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Saturday, December 12, 2009


by Gloria Small

How many battles have you waged here?
How many trials have you seen?
Is there not a word that you can share,
For one who's traveling where you've been?

How oft can you say you've faltered?
Is there no failure you've confessed?
Can you remain closed and silent?
Will not a word from you be blessed?

There are those who may be wounded,
They may await encouragement.
They need to hear the LORD is able;
That through His grace their need is met.

If only you would tell your story.
If only you would share your tale.
Another heart would be uplifted
To hear that Jesus will not fail.

So do let your tongue be silent.
For there are those who will rejoice.
To hear that God has brought you victory.
If you would give His love its voice.

I thought that I lost another 5 lbs but I didn't. I'm still at 210lbs. I was hoping for 205lbs. I will one of these days.

I had a Kodak moment this morning even though I didn't have my camera and no one to take it. Tigger had his head on Lady's chest and he was asleep. Lady laid her head down. It was a cute moment.

I had a good night sleep last night. I'm going to try to do a workout DVD (hopefully the new one) sometime today so I can have another good night again tonight.


Here it is after 10am and dad is still in bed. I know that it's the weekend but he is usually up by now. He's been in bed for 13.5 hours now. He hasn't done this in over a year. But he had an excuse then.

Lady is in dad's recliner and Tigger is curled up on the couch. There were a couple of times this morning where they were in my lap.

I have the weirdest feeling that something is going to happen today that I won't be prepared for. I don't know why I feel this way but I do. It might be because tomorrow is my birthday. I'll wait and see what happens.


Sorry for the delay of time between writing but I didn't have much to write about. All we did was to get the mail, got lunch, came home for a little while, went to Target, came back to where we had lunch, and came home. Befoer long, it'll be time for bed.

Dad finally got up shortly after 11am. He said that he didn't want to sleep that late.

I didn't get any birthday cards today in the mail. I might get some and some gifts from some of the people who we go to church with. Dad was thinking of getting me a new clock radio but I didn't like the one that he wanted to get. Plus I don't need one. I showed him a boom box that looked al ot better even though it was $20.00 more. Besides I want (more need than want) a new boom box. The boom box that I have now, the radio is almost shot, the CD player won't play CDs even though I cleaned it, the tape player eats tapes, and the antenna is bent no thanks to Tigger.

The minister's wife (not our minister) think's that I'm younger than I look. She thinks that I'm in my 20s. I told her that I'm going to be 32. We both believe that it's the weight loss that is making me look younger. That makes me feel good that someone thinks that I'm younger than I am. I need to keep that in mind. That'll motivate me.

I fought a headache off and on all day long. I don't have one know. I've only taken my Tylenol once today. I hate the cold weather for making me have headaches.

Have you ever had deja vu about writing things down? I have. Writing today's entry down. It's even before I started writing today's entry down. I had it in a dream last night.


A good soreness today after a great workout

Friday, December 11, 2009


It Might Have Been
by Walter E. Isenhour

An old man stood at eventide
And looked across the bygone years;
For what he might have been he sighed;
For what he was he shed great tears.
A misspent life - O that it was -
His time was gone, his talents lost;
How sad to think and then admit
It was too late to count the cost!

He might have been - O who can guess?
No one inded but God can know;
He might have been a saint - no less -
To help, to lift, to shine and glow;
Or like a mighty ship at sea
That's brought it's cargo safe to land,
He might have brought to you and me
Some blessings rich from God's great hand.

He studied of the golden days
He lived in sin and wrongly spent;
Of how he walked the evil ways,
And maybe others downward sent,
Whom he, perhaps, by work and deed,
By prayer and good examples set,
Might in their lives have sown the seed
That would have God's approval met.

Too late, alas! the time was spent,
The opportunities were dead;
And though with tears he might repent,
And God would save form fear and dread,
He can't recall the misspent past;
It's gone to stay forevermore;
But who can tell the glories vast
He missed beyond this earthly shore.

Looks like a beautiful day but a cold one. But it's going to warm up. I hope.

I'm not done with my period. It's ultra light and I should be done with it before the end of the day. I hope.


I was going to try my new workout DVD this morning but dad got up before I could try it and I need to go the bathroom (we have just the one bathroom). If I have time later after we get home from Galesburg, I'll do it then. Unless we have to go to the place we went to in Peoria Tuesday for the garage here in town. I know that I'll do my exercises today. I'll have dad drop me off before he goes to his chiropractor appointment.

