WARRIORGIRL9's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WARRIORGIRL9 WARRIORGIRL9'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/ Today's Accomplishments, July 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985972 Today's accomplishments: <BR> * laid the carpet in the bathroom. Wow! That took a while. I think I lost 5lbs. trapped in that bathroom with no air. ugh <em>334</em> But it's done and looks great. I sent pictures and a huge thank you to the extremely nice lady who gave me the carpet. <BR> * Kids and I went swimming and I was practicing my underwater handstands and accidentally did a flip. So, I kept practicing my flips, too. I tried to do twists underwater....Ok, I look like a hurricane w... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:04:17 EST My summer time goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975054 This summer I had some health goals. One was to lose the 15 (give or take, more give than take a couple pounds). Well, that goal is SO NOT getting made. I'm working my b*** off, and I'm gaining weight instead of losing. But here is what I have gained (besides weight, haha) ..................Take a look at this positive list <BR> <BR> *Time with my children. We go swimming at least 4 days a week. We have made some great memories, laughing and playing together. <BR> <BR> *Goal Met: taught my... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:07:03 EST My 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4956747 Yesterday my son and I went to the gym to work out. This is one of the machines we used. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l958681946.jpg"> <BR> I did 20 of the leg lifts like the guy in the picture is doing. I had to do them 5 or 6 reps. , stop for few seconds, then do next set of 5 or 6. I really need to work more on my upper arm strength. I've been doing crunches in the pool, so the leg lifts were a cinch my arms just couldn't hold up. <BR> So, my son gets on there an... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 15:42:23 EST Mary had a little Lamb.....His name was Jesus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954775 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l455934103.jpg"> <BR> Jesus, Lamb of God <BR> <BR> <BR> Mary had a little Lamb, <BR> His fleece was white as snow. <BR> And everywhere that Mary went, <BR> the Lamb was sure to go. <BR> He followed her to school each day, <BR> Twasn't even in the rule. <BR> He made the children laugh and play. <BR> To have a Lamb at school. <BR> And then the rules all changed one day. <BR> Illegal it became. <BR> To bring the Lamb of God to school, <BR> O... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 09:09:40 EST A Mighty Battle Going On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901176 I should have posted this blog B4 my blog Praying Mom...Noble Task, but it's still relevant and worth sharing. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l360535924.jpg"> (picture taken by me) <BR> <BR> A Mighty Battle Going On 5-20-12 <BR> <BR> I had a great blog started and thought, 'I better hit the save button before something happens and I accidentally loose everything.' I hit the save icon, and EVERYTHING was gone. Not saved...gone. At first I was like, 'I can't do this... Mon, 28 May 2012 12:22:53 EST Inexpressible Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899568 originally blogged on: May 4, 2011 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l411866724.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Inexpressible Joy <BR> <BR> *1Peter1:8 Though you have not seen Him you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,… <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning was such a beautiful gift from our Creator. The sun was orange and blending in and out of the of big, billowy clouds. I thanked Him for such beauty ... Sun, 27 May 2012 04:14:34 EST Baseball -n- Nature http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4898937 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l758364583.jpg"> <BR> While my son practices his baseball, I get to enjoy some beautiful nature. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l583453101.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l892169547.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l48393762.jpg"> <BR> This is a close up of the bright spots on the next photo <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843574958.j... Sat, 26 May 2012 14:07:07 EST A family that works out together.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895479 A family that works out together, grows closer together as they all get stronger and healthier. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l702899546.jpg"> <BR> kids on the treadmills <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l746201780.jpg"> <BR> Daniel on the stair stepping machine <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l945991940.jpg"> <BR> The only way to hide from mom taking pictures. <em>334</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Thu, 24 May 2012 00:48:33 EST Praying Mom....Noble Task http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891620 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l717014938.jpg"> <BR> Isaiah 54:13 All your children will be taught by the Lord, and they will have much peace. <BR> <BR> In my last blog, A Mighty Battle Going On, I said that satan needs to understand that this momma will never give up praying for her son. Max Lucado says that praying for our children is a noble task. When I think of noble, I think of honorable, worthy, meritorious. So praying for our children is an honor. Praying for our... Mon, 21 May 2012 15:51:33 EST Tears on the Last Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886405 I have cried all the way home, and could break out in tears at any moment. <BR> Today was the last day of school where I am a Para. <BR> The last week of school my boss moved me from my regular schedule, and so I was not able to spend the last few days with kids that have captured my heart. (yep, here come the tears) I was sad and hurt to not be able to spend these last few days with them. I was concerned they would think I just left them without saying good bye. <BR> <BR> <BR> There is one... Thu, 17 May 2012 21:55:47 EST Confessions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860045 Ok, here's my confession.... I've gained back 1/2 the weight I'd lost. There, I said it. There's no denying it. No looking the other way. No more time to put off doing something....anything, but spending so much time on my b***. I sit all day at work. I come straight home to my computer where I spend several hours....This has got to stop! I cannot go back to 'before'. <BR> <BR> How'd I get here...well, I spent last summer on my bottom building websites and blog sites for a business that I'm... