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/ 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... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 07:47:32 EST I am in need of prayers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028866 I am dealing with lower back pain that I have had for several years, but it seems to be getting worse! I keep telling myself to just keep moving and exercising and maybe one day the pain will go away, but to be honest, that isn't working. I have been trying more stretching and doing Pilates and yoga, but that actually hurts my back too. I am a warrior and I won't give up! <BR> <BR> I had an MRI done a couple weeks ago and it showed that I have Degenerative Joint Disease. My family physician... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 19:21:55 EST The Tubes Rocked The House! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025481 I had an amazing night with my husband! We went to see the Tubes concert at the City Winery in downtown Chicago! It was an amazing place with fancy tables and all sorts of different wines and a fireplace you could go sit and drink your wine and stay warm around the fire! It was very romantic! It was a night that my husband and I really needed because it's been so long! <BR> My husband's favorite band the Tubes rocked the house and they always put on an amazing show! I have to say I didn't do... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 15:46:29 EST Cherish Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021121 Isn't it funny I ask myself as I was trying to catch up today on logging my food for the last couple days, what did I eat for dinner on Friday? We are so busy sometimes with the hustle and bustle of life that we can't remember even the smallest of details. I feel that way at times. I eventually did remember what I ate after giving it careful consideration. <BR> <BR> It made me realize that each and every day that we don't take the time to remember the small details of our lives, that that t... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 20:53:46 EST Happy Fall Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017126 I had a good weekend! I got to get some running down that I needed to do, and I was able to spend some time with a friend which was nice! All n all I had a nice relaxing weekend! I am gearing up for the Fall weather which I know is technically already here, but then we have days where the temperatures creep back up in the 70's and it's hard to tell yourself that Fall has arrived! I know Winter will be here before long, and it's just something you have to except, but I have never gotten used t... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:28:14 EST Wonderful Weekend with the Big 10! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009318 <em>281</em> Yesterday was amazing! Got to go see my first college football game between Nebraska and Illinois! I had a great time even if it was misting through the last half of the game! Here are some pictures I wanted to share with you! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02de8886-5743-4b8f-93bb-bf2d5acd8aba.jpg"> <BR> Also, had a fun time with my Sister Jackie and my Brother n Law Boyd who went to the game with us! They came to visit us from Nebraska so it was neat that my ... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 20:58:35 EST Hi Spark friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004809 My blog today is going to be short and sweet! So far I have had a relaxing weekend! On Friday night, my husband and I went out for what we call our "date night". We go to one of our favorite places called Emmas and play some video games and drink some free coffee while we play. We aren't much into gambling but sometimes we will take a $20 dollar bill in and see where it gets us. If we lose it, then we done, but it's just fun and it's something to do on a Friday night. We both work late hours ... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 08:35:05 EST "The Apostles Creed" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000834 This was one of my favorite things that we are learning about in church! As a child I learned this, and I am glad I was able to come back to it because I forgotten a lot of it! May God breath the holy spirit into everything you do, may he give you strength and happiness on this journey we are all walking together! Amen! Have a blessed day everyone! <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> I believe in God,(1) the Father Almighty, <BR> Maker of Heaven and Earth,(2) <BR> <BR> And in Jesus Christ... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:04:44 EST What are you telling people? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996613 <em>334</em> When you walk down the road, are you telling people your having a good day or a bad day? Our body language says a lot about how we are feeling and what we think about others. <BR> Sometimes the kind of day we are having is a reflection of what we think about ourselves, and when we put ourselves down, it is easier to do that with others. It is easier to think that you can't do something, then it is to make it happen! It is easier to give up, then it is to keep going the extra m... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 12:40:57 EST Emotional Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992282 <em>39</em> Yesterday was a day or happiness and of sadness! It was a time of laughter because I was starting a wonderful three day holiday weekend, and it was sadness because I was thinking about my Sister Carol who passed away 8 years ago! She would have been 56 years old yesterday! I think of her every day and her smile and her laughter but what's so hard is that she left behind a Daughter who was very young at the time. My Niece has grown into a wonderful young lady and she now has a So... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 20:11:16 EST Super Sunday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987604 <em>67</em> The sun was shining and it was just a beautiful day to be outside! The days are numbered with this beautiful Summer weather that we have! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19379951-84e1-4f5b-856f-02966197dce7.jpg"> I have to say I am not looking forward to the Winter, but I know I say this every year and there is nothing I can do about it! So I tell myself just be positive and you will get through it! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da6a8426-f92a-... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:44:15 EST 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