Tuesday, June 11, 2013
There is something about living to fight another day that is so inspiring to me. I guess its because I have been through so many challenges over the last 5 or so years including weight challenges, I feel so free right now as those issues are one by one dissipating. It has been a long time coming and not a moment too soon for me. I feel happy now and I am starting to feel healthy too. I am not what I should be in the healthy eating area but I sure am not what I used to be. I have many family members and SparkFriends that encourage me and I am better. I am better physically, mentally and spiritually.
I really can't ask for no more than that. My secret you may ask? I would say just take the good with the bad and the bitter with the sweet and eventually with patience, prayer, stick to it ness, you can make lemonade out of lemons.
Does it come quick, no it certainly don't but it does come and when it does, you have gained so much life knowledge and insight that you wake up with a song in your heart that never grows old.
To those of you who are in the storms of life, take it from me, This too shall pass and when it does, it will be just sunshine every day and you will hold on to it too...just keep living!
Monday, June 03, 2013
The latest of my contentions is graduation parties. There is so much food it is obscene. As many of you know I live in down south Louisiana and it is crazy the amount of carbs at a party. There is always jambalya and the new thing is crawfish rice too. Shrimp fetuchhnni and potato salad and sweet potato pies out the kazoo. I received some great advice from a fellow sparker to eat before I go to an event and quite frankly I have been doing pretty well lately.
I just thought that since it is graduation season that I would point out yet another food battle that is going on.
Also I want to CONGRATULATE my daughter DeeDee who completed her Bachelor's PROGRAM at the University of New Orleans last Friday. Yes we gave a gigantic Brunch on her behalf. No, I will not tell you what we served. We did have a fruit and a veggie tray though. teehee
Monday, May 06, 2013
I am the type person, I can motivate others All day Every day, but me....just can't seem to do it consistenly enough to really make a difference for myself.
Today, on the way to work, I was saying to myself, you know what, I am going to take a break from SP and just regroup on my own cause I .....(you fill in the blank with some foolishness that one might tell oneself before giving up)..
Then, I don't know, I had a SparkMessage from someone who I had never spoken to or seen a post from before who had loss over 100 lbs and she had nothing but encouraging words for me...Totally out of the Blue....so now instantly I'm healed and I want to fight on again with that I can do it and a renewed spirit...Ain't that Crazee? (that 's something I hear the young folk say) lol....
Thanks new SparkFriend LYNNBELTONLOSES....and old Sparkfriends too... U know who you are!
If you don't think your words of encouragement as well as sharing your success and failures make a difference, let me tell you from one who almost threw in the towel just today.....THEY DO. They most definitely do...
God Bless You ALL.....
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