CHANGEISGOOD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CHANGEISGOOD CHANGEISGOOD'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/ Help, looking for the quick start... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828567 Hello spark friends, <BR> I am trying to find the quick start checklists that walk you through the steps when we all first joined spark people. You know, the weigh and measure, tracking, etc. I am starting over, from the beginning, and wanted to revisit these helpful tools. But I don't know where to find them. Anyone know how to find them? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Sandy Sat, 6 Dec 2014 10:54:08 EST *A letter to me* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828100 Dear Sandy~ <BR> It seems like I have known you all of my life. You and I have so much in common. It seems we always take care of everyone else (but don't do such a good job taking care of ourselves). And encouraging others brings us great joy! When was the last time you said, or even thought, something encouraging to yourself? <BR> <BR> Well, here's the deal. We know each other pretty well. But I would like to really get to know you much better. What makes you smile? What is your favorite... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:52:12 EST Back on track!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814883 Two days ago I tracked my food again, for the first time in a few weeks. It was quite an eye opener for me. I weighed, measured, and logged everything. And realized I had eaten twice as much as I should have with only a fraction of the nutrition I should have. Yesterday I did better. Plus my daughter and I went grocery shopping and stocked up on fruits and veggies. Today I planned my meals and snacks for the day, and I am happy to say it is right on track! I have also increased my water cons... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:05:51 EST OUCH!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814075 I would say that I am sitting here with egg on my face, <BR> but if it got that close to my mouth, I probably would have eaten it, too..... <BR> <em>15</em> <em>2</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I tracked my food yesterday. And I was honest about what I ate. <BR> My calorie range for what I SHOULD eat is 1200 - 1550. <BR> Yesterday my calorie intake was 2584!!! <BR> I haven't been logging my food lately. Or eating any fruit or veggies. Or drinking my water. No wonder I haven't been abl... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:58:57 EST Being a Christian is kind of like being a pumpkin~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807115 Being a Christian is kind of like being a pumpkin. <BR> <BR> Here’s what God does when we invite Him into our hearts… <BR> <BR> Step 1: Wash your pumpkin - “We’re not a pumpkin, but we’re kind of like one. God picks us from the patch, brings us in and washes us clean. Just like a pumpkin, we have an inside and an outside. People only see the outside, but God sees the inside as well.” <BR> Bible Verse - 1 Samuel 16:7 – “The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the o... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:56:57 EST Christians are like Jack O' Lanterns http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807112 Christians are like Jack O' Lanterns * <BR> <BR> God picks you from the pumpkin patch and brings you into his home. He washes off all the dirt on the outside that you got from being around all the other pumpkins. He cuts off the top and takes out all the yucky stuff on the inside. He removes the seeds of sinfulness and carves you a new smiling face. He puts his light inside of you to shine for all to see. <BR> <BR> You can either stay outside and rot on the vine or have Jesus come inside ... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:45:28 EST Pumpkin Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807111 "Pumpkin Prayer" <BR> <BR> {cut off top of pumpkin} <BR> Lord, open my mind so I can learn new things about you. <BR> <BR> {remove innards} <BR> Remove the things in my life that don’t please you. <BR> Forgive the wrong things I do and help me to forgive others. <BR> <BR> {cut open eyes} <BR> Open my eyes to see the beauty you’ve made in the world around me. <BR> <BR> {cut out nose} <BR> I’m sorry for the times I’ve turned my nose at the good food you provide. <BR> <BR> {cut out m... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:43:54 EST TGIF... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795683 TGIF <BR> What does that mean to you? <BR> For me it holds a double meaning... <BR> <BR> First, like most people, TGIF means: Thank God It's Friday!!! <BR> And this morning I am ever so thankful that it is Friday! No matter what this week end holds, I don't have to go to work for 2 days. It's going to be a busy week end, but that's ok. It will be full of fun!!! <BR> <BR> My second meaning for TGIF: <BR> Thank God I'm Forgiven!!!!! <BR> Truly a prayer of thanksgiving! God has forgiven me ... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:10:30 EST A new beginning~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779822 This fall is a time of change for me. I am making some changes for me and for my health. And this time, I am doing it for me and I am really ready for the change. I am not "going on a diet" I am changing my life for the better. And I am going to celebrate me. I can't wait till a year from now when I can look back and see how far I've come! Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:33:55 EST Insanity... