IAM_HIS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IAM%5FHIS IAM_HIS'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/ Being up to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883158 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1917721738.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had my RA doctor appointment. What I heard and was told gave me another challenge in life. And, I truly can say that aging is not for wimps! My from my neck to my hips, my RA is being very aggressive. That explains all my pain. Now, I have to workout a new diet as well as add new exercises to my daily routine. <BR> <BR> Here I go, moving forward. Growing stronger as a person and giving it my ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:24:32 EST Something Different http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878642 In today's world it is easy to get involved in the demands of work and family, it might feel that there’s not much time left over for you. Perhaps you even feel guilty about taking time for yourself – after all, shouldn’t you be spending that time with your kids, or your spouse, or your in-laws? <BR> <BR> We all need time to rest and recharge. And that is what I am doing. After years of pushing myself to the point of getting run down, I am finally taking a real break just for me. <BR> <BR... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:27:21 EST A Gift to Always Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875097 Here is another holiday that has gotten tainted by commercialism, Valentine's Day. For some, it is a day for feeling sad because they are not a couple. And I can see how this happens with all the "couples advertising". But this is not what Valentine's Day is, nor what it is about. So let's start kicking the commercialism out and put back the love of others. <BR> <BR> Valentine's Day is about showing service and love to others. It's a day to call a friend to let them know that you car... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:12:34 EST Did you overlook something important? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873526 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l569590857.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Don't overlook an opportunity to make a difference, no matter how small is appears to you. It may be a big thing to someone. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:37:05 EST You think what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871152 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1343955237.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1393006370.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What are you thinking today? Sat, 7 Feb 2015 10:02:54 EST Okay, to do ask why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870410 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1338670757.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes I need to remind myself. <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 00:26:08 EST A Most Precious Gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868498 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1132956719.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A meaningful friendship is one of the most precious gifts to be found. I treasure my close friends—those who: <BR> <BR> Are there when other’s walk out <BR> Help me grow <BR> Love me in spite of my issues <BR> Make me laugh and let me cry <BR> Have the ability to REALLY listen <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1381733795.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The need to be fully heard... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:11:05 EST Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l70524129.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is say that I need to be child like, not childish. So, if I am to be child like, than I ask to ask my Heavenly Father to show me and guide to what I must do. And I have to say, many times I have forgotten this. And many times I have not succeeded in my plans. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:34:57 EST Do you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861658 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1616233368.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you think about what you say before you say it, or what you write? <BR> <BR> When we write to a spark person, it is not easy because our words may not come across the way me truly mean. That's why it is so important to think about our choice of words. And to ask the writer what they meant if we have any doubt. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:52:43 EST What makes you happy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860397 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l197696731.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l885529786.jpg"> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:10:33 EST Can you believe this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855753 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l174595292.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every where we turn, someone is telling us how we should look, or dress, what size we should be. I am tired of hearing this. Plus, I know me, I cannot begin to lose weight until I start feeling good about me. <BR> <BR> So today I printed this out and put it up on my bathroom mirror. However, I want to share this with you. There has to be someone out there, like me, who needs to hear these words. And, perhap... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:53:02 EST It Starts with Just One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854560 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141925597.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our opportunity to help someone does not have to big or extraordinary. A simple smile or enjoy your day", letting someone ahead of you who you can see is in a hurry, or lending a helping hand to your neighbor. <BR> <BR> Just one act of helping kindness can make the world a better place. Just thin if we all did this everyday? Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:30:59 EST Why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851123 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l864691515.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Crying is for the strong, yet we have been told it's for the weak. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:22:32 EST Something I need to remember at times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848238 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2041678340.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes I can forget this. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 02:28:24 EST This is a special time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844559 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1751130386.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is what I wish for you. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 09:26:38 EST 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840100 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1264557225.jpg"> May I remember this! Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:48:38 EST A Christmas Present for Jesus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834077 A Christmas Present for Jesus <BR> By William Gaultiere <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1491280158.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The magi gave gifts to Jesus on the first Christmas. Do you have a gift to give Jesus for Christmas? <BR> <BR> We give presents to many family and friends and they give gifts to us – it’s a wonderful tradition. But in the midst of all our Christmas festivities we may forget that its Jesus’ birthday we’re celebrating. How are we giving him a pr... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:54:42 EST How Can I Change? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832234 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1078828209.jpg"> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:32:25 EST The Perfect Christmas Gifts to Give This Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829178 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361564755.jpg"> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 17:03:00 EST Gotta Change My Attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828033 Today I am to start a new job. Well, my husband took my car keys to work with him in his jacket pocket. Right now I am waiting for him to bring them to me. So I am feeling anxious and wondering if they will decide not to hire me. <BR> <BR> I am keeping this in mind! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1826035086.jpg"> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:51:55 EST My Christmas List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825979 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l506107724.jpg"> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 19:08:26 EST This is a special time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824879 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1630444695.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Advent is a special time. We prepare for the coming of the Messiah, Emmanuel. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:06:52 EST We Gather Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823747 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2055437955.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1271138856.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My prayers are with everyone today and their families. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:22:41 EST What do you say to others? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822968 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956634935.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now quickly it is to see what's not right. Perhaps it time to spend more time seeing what is right. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:52:49 EST Should I believe everything you tell me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821694 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l797477438.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1247015593.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, I am beautiful, not everyone can see it because they let others tell them what to value. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:02:35 EST Wanted to show you the snow where I live http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819080 When I said that we get snow where I live, I wasn't kidding. Thought you might like to see our snow right now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1880456844.jpg"> <BR> poor dogs have to wait until we dig out <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l122751582.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1117743279.jpg"> <BR> we are not allowed to drive; many of the roads are closed <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:32:10 EST A goal for all of us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817657 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l892257210.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:43:08 EST Thank You Veterans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814701 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l744135873.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:59:58 EST Why can't we see the truth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813093 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1637359895.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Perhaps things would be easier if we really believe we are a real miracle that is beautiful. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:39:10 EST Why Do I Make It So Hard? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810729 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1948785800.jpg"> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 13:35:31 EST The time is this moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808555 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l186303451.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Why do I get so busy sometimes doing things that really do not matter? I am now working on slowing down and enjoying life instead of just doing things. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 09:12:51 EST Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801474 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l915370681.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recently pain has been my 24/7 champion. And because I am a very normal person, I felt some very normal emotions, like frustration as well as feeling a little down. However, I know that these emotional feelings cannot dominate my thoughts. Instead, I need to be more positive. <BR> <BR> I am believing in better days. In other words, I have hope. I realize that everything good in life begins with hope. Hope ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:34:47 EST It's time for a change! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786879 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2112162305.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is something I need to remember. I have my PhD in criticizing me. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:41:28 EST A Lesson Learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784394 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1383440675.jpg"> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:28:19 EST A way to make it simple http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780528 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l743702209.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to simplify both your life and housekeeping. While you enrich your life. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:04:44 EST What's next? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775230 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l724452290.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow, I am thinking about my next step and actually feel excited. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 15:08:37 EST Don't! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774009 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l202905050.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every now and then, I need to remember this. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:34:26 EST In Memory of My Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770902 The Deacon at my church was someone you liked immediately. He had a smile that was contagious, plus a mysterious way of making you feel very special the second you met him. After being in his presence for a few minutes, you knew he had a very intimate relationship with the Lord. Plus you felt his genuine loving spirit and especially enjoyed his ability to make you laugh. Everyone who knew him, called him Deacon Bill with a very respectful and loving tone in their voices. <BR> <BR> On Sat... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:30:47 EST What Does the Word Labor Mean to You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770006 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1120278319.jpg"> <BR> <BR> God bless America and help us work to keep our country One Nation Under God, with liberty and justice for all. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:30:46 EST Sometimes I need to ask for help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764912 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1581582874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My emotions and desires can blind me at times and I miss seeing what truly matters...my faith and Trust in our Lord. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:56:50 EST Do you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762492 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l555455946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This makes living a healthy life-style a lot easier for me. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:27:51 EST What to do when it gets tough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761662 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1464529567.jpg"> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:10:00 EST Who do you say you are? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760671 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1070953138.jpg"> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:22:46 EST Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759101 I came across this inspiring story in October of 2012. James K. Flanagan shared a lifetime of wisdom and experience in this letter to his five grandchildren. It was written just months before he unexpectedly died of a heart attack. <BR> <BR> Dear Ryan, Conor, Brendan, Charlie, and Mary Catherine, <BR> <BR> My wise and thoughtful daughter Rachel urged me to write down some advice for you, the important things that I have learned about life. I am beginning this on 8 April 2012, the eve of my... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:36:34 EST It's time to stop making excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758019 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l669750725.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:06:36 EST What is your choice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756944 Is it healthy or poison? This may sound harsh, however, what you put in your mouth is either good for your health or detrimental to it. <BR> <BR> If you make small changes in what you eat today, you can have a healthier life. What I am now asking myself is, "Do I value me? Do I really respect me? Am I eating to nourish my body? Will this make me healthier?" <BR> <BR> Think about my NEEDING TO, MUST DO, CANNOT DO did not work for me. Instead thinking about caring for myself and re... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:23:51 EST Can You Make a Difference? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753579 One At A Time <BR> <BR> Sometimes it can feel as if no matter what we do, we can't make a difference. The world is so big and I'm just one small person, how can my actions really matter? <BR> <BR> If you've ever felt this way, I hope the following story puts a smile on your face. <BR> <BR> The Starfish Story <BR> <BR> Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he saw a young man. He noticed this person kept leaning down, pic... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:33:18 EST Nothing like it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747263 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1236365994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091971202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There's nothing like reading for me. I can go any place in the world, meet people from all walks of life and become much richer in my knowledge of life. Reading a good book keeps my mind happy and healthy. <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:40:31 EST NOW IS THE TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745408 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1413673634.jpg"> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:43:36 EST Yes, there is help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744075 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1894454667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recently, I have been struggling with a heavy burden, as well as health issues. So glad I have someone to turn to for help and strength. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:49 EST