BLOSSOMKITTY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BLOSSOMKITTY BLOSSOMKITTY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ FEELING GOOD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3223217 i think this will be short and sweet today....i just feel so happy and thankful and have as much peace as I had in a long time...I have a sunny day....minnimal job stress, infact job joy :-)(who knew?), my doggie and my kitty (whos eye is almost all better now:-0) and my little patio garden growing(beautiful!), my bug will be coming over soon(jeffrey)........ all of this.....AND....I have gorgeous flowers on my table :-) <BR> <BR> I just thought I should offer thanks to God, His universe and... Wed, 12 May 2010 18:08:45 EST a friend gave me this healthy survey! fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3035768 1. What did you have for breakfast today? <BR> Barfoot contessa(foodnetwork)scalloped tomatoes....Its delish! try it...Had it over spinach! <BR> <BR> 2. How much water do you drink a day? <BR> at least 8- 8oz glasses sometimes more. <BR> <BR> 3. What is your least favorite "healthy" food? <BR> watermelon! yuck! <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite fruit? <BR> Blueberries, Strawberries <BR> <BR> 5. What is your favorite vegetable? <BR> any.....love them all!!!!! Never met a veggie I... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:38:40 EST The word is indeed.....STOLEN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2988225 Copy and paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. (taken from Allyn & Yoovie... ) <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> desk <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> adore!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> needs to be cut. <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> in heaven! Miss Her!!! <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> ug! <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> My bug! Jeff:-) <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> dont remember <BR> <BR> Favorite d... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 16:43:25 EST My heart's in it again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2948153 boy does that feel good....I dont have to forc myself into doing this or just feeling guilty for doing nothing cux nothing inspires me.....I have inspired me! the support of the teams I cht with has inspired me, GOD has inspired me.....Circumstances have not cahnged neccessarily, but I can see themdifferently....was able to take a breather and relax abit. <BR> <BR> Its poruing down rain today....the scarry kind....flooding....hoping no damage or accidents for people.... we are on a hill with... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:05:02 EST Its march already? happy Monday everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2943169 just writing to wish you all a happy day ....a great start to your march! I cant believe how fast the time goes! <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful visit with a great friend sunday....she was in korea teaching for a year.....a long time /...... <BR> <BR> I missed her so much....she's one of those friends that you will be friends with for a life time! 80 year old women sitting around the table sharing coffe and memories...... <BR> <BR> then i went to bed early last night and got 8 hours of sl... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 13:01:29 EST Remembering my mom and re-evaluating why I want to be healthy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2899449 today marks the 12th year my beautiful mother passed away from cervical cancer that then recurred as lung cancer and gave lumps to her breasts. <BR> She loved God and she loved her family and she loved her students. she was a teacher.....a great one! <BR> she was a Christian first, the best mother a child could hope for and a fabulous wife. <BR> I know that if I end up to be half the woman she was, my life will be a success! <BR> <BR> Also, on this day, I am re-evaluating why I want to be... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:53:05 EST Had a fat weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2825061 I keep reverting back to the same old tool.....eating.....!!!!!!!!! <BR> I, like many people, have been under a lot of stress at work and I use eating to cope! I ate so much since friday night, that I got sick last night! I dont know why I do this? I never feel good when I do....My body had adjusted to being well nourished and feeling great when nutrition comes to it....then, to cope, I go to the crap I ate this weekend....I sabatoged myweight loss goals for friday and felt physically te... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 11:27:56 EST The best part of thursday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2809957 is that its almost friday ;-) <BR> <BR> Just kidding..... I just was feeling a bit cooky today, because i didnt have to work with my mean co-worker....and I just felt like I could take a deep breath when i heard that news this morning! <BR> Its sunny out and my lady is doing pretty good today, so Im just feeling appreciative...... <BR> <BR> God new I needed a break, to just be able to breathe! <BR> <BR> Whew! <BR> <BR> I love it and am just taking the whole day in.... The sunshine feels ... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:01:40 EST Hugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2799219 just wanted to send out hugs to all of you.......while im in a tough time right now, I wanted to just take the time to remember what im thankful for.....all of you! <BR> you dont put me off while im sounding like a whiney babyadn venting to you.....you always offer support and encouragement! <BR> i really do love you all! <BR> <BR> just so you know, it should be a few more months and I should be past this little part....it may get actually worse before then and Im prepared for that, but I kn... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:37:58 EST im happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2776959 i feel so good today as i reflect on yesterdays happenings. <BR> <BR> My lady is still in the hospital, so I did not have to work yesterday(am today) <BR> sooooo................ <BR> I swept the floors and used my new steam mop....they look gorgeous! I love that thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did about 4 loads of laundry. :-) and i went thru my small walk-in closet and got a big pile of stuff to go to goodwill, and got everything organized again. When I woke up today and went into my closet to get... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:51:35 EST today i remember my dear grandmother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2766800 i just wanted to take the time to remeber my grandmother. Today is her birthday. she would have been 81 today. she passed a way 14.5yrs ago. <BR> <BR> She was a wonderful grandmother....i was about 13yrs old when she pased, so I only have the memory of her from a childs perspective.....The best way to remember someone....a pure perspective........ :-) <BR> <BR> I love her! <BR> <BR> Stephanie Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:42:07 EST can you pray for my lady? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2763657 Im in the hospital with my lady that I take care of......she had stroke like symptoms and has pneumonia nd a possible clot by her heart....they are really taking good care of her and found not clot, but the aspirational pneumonia is a real issue that could be the end.......not now but it will progress... <BR> The private nurse she has is supposed to be a Christian and isbeing so evil! I am having a hard time just looking at her....Ug! I feel like I have to protect my lady from her! <BR> <B... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 18:55:36 EST the confessional~ still 1LB loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2750679 i lost a pound this week! I cant believe it, cuz I ate an entire half gallon of ice cream and a half pkg of fat free fig newtons and MANY dark chocolat hersheys kisses! <BR> <BR> How did this happen......not sure :-) Im just glad it did, because I desperately needed the inspiration of thescale going down! <BR> <BR> Well since theres no more ice cream , I guess Ill go have a salad! hahahahaha! <BR> <BR> Happy salad eating Friday! <BR> <BR> Steph Fri, 15 Jan 2010 17:28:23 EST i want to eat!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2746831 I cant believe how much I want to eat.....i hae beeen stressed out lately andhad so much going on....I have done my exercise, but I have been eating like nuts! <BR> <BR> Why is it that you want to eat....not eat, but eat the worst things for you ......when youre stressed...... <BR> <BR> whoo! I hope this stops soon! <BR> <BR> the good news about today is that we finally saw the sun! It has been either raining or overcast for the last almost 3weeks.....Its so beautiful!!!! We were out on... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:45:16 EST finally 20! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2735947 Im so happy! I finally got 20 points on the log in wheel! I have waited since july to get those 20 points........aaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! the joys of life! <BR> <BR> I love the little things.....hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah<BR>haahhahahahah!!!!!!!! <em>246</em> <BR> yippe! <BR> <BR> I hope you all are having a 20 point Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Steph Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:59:14 EST trying to control my temper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2730295 I am trying so hard...... <BR> <BR> I hate people taking advantage of dependent people..... <BR> <BR> I hate liars..........and people making up grand old stories about people....yuck-o! <BR> <BR> I hate people who contunually tell mehow great they are........just to put others down!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I hate people who only tell you all the wrong things about you and never tell you ANYTHING good.........Taking pleasure in ripping you apart and tearing you down....making you feel as low ... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 16:48:41 EST blog, blog, blog :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2709983 well i stayed up so late last night....getting about 4hrs sleep. was talking to jeff on the phone! UG! one of THOSE conversatons that make you glad,mad, sad, happy........laugh, cry.....just every once in a while have to sweep out from under the rug and deal with things....... <BR> <BR> I think its dealt with and we had a great chat this morning on the way to work..... <BR> <BR> relationships are hard, but worth it..... when you love someone you just face things together. not easy or f... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 14:02:10 EST Open Doors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2699366 Wow! If you have read any of my blogs recently, you know that I will be making some significant life changes. I have been witing on God for the go-ahead and direction. I have not wanted to move forward without knowing He is leading the way. <BR> <BR> Well, doors are opening and He definitely is opening them, because i could not have opened them myself! I am so grateful. Everything is falling into place and i am slowly begining the process into these changes....only taking the steps as He g... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 16:55:49 EST Is everyone awake yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2675454 Well, wake up! :-) <BR> <BR> I was up at 4:45am getting ready to go to work! SO, I thought I'd wake all of you up too....This is my way of jumping up and down on the bed and singing the happy song to you! :-) <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a wonderful celebration last night!And will be having a fun relaxing day today as well! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2010!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!<BR>!! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Steph Fri, 1 Jan 2010 12:03:47 EST HAPPY, SAFE CELEBRATIONS!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2673494 I hope everyone has a great New Years Eve Celebration! Please be safe...... <BR> <BR> One of my gratitude moments for 2009 is that I met all of you! I have lost 36LBS so far with te support of all of you and plan to go even further with the same....I wish to be the same support for you all! <BR> <BR> What a trip, 2010! ......really an amazing thought! <BR> <BR> I am praying for blessings and bounty and new direction on us all! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs! <BR> <BR> Steph Thu, 31 Dec 2009 20:51:31 EST Here we go again! :-) Size 10?!!?!!?!!?!!?!!?!!?!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2661432 Well, I had big plans for myself over the Christmas Holiday.... I missed them.... <BR> <BR> I did make some good food choices and countered them with very bad choices.....I used food to medicate myself( an old familiar tool) (Ug!!!!) (I want to stop using it!!!!) and By the time i realized I was doing it, I just gave up on caring that I was eating to much! <BR> <BR> ......AS you know it feels good while eating it all, afterward, I felt terrible! I felt so full and in pain because of it....... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 11:44:43 EST put your mind to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2648539 i will be working hard this week to make good decisions. I know we will be having high calorie food this friday, saturday, and sunday......ug! I hve scheduled out my meals for today and cooked for the week and also scheduled out my workout plan......Im pretty serious about this week. Lastweek I was emotional and nibbled alot!!!!!!! It showed up in only 1/2LB loss on friday....ug! I was glad I lossed anything, let alone not gain.....the way I was eating.....I fell back on a familiar tool, e... Mon, 21 Dec 2009 16:54:52 EST Dear old Snoopy...Good grief Charlie Brown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2640589 Yesterday. we took my lady to the Charles Shultz Museum. What a wonderful day! You can really see behind the scenes...all of Mr. Schultz original sketches......they took pieces of his studio and recreated it in the museum.... We were not allowed to take pictures of alot of these things...... <BR> <BR> They also have a research and education program and community pograms & mommy and me classes as well! Wonderful! <BR> <BR> I hope that you will get to go there some day....for me it has s... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 14:06:43 EST Oysters - Can I just have the pearl?!?!?!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2635796 i know what im feeling............(if you read yesterdays blog).... <BR> <BR> Im an oyster!!!! ............with a grain of sand in my belly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-( <BR> <BR> I know it will be a pearl one day....But I just WANT THE PEARL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I have to learn to trust the process(which I dont Like)!!!! (so much work, and Im so tired. ) I guess that's life...Im usually not a whiney girl.......but I find myself excited, anxious and yes, whiney....maybe thats j... Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:20:06 EST growing pains - is 30yrs old the majic #? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2634038 i have some life changing decisions to make...they have to be made thoughtfully and prayerfully and will take some time to come to the conclusion. its a little exhausting going thru the process but i guess everyone goes thru this at some point....I hear 30yrs is the majic #.....most girls I talk to say they love the 30's as they have past thru the 20's and the figuring it out stage and onto the comfortable stageof knowing who you are and waht you want to do in and with your life:-) <BR> <B... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 20:31:47 EST Size 12 pants!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2631086 <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I realized i had to buy a few new things to wear as many of my things are now just toooo big! :-) <BR> <BR> I went ti the stores and I was buying Size 12's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!!!!!!!!!!!! i WAS SO HAPPY I ALMOST JUMPED RIGHT OUT OF MY SKIN! I think I did a little woo-hoo and a dance in the dressing room, but no o... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 18:27:48 EST falling leaves still? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2625279 We have a bunch of trees around where I live and there is still so many leaves falling.I dont know how they can still hang on with the cold weve been having....20's in NorCal!!!! <BR> <BR> any way....when sweet pea and I walk, she has so much fun jumping and running thru those leaves! its realy quite cute....:-) she never wants to go back inside, rather just keep jumping momma!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great day! <BR> steph Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:22:39 EST snuggles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2614683 nothin I love better than havin the Christmas lights on somethin good cooking on the stove and having my girls( dog and cat- sweet pea and blossom) :-) hangin out with me.... <BR> <BR> went to church this morning...Love!!!!!!!!!!!! picked up a few odds and ends at CVS and it started to rain......sooooooooo....... the girls and I are ust hunkered down for the day in a toasty warm house...... <BR> <BR> like I said....I love nothin better! <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a wonderful, snuggly da... Sun, 6 Dec 2009 17:29:53 EST what's left.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2612416 i did some Christmas shopping last night...have only a couple more things to get.....not going crazy this year....whew! <BR> <BR> i will be hanging lights on the balcony and putting out some poinsettas! Costco has the most gorgeous poinsettiasi have ever seen! 3ft tall and full of blossoms in gorgeous pots.....$17!!!!!!!!!!!! gorgeous! I hope you can get some too! <BR> <BR> I will be deep cleening my house today and going grocery shopping and to the bank......no gym for me today....will... Sat, 5 Dec 2009 15:34:23 EST trying.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2607282 Im so tired! I need more sleep....I have been trying to get at least 6 hours of sleep. i was starting with something I knew I coud achieve..i was getting between 4-5hrs....so 6 is beter. i am gonna try to get more now.... but working 12 hr days, tryin gto get some exercise in and walk the dog an dget healthy nutrition...ug! Its all worth it, but I still have to tweek the process so it fits my life. I cant keep going on such little sleep. <BR> <BR> hte other thing I am noticing is my nutri... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:19:02 EST woo-hoo!!!!!! got the pitures.....finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2604675 yippee!!!!! woo-hoo, yay!!!!!!!! i finally got the pictures of my baby sweetpea! i will take them to work with me today and scan them onto my page! i adore them! she is so photogenic!hahahahahaha!!!! <BR> <BR> anywho, just excited......i think im gonna have one made into a christmas card..... <BR> <BR> hope everyone is having a great day! <BR> <BR> steph Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:24:41 EST Still no pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2602261 I got home last night and i still have no pictures....Either they left thm down at the front desk (which was closed when I got home) or they still dont have the right address! I called and gave it to them yeesterday morning before scheduled delivery and gave them the cross streets too....Ug! Im just so excited to see those pictures Of mysweet pea...(i wrote another blog about them) there are 4 poses and all gorgeous, of course:-) I hope i get hem tonight when I get home. Im not surre if ... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:48:58 EST Santa's here!!!!!! Have you been naughty or nice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2598278 Im so happy! I love santa and still pretend I belive in him! :-P....and he's here! I saw him come into New Yorkat the end of the thanksgiving day parade!!!!!! hahahahahah! Im so happy! <BR> <BR> I cooked a late thanksgiving dinner on saturday because I worked on thursday and friday and I decorated for Christmas this weekend. I still have to do the front doorstep and the back balcony, but for the most part Im just about thru......My house looks like a winter wonderland! I love it! I ha... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:52:40 EST Christmas photos with sweet pea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2583309 On Saturday, I was at the pet store and they had photographers there to take Christmas Photos of you and your dog. These were professional photoraphers that had just thought to capitalize on people like me who are nutso about their animals....they offered to try a photo with the cat to, but I knew Blosssom would be ticked!!!! I know she wouldnt talk to me for days afterward so i will get her a christmas dress instead....that should be ok! :-o hahahaha! <BR> <BR> so I took sweet pea down to... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:00:20 EST after all that...only 1 LB!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2577675 I worked so hard.....ramped up my exercise,s tayed on target fro my calorie rage......AND I ONLY LOST 1 POUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> What did i do wrong.....i said i would be happy with 1 pound....but i was really hoping for more....I worked really hard..... <BR> <BR> i must start losing more than this 1LB bit.....Ug! <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening guys....any suggestions? <BR> <BR> happy weekend! <BR> Stephanie Fri, 20 Nov 2009 20:19:42 EST running, running, gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2568818 yippee!!!!!! I overcame another hurdle last night.....catually 2! <BR> <BR> 1st I went to the gym where I live...I was always to embarrased to go before.....to many emotional issues showing on my body.....:-( <BR> <BR> 2nd I ran for part of my workout!!!!!!!!! really the first time I did... oh, i did a few sperts here and there , from time to time, but i really made the effort to push myself farther than I have gone....I had to do it in little sections of my workout, but I did it.....my ... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:50:01 EST baby, its cold outside! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2566190 its 11:30am and its still soooooo cold outside! usually by now it gets warmer out.... i live in northern california....it was almost in the 20's over night....by the time I left this morning it was aobut 35....yikes.... <BR> <BR> well, i have potpouri on the stove.....citrus, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, bay leaf.......makes the house smell warm and cozy......just let it simmer all day! thats the best part of it being cold! mmmmmmmm........... <BR> <BR> hope everyones enjoy... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 14:36:12 EST talk with a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2550419 i feel so squishy today! I talked to two friends that i hadnt talked to i quite some time.....my dear friends are like sisters to me! suzanne and leslie....these friends are the kind of girls i can see, when were all old and grey, still being friends with! I cant qiute say that about anyone else at this point. They're the ----call at 2 in the morning-------friends. indespensible, priceless, cherrished! <BR> <BR> i just wanted to put grattitude out for these dear women! I love them so! <... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:25:00 EST 30LBS! 30LBS! 30lbs!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2546863 i had quite the emotional week last week! When I weighed in on Friday it said I had not lost weight... but had stayed the same.... I knew I had to get in gear adn get my mindset back on track so I could continue to get the excess baggage off(weight). i really made some decisions on Friday and really nourished my body, mind & spirit and did some reallu good exercise..... <BR> I decided to get on the scale this morning, which I normally donot do(only once a week) but thought I would see what ... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 11:28:57 EST Singin' in the rain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2540203 im a new me! it is raining out today..... i used to hate the rain...couldnt sleep cuz the noise and hated to go out in it! <BR> i got free from alot of things that were oppressing me....i can now appreciate so much more. boy i used to be so grumpy...i was so tense because I had so much weighing down on me.... <BR> <BR> It feels so good to free and to now be "SINGIN IN THE RAIN" <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy friday everyone! <BR> <BR> Steph Fri, 6 Nov 2009 15:41:15 EST i want to eat EVERYTHING!...grattitude versus condemnation.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2537569 i havent let myself....ive had control so far......but why are there days when you just want to eat everything in sight? not hormonal eihter, ladies! Ug!I think this will be a lifelong management....I will never be one person to just get the weigh off then be done.......a daily commitment for the rest of my life....dont get me wrong, i believe its a worthwile commitment for sure....i just will never be the one to just eat a half a prtion without making the concious decision.....i will neve... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 16:28:19 EST My dog had dirty paws :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2534644 I went for a hour long walk with my baby girl this morning. she was running thru the grass getting her paws all wet with the dew still left over from last night....then running back onto the path we were on....muddy paws! :-) <BR> <BR> I told jeff i was so happy for her to have those muddy paws because it meant hse was reallly enjoying herself andhaving a fun little doggy life! She so deserves that from being locked up her whole life....Sweet little girl....she had so much fun.... <BR> <B... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:11:14 EST I cried all yesterday...not today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2531656 i couldnt stop! Its not like me......so many things happened and most of them out of my control.....very painful things....more losses.......what I wouldnt have given to talk to my family...I miss them so! <BR> <BR> i went home and just talked to the Lord.....things didnt hurt less or even change, but it felt so good to know that I didnt have to do this life on my own...He's always with me... <BR> I go back and forth between knowing this truth and wishing for something tangable.....someone ... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 16:18:40 EST it feels good to be in spiring people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2527540 now my neighbor will be signing up with spark! woo-hoo! <BR> <BR> it's one of the best feelings in the world to inspire someones life. Its what were here for. <BR> <BR> I am so grateful to have had wonderful inspiring people along the way and to have been Sparked...by spark people, of course! :-)........and I am grateful to have the opportunities to insire some one else. <BR> <BR> Happy monday! <BR> Stephanie Mon, 2 Nov 2009 11:54:15 EST wanted to make it to 30lbs...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2520896 i really wanted to make it to 30Lbs this week....i upped my exercise minutes but did not adjust my caloric in take to match....that for me is key....I did adjust it today so next week hope fully i will meet my goal....I need to lose 2more LBS to get there. I know I can do it and I will give my best effort. I will focus today on the 1.5lbs I did lose and be happy another box and a half of butter is gone for a total of 28 boxes!!!!!! woo-hoo! <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy friday everyone! <BR> ste... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 16:58:19 EST new everyday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2517953 I feel inspired to try new things...things I would have just completely ignored or look down on for enforced religious beliefs(not really my own) or not been able to do because of clothing restrictions...again, religious..... <BR> <BR> <BR> I started out this journey to be better, more open, free and whole....Body, mind and Spirit!..... find who I am, have my mind be strong and be more intimate with God. <BR> <BR> I am finding thru what I allow myself to put in my body, obviously nourishes... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:44:39 EST she's getting better! Whew.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2511972 so I wrote yesterday about my sweet pea being sick....wha! poor baby has to take antibiotics and she does so well...better than I would be...of course shes learned really fast that she gets a treat afterward so it sort of makes up for it..hahaha! :-) <BR> <BR> I noticed her urine is clear again....Im so glad. I just cant stand to think of her in pain..... <BR> shes so yummy...... <BR> <BR> Im not sure what I'd do without my girls....sweet pea and blossom......babies! <BR> <BR> happy day ... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:56:47 EST My baby dog, sweet pea is sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2509368 I found out yesterday that I can never have children! I would be a basket case for sure..... <BR> <BR> I went on an 1.25hr walk yesterday with my girl sweet pea and saw that she had blood in her urine. I was fighting back tears immediately even while out walking.....I know people thought i was a little cookey! <BR> <BR> I immediately called the vet when I got back and the said to come in right away. <BR> Turned out she has a urinary tract infection!!!!!!! My poor baby!!!!!!!! Ouch!!!!! <... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:10:04 EST a good place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2506891 i have a great pastor! he never pushes his agenda or his opinions on you. He just opens the bible for a discussion and prays for you that we can know God.... I love to go to church.... <BR> <BR> Today he was doing a marriage conference today with couples from our church so he was not there. We had a wonderful guest speaker....but nobody's quite like your own!!!! <BR> <BR> I guess my point is that I'm thankful that I have the experience of having these pastors in my life. We all need a gr... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 15:45:07 EST expect the unexpected http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2502840 I cant believe it....this one is for the girls ! <BR> <BR> <BR> I lost 1.5 LBS this week even tho i had aunt flo for a visit!!!!!! (that's what my friend calls it! Hilarious! <BR> <BR> That's never happened..... I always gain 2lbs.... holy cow! I was shocked and elated!!!!!! <BR> <BR> i missed excercise times and layed around more... but I still tried really hard to go beyond what I would normally do while in pain..... <BR> <BR> I guess i learned to just keep focused and expect the ... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 16:53:07 EST