ARMYWIFE4GOD's SparkPeople Blog ARMYWIFE4GOD's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Getting back to it slowly So with my cousins help keeping me accountable maybe I'll be able to be back on track soon! I have noticed I've lost a little weight recently so that's a good thing! I'm starting to eat less & write down what I eat. I've not been eating the best, but hey, maybe this is a start! Fri, 18 Jan 2013 03:41:04 EST Hello! Hello to all my wonderful SparkFriends! <em>220</em> You know who you are! <BR> I know I'm rarely on here anymore... and I'm so sorry... I've just got lots going on! I started a home business Nov. 31st last year... I'd share about it, but it's not allowed here, lol... so if you're interested to know what I sell, contact me & ask away! <BR> <BR> I guess you can say, I've fallen off the weight loss journey bandwagon myself... It fluctuates all the time... which is frustrating... I see my fr... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:35:30 EST GETTING FIT, FOR ME & MY FAMILY! I'm back at it yet again and I feel it's for good this time, I've been at it for about 2 weeks. I'm working out with my xbox & I'm eating healthier. It helps I've got my hubby backing me up, encouraging me to eat healthier & workout. We bought a food scale so that we could weigh out our food & try and eat the right amount of food. So far it's working pretty good. We've been weighing our food for about 2 weeks also. <BR> <BR> I'm NOT giving up this time! Oh yes, there are times I don't want t... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:55:28 EST Calling all Hawaii Sparkers! Do you live in or around Wahiawa, Hawaii? <BR> <BR> Then you're the person I'm searching for! I've just created a local team for SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> SparkWahiawa, HI <link><BR>roups_individual.asp?gid=55212 </link> <BR> <BR> I'd love to have you join my team! Sun, 22 Jan 2012 19:01:42 EST Prayer Needed Whoever believes in prayer, if you could keep me in prayer, I'd appreciate it. I've been dealing with some really bad back pain lately, for a week now actually. It's pain in my lower back, on the right side, it was so bad that I went to the ACC (Acute Care Clinic) last Friday after hubby got home from work, I couldn't stand or walk straight, I was tilted to the right. The doc said it because my muscles were spasming up. They gave me 2 shots, Toradol & Valium and sent me home with, Ibuprofen &... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:36:35 EST Xbox workout - how to enter it into my fitness tracker I just finished a core workout that was set for easy, for 10 mins on my Xbox Kinect EA Active2. I'm trying to figure out how to enter it into my fitness tracker as it doesn't have any of the workout, I tried entering it all in individually, but they don't go by the same names & not all of the exercises I did on the xbox are even on the fitness tracker. Sat, 30 Jul 2011 20:58:14 EST Starting over, yet again! (Pic included) Before I had gotten pg with our oldest I weighed right around 145-135, then after I had him 11/5/2004, I weighed 160, then gained 20 lbs. I finally got it into my head to lose all that & then some. When I joined here in May I was feeling down about myself I needed a change of pace & redirection. I did lose it all & then some I had almost reached my goal weight reaching 131 lbs, my goal was to get to 120 lbs or less. But I wound up getting pregnant again after trying off & on for over 4 yrs. I... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 20:36:05 EST Starting Over (Birth story & pics included) This blog tells the birth story from when I had our son Jaden, note though some of it may be a tad mixed up as it's hard to keep everything straight in my memory, lol. But also sharing that I'm starting over in my journey and need help, etc. <BR> <BR> So, I had our 2nd son on Feb 28th a few days before my due date, which was a ok! I was sooo ready to go have him, lol. With our 1st son I had a c-section after trying for natural, due to complications (he wasn't in the birthing canal). With thi... Mon, 2 May 2011 16:37:35 EST Struggling Ok, so I told you all that I've started back on this journey, well it's not going to well yet, I've gained weight, I've got bad eating habits & I need to kick it in the bud! <BR> <BR> I am usually home alone with my lil guy, with not much to do other than take care of him and in between his naps, I get bored, so I eat, I eat things I know aren't good for me, candy, those little chocolate swiss rolls, oatmeal cream sandwiches, all sorts of no good for nothing foods, lol! I'm bad! I started do... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 16:16:18 EST Where have I been? Well, I know I've been gone for some time. I had my son Jaden on Feb 28, 2011. He weighed in at 7 lbs. 2.8 oz. & 20 1/2 inches. He will now be 2 months in just a couple of weeks. So the reason I've not been on much is well, you probably guessed it by now, I've had my hands full! My mom was here for a little while, she got here like 2 or 3 days before he decided to make his entrance into this world. Talk about perfect timing for her getting here. She just left last week on Friday the 8th. It's... