SGCSVCEEC's SparkPeople Blog SGCSVCEEC's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community So many wonderful encouragers! is a place of an unusually high percentage of kind encouragers - people who received kindness and encouragement and did not remain a stagnant pool, but were instead rivers that allowed that kind encouragement to flow to them and through them to others... healthy, living water! <BR> <BR> This morning I read, "Now to Him Who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be Glory in the church and in Christ Jesu... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:54:13 EST Job Interview today Here in Iowa, we will only have a high of -5 degrees! Brrrrr! <BR> <BR> Even with the cold outside, I'm looking forward to my job interview. Although I loved working for Home Depot, my family is needing me to earn a higher income. I am hoping that today will be the last day that I need to spend time looking for a job that is both active and earns enough for us... no more desk jobs for me! <BR> <BR> Have an Excellent day fellow SparkPeople! Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:14:35 EST no loss, no gain holding steady... tired today <BR> Hope you all have a Happy Sunday! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 17:28:18 EST 3 pounds down I'm hoping that the momentum continues! Good luck on reaching your goals SparkPeople! Sat, 4 Jan 2014 16:32:42 EST What an encouraging place! I have been a bit amazed an surprised at the quick kindness and encouragement of so many here at! Thank you UWHK8STER for the especially encouraging not and gift this morning. This is a great place to be! <BR> <BR> I lost another pound yesterday. I still have 18 of the 20 holiday pounds to lose, but they are coming off. If I can get these off, I will attempt to take off 10 more to get to my goal weight. <BR> <BR> Good luck on reaching your goals fellow sparkers! Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:54:15 EST Day 3 I was happy that the focus on healthy eating and increased exercise has helped me to take off 1 of the 20 I gained over the holidays. I know that it will take a lot longer to take the weight off than it did to put it on! <BR> <BR> Good luck to you as you seek to reach your goals today! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 13:30:14 EST New Year Resolution After over a year away from SparkPeople, I am looking forward to being a part of the community again and making positive change. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:31:31 EST Starting over It has been over a year since I have been on and I put on 20 pounds this month during the holiday season. I did GREAT all year and ruined all my hard work just during the holiday season... I'm ready to get back into my clothes and be healthy in all that I do again. Although it only took 1 month to put on the weight, I am going to put a realistic 3 months to take the weight off. I hope you all are able to be strong, healthy and happy this year. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:57:32 EST My new job is a great workout! I enjoy hard work and getting paid for it once in awhile! <em>224</em> <BR> I'm only 4 pounds away from my goal weight and I should be there by Christmas!!! <BR> I have today off and need to get cleaning. <BR> <BR> I hope you are enjoying your healthier new lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Blessings on you! <em>220</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:04:48 EST A very busy day After a lovely day with the brothers and sisters at church yesterday, today will be a full work day. This morning I have been cleaning and organizing. Next, I will be running errands and spending some time with my son before he leaves for his first classes. Then it will be time for me to get to work. My workplace has given me varying shifts this week and I will be working until midnight tonight and then will need to be back to work at 8am Tuesday morning! There is no way I can get more than 5... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:51:22 EST Successful first two days! Even with all the family around for the holiday season, I have been able to eat the food that my body needs and not let it bother me when others have more variety as well as treats. It is such a busy season, easy food preparation is better for me. I started a new job and bring my protein shake with me. I have been plateaued on my weight for awhile, so losing 1 pound in 2 days makes me extremely happy. <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 09:22:41 EST My New Normal My thyroid gland stopped functioning while I was pregnant with my 3rd child. God blessed me with a doctor that caught it and put me on the recommended product - Synthroid. I have always been a high-energy individual, working out several hours every day, working at least one 40 hour per week job with energy remaining to volunteer and keep a clean home. Now I was tired all the time, my hair falling out, dry skin, depressed and going from a size 1 to a size 14 in just a few months. The Endocrino... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:59:40 EST