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Ballroom dancing is wonderful exercise. If you don't believe me just try it!!!

Finally a picture with my brown hair.

Water Aerobics burns calories as it makes you fit, plus you don't sweat. LOL

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♥✞♥ I Am HIS and He Is MINE ♥✞♥

"Who are You, Lord?" He answered me: "I AM."

"But who is I AM?" I asked discouraged.

His soft answer filled my heart with fire, because I heard:
"I AM Love; I AM ...
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♥✞♥ I Am HIS and He Is MINE ♥✞♥

"Who are You, Lord?" He answered me: "I AM."

"But who is I AM?" I asked discouraged.

His soft answer filled my heart with fire, because I heard:
"I AM Love; I AM Peace, I AM Grace,I AM Joy, I AM the Way,
the Truth and the Life, I AM the Light, I AM your comforter, I AM Strength, I AM the Creator, I AM the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End."

With tears in my eyes I asked softly, "But, Lord, then who am I?"

While God gently wiped away my tears, He whispered in my ear: "YOU ARE MINE."

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٭٭Cross On My Homepage٭٭
I have a cross on my homepage
A simple reminder to me
Of the fact that I'm a Christian
No matter where I may be

This little cross is not magic
Nor is it a good luck charm
It isn't meant to protect me
From any physical harm

It's not identification
For all the world to see
It's simply an understanding
Between my Savior and me

When I logon to my homepage
For the new things to see
The cross is there to remind me
The price He paid for me

It reminds me too, to be thankful
For my blessings day by day
And to strive to serve Him better
In all that I do and say

It's also a daily reminder
Of the peace and comfort I share
With all who know my Master
And give themselves to His care

So, I keep a cross on my homepage
Reminding no one but me
That Jesus Christ is Lord of my life
If only I'll let Him be
~~From the Poem by Verna Thomas~~



Outside my window, a new day I see,
and only I can determine what kind of day it will be.

It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay,
or boring and cold, unhappy and gray.

My own state of mind is the determining key, for I am only the person
I let myself be.

I can be thoughtful and do all I can to help,
or selfish and think just of myself.

I can enjoy what I do and make it seem fun,
or gripe and complain and make it hard on someone.

I can be patient with those who may not understand,
or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.

But I have faith in myself and believe what I say,
And personally intend to make the best of each day.

~ Author unknown


God Thinks you are Wonderful . . . . . (Max Lucida)
So promise me you'll never forget...
that you aren't an accident or an incident...
you are a gift to the world,
a divine work of art, signed by God.
You were knit together.
You weren't mass produced.
You aren't an assembly -line product.
You were deliberately planned,
specifically gifted,
and lovingly position on this earth...
by the Master Crafts-Man.

I found that this prayer helped me to lose weight to goal 30+ yrs ago. Needless to say, here I am again. I needed to keep the prayer close to my heart always. I hope it brings you comfort.

Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. Amen.

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it (1 Cor. 10: 13)

I'm learning to conquer "Impulses". I didn't realize how many times I have caved to a impulse, without stopping to think, do I need this or just want it. (It can be new shoes or food). Stop and consider. . . am I hungry? if not find something else to occupy your mind/time, call a friend.

"Life is short, break the rules, forgive sooner, love with true love, laugh without control and always keep smiling. Maybe life is not the party that we were expecting, but in the mean time, we're here and we can still dance..."

Daily Challenge - I work out 2 hrs 40 min 5 days a week
I'm losing inches but not weight : .(

Live your life in such a way that when
your feet hit the floor in the morning,
Satan shudders & says.....
OH NO......She's awake!"

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My Goals:
I am only 5' 1"tall so I intend to track foods I consume & exercise. I would like to lose 1 lb a week. My doctor has changed some of my meds, so I'm hoping my body will cooperate and start losing again.
Lose 10 to 25 lbs.

My Program:
June - October 09 I lost 15 lbs. and reached a plateau. I eat more fresh fruits, nuts, & vegetables. I've joined a fitness center so I can use weights, weight machines, fitness machines and do water aerobics 5 days a week.

Personal Information:
Hi my name is Rita, I'm the mother of two sons and two daughters that are grown up with families. I retired from my government job in 2003 after 24 yrs.

Other Information:
I love to dance and have taught basic ballroom dancing classes with the fellow that taught me. He isn't able to dance now, so I really miss it and the exercise I get through dancing. Dancing helps me battle depression in the winter months.

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10/1/2012 10:31:12 PM

"Direct yourself, consistently and persistently, toward the places, situations, experiences, people and results that you wish to have in your life.
You have more than enough energy, opportunities and ability, when focused in a specific direction, to achieve whatever you choose.
So choose to choose. Decide how your life will be, this hour, this day, this year, this century, and live the true richness of making it happen."
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Just stopping by from Rootin' for Ruby to wish you a healthy October!

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Thank you so much for stopping by my page with wishes for my emoticon . emoticon Nancy

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Thank you so much for stopping by my page with the spark goodie birthday wishes.....that is very nice of you....

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for stopping by my page to congratulate me for being RLOTW! I really do appreciate the support and encouragement! Ruby-Lites are the GREATEST!

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Thank you for the 5th Sparkversary wishes. Enjoy your week!

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