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  • AYITL - Blog #28 - Hard Day

    2/19/2017 10:59:22 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I constantly preach to others that it's not about weight. It's about how you feel about yourself. It's about reaching goals. It's about being strong. And I know it is. But yesterday I had a hard day. A truly rough moment where my mindset just wasn't good. At all. My husband slowed down the con... Read more

  • SPOILER...Obediance

    2/18/2017 9:35:49 AM, by JLAMING263

    Carole M. Stephens As we seek for greater understanding, as we allow our Father to teach us, we will begin to see that His laws are a manifestation of His love for us and obedience to His laws is an expression of our love for Him.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    2/17/2017 9:30:08 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson When we left our premortal existence and entered mortality, we brought with us the gift of agency. Our goal is to obtain celestial glory, and the choices we make will, in large part, determine whether or not we reach our goal.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #27 - Go to healthy food products

    2/16/2017 1:10:26 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Throughout my whole SP experience I've found a lot of different products to try out. Some of which have become go to items in my life. So I figured I would share some of my tride true favorites and one new one! Feel like having tacos? We do at least once a week. In order to keep the calories lo... Read more

  • SPOILER...Endure

    2/16/2017 9:47:30 AM, by JLAMING263

    "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." —Matthew 10:22... Read more

  • SPOILER...Plan of Salvation

    2/15/2017 6:18:52 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Even though our journey may be fraught with tribulation, the destination is truly glorious. I rejoice in the great plan of salvation that is big enough for all of our Father in Heaven’s children." —Quentin L. Cook... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #26 - Taking Things for Granted

    2/15/2017 12:51:13 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Sometimes the universe gives us subtle reminders not to take anything for granted. Do you ever really think about the things that you have that others don't? I'm very guilty of the fact that many things in my life have come easy to me, or just a privilege I was born with. I don't always appreciate t... Read more

  • SPOILER...True Love

    2/14/2017 9:42:49 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jeffrey R. Holland True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #25 - Weekend of ups and downs!

    2/13/2017 12:34:56 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I had a really enjoyable weekend - though I had successes and some set backs! I started the weekend with a Crossfit class. I'm really enjoying starting each weekend by leaving work a tiny bit early and getting in a Friday class - it's a great way to set the tone! Then Friday night we had... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonememt

    2/13/2017 12:30:20 PM, by JLAMING263

    Earl C. Tingey Through the infinite Atonement, God has provided a means whereby we can both overcome our sins and become completely clean again.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Scriptures

    2/12/2017 10:40:04 AM, by JLAMING263

    John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Faith

    2/11/2017 9:44:05 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Day after day, on your path toward your eternal destiny, increase your faith. Proclaim your faith! Let your faith show!" —Russell M. Nelson... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #24 - Crossfit Games 2017!

    2/10/2017 1:00:21 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's amazing the friends you really can make on-line. Back in the day I was a member on an online dating site where I was a regular on the forums. The forum no longer exists, but I have dear friends I made from that time on the forums. I've only ever met one of them, but I continue to stay in touch ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Obediance

    2/10/2017 10:53:23 AM, by JLAMING263

    Joseph F. Smith Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father of Light, who is no respecter of persons, and in whom there is no variableness, nor shadow of turning. To please him we must not only worship him with thanksgiving and praise but render willing obedience to his commandments. By so d... Read more

  • willpower

    2/9/2017 9:56:04 PM, by MSTINA0519

    time to get back in the swing of things and I pray that I have the willpower to lose these 45 pounds.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #23 - Crossfit Games 2017...?

