My view from my bed right now....after feeding and walking the pupperz, reading 📖 a little of my siddur, drinking shakeology, and checking email.....my body is very tempted to just cuddle up and go back to sleep 😴
It's not even that cold today! But I feel cold ❄️ and wanna bundle up under the blankets lol 😂
Look at all that sunshine ☀️ coming in from the other room though 💕 can't chase your dreams while sleeping....so it is what it is.... FIGHT 👊 the temptation of laziness (totally talking to myself here lol 😂) Carpe Diem 🦄🦋🌸
When we least expect it, life throws us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life will go on and we cannot change anything in our past when we finally reflect and look back. We can make the best or the worst of life. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you passiounately seek and meet God. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet and learn to Love people with a different point of view to challenge you to Love them regardless of your differences. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you fight hardcore to muster your courage to start all over again. Let's fight to live to make the right choices in life. Choices we will never regret. Choices that catapult us into our destinies. Freedom is awaiting us all on the other side of fear, complacency, and apathy. Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. Jesus and YOU are the one we've all been waiting for. We ourselves are the change that we seek. We are the ones whom obtain the freewill to accept God and run relentlessly after Him. When we accept God, surrender our lives 100% into His hands, and are 100% obedient to Him, you will completely change the world for the better. Don't waste your incredible and precious life. We're all here on this Earth to meet God, deeply and intimately know Him, and make Him known to all creation. We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is comfortable for you now is the very reason why you don't have Something better. #LifeBeginsAtTheEndOfYourSelfishness#LoveIsSelfless#GodIsReal#ThereIsHope#GodIsLOVE#LifeIsAJourneyNotADestination#BeTheChangeYouWishToSeeInTheWorld#JesusIsTheKing#WAKEUP
Obsession 📖 I was the person whose life revolved around at it. It was, I thought, my job to anticipate what they needed and wanted, and gave it to them no matter the cost. I would have sacrifice anything for them. I would have even chosen them over myself. Certainly, I sacrifice myself for their everywhere problem. This was especially true when I stepped in to save them from the consequences of drug use.
I waited up at night, I'm able to sleep. I feared for their lives when the days ran into. I would call hospital police stations looking for them so that I could find relief in knowing that they were OK. Part of me did not even understand that name was on the same court docket as mine. Mine was their happiness and well-being. They had become my world.
I am slowly learning to put the focus back on me, one step at a time. First, I had to learn, practice, to take the focus off of them. I have to learn to put the focus somewhere else as I could not yet put the focus on myself. Therefore, I started by focussing more attention on my children who need it, on service work, on bettering myself. That enabled me to slowly take the focus off the attic. It was only after I was free from my possession that I could begin to focus on me and begin my own transformation to a happier and healthier person.
thought for today; obsession as we practice using all the tools of the program and change the focus to ourselves. #change#focus
Today is the day!!!! Join us!!!! Tonight, Thursday, March 23rd at Shekinah Glory Christian Church, 17 Alexander Street, Newark NJ for our Women's Support Group. Begins at 7pm sharp!
Nail biting. Is there any hope to cut the bad habit?? There is!!! Look at A's nails today, a loyal customer of mine, who first came to the salon just after Christmas, really embarassed with her nail condition.She had an initial consultation appointment, and treatment with me. As she got convinced the problem was more a thing of low self esteem than anything else, something did change inside her. And appatently on her nails as well!! Not biten anymore. Still quite narrow nailbeds, but cuticles perfectly cured, and today she even felt confident for first time to allow me to paint them with a color, or actually two!, other than nude! Well done A.! Proud of you! Keep the good job, stay loyal to your nail appointment every two weeks, love yourself and your nails, and be proud of what you ve achieved! 😗😗😗 #nailbiter#badhabit#thereishope#helpmetohelpyou#nailsalonleeds Well, maybe more than a standard nail salon... 😉Thanks for your love! Xxx
Para kang isang pinapangarap na babae.. ang hirap mong kunin kasi ganyan ka karare. Napagod ako kakahanap sayo bes!😂😂 Pero sa wakas nakita na kita at kinikilig ako sa saya na gamitin ka. Dahil sayo magkakaabs na ulit ako. I love you, Miss Garcinia Cambogia! Goodbye Miss Fats! 👍🏻👍🏻
Just met with the Vice President of our university and it could not have gone better!! We hardly had to say anything, he was so on board and wants to see The Student Kitchen cafe on campus !!!!! And this is all after we heard that the student union officially voted to take the project 😭#tearsofjoy#matsistheman#thereishope
ONE YEAR! 😱❤it's already one year since I walked into the door of @mercyukorg. It was definitely the best choice I have taken. It's crazy to look at the pictures and see how different my smile is. The first picture was taking the day I walked in and the second was when I walked out. Thanks to ALL of you that did support me all the day ❤ #mercyuk#thereishope#godisgood#beautyforashes
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE lists? Seriously 😁🦋😁 I have so many ideas 💡 it can be overwhelming sometimes lol.
