TERRY0217's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TERRY0217 TERRY0217'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/ Keeping a Promise to myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659290 In the beginning of this year, I did not make any resolutions...I just don't follow through with them...Instead, I promised myself I'd GROW in important areas of my life...I'd grow in my walk with the Lord (doing it)...grow in my health and weight issues (hmmmm...) and...I would learn a new language...(starting this one)...yup....I ordered the Spanish language on the Rosetta Stone and even installed it on the computer...now.. I need to work with it...I did work on it abit last night...and wil... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:59:33 EST Feeling a little defeated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652781 I'm feeling like I'm beating my head against a wall...I'm adding more produce to my diet...I don't eat much meats...but, I can't stay away from all that darn surgary junk at work! I go in with all the good intentions, but then, I catch myself mindlessly eating junk! I'm so frustrated with myself! Yea..I know...I have to focus more on what I'm doing as I go through my day.. <BR> Well...I'm not giving up...I'll just pick myself up again and try to do better... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:37:08 EST Should Have Gone to the Gym...But... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647948 Work was very difficult today...with so much complaining...rushing...just plain craziness (was there a full moon today?) I should have gone to the gym to work off my frustrations...but...by the time I punched out, I was so wired, that, I didn't want to deal with another person! So...I headed for the park...the sun was shining, the skies were blue and it was warm enough to wear just a light jacket...It was so nice to breathe in the fresh air, after being inside most of the winter, and just en... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:05:56 EST Modifing the Juice Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646540 I was very excited about my 15 day juice fast...I enjoyed the juices and the way I felt...but...I found it to be very expensive!! It takes alot of fruits and veggies to make the juices...so...I'm going to modify the fast...I'll juice a couple days a week and use my nutrablast the rest of the week...I can still use the same recipies, but, won't use as much produce! <BR> I have to admit...since I've been using both methods of taking in more veggies...I feel so much better...and...I seem to cr... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:37:51 EST How can I say this :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641963 Please pray for Ruth Ann and her family. ..her baby.kennedy..didn't make ir...She is the third baby Ruth Ann lost...Please. ..Please pray for them. ... <em>39</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:46:08 EST 60 Day Reboot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640909 I'm on day 3 of my juice reboot.... <BR> for those of you haven't heard of it...you can watch the documentary by Joe Cross on amazon....in short...Joe's health was bad, and after years of medications, he decided to get back to basics...no drinking, smoking, fast foods, processed foods....only juicing fresh fruits and veggies... <BR> day 1 wasn't too bad...I did my juices, but, had some sugary snacks... <BR> day 2 was harder...the sweets ...I caved in!! <BR> Today...day 3...I did pretty good ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:33:54 EST Asking For Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636861 Dear sparkfriends...I'm going through a very rough time right now....please...if you can...mention me in your prayers... <BR> Thank you so much. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:42:48 EST Wanted to pass on some info! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630919 First of all....there is no news about Ruth Ann and her baby..the drs. were able to stop the labor for now...so please...keep praying for her and her little one. <BR> Tristan and Maddox are doing well...they are gaining weight (both reached 4 lbs) Maddon is breathing with just a canula, but, Tristan is still on a vent...also, he's having difficulty taking a bottle...there is alot of cooridination in sucking breathing and swallowing...he's working with a speech therapist... <BR> <BR> I wante... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 14:00:17 EST urgent prayers needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628092 One of our nurses just told us..her daughter is in labor..she's 24 weeks pregnant and has lost 2 prior babies. Please. .Please pray for them!! <BR> Thank you.. <BR> <BR> Mom's name is Ruth Ann Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:30:53 EST Thought I'd Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624637 As I was catching up on answering my emails and blogs on Spark...I looked up and saw I had a visitor.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l432549840.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got a window feeder for Christmas that I put on the window above my computer...looking out to my backyard...I saw something moving..and...this little guy was eating...It's the first time I've noticed any birds in the feeder...Isn't it amazing...something so simple can make us smile! (Cardinals are s... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:06:52 EST OK....I'M DONE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619522 I am officially done with this winter...the snow, the cold...I had to go to Lowes and Walmart just to get a safe walk in! <BR> I walked through the garden section at Lowes and bought Dill and cilantro (organic seeds) <BR> at Walmart, I bought the starter pots and starter soil...the cashier said I must be hoping for warmer weather, while the guy behind me was buying a snow shovel.. <BR> I went online and bought some heirloom seeds and organic seeds...and...ordered a few seed catalogs <BR> Y... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 14:40:50 EST Tired of Winter?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617420 For all of us who are tired of all the snow, wind, shoveling, being stuck indoors...here's a little pick me up.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l671183556.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1791881872.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l365408211.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1770645649.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 00:19:24 EST I Thank God for All of You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613193 I just wanted t say, "Thank You all" for being there for me....I went through a very rough patch for awhile...it seems problems of all kinds, just want to attack at the same moment, and try to beat you down...well...I was down for awhile, but, because of all your prayers and thoughtfulness, I'm picking myself up again. <BR> I need to resolve to make some changes in my life and to keep negative forces from getting to me...You all are a true positive force in my life...so...I'm standing on my t... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 16:14:39 EST Just a Hug! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611983 Before I go on...thank you for all your prayers for Tristen...He's at Chrildrens' Hospital and is being kept a close eye on...The problem is not in his lungs, but, his airway...Dr's are hopeful this treatment will help...His brother, Maddox is also at Childrens with him...the dr's feel it's important to keep the twins together... <BR> Also, I wish the boys were mine, but, they are the twin boys to a coworker, who is like a daughter to me.. <BR> <BR> I'm just feeling so alone and down lately.... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:54:45 EST PRAYERS FOR TRISTEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610144 Tristen was transfered to Children s hospital...His little lungs are not developing enough to breathe on his own...He underwent surgery and is having a hard time...he's on Las icky for swelling..morphine for pain...and he's not "and ting right"...Please pray for this little guy. . <BR> God bless Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:25:42 EST Ahhhhh....That's Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606453 I can't stand this weather!!! I didn't go to the gym yesterday (good thing...I would've been caught in a white out that lasted a good while!)...I feel fat ( I'm wearing flannel pants under my sweats and a flannel shirt over my sweatshirt...What a sight!)....all I've been doing is watching the Godfather marathon all weekend...I feel like a slug...no energy.... <BR> the only excercise I've been getting is shoveling the "lovely" snow....but, this evening, I went to shovel the walkway again, and... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:52:13 EST A Bittersweet Day :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595090 Today was bittersweet...after 2 failed buyers, we closed on mom's house today...I went down to the house Sunday..when I pulld up to the house, my daughter called...I took my phone, sat on the back porch and just had hundreds of memories pour in as we talked...At that time, I didn't know we'd be closing this week, but, I wanted to have one last trip to the house...so many memories of myself and my family growing up...my kids growing up there...losing my dad 10 years ago, then, mom a year and a... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:21:53 EST Back to the gym! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588345 After not going to the gym in over a week, I finally got there yesterday....and, boy, did it feel great! Did I that just come out of MY mouth!? If you would've told be a year ago, I'd say something like that, I you've laughed...but...Yes...I love the gym...even though, I no longer work with a trainer, I took so much from what she taught me over the past year, and I'm still working out hard...(the sore muscles were a dead give away! <BR> <BR> A twin update... <BR> <BR> The boys are doing ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:07:30 EST Tomorrow is my 1 year spark anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574641 Tomorrow, I've been with Spark and all of you for 1 year! This past year has been filled with many challanges, lessons, success's and difficulties...I have learned what has worked for me and what has not...and, just how much more I need to learn.. <BR> <BR> I have all of you to Thank...You all have been there for me through thick and thin...you've given me adivse, support, motivation and a kick in the butt when needed! I wouldn't be where I am now without you all! <BR> <BR> With the New ... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:08:58 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571702 I want to wish you all a very blessed and Merry Christmas... <BR> <BR> I'm making this short...I'm at my daughters....my Verizon system has been out since Monday night and they won't be in til tomorrow to fix it! Ugh!! <BR> <BR> So Have a great day with family and friends and we'll get back on track soon... <BR> I love you all! <BR> Terry <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 15:39:08 EST Twins...Update from mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564877 Here's an update from Erin..Mom of the twins <BR> <BR> :The boys had a rough week, but, things are looking up! Maddox j\had a bad infection, but, his blood work has turned around, and he is much better..II believe it's a miracle!! Tristan is also doing much better with his lungs and breathing..I am one happy girl this morning..It is because of all of you who are pryaing diligently for them..And I cannot thank you enough!" <BR> <BR> So..Please keep the prayers going...I always tell Erin of ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 13:04:11 EST Twin update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558700 I wanted to update you all about the twins...One of the little guys developed pneumonia//he's on antibiotics and is doing well...he hit the 2 lb mark...the other little one is just under 2 lbs yet... <BR> They had a brain scan to see if there was any bleeding in their brains...everything looks fine! God bless these little ones...they are certainly fighters! <BR> Please keep the prayers coming! Fri, 6 Dec 2013 22:28:31 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552095 I wanted to wish each and every one of you dear friends a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving's Day! I am thankful for each and everyne of you....On this journey that we are all on, I am so happy to have you all...enjoy the day ! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1464280351.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1021629236.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l889104442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And for those who ... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 09:17:31 EST The babies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550510 The boys names are. MADDOX AND TRISTIN...All is going well Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:12:10 EST The babies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549675 The twins made it through the night. .. <BR> 1 lb 13 oz. And 1 lb 7 oz <BR> Please keep praying <BR> God bless you all Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:36:27 EST The babies are born http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549349 The babies were born by c section....so far...everyone is doing well...please keep praying! god bless you all for your prayers... I love each of you! Sun, 24 Nov 2013 20:05:33 EST URGENT PRAYERS NEEDED NOW!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549267 Please....Please pray for my co worker Erin...she is 27 weeks pregnant with twin boys and is now in active labor...Please pray for her and her babies...PLEASE! Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:00:05 EST Wacky Woodpecker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542690 Thought I'd tak a bit of a break from yardwork (with my pumpkin spice coffee and pumpkin spice creamer...ahhh...fall weather)...I had filled the bird feeders earlier, and now, it looks like a game reserve out here! Tons of birds enjoying their treat....a squirrel scaling the fence to get to the feeders (I guess I have to get the birds a squirrel proof feeder for Christmas)..he's a nimble little thing! Then, there's this wacky woodpecker...for the past couple of minutes, he goes to the feed... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:54:42 EST Please...Please pray for: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536410 I ask your prayers for a lifelong friend of my sister...Cara...she is in her late 40's and suffers from diabetes, blindness from the diabetes, dialysis, spinal stenosis, and unfortunately, other health problems...Thursday, Cara tried to commit suicide...she was in a comma in the hospital, but, has since awakened..I didn't get any more updates as of yet, but, please pray for her...Cara's life is so full of physical pain, I think she just couldn't take it anymore... <BR> I know those who try t... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 08:59:34 EST Just checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530356 Things have been crazy lately...I've been working extra hours this week (a co worker needed some time off for health reasons) and, when I'm not working out of the house, I'm trying to get my bedroom done! I haven't slept well for 2 weeks, because the bedroom is a mess, I've been trying to sleep on the couch...Not good for sleeping! But, I got the bed set up and I'm getting a good nights sleep tonight with an extra hour..woo hoo! <BR> Hoping you all are doing well...let's all keep up the gr... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 20:38:47 EST I've been a little busy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524545 I haven't been on the site much lately...I'm turning the kids old bedroom into MY room...I spent the past 2 weeks, delivering their stuff they left behind, last week I bought the paint and all the supplies, and even finally bought carpet squares from Home Depot (I finally got fed up with that blue sculptured stained carpet that was there when I moved in 20 years ago!)..Yea, I' making it my own sanctuary...brown carpet, "Zen green" paint from Lowes, burnt orange shelving...ohh yea!! <BR> This ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 11:02:01 EST Updates: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524524 For those who were praying for my friends, Dianne finally had her surgery for the removal of the cancer in her breast...I haven't talked to her yet (she had her surgery Friday), I'll give her a few days to rest then I'll check in on her.. <BR> My client, who had the issues of talking to people who aren't anywhere, but in her mind, she finally got her medication changed...she still talkes about them, but, she's not angry or agressive as before.. <BR> Please continue to pray for them...I know t... