ROCKETGIRL229's SparkPeople Blog ROCKETGIRL229's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Ruby Slippers... I'm running on the treadmill trying to push myself to "the outer limits" and all I keep focusing on is how do I get better; how do I become a better person so that I can be proud of myself; how can I "complete" myself?? Then all of a sudden, as I am living in the moment of the motor of the treadmill, my breathing, and pounding of my sneakers, I start thinking about the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. <BR> <BR> ..."if only I had a heart." <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:40:09 EST Heroes I have been thinking about my hero more today than usual. I don't know why, but I just have. Maybe it's because I am trying to get my life back on track to being the best it can be, and he is the one who always gave me the encouragement that I can do anything! <BR> <BR> My hero taught me mostly everything positive I know. One of the most important things he taught me is that no matter how hard things get, I can prevail! By his example, he showed me that if I worked hard and be honest wi... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 18:37:34 EST What if.... ....I took one day at time and realized that no matter what happens in this unpredictable world, I WILL make it. I will walk down "the path of life" one step at a time. There will be days that I am skipping; there will be days that I am running; and there will days that I will fall and stumble, but as long as I get up and keep moving forward I will be okay. I know I will be. I just know it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 01:21:26 EST My Fat Jeans OMG! I just realized that my "fat" jeans are starting to wear thin in certain spots from being the ONLY pair of jeans that I wear because they are the ONLY pair of jeans I can get into (because of this I am constantly washing them). I REFUSE to go out and buy another pair of fat jeans. This is just more encouragement to get this extra weight off of me. I am holding firm to NO more to fat jeans!! Sat, 8 Sep 2012 23:51:06 EST Not There Yet I am trying to get myself to drink 8 glasses of water. I am up to 6 glasses a day. It's so hard for me. I am just not sure why, but it is. My husband about fell over when I told him that I had 6 glasses today. (I believe his only comment/word was, "wowww.") I am not a heavy pop drinker. When I do drink soda it is a can of diet pepsi/coke. I guess I have just discovered that I don't really drink anything - only when necessary. This is not healthy. I must change this! Fri, 7 Sep 2012 01:15:57 EST YEAHHH...A Day OFF! Today is the start of a 4-day vacation for me and hubby. The sun is shining and the weather is beautiful. I feel so blessed. It's going to be a great day!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 13:11:55 EST Discovering Who You Are <img src=""> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 01:00:06 EST