Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Hi everyone! I am hoping all of you have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
As I was going through some old Christmas decorations,I found a card in the bottom of the box. As a Christian, this poem on the card symbolizes exactly what Christmas means to me. I'm not saying I don't try to buy some things for my family and friends at Christmas that I know will put a smile on their face. I have a twenty year old disabled son who still believes in Santa Clause, and I will try to keep Santa real to him for as long as i possibly can, and I find myself getting caught up in the commercial side of it as much as the next person,and getting stressed both mentally, physically and financially with all that comes along with the season, but I pray God will always keep me reminded of my reasons for celebrating.
Some of you may have read this poem before, but it reminded me exactly what I hope I never take forgranted. Jesus not only was born, but was born with a divine purpose. Christmas should not just be about Christ's birth, but the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection. It is through Him that all things are possible.
Little baby on the hay, soon there'll be another day
When nails shall pierce Your hands and feet
As You provide our sin's defeat.
Risen Jesus on the throne, we lift our praise to You alone.
For You're the gift that we receive the moment that our hearts believe.
Merry Christmas! Thanks for allowing me to share.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
i can not believe it has been ten whole years since i was depressed about turning thirty? what the heck was i thinking?!? actually today is my 40th birthday, and rather than feeling depressed or 'old', i am feeling so energized and blessed.
i can honestly say that overall i am more confident and self-secure than i have ever felt in my life. not sure if that comes with realizing that no one is perfect and to accept your flaws as a part of life, or if its just caring less about what others think, and more about knowing who we are. i also think a huge part of my confidence is attributed to feeling like i am where God needs me to be. For so long, i prayed for things i wanted and thought i needed. now, i just pray to stay in His will.
Hope you all have a blessed day! deb
Friday, January 02, 2009
OK...once again, its me...the backslider....i am back up to 149 pounds, and i've got to keep it under the 150 mark. it is so funny to me that i felt really good at 142 or so..even felt thin and lean, but only 7 lbs heavier, i feel like awful. i have allowed myself to give into this time of year and gain some weight back. not too much to say except "too much food and too little exercise." my fault, no one else to blame, 100% me...but i can do better...i have come to realize that even though i may appear to be hard on myself at times, i have got to because i can gain so quickly. i am once again reevaluating my goals.. will be monitoring food and exercise. i usually become so inactive this time of year, and it is so depressing to me b/c i hate cold weather and just winter in general. i love seeing color and trees with leaves, BUT....instead of complaining, i am gonna take something i have always seen as negative, and turn it into something positive. during the next couple cold dreary months, instead of using it as an excuse to become fat and lazy, i am gonna turn it into an opportunity to reevaluate my goals and work harder on acheiving them. instead of wearing shirts that cover up my weight gain, i will be working toward wearing tanks by the time spring time rolls around......hang in there with me, yall...we can do this! debbie
Monday, July 16, 2007
not sure what to title this.. just taking a few minutes and enter a journal. i have been looking over my progress..or lack of. . for the past few months. seems i have been stalled at 139-141 since January's reading being 141. i am not complaining..i usually gain in the summer since i am home all day to lay around and munch all day, so i am actually pleased in a sense, but in another, i guess i have used excuses to not try harder and accomplish my goals.i guess part of the reason i have not tried harder at times is because i am not unhappy at 140.i actually think i look pretty good and often get, " u dont wanna lose anymore, do ya?" sometimes i think that is because they are used to seeing me heavy, so i look thinner to them. i think I am renewing my goal again of 125.lets see, by oct. 1? i had almost settled for 140...hubby said he likes the weight i'm at and asked me not to lose anymore, and i ahve looked at newer photos and actually like the way i look, but i was checking my bmi and at 5"5", i am in the healthy range, but on the high end with bmi being 23.3. i have to go to the dr. for my work physical in the next week or so and will ask their opinion. i dont wanna use excuses either way. part of me thinks 140 is great then part of me wants to weigh less..i need at least 5 lbs to play with either way, since i can gain weight so quickly....anyway, will take it a day at a time and will decide whats best for me....deb.
PS...can anyone tell that i am somewhat confused by it all? lol
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