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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Hey Sparklers. I was having a bit of a down day yesterday. Today is better though I am still perplexed with the insensitivity of others. Yesterday, a close friend loss his wife, my fiance's family has been dealing with some major issues, and a friend requested prayer for a family member. I am not afraid to pray wherever the need hits me so I sat in this conference room alone and began to pray. As soon as I began, I broke down in tears. I know that I am not the best person. I know I have growth opportunities. As a Christian, I feel my ultimate responsibility is to be Christ-like in the way I deal with people and to show love and humility. Lately, I have been overtaken with frustration and disgust in the way that "Christians" treat other people, especially those people who live differently then we may. And its not just us. People in general are being so mean. One of the kids from MTV's "Buckwild" died this week. His family made a FB Memorial page. The fam asked all of his friends to wear camo shirts on Friday in rememberance of him. Next thing you know, these soldiers get on this page and start yelling about all the soldiers that died last month in Irag and start saying he was "nobody but a reality star". Well guess what, he was somebody to the people that created that page and his death is relevant whether he is a reality star, a soldier, or any other person on the street who loses their life. I prayed and cried to God to just help me reach somebody because I feel like we are losing the battle right now. Today I was discouraged by the people who choose to post pics or videos of children being harmed or in pain or suffering. It is the most revolting thing. I flat out said that if anyone on my Newsfeed does any of that, I will delete them. Realistically, I just need to get off of FB because it perpetuates all of the feelings I have had the past two days.

Well now that I am done being Debbie Downer, I got on the scale this morning and was down the 0.8 lbs I gained this month! It is a small victory but I will take it. I have been juicing in the morning but didn't do one this morning because I left my shaker cup at work. I will have a juice before Zumba tonight to get my energy up. I plan on doing 30 min on the treadmill after Zumba and maybe a few shoulder exercises since I will be showing off the shoulders this weekend.

Speaking of that, I ordered a jumper from

I thought it was really sexy. The model is wearing a size 14 and she is obviously smaller than me so I ordered the size 16. It came in the mail yesterday and as soon as I opened it, I knew it was too big for me. When I tried it on, it sure enough was. Unfortunately, the big party is this weekend so I can't exchange it. I have a cute belt that is pretty wide that I am going to add to keep it holding up. I will also need to get a new bra to really get the girls up there to fill out this romper. It is so sad and yet great at the same time that I am getting closer to the standard size 14. Go me! Go me! Go me!

Well I will talk to you cuties later! Have a fabulous day!
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  • JENNY160
    I know the frustration of wanting others to be kind to one another and not seeing it happen. Makes it all the worse when they are mean or insensitive to boot.

    Thank you for posting this. Maybe it will make someone stop and evaluate before opening thier mouths or typing something awful.
    1840 days ago
    Cute jumper...make sure you take lots of pics emoticon
    1845 days ago
  • STHAX10
    I don't go to church, but I believe in God and that Jesus Christ is Savior. Mostly I do not go because of the judgemental people that go.

    A few months ago, a lady that I know thru another, was talking. She began to speak about someone they knew that passed away. In the next breath she began talking about her in a manner which offended me. I spoke up and said, well don't let ***** know when I die... She stopped and looked at me then shut up about it as me and the other laughed at her, lol.

    HUGS to you!!! Congrats on the weight loss!!!
    1846 days ago
    Facebook can definitely be negative, "messy," discriminatory, {insert negative adjectives here}. Every once in a while you have to hit that delete button, or as my bf says "throw a block party" (referring to blocking people from your page) lol.

    The jumper is cute! The belt & a push-up bra should do the trick.
    1846 days ago
    great job
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    1846 days ago
    I feel you on the negativity.
    I compliment at least 2 women a day on whatever. Hair, shoes, a job well done, a pretty smile, everything. I consider it doing my share to make up for the judgemental insecurities that us ladies tend to shove onto one another.
    It makes me feel good and the smile on the face of the person I made feel better about themselves is awesome!!!!
    God Bless your kind soul.
    1847 days ago
    I understand what you mean about the "haters" they take a lot of energy from me as well. I don't know why so many Christians forget the Golden Rule now and that makes me sad. That jumper is super cute!! Post pics!! emoticon
    1847 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Congrats on the weight loss! That jumper is too cute!! Rock it girl! emoticon
    1847 days ago
    Hi, You had a lot of stuff going on in the blog. I do know people can be frustrating. It is also hard to understand at what level they are in their personal growth as a Christian. The loss of a loved one regardless of who they are or what they did is a loss that affects so many people. We can't focus on the negatives people put out there because it does cause us to get disheartened with them. We have to focus on the person and their families and pray for them in this difficult time.

    Congrats on the nsv. It is always good to see how the body changes during a weight loss journey.
    1847 days ago
    You will look darling in your new jumpsuit!

    I find FB very disheartening and so lately I just don't waste my time going there.

    emoticon emoticon emoticon that you lost that little you had gained!

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    1847 days ago
    I can SO relate. It is amazing to me how people who claim to be Christian can be and how much hate some can have. Awesome post today!
    1847 days ago
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