Wow, hard to believe I haven't been here or posted in almost two years.. wow... It was a year, that's for sure. Lots of changes in 2011! I'm back and mostly just to control my eating habits. If I keep track it's easier to not eat so much. I ... Read more
Morning has broken!
Morning Has Broken
Sung by Cat Stevens
Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word
Sweet th... Read more
Being a good person is like being a pumpkin.
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I wanted to share it here...
Thank you Cici!
Being a good person is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches y... Read more
It's October again
In 1989 when I moved in with my boyfriend :) he was the single dad of 3 children. Shelly was 9, Patrick was 7 and Annie was 6. I became instant mom to those three considering their mom was out of the picture, kinda. She never had regular vis... Read more
Just what I needed!! NOT!
Okay, so I went to the doctor yesterday to get the results of my lab work. First of all, I had to weigh in. The doctor office scale is 7 lb difference than my scale, and definately not in my favor! That upset me. My blood pressure was good, ... Read more
Today was a good day. I woke up and cooked breakfast for my oldest son, who is 20 and my two grandsons, who are 11 and 7. My younger son spent the night with his dad but came home after we had eaten breakfast. The four boys and I went bowling... Read more
So, I tried something new today..
All this 5K talk got to me today. It's been forever since I have even attempted to try to run. Today I decided to give it a try. It really wasn't so bad, wore me out, made my heart feel like it was pounding out of my chest and made me sweat l... Read more
I was sooo bad today.
I went to lunch today with my two boys and my husband. Of course they wanted Mexican food. I ate a small portion of food, it was just over loaded with calories. This is the first "screw up" I have had and I feel awful. I met the calorie inta... Read more
Yesterday was one month that I signed up on SPARK. One month ago today I started my lifestyle change. I weighed in on August 22, 2010 at 281 pounds. WOOOOWAAA. Today, after spending all day in the E.R. with my mom, I came home to weigh and i... Read more
Tomorrow is my one month anniversary here on Spark. I have made quite a few changes in a month. I'm not going to be so surprised if the scale doesn't reflect my hard work. The way I feel is proof enough of the changes I have made in one month... Read more
Andy Rooney and Prayer
I have read several different things written by Andy Rooney but never this one. It touched me in a way that I would like to share with everyone and not by forwarding an email. I hope it touches your heart. It touched mine.
And... Read more
I had a great weekend. My 7 year old grandson Julian came over Friday afternoon and he and I "snuck" to go get frozen yogurt, we went to the thrift store and then came home. We had a fun couple of hours together. Later that evening my other t... Read more
Honey Garlic Grilled Eggplant
For one of my challenges this week I was to try a new recipe from SP recipes. I go through the recipes every day because I love to cook. Well duh, if you could see me you would know that I love to cook, AND EAT!
I love Eggplant and when... Read more
I hope I learned my lesson!!!
I woke up feeling great this morning! Took my son to school, came home, took my meds and ate my breakfast. I went to the grocery store and the fruit stand, was excited about the healthy foods I bought. The "dad" usually picks my son up from s... Read more
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I admit that I have come to both love
and hate the word "diet."
On the one hand, it represents hope for change.
On the other hand, it's like a sign flashing "Failure ahead!"
I don't want to simply embark on another faulty ... Read more