Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Letting God Lead

Following God's Lead

Sharon Jaynes

Today's Truth

The LORD says, I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you (Psalm 32:8 NLT).

Friend to Friend
Several years ago, my husband and I decided to take a few ballroom dance classes. I wanted to be the next Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. So we signed up for a six week class. The first thing we learned was the Fox Trot, which is like making little boxes with your feet. I put my right hand on Steve's left shoulder and my left hand into his right and we began to march in little boxes. Slow, slow, quick, quick.

The teacher explained that Steve was the leader and I needed to learn how to follow his cues. But I had trouble with this. After all, I was the better dancer and felt that if he would just let me lead, then the classes would go a lot quicker. But that's not how it works. Steve was the leader, and I had to learn how to follow. For the first few weeks, the teacher kept saying, "Sharon, you're leading again."

Here's the thing. Steve was the leader and I needed to learn how to trust him. Did you catch that? It was really about trusting him. And that's the same way it is with God. When we learn how to trust Him, our walk through life becomes a beautiful dance. God, as the leader, has the hard part. We just have to learn to follow His lead, to trust Him. Then we get to dip and spin and make the fancy moves. He actually makes us look good.J

Steve and I are still no Fred and Ginger, but I have learned how to follow his lead on the dance floor. And when it comes to my dance with God, I'm learning how to follow His lead as well. And let me tell you, He knows all the right moves.

I want you to think about that today. When you give up control and learn how to trust God, He turns your walk through life into a beautiful dance that's He's choreographed just for you.

Let's Pray

Jesus, today I'm trusting You! I'm giving up control and following Your lead. Help me to follow Your cues...Your gentle nudges throughout the day. Thank You for extending Your hand and inviting me onto the dance floor of life! I think I hear the heavenly host playing our song!

In Jesus' Name,


Wanted to share this devotion with you this morning for I thought it hit me right at my heart and thought it might help someone else today.  Hope everyone has a great day.  My daughter is coming from Florida today for just a few days visit, I don't care how long it is, but just getting to see them for a few hours is precious to me.  Always remember the precious memories whether big or little, they all make life so wonderful.  And, of course I'm thankful to God for bringing all these wonderful memories my way.  We do need to trust Him completely He is in control and He is a wonderful Heavenly Father who has our best interest at heart.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

                     TO YOUR HOUSE

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  Choie is ready to play Santa for everyone in doggy land.  She's dressed and trying to find the presents to give to all her furry friends.  She and Walter feed the squirrels everyday.  And she helps him put bird food into the feeders.  Well these are things that I do with my doggie and there fun. 

 But most of all I want everyone to know just sharing the holidays with family and friends is the greatest give we can give each other.  God gave us these friends and most of all let us be born into the family that we either cherish or don't get along with.  God has a purpose for doing these things and sometimes its hard to understand that God knows what He is doing.  He wants to use us in any circumstance of our life.  He wants to reveal Himself to You so that you can love Him, know Him and serve Him with a greatful heart.  

Its a wonderful life just knowing that He is God, our Creator, Redeemer and most of all our Friend.  So this holiday remember God loved us so much that He sent His Son Jesus to be born in a Manager so that 33 years later Jesus would lay down His life for us so that we could be reconciled back to God as long as we confessed our sins, believed that He (Jesus) is the Son of God, but most of all that we have faith and trust in that what God tells us in His Word.  God Bless, 

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sharing Girlfriends in God's Devotion

I would like to share this with you today from Girlfriends in God.  I hope you enjoy it.

November 25, 2011

The Trumpet Game
Gwen Smith

Today's Truth

"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." (Zephaniah 3:17, NIV)  Friend to Friend
My friend Brad has a little girl named Elizabeth. When Elizabeth was one year old, Brad and his wife taught her some sign language. For the word please, they chose to have her rub her chest. So, as Brad and Jamie taught Elizabeth to say please, they rubbed their own chests and said "please." Simple enough.

