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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Today I cooked my son a Sweet Potato Gooey Butter Cake
Normally I would have been agitated and praying for Help with appetite control because these are one of best cakes that I make and rich and full of calories. Today was no turned out great! My history with these cakes, and they can be made in different flavors, started in December 09 watching Paula Deen cook it. I gained 7lbs cooking them...and they were a staple on my kitchen table for that month. But today was different. Like I've been sharing...I feel this lifestyle change in my mind. It's working and I'm making progress in my mind and in my body. Yes, I tasted a small piece. It was divine!!!
And I put it back in the refrigerator and there it remains.

Now in the past i would and could have eaten almost half of the cake. Regardless that I made it for my son. But I chose to stop at that one sample. I know that I am well able to make this change for a lifetime. I have food and food does not have me. I eat to live. I had a great healthy meal today and have already planned out my menu for tomorrow. It will be packed full of filling vegetables and I will batch cook for a couple of days. I am Happy so Happy to be alive. emoticon

Our choices now reflect our future. I chose not to over eat that rich cake. I chose to eat healthy and stop. I am choosing to become and stay healthy and fit. I'm not afraid to be healthy and fit. I know that I can do this. I am doing it. We are doing it and together we can do anything!!! emoticon

Success starts in the mind. It always has and always will. Check what's in your mind.
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KJOHNSON011 10/21/2010 12:42AM

    Gr8 job on the mind control. Thats what its all about!

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DRB13_1 10/17/2010 2:42PM

    You have mastered what it takes - "success starts in the mind."
So wonderful that you have both the skills to make exquisite specialties like this one and the love to do it for your son and others. That's more important than the food itself.
Wishing you all the best as you continue on your health journey.

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CBARRETT10 10/17/2010 2:20PM

  The healthy choice is the best choice! Although I've cut out unhealthy desserts, I will be baking the Sweet Potato Gooey Butter Cake for Thanksgiving for my family dinner! It looks soooo yummy! emoticon

Have a wonderful week!
Blessings emoticon

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GATORJOY 10/17/2010 9:16AM

    emoticonSuch a feeling of accomplishment too when you are able to find the healthy choice more appealing than the unhealthy choice.

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LYNMEINDERS 10/17/2010 1:11AM

    YAY/..... emoticon that is emoticon
Congrats on your is one we can all accomplish.....good for you.....well done....

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Just a short blog to let u all know that I truly appreciate each and every one of you that I have ever came in contact with on this journey. I am so grateful to God for friends like you who motivate me to keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

Good choices are becoming habits and my brain is sending signals that this is truly a lifestyle change and I am doing it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonAll are a part of success.

It's wonderful to know that I will reach my weight goal or just look like it. I will look the weight before I get to it. lol emoticon

So do not be discourage if your road seems slow or lagging. Hang in there and do what you know to do. Check your food intake and your Workout take. Sleep and drink water. Smile emoticon and your day will be filled with so much Joy.

Be Blessed and Happy losing to us all!
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CBARRETT10 10/16/2010 6:15PM

  Thanks for the encouragement and motivation towards our weight loss goals! emoticon emoticon


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POPOF4 10/16/2010 5:07PM

    Thank you for the encouragement.

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God Wants Me Healthy

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I've said many times that God is my Personal Trainer. There's no one that can lead me and train me better than He. emoticon

I am learning each day to appreciate being alive. emoticon

My mind starts preparing me for my day as soon as I get up. emoticon

I am living life and enjoying every minute of this lifestyle. I can say this and truly mean it. emoticon

I am a Winner now in every way. I can see the end. emoticon

I am strong and I know that God wants me healthy, I want to be healthy. emoticon

I have enjoyed today to the fullest and I have no regrets. emoticon

I plan to get a great night's sleep. That's Peace from my Father. emoticon

Thank you for stopping by and showing your support. It means a lot. We are a great team! emoticon

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KJOHNSON011 10/21/2010 12:40AM

    This wonderful and that is true in all of us! God is our personal trainers! emoticon emoticon

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SHERRYJVP 10/14/2010 2:19PM

    Now that is the kind of inspiration we all need. Thanks for the blog and the wonderful witness.

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MOORECENTURY 10/14/2010 9:38AM

    Great blog!!

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ALEXANDRIA2007 10/14/2010 9:17AM

    emoticon blog post. Isn't He amazing...

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KIMHALLMARK 10/14/2010 12:08AM

    Forgot the comma, Should read Thank you, I'm saving this one.

Have a great day and God bless every reader of this blog.

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KIMHALLMARK 10/14/2010 12:05AM

    A great blog and great prayer all rolled into one. Thank you saving this one. emoticon

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Each day I'm closer to my emoticon!

Working diligently on eating enough calories! emoticon

Had a good rest on Monday night. Sleep is needed on this journey. emoticon

I already have 950 spark points for the month of October! emoticon

I'm reading more articles since I can't do much cardio as I usually do. emoticon

Spark people is full of so many tools to help you WIN! emoticon

Eat your salad or green veggies first. Eat it slow. It helps with fullness. emoticon

Don't make this journey a task or it will not last. emoticon


Enjoy each day for each day is your day of victory. emoticon emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 10/13/2010 10:20PM

    Does not matter if you are moving slow just as long as you keep on moving!!! emoticon

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MRSBERG135 10/13/2010 9:40AM

    Thanks! Love the post! So true!!!

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BABY_GIRL69 10/12/2010 9:53PM

    Thank you for this blog!! I love you Girl & God has put us togehter to do great works together. Let the light from the lighthouse shine on us!! God bless & sweet dreams! Dee

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HIPSGOTTOGO 10/12/2010 9:25PM

    Thank you I am loving this journey also, thank you for such great blog , keep it up !

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JGINTX 10/12/2010 9:22PM

    Amen to that! I am loving this journey, too.....and never thought I would say that about getting healthy and eating right and exercising!!


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Monday, October 11, 2010

It's been a while since I really enjoyed a healthy meal and got full without overeating. I am talking about my dinner. I started with a big healthy red leaf and cucumber salad with a little sundried tomato vinaigrette dressing. I normally just eat everything all missed together...but I am attempting to get my diet correct. I also made a home made peanut sauce...Coach Nicole's Tasty Peanut Sauce...and it was great on my blackened chicken breast and thin spaghetti. Such a great meal. I had the fuel I needed and the bulk to get full. I normally am a chicken wing person but there's more meat and less fat on the chicken breast. Also around here chicken wings cost just as much as a T-Bone. lol emoticon

Got a little walking in although my back is hurting now but I'm going to take it easier. I will get where I need to be by the end of the year safely and not going crazy and doing things I should not do. (Which I did today) emoticon

God has also blessed me. Today I got 10 on the emoticonon 10-10-10 emoticon I was blessed with a new Entertainment center and TV and my home looks so different. Of course I had to rearrange everything. lol emoticon
Day 8 and 9 were good days too. I'm going forward and I'm strength training more and happy to be alive. Thanks to any of you who stop by and read my blogs and comment. You are my motivators. I appreciate you all! emoticon


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MRSBERG135 10/11/2010 12:49PM

    You are doing great! Your dinner sounds yummy!

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