Saturday, July 19, 2008

My creativeness is shining again!

(cross posted from another journal)

Patience is the key to paradise. (Turkish proverb)

I read this today and it has really stuck with me.

My affirmation: my patience is my paradise.

I used to pray for patience. A dear friend pointed out that when I prayed for patience I would be sent things to test the patience. Not sure I totally believed her but sure got me thinking. On the other hand I no longer pray for patience but rejoice in the patience I have now.

My home is my castle? Not quite but it is my refuge and my paradise. I believe I can create my paradise. I surround myself with great friends, loving family members, enjoy my home and nourish myself with great food. Is this not paradise? Now to find my pillow and sweet rest. All's right with the world. At least for a little while.

Sweet dreams.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

This is me, now...moving forward..using the tools I've been given...always.

Why do I stop using them when I know they work? Definitely a question to ponder!

Each moment, each day, each step brings me closer to the life I DECIDE to have.

This is me, now!


Sunday, July 6, 2008

A refreshing image

Decided to change my profile picture. This was taken on Canada Day 2008 while I was enjoying the pool.

My journey continues. My goal was to be a goal weight by December 31st, 2008. Am I half way there? Not quite but very close. I'm excited because I'm actually seeing and feeling results.

I'm eating 70% raw fruits and veggies with meat and salad for my evening meals. Meat is not every day however. I let my body dictate what I feel like at that point. Mostly raw until the end of July at which time I will evaluate what my body feels like and which road I want to take. Could be the same; could be something different.

I like to shake things up from time to time. lol

Off to enjoy the evening.

Sweet dreams..


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Saturday!

I'm just so excited!

I've dumped 9 lbs since last Friday, have more energy and am committed to finishing the 30 days with everyone! (in the BES program)

I made the decision yesterday to enjoy some chicken. So we deliberately went to one of our fav. restaurants and had chicken and a salad..dressing on the side. (which I found I really didn't need) The rest of the day was smoothies and watermelon.

Today I've enjoyed 1/2 of a honey dew and found it incredibly sweet. Are my taste buds so totally changing? Awesome!

8:30 this morning and I was in the pool. The weekend will be hot and sunny so you will easily find me in and out of the pool. I have 3 days left on my "stay-cation" and plan to enjoy every second of it.

Getting through this week was tough (with my daughter leaving). Having a specific program to focus on really helped me stay positive. End of day yesterday I was exhausted. Had a great night's sleep.

Energy? For sure. Nothing's going to hold me down!!!

How is your energy level?

Love you all!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

for today

My affirmation:

I have a belief system and a strong faith that sees me through.

I am strong and confident in what I do.

Unseeing, outside of understanding, the faith I have keeps me....simply keeps me.

Have a great day...singing, smiling and loving.