BECYROSE's SparkPeople Blog BECYROSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Great day Up early, Hubby and I spent the morning putting out catalogs. Enjoyed moments like watching a group of birds have a fight (no one got hurt), a kangeroo was being fed from some foreigners, it was a wild one yet so close to human beings ( bet the people that were feeding it loved the experience). A pit stop whilst watching the waves crashing on the shore. A winters' day but it was still a beautiful sunny day. When we drop off catalogs, it means getting in and out of the car a couple hundred tim... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:38:23 EST Another great Sunday Woke up at 5am. Picked up the paper from the local news agency. Enjoyed a yummy breakfast and then prepared some healthy snacks to take to church. The weather was sunny and a great temperature for a winters' day in Queensland. Church was amazing and about seeking Jesus now in the present. The fellowship afterwards was fabulous! Enjoyed a healthy lunch and a restful afternoon laying around and enjoying my surroundings and physical sensations in my body, being fully present and aware. Went for ... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:36:20 EST Long time no speak It is Saturday afternoon in sunny Queensland, in Australia. I am seated at my computer, my husband is playing his computer games and I can hear the sound of traffic on our busy little main street in Maryborough. I am just thinking how nice it is to savor this present moment and the importance of staying in it. The only power we have over ourselves is in the now, having full awareness of our bodies, the way they feel and what is going on around us now. Too often, we are either living in the pa... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 01:05:09 EST I love Sundays Enjoyed a sleep in, picked up the paper and got some morning tea for church. Enjoyed some spinach, mushrooms and corn for breakfast followed by some grapes. Went to church and had a lovely time, enjoyed catching up with friends. Came home and enjoyed a rest and some relaxation. Vegetable homemade soup for lunch and a salmon and feta cheese wrap for dinner. Got on the treadmill for an hour and talked to my friends on Facebook. Did 6km on the treadmill and burned 400 calories, so after working ... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:34:06 EST it has been a fabulous saturday Enjoyed a sleep in, put catalogs together, got the washing done, the ironing done, enjoyed watching an afternoon movie. Decided to go for a walk around the park and then jumped on the new treadmill for 15 minutes to do 10 minutes of running. Sweat pouring off me. Made a healthy home made vegetable soup for dinner, day done! Sat, 21 Feb 2015 04:17:53 EST Fabulous Friday Enjoyed a sleep in, went to the seaside to pick up catalogs and a violent cyclone was due to come but is no longer heading this way, thanks be to God! After an early knock off, picked up a new treadmill that we purchased off the net, picked up my car that was being looked after by the mechanic for a couple of days, got the grocery shopping done and enjoyed a rest in the afternoon. Used our new treadmill with enthusiasm. Did half an hour walking 7km an hour and then ran for five minutes and wa... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:05:03 EST Wednesday Up early, I enjoyed a walk to the shops, checked in on my car it will be ready by Friday. Walked home, cooked breakfast, wrote out envelopes for Friday's pick up catalogs with orders. The goods came early, so Hubby and I packed out all the distributors things including our own by 12pm. Wrote a letter to my brother, posted some goods to my Mum. Enjoyed reading a book called Out of the Saltshaker and into the world by Rebecca Manley Pippet. Had a rest and off to Hervey Bay to deliver goods to ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:38:18 EST Tuesday my day off Up early, off to Gympie, to get an adjustment done at the Chiropractor's turned out to be the reason for pains in the chest, sore arm and right side of buttock. Then off to Brisbane to see Dr Bateman for 6 monthly checkup. Needed a few medications, off to Golden Beach to pick up new TV for our workout room, cause we are getting a new treadmill, yay! Will be doing running again! Then on our way home so I could cook dinner for a couple of guests, which was lovely. I made Thai prawn noodle bowl ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:13:20 EST Another good day Up early, enjoyed an early morning walk around the park, listening to my Christian music. Once I got home, made some breakfast and got dressed for church. Church was awesome! Enjoyed the fellowship. Came home feeling inspired and did the ironing, cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen and enjoyed a healthy lunch. It has been a lovely Sunday! <BR> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:46:12 EST Flesh vs Spirit I have my days of being strong with adoration and gratitude for God and then my days of quiet contemplation. Difficult days when I can not get myself to posses that attitude I need to accomplish my tasks, my fears and doubts come creeping back and I look on with frustration and feelings of abandonment by God. Then thank God my angel from heaven (my husband) quietly reminds me that I still posses flesh that wants to attack and undermine my faith in God cause it is not happy, well, Boo Hoo! Now... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:08:50 EST Life is good Monday, hubby and I spent half the day putting out catalogs. Enjoyed deep conversations about love, life and God. I spoke to a friend that has poly-cystic kidney disease and a bad heart, been concerned about his eternal destiny so I shared the truth of the gospel with him, he said he wasn't a practicing religious person and I told him that it is not about how good he is, but rather how good God is, and I told him that God makes the necessary changes and Jesus paid for his sins. Pretty simple ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:26:15 EST Hooray for Sunday I know I say it so often but I do love Sundays. Not the kind you eat although they are nice too. Enjoyed a lie in and we have the grandchild staying with us atm which is lovely. She is just like an angel who has fallen from heaven here to entertain others, a gorgeous child indeed. Church was good, the scriptures were encouraging and I could definitely relate to some of the songs. I loved having fellowship afterwards it was nice. I am enjoying learning about the Character of God, His power, Hi... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 01:14:47 EST Eternal life We all know life here is short, but lately I have been considering Eternal life. To be spending Eternity with a Love that is so powerful and amazing. God takes care of every detail of our lives if we just relax and stop worrying. All will be well, even better than well amazing. To think that He gave Jesus to pay and take my place but not just mine but the entire world's people, at times is more than I can fathom. All so we can spend our eternity in His loving arms. The more we have a vision f... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 15:02:40 EST 1am It is 1am and I am wide awake. I think that espresso did it yesterday. Just had some light rain on the roof. I am hoping to get a walk to the park in before work today and some gardening done. Will have a big day ahead of us today. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:03:04 EST My day off Enjoyed waking up early, a walk in the park meditating and singing praises to an Amazing God. This theme that I am onto (it is all about God and not how good we are) seems to bring me much peace and gratitude. For the first, I am sensing the true amazingness of a wonderful God. My thought for the park was: how can we focus on how good God is if we are too busy trying to be focused on how good we are. There is only One who is good and he gave us everything. <BR> After my lovely walk around th... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 20:14:59 EST The Amazing Grace of God I feel like I have finally stepped off the merry go round of works based righteousness and dived into the sea of God's grace. It is about Him, what He has done and accomplished for me, it was never about me and what I could do. Everything about Him is perfect in every way, that is why He gave me the gift of His precious Son, His Son (his righteousness) has been given in place of me. When God looks at us He sees perfection, He sees his reflection and He provided this amazing sacrifice for us! ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:13:10 EST A lovely day Enjoyed a sleep in, enjoyed a cup of tea whilst filling out my gratitude list in my journal, listening to the birds and enjoying nature. Walked to the newsagent and picked up the paper and got ready for church. Church was fabulous! Enjoyed a great sermon and I was reminded about the love of a Heavenly Father which is greater than our earthly fathers. Enjoyed fellowshipping afterwards with the people there, who were all positive and full of joy, as was I. Came home enjoyed a glass of wine whil... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:59:15 EST The beginnings of a positive person I was just doing some research and found that if you act like you are a positive person and in a way that a positive person would then you eventually become it. Your brain goes into a frazzle and eventually gives in. So, you persist in acting positive in every area of your life even if you don't feel like it and you can eventually trick your brain! sounds great to me! I practiced some of that yesterday evening, had great dreams and slept peacefully and am excited to see what the day brings x Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:45:45 EST choosing your thoughts A question for me and any of whom it may concern. Is what we are thinking improving our mood or decreasing it. If we are thinking thoughts that are dis-empowering then think ones that are empowering and improve your mood, don't dwell on the horrible ones. Drop them like a hot potato. Have a great day! Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:30:32 EST Another day off work Hmm. How will I spend the day? I am not sure but God knows. I began the day by giving thanks to God with a cup of tea and my bible. I think if I fail to resort to wining and complaining about what I am going to do and give God thanks for what He is going to do in my day it may just change it around. Was meditating on the scripture that with God nothing is impossible and when you pray, pray as if you have already received and do not doubt. It is all about trust, trust in your Heavenly Father ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:59:09 EST My day off Enjoyed a luxurious sleep in, waking up next to my man. Enjoyed a quiet time of giving God thanks for all that He does for me and a big thanks for who he is. Two loads of washing done and a trip to water aerobics which was fun! Just enjoyed having some breakfast, might go and visit a friend later if she is home. Thanks to God for a day off and an opportunity to look for many ways in which to give Him thanks. My biggest lesson at the moment is to look for things to give thanks to God for in al... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:30:08 EST What am I grateful for today? I am grateful to you, God for your help and love in my life, for the lessons you teach me, the promise that all things work together for my good. That you have the most amazing plans prepared for me, with a future and a hope. Thank you that your promise is not to harm me but to take good care of me. Thank you for the husband, you have supplied me with to help walk with me through this journey called life, thank you that I got back down to goal weight, thank you for a good night sleep, thank y... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:27:31 EST The Art of Gratitude I woke up this morning, next to the man who loves me and God has provided for me to enjoy. Enjoyed walking to drop off a catalog to a customer and saying my good morning to the lady at the newsagent as I picked up my paper. When we take our eyes off our problems and place them in God's hands and give thanks for what he is about to do with those problems it can change one's perspective. Gratitude determines your altitude! What can you give thanks to God for today? I will start with a few thing... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:07:17 EST facing fears After some amazing dreams and the power of 'Yes,' to my fears, I woke up feeling great! Life lesson: all my life I have run from my fears to no avail only them growing bigger and bigger to the point that they had begun to paralyze me from stepping out, never run from your fears but instead embrace them, say a big fat 'yes,' to them and accept at this stage they are part of you, during this process, give yourself some unconditional love and approval through it and this seems to diffuse the pro... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:22:28 EST Resisting I wonder how often resistance causes persistence of our problems? We say 'NO,' to negative thoughts and emotions when in actual fact we are collecting more of them by resisting them and not simply accepting them. We are beating ourselves up instead of giving ourselves some much needed approval. Jesus took our place so we can be ourselves, resisting who we are is not loving ourselves or anyone else. When we criticize ourselves, we criticize each other. When we judge others we ourselves are jud... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:40:36 EST life lesson So you need to be liked, loved, respected and approved of? These are our own personal needs, it is our inner self's way of saying 'hey I got these things in abundance, God gave them to me to give to you.' Yet we blame others and God for not giving them to us, we look outside of ourselves for the very needs God gave us the power to meet, we search desperately as if we are in some way lacking. You need to be told you are beautiful? Tell yourself. Tell yourself all those things you need to hear.... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:42:23 EST it has been a great day My day off! And it has been awesome! Spent most of the time on here but managed to get in a walk and do some housecleaning and washing. Went for a trip to the laundry mat (due to rain, clothes were not drying on line) and thoroughly enjoyed a chat with a lady from the UK. It was a positive and uplifting conversation, walked away feeling great. But part of my lesson today was to begin to let go of disapproval and learn to approve of myself, after all Christ didn't die for nothing! Spent the da... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:28:34 EST Love It is my day off work and I woke up early. The morning is much cooler since our wild summer storm yesterday. I walked out of the van towards the house and gave gratitude to God for the beautiful morning. The birds are chirping, singing their praises and the crows are singing their usual mournful song. Enjoyed some time writing in my journal as I relished every moment of drinking my cup of tea. Already, I have hung out a load of washing and ready to begin my day. <BR> <BR> The message to mys... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:47:41 EST Terrific Thursday What a fabulous day on Thursday! Woke up early, Hubby and I drove to Bundaberg and put out 100 catalogs before breakfast, went to Across the Waves Sports Club for breakfast and a meeting to catch up with our distributors, which was pure luxury, we have changed our meeting venue from Macdonalds to this new club. Did some deliveries and was home by 1pm. Waited somewhat (im)patiently for my parents to arrive as they are staying for a few days. After a walk around the park, followed by a couple o... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:04:05 EST fabulous friday After a luxurious sleep in, it was off to work properly again after the new year. Hubby and I picked up catalogs for two hours, we spent that walking in the heat of summer. Came home and rested for the lunch break and then it was out again for me to do about $500 worth of deliveries. Came home and made homemade pizza for dinner and enjoyed a wine and an ice-cream. Felt like a rewarding day, once I delivered all the goods. I worked hard and it paid off. Today, is Saturday now and I weighed mys... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 19:36:34 EST A blessed day After a luxurious sleep in, followed by a healthy breakfast, it was off to Bundaberg to deliver goods to our distributors, we met up at Mcdonalds to which I enjoyed a skinny cap and a BLT muffin. After doing the rounds we came home and I got some household jobs done, played on the computer for awhile and picked up my parcel of 3 new dresses, which I have been sweating on their arrival. I got them from the Cheap Vintage Dress site. Enjoyed a walk around the park twice, had two wines and cooked... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 04:28:56 EST New Years Resolution Thanks to having the grandchild spend the week with me if there is one thing that I have learned it is that I need to have more fun this year, to play more, to get in contact with my 12 year old self and just have a ball. Draw, paint, write short stories, play. Have fun exercising. Enjoy my Creator. x Sun, 4 Jan 2015 00:25:59 EST New Years Day It was nice not to be sporting a hangover like so many others would of been doing. Enjoyed some reading, painting nails whilst the grandchild had a friend over. Then we had some friends over whilst the kids laughed and played in the yard running around to their hearts content. Did a spot of grocery shopping, cooked dinner and enjoyed a wine whilst watering the garden. Was productive and cleaned and rearranged the cupboards. It was a good day mostly. I am not used to having children myself so... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 16:28:48 EST spending time with the grandchild It is actually a bit of fun having the grandchild visit us. We have been for a walk together, she has helped me do dishes and put catalogs together plus encouraged me to paint and draw without judgment. We have listening to loud music and this afternoon we are going to the park to play. Children bring out our inner child. She listened to Joyce Meyer with me whilst I listened to her music. It is a very encouraging time. Thanks be to God x We enjoyed a walk around the park and then we played on... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:55:01 EST Christmas Day Up early, enjoyed a cup of tea, a bit of prayer and some journaling. A healthy breakfast and off to church with my Hubby. Nice bit of fellowship after church. Home again for a rest and relaxation, reading and laying down. Lunch was Atlantic Salmon, large bowl of salad with half a glass of white wine. Might go for an afternoon walk and will be doing a pork roast for dinner with apple sauce. God bless everyone on this special day. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:38:43 EST When we are down that is the time God carries us Enjoyed a sleep in. Wrote in my journal and played some hymns, enjoyed a walk around the park. In these times it is best to enjoy the stillness and let God carry me. As I walked around the park and come to terms with accepting illness instead of trying to pretend it doesn't exist, I am making my peace with it and unfortunately it is part of the effects of living in a fallen world. I desire in my heart of hearts to love God with all of my being and to honor Him and love Him deeply and love my ... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:23:19 EST The Highs and Low of Bipolar After a prolonged high, I have come crashing down. This is the time when thoughts and emotions cannot be relied upon. So, I place my faith in the one thing that will never change and that is God and His word. Just been reading that lots of people in the bible had difficult times with their emotions and thoughts, great men of faith. Also great leaders such as Martin Luther and J.B Phillips, which came as a real relief to me. The emotional and painful thoughts during this time can feel like a p... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:18:26 EST It is going to be another lovely day Up early. Put a load of washing on and enjoyed and early morning walk around the park. Some bible time, followed by a healthy breakfast. Last night I preplanned what I am going to eat today. I have enjoyed a rest while waiting for the delivery truck to come and drop off our goods, then I will be spending most of the day sorting the Homecare goods. Never realized just how soothing peppermint tea can be. Lesson at the moment is just simple about relaxing and enjoying the Grace and Love of God.... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:17:56 EST Faith in a Savior Up early, made breakfast and off to put out catalogs. It has been a rich and rewarding day! When I don't feel loved by my husband, I come to You, because I know You will never leave me nor forsake me, feelings are fickle but faith in Your truth, the word of God stands forever. It is something that can be relied upon through and through. When we feel fat, worthless and hopeless our position never changes we still remain an amazing Saint regardless of what we are feeling. It is like gravity, we... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 01:01:09 EST Fight the good fight of faith Today I was really struggling with my emotions and thoughts. I was throwing two yr old tantrums. Then I woke up and talked to God about what I was experiencing. I started singing out loud and giving God the thanks and praise for what he has achieved for me and who he is. I admitted to God that he is much more powerful than my thoughts and feelings even though they can become huge giants. And doesn't our flesh cry out when it has to submit to one greater than itself? I told God that I wanted t... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 00:27:08 EST What are you praying for? Do we ever realize the power of the tongue? Or that life and death are in the power of the tongue? Many of us go through life living defeated Christian lives and wonder why. Let's start with what you are confessing out of your mouth and what you are telling yourself. I would often say 'I am getting fatter, I feel tired, I have no energy, I can't trust anyone, I am not good enough etc ( you get the idea)' I wondered why I was living pitiful instead of powerful. Well what else do you expect wit... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:52:08 EST A Basic Concept After enjoying an early rise, went and got the paper, made bacon and eggs for breakfast and enjoyed listening to Joyce Meyer, a CD collection on the Confident Woman. After a morning in church and bible study, enjoyed learning about encouraging others. Always feel my best when I am going to church, it always brings out the best in me and I am not quite sure why. Anyway the message for me today is God loves me but He doesn't just love me perfectly but He loves all of us perfectly, even when w... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:53:06 EST Power of a postive state change Been learning some great techniques off Anthony Robbins. All about changing your emotional state. I also discovered that I tend to hang onto anger and self-pity for way too long and refuse to change my emotional state to a more positive one. Why would I do this, because I like this state!!!! I am familiar with it, I know what to expect!!! How weird! So now I am busy associating all the non-payoffs that I do get from these negative emotions and am looking at all the payoffs of having the posit... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:30:20 EST Victim Mentality My lesson at the moment is about challenging a victim mentality. This is the one that blames everything going on around you apart from yourself when things don't go right. We are responsible for our own emotions, thoughts and ultimately our lives. Looking for the worst possible situation in life so you can feel sorry about yourself means you remain a victim. What is your payoff? Laziness, people helping you, attention, avoiding responsibility for yourself, not having to make decisions etc. I ... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:18:02 EST Loving yourself first My lesson at the moment is about being deeply and unconditionally loving to who God has made us each to be. What happens when you begin to love yourself deeply? You can enjoy your own company without fearing being alone, you eat better and enjoy each mouthful, You appreciate the fact when God says He will never leave you nor forsake you, that you will never leave yourself either, you don't abandon yourself when a prettier girl walks into the room and draws attention of even your own man (beca... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:45:07 EST terrific tuesday It is my day off and I was up early. Had some friends I haven't seen for two years stay over. So I cooked them breakfast and enjoyed their company till 10am, then off to bible study with some good friends and it was insightful. Afterwards spent the time with my good friend Deanna. We got some lunch together at Natural Noodle which is a health food chain. Then we spent some time talking to her elderly mother in law, we cheered her up and then we took Deanna's car into the car wash and enjoyed ... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:12:50 EST What a week!!! Last Saturday was my fortieth birthday party. What an awesome time! What I realized for the first time in my life was just how rich I really am! I have great friends and an awesome family, a beautiful life, I am healthy, and reasonably fit. I have a roof over my head, food on the table, I have personal freedoms that not many people will ever experience, I have an awesome husband, who is wise, deep, funny, caring, supportive, and he too loves God. He is hard working and intelligent and cuddly ... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 01:05:52 EST note to self note to self, do not compare yourself to others and just practice being the best you, you can be. I can trust God completely to take care of me and the rest. I woke up at 4am to the alarm, cooked a big breakfast of Salmon and vegetables, and got into work sorting goods from 5am till 9am, Hubby and I went to Golden Chicken and I chose to do the best I could by eating a healthy chicken wrap with no mayo, and I discarded the wrap cause I am gluten free, I bought a Multi V juice instead of a flav... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:33:10 EST I love Sundays An enjoyable sleep in, followed by getting ready for church, it is a beautiful sunny spring day, so I wore a sun dress with silver strapped high heels. Had a great time at church talking with friends and being ministered to and ministering to. Enjoyed bible study. Came home picked up the paper to read, and enjoyed doing a gratitude list. Sometimes when things are getting you down it is good to look up and thank God for what is going right in your life. Have a great day and thanks Wendy for yo... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:24:21 EST another little life lesson Enjoyed a sleep in, walked for 1 hour, enjoyed a healthy breakfast. Put three loads of washing on, put all my catalogs together for Monday's drop. After much emotional pain and victim mentality finally realized that I have not been aware of my perception of situations, I would just notice that I would be getting totally upset about situations because of the story I had placed on the facts and saw my own imaginations as more real than reality. If you want to feel better about yourself tell you... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:39:11 EST