BECYROSE's SparkPeople Blog BECYROSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 Sensational life! Well, where do I start! Let me start with if you feel bloated, putting on weight, tired all the time, emotionally up and down, spiritually zapped then please take note. What you don't need is more refined sugars and lots of salt! I have tested this theory by becoming a guinea pig myself and with a few days of withdrawal which consisted of stomach cramps, headaches, shakes and lethargy, I was determined to see it through and I did. Now, I am at the other side of things feeling fabulous, I feel... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:04:50 EST Tuesday my day off Today was another fabulous day! Enjoyed getting up early, trimming the hedges, watering and fertilizing the garden, a healthy breakfast. After breakfast got stuck into cleaning the house, feeling energetic and motivated. I have found on my true eating healthy plan, plus portion control I went through a couple of days of withdrawal, including headaches, stomach cramps and loss of motivation. But today my body has adjusted to the detox and am feeling 100% better. After cleaning, a short rest, e... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:24:11 EST Another wonderful Saturday Woke up early, did the grocery shopping, made a healthy breaky and went for a short walk. Today, has been lovely. I applied self-control to a variety of situations and came out on top. Ate healthy portion controlled sized meals, went and did a bit of retail therapy and decided what I actually needed and wanted. Spent some time with a good friend, who is really encouraging and inspiring. Put all my catalogs together for Monday, which means I get Sunday off. Washing got done before the rain. Ha... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 09:24:28 EST Attitude = Energy and Enthusiasm I found if you are ever bored with your life, is not what you are doing that makes you bored, but rather your attitude or response to what is going on. If you look at the attitude "I can do it," then you soon realize there is so much you can do if you put your mind to it, you can enjoy your life. If you have the attitude and belief system that "I can't do it", then you will get exactly what you believe, thus becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. Today, as usual I put out catalogs in the hot... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:23:08 EST A victorious day Started the day really battling with my beliefs and attitudes, it was really quite a difficult day till I grabbed hold of my lack of self-belief and trust in God and turned it all around! It was looking much like a waste of a day, till I rose up and overcame my own doubts. I told myself "I can," and proceeded to do likewise. Sometimes, you just have to push yourself to get the results you want. So, I got up from lying down and feeling sorry for myself to completing the ironing, doing the dish... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 03:20:37 EST How to enjoy yourself How does one enjoy themselves? One powerful thought at a time. One more doubting message pushed aside. We are destined for greatness, that means being the best you, you can be and the possibilities are endless! Believe in all God says, we are created to be intelligent, loving, creative, beautiful human beings and it is only sin, self doubt and doubt in our Creator and His ability that at times leaves us feeling floored. You are God's supermodel! One of a kind, unique and special, isn't that ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:08:57 EST Believing in God and yourself A powerful statement, often underestimated, " I can do it!" My lessons of late is to put aside all doubts including self-doubt and go forward as a forgiven and blessed child of God. Often we can get so caught up and become totally debilitated by our doubts that we freeze in time. God has called us to be free and not slaves to doubts and unbelief. Today, decide you are no longer going to be ruled by your doubts but be transformed by your belief in God and who He has called you to be. You know ... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:48:13 EST went to a 30th birthday party I went to a 30th birthday party last night and enjoyed a few too many drinks. Suffering today. Didn't eat too many empty calories, helped serve the food on platters and take them around to people, great way to eat less and enjoy company of those around you. Had a massive hangover though, I don't like to drink that much because I usually make a fool of myself and spend the following day beating myself up. Today, I just reminded myself that salvation and life with God is secure in Christ and n... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 02:32:43 EST Day four This is day four of my healthy eating plan. Hubby and I were on the road and I did pull up and get a pepsi max and a small sausage roll (half the size of a normal one). For lunch hubby had fried chicken and chips and gravy and I opted for a ham,cheese and tomato sandwich which was a better choice than my hubby's. Probably should of got him a sandwich too but they were a bit dry and he wouldn't of liked it. I am now back home drinking an iced water. I am currently filling my mind with truths l... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 00:27:46 EST day two went well until Day two went well until the evening. I had a healthy dinner then finished off with chocolate, a sandwich, some pretzels. I was a bit disappointed. But I refused the temptation to have alcohol. This healthy new lifestyle is going to take some effort and forgiveness. So this morning I have packed an esky as we will be out working in the sun. I packed a trail mix, a sardine and salad sandwich on soy and lineseed bread, and some grapes plus water. Woke up and had a coffee and a big glass of wate... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 16:21:16 EST day two It is day two of my healthy eating plan after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Had weet bix, mango and yogurt for breaky with a cup of coffee and big glass of water. Started taking a multivitiamen as well. Enjoyed and hour and a half walk around the park with two laps using hand weights. Have another day off work, so I will make the most of it. As I walked around the park filled my mind with thoughts of gratitude as I thought about what God has done for us. Feeling pretty good now. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:13:17 EST Happy New Year Happy New Year! Over the Christmas period, I put on a little bit of weight, so now for some fresh new changes. Went for an early morning walk, had wholemeal buttermilk pancakes for breaky with blueberries and low fat yogurt. Enjoyed a coffee on low fat milk and a green tea as well as a couple of glasses of water. Ready to be accountable. Enjoyed a quiet time with my journal, and book on Search for Significance. Which talks about true value and worth as individuals. So far fed, body, mind and ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:42:34 EST only one Saviour Really enjoying that Jesus paid the price for my sins and that my worth and value is based on His performance and not my own. Thank God for a perfect Saviour! We can so often base our worth on our performance and on the opinions of others, when we need to base our worth on God's opinion of us. Cause of Jesus, we are deeply loved, completely forgiven, totally accepted and approved of and complete in Christ. All we need is within us and that is because of Christ. We are never alone, He is with... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:37:00 EST Then there were the low days It has been a bit more of a challenging week for me this one, It is my day off, so I will not procrastinate as it only makes one feel worse. Enjoyed a sleep in, some yogurt and mango for breaky, put my car in for the air conditioner to get re gased. Shouted myself some new earrings and feel good today. I found that the more I drift into gaining self-confidence apart from God the more frustrated I get. He wants to be the One to deliver and bless our lives, and sometimes we get impatient thinki... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 20:21:16 EST Fake it till ya make it My life lesson today was to be careful what you say, it can build or tear down. Unfortuneately, I did a lot of tearing down. If you have trust issues act like a trusting person would, if you have confidence issues act like a confident person would, if you have self-control issues act like a person with self-control would act. Act like the person you want to become and you will eventually become it. Act like a positive person and long enough you will become it. Remember it is often our words ... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 03:09:32 EST My Day off Today is Tuesday, my day off. It was such a blessing too. Hubby went to chiropractor while I spent some time walking with a good friend around the park. She is one of those people that just know how to make you feel special and I love her dearly. After our walk, we went and did some retail therapy, followed by an espresso coffee. I used my voucher that I got from my birthday back in September and got a massage, hair treatment and while I was there I got my hair layered and eyebrows done. <BR... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:42:38 EST Sensational Saturday Enjoyed a huge sleep in til 8:30am, Hubby brought me a cup of tea in bed. I made buttermilk wholemeal pancakes with blueberries, cream and mayple syrup. Yum! Put the washing on and got all the grocery shopping done. The weather stayed fine enough for me to get all my washing dry. Played my second softball game in 24 years, and almost got a home run, I was totally thrilled. Came home to a healthy lunch and went and visited a couple of friends. Home again and enjoyed a glass of vodka, soda and ... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 23:58:50 EST Enjoying working on confidence At the moment I am enjoying working on confidence, yes we can have confidence in our Creator to get us from this life to the next, but we can also have confidence in the abillities He has bestowed upon us. <BR> This morning was my day off work so I used it wisely. I went to Zumba with a friend and applied confidence in my movements and although I didn't always get it right I managed to be creative and still have fun in the process. <BR> I went a visited a friend and shared my confidence les... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:54:12 EST Abundant Confidence! My life lesson at the moment is about looking at the world through abundance eyes instead of lack. I am blessed. It is safe, I am safe, you are safe, there is enough, I am enough, you are enough. Good little things to meditate on I reckon. The other thing that is more important than these I reckon is the confidence to carry it through. When you are confident the world is your oyster. Confidence can cover so many variety of areas, such as the confidence to make a valuable food choice, the conf... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:26:39 EST Thanks be to God Enjoyed a little bit of a sleep in, made breaky and off to Bundaberg went hubby and I. We always meet with our distributors on this day of the week. So, we put out some catalogues and then met at McDonalds for some morning tea and to inspire and encourage our fellow team members. Been eating healthier today and feeling a bit better for it, wow, what a surprise! Really enjoying the forgiveness of God atm and the fact that every single sin has been paid for, our worth is not determined by our p... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 01:10:11 EST Forgiveness for ourselves and others Got up early. Made breaky and spent half and hour in prayer and meditation. Asked God to put His finger on anything in my life that needed work, thankfully He works on one thing at a time so much more thorough than multitasking as I have never been much good at that anyway. So, I left and got ready for work, off I went putting out catalogues and feeling a bit blah. Got home and finally sat down to the message of forgiveness, how I don't forgive others and quite often not even myself. Remembe... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 06:08:02 EST A fabulous Sunday I woke up early, went for a walk around the park and enjoyed thinking about the Grace of Jesus Christ. I know at times I often fall short and get caught up in works based righteousness. Thanks be to God, He has paid in full for all our sin and we can have confidence in the saving Grace of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to transform us to become exactly what He wants us to be. I love that all His promises are yes and amen! So, after my walk around the park, came home and cooke... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 01:35:41 EST Tuesday, my day off work Had a sleep in, Hubby and I put the car in to get the windscreen fixed and have a service done. When we got home, I decided to sort through my clothes and shoes and books and give some away to different charities. It felt so good! Had morning tea with the step-daughter, step grandchild and step son in law. After they left enjoyed a rest, reading scripture and find it enthralling the more and more I get into it, there is so much in there that helps with life situations it is like finding burie... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:10:56 EST sensational sunday Enjoyed a sleep in, chatted to a good friend from Melbourne before going to church. Today is Fellowship Lunch, so I took some cheesecake and had an awesome time. When you focus on being quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, you find that you enjoy talking to people so much more. Because I have been told you are actively listening. Actively listening means not thinking about what you want to say next but really concentrating on what the other person is saying and when you do... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 01:57:22 EST terrific Tuesday Woke up early, enjoyed jogging with a friend in the early morning sunshine. Came home, made breaky, enjoyed some quality time with my family, hubby and I drove home again. enjoyed getting some jobs done, some rest time and a cup of tea. Watched something funny before we turned the lights out. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:45:02 EST Great day! Enjoyed a sleep in, a morning devotion and prayer, followed by a walk in the park with some friends, then it was off to Zumba with a friend from church. Had a ball. Came home to some raisin toast and a cup of tea. We had the Pastor over for a little while which was lovely. I went to visit an older lady who is great value, called my mum and watered my plants. It has been a good day! But what makes it the greatest is that I am being the best me I can be for the One who loves me. Enjoyed listeni... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 02:23:08 EST Living with purpose and meaning Been learning some really lovely and important life lessons lately. The biggest one is that when you live for yourself, life is meaningless, empty and shallow, but when you make the decision to live for the One who loves you the most, your life begins to take on a transformation! When you live for God because He loves you, you find even the way you eat and exercise is done in a less fearful way, because you discover you are His temple, a person of value and worth. The truth is if you arent se... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:59:18 EST A productive and contemplative Wednesday Up at 4.30am cooked scrambled eggs for breaky, and off to the depo to collect the goods, to spend a morning of sorting. Dropped some of the goods off to different distributors, enjoyed fish for lunch, came home sorted our own goods, got the washing out, the dishes done and drank plenty of water. It has been a contemplative sort of day, cause this afternoon I have been thinking about what I want out of life and why havent I acheived it, and it all comes down to the lame stories we tell ourselv... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 02:03:28 EST A holiday weekend Had an awesome holiday at Agnes Waters in sunny Queensland, we booked a hotel room for two nights as we won the holiday for working so hard with Homecare (catalog distribution). Spent the weekend in my bikini, eating out at a Thai Restuarant, cafe breakfasts and being by the beach, go for lots of walks. Enjoyed some wine, cards, a gift, and loads of well wishers. It was a beautiful time away and got to do some reading too. Reading an awesome motivational book called 'a kick in the attitude'... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:48:08 EST wonderful wednesday up at 4.30am, sorted out a few thousand dollars worth the goods by 9.30am, enjoyed a cup of tea and avacado on bread with mexican chilli spice. We delivered the goods to some of our distributors, and I had prawns and a pototo scallop for lunch with a lipton iced tea. Once we got home we sorted our goods ready for delivery on friday, I posted some deliveries off to other areas and did some grocery shopping. Home to a glass of white wine and ready to go for a walk and it will be homemade pizza ... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:41:16 EST Terrific Tuesday A sleep in, hubby went to work, while I went shopping with a friend on the sunny coast at the op shops and got some great bargains! We ate mexican for lunch and got some great stuff! will probably have salmon and salad for dinner and shall go for a walk afterwards in the cool of the evening. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 03:13:38 EST Magnificent Monday Had a sleep in today which was lovely, cooked wholemeal pancakes for breaky, enjoyed a walk around the park with a friend, bought an espresso coffee from my favourite local coffee shop. I got to have an afternoon rest, did some bible study, and meditation. Was feeling a bit bored so I got stuck into tidying out my paperwork and desk and sorting my plastics cupboard, my handbags and threw out heaps of rubbish, what a wonderful feeling when you do the things that you keep putting off. My work a... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 03:23:20 EST wonderful weekend So far it has been a wonderful weekend! Had a sleep in yesterday, made buttermilk wholemeal pancakes for breaky, went shopping and bought some herbs to plant, a music cd, and groceries. Spent the morning making a baked chocolate cheesecake, of which I had only a slither of to taste, included with some chocolate sauce. My lesson is not what you eat but the portion sizes that matter! Got the washing done, the dishes done, had a rest in the arvo followed by a walk around the park, cooked a lamb ... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:15:22 EST been away on a months holiday! I have been away on a months holiday, had a great time in a little town called nanango in Qld. Enjoyed staying with some good friends, eating healthy and exercising, lost about two kilos doing this. learning to be in touch with true hunger and not eating anything till that reveals itself. Enjoying self control and life. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:49:09 EST Amazing Thursday It won't probably seem amazing to anyone else, but I just find it amazing, that each and everyday if filled with exciting life lessons and little victories. At the moment I have been deciding to hold onto God's promises in the bible, things like He has a future and a hope, a purpose and a plan for us, He will never leave me nor forsake me, He is my strength, my provider, my protector, my lover of my soul who provides all good things for me. Everything I have and experience is a gift from Him ... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 04:14:55 EST Been very slack Well, when it comes to filling out my daily fitness and nutrition, I have been very slack and have been a bit lazy with the eating. But today is Monday and what better day than to start afresh today! Being the best you, you can be includes healthy eating and exercise. Have a wonderful week my beautiful friends <BR> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 05:08:19 EST My Day off It has been another wonderful day off work. I enjoyed a sleep in, a walk to the coffee shop then to the supermarket, walked home and made open grills for breakfast. Did a bit of gardening, helped make some shelves, enjoyed a healthy lunch. It has been a wonderful day! Why? Not because of what I am doing but rather because of my attitude towards myself and life. Your attitude is everything but most importantly being the best you can be in every situation is what will make you proud of yourself... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:49:42 EST Wonderfully Well What a fabulous week is has been in this journey called life! I am learning so much and love being the best me I can be in everything I do! I decided to make a conscious effort to not compare myself to others and concentrate on being the very best version of me I can be and that covers so many areas of ones life that it keeps you from being bored! How am I?Wonderfully well! I thank God for the continual insights He gives me to help me along the way! I feel so totally blessed, my journey at t... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 18:59:33 EST A Revelation Even though I have had a lot going on and haven't been as active on here, I have been learning some amazing life lessons. My first lesson is that it has taken me six years to discover that I have found my soul mate, one who keeps watch over my soul, and I now do the same for him, this is my husband. I finally realized the love he has for me is amazing! It is just a bit disappointing that it has taken me this long to realize. He has expressed his goals which all concern me and I feel truly ble... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 04:27:14 EST Daydreams Once again a fabulous day! Up at 4.30am picked up the goods, was finished sorting everyone's including ours by 9.30am. Drove to Hervey Bay and delivered goods to two distributors up there and enjoyed seaside views as we drove. Made healthy self-controlled decisions, bought myself a healthy sandwich plus a small low carb protein bar followed by a bottle of soda water infused with berry. Waited until I got hungry before I ate, the food is much lovelier when you are hungry. I called this blog da... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 00:34:48 EST back again Hi there I am back again! The sun was shining while we put out our catalogs, we walked on foot for three hours, so I got some exercise in which was great! Ate healthy, so far so good. Came home to a cup of tea and I put a roast on early. Dishes are now done, banking done for another week and looking forward to some me time. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 00:10:26 EST