    2/9/2017 2:35:27 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's been just over a year since I started Crossfit. I was truly blessed to be gifted a year of Crossfit for 2016 and for it now to be included as a perk for my consultancy job for 2017. For those who didn't read the SP blog featuring me and my CrossFit journey or anything I've ever written about Cr... Read more

  • SPOILER...Trust in God

    2/9/2017 11:19:16 AM, by JLAMING263

    Carole M. Stephens First, trust God. Trust in His eternal plan for you. Each of us is "a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents." Their love for us is apparent in commandments. Commandments are vital instructions to teach, guide, and protect us as we "gain earthly experience."... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    2/8/2017 5:44:49 PM, by JLAMING263

    "This life is the time to prepare for salvation and exaltation. In God’s eternal plan, salvation is an individual matter; exaltation is a family matter." —Russell M. Nelson... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #22 -Kids & Eating

    2/8/2017 1:08:29 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    My step daughter Amelia is coming for dinner tonight. She doesn't get to spend a lot of time with us, but because of some growing issues she's been having and at her request - she's going to be spending a lot more time with us! Yay! (Long complicated story - DH is not her biological father, but she ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    2/7/2017 11:24:02 AM, by JLAMING263

    Boyd K. Packer When we comprehend the doctrine of premortal life, we know that we are the children of God, that we lived with him in spirit form before entering mortality.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #21 - Fat Shaming

    2/6/2017 1:14:30 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Victory was mine last night! I'm not talking about the Patriots, I'm not talking about Superbowl Squares - I'm talking about sticking to my commitment to not drink alcohol during the game! Actually no one who came over for the game drank at all during it so it was really easy and nice. Instead I dr... Read more

  • SPOILER...Prayer

    2/6/2017 12:37:45 PM, by JLAMING263

    "There will be noise and people around you most of your waking day. God hears your silent prayers, but you may have to learn to shut out the distractions because the moment you need the connection with God may not come in quiet times." —Henry B. Eyring... Read more

  • SPOILER...Scriptures

    2/5/2017 1:26:07 PM, by JLAMING263

    W. Rolfe Kerr Let us with faith and diligence feast upon the words of Christ, for the words of Christ will be our spiritual Liahona telling us all things what we should do.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #20 - Toes to Bar!

    2/5/2017 9:51:08 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Man plans, god laughs. That's the saying right? Well I was saving my one day of drinking alcohol for Sunday, but that plan apparently wasn't the plan of the cosmos. Three of our friends came over Friday for game night. Two of the friends are neighbors who are usually not big drinkers. Well, the... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #19 - Weigh In Day!

    2/3/2017 12:43:01 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    When you wake up in the morning and you tell yourself this... And then your mind tells you this... This was my morning. But luckily I weighed in early this morning and didn't have to torture my mind for long! And.... Nothing! I weighed EXACTLY the same as I did ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Prayer

    2/3/2017 8:57:28 AM, by JLAMING263

    "While the blessings we ask for and receive through prayer are undeniably magnificent, the greatest blessing and benefit is not the physical or spiritual blessings that may come as answers to our prayers but in the changes to our soul that come as we learn to be dependent on our Heavenly Father for ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #18

    2/2/2017 1:09:01 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    The new recipies are doing exactly what I had intended - adding a little bit of variation to my life! How can I tell? Some of them have joined my regular rotation! Last night DH wanted pizza for dinner so I ended up having the pizza with pesto, goat cheese and arugula I made last month. Again, it wa... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #17 -I do not "play victim"

    2/1/2017 1:11:45 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It seems like February is going to be a a crazy month! Both DH and I are busy as ever at work! Great thing about that? We both get paid hourly - so hello big money! On top of that I'm really hoping to really push myself to be better "adulting" overall throughout February. For anyone who read m... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service

    2/1/2017 8:39:51 AM, by JLAMING263

    Michael J. Teh Serving others need not come from spectacular events. Often it is the simple daily act that gives comfort, uplifts, encourages, sustains, and brings a smile to others.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    1/31/2017 9:11:27 AM, by JLAMING263

    D. Todd Christofferson Given the reality of the Resurrection of Christ, doubts about the omnipotence, omniscience, and benevolence of God the Father—who gave His Only Begotten Son for the redemption of the world—are groundless.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #16 - Stepping in to February!

    1/30/2017 1:54:58 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's official, January is coming to a close and we're quickly heading in to February! How did everyone do in their first month of 2017? Is this your year? Are you ready to get ahead!? January has gone well for me. I haven't done GREAT with my January mini goal to behave at restaurants but it definit... Read more

  • SPOILER...Repentance

    1/30/2017 1:11:39 PM, by JLAMING263

    Neil L. Andersen For those who are truly repentant but seem unable to feel relief: continue keeping the commandments. I promise you, relief will come in the timetable of the Lord. Healing also requires time.... Read more

  • I am still here.

