Monday, December 28, 2009

Weight-loss Weekly

OK so here we are at the end of the year and time for the New Year's Resolutions. Most of the time we do not keep our resolutions when we make them. But I have gained 30 lbs just since the summer. I was on a role with losing weight and gained every bit of it back and then some. I am not going to wait until the new year to start though I am going to start today with my new weight loss journey. I did have to wait until after Christmas though!! But 2 weeks after Thanksgiving was the true sign that I needed to lose weight. I work part time at Chick-fil-A. I was on vacation the week of Thanksgiving and then off the week after. When I went back to work I almost could not fit into my pants. Talk about being embarrassed!! I am waiting for the button to pop! I try really hard to not use the bathroom while I am at work because I am so afraid I will not be able to get my pants fastened again.
So this morning I am starting my journey. I weighed in at home in the buff at 178.2 and at work with clothes and shoes on I weighed in at 184.0. I will keep you updated weekly on the progress!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas




I have been reading through all the many blogs this morning and I am proud of all the ones that still say Merry Christmas rather than just Happy Holiday!


I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and continue to be blessed through the new year!! I have only been doing this blogging thing for a few months now but I am getting more in the hang of it (thanks a lot to Midday Escapades!!) and I hope to share some reviews, tips and hopefully some giveaways with you in the new year. I am going to be starting a weight loss weekly post so stay tuned for that. I will be sharing recipes and my personal achievements.


Monday, December 21, 2009

A Military Christmas

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.
WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
'SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY! COUNTRY, MY CORPS.'
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, 'CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE.'
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,!
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.'

This CHRISTmas, take the time to say a prayer for those military men and women that will not be home to celebrate with their families.

Where has the time gone??

Wow...it is almost CHRISTmas!! Where has the time gone this year? I cannot believe it is almost 2010. In 12 days I will celebrate my 12 year anniversary to my wonderful husband! I still cannot believe he has put up with me for so long! I have to admit that I am not always a good person to be around. Unfortunately I let the little things bother me more so than the big things, but that is something that me and Jesus are working on together!!
I want to wish all that read this a wonderful and Merry CHRISTmas!! Remember that without the sacrifice of Jesus coming to Earth in the form of a human, we would not have this holiday to celebrate. I challenge everyone to give some of yourself this holiday and see how much gets returned to you in the end!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Do you believe in Angels?

My pastor shared this story the other night at church and I thought I would share it here. You have the choice to believe it or not, but I believe.
A couple were driving down I95 when they passed a hitch hiker. The man wanted to pick the HH up but was afraid for the safety of his wife so he passed on by. After traveling about 10 miles, the spirit of the Lord had dealt with him so strong that the man turned around and picked the hh up. After going only about 3 - 4 miles the hh told the man to stop and let him out there. The man was confused and told him that there was nothing there. The hh told them that he was only a messanger from God to let them know that Jesus was returning soon. So the man pulled over and as the hh got out of the car he almost instantly disappeared. The man sat there in total shock and amazement and a highway patrolman pulled up behind him to see if everything was OK. The man told the HP the story of the hh and the HP told him that this was th 7th time he had heard this same story in that particular area in just a matter of days!
How awesome is this for so many people to witness a true Angel of God!! Jesus is in fact returning soon so I hope that everyone is ready to meet him!! If not, you can be. John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that WHOSOEVER believeth in him, shall not perish but have everlasting life" That means that ANYONE can be saved by believing in Jesus Christ and accepting him as their savior!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It is not just a holiday

It really kind of bugs me at the number of people that want to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. Or those that sell Holiday trees rather than Christmas trees. What holiday are they celebrating??? If it is not Christmas then what?? Do these people exchange gifts? If so, why?? The holiday is, and always will be CHRISTMAS!! Whether you believe in Christ and Jesus' birth or not the holiday is the same. If you do not want to celebrate Christmas then do not celebrate...but also do not try to change something to make yourself happy....evidentally these people are not happy people anyway!
If Jesus had not been born there would not be a holiday so get over yourself and celebrate the most amazing day ever!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Help feed someone

I heard on the radio this morning that Malt-O-Meal is doing a promotion this holiday season to help feed the hungry. For every bag of Malt-O-Meal cereal you buy, they will donate 10 bowls of cereal. They have a goal of 1 million bowls of cereal but they need help.
Here is what you do......buy a bag of malt-o-meal cereal and register online at www.millionbowls.com
Easy as that, you have helped to feed someone in need this season!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A little late...but I am still thankful!!

Well I just want to say that as we have just recently celebrated Thanksgiving, I have a lot of things that I am thankful for. First of all I am thankful that I am a Christian. There are a lot of people out there that are on the road to hell and it really breaks my heart. I have some in my family that I pray I will see saved one day.
I am also very thankful for the wonderful family that I have. My parents are christians and they have taught me a lot. My husband is a wonderful man!!! And although my children are a little mischevious, they are great as well!
I am thankful that I have a job (2 in fact). There are so many people out there that can't find a job and they are really struggling. I still struggle but at least I know that I have a paycheck on the way.
So many things that I have to be thankful for!!! Thank you to God, my family and my friends!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chick-fil-A

I have really enjoyed reading blogs and learning about how to save money so I wanted to also share with everyone some things that I learn. The first tip I will share is from CFA stores. Did you know that you can exchange your child's kid's meal toy for an icedream?? It's true...you can trade in the toy and get either a cup or a cone of icedream. I wish I had known about this a long time ago because I don't know how many toys I threw away and could of had dessert!
I am not sure if this is the case at ALL CFA restaurants but it never hurts to ask!

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Here

Ok so I have been searching, reading, and enjoying blogs for about 3 weeks now and I finally decieded to start my own. I am not sure how to do this thing but I will work on it and see what we come up with. If you have any good suggestions, I am all ears!

Psalm for the Day