JOURNEY2DESTINY's SparkPeople Blog JOURNEY2DESTINY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Another Goal Met! This past September I twisted my knee while heading to church. A week later I sat in emergent care in serious pain. After taking meds I could not wear heals without being in pain. My legs would hurt so bad I could barely walk each time after I took off my shoes or say for an extended period of time. Well, your girl bossed up Sunday and put back on the same pair she fell in back in September and was absolutely stunning --2 sizes down and strutting like "Oh, this isn't a runway?" LOL! Don't te... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 19:34:50 EST Remodel Workout Working on our remodel with plans to have all finished by Thursday. ....laughing at myself for being so ambitious. But it's time. The work is hard but worth it. Have no idea how many calories I've really burned but it's been rewarding watching the pile of boxes on the curb gey larger and to see more of the rooms in our home with less clutter. Moving Forward! Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:46:57 EST Where Do I Go From Here? So for 9 weeks, I have been exercising the last 4 weeks consistently walking 5.5 Mikes a day. The last 2 weeks have been with 1lb. weights. So my question is, what's the next level of workout that will help me continuously lose weight? I know that as my body gets used to the walking it will get harder to lose weight. So what are some suggestions as to what is next? Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:24:15 EST I Crossed My Legs LOL! So today after 5 consecutive weeks of 4 day work outs, I can cross my legs. And it does not feel like I have a throw pillow between them. Lol. Normally, it feels like a balancing act to keep my leg up, but today, it just sat there on its own and I didn't have to twist to an awkward angle in order to keep it up there. And I know this sounds crazy but it's a feat for me because I am not using a scale currently on my weight loss journey. This is a sweet little unexpected milestone. yay me! Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:33:48 EST Morning Walkout Music Suggestions Needed! Im trying to take my workout to another level. I have read many times that the best time to work out is first thing in the morning. However, I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON! I love to sleep in. The bed is so warm and comforting. My husband is my complete opposite. He is up before daylight and doesnt bat an eye. So I have decided to put together a playlist that I just cant help singing or dancing to that I can play in the morning. Any Suggestions? I like just about all kinds of music, from all diffe... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 21:19:57 EST Soul Searching with Jennifer Hudson and Oprah So today, I stayed in and watched OWN. Jennifer Hudson was featured on one of the Oprah shows and I couldnt help but think, WOW! I know everyone is oohing and ahhing over her weight loss and rightly so. She looks great. But I also couldnt help but think of what life had been like for her in the last 3 years. The loss she suffered, I cant even think of a word that accurately describe something so awful and then finding a wonderful man to share her life with and give birth to a beautiful baby ... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 01:04:35 EST I Didn't Cry Today! Today, I went shopping for a new outfit for work. I was very apprehensive and didn't want to go. The last time I went shopping-shopping for clothes was nearly two years ago and it ended with me crying in the dressing room. I went to buy a new dress and nothing fit right. I looked ridiculous. Clothes too tight, or in digits that were just ten years ago my age and lets face it, extremely ugly in that size. It was like going to a movie and watching someone poke fun at all the embarrassing momen... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:09:04 EST The New Health & Wellness Coordinator Of course we are all aware of the shortage of funds in the public school system, but I think we might need to take up a collection. My boss comes to me and says, "Along with your duties, you will be the Health and Wellness Coordinator for our school." I gave her a smile, but in my head it was like, "Whatchu Talkin' 'bout Willis?!" <BR> <BR> Yes, this is just what I need to keep me going, so I am ok with this. But this means I have to coordinate activities for both the staff and students. So... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 20:55:55 EST Proud Mama Today was my baby girl's birthday. She has turned into one of the most wonderful women I know and I thank God for her. She is so beautiful. I thought my day was going down hill after a visit to the doctor. The news wasn't what I wanted to hear. But PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!!!!....My son's teacher called today to tell me how WELL he is doing in Biology and that they think the reason he didnt do well during the regular school year is because he isn't being challenged-he is bored. The teacher told me... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 22:01:19 EST The Cost of Freedom Today, we celebrated 'The 4th" with great food, fireworks, family, and friends. But as we prepared food and laughed and celebrated, I stopped and looked at my brother and my stepdad. I realized that I had not thanked them. I didnt thank them for putting their lives on the line to keep me safe and free at home. Many of us will never know those lives that are woven together to provide the blanket of freedom that we sleep under. The families they leave behind often miss holidays because love on... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 22:04:24 EST Please Help!! Calling All Fellow Sparkers!!!! Ok Sparkfamily I really need your help. X THE TXT!! <BR> <BR> WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!!! Pass this on to as many of our friends as possible. Our students have worked so hard!!!Our students decided to do this because some of their fellow classmates have had accidents due to texting while driving and we saw the Oprah footage from last April. The students have made a mini-movie for our fellow high school, junior high, and elementary school. We even had a day to educate others on drunk drivin... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 21:52:55 EST Guess What I did Today?!!!! So today, I had my first yoga class. I had previously not wanted to do yoga because I was afraid of doing something that might not be within my spiritual realm. However, this class meditates to instrumentals and doesnt do chanting or some of the stuff f you see on tv. Anywho... <BR> <BR> I thought this was gonna be great, its slow and not very strenuous. I should be able to ease back into an exercise routine.....I can say without a doubt, MY DOWNWARD DOG HURTS!! LOL! My instructor worked m... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:44:30 EST New Goal--What Do You Think? So as I began evaluating and setting new goals for myself, I have come across one that gives me pause. <BR> <BR> When I reach my goal weight, I would like to take a Boudoir Photo for my husband. A surprise gift. Hopefully, I will be able to do it in September. Nothing racy, but tasteful and beautiful. (Nothing that will keep my kids out of bedroom or to be ashamed of if somebody breaks in. lol.) I have never been big infront of the camera, though I am pretty good behind it. <BR> <BR> It c... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 22:10:42 EST What Season Are You In? An acquaintance recently asked, What Season Are You In? It took me a while but I finally figured it out. I studied Ecclesiasties 3 and decided Im in a season of letting go. Im letting go.... Im letting go and allowing God to send me where He wants me to go. To guide my activities and so on. I have tried it my way and failed miserably. And you know its not just my weight, but my family, finances, and even professionally are all "it". Now dont get the impression that Im sorry about it. Im no... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:43:09 EST Venting I am angry right now. I am angry because of one person. I am angry because this person used me for personal gain. I want to say mean and ugly things. I want the Lord to hold my tongue. My heart aches because of this anger. They crossed the line. How do I remain here without letting this go? I want to just tell them off right now. I cant. I would not do it the right way. Lord help me. Lord help me. Lord help me. Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:41:45 EST New Schedule, New ME!!! My second job ends on 8/31! Though I enjoyed it (and need the money), I will not be sorry to see it go.For 9 months I have been working from 7am to 9pm, four nights a week. That means up by 5am and not getting to sleep before 12am. This summer I got a good break and was able to walk and run but since we began full schedule again in July, I hadnt gotten many workouts in. Not to mention that since the sleep challenge, I have been getting to bed almost as soon as we get home. Which is great beca... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 20:20:10 EST Because I was Mad Today, I got angry. I mean really, really mad! So mad that I drove off to the ATM at my bank ---12 miles away. I was so upset that I couldnt determine how much money I needed. When I decided, I reached into my purse to get my ATM Card and 'found' the money I put there. <BR> <BR> God used this as a teaching moment. He politely nudged my thoughts as I was trying to decided whether to turn right for McDonalds or left for Walmart. It happened so subtly that I didnt even realize it--I eat & buy t... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:06:25 EST Way Cool Moment Its Independence Day and I took it in stride. I usually hate large gatherings because inevitably someone will make statements about my body that generally get on my nerves, such as "Oooh you sure got big!!!" or "Girl, how big you gonna get!!" Sure, I am not the same person I was, but H-E- Double Hockey Sticks, NEITHER ARE THEY!! I know I have doubled in size but some of them could stand to lose a 5th grader too. <BR> <BR> Well today, NONE OF THAT!! My mother said she could feel me "tighten... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 22:09:27 EST Back On Track So yesterday I walked with my son. It was cool. Today I walked alone. The funny thing was that today on my way back, I was 'inspired to run'. I ran just little 1/2 block spurts, 3 of them, but I was so proud of myself. I kinda felt like Forrest....I was runninnng! Tommorrow Im gonna try 4-6. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 21:26:28 EST I Need A Kick In the Butt! Today I should have had my behind kicked. I ate 9 pieces of sushi for dinner tonight. I rationalized that the 6 Calafornia Rolls had avocado and crab. Never mind that I was watching TV while eating or that I had two REAL Cokes tonight (they were good too) and not a single drop of water. I had breakfast (oatmeal, bacon & eggs) but no lunch and two Oreos. With no exercise for a couple of days now. If it werent for my husband, I wouldnt have gotten out of bed today probably. I missed church (I... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:03:40 EST More than one way.... Ok, this is my first blog so--- <BR> <BR> Why on earth would I choose today of ALL days to wanna do a mid morning walk? Its hotter than fish grease out here!! Well I know why, because Im on this journey for a reason....ME. A healthy ME, a better ME. So maybe I cant complete this walk outside, but I have Leslie S. on DVD. Im not particulary fond of water so for every glass of water I drink, I drink a glass of white tea.I drink more than what I used to and I feel better. Most importantly, Im... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 17:06:08 EST