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TODAY I'LL BE WALKING MY FIRST VIRTUAL 5K

Saturday, April 16, 2011

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Today I will be completing my first 5K. Walk/Jog but mostly walking which would make my time a little longer. But I'll find out once I start it how my knee reacts today.

I've been training good this week and my endurance is building. If you haven't check out the Virtual Race center on Spark and see if there are any that you might be interested in. There are also training teams that you can join also before you actually go out and complete your race.

How has your week been going? Enjoy the weekend and family and friends.

Do something great for yourself today!

Keep your heads up and remember that I'm Praying for You and You are All Winners!
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IRON_RESOLVE 4/21/2011 10:31AM

    Way to Go!
Wow, you just Sparked me to go off and do my 5k!! I have been walking for 45 minutes daily. I used to take the walk to town, and it is 3 miles, so there and back, and I will complete my first Virtual 5K!

So off I go! This will be the one good thing I do for myself today!

Thanks for the inspiration!

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MEYLOSE 4/16/2011 10:16PM

    AWESOME on YOUR 5K!!!! emoticonWELL DONE!! I've joined the Virtual 5K Team and have enjoyed doing my workouts, my son and daughter often do their version of it as well.

I attend our local Air Show for the miltary base here and it was extremely windy, so they cut ther day short. I always enjoy attending the Air Show and this year will definately be a special one for me as my son took his military oath today and it was led by the "Thunderbirds", what a true treat!

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OUTDOORGIRL69 4/16/2011 8:05PM

    I know that you had a good 5K walk today. Let us know your time.

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MSPROVERBS31 4/16/2011 6:06PM

    DEB...YAY! Congrats because I know you're going to have an awesome 5K experience...look who you're doing it with!!!! Can't wait to read how you feel once you're done!

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And thanks for always being a motivator & such an inspiration!
Your prayers are well recieved & I'm praying for you also (& that knee situation too)!

HAVE FUN!!!!!

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DOTTIEJANE1 4/16/2011 4:50PM

    emoticon on your first 5k way to go !!! emoticon

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PENNEYV 4/16/2011 4:40PM

    Let us know, please, how the virtual 5K goes. I like walking with Leslie and this might be somewhat like that? They had a 5K walk/10 K run here today, but it was pouring down rain and I am not in to slipping on wet surface. Too old I guess. emoticon

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MINDLESS, ENDLESS, BOTTOMLESS...

Thursday, April 07, 2011




HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE!!!

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How has everyone been perking this first seven days of April. Before we know it it will be May. This year is Flying by and hopefully a lot of pounds, inches, bad habits etc. emoticon

I've been thinking about those words for a couple of months.
Mindless: Without thinking.
Endless: Never Ending.
Bottomless: Not measured.

My definitions of course but we all have seen the commercials or read the coupons in our mail boxes.

I used to LOVE to go and eat at ALL YOU CAN EAT restaurants. I never choose one of those now. What's the use? I remember piling my plate so full then getting mad because the food became cold before I could get to it. emoticon

Mindless eating is the only word that I'm fighting at this time and with God's Help it will be conquered all the way. You know...holding the bag of chips while you are watching television or reading or logging. Then you look up and the bag is half empty. OOOPS!

It's easy to stay away from Endless and Bottomless because I don't eat out much and when I do it's take out like Subway or a Taco Bell Fresco(?) item. Just last Saturday I went to Cheddars with my son and his girlfriend.


I had Grilled Tilapia w/grilled shrimp, steamed broccoli and green beans. I had water w/lemon as my drink and I did get me some bread. But I ate my vegetables first then only ate about 1/4 of my meat. I had it in the ice box for a couple of days until I ate it for Breakfast. I felt like a Conqueror. Which I am More than a Conqueror!

There's other words we have to get out of our lives but let's start with these three if we have not beaten them all the way down where they belong. Let's try eating some mindless eating on something like this:



This is an actual salad a friend of mine ate for lunch the other day and uploaded it on Facebook. Now I can eat something like this endless. Also I heard that we should eat something that crunches (vegetables & fruits or nuts) with each meal. Healthy is the word.

Well just wanted to check in and let you know what I'm thinking about and see how everyone is enjoying this beautiful April. Thank God for Thursday! Enjoy your evening.
I think I'm walk/run today and later strength train upper body and core work. I'm doing great on my calories today and that makes me smile.

Many Blessings!
Deb
Holla@Jesus!
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TREEBELLA 4/7/2011 9:48PM

    I don't tend to like the quality of food at all you can eat places. Most of the time the food doesn't taste that great to begin with. Good thing they don't have an all you can eat McDonalds or I would be the size of a baby hippo!

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SLUDERCATS 4/7/2011 6:58PM

    A well written interesting blog. I like your definitions! Good luck on your journey.

