Blog of the Year Award 2012

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Although I can not technically play anymore because I am over my six stars, I can not let it slip by without thanking;

This blogger  has been so wonderful to me, sending many prayers along with all of you that send them. She brings comfort and joy to my life. Here is what is says ABOUT her on  her blog. If you have never checked this blog out, please take the time to visit.

Thank you so much for this wonderful award!!!!!

She says;

My life centers around my faith in God and my family. This page is a place for me to share my love for God, for my country and to support the military families as their loved ones deploy to far away places.

Daily Prompt; Hate to Love/ The Daily Post

Tell us about a guilty pleasure that you hate to love.

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This request by The Daily Prompt is something I deal with on a daily basis. Food is my guilty pleasure that I hate to love.

When I was pregnant for my second child, I gained Diabetes from it. It went a way but came back when I was expecting my last child. This time it remained, and still haunts me today many years later.

I have always been a heavy child, at least to the children that called me fatty fatty two by four, can’t get through the bathroom door, and my mother who had me on Weight Watchers in the seventh grade.

Kids are cruel and yet innocent. Kids want to fit in and be like all other little kids. Although I was not obese, I was chubby, so kids noticed the obvious difference in me. I am sure my mother sent me to this weight class so I would not have to struggle with weight the rest of my life.

I don’t know why I was always weighing on the side of the scales of over weight. I don’t know if it was genes or I just loved to eat. Anymore I don’t care. I have lived a good life. I have lost 100 pounds in the past few years. I am still heavy, but my mind sees thinner and smaller clothes.

I will never compete to be a size 4 or even 6, because I will make myself miserable and forget to enjoy the tiny things in life. God made us each unique, and I am one of his children and am also very different from my own neighbors. After all, have you ever met another Terry? I doubt it. LOL

My doctor told me one time many years ago, people are human, they always want what they can not have. I am no exception. I want sweets when my diabetes says a big no. The holidays are the hardest. I love food, I am not going to lie.

I have learned a few things about my sugars and there are still things I can not change.

I have learned to eat most of the time when I am  hungry. I try very hard to not piece during meals. I do not necessarily eat on schedule. I have tried that and it makes me miserable to eat when I am not hungry. Taking medications for diabetes and eating on schedule is a must to obtain and keep accurate sugars, but for me I don’t like that part.

I try to hide sweets in my cupboards as the saying goes, out of sight out of mind. This is a great trick that works for me. I also very seldom eat on regular size dinner plates. I use the size under, and this fools my mind into thinking I am eating more.

If I eat a sweet after days or weeks of not having one, it is very hard to stop. It is like the potato chip,you can’t stop with just one. When I lost all of the weight, I never ate white. This included sugars breads and pastas. Everything in my cupboards was whole-wheat or splenda.

I heard a few days ago on a television show that now scientists believe that whole-wheat makes your  tummy swell and helps you to want to eat more. Come on, get your story straight! Whole-wheat or white, eggs or no eggs, meat or no meat. Sometimes I believe it is a big money-maker. We are so easy to believe what the news says without the stamp of proof.

I eat eggs now when ever I wish. I don’t eat much red meat. I usually eat chicken or no meat and bacon is a treat. My blood tests come back very well with all those triglycerides and stuff, but my sugar is still on the scale of tipping on the high side. I don’t make a big deal of it anymore unless it would soar, because it is four points lower than what is was for so many months and each point makes a big difference in your health.

I can’t beat myself up every single minute. I have to enjoy life and enjoy living with my own person. If I worry or stress about every detail, I will not enjoy my friends, writing, and my family.

I am careful with what I eat, don’t get me wrong, but there are still times when I receive guilty pleasure out of my  love/hate relationship  of sweets.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award, I Feel So Honored

I have been receiving awards lately and I want you all to know that as I receive each one, I treasure it as  much as I did the first one.

I received this award a few moments ago from;

I have known this wonderful lady for a very short time, and already have felt we have known each other much longer.

Vera Poh is a Melbourne-based freelance writer. Her life took a dramatic turn on the sudden death of her father. This blog is a tribute to him — her closest friend — with whom she used to share her life and her life’s experiences. Now, through it, she continues to do so

Vera is so nice. She is full of life and compassion. Her heart is her biggest asset in my eyes.

Vera, I want to thank-you for this wonderful nomination!very-inspiring-blogger-award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Awards are given when people enjoy and appreciate your words. There are many beautiful awards and I have been awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by; Thank-you Jacquie.

There are usually a few rules that come with awards and the rules for this award are;

thank and link back to the blogger that has nominated you, then post the award logo to your blog, write a post on the nomination and nominate 15 (or less if you have less) other very inspiring bloggers, notify them and then tell them 7 things about yourself.very-inspiring-blogger-award

Nominations are;





Thank-you for this award!


Get In Line

He had a dream, he knew the way

God is Watching You!

To each one work and still have time to play

To know thyself and to think of others

To tuck his children safe under the covers

To go to church with family at side

To sing and pray and not have to hide

To walk and view the skies so blue

A neighbor stops and says how are you

To know that different colors could well do blend

And broken hearts would always mend

A man a woman and a child too

Could mix in business and live next to you

The Lord our god has placed each of us here

To lend a hand and a listening ear

Our world has divided and gone separate ways

We fear our children to go out and play

Gun shots heard and murders each day

I don’t think this is how God hath shown the way

We stick to ourselves and not know the names

Of neighbors near and there is no shame

God looks down over the world he hath made

And hangs his head as his memories fade

God lifts his arms and reaches out

Please say my name go ahead and shout

For this is my command that all of you do

To spread my name and say I love you

I want this world to go back to the start

I want my love to be in each of your hearts

God says I am coming again some day

Please come together and form the way

For me to lift you up and take you home

For this is the plan I have always shown

Please put the guns behind closed locks

Teach your child what thoughts to block

Share the news of me with others

Make sure you always respect your mothers

I am telling you all one more time

I will be coming now get in line.