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Sunday

Sunday, January 23, 2011

" It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized. " Wayne Dyer







Hello Sparkers !

Why am I on this journey to get healthy? Well that is the reason why, I need to get healthy.

I have high blood pressure, I have Type 2 Diabetes, I have osteoarthritis in both knees. I can barely move.

My motivation is my husband and son and my fur babies.

We booked this week for one week in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and I want to be able to move around alot more easily. I have upped my exercise this week, doing WATP dvd and my WII, also riding my bike. Dumb bells are out when I'm watching tv and doing wallies.

Have a Blessed Sunday !

  
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LIVE_TO_LOVE 1/24/2011 12:31PM

    emoticonBarbara emoticon emoticon

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HADLEY456 1/24/2011 8:30AM

    Go Girl Go! Great to hear you are exercising!!! emoticon

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JAZABEE 1/23/2011 5:17PM

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JACKINAN 1/23/2011 5:08PM

    You go girl! I needed your blog today about not worrying! All it does is cause more stress! My goal for the week is to work on not worrying!

I love the Dominican Republic too!

Hugs,
Jackie

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7WORSHIPS 1/23/2011 4:11PM

  emoticon Your motivation is similar to mine. Three years ago my blood pressure was so high my doctor was insisting I go on medication. I asked for a chance to try to get it down with diet and exercise. The fact that the initial prescription that she wrote for me was one that was not recommended for people allergic to sulfa drugs led me a serious search for ways of getting it down naturally. I became quite alarmed since I specifically told her everything I was allergic to, including sulfa drugs. Her reaction to this eventually led me to find another doctor. Five to six months later I had my blood pressure below 120/80 without medication and I have kept it well below that number for the majority of the time since then. Of course it meant losing about 30 pounds at that time and learning to cook and eat differently, but it was worth it. Along the way I realized how woefully uninformed my doctor was about the nutritional route I needed to take. All she said was that I should cut my sodium intake and lose a few pounds. She said nothing about increasing my potassium intake, incorporating more fruit and vegetables, especially foods like onion and garlic into my diet, reducing my sugar intake, and addressing the stress in my life by taking up yoga etc. Luckily the internet was filled with information to help me. At present I basically try to follow the diabetic diet because diabetes runs in my family and I want to be proactive so I started watching the glycemic index of the foods I eat too. Of course the added bonus is that the recommended diabetic diet is ideal for those of us still working at losing weight.
Barbara, with you positive attitude and refreshing sense of humor I am positive you will be successful on your journey to good health. As you continue your journey, I pray that the pain you currently are experiencing will become a thing of the past. Enjoy your trip in the Dominican Republic.
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/23/2011 2:52PM

    You can do it, Barbara!!!

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RAINBOWMF 1/23/2011 11:16AM

    emoticon all sounds good to me.
You are making plans and you will stick to them.
You go girl!!!!!!!

Hugs Mary

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KITT52 1/23/2011 11:06AM

    You go girl...
never give up


Kitt

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BUBBLES1541 1/23/2011 10:21AM

    Awesome!

I have heard so many good things about Punta Cana. Please post pics after your trip!



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LOLAJO54 1/23/2011 9:45AM

    woohoo sounds good to me..
I know you can do it..
go for it..
it will work..
believe
hugs Jo

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 1/23/2011 9:44AM

    That is such a great attitude.
Erin

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MADKAPKID 1/23/2011 9:27AM

    I LOVE your attitude. Do what you can and don't worry bout the rest! Have a joy filled Sunday, Karen emoticon

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JAMESGIRLLL 1/23/2011 9:20AM

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keep up the good work!

hugs,
jamesgirl

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Saturday

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Walt Emerson




Good morning Sparkers !

Today is Saturday, so make time for you today !

  
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AMYISSUCCEEDING 1/22/2011 7:16PM

    nice quote and nice pictures too. Thank you for sharing.
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FARM-CHICK 1/22/2011 6:24PM

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 1/22/2011 4:17PM

    LOVE THIS QUOTE BARBARA! THANKS FOR SHARING:)

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/22/2011 4:04PM

    Thank you, Barbara! Great blog!

