It's me

It's me
The Bedouin Woman

Thursday, March 31, 2011

God Cares About the Small Stuff

God cares about the small insignificant things in our lives. I have this green shirt that really needed a baubly necklace, but look as I might I could not find one, the right one. Looking through my closet I was a little sick of what I saw, although adequate I really wanted to see something new, who doesn't?
I was given a gift certificate for a pedicure last Christmas. God blesses us in unusual and unexpected ways. As I was walking today, I began to praise God for His wonderful blessings, the ability to see His wonderful creation, to feel the sun and cool breezes on my skin, the ability to use my feet and legs to walk and enjoy this beautiful day. I stopped by the church office to visit some friends and while I was there I noticed a tray of jewelry that someone had left for whoever wanted it and a sweet bauble necklace was there with the color green in it perfect for my green shirt!
Last week my friends sister gave her some clothing and she told me to look through it and take whatever I wanted, several shirts, a new skirt and pair of sweat pants later I had replenished my wardrobe! For each nearly new piece of clothing I received I gave one of my shirts to Goodwill.
"Give and it shall be given to you, pressed down shaken together and running over, what you give will be given back to you." Luke 6:38
God cares about the small stuff!

Friday, March 4, 2011

The cleansing has begun! Day 1

I'm taking you, whoever you may be that is reading this blog, along on a lifestyle change journey. I won't write about it daily as that would get old quickly. My plan is once a week, you can handle that right? I won't bore you with details and I will try to make this as pleasant as possible with some humor and scripture thrown in.
Ok so this boat started sailing early this morning when I was awakened from a rather sweet sleep. My belly was rumbling like a freight train that passes by this campus frequently and I made it to the rest room just in time! Whew, so this is what that hot lemon juice does to ya after the 3rd day. Yes, I started the hot lemon juice 3 days ago, before I actually started the "plan". I will refer to this 17 day diet as the "plan" cuz we all know diets never work. This "plan" is going to work!
The cleansing feels good, I feel like this new wonder(hot water and lemon juice)has cleansed each and every organ, cell and blood vessel in my entire body, it's quite refreshing actually.
My new motto for this time of my life is "I will succeed". Sometimes our circumstances try to dictate our desires and wants. But if we keep a positive attitude and keep our eyes on the goal then the race can and will be won and we can and will succeed in whatever we set out to do. One more very important tidbit and this is all free advice, keep God in whatever you are doing and you can't help but succeed!
I plan on being frank and honest in this blog, it keeps me humble, so here is what I didn't do all other times I have tried to downsize myself, I failed to include God, so of course it never worked, I should have know better, oh well, I do now.
Oh and YES Virginia there is a devil and he does try to keep you from your goals and he is real and he will do everything possible to thwart your plan, but guess what, He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world! He is already defeated. I put him under my feet and just like a cartoon character, he is squashed like a bug! And just like a cartoon character he will be back again with a slightly different attack but if we are always aware he has NO hold on us!
My weight has been up and down all my adult life, it all started after babies and then escalated, I was a slim 130 pounds back in pre-baby days and haven't seen that number since. Right now I'm the heaviest I've ever been hitting very close to 200. So, I said I would be honest and this is me doing that, so, on that note, I will be back next Friday with an update and a downsize!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Moving on, moving up enjoying life

Life is about moving, moving forward not backward. If you are not moving forward then your stuck. I, myself, need to do things, change things up a bit have new challenges. That is precisely why I am beginning this new journey, and no I'm not moving again, at least not in the next month or so, JK, until God moves me I'm staying put. But I am moving, I started walking a few days ago. I did this because I finally realized I need to get healthy. I know, I know some are saying "at your age I'd take it easy too", that is the problem I've been taking it easy far to long and now I need to move!
My present job is not exactly strenuous, yes, I'm on my feet a lot but not working my cardiac muscle like it should be worked, so I have a plan! Walking is part of it and the other part is what I put in my mouth.
Many years ago when I was a very young woman and my mom was still with us, she had a saying "I don't live to eat, I eat to live". I often wondered about that saying and now I know. I want to give that a try. I have lived to eat far to long and now I want to try the other way.
Stay tuned for the next part of this journey and I will tell you what I'm about to do, I think you might like it and if you need to get healthy or stay healthy you might want to try it too!!
Till next time, this traveler is signing off.