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Consistency Reaps Great Rewards

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I've noticed in some areas of my life I am extremely consistent. Those are the areas that. I reap the great rewards. Since I've been on this journey...since 2007...I've realized that my journey has been 3 years because I have not been consistent in the important areas.

Eating healthy is the main area that I did not remain consistent. The majority of the eating was unhealthy junk food. I consistently ate this way but reaped unwanted rewards. I did manage to keep exercise in my life, otherwise I would have gained back every pound that I have lost.

Consistency in eating healthy and working out will reap the rewards that I desire. Today is Saturday and I am 104 days closer to meeting my goal weight this year. I'm sure a lot of us oldies are going to meet our goals. I will meet my goal by Dec 31, 2010.

I know what I need to do and I am doing it. It feels great to be losing weight and making a lifestyle change. I can't wait to get back outside with my workouts. I didn't realize how much I depend on my workouts to bring consistency in my life.

Being consistent in using the tools that we have in weight loss will reap great rewards for our bodies and for our souls. Change Starts fro the inside out. Gain control of what's going on inside of you and everything else will come easier and we all like the word easy.
Deb

  
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MSPROVERBS31 9/25/2010 1:00AM

    Amen! Well recieved!

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THEEXERCISER 9/19/2010 5:38PM

    I completely agree

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I'M LOVING SOME ME!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010



When I look in the mirror, I love what I see. I'm loving some ME! God made me and proclaimed me as good. God don't make ugly! No matter what anyone says...I am beautiful. God has made us all beautiful.


In this journey we must love ourselves now, not when the goal is met. If you don't love yourself from the inside out and this journey will become easier. Our hearts should be filled with Love for ourselves and each other. No good result will come from hating who you are.

Embrace who you are and how special you are. Look in that mirror and emoticon
because you are BEAUTIFUL right NOW!



I Love Me some Me!

  
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PONYFARMER 9/14/2010 6:12PM

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TONEDOWN 9/14/2010 6:10PM

    emoticon emoticonI could not have said it better myself.
I Love Some Of Me Toooooo!!! emoticon emoticonYour as beautiful as the ROSE you have posted emoticonPraise GOD.

