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Walking my Way to A Great Body 4/15/2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Tax Day!!! Happy Thursday!!! Happy Birthday!! Happy Anniversary!!!

And anything else I might have forgotten. I had early afternoon loooooong 90 minute walk today at the park I'm walking my way to a great body. Wow those squirrels must have heard me talking about them. I know they were talking bout me. emoticon

The weather was made just for me and I enjoyed every step I took today. I have decided to blog everyday that I can about my workouts. I know that this helps me in my journey and I have not used this tool much online. I have several journals here at home that I write in. I love sharing my thoughts and my accomplishments to all of you. I post on a thread and get long winded so i decided to put my thoughts here where they should be.

When I'm walking or running around that track I see the end. Victory. 150 pounds and I'm really flying around the track then. I think of greater health and the diabetes that will not need me to take medicine for. Totally healed and walking in Divine health. That's what I am striving for. It's expensive to be healthy when you are paying hundreds of dollars on medication. I don't agree with that poll I took that 53% said that being healthy was not expensive. Even buying the right food to eat is expensive. How much does a pint of blueberries cost where you live? Well at our neighborhood Kroger they are 3.00 a pint and that might be smaller size. Now if I drive several miles down the highway from my home to a Hispanic grocery store there are great deals and a vast amount of veggies that I have never tried like kale and bok choy. But the gas I burn going to another city to shop takes away from the lower prices than the stores in my city. Also, these stores don't have all the varieties of veggies that I like to choose from.

Well, I'm not trying to complain because I'm here to motivate. Whatever the cost I will get what I desire to eat that is healthy and new. I'll probably shop there this Saturday since I'll be with my daughter and I'll have to pass this store on my way home. Eating new foods make this journey exciting. Mixing up on your workouts makes this journey exciting too. Also being a member of Spark People and seeing how the world is getting to know who we are and what is happening here is exciting too. I requested my local library to purchase The Spark and I pray they do.

Any who stop by and read , I pray that you keep doing what is working for you. Don't over train. Remember to weight train even if you have to use your own body weight. You also can use can goods out of the kitchen pantry. You don't have to drop a week. Let the weight come off 2lbs a week and don't be discouraged if the pounds come off slower. You are headed in the right direction since you decided to start this journey. We can and will conquer this weight battle. The Battle has already been conquered. Let's act like it.
Holla @ Jesus!
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FORMERFATGIRL 4/16/2010 6:37AM

    great motivation! you can do it and so can I. hope you have a fantastic day. btw, most of the time, kroger or wal mart can order things for you if you ask.

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 4/16/2010 5:02AM

    WOHOO! Love your energy!

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Wonderful Wednesday 4/14/2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hello Great Sparkers!!! Welcome Wednesday!

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It was such a beautiful day in my side of Texas. I assume it was in the high 80's and a good breeze blowing my hair as I walked and ran in the park before I listened to our Pastor teach/Preach on "Living a Stress Free Life" You know that the Bible shows us that the just must live by Faith. Stress, Worry, Fear and anything in those categories are contrary to living by faith. You may think it's impossible to live without stress but God created us to depend on Him and when Jesus went to the CROSS He suffered for stress that we carry in this life even though we don't have to. Selah.

It's great to run in the park watching all the others all around and wondering what they may be thinking. Watching these people walking these big dogs while all the children are in the same park and even coming towards me, but I learned when I was 19 years old that God had me protected. Sometimes I wonder if the owners of these bigger animals even think what could happen if they got away from the leash.

I made up this little funny rhyme/song one day as I walked around the track and this is almost fact. Those squirrels be running around like they are little children. They move so fast I can feel their breath on my heels and I look back and see one running up the tree. For real Sparkers,, they look at me. LOL I wish I could remember it all because it was really funny and I would write it out.

I walked 2.5 miles today at the park before I had to leave. Actually I walked and ran and burned 560 calories and I pushed myself. I told yall that God was my Personal Trainer and He told me to keep going when i felt like stopping but I did it every time I started to run and it was worth it. Everyone can't be a runner and that's fine. Keep walking because walking is the best exercise that anyone can do. I remember when I had to use a cane and ride in those carts at the grocery stores. That was kind of embarrassing. I even have had to park in the handicapped spaces. The Lord has brought me a mighty long way and He's taking me all the way to the finish line! emoticon
That's why His Name is always on my lips and I won't apologize about it. This year, 2010 because of Him, I WILL Win!