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:48:42 EST Earth Teach Me to remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4845681 Wisdom, Poetry, & Prayer <BR> Earth Teach Me to Remember <BR> <BR> Earth teach me stillness <BR> as the grasses are stilled with light. <BR> Earth teach me suffering <BR> as old stones suffer with memory. <BR> Earth teach me humility <BR> as blossoms are humble with beginning. <BR> Earth Teach me caring <BR> as the mother who secures her young. <BR> Earth teach me courage <BR> as the tree which stands alone. <BR> Earth teach me limitation <BR> as the ant which crawls on the ground. <BR> Eart... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:14:01 EST Country Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4829339 I got bored Sunday afternoon and needed some Nature, so my daughter and I (and the dog) took a little drive around the lake. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l434790251.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l787615679.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l564125522.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l442294713.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967791442.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:56:49 EST What would boys do w/o their mommas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823755 Boy, what would sons do without their mommas. <BR> <BR> We can.... <BR> <BR> kiss scraped knees and fix broken cars/trucks when their little, <BR> <BR> teach 'em to ride their bikes (later we wish we hadn't when they're showin' us their latest death defying trick), <BR> <BR> help 'em with their homework so they don't fail math, <BR> <BR> teach 'em tricks to remember how to spell their spelling words, <BR> <BR> show 'em how to hang up their clothes (which is basically a total waste of ti... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 20:12:40 EST My High Flying Boy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794028 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l289613080.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l279652310.jpg"> <BR> look out below... looks like he's going to land on his sister, but he jumps completely over her <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l309481571.jpg"> <BR> look...he can fly <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l627763071.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l353874689.jpg"> Sun, 18 Mar 2012 21:53:32 EST Gorgeous Day in Kansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4793997 What a perfect day in Kansas. First I enjoyed some quiet time with a gentle breeze coming in the window and one of the kid's stereos playing softly in the background. Then I had a online chat with a friend in France who requested some new pictures of me.....so, the kids, the dog, and I loaded up and went to the park. It was a bit windy here all day, but we took pictures anyway. After the park we picked up another kid and headed for a place where they could run and run and run, climb the rocks... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 21:34:50 EST What has happened to being responsible, dependable, reliable..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699768 Sometimes I feel like I am the only responsible person in my life. I'm the only person I can trust. I'm the only person I can fully rely on. Do you ever feel like that? <BR> <BR> I have a business that I'm working on growing. Friday night I have a meeting in McPherson, Ks. and Saturday (all day) I have training in Wichita, Ks. Someone wanted to ride along to the McPherson meeting. I was SO EXCITED! Yes, great, absolutely!!! be glad to have you ride along. A couple days later he sends a te... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:02:40 EST 2011 Lesson Learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683825 2011 brought a big change and a valuable lesson <BR> <BR> In May of 2011 someone I considered my best friend brought Zija to me. Zija absolutely was THE BEST addition to my life. Zija gave me my life back. You can read my testimonies at my blog site so I won't go into all of that now. I want to use this blog to focus on the lesson. <BR> <BR> So, my 'friend' and I started a Zija business together. It's hard for me to write friend, because he no longer is my friend, and you will see why. We ... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:37:34 EST Glimmers of hope...'knots' in my 'rope' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4662637 Today was an AWESOME day, and no I'm not being sarcastic. <BR> <BR> It started off REALLY badly (b4 I even got clocked in). Let's just say I was ready to walk. I was done. I've been 'hanging in there', giving it just ONE more day for the last 3 yrs. Today's not the first day I've said, "OK, God, I'm done! I can not do this another day! There is something better out there. I'm really done this time!" <BR> <BR> Well, after lunch I had a few minutes to check my school emails. I had an email ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 18:59:01 EST How we spend Christmas Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629559 Growing up with a Grandfather who would gather us kids around his feet to listen to him play and sing are treasured memories and I wanted to leave something like that for my children. So, We like singing some songs around the organ (with Janisa and I playing). <BR> <BR> I love Max Lucado's books. He is a Pastor who has a wonderful way of simplifying scripture and making it personal to the reader. So, I enjoy reading the story of Yahshua's birth from an Angel's viewpoint called AN ANGEL'S ST... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 21:14:36 EST I'm only fat because..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4605002 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l920353898.jpg"> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:42:11 EST Happy Birthday Little Man http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4538010 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l870953752.jpg"> <BR> My father and THE BEST GRANDPA. So glad my children have had him so they'd know what a good man looks like. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l785562895.jpg"> <BR> Keeping his eyes on the Creator at all times <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l450558897.jpg"> <BR> Mr. Cool <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l571873708.jpg"> <BR> Is this how you do it? <BR>... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 12:05:08 EST Our new baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4526970 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l581814987.jpg"> Don't bother me! I'm researching Zija. Holly (and the other cats) LOVE THEIR ZIJA! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l291813087.jpg"> Holly loves the computer. If I'm on it, so is she (literally). She will watch the computer until she falls asleep on it. Sun, 9 Oct 2011 15:24:09 EST Making Progress with our skittish new pet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4478521 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l866291656.jpg"> <BR> We have had this beautiful long haired cat, Jo-Jo, for a month now. He came from a home where the family's Jack Russel was attacking him, so he was skittish from that. I knew that he would be scared being taken from his home (he's a year old) and plopped into new surroundings with new people. So, we put him in my daughter's room which joins 2 other rooms. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l417810856... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 10:01:58 EST Memory Lane with my girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4477071 Since my daughter will be 14 on Sunday, and you've seen pictures of her now ...I thought I'd share some of her growing up. <BR> <BR> This purple dress was crocheted just for her by an elder. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l61002050.jpg"> <BR> As a little girl she always loved her frilly dresses, hats, and shiny shoes. You won't catch her in a dress now. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l900536012.jpg"> <BR> When she was done unrolling all the ... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:16:55 EST My girl_rain_State Fair http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4476921 My girl joined a group FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. She was up before the sun and ready to join her friend and other kids from school to go to the Kansas State Fair. It costs so much that I jokingly told her "happy birthday". Sunday she will be 14. (I'll have to post baby pix and now pix) <BR> <BR> Of all days for it to rain. It has been raining since very early this morning. I am so not comfortable with my girl being in someone else's care in the rain, and at the... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 09:50:54 EST A goal is in sight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4426009 I am so excited this morning. I stepped on the scales and that 185 # is SO close. I had to step off and on a couple of times (just to be sure). <BR> <BR> I am so grateful for my Aunt J (team leader for Pain into Gain), she told me about Spark People. Spark People got me started on the road to a healthier me. I started with what I could do at the time...one or two very simple little exercises that took probably 5 minutes (or less) and now ...well, just stand to the side 'cause I'm movin' ! <... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 11:09:57 EST Moved by the touch of a small hand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4412407 My 11 yr old son and I took a road trip this weekend. His Sister was in church camp, so he and I traveled about an hour to visit with some family. <BR> <BR> As we popped in and out of little stores that lined the main street, my son would periodically walk up next to me and gently rub his small hand up and down my arm, or reach down and hold my hand. In one store he actually wrapped his arms around me from behind and followed me around the store latched on like that. <BR> As much as I tru... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 13:53:07 EST My Body Scan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4402009 Hi Spark Friends. <BR> The following is a blog from my Health site: Empowered Health Solutions May 21, 2011 <BR> <BR> The first thing I would like to do is to share a body scan of myself before taking Zija. This will help you understand what a powerful statement it is for me to say: After 3 days of taking Zija I felt GREAT! (this is why I started selling Zija and sharing with anyone who'd listen) <BR> I walked to town and bought gas for the mower, I mowed the yard, cleaned the house, baked ... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:37:34 EST It's a race...not a competition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4399746 We're all running a race.... <BR> <BR> We don't have the same starting line. <BR> <BR> The same distance to go. <BR> <BR> The same steps to take. <BR> <BR> Our finish lines are even in different places.... <BR> <BR> In the Kingdom, there's no such thing as competition. <BR> <BR> It's impossible. <BR> <BR> Because no one else ever has or ever will run your race. <BR> <BR> So go for it, my friend, be strong, brave, beautiful YOU all the way to the end. <BR> <BR> {Psst, here's a secr... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 12:14:14 EST New Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4398801 I have a wonderful Aunt who was looking for a little extra accountability. I think she has done an incredible job of persevering. I've never seen her angry, or without a smile on her face. She is one of the sweetest, kindest persons I'm blessed to know. So, when she sent out an email asking for help keeping her motivated to achieve her weight loss goal....I had to jump in and see what we could work out. <BR> <BR> We both would like to loose at least 30 lbs (then we'll re-evaluate and decide ... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 02:07:01 EST I can count on my boy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4384661 It FINALLY RAINED here in central Kansas. Last night I opened the window and a gust of cool wind about blew the curtain off. So, I immediately opened every possible window in the house. It was raining! Hallelujah. <BR> When I went out to roll up my car windows...I took my time. I was wishing my little walking buddy was home, because we would have walked in the rain. I continued to work (on the computer) while enjoying the cool air that was now blowing over me. <BR> About 10:00 last night I ... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:44:27 EST A humorous look at weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4382990 "I just found out! With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information & wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't heavy , we are enormously cultured, educated & happy. Beginning today, when I look at my backside in the mirror I will think, Good Grief look how smart I am, I must be a genius !" <BR> <BR> Someone posted this on FB and it just made me laugh. <em>246</em> <em>334</em> <em>211</em> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:11:45 EST Mommy Fears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4382817 Mommy fears: <BR> I allowed my son to go to the lake with a young friend of his. I don't know the parents. I asked this little boy what they were doing at the lake. He says, "Cliff diving." <BR> <BR> Mommy panic! ARE YOU KIDDING ME! <BR> <BR> I look at my son and tell him YOU CAN'T DO THAT. YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T DO THAT. Mind you I've already lectured him the night before on how lakes are a dangerous place. I told him the story of how when I was about his age I went to the lake with a friend... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:24:22 EST New Clothes for the Smaller Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4378438 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l668064747.jpg"> <BR> This is my NEW shirt. Not from the Good Will (where I love to shop), not a hand-me-down, but a NEW shirt. I hardly every buy myself brand new never worn by anyone else clothes. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l367448155.jpg"> <BR> This one's a 'new look' for me. I normally wear a lot of solid dark colors. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l476773494.jpg"> <BR> I feel GREAT! ... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:35:48 EST Native American Gathering at Wakonda Lake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4368490 Saturday July 16, 2011 I spent the day at a Native American Gathering at Wakonda Lake in Kansas. It's about an hours drive from my house. Here are some pictures from my day. <BR> Dennis Rogers "Spirit Dancer": American Indian Educator & Entertainer <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l39441264.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l858667746.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l634663619.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 18:06:29 EST Yet another wonderful use for Moringa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4368418 After going to the lake yesterday, I was sunburned to a crisp. The following pictures of me at 4:30 Sunday afternoon. So this is the day after the lake. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l317011306.jpg"> <BR> Picture of the top of my leg <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l764271760.jpg"> <BR> (I was MUCH redder than this last night.) <BR> The last 2 times I sunburned this badly I was in absolute misery for several days. Not this time! <BR> <BR> I s... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 17:11:20 EST A light bulb moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4365062 As I was leaving a comment on a friends blog something snapped. I finally got Yahweh's (God's) message. It's only taken a month. geees, sometimes I am so slow, what can I tell ya. <BR> <BR> I was saying to my Spark Friend that I think of spending time with God, like my children spending time with me. I may already KNOW what has transpired, but I still want to hear it from them. To know that they feel close enough to me to share, that they trust me to treat their thoughts, concerns, and drea... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:49:22 EST Sharing Treasures with my daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4353588 Once again, I was in the basement. Today I went down there with the intention of finding some of my kids' things that I could pass on to a cousin for his children. I got a bit sidetracked. I opened my footlocker and started reading some letters I'd saved from boyfriends when I was in high school up to about 19 or 20 yrs. old. <BR> <BR> Then I decided to open my daughter's footlocker. I knew it contained items I had put there for her from my kids' dad. No, nothing in there for my son, their ... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:13:16 EST I went shopping in my basement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4352116 Oh, I had such a great time. I drug out bag after bag of clothes that I have stored in my basement for a yard sale. While I sorted piles of clothes, my daughter had the really tough job....she was in charge of sorting all the toys. Trust me, it's a BIG job. <BR> <BR> The greatest part..........................I took some of the clothes that she had tossed into storage for a yard sale. This motivated me to then go through my closet and get rid of some things. <BR> I tried on pants after pant... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 22:14:11 EST Moringa information: 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4344459 A member of one of my teams was asking about Moringa recently. So, here is some information about the Moringa product I use and sell, called the Smart Mix. My 11 yr. old son has started using it, and just yesterday my parents placed their order with me. <BR> <BR> <BR> The Zija Smart Mix: <BR> Over 90 Nutritional Benefits: <BR> » 46 supreme & protective antioxidants <BR> » 36 incredible anti-inflammatories <BR> » All essential amino acids (19 Total) <BR> » Cartenoids, Chlorophyll, Flavono... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 10:22:56 EST Let His Beloved.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4336681 July 2,2011 <BR> (feel free to share these w/others &/or respond back to me) <BR> Current devotional I’m reading: Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young <BR> <BR> <BR> * Deut. 33:12 …”Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long and the one the Lord loves rest between his shoulders.” <BR> <BR> I really like Deuteronomy 33:12 . First of all I want to break it down and look at some words. Then we’ll come back and put it all togethe... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 06:54:43 EST I am Walking with my Father.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4334389 July 1,2011 <BR> (feel free to share these w/others &/or respond back to me) <BR> Current devotional I’m reading: Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young <BR> <BR> Today’s scripture: <BR> * Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. <BR> <BR> * Psalm 62:5-6 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. 6) He alone is my rock... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 02:31:27 EST An oldie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4320466 I grew up listening to Johnny Cash. This song, Apache Tears, makes me cry. <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/Q4StneDiV30 </link> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:48:47 EST My artwork http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4315368 Someone asked about a picture in my photos. They wanted to know if I had done it. Well, here are some of my artwork. <BR> In high school I was very into my heritage, and caught a lot of flack for it. However, that didn't stop me from being me. A lot of art I did was Native American...something I had seen somewhere and liked. <BR> The first was done in June of 1983 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l711052447.jpg"> <BR> July of 1983 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:27:50 EST Healthy Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4313435 Zija is the product I'm using and selling. Here are some facts on the Weight Management System <BR> <BR> Zija weight management system is designed to support weight-management in four key areas: <BR> * stress reduction <BR> * enhanced energy <BR> *natural herbal support <BR> * calorie-burning <BR> <BR> It is a proprietary synergistic blend of ingredients like dark cocoa, phenylethylamine, natural caffeine and geranax ( an active from the geranium flower). <BR> <BR> Zija uses 100% NATURAL M... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:28:55 EST This is my road, my friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4310839 June 20th, 2011 <BR> (feel free to share these w/others &/or respond back to me) <BR> Current devotional I’m reading: Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young <BR> <BR> TODAY’S SCRIPTURES: <BR> * Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. <BR> * Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk hu... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:03:19 EST If not for grace.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4310586 "We've talked of God-sized dreams. <BR> <BR> ... they are messy, imperfect, glorious and flawed. <BR> <BR> Because we are too. <BR> <BR> And one phrase keeps reverberating through my being... <BR> <BR> If not for grace... <BR> <BR> <BR> If not for grace God-sized dreams would never come true... <BR> <BR> You will cry at the wrong time. <BR> <BR> You will say that awkward thing. <BR> <BR> You will forget what to do in that most important moment. <BR> <BR> And, God in His stubborness,... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 12:21:17 EST Movin' on down....to a lower weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4310447 Good Morning All! <BR> <BR> I am just so happy the scale has finally moved off 198. I don't weigh myself often because I was just maintaining or movin' up---how depressing is that. The moving up part, that is. Maintaining is OK. Unlike the Jeffersons, I'm all for 'movin' on down'. <em>246</em> Sorry, feeling a little silly today. I've been working long hours and pretty much every day getting my business going. <BR> <BR> I've already been up and gotten several things done for the business,... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:30:11 EST It's a PAIN FREE PRODUCTIVE DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4295858 My Pain Into Gain Group have already heard this story, but here it goes for the rest of my SP friends. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I spent a couple of hours doing some major cleaning. Then I went outside to cut down persistent little trees that insist on growing where I don't want them, like in my flower beds or right next to the house where their roots will destroy my foundation. <BR> As I was working on trees, my neighbors came over to help cut down the little bit bigger ones AND they gave me lil... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 13:31:24 EST