LISADAWN1312's SparkPeople Blog LISADAWN1312's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gratitude Journal: Day 4 Today I am grateful for having an entire morning all to myself. I was able to go to the gym, and take a shower without having to rush. Mon, 9 Sep 2013 18:16:14 EST Gratitude Journal: Day 3 Today I am grateful for having the most amazing husband God ever gave a person. He is the most supportive, least judge-mental person I have ever met and I AM SO VERY GRATEFUL HE PICKED ME... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 10:29:37 EST Gratitude Journal: Day 2 It is a beautiful sunshine-filled day and I am grateful for having the whole school day to my self. I am a mom of 4 boys and I also have an in-home daycare and for the first time in I don't know how long, I actually have all the children in school all day! Small blessings, I actually have a chance to miss the children. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:55:16 EST Gratitude Journal: Day 1 Me again. Back again. This is going to be my daily gratitude journal. Everyday I am going to find at least one good thing, different every day that I am grateful. <BR> Today I will start with to me, what is the most obvious and important: Holy Father, Sweet Jesus, Holy Spirit, THANK YOU for your eternal saving grace, for dying in the cross for me, for your unconditional love and forgiveness and for dwelling in me. I am unworthy on y own, but through Jesus Christ I am worthy. <BR> <BR> T... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 10:36:55 EST Freezing Rain Day My alarm clock radio turned on at 5:50 this morning and the first thing I heard was that it was a snow day and that the buses were not running...So that means a day with my three boys, and 5 others...Hurray. <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> I usually do my workout at 12:30, but with everyone here, I won't have a chance, so I did my treadmill workout at 6:00 this morning. I feel great! <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> I will have to do my strength training tonight, and usually I do it all together, but... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:14:32 EST I am back Well after a long time off I am back. I am doing it slowly this time and making it a part of my routine so I don't overdo it. I will do all I can... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:36:06 EST Call Him Abba My devotional today was by Anne Graham Lotz and I have to say, there is nothing better to me than the thought that I have a "Daddy" God. I am his little princess (No matter my age or size). How comforting to know He loves and treasures me. <BR> <BR> You received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba," Father. <BR> <BR> Romans 8:15, NIV <BR> <BR> Be Blessed today! Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:59:08 EST Julian Micheals 30 Day Shred Week 1, Day 1 So today at lunch I am starting the Julian Micheals 30 day Shred. I have heard great things about it and am anxious to get started. Wish me well. I have put back on all the weight I had lost...My own slip - I will fix it. No discouraged, I know exactly how and why it happened, so now I need to put me first again. <BR> <BR> Have a great day all...Hopefully, I am not TOOO Sore tomorrow ;) <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:33:54 EST It's Wednesday So I have been off since Saturday, December 24 and have loved it. Today at my daycare, I have 2 of the boys, but really am kind of still off. What a blessed time we have had over the Christmas holiday. It snowed on Christmas day, so no green Christmas.... The boys have been trying hard not to fight and the food has been delicious. <BR> <BR> I pray everyone's holiday has been blessed and if you feel alone, remember that the God who created the Universe, who sent His only Son for you, is ... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 09:16:35 EST Hurray, Hurray, Micheal comes home today My oldest son Micheal went away to University this year. Far away...Two Provinces to the left away...$750.00 plane flight away. today, oh glorious day, he comes home and stays home for three wonderful weeks. <BR> <BR> We are all so proud of him and miss him terribly. Today he comes home and we get to hug him and hold him. This truly is a blessed month! <BR> <BR> God is great and awesome. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:59:05 EST Laundry, Laundry, Laundry I try to stay positive most of the time...As I am cleaning my house, I try to thank God for having a house to clean and a family to clean up after. When I am having a rough day at work, I try and thank God for having a good job that allows me to be home with my family when they need and still provides the money that we need to get by. <BR> <BR> That being said, there is something about LAUNDRY that tests me every time. Yes, I am thankful to have a family to needs laundry done, and yes, I a... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:47:59 EST Happy Birthday to Me! It's my Birthday!!! What a great time. My son Jack (10) made bacon and eggs for me for breakfast. He is so sweet. We are also going out for dinner tonight. I will be using my best judgement, but at the same time, I am not going to deprive myself. It should be a great day and I am looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:39:06 EST It's Snowing!!!! I have to say there is something so beautiful about the first few snowfalls. Everything is pure and crisp and clean. I went outside this morning to play in the snow with my daycare boys and we had a blast. <BR> <BR> The boys had the best time running and sliding and playing in the snow. it is so awesome to see the world through little one's eyes. <BR> <BR> We also started a new tradition yesterday. At the daycare and at home with our own boys, we started an advent calendar to count down... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:48:34 EST A Beautiful Sunshine-Filled Day So we did not get the snow yesterday as expected, but today promises to be a cool, crisp beautiful sunshiny day. We will be going out shortly for a nice long walk. <BR> <BR> I had a bad nutrition day yesterday. I don't like to say diet, because I am not on a diet...but either way, I did not do well yesterday. Alt about 3:00, I caught myself eating mindlessly. I got back on track for dinner and after and am ok for today. I guess setbacks are to be expected and we just start fresh again r... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 08:56:39 EST Snow, Snow, Snow I am so excited...they are calling for snow today!! We were stuck in the house yesterday because it was raining. Not a gentle warm rain, but a pounding cold rain that left you chilled to the bone! <BR> <BR> Today they are saying it will rain all morning, but then it will turn to snow in the afternoon. We all be able to get outside and play in it. <BR> <BR> Something to look forward to on a dark November day! Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:48:39 EST Adding more steps So I was trying to figure out how to add more steps to my day... I average about 14,000 a day and was trying to get to the 15,000 mark. I have an at-home daycare and am very active with the kids, so at the end of the day, I don't really want to go out for a walk... <BR> <BR> I started drinking my 8 cups of water a day..and I now use the washroom upstairs at the back of the house instead of the one here on the main floor...small change, but it is adding up... <BR> <BR> Two small healthy chan... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:14:11 EST