I'm really not surprised I've been eating a lot of comfort foods while cooking healthy for dh. Things like chocolate, chips and things that are not good for me either. I've been doing it at work, running errands and just getting so out of control, I'm really surprised the scale is not higher. Anyways, I have decided enough is enough, I need to be healthy not only for dh but for myself and quit wallowing in myself. I've been and will be working alot of overtime at least til fall when dh is back on his feet full time. I haven't ridden my horses either and I trhink they are getting sick of me just doing nothing and keeping them as yard ornaments. So today I started, not totally south beach phase 1 but much healthier. Exercise will come in time when I am ready. My gf wants me to run a 5k on labor day, just don't know. I was doing so well with exercisng bu I will get there again.

  
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MAGICSMOM 7/30/2009 11:52PM

    Don't beat yourself up - you will get back on track! You can do this thing!

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PAINTS5555 7/27/2009 9:42PM

    Those things can really derail your progress but you are at a great time to make a clean re-start. A little at a time and you will succeed. Good luck!

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SILVERWITCH59 7/24/2009 6:17PM

    Happy to see you are getting back at it. One day at a time girl friend one day at a time HUGS emoticon

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BEESPARKLE 7/24/2009 2:34PM

    Your not the only one. It is not easy. Love your horses.

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ASHARON 7/24/2009 12:11PM

    Well at least you are getting back in the saddle so to speak. You can do! Just wake up in the morning and put your best foot forward.


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MEME102 7/24/2009 5:52AM

    Yep that's the joy - and the frustration of this journey -- you can always start again!! You know what you need to do so I'm here to encourage you to get below that 200 number and make it happen and meet YOUR goals! Good luck
PL
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CUTTINABBY 7/23/2009 2:52PM

    Hey girl, stress does derail our best intentions at times, yet you have recognized that being healthy is so important.You have to start somewhere and if it's not totally southbeach 1 at leastyou have a starting point and with that comes the exercise .You haven't quit and I don't believe you will.I am here to help you along and maybe just maybe ..I will get myself back on track too.
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