Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sunday's Post

Good Day Everyone;

I am sitting here thinking what exactly should I write since its been a while since I have written anything. Well I decided to go outside and gaze at the flowers,plants and trees we have, mostly all grew by my eldest stepson( a true greenthumb he might think otherwise ) but I admire that about him,anyway I was talking to him as he came outside to ask me if I was enjoying myself and I said yes but I am hopeless in knowing names of plants. I really do enjoy the green of New Zealand, oh and another thing my eldest stepson is planting some new grass that looks very good and feels good to the foot. God Bless New Zealand.
Yesterday we went to Thames, New Zealand as Jasmine was going in for her brown belt which she said wasn't her favourite color lol but She did achieve the belt in Kia do Ryu and after she received her belt she must wear it 24 hours to supposly get to know her belt which I consider odd but I guess we get to know our boots after we wear them a while anyway well done Jasmine in that accomplisment; you trained hard enough for it.
My wife and I decided to walk around in Thames has they were having a market in Town, similar to our sidewalk sale where people were selling different things from homemade breads,antiques,plants and all other types of stuff, well my wife bought some Marigold plants and I got me a Cactus which will be growing wide.
I haven't done much lately in the Sparkspeople, even though I don't feel I am putting on any weight, I am been sensible about how much I eat and etc better than I was before. I haven't given up on sparkspeople just I am learning to do these things without using it so much.
Some of you know my wife has been staying with her mum lately, but she is back home now and its good to have her back, even though I was just getting used to the whole bed again, even though mum did call Friday night as she was feeling a bit uneasy so I told Delwyn to go and stay with her mum, so she did.
Well I stay home today cause I wasn't feeling all too well after eatting KFC 3 piece yesterday, and it seemed to happen more than once after I have eatten KFC so I won't be eatting that particular meal again.
Some of you might have remembered I started a chatroom up, well I closed it down a few days ago, as I noticed not really much happening in there and some people still chatting elsewhere when they could have been chatting there, so I thought about it and plus they wanted to charge me for certain apps or gadgets that I was using so I just thought whatever and just closed it down. I apologize for not telling everyone before I did but its happened so thats that. I can recommend a few chatrooms and boards if you are interested.
I have been doing alot of reading from other blogs from talking about //The Manhattan Declaration,//11 arguments for Limited Atonement, Alien Immersion and the Baptist Church and etc. Going to read some of them again.
In my Prayer & Praise Report.

Continual prayer and prayer request(s)
1. The MacDonald Family and their trip to USA Pray that they have a safe & pleasant stay in USA, you can read more about that in my blog right hand side * click on Aria( the cutest thing on my blogpage)
2. Samantha & Tammy's dad in the hospital, pray that he has a full recovery.
3. Jim & Pat Jones ~ Pray that Jim has a quick and full recovery so he can return home.
4. Please pray for my brothernlaw as he is coming to Auckland to have a heart pacemaker put in.
5. Continue to pray for my mothernlaw as she recovers to her best of health.
6. continue to pray for my family in the things they are archieving in life, I am proud of each and everyone of them.
7.and many more that I cannot think of off the top of my head right now but God knows.

Praise Report(s)
1. Aria & family gets the ok to go to USA for her operation - Praise God for that !!!!! This is a long but answered prayer and all the family,friends and supporters celebrate. A true Thanksgiving Celebration!!
2.Delwyn mum is recovery slowly but nicely.
3. I am praising God for His blessings on many friends on Facebook,myspace,twitter having Great Thanksgiving and giving thanks to God, its a blessing to read about that.
/*A scripture for everyone ~*/ In all thy ways acknowledge him,and He will direct thy paths./* *Proverbs 3:6

*Well thats it for now Until next time.

~ Bill

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Thursdays Post

Howdy/Kia Ora

Well I notice I made a mistake on last nights post - it wasn't for my Thursday but Wednesday, anyway heres my Thursdays post.

