Thankful Thursday

Psalm 37:4: Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Thankful Thursday…
I am thankful for..

1. The toys I have to pick up in my living room (If I didn’t have toys in my living room, I would not have my daughter.)
2. For loose clothes (Ha! My diet is working, and of course exercising)
3. Bills that need to be paid (We have income)
4. Family disagreements (We have love, and concerns)
5. A new phone (my old one died)
6. Listening to songs I love
7. Cleaning my house (I have a roof over my head)
8. More Rain (I get to watch my flowers bloom)
9. Hearing, seeing, and talking
10. Friends
11. the smoke detector going off with loud beeps in the middle of the night (lets me know I am alive)
12. Emptying out the trash can (we got food to eat, which apparently has been eaten)
13. Clean Clothes (Washing Machine)
14. Thursday (Then I can read other posts about what else I can be thankful for)
15. Dr Appointments

Be Thankful for today, we are never granted tomorrow.

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Thankful Thursday

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This week I am thankful for…
A new phone
Hubby cutting the grass (with a push mower)
Maintaining my diet
Hubby’s birthday bash
Seeing my Childhood friend
Watching my daughter express her feelings
My flowers are growing!!! (I use to be a brown thumb)
Reading, Reading, Reading (Still on Red Lily by Nora 1 chapter to go!)
The grilled chicken
Grilled squash (my first time on an electric skillet)
Friends and Family
Paw-paw (he still hasn’t heard about his CT Scan, but he thinking that notย ย ย ย ย ย  hearing back might be good news!)
Laying out – enjoying the sun
Rain
Hubby’s work
Power & Water
My daughter is fully potty trained (has been for awhile, but usually she has accidents but not this week) ๐Ÿ™‚
The groundhog is no longer missing
Unconditional Love

2 Corinthians 5:17 โ€œTherefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.โ€

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Lazy Night

Due to hubby being home it has been a lazy day, well, kind of.

I got up this morning, commented on some blog posts, washed dishes (by hand), cooked lunch, cleaned a little, took a nap on the couch, helped hubby with supper, went riding around with no goal intended (hubby will be working for 2 days, so might as well get out of the house today), and so it has been a great Lazy Day ๐Ÿ™‚

Google Imageย I did manage to cook up some squash!
– 3 to 4 med. Squash, cut into slices
– 3 Tbsp of low sodium butter (melted)
– add chicken bouillon cube till it is melted with butter
– add black pepper and salt to your liking
– pour over cut squash
– lay them out in a pan, evenly ๐Ÿ™‚
– Cook till brown on each side and it’s done!

I am still in the “lazy” kind of mood I decided to give Ruth’s idea of listing “favorite posts” ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been blogging a little over a month and half. It seems like forever ago, but sometimes it feels like yesterday! I have 23 subscribers, and gained a lot of “blogging friends” and for that I am grateful! Thanks to you guys, I would be just a normal fish out in the blogging sea.

Here is my favorite posts that I have done so far ๐Ÿ™‚

Shake it GF

Day 9: A song you can dance to

I have been exercising to the Wii. Needless to say, I can “dance” to this song, one of my favorites to dance to. Here is the video of what the song looks like and you follow the girl on the screen ๐Ÿ™‚ So, now you can dance with me! hahaha! Happy Listening, and Watching and maybe Happy Dancing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Music Challenge
Day 08: A song that you know all the words to
Day 07: A song that reminds you of a certain event

Day 06: A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 05: A song that reminds you of someone

Day 04: A song that makes you sad
Day 03: A song that makes you happy

Day 02: Your least favorite song
Day 01: Your favorite song

Weight-Loss Update!

Most of my readers know I was going through a hard time in May. Dealing with just normal battles that gets thrown at you. I did manage to lose another 6lbs!!! OMG. I was so grateful to have lost weight. It was such a rough month for me. I have, however, have lost 19lbs since the beginning!!! Beginning of which was April. I am down to 172 ๐Ÿ™‚ I am soooo happy!! I will be taking my “diet-pill” through this month as well. Which I am thankful for! Also, I went to the doctor to tell him about my allergies. I haven’t been able to breathe, my throat is itchy, Im coughing like you got something caught in your throat, it is horrible… Well, I ask before I leave if I could have a shot. He told me No. I then begged him, he looked at me and said, nope, the shot will make you gain weight. Hmmmph! Well that solved that, so I did get some pills though, I am hoping it will help and I sure as heck dont need anything that will make me gain weight :/
On some more important news…

My Pawpaws Birthday was yesterday. I called him to wish him a happy birthday, least I thought so. I got told that they went in and had to “scoop” out a growth in his bladder, which is cancer, but we wont know which kind till next week. They don’t think it will be anything serious, but they will still send it off. It didn’t have roots or any attention to spread. So, I called Pawpaw today to tell him I did call, and glad to hear he is back home and doing well. He wasn’t in the hospital long, just a few hours, but anything can be worrisome. So that just added to my “month” of bad things happening. But of course I will pray that all this will end, maybe eventually I can even breath again.

Ohhhh, on a good note. I did work out in my “landscaping” today. It was nice to get outside and watch my work come to life. I just need to transplant some more “monkey grass” (thats what we call it here in the south). Till Tomorrow my friends.

