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Monday, April 18, 2011

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.

- Mark Twain, writer and satirist

On this Journey and Life period it's very important that we surround ourselves with those who are for us and will speak Life into us. We never need those who belittle what we do or who we are.

We are Created for Success and to be a Light to the World. Some People don't like when others succeed. We have to keep away from those who eat away at who we are and what we are doing.

When you do that you will find that your heart feels Fresh. Don't put up with what you have control of. You have Control of Your Life. Keep it filled with Peace. Joy. Love.

Have a Great Week! Many Blessings for You All to Have a Great Journey.
Do Not EVER Give Up on Yourself. You are Worth the Effort You Put out Daily for Health and Fitness Benefits. I'm Cheering For Us All!


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MSPROVERBS31 4/22/2011 10:04PM

    Amen! Amen! Amen!
Everything my FitSistahs said as well as Wildflowerr.

But I will tell ya, this blog was right on time for encouragement even for me. But praise Ye The LORD, He alsways brings us a word of peace, one that passes ALL understanding, even in the mist of the storm!

Keep on speaking His word into your spirit & stay surrounded in His company. And I'm humbled to say that He uses us SparkFriends to be just that for you!

MAny Blessings for you and those who choose to be a blessing in your mist!

To all the others, Just be Kind & Loving through He who gives you strength!!!

Love Ya Ms. Deb! And alwasys praying with ya!
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REALTYGIRL18 4/21/2011 1:12PM

    AMEN!!!! I can't tell you how many people I cut off because of their negative behavior!! Misery LOVES company, and I didn't want any part of that!!!


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BABY_GIRL69 4/19/2011 4:12PM

    Honey, there just comes a time when you just stop making time for those people that keep you down. The Lord didn't tell us that we have to be foolish & stay focused on those who don't have our interests in their hearts. The people we love are the ones that will do us in if we let them. I accept you as a positive christian sister in my life Deb!!

God bless & keep you always!


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WILDFLOWERR_ 4/18/2011 9:08PM

    emoticonHave a great week yourself! emoticon

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

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Happy Palm Sunday To You All!!! emoticon emoticon

I am so excited to let you know that I completed the 5k under the time I trained at. I use my Ipod when I workout and I keep in beat of whatever song is playing. That makes my time longer. But I was able to complete my walk/jog at the High School track in 61 mins. Even with the knee I jogged my even laps and race walked the others. I thank God for the strength to just get out there and do it. emoticon

Next is to get my time down and pump up my music! emoticon

Thank You Spark Family for all of your confidence and support in me. I am so overwhelmed by so much Love you Always show me. This is a Team effort and I love the motivation and encouragement that you bring to my journey. emoticon

Let's keep beating our past triumphs to better ourselves even more. I love competing with me! It makes it such a special thing to do. emoticon

Love You much and Have a Blessed and Prosperous Day filled With ALL the FULLNESS of GOD! emoticon
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SHERRYJVP 4/23/2011 4:40PM

    LOL That is so awesome. I am late reading this, but can feel your excitement. That is very cool. Happy for you, proud of you. I do love you!
Blessings, Sister,


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KHFOUR 4/21/2011 6:00PM

    Congrats and continued success to you!

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PENNEYV 4/18/2011 5:40PM

    Way to go! So glad it was such a positive experience. I walked a 5k in the fall and love the feel of excitement of all those around me headed off to the finish line. I found that it really upped my time with their motivation.
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REALTYGIRL18 4/18/2011 11:56AM

    Great Job Deb!!! I'm so proud of you!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WEEZYB7881 4/17/2011 5:59PM

    Congratulations. well done. what a wonderful feeling to have finished the race.

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BABY_GIRL69 4/17/2011 5:23PM

    Look at you looking ALL fabulous!! Good Palm Sunday to you to Hosea in the highest!! God bless & congrats on your 5K! Dee

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Great job. emoticonI wish you continued success!
May God Bless & Keep You Always!

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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)!


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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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Thursday, April 07, 2011



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!

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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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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!
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!

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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.


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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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