    1/30/2017 11:25:38 AM, by BARBRUCKER1

    Gained about 8 pounds during the holidays and have lost 4 and gained 2 and lost 1 and on and on........frustrating. I started to say I was doing well at exercising and eating but the truth is my eating is okay and I can steps on my Fitbit but I need to start exercising every day for at least an hou... Read more

  • SPOILER...Holy Ghost

    1/29/2017 1:00:16 PM, by JLAMING263

    Joseph Anderson The Spirit of God is operating upon the minds of men and women everywhere. Light and knowledge are being poured out upon the inhabitants of the earth.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Obediance

    1/28/2017 9:58:26 AM, by JLAMING263

    H. David Burton Perhaps the greatest obstacle to our ability to hearken courageously to the word of the Lord involves our egos, vain ambitions, and pride. If we fail to modify our course and purge ourselves of pride, we may find ourselves shipwrecked upon the shoals of life, unable to courageously... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #15 -Food and those you love

    1/27/2017 12:46:39 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Happy Friday all! Score for me - good weigh in this morning - I lost a 1/2 lb! Great way to start what I will MAKE a healthy weekend! So last night turned out not at all like it was supposed to. I love my bestie - but the girl just isn't a planner. And some of us were party planners in a past l... Read more

  • SPOILER...Temptation

    1/27/2017 9:36:22 AM, by JLAMING263

    Rulon G. Craven Temptation is a necessary part of our earthly experience. To overcome temptation you and I must control our thoughts. Exit from your mind bad thoughts. Avoid the wrong way of unrighteous thoughts.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #14 - And when she was good...

    1/26/2017 1:05:18 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Did Longfellow travel in time? Did he come to the future, see my lifestyle and write this quote? Sometimes I think he had to have! At my best I'm so very good. I track everything, I workout hard, I think about the results and how they will make me feel. I ignore bad weigh in's and stay t... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    1/26/2017 10:41:49 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson With all my heart and the fervency of my soul, I lift up my voice in testimony as a special witness and declare that God does live. Jesus is His Son, the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #13 - Vacation, Activism and Eggs!

    1/25/2017 10:15:52 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Guess who picked their vacation location and date and booked a hotel? That's right - we've picked a vacation destination! After some frustration, my husband and I put our heads together and worked things out. After some conversations, he became much more open to traveling to Puerto Rico.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Prayer

    1/25/2017 9:10:54 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me; ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name it shall be given unto you, that is expedient for you." —Doctrine and Covenants 88:63-64... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    1/24/2017 10:11:27 AM, by JLAMING263

    Gordon B. Hinckley Like the polar star in the heavens, regardless of what the future holds, there stands the Redeemer of the world, the Son of God, certain and sure as the anchor of our immortal lives. He is the rock of our salvation, our strength, our comfort, the very focus of our faith.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Heavenly Father

    1/23/2017 1:04:03 PM, by JLAMING263

    "As we turn to our Heavenly Father and seek His wisdom regarding the things that matter most, we learn over and over again the importance of four key relationships: with our God, with our families, with our fellowman, and with ourselves." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #12 - Women's Rights March

    1/23/2017 11:26:11 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    This weekend I had the great privilege of marching alongside millions of people from across this great world. I felt dignity. I felt power. I felt love. It was truly a wonderful experience. Imagine walking with 30,000 people as they do things like sing “this little light of mine.” It was truly inspi... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    1/22/2017 1:19:34 PM, by JLAMING263

    Jean A. Stevens As we develop greater faith and trust in the Lord, we can access His power to bless and deliver us.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Obediance

    1/21/2017 8:50:05 AM, by JLAMING263

    O. Leslie Stone If we are to gain salvation, exaltation, and eternal life we must live in accordance with the principles of the gospel. We must love and forgive all men and keep the commandments of God.... Read more