The Downside of Weight Loss

It has been great to see my body become healthier and less massful. It has been lovely to fit my clothes better and have more energy. Yes, these things are great. But a downside most don’t consider is having to buy new clothes because now I am starting to swim in them. This is very expensive. But I have found thrift stores are excellent, especially when you intend to continue thinning down and won’t be in that size for long either. I need to lose around 50 pounds total and am down 11, so I still have a ways to go. So thrift stores is my solution to my clothes situation. Thankfully, we have several good ones in my area. But the benefits outweigh the downside. I need to be healthy for whatever God gives me to do: my kids and husband and caretaking my mom, which is light duty now but will be more and more as time goes on, and my work. So, I will continue my Paleo nutrition lifestyle and continue toward my health goal, which has yet to leave me hungry or tired as “diets” have in the past. And I can maintain this because it is very natural and healthy.❤

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Transformation

Our rose bush and periwinkles were at death’s door. I heard a gardener speak of Epsom salt, so I added about a cup to each dying, spindly plant, along with coffee grounds, ground up egg shells and 10-10-6 fertilizer. And here is about 2 weeks later. From one rose and one flower at the end of long legs we get this. And this is proof that grass grows greener where it is cared for. Never give up. And I of course mean this for every aspect of life and not just plants. They are nice and beautiful but so can be your relationships, your walk with God, your music, your work, your hobbies, whatever. Do your best and allow time to do the rest. Do not give up ever!❤

Persistence

I used to think I accomplished things due to sheer power and might. Now, I realize more is accomplished by persistence. The benefits are lasting. Temporary power wins are temporary at best, fleeting at most, memories in no time. However, even less power for longer duration. Faithfulness. Persistence. Tough truth in this everything right now society. More emphasis needs to be on chilling out and keeping at it. This is a proof of moral character and fortitude. Stick-to-it-iveness. This is a powerful thing. Yes, takes time, but the benefits are enormous and lasting and much, much more valuable.❤

Coaching Homeschool PE

Today started off pretty cold so in normal fashion, not many kids showed up for homeschool PE. (Bunch of babies) I had all of 3 in my class. And it is hard to come up with something for 3 kids to do that is organized sports. But there is always a way and I am the coach so I had to come up with one. And this is what we did. We did our normal stretches and calisthenics and .70 mile walk/run. Then we played half court one on one soccer with the only female and least aggressive kid as goalie. We modified it so it would be more exercise that if another kid kicked it, they had to take it back to the center line before attempting a goal. They had a blast. All of them enjoyed it and got a great work out and experience. Then we played “Mr. Fox” for the last few minutes and stretched out. It was wonderful and we did not miss the other kids. As a bonus, it warmed up quite nicely as the morning went on. Never cop out and always dwell and make the most of what you have to work with. It is worth it and kids deserve and need that from those in authority over them.❤

Rocketing Through Space

Rocketing my journey through space over time.

The vessel carrying me needs constant service to continue

Constant reminders of maintenance parameters

Constant upkeep of life support for survival

And I rocket on toward Heaven, my destination.

The life support is Prayer and Bible reading.

And the rocket will get me to my goal on one condition:

I attend to its upkeep and heed the life support.

Then Came the Dawn

The darkest hours in history always preceded the dawn. That is still true. It will be true tomorrow. In many ways, light is gaining ground and yet darkness digs in, refusing to be extinguished without a valiant effort. However, darkness knows full well that it’s time is short. Those benefitting from the darkness will do so for only a short time and then will be imprisoned by it forever. Now is the time to choose light, the winner and champion. For the dawn comes. It always does. It always will. And one day soon it will do so forever. Do not doubt the light of dawn or its power. For darkness runs from it with its tail between its legs. Never doubt it. God is the light and Jesus ushers in the dawn.❤