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/ Are you drowning in negative self talk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298564 Once upon time there was a girl or a guy that wanted to be healthy so bad but there with this voice inside of their heads that kept pulling them further and further away from their goals. No matter how hard they tried that inner voice kept creeping in telling them they could not do this and that they would fail like they had so many times before. The guy or the girl both thought about this for a moment. They realized that it was all this negative self-talk that was pulling them down. It was t... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:20:39 EST Back in Maintenance and I feel great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293972 Thinking back to when my journey here on Spark People first started and I know that I was skeptical of the program because I didn't want to put my credit card information out on the internet and I didn't want to go to meetings and the list goes on. I would make all kinds of excuses why this was just another program. I don't know what it was but I think my "awe ha" moment was when I had my Gall Bladder surgery and I was in so much pain and I kept looking at my stomach thinking this is horrible... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:34:43 EST LIving with blinders on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288876 Happy New Year everyone! <em>409</em> I hope everyone had a fun and safe time last night! I felt blessed to be able to stay at home and spend time with my Son and my husband bringing in the new year. <BR> <BR> I don't believe in New Years resolutions. For so many years I would make them and I always did this with good intentions, but never held up to any of them for very long. I now have decided that with each new year, I will set new goals for myself and that way by calling them goals, I... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:24:08 EST Time to jingle jangle your way to a New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285600 Hi Spark friends! I am recouping from the Christmas holiday and looking forward to a New Year. I have thought about my goals, and I have not decided to change much except for to not train my body so hard. I have come to the realization that I am training too hard and I am burning out! I have been working out 7 days a week for over 5 years now and it is starting to take a toll on my body. So I've decided that I am going to ramp things up by using a heavier weight when I strength train and also... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 15:41:46 EST Taking a walk down memory lane... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282621 The holidays make me think about times spent with family especially when my parents were alive. The reason this time is so special to me is remembering when we would gather in the fireplace room and drink hot chocolate and just spend some quality time together! My mom had this beautiful town she would sit up on top of the fireplace. She would use cotton for the snow and it was absolutely amazing! My parents both died by the time I was 28, but not a year goes by that I don't think about them o... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:47:22 EST Do you think your good enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276225 How many times a day do you tell yourself, "I'm not good enough!" I can't do this journey because I don't have what it takes to reach my goals!" You consistently give yourself negative self-talk because you see yourself that way. You think well I've failed in the past, so why is this time going to be different? <BR> Well, let me tell you why! Because today is the day your going to throw away the negative self-talk and your going to start your day with positive words about yourself and your g... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 14:27:45 EST We are all one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266205 All this talk about the election sometimes has a way of getting you down. You think about how when something tragic happens everyone from all over the country gets together to support each other, but then time goes back on and we are back to the same unloving character we had before. It is hard to see the love throughout the whole year, but that is the way it should be! The elections has shown how it can really divide some people even people that are your friends or family! It is sad because ... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 12:57:28 EST The beauty in the leaves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262774 Sometimes we don't realize the beautify in the small things we have in this life. How often do you look at the colors in the leaves and think this is beautiful. So many times we are only thinking about how the leaves are a nuisance and they are covering the yard, but if you take a moment you realize the beauty even in all the leaves. <BR> <BR> How often do you look at the small things God has blessed you with and realize that those things are just as important as the big things. How often d... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 11:57:21 EST LIfe is beautiful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259337 I sit here today thinking about my life and all the changes that I have been through. WE are getting close to the holidays, and it doesn't even seem like another year has almost gone by. I am so thankful that God has never given up on me even when I tried to do things my own way! I have learned a lot about myself this past year, and one of the things I learned is that I am not indestructible. Sometimes we think that nothing can touch us, but in the end we find out that God is really in contro... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 15:19:38 EST Who is in charge of your life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255861 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77ceea7d-be5c-4d9b-a461-563aefe6382a.jpg">Interesting thought! So why can't this just automatically work for weight loss like it does when you go up on a roller coaster ride then you must come back down on the other side? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56f44e61-bf4e-46ea-85c0-5906df174898.jpg"> I am like the turtle in this picture. I get to the top and go ut oh! Now what do I do? I want to make it back down, but how to I... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:26:29 EST What are you holding on to today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252416 I really enjoyed the sermon today because we are in the book of Genesis Chapter 20 where Abraham is fearing for Sarah's life and so Abraham says she (referring to his wife) is his Sister and gives her up to the king Abimelech. We learn that he is willing to sin to save his own life! It is a sad story, but we find even in the mist of hopelessness, God is still with you! He can restore you even when you fall! He can make you whole again! You no longer have to feel ashamed! <BR> You ask why am ... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:22:29 EST Postive....trumps...Negative... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248984 On this journey there is one thing I have learned and that's that you have to get your mind right every day, and you have to fill it with positive thoughts every time you think about something negative, you have to change your mind set! Here are a few words to live by: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79a0e795-3816-4051-b1b1-00289440f6d2.jpg">You can't keep playing tug a war in your head because your mind has a way of taking over what your heart already knows you ne... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 20:01:23 EST Homingcoming 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245216 I thought I would share some pictures from my Son's homecoming! He has grown up so fast! It's hard to imagine that so much time has gone by, but it's so wonderful to see them grow! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41244680-480b-4f6d-a8f8-151175cb33c0.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/123b5f28-87ed-45b4-80ed-ec79b68c7c4d.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3b354eb-7315-40ab-8904-2395103af274.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 15:59:27 EST Short and sweet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241633 Having a great weekend! We celebrated my husband's Birthday at the park with the rest of our family. It was a nice day, not too hot and there was a gentle breeze blowing. Also, got to spend time with all the Grandchildren which is always a joy! <BR> <BR> I am going a little backwards, but on Friday night I took my husband out to eat for his Birthday and he got to choose the place..I have to say he is much better at making that decision then I am. We had a nice quiet dinner and enjoyed each ... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:30:17 EST I breath in...I breath out... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237900 This reminds me of a country song where the words in the song go, "I breath in, I breath out, I put one foot in front of the other, I take one day at time, and then you find that someone you can't do without, but until then, I breath in and breath out. <BR> <BR> The song is talking about the love of his life that he has lost and until he finds her again, he is going to take one day at a time and breath in and breath out. It is amazing how music is so much about real life. We can apply it to... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:24:15 EST Kill the drama! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226139 Lately I've been looking at my life and I had a thought about eating and being healthy. I realized that it's not just about staying within your calorie range or eating a balanced diet. It is also about your overall well being. I took a look at the rest of my life, and I realize I have not been happy at my job and I took the job because at the time I needed one. Also, there were things that the company should of made known to me from the start and they didn't say a word. I went ahead and keep ... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:38:32 EST Do you feel offended? Are you holding onto that anger? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221976 Do you wake up in the morning saying to yourself, "Today is a great day!" "I want to be offended?" No, you don't start your day out that way, but many of us go along with this negative self talk that we can't achieve our goals or we are not worthy of where we really want to be in this life. We feel offended because we think that God has failed us somehow, but the reality is that if you feel you have been offended, today is the day to let go of that extra baggage because I can tell you it will... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:30:02 EST A little kindness goes a long ways... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217943 Do you ever wonder what that person you run into on the street or in the grocery store or department store might be going thru? Have you ever just walked up to someone and said have a nice day or just looked at them and smiled? Sometimes we are so focused on what is going on in our lives that we forget that there are those around us who are going through challenges that we can't even begin to comprehend. I love it when I see someone and I give them a smile and they smile back. It just makes y... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 18:43:06 EST Some things I have learned over the years.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cfb3a9db-f760-4a6e-8bfa-7ba61efc131d.png"> The first step to making changes in my life was to get signed up with a great program! I was skeptical at first, but then when I saw you could sign up without a credit card and that you still had access to trackers and nutritional advice from experts, I thought why wouldn't I want to sign up? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faff0d34-bcf4-4919-9a6f-513e093eb8dc.jpg"> I learned that... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 12:58:00 EST Pictures....and memories..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209777 I wanted to share some pictures that we took when we were on our trip to North Carolina. You never fully comprehend God's beauty until you are traveling through an area that has beautiful mountains and national parks. It is just lovely! You don't realize how much you take for granted! It is so peaceful and it makes you realize that in the grand scheme of things, life is beautiful and full of joy and wonder! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/695203ca-7171-4ebc-84f5-d50366991f2c.... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:48:58 EST My Birthday...Another Year to be thankful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198097 Today is my Birthday and it's not like after 46 years it's news to me, but every year I am thankful that I was born into this world and that I am able to be part of Spark People because all of you are so amazing! Each and every one of you shares your goals and your stories of how you ended up here! Each one of you helps me to realize that we are all part of this big plan that God has set up before us, and he wants us to help one another because each one of us is unique and has something diffe... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 12:58:55 EST Pray for your Government! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194088 Today in church the pastor talked about Government and our important biblical role with government. He talked about three important areas that the bible commands when it comes to government: <BR> 1.) We need to pray for our government, and remember that God uses biblical leaders as well as non-biblical leaders for his wonderful plan! <BR> <BR> 2.) We need leaders of integrity and those that will stand up for integrity! <BR> <BR> 3.) We need to let our voices be heard and we need to vote for... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 12:12:06 EST Some do, and Some don't! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190223 Today was one of those do I want to do this or not kind of days! My Son had been wanting to go to the High School to run around the track. I had not really been into running for the last couple years since I was injured and was afraid to run again. This was right after I ran a 5k and part of it was my fault for not allowing my body to rest in between runs. Also, I was working a a daycare and we were lifting cots all the time and moving children around and going up and down stairs. I finally h... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:54:50 EST Happy Father's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185744 <em>334</em> This blog is short and sweet, but I wanted to wish all the Fathers out there a Happy Father's Day! You are amazing protectors for your children and you have instilled wisdom in them that will take them far in this life! Don't ever forget what you have done for your children! If you are a single father I know that is so difficult, but reach out to the Lord and he will give you the wisdom you need to take on both jobs as a Mother and Father, and he will give you peace and joy in ... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:11:30 EST Our Nebreaska Trip was Amazing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181458 We arrived in Nebraska on Wednesday at 4:00am and went straight to bed. We got up at 9am and I went for a run with my Son! He has been starting to run and has been wanting me to do it with him so that was nice! Every day while we were there we would get up in the morning and go for a run! I can tell I am getting older because I can't keep up like I used to, but I refuse to give up! <BR> On Wednesday night, we went out to eat a great steak place called, "Round The Bin"! The funny part is when... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:47:43 EST Good morning Scale! Talk to the hand! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176979 <em>524</em> Good morning Mr. scale that sits beside my bedroom door! You are only part useful to me and I will let you defeat me no more! The clothes I wear and the way I feel say so much more then you, so good bye Mr. scale find another bedroom! <BR> <BR> I will have success because I choose for my health to be about more then just numbers, but also how I feel when I put on that new outfit that is a size 10 instead of the size 16th I used to wear or when I just have more energy to play w... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:47:41 EST Remember the fallen men and women who fought for our freedoms! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173220 I just want to remember men and women today who died so that we could stand here today and say that we have so many wonderful freedoms! If we would take a moment to look around us, and see how it is in other countries, then we would would understand how great we have it, and we would never take these freedoms for granted ever again! Please remember that Memorial Day is a day to honor those men and woman! We think of it as a holiday, and we celebrate, but underneath it all, if it wasn't for th... Mon, 30 May 2016 17:39:45 EST The car that could..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168179 I started out my Saturday getting up doing some light chores and getting in a great workout before I was to head down to to Toyota to get my oil change. The dealership has been low on used car inventory and they were wanting to talk to me about my car. I was skeptical at first because I didn't want to be upside down in another loan, and I wanted my car almost paid off before I bought another car. However, once we got there my husband and I decided we wanted to know the payoff on my car just s... Sun, 22 May 2016 13:44:19 EST Forgiveness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163472 Today the church sermon was about forgiveness and families! I think sometimes we forget that these two go hand and hand. I think it's because the ones that are closest to us, are the ones we tend to hurt the most! I think that God sends us his word to be mindful about things we forget. I don't have trouble forgiving friends, but I would have to say sometimes it's harder with family. I have had to let go of a few things today, but I feel a lot better now that I have! <BR> What are you holding... Sun, 15 May 2016 14:06:14 EST Mother's Day was wonderful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158999 My husband took the day off from work which he hasn't done in several years for Mother's Day. Then we went to a brunch with his Grandma, Father and Step-Daughter and our 3 lovely Grandchildren! They had so much food, but I did manage to stay away from the desert and I was selective about what I put on my plate and took small portions! I did pretty good considering that there was so much to choose from! I did get in a 40 minute cardio workout before we left so that helped! <BR> Then we came ho... Sun, 8 May 2016 21:39:20 EST Rockin with One Eyed Doll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139323 My husband and I had a great time Friday. We took the day off together and made a trip to Danville, IL. There we saw One Eyed Doll, Eyes Set To Kill and Dyposians. I have to admit I wasn't too thrilled with any of the bands except for One Eyed Doll! That was an awesome show! The funny part about the trip is we hit snow, hail, rain and sunshine all in one day! I guess that's the North for you. It was a fun trip. There wasn't much in the town in the way of something to do before the show, but w... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 18:45:06 EST Just chillin on this windy Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134008 <em>334</em> Got a big smile on my face because I'm happy, happy, happy! Today I was sitting here thinking about my life this past year, and all the changes I put myself through trying to relive this old memory that should have died a long time ago. I wasn't seeing the big picture and that there is so much happiness right here in front of me! As the wind is blowing today, it reminds me of all the things that God is capable of, and all the things he has done in my life! I am so glad that he ... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:08:04 EST He has risen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128651 What a beautiful truth! This event will always be the greatest in history! The day that Jesus rose from the dead and now is seated at the right hand of his Father so that we may live! He died on the cross and suffered a terrible death so that our sins were paid! What a wonderful truth! <BR> When you hear this, this is the one event in history that makes me believe that I can get up from bed each and every day, and I don't have to fear what may be coming each day because God is with me! He is... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 12:50:11 EST 80's Rock is still alive today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118545 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4dfa3f9-d370-4732-9fed-89ed5ec5b2c0.jpg">Here I am in St. Charles standing out in front of the most beautiful building which is their community center waiting to go to the concert! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efe84bee-bf96-4a5e-a29b-99e4fb3b98fb.jpg">This is the lead singer, Dave Meniketti who has the most amazing voice! His vocals sound so amazing live that he can't even come close to the same when they record... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:27:03 EST Happy Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6112600 <em>334</em> This is me all day long! My husband traded days with a co-worker so he could have today off to spend with me and the rest of our family! I am so blessed! <BR> Because of this I will make this blog short and sweet! Today I am getting in a great all over body workout, and then we are on our way to spend some quality time with our Grandchildren! Have a wonderful Sunday everyone! Be blessed and love the Lord with all your heart! <em>247</em> Sun, 6 Mar 2016 12:21:25 EST Destination Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106936 Ok I just have one question for everyone today, is this you? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0a47947-5f54-44f9-b435-84b916606ddb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Or..... is this you? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c8a1aa3-3572-4353-9502-0cd05368731c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I say even on our worst days, we have the ability to get past them and do something positive with our day! What is your choice today? Sun, 28 Feb 2016 17:06:12 EST Inspiration for today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101279 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6bfe3088-23bc-4485-a042-41e01cd0b9db.jpg">You are meant to be so many things in this world! God created you, so go out and find what your made of! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de54c768-f475-4292-87d3-8c5ac13b288f.jpg"> Today you can tell yourself another excuse for not starting, another reason why you will fail and never make it, but in reality it is only you who is holding back! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 13:18:14 EST Here's to another great Valentine's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6095944 This Valentine's is really special to me because not only does it resemble the love that I have for my family and my friends, but a reminder that God made me that way! Also, not too long ago, I about tore my marriage and everything I had apart for what I thought was love, but I wasn't thinking with my head, and I allowed myself to move away from God so I can satisfy my own desires, but I realized I am not 19 anymore! I have a 16 year old Son and a husband who has stuck by me through everythin... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:43:14 EST You got this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090091 <em>334</em> Say these words to yourself every day when you wake up! "You got this" and you will have an amazing day! It won't always be perfect, there will be up's and down's on this journey, but it's amazing what a positive attitude can do to recharge your life! I have always been told the power of positive thinking allows the negative to leave your life, and the positive to come back in! <BR> This blog is short and sweet! It is just a reminder for all of us that being positive is just a... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 13:42:32 EST What's it going to be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083940 <em>234</em> What's it going to be today? Are you going to be like I don't need to get up out of bed! What's another day without exercise? What's another day of eating what I want? My day to start getting healthy can wait for tomorrow. or......... <BR> <em>41</em> Are you going to look at yourself in the mirror and remember those childhood days when you were fearless and nothing stopped you, and you went out and took on those fairy tales or you took on those pretend monsters that you tho... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:36:01 EST Shoulder Injury! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071683 <em>33</em> Not sure how I did it, but the top of my left shoulder where the rotatory cuff is and down my left arm is in lots of pain! I am not sure if I did it during a plank exercise or while using the exercise ball, but these are exercises I have done for years. I am trying to keep a positive attitude and not let this get me down! We all go through up's and down's during this journey and it's during the difficult times that I lean on my Spark Friends and my family and of course my heaven... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:32:41 EST Trying something new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065926 Today I decided was the day I am going back to eating healthy the way I did when I first started with Spark People 6 years ago! My goal wasn't to restrict what I ate, but over time when I reached my goal weight, I realized I started to have the mind set that I was invincible and the weight would be hard to put back on if I was exercising every day at a higher intensity. However, age and hormones started to play a big role when I hit age 40-45 and now I realize I do have to really continue to ... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:07:08 EST Here's to a brand new year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058851 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bee397a3-80b7-4eeb-9e10-4202435e6674.jpg">This year I have decided I am going to be like a lion and I am going to roar! I am going to be strong and brave and not let anything stand in the way of my goals! I am going to be a winner because this is my choice! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ac751a15-ff98-4536-b24c-034b550d7383.jpg">I am imagining where I am going to be down the road, and I don't want to be that depres... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 11:43:42 EST The Best Christmas Story! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054329 Once upon a time, in a city called Raleigh in the State of North Carolina, there lived a young lady and a young man. They came to know each other while they were attending ECPI Technical College. They decide to date and long to get married and have children one day. <BR> <BR> A year goes by and they decide to get engaged and then married a year later. However, they are unaware of a certain blessing that will be coming their way. After two months of being married, the young couple find out th... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 22:42:22 EST I realized today I am worthy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050280 I have been feeling sorry for myself these last several months thinking I am not worthy of the beautiful life I have, I have an amazing husband, a wonderful Son and two cats! I am worthy of making choices that will be best for me, instead of choices that are going to make me fall down the road! Today I made a choice that I am going to be a better wife and be more loving to my husband! I am going to be calmer when it comes to my teenage Son! I know that sometimes we fall into a rut and we can'... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:58:26 EST Jingle Bell Rock! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047005 Does anyone remember this song? Jingle Bell Rock! I loved it! I miss the older Christmas music so when it comes on at work it makes me want to get up and dance! Today I was on my phone on You Tube listening to all the good Christmas music! It makes my heart sing and puts me into the Christmas spirit! What is everyone's plans for Christmas this year? Do you have a plan on how your going to stay healthy? I didn't do so great tonight. My Son and I decided to go get him a new pair of shoes, and t... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 19:57:56 EST Christmas Blessing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6043273 <em>30</em> God is amazing! Yesterday around 11 o'clock our new Grand-Daughter Cecelia Anne was born! She weighed 7lbs and 1ounce. Although she was 3 weeks early, she is perfectly healthy! Praise God! She had to stay in the nursery for 24 hours, but we will get to see her this evening! I am so excited! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49f99137-e831-4d58-9ac0-81a2fad3eb3d.jpeg"> Sun, 6 Dec 2015 13:48:26 EST Pondering life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039681 When you were a child did you ever wonder what your life would be like? If I did this or I did that, where would my life be? We all wonder from time to time if the path we took was the right one. I ponder life's mysteries at times because some things are just so hard to comprehend, but I put my faith in God and I have for years, and it just seems to work well for me. <BR> That's how it was when I joined Spark People over 5 years ago! I trusted that inner childhood voice telling me I could ma... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:04:18 EST Relaxing Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036345 I had a pretty relaxing day all to myself. I went and saw a movie and spent some much needed alone time. Sometimes it doesn't hurt to spend some quality time with yourself. Although, I do love being around people! I just need to unwind because I am around people at my job all week long! Hopefully everyone's holiday season is going well! God bless each and every one of you! <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:51:18 EST Back Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032377 I went back to the doctor on the 9th of this month, and he decided to give me some steroids to go along with the anti-inflammatory drug to help my back! I have to say in the last few days my back has felt a lot better! However, I know they can't keep you on steroids forever. He said he is just killing time until I can go see Dr. Henry about the pain in December. I am so blessed to have a great doctor! Praise God that the pain has subsided for now! <BR> <BR> The rest of my Sunday is going to... 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