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Just For Today

Friday, January 19, 2007

Let us be full of joy now. -----Romans 5:3

Just For Today I will be happy. This assumes to be true of what Abraham Lincoln said,"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

I have also learned along the way that happiness is a choice, not a feeling.

Just For Today I choose to be happy. I can make it one day at a time. This can be applied to every aspect of my life. Now, admittlily I would hope that I would choose to be happy for more day than one.
Just For Today I will be happy.

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DEB-BE 2/3/2007 10:56PM


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BREAKING_FREE 1/22/2007 11:18AM

    The world's view of love = noun. Christ's view of love = verb. When I choose to let Christ dwell in my heart and flow through me, there is no way I can be unhappy. When Christ is pouring out of us what other choice do we have, but to be happy. Oh, praise Him. Have a blessed day Angelbeliever! ~D~

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Having a program

Saturday, January 13, 2007

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love, and of self-discipline.--2 Timothy 1;7 NIV

What another beautiful day it is here in Fl. I thank God for this wonderful weather.

I made a decision today to face my addiction of eating when I am not hungry at times. It doesn't happen often, but when it does I feel bad about myself. The worst part of it is that I sneak the food, like peanut butter cups or chips or whatever.Yes, I do write it down and count it(thank God), but it still bothers me. If I want it, why don't I eat it out in the open? Because I know in my heart that I am not hungry and I don't need it.

I an grateful that I have recognized this pattern once again, and that I know I can work the Spark Program to get me to a healthy spot. It all boils down to how much do I want this? It is my choice. I choose life, health, and the pursuit of happiness.

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COUCH_CARROT 1/15/2007 12:34PM

    Hi Angelbeliever! Sounds like we have both been blessed with wonderful men, how lucky is that!?! Sounds like we both are food-sneakers too... I have been as good as gold since Jan 2nd, when I started SP. Of course yesterday I came to the realization that I may have to stay on SP forever as I seem to gradually slip back into bad habits when I'm not accountable and motivated. Especially eating bad food and not exercising. I have every excuse in the book for doing both, and my brain actually trusts me! Silly brain. For now I'm so motivated I'm giddy with my successes. I know that I'll have down days but I'm sure enjoying the good ones while they're here!

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KOKO1948 1/13/2007 9:30PM

  You sure aren't alone in doing what you are doing when hungry - I would think most overweight people have.

But realizing that this is a problem and then willing to change it - that is the beginning of better health.

Keep taking it one day at a time and you will success sooner than you think


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Keeping It Simple

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

"And be ye kind one to another, tenerhearted, forgiving one another, even
as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."--Ephesians 4:32 KIV

1. Stay away from peanut butter cups
2. Work out 6 days a week .
3. Stay on point all the time.
4. Track my food on Spark and journal it for WW.
5.Journal or blog daily.


What am I doing to myself? Do I want to fail even before I start? Sure seems like I'm setting myself up for a fall big time.

Let's start again.

Goals for 2007

1. Learn to make healthy choices concerning food and
2.Try and stay OP with the WW Program and track my food on Spark as well as in my WW journal. Remember to blog as well.
3. All things in moderation. It's portion control for me.
4.Take it one step at a time and keep it simple. Start working out 3 days a week then work towards 5 days a week.
5. Remember, God isn't done with me yet. He's the potter. I am the clay.

I have learned a long time ago that I do better with one thing at a time rather than multi -tasking. It becomes too confusing for me. So, back to basics.

Do I want to become healthy? Of course I do. I will rely on God's help and all the support from these teams on SP....My new friends.

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DEB-BE 1/16/2007 12:20AM

    Elayne, This entry, no matter who posted it first is sooo inpirational.

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JKEEN61 1/11/2007 4:26PM

    I love peanut butter cups!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work. I am off to the Dallas Stars hockey game!!!!!!

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KOKO1948 1/10/2007 7:32PM

  Good job at making some goals looking at them and then redoing them to make them more realistic for you. You are on the right road - road to success.


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BREAKING_FREE 1/10/2007 5:57PM

    Keeping it simple, heh? Sounds like a good plan to me. This world is confusing enough without us adding to it.

Best blessings for you this new year 2007.

A new year, it is an exciting perspective.


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Don't Quit

Monday, January 08, 2007

But he said to me,"My grace is sufficient for you, for my poser is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest upon me.
--2 Corinthians 12;9 NIV

This is from another person's entry, and I really need to keep this handy because there are times I've wanted to give up because I hadn't keep track of my points. This should help me to "keep going" this time. It's too easy to give up when I've "messed" up, or so I thought. I can start my day over at any time.No excuses any longer.

Author Unknown

Motivational Poem

When you have eaten to much and can't write it down
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up because you gave in
And forgot all about being healthy and thin.
So what! You went over your points a bit;
It's your next move that counts.........So don't you quit.

It's the moment of truth. It's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back into your range.
It's telling yourself that You've done great up till now;
You can take the challenge and beat it somehow;
It's part of the journey toward reaching your goal;
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.

To stumlbe and fall is not a disgrace
If you summon the will to get back in the race;
But, often the struggler's when losing their grip
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip
And learn to late when the damage is done
That the race wasn't over and they still could have won.

Life-style can be awkward and slow
But facing each challenge will help you to grow;
Success is failure turned inside out.
The silver tint in the cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing ot the brink, Just refuse to submit;
If you bite it write it down...........But don't you quit.

I did better today keeping track of what I ate both in the Spark People tracker and my WW tracker. I am becoming more consciousof the need to be honest with myself and not play games. I used to think if I didn't write it down it would magically disappear. WRONG! It just shows up on anothr part of my body.

I am so grateful for this site to remind me to stay honest, and that I am not alone in this challenge ever.

Help me to remain honest with myself and others.


New Year, New Blog, New Me!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

And whatever you ask in prayer, having faith and really believing, you will receive. ------------------------------Matthew 21 : 22

Welcome January 6, 2007. What a wonderful year this is going to be. This year will be filled with positive thoughts, a grateful attitude, and a great renewal of becoming as healthy as I can be. Why? Because I'm worth it.

No, I am not being stuck up here. I am being real. I am a human being created by a Higher Power, whom I choose to call God, and I am His child. He only wants what's best for me, and I have a resposibility to do my part to achieve a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Only when the three are in unison can I achieve what is my best.

With His help, all of spark people, writing, exercising, tracking food, doing whatever it is I need to do to become and remain healthy I will do. I am 58 years old, and this is very important to me. I am the only one resposible for my actions. No more blaming my health, meds, thhroid, whatever. They can become excuses, and I don't want that kind of lame excuse any longer. I have 3.5 lbs. to go to goal, and I must not give up now. That was my old pattern..get so close and then blow it. Not this time. When I reach my goal, then I will have to continue to do what I need to do to maintin a healthy weight and life style.

Soooooooo...Here's to 2007. Off I go into the wild blue yonder with bells on my shoes. LOL

God, there is nothing you and I cannot do together!

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BREAKING_FREE 1/9/2007 12:24AM

    It is so amazing the blessings we receive once we truly start treating our bodies like temples instead of shacks, isn't it?

You are such an inspiration.

Congrats on your progress. Keep it going!

God Bless,
~D~ Breaking Free

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KOKO1948 1/6/2007 3:16PM

  3.5 pounds to goal - good job. And you will do it before you now. THen the journey really begins in keeping it off.

COme and join some wonderful people at Putting Christ in first place in our lives -

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