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Friday, January 28, 2011

Before I ramble on about anything about me, I would like to ask you all to please keep my brother in law and his wife in your prayers. They just suffered a miscarriage yesterday (their first child) and as you can imagine, this has hit them hard. They really are good people and my heart goes out to them.

Starting with something like that really makes me feel like my "issues" aren't really that important. I look at my son and realize that even though my health and appearance aren't where they should be I truly am blessed.
Anyway...
Yesterday wasn't too bad of a day really. I exercised some, actually worked drinking water into my day and I didn't get a visit from that dreaded binge monster. I still cannot understand what is up with this weather though! One day they are calling for snow, and literally 12 hours later...its 70 degrees with the sun shining! I guess that is Texas for you though. Today is going to be 73 with loads of sunshine so I'm forcing myself out of the house for some much needed fresh air and Vit. D!!! Plus, my little guy is going stir crazy I think.

*Bragging Mommy Alert*
Bryce (my little guy) has learned how to say "love you" and let me just say...that is a heart melter right there!!! I was telling him "mommy loves you!" yesterday and he said, "Lub Ooooo!" Of course he's also learned to leap from the couch like a spider monkey as well...which is causing Mommy some stress because he doesn't always stick the landing....is it considered being overprotective if you wrap your children in bubble wrap and make them wear a helmet?? If he doesn't quit channeling his inner flying squirrel I just may resort to this!!!
*End Bragging Mommy Alert*

I was watching infomercials (stop laughing.) yesterday and I saw one for Zumba. Anyone do this? It looks like a blast, even though I couldn't dance even if I was standing on someone's feet.... But I can sure flail around to the music in a quazi-seizure like motion...and that'll do. (yeah, enjoy that mental image) I'd really like to give it a try (and of course I'd REALLY like to try out some abs like they have too...) So...feedback anyone?

For those that blog often...do you ever feel like you're just confined to talking about weight issues? One of the reasons I don't blog as much is because I feel like everytime I set out to do so I have to focus on weightloss/gain etc. I hate feeling like I'm being defined as the fat girl thats at least trying. There is so much more to our lives than the weight struggle.
Sooo...here's a bit of a challenge to those that want to humor me. Leave me 1 comment that is just all about YOU that doesn't have anything to do with weightloss! You guys give so much by supporting me, and I'd love to get to know y'all! I'm not suggesting we get all "facebook-y" on here, just a tidbit of info that you'd like to share :)
Happy Sparking friends!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NOMIS1 1/30/2011 10:12AM

    I'm very sorry to hear of your brother's loss.

Loved reading about your son.

I don't think blogs only have to be about weight issues. We are people involved in life. I, for one, enjoy reading about everything.

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SPARKPARTYGIRL 1/29/2011 11:40PM

    I feel for your bother in law and his wife. I had seven pregnancies, 4 ended in miscarriage, It's a very hard time.

Something about me is that I'm going to be a Grandmother in about 2 weeks. I do have a 12 1/2 year old granddaughter who lives in New Zealand, but I have not seen her since she was 12 months old. Her mother and my son split before she was born and her mother decided we were not to be part of her life. This was so hard. So now I am looking forward to a new grandchild that I can hold and cuddle and spoil.

Have a great day

Debbie

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DAVIDPRESCOTT 1/28/2011 11:50PM

    Seems like we're both going through some family knocks at the moment - sending lots and lots of good wishes love to you, your brother in law and his family.

And so great to hear about your other activities (which will remain nameless) - thats really awesome :P) emoticon

And as or little Bryce's couple of magic words - that's so sweet and I know means a lot to you on many levels - cynical old me but I reckon I would have been pushing a lump in my throat as well:)

Finally - thanks for thinking of Mum - only time will tell.

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NPDSLEUTH 1/28/2011 5:52PM

    My prayers. How awful for them. I'm so sorry to hear of their loss.

I did Zumba for about a year. I had to stop because it just didn't work with my schedule anymore. I enjoyed it when I was doing it. Don't worry at all about not feeling like a "dancing queen." Heck I was crashing into walls, practically, and it worked fine for me. Of course there were some VERY serious, almost professional types at the class, but I just ignored them and did my thing - -and the instructor was a doll.

It is VERY high energy though so ease yourself in -- I wouldn't recommend signing up for a long-term thing unless you try it 1-2 times. It was so high energy in fact that I thought it wasn't working well for me at times.

And yes, I agree on the blogging. As you said, I don't want to be all "daytime talk show" on here but sometimes I just don't think I have a lot to add to my convo -- keeping on keeping on.

Have a great weekend girlfriend! Nikki

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JCFLEM52 1/28/2011 11:03AM

    I prayed for your brother-in-law and his wife just now and hope that they are believers and that they seek Him for comfort and love and that they are surrounded by folks who care and will minister to them in this time of grief.
Haven't used Zumba so can't give you any feedback.
I've been having frequent visits from the binge monster and am afraid to weigh myself.
Starting afresh NOW...no blank check to go out and eat a high calorie lunch because I am starting tomorrow.
I have tried not to make blogs a weight-loss journel but more of a life-style change commentary...which you just did.
Bless you!
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