BECYROSE's SparkPeople Blog BECYROSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sensational Sunday It has been a great week! Got up this morning and to my sheer delight, I discovered when I hopped on the scale I have lost 1.7kg this week through staying within my calorie count and exercising. I am definitely eating healthier. <BR> So, did my usual Sunday morning routine, got ready for church, went and picked up the paper and enjoyed a cup of tea out on the back patio listening to the birds. The sun was shining, and I was spiritually preparing myself for church by having a read in the gospe... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 21:41:45 EST Just for today Woke up early, went to the markets and bought some organic eggs and olives stuffed with blue vein cheese (yummy), picked up an avocado (pretty expensive atm $3 each). We sat down to a healthy breakfast before heading to Mcdonalds in Bundaberg. Met up with the distributors and I ordered a green tea and a mini gluten-free passion fruit cheesecake. Have no clue what the calorie count is and they didn't have it displayed. Came home and enjoyed a restful day. Made a big salad for lunch and enjoyed... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 01:13:52 EST Tuesday was a success Had an amazing day yesterday! I managed to stay within my calorie limit, exercised, rested and chatted with my friend! It was an all rounder of a good day. Tue, 5 Jan 2016 15:50:56 EST Back to the Healthy Eating Plan Enjoyed a sleep in today, my day off. It has been raining and with the sound of the rain on the roof it is amazing, so soothing. Decided today after jumping on the scale that I need to keep things in check again after the Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Pulled out my food journal and began with a healthy breakfast. Went to the gym at 9am for Body Basics. Picked up some healthy items from the grocery store afterwards to prepare lunch with later on. Enjoyed some rest time with my bible a... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 21:57:49 EST Love Sunday It has been another great day! I love Sundays! Enjoyed a bit of a sleep in. Picked up the newspaper, settled down to a healthy breakfast and enjoyed a quiet time with my Creator. A stunning revelation came to me and that was if we believe we are good we will do good, if we believe we are dirty rotten sinners then we will carrying on that way making every excuse under the sun to justify our naughtiness. Knowing that I am good because I am made in the image of God and reconciled through Jesus m... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 04:43:35 EST The healing code Up early, enjoyed my quiet time and a cup of tea. Talking to God and thanking Him for the involvement in my life and in my healing with heart issues. I love the idea that God cares more about the state of our heart than just superficial things, like do I own my own house, do I look like a supermodel yet lol! ( that is funny for me, cause that one is totally unattainable). Yes, He wants us to experience good health but more importantly He wants us to experience right thinking and a heart free ... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 16:34:45 EST My day off It is my day off. I got up early anyway, enjoyed a quiet time sitting in the morning sunshine. Went to a Zumba class and had a ball! I love Zumba! Came back to a healthy breakfast and a big glass of water. A load of washing is on. Today is Melbourne Cup and I am going to go for coffee with a friend, looking forward to it. <BR> Went for a cuppa at my friend's place, we talked and laughed and we both felt encouraged and inspired. Came home feeling amazing! Went to Aqua Zumba in the afternoon as... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 16:23:31 EST Thanks Sparkpeople! Been a good day in the end! Kept putting off doing my cardio, waited till the gym was shut but then after dinner, I put in a DVD (a funny one), and did half an hour on the bike, instead of late night snacking. Feeling amazing now and I even worked up a sweat! A special thanks to all who commented on my post with helpful suggestions concerning chocolate. Unfortunately, it is not something I can keep out of the house because there is not just me. So, I will work around it by eating almonds and ... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 05:25:18 EST What healthy pick me ups are there to give instant energy Enjoyed a bit of a sleep in today. Made a healthy breakfast, packed an esky and got ready for the morning ahead. Hubby and I walked two retirement villages putting out 200 catalogs. It took us about two hours. We were home before lunch. Ate a healthy lunch, laid down for a bit and then ate two rows of chocolate. I need to find something to eat that gives me an instant energy boost without the fats and sugars of chocolate. <BR> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:36:01 EST Love Sundays A luxurious sleep in! Picked up the paper, went to the bakery and picked up fresh bread. Made a healthy breakfast. Enjoyed a quiet time before church, was looking at Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd and in Proverbs about trusting the Lord with all your heart and He will make your paths straight. I found it very comforting. <BR> Feeling very tired today and not sure why, I did sleep for a couple of hours yesterday during the day but still feel a bit flat today. Anyway, went to church and we ha... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 01:47:35 EST Huge day friday Up early, dressed and ready for work, a healthy breakfast and I packed some healthy food to eat for the day ahead. <BR> Hubby and I picked up 238 catalogs which took us about four hours to do so by the time you talk to people and take their orders, write out envelopes with the details of when we will be doing the deliveries and off the the next place. After we did that in Tin Can Bay we then went to Gympie to pick up another 35 catalogs and do 28 deliveries of which we got all but one deliver... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:01:37 EST I feel an amazing day coming on Up early, waking up with this internal peace is just simply amazing, the assurance that everything is going to be more than okay because Jesus paid for me is truly empowering! So, I watered the garden, am dressed for work,and did a study in the bible with a cup of tea enjoying the outdoors. This morning there were a couple of things that really stood out to me. One was in Psalms 29:11 which says God gives strength to his people and gives us PEACE! Which is now my experience! I am absolutely l... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 16:23:16 EST Busy day Out of bed early. I enjoyed a quiet time, prayer and gratitude. Off to the gym for half an hour of cardio/weights. Home just in time for the truck to deliver $13,000 worth of homecare goods. Busy morning unpacking and sorting the goods, then off to Gympie to deliver goods to distributors. A healthy lunch of fruit salad and frozen yogurt. Then home again for a half hour break before going to Hervey Bay to deliver goods to distributors there. Home again, and time to sort our goods. Received a p... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 05:33:19 EST It is going to be a blessed day Started the day right. Up early, a quiet time in prayer, bible reading and gratitude. My new affirmation is everything is going to be more than okay because Jesus paid for me. Brings me instant peace as I have a tendency to get anxious of many things, and this brings my mind back immediately. <BR> So, after that I put a load of washing on and went to the gym and worked hard, felt amazing! Came home and hung that load of washing out and watered my garden. Made a healthy breakfast of oats, almo... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:22:55 EST Love early mornings, but Sundays expecially Up early on a Sunday morning. Went and picked up the paper and watered my garden. A couple of glasses of water before my brisk walk around the park. Came back to a healthy breakfast and affirmations. Today, as I went around the park, I was thinking about how Jesus just loves me, as I am, yet too much to let me remain the same. It is not about how much we love God that counts but rather more to do with the fact of His perfect love for us. Sometimes, I get caught up on whether or not I am lovin... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:38:39 EST A productive start to the day Today I enjoyed a sleep in, was exhausted yesterday. Ate a fair bit unhealthy, but today is a new day! I began the day with Palms and a cup of tea in the morning sunshine. It was a shorter devotional than usual but it was about just because we sometimes struggle in our faith and wrestle with our thoughts, God never gives up on us. So, it was a real message of grace for me today. <BR> After my devotional, I went to the gym and enjoyed a Zumba/strength workout. Half an hour of it. Came home che... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 19:45:29 EST Balancing a healthy lifestyle Up early as usual. This morning I studied 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter. Oops now yesterday morning, goodness is it that late already! I enjoyed honing in on the patience of God throughout the day, and realizing that love is not merely a feeling but an action, a choice we all have. This love chapter is the perfect example of who God is and how we need to respond in life. <BR> So, after a healthy breakfast and meditating on God's word, it was off to pick up a couple hundred catalogs in ... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:37:56 EST The C Word, amongst other things I was up early, I enjoyed a bible study time, I meditated on Psalm 139, it was very enjoyable! How much God knows about us and the value He places on us. The surrounding of His presence and activity in our lives. <BR> Hopped on the scale and had another loss of 400g. Felt amazing! Then off to the gym I went for a half hour of cardio and weights. Came home and waited for the truck to arrive and enjoyed a rest before the work began. Truck came and we sorted $8000 worth of goods and stopped for ... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 05:02:39 EST A great rewarding Tuesday Woke up a 4:45 am, enjoyed my early morning bible study for 30 minutes, I was studying mainly the 23rd Psalm. The Lord is my shepherd! There is so much reassurance right there in those few verses, God stays true to His word, He is faithful, He will guide, provide and prosper those who trust in Him! His love is expressed so beautifully in this Psalm. He provides a table for us amidst our enemies, surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life! I will dwell in the house of the ... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 01:50:53 EST Jam packed with movement and eating right Monday! What an amazing day! Woke up early and ate a healthy breakfast, packed an cooler bag with healthy treats for the morning adventure. Jim and I went to Gympie ( a very hilly town) and spent 3 hours putting out 200 catalogs. I enjoyed choosing a positive attitude and spurring him on. After my quiet time this morning, before I left home I am realizing the power of a positive confession ( Joyce Meyer) and how it really sets the tone for the day! <BR> After spending the morning in the sunsh... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:51:18 EST Sundays are awesome! Enjoyed waking up to the light in my room coming through the window, got hubby to open the blind for me so I could see the beautiful day outside. With a cup of tea in hand, I did my 30 minutes of bible study and prayer and enjoyed reading out loud some of the confessions that I down loaded from Joyce Meyer and began speaking them out. I felt powerful and amazing! <BR> Bought the newspaper and then went for a 15 minute walk to the shop to pick up some fresh bread from the bakery. Enjoyed toast... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 18:25:07 EST Relaxing day I woke up at 4.30am. Enjoyed my 30 minute bible session. It was in 1 John 1-3:24. Reminded that we have a great high priest that stands before the Father for us, in our place. Jesus Christ. Also that if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. <BR> So after my study, I looked up on the grocery list for my Spark diet for the week and wrote down a list accordingly. Went shopping and bought the necessary items and my fridge is fil... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 03:30:55 EST Not being a victim Up early. I enjoyed waking up to listening to the sound of rain on the roof. Got out of bed and put the kettle on for a cup of tea. Went to the newsagent and picked up my monthly copy of Weight Watchers. <BR> Grabbed my bible and cup of tea and did my study for half an hour. What did I learn today? That I don't have to act like a victim! I can be grateful for everything and everyone in my life and be thankful. I also was reminded of the power of God's Spirit within me. I was again reminded ... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 00:12:25 EST So far so good! Up early, did my half hour bible study. Read a chapter out of Proverbs 8, it was about seeking wisdom. Making it our priority. Enjoyed reading the end of John, it was interesting to note the power of Jesus' resurrection and that same power, is in the Holy Spirit who dwells in all of us that believe. I think we often forget this power and live defeated quite often. <BR> So, after my bible study and cup of tea, I enjoyed a healthy breakfast, making my menu filled with more of the power foods t... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 20:11:19 EST Tuesday, my day off. woke up at 5am, spent half an hour in the bible, then off to the gym for a half hour of cardio and weights. A healthy breakfast. Washing done, ironing done, necessary errands done. Went for a half hour walk to the Preachers house to help them move some furniture. Enjoyed listening to my headphones on the way down and back with some uplifting music. Took some nuts with me to eat for morning tea. It is amazing the feeling you get when you help others it can be exhilarating. Walked away feeling... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 22:26:13 EST A busy Monday Up early, started the day with bible study for half an hour and then a healthy breakfast, followed by five hours of putting out catalogs, talk about getting my fitness in for the day! Chose a healthy lunch at Maccas ( a grilled chicken and salad) and a cup of tea followed by water. We arrived home after 5.30pm. It has been a big day and I felt blessed by it. Dinner was half a glass of red wine, vegemite on toast and half a mango. I did stay within my calorie limit which is fabulous! Mon, 5 Oct 2015 04:38:09 EST A fabulous Sunday Went to the gym yesterday and did a weigh and measure, and thought to myself it is time to get serious in the area of diet and lifestyle. One good thing was since joining the gym, my blood pressure has come down. So, that made me decide to take things a bit more seriously in the area of eating within my calorie range. This morning I got up early and did my half an hour bible study ( commitment to 30/30 Joyce Meyer, half an hour of bible study for 30 days). I then went for an hour walk before ... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 22:27:33 EST I love Sundays Today, I enjoyed a luxurious sleep in. Went to church and enjoyed catching up with everybody. My life lesson at the moment is learning to not live by my feelings and thoughts but rather by the word of God and His promises to fulfill my needs and bring emotional stability. Enjoyed a chat on the phone to Mum and Dad, a lovely rest on the bed with a cool gently breeze blowing in through the window. Might go for a casual stroll around the park this afternoon. Enjoy your weekend my friends. Sun, 20 Sep 2015 02:35:19 EST fabulous friday I love Fridays! Particularly afternoons because it means knocking off for the weekend. Up early and off to work Hubby and I went. We picked up two hundred catalogs which took about five hours and then I did 37 deliveries. Maintaining eating healthy on the road was able to pick up some Sushi for lunch. We were done by 3pm, Yeah an early knock off! So after collecting my pay, shouted myself some polarized sunglasses and some leave in hair treatment. Had a cup of herbal tea in the afternoon. Mar... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 04:30:53 EST looking forward to a great day It is going to be a good day! Woke up early, enjoyed a bit of a quiet time and a cup of tea and then off to the gym for half an hour. The chapter in the bible I was reading today was on faith. Hebrews 11. With faith it is possible to be pleasing to God. I was thinking about my day and deciding in faith that it is going to be a good day, why? Because Jesus has set me free to enjoy it! I am going to eat healthy, I have done my exercise for the day and I am going to be positive. Have a wonderful... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:47:24 EST been an amazing Sunday Up early, wished a friend a happy birthday, enjoyed some bacon and an egg on toast with a cup of tea. Learning about the freedom we have in Christ, the bible says it is for freedom that Christ has set us free and also if the Son sets you are free indeed! I have been applying that to my feelings and thoughts and all the things that drive addictions, attitudes and negative behaviors. Instead of being controlled by my emotions and thoughts about myself and my eating, and the opinions of others, ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 03:06:14 EST 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