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/ Still working through our problems... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921921 Our household is so stressful right now. I have been having panic attacks, but through it all, I have been working out every day and trying to eat healthy! I refuse to let this set back hold me down! Whatever I decide in the end, will be my consequence, but I know the good Lord will never forsake me no matter what! God bless all of you! Please keep me in your prayers! <em>334</em> <em>247</em> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 3 May 2015 18:04:12 EST Head is spinning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918075 Our family has been in chaos the last couple weeks, and the funny part is, I'm the one that created the chaos! However, I am feeling broken and praying to God that I feel normal again! I have never felt so torn inside of my heart! My mind is saying listen to God and he will guide you, but my heart is leading me in another direction. I just pray that I can allow my head and my heart to catch up to one another so that I can be myself again. <BR> I will draw on the strength of God because I kno... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:59:15 EST In A Time Machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915634 Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go back in time? To be able to do your days over again when you had a bad day and maybe you didn't achieve a certain goal or you just are having one of those days? <BR> I have often wondered what it would be like. This week has been really tough for me! I am not going into details because it's private, but if I had a time machine and I could go back, I wonder would I do it over again differently? My heart tells me I would not, but my mind tells me ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:26:49 EST Happy Easter Everyone! He has Risen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905815 <em>458</em> <em>449</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1703230868.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l782386111.jpg"> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 11:39:19 EST Excited week ahead... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901782 <em>334</em> <em>247</em> <em>104</em> <em>9</em> I am so excited about getting to see my friend a week from tomorrow! It is going to be a great vacation and a much needed break from my routine! My husband is a little upset about it that I am going without him, but I just feel sometimes you need that break. Maybe I'm wrong, but I know there are other couples out there that once in a while they take a break from one another. <BR> Don't get me wrong, I love my husband and I'm happy w... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:59:42 EST Destiny.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897556 You've said it yourself many times, I can do this, and I will do this, but only when I feel I can eat right or exercise every day, but if I can't be a perfectionist, then now just isn't the right time. Do you ever hear yourself saying this when you want to change something in your life? You are trying to give yourself positive self talk, but really it comes out all negative, and you don't believe you can do it! <BR> I found Spark People 5 years ago! I didn't believe I could do it, but I knew... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:24:42 EST God allows it to happen.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893353 I get so many people asking me why do I love God when he allows bad things to happen. Well the truth is, he doesn't really want bad things to happen. Sometimes I believe bad things happen because of the evil in the world and how many thinks with the selfishness instead of their hearts. However, I do believe God allows things to happens sometimes, but for what reason, we don't always know the big picture. I was always brought up to trust God and his understanding more then my own. That is how ... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:03:37 EST One day at a time.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889255 That is what I tell myself when things get difficult. One day at a time! If we try and stuff too much in our head at one time, I think we drive ourselves crazy with the what if's this don't work out, or what if it's not meant to be. I think if we take it one day at a time, and we listen to God as he is speaking to us, he will show us the path to take. He has our best interest at heart every day! He will never forsake us! <BR> Sometimes it's a matter of slowing down to listen when we are so ... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 13:59:34 EST On this journey together.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884881 <em>104</em> I love Spark People! We all have this common desire to live a healthy lifestyle! I love how we all support one another and we keep each other going even at times when we fall! I am very thankful for all of you, and for God pointing me in this direction 5 years ago! I was scared of this journey, but I realized now that God was with me all along, and he never forsakes us! I see that my <em>223</em> never desert me either! You are all wonderful! I am so glad for each and every... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:20:42 EST What's behind Door #1? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880519 Good morning world! I looked outside and was amazed at God's beautiful creations! Not to mention I was over joyed that we escaped the snow yesterday! Don't get me wrong it's beautiful, but I would much rather see the beauty from a television set lol. <BR> <BR> Now you ask what does that have to do with my blog? It really doesn't, but I wanted to start my blog off that way because at times we don't give enough thanks to God for all the wonders around us! <BR> Now, onto my blog. Do you ever h... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:47:06 EST Take note... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876171 I am taking notes this week on areas in my life that need changing. First of all, I have been so stressed out about what is going to happen in my life. I don't give God time to do his work. I am always wondering and my heart is racing. I know he has a wonderful plan for me and it's what's best for me, so why am I always stressing and trying to change it? <BR> <BR> Secondly, I know that I have come long way with Spark People, but I've reached a point where my weight is at a stand still, and ... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:25:44 EST Your inner self....what is it saying? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871849 Do you ever have those days where your inner self is talking to you but you just don't know which way to go? There are days, when we choose to listen when our mind tells us we can get up out of bed, put on our workout clothes and let's go kick some butt, but then there are other days that are not so good! <BR> Today my inner self told me to get out of bed earlier then normal for a Sunday, but I did it anyway because I was excited about doing this new Denise Austin workout! I have been bored w... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:21:46 EST A little bit of snow never hurt anything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867226 My day pretty much consisted of shoveling out the driveway and cleaning off my car, but in between I did manage to do a 53 minute cardiovascular workout and then go back out and shovel some more! All and all, the day has been wonderful! You ask how I can say that after shoveling all this snow? Well, I look at it as another way to get in some exercise! There are always positive ways of looking at things if you just think about it. <BR> Anyway, I think the snow has finally tapered off for now!... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:48:41 EST The facts about good health! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862219 There are so many myths out there when it comes to eating healthy and exercise. There is so much hype about perfection and having to look a certain way! For years, I let that control my thoughts about how I felt when I would look in the mirror! Being on Spark People for the last five years has really taught me a lot about what is truth and what is fiction! It has taught me to do what works best for me and not what works for everyone else! <BR> <BR> The facts about exercise: <BR> 1.) I feel t... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:50:59 EST What a beautiful day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857139 <em>334</em> I got up and eat a healthy breakfast and did a 40 minute kickboxing workout! I even was able to get some cleaning down around the house! It has been a productive day so far! <BR> My blog is going to be short and sweet...my goals for this week are: <BR> 1.)Continue to keep an open mind about other people and not be so quick to judge their intentions. <BR> 2.)Log my food and keep up with others on Spark People <BR> 3.)Forgive myself when I don't always do things perfectly <BR> 4... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:01:02 EST Why am I here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853103 I decided a long time ago that I wasn't going to fall victim to anything in this life if it was something I had control over. If I can make a change in myself and it's for the good, then I will not allow myself to not try because of fear of failure, but knowing that I have to start somewhere in order to get the results I want, and from there I can achieve success! <BR> I am here because I wanted to be a healthy person and I wanted to have more energy for those I love! I am a believer that ou... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:04:16 EST Changes have to be consistant! Not once a year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845831 I used to believe in New Years resolutions, but now I believe that your resolutions have to be daily in order for you to continue to have success! Once you reach one goal, if you don't continue to set small goals into the new year, then you will not succeed! We all have good days and bad days, but the strength we draw from inside us, is what is going to get us over those hurdles! So I am one for setting goals and continuing to do so because that is what helps keep me accountable! So here are ... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:04:07 EST The coach potato in me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832840 <em>33</em> This weekend I had a cardio burnout! I have not been feeling well so Friday I did not work out at all. That is the first time in months that that has happened. So of course I didn't feel great about it, but I was not feeling well, and I felt it was best to take it easy. <BR> Then Saturday came, and that couch potato feeling was still there. I still didn't feel well, and I really didn't want to work out, but I thought maybe if I get up and move around a little bit, then I might f... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:41:04 EST Everything is worth it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829074 <em>234</em> Sometimes in this life frustration sets in, the need to be perfect in all that we do! Then when things don't go as we planned it, we get frustrated and we think that we are failures! <BR> We have to look at the big picture! We have to start somewhere if we are going to get to the top! It doesn't mean along the way we won't have trials, but it just means that we believe in the power to change and we believe in ourselves enough to make that happen! <BR> So many times we mess up... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 11:33:51 EST Caught between impossible and a hard spot.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825459 Have you ever thought at times that either way you look it, the outcome seems impossible? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l953228471.jpg">Then you realize it was the limitations you were putting on yourself <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1127236527.jpg"> <BR> They say nothing in life comes easy, but I believe this is built on fear of the unknown. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1618101144.jpg"> <BR> So do we have choices in life? Yes w... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 22:58:31 EST Life has a funny way..