Elizabeth had a favorite toy. It's a plastic knobby toy that holds colorful rings. You know the one with the yellow pole and white base that, without the rings, loosely resembles a trumpet. (C'mon, use your imagination!) So, being the fun, creative parents that Brad and Jamie are, they would dump off the rings and playfully hold up Elizabeth's toy and make a trumpet sound. Elizabeth loved her parent's silliness. She laughed and clapped with delight. It became a favorite game in their household.

One day, when Brad and Elizabeth were playing the trumpet game, Elizabeth excitedly grabbed the toy and handed it back to him to do it again. Brad encouraged her to say "please" and reinforced the instruction by rubbing his chest. To his surprise, Elizabeth made her way over to him and started to rub his chest instead of her own.

Did this please her daddy? You bet it did!

Even though Elizabeth mixed up the signals, she communicated with her daddy. Brad was filled with love and joy by her effort. He was pleased that she came to him. Not because she did or didn't do something right, but just because she is his daughter and he loves her. He adores her.

God adores you too. Just because you are His child. His sweet daughter. "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" (1 John 3:1a).

Have you considered that perhaps God isn't longing for you to come to Him with perfect, polished prayers that have fifty-cent words and flowery language? Have you thought about the pleasure God experiences when you simply approach him just as you are, warts and all, because He loves you? He delights in your attention. He takes pleasure when you go to Him simply because you are His.

I love how the psalmist responded to God's love:

Praise the Lord, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Praise the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-

who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,

who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

(Psalm 103:1-5)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Freedom from Want or The Thanksgiving Pictures
is one of
Four Freedoms paintings
by Norman Rockwell
that were inspired by
United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt
in the State of the Union Address,
known as  Four Freedoms.

I sure hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We have so much to be thankful for, please take a few minutes and count your blessings one by one and just see what God has done for you this year.   We would be surprise, think about health, children, out of state family members, your house, your church, and just the fact that you know God personally is a big thanks, because that means you realize there is a God and I hope you know about his Son, Jesus.  That is the most thankful gift you can have for yourself, your family and friends knowing Jesus as your personal Savior.   So I pray that you have a very Thankful Day realizing how wonderful life can be.  Have a blessed day. 

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hello from Gatehouse Street

Its been a while since I've posted, I'm not going to say I failed  at losing weight, I have had a few problems, I still want to lose but just had to take a breather.  I sure hope anyone that followed my blog about weight, that it helped you,  it did me until I pulled or hurt something in my leg.  I'm at a stand still right now, but I sure hope to get back to my water walking and more determined to lose weight again.  It's hard to fight these urges when you don't feel like moving and doing what you need to do.  So, hang in there and lets hope we will all do a better job, you younger ladies, I would suggest that you start trying to lose weight while your young and you still can move more and better. 

I have been watching Bonnie on Biggest Loser and she is doing really a good, I don't think I could have done what she has done.  I'm really impressed with this lady at her age, 63 and she is making a difference for all of us who are older.  I'm looking forward to getting back in the groove soon.
Thanks for keeping up with me and encouraging me to keep going. 

You see my great grandaughter, she is a cutey, and smart as a whip.  I sure hope everyone is doing good and I'm  wishing everyone happiness during this time of year.  Talk at you soon.  God Bless.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Missing In Action

I’ve been missing in action, what can I say, I have had a bad month, just a lot of emotional stuff going on. I’m sorry that I let everyone down, but most of all I’m sorry, I let myself down. I’m still trying to lose weight. I’m at 300 lbs. so that is good which means that I have not gained any weight but I haven’t lost any, but guess what I’ll take it.

Okay, what happen, I let emotional stuff get in my way of doing what I wanted to do, lose weight and get healthy. Sometimes our children, husbands or just life itself throws us some punches we just don’t want to face or do. So I just stopped everything. I did go back to water walking 2 weeks ago, but hurt myself because I was trying to do exercise instead of just walking. So that kept me away from the pool. I went yesterday and just walked and felt so much better. Also, went today tried some new stuff but went back to just walking. You see you have to find what works best for you and I’m still doing that but I want to do big thing and right now I just can’t do them with my body in the shape that it is. But try to find out what you can do for you to move and lose.

