BECYROSE's SparkPeople Blog BECYROSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 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