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Honor For 9-11...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I remember where I was at on that day. It was 9am and my first call came in. But it was short. The customer on the other end had said a plane just crashed into one of the Towers in N.Y. Only call I received on that day. I was working in a Wireless Co. Call Center so all we did was answer calls. Our location in Tulsa serviced that area. We heard the truth of all the other crashes...terrorist actions. We went home with anguished hearts. I watched the news all night and every night. I was sad and filled with so much grief. How could this happen in America? But it did...and i could happen again. My Pastor told us to stop watching it because it was not good for our hearts and soul.. .he was right. I was almost no good to anyone...laying on the couch just watching the terror. Well I wrote this poem in 2002 because I could not write it when this happened. Thanks for reading.

``````````````````````````````SLEEPING TOWERS ```````````````````````````````````
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``````````````````````Sleeping Towers will you rise again?` `````````````````````````
```````````````````For so many hours you bled from within ``````````````````````````
````````````````````````Hate has brought you to the ground -````````````````````Scattering lives that were all around ```````````````````````````
`````````````````````Gripped by grief our Nation paused ````````````````````````````
````````````````````Looking at all that terrorism caused ````````````````````````````
`````````````````````Our tears filled many oceans floor `````````````````````````````
```````````````````` As our Patriotism began to soar `````````````````````````````
`````````````````````The innocent were taken on that day ``````````````````````````
`````````````````` "God Bless America!" was all we could say ````````````````````````
```````````````````` We united together with one heart `````````````````````````````
`````````````````````Clinging to hope is where we start ````````````````````````````
````````````````````Forever our lives have been changed ``````````````````````````
````````````````````So many lives have been rearranged ````````````````````````````
`````````````````````But through it all many remain strong ``````````````````````````
`````````````````````With their lives they had to move on ```````````````````````````
````````````````````Although they still experienced much pain ```````````````````````
````````````````````Control of their lives they had to regain `````````````````````````
````````````````The memories of those precious lives will live forever `````````````````
``````````````````We will never give up our freedom...no never! `````````````````````

Finally written by me on 9/11/2002
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BLIZZTEE 9/12/2010 3:37AM

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POPOF4 9/11/2010 8:05PM

    God bless you for thinking of those lives that were lost. There was an interfaith ceremony held here in a mosque in the Detroit area. All faiths coming together, all races, and ethnicities as Americans. We will rise above fear hate and division!

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WALKING UNDER WATER

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Yesterday on my evening walk it was turning dark. I was hungry because I had not eating all day. (Food is Fuel) I went to WhatABurger and got a mustard burger on Wheat and my son chicken strips. I argued with the lady over honey mustard. (Not Christlike emoticon) I walked out without apologizing.

As I walked in the pitch dark I was beating myself up for not apologizing and I kept asking God to forgive me. I was passing more tall weeds then I wanted. I saw the Texaco and assumed I had reach the back of their parking lot.

I saw what I thought was the curb and stepped over. There was nothing solid...but air. It was like a dream. I landed in water...went all the way down. And was up and down for several minutes. I managed to pull myself up on the concrete where I was at. My phone was wet the food was floating in the sack along with a book I had just checked out from the library.

I was afraid. This lady never gets afraid. I started screaming for help. I don't know how long I screamed but inside I heard God say don't stop screaming. Then a young man heard me and ran for help. They finally came and took me to the hospital. I have a concussion and staples in my head. My back and neck are hurting and also my right leg. I think my knee is swollen.(This was an 8 to 10 ft drop)

I am so embarrassed for this accident but one of the nurses told me not to be because of an accident. All I can think of is how will I do my workouts. This is not what I want. I have a goal. I know I will reach my goal and I know I need to take care of myself. My right kneeis swollen.
Thank God for the angels and for His Love for me. That enemy tried to take me out but I shall LIVE and NOT die and Proclaim the Gospel.
Please pray for my complete recovery. This Drainage ditch is dangerous. There are chilldren that walk by it everyday. Just imagine I was completely submerged...but a child could drown. No rails are around it and it needs to be drained quick. Please keep that in your prayers also.

I love you Spark Friends. Thanks for supporting me and reading my Blogs.
Enjoy today!
Deb
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GODZDESIGN95 9/8/2010 2:45PM

    OMG they should take care of that ditch. what the enemy tried to do did not work.A righteous women or man falls down 7 times and the Lord of Host will pick him up. Sending up prayers emoticon. sending healing your way. Sorry.

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LUNADRAGON 9/7/2010 7:24PM

    I really do hope and pray you are feeling better soon. That was scary!

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POPOF4 9/3/2010 8:00AM

    Wow... I thank God you are OK. Hopefully you'll be back on your feet soon. I kind of have gotten use to you and I encouraging each other to exercise and keep active. But right now I just want to read about how much better you are feeling as time goes on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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IAMCHANGE 9/2/2010 6:38AM