I will tell you this that we have to work through whatever we’re going through, it doesn’t just happen. God loves us and wants the very best for us. He wants to help us through those down times and He gives us hope that tomorrow will be better. He wants us to just keep searching for Him and He will give you rest and show you the truth of who you are in Jesus. Even though I failed, I still want to encourage you to get moving and losing because you know it’s the right thing to do for yourself. We didn’t get fat over night and we’re not going to lose it overnight, it’s going to take time and patience. So come on and get on the bandwagon and lets start moving and sharing our appearances of how we can do a better job on ourselves to succeed with our weight loss program. God Bless

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Friday, September 9, 2011


Well its weigh in Friday. Sure hope you are keeping track of your weight loss. I have lost 2 lbs this week. Hooray for me, I’m working my program and trying to stay ahead of the game. I sure hope you are doing the same. You know I’m so tired of being fat and limited to do little. I just wish I could wish upon a star and I would have a skinny body, or a smaller body, but guess what? It doesn’t work that way. It takes time, patience and energy to move and lose. We didn’t get this way overnight, like we want to believe we did. We didn’t just wake up one morning and say oh I’m fat, no we didn’t listen to our bodies and we did what we wanted to do and we stuffed our faces and laid around. I do wish I could go back and change things but I can’t, I lost 30 lbs 5 years ago, I gained that plus another 20 back, so that is the way it is, we really need to change our attitude and just not think diet but think of a new way of life is to be more healthy, eat the right food and exercise in which ever way we can.

So come along and join me in move and lose and just see what you can do, get motivated to be more healthy and eat better. Find things you like to do and move. Hope everyone has a great weekend. See you soon. God Bless.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU????????????????

You know that is a serious question. There are so many things that motivate us to do things we should or things we should not do. Who and what is your motivator? I would like to say God motivates me all the time, but I can’t, sometimes I’m just one of these fly by night people who just does what she wants, and it has gotten me in trouble many times. In fact, it did tonight, I have been very careful what I eat, but hubby said something that just really got to me and instead of staying calm and trying to reason or pray about it, I ate dinner, but they were things that I should not have had. I’ve been stewing over what I did about not handling it like I should. I was motivated by my anger, yes I wanted to eat that stuff, and I just needed something to throw me over the edge and it did. So I need to remember Halt.

Several years ago, I rededicated my life to Christ and I feel like Jesus is motivating me more and more but I still slip. We think we know so much and do not need His advice, but we do. Our President and our politician’s need his guidance’s to get us through the problems we have today in our Country... I pray that Jesus is your motivator. If not I pray that you will look for Him to help you and guide you in whatever you are trying to do.

Well I went water walking today. After about one and half hour, the whistle blew and we had to get out of the pool, even though we were inside, we might be hit by thunder and lightning, and of course, I had to ask questions! Why do I have to get out of the pool, we’re inside? but she said the lighting might hit the building. Great, we’re in a building in a pool and we might get hit by lighting. Well, I kind of rebelled and started helping pick up equipment and I was told real nice to get out of the pool. You see what I’m saying about motivation, I wanted to do what I wanted to do not what they were telling me to do. These people are there for my safety, well that is the same as Jesus telling us we should do or not do. He’s looking out for us. He wants to help us through life so we have a more abundant life. Jesus is at the door knocking, want you let Him come in and be your Savior and motivator. Have a blessed day. God Bless

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Hello, sure hope everyone had a great weekend for this last holiday blast. Hubby and I didn’t do much at all. Just enjoyed each others company and watched college football on Saturday, went to church and of course read on Sunday.