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:50:57 EST Prayers for family friends - (NEW UPDATE - 2/12/11) Hello all! <BR> My mom sent me this message last night and I just wanted to send an update through <BR> <BR> UPDATE: <BR> <BR> "Found out some more about Dawn and Bob. She finally called me back, after I tried again. He was having to eat with a feeding tube, like Grandma, one that was surgically put into his stomach, but today or yesterday he was able to eat lasagna and had a root beer float, wow, sounds good. And looks like his son may be moving in with them to help - but not just for that... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:51:15 EST 3D Ultrasound Pics This past Friday we went to have a 3D Ultrasound done of baby Jaden, just because we wanted to and also to give our son the experience of seeing his little brother inside my tummy. The lady was very nice and her office was very homey feeling. She didn't get too many pics as we'd hoped though, due to him having his foot right in his face, lol... along with a couple of other things. But she tried and did the best she could! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I thought I'd share a few with my friends here. <BR>... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:19:50 EST Prayers for family friends - (NEW UPDATE) I just wanted to share what my mom shared with me... she talked with Dawn yesterday and this is what she found out... <BR> <BR> <BR> "This is what I found out, when talking to Dawn, just a little bit ago, she's resting, and was sick yesterday. She's waiting for results on a test or tests about her arm, if the cancer is in it - I'm thinking. And she's getting tired of waiting for the results. She's supposed to have a port put in tomorrow, to start the chemo! She just sounded all alone and I ... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:38:10 EST No More Struggles - Our Daily Bread No More Struggles <BR> <BR> January 25, 2011 — by Marvin Williams <BR> <BR> Read: Revelation 21:1-4 <BR> God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. —Revelation 21:4 <BR> Bible in a year: Exodus 12-13; Matthew 16 <BR> _________________________ <BR> <BR> Fay Weldon went through what she thought was a near-death experience in 2006 when an allergic reaction stopped her heart. She retold her experience to Elizabeth Grice of the London Daily Telegraph. She said that a “terrible creature” tri... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:55:57 EST Sharing... DaySprings Devotions I always get devotions through my email from DaySpring, Holley Gerth & (in)courage... I find when I read them, they touch my heart in many ways. <BR> <BR> The following are devotions from DaySpring <BR> ____________________ <BR> <BR> The Mind of God Toward You <BR> <BR> There is never a time <BR> when you're not in His thoughts, <BR> never a time without grace, <BR> never a time when He turns away <BR> from any need you face. <BR> <BR> There is never a time <BR> when you're not in His hea... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:41:52 EST Prayers for family friends - UPDATE Thanks for all the prayers that have been lifted up for our friends! Continue to keep them in your prayers! I just wanna share what my mom shared with me a few mins ago. <BR> <BR> "Thank you, Kristina, I really appreciate it! We may need to keep reminding people, giving updates, etc., you know. But yes, they can use all the prayer, that's possible. A miracle would be wonderful, where no medical services were needed, huh? But we'll leave that in the Lord's hands, but can pray for it though! A... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:31:05 EST Prayers for family friends I'm sending this prayer request through, hoping you can keep some friends of ours in your prayers. They're close friends of my mom and dad's... Their names are Bob & Dawn Wallace. Well, 2 weeks ago, Dawn found out that she has breast cancer that is possibly moving into her arm... then 5 days after that her husband, Bob, had a massive stroke, she found him on the floor... he's in the hospital right now. My mom has been worried about them and all. She asked if I'd ask people to pray for them. <... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:05:34 EST CALLING ALL HAWAIIANS! Well, maybe you aren't a 'true' Hawaiian, but you might 'live' here in Hawaii. I am just curious who all out there is here in Hawaii? Are you here for pleasure or here due to the military sending you and your family here? <BR> <BR> Where abouts do you live here in Hawaii? <BR> <BR> I am here due to my hubby being in the army and the army sending us here for his 1st duty station. So far, we are loving it here. <BR> <BR> I've got a team started, but am in search of more members to help keep ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 18:30:52 EST Guess what my baby will be! Wanna guess the baby's sex? Take this quick gender game and guess what the baby will be, the weight and length of the baby, the day & time baby will be born, etc... I'm due on March 8th! <BR> <BR> To participate, go to: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rGame2010 </link> <BR> <BR> or go to and enter GenderGame2010 as the game name in the space indicated on the home page. <BR> <BR> NOTE: If you've already done the game, you can't do it again! :P Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:48:41 EST Prayers Needed for my parents! - UPDATE Thanks everyone for your prayers! Dad's gotten his truck back, they're hoping that the guy will take payments for the bill. Today, they booked a 1 way ticket for mom to come here near the end of February and stay till after baby is here, possibly longer, they found it for pretty good price $150 + taxes & fees, I'm paying for 1/2 of that for them, to help out with it. She'll book her way back when she decides she needs to go back. Hopefully we'll be able to do stuff together while she is here.... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 01:47:37 EST Prayers Needed for my parents! My dad drives for Panther Expedited as an owner operator. His truck, which is my parents' livelihood, broke down about two weeks ago. They have been waiting to hear if the truck is ready so he can get back to work, [the head had to be replaced], it has been in the shop for over a week and was to be ready a couple of days ago but then had a setback in the repairs. <BR> However, they still don't know if they have enough money to pay for it even if they use credit cards, the estimate alone was o... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:28:19 EST The Lord's Prayer - 7 yr old - Rhema Marvanne Gospel Singer - Music Videos Watch this video of this little girl singing the Lord's Prayer, Oh man, does she have a BEAUTIFUL voice or what! Awesome! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>JMNU </link> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 16:16:08 EST Gender Guessing Game Hi Friends, <BR> <BR> My due date is March 8, 2011 and I will be having my big U/S on Nov. 23rd to find out what I will be having. Please feel free to guess what I will be having! <BR> <BR> ===================== <BR> To participate, go to: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rGame2010 </link> <BR> <BR> or go to and enter GenderGame2010 as the <BR> game name in the space indicated on the home page. Thu, 4 Nov 2010 17:11:25 EST 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Your Body, His Temple "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body," (1 Cor. 6:19-20). <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>------------- <BR> <BR> Our bodies are God's holy temple... it says it right in the bible... we who believe and boast about God being our Father, we must take care of our body, keep it healthy, feed it right and not harm i... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 20:35:33 EST Only 1 YOU! Do you ever have those moments in your life where you feel like there's just "no use" in being around anymore? Like nobody cares about you? Like you have nothing left to offer those around you? Well there's 1 who does CARE about you and always has that 1 is God, He DOES CARE and He ALWAYS has! So when you start to get that feeling, turn to Him, the one who truly cares about you & everything about you. <BR> <BR> (I'm speaking to myself as well here) <BR> <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR>... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 00:01:00 EST A little reminder for wonder(ful) you... I don't know about you, but sometimes with the things that life throws at me. I from time to time feel like I'm going to drown in it all. But with God we don't have to feel this way, we are STRONG! I'm saying this to myself as well, I have to remember that God is always there to help me, always ready & waiting for my call! He WANTS me to call on him in time of need AND in good times! <BR> <BR> Psalm 31:24 - (The Message) <BR> Be brave. Be strong. Don't give up. <BR> Expect God to get here so... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 14:44:40 EST Fitness during pregnancy UPDATE: 8/2/10 --- Since becoming pregnant, it's been very difficult for me especially with the fitness department. I hear from lots of people that fitness is very important and then I hear from others don't do too much while pregnant. <BR> <BR> When I was pregnant with my son the first pregnancy, I remember I did not bother to exercise, I tried, I had some pregnancy books that talked about exercise & even showed how to do them, but I didn't keep up with it. At that time I didn't realize how... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 14:46:16 EST Surprise, surprise Well, I had shared the news early on that I was possibly pregnant with a few people on here. But I didn't want to announce it until it was confirmed. <BR> <BR> I had been having symptoms for a very long time way before my hubby went off to Hawaii to his first duty station. He suspected before he left that I was pregnant. But I didn't take any tests then, I kept putting off not really believing it could be. <BR> <BR> I mean yes we'd tried off and on for over 4 yrs to get pregnant with baby #... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 16:33:20 EST You're more courageous than you know... Do you ever feel that you're not courageous enough for the things life throws at you? <BR> <BR> Well, don't ever doubt yourself, YOU ARE courageous, more courageous than you'll ever know! Believe it, own it, God knows what you're going through, lean on Him today! He will give you the strength to get you through those difficult moments. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> You're more courageous than you know... <BR> <BR> <BR> You've got courage. <BR> <BR> I know, it sounds like ... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:39:47 EST You can do this--I know it Do you ever get to feeling weary and heavy laden like you can't keep going on with what you know that you need to keep going on with? Whether it be your weight loss journey or something in your family life. You keep coming to a halt and end up faltering. Do you think you can get back up and keep on going? Do you feel like your life and everything in it is a total loss? Well I'm telling you it is not. Your life is worth it, everything in it is worth the effort you put into it your weight loss ... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 14:53:06 EST Weigh In - Wrong #? This blog is for a thinking/writing challenge on my local team... here's the challenge... <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> Weigh In – Wrong #? – <BR> <BR> Does seeing the wrong number on the scale make you crazy? <BR> Many people find that a "bad" weigh-in ruins their mood and saps their motivation, making it difficult to keep doing what they know they need to do. <BR> <BR> Things don't need to be this way. <BR> You can learn to use the scale as a helpful tool, instead of giving it ... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 15:57:57 EST God-sized dreams...surviving on sprinkles "I don't need the ice cream," I cheerfully say to the clerk, "Just give me a few sprinkles." <BR> <BR> Children gasp in horror. An alarm sounds somewhere in Candyland. Security is put on standby. <BR> <BR> I take the empty cone in my hand, peer at the brightly colored flecks at the bottom, and walk into the sunlight with a smile." <BR> <BR> Read more with me at Holley's Blog ---> <link><BR>-on-sprinkles.html </link> Subscribe to her emails to receive ... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 01:50:30 EST God-sized dreams...can be small In our world of super-size fries, "small" can get overlooked. <BR> <BR> But not in God's world. <BR> <BR> He likes small. <BR> <BR> A baby in a manger. <BR> <BR> Faith like a mustard seed. <BR> <BR> He just needs a little to do a lot. <BR> <BR> <BR> Read the rest with me at Holley's blog ---> <link><BR>dreamscan-be-small.html </link> sign up for her daily emails. You will be glad you did! Sat, 26 Jun 2010 12:19:17 EST God-sized're almost there I like to read these blogs when I have the "chance" to read written by Holley at Heart to Heart with Holley. If you'd like to join me, subscribe to her daily emails which have her daily blogs, you'll be glad you did! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Today's blog comes from one of her awesome blog series, I posted one of these the other day and at the time didn't realize it was part of a series. Until today! If you'd like to read the series from the start.... go here... <link>... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:40:36 EST God-sized dreams...when you worry you've wasted your life We sit and talk. Eventually she clears her throat and quietly asks, "What do you do if you feel like you've wasted your life?" The silence hangs thick in the air between us. <BR> <BR> It's a heavy question of the heart. <BR> <BR> And I think of the One who had the most meaningful existence ever. For so many years, He was simply a carpenter. <BR> <BR> Read the rest of this at Holley's blog: <link><BR>dreamswhen-you-wonder-if-youve-wasted-<BR>your-life.h... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:29:49 EST A Father's Love/A Blessing for Fathers - Devotional I realize Father's Day has already passed us by, but I really liked reading this Dayspring Devotional that I got in my email. <BR> ____________________________________ <BR> <BR> A Father's Love <BR> <BR> A father is respected because <BR> he gives his children leadership... <BR> appreciated because <BR> he gives his children care... <BR> valued because <BR> he gives his children time... <BR> loved because <BR> he gives his children the one thing <BR> they treasure most - himself. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:05:46 EST Frustrations - FIGHT Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a wonderful Monday morning and doing much better with your journeys than me today! <BR> <BR> Today I'm a bit frustrated with myself, the frustration actually started yesterday. I had gotten down to 131.4 lbs and my inches had gone down from what they had been. This was before hubby came home. <BR> Since hubby's been home, we've consumed foods that I'd been trying to stay away from. He's been supportive through this whole journey, it's just he's not very ... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 14:28:40 EST BLC PERIWINKLE Sizzling Summer 5 Motivators This is part of a challenge on 1 of my teams.... Post a blog listing 5 things you would do to stay motivated during the 10 weeks of the Summer Challenge! <BR> <BR> I've been trying to think of my 5 motivators all week, doesn't help with being sick, lol. But here we go... <BR> <BR> Here's my list: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1.) MY HUBBY - hubby has been in training for the last 5 months for the army, BCT (Basic Combat Training) & AIT (Advanced Individual Training). Every morning they do PT (Physical T... Sun, 23 May 2010 17:06:43 EST BREAKING NEWS! I'm sure some of you know, my hubby has been away for 5 months... January till May, was gonna be 6 months till June. Anyway, he's been in BCT, which he graduated in March & now he's in AIT, he graduates May 28th. All for the army, which he enlisted to December of last year. <BR> <BR> Well we found out towards the beginning of this month or end of last month (can't recall which, lol) where he'd