But focus focus focus 😬 Just writing things down makes my reality that much closer 💕
If you could choose 3️⃣ things to WRITE down and get DONE ✅ before Sunday night, what would they be❓
My three things: taxes, blog, and my first video for the March Mediation group which is starting next Monday 💕🦋💕 Being ACCOUNTABLE to yourself is the first big step in any endeavor 👏
Share and drop 💧 your list in the comments below 👇👇👇
2012 год #thereishope очень скучаю по этим потрясающим сильным женщинам! Год с ними был лучшим из всех моих 4 лет интерната. Ведь с кем же ещё можно было покататься на магазинной тележке по квартире, расписать стены гуашью, приготовить тесто с кетчупом и испечь булочки, потерять одну из соседок и пол ночи искать её по району, или слушать истории про сны и птиц без ног, и уж тем более в тишине и темноте сидеть на полу балкона, курить и сплетничать? Давайте в этом году соберёмся в Тбилиси!
Fat, to skinny, to fat, to healthy. My weight loss journey officially started in 2008 at well over 300 lbs. I was so heavy at the time that the scale wouldn't even register my weight so I'm unsure of the exact number as I started keeping track when my first weight registered.
I was obsessed eating 1,200 calories/day and doing so much heavy cardio I don't know how I survived quite honestly. By mid 2010 I was 147 lbs and killing myself to hit my suggested BMI weight of 140.2 (according to the wii fit). All I saw when I looked in the mirror was fat. Looking back now, I was not healthy, AT ALL!
Those around me never said I was fat mind you, but when I started losing weight they all started voicing concerns that I was getting too thin. Eventually, I listened but took things too far in the opposite direction and before I knew it, I had gained over 80 pounds back. I found my groove again in late 2015, a few years after we moved to Houston over my love of baking. I had posted on our neighborhood page after Christmas baking for anyone who'd like some treats to come to my home and help themselves. Two of the ladies who came and "robbed me of goodies" (their words not mine) invited me to ladies workout group the next day. I would probably never have gone BUT one of them messaged me the next morning and told me she was on her way to come get me. After that, I never missed a workout unless I had to. I will be forever thankful for them helping me find my way again. My main rockstar buddy has since moved but I promised her I'd keep the girls going and I have done just that.
I have talked to my doctor this time and we have a much healthier target weight in mind, 165-175 lbs. It's important to remember it's a marathon, not a sprint and it's definitely has to be a lifestyle change. None of us are perfect, we all slip up...but the only way to fail is to entirely give up. If this helps just one person find their motivation, then sharing this was totally worth it. It wasn't easy the first time, and it's been even harder this time BUT totally worth it. Not going back now, I worked way too hard!
"There is Hope." See you at Beulah West at 6:30PM tonight as we start this encouraging series! This video is a portion of the full one written by Aaron Crumbey
Produced by Tony Guerrero and Aaron Crumbey
Video by Tyler Adams
full version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8C0aBdu4cg
or by searching "there is hope" on youtube ... #thereishope
Today is a funny face, no makeup, lazy kind of day! Oh and a good day to tell you that I have a new post up on the blog (link in profile). I decided to tell you a bit more about myself in this post. It's definitely a work in progress and my perfectionist tendencies tell me it's not ready, but if I don't post it now I never will 😜 Head over to my blog and leave a comment/ feedback! You might even see a picture of me with a mushroom haircut--straight out of the 80's!!!#happyhumpday#26weekspregnant#aboutme
On days like today, all I can do is pray "God, please take the pain away." 🙏🏼 After spending literally all day in my bed except to switch ice packs, I made it from my bed to this position downstairs... that was a success. .
Most people won't get this or take the time to read it. Because it's not cancer, it's an invisible illness most medical doctors don't know squat about, it gets brushed off. But to me, and my #Lymie friends, this is very real. .
People need to know the truth, which is why I took a risk putting this up. .
🔹 Yes, my treatment is working, but it takes months, maybe even up to a year, to fully recover from Lyme. 🔹 We don't want to feel like this. We aren't ignoring your messages. It literally hurts and takes all our energy to respond. It hurts to BREATHE Some days. 🔹 We're not looking for pity. We just want support, even if you don't understand. But the understanding and some compassion are nice to get too...
🔹 Just because we LOOK good does not mean we feel good! A lot of times we put on a smile because we are trying to stay positive. .
The last few weeks I felt amazing- stronger, more energized, less pain. The flare ups hit me out of nowhere this week. But, that's the nature of Lyme. Lyme is the #1 misdiagnosed illness!!! No joke. It's like a pandemic, but most people don't know they have it. .
At the end of the day, even though this journey is awfully hard and some days are very lonely, I am still grateful. Why? Because.. .
▪️God is using my struggles to help others.
▪️ I know that "this too shall pass."
▪️ my struggles make me a better health coach and yoga teacher because I know what it's like to go through crap, and I know how amazing it is to wake up and just be able to live life. .
Today, I just wanted to take a dang shower. But, that shall wait. If I can get up off the floor, I will be happy to be able to make a shake with the nauseous feeling. 🤞🏼💚.