Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Operation Lose It

Myself along with 5 other wonderful women have started a plan to help each other lose a few pounds. Each one of us a set a goal of what we would like to lose and will encourage each other along the way.

I am doing the weight watchers method, back in early 2006 I lost 11 pounds in 12 weeks doing this. I need structure. This time around, and being that it's summer instead of winter, there are a lot of fresh fruit and veggies available everywhere. I am eating a lot of fruit and vegetables and I am realizing I stay under my recommended 20 points without even trying.

So for those that don't want to do weight watchers, just stick to fresh fruit, veggies, lean meats, tons of water, and a small treat each day.

A product I want to suggest everyone is: Gorton's grilled Fillets. The come in several different ways, garlic butter, lemon butter, Italian herbs. But each fillet is only 100 calories and only 2 ww points per serving. Also a former co-worker that was on nutrisystem ate these for dinners as well. So they fit lots of diets.

A great meal that is very low in calories and weight watcher points is one of these fillets and a vegetable (I did squash one night and then asparagus last night) sauteed in one tablespoon of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil-just in case someone doesn't know the abbreviation). For a total of 3 points I had a great meal, and I even had points left over to have a 4 oz. glass of wine with dinner.

I think if you are dieting, don't starve yourself of the things your truly want, for me it's a glass of wine once in a while or a sweet treat, because if you neglect the pains for those things, you might over indulge later, so have a small glass of wine, or just 4 oz. of coke, because at the end of the day, it's about satisfying your taste buds, all they really want is a give it to them, and they will stop harassing you!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Testing God's Plans


Some people call them blessings from God, but are they blessings from God when you have gone against God's plan and had children.

What I mean by this is that if you can't get pregnant the way God intended for a women to, then is it against God's plan for a Doctor to get you pregnant. God has a plan for each and every person, and yes I believe that God loves all the children, natural or Doctor formed, but does God punish someone for going against his will.

I believe that if you can't make a baby the way God created man and women, then adoption is the best way. God has a reason for it not to happen naturally.

Examples that are all over the covers of national magazine's: Jon and Kate, plus 8. That was a pregnancy created in a doctor's office, now look, the couple is getting divorced. Is he punishing them with a hardship on their marriage. I'm not a expert and I don't know if this is truly the case, because only God knows what he is doing. This is merely speculation. Example #2, Octomom....okay, I think God punished her already by being nuts in the head, but still....she shouldn't have had kids because she is nuts...but she went against God's plan and found a stupid doctor to work his magic.

A child is a child, and if you want to be a mother and can't do it the old fashion way, maybe adoption is the way to go, because their are children out there that need parents that want a child in their life.

Don't mean to offend, just merely speculation. I believe God has his plans and we must follow them. I believe that sometimes we listen to OUR WANTS more than we listen to what God WANTS!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Michael Jackson memorial service

I didn't expect to shed tears, I didn't know him personally, but unexpected tears started pouring when the pallbearers brought the casket in. This is the first funeral I have seen/been to since my Daddy's in January. So many people are watching this service as fans, but if you step back and see this as a funeral of someones father, brother, son, you will see this differently. I found it disrespectful of the people in the Staple's Center to be cheering and clapping after speeches and performances. This wasn't a concert, it was a goodbye for a family as well.

I never thought I would find comfort in something from Stevie Wonder, but he said "We may want him here with us, but apparently God needed him so much more." I find comfort in that because I want and need my daddy here, but apparently God needed an experienced farmer in Heaven. I am telling you, there are some straight, tall rows of corn up there!

Jermaine Jackson sang the song, "Smile" and I feel different things about that song that I use to, death changes your perspective about a lot of things in life. As our loved ones leave us, we try to smile and go on with our lives, but I feel a twinge of guilt that I can be happy, I don't want to be happy without him because I start to feel that it looks like he wasn't that big a part in my life, and that is far from the truth.

This memorial service brought back many feelings from January, and I miss my Dad more every single day.

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though its breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, whats the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, whats the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile