JOIZZZ's SparkPeople Blog JOIZZZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My recovery Hello, I’m Jo, a grateful believer in Jesus Christ. I suffer from a living problem. <BR> <BR> More to be revealed. <BR> <BR> I was dropped off by the mothership and adopted by an earth family. <BR> Now I know I’m truly not an alien, but it sure would explain why I didn’t fit in for so long. <BR> <BR> I came to my Mom and Dad at around 6 days old. They had waited all summer for a girl. I truly was a blessed child to have them as parents. <BR> <BR> I didn’t live in peace for very long. My... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:23:27 EST Climbed a ladder <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My daughter asked if I climbed a ladder to get so close to take this picture. <BR> Actually all I did was take out the trash. <BR> <BR> I went back out and sat awhile enjoyed the evening air. <BR> Took a few shots with my new camera. <BR> Using the trash can as my tripod. <BR> <BR> So using what I have. <BR> Getting fulfillment where I find it. <BR> Living with what I have being happy where I am <BR> Like reaching t... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 14:50:47 EST Life on Life's terms - or the lesson I learned from the 23rd Psalm <img src=""> <BR> <BR> His feet hit the floor on a run. <BR> <BR> He brightens my day like sunshine. <BR> <BR> His birth-mom handed him a life born way too early, addicted to drugs, with little lungs on ventilator so long he now has slow down for asthma. He doesn't understand all these things. <BR> He doesn't understand he's adopted. He doesn't understand because of these things he's not suppose to be able to do cartwheels. He just doe... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:31:56 EST Blessed <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have flowers in my garden ,,, I didn't even plant <BR> <BR> I am blessed <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> He brings me peace ,,, well when he sleeps <BR> <BR> I am blessed <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Arms full of love ,,, for her and for me <BR> <BR> I am blessed <BR> <BR> When my days are so full of... Wed, 20 May 2009 16:24:35 EST Time for a chuckle Can't eat Beef .... <BR> Mad cow <BR> <BR> Can't eat chicken.... <BR> Bird flu <BR> <BR> Can't eat eggs..... <BR> Salmonella <BR> <BR> Can't eat pork... <BR> fears of trichinosis.... <BR> <BR> Can't eat fish.... <BR> heavy metals in the waters has poisoned their meat <BR> <BR> Can't eat fruits and veggies.... <BR> insecticides and herbicides <BR> <BR> Hmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> M <BR> M <BR> M <BR> M <BR> M <BR> M <BR> M <BR> M <BR> M <BR> M <BR> M <BR> <BR> I... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 05:45:19 EST How is your view? <img src="">A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. <BR> The next morning while they are eating breakfast. <BR> The young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean", she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." <BR> <BR> Her husband looked on, but remained silent. <BR> Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, <BR> The young woman would mak... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 21:08:52 EST Beautiful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Find your beauty and your love. <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Feb 2009 09:31:07 EST Anyway Did anyone else notice how much celebration was going on in the USA today?? <BR> <BR> It was on a few of the tv stations for a little while. <BR> <BR> I saw Hero's today. Did you? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I saw Tuskegee airmen that heard they couldn't fly. <BR> They did it anyway. <BR> <BR> I saw a man over 100 years who survived Katrina and segretion <BR> travel to DC anyway. <BR> <BR> I saw crowds of people told it was going ... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:33:44 EST What Power? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> Time to look ahead,,, time to look back. <BR> Can't fix one. <BR> Can't determine the other. <BR> I have a limited amout of power. <BR> I will let go of those things I can't control. <BR> I will keep taking the right steps. <BR> and if I fall down a few, I pick myself up for I only fail <BR> when I fail to try again. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 00:01:39 EST Happy Birthday Jesus In the midst of the holiday crush/ <BR> rush to buy, buy, buy, we forget <BR> the Real Reason for the Season: <BR> <BR> A loving Father sent us the First <BR> Gift of Christmas. It came, not <BR> in fancy paper, topped off with a <BR> <BR> bow. It was found in a manger, <BR> wearing swaddling clothes. It <BR> was given free, although it cost <BR> <BR> the Father all He had. He loved <BR> us so much. The Gift: the birth of <BR> a Savior. Happy Birthday, Jesus. <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Wed, 24 Dec 2008 06:08:01 EST Happy Birthday Jesus <link><div width="240" height="220" align="center"><embed src="<BR>eart.swf?lyricid=26358" quality="high" wmode="transparent" width="240" height="210" name="scroll" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="<BR>getflashplayer" /><br /><a href="<BR>thday-jesus-lyrics-alabama.html" title="Happy Birthday Jesus Lyrics">Happy Birthday Jesus Ly... Wed, 24 Dec 2008 05:55:46 EST Have a Happy Safe Holiday Season! <img src="">While many of us try to stay healthy, spiritually focused, and free from addictions, the holidays have a tendency to bring on stress, temptation, and triggers that are difficult to ignore. All the partying, merrymaking, and spending can activate the urge to drink, overeat, or spend addictively, just to name a few. If you are someone who tends toward overdoing it, or who is recovering from a serious addiction, rather than risk fal... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 11:12:35 EST Moving day approaches! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ok did that! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nope not that much of a redneck <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Might be that much of a geek. <BR> <BR> see ya all when the computer gets unpacked. <BR> OH wait, I'm taking it in the seat next to me ,,, <em>20</em> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:34:25 EST Being Myself <img src=""> Believe people will like you for who you are! <BR> <BR> With all my quirks with still some pounds I want to lose. I know I'm loved. I know I don't need to change to have people like me because sooner or later they see the real me. Like it or not. <BR> <BR> So surround yourself with friends <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:20:07 EST Discovering the inside Promise Yourself: <BR> <BR> To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. <BR> <BR> To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. <BR> <BR> To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. <BR> <BR> To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. <BR> <BR> To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. <BR> <BR> To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you ar... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 08:57:38 EST The IF's Somedays I sit on my pitty pot stuck in the "IF ONLY's" <BR> I look forward and backward scared to move because of the "WHAT IF's <BR> So I pick myself up, dust myself off and try <BR> Sometimes I fail <BR> Sometimes I win <BR> Sometimes I hurt <BR> Sometimes I feel awesome <BR> Sometimes I even make that move of comforting myself or rewarding myself with food (yep I went there) <BR> But what if I didn't try again? <BR> If only I wait for everything to be just so? <BR> I'd have missed the ev... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 09:42:01 EST I said YES I said "Yes" <BR> <BR> She said "WOW" <BR> <BR> Then she said "When?" "Where?" and "What are we wearing?" <BR> <BR> I said "YIKES" <BR> <BR> In case you haven't noticed I like to do things one step at a time. <BR> I'm working right now on not getting overwelmed on the fact of moving from a town without a stoplight to the 18th largest metro area in the US. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> Going from having a 3 children the youngest in Junior High to having a 4 year old again. <BR> <em>40</em> ... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 19:56:15 EST Forgive and Forget Words are so easily said but so hard to forget. <BR> <BR> Often times I bite my tongue to not say the thing that is right there. The thing I want to say. Later, I'm glad I did. I maybe able to say I'm sorry for being angry and someone will forget. But words get remembered. Long after the I'm sorry. It leaves a scar deep down to the heart. So mind your words today so the sorry is not so hard. <BR> <BR> Anniversaries of things hard for me have come and gone and are coming and will go. The sca... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:28:33 EST . Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:27:51 EST Set your mind. Whenever you need a reminder about life, read this and it'll help <BR> clear things up for you... <BR> <BR> There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. <BR> She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. <BR> He was always there for her. <BR> She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I would marry you. <BR> <BR> One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. <BR> When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including <BR> her bo... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 11:09:53 EST Choices If live gives us rocks, don’t sit back and blame life for that. <BR> At every turn of our life, it gives us choices which we fail to recognise. <BR> <BR> So when life gives you rocks, <BR> It’s still your choice whether to build a wall or to build a bridge. <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Sep 2008 09:20:23 EST Prepared Warning: Dates on the calendar are closer than they appear. <BR> <BR> School clothes shopping already?! <BR> <BR> Next thing I know it will be Christmas. <BR> <BR> Seems my time is not my own. <BR> <BR> How is yours? Mon, 11 Aug 2008 22:57:41 EST Slowing down today. I seem to run through life sometimes. Until my life seems to almost hum. At the end of the day I look back and say, what did I get done today? Sure was a lot, but was it? <BR> I stopped today, because I had to. <BR> I wrote emails to people I thought needed them. <BR> I wrote a letter to my Mom, there is nothing like a hand written letter. <BR> I stopped on the way into the drug store and spoke to a retiree who just seemed to be befuddled by the world passing her by. <BR> I didn't get my d... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:36:46 EST Nuff said When the going gets tuff,,, the tuff nap. <BR> <BR> <BR> "You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way. " Mon, 7 Jul 2008 03:09:44 EST Be SAFE Have a safe and Happy Holiday. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2008 02:16:29 EST The best of all Doing wrong to someone is like throwing a rubber ball against a wall--it comes back with equal force. There is no telling where it will return, so we have to keep constant vigil not to be caught off guard. It is easier to wish someone well. It doesn't mean we are weak or defenseless but that if we kick at the mud we get it on us. And there are some muddy situations we should never try to contend with. We can't afford the luxury of wishing anyone anything but the best of life. May you have a v... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 11:52:27 EST Morning visitor I thought I moved slow! <BR> <BR> I came home from morning work out to find I had a guest. <BR> After an hour he'd mad it from the edge of the patio to my door. I really didn't want to let him in at this point as it was time to get ready for work. So I put on the rubber gloves and took him back out to the woods. <BR> Slow and steady wins the race. Maybe if he starts now, he'll make it in time to visit tomorrow. <BR> Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:09:13 EST Don't over indulge Even too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Too much of good company can get crowded. Knowing my limits is good, knowing to tell others that I've had enough and not let them push my bottons into over duing my limits is good. <BR> <BR> Hope your day ends up good for you! Sun, 22 Jun 2008 13:14:29 EST Eat your veggies No other thought for the moment ,,, I've got doodleitus ,,, off to find my pencils. Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:22:24 EST Sunshine Weather man says "Sever Thunderstorm warning until 5pm. Storms with golf ball hail, and eighty mph wind" I wish I could be wrong 98% of the time and still keep my job. Its sunny and 73 with a nice breeze. <BR> <BR> Cardio today was pushing a cart through Sam's club for an hour because I wasn't browsing just walking. It was raining then but stopped about 1:00. <BR> (wondering if I can claim extra points for pushing a cart with 2 cases of water in it as weight training??) <BR> <BR> I splur... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:12:20 EST I may have regret, but I don't need to be guilty Sometimes I feel regret. <BR> The three pieces of pizza I ate yesterday. <BR> I wasn't eating it because I was covering things up. <BR> It was good. <BR> I wanted it. <BR> I didn't over do it <BR> I don't feel guilty. <BR> Sometimes I feel regret. <BR> I should have said a kind word. <BR> I should have given that dollar more. <BR> I should have hugged her on the way out. <BR> So I call or write a note. <BR> I put the dollar some place else. <BR> I sent her an ecard to tell her again how I fe... Sun, 15 Jun 2008 11:43:47 EST Of course that leads to other things So now that all that work is done. <BR> <BR> Smile, it always makes you feel better. Sun, 15 Jun 2008 11:28:21 EST Since I was talking teeth Don't forget to visit the dentist regularly. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Jun 2008 11:24:20 EST Don't forget to brush. <BR> <BR> Brush twice a day ,,, and you might want to buy your cat its own toothbrush. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is fish walking day. <BR> <em>175</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2008 01:00:13 EST Conviction How to translate a right mental conviction into a right emotional result, and so into easy, happy, and good living, is the problem of life itself. <BR> <BR> Be back later. Gotta go find my helmet <em>211</em> Thu, 12 Jun 2008 05:31:00 EST