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BABY_GIRL69 4/15/2010 2:44PM

    Girl you spoke it! Thank you for sharing with me! Its truly a mission in the christian life to honestly give it over to Him & walk away. I'm working on it daily.

Oh, I have one of the big dogs but I double roped the leash whenever people come near us & even will walk in the street to not thrust my pet on someone who may have a fear of animals. No matter how harmless Shadow maybe. . . . .

God bless & keep inspiring me!


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Happy Tuesday 4/13/2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Today was more beautiful than Monday. These have been some gorgeous days here in Texas. I walked 106 mis on Monday and today I walked 76mins. I am encouraged when the days are so sunny and bright and the wind is blowing up a spring breeze. Yesterday I lost track of how many times I went around the track and that's how I got so many laps in plus I did not have my cell phone with me to help me keep up with the time and I haven't
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I walked for 76 mins today which was 3 miles and yesterdays walk was about 5 miles. I love to walk by myself because it feels like I'm in my prayer closet as I walk the track. I do notice the people around me but some times I feel as if it's just me, God and the squirrels. I was walking the other day and I felt as if I could just fly off that track. I was walking and jogging that day. I have been doing more of that. I didn't jog today and I can't remember if I did any jogging yesterday and that's what happens when I don't log my workouts in my book or on the fitness tracker.
One of my goals that I am aiming for before the end of this year is to be able make the times I spend at the park on the track doing mainly jogging/running. I know this is an atainable goal because I'm giving myself time to work up my pace step by step. A good running workout is a great way to get off more weight. I also can do more intervals which also make the body burn more calories and increase the metabolism. emoticon

I realize that I have to really work hard to get there but I will do it. I am trying to tweak my meals at this time. It's been hard to eat breakfast lately I also have problems drinking my allotment of water everyday. I'm thirsty when I walk those long mins and I do have 2 16 ounce bottles that I normally drink during these walks. emoticon

When I was sick on Sat morning it was more than likely some type of food poisoning. I rested and I was better on Sunday evening. Normally if I overdue it while working out I get sick right then and not later. My body let's me know when I have went too far and it slows down and my breathing changes and I know when it's time to stop and go home and rest. I thank God that I follow those cues. Too many people make the mistake and keep on going and making it worse and then a person is not able to workout for a couple of days. I don't like to do that.

Biggest loser was dramatic as usually and Sunshine is still there and all the other people I like. I do hope Sunshine wins because she is just beautiful and deserves it. She works so hard and I almost feel like a part of her family. Her and O'neil did a wonderful job when they went home and lost weight on their on. It would be wonderful if both of them end up in the finale. That would be a show to see. Everyone seems to be pulling low number except for Mike. There are just too many to decide on as a winner. Too many nice people left but....i'm still cheering for Sunshine. And I know the scale does lie and I hate when people think it is always correct. emoticon
I am so ready to get up in the morning and start early on working out. I feel much better when I start the day with meditating the Word and Prayer to God and top it off with a great workout then I can eat a fiber rich breakfast. That sounds like a plan!
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Welcome to Saturday 4/10/2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy Saturday!!

My day started off in a bad way because I woke up sick before the Church Brunch. I had all my stuff ready last night and all I had to do was curl my hair and iron a blouse. Then my stomach felt sour and burping sour and it was not pretty. I prayed to God to get this poison out of my stomach and finally I got that bathroom trash and filled it up...sorry...

I laid down for what I thought was a little bit then I looked at the clock and it was just about 10 am. I started to stay home but I knew I needed to go because I was feeling a little better.

Glad I went because even though I was an hour late I knew God wanted me there. I had a very nice time with members I had never met and actually made new friends with older ladies. They even prayed for me before I left because I started feeling sick again.

I felt better then it started again when I got home. I had my son go get me some ginger ale so now I'm thanking Jesus for my healing because I will not let this get me down.

I may not walk my community as long as I was but I will walk later today or walk with Leslie and take it easy. I also will watch what I eat since I have no idea what made me this sick. Yesterday when I walked and jogged I burned over 1000 calories.
That was 106 mins of cardio.

