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Friday, January 16, 2009

I went to bed Friday excited about the weekend, looking forward to an easy work week and lazy weekend...then I woke up Saturday...
and realized how much can change in a blink of an eye... Saturday we lost a dear friend of ours, a fellow law enforcement officer - who chose to take his own life. There are always so many questions when that happens, speculations, rumors (which I hate and refuse to listen to or take part in) that it makes life go all topsy-turvy.
Monday, my boss was in a car accident... sent him on the the hospital for tests so he's been out all week and I've been worried sick.
I'm also a supervisor now... this is a new position for me, one I've been doing EVERYTHING for about 4 months consistently, though was doing part of it for a year now-- a supervisor in a probation office is just like anywhere else...and employee problems are here coupled with probationer problems, I have felt like a kindergarten teacher all week. I was ready to cry yesterday and I don't do that... not over work..

So this week has been challenging. I have ignored my brain screaming to get up and exercise for the past 2 mornings, choosing instead to pray like crazy for that half an hour to try to encourage my heart and soul. I guess I can't argue as the pray is needed also.

I have a challenge to take part in a 21 day fast for world evangelism. Drinking liquids only. I'm contemplating this, but not sure if I can do this. But then another part of me wants to badly to prove I can conquer the hold food has on me and do something great for God all at the same time
Prayers are coveted, needed...

as I said it's been a long week....

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PSHANKEY 1/17/2009 1:25AM

    You weren't kidding about a bad week. I admire your commitment to prayer. I'll be praying for you and all that's going on. Keep in touch. Keep close to God.


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Thursday, January 08, 2009

I "got permission" today to purchase one of the DVD's from the sparkpeople store.. the 10 min cardio DVD.. i laughed when my hubby said he was giving me permission.. but I always ask before making purchases... i'm weird like that..

best of all, he's going to do it with me!!!!!!!!

i'm also resolving to get up at 5am, instead of my usual 5:30 to get a workout in before the day begins.... I'm an early bird by nature, but i notice that when i have to get up AND exercise i'm not nearly as perky as I am when i'm getting up for a cup of java... hahaha

praying hard.....

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PSHANKEY 1/9/2009 1:49PM

    It could be a whole new program...sweating with your spouse! I, too, have started getting up earlier. I've been doing the computer part then, but maybe I should do the exercise and be done! Seriously, at the end of the day, which would be easier...logging onto the computer or dragging the butt into some form of exercise. You inspire me!

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DTONEY76 1/8/2009 8:23PM

    You are totally not alone with asking or more so informing your husband of what you are going to buy. I just like letting him know so that he isn't taken off guard when I have it. Good Luck with your new morning routine and the more you do it the easier it will become.


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looking upward

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm doing so much better today.. I'm drinking my water and eating my mini-meals every 2 hours. I'm scheduled to walk tonight when I get home - with my son (he's 12)...

I'm excited now, feeling like I can do this.. best thing of all, I went home Sunday night and my hubby was exercising -something he hasn't done in over a year... and needs to for his health...

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings... one day at a time...

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PSHANKEY 1/8/2009 10:16AM

    Good on you! My husband is also talking health with me--and giving me huge encouragement. I've always advocated for "aerobics" during the sermon to keep us all awake!

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NOVEMBERSUN 1/7/2009 4:37PM

    How awesome that your family is getting involved! And great job on the water and mini-meals!! You'll be dropping those 40 before you know it! The only problem I see with this: No one at your reunion will know who the skinny hot chick is... :)

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DTONEY76 1/7/2009 5:43AM

    emoticon ONE DAY AT A TIME! WTG with staying focused throughout the day. You are well on the way to reaching your goal.

I wish you much success from the 20 pounds must go team.


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i'm new

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


this is my first day... i think i'm blown it already but that would be because I joined Spark too late in the day...

looking forward to winning trophies....

and a new improved self..

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    It's never to late to get started!
Welcome! You are at the right place for support and encouragement.
Hugs, Alice

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KIMCAT4 1/2/2009 4:39PM

    Welcom to Sparkpeople and Christian Bookworms. I love them both. I pray you reach all of your goals in 2009.
In His Love,

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MANASTOS 1/1/2009 9:15AM

    Don't worry about one bad day. You have many more days in front of you to do good.

You can do it!!

Happy New Year!!



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YANSKA 12/31/2008 3:00PM

    I'm glad you're here! Just think, you're getting a jump on the New Year. That's pretty awesome.

I wish you much success, focus and burned calories in 2009! You've got nowhere to go but up (not in weight, but in terms of your success, ha ha!), so enjoy the ride!


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