SHASSYSUE2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SHASSYSUE2 SHASSYSUE2'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/ Diary of a Fluffy Chick... 7/14/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738828 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l841607612.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I just love this.... My inspiration for the day..... Keep Sparkling!!! HUGS! Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:45:42 EST Diary of a Fluffy Chick, Day Whatever... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737082 Well, once again I have found my way back to Spark. I always have good intentions, but well we all know how that goes. I have been actually eating well, and down 20 pounds from what I was 4 months ago when I went to the doctor. I was in complete denial, and just did not give a flip what I ate. THEN I had a heart scare, that put me in the hospital with a drug induced stress test, and I got scared straight! Thank goodness it was not a heart attack, but something called "Costochondritis"... It i... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 03:06:18 EST Diary of a Fluffy Chick... 4 am Blog.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599642 Once again sleep alludes me!!!!! I actually go to bed at a fairly decent time, and I read till I am seeing double, and counting the pages to the end of the chapter, I click off the light (which I have rigged a button right at arms reach, so I don't wake myself up reaching up to turn the actual light off), I drink only water from noon on, and as soon as the light clicks off, my mind goes haywire!!! I used to blame it on my Hubby, so within the last 4 months, we moved our teenager and his funki... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 04:06:23 EST Diary of A Fluffy Chick.... Going Cold Turkey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596592 Another new year, and new resolutions... Well, I only made two resolutions this year, and one was to drink more coffee, and the other to eat more chocolate, and I have already broken one... I have to NOT eat chocolate.... You see I am once again crawling back to Spark People, because I have failed to stick to it yet once again... I have asked myself why is it so hard now, when for a whole year I tracked what I ate, I exercised regularly, I blogged, I was involved in teams, and then all of a s... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 04:54:30 EST Diary of a Fluffy Chick....The Birthday Suit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508328 I did something that I have not done in a very long time.... After I took a nice hot bath and shaved these hairy legs, I got out and instead of completely drying off, I went into my bedroom, shut and locked the door and in the dark, with the ceiling fan running, and the box fan running on high, I laid in my bed with nothing on but my "Birthday Suit" and a smile!!! <em>211</em> And you know what?! It was wonderful!!!!!! Lying under that fan blowing that cool breeze over me, letting all my f... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 20:42:58 EST Diary of a FLuffy Chick.... The Ghost Town of Spark.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504923 Oh wow, I have been peeking around Spark People and stopping in on some of my friend's pages and so many are not current, so they apparently have been MIA like I have been... I get this sense of loss for some reason. I guess I did not realize how much that these people meant to me, until I now can not talk to them... I have been inspired, encouraged, and strengthened by so many of these people, it makes me sad..... HOWEVER, there are a few still around and I have tried to touch base with them... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 04:06:12 EST DIARY OF A FLUFFY CHIK..... NEW CHANGES!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151068 Wow, it has been awhile since the last Blog, but life is crazy, and to find the time to sit and write it all down, seemed daunting.... I do hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we sure did... In fact, my sweet baby boy turned 16 on Thanksgiving Day, does that mean he is a turkey? LOL! He is growing up so quickly and we have been through so much, which is the cause for so much change..... A few weeks before Thanksgiving, my son got into some trouble at his school, and because of it, h... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:06:18 EST Diary Of A Fluffy Chik... I AM PISSED!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087444 As I am trying NOT to turn to food, I decided I had better get on here and vent!!!! I AM PISSED!!!!! I at pissed at my soon to be 16 year old, who REFUSES to any homework, and though I have taken everything away from him that I can, he still insists on sitting in his room and doing absolutely nothing. I have his teachers calling me, and I then do everything that I can do, and instead of trying he just sleeps!!!!! I am out of ideas there.... THEN my Husband informs me a month ago, that we re... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 06:08:29 EST Diary Of A Fluffy Chik... Day Whatever.... NO FRIED FOOD!