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:36:28 EST Ok...Today I Faced the Scale...And.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518331 Well, after my confession of my terrible week of eating last week....I was alittle down and disgusted with myself....I know what I did...I have to own up to it.... <BR> Well...it's Sunday...weigh in day...I really don't want to do this, but, come on Terry...face the music....I get slowly (very slowly) onto the scale, and.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1882384523.jpg"> <BR> Yea...My guardian angel is feeling the same way I do right now... <BR> <BR> 179.2!!!... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:45:18 EST Really Fell off the wagon this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517775 I don't know what happened....I was doing so well..then...this week was a disaster, as far as my eating habits...Sweets (which gave me headaches all week) greasy fried sandwiches at work (won't be too graphic about what that did to my stomach)..I just could not stop...even though it made me sick! <BR> I have to put this past week behind me and work on today only...regroup and move on <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2129886848.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I can't belittle my... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:34:23 EST Thought to be insane http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1939734153.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yup...this is ME today!!! I got on the scale....and....I lost 2 lbs this week!!! WOOHOO...WOOHOO! I'm dancing and singing around here like a crazy person...I don't know when was the last time I was 180...but...here I am! <BR> I still got about 20 lbs to go, but, wow! It's beginning to happen..Ihave to give the credit of guidence to Dr Fuhrman, author of "Eat to Live"...I've learned so much from his book about the... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:02:32 EST I CAN do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499220 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1384808099.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I went to the supermarket this morning...I passed the baked goods and spied one of my favorites....angel food cake with this creamy , sweet, thickly layered frosting...mmmm...I was just about to pick it up, when,,,,whoooa there...what are you doing??? haven't you learned...this is partly what put you into the shape you're in!!! Without a second thought, and, without any feelings of regret or deprivation...I stron... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 10:58:14 EST OMG!! who AM I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492619 Oh my gosh! Who is this person sitting infront of this computer?! Years ago, I would have never thought I'd be the person I am today...I used to be a junk food junkie...cookies, candy, sugary drinks...on and on....today, I'm not looking at any of that! I eat more vegetables, water, natural foods...I am transitioning into a more vegetarian life (but..I'm not giving up my bacon every other sunday morning!)...this morning, I had my bacon and eggs...and...I put a handful of kale in it!! who a... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 09:54:44 EST Adding something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491948 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1888943755.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok...here is my newest addition to better health...I bought my "Jack Lalane Juicer" today! woohoo!! I also spent an insane amount of money on fruits, veggies and other things I need to continut onto my transition to a more vegetarian lifestyle...I don't know if I'll ever be 100% vergetarian, but, I will be using more...but, it is a beginning. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l16119028... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:54:31 EST A Hard Decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487803 I had to sit down and make a dificult decision...For the past year, I have enjoyed going to the gym and training wed. evenings with my trainer...I learned so much from her.. <BR> Because of financial issues, I cannot in good concscience, spend a grand for 6 months on the personal trainer...I will still go to the gym, but, I 'm afraid I have to drop ;the trainer.. <BR> I think with the guidence she's given me over the past year, I can continue to work out and with my new eating habit, I can ac... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:35:47 EST WOOHOO WOOHOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485948 A GIG WOOHOO! I'm starting to follow Dr. Fuhrman's plan "Eat to Live" which is a basicly vegetartian program...I lost 3 libs in 2 weeks! YES! and...I'm not hungry at all throughout the day...the best news is...I just started to convert to a vegetarian diet...I'm not into his plan full tilt yet...but, I'm seeing progress already! I'm not hungry, I feel better and sleep more soundly..Getting back to a simple basic diet....working for mi! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>368</em> <em>370</em> ... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 07:18:56 EST Open House http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485796 Ok..Today, Sunday, Sept 15th is the open house for my mom's house...as you know...we had 2 buyers that fell through at the last minute....Please...Please pray that a buyer will see the house and fall in love with it! <BR> Thanks everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:19:27 EST any suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483581 ok...I need a little help...I'm trying hard to clean up my eating habits...I used a non dairy coffee creamer (not crazy about black coffee)...when I read the ingredients, I found <BR> 1) corn syrup solids <BR> 2) partially hydrogenated soybean oil <BR> 3) on and on <BR> <BR> does anyone out there know of something healthier to add to my coffee, or, do I have to learn to drink it black? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any and all input! <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>30</em> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:42:03 EST Never Give Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479360 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1529669148.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know, I sometimes try so hard to do the right things, eat better, excercise more drink more water etc,.but, that scale will not move! It's so frustrating, that I just want to throw in the towel!!! but, where will that get me! back to where I started...even worse... <BR> I have to calm down and look at how far I've come...although the progress is slow, I AM making progress...I no longer want candies (just Peppe... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 10:12:56 EST Got my butt kicked today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469245 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1760067217.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My trainer kicked my but today...I can't believe what I was doing! sweat pouring off of me like nothing elso and boy...am I beat now...I may be 57, but, one ot the other trainers was watching me workout and gave me a smile and a nod! Yea..that was ME doing that! I love being pushed to my limits and beyond...it felt so good to do it all! <BR> I'm also trying the "Eat to Live" program by Dr. Joel Fuhrman...no cra... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:10:05 EST A wonderful way to start my day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465573 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l487679565.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I woke up around 7am..and, after I realized it was Sunday morning, and calmed myself down(I thought it was Monday! Silly me!!), I brushed my teeth, made a cup of coffee, and still in my robe, sat outside to watch the day wake up...wow...what a blessing it was to watch the sun get brighter, hear the birds sing and watch them fly in the yard...I watched the squirrels chase each other up and down the trees...and...I ... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 09:40:48 EST Refining my mindset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464790 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1022044212.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm in the process of trying to refind my way of thinking..I often get frustrated easily when things are not done ...stess about things I have no control over...I have to learn to just let go of things...I cannot change anyone's way of thinking, theirharmful habits...All I can do is make a suggestion and let it go.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l124179294.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Past is p... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 10:32:16 EST Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457943 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l619434823.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wishing all of you a happy and peaceful weekend! Sat, 17 Aug 2013 10:19:41 EST Feeling so good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455613 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1956827912.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Saw this and I had to laugh at myself...I'm 57 years old but, I feel like I'm in my 30's...yea...I have my aches and pains...my knee makes me be careful at times, but...I see the wonder of my life every day...I laugh at myself...enjoy the people I work with...workout...enjoy working outside...try to keep up with my 2 year old granddaughter (now I know why you have kids in your 20's and 30's)... <BR> I want to do ... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:03:18 EST Sorry everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450850 I have to apologize to all of you...I haven't been a good "spark friend" lately... It seem like life has just gotten the best of me lately and I kinda rolled in a little ball and just felt like giving up...like I had no one to turn to... I just needed to get myself together. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1469244959.jpg"> <BR> <BR> but..I needed to look at all I have and just pick myself up <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l64... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:35:35 EST Doing what's best for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444679 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1744862866.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I used to think it was selfish to put myself before others...but, I found that I have to take care of me...not an easy task...sometimes, it means sayint "no"...other times, it's choosing something healthy over the junk food (which is getting suprisingly easier), and...alot of times, it's picking myself up when I fall off the wagon..and not getting discouraged...I think that is the biggest roadblock... <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 23:22:53 EST