Well I was woken up this morning by a knock on my bedroom door by my oldest stepson(young man), I got up to answer it and only to find a cat on the inside, how did the cat get in my room when the door is lock and where did it hide when I went to bed last night and me being partially deaf in both ears and had my hearing aids out the poor thing must have meowed up a storm hahahaha. Anyway I said you crazy cat what on tarnation you doing in here Ms Fluffy, she just meowed back with the expression she was ready to eat.
Anyway I let her out and crashed back on the bed only to tell myself I should really get up and have breakfast and watch Biggest Loser couple. It was another tear jerker, that voting people off stuff is rough I am glad I am not in their shoes even though I thought they should have voted off someone other than whom they chose.
In the middle of watching it my wife called and told me she had an errand for anyone to run if possible she was thinking maybe one of the others could do it, and I said well I can do it I suppose, not sure where this person lives well I thought I didn't but then it came to my memory they lived in a house that our past friends lived in which isn't far about an 1/2 mile if not less, so I said to my wife - " I'll do it" after the show is over, so after the show I got my sandles on, and took off out the door, plus the others wasn't home to do it anyway and I thought this is better to do sooner then later and I can get some walking done.
So I started down the sidewalk/footpath and walked a block and passed the store thinking I used to love to go there and get some chocolate and soda ( oooooo ) after a few seconds I thought Nope I am not going to do it and continued on my journey to delivery this check to a very special young lady and her family that desperatly needs much prayers and support. More about this you can go to , anyway I walked a bit and I had this thought why don't I sortive try to jog, I battled with myself I would look silly who am I kidding me jog hahaha I could see myself from someones car Look at that funny looking dude jogging, then I said to myself Oh what the heck who cares what they think and they might not think nothing at all Shut up and jog lol So I jogged a little bit then walked then jogged a little then walked and sure enough I forget what I was doing and passed the place up and had to back track, so I went up to the place and knocked on the door and the mother came to the door and I said My wife wanted me to deliver this too you and she thanked me and I started out walking again, then jogged then on my way back to my place as I could see the driveway I thought hmmm should I go on past and walk on to town or go back in the house and chat with friends, I got up to the driveway and looked down it and pondered No I think I will walk on to town got me a Pepsi Max in a can and headed back home, Has anyone tried drinking Pepsi Max and puffed out well I did and thought this is nasty can of Pepsi Max and it seemed to be hot I am sure it was me taking the coldness from the can lol
Anyway got back home chatted with my friend from Virginia and another friend from Tennesse, talked about my chat & board room. and made my lunch then watched some tv, then told my friend who was waiting til I get back from watching tv, I did that got back on chatted a little and felt very tired so I told him mate I am sorry but I am just flat out tired, so I told the other when they got back I was going to lay down that was about 3:30pm then I went and laid down and looked at some of my health magazine hoping I would just wake up but the next thing I know my wife came in woke me up and I had the magazine on my chest that was 5:15pm I was like wow that was a nap, she laid there some and we cuddle which was nice, I sure needed that, then she said what do you fancy for Dinner and I said Not fussed, I didn't help her I feel guilty about that now, anyway Dinner was very nice, I ate it slow and tried not to rush it but I was hungry, then afterwards I took the plates away and told her how about some coffee and she said thank you that would be nice so I made us some coffee and served up some weightwatchers blackberry jell-o / jelly ( not the kind you put on toast ) which was nice as well, watched some TV together holding hands. emoticon emoticon Shes gonna kill me now after she reads this lol So yall pray for me hehehe.
Anyway later she got her stuff together and I grabbed some things for her then held her in my arms and told her the good stuff and how much I love her and give her mum my blessings. She apologized about the situration and I said not too that I understand, it is hard but I do understand. Then she left. I watched Army wives and thought how sad it was that the couple getting a divorce and the woman said something about she thought her husband would tear up the divorce papers and all this be settled, and then I said outloud WHY didn't SHE tear hers up even though she was the one that cheated on Him, anyway as my wife would say "ITS IN THE SCRIPT" lol Sad about people being married so long then divorce over things, I can't say I know what they are going through thats has to be one hell of a thing to go through and being alone... But then sometimes things do happen,, anyway enough said about that.
Well I forgot all about it but my wife told me I got a regular doctor appointment tomorrow, so I might miss Biggest Loser tomorrow ( blah ) emoticon.
SO now I am writing this and its just over midnight so maybe thats what happened last night when I wrote it, staying up too late when I am writing it but its the best time I can think.
Anyway thats all for now I hope everyone has a good nights sleep and if your in America I hope you have a Wonderful and Exciting Day and Blessings come your way, if Not Hang in there the Sun will shine again!!
Until Next time

~ BIll emoticon

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Howdy everyone;

Its been quite a busy day today, I got up late(blah). Had
breakfast watched the biggest loser, watched how some couples got
divided and now some couples are against each other, man that has
got to be hard cause most of the show they been leaning on one
another, they sure know how to twist it around and make it more
interesting. Then I decided I was gonna do the dishes and put them
in the dishwasher and wash the other things that needed it like
pots and pans, then I put clothes on to wash and hung them on the
line even though it spit/sprinkle and they didn't get completely
dry so I ran them through the dryer, did about 3 loads, then
afterwards I got the ironing board out and iron heaps of stuff
that needed ironing and I thought to myself why not you know this
burn calories so this went on from lunch time to about 6 o'clock,
got more to do tomorrow, if it had been sunny tomorrow I had other
plans but its not going to be according to the weather forecast,
oh well I will do other things. my feet and legs are aching but I
will press on. A & J (oldest stepson and fiancée') invited me to
go with them to war museum and to the botanical garden, but I said
maybe another time, I felt they should enjoy their time alone and
plus I could enjoy some workout and me time lol.
Also the youngest stepson B come and talked with me while I was
hanging clothes about his studies he doing in Business Accountant
and etc, He said there's heaps of reading, he was taking a small
time out, later he asked if I wanted to and I could whenever use
his boxing bag and gloves, so will take him up on that offer
sometimes. Sometimes I think they might think I am rude turning
them down but that's not my intention, sometimes its just not the
right time or I got too much on the brain, but they are all great
supporters in their own special way.
Well I got heaps of things from friends on facebook that helps
gets me through the day or makes me smile, funny but wonderful how
we can do that even Miles around the world and some friends you
just meet on the internet that are genuine, I sure appreciate
them. Also getting to know more family people on my mom's side of
the family that I never knew I had or never knew of them until now
and I am blessed to have them, more family to share the love with.
I am blessed also with cousins on my dad's side that we have sorta
come back together and share and I am certainly blessed there
cause I thought I had lost them due to stuff but that's all in
God's hand and I give Him all the glory for it, I am blessed to
have family that's still keeping in contact even from the other
side of the world, ok I am sounding soft now but I love them all
the same.
Ok last but certainly not the least all the Sparkpeople friends
that I have made here, You guys are the best team a person could
ask for!!! We all have the same type goals, I wish you the best in
yours!!! We can & will do this !!!! Pat on the Back to you all !!
Well Another night without my lovely wife and best supporter,
please keep her mom in your thoughts and prayers. Until next time !