I wanted to share my story with you about Friday going to Walmart, first of all, you know the saying do not go to the grocery store when your hungry, well I didn’t listen to that advice and I went. I was just picking up a few things so I didn’t think I would be there long, but had to look at books and magazines, so anyway turned out to be longer, and guess what hit me, the urge to eat chocolate candy, I was hungry too. I want you to know that I picked up about 5 or 6 candy bars and looked at the calories and put all of them back and rushed to pick up the rest of my few things and got out of that store so fast, you would had thought I was a streak of lighting. But whew I made it through the store and did not eat any candy nor picked any up to eat later. I was kind of proud of myself, now I can’t get puffed up, but I really was proud that I didn’t give in to my desire for that chocolate. Now, if I can just remember this so I can get through the next huddle, it will be great. Temptation has a way to get a hold of us, so we need to be aware, I should take something with me so that I will always be prepared, but was just going to pick up a few things and that is what we all say to ourselves when we take that first bite.

I went back to water walking yesterday; it felt so good to be back in that nice cool refreshing water and moving again. I was very proud of myself because I was able to do 45 minute exercise workout this time, since I had the shot put in my neck, I’m moving so much better. I also walked another hour. I sure hope you have found some type of exercise that you can do to help you move and lose. I pray that some of my words will motivate someone so you will not sit for 5 years like I did. My daughter in Florida talked to me so many times about getting out that chair and moving, but I wouldn’t listen, I’m so thankful she did not stop trying to help me move and lose. God Bless and have a blessed day.

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Monday, September 5, 2011


Losing weight isn't easy, you know that or we wouldn’t be counting and moving. You need not let setbacks get in the way of your quest for better health. Please “don't let a minor setback end your diet - they will happen and you can get past it". You need to keep your motivations up, and stay accountable for your actions, with Calorie count, face book page and through blogs. We are in a social networking society and we can get help from our friends and relatives though these outlets. So remember you can do it, just look at the things that are out here on the internet to help you push toward your goals. I know it has helped me with posting on my blog and using calorie count for keeping track of all my eating. I post even when I know I’m going to go over the amount because it makes me accountable. The next day I try to lower it to make up for what I did the day before. Let’s work our program and remember failure is not a word for us, success is our goal, even when we have a setback, getting on the program on the next bite is being successful.

My cravings for my favorite foods and big holidays with family gatherings are going to be hard. Those things will make it hard but just keep track of the intake and try to plan for these gatherings ahead of time, plus sometimes we need to treat ourselves with a little taste but then get right back on our plan. I just want to say we have to be ready to start our journey, I know I set for 5 years before I realized I had to do something. I did have health problems, but whatever the reason try to find something that will motivate you to just get started on moving and losing.

Have a Blessed day.

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Friday, September 2, 2011


Well, its weigh-in-Friday. Just wanted to let you know that I stayed the same on my weigh in. I’m disappointed but I haven’t been able to move a lot this week, the pool was closed and with the arthritis acting up, it kind of made me move slower. I went to the Doctor yesterday and had my injection of steroid in my spine. It did cause me to have a bad headache all afternoon and this morning I still have it. But I’m feeling much better than Wednesday, I couldn’t take my arthritis medicine nor any pain pills, so my arthritis was giving me a little bit of a problem. I sure hope everyone has had a good week, I know there are people still suffering from the hurricane and I truly pray for all of all. I can’t imagine going through all the flooding and destruction that storm has brought to our home land. The pictures are just unbelievable. I hope and pray things will get better for all soon.

Well, what kind of week did you have, were you able to stay on your eating plan this week? I did a lot better than what I did the last week. So, I’m really happy about that even if I didn’t lose any weight, I worked my plan and stayed where I wanted to be. Not feeding my face. I sure hope everyone has a great weekend for this Labor Day, most of all I know the kids will be going back to school so I know a lot you ladies are probably glad about that. I miss my kids going to school. They were very wonderful years. When you’re going through the growing up years, you think they will never grow up but then one day you wake up and there leaving home to go to college, getting married, having babies and moving away to a new state. That’s what my girls did, one in Florida and the other in Colorado. Enjoy every minute you have with them, because it doesn’t take long for them to grow up.