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086371 Well it is Oct the 4th, and I have set forth a new challenge for myself.... NO FRIED FOOD for 28 days.... So today is day 4!!!! I have already been tested on this, in fact, the very first day, temptation reared it's ugly head.... I had gone to the gym and laid down to take a nap, and when I got up, my darling Hubby had gone and picked us up some lunch.... What did he get you ask??? CHICKEN WINGS!!!!! After working out and then a nap, I was so hungry, and I went to grab one, to inhale it, and ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 10:07:12 EST Diary Of A Fluffy Chik... Day Whatever... Yeah It is Fall!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077675 Finally the last few days here in NC seem like Fall... This is my favorite time of the year, I just feel so Blessed! My Hubby and I will celebrate a wedding anniversary the end of October, and my Son will be 16 in November, and when I think back, to past Autumns I remember my wedding planning, and then the next fall being VERY pregnant with my Son, and it just gives those good feelings... I also love the colors and smells of Fall, and I LOVE Thanksgiving, so this is wonderful! <BR> <BR> I d... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:47:45 EST Diary Of A Fluffy Chik... Day Whatever... Yeah It is Fall!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077674 Finally the last few days here in NC seem like Fall... This is my favorite time of the year, I just feel so Blessed! My Hubby and I will celebrate a wedding anniversary the end of October, and my Son will be 16 in November, and when I think back, to past Autumns I remember my wedding planning, and then the next fall being VERY pregnant with my Son, and it just gives those good feelings... I also love the colors and smells of Fall, and I LOVE Thanksgiving, so this is wonderful! <BR> <BR> I d... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:47:45 EST Diary Of A Fluffy Chik... Day Whatever.... REALITY CHECK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054815 Ok I say this every time I come back and blog yet once again, that I am back, and yet I don't keep it up..... HOWEVER!!!!! Something has changed and that is my A1C... I had gotten it down to a 5.4 at one time, and 6 months ago it was 6.3... So it has jumped a lot in 6 six months, in fact it is a 7.6, and I wish I could say, I have no idea as to why, but that would be a lie (hey I rhymed LOL). It is because I have been eating everything and anything, and the only exercise I have gotten on a ... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:20:10 EST DIARY OF A FLUFFY CHIK.... DAY WHATEVER!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972405 Ok so a few weeks ago I restarted blogging again, and thought it would be fun to number the days..... Well THAT WAS STUPID!!! LOL!! Shoot most days I don't even know what day of the week it is, and then I wanted to remember what number day it was on my Health Journey? Pleeaase!!!! What was I thinking!!! Anyway, I do know that today is Monday and so the week begins.... <BR> <BR> I actually feel like myself this morning.... When summer vacation from school hits, it seems like my world just ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 08:34:54 EST DIARY OF A FLUFFY CHIK DAY #4, 5, and 6!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952849 Well the last time I wrote, I was heading to a Wedding reception for my best friend's son... I went and took 3 girlfriends with me, and we had a blast!! However, the heat was unbelievable. Here in the Carolinas it has been 100 plus for several days. It even buckled the interstate where I traveled to..... But all in all it was a good trip. I actually did not do to bad, but was not perfect in my eating by any means, but I look at it as , it could have been worse.... <BR> <BR> Today I turne... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 23:48:39 EST DIARY OF A FLUFFY CHIK DAY #3.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4947058 Well, I survived day 3.... I was supposed to go to the gym, but got caught up in the fiasco of the Supreme Court Ruling.... Some may not agree, but the whole thing makes me sad..... It makes me mad and and sad..... I just can not see how this is a good thing. When the Government, and I don't care who is President, can step that far into our lives, and make us have to purchase something that we don't want or more importantly can not afford, it is really taking our Freedom away... Yes I know t... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 00:07:11 EST DIARY OF A FLUFFY CHIK!!! DAY 2... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945587 Well, it is actually the start of Day 3.... It is almost 12:30 am and I am heading to bed soon. I went to the gym for the 2nd time this week, and again, left there totally exhausted, but it is all good. I also ate really really good, and have to say I am really proud of myself. I even faced watching a friend of mine eat 2 loaded hotdogs (southern style) with chili and coleslaw on them, with hashbrowns, and a salad, and I sat there and sipped on an unsweet tea... I then went home and had so... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:43:06 EST I'M BBBAAACCKKK!!!!! DAY #1!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4942891 Okay for those of you that actually read this, and have to recover from seeing my name pop up again, I will apologize for giving you a scare today!! LOL!! There is so much to fill you all in on, but I will take one thing at a time..... First of all, I would like to say thank you for all the notes and goodies while I was gone on my 7 months of INSANITY!!!!! So today is Day 1 yet once again.... I will need your help yet once again to stay accountable. So many things have changed in my life si... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:40:21 EST Happy Mother's Day to all the http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879434 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l344651765.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is Mothers Day, and I am getting ready to make dinner for my Mother-In-Law. I have a few minutes so I thought I would sit down and write a quick blog, and to wish all my friends that are Mothers a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! <BR> <BR> As well as today being Mother's Day, my Hubby and I share this day as the day that he and I met, and dated for the first time. 17 years ago this man walked into my life, an... Sun, 13 May 2012 13:04:01 EST EASTER IS NOT ABOUT A STUPID BUNNY..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4821295 To all of you who know my well, and have read my Blogs before, know already that Holidays are not my favorite thing in life. I can't stand the commercialism that comes with each and every one of them. However, I do LOVE Easter.... Now don't get me wrong I do not like the idea of going into a Walmart and being assaulted by all the candy (terrible for those of us trying to live Healthy, and Praise the Lord I have NOT given in and bought my yearly Cadberry Egg this year!!!) and all the plastic... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 03:46:45 EST LIFE STUFF AND A NEW MOTORCYCLE..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4792286 I know have been absent for a few weeks, and yes my Sparkly Spirit has diminished some.... As I have said before change is really hard on me, even though it is good change..... <BR> <BR> We are adjusting to my wonderful Hubby being home every night, and to be honest, that FLUTTER feeling that I used to get is back... I guess I did not know how much I missed him, though I said I didn't.... To have him home to help me raise our Teenage son is wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A boy really does nee... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 16:26:22 EST AND......SO THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES!!!1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4771127 My Mother has watched the Soap Opera the "Days Of Our Lives" since it very first began. She was a new bride, starting her new home, and new life. She fell in love with the characters, and for that time that it was on she was "somewhere else" for a little while. Well I inherited that love for the "Soaps", or as my Grandmother called them "Her Stories".... One time someone asked my Mother, "Why do you watch these things?" Aren't you afraid that you will think that they are for real?? My Mo... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 04:11:48 EST 1, 2, 3 CAKE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4742371 I just tried this recipe and it is so good!!! <BR> <BR> 1 box angel food cake mix <BR> 1 box any other cake mix, I used chocolate <BR> water <BR> <BR> Mix the two dry cake mixes together in large zip lock bag. Combine well... When ready to make a cake, take 3 T of cake mix, and put it into large mug. Mix 2 T water with cake mix, and mix well... Place in Microwave and cook for 1 minute!!!! THEN EAT!!! OH MY GOODNESS!! I put 2 T of lite cherry pie filling on it, and a small drizzle of su... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:34:59 EST I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT, JESUS LOVES YOU MORE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4738133 Today as I sit here thinking about Valentines Day, for some reason my memory goes back to Highschool... That usually does not conjure up very happy memories, and today was no exception. You see today is Valentines Day, and it made me think back to my Freshman year. I was in a club called FHA. Now for you "kiddos" that meant "Future Homemakers of America"... Of course they called us many other things, but they were NOT nice LOL!! Well.... Our group that year decided to do Secret Valentines.... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:12:34 EST A NEW YEAR, SOME NEW FAVORITES!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4731086 Every once in awhile I will share with you all some of my favorite new finds, to help me on this Journey. I have not done this in awhile, but I have some really great new ones!!! <BR> <BR> Cream Of Wheat, Instant Healthy Grain!!! O MY GOOD BREAKFAST!!!! I had started having a craving for Cream of Wheat, I know weird thing to crave!! Anyhow, I did at first buy some that was called "Cinnabon" flavored. Oh my it was so good, UNTIL I looked at the sugar content!! Yikes!! So I went back to the ... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:08:14 EST IN THIS RING.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4715096 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!!! <BR> <BR> IN THIS CORNER IS THE HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!! "PIZZA MAN!!!" <BR> <BR> IN THE FAR CORNER IS THE UPCOMING CONTENDER, LEAN&MEAN MAN!!!! <BR> <BR> IT WILL BE A BATTLE FOR THE AGES!!! <BR> <BR> They both come barreling out of their corners and PIZZA MAN gets the first punch, BAM!! He tells Shassysue that she is tired of diet food all the time.... <BR> <BR> Then LEAN & MEAN gets an upper cut, and tells Shassysue that she needs to stick t... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:32:52 EST ABC's Of Me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711299 <BR> I read this on another blog and she got it from someone else who challenged readers to share it with others. So here I go. Let's get to know each other better. Your turn next! <BR> <BR> A. Age- 44 <BR> <BR> B. Books- Fiction of all kinds accept Horror... <BR> <BR> C. Chore- trying to keep the house clean after 2 males!! <BR> <BR> D. Dog- yep, Simon Peter Shih-tzu... <BR> <BR> E. Essentials- Jesus <BR> <BR> F. Favorite color- purple <BR> <BR> G. Games- Scrabble <BR> <BR> H.... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:22:46 EST Praise His Name... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702415 This is one of my favorite songs of all time, but I had not heard it in awhile, and when I listened to it yesterday, it about made me cry... The words are simply beautiful, and I think a lot of us need to hear them.... <BR> <BR> Praise His Name !!! By Jeff And Sheri Easter - With on Screen Lyrics <BR> www.youtube.com <BR> <BR> Praise His Name <BR> <BR> When you're up against a wall <BR> And your mountain seems so tall <BR> And you realize that life's not always fair <BR> You can run aw... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:59:21 EST I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4696295 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l122639386.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok so at the end of this week, I had gained 1 pound.... I had lost 4 the previous week, and even though I had that great victory, this 1 pound really pissed me off!!! I admit, I am still not at the level of exercise that I had been before the Holidays came crashing down on me, but I have still ate good, and even put the beat down on some night time eating demons.... I have had a pity party, which I am glad that no ... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 05:35:54 EST WHAT'S THAT SMELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4681442 Okay so it is 3:46 in the morning, and now I am wide awake. I have no one I can talk to in my house (because if I wake up my Son one more time in the middle of his sleep, he is going to go teenage mutant on me!) and I can't call someone, or any of my friends will no longer speak to me, sooo I had to get up and write this blog!!! <BR> <BR> So you ask "Why are you up at this time in the morning?" Well, while I was in my Melatonin induced sleep I apparently started to smell something weird...... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 04:47:48 EST FIBERLICIOUS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4677581 Normally when I Blog I stick to a theme, but this morning this came to me, and I had to share.... <BR> <BR> The other night I watched a Webcast from the author of the "Made to Crave" book Lysa Terkeurst. It was wonderful!! I have read the book, and now going to take an online study for it, it truly has helped me so much through this journey... On her Webcast she had a doctor sharing 5 things that we need to do to lose the weight. One being eats lots of Fiber. Now as a Diabetic Fiber is m... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 03:07:42 EST I'M HANGING IN THERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4673270 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l596089046.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I continue to "Speak Life" everyday, and so it is with the next one that I am blogging about today. I'M HANGING IN THERE.... I have finally started back to the gym, and boy do I feel it. Today I when I got up, my body is dragging. It does NOT want to get up and do anything. I am just plain tired. I love my Aerobic Instructors, because they don't let you just stand there, they push you to go harder, and then ... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:53:49 EST I CAN MAKE IT!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4667785 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l815797110.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I am going to concentrate, on the belief that I CAN MAKE IT!!! Sometimes when I look at my long term goal, I almost get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I look at all those pounds that I have got to shed, and I begin to doubt. I think how in the heck am I ever going to get there. I start to realize what a HUGE task that I have at hand, and at times it overwhelms me.. So many times I have alread... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 04:59:00 EST I AM LOVED!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658992 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l285886061.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I am going to concentrate on this very thing I AM LOVED!!! When I want to give in and eat something to satisfy a hurt, a disappointment, or even just boredom, I am going to remember that I am loved by my friends, by my family, and most importantly by Jesus. There is absolutely NO EXCUSE to turn to food, when I have all the Love and support that anyone could ever have... What about you, I challenge you to no... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 09:02:30 EST DAY #2 I MATTER!