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Monday, November 09, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

Hello Everyone

Yeah I know its been quite a while since I did anything on here.
My wife is starting to helping me plan out my meals as she knows how frustrating it is to me, she puts it on a spread sheet then I added it on here, She is good at it than I am.
I got up this morning at 6am, did some reading out of Men's Health magazine, some of the stuff in it is helpful, and another one I read is Healthy Food magazine here in NZ.
Since I haven't wrote in a while, another thing is my wife is staying with her mum for a while cause her mum is down in her back, so she staying there helping her out during the night.
So that has been kind of rough for me not having her at my side at night, but other than that I get to take over the whole bed lol.
Anyway I got up this morning did the excersises & fitness thing on here, drinked my water while watching Biggest Losers Couple My favourite three is Bob,Andrew & Nathan ,after watching that I then had my breakfast of Cherrios & milk and an orange for snack. Oh by the way the Episode I am up too now is
4.htm And Bob got to see his newborn grandson, the tears was rolling down my face as I was happy watching him shine after seeing his family and showing off those photos. Yeah I am a softy at times I admit it lol.
Anyway Today has been reasonable well, chatted with my friend on Yahoo and we decided to create some more chatrooms, He wanted one so I told him how to do it, I sortive created a Private country chat & board (nothing fancy).
Well I guess I better get my sleep so Goodnight friends !!! God Blessings to you all


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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Howdy Friends;

Well I took my wife to work this morning and on the way back I went around one of the roundabouts in our town and it had been raining and I did a little sliding but nothing major that I couldn't control. I did some reading and watch Biggest Loser Australia and the first time seeing a woman who calls herself Emazon I believe, she looked rough, I wouldn't want to cross her lol.
I made me a salad while commercial break adding Couscous ( first time I ever tried it) and I loved it, I even told my stepson " You didn't hear me say this but this salad with Couscous in it is better than a steak" He chuckled and told friends on facebook about it and some said yeah they liked too. So here to a new thing for me this week; now a little excited to find out what I can find that I normaly don't eat, if you have any suggestions.
Time flew by as I read blogs and chatted with friends and time to pick up my wife from the train station, so I went early in the van and decided to go back to the library, return recent books and get some more out.
I then went to one of the reasonable store and got me a little foot cusion thats like a box that you can put you magazines in, I thought how clever so I dumped my Bible,devotions,healthy eatting and Men's Health magazine inside it, so when I am not on the computer and sitting in my lazyboy chair if one of the cats didn't steal it first LOL, I can read them during commercials lol.
Anyway Thats pretty much sums up my day it has been a good one and I look forward to another one tomorrow.
Until next time


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hi Friends;

Hope everyone is doing well and not giving up the battle of a healther lifestyle, I know I been goofing off , eatting the bad stuff again. Chocolate, oreos and whatever, I know I will regret some of it but I haven't given up just lately I have been a bit argrivated with things and depressed. The aggrivation is my own fault as I let things get to me. I am one of these people that is not good with words and I let things build up then I snap, then I either snap at a person which I hate the most, or I overload myself with work to just well you know use the anger in a postive way.. and three I am an emotional eatter. Well yesterday it was the overload myself with work, cause I am so aggrivated about a lot of things but don't feel I can talk about them, cause I will upset people or just make things worse for myself.
And today I am just plain eatting oreos almost finishing them off (2 pack carton) and drinking a pot of coffee. I keep telling myself I can do better than this but I don't, I know some of you might think why don't I move myself from the situration; I will tell you now its not that easy.
I want to plan my meals ahead of time and prepare them ahead of time but thats hard for me too.
I feel like just giving all this up but I don't want too cause I know if I do I will just get worse and not better.
Anyway I am going to plan my days out in the future and try to stick by them. Sorry this blog is all over the place, but if there are others out there feeling the same way or understands what I am saying and feel like giving up I encourage you not too give up but hang in there and take small steps, even if you read health related articles you are educating yourself even if you don't walk you walk today or do the fitness but you are excersising your brain.

Until next time

~ Bill

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Finally Friday

Hi Friends;

I went to the doctor today and showed him my Sparkpeople menu that I have been eatting and the fitness I been doing, He said well you doing good and he couldn't see why I couldn't keep doing it. Also spoke to him about my depression and he has referred me to a Physicatrist. But other than that all has been good today.

Thats it for today ~ maybe longer next time.