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ACCOUNTABILITY PLEDGE FROM NOW AND FOREVER

Friday, April 01, 2011




I, Deborah, do hereby solemnly vow to hold myself accountable. To not lie to, cheat or fool myself from this day forward. I promise to honor myself by looking to see the truth, name it and receive it openly. I will call myself out if a moment of weakness should occur. I agree to then forgive myself, put it behind me and begin again. I will not tell myself Im doing more than I actually am. Nor will I short change myself to believe the opposite. I swear to respect myself enough not to beat myself up or talk negatively about myself, as these also are lies. I pledge not to fool myself into thinking I am alone on my journey, as God is ALWAYS with me and has blessed me with many Sparkfriends to turn to when I struggle. I will uphold these above mentioned promises and the promise to realize that when I do lie, cheat or fool myself, I am the one getting hurt and I give my word I will not hurt myself anymore. I am committed to this Accountability Vow because I believe in myself and I know that I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me.

We are doing this in one of my Groups and would love for all who wish to consider this. I think it will help me a lot and I plan on losing more than a couple of pounds a month!
Happy April and Friday!
Deb
Holla@Jesus!
He's My Help at ALL Times!


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SHERRYJVP 4/4/2011 3:09PM

    Deb, once again, I just want to copy your blog and make it mine. Alas, I will never be as well written as you! But I really appreciate your faith, ability and inspiration. Thanks.

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REALTYGIRL18 4/2/2011 11:56PM

    Deb- That's awesome!!! I think I need to do something like this for myself!!

Keep up the great work!
Jocelyn

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IAMCHANGE 4/2/2011 6:51PM

    I like this. Put your face on it help stay on point. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 4/1/2011 9:59PM

    I do try my best to be honest but some times I am not. This is a good pledge to yourself. When we overeat or don't workout the only person we cheat is ourselves. . . God bless & thanks for sharing!! DEe

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ETTERWOMAN 4/1/2011 4:09PM

    Deb, This is awesome. I hope you printed it and posted it on your mirror because that's what I'm going to do with it for me too. Thank you for the words of wisdom.

Rho

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DMC10241 4/1/2011 1:09PM

    emoticon and I love that you added the paragraph below the pledge. That was my reasoning for having everyone post as a blog... so that their other sparkfriends may be encouraged to do the same. emoticon

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GETTING READY FOR THAT 5K

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Getting ready to go out and walk/jog getting this training in for this Virtual 5K from Spark on the week of April 16 I believe. There's several days I can do it on so I'm excited. First 5K and I can do it!

How are your workouts? Nutrition? I'm winning on both of them and everything else is falling into place. emoticon

We can Do ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES US HIS STRENGTH!! Never forget that!

Blessings and Have a great Wednesday evening!!!
Deb
Holla@Jesus!


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MRSBERG135 4/1/2011 10:27PM

    yay! You can do it! I will be running my first 5k in July, I may be looking for something sooner as well!

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REALTYGIRL18 4/1/2011 4:25PM

    You can do it Deb!!! Work it out!!!

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 3/31/2011 10:03AM

    I've been running for months, but I just signed up for a 5k which is in 29 days. I am super excited about it!

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BABY_GIRL69 3/31/2011 12:13AM

    I know you will do this 5k!! God bless & lets GO! Dee

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TABALICIOUS 3/30/2011 11:27PM

  Awesome!! Keep it up your doing great

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IMNENA23 3/30/2011 9:34PM

    You are doing sooo well! Keep it up!

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NO FEAR HERE...

Monday, March 28, 2011



Not too long ago I wanted to write a blog about this very thing. I wondered at the time if I was purposely sabotaging my Journey. emoticon

It was like I continually did things that woul bring the opposite my desired outcome. Have You ever did that? Have you ever felt like this?

Being afraid is not one of my traits because I know that God has NOT given me a spirit of fear. But at times I felt unsure about the "healthier me". I remember losing weight in an unhealthy way in the year 2000 and getting on the scale...seeing a number that I have never seen in my life...and jumped off. Then I started gaining the weight I had lost quicker than it came off. Eating the things I had given up because they were not healthy for me nor good for me.( I was on the extreme fam I was reading a green bean can. emoticon) I've learned better now.

My answer for any nervousness about the outcome is to continually picture my healthy self. That's what I plan to do. I've been doing it over and over again. emoticon

God is good to us all and I thank HIM for His Peace in me. I need it!
Happy Monday and there's definitely...NO FEAR HERE...

Blessings!
Deb
Holla@Jesus!
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REALTYGIRL18 3/29/2011 2:19PM

    No Fear Here Either!!! I'm embracing the changes and the new me!!

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