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Day 4

Saturday, October 04, 2008

WOW--is this possible--day four and not going crazy yet???? Usually by now, I have succumbed and grabbed something totally out of my plan, but that's right, I really do not have anything in the house that is "junky"!!! SO that is good!!!! Really, though, I have these wonderful crisp, tart apples--MI apples--they are so good with a smidge of peanut butter. I bought pears, love those, carrots, tomatoes, and I am already feeling better as far as the energy levels go. Junk brings you down--I am done with that.

We are going out for dinner after mass tonight, but I will NOT let that deter me into eating right. I am focuses--I see that #25 in front of me and have post its around the house with motivating little sayings and hung up the dress my daughter gave to me that is too big for her, and it is a pretty evening dress!!!

Here is my positive thought for today on my stand up devotional:

To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage. W. Clement Stone

I wishing you all to make healthy choices this weekend--think of how you want to look and FEEL a month, two months from now!!! WE CAN DO IT!!! emoticon

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TKT123 10/5/2008 7:52AM

    Your right, we can do this...keep up the good work...I wish I was as tall as you are....hugs, Trudy

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EMMASMART 10/4/2008 5:26PM

    You will be eating healthier for the rest of your life, how bout focusing on how much better you feel today from when you started. Or last week. It's easier to relate to for me.


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SQUIRTZIE 10/4/2008 1:07PM

    I definitely felt better when I was eating fresh fruits and veggies. I bought a bunch again when I was in town. The veggies I buy from the local growers are so much better than store bought.
What a great blog you posted. WE CAN DO THIS!!!! emoticon

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MARTY19 10/4/2008 12:15PM

    emoticon You have such a great attitude. You will be successful. I have no doubt. If you are going out for dinner check out this website. It has a lot of restaurants and lists the nutritional values on the entries.


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KAROUSELL46 10/4/2008 11:03AM

    You are awesome, So positive. You will defiantly reach goal. emoticon Have great day.

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Day 3

Friday, October 03, 2008

OK, it is only 8:10, and I have the whole day--to be good to me!!!! Thought I was going say something negative huh, like "mess up"!!! I am so done with messing up!!!!! OK, enough negativity!! There was a meeting at my church last night, and there were these cute little Halloween cookies and those cute little pumpkin candies, and I walked right past them and got my decaf coffee!!!! I felt so empowered.

Doggone this back. I am having a treatment this morning; my chiro. assured me, if he could not "fix" me, he would refer me to a neurologist, so for now I am trusting him.

I found this quote from Fred Rogers, you know, Mr. Roger's in the neighborhood. Here it is:

What really matters is not just winning, but helping other pople to win too!

I liked that--isn't that what Spark is all about--helping each other! I know all of you who comment on my blog is really helping me to be centered, and I appreciate all your words of encouragement! Have a blessed day!!

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GRANDMAAMIE 10/4/2008 8:34AM

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EMMASMART 10/4/2008 1:48AM

    Good job.. Hang in there! Support is the way!


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TKT123 10/3/2008 8:58PM

    You go girl...what power you have to walk past all those goodies, I am proud of you.

We will do this...all of us...together...with each others support...hugs, Trudy

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MARTY19 10/3/2008 4:52PM

    I love that quote. I know this is the basis for Sprak People. It's no fun to win and be alone. I want a crowd.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/3/2008 1:29PM

    Way to go!
And you've helped me, too!

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KAROUSELL46 10/3/2008 11:28AM

    emoticonYOU GO GIRL!! emoticon

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COOLMAMA11 10/3/2008 9:53AM

    Isn't it wonderful to have control over the food instead of it controlling you!!
I always feel so great when I put in a good day of healthy eating,I am begining to feel the affects of a healthy lifestyle and that's what keeps me going. Keep up the good work, your doing great!

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Day 2!!!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I slept pretty late this morning--8:30--guess I needed that! I probably slept so well cuz I wasn't stuffed!!! With my cut off time of 8:00 (and I was not hungry) that probably helped when I went to bed at 10PM!! I feel good and I am exiced--going to try to do some extra exercise today--just wished my back was not out of whack and will see my chir. tomorrow--visit #8. I do feel he is making a difference! I love this quote from my daily stand up devotional:

Lord, all of life is this way----a series of
choices: good or bad, right or wrong, healthy
or harmful........Lord I ask for discernment to
make the right choices and determination to
do what I have identified as the best for me.
I will need your help, Lord!!!!!

Make the right choice today too!!!!!!!! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/2/2008 10:25PM

    Glad your chiropractor is helping...I do so love mine!!! I also don't sleep well after eating much...too uncomfortable. Just do what you can and leave the rest til later...even if you have to do just a little at a time, it all adds up. I have also added you to my prayer list.
God bless you.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/2/2008 9:41PM

    I hope it makes a "Big" difference, hon. That is wonderful!

nice quotation, too!