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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Thursdays Bounce Back 8.Oct.2009

Hi Friends

As some of you know I have slacked the last few days, yesterday afternoon I got a headache didn't think much of it until later and I thought it seemed brighter than usual and shut the curtains, and on top of that it was my youngest stepson's birthday which was another big disppointment that I missed sortive, and not including I was rude to the oldest when he opened the curtain.... anyway I apologized for my behavior.. but I got a migrane headache I suppose thats what it was but everything seems so bright even the tiniest of lights such on computers and VCR. Anyway i took panadols and hid my head under the blankets and ever wore sunglasses and a cap, finally I was able to come out when it darkened, I was thinking I must have become a vampire or something lol. finally it was on the coping side this morning and I took more panadols(similar to Tylenol but weaker I think)

Anyway I weighed myself this morning and that was a bit of a nice shock or suprise, lost some more weight. I decided to get back on track this morning but give myself a break, so I didn't wear my hearing aids for the first part of the morning, and the curtains were shut for most of the day.
Had a good & reasonables meals, did a little bit of cardio and drink some water, and will continue back to normal routines.
I didn't even get to talk to my friend on Yahoo today but he understood and wishes me well.
Also I will be heading to the doctor tomorrow to talk about what I have been doing and also the depression, hopefully get some help with it.

Also had heaps of good supporters on Facebook and Sparkpeople to cheer me on and made me feel good as well, I appreciate all of you more than you will ever know.

Well its already 1:31am Friday morning and I need to get some rest and I know what some of you are thinking LOL. So until next time Blessings to you & yours.

~ Bill

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Monday's Mush

Hi Friends;

Well this is proably going to be one of those days that went to mush for me I didn't keep a good record of what I eat nor did I feel like doing the cardio I did 15 minutes and flagged it and proably will not be going tomorrow as my depression is acting up.. Until Tomorrow I wish others a better day than mine.

~ Bill emoticon

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sunday's post

Hi Friends;

Well I didn't walk to church this morning as we went to a country church and I enjoyed it very much. Apparantly a christian samoan brother of mine from our church lost 14 members of his family in the recent /tsunami, thats just absolutly heartbreaking. So I ask if you could remember him in your prayers./

/I got an email from a good friend of mine that encourages me to carry on, including three friends who has joined Sparkpeople; so I wish them the best, also its free if anyone else is interested in losing weight or even keepin the weight you have and keeping a record of the food you are eatting./

/Chatted with my friend on Yahoo today for a little bit. Then enjoyed a few games myself on Facebook, anyway I am still contining the fight to lose my weight I encourage everyone else here to do the same, one step in front of the other, we all in this together for each other.. Until next time./


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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Saturday's stuff

Hi Friends;

Today I got up around 11am again.. had some cereal with yogurt and multigrain toast with butter and promite.

My wife and I went walking some around the malls and ran into my friend Peter Dale and apparently my wife is going to play piano for a small country church which I enjoy going too.. remember in my earlier blog I think I said something along the line that he would proably have me taking over his resthome ministry .. well today he told my wife He reckons he will make me a preacher yet LOL. Anyway I am still sore from yesterday's excersise so I decided I am not going to do any tonight but let my body heal, rest or whatever you want to call it.

Well its been an interesting day, but reasonable, I watched Boxing tonight and David Tua beat Shane Cameron, I reckon Shane took lots of punches before he actually collapse.

Well I guess I better do my cardio and call it a night so won't be going to men's breakfast in the morning cause of going to this other place, but it should be enjoyable..

Until next time God Blessings to all and remember to keep those who lost family the last few weeks in prayer.


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Friday, October 02, 2009

Friday's Post

Hi Friends;

Well it a good Friday for me, I did go over my cholesterol because of two eggs I had for breakfast, but anyway I got up late today than I normally do but I got up at 11am.

I didn't chat to my friend on yahoo today cause the internet connection was on the last day of slow dial up to kick in of fast speed later today. I did extra bit of a work out today for lagging yesterday.

But I believe I hate better today than I normally do even though my nutrinist thing said otherwise.

I do sortive wished I had walked today but I didn't but tomorrow will come and I can then if I am up to it.

I read a post on here about the waist middle tire, I really had mine most of my life, I have always been a fat chubby kid, you could ask any of my family,friends and classmates.

I hope everyone has a good Friday, and don't give up hang in there guys; and for those in New Zealand – Have an Awesome Weekend !!!

~ Bill

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Thursday's Thoughts

Hi Friends;

This morning was enjoyable, did some reading and enjoying a game or two on facebook, then chatted with my good friend on Yahoo messenger. Did a little on the bicycle machine, still got some to do tonight.

Later my mumnlaw called and wanted some help getting some medicine from the chemist and I said I could come and pick her up and take her, so I did that, and she thanked me, I told her no problem and come back home and had some soggy rice krispies that I left behind, it was ok but I was still hungry or SO I wanted to eat anyway which I am getting annoyed about doing, I eat when I am stressed out.

Well tonight my wife cooked a wonderful meal, then later we watched tv together then we decided we better go shopping so we did that, I was really depressed walking around in the shop, got a few things I thought I might like, stuff is so expensive and I am nervous about what to get; also decided to get some unsalted butter, and stop buying that lower ya cholestrol stuff as it has rubbish fats in it that I don't need in my system.I got me a magazine called New Zealand healthyfood guide; looks like it has some good things in it. I would rather be reading Men's Health but its more expensive.

Thought about Texas some today and how I wish some of my friends and kinfolks were here, but thats not happening lol.

Anyway I am gonna get off and go do some more excersises and call it a night.