Two more days until my birthday. I'll be 32 years old. It doesn't seem possible that I will be that old. My two nieces and two nephews make me feel old. The girls are ages 15 and 17 and the boys are ages 10 and 12.If that doesn't make you feel old, I don't know what else to say.


I'm sore. I increased my speed on the treadmill even though I didn't do the 2nd one as long as the first. I went from 2.5mph to 3.0 mph. I went back and forth between the two speeds. I did 40 minutes on the first treadmill and 10 minutes on the 2nd treadmill. I'll try next week to get back to 40 minutes on the 2nd treadmill. I also cut my times on the rowing machine and elliptical trainer. Instead of doing 25 minutes each, I did 15 minutes on the rowing and 5 minutes on the elliptical. I can feel it. I was going to do my new workout DVD but there is now way in hell I'm going to do that. If I'm up to it tomorrow, I'll do it then.

I didn't do any strenght training today. I'll do them Monday when I have a full week of doing the weights.

My legs aren't the only ones that are sore. My abs are a little sore even though I didn't any of the ab machines. Must be from the rowing machine.


The soreness of my legs are gone finally. It might of been the warm water from my shower that could of helped.

Lady is trying to convince dad that it's time to go to bed when he's not ready to go yet. Dad is taking her outside. Let's hope that it helps.

I thought that I was going to have an upset stomach tonight but I didn't. It went away by itself.

Lady wasn't trying to tell dad it was time to go to bed, but she had to go botty and done both. But he's going to bed early anyway. Must of been from the physical therapy that he had today on his shoulder.


Back to where I was before the 10 lb gain

Thursday, December 10, 2009



Saviour, Thou art always near me
Near amidst each trial, each care,
Saviour, Thou dost ever hear me
When I go to Thee in prayer.
Oh, I pray that Thou may keep me
In the center of Thy will,
That Thy grace will ever find me
Loving, hoping, trusting, still.

Saviour, Thou dost never fail me,
In temptation, in dispair,
When the storms of life assail me
Thou dost hear and answer prayer.
Saviour, Thou who died for me
Gave so much, Thy life, Thy all;
Help me to obedient be
Ready, willing, at Thy call.

Saviour, Thou dost give such peace,
That our fears do flee.
Thou hast given from sin release,
All the glory, praise, to Thee!
Saviour, oh, I pray, tonight,
That Thou'lt keep me day by day
Walking daily in the light
That Thou shedst along my way.

Well, I'm back to where I was before I gained the 10 lbs. I'm back to 210 lbs now. I'm glad that I am because I was worried that I wasn't going to.

Well, the weather is going to be cold even though the sun is out. The high for today is 17 degrees. I'm glad that we're going to be in where it's going to be warm. Dad has the appointment today with the neurologist.


Dad was up but is back to bed asleep. He can't be that tired. He went to bed about 9:30pm. I gave his medicine and made coffee for him. I'm the one that needs to go to bed because I'm tired.

I saw the temperature was before I had to restart the computer. It was 1 degree for Avon. That's cold. Too cold for my taste.

I never got the chance to talk to my sister-in-law yesterday. I'm hoping that I get to talk to her somethime today if she isn't too busy. Plus I want to tell her that I'm back to the weight I was before I gained the 10 lbs. know that she'll be happy for me. I'm hoping to get at least 5 to 10 lbs off before the holidays. I want to be near or at 200lbs before then.


Dad's in the office but the doctor isn't in there yet. The doctor just got done finishing up with another patient.

I had an upset stomach because of a cappucino. So we were at the dealership where we got our truck and I got a Sierra Mist. My stomach feels better now. That and antiacids (2 doses).

I got a Biggest Loser workout DVD but I can't think which one it is right now. I will write it down in here later. It cost $10.00 for it when it usually cost $14.99.

I'm hoping that dad finds out what's going on with him. The both of us (and the rest of the family) are sick and tired and hoping they find out what the hell is going on.


It got up to where they said it was going to get. But it is still too cold. Too cold. It's going to get into the single digits tonight.

The workout DVD that I got was "The Biggest Loser Cardio Max".

I'm chatting with my sister-in-law as we speak. I'm glad that I got the chance to chat with her.

