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I HONOR THE VETERANS

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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emoticonFighting with all your might
emoticonLaying your lives down
emoticonFreedoms are in your sight
emoticonAs soon as your feet hit the ground
emoticonTrying with All your insight
emoticonTo help other countries be sound
emoticonEven when it's a tough fight
emoticonYou are always Found
emoticonEven when things were tight
emoticonAnd the enemy was all around
emoticonHe gave you the Light
emoticonTo Bring the enemy down
emoticonWe Honor You Today...You are Shining Bright
emoticonOur Thankfulness abounds
emoticonThanks for bringing Love to our Sight!

Truly I honor all the Military of the United States of America. Grew up as a child of an Air Force Man, my father served for over 30 years and I give him honor today for that.

Thank You Father God for this Nation's Strong Military Force. This Nation's Military must Stay Strong. God Bless Every Veteran and their Families. Alive or with the Lord.

We Love and Appreciate You All!!! emoticon

  
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BABY_GIRL69 11/11/2010 2:29PM

    God bless our troops & America! Amen.

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WILDFLOWERR_ 11/11/2010 12:55PM

    emoticonPraying for our Military!
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LIZA_JD 11/11/2010 12:13PM

    emoticon Great blog. God Bless America!!! Special thanks to all the military men and women and their families for allowing them to serve us and our country. emoticon

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BERRIMOUSE 11/11/2010 11:03AM

    Thank you for your special prayers for our veterans of which I am one and thank you for your Goodie. May God continue to Bless YOU as well.

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BEXNEW 11/11/2010 10:50AM

    Same up here to the North. I too honour our veterans who have fought for all we have. emoticon

Bex

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SHARING A COUPLE OF PICTURES FROM TRIP HOME...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just a couple of pictures of the trip home.

These pictures came from the Bowling Alley out by Oral Roberts University. A very nice place. I didn't bowl...this was an outing for my family's High School Alumni. No...I went to a different school...because I wanted to. emoticonlol


Family that were there except for my little 14 year old cousin who went and hid. lol


My brother and his 2 sons.


My nephew, my sister and myself


My brother and sister and me!

Well I had a great drive there and back with my cousin. It was so good to get out and go home. I even went to church on Sunday...of course I already told you about that. It's always nice to see family and friends. I hope you enjoyed my family because I did.


My great-niece Bri'. She is so smart and just 3 years old. Speaks Spanish!

Now I'm going to service. Enjoy your evening!!!

(Don't forget:All Spark will be down for maintenance tonight from 11pm EST-7am EST 11/11/10.
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MORRIS1989 11/14/2010 10:23PM

    Nice family and pictures you are truly blessed.

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RSWIFE 11/11/2010 9:13AM

    You have a beautiful family. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

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MSSTACYJ 11/10/2010 10:52PM

    Nice looking family!

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MRSBERG135 11/10/2010 10:16PM

    love family time! Thanks for sharing!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 11/10/2010 9:50PM

    Oh NO! What will I DO!? emoticon

I am with you there! No sparkin' during the wee hours of the night! emoticon emoticon

Oh, and you look great in the PICS, quit being so critical of yourself! emoticon

Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
Love,
wildflowerr
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LYSAX13 11/10/2010 8:26PM

    It is so nice to see family! It looks like you had a good time

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HOT AND COLD AND PAIN GO AWAY...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010



Today was finally my first Physical Therapy appointment. It was long but I loved that heat on the back of my neck. It actually hurt that pain. This has been since 8/30/10. Too long. emoticon

She told me that I needed to take it slow and don't jump on the mini tramp yet. Ha Ha Ha!!!. That's a little too late but I will follow her directions and stay with slow walking and strength training. She was a nice therapist. Melissa. That paperwork took a bit to complete but it was done when I arrived very early. But I didn't mind. I had ny CD player with me and had a great Message playing. emoticon

I'm going to do what she says so that I won't get a big set back. emoticon

She used a hot pack my neck and a cold one on my knee. The air was on so that ice pack was too cold for me. That heat really helped my neck a lot. I am so ready for all the pain to go away. But it does take time for a body to heal properly. emoticon

I have some exercises for my neck and knee that should help. Won't burn many calories but oh well. I' m happy to be on the right road for now. emoticon

I'm sleepy and ready for bed. emoticon

I think I've had too many carbs all at one time. I missed lunch so I was hungry when I got home. emoticon
I cooked some great baked chicken legs and black eyed peas and green beans. I also had some sherbet and it was great. Only 1.5 grams of fat but 26 grams of carbs.

