SWEETLIPS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SWEETLIPS SWEETLIPS'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/ INSTRUMENT OF PRAISE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745190 Changes are happening! Good things, different things, wonderful things. God is in the midst of it all and I am grateful. <BR> <BR> Today, I went to the doctor - I made a decision that I would not worry. My blood profile was youkky! You name it, it was out of wack. My internist is awesome; he explained everything in detail and then what he proposed as the solution. He then made personal telephone calls to the doctors in my care team and they discussed right there what to do; arranged ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:20:40 EST Learning me to do me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737743 I am now 8 weeks post-op. I thought I knew my body before, but now I know it even more. <BR> <BR> <em>390</em> I am salt sensitive - and when I eat certain things, they can affect my weight by as much as 4 pounds between days. <BR> <BR> <em>390</em> Prior to the surgery, I hated to weigh in even once a week, now I have to weigh daily and it does not foster a panic, it is just teaching me to watch my body. <BR> <BR> <em>390</em> I crave water full fruits and veggie and raw. <BR> ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:32:00 EST Feeling Good about so much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730774 I have a lot to talk about today - first I want to share this with you <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1531228060.jpg"> I have received, reviewed, adopted and now adapting. I was going to post happy but then this song popped up in my head and it is really how I am feeling this days: <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h47s<BR>lByX7jI </link> Now, this is an ab workout song too, slow, deliberate and make sure you tuck tighten and work it <BR> <BR> A few minutes ago,... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:14:44 EST Day of Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723561 <link>youtu.be/4ooK66xOpZg </link> This has been in my head and what a wonderful way to see and accept the day. <BR> <BR> Friday was my first outing - I attended a diabetic education class like no other. I initially was going to opt out but I am incredibly glad I did not. The instructor was vibrant and discussed new research and new ways. The old diabetic diet is out the window - woohoo, not they suggest 0-2 servings of fish or poultry a day. It was great to see that meat was not a... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:35:15 EST GOOD DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720858 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l821416765.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Stay positive! Today is a good day. Hubby took me to get a pedi, and that was enough activity for the day. I am incredibly blessed, taking my time to heal, cutting out some negatives that are a part of me. <BR> <BR> Hubby is making our daily shakes - almond milk, molasses, banana, kale, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, ice and it is a cleanser extraordinaire. My appetite comes and goes - expected and not worried abou... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:33:31 EST HEALING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715143 Yesterday, I had my first of many walks with my physical therapist. Did 10 minutes, holding my sternum pillow in front of me. It felt good to have the heat on me and to be outdoors. I went again today with my youngest granddaughter. I am enjoying my recovery. The nurse says I am doing well. <BR> <BR> I do have some standing exercises to do and I do foot pumps once a hour. These are done to prevent clots and I recommend all do them, as it stretches hamstrings and calves. This entails, ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:23:56 EST RECOVERY IS SIMPLY BECAUSE OF GRACE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712753 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1743811218.jpg">. I am so grateful for GRACE and that picture reaches out to my heart, because it is me. <BR> <BR> Two doctor's visits this week with great results - the surgeon released me to my regular doctors and my internist said, " I want to cry, you look so good" I am just grateful. No swelling, not a lot of pain, so no pain meds, appetite is good, and my weight fluctuates 3 pounds. I am walking in my home and resting as necessary... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 12:17:40 EST What an adventure - I have had triple bypass open heart surgery - WOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708103 Daily life is a journey of twist and turns; each moving us closer to our best being we can be. On May 19, I had open heart surgery which resulted in a triple bypass. At the time of that surgery, it was discovered that the back artery, circumflex had a totally different problem, it was not attached and the arteries looked like strings. It is thought that it was a birth defect that not having the surgery would have never been discovered, as none of the films, during the angioplasty was even d... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 13:09:37 EST WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692212 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1069222450.jpg"> Yes, that is how I am feeling right now at this minute. I can honestly say, that I will probably just break out in praise at any time. What's new Jacki, my time with God has become sweeter every day. I am having blessed assurance, and that is what is changing for me. <BR> <BR> Today, my daughter-in-law became one on a mission, my husband and son worked hard together and there was peace; actually there is peace here and ... Sat, 10 May 2014 21:17:28 EST Onward journey to healing continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686685 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l985428662.jpg"> and <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1371252772.jpg"> Sat, 3 May 2014 20:09:27 EST I did not believe me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683563 Before I began my task, I asked God to guide me through this because it was overwhelming. I need to really clean the master bedroom. I am so grateful for my husband. This room, bath and closet have been a total mess. I do not know how I came out of my home with clean clothes. Hubs never complained - I have been in a semi paralyzed state and after Floyd got sick, I could not get this part of my life and our home together. <BR> <BR> WELL <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:34:51 EST ENOUGH SAID http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678972 HEY ERIN <BR> <BR> HAVE A SAFE TRIP and I corrected the six. This is what it is all about! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l387851602.jpg"> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:46:18 EST THE RUBBER AND THE ROAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678168 Trying to figure out what to do in my own power is difficult. Some things just are not in my human power to resolve. I do have things that I can do, should do, will do and am doing, and I am now confident that the outcome will be as promised as God has never left me or forsaken me. <BR> <BR> I am reminded that vague prayers yield vague results - have you been praying vaguely? Is life moving like you are going through foggy water - believe there is clear and sparkling water and with patienc... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:12:57 EST THE COST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675562 This week I have been all over the place in my emotions, in my body and in my mind. I have more work to do and I want to thank Lynn-loves-Life 7 for such an inspirational and reminder e-mail, one full of love, hope and such a gift. Last night, I had the privilege of preaching the 4th words from the 7 words Jesus said from the cross for our Good Friday Service. This is the sermon: <BR> <BR> Lord, teach me to think of you until thou dost become my only thought -AMEN <BR> <BR> THE COST! <B... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:58:39 EST Perspective! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670730 Well, I am sitting here recuperating from Annual Church Conference. I have had an overdose of people, places and things. Now, I am back settled in my own space and that feels so good. I find that folks, in church, out of church are very much a like. It is their opinion, their highway and it makes no difference at all whom are affected. <BR> <BR> I made a decision to observe and I was successful. It was also humbling, as I had to hold my tongue and not have an opinion, so I could enga... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:12:18 EST Day 2 of T25 - I LIKED IT MUCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667685 I actually enjoyed day 2 of T25. I wavered for a moment and realized that I wanted to do the exercise, so I got up focused and knocked it out. I stayed with the dvd for the entire time and that makes me nail it today. <BR> <BR> My goal is to feel my body and feel the changes as they occur - does that make sense. It is like a leaf falling in the forest - it is felt when it detaches from the tree - similarly when we begin to move, our organs feel a release and they resist, until they find t... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:51:41 EST WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666844 <em>521</em> Yes, I did my first day of T25. In the journal, you have two choices - 'nailed it' or 'barley made it'. Well I am in between. I ran out of steam for a moment and then I had Amane climbing through my legs and when I squatted she thought she should push down on legs - so solution do it early tomorrow! <BR> <BR> My food was good today and I so appreciate Erin and Lynn's comments! In spite of some medical challenges and opinions, which are like noses, <img src="http://photos-... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 20:15:05 EST THEN AND NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666033 This blog was almost a rant and I realized that I can only write about me. Then and now - it is important for me to stay in the now. I cannot allow yesterday to take up and rob of me of today's experience. What does that mean - I have tired for over 20 years to lose weight and if I had been successful 20 years or so ago, I had a lot less weigh to lose that I do now. However, then, I was also in such a negative head space, I realize that I am on the correct journey right now at the right t... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:04:56 EST A NOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664531 We have to go back next week for more testing. Floyd is doing well and as I do believes in the power of prayer and thanks you all. <BR> <BR> Enjoy: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1716619795.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:11:51 EST Thank you so much for your compliments and support http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663828 God sends us what we need, when we need it . I am starting T25 next week. If you have seen the infomercials with Shaun T, you will see there is some modifications. Well Sunday, I read all 31 pages of on Beachbody who produces these videos and it is hard work in that 25 minutes. Folks would make comments like, "I am laying on the floor in sweat", "I can't feel my legs", or" Lord, what am I doing", and yet they still pushed play even though they were not nailing it. Well, today, a woman fro... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 21:32:36 EST Why the Name Sweetlips and what else today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662963 Erin asked how did I come about the name Sweetlips and I have been asked before. When I first started dating my husband and we kissed, he said I had the sweetest lips and he cried as Jacob did with Rachel in Genesis 29:11. I cherish it. <BR> <BR> I am enclosing this picture of me in a new pair of slacks 2 weeks old and they are loose. Thank Lynn-LovesLife 7 for righting my picture so I can post it, without you having to turn your computer to the side. It is most appreciated. <em>304</e... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 21:10:42 EST TERRIFIC TUESDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662083 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l249495256.jpg"> Yes, on this terrific Tuesday and I want you do a little dance, make a little love and have a party on me! <link>youtu.be/3GwjfUFyY6M </link> <BR> <BR> Now, why you say, well, you showed up today, you did at least one thing to reach the goals you set for yourself, whether you did them all is of no consequence - feel good about the one thing and <BR> CEL <em>353</em> A <em>354</em> BRATE <em>355</em> that. <BR... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 20:49:08 EST Not Going Back - HAPPY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661138 <link>youtu.be/wPobYxiSz7s </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l252739288.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1277194920.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I went to see my endocrinologist today. I have been awaking with fasting blood sugars of 67-80, mostly 70 (with medication) from 200 and this has occurred in the past 25 days. That is <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l471132622.jpg"> and <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:06:11 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658875 I finally ate the nori sheets with veggies today and enjoyed them. They will now become an integral part of my diet as well with the sprouts. I know that I am not getting enough protein so I am working on that which is my task for the next week. It will entail upping my greens in a smoothie x 2 and probably adding in some lentils and other beans. <BR> <BR> Hubs got a great deal on T-25 and P903x from Craigs list which should arrive here on Monday. We are excited about this as we are going... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:22:24 EST Touring My Neighborhood Here on Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658081 It is always nice to go through your neighborhood every now and then. It will give you the opportunity to discover new things about something that we think we know every niche, nook and crannies. I found some interesting things: <BR> <BR> Many of my Spark friends have been gone for a year and there are people that I friended who never friended me. <BR> <BR> Some of the pages that they matched me with, those people are gone too. <BR> <BR> I have read so many articles and my be running ou... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:01:00 EST Catching Up and Happily Vegetating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657242 Home again Home again jiggy jig jig. I feel great, but a bit of the hospital air made me feel tired, so I rested for most of the day, showered off the hospital film, conditioned my hair and facial. I am now comfortable in my own skin and I love this quote because I wear red lipstick. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1400533666.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What's next? A few doctor appointments and some other testing, exercise, vegan food, and decluttering. My dh's din... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:17:56 EST SONGS IN THE KEY OF MY LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656187 Today, as I am finishing off this wonderful stint in the hospital, with red lipstick on because this day and relationship with this place is soon to be over. I have had time to think and recognized that I need to celebrate with my sisters of the spirit. I don't work well with my software, but I do know how to do what I do best with my effort, so please I hope you enjoy my tribute to each of you. <BR> <BR> Friends in cyberspace, who knew that this could happen. We have become joined heart ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:55:47 EST HOW THE HECK DID THIS HAPPEN TO ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654944 Before I explain, let me share as my now usual sharing the Non Scale Victories: <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Blood Sugar readings are beautiful, even after eating - no higher than 150 and then within 2 hours - 67-77 and some 60's; <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Bought a slim 20 slack on sale from $54.99 to 12.96 and they are a tad loose - that gets a woohoo! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Skin is looking brighter - eat your greens baby and poop quality! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Calmer, calmer ,... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:43:16 EST I am so glad that my body did not give me a Dear Jane letter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654087 Dear Body, <BR> <BR> Today as I completed gentle flow yoga, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. You allowed me the permission to do this. I do apologize for putting everything, everyone and anybody ahead of you, and yet you have kept me and loved me. <BR> <BR> When I think of how I have allowed abuse, abused you, there are no words to express just how sorry I am, just know that as I write this, I am sincerely sorry. <BR> <BR> Three time I have had cancer, 20's 30's and 40's in different... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:48:17 EST Hey You - Yeah You, COME HERE FOR SEC, READ MY BLOG, UUHHU - I'm talking to you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652657 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l539298379.jpg"> That is how we are created. If you a reading my blog because of the title, you are here by divine design too. Hi there! <BR> <BR> Raise your hand if you have had some slips, some skips, so doubts and some quits. Yes, you are in great and wonderful company. I know, you have been frustrated, angry, mad at someone else, mad or even jealous of another accomplishments, you have gained weight, stopped in the journey, gave up -... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:23:35 EST WINNING WEDNESDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651839 It is mid week and we have already set out intentions and for the most part may be doing exactly what we planned. Today, I feel <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l945104952.jpg"> because for a really long time <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l832863933.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I realized that each day was my gift and I was not a <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2084688642.jpg"> to be dumped on, dumped in and to fill with stuff that made me fe... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:37:41 EST WHEW !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651002 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1511358109.jpg"> That is what I am feeling right now and <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1523675804.jpg">, so I did not go to my office, while working, I did stay in bed. <BR> <BR> I will be calling the doctor and letting her know that the change in my thyroid medication has me fatigued. All I want to do is lay around. I worked out last evening and my energy did not increase. <BR> <BR> I cooked dinner tonight, based... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:06:17 EST What is different this time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650307 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l98631391.jpg"> That is how I began the day - Grateful for a fasting blood sugar of 84 and having a fasting pulse rate of 73 down from 91. I am telling this is joy to be healing. I prayed, recited my daily affirmation and thought about the scripture lesson from IIKingson digging the ditches and in Romans call those things that be not as they are. <BR> <BR> When I began this journey this time I had to realize that I was looking at these ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:27:10 EST NON SCALE VICTORIES AND GRATEFULNESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649389 I happy to report that <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> Wore a pair of shoes today that are a size smaller that what I have been wearing. <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> Blood Sugar is still in normal range with medication and before even with medication, it just did not work. So over the next few months, working on releasing the medication. <BR> <BR> Today was a wonderful of worship and gratitude. This song exemplifies how I am feeling <BR> <BR> "Grateful" <BR> <BR> <BR> I am <BR> Grateful for... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:25:39 EST WON'T DO THAT AGAIN!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648609 I am feeling like I am being chased <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l596452680.jpg"> and the food I ate when I went out with the kids today is stalking me <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1002186037.jpg"> and that I cannot let it catch me again - oh no <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l645509062.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I ate vegan prepared food that was not raw as well as not sure all in it, however this is what immediately began to happen: <B... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:42:34 EST Lightblub moments result in gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647990 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l845148860.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think this sums it up! No more beating me down for not being perfect, but celebrating me for trying - that within itself is success. <BR> <BR> Today, I am grateful for: <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> Getting in the nutrients and nutrition that I need to heal my body; <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> Having a conversation of reconciliation with someone whom I had had aught with; <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> Admitting tha... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:29:26 EST Just Me Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647189 <em>214</em> Grateful for prayer partners <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Grateful that I am laughing and living out loud <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Grateful for a roof over my head and the ability to choose where I can live <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Grateful for vision <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Grateful that I have choices although I do not always make the best ones <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Grateful that I can cook and be creative for my family <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Grateful for... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:02:32 EST Grateful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646553 I am sitting here now with flatulence, which sound so much better than gas. My food combo today was far from stellar and I am feeling it. Isn't it something when we get in tune with ourselves and know exactly what is causing the bodily distress. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> I am grateful for just that tonight, that I am hearing my body and knowing what is working for the greater good. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> I am grateful that my first born, Meredith was born 38 years ago and that she i... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:53:18 EST Spark has helped me to become a Willing Vessel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645689 Let me begin by listing what I am grateful for: <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> The hymns of life that I often hear in my mind - The Old Rugged Cross, What a Friend We have In Jesus, Holy, Holy, Precious Lord - these and many more are songs that have save my mind and opened my heart! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> My family members. <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> My church and the Pastors who lead it - we are a church of love and unity through Christ. <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> My lessons that I have been h... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:23:36 EST And so the weekend is over and What happened! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644661 We all enjoy a good party, a fun filled event, especially if it is about and for ourselves. Imagine, all the wonderful things you enjoy and the people known and unknown ( you know people that you would love to know). Wouldn't that be wonderful! However, sometimes that just does not happen, so don't be upset <BR> <BR> Today: <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l844034748.jpg"> AND WHY <BR> <BR> I don't care if this was the first time or 1 million billion trillion time, wh... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:52:43 EST Non-Scale Victories Recap and Gratitude Moments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643824 I have just enjoyed the best salad - strawberries, apple, pear, celery, grapes, tomato, cucumbers, honey tangerines, all chopped up with a drizzle of olive oil, rice vinegar shake and a pinch of Celtic salt. Totally divine and also filling - and that was my snack, and I have still have dinner to go. <BR> <BR> My non-scale victories for the past week: <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> My blood sugar has dropped 201 points; <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> My cravings and hunger have stopped after havin... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 18:47:33 EST Depression - No joke! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642653 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2068279939.jpg"> Yes, that is my plan for today. I pray that you do too. Why not! We have all tried and sometimes succeed in the doom and gloom, some way doomed and gloomed. That is not something to joke about because depression is a serious illness that needs to be examined and handled by a professional if you are unable to resolve it. Please seek help if it is needed <BR> <BR> I have done so in the past and learned the triggers - mi... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 07:18:01 EST I have been helped! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640700 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l551845578.jpg"> is how I left home this morning on the way to noon day bible study at church. Lynn is one of the few who knows what makes me want to do what that cartoon portrays. When I entered the sanctuary, I went to the altar to pray, still tight, not trying to hide it, but quiet. First Rev Cary, our senior on the ministerial staff, has pastored and retired to our church, comes over and ask about my son and Floyd and I kinda smile - ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 18:34:15 EST WHEN DID IT START? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638978 I am sorry I did not hear this when I was a child, what a difference it would have made in my life: <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l357618515.jpg"> It is such a wonderful simply concept. I have learned that I receive information, gifts when I am supposed to receive them and it is now. Tonight, I was using the hula hoop for my arms and attempting to teach my granddaughter how, and I realized right at the moment that as a child, I could not get it. I realized my start, s... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:16:35 EST Have you been able to let go of the negatives? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636962 I am sitting in my bed, fighting off a bug. I was totally incapacitated yesterday, today, changed linen, shower, clean clothes and not coming from all ends is not happening. Hubs is attending to me, right now, he is fixing greens and I have had tangerines and o.j, today, it has stayed down, so <em>48</em> ! <BR> <BR> Now, for those who participated - how did you do with loving you? I wrote about my moment, but I fought back from it. Negative thoughts can come from anywhere, and how we ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 14:08:32 EST WHEN FACING CHALLENGES REMEMBER THIS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635034 Good Morning, <BR> <BR> I have two days of meditation and yoga, shooting for 3 tomorrow - Tuesday, I had an early morning meeting, so that squahed my plans and this morning, I am home because we have the flu going through the house and I have been brushed, so rather than exacerbate this "thing", I decided to stay in, but tomorrow, after a day of juicing and vitamin C and echnicia- I will be well and that I do declare! <BR> <BR> While particpating in this challenge, I saw a picture of me and... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:17:23 EST How's the Challeng going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632889 \o/ \o/ <em>402</em> <em>403</em> Today, I did 2 hours of yoga, 20 minutes was meditation and the rest yoga. My body was "what cha' doing Willis, <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l194179803.jpg"> it was creaking and aching and I was praying because I was determined. I purposed to rise, dress and get there for the 6am class, and I did, was ridiculously early. While, we were doing poses, the instructor would align us with Thai massage and what a reward. So from 6-8 ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:18:08 EST ARE YOU READY FOR A CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631165 Hubs and I spent a lot of time today out - using my new camera ( well I had it 6 months and I was afraid of it) and visited my Health Mentor and he proposed, suggested some things for me to do, because diabetes, heart disease, inflammation and depression are going to go! GONE - GONE - GONE. Now I am ready to go to bed, long day tomorrow - It is our Heritage day at church and I will be there all day long! <BR> <BR> Okay, we all belong to teams and sometimes a challenge starts - we are gung-h... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:18:00 EST Laughter, Fellowship and Relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627660 Good Day, that is what I had. I work from home but I do go into the office once a week and today was one of those days. Left the house during the wintery mix and was blessed to make it in without problems. I also calculated the distance that my husband drove during that day of his blackout. It was 2.7 miles. All I could do was praise God that during that busy time of the traffic flow, on that busy highway, he nicked his finger, did not have an accident, and there was a little damage to ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:55:46 EST Build on what is eternal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626814 Just a few notes to get us through the day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800652990.jpg"> and then use this for your workout and enjoy: <link>24hoursofhappy.com/ </link> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:08:07 EST