Thinking about the New Year... Interested or Committed?
This pretty well says it all. I'm not "interested" in a new lifestyle. So for the New Year, my first priority will be to be "committed" to a new lifestyle. No excuses, only... Read more
Jesus is better than Santa
I got this in an email today, and really liked it, so I decided to share it...
Jesus is Better than Santa
Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh.
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the w... Read more
A Little Bird Talk
My friend, Cindy Senior (DAYHIKER), just inspired me to write about my incredible and adorable and sometimes trying birds. There's so much to say; where do I begin?
Our birds are 5 years old. My husband saw a Quaker Parrot at a local pets... Read more
What can you do for the best Christmas ever?
My husband and I don't have much extra money this year. Cutbacks and unexpected repairs have taken their toll at our house. We've had a great year despite the economy, though. But Christmas is coming, we've already spent too much money this y... Read more
Revelation Regarding the Vicious Cycle
I wrote this to a SparkFriend yesterday, and thought I'd post it on my blog for others to read:
I read recently that when we eat unhealthy foods, first it affects our mental state. And it's not because of the guilt, but it's a chemical thin... Read more
What I’m most thankful for:
-Our God, who loves and accepts me with all my human flaws, who guarantees that I’ll spend eternity with Him in heaven and who gives me everything that I need, and then some.
-My wonderful husband, that God hand-p... Read more
Things I've never done... and thanks to those who've helped me realize it's possible.
I'm doing things I've never done before. I'd become a sort of recluse these last few years as the weight piled on and the self-esteem went down.
Since I've started getting some weight off with eating healthy food and exercising, and doin... Read more
A New Chapter
As I move forward on my weight loss journey, I'm finding that something is changing in me. I'm slowly losing those overwhelming, constant thoughts of self-hatred, the wish to be reclusive, the feeling of being weighed down with a lead blanket o... Read more
The Devil Lives in My Scales
I got on my scales this morning, and just like the last 8 days, there was no change despite the wonderful success I've had with eating within my boundaries in both calories and nutrition, and also with getting increasing longer and more intense ... Read more
One month anniversary
It's so hard to believe that it's been a whole month since I discovered SparkPeople. What a month it's been. I've learned so much, made so many friends and had a turn-around in my attitude towards "dieting". I FINALLY understand that it's a l... Read more
Another "Aha!" Moment
My friend, Dayhiker (Cindy), said something in her blog today that struck a cord with me. She said "I have always been such a wallflower and mostly unwilling to put myself out there to be laughed at. I think I have missed too much by worrying a... Read more
Okay, I'm seeing signs of this whole process setting in.
Last night my hubby and I went out, had a couple drinks and didn't get home until 10:30. It merits noting that I drink Sea Breezes now, which I've found to be the lowest negative i... Read more
Detour or Dead End?
Last night my husband and I went to a little birthday gathering. I didn't have any cake or ice cream. (woohoo!) When we left, we decided to go to the casino because we were only 15-20 minutes from there. I had two drinks, but I had the calor... Read more
The truth doesn't have to hurt
Whoa. Here I am again, facing the truth. I have let myself fall into the depths of depression SO MANY times over a goal that is "too far away" and seemingly unattainable. I've beaten myself up countless times over looking back and saying I could... Read more
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Coincidence or Divine Intervention?
I just found out over the course of the last few days that a couple of my new and wonderful SparkFriends and I have so much in common, and then today I found out that one of them sold her house to my deceased brother's widow several years ago an... Read more