Until next time God Bless


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday's lit' post

Hi friends;

I got up this morning, been feeling a bit odd, did some laundry and also had breakfast, and did my normal routine, did eat a bit too much and I was watching tv when I did so now I know its true and how easy it is to eat when watching tv., also cooked dinner tonight, I really didn't feel like blogging today . So I am going to cut it short.. I hope everyone else is doing well .. hang in there !! We can do this one day at a time !!!


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Resthome ministries

Hi Friends;

Well this morning I got up and had some cereal and decided I was going to try and go to the rest home ministries which a friend of mine did, the last time I tried about a year ago I couldn't do it because my dad had been in one when he passed away.. but this one person that was in the nursing home hollered and it instantly reminded me of my dad hollering for me or the nurse and I freaked out and left, well today I walked to the nursing home and tried again and succeeded and enjoyed myself.

I told the wise ones that I was from Texas and one guy started calling me Wild Bill, and He forgot his glasses so when it come to changing the pages in the songbook I gave him mine and looked it up again and I did this several times and we just smiled and carried on, he was a nice bloke, and the ladies smiled at me. One lady started laughing then broke out in a song, I thought it was odd at first but then I thought why not be happy or in a singing mood. I was getting where I didn't want to leave; anyway after we left I told my friend bye and started walking home, and he said wait a minute we got another one yet to do and I said “Oh ok cool lets go” So I got in his little car, and we talked along the way and He said “I need to stop at the house” as he was a J.P.; I said thats ok with me, so we went to his place; he made a few phones calls concerning a Chinese imigrant to New Zealand who was looking for a place to rent near her job, and he was helping her out, then later we went to the next resthome, now the friend I am talking about doing these resthome ministries is in his eighties, yes I said eighties, and he drives around in that car like a pro; its hard to explain but he is a very kind hearted Christian and he loves to tell the story of God's grace, and share with others, I admire that in him.

I very much enjoyed myself, after we left the resthome he wanted to give me a ride back home so I let him, halfway home his cellphone went and he answered it; I was like ummm hmmm yeah ok and he pulled over and was slowly driving, I was giggling inside cause he is such a chirpy person and always smiling, anyway he got me home safe and we said our goodbyes and He said I see you next Tuesday lol. I thought to myself with a smile yeah I suppose you will lol.

Well I got in and ate crazy, for some reason latey I been more hungry since I started this thing, I suppose thats normal anyway got on my computer and got on Yahoo messenger( but was hidden offline as I was reading emails) and my yahoo friend jumped on and He said Rooster ( my nickname by many ) where are you I am worried about you are you there are you sick? I was like Nato (his nickname by me) I am fine mate I was at the resthome like I told you I would be, oh he said I forgot about that.. It was nice to be missed and have a friend worried about me like that, He is like a son to me.

Well we chatted for a time then we played a game while still chatting on yahoo, later a storm came and I fell off.

So then I went out to the garage to get the old bicycle machine out and put on some BEE GEES and started cycling, I went on for 45 minutes, had the keyboard on the handlebars and typing emails and time passed nicely.. got into a sweat and decided I needed to clean up and shave.

(Interupts with Breaking News …. since SP uses Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner I decided to do the same instead of what I call or NZ calls meals lol Thank you …... now we return to our normal program)

My wife come home and made some Dinner which was proably the healthest meal I have eatten all day (ashamed of myself a little lol).Anyway now I shall do my excersises and finish all my blogs tonight which you guys get first hand now since my health and weight is one of my foremost important things to me and my family. Until next time …

~ Bill

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Mylanta Monday

Hi Friends;

Today was reasonable well, I did wake up feeling blah but I think its the time changing thing, but we have more light in the evening now.

Man did I have another wanting to eat moment so yeah I crashed into some chips and harvest chews.

For lunch I thought I would have the left over eggplant I saved for today, it was nasty after one mouth of it, too greasy I could even smell it, I think my body is not likin grease so thats a good thing I suppose.

Well my stomach started its nonsense so I took some Mylanta antacid tablet and laid down and took a long nap while trying to watch night time tv, woke up about 10pm something and decided I better get a moving if I was gonna get my cardio in; so I used the old cycle machine with the resistant band if anyone remember those lol.

Sorry I can't say I did a whole lot today, better chance tomorrow. Until next time..

~ Bill

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday's Sunshine

Hi Friends;

I got up this morning and it was a lovely morning sunrise and then I had some rice krispies and yogurt mixed, then afterwards I decided I would walk to church, I thought I'd go to the men's breakfast but I was a bit late getting off, but my wife had a music practice and so I thought I would go and listen to that before church so I took off on foot and my wife drove by and asked if I was ok and wanted a ride and I said No I am ok and I can do this.

It was good to be back in church as I missed quite a few sundays, rather it was when I was sick with stomach pains or depression, some said it was good to see me back, some told my wife that I seemed happier and one person said I looked as if I gained weight and I immediately snapped back and said its coming off too and it is.

Also had Church luncheon, and I wrote down what I had to eat, and didn't grab the sweets like I normally would, but I grab one thing that I thought was cornbread but I should have known better, it was half of a sweet muffin, so I ate it and that was the only sweet thing I had.

