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MORNING DEVOTIONAL. DAY 230

Thursday, August 05, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

I picked up a book at my church's yard sale entitled LITTLE BOOK OF BIG BIBLE PROMISES FOR WOMEN. It is divided into sections for our troubles. For women who worry:

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows but only empties today of its strength!
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Later.

  
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SNORFSNORKEL 8/7/2010 1:23AM

    "Worry is interest paid on trouble you haven't borrowed yet" - Unknown

You have been a consistant poster and striver - my hat is off to you!

Glad the accident victims sound all OK - accidents happen, usually could have been avoided, with careful habits, but they do happen (my company rarely attributes an accident as unavoidable, sometimes to the extreme, for liability) - does anyone text while driving? 4 beers worth of distraction! DUI in my state. Put on makeup? Worse! Even talking on the cel phone distracts from those little moments when everything goes in the pot!

Tonite, going home from work, I looked at the panel gauges for a moment - I have been having temp problems - and swerved toward some side markers - no problem, but a wake-up!

Be careful, everyone! "Stuff Happens!"


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MARSHASTAR 8/6/2010 9:52AM

    That's a great quote. .I've learned about anxiety the hard way. yikes.
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JENNY888 8/5/2010 12:14PM

    Great inspirational quote. Thanks for posting it.

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SLS-NY2IN 8/5/2010 9:45AM

    How true! Worry kills all of physical strength, creative ideas, and desire to do anything. Fret not. Yet it seems like I get into the cycle way to easily.
Gods promises are true and when we grasp that and relax in them we will live as He intended. emoticon

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SOOKIE 8/5/2010 9:44AM

    Amen! Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed & praizeful day!

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MORNING DEVOTIONAL. DAY 229

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Pay as little attention to discouragement as possible. Plough ahead as a steamer does, rough or smooth, rain or shine. To carry your cargo and make your port is the point. Maltbie D. Babcock (1858 - 1901)

  
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STAR0417 8/4/2010 10:08AM

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I FLUNKED YESTERDAY! DAY 229

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

I think I am taking my mantra above to heart. I seem to be so even keeled these days in spite of things happening around me. I flunked the eating plan I had for yesterday, haven't logged my points for 2 days like I was supposed to do but I'll try again today. I really didn't do anything bad yesterday. I just didn't eat anything healthy. Hubby was out at a political function until 10:00 so I just had 2 pieces of leftover pizza. And some other junk but I didn't binge and stuff myself and I've got lots of things in the cupboard I could have eaten but didn't. My son and his family are all fine which is a blessing.

I was busy yesterday with appmts. Met a client at 9:00 a.m. and got her purchase going, met another client at a carpet store at 11:00 a.m. to get her selections moving, had lunch with hubby afterward and then had another appmt that I was fitting in. I get a lot of decorating appmts just from being around, meeting people, being active in the community, going places. This last appmt I had met on a football excursion to Florida State several years ago and she is also a member of a group I belong to. In the middle of the appmt while we were talking about what she needs to do and discussing drapery fabrics, she got a call from her doctor advising her that the tests she had indicated she has cancer. That's my job. I get involved with my clients in ways you can't imagine. They become friends and family, not just clients. It was like God put me there for a reason. Kind of like when I was called up for Desert Storm. It's been a while since I brought that up but I am retired from the Air Force Reserve and was called up in 1991. I went to Tyndall AFB in Panama City, Fl, not far from home but my job was in Mortuary Affairs and I had to help families of deceased Airman with their funeral arrangements. I wrote a couple of blogs about this early on in January this year but I never finished the story. The important thing for me to always remember is not to take the event and include it with my personal worries. I can empathize and be there for that person but I cannot mourn or be more involved. Not healthy and crosses the professional line.

I don't know how I got into that. Guess it needed to be said. I have another busy day so later.

  
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GCHUNG 8/4/2010 12:10PM

    emoticonSounds like you have a very important job especially relating to our servicemen and their families.

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GCHUNG 8/4/2010 12:10PM

    emoticonSounds like you have a very important job especially relating to our servicemen and their families.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 8/4/2010 9:05AM

    You started saying you flunked yesterday but then you were there when the client needed you. On balance, you may have stumbled at the starting line but you got up, brushed yourself off and continued on the journey. Confucius said fall down twice, get up three times.

Some British Invasion (I think Chad & Jeremy) group sang "but that was yesterday, and yesterday's gone." Embrace today. It is a gift, why we call it the present.