Well, the doctor that dad saw today is having him take calcium and magnisum pills and Vitamin D pills. But dad found a pill that has all 3 in it. He' suppose to take them for 3 weeks and call the doctor to let him know how he feels after taking them.

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TIFFLE52 12/11/2009 11:55AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss. emoticon

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NEXTYEAR 12/11/2009 7:21AM

    Very nice poem. Congratulations to you. I just got back to my before Thanksgiving weight today too. Hope the Calcium, mag, D helps your dad.

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LIMASTAR 12/10/2009 11:12PM

  Congrats on the weight loss. keep up the good work. I'm working on losing the last 7 lbs before the holidays travel begins, but don't think I'll make it. I'll just have to be super careful during the holidays while visiting my family.

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Hating the weather

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


It Is I, Be Not Afraid
by A.B. Simpson

When the storm was fiercely raging
On the Lake of Galilee,
And their helpless bark was tossing
On the wild, tempestuous seas,
Walking on th eraging waters
In a robe of light arrayed,
Jesus came, oh, hear Him calling-
It is I, be not afraid!"

When the storms of life are raging,
And the night is long and drear,
When our strength is spent with toiling,
And our spirit sinks with fear,
Oft again we see Him coming,
Swiftly hast-ning to our aid;
Often still we hear Him calling -
"It is I, be not afraid!"

When the night of death shall lower,
And the Jordan's surges roll,
When the hour and power of darkness
Overwhelm the sinking soul,
Then above the raging billows,
And might's deepest, darkest shade,
We shall hear Him calling to us -
"It is I, be not afraid!"

I had to give Lady a dose of flea medicine this morning even though it doesn't help. It doesn't hurt to try to help. She has had 3 months worth of flea medicine in less than a month.

Right now I'm trying to keep her away from the computer. I had to put my Carem board at the door so she can't go in the room.

We didn't get the sleet and all that frozen stuff last night. Right now we have some snow and a lot of wind. The weather is so bad right now that Lady messed on the floor near the front door. There was no warning that she had to go out.

Tigger just got up with me in dad's recliner. Lady is laying near dad's room. She came back out after Tigger got up with me but went back to where she's at. Tigger is content because he's purring and moving his tail. It doesn't possible that he's 8.5 years old. He looks great for that age. It seems like only yesterday we found him as a stray.

I had a headache this morning no thanks to the cold weather. I took something for it before I ate my breakfast. I feel better.

I must not be on my period anymore. No flow and no cramps. I usually don't have crampsafter my period ends. I will have pads ready just in case my flow isn't gone.


It's really cold and windy right now. Even though I'm inside the house, it sounds cold outside with the way the wind is blowing.

For some odd reason, Lady is laying in her kennel taking a nap. This the 2nd or 3rd time she has done this. Espeically with this kennel. Must be because of the flea medicine. And Tigger is back up with me in dad's recliner.

I don't think that dad will be going up to do his physical therapy today or me with my cardiac rehab due to the weather. Unless the wind dies down before the time of dad's therapy at 1pm CST.

I still haven't figured out what I want to do for my birthday yet even though it is 4 days away. I'm hoping that dad doesn't do like he did 2 years ago when he just tok me to Applebee's without asking me. I didn't feel like going anywhere that night.

I'm so close in falling asleep in dad's recliner right now. It's one of those days where you want to fall asleep and stay that way all day long. That and the medicine that I took for my headache. It usually makes me sleepy. I hope that dad gets up soon before I do fall asleep.

I'm hoping that I get to chat with my sister-in-law in Minnesota on Facebook this morning. I really need to talk to her.


I worked out at home before dad and I went to ge lunch. It felt great to do it since I'm not at cardiac rehab. I'm thinking of doing more later on today depending if the weather cooperates.


The wind was calm for a while and now it's strong. The winter weather advisory and wind is suppose to die down by 6pm CST. I hope.

I still haven't gotten the chance to talk to my sister-in-law yet. I'm hoping soon. I would call her on her cell phone but I'm not sure if she's busy.

Tomorrow is when dad sees the neurologist to double check the MRI he had before he had his shoulder surgery.


The wind was still blowing when we went to get supper. Talk about cold. Right now it's 10 degres F out there. Cold enough to freeze.

I'm hoping that I can talk to my sister-in-law soon. I'm really wanting to talk to her before I go to bed tonight.