be stationed at... BUT, I was told not to tell ANYONE (I could only tell my family) until he passed... Wed, 19 May 2010 22:51:14 EST My son & school - prayers needed! It's been a while since I've updated about my son and his schooling. <BR> <BR> A lot of last week, Josiah was home sick, stomach flu & then strep on top of that. <BR> <BR> Josiah has open house this coming Thursday. <BR> <BR> Due to all the changes in his class, with so many teachers, first his teacher Mrs. Tucker (now retired), then the teacher Mr. Douty, who was the sub from Oct till Feb for while Mrs. Tucker was on Medical leave, then retired while he was in her class, he told the schoo... Wed, 19 May 2010 16:53:54 EST ***MAY'S BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE*** I'm taking this challenge along with my SparkFresno team. I'm also taking this idea off of 1 of the team members... Cyndall (IMLOSINIT4GOOD). I think it's a great way to keep yourself accountable, letting others see your results and also knowing others are watching then it causes you to push harder or at least it does me... and that's what I need right now is to feel like I'm being watched so I'll push harder and keep myself accountable to others. So far I know I'm not doing the best I could ... Mon, 17 May 2010 15:33:08 EST Persistent Problems This is a blog to answer a question(s) on my local team... it's a writing/thinking challenge, writing my thoughts out sometimes is definitely a challenge. <BR> <BR> Here's the questions and the challenge... <BR> <BR> Persistent Problems – <BR> <BR> Whenever you notice a persistent problem in any aspect of your weight loss program—whether it’s related to food choices, exercise, or motivation—try to define the problem in writing. <BR> <BR> What specifically are you doing (or not doing) that... Sun, 16 May 2010 14:11:12 EST THANK YOU! I just wanted to say <em>304</em> to everyone who came onto my spark page, wishing me a Happy Birthday on Tuesday, May 11th and also for coming on again yesterday, May 13th, to wish me a Happy <em>504</em> It's amazing how many people came by to wish me a Happy Birthday & SparkVersary. I am so happy to be a part of such an awesome site as this! Fri, 14 May 2010 11:58:52 EST HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! To all you mother's out there! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! <BR> <BR> May you have a very blessed day! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>w/05609510615533806727 </link> Sun, 9 May 2010 12:37:57 EST Encouraged myself! Well I've been a member of this site since May 13, 2008. I wasn't all that active right after I joined, the site was a bit confusing for me at first. I joined a couple of teams, but I wasn't active in them. But then one of my friends Anna (CLADY326) sent me a sparkmail 1 day encouraging me to get a bit more active in the team that she was a Co-Leader of. I told her the site was a bit confusing to me, so she gave me a few pointers. Then shortly after that I slowly got active in the team, there... Sat, 8 May 2010 17:54:53 EST Question for all you Army Wives out there! I'm in search of flights for hubby.... he's coming home hopefully the 29th of this month from AIT... but I don't know how it works for the army... any advice would be appreciated! He tells me that we will be having to pay for his flight and then the army will reimburse us. I thought the army would have been doing this and not us. Is he correct? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Kris Wed, 5 May 2010 16:42:43 EST Hair Update + Pics! Well, so many of you have been itching for me to get my hair done and take pics so you could see my new doo! LOL Well, now I have it done! Again, I got the A - Line bob, layered, bangs & blonde highlights. <BR> <BR> BEFORE: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> FRONT <BR> <BR> <img src=""> BACK <BR> <BR> AFTER: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> FRONT ... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 22:46:56 EST UGH Ok, so most of you all know my hubby is in the AIT at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO for the army. Well a while back he told me that there are a couple of debts that he's going to need to get paid off. 1 for a truck that he owned before him and I even met. The 2nd for a phone that we had in NY when we lived there. Well, last week I got a envelope with his name on it, so I opened it, since he's told me to open his mail. The envelope didn't even say where it was from. Normally I don't bother opening enve... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:51:35 EST Feeling Tired Today? I wake weary... <BR> <BR> I reach reluctantly for my Bible wishing I could reach for covers to pull over my head instead. <BR> <BR> It turns out I'm not the only one who has ever felt this way. <BR> <BR> I read of Gideon and how he is hiding (sounds a bit like pulling the covers) grain from the enemies of the Israelites. <BR> <BR> Right there in the middle of that unlikely moment God sends a message to Gideon. It's about fighting, victory, how everything will be different from now on. <BR... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 14:53:22 EST Ron DiCianni: Painting the Resurrection <em>345</em> Paintings! <BR> <BR> Check them out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s=/vod/MW131v2_WS </link> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:39:20 EST