DAWNDMOORE40's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAWNDMOORE40 DAWNDMOORE40'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/ New Beginnings.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983192 Remember that dress you thought you couldn't wear because it was too tight but you never gave up and now you finally went out and bought that dress and it fits perfectly? <BR> <BR> Remember how you wanted to try and do yoga, but you just thought it was too hard and you could never do the posses, but then you decided to try something new and now your a yoga addict? <BR> <BR> Remember when you looked in the mirror and thought you had failed but then you realized that you were just getting sta... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:23:29 EST My little piece of paradise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978969 I apologize but I was trying to edit this blog and I ended up deleting it, so for those of you that commented before, I am sorry, but if you would like to comment again on my blog, then feel free to do so! <BR> <BR> Last weekend we finally got our gazebo put up in the yard, but I didn't have time to post pictures so today I thought I would post some! I love it because it one of the simpler things in life, but it's a wonderful blessing from God when you look at the big picture and realize th... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 13:40:02 EST I love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974760 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/463ef5ea-c254-4461-880b-221e8864ba8b.jpg"> <em>334</em> I have quite a smile on my face this weekend because we decided to spice up our yard a bit by putting in a gazebo and some patio chairs and a table inside of it so we can have people over to our house for a change! Also, bought a couple citronella candles to keep the mosquitoes away and we put a really cool light in the gazebo that is made of plastic and has been formed into a star! I ca... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 15:46:35 EST What I've learned over this wonderful journey... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970810 I was sitting here this morning reflecting upon my journey through Spark People, and I these are some of the things I have learned along the way: <BR> 1.) It's ok to fall and get back up! <BR> 2.) It's ok to do what's best for you and not what everyone else tells you to do because it works for them! <BR> 3.) It's ok to motivate others, but to do it in a positive way is always best! <BR> 4.) It's ok to try something new even if you think you can't do it, you just have to try! <BR> 5.) It's gr... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 13:03:04 EST What is a husband? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966959 <em>334</em> He is a true blessing from God! At least I feel mine is! He has been there for my Son and I for 8 years now! He has helped raise my Son when he didn't have to, and to me that is the definition of a real Father! He has supported me when I was trying to get healthy and change my eating habits! He still supports me! He is always there for me running errands and taking my Son where he needs to go because I have such a busy work schedule! He loves us both in spite of everything! We ... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:20:14 EST Short but Sweet.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963254 Yesterday my hubby and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary! Our anniversary is technically on July 27th, but since i have to work that Saturday until noon, we celebrated this weekend! We reserved a nice cabin room at Stoney Creek Inn. It is a theme room, but when you walk inside you would think you are in a cabin! We were given a bottle of champagne and two movie tickets which we did enjoy Saturday afternoon after we checked out of the hotel! On Friday night, we ate at Bastini's which i... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 13:55:29 EST Tenneesee Time Machine Travel! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959628 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b4e1766-5989-40ff-a48e-cc3f3051b5de.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12820ad2-5ede-40be-927f-6b98d0787612.jpeg"> My wonderful husband, my inquisitive 15 year old Son and me the OCD Mom once upon a time took a trip time machine Southern style to Tenneesee! The trip was filled with tubing, swimming, boating and of course eating some amazing homemade southern style food! It has been an incredible journey! We headed back in o... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:59:37 EST Fire cracker....Fire cracker...Boom...Boom...Boom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956043 <em>30</em> It was a wonderful 4th of July! I went and watched Fireworks with my husband and my Son! It was an awesome fireworks show that they put on in the High School stadium every year! We don't sit inside the stadium but we sit over at the park, and it's just as wonderful! I am so thankful to God that we have the freedoms we do today, and I just pray that this nation will repent and turn back to him before it's too late! Before he takes the beauty all away! Amen! <em>334</em> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 21:35:13 EST Whose judging others? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952193 God's word is clear, but when we share his word, I know it sounds like we are being judgmental. It sounds like we are pushing it on people around us, but I believe the scripture teaches us to spread the good word, it is God's word, it isn't our words! God wants us to serve one another and reach out to the lost! He doesn't want us to judge others, he wants us to love others! There is no exception! There are man made laws, and there are God made laws, and I still believe in God's word, and I wi... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:57:11 EST Fathers.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948875 I have always known I have two Fathers, one who is my heavenly Father who will never leave me or forsake me in this world, but is a man of true wisdom and love! Also, I had an earthly Father who was with me for a short time on this earth, but was also a man of amazing wisdom who taught me so much about life! I feel that our earthly Father was loaned to us for a short time because parents are amazing and they are a true gift from God, but so is the children that are created from that man and w... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:15:46 EST Reality Ville! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945234 I had such a great vacation in Missouri with my family! I got to see the house I grew up in as a teenager, and it was good to know that my Step-Mom rented it out to a Father and some boys that take great care of it and now they are buying the house! It has been a rental house for years, but I know it's time to move on! Also, got to see the city blocks I drove down as a teenager and would go visit my friends and the places I would ride my bike too! I was able to go see my Father's head stone! ... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 23:17:56 EST Yoga Style..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941226 A long time ago a wise man said to me that it's not so much the quantity as it is the quality in your life! That wise man happened to be my Father! He was wise in a lot of areas, but he ultimately allowed me to live my life and did not interfere unless I asked him to. He always taught me to do my best and to do it right the first time. Today, I got to thinking about my workout and since the last couple weeks waking up and getting out of bed has been a push for me, I thought about weather or n... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 14:49:40 EST The bug has arrived... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937313 <em>24</em> This is my sad face because I am not feeling well today! I haven't been feeling well since I left work yesterday. I have been in bed most of the day just trying to take it easy. I hope I feel better by tomorrow so I can work, but if not I will make myself take the day off. I usually don't question weather I am going to work out, but with the way I am feeling, I may take the day off! <BR> I hope the rest of the week goes well! I am going to focus on eating right and exercise! ... Sun, 31 May 2015 13:52:59 EST Happy Memorial Day Beautiful US of A! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933957 What a beautiful world we live in! Sometimes I take a look around and see all this evil in this world, and it makes me want to cry, but then I look at the flowers and the beauty of this world that God created, and somehow that takes all the evil away! <BR> <BR> We have so many freedoms in this great Country! We sometimes take for granted! We must never forget those remarkable men and women who fought for our country and for those who still continue to fight for our freedoms today! If it was... Mon, 25 May 2015 11:55:05 EST Update.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929743 <em>334</em> God is so amazing, that in the mist of all our troubles he never forsakes us! When I started this journey a little over 5 years ago, I didn't know what to expect, but I've always known that God had my back in all things! I knew it wasn't going to be an easy road and that there would be twists and turns and mountains to club, but God was right there to pick me up when the climbing got tough and I wanted to give up! He kept saying you can do this! You are a survivor! So I kept on... Sun, 17 May 2015 18:56:06 EST D.A.T.E N.I.G.H.T. was amazing..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925826 <em>334</em> I have been trying to stay in my marriage after something that happened three weeks ago, it was totally me, but I have admitted it to God and now I have to work through it and decide where things are going on the other side~However, this weekend my husband came and picked me up like we were having a real date night and we have not done that in like forever! He came and picked me up in what I call the "limo" and we went out to the rhythm Kitchen which is a place of wonderful mu... Sun, 10 May 2015 15:06:26 EST Still working through our problems... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921921 Our household is so stressful right now. I have been having panic attacks, but through it all, I have been working out every day and trying to eat healthy! I refuse to let this set back hold me down! Whatever I decide in the end, will be my consequence, but I know the good Lord will never forsake me no matter what! God bless all of you! Please keep me in your prayers! <em>334</em> <em>247</em> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 3 May 2015 18:04:12 EST Head is spinning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918075 Our family has been in chaos the last couple weeks, and the funny part is, I'm the one that created the chaos! However, I am feeling broken and praying to God that I feel normal again! I have never felt so torn inside of my heart! My mind is saying listen to God and he will guide you, but my heart is leading me in another direction. I just pray that I can allow my head and my heart to catch up to one another so that I can be myself again. <BR> I will draw on the strength of God because I kno... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:59:15 EST In A Time Machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915634 Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go back in time? To be able to do your days over again when you had a bad day and maybe you didn't achieve a certain goal or you just are having one of those days? <BR> I have often wondered what it would be like. This week has been really tough for me! I am not going into details because it's private, but if I had a time machine and I could go back, I wonder would I do it over again differently? My heart tells me I would not, but my mind tells me ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:26:49 EST Happy Easter Everyone! He has Risen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905815 <em>458</em> <em>449</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1703230868.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l782386111.jpg"> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 11:39:19 EST Excited week ahead... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901782 <em>334</em> <em>247</em> <em>104</em> <em>9</em> I am so excited about getting to see my friend a week from tomorrow! It is going to be a great vacation and a much needed break from my routine! My husband is a little upset about it that I am going without him, but I just feel sometimes you need that break. Maybe I'm wrong, but I know there are other couples out there that once in a while they take a break from one another. <BR> Don't get me wrong, I love my husband and I'm happy w... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:59:42 EST Destiny.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897556 You've said it yourself many times, I can do this, and I will do this, but only when I feel I can eat right or exercise every day, but if I can't be a perfectionist, then now just isn't the right time. Do you ever hear yourself saying this when you want to change something in your life? You are trying to give yourself positive self talk, but really it comes out all negative, and you don't believe you can do it! <BR> I found Spark People 5 years ago! I didn't believe I could do it, but I knew... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:24:42 EST God allows it to happen.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893353 I get so many people asking me why do I love God when he allows bad things to happen. Well the truth is, he doesn't really want bad things to happen. Sometimes I believe bad things happen because of the evil in the world and how many thinks with the selfishness instead of their hearts. However, I do believe God allows things to happens sometimes, but for what reason, we don't always know the big picture. I was always brought up to trust God and his understanding more then my own. That is how ... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:03:37 EST One day at a time.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889255 That is what I tell myself when things get difficult. One day at a time! If we try and stuff too much in our head at one time, I think we drive ourselves crazy with the what if's this don't work out, or what if it's not meant to be. I think if we take it one day at a time, and we listen to God as he is speaking to us, he will show us the path to take. He has our best interest at heart every day! He will never forsake us! <BR> Sometimes it's a matter of slowing down to listen when we are so ... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 13:59:34 EST On this journey together.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884881 <em>104</em> I love Spark People! We all have this common desire to live a healthy lifestyle! I love how we all support one another and we keep each other going even at times when we fall! I am very thankful for all of you, and for God pointing me in this direction 5 years ago! I was scared of this journey, but I realized now that God was with me all along, and he never forsakes us! I see that my <em>223</em> never desert me either! You are all wonderful! I am so glad for each and every... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:20:42 EST What's behind Door #1? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880519 Good morning world! I looked outside and was amazed at God's beautiful creations! Not to mention I was over joyed that we escaped the snow yesterday! Don't get me wrong it's beautiful, but I would much rather see the beauty from a television set lol. <BR> <BR> Now you ask what does that have to do with my blog? It really doesn't, but I wanted to start my blog off that way because at times we don't give enough thanks to God for all the wonders around us! <BR> Now, onto my blog. Do you ever h... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:47:06 EST Take note... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876171 I am taking notes this week on areas in my life that need changing. First of all, I have been so stressed out about what is going to happen in my life. I don't give God time to do his work. I am always wondering and my heart is racing. I know he has a wonderful plan for me and it's what's best for me, so why am I always stressing and trying to change it? <BR> <BR> Secondly, I know that I have come long way with Spark People, but I've reached a point where my weight is at a stand still, and ... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:25:44 EST Your inner self....what is it saying? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871849 Do you ever have those days where your inner self is talking to you but you just don't know which way to go? There are days, when we choose to listen when our mind tells us we can get up out of bed, put on our workout clothes and let's go kick some butt, but then there are other days that are not so good! <BR> Today my inner self told me to get out of bed earlier then normal for a Sunday, but I did it anyway because I was excited about doing this new Denise Austin workout! I have been bored w... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:21:46 EST A little bit of snow never hurt anything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867226 My day pretty much consisted of shoveling out the driveway and cleaning off my car, but in between I did manage to do a 53 minute cardiovascular workout and then go back out and shovel some more! All and all, the day has been wonderful! You ask how I can say that after shoveling all this snow? Well, I look at it as another way to get in some exercise! There are always positive ways of looking at things if you just think about it. <BR> Anyway, I think the snow has finally tapered off for now!... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:48:41 EST The facts about good health! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862219 There are so many myths out there when it comes to eating healthy and exercise. There is so much hype about perfection and having to look a certain way! For years, I let that control my thoughts about how I felt when I would look in the mirror! Being on Spark People for the last five years has really taught me a lot about what is truth and what is fiction! It has taught me to do what works best for me and not what works for everyone else! <BR> <BR> The facts about exercise: <BR> 1.) I feel t... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:50:59 EST What a beautiful day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857139 <em>334</em> I got up and eat a healthy breakfast and did a 40 minute kickboxing workout! I even was able to get some cleaning down around the house! It has been a productive day so far! <BR> My blog is going to be short and sweet...my goals for this week are: <BR> 1.)Continue to keep an open mind about other people and not be so quick to judge their intentions. <BR> 2.)Log my food and keep up with others on Spark People <BR> 3.)Forgive myself when I don't always do things perfectly <BR> 4... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:01:02 EST Why am I here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853103 I decided a long time ago that I wasn't going to fall victim to anything in this life if it was something I had control over. If I can make a change in myself and it's for the good, then I will not allow myself to not try because of fear of failure, but knowing that I have to start somewhere in order to get the results I want, and from there I can achieve success! <BR> I am here because I wanted to be a healthy person and I wanted to have more energy for those I love! I am a believer that ou... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:04:16 EST Changes have to be consistant! Not once a year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845831 I used to believe in New Years resolutions, but now I believe that your resolutions have to be daily in order for you to continue to have success! Once you reach one goal, if you don't continue to set small goals into the new year, then you will not succeed! We all have good days and bad days, but the strength we draw from inside us, is what is going to get us over those hurdles! So I am one for setting goals and continuing to do so because that is what helps keep me accountable! So here are ... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:04:07 EST The coach potato in me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832840 <em>33</em> This weekend I had a cardio burnout! I have not been feeling well so Friday I did not work out at all. That is the first time in months that that has happened. So of course I didn't feel great about it, but I was not feeling well, and I felt it was best to take it easy. <BR> Then Saturday came, and that couch potato feeling was still there. I still didn't feel well, and I really didn't want to work out, but I thought maybe if I get up and move around a little bit, then I might f... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:41:04 EST Everything is worth it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829074 <em>234</em> Sometimes in this life frustration sets in, the need to be perfect in all that we do! Then when things don't go as we planned it, we get frustrated and we think that we are failures! <BR> We have to look at the big picture! We have to start somewhere if we are going to get to the top! It doesn't mean along the way we won't have trials, but it just means that we believe in the power to change and we believe in ourselves enough to make that happen! <BR> So many times we mess up... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 11:33:51 EST Caught between impossible and a hard spot.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825459 Have you ever thought at times that either way you look it, the outcome seems impossible? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l953228471.jpg">Then you realize it was the limitations you were putting on yourself <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1127236527.jpg"> <BR> They say nothing in life comes easy, but I believe this is built on fear of the unknown. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1618101144.jpg"> <BR> So do we have choices in life? Yes w... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:58:31 EST Life has a funny way..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821848 You ever wonder how life takes those little twists and turns? One minute things are going well, and the next minute something happens and you don't know why? <BR> <BR> I think when you look at your life, and you think about all the things you have done in your life, you realize that there was this little guardian angel sitting on your shoulder trying to direct you down the right road, but at times you were stubborn and you took a different path? <BR> <BR> I believe that we all have desire... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:47:41 EST Getting from here to there....ATTITUDE...DETERMINTATION...FAITH.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817767 Did you get up this morning and change your flat tire? So many of us start out strong with our desires <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453254351.jpg"> <img and what we want to be in this life, but then as time goes on, we are like a tire that just one day gets a hole in it and it goes flat! src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229012185.jpg"> <BR> You can't change your life if you don't have the Passion from inside your heart that drives you to make a change! <img... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:13:20 EST Trick or treat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813647 I loved the sermon today because the pastor talked about how there others in our lives that talk about Jesus but really want us to follow them or they talk about things as thou they are true, but not every spirit that comes to us is from God! We have to be weary of those that come to us and share the future, but then ask are they drawing us closer to God or farther away from him? I believe that there are those out there in the world that are trying to hurt us, that don't care about our well b... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 14:05:36 EST 3 days and counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809628 <em>334</em> I am counting down the days this week because I found out at work that I have two vacation days I had not taken this year and will lose them if I don't take them, so it looks like I get to spend some quality time with the husband this week! He was thrilled! It seems with our busy schedules at home and at work, we seldom get time to really slow down and enjoy each others company. <BR> <BR> The goals I have set for the rest of this week: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 22:25:36 EST 2+2 doesn't equal 3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805295 I have been having a hard time lately with basic goals in my life! Sometimes things should be as simple as your basic math equation, but in my mind, 2+2 has been equaling 3! I do things and wonder how did that happen? I often times have a mind that is always spinning around and I don't know where being so organized when it comes to my house comes from, but I do know that lately I am driving myself in the ground! <BR> The same advice I would give anyone is to slow down, and take things one day... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:49:16 EST Fast Forward or Rewind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800950 Do you ever have days where you want to fast forward because life isn't going the way you want it to? <em>40</em> <BR> Either you started the day not eating right or you didn't get in the exercise you wanted? Maybe, something didn't go right at work? Or you are just htting a rough patch and you don't know how to get through it? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l303106646.jpg"> <BR> Maybe no one supports your weight loss journey! Everyone around you is trying to sabitoze ... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:27:56 EST How many times do we tell ourselves... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796910 <em>33</em> How many times do we tell ourselves during a workout that we just can't push it out of the box because it's too hard and we just don't have the motivation to get there! <BR> <em>252</em> BUT THEN...How many times have you then got on Spark People and read the many articles about people who have found success in this journey because they never gave up, and the reached deep inside to find that motivation to keep going! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18092... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:15 EST Thinking outside of the box http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792895 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1944819465.jpg">If we all just had the determination to do something different then what we've done before, we would all soar higher then we have ever been! We would go places that were endless! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l501072844.jpg">Kind of like the Seasons that keep coming around and there is no end to them! They may go away for a short time, but then they come back to show us God's beauty time and time again! ... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:32:15 EST Yogie or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788464 <em>334</em> I debated for years on weather or not I wanted to try Yoga. It was one of those things where I thought, "How in the world does this benefit me? I won't burn near the calories that I should, and therefore it won't contribute much to my weight loss. <BR> Years went by and I had tried all other workouts, and then one day I decided, "You know what?" I said to myself. "I do need to try Yoga because it's thinking out of the box and trying something new in my life." What harm could t... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:59:23 EST What will your yes and no be today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784088 <em>334</em> So far today my yes was to 1 serving of shredded wheat and some blueberries along with a small banana for breakfast! <BR> <em>334</em> Yes to a step workout so I can burn off calories that I don't need! <BR> <em>334</em> Yes to this wonderful feeling inside I get that God has blessed us with the financial ability to put new siding on our house! It is looking wonderful and will enable us to refinance and get our rate down lower and maybe even lower our house payment! <e... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:43:10 EST It was an apple kind of a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779916 <em>334</em> I had a great time today going to Tanners Orchard with my Son and while we were there, we saw my Step-Daughter with her Finance and my two Grandchildren! What a joy to be able to have them all in one place! <BR> <BR> We walked around and ate lunch together! We even got in a game of miniature golf which my Grandson was not too bad at for being 4 years old! <BR> <BR> On the food side of it, I had a strawberry smoothie without the whipped cream. Instead of having a hot dog or a... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:54:12 EST Holiday Plans.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770377 <em>334</em> I am just smiling from ear to ear today because we have Todd's Sister here from Maryland and we are enjoying some much needed family time! <BR> <BR> Also, later on we plan on going to a cook out with some friends so that will be a lot of fun! <BR> <BR> My plans to stay on track are to possibly go to the gym today and run on the tread mill! Also, will have to watch what I eat at the cook out. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend! Please remember th... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:53:24 EST Army chants...a mans best friend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766075 Today my Son and I decided to go for a run <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>104</em> in the park. We knew it was a hot one, but we were <em>386</em> determined to do this! We got out there and my Son says to me, "I know how we are going to do this run, we are going to sing the German alphabet as an army chant." I thought it for a second, and then thought that is a great idea! <em>224</em> So every step we took we did the chant and it got us through almost 2 and 1/2... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:07:32 EST Happiness is...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761958 <em>337</em> Looking at your spouse, your best friend and soul mate that you walking down the isle with and seeing them smile back at you! <BR> <em>362</em> Exercising on a regular basis even if you don't feel like it because it just gets your heart pumping and at the end of the workout you feel so good inside because of what you just accomplished! <BR> <em>551</em> Eating a salad, even though you could of had the <em>473</em> because when you put on those jeans that have been sitt... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:41:33 EST