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ACCIDENTS STALL PROGRESS! DAY 228

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

I had great intentions yesterday, but early in the day, my son was rearended in his car while stopped at a light. He has a Tahoe that had to be towed and the girl driving behind him totalled her car. While he was at the hospital, they brought in victims of a boating accident where a boathouse fell on top of them after they ran into it. Anyway, my daughter-in-law went to get him and take him to another hospital because of the delay. They picked up the kids and stopped at a light that was orange. The car behind them ran into them and everyone was taken to the hospital. My granddaughter was strapped onto a gurney but thankfully, everyone was okay but will be a bit sore. We went and got the kids and brought them home and had pizza. It was 10:00 last night when my son and his wife finally got home to our house from a day that started out as a normal work day.
In the process, my daughter-in-law had a cat-scan because of her neck and head aching. As a result, it was found she has goiters on her thyroid. This could explain why she has not been able to lose weight for years and had such a problem with her pregnancies. That could be a blessing coming out of such a bad day.

Needless to say, my tracking skills were challenged last night and lost. Today I'm starting over once again. Thankfully, no one was hurt. We saw one of the boating accident victims and she had a huge gash in her leg. One of them was seriously hurt and airlifted to Pensacola. Could have been worse. Hug and kiss your family. You never know. Later.

  
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JUST_TRI_IT 8/4/2010 9:03AM

    Oh my goodness... not a good day at all... Glad everyone is going better. Best to you today.

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MARSHASTAR 8/3/2010 2:54PM

    whatta tale.
I'm glad your family is okay.

Thank you for the reminder. We have to love every minute of every day while we can.



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JENNY888 8/3/2010 1:58PM

    Today has to be better. I'm glad at least they found the goiter.

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ANDI571 8/3/2010 9:58AM

    Oh my, I am surprised you didn't eat everything in sight. What a day. Yesterday was just one day, and you shouldn't have had to worry about one more thing. Hang in there.... emoticon

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JOYCEMARIE9 8/3/2010 9:06AM

    Your right we just never know when something will happen so we need to always let our families know how we feel, thank you for the reminder. I am so glad to hear everyone is all right. Hope you have a better day today.

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NO WEIGHT GAIN IS PROGRESS! DAY 227

Monday, August 02, 2010

LEARN TO BE CALM AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE HAPPY!

The weigh-in this morning reflected no loss, but I stayed at 180 which is perfectly fine for me. For those of you who have followed my blogs, I stayed at 182 for the longest time or went up and once or twice got to 181 and then went up again. So for me to stay at 180 for 2 weeks is a real improvement and a milestone in my book. I know I will start moving soon.

The switch to WW points from counting calories has been an emotional release. I'm not obsessing about food and what I can't have or shouldn't have. I'm not deprived and i'm now reveling in the fresh cherries and peaches in my fridge. My biggest problem is not logging in and recording my points like I should be. In my mind though, and through what I've learned already with WW, I know I'm keeping my points in check. However, I also know that this week, if I want to start losing, I need to log-in to WW and keep better track. And really push.

After church yesterday at our morning coffee, there was a lemon tart, spice cake, fresh fruit and an egg casserole. I passed on all of it, not even the fruit. I wasn't hungry. In the past, I would have had at least one of each and maybe 2 lemon tarts. My son has said that I need to go to the WW meetings but that kind of pressure isn't motivating to me. All I would need is to go in there and gain 1/2 pound and I'd be off on a binge. At this time, I am my own motivator. I'm not stuck to any rules I can't live with. I'm not limited to two fruits a day like I was on the Sonoma Diet. I don't have any date deadline on which I have to lose, like a wedding or some such thing. Ice cream isn't a forbidden food. I can go through Mcdonald's for an ice cream cone but it is 3 points so I need to think twice about it. When I was counting calories it was too easy to get one, too easy to cheat, much more restricting.

I hope this feeling of confidence sticks with me and isn't a fluke. I visualize myself with the pounds literally dropping off of me. Scheduling a walk with Pat Tuesdays, thursdays and most Saturdays is helping as well. This week is supposed to be hotter than last week. I don't know how it could be but yesterday afternoon, we had a thunderstorm and rain. All that did was raise the humidity to what must be 90% And over 100 degrees. It hits you in the face as soon as you walk out the door. Our only blessing is that we live near the water and always have some sort of breeze coming our way.

Thanks to all my sparking friends for being my meeting. Later.

  
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JENNY888 8/2/2010 1:20PM

    You sound like you are on a positive path. Keep it up and the scale will budge.

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DONNAEDA 8/2/2010 10:45AM

    If you feel you are doing well and not having to attend meetings thats okay. You will know when its time. You are a work in progress, congratulations on your choices and the fact that you are listening to your body tell you when you are hungry. That is such an important step in the weight loss journey. Congratulations

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