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Playing catch up

Friday, December 19, 2014

I had a goal of reading/listening to the Bible all the way through this year. I took a few breaks because I was so busy. Now I'm playing catch up. I have about 300 chapters still to go and only 13 days. Not sure I will finish in time, but since I now have downloaded most of the Bible to my tablet I can listen whenever I have time and not require internet access to listen.
Maybe I will continue into January and start again in February for next year and try for 11 months next year.

This goal is a lot like a weight loss goal, a work in progress, constantly being reevaluated and updated. My weight loss efforts this year have had their breaks and slow times and my final goal date has been pushed back a few times, but I am making progress and will continue to make progress next year. I will probably have to reevaluate my time table several more times, but I will persevere. I will run the race. I will win the prize. I will get back to a healthy weight. I will.

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/26/2014 3:38PM

    You're going to do this!!!! emoticon

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REALTYLADYLISA 12/20/2014 6:52PM

    Anna, I have tried to read the bible through each year for the past five years...this year I didn't do as well as I have in the past. I like the idea of getting the bible on audio... maybe for my mp3 player...I should be able to keep up better that way. The way I see it as long as we keep working at filling up on the Word, we will always have an opportunity to hear God speaking to us more clearly. We get to know Him through His word and so we will even more quickly recognize Him at work in us, around us, and through us.

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BARBARAROSE54 12/19/2014 8:40PM

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I DID IT!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I am in Onderland! I hope never to see 200 again. I know for the next few weeks I will see it occasionally as my weight fluctuates from day to day, but I'm hoping to put enough distance between me and 200 by Christmas that I never see 200 again.
It's been a long hard year but I am 1/4 of the way to my goal. Now for a bit quicker loss in 2015.

  
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MEOWMAMA3 11/19/2014 10:27PM

    Congratulations my friend! emoticon

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    WTG....That's great! emoticon emoticon

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MRSCGE122 11/13/2014 7:12PM

    Congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/13/2014 5:23PM

    I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!!!! Keep up the good work my friend.

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REALTYLADYLISA 11/13/2014 3:48PM

    YAY for you!!! That is ONE-derful!!! Congrats emoticon

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EVRLNGFOO 11/13/2014 2:12PM

    woo hoo! that's amazing! you will never see that number again! banish it!


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BARBARAROSE54 11/13/2014 12:41PM

    emoticon You did it !

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A_RARE_BEAN 11/13/2014 11:48AM

    Congrats that's great! Happy for you emoticon emoticon

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I'M GOING TO DO IT!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I am finally going to do it. I am finally going to make it to Onderland!
Today I weighed in at just 2#s left to get there. I have lost 24# in the last year and have only 2 more to go to be in Onderland! Don't get me wrong, I'm not stopping there, it's just been soooooo long since I've seen it, I can hardly believe I'm almost there.
I got a new job that I love 2 months ago and it keeps me moving and away from food! Last Monday I wore my pedometer to work and I walked almost 3 miles and lifted a ton of books and climbed a step ladder a dozen or so times to get books down and to put books away. I'm getting paid to workout and to not eat. What could be better?
I will be in Onderland by Thanksgiving and will never see 200 again.

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 10/30/2014 9:38PM

    Yay for you!!! That is so exciting, and yet must almost seem hard to believe, I'm sure...Glad that you have Onederland so close!!

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They Did It!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Well my girls did something today that I would never have expected. Last spring my oldest (the couch potato) decided that she was going to run in the Chicago Marathon. My youngest who is a runner and has always said she would NEVER run a marathon decided that big sissy couldn't run it alone and would need some encouragement at the race so she signed up to run it with her. Several times throughout the summer I tried to talk the oldest out of it but she was determined to do it. "Mom I've already paid the fee. I'm running it."
Well today was the day. emoticon
About 3 miles into the race the oldest pulled a muscle in her knee and had to slow down. She walked (power walked ) to the 13 mile point until little sister said "You are in too much pain, you have to stop." (I did not expect her to make it to 10 miles let alone the half way point. ) The youngest being the runner that she is took off and finished the race in less than 5.5 hours total, emoticon emoticon that's with walking almost all of the first half with her sister. When she finished big sis said she didn't appear to be as tired as she usually is after a 7 mile run.
Even though my oldest didn't finish, she did her best and raised money for a good cause. She also learned a lesson. Next time she decides to run a race it will be no longer than a half marathon until she is in better shape.

I think I will stick with walking 5Ks.

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 10/13/2014 4:52PM

    Even so, 1/2 marathon is STILL GREAT! Good job to both of your girls!! Hope that knee heals up quickly!!!


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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/13/2014 12:08PM

    Great job for both of them! Prayers that your eldest daughter's knee heals quickly. I'm sure you're very proud of both of them. WOOHOO!

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JCLJR4547 10/12/2014 10:22PM

  good for your girls! hope they keep it up.

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SIL finally sold the house!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

DH was checking out Facebook the other day and SIL finally got/ accepted an offer on the house! She closes early next month. All our work last spring paid off.

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/18/2014 6:16PM

    Excellent news. An answer to prayer.

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