Well, here’s hoping all have a great weekend this holiday, please stay safe and drive careful, if you’re traveling on the roads. God Bless and take care.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Good Morning, Hope everyone is having a fine day. How’s your eating today, do you want to stuff, stuff, your face, well I do. I had a dentist appointment yesterday which I hate a trip to the dentist. This time even more so, because probably a root canal and cap tooth so lots of grinding and stuff I don’t like. But let me tell you what I do to try to drown out all that noise, I take my old tape deck and put in on my ears and play it real loud even when I’ve turned down both hearing aids, it works but I can still feel them working in my mouth. Well I didn’t get the work done on my tooth; I started having breathing problems and the dentist would not work on me because he was afraid I would have a real big asthma attack. So as I said I hate going to the dentist, I’m thinking about having the rest of them pulled and having false teeth put on if I can be put to sleep. Ha! Ha! I’m chicken to even think about that. Lets see, I did better yesterday on not eating the bad stuff, and I recorded all that I ate, that is another reason, I started eating I stopped recording it on Calorie Count. Remember what I told you several weeks ago, that you have to be accountable to yourself. If you don’t see what you’re doing and eating, you kind of forget and say oh, this okay I can eat this or that. Sometimes that’s hard because we think we can fudge a little here and a little there, but it all comes down to the scales. It’s the same with life, when we start fudging on things that are important we give up the important things of life.

I hope everyone is still recovering from Irene and things are getting back to normal in your neck of the woods. We have some places here still without power. So patience is a word we do not like to hear and most of all we hate to have it when we want it right now. You know what I mean.

Tomorrow I go to the Doctor to have that shot put in my neck, please pray that I can stay calm for the procedure and no more breathing attacks. And Friday will be weigh- in- day. Hope to at least be down to where I was before I went off the wagon. You know that’s kind of funny saying that but you know when we are working on additions, it’s the truth in whatever additive habit we have, we do go off the wagon, whether its food, alcohol, or drugs. Addition is an addition, what makes it so much harder for food is that we have to eat or die. So I need to plan more and be more accountable to myself. Sure hope your eating habits have been better than mine but let’s get to moving and losing. I can’t wait to get back to the pool on the 6th of September.

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Monday, August 29, 2011


Good Monday morning to everyone, well we made it through Irene, I’m sure glad that she decided to leave in a hurry. We just have a lot of limbs down around the yard, but there are right much damage done in our area. We kept our power the whole time which is very unusual for us which I’m so thankful for. My heart goes out to anyone who has damage and lost a love one during this storm. I pray things will return to normal as soon as possible for all.

Well, I have to confess that I went off the wagon; I have been really not watching what I eat and anything else. So that’s my confession. Now, I just want to say that I’m back and focused on to losing this weight. The pool is closed for the week so I will not be water walking this week, but will be back into moving after Labor Day. It’s hard to come and say I failed but it’s okay to fail and realize you have and get back on track. I have gained a few pounds back, but let see what happens on this Friday. I hope everyone has done better than I have. Please keep on track, I think not writing on my blog and also, I stopped weighing my food and started eye balling it. Not good at all. We think after a couple of weeks we can do okay if we slide on some things but I really don’t think I can at this time.

I will be having a steroid shot put in my spine this Thursday to help with the pain in my neck. I sure hope it helps because even going to the water walking I was limited to what I could do with exercising in the pool, which really upset me. It’s hard to take limitations when you want to get back to what you use to do. So still have to work on that mental stuff which sometimes I hate, I just want to do what I want to do. Well I just wanted to let you know that I was still alive, but had failed but am back on track again, which I think happens to a lot of us. So hang in there, and keep thinking I can do this, move and lose. Please Lord help all of my blogging friends and everyone who are without power and have damage to there homes. Please comfort those that have lost someone in this storm. In Jesus name I pray.

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Friday, August 19, 2011


Hi there in blog land. Just wanted to drop by this Friday morning and say that I am having a good week. My weight is still the same, but I will keep moving and losing. I went to the Doctor yesterday and he was so glad to see that I was feeling better and that I was working on losing weight. He said he was very proud of me for taking the first step. He is a mighty fine doctor and what I like about him is that he listens to me and we talk about what is best for me. Sometimes I win and sometimes he knows better.