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4653413 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l305012415.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I used this picture the other day, on another Blog, but every time I see it, I say it, and I felt led to really think on each point, and Blog about them. I truly believe that I am led by God, and that there is a reason, and that He really wants me to truly understand these. I also warned you all that my Journey is a Crazy one, so hang on LOL!!! <BR> <BR> I MATTER... First of all that word Matter, is a strange wor... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 08:24:55 EST DAY #1 ENCOURAGING THOUGHT............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4651707 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l360945110.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have decided that I see some of the most wonderful pictures and encouraging words, and they help me so much, so I am making a commitment to you all, that I am going to share one with you everyday, so you can be encouraged too. I am also going to Blog each day, even it is just a thought, to journal my "Craziness" through this Journey this year. Who knows maybe my "Craziness" is the same as your "Craziness" and ... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:13:21 EST START OVER!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4649760 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l875645651.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay I know many of you are running away in horror, because this is such a disgusting picture!!! I almost did not post this, but I am for accountability. I bought this dress, a couple of months ago, before I gained these 10 pounds since November. My plan is to be able to wear it in public for Easter whenever that is. So I needed to post this, so I can have something consistent to look at, and try on to see my pr... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 21:58:08 EST JUST A THOUGHT FOR A NEW WEEK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4638832 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l775883340.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I saw this today, and fell in love with it, and could not wait to share it with all of you!!! May your day be a Blessed One!!! Love Shannon Mon, 26 Dec 2011 13:29:00 EST WARPED CHRISTMAS HUMOR..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4631661 For those that really know me they know that I have really warped sense of humor. I find things especially Snarky, or Sarcastic extremely funny.... However some may not find that kind of humor amusing, but oh well, take me or leave me, that is how I feel about things. So over the past several weeks I have seen some hilarious Christmas pictures, and I hope you get a chuckle out of them too!! Love Shannon <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l913075099.jpg"> <img src="http://phot... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:13:55 EST I FOUND HOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627873 I wrote a Blog yesterday, and felt that there was no hope... Now as a Christian, I know that NOT to be true, but sometimes we get so covered "up" in our negative feelings and thoughts, that the Hope can not shine through. However, this morning I got up, and the Lord spoke to my heart, and prompted me to open His Word. Like so many, I almost ignored that prompting, but something kept telling me to just DO IT!! Well, I am so glad that I did, because the perfect answer was there, and it was ju... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:42:10 EST IN A VALLEY.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4626969 I am NOT writing this for sympathy, only to get some stress out.... This week has been a week from Hell, and I am just simply lost.... I have been struggling with my eating since my trip to the Wedding that I attended, and that was back on Nov 11th. Ever since then, I go in very short bursts, and then I am confronted with food again, and with the Holiday's, it has been worse.... I just seem to have NO will power at all. I am surprised that I have not gained more weight than I have, which i... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:43:56 EST OFF TO THE BEACH!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4617329 Well my beautiful Sparklers, I am going to be gone and away from the computer for the next few days!!! Some of you, may be saying YEAH!!! LOL!! Anyway, I am headed to the beach with my sister for a few days, of just "girl time." We are going to celebrate her birthday as well. Say a Prayer for us, for a safe journey, this is the first time I have ever drove to the beach, and it is a 4 or 5 hour drive, but I am excited. I know we are going to have a great time!!! Take care God Bless You all!... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 06:29:21 EST A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4614053 With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season upon us, I thought it was time to share a true story that happened to my Husband and I many many years ago... I hope you enjoy it, and I think it will put this wonderful Holiday into perspective for you.... <BR> <BR> One Sunday afternoon about 15 years ago, my Hubby and I were sitting in our tiny living room and all 4 children were taking naps. At the time we had a 5,7, 9, and newborn.... As many parents do that time of the year, we wer... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 22:19:25 EST CHIPS AND CHEESEDIP WILL MAKE ME FAT, BUT YOUR WORDS DO NOT HURT ME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4605166 Well, I had this Blog wrote last night, but because of a Computer Fart, I lost it all, so here it goes again!!! <BR> <BR> I am on Day 2 of RESTART!! After 3 weeks of celebrating a wedding, a girls weekend away, and a Holiday, and a visit from Aunt Flow for 10 DAYS, I am finally getting back to my NORMAL healthy self... Notice that I say that the Healthy eating and exercising is my NORMAL now.... I have been to the Y for water aerobics 2 days in a row, and it feels great!! However, I have be... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:17:53 EST NOT JUST THANKFUL, BUT VERY VERY BLESSED!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597279 This is the evening before Thanksgiving, and I like so many others are thinking of all the ways that we are Thankful.... However this year, I have a couple of extra things to be Thankful for... <BR> <BR> Last Weds evening here in NC, right on the outskirts of our town, a F2 tornado, 8 miles wide, touched down, and devasted the area. They say it traveled 14 miles. They had a lot of news coverage, but they did not even show a small amount of what the damage was. A 50 year Grandmother, and ... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:58:05 EST A PUMPKIN DELIGHT!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4588738 I just had to share this wonderful smoothie recipe I made up!!!! <BR> <BR> I LOVE CHEESECAKE!!! Like really really love cheesecake, and then if you put pumpkin in it, oh my!!!! However 1 piece of that lusciousness has over 900 calories!!!! So I just had to come up with something that would work the same, but will not make me the "Butterball" this Turkey Season... So, I hope you like it!! <BR> <BR> Ahead of time.. I take a can of plain pumpkin, and divide it into an ice cube tray, and freez... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:14:01 EST A HONEYMOON FEELING..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583549 This last weekend I was honored to be invited to a beautiful wedding for my Best Friend's Daughter. I truly love all of her children, just like an Aunt. I have held and loved them all when they were first born, and now as they are getting older, I get to share in the joy of seeing them get married and also loving on their new Babies. <BR> There is nothing more beautiful than to see two people look into each others eyes when they have made that commitment to love each other forever, especia... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:43:23 EST LOVE ME??? IS IT BENEFICIAL??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572163 Some time back, I wrote a couple of blogs about 3 questions that I ask myself before I eat something, and also what I allow to listen to about myself... If you have not read 1 and 2 I would encourage you do so, just so you understand where this is going. <BR> The first question is IS IT TRUE?? My mind can be a very dangerous thing, and it can lead me into all sorts of trouble. I can start to actually hear negative thoughts about myself, that I know are all complete lies. Or even better, m... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 05:29:24 EST DECEPTION IS VERY HARD PILL TO SWALLOW.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4560965 I am going to keep this short... This weekend I have ATE and ATE and ATE!!! I am now dealing with the remorse of it. This was triggered by my Hubby going behind my back and trading my beloved Toyota for a car of his choosing. I begged him not to do it, I LOVED my car, and planned on driving it until it went up in flames. It was paid for and ran like a top. However, he feels since he makes the money in our home, he can do as he sees fit, and traded it without my blessing... I have dealt wi... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 08:34:46 EST LOVE ME??? #2 IS IT NECESSARY??!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4548767 Well my wonderful friends it is almost 5 am, and I am bright eyed and awake, and it is Sunday morning!!! Normally, I get a case of insomnia on Saturday evenings, and then have a terrible time waking up to get ready to go to church, but I actually woke up, and this Blog was on my mind, so instead of laying there writing it in my mind, I thought well you big "dummy" GET UP and just go and write it. I have told you all before that for some reason, I get the inspiration to Blog very early in th... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 06:07:47 EST LOVE ME???????????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4546032 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l962513928.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have not Blogged in awhile, and finally this morning I got up and after sending the Hubby out the door, and all is still quiet, until the "Kid" wakes up, I finally got my thoughts gathered and could sit down and write something worth reading.... I found this picture the other day, and it struck me almost to tears. I have read it and reread it many many times... I depend so much on other people's opinions of me, ... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 07:43:46 EST