DGFOWLER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DGFOWLER DGFOWLER'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/ What does have a blessed day mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956198 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75d794ba-2cee-4976-81de-cf41188fc16e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In general to tell someone to have a blessed day is saying you hope they experience favor in every area of need... to say this to an enemy can be best define by the scripture Romans 12:20 "Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head." <BR> <BR> That's pretty bizarre don't you think? I'd rather say "God B... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 06:57:44 EST The Morning After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955774 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a6b1b3c-4f3f-4f5a-afd6-3bffa01dcdeb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes indeed it is the morning after the Fourth of July. I hope you enjoyed your day with family and friends. And now.. of course it's back to the grind of working out, eating right and all that goes with living a healthy lifestyle. It is a good thing we have another day to begin again. There is always another day to begin new. And if there isn't than you will mostly likely be singing song... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 10:17:21 EST What does the Fourth of July really mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955274 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b47d07ad-c4a4-4115-8c22-bb98d730a40c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> While sharing this time with friends and family, remember what the Fourth of July truly stands for. The Fourth of July is our country's birthday. That was the day our country's founders declared independence from Great Britain. This meant they would no longer follow the orders of Britain's king. To do this was extremely dangerous. At the time, Britain had one of the world's strongest armies,... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 08:14:49 EST Yep I did it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954772 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0344bb96-270a-475b-ba03-fb21334b431c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you read my last blog What to do? What to do? You may remember after a meeting at work my 40 hour work week was dropped to 32. For me this is a loss of 465.28 a month. My co-worker Alex and I reviewed the schedule. We revised it and came up with a way for her and I to both get our 40 hours back a week. We are still considered full time at 32, but staying at 40 allows for her and I ... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 06:22:54 EST What to do? what to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953730 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15cadf32-480d-4422-9a22-7ad72e9d4e18.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday during a meeting at work the full time employees (40 hr work week) were told we would no longer be working 40 but 32 hours a week instead. We are not losing our benefits which is the only good thing I can see about this. Needless to say I, myself, am losing $465.28 a month in income. I don't know where they expect us to come up with these lost wages and I more or less said some ... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:23:27 EST Water has receeded http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953157 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99f6b5b3-cc73-43a4-9c96-f7dee752af7c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Remember yesterday I posted my basement had about 2 - 3 feet of water in it and I had a cold shower because we had to turn off the water heater so it wouldn't get ruined? This morning the water is down to about 1 inch but I still had to take a cold shower.. <em>334</em> My son-in-law didn't want to take a chance lighting it again until it had time to dry out a bit more. He's going to li... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:27:18 EST Nothing like some flooding and a cold shower to wake you up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952549 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08d2fded-6c86-41d2-a4bc-e5882b2ed604.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was woke up last night by my daughter.. mom the water heater isn't working. The water is only lukewarm. Upon further discovery we found out we had about 2 to 3 feet of water in the basement. My son-in-law came over around 11 pm last night and turned the water heater off and unplugged it so it wouldn't get ruined (still have no guarantees that it isn't). Today we have to buy a sub-pump ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:24:10 EST Faithful Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952085 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3cab918-9590-4f51-aeeb-9415a34dfb9d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am being a faithful servant. I signed up for work today which I will be doing, but in the process I lose my church time. I miss that when I have to work. But yet I will be faithful and attend after this because this is my last Sunday I have picked up. I am slowly but surely getting some of my overwhelming doctor bills out of the way and it's only taken me a year to do it. I pay out $22... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 06:35:07 EST I don't feel like doing anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951172 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae4456e0-03dd-41be-83e8-d580046a683b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's true, I don't feel like doing anything. Not exercising, not tracking my food, nothing!!!! <BR> <BR> I've felt this way a few days. I don't know what type of rut I'm in but I don't like it. <BR> <BR> I know I am the only that can change it up. I know that only I can make a difference for myself. I read a friends blog today and she's down about 80 lbs in the past year. I'm down abo... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:53:16 EST Are you paying too much at the grocery store? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950633 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2543eabd-8279-4b22-8ad0-d388271ab525.jpg"> <BR> <BR> While I was surfing the internet this morning I ran across this article. How many of these can you say you are guilty of doing? <BR> <BR> 10 Ways Supermarkets Trick You Into Spending More Money <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodn<BR>ews/10-ways-supermarkets-trick-you-int<BR>o-spending-more-money/ss-BBleWiS </link> <BR> <BR> I keep telling myself today is going to be a good... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:25:09 EST Zoe Has Been Found Safe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950106 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b56d8a5-e942-46a2-9e38-21eb88b974f6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I want to thank everyone for the prayers for Zoe Belle Rhoads that I posted for yesterday. We got word yesterday that she has been found and is safe. Her family is on their way to get her in North Carolina. I do not know the specifics as to how she was found other than she has been. Thank you once again. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/acb0431e-dbe9-468d-b7b5-... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:26:20 EST Bottled Water Recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949571 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/debed48e-a19f-413a-ad62-c4d99832d357.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is something we should all be looking in to if we use bottled water. The superchill water is sold where I live. I did not however have any of the recall lot numbers. <BR> <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/put-down-t<BR>hat-bottled-water-right-now/ar-AAbYtph </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am adding a picture today of a young girl in our area that is missing. She is 15 years old an... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 06:12:55 EST Never Look Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948992 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cde2717c-9307-4602-8f4a-ed3589b854fb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I hope your weekend was a great one whether you had to work or just kicked back and relaxed. Either way you were alive to see another day right? Be thankful <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I want to touch base on never looking back. All of the days we spend in regret we need to change that. We need to forget them. They are in the past and cannot be changed. We can us... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:28:55 EST WooHoo.. It's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947580 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2bc61559-3692-46fe-a014-869dad55e3a1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I enjoy everyday that I wake up that God provides but I really enjoy my Friday knowing my work week is almost over as soon as I get through working 8am to 4pm. It's amazing how rejuvenating one can feel when it gets closer to having two days off of work.. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It has rained almost all week here. I live by the Maumee River and its banks are overflowing. I'm not quite ... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 06:35:34 EST Be kind to yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947044 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6109b867-9f76-47e2-847c-a07a0973e71a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday everyone. I hope your day is everything you want it to be. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Although I cannot take credit for this blog it is certainly worth sharing. <BR> <BR> How to be kind to yourself <BR> <link>www.thechangeblog.com/how-to-be-kind<BR>-to-yourself/ </link> <BR> <BR> We are so quick to be kind to others. Sometimes we forget about ourselves. Today try t... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:11:29 EST Stepping off the scales and into a new life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946477 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7827bdd1-dcee-4214-ba46-e7b5c718a6d2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you obsessed with the scales? Are they only thing you think about throughout the day? <BR> <BR> Time to get off of them and realize there are other things that you can test for losing that weight. The first of course is you are getting healthier. Who doesn't want to be healthy right? Of course we can't forget having to buy new clothes because the inches have suddenly disappeared fr... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:32:24 EST Hungry For a Big Mac? You Won’t Be After You Read These Gross Facts (8 Pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946225 Bet you didn't know this did ya? Sounds like pretty good reasons to no longer eat out. Especially number 6# Prescription drugs... that's scary <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Hungry For a Big Mac? You Won’t Be After You Read These Gross Facts (8 Pics) <link>www.healthy-holistic-living.com/hung<BR>ry-for-a-big-mac-you-wont-be-after-you<BR>-read-these-10-dirty-facts.html </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:29:27 EST It's gonna be a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945913 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e3a2289-1915-42d5-964b-86f28e56a65a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It has to be a good day. Why? Because I choose it to be. I woke up! How about you, what are your plans? Mine will be work of course, 8a-4p. Then who knows what the day has in store for me. Exercise, good eating are a few of the things I plan on as well. MY body. A temple of the Holy Spirit. How exciting is that? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.co... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:39:28 EST The Shocking Things Your Birthday Says About Your Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945330 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f668d28b-52d5-4906-ab99-23a37ffa125c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I'm going to share yet another article. Please keep in mind that his is only years of data collection but may hold some results you may find astounding. <BR> <BR> The Shocking Things Your Birthday Says About Your Health <BR> <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/the<BR>-shocking-things-your-birthday-says-ab<BR>out-your-health/ar-BBl37EK </link> <BR> <... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:23:23 EST Thursday, a day closer to Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943278 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58c95ff4-55fc-4330-8424-9dabd3eee394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I don't have anything to say and that is all I have to say about that. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/785d24ad-440f-4833-b6a5-107d6b5ec4f2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for Kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08f5d70f-51be-494c-9c3e-d69f2ced16fb.jpg"> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:10:51 EST 10 Exercises That Are A Total Waste Of Your Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942726 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4aa1beb4-bb3f-4dcb-a13b-7e111c17c18d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 10 Exercises That Are A Total Waste Of Your Time <BR> <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/strength/10<BR>-exercises-that-are-a-total-waste-of-y<BR>our-time/ar-BBkmYsK#page=1 </link> <BR> <BR> You can read this link and see the actual thoughts behind the article and why some of them are a waste of time. What I liked is they actually gave you alternatives that prove to be more useful. ... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:18:59 EST 7 Tips for Finding Weight-Loss-Friendly Foods at the Grocery Store http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942144 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88b90e28-1f50-4761-b3ff-6568544715aa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I always like healthy tips who doesn't. Found this great article for your viewing pleasure. I'll give you highlights but click the link for further reading. <BR> <BR> <link>www.theactivetimes.com/7-tips-findin<BR>g-weight-loss-friendly-foods-grocery-s<BR>tore </link> <BR> <BR> 1. Shop mainly around the perimeter of the store. <BR> 2) Put lots of foods without labels in your cart. <BR>... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 06:03:20 EST How to slow down and see the life in front of you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941553 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83d10a94-1f7f-442e-8cfa-03c9a524718f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Admit it, you live life in the fast lane right? So, how can you slow down and see the life in front of you and not let it pass you by? I found a great article and wanted to share....How many do you think will work for you? <BR> <BR> The 10 Essential Rules for Slowing Down and Enjoying Life More <BR> <BR> <link>zenhabits.net/the-10-essential-rules<BR>-for-slowing-down-and-enjoying-life-m... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 06:16:53 EST And so my Sunday begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941031 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9c11de9-ddef-4f83-97a9-7090b1e4a214.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's another work day for me. I only have 1 more Sunday to work in June and I am done. That also means I can get back to my normal routine and start attending church on Sundays. I sure have missed it. I'm being a team player at work (or so I have been told), but that doesn't take away the fact that I miss my church family. <BR> <BR> I'm in a Challenge right now in my "Keep Walking With ... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 06:27:41 EST Happy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940588 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/507a94f9-f231-48af-b0d2-4b99d9629216.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I pray you all have an enjoyable day. Don't do anything I wouldn't do because I'm not there to enjoy it with you <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d072f979-8254-48c6-b8c4-e3b7c9a9b6e4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe731462-75ec-43ba... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 08:07:12 EST Finally Friday, That's All I Have To Say About That http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940020 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be29c033-9d62-49f5-a2cd-8b236cd6e7cb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3e97912-d1df-42a0-a1b6-b6901f4c9a0f.png"> <BR> Day six for me at work this week. I have Saturday off which I'll spend with my BF, Mike. Then comes Sunday where I will start another six day week. Sure wish they'd get these positions filled soon. I want to get back to going to church again regularly. <BR> <BR> What are you weekend plans? ... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 06:06:26 EST Act Your Age http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939444 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce608fb0-6d29-4607-ba5f-d0131690d1b9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How many of you remember hearing "Act Your Age" when you were growing up? I know I did. But sometimes it's fun not too. Let go and let your spirit be your driving force. Play in the yard, play in the dirt, jump in a mud puddle. Just let yourself go. Have fun!!!!!! After all, how can I act an age I've never been before? <BR> <BR> Motivation Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 06:58:45 EST How do you define your inner strength? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938876 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf9ace37-d9b0-4c56-b6ee-33a2b3c68f74.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Wiktionary defines inner strength as; Integrity of character; resoluteness of will; mental resistance to doubt or discouragement. <BR> <BR> How do you define your own inner strength? For me it's many different ways. My spirituality is my biggest. Many depend on their family & friends. I've been pretty much on my own since I was 17. I had to rely a lot on myself and God to get me th... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 06:37:30 EST Prayers for my momma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938285 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5bd7bd2-295f-4c7e-bdb6-ad470dea5d12.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My mom fell on Saturday. She uses a walker. She was coming out of the restroom and her knee gave out. She fell into her hospital bed. She has severe bruising and a lump on her head about the size of a tennis ball. I'm so surprised they didn't keep her even for observation. She didn't have any broken bones and the cat scan turned out good. The doc told her she was built like a mac truck.... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 06:23:55 EST Waiting For the Weekend to Return http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937659 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14979e71-8d9e-45ac-9ef8-1ab0396581d8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday morning everyone. Since it seems like I didn't have a weekend off I'm wondering if someone can please return the one I missed? <BR> <BR> All joking aside it's just another manic Monday. I have to orientate yet another new girl. Hoping she catches on as quickly as the others because it's a bummer when you try to orientate new people and you are already short staffed. <BR> <B... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 06:24:42 EST 15 Simple Money-Saving Strategies for Storing and Preparing Food at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937106 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1c899ce-eadf-44f4-837b-22f8d72560d6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are lots of strategies for saving money on food – these are just 15 of them. The key message to take home here is that if you take charge of your food spending, you have a lot of options for trimming your expenses. <BR> <BR> I wish I could take credit for this article but since I can't here is the amazing link to look at these 15 money-saving strategies. <BR> <BR> <link>www.thesi... Sun, 31 May 2015 06:14:14 EST 102 Things to Do for Free on Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936656 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e0b1efc-137b-4a49-a12d-79c395ab379d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ran across this amazing blog about what you can do for free on Saturdays. Of course it could be completed any day of the week but these folks chose their day as Saturday. <BR> <BR> This is their main idea on what they wanted to do ~ <BR> <BR> "For the last few months, my wife and I have been doing something every other weekend or so that we call a “money-free” weekend, in an effort t... Sat, 30 May 2015 08:27:19 EST People Who Share Your Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936081 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6f5f4dd-b4c6-4ec7-b31b-9ed7a3982ac4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you ever thought about your journey and how you are going to get there? Are you going on your own or are you bringing other people with you? <BR> <BR> If you are doing it by yourself you may be struggling harder than you have to. Who doesn't like a word of encouragement? I know I do. Our families and friends can provide us with those much needed phrases. Something as simple as "Yo... Fri, 29 May 2015 06:00:27 EST Charity Starts at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37882874-8740-4207-8d22-ebbf03d1c4a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love to read. I found this on Liftbump and wanted to share it with everyone. <BR> <BR> <link>www.liftbump.com/2015/05/61471-after<BR>-witnessing-a-sad-encounter-between-a-<BR>sales-clerk-a-homeless-man-she-did-som<BR>ething-about-it/?utm_source=facebook&u<BR>tm_medium=organic&utm_content=liftbump<BR>&utm_campaign=gooddeeds </link> <BR> <BR> One thought of kindness grew. It wasn't ... Thu, 28 May 2015 06:39:47 EST Wonderful Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934973 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7f25c39-94db-4eac-9946-fbaf7671d795.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I came across this article while surfing MSN this morning. <BR> <BR> 7 Best Foods for Rapid Weight Loss <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/weightloss/<BR>7-best-foods-for-rapid-weight-loss/ar-<BR>BBk57P6 </link> <BR> <BR> I enjoy some of these foods, others I'm not too thrilled about. But one thing I noticed that all have in common, they're all natural with no preservatives. So....... Wed, 27 May 2015 06:57:27 EST What True Weight Really Looks Like http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934351 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1d39995-e4f5-409e-833c-b52e68c3095d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> STOP comparing yourself to others! Our bodies are ALL different... What you weigh is not as important as how you feel. Celebrate your uniqueness, there is only one YOU! ~ Brett Hoebel <BR> <BR> Each and every one of these ladies weight 154 lbs. Do you see the difference? It's because of their height and maybe even their ages. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b... Tue, 26 May 2015 05:57:49 EST From the Inside Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933395 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80e1f3e4-4383-415c-b4b5-05564217d471.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e49543df-0ba3-4a71-9950-f6c9520cef70.png"> <BR> <BR> It is what is in the inside of US wanting to come out that will make a difference. The desires of OUR hearts. The desire to become something more. This is what will change US. The more WE change, the more WE will see greater things happening to US. WE must of course WORK for it. Nothi... Sun, 24 May 2015 09:27:14 EST Raise of Hands, Who's Been Here Too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932895 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94b76cc5-afe3-4986-b577-ba495753ac79.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/228614b5-661e-41b1-abc3-a0f6e8335182.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay folks honestly who has been here? You know you offer yourself a chance to have a meal one time a week so you don't cheat, but....are you really still cheating yourself? <BR> <BR> How counterproductive is this? We fall off of the wagon; jump back on, sometimes to only fall back off a... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:49 EST A New Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932363 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/caaa0fd2-ba10-41ac-abd5-6d9548145d57.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A New Thing: <BR> <BR> That's what this new challenge will bring me. It will bring me a renewal of old goals revised. It will bring me peace of mind and warmth in my heart. <BR> <BR> This is not a new, new thing, but rather and old one revised, revisited and restructured. <BR> <BR> After all a journey isn't a journey without some sidetracks. It's not about where you are but where you... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:48:15 EST How My Cat's Snoring Led To This Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931805 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faaa5efe-7f4e-4d8f-acd6-42c295ace932.