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775033 So, I think the saying goes like this: <BR> The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> It's official... I am insane. <BR> I have been overweight for 30 years. I know when it started and why. I knew, even then, how to stop it and how to fix it. I can probably list what I was going through each time I had a significant weight gain. I could tell you about each time I decided "this is it, time to lose the weight"! ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:55:19 EST Do I really weigh that much??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773782 My scale quit working. <BR> Yes, I do know that it really is that simple. <BR> I hadn't weighed myself for a couple of weeks, and I decided to check and see how much damage I've done since I stopped weighing, measuring, and logging my food. My scale would not come on. I changed the battery, it came on, I stepped on the scale... and nothing. I know I haven't gained THAT much weight... but my first thought was "I BROKE MY SCALE"!!! I know that that's not the case. I know that I am not near the... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:16:26 EST See food diet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752462 This diet is not working for me. Ok, so it isn't really much of a diet. When I see food, I eat it. And lately it seems that I've seen a lot of food... this has to stop. NOW! I have not been making healthy choices. And I have not been controlling my portions. And, probably the biggest mistake, I have not been logging what I eat and drink. <BR> <BR> I am off work for the next 2 1/2 weeks. I plan on using this time to get control of myself, my eating habits and my life in general. I am going... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 20:19:25 EST advice from a butterfly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716537 Let your true colors show <BR> Get out of your cocoon <BR> Take yourself lightly <BR> Look for the sweetness in life <BR> Take time to smell the flowers <BR> Catch a breeze! <BR> ~ Ilan Shamir <BR> <em>88</em> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:48:45 EST Back on track... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715179 Today I started logging my food, drinking my water, and making better choices concerning my health. I have spent the last week getting myself mentally ready to get back on track. I am ready to make the changes I need to make in order to improve my health. I bought a new tape measure and took my measurements. I bought new bathroom scales, so I can accurately track my weight. I made a shopping list so I can go stock up on healthy food tomorrow morning. I am ready. I am ready to start this new j... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:31:05 EST Too much excitement... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713690 After church today, my best friend invited me, my girls, and my grandson to go out to lunch with her... she suggested Cici's Pizza thinking that my grandson who is almost a year and a half would like it. Well, my daughter (the grandson's mom) is trying a gluten free diet to see if it relieves some headaches and pressure she has been dealing with. So, we went next door to the Hibachi Grill... we hadn't been in the restaurant a minute when a man ran in yelling "LOCK THESE DOORS, SOMEONE JUST SH... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:02:36 EST Hooray for little victories!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708266 My last blog put things into perspective for me. I am getting myself together to play a better game. I need to make this fun. I need to make this something I WANT to do. And I need to celebrate all of my victories! <BR> <BR> I just took my measurements, and realized I haven't done that since one year ago, today. Seriously, I have weighed myself, but I haven't taken my measurements since June 1, 2013! And I am happy to say, I am 15 pounds and 6.75 inches smaller than I was this time last year... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:04:57 EST So, what have I lost? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702983 I just went back and read a blog that I posted on September 1st. It was the day that I made a commitment to myself to lose 70 pounds over the next 9 months. It was a good goal and very doable. <BR> <BR> As I read it, I was thinking about how I felt the day I wrote it. And the goals I had set and the plans I made that day. Since then, I have lost some weight, and I have gained some weight. The same with my health and my motivation. As I set and reflect, I realize that I weigh exactly the same... Sun, 25 May 2014 19:08:00 EST content... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674984 Today I am content. <BR> <BR> It is a beautiful Spring day, I am relaxing with a cup of coffee and enjoying the birds singing. It is early, so the house is quiet. Everyone else is still sleeping. The fresh morning air is invigorating. The promisedoesof the new day is before me and the relief of a good night sleep is still with me. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went shopping with my girls for a while. Ok, more than a while, we were out all day. We haven't done that for a while. We had lunch out, t... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:19:29 EST Have you seen my joy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674262 Have you seen my joy? I seem to have misplaced it. Nothing is really wrong. I have just been in a funk. I am not really sad or depressed or anything like that, I just, I don't know, I'm kind of just here... I am starting a new journey today. I am going in search of me, and my joy. I think I have just been so busy for so long, doing what has to be done, and getting so overwhelmed sometimes. But today, I am making a decision to stop just existing and doing... and actually start living again! I ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:26:41 EST Yay for scrambled eggs! Boo for strep throat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656306 I am so very excited! I was able to eat some scrambled eggs this morning without my throat killing me. It is the first thing I have been able to eat without pain since Thursday. I can still feel my throat when I swallow, if that makes sense. In fact, my throat still hurts some, but it didn't hurt to eat. Not sure how that worked, but I'll take it! Also, I am drinking a diet coke, and it actually tastes right!!! I had one a couple of days ago, but with the infection, it did not taste right. M... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:03:10 EST Almost human http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654745 It's funny how sometimes when you are sick you have to start feeling some better before you get the full idea of how sick you were. I started the week not feeling "normal". I was tired and achy. Didn't feel sick. By Thursday, I didn't feel good, but nothing specific that I could say "this is what's wrong", I was cold and tired. Friday I woke up with a bit of a sore throat and could not get warm. By time I went to bed I had a fever and chills, I hurt from head to toe, my ears hurt. Saturday I... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:32:02 EST A new day, it's a start. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644911 Today was a new day. I am still dragging, recuperating. I went to work, that helped. The kids are always a good distraction. The time change seems to have affected the wee ones in my class. <BR> <BR> All of the comments and support I got in response to yesterday's blog really helped. I love sparkpeople! It has been a tough day, but much better than yesterday. One day at a time. I feel drained, but hopeful. Thank you too all who read and responded to my blog yesterday, I really do appreci... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:47:59 EST Ready for things to get better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643889 Today has been a hard day for me... <BR> Well, that is an understatement! <BR> <BR> There have been a lot of things that have just overwhelmed me lately. I wouldn't even know where to begin if I were going to list them... and I really don't have the energy to do that, anyway. Today the flood gate broke. I started off the day in tears (at 5 this morning) and I think I finally cried my last tears this afternoon at about 3 ish. Now I am drained. I don't think I could cry anymore if I had to! ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 20:18:34 EST Not easy to say good-bye... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633187 The past week or so has been bitter sweet for me. One of my dogs, really he was my son's dog, has suddenly aged. Bruno is a lab chow mix and is one of the sweetest and most well behaved dogs that I have ever known. He hasn't had an accident in the house since the day after we got him. And up until last week... he has been a fun energetic puppy. <BR> However~ <BR> This week all of his 15+ years have caught up with him with a vengeance. And this afternoon I will be taking him to the vet and hu... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:17:10 EST ...just calll me Alexander http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562859 So, if you are a parent, or were ever a child... you might be familiar with this book... <BR> The way my day is starting out, just call me Alexander... <BR> <BR> " Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day " <BR> <em>40</em> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:50:04 EST Can't find my favorites... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554003 I am doing ok with the new start page set up... but I can't find my favorites anywhere. <BR> <em>198</em> <em>46</em> <BR> I was going to look for something that I had saved to my spark favorites... but I don't know how to find my spark favorites. I am sure it is right in plain sight, but I just can't seem to see it. I will keep looking. But if anyone knows where I have lost my favorite, I would really appreciate some help... <BR> Thanks. <BR> <BR> I am offering a "spark reward" to an... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 09:18:11 EST YAY!!! It's Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542137 Not that this will be a lazy lay around type of week end... but YAY! It's Friday. <BR> It has been a good week at work. But I am glad it is over. I am ready for some me time. Some family time. Some take care of business at home time. <BR> <BR> Have a great week end and enjoy yourself, what ever you choose to do. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:08:43 EST :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527615 I am officially disappointed in myself... <BR> It was bad enough that I had not had a change in my weight for 3 weeks, but today I was up 4 pounds when I weighed in. I know I have only myself to blame, I have not been drinking my water or logging my food for a while again... and this is what happens. <BR> <BR> Ok, stress or no stress... no more excuses. period. Tomorrow I start logging my food, getting in some exercise and drinking my water. I have to. I am not going to meet my goals if I ... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:37:40 EST Chopped ~ New favorite show! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517758 Before we had done a"chopped" challenge on the Biggest Loser team, I had never seen the show "Chopped"! Now... I love the show and hope that we embrace it in the next Biggest Loser challenge! I want to try to be as creative as they are on the show!!! And I will get more creative with my ingredient ideas, too. This is a fun show and I am hooked! <BR> <em>302</em> <em>286</em> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:57:47 EST YAY! I am back on line!