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SOWING SEEDS OF FITNESS AND HEALTH

Tuesday, March 13, 2012



2 Corinthians 9:6-7b: But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7a Every man according as he purpose in his heartÖ

Those familiar with the Kingdom of God know that everything starts with a SEED.
I was reminded of this after I worked out and immediately went into prayer. As I sow my workouts, healthy eating habits, drinking water, sleeping and even laughing those seeds yield an increase. Thatís if we sow them knowing that we will REAP A HARVEST.

We should never think that our efforts are in vain. And if your mindset is that pray and ask for clarification and direction in what you need to do next in order to get the results you desire. Ask and You SHALL Receive. Ask in FAITH and be ready to get an answer. It may not be just when you ask but Heís always faithful to lead us in the path that brings prosperity and success in our lives.

That was such an epiphany hearing that in my heart. God knows how to make ALL Grace abound our way. Heís interested in what we are interested in and He promises to PERFECT That which concerns us.

Itís according to what you purpose to do with your seeds of health and fitness. You know your fitness levels and those things that you are still working on. God doesnít ask us to do things we are not at that level to do. Be patient and YOU WILL REACH EVERY GOAL YOU DESIRE.

Keep Trusting in God at ALL Times No matter what in EVERY AREA of your life. He HAS ALREADY Given us ALL Things that PERTAIN To LIFE and Godliness. Itís up to us to obtain them by FAITH.

Many Blessings to you all and I pray that March is Bringing forth GREAT Rewards this month. Iím doing excellent with keeping away from those desserts and sugary snacks. With God ALL things ARE Possible!

Enjoy the rest of the week!
Love to All!
Deb
Holla@Jesus
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NEWMOMOVER40 6/2/2012 4:57AM

    Thanks Ciera! I am visiting Spark tonight for a bit of inspiration and it's wonderful to see how you are doing. You look great!

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PURPLEPEONY 4/9/2012 3:48PM

    I really needed these encouraging words today. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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KADULAC 3/15/2012 4:15AM

    Great blog. We do reap what we sow. That you for sharing this.

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BAMAJAM 3/13/2012 4:02PM

  Trusting in God is indeed the way to live each day! By His grace and by His perfect love, we receive so many blessings. While it is good to pray for what we desire, the best prayer is to pray for God's will to be done. Bless everyone!

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MARCH GOALS...FOCUS ON FOOD INTAKE

Thursday, March 01, 2012




One of My Goals. I Never Worry Intentionally Because God Tells Me Not Too. When I Find Myself Being Uptight I Recall The Word and I Pray. I Desire to Be Consistently Doing This. Worry and Stress Cause You To Eat More and Have More Pity Parties and Then A Person's Outlook Gets Clouded and That's How Focus Is Lost. NOT THIS MONTH!
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First I'm Putting it Out There...NO SWEETS...NO COOKIES, NO CAKE, NO PIES, NO CANDY...NONE! I have realized that the snacks I choose is what's keeping me treading water. That Stops NOW!

The other night The Lord Showed Me How I look at my GOAL Weight. Let Me Tell You That's Motivation Enough to Stop the Madness! Of course it's about my Health. But I'm Being Real...

Having grown up overweight since 4th grade and believing that there was nothing I could do because I was just one of those girls that was supposed to be FAT. That's what they called me. But I had to realize that I Can Change That! With God! And I Have Started The Process. He's My Personal Trainer! emoticon

My Main Focus This Month Is To Monitor My Food and Calorie Intake. Because I Ramped Up My Fitness Minutes My Calorie Intake Was Ramped Up. But That Does Not Mean I have to Eat The Maximum Amount of Calories Allowed. And I Won't.

I Also Have A Journal That I Log My Food In Daily. I Will Also Log It On Spark When Possible. Feb Was Not a Good Food Logging Month But I did Journal My Meals. That's A Must. I have Journals from previous years and I will go through them to see what I was eating in order to compare what helped me get the results I desired.

This is Another Month to Move forward. We ALL Can Do It.

Do something you want to do NOW! Don't wait until you Reach your Goal! Why Put Off Tomorrow What you can do Today unless The Lord Told you to.

