Thursday, August 26, 2010
Some photos from my son's school play The Wizard of Oz, which he performed in, May of 2010. He put alot of effort into his performance as the cowardly lion, and it was so great to watch him and all the other children in their amazing performances. My son is also encouraging to me as a SP member, he has developed an interest in health and fitness because of me being on SP almost everyday. What a proud moment in our relationship, so glad to have my SP friends to share this beautiful memory with. to my lion, Mom loves You so, so, much! Inga
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Celebrating My Mom Diane's Birthday today she is 70! I think she looks great! She has led a healthy life as I learned many things from her. She has always stressed the fruits and vegetables. She walks every evening, weather permitting, and has done yoga for years. I remember her being active when I was a kid, she took fitness classes and encouraged me to be involved in sports. My mom is also a breast cancer survivor since 1990, 20 years! My parents both like fish, oatmeal, avocado's, they get on their little health kicks and it works for them. Thy enjoy traveling and hanging out with their Grandkids. My Mom is a such a special friend to me, we share many interests and always have the best time together. She is the sweetest Grandma to her 3 Grandkids Sean, Sara and Steven. Every time spent with my Mom is a special day, and I am lucky to have her in my life. just as our whole family is! So today on my Mom's 70th Birthday, I think of all the times shared together, both good and bad and I thank God for having my Mom in my life, she is the best! I love you Mom, Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the love and learning shared, for all that you do, and for what you give to others.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
A few picture's of Steven and I on Mother's Day 2010. I was so happy to be healthy and there to enjoy the day with my family. Steven is my youngest child and we have a very special relationship. He has been by my side, praying and supporting me the 3 times I have faced breast cancer. Being a mom and wearing a wig can be challenging, you don't ever want your child to feel bad you are bald. I am happy to no longer wear my wig and I am thankful my hair has grown to a length that I like on me and feel comfortable in. Sharing what I currently look like has been along time coming, and I am happy to let all my "Spark Friends" see the real me. The pictures I share reflect the joy I have for who I am, a wife, a mom, a sister, a friend, a spark person. The title for this blog is not mine, I got it from an old Who song, my favorite rock group I have loved since I was a kid, Pete Towshend is a genius, to all you rock-n-roller's who remember him, he wrote some of the best music ever made. So glad I am sitting here smiling today, just had surgery, and I am so happy it's over. What a super day, baseball, sunshine, joy, for every breath I take, Life is GOOD! Inga Thanks GOD!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I haven't wrote a blog in a while and I wanted to acknowledge the inspiring and meaningful Birthday greeting I received from Spark People. My Birthday, 2/28 is past now but the words on my card, which I printed so to read often, remind me of all the possibilities in my life. A new year has begun for me, I am planning on doing just what that quote on the birthday card read. "Don't just count your years, make your years count" - Ernest Meyers. I hope I do that, I try living every moment of my life to the fullest. I have fought breast cancer 3 times, but still made time to enjoy each and everyday. I have a little health scare going on now and an MRI will be performed on me soon to check on some nodules that were found in my breast, one year to the day of my completion of chemo, what a strange coincidence. I had a biopsy on one of the nodules which thankfully was benign. The dr. said there are too many to biopsy individually, so the MRI will show if any cancer may have returned. I am thinking positively though, you have too. During the next year I will keep focusing on my goals and chasing my dreams. I will spend quality time with my friends and family. I will take better care of myself, by eating more fruits and vegetables, I will stay way from red meat, not for me anymore. I will eat a lot more fish, and try new types! I will exercise in a more consistent manner and try to return to the health club. I plan on ridding myself of as many unnecessary items as possible, what I don't need could be a blessing to someone else. No need to hang on to things. Let the year ahead be a time when I have daily time to mediate and get in touch with God through prayer and reading of the Bible. I pray my health and cancer-free status remain, but whatever it is, I always accept God's plan. This birthday card from Spark was a reminder of all that is good in life, and the many things that one can enjoy. No matter your age, you can have fun, just like a kid, get out, run in the rain, play a game walk your dog sing a song and dream of that little black dress I did and I have one. Can't what till the next event where a dress like that is appropriate. Anyway, I really enjoyed my Spark People Birthday greeting and I hope you will too. Even at 46 years of age I can do anything and so can you, start making every day count, vow to start today! Inga
Thursday, February 25, 2010
We all make mistakes, and if you are parents we know our kids makes mistakes too. The best we can do is learn from them, be aware of how the mistake happened and do better next time. Knowing their is someone who loves you and accepts you, will help you accept the mistakes you have made and move on. Kids who leave home, may return after finding out it's not that easy living and paying for everything on their own. With weight loss and healthy habits we can make mistakes too, we can run away from those habits and get stuck in un- healthy ruts, of no exercise, bad eating habits, and we don't allow ourselves to de-stress, we just keep going, doing the same over and over again. Now when we join SP we make a commitment to a renewal of ourselves, we may fail at times, but with the support available here, it's not hard to pick ourselves back up and get back into the program again. Some people leave spark people, and then after getting stuck in the unhealthy lifestyle that brought them here in the first place, they return. My point is no matter what it is, no matter what you've done, SP is always here to help you get back to where you want to be. It did it for me. I have been maintaining for a year and it feels good. Now I need to kick it up a notch and do more exercise to firm up my body that is now at a good weight for me. I feel at home here, learning to be better everyday. SP is a family, so if you are feeling a little low, or need some motivation, SPARK PEOPLE is your home away from home, come visit and escape into a healthy new realm, you will see and feel the results! Inga
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