This is my husband and I in Russia. Great trip. Not digging my body though.
This is me in Helsinki. I had no idea how round I had become.
Welcome to my Spark Page. Hi my name is Whitney and this is where my Spark journey begins.
In July 2008, I read a book called "The Richest Man Who Ever Lived". I have since passed it on and cannot recall the authors name. It was a book on how to achieve financial success( and so much more). The author tells of his journey through the Book of Proverbs and applying Solomon's wisdom to his own life. He shares the importance of goal setting in all areas of your life. Well, this book inspired me to take the first steps...write down what you want in life.
So I bought a notebook and some loose leaf paper and wrote down a goal on each sheet.
1. To have a closer relationship with my Father.
2. Get our financial house in order.
3. Be the Excellent Wife of Proverbs 31.
4. Be a better friend, sister, daughter and
5. Lose weight and get healthy
6. Sell the jewelry I make
7. Own our own house
That is far as I got with the actual goal setting steps. I just left it in the Lord's hands, which is not a bad place to keep your dreams.
My Father always amazes me. Even when I do not specifically ask Him, I see His wonderful hand working.
He quietly began working in my life...changing my husband's job, releasing me from mine, leading me to wonderful study on the internet of the Excellent Wife and now leading me to Sparks People.
Here I have begun to learn so much about achieving your goals and the actual steps to get there. I found a worksheet here reading this article www.sparkpeople.com/system/index.asp
I AM TRULY STOKED. PRITYTXGIRL let me steal a wonderful poem from her page which I believe will be my new mantra for life.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? . . . We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us." --Marianne Williamson
How beautifully true.
After using the worksheet ....
Long Term Goal -
lose 73 lbs.
1. Feel better in and out of clothes.
2. Will be strong and flexible.
3. Will be healthier for second half of life,
4. Will be more confidant.
September 29, 2009
I am going to follow the guidelines on this site.
I will track all these things, food, exercise, etc.
I will set mini goals and achieve them.
I am from Arlington, Texas. Still live here. I like crafting, making jewelry, painting. I enjoy bible studies. I like to try new recipes of all kinds. I love making my hubby happy.
“The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” ~ Benjamin Mays
"You can't break a bad habit by throwing it out the window. You've got to walk it slowly down the stairs." ~Mark Twain~
"I'd rather wear whatever I like, than eat whatever I like "
Be careful how you live; you will be the only Bible some people ever read.
–William J. Toms
Progress has little to do with speed and much to do with direction, gradual is lasting.
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