I also wanted to let you know that I was down at the pool at 7:50 a.m. water walking yesterday, I’m really enjoying that the most of all on this journey that I’m on. It feels so good to be moving. I know you probably get tired of hearing that but you just don’t understand how I just thought life was over and I would have to sit in that rocking chair till I died. It was nice to finally realize I had a choice, just like you do. I beg you if you are sitting in that rocking chair feeling like you can’t do it. You can do it, it might take a little time, but you can. You know life is tough but God helps us through all the bad stuff, even when we think we are all alone. Ask Him to help you to make that first step and He will.

Well, I’m off to go and move this old body around in that water and see if I can shed a few more inches and pounds. I hope everyone has a great weekend, just remember you can do it so get up and start moving and losing. God Bless.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011


I want to wish my daughter Melinda in Florida a Happy Birthday.  Hope you have a great day.  Mom

Good Morning everyone, sure hope you are having a good week. I must say I am. I had to share with everyone this morning. You know I’ve told you that I had been setting for 5 years in my rocking chair. I did not like to go to stores and such. Well, let me tell you I had to go out to the bank yesterday and I can’t believe it, I went to 4 stores. And I walked and felt so good. I came home and told hubby, I can’t believe how well my legs and hips are feeling. It was wonderful to be moving. I just want to encourage anyone that is in that place to really try and get up and move. Please try to find some motivation that will let you get up a little and move. Call your city and see if they have a community pool, and start moving.

Tuesday, I had a dentist appointment and I could not go to my regular water walking class, so I decided to wear my bathing suit under my clothes and go afterward. When I got there, not too many people were there and most of them were in the swimming lanes, so I had this great big area all to myself. So, I just walked for 2 hours. It felt so good just to be moving. Then yesterday just walking in stores and not hurting was such a blessing. Please I beg you if you are setting in that chair, get up and move and lose. I would like to thank my children and a special friend for praying for me and encouraging me to continue on this path. Life is full of changes, God brings us here and there, but He has a purpose. I was not really listing to Him when I set for 5 years and really didn’t do much of anything but feel sorry for myself. Remember I told you back at the beginning sometimes we just think of self and what we want for self. I’m sorry that I did that to my children and friends, I should have been living the life that God has given me to live and enjoy. I thank Him for second and third chances and even more than that when we need them.

Well tomorrow is going to be my new weigh in day. So I’m excited and looking forward to see if I lost anymore weight. I sure hope everyone has a blessed day. Just remember lets move and lose

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Monday, August 15, 2011


Hey there bloggers, sure hope you’ve had a good week. I have but I didn’t lose any weight this week. But I know why, I ate a little different this week than what I had been doing. I increased my calorie intake because they were to low. So I didn’t really expect to lose. Also I will be changing my weigh in on Friday instead of Monday. You see that gives me the week to really work on dieting and if I need to have a day of some special stuff I can on a limited scale. So I hope you will stay with me and keep losing and moving.

I went water walking 4 times last week and walked 2 hours each session. That really helped my knees and my hips. I couldn’t believe how much better I moved around without it hurting so much. I truly recommend that anyone that is in a place where they can’t walk or move to try to find a place where you can just get in the water and move. Its is a lot more easier and you really do not feel the pressure that you are putting on your knees and hips. The water also gives resistance to your walking and acts like a cushion on your body for you. I just would like to encourage anyone who can get to a pool to try it. Well I sure hope everyone has a good week. And just remember keep moving and losing. If you need any encouragement just let me know. Have a great week

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Happy Monday and Tuesday, sure hope you had a wonderful weekend. Just wanted to share with you, my weight loss this Monday morning. It’s been a good weekend; I didn’t make it to church.

