Happy In The Moment

Finding Joy in the Everyday Moments of My Life

Just Got Home! May 20, 2007

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We are home from a week at the beach!  Tired, Tanned and Ready to Go BACK !

I have added my flickr link to my blog roll — go look at some of the pics – I will add more later!

 

It’s Been a Long Time May 3, 2007

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I haven’t written a post in a long time…. life is busy, messy and sometimes, I just can’t put my thoughts together in a meaningful way. For those of you out there who have been reading my blog, I apologize for the long span of time between posts. Here is an update:

Weight loss is now 23 pounds. Yipee, hurray! Not at my goal, but at least it is progress. I hate the process, but love the result. It is now something I don’t want to talk about  — so let’s just say that I am still on my program and I am still losing and when I get to a suitable goal I will post and post a pic!  Until then, enough said.

My baby girl is 32 months old. Not really a baby anymore, she has just woken up, so that is the end of this post — see, that is also another reason I don’t post much — no time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See ya!

 

My Constant Companions February 27, 2007

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I would like for you to meet my friend. Her name is Perseverance. She has a sister whose name is Patience, but unfortunately, she is in hiding right now. These two girls have become my companions over the last 6 weeks as I have begun my weight loss regime. I have been working so hard at losing the pounds which have covered my small frame for far too long now, hanging on for dear life to my friend Perseverance’s hand and waiting for her sister to come and stand beside me. So far, Patience is staying put in her hiding place. Perseverance, who I have loving began to call Percy, and I attack each day, we eat our 1 fruit, 1 starch and 2 dairys for breakfast, we drink water by the gallons, we attack it again for lunch, 1 protein, 1 fruit, 1 veggie, 1 starch  and then off to the treadmill — sometimes Percy helps me go for an hour, sometimes even she gives out at the 45 minute mark and we both fall down!  At supper we are at it again, 1 protein, 2 veggies, 1 fruit, 1 starch, and maybe even a fat or two, just for fun. Everyone else gets dessert, Percy and I just look on with wonder and awe!  We drink more water and then on good days we bounce back on the treadmill for a little nighttime fun.  By the end of the day, we are exhausted! All of this, and then we when step on the scale, only a little movement. Granted it is better than what it was 6 weeks ago, and my clothes do fit better, I do feel better — but when am I going to bump into someone and have them notice complete changes in me. Here’s where I need my friend Patience. I know it will come, I am just having a hard time waiting on that girl to show up!  I have always heard Patience and Perseverance go hand in hand. Well, in my world, Percy is doing all the work and Ms. Patience is taking her own sweet time in showing up for her share! 

To date — this author has lost 12 pounds  – only 38 more to go!

 

Weighing In February 18, 2007

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Well, here is my confession. I have started a weight loss program. This one is medically supervised and so far I have lost 9 1/2 lbs. Not much, but at least it is a start. I will try and force myself to blog about this, even though it is not something I am really sharing with the “real” people in my life. Only a few select friends and family know because I want it to be a surprise to all the others in my life when I show up and no one recognizes me. HA!  My goal is to lose 50 lbs in 5 months. A task that can be done, but is oh so hard to believe right now. It is Sunday afternoon and weigh in day is tomorrow. I am required to weigh in 2 times a week. On my last weigh in day, I had magically gained 1 1/2 lbs back. Maybe it was my outfit, most certainly it was the muscle I have gained from walking non-stop on my treadmill…or could it have been the Valentine Day cupcake I treated myself to the day before. Nonetheless, I am trying to lose that 1 1/2 lb and even more by tomorrow. I do not want to fail. I am seeing progress, but the light is still very dim at the end of THIS tunnel. 

As I sit here typing, I am eating my yogurt, drinking my water and praying for the urge to eat everything in my pantry to go away. Pray for me. Pray for my pantry!!!

 

Name Change

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If anyone is out there reading this, you might notice that there has been a name change on this blog. Originally I thought “Musings on my life” was a good title, and still do; however, I came across a quote the other day and it has just stuck in my head. It so ingrained itself on me that now that I have decided to change my whole web identity to reflect this awesome quote. I must say, I do not know who to attribute this brilliance to, but I am deeply grateful and please be flattered by the copying and usage of this phrase. Here it is…. are you ready…. it will change your life…..

“Be happy for this moment, for this moment is your life.” 

WOW!  How extraordinary is that one sentence. It is so true. So often I catch myself thinking on things past, or things to come and missing all the day to day joys that are in my life – right now!  My daughter (whom I will referred to here as Hbug) has taught me the value of living in the moment. Things in a two year old’s world operate solely on this principle. She is happy – right now, with whatever is occupying her. She doesn’t comprehend about tomorrow, or the future or even for that matter the past. Just the here and now. I long to live that way. God calls us to live that way. He says in His Word that He will take care of us, our cares and futures are to be laid at His feet and we are to be like the birds of the air — not wanting or striving, but depending on Him and being content where we are, and with what we have.  How I long for that peace. How would it change my everyday life? What kind of mother and wife would I become, if I really just learned to be happy in the moment? To be content with all I have and not want more. To live fully every minute, so that when all my minutes are up and I am at death’s door, there would be no regrets, only happy, sweet memories of a life truly lived!

So, here’s to living a happy, joyful life. I hope you take the time to reflect on this idea yourself and find those moments in your life.

 

A Realization February 15, 2007

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I have just realized that all my posts have been about death. So sorry! I have not meant this to be an obituary column 🙂 

Here’s looking forward to my next post.. which hopefully will be light, fun and inspiring!

 

And then there was one…

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Sweet Sawyer

Our beautiful, beloved Sawyer died two days ago. I still can’t quite believe he is gone. He was a healthy, happy chocolate labrador retriever until three days ago. He became very ill and really the only thing we could do for him was let him go. Danny and I are so sad. We are left with only our sweet Georgia to take care of and love on. I take a lot of comfort in knowing that Sawyer is now in the presence of my Jake (see post below) and maybe he is once again, running and chewing up something. If there are plastic bottles in Heaven, I know that God is missing a few by now, there was nothing that made my Sawyer happier than a good plastic bottle.

Sleep well my sweet, sweet Sawyer. You will be truly missed.