The experience was new but not boring. I have 7 more sessions to go so I'll be busy until December. My favorite month! emoticon

Hope your day was great and educational in some way. Enjoy the ability to work out if you can. Just do it and be consistent. It all pays off in the long run! emoticon
Blessings!
Deb
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RSWIFE 11/10/2010 8:25AM

    I hope you will be feeling no pain soon. So sorry to hear of your pain. Glad you are listening and taking it slow. I am sure you will be as good as new in no time. Keep us posted. I am rooting for you!
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WILDFLOWERR_ 11/10/2010 1:51AM

    Prayers for a speedy healing for you Dear Sister!
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wildflowerr

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LUNADRAGON 11/10/2010 12:44AM

    I hear you about the heat feeling good. I had a lousy night with mine, and will be heat packing it soon.
Take care.
Deb
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Procrastination...

Tuesday, November 09, 2010



An older picture of me from earlier this year. Love my hair! lol

Procrastination is one of the words that I want to cut out of my vocabulary. You know how you think about doing something (like losing weight, starting an exercise plan or cleaning out that hall closet) and put it off over and over again? emoticon

Now since I've started the weight loss process and love to exercise I'm still waiting to link my thoughts with my actions and get that closet renewed. I'll do it...eventually. emoticon

Putting off something I can do today until another time is fruitless. I would hate for someone else to have to delegate my trash from treasure. emoticon

I sometimes workout late because I'm thinking about doing it earlier but the time passes and I'm getting it done later than I wanted to. emoticon

I mentioned in another blog that I eat my meals late sometimes or most of the time. Does that cost me anything? If I have not met all of my nutrition goals it can and it does. Coming up short on protein and it's 10 pm I'm not wanting to eat meat nor do I desire to eat beans that late. So how do I plan on conquering this word and taking it out of my life? emoticon emoticon emoticon

Just doing it. What made me want to work this out was paperwork I received to take filled out to the Physical Therapy appt I have tomorrow. I received on Saturday. Didn't fill them out then and pledged...to myself...to complete them on Sunday. But...IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. emoticon

Well I'm going to complete part of them today and the rest before the 2:30 appointment. It's almost midnight here and I really should have taken them with me while I was completing some work and wiped them out but I can't keep thinking about what I should have did. But next time I will. emoticon

I am pledging to do better on procrastination...that's why it has taken me this long to get fit and fine...lol...fit and healthy. It's all good. Do any of you have a problem with Procrastination? Maybe I'm the only one on this side of Sparkland. Have you already conquered Procrastination? Let me know all about it!

Blessings to you all my dear friends!!!
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BABY_GIRL69 11/9/2010 5:30PM

    You are not the only one I procrastinate about not eating better. I know how to but I am not trying to give up my sweets. I don't worry about my workouts but its my cheat days that some times extend beyond what they should. lol I'm learning to do without & not having to have my sweets everyday.

God bless & thanks for sharing!

Dee

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HANDYV 11/9/2010 2:22AM

    If you look procrastination up in the dictionary - you will see a picture of me. No, but really I truly have an issue with it. It truly sucks. I wish you well on your overcoming your issue with it. I'll start working on mine tomorrow (LOL)

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REGINIA01 11/9/2010 1:32AM

  I am conquering procrastination as well. I try to do my workouts in the mornings so I can get it out of the way. If I do not, it feels like something is missing or nagging at me. I find that my morning workouts work for me. I hope this helps.

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SURROUNDED BY LOVE...

Sunday, November 07, 2010



It's so amazing how being added as a friend can make me so very happy and motivated for success. I believe that this journey is a community journey and we need each other to succeed. emoticon

We all should know that people who are involved in a community like SparkPeople are more likely to meet their health and fitness goals and maintain them. emoticon

So I feel surrounded by so much love. I love friends. I need friends. I appreciate all of my friends. As we travel down this road with different personal goals, we ALL have the same goal...TO GET TO THE FINISH LINE. emoticon

What I want to say to my new Friends...Glad to Have You On board the Love Boat.
To my old friends...So Happy You are Still Holding it Down Faithfully.

I am humbled and love to be accountable. Today I took a slow walk and jumped a few times on that mini tramp. I had my 5 fruits and veggies today and I have breathed deeply. lol emoticonHave a couple more glasses of water to drink and another snack. Yes I eat late because my meals are normally eaten late. emoticon(YOU KNOW YOUR BODY DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS WHEN YOU EAT AND IT METABOLISES YOUR FOOD THE SAME WAY MORNING NOON OR NIGHT?)

I do try to eat something light the later it gets. Don't want my digestive system to have to work too hard as I prepare to go to sleep. emoticon

Again... emoticonto my new friends and emoticonto my old faithful friends. We are a goal getting kind of group! emoticon

One more thing: You are Required to emoticon. Can you do that for me?
Have a great night!
Deb
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ROSEWCI 11/7/2010 7:14PM

    emoticon You can never have too many friends!

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BABY_GIRL69 11/7/2010 1:33PM

    Thats one of reasons why we keep coming back to be inspired & to inspire.

God bless!

Dee

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TWEETYKC00 11/7/2010 12:33AM

    that's what we're here for, the help and support to get through this journey together!

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