Well, sure hope you are keeping on track with your new healthy weight loss journey. I have to say I did a little eating of stuff that I should not have had but I still stayed down under my calorie count. I still loss 2 lbs. Let me know how you did. I know it’s hard to get moving and losing, but you can do it. What is your obstacle today that would keep you from changing your life to a healthier eating program? Sometimes we need to mentally think what I am doing to this body of mine... Try to figure out what it is that makes you want to hurt yourself by eating unhealthy. I know I wished I had thought about it many years ago. I think the last five years that I have wasted just sitting on my behind and really not doing much at all. I felt like my life was over and that was it, but I have found its not over not until we take our last breath and we need to enjoy it and be thankful for this time we have on this side of heaven. Let me get off of the soap box, but just remember I’ve been there, so I just hope you join me on the journey to losing and moving. I’m getting ready to go to my water walking class and see if I can keep moving and losing. Have a great  Tuesday.   I'm sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday.  But I wasn't feeling good, I went to water walking class and when I got back my neck and shoulders were really hurting.  I felt really bad and didn't even get on the puter.  But I did do 1 hour of waterwalking even though I felt horrible.  But I pushed myself to move, and it did feel good.  Today I'm proud of myself that I pushed.  I didn't eat like I should but I will do better today.  You see there will be days that you have to overcome, that crazy feeling that you just want to go back to that old rocking chair and stay and of course, stuff your face.  It still hurts when I move but I'm trying hard to push past those achs and pains.  I sure hope it gets easier.

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Friday, August 5, 2011


Good Morning everyone, sure hope everyone are having a good week. Well, I have. I have been water walking 4 days this week. It feels so good to be moving. I had a little problem on Wednesday, I kind of over did it so I had to take off on Thursday, but I’m back in the water and just taking it a little easy. I have had lunch on Friday that was not so good for me but I didn’t go over my calorie intake. You know that is what it’s all about. Watching those calories, and I never wanted to do that. I measure sometimes I judge but guess what it is getting easier and easier. I sure hope you are on the journey to changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. I try not to use the word diet but just think that I beginning to change my idea of what healthy means to me and my family. Maybe it we would all think of healthy and not diet, it would help all of us that are overweight and miserable about how we feel. I sure hope you have made that decision to change your eating habits and let me know so we can follow and encourage one another. I told my daughter the other day that I do not know what made me change so fast, usually by now I back eating everything in site and not moving but it will be 4 weeks this coming Monday. So come on and get on the bandwagon and let’s start losing and moving together. You will be surprised how well you will feel. Have a good weekend. Take care of yourself and remember move and lose.

I got to see my granddaughters again from Colorado for a little while last night, I just enjoy seeing and being around those girls, I guess because I miss them and they are the babies of the family. And I also got to spend some more time with Zahra, she remembers me as nanny now and was so cute, she if my great granddaughter. She knows her alphabet and can count to 14, she will be 2 in September. They all had a blast in the pool playing.

Remember lets get to moving and losing which means healthy lifestyle and not diet. Hope you all have a great weekend and remember Monday is weigh-in-day. Take care and God Bless.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011



Well, sorry I didn’t post yesterday, kind of busy. I just wanted to let you know that I went to my water walking class Monday and Tuesday and oh boy, I feel so good. It’s been a great 2 days, but the greatest thing is my grandkids from Colorado are here and I got to see them for a couple hours. My ex son-in-law brought them here for vacation and my granddaughter that lives here surprised me with a visit from them with her daughter Zara. We had a blast. But guess what I knew I would have to provide food for them and I was at a dilemma of what to fix, then I thought of pizza, and said oh no, diet will go to pieces but I went on calorie count and looked up pizza hut and they had a thin crust vegetable pizza. No one of course, liked it but me, but by the time I finished and had saved some calories I was able to eat 5 pieces of pizza and stay under my 1600 calorie count. That made my heart just putter. Because I love pizza not that I’m going to go our here and eat pizza everyday, but its nice to know that I still can have it within reason.

