CANICE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CANICE CANICE'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/ Happy Anniversery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121071 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2932cc4-1846-4d4a-88df-58d59b456198.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 20 years ago today I got married to my Soldier Husband <BR> <BR> There's never been a dull moment! Wed, 16 Mar 2016 23:54:54 EST Happy 2nd Birthday, Harper! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118465 Today is my youngest granddaughter's 2nd Birthday. <BR> <BR> Meet Harper <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc7732b8-701e-4808-8b3b-f1bb7314637d.jpg"> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 20:52:09 EST 20 Years Later.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117262 23 years ago I met my Soldier Husband. 6 days after we started dating, he deployed to war for the first of 13 times. 3 years and one MORE deployment later, we got married. I packed up and moved away from my home town in Northern NY, near the Canadian Border. After 27 years of "Being all that he could be", my husband retired from the Army, and we "settled down in "Sweet Home AlaBAMA, where the skies are SO BLUE!" <BR> <BR> I have moved 27 times. I've worked as a seamstress, a book keeper, an... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 06:55:39 EST NEW START - Nutrion, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temporance, Rest and Trust God for EVERY AREA of our http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117250 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92477395-3ac3-43fe-bb67-762d4820b12c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I organize a Raw Food Meetup Class on the 4th Thursday of each month in Huntsville, AlaBAMA. We have a Put Luck Dinner that consists of Raw and Vegan Dishes. We follow a Schedule that teaches the NEW START Program. <BR> <BR> NEWSTART is an Acronym that stands for Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, and Trust God for EVERY AREA of our lives. <BR> <BR> This month... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 06:21:16 EST Gluten-Free Pancake Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116719 4 years and 4 months now that I've been eating Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free Diet. <BR> Repeat after me: "Nothing TASTES as good as healthy FEELS! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> You can quote me on that! <em>41</em> <BR> The 2 Ingredient Banana Egg Pancakes <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Prep time 3 mins <BR> Cook time 7 mins <BR> Total time 10 mins <BR> <BR> Super simple pancakes ready in minutes - no more faffing around! <BR> Author: HurryTheFoodUp <BR> <BR> Serves: 1 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:11:54 EST "Pep Talk" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116475 "If there are two roads in life, I want to be on the one that leads to AWESOME!" <BR> <BR> Everybody needs a PEP TALK: <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o </link> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:55:47 EST Day 1 of the Biggest Loser Purple Passion Shape Up for Spring Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115663 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fdd25069-ad85-4ecf-bcbd-6570c5539e4d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day one of the Biggest Loser Spring Challenge <BR> <BR> I plan to blog my way through the next 10 weeks - sharing what I learn along the way. <BR> <BR> What I learned today - Check my email more often! <BR> I almost missed out on reporting in on day 1 of the Challenge! <BR> <BR> I really need to learn how to JUGGLE! Thu, 10 Mar 2016 01:02:02 EST I was made to be a VICORIOUS child of God! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106909 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1f64402-a975-41d5-9c4a-0055cbeff1b6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Verse of the Day <BR> <BR> "And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.' <BR> Galatians 5:24 ESV <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2016 16:15:25 EST "Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105610 "Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear" <BR> <BR> <link>sideeffectspublicmedia.org/post/chil<BR>dhood-trauma-leads-brains-wired-fear </link> <BR> <BR> "Negative childhood experiences can set our brains to constantly feel danger and fear says psychiatrist and traumatic stress expert Bessel van der Kolk. He's the author of the recently published book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma....." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeopl... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:32:55 EST "High Fructose Corn Syrup Has Been Renamed and is Now Being Marketed as a Natural Sweetener" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104003 Buyer BEWARE!! <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> For those who understand the DANGER in a Diet that contains "High Fructose Corn Syrup", please read and "Share" this article with your friends and family! <BR> <BR> Quote: "Consumers are finally catching on to the fact that what we put in our mouths effects our waistline as well as our health. Since consumers have become much smarter and finally waking up to these realities, they are demanding healthier food choices. Every food company is smearing... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:45:44 EST "It's Not Fibromyalgia" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101182 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/834c172a-6acc-4ad9-9487-bdd3e389412f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "It's Not Fibromyalgia" <BR> <BR> "There I was" in Germany, 2004, searching for answers to WHY my body hurt SO BAD!!! <BR> <BR> I heard the new Doc tell me that I was a "Text Book Case for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" <BR> <BR> Years of research and prayer, asking God to help me to understand how I can overcome the symptoms, and rise above anything. <BR> <BR> Last night a f... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:00:27 EST My New Life: Chapter 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6095262 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d33c3be-7193-45f3-b2a2-6246afbe494e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's been over a year since I shared in a blog post. <BR> <BR> Where to start? <BR> <BR> As Maria sang in the Sound of Music: <BR> <BR> "Let's start at the very beginning <BR> A very good place to start <BR> When you read you begin with A-B-C <BR> When you sing you begin with do-re-mi <BR> Do-re-mi, do-re-mi <BR> The first three notes just happen to be <BR> Do-re-mi, do-re-mi <B... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:25:00 EST "Victory" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839178 '"Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible. ....It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice. Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a t... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:06:53 EST "Toxic Emotions: Declaring a Good Old Fashioned Wash Day!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820558 "Toxic Emotions: Declaring a Good Old Fashioned Wash Day!" <BR> <link>http://kellyparr.org/put-my-mind-thr<BR>ough-a-wringer </link> - <BR> <BR> "Toxic Emotions, declaring a good old-fashioned wash day is well overdue – at least it is in my life! <BR> <BR> Toxic Emotions <BR> <BR> Toxic emotions, just like dirty clothes can pile up over time. When dirty clothes are left in a pile, they quickly begin to leave an odor affecting the whole house. Thus, it’s pretty obvious it’s time for a wash... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:49:57 EST The Butterfly Effect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773411 "The Butterfly Effect" - also known as "The Law of Sensitive Dependence Upon Initial Conditions" <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo6f<BR>BAT8f-s </link> is a 10min video that will change the way you look at life.... <BR> <BR> This is YOU as you go out and cause ripples across the planet... <BR> <BR> Think of all the lives you're about to touch and change forever, for the better or, "God forbid", in a negative way! <BR> <BR> It's called the Butterfly Effect and YOU will... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:03:26 EST Breathing Therapy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732362 I recently learned this "Breathing Therapy": <BR> 1) Exhale for a count of 4 - to empty your lungs of all the old air. <BR> 2) Inhale for a count of 4 - to start, lay on your back with one hand on your stomach and the other on your chest. When you breathe in, your chest should rise, then your stomach. To make sure you are breathing full, and not just upper lungs only, or shallow breathing. You can then learn to do it standing or siting upright, etc. - filling the upper AND lower lungs! <B... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 08:41:48 EST "For He does not enjoy bringing affliction or suffering on mankind." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723262 <BR> For several months now I have been waking up in the middle of the night and noticing the time on the clock is 3:33. <BR> Many afternoons I will notice the time is 3:33. <BR> <BR> A friend and neighbor invited me to join her at an "End Times Bible Prophesy" conference in TN recently. I started to think, maybe God is trying to tell me something with this 3:33 "message", so I looked up EVERY book in the Bible to see which ones had a chapter 3, verse 33 - there are only 6. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:55:20 EST Advice from my Naturopath Doc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719705 Advice from my Naturopath Doc, Martha Whitney, from Health In Hand <link>www.healthinhand.info </link> <BR> <BR> 1) "It's all good" <BR> <BR> My thought: God promised in Romans 8:28 to work in and through all things for our good and HIS glory. <BR> <BR> 2) "I'm going to let this one go" <BR> <BR> My thought: "Let go and let God" deal with it. <BR> Holding on to hurts will only hurt you <BR> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:17:43 EST Your Love Sets Me FREE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718559 "Hope Now" <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwdXq<BR>DYfBYQ </link> <BR> <BR> If everything comes down to love <BR> Then just what am I afraid of <BR> When I call out Your name <BR> Something inside awakes in my soul <BR> How quickly I forget I'm Yours <BR> <BR> [PRE-CHORUS] <BR> I'm not my own <BR> I've been carried by You <BR> All my life <BR> <BR> [CHORUS] <BR> Everything rides on hope now <BR> Everything rides faith somehow <BR> When the world has broken me down <B... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:39:27 EST 8 HEALTH HAZARDS TO AVOID IN YOUR HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716458 8 HEALTH HAZARDS TO AVOID IN YOUR HOME <BR> 1. Bed linens. These can hold germs, grime, and allergens. Wash at least once a week using the hottest washer and dryer settings. It takes extreme heat to kill most bacteria. <BR> 2. Pet toys. These can be a source of staph, as well as coliforms, yeast, and mold. Hard toys should be cleaned once a month with hot soapy water, rinsed, disinfected with a mild bleach solution, then rinsed again. Sanitize soft toys with laundry on the hot water cycle. ... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:27:47 EST Obesity Epidemic Goes Global: One-in-Three Is Now Overweight or Obese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716056 "Obesity Epidemic Goes Global: One-in-Three Is Now Overweight or Obese" <BR> <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2014/06/11/global-obesity-epid<BR>emic.aspx?e_cid=20140611Z1_DNL_art_1&u<BR>tm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_con<BR>tent=art1&utm_campaign=20140611Z1&et_c<BR>id=DM46333&et_rid=551265493 </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:12:26 EST Lyme Disease: The Unknown Epidemic (Part 1 and 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714562 Lyme Disease: The Unknown Epidemic (Part 1) <BR> <link>articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/<BR>archive/2001/07/25/lyme-disease-part-t<BR>wo.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Lyme Disease: The Unknown Epidemic (Part 2) <BR> <link>http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar<BR>ticles/archive/2001/07/25/lyme-disease<BR>2.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Prevalence of Lyme Disease in the US Is 10-Times Higher Than Previously Reported <link>http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar<BR>ticles/archive/2013/09/04/lyme-dis... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:36:56 EST Take control of your health - Recipes for healthy alternatives http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702623 Many of us are looking for healthy alternatives to the things we ordinarily eat - like bread and "desserts" - as well as "dressings" for FREGGIES (Fruit and Veggies) <BR> <BR> I have been eating Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free since 31 October, 2011. <BR> My motto has been "Nothing TASTES as good as healthy FEELS!" <em>224</em> <BR> Not that I know what "Healthy" feels like.... <em>211</em> BUT, that is my goal.. <BR> <BR> I have been collecting recipes for "Healthy Alternatives" to t... Sun, 25 May 2014 08:25:52 EST BREATHE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697086 I listened to a VERY INTERESTING teaching just now which I learned so much from.... <BR> <BR> <link>http://minkewellness.com/wpsite/brea<BR>thing-for-christians/ </link> <BR> <BR> "FREE audio training: “Breathing for Christians” by Peter Minke, PhD <BR> the info isn't just for Christians. <BR> It's good for whosoever.... <BR> <BR> I've spent a lifetime holding my breath when I'm in EXTREME PAIN, or nervous, or listening intently, or.... <BR> <BR> I went to a class a while back on Relaxa... Sat, 17 May 2014 14:20:13 EST "When Medicine Isn’t Enough for What Ails You: Life Coaching" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695033 Interesting Read! <link>http://avivaromm.com/medicine-isnt-e<BR>nough </link> <BR> <BR> "When Medicine Isn’t Enough for What Ails You: Life Coaching" <BR> <BR> May 13, 2014 // posted in Blog, Vital Living, Women's Health // 1 Comment <BR> <BR> Life Coaching <BR> <BR> As a physician I listen closely to my patients’ stories for clues to their diagnosis. In fact, 90% of all medical diagnoses are found in a good medical history. Questions such as: “Have there been any changes in bowel h... Wed, 14 May 2014 15:25:28 EST Dr. Mercola - articles that will change the way you eat and your health.