Sunday, September 02, 2012
Just browsing thru the documents on my computer and found this one. Not sure where I picked it up, but it certainly is inspiring.
"Dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening
And live like it's heaven on earth. "
Dance: a very good exercise. I have tried the Zumba and it is such fun! But, I am glad there is no one around to see me trying some of the moves. Hey, at least I am moving.
Love: the true spice of life. Sometimes we are hurt by those we truly love - but sometimes over time that hurt can heal and a beautiful relationship can be born.
Sing: My Mother sang in a monotone - I remember her rocking babies and singing them to sleep. I can't even sing in a monotone, but I sure do sing up a storm when I am driving on the freeway and listening to KLOVE!!
Live: God gives us each day. Sometimes those days can be filled with heartbreak, but when we focus on God, He gives us His Peace in the midst of the hardest days.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Just spent the weekend at Hood River with my son Gordon - what a special time!! We ate, shopped, walked, and talked and talked and talked!! So good to be able to have some time with him and get caught up on all that is happening in his life.
Was not able to get on SparkPeople - for some reason was not able to get on the internet - but now am back home and will get to sparking again - and tracking and checking in on my friends.
Feeling quite motivated this morning - it is much cooler - Fall much be right around the corner!!
Need to get back to the club - and start planning my workouts more consistently.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Have been discouraged by my bathroom scales - have actually gained back a few pounds, I think. My scales do not always weigh accurately - the numbers can vary as much as 15 - 20 pounds. Have changed the batteries and that did not help. Maybe it is time to change scales.
However, today watched a video with our great leader and he reminded me of all the benefits I have gained, besides that number on the bathroom scales:
1. More energy each day to do all the things I want to do
2. My clothes are fitting looser - even pulled out a couple of shirts I could not wear last year.
3. Am craving healthier foods - like those oranges and grapes at the grocery store.
One problem I do have that I cannot seem to overcome is not drinking enough water. And, the days I do drink more, I can really feel the difference. So have been drinking sun tea more - I fix is very weak and add a bit of lemon. That does help - when I actually drink in and don't leave it in the fridge. Somehow I have to find a way to motivate me to drink more.
I just want to thank SparkPeope, and you, Chris, for this awesome site. I have learned so much, have been inspired by so many great blogs, and have made some wonderful friends.
THANKS SO MUCH!!
Now, just gotta get away from this computer and get packing. Am meeting my son in Hood River for our annual weekend of fun!! Will try to post some pictures when I get back - if I come back!
Friday, August 17, 2012
I have not added a blog in quite a while - have not been really busy (I am retired), but just distracted by life.
I live in a very dysfunctional family - I know all families do have their issue - and we do have differences, but also with my 5 children there is no relationship between any 2 of them. They just live their separate lives - Somehow thru the years it has just been easier for them to separate rather that to face their different beliefs and ways of life.
Many times I have felt like I was just going between them trying to keep some peace - or trying to relate to each one without upsetting my relationship with the others. What a cycle!!!!
However, I have found an inner peace that completely outweighs all the heartache I have experienced. God has always been my Tower of Strength and Comfort. He is the One Who has kept me and He is the One I can always turn to.
And, I have so enjoyed many friendships here on SparkPeople!! So much encouragement and support and caring. And, have just joined the SparkCoach program. I love the way it is integrated into the program I already have going. And, I truly am motivated by the daily videos from the coaches. Each day there is a challenge along with so many other great tips to keep me moving thru the day. For me, it is worth every cent spent. Thank you so much, SparkPeople for this added bonus!!
Today's challenge is to create a visual. I have thought about this for so long, but have just never done. Was not sure how to or where to start - so today out come my magazines (I really do not have many) and will see what i can come up with. Or, may create something on my computer.
We are quite warm here in Pendleton - about 100 each day. Thank You, God, for the a/c. Don't think I would survive without it - and our great little fans that just keep going and going.
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