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516747 YAY!!! As of last night, I now have internet service again!!! And hopefully by tomorrow I will have a phone again! I really did not realize just how isolated I would feel without these simple services. Makes you really appreciate what you take for granted when you lose it for a while! <BR> <BR> Now that I can access sparkpeople easier again, I know my weight loss will speed up again. I have not been able to log my food consistently and it really does make a difference. And today is Friday!!... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:33:34 EST No internet service... :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497109 I do not have internet service right now. <em>198</em> Luckily I do have the opportunity to get on here at work once my work day is over. I am determined that this will not slow me down. I am on a mission to achieve a healthier me and it is going to happen. One day at a time and one challenge at a time... I WILL WIN!!! <em>40</em> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:12:22 EST Ugh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491000 Today I am feeling totally overwhelmed... <BR> I know without any doubt that my God is bigger and stronger than any and all problems and challenges I face...whether real or perceived. Period. <BR> <BR> However, that insecure human part of me is feeling a little... no, a lot, overwhelmed. This too shall pass... and I will be ever so happy once it does!!! But just for today, maybe just for the moment, ... I want my mommy to hold me and make it all better... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:17:31 EST Tonight was so much fun!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489795 So, I host a Bible study at my house on Wednesday evenings. We finished our last study and the next one does not start until October 9th. Being in between studies, we decided to play games on our Bible study nights. Tonight we played "Red Neck Life" , what a hoot!!! We had a lot of fun and shared a lot of laughs. It was so much fun! And we had pizza and pop corn before we played. I told my girls that it would be a fun Christmas present idea for me... Great way to unwind after a crazy day a... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:47:20 EST Ouch, it hurts so good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484122 Huh? Yep, that's what I said...it hurts so good! <BR> <em>319</em> <em>314</em> <em>418</em> <em>406</em> <BR> This week I have become reacquinted with exercise... and stretching. I feel good. But boy, I can feel more muscles than I knew I had! My girls and I have created our own circuit of exercises in our living room. It has been fun...and I am sure it will get to be more fun as we get into the routine of regular exercise. But for today... it does hurt so good! Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:17:45 EST Saying goodbye to 70 pounds. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472451 I woke up this morning with a goal and a plan. I AM going to release 70 pounds over the next 9 months! This is not a question. Not a "I wonder if I could...". It is a commitment that I am making to me! And I am inviting all of you, my friends and family, to enjoy the journey with me. Today I weigh 230 pounds. By June 1, 2014, I WILL weigh 160 pounds or less. My goal is 160! That is just under two pounds a week and is very doable. I am excited and committed!!! <BR> <BR> Here is to a new begi... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:33:52 EST Ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471669 I just updated my spark page. I have got my motivation. I am ready!!! <BR> <BR> I have stayed focused much better over the last couple of months...now I am ready to step it up even more! Now I am finally going to be adding some exercise to my program, time to get moving. Change is good and I am ready for the change! Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:17:12 EST YAY for girl's night!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471195 I am so blessed!!! I am relaxing with Spark people while my girls are making homemade pizza. Then we are having a fun night of pampering, girl time. We are going to give ourselves manicures and pedicures. And we have decided to make this a last Friday of the month tradition. And part of what makes this so fun is we are all on different teams in the Biggest Loser fall challenge and they bought nail polish in colors to represent each of our teams! What a blessing to be able to have this kind of... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:57:58 EST What a great lunch!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453066 I just had an amazing lunch!!! 18 g of protein, 12 g of fiber, and only 278 calories!!! And even better, it was super tasty! I had a turkey, cheese, and veggie wrap with fresh veggies on the side. I love it when a meal tastes that good and makes me feel this good. <BR> <em>291</em> <em>368</em> <em>267</em> <em>180</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:05:10 EST WILL YOU take the pledge with me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439008 My Pledge: <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. <BR>... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:55:41 EST I want to join a gym... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409910 I want to join a gym, but right now it is not in the budget. Hopefully soon. But I have come up with a plan (I love a good plan). I know that I would like to join a gym and I know that I want it to have a pool. And a hot tub would be nice. But there are several gyms to choose from. So I have decided I am going to take advantage of the free trials that most of them offer. I figure I can choose one at a time and use the free trial and it will help me choose the best fit for me. I figure if I si... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 18:28:25 EST I'm melting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407757 Today is very hot in my world. It's supposed to hit 116*. On top of that I got to work and found out that our air conditioning was not working... Oh, and we got a new kid, unexpectedly. I survived the day. But man was it uncomfortable. I am dog sitting for a friend and was told I could use the computer, so the good news is I am going to have access to sparkpeople every day again for a while. So, I am logging food again today. YAY!!! I am doing well staying on track and feeling good about my ... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 18:40:48 EST Breakfast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390872 What a yummy breadfast! Almost too good to be true: <BR> I made a parfait by layering yoplat lite blackberry yogurt, fresh blackberries, and all bran cereal. High in fiber and protein, low in fat and calories! <BR> YUM YUM!!! Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:50:16 EST I am ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387259 Ok. I am ready. I am going to do this. I am tired of my weight being on a roller coaster. Especially since it is at an all time high. I am tired of my life being out of control. I am ready for a new beginning. I am ready for change. Friday will be the turning point for me. Things will be different. It is time. <BR> <BR> This year has been hard. Who am I kidding, life has been hard for a while. But I am ready to take control again. Or maybe for the first time. No, I am not going to take cont... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:30:14 EST YAY! Brandon is home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317632 Yay! Brandon Peterson is home. Thank you all who prayed for him. He will be in a wheel chair until June and then see. God spared him and is healing him. Keep praying for him and his family through all of this . Tue, 9 Apr 2013 21:07:14 EST Brandon update: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315540 Good Morning Everyone~ <BR> I had a great week end. Convinced my daughters to go shopping for a while and let me spend some quality time with my grandson. I can't believe he is 3 months old already!!! We had lots of fun playing and snuggling. <BR> <BR> Thank you all so much for your prayers for my friend Brandon. The power of prayer is amazing!!! The first report after the accident was that he had a skull fracture, multiple facial fractures, jaw fractures, rib fractures, wrist fractures, bro... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 09:04:41 EST *CALLING ALL PRAYER WARRIORS* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309275 Please join me in praying for a friend and member of my church family! His name is Brandon, and he was involved in an accident this morning. He was riding his motorcycle to work and I understand he was hit by a drunk driver. He is stable, but has some serious injuries. We know that God is the great physician, and we are trusting Brandon in to His care, but we all know how powerful prayer can be, so please join me and pray pray pray!!! For Brandon and for his wife and children. <BR> <BR> Plea... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 19:18:36 EST Spring What? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5304123 It has been good to be off work this week. So, yes, it is Spring Break. But it has been a very busy week. And it is almost over... <BR> <BR> Today I am tired. I am going to slow down some. Still have a lot I have to get done today. But I am going to pace myself and take some breaks. I am feeling much better now than I was going in to Spring Break. Feeling healthier and to the point that I have to remind myself to take my medicine. But still stressed and tired and know that if I don't stay on... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:37:25 EST Today was a good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301504 Wow. Did I really say that? And I really meant that??? <BR> Today WAS a good day. I have felt a little better. And I got some things accomplished at my mom's house. Sorted a lot. Made some piles. Cried a few times. Smiled and laughed a lot. Started making some decisions. <BR> <BR> And it felt good. It really did. There were some moments that were not easy. But over all, it was a good day. I can sleep well and know that I have made progress. Tonight I can relax some. I don't feel quite so ov... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 01:41:06 EST No wonder I'm tired~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300683 My last 4 months in a nutshell ~ No wonder I'm tired. <BR> <BR> A friend noticed that I am tired and not feeling well. She asked me what was wrong. She knew I had recently lost my mom. Wanted to know what she could do to help. I asked for prayer and then sent her the following message: <BR> <BR> Dear Friend~ <BR> Thanks so much for the message. Yes, there is something you can do for me. Please pray for me. And I will pray for you, too. <BR> Ok, here's the run down. The beginning of December... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:12:40 EST Spring Break! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297058 Today is the first day of Spring break. I am ready for some rest and a chance to take care of me. I planned to sleep in this morning, that didn't work. But that's ok. The day is young and it is mine. I WILL REST AND TAKE CARE OF ME OVER SPRING BREAK!!! <BR> <BR> I have a lot that I have to get done in the next week, too. But getting those things done will also help me in my quest to take better care of me. I am going to pace myself and keep my focus on my health. I have to. Period. <BR> Wi... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:24:31 EST