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WVROSE1 1/22/2011 3:36PM

    emoticon I love seeing positive messages! Have a wonderful weekend!

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MADKAPKID 1/22/2011 11:47AM

    Great blog! Great sentiments. Enjoy your Saturday, Karen emoticon

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LOLAJO54 1/22/2011 11:19AM

    have a wonderful healthy day barb
hugs Jo

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RAINBOWMF 1/22/2011 9:56AM

    Morning Barbara.

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Friday

Friday, January 21, 2011



How has your week been going?

I've had a good week, working at getting healthy. Been doing my WATP DVD, I forgot how much I enjoyed doing this.

My food plan is good, my water intake is good. Yes it's a good week !

  
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RAINBOWMF 1/21/2011 9:41PM

    Danie0530 is glad it is Friday LOL!!

Glad your week was great Barbara
keep up the good work.

Love Mary

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POETRYGIRL4242 1/21/2011 8:14PM

    That's Awesome! Keep up the good work from a fellow team member!!
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/21/2011 2:39PM

    That's great that you've gotten back to the WATP workouts. I did one so far this week, but plan on getting in more this weekend.

Hope you have a great weekend! Take care!

Hugs,

Lainie

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MADKAPKID 1/21/2011 1:25PM

    This is a super Friday! I really like the pictures you have used....and, specially the last one about rainbows. Have a joy filled weekend....Karen emoticon

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LOLAJO54 1/21/2011 1:09PM

    aww I love the last one --thought of Mary...teehhee

glad you enjoy those DVD's..
and you had a good week..

hugs Jo

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KATHYJO56 1/21/2011 12:22PM

    This is a wonderful and beautiful Friday. Enjoy yours! emoticon

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DANIE0530 1/21/2011 11:46AM

  i am so glad it's friday...

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DANIE0530 1/21/2011 11:46AM

  i am so glad it's friday...

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DANIE0530 1/21/2011 11:46AM

  i am so glad it's friday...

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Thursday

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"A smile starts on the lips, A grin spreads to the eyes, A chuckle comes from the belly; But a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, Overflows, and bubbles all around." Carolyn Birmingham







  
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JACKINAN 1/22/2011 9:33AM

    Lmao. Thanks I needed it.
Hugs ,
~Jackie~

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hugs Jo

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 1/20/2011 4:09PM

    Lord I wish dh could see this! I haven't heard him laugh in over 15 years. It makes me wonder if it's me that has taken away his laugh.
Erin

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MADKAPKID 1/20/2011 3:09PM

    thank you for the smile! Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/20/2011 12:30PM

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Have a great day, Barbara!!!

Hugs,

Lain
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RAINBOWMF 1/20/2011 11:23AM

    LOL great pictures.

You made me laugh!

Hugs Mary

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Wednesday

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

" Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. "

Okay for all the dog lovers. I love both cats and dogs, own 2 of each.

Have a wonderful Hump Day Sparkers !







In the above pic, the puppy on the right, looks just like my little Sasha

  
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GOODHEALTH4EVER 1/20/2011 2:37AM

    AWW, SO CUTE AND CUDDLY;0) THANKS BARBARA:)

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/19/2011 10:24PM

    Awww, they are so sweet. Thanks for sharing, Barbara!

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RAINBOWMF 1/19/2011 7:14PM

    Ahhhh they were sweet.

If it is to be, it is up to me.

Hugs Mary

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LOLAJO54 1/19/2011 3:12PM

    awwww I want one lol are they not loveable..

thanks Barb..

hugs Jo

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 1/19/2011 2:45PM

    The teddy bear one is the most adorable thing I have ever seen. It really looks like he could be saying that. I LOVE your blogs!
Erin

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MADKAPKID 1/19/2011 1:55PM

    Cute. A nice smile for the day. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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