    Self forgiven is so very hard but try to. Thanks for sharing.

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LADILYNNE 9/2/2010 2:47AM

    Don't beat yourself up about any of it -- you are human -- we make mistakes. Isn't it wonderful to know that we have a loving God that forgives our mistakes, our tempers, etc.

Take this time to heal, and to be still and hear from God. So many times we hurry through our days talking TO God and not listening enough. Rest, watch what you eat and we will pray with and for you.

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CBARRETT10 9/1/2010 5:31PM

  Terrible accident! I pray that you have a complete and speedy recovery. Thanks for letting us know about the accident, take it easy. Our God is an awesome God. emoticon emoticon

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DRB13_1 9/1/2010 9:32AM

    Oh Deb, how horrible! Take care, remember it WAS an accident, not because of the argument at the store, and focus on getting well. There were angels around you, and there is still much left for you to do in this life. Heal completely and treasure your blessings each day. Wishing you all the best!
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MSPROVERBS31 9/1/2010 1:09AM

    Oh my goodness Deb!!!! I'm glad that you invited us to visit your blog. When I read, in our forum, that you went walking under water, I thought you were taking an aqua aroebics class.

Praise the Lord that you are still alive and recovering! Because anyone at any age can drown in a very small amount of water!

God is good & you WILL reach your goals, but at this time you will heal! I am a visual person and your words are very telling...I began to cry and pray before I even finished the blog.

I know that God can and will heal according to His riches in glory & His promises for His own!
I will continue to keep you, your family & friends (as I'm sure they are all concerned) and the safety of this area in my prayers!

Keep us updated and please rest, recover & let God do what He does!!!! The Healthier You is on her way, God's way!!!

"On this day, God wants you to know ... that if you relax, it comes. Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand - relax. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, God shows you the way."- FaceBook
Luv Ya!!! Take Care!!!

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REALTYGIRL18 8/31/2010 10:19PM

    Oh Deb!!! I'm soooo sorry you hurt yourself, but am happy that your wounds were not more serious.
Do NOT be embarressed about wheat happened. Accidents happen. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hate that this has happened to you. Take time to heal yourself. The workouts will be there.
Just don't eat too much junk while taking it easy. emoticon

Peace, Love, and Blessings...
Jocelyn

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MRSBERG135 8/31/2010 8:21PM

    Oh I am glad you are ok! That is scary! Just make sure you relax and let yourself heal!!

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BABY_GIRL69 8/31/2010 7:25PM

    I am praying for you right now Deb! Thank God that we are not always aware that we entertain angels & that He heard your cry & sent them to help & protect you. I am so sad that you got that broken up. I pray for a speedy recovery & that you are not in that much pain. Leave your ego alone cause it will send you on a trip that will take a few days to come back from. Get over that whole incident, it was an accident but you should probably speak out about that & hopefully they will put a light or something to illuminate that area of the park.

Thank God you are able to blog & share with us!

Have mercy Lord & ((((HUGS))))

Dee

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 8/31/2010 5:02PM

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As A Man/Woman Thinketh So is He...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

So much I think the Lord is Helping with. Well, I know He is helping me. As I walk He talks me and Helps me get a grip on this Journey.

I know that NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME WILL PROSPER!

Anything the enemy tries to put in my mind that is contrary to my goals I dismiss it...IMMEDIATELY!!!

Our journey begins in the mind. I wrote my vision and I write it each day. That's why I try to Journal everyday!!!

I SEE MYSELF AT MY GOAL. Vision: Calling and Seeing those things that be not as though they are. That's Faith in God and in what He put inside of us to succeed.

It's MY CHOICE TO GO FORWARD. He will not do anything against OUR WILL.

I WILL to be HEALTHY AND FIT.

I meditate on that which builds me up and motivates and encourages me daily.

I know that I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!!!

JESUS IS MY HELP!

I depend on my SPARKFRIENDS!!!

As i think in my Heart so am I.

I AM A GREAT SUCCESS WELL ABLE TO FINISH THIS JOURNEY STRONG!

The Bible tells me I HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST. HOW DOES HE THINK?

Nothing but VICTORY!!

God created me and after He was finished He said I am GOOD.

i AM BEAUTIFUL NOW! YOU ARE TOO! emoticon

Memories:

You've Come a Long Way Baby!
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BABY_GIRL69 8/27/2010 8:49PM

    So many wonderful thoughts here & all so true. We have to keep our minds focused on Him & He will not allow us to fail. I thank you so much Deb for sharing this blog with us to keep us mindful that if we think it we put it into motion. I want to be determined, motivated, prayed up & mind stayed on Him!

God bless & I know through Christ you will meet your goals & aspiration!

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MRSBERG135 8/27/2010 1:01PM

    Very inspiring! This is great! I find myself when I am running and trying to push myself I repeat " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

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POPOF4 8/27/2010 8:41AM

    Amen, truly inspiring!

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