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691810 I get Dr. Mercola's newsletter which is VERY informative. <BR> He helps people "Take Control of your health!" <BR> <BR> Today's article is very timely for me. <BR> I have been struggling with various health issues - which seem to have a "ripple effect!" <BR> <BR> "Low Magnesium May Play Key Role in Insulin Resistance and Diabetes" <BR> <link>http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar<BR>ticles/archive/2014/05/10/magnesium-ty<BR>pe-2-diabetes.aspx?e_cid=20140510Z1_DN<BR>L_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm... Sat, 10 May 2014 09:38:22 EST Happy Mother's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691230 A Mother's Day Blessing <BR> <BR> The Lord bless you and keep you; <BR> The Lord make His face shine upon you, <BR> And be gracious to you; <BR> The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, <BR> And give you peace. <BR> <BR> May you feel His touch... <BR> sense His nearness... <BR> and know the depth of His love for you <BR> on Mother's Day and always. <BR> Blessing On Your Special Day <BR> Fri, 9 May 2014 10:49:51 EST "Call Him.... " http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681727 Call Him... <BR> <BR> God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name. Philippians 2:9 <BR> <BR> His footsteps are your guidance, call Him The Way. <BR> His majesty is your worship, call Him Mighty God. <BR> His presence is your delight, call Him Wonderful. <BR> His truth is your foundation, call Him Rock. <BR> His will is your purpose, call Him Lord. <BR> His kindness is your comfort, call Him Shepherd. <BR> His promises are your hope, call Him Faithf... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:12:59 EST Remember to SPRING AHEAD!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642728 Remember to SPRING AHEAD!!! <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> Now, watch me forget... <em>211</em> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:04:08 EST Stir Each Other Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639232 "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds" (Hebrews 10:24 NIV) <BR> <BR> Today's Devotion from Joyce Meyers: "Stir Each Other Up" (aka SPARK) <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> "I have three friends with whom I sometimes go to lunch or have coffee. We often talk about things God has put on our hearts to do for others or creative ideas for fresh ways to be a blessing. I believe conversations like this are very pleasing to God. <BR> <BR> The idea of encouragin... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:27:58 EST SELAH = "Pause and Reflect" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630639 I'm at a turning point in my life. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was the end of the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge <BR> <em>321</em> "Go Turquoise Titans!" <em>252</em> <em>381</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I was HOPING that I would have shed more than ~ 3 pounds that I had GAINED during last year's {{{ROLLER COASTER RIDE}}} of emotions that lead to me gaining ~ 25 pounds BACK of the 67 pounds that I lost.... <BR> <BR> I was doing SO WELL while doing juice fasts = having eliminated all th... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:38:05 EST The Next Right Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624539 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1854698125.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm working on the Amends lesson for Celebrate Recovery <BR> <em>24</em> 3 years in a row now I've gone to my husband and told him how the things he has said and done, or his refusal to say or do, has hurt me, has harmed our relationship, has damaged my relationships with my children, has isolated me from family and friends... <BR> <BR> Not that I blame him for everything, but for his part in this situa... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 08:13:31 EST You ASKED FOR it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612862 I am overwhelmed right now - dealing with health issues, "HORMONES" in both my own body and my family members - and a long list of things that have me feeling like I'm under an AVELANCHE! <BR> <BR> I've been staying in the Guest House on my property since last Monday - since Sean ONCE AGAIN said hurtful things that "rip my heart out", and I "drew a line in the sand" and said I won't allow him to "go there" again.... <BR> <BR> I understand that "God hates divorce" - and that is not my desir... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 09:32:05 EST "How to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610946 "How to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home" <BR> <BR> January 22, 2014 By Restore Ministries Leave a Comment <BR> pagankidsBy: Barrett Johnson <BR> <BR> We end up teaching the wrong thing because we have the wrong objectives. <BR> <BR> This sentiment was stirred in me afresh when I read an interview with Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer. He was reflecting on how the “Christian message” he was trying to teach wasn’t Christianity at all… <BR> <BR> “I looked back at the previous 10 year... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:09:35 EST Bentonite Clay info http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610030 A dear friend sent this information to me, upon my request. <BR> I'm thinking others who are interested in doing a "cleanse" to rid our bodies of toxins might also be interested in this info! <BR> <BR> "Do you remember as a kid playing with and even eating mud. <BR> Little did I know then that eating mud, could be so good for my physical health. <BR> <BR> Okay, not just any mud but Bentonite clay in particular. This light gray powder is nothing more than an alkaline mixture of volcanic as... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:40:55 EST "God wants to set you FREE" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609952 Encouragement for Today <BR> January 30, 2014 <BR> <BR> God Wants to Set You Free <BR> Suzie Eller <BR> <BR> "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?" Isaiah 43:19a (ESV) <BR> <BR> Last January I prayed about my one word for the year. I hoped for words like "discovery" or "new" or "intimacy." Something beautiful and fresh in my relationship with God. <BR> <BR> As I knelt I sensed the word "forgive." <BR> <BR> This wasn't logical. I teach on forgiven... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:28:53 EST Forgiveness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605840 Please take the time to watch this amazing video that explains what helped Matthew West write the powerful song, "Forgivenes"s <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9J6xOT3Ldw </link> <BR> <BR> Matthew West shares how "the reason it was difficult for him to write the song "Forgiveness is because he realized it's hard to live that out. <BR> <BR> "That's why the words of the chorus are sung in the form of a prayer: <BR> "God, show me how! <BR> HELP ME to do the impossible!" <BR> <BR> "This... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 04:43:43 EST The Beet Sandwhich with Almondaise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598770 From Kelly: "The Beet Sandwich – An un-Beet-able Discovery! <BR> <BR> The Beet sandwich – An un-Beet-able discovery by my husband Bob while studying in Australia! <BR> <BR> Beet Sandwich <BR> <BR> The beet sandwich started out as just a bowl of steamed beets Bob saw as he made his way through the school cafeteria line. But being vegetarian sometimes your options are very limited – especially in a school cafeteria! But out of desperation and a great imagination, Bob came up with an idea t... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:38:42 EST "Back on Track with Green Smoothies!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598700 From the other blog entry, "Gaining Ground", a link shared brings you to this: <BR> "Back on Track with Green Smoothies! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Getting Back on track! <BR> <BR> Have you ever gotten out of the swing of things and needed to get back on track? Whether it be exercising, juicing, having your prayer time or catching up on blogging (ha.. don’t look at my last blog date!) you just can’t seem to get back on track. <BR> <BR> The last few months I have felt just like that. Just ... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:18:22 EST Gaining Ground! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598695 Day 8 of a 21 Day Detox by Kelly Par: <BR> <BR> "What can we expect? <BR> <BR> Expect the enemy of your soul to try to hinder what God wants to do in and through you during this 21 Day Detox. He will try to get your attention from what God is doing. He will try to distract you even with good things. He will try to get you to refocus on other issues of life - anything to keep you from focusing in on your own heart. <BR> <BR> Shake him off! <BR> <BR> You are gaining ground and moving forw... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:14:28 EST Week 5 WINTER Challenge! I have a plan... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591008 WEEK 5 - WINTER Biggest Loser Challenge <BR> <BR> "Do ONE letter each day and sneak an extra rest day in there some where....lol. No set limits for each activity ....just push yourself a little...Leaders set up a thread with the word Winter (copy the little template) so they can post done by a letter when they have finished it. <BR> <BR> Earn 1 ITC point for completing any 3 letters (only 1 letter per day) <BR> (ITC = Inter Team Challenge) <BR> <BR> W - Work out with Weights <BR> I - ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:25:13 EST Facing a hard season? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588938 From my Facebook Feed today: <BR> <BR> "Lysa TerKeurst <BR> <BR> "When you're facing a hard season, every day can seem like a challenge. But I want to encourage you to not let Satan use this frustration to darken your outlook. <BR> <BR> Instead, ask Jesus to shed His light on your situation today. Look at it from Jesus’ perspective. Use truth to do something positive in that area today. Invest the time to make a little imperfect progress right where you are." Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:32:23 EST Whatever it takes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587720 For the past two years my motto was, "Nothing TASTES as good as healthy FEELS" <BR> <BR> The thing is, I don't know what healthy feels like! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I've battled health issues my whole life.... and pain is as common as breathing... <BR> <BR> My NEW motto is "Whatever it takes!" <BR> <BR> I've spent over 150 days in the last 2 years juice fasting, swallowed some NASTY concoctions, thousands of dollars worth of supplements and juices, and things that I take in a DESPERATE a... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 07:10:58 EST New Every Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576311 New Every Morning <BR> <BR> "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." - Lamentations 3: 22-24 <BR> (New Revised Standard) <BR> <BR> I've never been a fan of new year's resolutions. In concept, it's certainly wise to set goals and work toward achieving them. Without a vision of a different future, it's awfully hard to live ou... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:39:47 EST I can choose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574126 <BR> Lysa TerKeurst shared this on facebook today: <BR> <BR> "There are many ways I can choose to react when things happen each day. <BR> I can choose the way of “it’s my right to be frustrated.” <BR> I can choose the way of “does no one listen to me around here?” <BR> I can choose the way of “do you know how this makes me feel?” <BR> <BR> Or, I can choose to let God teach me His way. <BR> <BR> My way leads to all kinds of runaway feelings that take me away from the truth and into a a... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:44:02 EST Let God whisper the truth of who you are and WHOSE you are! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569731 <BR> I found this on my Facebook Newsfeed this morning and feel it's too good not to share! <BR> <BR> Author: Lysa TerKeurst <BR> <BR> "Each day, let God whisper the truth of who you are and whose you are in your heart and mind. Filter the opinions of others through the reality that just because they think it doesn't make it true. Be brave enough to see negative feedback as a possible call to action but not a definition of your identity. And while you enjoy the positive feedback refuse to ... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:01:01 EST God is opening doors in my life.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565400 I am excited how God opens doors in my life! <BR> <BR> I moved to AlaBAMA 3+ years ago with some pretty intense healthy issues. <BR> <BR> Within the first month of living here, I got hooked into a Buying Club, where I am able to order at wholesale cost from over 75 vendors. THAT in and of itself is a HUGE "God thing!" <BR> <BR> I have met people from all walks of life, who are walking, talking info centers! <BR> <BR> 2+ years ago I joined the Raw Vegan Meetup in Huntsville, AL, where I a... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:17:33 EST DECEMBER accrostic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564819 I saw this posted in the comment section on a Spark Friend's page. <BR> <BR> I thank whoever wrote this, and hope it inspires others! <BR> Anyone who has a similar acrostic for the other moths of the year, please share in the comment section for me! <BR> <BR> D = Daily Reflection: Visualize your hopes and dreams until each are met! <BR> E = Embrace your journey with optimism, commitment and follow-through! <BR> C = Choose effective goals for each day that fits best for your lifestyle! <B... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:15:21 EST Domino Effect - and they all fall DOWN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514046 Ever play dominos? <BR> I haven't played in YEARS! <BR> <BR> But, I have heard the term, "Domino Effect" several times in the past few weeks. <BR> <BR> Maybe God is trying to tell me something? <BR> Maybe I should spend more time doing enjoyable things... <BR> Maybe I should spend less time focusing on people... <BR> <BR> "All work and no play makes life....." <BR> What does life become when we don't "play" or "laugh" <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> "A merry heart is good like a medicine. <B... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:12:02 EST Happy Birthday to ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510563 Fifty-two years ago today my mom fell down a flight of stairs, which caused her to go into labor for me. She had a VERY difficult labor and delivery - as I CAN imagine... <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if that was the reason she was so resentful of me, or if it was due to the way my father and Grandfather, who I was the namesake of loved me so dearly. <BR> <BR> Could be a combination of things that caused my mom to not love and nurture me, like a mother should love and nurture her daughter. <BR> ... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:07:45 EST