KAMCCLARY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAMCCLARY KAMCCLARY'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/ Redefining my why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912557 Since I am studying to be a health coach, I thought it would be good for me to go get one, so a new plan arrived in my small city, a physician based program from Sanford Hospital out of South Dakota. Yesterday was my new beginning. It also ended the special they had for free one year memberships. So without any hard thinking, I signed up, spoke frankly with my health coach and started detoxing myself off of sugar. <em>198</em> Lots of prayer today. But I am motivated-no stress abou... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:17:07 EST Resurrection Sunday and Birthday all rolled into one.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905983 God's grace and mercy abound to thee, this day we honor the Lord Jesus Christ dying so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. I was also born today, so it is a double blessing. I had a great weekend, spending time with my hubby, with my church family and with friends who truly honored and blessed me. I thought of my Mom at 4:45 pm-the time I was born and I just thank God for my Mom who instilled righteous values in me, who taught me right from wrong and made me feel important.... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 18:44:47 EST Original April Fool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903714 I was told by my Mom that I was originally due on April 1st, but I fooled everyone and came April 5th-afternoon baby. This year my birthday falls on Easter and I can't remember the last time that happened. I give God a big high five and all the glory and honor and praise that God so deserves...without Him I am nothing. The blessing he has put in my life mean the world to me and I am so grateful. <em>126</em> <em>453</em> <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> Spring has sprung, the flowers and... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 17:50:40 EST Holy Week and Birthday Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902529 Holy week and Birthday week all wrapped in one. I share the most sacred of all celebrations this year-the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and my birthday on the same day. Its a bit humbling. I think of all His goodness and everything that God has blessed me with. satan wants to trick me into thinking that I am not worthy-the devil is a lie! My God shall supply all my need and I am His child and He loves me despite of my faults. <em>448</em> <em>9</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:41:28 EST Living History http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899159 This month is flying by with the quickness. I welcomed Spring visiting Myrtle Beach with my entire family honoring my Dad being the oldest living relative that lived at Hobcaw Barony-a plantation owned the Baruch family. He was subject South Carolina public education TV and not only did they interview him, but also his children and grandchildren. It was inspirational, motivating and very moving to be a part of this experience and I am glad to have been able to participate and be a part of ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:54:59 EST St. Patty's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894975 I celebrate the wearing of the green by going in to make my green today and work. I applied for a different position and was selected, training to commence soon. I am stepping down as a Team Lead and looking forward to participating in the development of the new paint department here at Fairfax. <BR> <BR> Stepping out my comfort zone, learning the power of the word no and not feel bad about it. I owe no one any explanation. I say to myself boldly, "that won't work". <em>441</em> <... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:47:27 EST Springing into March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889415 I had a light bulb moment these first eight days of March-I do not have to explain my time to anyone and I do not owe an explanation to anyone about what I do. I do me. I am not going to be fake, phony and try to keep up with the Joneses. I do me. What matters to me is what God thinks, everyone else can take and number and wait. <BR> <BR> I was stressing myself out about doing this and doing that, ripping and running here and there. Finally it occurred to me that I owe no one why I do n... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:09:32 EST Back to my schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877117 I return without fanfare to my regularly scheduled shift. After a month on day shift, I felt my body made the adjustment and I am looking into working more day shift hours. I am ready to make the shift premium sacrifice for time sacrifice. To rejoin the rest of the world and do things like Wednesday evening service or take a spin class after work or attend a business seminar and start my weekend on Friday during daylight hours, not in the dark. <BR> <BR> Change brings forth progress. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:04:49 EST Ten days into February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873374 The ground hog saw his shadow, so six more weeks of winter <em>224</em> , hoping to squeak past any major snow headaches. I am finishing up my last week on day shift-but I vow to be back. Looking forward to applying for different position or different shift this year with GM-stepping out of my comfort zone big time. <BR> <BR> Making a difference in my own health and the health of others. Making a concentrated effort and putting everything else on hold to get caught up on my studies. ... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:02:34 EST Thirty one days in January http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866741 First month in the books. New year, new fresh ideas, new dreams, new goals, new possibilities. Started the year off even, that would be a good word. Got my butt into the gym to create some habits. Went back to work-we are on day shift for the month. Usually I dread it, but I am looking at my future with my current employer and I am seeing things in a different perspective. <BR> <BR> I am not destined to work afternoons for the rest of my life. I can make a difference. I can start my... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:46:55 EST If I don't plan it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863188 Since I will be working day shift for the next three weeks, I am embracing a new lifestyle change. If I do not plan it, I will not do it. I am getting good use out of my community center, I am doing cardio, getting into that pool, and trying to do one class a week, just starting out small. I am planning my homework, getting it in and getting caught up. Being a holistic health coach is important and since I am client #1, I will treat myself as a priority and teach others to do the same. ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:51:05 EST Home for a change in plans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858897 My training weekend in NOLA was very informative, nice change of scenery, change of pace, trip with my honey and a little bit of a wake up. I see that I travel well with someone and definitely well with my hubby. I do not have an iron stomach, therefore I can't eat everything without regard to my health. I return to work today on day shift for more training in the new paint shop and I see new hires all around me and I wonder if this my place to be, what do I have to do to elevate myself. ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:48:10 EST VWise in NOLA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856761 I am currently in New Orleans attending Women's Veteran entrepreneur program sponsored by Syracuse University and SBA. This is an awesome learning experience and I am one of 200 selected participants fortunate to be chosen to glean first hand knowledge how to be my own entrepreneur and build my own dream job. I can , I shall, I will, I must. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:45:24 EST Ready for Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849048 This is my last week of vacation, I return to work on Monday and I was able to attend Wednesday night service. My church started 21 days of fasting and it was a real eye opening sermon Pastor Matt spoke on, thru the word in Mark 9. <BR> <BR> It helped me to get out of my slump, get out of my way and get busy living instead of just existing. It was a right on time word for this new season, in this new year. It reminded me of my purpose, of my goals refreshed and was that gentle push I ne... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 22:42:43 EST Forgiveness starts from within http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846126 I had to talk above my own quirks and issues and be the woman that God desires me to be and make the call to inquire about my Dad and Step Mom's health even though I am still angered by Dad's words. They both have come down with the flu and I wanted to be the bigger person and just had a one minute conversation inquiring about their congestion. I really didn't want to call, but I really did not want satan to rule my heart and make me angrier. <BR> <BR> Forgiveness helps me live better and... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:17:22 EST Love is a present... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845102 Love is a present to give everyday you live. That came out of my so called fortune cookie from my dinner from Pei Wei. I have to let it go as the song says. I can't let the root of bitterness take hold of my life and consume me. My sister gave me an excellent quote off her vision board for 2015. She said that forgiveness does not excuse the behavior, but forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying my heart. My silence speaks volumes, but to whom am I hurting? It is doing no go... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 20:33:23 EST A little goal setting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842282 Last day of 2014! My year of change. I stepped out of my comfort zone and did some things to enhance and better my life. I got married. <em>337</em> . It wasn't a big and bad wedding with a long train and kick A gown, but it was a nice and decent wedding on a budget. I am not perfect and neither is my groom, but we are whole, healthy and happy and just got finish doing some goal setting and planning for 2015. <BR> <BR> I am thinking out the box, getting out of my comfort zone and fe... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:35:05 EST 2015...here I come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841254 My jet setting sister landed in Scotland early this morning after a tense Christmas in Detroit with Daddy and the rest of the family. I got to give it to D, she never feels right until she has a stamp on her passport. After the divide my Dad made with his harsh words to all of us. I am happy for her and I know she is having fun with some friends she met while she was living in Asia. <BR> <BR> Nothing like out with the old and on with the new. Freshly thinking about what I want to accompl... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:29:19 EST Looking forward to 2015 and moving on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839476 I am so grateful to have this time off to reflect, to prepare for the new year ahead, to give thanks for God's blessings and set new goals and ideas for 2015. I realize I spent Christmas Day kinda of bothered by the harsh words of my father and as I reflect now two days after the Christ birth celebration, I realize that life is way to short to be twisted in a knot over someone else's insecurities and hang ups. <BR> <BR> I learned in 2014 that it is okay to outgrow tired trifling folks and... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:50:45 EST Was it a Merry Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838901 Yesterday, we celebrated the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I did my best to keep Christ in Christmas, my first Christmas as a Miller. We started a new tradition by going to the movies and we saw Exodus. It was interesting. We cooked a fantastic meal together, or should I say my hubby grilled a great meal of steak and lobster tails. It was delicious <em>498</em> <em>496</em> and we set up our new PlayStation 4. <BR> <BR> I tried to block out some harsh words my Dad said that ki... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:35:16 EST Countdown to the birth of Christ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837079 Although I have family members with birthdays in December, the birth of Christ is a special one. The king of KIngs, and the Lord of Lords. I tried to stick to a birthday/Christmas gift budget-I did go a bit overboard. I tried to plan ahead, some things I covered, some I didn't. I asked God for guidance and pray that I do not make the same mistakes twice. <BR> <BR> Lord as we approach the birth of your Son who was born to die for our sins on the cross, I am grateful for your grace and me... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:44:28 EST Sweet Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833908 Today is my husband's birthday and I was able to surprise him with some new duds and a serenade of my various happy birthday tunes. It also makes that I am halfway through this busy December, nine days until Christmas-Lordy! <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> I am in semi stress mode, having missed some school deadlines and dealing with this darn Crohn's disease that decided to rear its ugly head. It has been dormant for some years now and I having some difficulty swallowing and such. I pray that... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:35:44 EST Happy December 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826146 The last month of 2014. I am going to make a positive impact on my life and make it great. 24 days until the birth of Christ, 16 days to my sweet Lou's birthday, 23 days until I get another vacation. Life is what you make of it, I am going to go for it. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:48:04 EST Small Business Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824772 I have to think like a business woman if I want to create another avenue of income, if I want to retire comfortably, if I want to mentor other women to be successful, if I want the golden brass ring, pie in the sky with a cherry on top. <BR> <BR> One thing that procrastination brings on is chaos. Fear of success, fear of failure, lack of doing. Getting down to business, I need to take the bull by the horns, address my fears and move forward. I can succeed, I can be content in my own sim... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16:16:28 EST Blessed Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824438 I had a quiet, serene Thanksgiving yesterday. I thanked God for His abundant blessings He has bestowed on my life. I am grateful for my girl Sharee who invited me to get a plate at her house since I did not cook. She fed me so well, gave me food to give to Lou who had to work yesterday. I am grateful for my job that allowed me to shop a little and replace my lost Fitbit. I didn't realize how dependent I am on that little device to get my steps in. I am so in love with my husband who lov... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:07:06 EST November to Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821871 As I approach the last week in November, I celebrate five years here in Kansas City area. I found out last week I was accepted to a Woman's Veteran entrepreneur conference to be held in New Orleans in January. I reapplied for a per diem position with my employer again and I feel like I have to liberate myself and take the bull by the horns-harder, faster, more determined and to keep pushing myself. <BR> <BR> I buried my Mom five years ago on November 2, 2009. I didn't want to have a pity ... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:25:01 EST I did it anyways... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814895 <em>232</em> <em>232</em> Happy Veterans Day <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> I celebrated along with other Marines yesterday our 239th Birthday. No cake for me, just proudly acknowledging my service. Today for Veterans Day, Hubby and I got up and went to Hy-Vee for my free breakfast. It was nice, the atmosphere was festive, plenty of Vets going and coming. The local high school Men's choir sang a few patriotic songs and I was given a card from the Home schoolers associatio... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:26:27 EST Magnesium Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810279 The magnesium supplement has been a big help to me. I am thinking clearer, doing a little more cardio exercise, working some overtime, just handling my thought process better. <BR> <BR> That mental dullness, depression has moved on, I do not feel so stagnant and feel as if I am accomplishing my goals. <BR> <BR> There really is light at the end of the tunnel! <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>209</em> <em>209</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:17:47 EST Six and still sparking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809522 Wow, six actual years on this website sparking right along... <em>507</em> plus <em>503</em> <BR> <BR> Getting busy moving or get busy dying <em>386</em> <em>224</em> <em>231</em> <em>364</em> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 18:56:40 EST Getting in Stride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807869 I saw on of my group pages a marathoner transformation from her highest weight to her current weight. She looks great, having lost over 130lbs simply by watching what she put in her mouth and upping her cardio by running. At first she started out on the treadmill doing that workout and just kept it up until she went outside and hit the pavement. I have no excuse. I have access to two gyms locally and a pretty good treadmill downstairs. I am going to get busy moving, no matter what. Then ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:51:36 EST Honoring G Today and Always http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806074 Today marks the 5th anniversary of my Mom's transition to heaven. I went to work as usual, said a prayer at 6:30 pm to mark the time of death and gave a quick shout to God, for as much as I miss my Mom here on earth, I know she is living great in heaven, feeling fresh and fine, not in any type of pain, all her hair grew back, her mansion set up the way she wants it and she is whole, healed and happy. She doesn't miss us girls much because she keeps watchful eyes on all four of us and she kn... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:49:02 EST Magnesium Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804061 The magnesium supplement has been a big help to me. I am thinking clearer, doing a little more cardio exercise, working some overtime, just handling my thought process better. <BR> <BR> That mental dullness, depression has moved on, I do not feel so stagnant and feel as if I am accomplishing my goals. <BR> <BR> There really is light at the end of the tunnel! <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>209</em> <em>209</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:46:45 EST Making new healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802136 I am forming new healthy habits. Instead of dreading my workday, being depressed about Moma's upcoming death anniversary, I purchased a magnesium supplement. Natural Vitality helps with calm effects and focus, and I seem to be getting a little more rest. I got up today before work and went to my gym and did some treadmill cardio, went to Hy-Vee for more low fat sushi for lunch. Made a light breakfast and now I am getting ready for work in a non rushed fashion. To God be the glory! <em>1... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:24:49 EST October Through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799007 My hubby bought me two yellow roses yesterday-one for me and one for my Mom. This month makes 5 years that God has called her home and He knows I am still grieving some sort of way. He wrote a lovely card letting me know its okay, that although He has never met my Mother, he knows her through me. I was so touched that He wanted to honor my Mom in such a sweet way. <em>146</em> <em>146</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:40:34 EST Left Behind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793022 My hubby and I went to see the new movie remake " Left Behind". I enjoyed listening to the audio CD/reading the books when I first hired in at GM many years ago. I have the Kirk Cameron DVD versions and I am glad the remake was re-released to the big screen. It makes you think, what will happen to you when Jesus returns. You ponder that question are you living for Christ, living righteously, living truthfully or are you a pawn for satan? Yes, the movie made me think more about my Christ... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 21:12:26 EST Getting it Right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792505 I was supposed to get up and meet with a new group and begin 5k training not too far from my home this morning. I worked until midnight and got home and was in bed by 1:00 am, alarm went off, and the temperatures went down to about 38 degrees this morning and I wasn't going nowhere. Oh well, intentions were good. I guess I better saddle up and hit the pavement myself. This isn't my first rodeo and I can do a Turkey Trot. I never did Ward Parkway and there is also Overland Park so I do ha... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 22:54:52 EST Octoberfest!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790818 Historically, October has always been my busiest month of the year. I don't know why-it just works out that way. My Mom went to be with the Lord five years ago in October. I finished my first graduate class in October and decided to move to Kansas City five years ago in October. I am still standing. <em>224</em> <em>422</em> Summer has slowed down, outdoor pools have closed, I still haven't made it to the beach-but I did walk down the aisle this year and got married. <em>336</em> ... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 00:53:29 EST 5k Training again?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786498 I am going to test the waters and try 5k training again with a new group beginning October 4th, with hopes of doing a 5k on Thanksgiving. <em>521</em> <em>364</em> Oh boy, we shall see how my back and left leg holds out and how far I can go. I am pulling together my Fall outdoor training gear and getting ready to hit the pavement. <BR> <BR> To God be the glory! <em>198</em> <em>363</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:54:41 EST Fresh Fall Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780686 I began my nutrition studies at Integrative Nutrition Institute today. This is my first approach at online/web based learning and I am excited to get these brain cells moving. I am going to use my course of study to better my own health and be the example for my family and friends. I like the good holistic healthy vibe I am getting from the program and I am joining a large group of like minded individuals that want a better lifestyle for themselves and others. I am looking forward to seei... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:47:52 EST Moving right along September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778287 Remembering this day thirteen years ago...praying for healing of the lost ones and those of us who have to carry on in their good memories. <em>652</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Getting my Fall schedule into full motion, beginning Health Coach class this coming Monday and beginning a morning bible study of the Holy Spirit at Lenexa Christian next Thursday. There is a crispness in the air as the weather slowly begins to shift. I am looking forward to learning and being my own best can... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:40:24 EST September to remember... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773688 Started this month off very busy going to the KC Renaissance Festival and enjoying a delicious home cooked meal by my hubby. It was interesting to say the least. I had a chance to look backwards in time with a Shakespearean theme. <em>221</em> <BR> <BR> As I get my fall schedule in order, I am going to take a social media bath this weekend. I am going to log off my facebook and such, just to take care of the house, get organized, do good old fashioned kneeology to prepare for my upcom... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:49:29 EST Another day to get it right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767069 I thank God for another day to get it right. I had a great training weekend, honing my craft and learning about skin care and facial contouring. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and develop my skills and become "boss" at marketing my Mary Kay product. I have a lot to learn and ways to go, but with the tools available, the people available that want to teach, I am on my way at becoming more confident, more skilled, to listen more attentively and be on my A game. <em>521</em> <... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:50:42 EST August roaring by... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763274 This month has been going by quickly or its just I haven't been paying enough attention. That be the case, I am in full planning my work and working my plan mode getting ready to start Nutrition school next month, working my Mary Kay business like a business and preparing for sleeve time to help mold and shape a better and healthier me. <BR> <BR> Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray for those seeking healing in their bodies, in their minds that they are able the capture the very essence of... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:58:19 EST First Week in August 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756665 I was kinda distracted, busy, not feeling the greatest this first week in August. I honored my Mom on August 4th-her 83rd birthday. I bought some graham crackers in her honor, because she liked them to eat as a snack. First time I purchased graham crackers for my household. I am preparing my new journey for weight loss, getting ready for my psych eval and initial testing next week. I am dealing with a touch of asthma and congestion. Normally I just go with the flow, but being a diabetic... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:57:47 EST It has been six weeks now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756077 Yes I have been married for six weeks now, what a blessing. I learning Lou and he is learning me. I am learning me also. I am stretching into my own, looking at life with a get out of my way perspective. Slowly, I am pulling pieces of the puzzle together, weaving a simple plan that will yield great success for me. <BR> <BR> Success is what I am after. It is my goal. Small steps lead to big rewards. Small steps, baby steps, thinking out of the box, not looking to keep up with the Jon... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 00:51:58 EST What a difference a month makes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750371 Four weeks of wedded bliss, coming into my own, planning my work and working my plan and re-working my plan. All I can say is wow, that there is joy in the journey and to God be the glory. <BR> <BR> I am making plans to start health certification training. It is a small stepping stone to get me back in the classroom so to speak, learn a new interest and to see if I really want to sink thousands of dollars into a master's program and will it pay out. I am also going old school and work ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:22:10 EST Seeing my plan through... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744591 This has been such a busy, fun, learning and growing month. <em>298</em> <em>464</em> I celebrated our nation's birthday at the beginning of this month, basking in the glow of my June 28th marriage (I still have that honeymoon glow), planning my next steps in life, not settling for 2nd best and just keeping it moving. Taking a page from my cousin's wife book, digging deep in my financial peace classes, I am taking on extra hours, streamlining services, clipping more coupons, watchin... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:12:56 EST Charting my course http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733754 I had a great honeymoon week off with my new husband, my new best friend. We had a sort of staycation honeymoon, opting not to go out of town just yet. I stayed busy, stayed productive, relaxed, caught up on sleep, explored different areas with my hubby, smiled, laughed, gave thanks to God, went church, went to discipleship meeting, went to my new gym, ate good, ate real good, finally had my lobster <em>492</em> <em>462</em> , saw two movies, gave thanks to God! <BR> <BR> I am plannin... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:18:07 EST July Bang! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730861 As always I look forward to production shutdown and this time is no different expect I threw a wedding into the mix. Five days now have past since my wedding and I am in wedded bliss. I also am taking this time to discover who I am, where I want to go career wise and how to make my home healthier, happier and cozier. <em>436</em> <em>337</em> <BR> <BR> I hit the ground running...so far I had two phone interviews, talked with a couple school recruiters, in the process of becoming a ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 21:08:25 EST Wow, I am married now!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728952 Finally, jumped the broom, was declared man and wife and I let out a big hallelujah! Glory be to God, all praises unto to Him. Louis and I are very much married and very much in love. <em>337</em> <em>288</em> <em>436</em> <BR> <BR> I am just getting around to the land of the living, was running on pure exhaustion for the last two weeks, not sleeping well, handling last minute details. Thankfully and prayerfully, I was able to pull it all together down to the wire and help create... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:52:53 EST