March 24, 2010

Very interesting.....

Mother to Son

This poem inspired me for my high school graduation speech..... Oh the memories

Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So, boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps.
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now—
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
-Langston Hughes

March 14, 2010

Phenomenal Woman

By Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

March 11, 2010

Encouragement on weight loss journey

So I will be doing my youtube video later (have a very busy day today). But until then I wanted to post this bible verse my friend gave me for encouragement.

Matthew 7:24-27

24"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."

In my earlier posts I talked about how I am trying to be healthy to continue my purpose God has for me. I know everything I do is to glorify Him even my exercising and my weight loss journey. This parable that Jesus talks about truly makes me think about how we need to build a strong foundation in everything we do. My whole life I have been trying to find quick fixes for my weight loss. Though I have been able to lose it but was it healthy?! No it wasn't! I truly believe Weight Watchers is helping me to build my foundation to live a healthier life style. Not only am I making wise choices but I am learning how to live-it whether than diet. With this foundation that I am building on a rock when the wind comes (temptation, loss of self motivation, busyness) my house will be strong enough to with stand it. Keeping my eye on the goal, prayer in my heart, and Jesus on my team! I can and will be healthier even if its slowly but surely.

March 09, 2010

Living my Life like its GOLDEN!!!

I have been thinking about if my life had its own soundtrack what sounds would be on there.... Well I feel like this song would be 1-5 on the CD....... Love it! I am truly living my life like its GOLDEN. Because I never know what may happen to me. I am type of person who wakes up motivated to inspire or be inspired. I believe everyday there is a purpose for us to fulfill. Once we have lived up to our purpose it is time for us to be called home. So everyday I thank God for waking me up to live out His will and hopefully I can touch someone's life w/my smile or someone else can make me smile :o)

March 06, 2010

I heart reading!!!!!!

So today I went to Walmart to pick up a few things and to start my day off right. Every time I am in Walmart I always over buy things (I have a problem with that lol). While I was at my Weight Watchers meeting, they were talking about their recipe books that they had and all the yummy food they were making. So you know me I love to buy recipe books even though I can't cook lol. So that was my reasoning to walk over to the book section of Walmart and lets say I was just grabbing all types of books to read.

Reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies since I was younger. My little sister use to call me Matilda because of all the reading I use to do. I do not what it does but reading brings me so much JOY!!!!!!! One of goals after I get a big girls job is to find a book club to join. Aw I am so excited about that!!!!! Well here is the list of books I bought:

-The Five People You Meet in Heaven
-Remember Me?
-Big Girl