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/ Another Update for all my wonder Spark friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6475487 Hi! I wanted to keep you up to date on what has been happening. My husband is still without a job, but because he's part of a union he will have a third step meeting next week. He has already met with the Union rep which does know that the company violated their contract. So the rep doesn't feel they have a leg to stand on. However, the company has the right although we don't understand to take this to arbitration and let them decide. At that point he will either have his job back or he won't... Sat, 24 Mar 2018 17:04:12 EST Update for my Spark friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6471200 As you all know I've been taking a break from Spark people. I still log my food and exercise, but I have not been participating in challenges or blogs as much. I felt I needed to put more focus on my family in light of some recent happenings in our household. You guys mean the world to me and I would not have gotten where I am today with my health if it wasn't for the support I've received from Spark People. That is why today I come to you with an update. I was listening to the pastor's ser... Sun, 11 Mar 2018 12:22:59 EST Life changes and we have to change with it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466894 I have been thinking a lot about life and the one thing that is always for certain is there will be changes! I have had a lot of changes recently and I have had to make choices on how I will deal with those changes. If you look at change in a positive way it can help you grow in your faith and in turn in your daily life. If you look at change in a negative way then in my opinion it will bring you down and you can't grow in maturity like that. So I guess what I'm trying to say is what choice w... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:39:47 EST So many things going on! I need prayers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464334 My 18 year old Son has always had some anxiety and depression, but recently for the last 3 or 4 months he has been contemplating committing suicide! I didn't realize how serious it was until last week when I talked to his school counselor and she told me that she was given a letter and some text messages that my Son had written and given to his friends. The letter which I had her email to me was very disturbing and it was basically a letter staying that he has to end his life and thank all of... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:31:46 EST Go team! Eagles Vs. Patriots! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459527 I got to thinking today about the game and how there is always two team that are wanting to take home the championship trophy! It would be nice if everyone could win, but that's not how it works and we all know that. I have learned a lesson though thinking about the super bowl. <BR> <BR> I have learned that even though only one team takes home the trophy, you are there to be good team players and help support one another and not bring each other down. I think it's that way with our Spark Pe... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 15:06:52 EST It's fun run time today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454157 Hi everyone! Just checking in! Today is so beautiful I am going to be taking a run in the woods which will be 3 miles long! It should be a lot of fun because group of us will be doing it! We add our own little fun twist to the mix! I will let you know how it goes! <BR> <BR> How is everyone's New Year? Did you make any resolutions? I don't really do that anymore. I just know the things I need to improve on and do it! Let me know how your doing! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Sunday! God bless yo... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:53:45 EST The days are fast approaching.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451422 When I was little I used to sit around and wonder when the next time was that I would get to go outside and play with my dog in the yard or ride my bicycle. I used to have a friend and her and I would go down to the creek by herself and pretend we would find gold and we were going to sell it in small bottles. It was always nice to get away and pretend. <BR> <BR> As I got older then I started to think about life more and having children and getting married. No sooner did I blink but that hap... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:13:11 EST Merry Christmas to the birth of baby Jesus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443149 It's that time of the year with the hustle and bustle of the people as they try to get presents for everyone on their list and the stores are all busy and packed with gifts with everything you can imagine! Everywhere you go you see the Christmas lights sparkling for all to see! It's a wonderful time of the year! A time for joy and a time to show others how much you love them! <BR> <BR> However, I have a different story to tell! There was a baby born in the manager and what a site it was! Th... Mon, 25 Dec 2017 09:41:31 EST Company Christmas Party! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439135 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a87814a2-77ba-404c-8239-9cc1d7045225.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df3219c5-5eb4-42b8-b441-4bf59149b1b8.jpg">My husband and I went to my company Christmas party last night! We had it at one of our local country clubs. I was really amazed at how much a company can do for their employees. It was very formal and at all the tables they had caramel apples of all different kids. They had servers coming around with ordure's. Al... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:06:24 EST Life changes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6434895 Life has been crazy lately with getting ready for my son to graduate from High School. I am still working for OSF but the position is still temporary at this point so I have to wait until January before I know for sure if I will go permanent or not so that has been kind of stressful. I need prayers regarding my job situation. The holidays then came upon us and I finally felt like I needed a break. However, I am still keeping up with my eating and exercise. A couple weeks ago I finally took a... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 15:02:39 EST Busy time of the year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428419 I love looking outside and seeing the different colored leaves and realizing that God made nature so perfectly. It is for us to enjoy and even though some of the seasons I don't enjoy like winter being one of them, I still realize that God has a perfect plan and there is a reason why those seasons all fall in the order that they do. I started thinking about my life and how it too has an order to it just as God so perfectly planned it. I am so blessed to have this life. There are times I get f... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 12:07:31 EST Haven't blogged in a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421772 I have been taking a break from Spark People. It isn't anything personal, but I just have so much going on right now with birthdays and planning my Son's HS graduation. I have been so overwhelmed. Sometimes you just need to take a step back. As far has how I am doing with my exercise and eating. I am trying to do better with the eating. I have always been great about exercise but I know that eating is a big part of it too! So I am trying to cut back. I am not getting any younger and I realize... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:26:33 EST Emotionally Drained..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417000 I have had a very emotionally draining week! I have tried to pray about it because I know God won't forsake me no matter what, but I keep coming back to the tears and the feelings of just plain empty! I know that things will get better and this is a new week! You just have to be positive and press on even when things change and everything seems weird! Your life may be different, but I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. I don't know what this last week was all about dea... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 16:36:54 EST What would you do if you find out you only had so much time to live? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412158 I found out yesterday that my favorite uncle is not going to make it! It was very surreal because every time some one is getting ready to pass on it reminds us that death is a very real thing. I know for me it makes me think about God and how he created us and allows us to be on this earth for a sort time but then wants us to be with him for eternity. I think about how much peace that gives me and I know my uncle is thinking the same thing right now. Then I asked myself what would I do if I k... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:09:58 EST Time With Friends.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409668 Had a great Saturday with friends.I actually ran in a 5k with one of my friends yesterday and it was a lot of fun! This 5k had a way different theme to it and it wasn't like any 5k I would be used to, but I had a great time! It was for a wonderful cause too! TAPPS! I love the organization that helps animals! . It is so nice to finally know our neighbors on both sides! We have actually lived next to the ones on the right for quite a while and never really said much too them. However, to the le... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 12:32:13 EST Labor Day Weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407255 Just kind of taking it easy today.. I am going to make this blog short and sweet...I am taking a rest day from working out because I usually do that on Sundays. However, I did get some house cleaning done so that was a good thing.. Not sure what my goals are for the rest of the day, but I will be sure to be motivated because I'm not one to sit around and not do anything all day. How is everyone's Labor Day weekend? I hope your enjoying yourselves. My husband had to work this weekend so we did... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 15:37:29 EST Intuition.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404755 Isn't it wonderful the gifts that God gave us? I mean we always wonder if the situation we are looking at is God's will. We question did this come from God or is this from our own desires? I think that is why Intuition is a beautiful thing! Of course we have to listen to God's voice if we are to make the right choices because sometimes if it's our own desires listening to God's voice isn't always the path we want to take. I think it's the same thing with having a healthy lifestyle. You have f... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:23:07 EST Serendipity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402018 Sometimes I look back on my life and see that it was a series of decisions and chances that I took that actually got me to where I am today. However, I believe that I am 50% able to control my destiny and the other 50% is control by God. I believe that he gives me free will and allows me to make the choices I want to make, but he can intervene and change the course if he so chooses to do so. <BR> I look back on this wonderful journey I've had on Spark People. I used to sit and watch Weight W... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:11:29 EST God is amazing.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399381 Just when you think your life has hit this brick wall! Just when you think that God isn't always listening....then something amazing happens and it makes you feel bad that you didn't believe in him all along! <BR> A week ago I was given a job opportunity and it's at OSF which is the company I was working for before! I have always loved helping others and I love the people that worked at OSF! The team I work with right now are amazing! They are so kind to one another and made me feel welcome ... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 12:38:48 EST God comes knocking at your door.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393832 When God comes knocking at my door sometimes I don't listen... <em>101</em> <BR> Sometimes I believe that my way is better and that I don't need to lean on God to get me through the day <em>104</em> Because I am a big strong warrior and I can do this on my own! That is my attitude on some days! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Then, all the sudden the rain clouds hit! <em>257</em> and they don't always hit easy and sometimes they can turn your world upside down! You wonder where God is? Th... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 12:09:57 EST Things I've learned.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391082 Just a few wise words to live by....remember in the end it's all about you loving yourself because if you depend on that from another you will never achieve happiness! <BR> <BR> It's ok to not be perfect..... <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6dc833c-3561-4d74-8ba2-33607696b896.jpg">, and when you recognize that it's ok to have imperfections then it's easier to be yourself and it's easier to set goals and work towards them knowing that you will have good days and bad days! <... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:46:32 EST Redirection.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388135 I have lost control of my life....I know those words are powerful and I believe that if you admit this that is the first step. I have been trying to eat healthy and exercise but the rest of my world is falling apart. I believe in God my creator and I know he is with me, but I have allowed myself to fall apart and I have allowed my desires to take over. I believe I need to do some heavy soul searching this week. I believe that I need to learn to take my own advice! How many times are you telli... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:19:54 EST Striving for that happy medium! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385234 I have been trying to come off this plateau I have been on for months and then finally it happened! I went from 152 down to 147! It took me months if not over a year to finally achieve that! I was looking for a happy medium and wasn't striving for any drastic results because I am in maintenance and i will take any kind of improvement over a climb in the scale! I don't weight myself very much but occasionally I will hop on to see how I am doing. I will have to get on there again soon because I... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 14:34:07 EST Sunday Update.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382428 This week has been crazy to say the least. I was in a car crash with my family last Tuesday coming back from Chicago and I have to say it's the most eye opening experience I have had in a long time. My husband and my son were sitting in the front seat and I was in the back seat. When we hit we had a car in the front and the back of us. We were in the middle. All i remember next was the smoke from the air bags and me screaming because I thought my family was hurt. We were all ok fortunately ex... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 13:58:18 EST Life After Soul Searching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379513 The last several weeks have been a painful one for me. I have been doing some soul searching regarding my marriage and came up with the honest fact that I feel very disconnected from my husband. I tried to deal with it alone, but had decided maybe I needed to take a trip over night to get away. My husband found out what I had been searching for and called me out on it. I wasn't happy he found out because I just wanted to hide my feelings away and deal with it myself, but the truth is, I am ki... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:22:05 EST My Father was a great man! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376848 It is hard to imagine that my Father has been gone 20 years today! I remember so many memories of good times spent with him. It didn't matter if we were working out in the yard or if we were sitting around the dinner table. My Father always had time for me! He wasn't a religious man for many years but I always prayed for him! We didn't know it but for years my Father had chest pains, but he didn't want to worry me and my two Sisters so he kept it to himself. I didn't know how bad he was unti... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:53:43 EST Here's to a meaningful life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373337 I have always thought there is something to be said for going after your dreams and sticking to them! I think sometimes in life we forget about our dreams and we just float through life because we are here and we know we have to keep going! I have also often said that if your life is not in balance it makes it harder to be healthy! I wholeheartedly believe all those things! So recently I started to take an inventory of my life again and I mean all areas of my life, spiritually, physically and... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 12:49:02 EST Love is in the air! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371189 Have you ever just had so much love running through you that you feel like dancing? That is how I feel! When you feel that in your bones it makes everything in your life so much happier! I believe God puts that love in our heart to share with the world! When we are on Spark People or out in public he wants us to spread it all around! That is how I feel today! I am so grateful for all the support and everything I get from my Spark friends and my family! It has enabled me to go so far in this j... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 12:28:17 EST What Memorial Day is really about! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367719 I just feel like I need to say this because while we are all out celebrating the weekend there are other families out there who are mourning the loss of a loved one who died trying to save this country! I am not saying there is anything wrong with celebrating a long weekend where you get together with family and enjoy your time, but please remember these families! These men and woman who died did not get the chance to come home and see their loved ones and they did not get the chance to be ca... Sun, 28 May 2017 13:12:16 EST Learning about Relationships http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364739 I was thinking about relationships as they preached about it in church today. They talked about husband and wives and how they should treat one another and that husband should loved their wives as Christ loved the church and that wives should submit to their husband, but that it doesn't mean submit as in control but as in service. I think that that passage of scripture is so misunderstood and some men use it to their advantage to control women. It is definitely not about that. <BR> <BR> Then... Sun, 21 May 2017 12:39:09 EST Missing My Mom..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6361799 Today is wonderful because I get to spread some love to all the moms out there! On the other hand it is a sad day because I have not had a mom to say Happy Mother's Day to for almost 17 years! Sometimes I look back and wished I had done or said more, but you can't beat yourself up like that! You have to smile and look back at all the happy memories! If you look hard enough you will know that your mom if she is no longer with you, knows how much you loved her! There are going to be things that... Sun, 14 May 2017 12:24:32 EST Derailed but working to get back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359988 I have felt very out of sorts the last few days! My husband and I went to a concert last Saturday night and had the best time. I was feeling great but I had what I thought was a little bit of muscle soreness from doing an ab workout. When we got home from the concert at around 3 o'clock in the morning my left shoulder was in excruciating pain! I knew something wasn't right. I took some Aleve and tried to go to sleep thinking that it would be better Sunday morning. Then Sunday rolled around an... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:37:43 EST Being healthy is easier when your life is in balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355480 People have asked me what my secret to maintaining weight loss is and I tell them there is no magical wand that I waived and said the words, "you will now lose weight." There actually had to be a plan set in motion. The plan started in my mind one day sitting there on the couch after my gall bladder surgery thinking how bloated I felt and how I had gained so much weight and I just didn't feel good anymore. I wanted to change that, but I didn't want to have to go to a bunch of meetings and I r... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:31:04 EST Are you living a life that is humble, kind peaceful and gentle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352423 Today in church they talked about what it means to truly be spiritually mature. It isn't about your understanding of the scriptures and how well you can re sight the bible. Being spiritually mature is having the qualities of being kind, peaceful, gentle and humble. It is being able to show that to the world. It is being peaceful and baring love to all around you. It is not letting your anger get the best of you and allowing your peace to shine through! It is being humble and not showing off t... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:55:22 EST Derailed but now I am on the right track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346072 <em>334</em> Today I decided I was going to get up and start my day with a great workout because yesterday I did not work out. We had to take our German student to the bus to bid them farewell. It was so sad! I did ok until I went to hug the German student and the tears just started coming! You don't realize how attached you get and it feels like you have a second child for two weeks! You do all the things you do with your other child and they just become a part of you! When you have to sen... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:35:34 EST Trip To St. Louis City Museum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342687 Yesterday we took our German student to St. Louis for the day. The first stop was the science center where we watched a movie about stars in the planetarium. It was fun and I really enjoy learning about the universe we live in! My son and the our German student had fun looking at the exhibits and trying them out! It was interesting to learn how the astronauts exist when they go into space. You see how tiny their living space is and how they cook their food. It was very interesting. <BR> The ... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:21:24 EST I have learned so much about German culture! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339764 <em>334</em> My family decided that we were going to have a German student come stay with us, and I have to say so far it's been the best decision that I have ever made! This young man has given us such a gift to learn about his culture and to allow us to take him into our home. Even though he's not really my son he feels like my own! My son and him get a long so well! It is so great to hear them talking German back and forth and to hear my son learning about some of the things that he thou... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:31:13 EST Computers are like Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335379 I got to thinking yesterday when I was having issues with my computer that you don't realize how much you can take for granted in this world. When its there you don't think much about it, but when it's not you sure miss it! I think that Spark People is the same way! You go about your life thinking I don't need to depend on any program to help me get healthy. I can do this on my own! It's true that some people can, but if your anything like me you need the support of others to not only cheer y... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:02:30 EST Who brings light to your world? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331828 I see so many people on here that have the same hopes and desires and that are searching for the same results that I am. We are seeking to be healthy and live a better life! What a great desire to have! WE all come together in a community of people supporting one another and being accountable to each other helps us stay in focus! There are people's blogs that I read every Sunday and I love hearing from each one of you! I have so many friends on here that bring light to my Sundays. My husband ... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:49:00 EST Are you looking for instant gradification? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328187 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be720a24-39fb-4797-a544-9e2386df9ca0.jpg">We all have desires. The say the top desires that we all think about are: food, money, sex, power and respect. We all want these things and some of us want these things now! Do you ever stop to think about how many times in a day we think about food? This brings me to last night where I kept getting up out of bed because i knew there were peanut butter Girl Scout cookies sitting on the desk in the compu... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 12:59:49 EST Are you looking for instant gradification? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328184 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be720a24-39fb-4797-a544-9e2386df9ca0.jpg">We all have desires. The say the top desires that we all think about are: food, money, sex, power and respect. We all want these things and some of us want these things now! Do you ever stop to think about how many times in a day we think about food? This brings me to last night where I kept getting up out of bed because i knew there were peanut butter Girl Scout cookies sitting on the desk in the compu... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 12:57:35 EST Book of Esther:4-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321810 God is amazing how he talks to us through the holy spirit. The message today was about destiny. I tend to think that at times I'm not worthy of a great job because of my history in the past with leaving a job to go on to what I think is a better opportunity only to find that it does not work out. This is the second time that has happened to me in 5 years. I got to thinking today when we were talking about Esther and how her and her Father were jews and that she had this opportunity to be a Qu... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:47:32 EST What influences you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318345 Take a look around you and you see so many faces and places and sometimes you get so overwhelmed thinking about what motivates you to do what you do. You think about your teachers that you have had and how they inspired you to learn everything you could about the world and go out and be all you can be. You have parents that brought you up the best they could and if they were like my parents, they taught you to be an individual and when you do something no matter what it is, do it with great i... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:04:32 EST The ABC's to maintenance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315001 <em>213</em> Hi everyone! I wanted to give you some of my input about maintenance and what it means to me and how you can achieve it! <BR> <BR> You can't achieve it by sitting on the couch watching a workout video waving your arms and legs around! <em>33</em> This is not the kind of face we want to achieve, but rather this kind of face! <em>104</em> <BR> You can't get there by going to the grocery store and picking out chocolate bon bon's and sticking them in your pantry for a rain... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:28:56 EST Are you using your gifts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311233 Today in church we learned about spiritual gifts and what they mean. There was the gift of knowledge, faith and wisdom. I sat and thought about these gifts and realized that I may have the gift of wisdom because when someone comes to me for advice it is easy for me to help them. I love helping others here on Spark People and the people I come into contact with every day. I always said I missed my calling to be a psychologist, but that is ok because God can still use me in other ways. <BR> We... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 14:12:04 EST Remember what is important! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307273 I was sitting doing my Spark today thinking about how the years have gone by so fast. The older I get the faster they seem to go! I realize that I can't take any moments in my life for granted because things can change in an instant! I opened my e mail this morning and I had a message from my Step-Mother Dorothy! She is more like a best friend now since she has remarried because my Father passed away it will be 24 years this Father's Day. The amazing thing is that her and I didn't used to ge... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:23:36 EST Are you a witness today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303080 Today in church we learned that there are two types of people. There is the type of people that know everything there is about God, but they don't have a personal relationship with him. Then there are those people who have a personal relationship with him, but they also witness to others. We are afraid to fitness because we don't think we are going to do something right. We think that we have to be perfect to be a witness, but you see that is not the truth! <BR> <BR> When I heard these word... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:26:57 EST 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