It has been an amazing year with Spark People. The scales have moved up and the scales have moved down, but I am still here. . I am in a good place and I know it. I am so thankful to God for sustaining me on this journey, to Spark People for all of the wonderful tools that are available to us and to all of my wonderful friends here that have encouraged me each day. . I have lost 21 pounds, 4 dress sizes, I feel great and I am truly living my life without worrying about what to eat. I eat whatever I want, when I want in smaller portions and I am not missing anything. I am so thankful to still be on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” Ps 27:1 NKJV
“We are God’s masterpiece.” Eph 2:10 NLT. God has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” So let's get up each morning, look in the mirror and tell ourselves, “I matter, because God loves me!”
2013 I received this beautiful treasure from a dear friend today that I want to share with you. It really makes me remember what is really important.
One forgotten thought in the list below is ....
The value of a smile
Whose eyes are filled with tears....
The value of a sister/brother
Who doesn't have one
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident..
Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend or family member:
The origin of this letter is unknown,
Hold on tight to the ones you love!
Today is Zumba day for me. I found this website that helps me with my calorie totals for the Spark People Fitness Tracker and you may find it helpful as well. The site is http://caloriesburnedhq.com/zumba-calories -burned/. Let’s keep moving Sparkers. Proverbs 31:17 (ESV) “She dresses herself[a] with strength and makes her arms strong.”
There are times when my days are not going as well as I would like and it is on these days that someone contacts me for words of encouragement. It is amazing that because of my faith in God that I am able to give an encouraging word at these times—which lifts my spirits as well. My faith lets me know that if I hold on that this time will pass and because of this, I can help others. I think most of us have moments when we want to quit the journey and someone shares a word of encouragement, this is what we do here at Spark People— inspire each other. “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.” Ro 12:6 NIV