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821848 You ever wonder how life takes those little twists and turns? One minute things are going well, and the next minute something happens and you don't know why? <BR> <BR> I think when you look at your life, and you think about all the things you have done in your life, you realize that there was this little guardian angel sitting on your shoulder trying to direct you down the right road, but at times you were stubborn and you took a different path? <BR> <BR> I believe that we all have desire... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:47:41 EST Getting from here to there....ATTITUDE...DETERMINTATION...FAITH.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817767 Did you get up this morning and change your flat tire? So many of us start out strong with our desires <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453254351.jpg"> <img and what we want to be in this life, but then as time goes on, we are like a tire that just one day gets a hole in it and it goes flat! src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229012185.jpg"> <BR> You can't change your life if you don't have the Passion from inside your heart that drives you to make a change! <img... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:13:20 EST Trick or treat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813647 I loved the sermon today because the pastor talked about how there others in our lives that talk about Jesus but really want us to follow them or they talk about things as thou they are true, but not every spirit that comes to us is from God! We have to be weary of those that come to us and share the future, but then ask are they drawing us closer to God or farther away from him? I believe that there are those out there in the world that are trying to hurt us, that don't care about our well b... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 14:05:36 EST 3 days and counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809628 <em>334</em> I am counting down the days this week because I found out at work that I have two vacation days I had not taken this year and will lose them if I don't take them, so it looks like I get to spend some quality time with the husband this week! He was thrilled! It seems with our busy schedules at home and at work, we seldom get time to really slow down and enjoy each others company. <BR> <BR> The goals I have set for the rest of this week: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 22:25:36 EST 2+2 doesn't equal 3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805295 I have been having a hard time lately with basic goals in my life! Sometimes things should be as simple as your basic math equation, but in my mind, 2+2 has been equaling 3! I do things and wonder how did that happen? I often times have a mind that is always spinning around and I don't know where being so organized when it comes to my house comes from, but I do know that lately I am driving myself in the ground! <BR> The same advice I would give anyone is to slow down, and take things one day... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 21:49:16 EST Fast Forward or Rewind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800950 Do you ever have days where you want to fast forward because life isn't going the way you want it to? <em>40</em> <BR> Either you started the day not eating right or you didn't get in the exercise you wanted? Maybe, something didn't go right at work? Or you are just htting a rough patch and you don't know how to get through it? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l303106646.jpg"> <BR> Maybe no one supports your weight loss journey! Everyone around you is trying to sabitoze ... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:27:56 EST How many times do we tell ourselves... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796910 <em>33</em> How many times do we tell ourselves during a workout that we just can't push it out of the box because it's too hard and we just don't have the motivation to get there! <BR> <em>252</em> BUT THEN...How many times have you then got on Spark People and read the many articles about people who have found success in this journey because they never gave up, and the reached deep inside to find that motivation to keep going! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18092... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:26:15 EST Thinking outside of the box http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792895 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1944819465.jpg">If we all just had the determination to do something different then what we've done before, we would all soar higher then we have ever been! We would go places that were endless! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l501072844.jpg">Kind of like the Seasons that keep coming around and there is no end to them! They may go away for a short time, but then they come back to show us God's beauty time and time again! ... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:32:15 EST Yogie or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788464 <em>334</em> I debated for years on weather or not I wanted to try Yoga. It was one of those things where I thought, "How in the world does this benefit me? I won't burn near the calories that I should, and therefore it won't contribute much to my weight loss. <BR> Years went by and I had tried all other workouts, and then one day I decided, "You know what?" I said to myself. "I do need to try Yoga because it's thinking out of the box and trying something new in my life." What harm could t... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:59:23 EST What will your yes and no be today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784088 <em>334</em> So far today my yes was to 1 serving of shredded wheat and some blueberries along with a small banana for breakfast! <BR> <em>334</em> Yes to a step workout so I can burn off calories that I don't need! <BR> <em>334</em> Yes to this wonderful feeling inside I get that God has blessed us with the financial ability to put new siding on our house! It is looking wonderful and will enable us to refinance and get our rate down lower and maybe even lower our house payment! <e... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:43:10 EST It was an apple kind of a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779916 <em>334</em> I had a great time today going to Tanners Orchard with my Son and while we were there, we saw my Step-Daughter with her Finance and my two Grandchildren! What a joy to be able to have them all in one place! <BR> <BR> We walked around and ate lunch together! We even got in a game of miniature golf which my Grandson was not too bad at for being 4 years old! <BR> <BR> On the food side of it, I had a strawberry smoothie without the whipped cream. Instead of having a hot dog or a... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:54:12 EST Holiday Plans.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770377 <em>334</em> I am just smiling from ear to ear today because we have Todd's Sister here from Maryland and we are enjoying some much needed family time! <BR> <BR> Also, later on we plan on going to a cook out with some friends so that will be a lot of fun! <BR> <BR> My plans to stay on track are to possibly go to the gym today and run on the tread mill! Also, will have to watch what I eat at the cook out. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend! Please remember th... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:53:24 EST Army chants...a mans best friend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766075 Today my Son and I decided to go for a run <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>104</em> in the park. We knew it was a hot one, but we were <em>386</em> determined to do this! We got out there and my Son says to me, "I know how we are going to do this run, we are going to sing the German alphabet as an army chant." I thought it for a second, and then thought that is a great idea! <em>224</em> So every step we took we did the chant and it got us through almost 2 and 1/2... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:07:32 EST Happiness is...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761958 <em>337</em> Looking at your spouse, your best friend and soul mate that you walking down the isle with and seeing them smile back at you! <BR> <em>362</em> Exercising on a regular basis even if you don't feel like it because it just gets your heart pumping and at the end of the workout you feel so good inside because of what you just accomplished! <BR> <em>551</em> Eating a salad, even though you could of had the <em>473</em> because when you put on those jeans that have been sitt... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:41:33 EST Suffering? Is it a good thing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756931 Do you ever look back on your life and the causes that you fought for and then as you sit back and you fight for those causes in your life, you start to see opposition? I think about God and how he died on the cross for our sins! I think about all that suffering! I think about how heartbreaking it was, but he knew this was his calling for his life! <BR> Why do I mention God and his suffering? Today I listened to the church sermon about suffering. The preacher was asking if we actually suffer.... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:00:19 EST Trip to Lincoln.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752419 This is going to be a short blog because I did not get to this until very late in the day. I wanted to share about our trip to Lincoln for our anniversary yesterday. My husband's Grandma took us to Crackel Barrel to eat which is absolutely wonderful because their food taste like Grandma's homemade cooking. Then, we went to Russel Stover's. They have so much chocolate to choose from. <BR> My point to all this is that I did wonderful with my food choices yesterday. When we went to the restaura... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:23:16 EST Can we say blissfullllllllllllll 4 years! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747682 <em>337</em> Today I celebrate 4 wonderful years with my husband Todd! He is an amazing man, not only because he is a faithful husband, but because he has helped raised my Son who is now a teenager with more trials then ever, but I wouldn't change my life for anything! I believe God allows us to be parents because he feels we are capable of teaching them the right paths to take in this world, and sending them out to be wonderful ladies and gentlemen! I believe that is the kind of parents Go... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:48:34 EST Tennessee Happiness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743791 We finally arrived home from our family trip to Paris Tennessee. We had a great time visiting with my husband's Aunt and our friends Kerri and Mike were there at the same time so it was a lot of fun! We spent the day together out on the river! I have not been on the river in so long and I forgot how peaceful it is! It was so calming after the three weeks at home I have been dealing with. I really needed the time away! Here are some pictures of our day on the lake! <BR> <img src="http://phot... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:30:26 EST A month full of happiness.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737852 <em>334</em> This month has been one happy moment right after the other! <BR> This weekend I was able to spend some time with my friend Amy whom I haven't been able to go out with in a year! We both have such busy lives! It was great to share our Birthdays together like we do every year. Her Birthday is in June and mine is in July! We have been best friends for almost 11 years! She was my rock when my Son's Dad left me all those years ago. If it wasn't for her, I might not be here today ta... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:34:20 EST Here's to getting to know your Spark Friends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733159 I borrowed this from CLAIREINPARIS! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1101800752.jpg"> <BR> What is my favorite Season? Well, it's certainly not Winters in Illinois, but I will take the Summer we are having any day! I love being outdoors and I am just not one who likes to run in the Winter! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144249855.jpg"> <BR> What is my biggest accomplishment? Well, right now I would have to say it's bei... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 14:46:42 EST Prayers are most appreciated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728686 Tonight I struggle with such strong emotion about the issues that are going on here in our household. We just find out my 14 year old Son has been doing Marijuana, and I guess I am just disappointed more then anything. I had such high hopes for him. I know that this doesn't mean it's the end of his life, or that he won't turn it around because he is only 14, but it doesn't sound like he realizes that dangers of using it or why it's not appropriate at his age. I just keep praying for him and n... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:26:01 EST Short but sweet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723288 <em>334</em> Today the weather is so beautiful outside! What a great day for my husband and I to go to the Old English Fair! We do this every year and we even dress up for the event! <BR> <BR> My goals for this week are to continue to get in at least 8 cups of water and at least 40 minutes of exercise every day! I have been doing Yoga on Sundays so hopefully I will get to do that again this week! I plan on continuing to examine my goals and see what needs to be updated! <BR> <BR> I hope... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:44:24 EST Happy Father's Day to all of you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718472 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have to raise your children all on your own without having your spouse there beside you? There are many women out there who act as "Fathers" and "Mothers" and it isn't an easy job! I am speaking from experience, but God gives us the strength we need as single Mother's to move forward and do the best we can to set a Godly example for our children. <BR> If you are one of the fortunate ones that has a spouse, then you know how important it is to r... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:41:24 EST Life is always changing.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713726 My 14 year old Son and I were talking the other night, and he said something doesn't feel right Mom, things seem too out of the ordinary. I think what he was referring to is all the changes he is going through recently graduating from Middle School and moving onto High School. He is talking about his relationships and how things always seem to change. <BR> I explained that life is ever changing, and that we all go through changes, but it's how we accept these changes that determines weather ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:51:37 EST Closing the gap between your fears and your reality! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708346 I used to be afraid to look in he mirror because I always saw this person that was fat and I didn't feel great about myself. I would often say that there is no way I am ever going to reach my goals! I would tell myself this every day and you know what? Pretty soon I started believing it! I allowed my fears to take over my body, and then before long my mind believed it! It is never easy to let go of your fears to make your dreams a reality. Life is so full of chances, some we take, we wished w... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:16:34 EST Never forgetting our soldiers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702777 <em>67</em> What a beautiful Memorial holiday weekend! It is a time to be with family and friends and to do the things we can't normally get done otherwise! I love being able to say I don't have to do laundry today because I have a three day weekend and I will get his done, or I can do more with my Son because we don't always have the quality time together that we need! <BR> However, through all the relaxation and spending time with my friends and family, I never forget the fallen soldiers ... Sun, 25 May 2014 12:17:06 EST Weekly goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697658 <em>334</em> What a beautiful day it is outside! I went for a <em>250</em> run and just enjoyed all of my surroundings! I hope to get in another race one day soon, but until then I will continue to drink more water and continue to exercise and eat right! I want life to be simple and that is how I have always been! <BR> <BR> Love this life, because it's the only life you will ever have! Live it to the fullest because God wants you to be all you can be! Love others no matter what because... Sun, 18 May 2014 12:30:29 EST God made beautiful Mother's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692658 <em>334</em> God truly did make us unique in every way! He build us to be all kinds of things, doctors, housekeepers, taxi drivers, teachers, caregivers, multitaskers and the list goes on! <BR> He made us to be strong for our children and our Spouses, Family and Friends! He gave us a great blessing and that is our children! I see myself in my Son every day when I look at him, and I wouldn't trade this for the world! <BR> I have set out to do a challenge and that is to spend more time with ... Sun, 11 May 2014 13:29:28 EST Fitness Fantasy.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687383 <em>334</em> Today was back to the gym for me and my Son and I loved it! Not only do I get to spend time with him ,but I feel so motivated when I come to the gym! When you look around there is nothing but motivation starting you in the face saying come on you can do this! So today I got on the Eliptical for 42 minutes and I ran on it the whole time and I was able to get up to level 20 which is the highest the machine will go! <BR> Plus, I have been finding a lot of different workouts on yo... Sun, 4 May 2014 18:19:51 EST Priceless Memories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681743 I am enjoying time with family! I haven't got much done in the way of tracking, but who can resist this adorable face! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1207759531.jpg">! We are headed back home tomorrow, but the plus side of that is coming home to a new bathroom and gettting back into a routine. <em>334</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:37:34 EST