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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Yep, another word for the day...why? Because it's darn cold outside!! I took my daughters golden outside and I nearly froze my nose off, my eyes actually HURT so much I had to pull my hood over them and zip my coat up over my chin so barely any skin was showing. I couldn't believe the wind was blowing that hard!! (we're out in the country). Currently it's 19, but I don't know what the windchill is, normally 20 wouldn't bother me one bit, but wow.

So, got my exercising in, walked the mile fast today, 12 minutes, so I'm feeling good, and I'm sooo tired, not sure why, but think I may lay down for a little bit and sleep.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day, and get out there and COLDERCISE, it'll warm you up for these cold days!!

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AUDISP 3/21/2013 5:45PM

    Isn't if curious, if you're in the sun, shielded from the wind, it almost feels like spring, but in the open, definitely winter...So tired of this weather.

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Bluebirds, Robins, Sunflowers, and Songs

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The signs are all around us, I was reading the blog of another friend from here, on who shares something with me and I got to thinking of how much not only the two of us share, but I'm sure others share with us..the loss of someone we love. This loss (of my Father) is my inspiration for wanting to relose the weight I'd gained while my Father was ill and in the hospital, and I've had so many signs from him since his passing last year, I can't even mention them all without taking a lifetime to do it.

I'd asked him to show me a bluebird in the winter as he died, and less than a week later, I saw was on one sympathy card, that I opened, not my mom, not my siblings, but me...and the only card with a bluebird on it! My Dad did as I asked, I got my bluebird in Winter and he sent it to me, in his way.

Since then I've seen so many more bluebirds than I ever have in my entire life, our yard was filled with them last year, and when I'd go out to get the mail there was always a bluebird sitting on the wire above the mailbox. We had every birdhouse filled with bluebirds, 3 houses, which had never happened. We'd been lucky to have one with bluebirds, but we had 3 sets of bluebirds, and then after they'd hatched, we'd had bluebirds sitting in the trees, on the clotheslines, all over.

Our daughter even saw them at her boyfriend's house, a place they'd never saw them EVER before. And Sunflowers, everywhere I walked into, I saw Sunflowers, my Dad's favorite flower, and I've heard "Piano Man", his favorite song, so many more times this year than ever before.

So no one can tell me there isn't life after death and that God doesn't exist..I know He does, and I know that my Dad is there waiting for us and watching over. And I know my Spark Friend's Mom is there, and all who've passed before us, are now enjoying a life well deserving them.

Life here is good, but life there is wonderful and I will enjoy my time here while I have it..and never stop celebrating in every way I can. Have a beautiful day!


Sweet Tunes Day

Monday, March 18, 2013

Dance, Dance, Dance, as though there's no tomorrow, make up your own dance, be special, but Dance, it's a great way to get to feeling good and just express your emotions.

Got my exercises done, have still been under in everything for my nutrtion (still hard for me to believe), and still pushing forward. I still can't believe I look forward to being weighed at the doctors office, what a great feeling!

I hope you all have the most wonderful of days, that you continue to look forward, and you don't step back. If you do, we're here to catch you, never forget that!

Have a SWEET TUNES DAY today, and smile throughout it!

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JEMLOVA29 3/18/2013 2:24PM

    Ah nothing makes me happier than dancing in my living room when no ones home - tunes up loud (usually super girly ones) and singing at the top of my lungs!

I think singing and dancing with ourselves is one of the best, cheapest, and easiest forms of therapy.

Great work on hitting your exercise and staying under in your nutrition. Isn't it exciting when we look forward to hitting the scales? I seemed to be on the rise this weekend but I will probably blog about it later, and it was just a little bit of a speed bump and today begins a new week. Have a great one! You make me proud!

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LEPRACTIVE--Wow...can feel the workout!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I don't think I've been this sore from exercise EVER, I could really tell I'd done that mile brisk walk exercise and using the weights, if I don't start getting stronger arms, something's wrong.

Ok, that just sounded weird, but I'm sure you know what I mean. It's cold outside, but then it is still Winter until the 21st.

Oh and HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY, so I've been LEPRACTIVE, in other words, running here and there, getting things done and determined to do all my exercise like a little leprechaun. As sore as I was this morning, I wasn't sure I'd want to do them, or make it through, but I DID! YAY!!

I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and stay LEPRACTIVE all day long, enjoy it, smile through it, and remember to love yourself, ALWAYS!



Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ok, my word for the day is Extracise...why? because I did my extra exercise, along with the others. I did the mile walk, in 15 minutes, it's another video I'd found that I did once this week already, I'm going to try to add that 3 times a week.

I'm still using the 3 pound weights with my upper body exercise, and boy can I feel it, but I'm glad I'm able to do them.

Anyway, there you go, Extracise...I think I feel better today because yesterday on the way home with my son, 2 special songs came on the radio, back to back.

I have to do a background info here, my Dad LOVED the song "Piano Man" by Billy Joel, he also loved Bluebirds..I think I mentioned that before.

Anyway, on the way home "Piano Man" came on the radio, and I smiled, remembering how much Dad loved that song. Right after, the song "Daydream Believer" by Davey Jones came on...and the first line of that song? "Well I could fly, 'neath the wings, of a bluebird as she sings.."

I nearly cried, first my Dad's favorite song, then the next song was mentioning a bluebird in the first line.

Then tonight on the way home, once more, the song "Piano Man" came on the radio...a different station. God works in mysterious ways, and Dad keeps letting me know he's still with me.

Wow...amazing....what a beautiful weekend it's been!


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