I'm checking out this show on BET Tiny & Toya the fiancÚ of T.I. and Little Wayne's ex-wife. This show is not wild like some of the other reality shows and that's good. These young women have their heads on straight and seem to be quite mature for their ages. I usually don't watch shows like that but I can learn something from even a younger person, plus they encourage me to stay on my food and exercise plan since they look pretty fit. God bless them both.

Thanks for listening to me. I do appreciate all of your encouragement. I'm going to take it easy the rest of the day so I can be ready for church in the a.m.
Blessings to you all!!!

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BABY_GIRL69 4/10/2010 8:58PM

    Feel better Sweets!

God bless & Happy Sunday!

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HARISHABAD 4/10/2010 5:58PM

    Wow, 106 minutes and 1000 cals, that's GREAT!!! Maybe your not feeling well today has to do with that? Did you overdo it? Just a thought. Anyway, I hope you feel better soon!


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Letting Go of Past Mistakes and Failures

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I find myself at times being lost in thought about my past failures and mistakes or even the past failures and mistakes of others around me. As a Christian, I know that I am to forget the past and look forward towards the great Future in Christ. I pray about this a lot because I don't want the past to hold me back from the Glorious Future that is promised me and all Christians who believe the Word. I don't have to wait until I'm in Heaven to live a great life. I should be living that great life before I get there. I truly believe that.

I realize that I have this in my hands. God has given me the choice to listen to His Words written and spoken by the Spirit in me. The Just shall live by their faith. We are admonished throughout the Bible to have the Faith of God. Believe what He says. I do believe. I don't like that I look back on my past and get down in my soul and depressed in my spirit. That's not faith. Things happened to me that certain songs I hear bring out tears and pain. Sometimes I can't remember what happened in my life that makes me put my hands to my ears as I hurriedly turn the channel because whatever it was still hurt.

I believe that this weight problem that I have had since I was in 4th grade is because of certain things in my past that caused me to use food as my friend and love. We all have things in our lives that we don't understand at the time, then there are things that you may wonder, "Why did this happen to me?".

I am determined to let go of all these negative issues from my past. Things that happened in my childhood and adult life have brought on times of sadness as I lingered in thought on them. This does not have to be. I do not want to remain overweight for the rest of my time here on earth. I don't won't to wait till Jesus Returns for my body to be changed. It's up to me to do everything I can to change my body now. It's possible.

I've been in a state of maintaining the loss pounds for such a long time. I have to sit back and re-evaluate my system that I am using. I have had bad days when it comes to eating. I know what I am doing and it's me sabotaging my own success. It's like something crazy inside of me can't stand to get to the goal weight. I can't allow this to keep happening to me.

So, I am bringing this to the public. I am letting go of my past mistakes and failures. I will no longer linger in the past so that I can cleanse my mind from those memories that make me uncomfortable and brings on emotional eating. I am delivered from the past that is filled with pain. I am a great success!!! I deserve to obtain the body that my heart desires. I love myself now and I will love myself then. My past is the past and it can't cause me sadness and pain anymore.

I am determined to walk by faith an I believe that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are helping me every step of the way. I thank every member of SparkPeople for the motivation that I receive from you all. This site is a blessing to me and I know I would not be this far if it was not for God leading me here. It wasn't by accident that I have come to be a member of Spark since 2007. This site has given me friends, tools and weapons to use to be a success in this weight loss journey. Not only do I get to lose weight, but I gain good friends that I have never met in person but who are backing me as I use each day as a stepping stone to success in every part of my life.

Thanks to all the great people who created Spark and all of you who are as I am, on a journey to reclaim our lives in every way.
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SINCEKINDER 4/7/2010 7:50PM

    Good for you. I hope it helps.

About the time I started my re-dedication, I was finally to the point as you are. Letting go the past. I had a lot of unresolved issues concerning my Father. I have always had a close relationship with God but drifted from him during/after my divorce. Questioning him as to why I had to endure the abuse I did to make me the person he wanted me to be.

It wasn't until I let this go and move on that I am finally able to move on. It seemed to work for me and now I'm losing once again.

You can do this!!!!

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