BECYROSE's SparkPeople Blog BECYROSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 A bit of a stuggle Yesterday was Monday for me. Hubby and I put out catalogs for 5 hours and I didn't seem to have the energy this day. Getting in and out of the car and walking to peoples' doors seemed to be all too much. Despite comforting myself with junk food, I was getting movement in. Came home and bought a pedometer off Ebay, just out of interest to see just how many steps I do on those days. Did a search on style advice for the short girl and went through my wardrobe, I tend to hang on to fabrics that ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:11:35 EST Love Sundays enjoyed a luxurious sleep in, hubby brought me a cup of tea in bed, got ready for church. Had a great time at church and bible study afterwards was pretty good too. I love the encouragement I get from going to church and the inspiration. Came home finished off putting catalogs together for tomorrow's drop and made reef and beef for lunch with some vegetables. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 01:18:48 EST Sensational Saturday Enjoyed a lay in snuggling up to my man. Got out of bed and went grocery shopping. Two loads of washing done, a healthy breaky, two laps around the park, had a friend over for a chat, half of my catalogs put together, and going to Bundy tonight to go to dinner with my girlfriend. Enjoyed a healthy lunch, rice cakes with salmon, avocado, capers, red onion and lettuce, followed by a fruit salad and a cup of tea. I am going to make some good choices while out dinning tonight. My day has also bee... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 02:07:34 EST A busy but fullfilling day Up at 4am, we have our main meal for breakfast, then off to the depo to pick up our goods, sorted $5000 worth of goods plus our own deliveries by 9am. Then off to River Heads and Hervey Bay to deliver some of the goods. Came home and vacuumed out the car and wiped down the dash with some special cleaner, put on a load of washing, did a spot of grocery shopping. Enjoyed a lay down in the afternoon, and went for a walk around the park followed by boot camp. It was an intense workout but excitin... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 05:37:39 EST Enjoyed my day off Enjoyed a lay in, posted some letters to Compassion children. Had my hair cut and eyebrows waxed, went to the dentist and had my teeth fixed, enjoyed some sushi for lunch. Had an afternoon rest, then for my movement I walked around the park twice and did a boxing class. Dinner was Fish, brown rice and vegetables with a glass of red wine. I did my tracking today successfully and drank my required water intake, plus got some movement in. Enjoyed some quality time thinking about the Grace of God... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 04:36:37 EST another good day up early on the first day of Spring. Hubby and I spent most of the day putting out 250 catalogs on a gorgeous day. Home by 4pm then I decided to go for a walk around the park for an hour. Came home cooked dinner and enjoyed a glass of wine. Lots of activity. Just got to get my eating right, and make good choices when we are traveling. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 04:42:24 EST A day filled with productivity Up early on a Sunday morning, beautiful day as we approach spring. I decided to do a couple of laps around the park, it took me an hour. Came back and got ready for church. Great day in church and bible study was interesting, followed by a fellowship lunch together. Borrowed the lawn mower off the Pastor and then got stuck into mowing the lawn, that took me forty-five minutes. Put on a load of washing, and off to sign up a new distributor for our business. Once I arrived home again, I took th... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:18:51 EST A busy yet rewarding day Up early, cooked breakfast and off to Bundaberg, my man and I went. Good conversation in the car. Ate healthy all day, spent 5 or more hours picking up catalogs. A usual meeting a Mcdonalds' and I opted for yogurt fruit and muesli, Then hubby and I did deliveries and more picking up catalogs. Home by five and ready to rest for the evening. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:42 EST A day filled with movement Up early, my sweetheart and I went to Bundaberg and spent 5 hours putting out catalogs. We left at six and arrived home at 3pm. Enjoyed a bit of relaxation and went to a boxing class in the afternoon. Had a light dinner of Miso soup and garlic bread with a glass of red. Enjoyed watching a funny DVD with Hubby, wrapped in his arms. Great day Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:57:50 EST Mostly successful Sunday Enjoyed a sleep in, listening to Joyce Meyer on CD ( The Confident Woman), Enjoyed the church service today as the message was on Love. Love others as much as you love yourself or as Jesus loves (in other words laying down your life for others), huge call! Encouraging yet challenging. At church I chose to eat the rice cracker biscuits and the sultannas as opposed to the Tim Tams and cream biscuits. Came home and had a productive afternoon. Got the washing done, my car vacuumed, goods off to L... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:14:16 EST Yay for Friday enjoyed a little lie in this morning, snuggling with my man and then up for breakfast. Just been listening to Joyce Meyer, 'the confident woman', very inspiring indeed. Talks especially about the power of your words and your thoughts. Be bold and trust God. Don't quit. Don't give up. You do your best and God will take care of the rest. Focus on others and focus less on yourself, this means that you trust God to take care of you and your needs so you can take care of others. Which is the oppos... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:08:29 EST all things work together for good Started the day out well, with a pancake for breakfast, four dates and a cup of tea. then morning tea came round and I polished off the vegetables from last night's dinner. Still healthy choices. Hubby and I drove to the Bay, I had a dental appointment, got my teeth cleaned and felt pretty good. Hubby and I then enjoyed a leisurely stroll along the beach and stopped at a outdoor dinning spot to have a bit of lunch. I ordered a fruit salad and yogurt with an Earl Grey tea and milk. Hubby order... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:06:41 EST So far so Good Up early, packed an esky with water and fruit for today's adventure of putting out catalogs. Made a big healthy breakfast and packed the car and off Hubby and I went to Hervey Bay to walk around 3 retirement villages for 1hour and 50mins at a fast pace placing our catalogs at their doors. Pretty sore afterwards! 1/2 a banana for morning tea and some water. Came home and put a load of washing on and aired out our room. Enjoyed a healthy lunch of rice cakes with avocado and salmon, capers and t... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:56:24 EST Sensational Sunday Yesterday we had just under four inches of rain and today is a beautiful sunny Sunday. Enjoyed a little bit of a sleep in, had a healthy breakfast and went for a 45 minute walk, all before church. Church was awesome and bible study afterwards was interesting, ate 10 rice cracker biscuits while I was there and drank 2 cups of green tea during morning tea time and was proud of myself for not eating the chocolate cake. Came home and put a load of washing on, a chicken in the oven for tonight and... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:12:38 EST A wonderful Day Enjoyed a sleep in, went to church and had an awesome time, came home and got some jobs done, enjoyed some lunch and drank heaps of water, didn't snack at church morning tea. Looking forward to going for a walk later with my friend. The weather is beautiful. Might even do some gardening. Enjoy your sunday everyone. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 23:47:36 EST Count your blessings and name them one by one Been learning to wait for true hunger instead of head hunger, it is a real learning curve. Been thanking God for the appetite he has blessed me with, quite often I eat because it is there and don't wait on true hunger and to feel truly satisfied. I spent a week away from my home environment and learned in that time to only eat when I am hungry and to quote scripture in the meantime. E.g. Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. God has a good plan f... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 22:39:41 EST An enjoyable day off Enjoyed a sleep in, went for a run around the park with friends before breakfast. Enjoyed some salmon, mashed potato and vegetables for breakfast. Had a friend over for lunch, open grills with asparagus, ham, cheese and avocado, an enjoyable conversation. Then an afternoon rest and reading a powerful book called 'Boundaries', not only does it reveal to me the boundaries that I don't put up but also the ones I don't respect of others. Very insightful! After my rest, I enjoyed a quick walk and ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 04:11:28 EST Life is full of learning experiences Up at 4 am, drove to the depo and picked up $7000 worth of goods, had them all sorted by 8 am. Went to Hervey Bay and dropped goods off to one of our distributors and then off to River Heads to give goods to another distributor. Home again by about 12 pm, a salad for lunch and some water. Enjoyed a drive to the Bay again to visit an elderly lady in hospital. Enjoyed the drive home and used it to do some thinking time. So often we can make excuses for our thinking, our bad behavior etc. But ul... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 05:09:47 EST Day off work today Another enjoyable day! Enjoyed a luxurious sleep in, a light breakfast today cause Hubby and I stayed overnight at my folks place. Caught up with friends and had a few laughs. Left this morning back to Maryborough. Came home, unpacked the suitcase, did the washing and enjoyed a rest with an inspirational book. Peppermint tea with some dark chocolate for afternoon tea, yummy! At 4.30 pm I went to a boxing class and it was totally awesome! It is now winter here in Queensland, Australia, so, it ... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 05:28:03 EST working it through Some days are more challenging than others to stay positive, especially when you are used to letting your head run its own course. Today, for me, was one of those days. I woke up early with excitement as I anticipated the day ahead, tried a new hair style that turned out nice and was dressed ready for church, enjoyed a big breakfast with salmon, steamed broccoli and brown rice. Decided to eat some biscuits before church and cause they were yummy I ate ten of them! I did decide not to let it c... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 05:37:54 EST Sensational Saturday Started the morning off with a luxurious lay in, woke up with the attitude something good is going to happen today and told myself this all day, the thing is that when you do this, your focus is on the good and not the negative, so the magic is that you do notice all the things that are going right and expect them to. Went grocery shopping and got some bargains, cooked a healthy big breaky (thai red curry chicken, with brown rice and veggies), did our washing and despite the weather it all ma... Sat, 31 May 2014 16:16:55 EST Challenging day but rewarding My biggest lesson today was to live in the moment, be positive by telling myself I can do it! Live life instead of death. I am grateful for now being slim, active, fit and healthy. I was once never any of these things. I have a mind and when I am in the driver's seat it becomes a powerful ally. When we let it go wherever it wants, it tends to try and destroy us. So be powerful and not pitiful today, one thought at a time. Live the life of your dreams by driving your mind in the direction you ... Thu, 29 May 2014 05:50:07 EST A lovely day off work Today we got up early and drove an hour away to see the Chiropractor. Felt great afterwards. We have been eating our main meals at breaky and I am noticing an awesome difference in my energy levels. I actually want less at night time cause I know I am going to eat big in the morning! After we got home, I did some washing and went for a drive to get a book called 'Hero,' by Rhonda ( some bird who developed the Secret) Talks about pursuing your dreams, the ones that God put inside of you to ful... Tue, 27 May 2014 04:59:48 EST wonderful wednesday Up at 4am, cooked steak and veg for breaky, a pear for morning tea, a char grilled chicken wrap for lunch and a bottle of water. Greek yogurt for afternoon tea and some olive pesto ( obviously separate) Did 9km around the park wearing a backpack with the amount of weight I have lost and kept off (10 kilos), enjoyed doing some work inbetween that. Had a lovely hot shower and reheated homemade pumpkin soup with rice crackers and real butter for dinner. I has been a lovely day, I have been bless... Wed, 21 May 2014 04:28:42 EST Terrific Tuesday Yesterday was another fabulous day. Hubby and I went down to Brisbane and visited a special doctor/naturopath there. I have now adjusted my diet to a gluten free one, and now eat big breakfasts and small dinners. After we got back from Brissy I was feeling really positive about making some changes to my diet and lifestyle. I went to a Boxercise class in the afternoon, which was really intense and the hardest I have ever worked out in my life! Came home and enjoyed a shower, made some homemade... Tue, 20 May 2014 22:06:53 EST fabulous weekend After a full week of exercising, I have had a break over the weekend, only because my back muscles were so sore I could barely move lol! I have chosen to eat healthy all weekend and feel happy about nourishing my body. Bought a weight watchers' mag just to inspire myself again, especially with winter here. Saturday, I enjoyed a bit of shopping, and it was a top day to get the washing done, due to the westerly winds. Got some ironing done and had to lay down a bit to recouperate after my inten... Sun, 18 May 2014 00:25:46 EST Awesome Grace Up early, made a healthy breaky and off to Bundaberg went hubby and I. Did some deliveries on the way and enjoyed meeting up with the Team at Macca's for morning tea, enjoyed a slice of their pear and raspberry bread with a skinnychino. <BR> Home early, so got to talk to some great friends on facebook and enjoyed reading some of my book ' What is so amazing about Grace?' Author is Phillip Yancey. There is a big difference between living in an active, loving relationship with God and living a... Thu, 8 May 2014 00:59:07 EST a successful day started the day out doing deliveries and had 60 of them to do, all successfully done, whilst I was doing deliveries and chatting to people hubby was picking up $3000 dollars worth of orders to be delivered next week. Enjoyed an afternoon of relaxing and making some bread in my breadmaker someone gave me. Enjoying the peace that only God can give. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 03:56:33 EST What was good about thursday Enjoyed the day travelling to Bundaberg, travelling long distance is always good thinking time, I love being in my head at times and creating solutions and finding ways I can become more positive. Caught up with the gang at Macdonalds and had a skinny cap for morning tea. After catching up with our sales team, hubby and I went and did some deliveries and in the morning we got almost a box of catalogs put out. It was a successful day because we delivered all our goods to customers without havi... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:29:48 EST my day off Enjoyed waking up early, house cleaning, having visitors over until lunch time, more vigorous housecleaning, followed by social media time an hour walk to a friend's house, followed by zumba, cooked a healthy dinner, snuggled with my man and laughed to a funny DVD. It has been great, today Tue, 4 Mar 2014 10:49:20 EST fabulous monday Enjoyed exercising in the sunshine for a couple of hours, putting out catalogs with my man. Home for a healthy lunch, an afternoon rest, a box of catalogs put together, ate more than I needed at afternoon tea time so, I ate less for dinner. Good choice! Watered my plants and got creative and made reef and beef for dinner followed with a light garlic and parsley sauce. Evening was spent watching old DVD's and cuddling up to my man. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 16:26:27 EST Another great day yesterday Enjoyed walking picking up catalogs, so I walked for about 3 hours with my man. Did deliveries in the afternoon with my man also and it makes the day so much quicker, when he is by my side. Came home early, went to hairdressers and got my fringe cut and eyebrows waxed, enjoyed a walk to the bottle O, the walk took another 45minutes. Came home again and watered my plants, prepared dinner which was thai prawn noodle, very yummy! Enjoyed watching a funny dvd with my man. Laughter, what a way to... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:30:23 EST A fabulous day Woke up early, and hubby and I left for Bundaberg. On the way in the car the scripture I meditated on for the day was one of Paul's: We are God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works. I thought about this a great deal and realised again, that we are not our own, we were bought at a price. I am God's artpiece, his handiwork, not my own handiwork and my purpose it to do good things, not out of fear but because I love Him. It made my day to come back to those scriptures. <BR> Af... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:56:04 EST A productive day Up early, spent 3 hours walking putting out catalogs, felt energized and enthusiastic. Came home to some lunch and enjoyed sorting out my cupboards and giving things away to charity, such a great feeling! Got stuck in and cleaned the house thoroughly, enjoyed some light icecream and blueberries for afternoon tea. I then enjoyed transplanting a chilli plant and some gerbras. Garden is looking fabulous! I then proceeded to drive to the local park and took my handweights and walked around it twi... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:20:43 EST The importance of connection Today is Tuesday my day off. I enjoyed a sleep in and getting all my jobs done before having an invited guest over to visit. This person is very disgruntled by the lack of friendliness in our church. Unless you are loud like me it seems apparent that one gets overlooked. I learned today that this person, once asked her opinion has a lot to say and has a wealth of knowledge and understanding due to her experiences in life. Just because someone is quiet doesn't mean they are not as important as... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:49:03 EST love Sundays Got up early and enjoyed picking up the paper, cooking wholemeal buttermilk pancakes for hubby and I and chatting to my best girlfriend on facebook. Then it was time to get ready and go to church. Enjoyed church and bible study and recognized more deeply God loves all of us Deeply! Made a healthy lunch and enjoyed a bit of a kip and some reading. Went for a leisurely walk for an hour and enjoyed making dinner, which was salmon, brown rice and vegies. Dishes done, snuggling with my man and wat... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:57:51 EST Another fabulous day Woke up early, made hubby breaky, sorted my cupboards and got rid of all the processed sugar foods, (foods high in sugar) and went and did the grocery shopping. My groceries were about $50 bucks cheaper due to the fact I bought all fresh foods and not processed ones. Put on 3 loads of washing and hung them all out, washed the car, made myself a healthy breakfast. I have been enjoying the extra energy and not feeling so tired anymore. Went to the chemist and bought a multivitamen , then went t... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:39:25 EST