May 29th Diet

Well, this month has been highs and lows ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
My motivation keeps slacking every time I turn around. This month its been bladder infections off and on for 2 weeks, not going to the bathroom like I should, a crappy womanly flow and just blah! I have been busy with all my projects but my motivation has been lacking. I want to get things done, but don’t feel the energy to find it. (Sorry if some of you are at a TMI moment)

So, What I ate today…

Breakfast: 1 cup cereal 1/2 cup 2% milk
Lunch: Nodda
Snack: Nodda
Dinner: Double Cheeseburger meal (only ate the burger and around 10 fries) with a sweet tea (Water is always gross there).

Exercise: my eyes when I go to sleep

I have tooooooo find my motivation!!! It is one of those jvnjfnvjnjnvjndv moments. HA! Tomorrow, will be another day to try to get my feet off the ground!

May 28th Diet

Today has been a laid back day. A “cheat” day.
Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll with a glass of water
Lunch: 1/2 a hotdog, 2 tablespoons of potato salad
Dinner: 2 Corn dogs with ketchup and mustard
Exercise: none – Bah! I will tomorrow though, been a long day with family! I had a blast and I will post more tomorrow.

I had a coke today, and boy will I know it later ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Also, will be posting pictures tomorrow of our fun day in the sun!

My Journey May 27th

I have decided to make a post about my journey through my weight lost. I have already lost 13 pounds and counting. I do not weight myself every day, as I believe that really doesn’t help. Your body is going to go up and down in weight. You are never the same in the morning, as you are at night. So, you can’t expect your pounds to be the same day by day. You will have good days, and bad days. Never let your “weight” upset you, if you are happy in the results you are getting, and how you are feeling, and then go with it! You are the only one to make yourself happy, and don’t count on the small things to bring you down.

Any who, I am 25 years old, 5’3 is my height, and I am 178 lbs (as of May 2nd).ย  I will post pictures, maybe once a month, or the days I go to the Dr. I am not sure yet, if you have ideas, please let me know.

I believe that friends will motivate you, and also that it comes within. If you don’t want to do something you will find 13 million excuses not to, than someone who likes doing it and wants it to be done. Self discipline is a must. If you cheat and drink a coke, then you need to burn off those extra calories.

I am not on a strict diet either. I watch what I eat with proportions, and eat 1 sweet before 6:00 pm, if I want a sweet that day. I, however, have cut out my sodas, pop, or coke, whichever word you use ๐Ÿ˜€ I have become a fan of flavored water, the little packs you can peel and pour into your 20 oz water bottle. If I work outside in the yard for more than an hour or 2 then I will not exercise in the house. Working outside is hot enough for me, and I am totally exhausted by the time I get back in the house. Sometimes, I am outside for 4-6 hours at a time, just depends on the temperature or shade. I do take a diet pill but on June 3rd I will no longer be taking it. I will be off of it for 3 months. If I gain weight in 3 months I will not be able to get the diet pill back until I lose the weight I gained. So, now you know what I do and I hope I can keep you motivated and try to keep myself motivated. I will post daily, or try to about what I eat or what I do for exercise that day. (Lisa, you better remind me, and vice versa, pinch Kayla into doing this with us) I will update this with a recent picture of me, as soon as I find my camera charger (Bah!!! Donโ€™t know where Hubby put it)

If I exercise inside, it is on the Wii (Just Dance 2) or the elliptical. I will post either, how many songs I do, and how long with the Just Dance 2 and with the elliptical I will post how many calories I burn, and how many minutes I done it. I love doing the Just Dance 2, its fun and you can sing along. If you have kids they can do it with you ๐Ÿ˜€ (Even though Jade likes crawling around my legs and I step on her on accident sometimes)

The end of May results

May 27th
Morning: I had a cup of Honey Nut Cheerios with ยฝ cup of 2% milk
Lunch: A banana ๐Ÿ˜ฎ with 16 oz of water
Dinner: Sandwich (honey smoked turkey with a tsp of Mayo on one side of the bread, Mustard on the other slice) with 20 oz of water

Exercise: spray painted my doors, played around outside from 2:00pm til 8pm.ย  (small breaks of course)

Sweat; Just the Way I Like It

I never thought I would be back exercising, but let me tell you…

It feels WONDERFUL to be in self-control and back happy once again. I am not on a strict “Diet Plan”. I just watch what I eat and the proportions. I don’t weight myself until I go back to the doctor, then I figure out how much I have lost since the last visit I went to.

I exercise because I want to, not because someone makes me. Exercising is not a choice it is my option. I don’t feel pressured into doing it, I just do it on my schedule.

I love the fact that you heart rate gets up and you start sweating, it is like a relief from within and you are already feeling better about yourself.

When I started exercising I was 191lbs. I am now down to 178lbs as ofย  May 2nd. I still have a long way to go as my personal goal is around 120lbs. I know I can do this! I have self-discipline and self-control I know what I want and I am dedicated. I love what I do and I will continue on my journey to what makes me happy.

I have the best friends in the world, they strive to make me smile and remind me to believe in myself, as well as my family.

I have a long way to go, but I know I can do it.. I will get there one way or another!

Now go get your groove on, as I am ๐Ÿ˜€

Tuesday

Nothing like a great Tuesday.

Waking up feeling refreshed, ready to go, and to start your day off by exercising is always a plus. Looking in the mirror while you are straightening your hair, realizing your old self is coming back to life, you smile at your reflection knowing you are beautiful, inside and out. Now you just wish everyone else is having a great day like you are.

May everyone have a wonderful Tuesday!! Here is a song that I thought about today.

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