Later we went to mumnlaws place and my wife helped her mum with some papers, and we had a nice chat about different things and perhaps take a trip up north sometimes to see my brothernlaw; after a while we decided we better come on home, as my wife plays the organ for church and this was one of her sundays to do that; I decided not to go as I was a bit depressed.

So I started Dinner, and we I cooked some chicken,soup mix, cut up some spring onions and bell peppers and carrots and added to it and a little bit of sea salt and it was quite nice.

Then I got on the computer played a few games, then watch some television then decided I better do my excersises tonight as planned they are getting a bit easier for me to do and after I did that and then read my outline of the food I ate today and for the first time _I didn't have anything over_ but three things under but wasn't way bad under; that made my day.

Well I believe this is a good day to rejoice, not only because the Lord has made it but because I have had a more victorious day than before.. I know not to get way over my head, but this is one mark for a good day in my book.

Anyway I hope all have a good day as I have, if not do not give up that day is coming just take it one step at a time, I know it sounds easier than said but You can and will do it !!!! Let me know when you do so I can smile and rejoice with you.

~ Bill

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

SteppinStone Saturday

Well I got up a bit late today, but when I did get up I was still exhausted and sleepy, had a good breakfast, when lunch came around I thought I better cook up that Eggplant so I fried it, also read blogs and health information on CC and SP and thought it was nice, then later on my wife and I decided to go walking but as we got half way down the road the weather was a bit chilly and cut right through us so we turned back and decided to get the old excersise stuff out and do the cardio that way, so I rode the cyclist machine for 30 minutes, then later my wife made Dinner, and we shared about the calories and cholestrol stuff and she decided to help me in that area.

Well we settled down afterwards and watched Midsomer Murders, and I decided to put my info on the two sites I belong too. Anyway we are setting the clocks up tonight for Spring forward Sunday.

Hope everyone is doing good, if not,don't give up – Keep trying ~ WE CAN DO IT !!!!


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Friday, September 25, 2009

Finally Friday

Hi Friends;

Well its finally friday and the weather is jumping back and forth from cloudy to sunshine, but I got up this morning at 6:00am but laid in bed for 45 minutes then I decided I am gonna get up and fix breakfast for my wife and I, so made some scrambled eggs and onions, and half an apple a piece then I had a side dish of brown rice, which I would normally would have mixed with my scramble egg but didn't think my wife would like it that way so I put it seperate; gonna save the leftover rice for lunch time. I had a couple burritos for lunch, and had the left over rice in it along with onions,ham and sour cream.. then I couldn't stop so I had rasins and a snack bar too, both full of sugar and not counting I had my starches, anyway thats what I had for lunch. Now sitting here listening to some music and I am depressed and I want to eat more..

I chatted to my friend on yahoo, and noticed a friend of mine has joined SF, and he needs a lot of support as well; well to be true we all do or we wouldn't be on here.

Well I watched the tv some, then took a small nap then afterwards I texted my wife and told her to let me know when she was gonna be at the train station that I would meet her there, so she told me and I got there in 25 minutes which was only 1.3 miles, which is good I guess.

Anyway my wife made a lovely tea/supper, ham steak,mashed potatoes,broccoli,cauliflower,carrots,peas and kumera.

I did some excecises even though it wasn't scheduled for me, I just wanted to do more, I will do more tomorrow and then rest on Sunday. I was sortive downed about my food goal and it says I was over my cholestrol and sodium; but my wife says stop being down on myself and that I was doing better, and think that I wasn't doing what I am now last week, which is true lol, from “computer chair potato” to being a little more active.

Anyway I shall press on one day at a time one step at a time. Until next time.

~ Bill

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

Hi Friends;

Well I got up this morning can't say Wet Wednesday but it was wet and I got up about 9:25am, feeling blah and a bit worn out from the day before.

I had my breakfast which was Rice Krispies with Honey Bush Yogurt and cup of coffee, and got on the internet and did some things on facebook and decided to go for my walk abit earlier, so we walked 3 miles in 54 minutes with my future daughternlaw; We decided to treat ourselves with a subway 6” I got the roast beef sub and she got the chicken teraki; when we started back home we took another route.

I chatted with my friend on yahoo messenger for a while, then decided to watched TV, watched David Letterman,USA President Obama and not the least the heart shape potato lol.

Then decided I better get Tea ready, my future daughternlaw took over and I just cooked some kumera since my wife has been wanting some, we had some Tacos, she cooked up some mince, and also had stuffed tater (potato) and salad, it was good, we didn't sit around the table this time.

This is one of those days my depression is on a low, why I don't know I should be chirpy but I ain't, I really didn't feel like adding stuff on SP but I am going too. Also drinking the 8 glasses of water is getting easier, and I am drinking 9, I did forget to take my medicine this morning and took it about 1pm , not wise I know will improve.

Well I got the fitness thing to do tonight but I am really unencouraged to do so but I will do them as I am keeping the promise to myself.

I hope tomorrow with be a better day.. well until next time I wish everyone a good Thursday.

~ Bill

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Wet Wednesday

Hi Friends;

This morning was a bit wet, and still drizzlin rainin, it cleared up for a little bit and I thought I would go and do my walking but I didn't. So I went ahead and made my breakfast, 2 eggs,tomatoes,onions and also had a couple of waffles with Ultra light Flora pro-activ ( lowest cholesterol ) butter, trying to lower my cholesterol, and about 3 cups of coffee.

I listen to some Southern Style Gospel Music then I chatted with my good friend Nate in Virginia on Yahoo messenger; and work on adding my food to the food log and read some interesting health stuff and posted it on my facebook. Before I knew it Lunch time came quickly and so I made some Lunch, containing a couple Fish cakes, fried okra, and 3 crackers with the pro -activ spread.

Later me and my future daughternlaw decided to go walking to town, as I do my mile walk each day, part of my excercise to lose weight; plus she is trying to do the same.So we walked to town, store and about for 170 minutes - 8.4 miles. Now remember I am unfit and suppose to walk 1 mile and gradually build it up but yeah I did it - i am exhausted now though.

We got some veggies and etc, got some gifts for the same friend that I listed above that I talked too on Yahoo; he is turning 16 next month.

When we got back home she cooked Supper, we had chicken filled flour tortillos, salad, some sparkling white and red grape juice and we set all down at the table and had Supper, which is something we hardly do and also I lit some candles, we all enjoyed ourselves, my wife,me, future daughternlaw and oldest stepson.

Well I am gonna go and watch some television and call it a night. Hope everyone has a good day or night.

Until next time God Bless


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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

GoodNight from New Zealand

Howdy Friends; :-)

Well I did my excercises today with the help of my oldest stepson and his fiancee' and the stretches afterwards, also did my 1 mile walk for today, plus I prepared the last meal of the day.. Supper/Tea/Dinner lol , vacuumed two rooms and hallway. Did laundry and washed dishes.I am a bit sore, but not too bad; but I am sure that will be a different story tomorrow.
When I did walk to town, I did it quickly as I wanted to get back in time to cook supper, so I rushed to the store, got some celery,bell pepper,okra and also got an energy drink to drink on the way back which I shouldn't have but I did. I even started to tape down the little labels on food products down in a little book and working out the calories. So there ya have it for today.. time to close this thing down for tonight !! its 12:19am Wednesday morning here.

Bill :-)

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Good Morning from New Zealand

Hello Friends;

Well I just wrote a whole page full then it went POOF when I connected to Facebook, grrrr ok I will try and remember what I said.
I was disappointed this morning as I didn't get up and cook my wife's breakfast and also said I am annoyed that I can't make myself get up at 6am and go to bed at 10pm, I can make others do it but never motivated to make myself lol I admit I am a bit lazy.
Also said lol - I went for that 1 mile walk yesterday to store and back, got me a broom (witches broom some of us call them) but here in New Zealand they use a different broom like what I was raised up calling them a shop broom but my wife said they ain't I say they is LOL talk about difference between Texas and some New Zealanders.. Anyway I got me one its a bit short and I have to bend down to sweep but its worth it lol.
Also said - I am looking at my excercises and learning new words as I am clueless to all these fancy words, and if I can't find out what they mean on here I find out from my youngest stepson or my future daughternlaw who is also on Sparkpeople, both are into all kinds of fitness stuff such as Kiado Ryu however its spelt and grappling and etc.. so yeah they good to have around.
Well I am gonna have my cup(s) of coffee and read some more blogs and catch up with friends on facebook, and get ready to kick my day with stuff on my list. Until next time Blessings to all and I wish ya the best in what ya doing on here.

Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hello Friends, Sparkpeople & Supportive Teams;

Well I joined this yesterday, my Sunday, here in New Zealand, I thought I would do the excersises they listed for me. and they say I can get to 167 pounds but I changed it to 175, I don't see me getting to 167 lbs, thats way to boney lol.
Anyway I did the exercises yesterday and one of them was Modified Plank (MAN THAT HURTS) and today my shoulders,neck and back hurts, but not real bad. Tried doing the Crunch Twist what a joke.
I am plaining to walk a mile everyday and then slowly build it up. So keep me in ya thoughts that I will stay motivated. 104

Until next time
God Bless

Saturday, September 19, 2009

19.Sept.2009 Saturday

Hello Family,Friends and Foes;

Here it is Saturday Night, It has been a long dreary and wet day here in New Zealand, I got up early this morning, continued watching the BBC series about Britian and find it quite interesting, still have several to watch yet, but I just got finish watching about Winston Churchill.
This is another down depressed day, its one of those days I want to turn the light switch off on everything I am doing and stop trying; but I know my foes would love that, so therefore I continue on with the strength that only God can give me.
Well the Rugby game is on tonight battle between New Zealand AllBlacks and Australia Wallabies, it looks like New Zealand is gonna win this one, not sure what the final score is but right now its 19 - 6 and 18 minutes remaining.
Well I am now chatting with a friend who is trying his best to cheer me up, so I am sharing T.U.L.I.P with him. That helps some lol. Thank God for His Grace upon me and others who share with me this same belief of God and God alone.
I suppose I will go and read some other(s) great calvinist blogs greater than my own, I am blessed to see so many and able to grow from them and be strengthen. Blessings to all.