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PONSELLE 10/2/2008 9:27PM

    Glad the chiro is helping, and it's good to get a good night's sleep, sleep is healing. Hope your back is better soon.

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MARTY19 10/2/2008 6:48PM

    Great quote. I like it.

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SQUIRTZIE 10/2/2008 6:14PM

    It feels so good to make the right choices. emoticon

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3TWINS 10/2/2008 12:56PM

    Thanks for coming to my Spark page to visit. You are great! The reason you will be successful is because you are starting again. No giving up for us!
God bless you with patience and perseverance.
Reva emoticon

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SOUTHERNYANKEE 10/2/2008 10:31AM

    You can DO it!

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EMMASMART 10/2/2008 10:09AM

    I'm so glad you managed all those good choices. That's awesome.


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My Start over!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

OK--First of all I have to forgive myself for gaining some of my weight back--I think I "decided" since dad died a year ago 9/29--that I needed to be unhappy because he was gone--and inadvertently just started eating, not eating and so on and so on. I have only been hurting myself, and I am done with that--we all have choices daily to make, and I have made some not so good ones. Time to move on. I am only going to make room for positive comments to myself! I am so worth it--we all are. I want this, and I want it really badly!!!!!

I came across some inspirational readings--this one is for today:

Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Proverbs 4:25-27 WOW--that really spoke to me!!

This one is from another daily devotional--today's date again!

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal!!!!!!!!!! Philippians 3:13-14

This day is ours--to delight in--or to dread!! It is our choice! I am choosing to delight........until tomorrow, I hope you have a blessed and healthy day--make good choices so that 20 years from now, you can look back and say "WOW--I got it goin' on!!"

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PONSELLE 10/2/2008 9:47PM

    I lost my dad in 2004 and I still have a hard time believing he's gone.I do know our dad's wanted the best for us, to be strong and healthy, mentally and physically."Press on toward the goal".God Bless You.

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EMMASMART 10/2/2008 1:18AM

    Nice. Choose to have a happy life. I know that's what your precious father would prefer.


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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/2/2008 12:59AM

    Nice. i like that, too!

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SQUIRTZIE 10/1/2008 9:03PM

    Very inspirational! Going forward is all any of us can do.
YOU CAN DO THIS!! BABY STEPS!!! emoticon emoticon

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MARTY19 10/1/2008 6:52PM

    My dad passed in 1986 and I still miss him. But now I remember all the good times we had. My only regret is that my daughter didn't meet her grandfather. Hang tough, it does get easier.

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-JACE- 10/1/2008 3:32PM

    Good Luck on Your New Start!

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GRAMMADUNC 10/1/2008 1:39PM

    very inspiring,thanks

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3TWINS 10/1/2008 1:26PM

    What a fantastic attitude you have. We cannot change the past, but God is there to guide our future.
Have a successful October.
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soul searching

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Since yesterday, I have been doing a lot of thinking about my life, and the choices I have made..........and of course my dear dad. I know he would want me to be healthy. He has complimented me always when he was alive on how healthy and fit I looked, and how pretty I was; I never really thought much about that till now, and it always meant a lot to me when he would say those nice things to me. I do NOT think he would think I looked so pretty or healthy right now though; it is time--time to move on and forget my past. I am ready for change. I have just been going through the motions, giving suggestions for weight loss and sometimes not following my own suggestions!!! I am vowing to lose 25# before January 1, 2009 and I will post daily till then just to keep myself accountable. I am so done feeling trapped--oh, ya, I think the back pain and restrictions put on me by my chiropractor has really opened my eyes even more--it is time to get healthy. There are still exercises I can do, even though, he does not want me aerobically walking or riding my stationery bike.........I can do the weight lifting aerobically with small weights, and I just bought a stability ball, that I can use for exercise as well. I am just going to do it!!!!!!

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MRSCAROLB2 9/30/2008 9:43PM

    Isn't funny that you come on spark and you find someone that can relate to you. Which you already know that you and I already have something in common losing our fathers about the same time. You are doing awesome so keep up the good work and my prayers are for you knowing that you are going a tough time right now including myself. But you and I both know that our fathers memory will live forever.

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MARTY19 9/30/2008 7:22PM

    Good luck on the stability ball. I fell off every time I tried it. LOL Did you see if you could use a recumbent bike. They don't seem too hard on the back. Rough on my hip so I can't.
This journey is composed of baby steps that we take one day at a time. It might not be easy but the end result is so worth the difficulty.
I try to remember that "NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS THIN WILL FEEL" It helps me to stay on track mostof the time.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/30/2008 6:39PM

    I sure wish I had a Daddy like yours was.

How about a stationary bike or a home treadmill?

I found mine at yard sales for 10.00 and 20.00 a great bargain.
Only a suggestion.

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GRAMMADUNC 9/30/2008 8:58AM

    I love the stability ball,it really helps when I want to do crunches. I have a bad back so the ones done on the floor just hurt to much,but the ball does wonders. Hand in there,you can do this!!
Have a great day,

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