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning. As I was praying last night my <em>240</em> snoring distracted me. But it was a good distraction. I was thinking how content he is because I give him everything he needs. He doesn't have to worry about where he's going to get his food, vet care, lovin' or where he's going to sleep at night. And of course.. the Lord was pointing me towards a particular verse in the Bible... Thu, 21 May 2015 06:41:08 EST When God’s Assignments Feel Almost Impossible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931204 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae11f97c-f7b0-4942-8533-592517cc54a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm joining a new challenge on my team. I mentioned it yesterday in my blog. I'm going to put God first in my life, especially this eating thing. There I said it. I'm putting HIM first, not me. That means for me more devotional time (which I'm lacking in), more church time (I go when work allows or if I'm not busy with something else). And I have to ask myself why does this seem like s... Wed, 20 May 2015 06:29:28 EST The Verse That Made Me Cringe (1 Corinthians 6:19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930612 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a4fbc8c7-7989-4723-9e2c-95bdb4089f1a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't do many challenges. I have decided to do one with my team "Keep Walking With Jesus". SUMMER S.P.A.R.K. CHALLENGE - YOUR BODY/HIS TEMPLE. I've always struggled with 1 Corinthians 6:19. King James Bible <BR> What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? <BR> <BR> Now I'd like to think that my body is... Tue, 19 May 2015 07:05:57 EST Monday Tidbits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929965 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d93933c6-a924-48a3-9251-f94b07f6efe8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I ran across a few articles I wanted to share with everyone. The first is what county is the most unhealthiest in each state. (I was happy to not see my county in Ohio, but saddened that Ohio even has one) <BR> <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/th<BR>e-unhealthiest-county-in-each-state/ss<BR>-BBjC35h#image=36 </link> <BR> <BR> Also which county in the US is the healthiest.... Mon, 18 May 2015 06:39:05 EST Sunday, family day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929519 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4cb3ccc1-03c3-4ebb-8bd5-65697b592192.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday is always family day at moms. Anyone can go. Just bring a dish (with food in it). The girls take turns doing the dishes. If you don't have a special day set aside to do something like this you should. Cherish the time you get to spend with your family. You never know when they might not be there. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a satisfying week. I hope that you were able to meet y... Sun, 17 May 2015 09:43:07 EST TGIF (Thank God I'm Fabulous) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928464 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/188aa7f7-5534-4d6c-9723-78524b2a9ef6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Orientation has been going very well for our new Call Center staff. They started on Monday and I already have them answering telephones. They will have another 8 hrs today on first shift and next week move to second shift which will be the regular shift they will be working. I'm so thankful we finally have someone to fill all of the holes in the schedule. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of ... Fri, 15 May 2015 07:13:00 EST Happy Teeth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927896 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/204a5297-e98b-482d-a3ea-0fcb6df44774.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e9399e87-7d41-47dc-9bac-fd725d3645da.jpg"> <BR> Are your teeth happy? Do you take care of them like you do the rest of your body? I have lacked in dental care. I'm willing to admit it. Growing up we never went to the dentist. By the time I was 17 I already had a tooth pulled. Being a single mom up till I was 31 I would go on and of... Thu, 14 May 2015 07:05:10 EST Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Guess What Day It Is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927330 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d34db2b-b039-4650-90f3-561eeb21a9b5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay so I'm reading this Spark Article this morning about balance, you can read it here <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1377&utm_source=spark<BR>people&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=e<BR>xercise-of-the-day </link> <BR> <BR> Now mind you I could see all kind of funny scenarios running through my head. I do not have good balance, period! I would like to th... Wed, 13 May 2015 06:55:56 EST Finally we have new staff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926737 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d92afbc3-1986-4443-a701-395ae910984b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First of all I wanted to thank everyone who commented on how beautiful my two daughters are. They are even more beautiful on the inside. I wish you could see that side of them as well. <BR> <BR> WooHoo...After working short for the past 3 months we finally hired two new people. Today I start the orientation for the Call Center where I am at. There will be a full week of phone training t... Tue, 12 May 2015 06:11:09 EST How was your Mother's Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926172 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1425184545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a very nice Mother's Day. I have two grown daughters. Kishwa (keesha) is 37 and Angie is 32. Kishwa gave me a $50 gift certificate for Amazon and Angie gave me a sterling silver cat necklace. So pretty. I love my daughters equally but they are always telling me they are the favorite. Of course I usually reply to Kishwa with you'll always be my first (which remains a very safe reply) and Angie comes bac... Mon, 11 May 2015 07:00:24 EST Sometime Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925260 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1538034716.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You ever have those days where all you want to do is just say sometime? That's my today. Sometime I'll get around to weed eating, sometime I'll get around to doing the rest of the laundry. Sometime. I suppose it could be because I've put in 103 hours in the past two weeks. 23 more than I normally get. I'm tired, I'm cranky and I just found out as well that my b/f doesn't feel good and I won't be seeing him ei... Sat, 9 May 2015 10:02:52 EST