Makes Sense To Me!
Many Blessings To A Very Successful Month!
Deb
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GODZDESIGN95 3/12/2012 1:50PM

    As God as your trainer you will get there. emoticon

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WILDFLOWERR_ 3/3/2012 1:28AM

    I love that saying!
Great goals!
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KADULAC 3/2/2012 2:56AM

    Great goals. Food is so hard to control. The temptations are everywhere.

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BABY_GIRL69 3/1/2012 10:54PM

    I think that we are all on the same wave length. I am working out really hard but my food intake. I think the eyeballing just isn't working for me & that less is not necessary. Eating healthier is necessary eating more healthy carbs, fats & proteins. I already started eating guacamole but chasing them hard with tortilla chips. I'm supposed to have six. From now on I will count that out & watch what I am eating.

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

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VISUALLYRICS 3/1/2012 2:16PM

    Oh My - we must have the same frequency - you MUST read my blog! LOL!!
I am also in the middle of a "No sweet" challenge!

We Can Do This!! You & I! Oh Yeah!! emoticon

and ALL glory belongs to God! ~ Laura

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MY TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON: HOW I DEAL...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Just Beautiful Regardless.

ďSomething BeautifulĒ
Amazing was the Grace
That flowed from your face
No one can replace
Or erase
That voice from the Gift Giver
NowÖyou see ForeverÖ
Something Beautiful!
The gift to the world
Even as a girl
As your skirts twirled
Notes of praise you hurled
So naturallyÖ
And freeÖ
Something Beautiful!
Your poise and beauty
Gave dignity to your duty
As you crooned
Many hearts swooned
A gift so extraordinary
Gave challenge to the canaryÖ
Something beautiful!
Seeing your first interview in that baseball hat
(I wondered about that)
But we all could see
Godís Glory
And His Hand Freely Anointed You
His Love shined bright and true
I sawÖ
Something Beautiful!
By Deborah Carr Edwards 2/18/2012
To Honor Whitney Houston
1963-2012

And This One I Wrote Inspired By The Voice:

In a blink of an eye you went into the Light
All of a sudden you were out of sight
Carried by the Angels to the Throne of the King
Where He commanded you to sing
For those left behind
Praying that they all will redeem the time
For it wonít be long
When we all will sing His Song
High in the Heavenly Dome
Where we canít do anything wrong
Oh to see that day
Our Jesus in Array
Dancing down the streets of gold
Such beauty to behold
What a glorious Time
As He invites us to come and dine
Singing the Heavenly song
To never do anything wrong
In a blink of an eye
Weíll be far above the sky!

By Deborah Edwards 2/18/12


God's continued Blessings and Peace Upon Bobbie Kristina and The rest of the Family and Bobby Brown as well. Thank You Father! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BAMAJAM 3/13/2012 4:06PM

  What beautiful poetry to honor Whitney! Indeed, she had the voice of an angel. How fortunate that we can still listen to her marvelous talent on this earth.

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POPOF4 2/25/2012 7:03AM

    Wonderful words my friend! Wonderful indeed!

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KELLYTHEFIT0710 2/22/2012 5:06PM

    Beautiful words of encouragement...God has blessed us all with her music...she will be missed emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 2/22/2012 1:40PM

    What a tribute! she was extremely talented. She will be missed

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BABY_GIRL69 2/22/2012 12:19AM

    What an wonderful thing for you to do for us who are left behind reeling & empty without her. RIP Whitney!

God bless Deb & great work!

Dee

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JUICENUT 2/21/2012 7:40PM

    Thanks for this. I am still dealing... Just re-watched her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. She has left her mark on us. We have been blessed.

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-KATHERINE- 2/21/2012 4:13PM

    Lovely tribute! Those poems are just beautiful!!! She will be dearly missed! I really liked her alot, its still hard to believe she's gone. So sad! But the Lord wanted her home with him now, what better place to be!

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WANT2BEFIT10 2/21/2012 4:04PM

    I still can't believe she's gone. Thank you for sharing this.

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STAYING ON POINT DAY 2

Thursday, February 02, 2012



This is TULSA, OK My Hometown!