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

8.9.2009 Tuesday

Hey Readers;

I was meaning to write you sooner but I haven't, Went to a good country church Sunday Morning and the preacher preached on God's love for us taken from;

( Psalms 103: 1- 22 )

1 ~ A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 ~ Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 ~ Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 ~ Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 ~ Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
6 ~ The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 ~ He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 ~ The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 ~ He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger forever.
10 ~ He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 ~ For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 ~ As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 ~ Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14 ~ For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
15 ~ As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 ~ For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 ~ But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
18 ~ To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 ~ The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 ~ Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 ~ Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22 ~ Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

Later my youngest & his wife invited my wife and I for lunch and a tour the Botanical gardens together for Father's Day here in New Zealand, it was very nice indeed, laying there in the sun at the gardens after filling my stomach with Roast Beef sandwich,Rasin cake and DrPepper ( nice combination lol ); We all enjoyed it, we walked around the pond in the garden & saw some ducks & ducklings, I was thinking how wonderfully blessed I am with my family. Finally we came home and I crashed asleep from walking. Woke up I could hear the youngest working and talking with his fathernlaw, cutting up the driveway ( youngest son is my neighbour on same property,seperate house ) Anyway He been wanting to repair the drainage that the water was coming up to his doorway and we are hoping that we could get it to do proper, so He got the stuff he needed and started working on it with his fathernlaw.

I got up and got on the internet and started to type here and got distracted by a friend on Yahoo, he called and wanted to talk to me, so I did, we talked a good part of the morning, then my youngest came over and asked if I could help him bust up some of the concrete that he has cut up, I was hopeless at it but I worked at it, then when he put gas in the tank, I was choked, couldn't handle the fumes.
The oldest came out and did some, like I said I was hopeless at that, if I was twenty again maybe I could.
Later my future daughternlaw and the oldest came to me, and She said She tried to make ties with her father since it was Father's day, but he just cursed her out, so He missed out on the things she bought him, instead she said I want you to have them now, She and oldest already bought me some Indian statues ( I am part Cherokee ) a few weeks ago, they know I ain't much in getting presence on the day of any holiday lol. My wife reminded me how much people do love me and cares about me; I said yeah I know it I am just a grumpy ol fellar. My oldest when they gave me the indians said " Happy Old Farts Day " lol Cheeky he is lol they all are but I love them and my wife; and they make my day.


Well got up earlier than usual today, made breakfast for my wife and I, Scrambled eggs and waffles, my wife went to work, and I got on the computer and again I started to write this and a friend of mine from Virginia called me up on Yahoo, I am gonna have to learn to not turn on those messengers until I have written something. lol Well my youngest came over and I busted some more on the stuff that we were doing for the drainage in driveway, I did better today even though I felt useless, both boys ( young men ) finished it up and cleaned it, I washed dishes and did the laundry, and chatted to a few friends in Chatroom that I created on Ning.
Well its 9:12pm Tuesday Night, I have just eatten my Tea/Supper (last meal whatever you call it lol) My wife and I cooked steaks,taters,carrots,brocoli,califlower and english peas. It was all good.

Now looking back on Sundays lesson, God our Father is good to us all, sometimes we forget how blessed we are, until its too late, so I want to encourage you all to keep on keeping on with the strength that only comes from Him even the very breath we breath,the beauty we see, the sounds we hear, the things we can touch such as our love ones, We are Blessed.

If God wills I will be back tomorrow until then
Blessings to all !!

~ Bill C

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

I been chatting to a friend of mine who has been to China; and He come back wearing a Buddha necklace, and my other friend asked him was He a Christian or was He into Buddism, He answered saying He was born buddist, but He is a Christian now, he wondered if I was mad at him and I said No not mad just disappointed that he would want to wear something that represents that belief.
And another thing it seems like even though he says He is Christian that he is wavery about if he is Christian or not, sometimes He questions it; I told him several times there is nothing that will seperate him from God if He truly believes that God has called him. He thinks if I do this one little thing I am doomed and I told him yeah I reconize that cause I used to believe that too but I know now that my God says in His word that Nothing can take us out of His hand, But doesn't mean just because we are Christians and Saved by Grace that we can go and do stupid things; but we should want to Serve God with what He has given us, His Holy Word and the Holy Spirit to guide us into His Truth.

Below is Scriptures that we are His and nothing can seperate us from Him.

Romans 8:35-39 (King James Version)

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Another one is John 10:27-30 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one."

So if you are truly a Christian, theres no seperating you from your Creator and Father God Almighty!!! If you sin just tell the Father your sorry and to give you the strength to carry on.

I believe thats all I will say this morning, please pray for my friend that is back from China that He is truly a Christian and not tossed around about with different doctrines of religions.

Thats it for now.

God Bless

2.9.2009 Wednesday

Hello Readers,Family & Friends;

Well today I took time out for a friend of mine, He been gone a few days and I thought I would spend today with him playing a game and sharing things.
Also did some laundry and hung them on the line and brought them in.
Then tonight we went shopping for groceries then my depression hit a low so I decided to go and sit in the van and wait on them to come out of the store and then come home, then I got on the computer and decided to work on this blog, I lost my old Links I had and that was annoying, but I added some that I remembered and a few others also added in the there a bookshelf showing the books I have read and hoping to add books that I will be reading in the future.
Had a good Supper tonight, Chicken and potato salad, we had other stuff but I didn't have any interest in it. I do need to start losing some weight again, so will work on it this month.
Also in the other news today is the first day of Spring, some of the things has already started ahead of time.
Thats all I have for now.

Until Next time God Bless
~ Bill