I feel so much better since starting my new healthy way of living and eating. I sure hope if you are trying to overcome the stuffing your face stuff, maybe you can learn from calorie count and get some real inspiring stories of people who have been there. We all need motivation to do things sometimes that we really don’t want to even try. I hope as we proceed down this road, that I can help just one person to change so to think healthy; I will be so glad that I took the time to share. I know the world can read my stuff if they want. So it kind of makes me more accountable to the people that read my blog. I know you are thinking now what if I fell, so what, you pick up the pieces and start over the next hour or the next day. It’s your life, only you can make the changes for yourself and want to make a difference in your well being.

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Monday, August 1, 2011


Good Morning here from Gatehouse. It’s been a very bad couple days. Last Tuesday night the side of my face on the right side started hurting kind of bad, I could not get into a dentist until Thursday morning. Well to make a long story short, I had to have to teeth pulled, one a wisdom tooth and the other a capped tooth. Needless to say it was not fun. I get kind of hyper when I have to go to the dentist. So you can imagine how I was. I knew it wasn’t going to be a fun visit. They had to cut the cap tooth out and put stitches in it. I want you to know it has swelled and my face turned black and blue marks. I look like I have been in a fight and I haven’t, maybe my body didn’t want to give up that tooth. So I haven’t posted in several days and I haven’t really cared about eating healthy, I just wanted my mouth to stop hurting. So let’s see what I weigh, want to guess, well I have loss 2 lbs. Good for me. I like that.

I’m going back to my water walking this week. Even with my black and blue face. Sure hope everyone that is watching there weight has had a good week. I’ll get back to posting regularly tomorrow. Just wanted to let you know where I’ve been and to let you know that I haven’t given up. Just a little weird the last few days. Here’s wishing you a great day. And remember let’s move and lose and of course watch those calories. Till we meet again.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Yesterday, I started talking about the fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23, I would like to tell you that it helped a lot, so today we will continue on to Love. God loved us before we loved ourselves. He loved us and desired to create us for His creation of the Universe. He put man and women in the garden and told them to enjoy because he loved us and wanted us to be happy and love one another and love Him. It’s a great beginning, but something happened and we all know what happened the serpent entered and Eve chose to eat the apple because she wanted to be equal to God. But God stilled loved them and slaved the first animal with the shedding of the blood to give man and woman a covering for there bodies because they were ashamed to be seen by God necked. He had to kill one of his creations to provide for a covering for His other creation. That was love. What I’m trying to say here that God loves us no matter what we do or say. He wants the best for us.

Okay let’s take it a bit farther, God loves us, He tells us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. I have always had a problem of loving myself. I use to put friends and everything before myself. Children always came before me which is normal for a mother. But the sad part I was trying to win there love, I longed to be loved and I wanted to love myself. I didn’t like myself, moreover love myself. Love is a part of life and there are a lot of different kinds of love, love for mother and father, love for husband, love for children and love for God. When I was selling Mary Kay many years ago her motto was God first, family second, business third. I thought that was remarkable. Of course, I know now that is the way it should be. God should be our first love and a desire to please Him. Sometimes I do not always feel like I show that, but in my heart I love God with all my heart.

So let’s see where we stand with love. God loves us, we love God, if God loves us we should love ourselves, but so many times when we come from a abusive childhood, were we have been abandoned at times and sexually abused, its hard to love self, also we feel like its our fault because no one excepts blame so we do. As we accept this blame it causes us to look down on ourselves. I’m sharing this with you because you might be here and not loving yourself and not knowing why.

I still have problems with loving myself, I know God loves me, but I don’t always love myself. I feel like everyone is better than me and I don’t deserve to be loved. That is wrong. I think I feel being fat protects me from people loving me because people do not like fat people. I’m fat, so it’s a protecting devise that I use to keep people afar so they can’t love me. You see I think in my mind I’m unlovable and the circle continues of trying to learn to love myself, lose weight, be happy with who I am.

I know I have probably written some stuff that might upset people, but you have to remember these are my thoughts, my feeling of dealing with me and my journey of trying get to healthy. We have to dig down to the source of what makes me eat? Hope you have a great day. Oh yes, forgot to tell you I go back to water walking tomorrow, hurray, hurray, I get to move and lose.

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