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Stepping Into The Unknown

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Food has always been my companion when I face the unknown and in stressful situations. I have left a trail of bread crumbs, candy wrappers, and potato chip bags just in case someone wanted to find me lol.

But on a more serious note. For the last 10 years I have been an emotional, stress eater. I have had a permanent seat on the yo-yo diet roller coaster. Today I am taking steps to break my bondage and rid myself of my gluttony ways. Instead of grabbing candy bars and potato chips, if I just have to chew on something, I grab a healthy snack, like fresh veggies or granny smith apples. I am finding that when I am angry or stress I need to crunch on something. The more I crunch the more I release the anger.

I have gotten off about 60 pounds since July, I am also planning to incorporate more exercise in my healthy lifestyle. God has me embarking on the ministry of praise dance, which is a fun way to relieve stress and exercise at the same time. I have always love dancing and music.

I am so grateful for finally get out from under the bondage of my past and really starting to see that no matter what life is still worth living. This is the only one we get so I am determined to make the best of it. I am doing things that bring the passion back into my life. I am writing and putting goals in places to accomplish my dream of being a teacher, writer, and playwright one day soon.

Every day I tell myself that with God nothing is impossible to those who believe. I am no longer the hamster on the wheel chasing after the proverbial carrot. I am learning to eat to live not live to eat. I am so grateful for a new year and to still be alive and healthy to see it. God has truly kept me alive and without Him I would not have made it through the many storms I have faced over these last 10 years. I am finally letting go of the need to be needed and neglecting myself for others. It is all about getting and finding the me that I desire to be and making that a reality.

Today is the first step to the best days of my life and I embrace it with excitement and expectancy.

To God Be All The Glory!

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IUHRYTR 1/23/2013 11:46PM

    Isn't it nice that there is no deadline on progress and awareness? Keep the faith. -- Lou

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ASOBFALLS 1/21/2013 11:39AM

    emoticon for sharing about yourself!
We will be checking in on the members of Christian Women with Depression and offering what encouragement we can.

May God be with you today!

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It's a new day and a new year!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Well another year has passed away and me feeling powerless went with it. I have a clean new slate and I am going to add the things that will make me a better person this year. My favorite motto for the year is "Nothing changes if I change nothing". I am changing what I put into my body, because I am what I eat. I no longer live to eat, but I eat to live a healthier life. God is the true source of my strength and determination. I am learning to be very careful what I entertain in my mind and put in my mouth. I am striving to do things that are beneficial to sustain my life and spend the time in things that will make me better and be a greater contributor to the my life as a whole. I am responsible for my actions. No one can control what I do except for me. I am not going to blame my circumstances or how I have been treated as an excuse for my poor food choices and eating habits.

I must change on a daily basis and I must regain my discipline to exercise and eat better. I am tired of hurting and being out of breath. My mantra is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." So it is on and popping!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 1/14/2012 10:51AM

    emoticon WTG and well wishes

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IUHRYTR 1/4/2012 9:52PM

    Good habits are built one day at a time, sometimes one minute, one temptation at a time. Hang in there, one healthy meal, one exercise at a time. -- Lou

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PMFISH 1/1/2012 2:54PM

    Lets all pop together! Happy New Year!

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YATMAMA 1/1/2012 12:58PM

    We absolutely CAN do this!! Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays to each of you. I hope your Christmas was one you will never forget filled with much love, joy and happiness. I am grateful to each of you and I look forward to our time together in 2011.

I pray that 2011 is filled with much excitement, love, peace and all the blessings that God has in store for each one of you. May each day bring a new adventure and place in God that you have never experience before as you move closer to a greater relationship with Him and those that come across your path.

God's eternal blessings!

Big Hugs!


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IUHRYTR 12/25/2010 10:34PM

    Every day is one in which we can be successful if we are dedicated and determined to make it the best day we possibly can. Wishing you continued success. -- Lou

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DEBBIE_C 12/25/2010 9:47PM

    emoticon 2011 !!! Let's git 'er done...

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Thank You Lord For Another Day

Monday, November 01, 2010

I woke up this morning and the sun was shining in my window. God is truly good to me to give me another day of life. I am back on the right track to getting back to my ideal weight. I am weighing my food out and I am making a conscious effort to do what it takes to develop a healthy lifestyle. I am going back to cooking my meals ahead of time and putting them up in the right portions so that I will stay on track.

I am so happy for being in this place and I am going to fight this time to stay here. It is so great when you can have another chance at having happiness in your life through making good choices as oppose to satisfying our fleshly desires. I am in love with my temple that God created and I want to do everything I can, while I can to maintain it.

God bless your day with determination and fortitude to meet your goals with a smile and success!

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NEWME0519 11/1/2010 11:09PM

    Great words of encouragement!

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DEBBIE_C 11/1/2010 9:02PM

    emoticon Great encouragement! Be blessed,


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MSBEAUTY711 11/1/2010 4:52PM

    You have a wonderful spirit. This is a start to a wonderful month!

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IUHRYTR 11/1/2010 1:26PM

    Love your positive attitude. Have a terrific day. -- Lou

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MS_SWEETHEART 11/1/2010 10:48AM

    Good for you and good-luck!

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MISZI1030 11/1/2010 10:10AM

    Good bless you and thank you for that positive spirit today.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

For the first time in a very long time I am at a happy place in my life. God has truly blessed me to enjoy the best that life has to offer, both naturally and spiritually. I am truly enjoying being alive, whereas a year ago I was praying that God would release me from my misery. For years I carried around tons of bitterness, hatred. and deep seated hurt caused by my choices, but with the assistance of others. I was always depressed and I took it out on my body. I am truly grateful to God because when I finally yielded my everything to Him, He set me free and totally and completely delivered me from all the pain that I kept covering over with food and other destructive behaviors.

I am embarking on a fresh new start and a brand new life. As the record say, "It's a new season and it's a new day. A fresh new anointing is coming my way. It's a season of power and prosperity. It's a new season and it's coming to me. Never has a truer word been uttered that is totally reflective of the life that God is blessing me with daily.

Although, I am still unemployed and I still face many challenges, God gives me the peace and strength to endure without using food as a comfort to get me through. There is nothing like being totally set free. I pray for those of you reading this that may be struggling with the battle of using food to comfort you during stressful times and that God will give you the freedom you need and desire just like he did for me. I also pray that by me sharing what God is doing in my life that it will encourage you to keep pressing forward in meeting your goals.

God bless you and thank you for taking the time to read this blog!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 10/31/2010 2:18PM

    Thanks for sharing and WTG on your progress. Believing God for a GREAT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!!!

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IAMCHANGE 10/31/2010 11:40AM

    Welcome back! Thanks for sharing, God Bless.I'. glad for you. Juanita hugs.

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NEWME0519 10/31/2010 1:12AM

    I see that you're still with us in Sparkland! Keep God in your heart and continue to make progress!

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DEBBIE_C 10/31/2010 12:33AM

    emoticon Beautifully said!

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IUHRYTR 10/30/2010 8:15PM

    So happy for you. Whether it's food or something else, when we allow it to control us we miss out on the joys of life because we are constantly at the will of the addiction. Keep the positive attitude, take things one meal, one exercise, one day at a time and always believe in yourself. emoticon -- Lou

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