Good Morning and Happy Thursday!!!

Itís a GREAT Time to be Alive!

Iíve already completed my lower body core strength work this morning and plan on walking and working out with my Core Rhythms DVD. I enjoy these 2 new dvdís that Iíve had but never tried them out. My endurance is more than when I viewed them so now I AM DOING them! This is part of the journey that makes you want to shot from the rooftops: IíM MAKING PROGRESS!!!



Had oatmeal with almond milk, banana and low carb yogurt for breakfast. Lunch will be barley soup and salad, and sandwich. Dinner will be a Lean Cuisine plus broc and carrots. Two snacks or three if I need another but Iím making it happen with staying on the low end of my calories. I CAN DO THIS!

Working on the book through the day also. I normally work in the evenings but I need sleep and since Iíve been going to sleep (actually falling) earlier I rather write in the day. I set my own schedule. Iím also working on my Greeting Card business so Iím putting action to my Words and Believing that I WILL get it going THIS YEAR!!!
I know you all are Making It Happen in your lives. Many Blessings to a Wonderful Thursday! Enjoy the day outside if you can. Thatís where Iím taking my walk because we are going to be in the mid 70ís today and Iím taking advantage of that. Walking is so easy to doÖSingingÖĒOne foot in front of the other!Ē

Blessings!
Deb
Holla@Jesus!!! Our Strength!!!
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KADULAC 2/3/2012 1:15AM

    I'm walking indoors still for a while. It's cold outside still. I do love walking outdoors though, there is so much to see.

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BABY_GIRL69 2/2/2012 2:12PM

    I love that you blogged your meals today. That's great that it helps you stay on track. I actually had to get up by 4am to take hubby have is rotator cuff operated on. He is home now sleeping soundly after I had to help him eat. I do that for my kids but didn't see this our future. Thanks for your blog today it was very helpful!

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

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HAPPY TUESDAY AND THE END OF JANUARY!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012



So how has your month been? I guess mines have been busy since this is my first Blog of the month. I have been involved with the January Jumpstart Challenge and all the extra workouts keep me busy. I kept up my normal strength work and amount of cardio minutes and I tell you towards the end I was very fatigued. Iím analyzing my workout plan to decrease the time and increase the intensity. I think that will help me meet my weight loss goal this year. The new videos that we were introduced to were great and I plan on using them again. I believe this will be the GREATEST Year Iíve been on Spark and I PLAN on reaching my weight loss goal THIS YEARÖ2012! emoticon

I want to thank all that gave me goodies or comment on my feed or page and I have not recognized you. I do see and I get an email every time someone comments on my friend feed. Forgive me for my slowness. Iíve been working hard on my bookÖrewriteÖand I feel good about my progress. I have a lot of other goals to achieve this year that I am working hard on and I expect to achieve much this year. emoticon

I am determined to be all that Iím supposed to be. Using ALL the Gifts that God gave me FREELY so that I can have to give to those who are in need. emoticon

My Goals for 2012 In Reference to Health and Fitness Are:

Get these 30lbs off. emoticon

Remain Consistent in my Workouts! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER! emoticon

Sleep 8 hours per night! emoticon

Eat Plenty of Fruits and Veggies. Try new Foods for Variety. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

CUT BACK ON SUGAR! emoticon

That's it in a nutshell. Like I mentioned before I do have other goals in my personal life so Iím racing towards meeting them all. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO GIVES ME THE STRENGTH!

Love you Much!

Hereís to a GREAT February for US ALL!

Blessings!

Deb
Holla@Jesus!!! Our Way Maker!!!
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BABY_GIRL69 2/1/2012 4:52PM

    It has been a busy month for me too. The fast ended Sunday but I did do a fast til lunch today. I have been dragging lately been did a cardio this morning & I went on to do lower body work. I have seen success last month but since I kinda took my sessions down to 30mins or less cause my energy level. Now I can go back to my 1 hour 90mins workout session. WOOHOO!!

God bless & enjoy everyday Deb!

Dee

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KADULAC 1/31/2012 11:06PM

    Looks like a busy month. Great goals. I know you will get there.

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