I didn't get the chance to do another exercise today. I'm hoping to do some exercising before or after we get home from Galesburg. I probably won't get to do my cardiac rehab until Friday. Tomorrow is too busy.

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SWEETPEAPIG1980 12/9/2009 10:42PM

    I know how you feel about the cold and wind. We have had rain to go along with that as well....still no snow. I do not mind the cold when we have snow, but rain and freezing temperatures do not agree with me. Stay warm.

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Snow, snow go away

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


One Day At A Time
by Annie Johnson Flint

One day at a time, with its failures and fears,
With its hurts and mistakes, with its weakness and tears,
With its portion of pain and its burden of care;
One day at a time we must meet and must bear.
One day at a time - but the day is so long.
And the heart is not brave, and the soul is not strong.
O Thou pitiful Christ, be Thou near all the way:
Give courage and patience and strength for the day.

Swift cometh His answer, so clear and so sweet;
"Yea, I will be with thee, thy troubles to meet;
I will not forget thee, nor fail thee, nor grieve;
I will not forsake thee; I will never leave."
One day at a time, and the day is His day;
He hath numbered its hours, though they haste or delay,
His grace is sufficient; we walk not alone;
As the day, so the strength that He giveth His own.

We had a busy day so far. We went to the dealership where we got the truck to get the front mud flaps on the truck. We got some lunch and then we went to Peoria for the garage here in town.

We had snow over night and some thing morning. On our way to Peoria and on the way home we had rain.

I got my first birthday card today. A friend of ours who dad use to work with in Macomb sent it to me. Her birthday is Christmas Eve. She aslo sent me some money.


It's still raining outside. I'm not sure when it's going to snow again. I wouldn't mind if it didn't snow until at least Christmas Eve. The rain is really pouring down now. The sound of the rain is making me sleepy.

Those Many Blessings
by Edward M. Brandt

Lord, give me a thankful heart
And may I ever grateful be,
For the many many blessings
Thou has showered on me.

Some I take for granted,
Of some I am not aware,
But Lord, I am ever mindful of
Your precious, loving care.

These countless blessings, Savior Lord,
Fill my soul with joy and peace,
They never seem to dwindle,
They never, never cease!

I have no ideaa on what we're doing tonight with the way the weather is right now. We might just go uptown and eat and come home. I hope so because I want to see the season finale of the Biggest Loser tonight.


I missed 16 to 20 minutes of the Biggest Loser but I'm watching the ones that are fighting for the $100,000. So far Tracy is in the lead. She has lost 118lbs and over 47% lost. She looks great. Almost didn't recoginize her.

I ate pretty well for supper. We went to Subway. I had a 6" Cold Cut Combo Sub with Baked Lays Originals and Dannon yogurt. I don't feel guilty.

My period must be getting ready to stop. The flow has either lightened or stopped and no cramps.


Well, Rebecca threw off Tracy and won the $100,000. Even Shay is coming for the finale for Season 9 and Subway is going to pay her $1000 for every pound she loses. So if she loses 100lbs, she gets $100,000. I wouldn't mind getitng paid for losing weight.

I hope that the weather doesn't get too bad tomorrow. Dad has therapy and I want to go and do my exercises. Let's hope that the bad stuff bypasses us. That's including the wind.


Looks like Danny got the $250,000. He lost 239lbs and almost 60% lost. That's amazing. I'm proud of all of them. Rudy lost 234lbs and 52.94% lost. That's excellent.

I think that Lady is telling dad to go to bed. That or the fleas are bothering her. We need to call the vet to see what to do about them since what we're using isn't helping any.

Watching The Biggest Loser has help me realize that I REALLY need to get my ass in gear and get this weight off. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.

More Things Are Wrought by Prayer
by Tennyson

More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dream of. Wherefore let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
For what are men better than sheep or goats
That nourish a blind life within the brain,
If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer
Both for themselves and those who call them friend?
For so the whole round earth is every way
Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.

I know that I have put a lot of inispirational poems in this blog but there are so many of them that helps with keeping someone like us going and losing weight.

Something today that I either did or said that triggered a memory of my mom for some reason. I have no idea how or why a memory popped up but it did. I don't even remember the memory.

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RUN4MYDOGS 12/9/2009 9:21PM

    Nothing wrong with a little inspiration! We can all use any help we can get.

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