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A Down Dog and a Down Computer

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wow! It has been six weeks of unreliable computer usage. I haven't missed it that much and have been mentally counting my calories daily. I am down thirteen pounds since the first of the year. This is the best I have ever done without Sparkpeople counting for me. Out of sight has always been out of mind for me. If I didn't count the calories, then they must not be there right???? That is why I have always gained weight when I didn't track. I am coming to grips with how vital tracking really is for me. I am seeing results again. I hope to get back to my low point again. I can do it. I am doing it.
This has been an eventful six weeks too. My husband ran over my dog exactly six weeks ago today. She had guilt surgery to repair badly broken back legs. She still isn't putting much weight on them which is fine. She fell in love with the vet and the staff at the clinic fell in love with her too. The vet, not long out of college, was proud of the work she did to repair the legs. She has pins in her legs, which occasionally break the skin :( She can move remarkably well just on her front legs without support. I sometimes have a hard time keeping up with her. She is getting more and more back to her old self. I am so glad she is still here with us. She is the Pit bull in my pictures. I love that dog! She is teaching me a lot about determination. If you want something bad enough, there is a way to make it happen. You can defy the odds. You can go beyond what you once thought possible. Put your heart into it 100% and you can succeed. In the process you can inspire and bring hope and satisfaction to others. Along the way you may even make a few friends.

  
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WAY2GOCAT 4/13/2014 1:52PM

    Poor puppy emoticon Thank God for determination!

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NHES220 4/12/2014 3:20PM

    So sorry to hear about your dog and I hope she is healing well. She sounds like a trooper! We can probably all learn a lesson from her!

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COOP9002 4/12/2014 12:53PM

    Glad to hear your dog is doing better. Hope your computer is working well soon.

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AZMOMXTWO 4/12/2014 11:43AM

  good on the weight loss glad that the dog is doing good keep up the good work you are an inspiration to others

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Powerful

Friday, February 28, 2014

I want to e a powerful person. I do not want to give my power away to anyone else and miss becoming who I was created to be. I am proud of myself. I do not any more allow others to make me feel bad about who I am in any imagined way. If someone cusses at me in an attempt to bring me down, I stand up for myself and show them how small indeed they are by thinking they can do that. If I am intimidated by threats, no matter how real I will let them know I am not intimidated and will raise my head and square my shoulders. I will not let others weaknesses become my weakness and give my power over to them. I am better than that. I want more than that. I know who I am and it is not up to them to tell me who that is. I feel good. I feel strong. I feel empowered. I am excited. I am great. The world needs what I have to offer. I will not promote myself. I will let my actions do so for me without ever uttering a word unless necessary. Charles Wesley was a great man. I believe it was him who said to witness to the entire world and when necessary use words.

  
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AVANELL 3/1/2014 10:23AM

    You were made in the likeness and image of God. He created you to be the person that He wanted you to be, not the one any other person wants you to be. Don't listen to the naysayers, just focus on what He says and feels about you. He is the only one you are responsible to and have to please and you are pleasing to Him just as you are!

Make Psalm 139:13-18 your inner belief and the confession of your mouth! You are precious to God and to others!

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A Legacy to Leave

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Well I gave hubby my cold and it has thrown me off for a second week. He stayed home longer than normal and I did not get my exercise in. I will not exercise in front of anyone and had to get my day started with my bath. I am really going to have to work around him on Saturday as well to get it in for my four days. I am not keeping to tracking as well this week either. If I can lose another pound in the next couple of days I will be happier. It's amazing to me how much loss of discipline in one area affects another. Work has not made me real happy over the last week or so either. I know I should not let that affect me as much as it does and I am working on it to catch my negativeness before it overtakes me. I have found through my years too, that to push myself a little harder than I want to be pushed shows me I am so capable of doing more than I expect. I can do that extra fifteen minutes and it isn't as hard as I want to imagine it is. I read an article this last week that was so awesome and displayed this so beautifully. Civilians sign up to go through bootcamp for various reasons in their lives. They are pushed to the max,then pushed beyond that to see what they are made of and the depth of their goals to accomplish something. The guy in the article was asked why he did it by a tough sergeant. His answer surprised even himself. He said he did it for love. He didn't want his family to be without him because he failed to take care of himself. Isn't that why many of us came here? Maybe I just need to get back in touch with what it is that brings me here. I don't want to die of something preventable. Isn't everything except pure old age preventable? I think it is. One thing I can do is push a little harder when I don't feel like it. Then when more difficult situations arise in life I will know I have it within me to keep pushing just a little harder. It is always too early to lie down and give up. One bite, one step at a time I will commit myself to this journey. My life will be worth so much more if I do. Perhaps along the way I can inspire those who come after me by the legacy I leave and the lessons I learn.

  


Not a Good Week :(

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I have been fighting with a cold all week. Though not a terribly uncomfortable one, it has derailed my streak. I have more demands put on me at work and have been beset by some negative influences. I am just grumpy and hoping next week goes by quickly so I can get back to my better normal life. I have made excuses that didn't need to be made, but were nonetheless. Just not very positive right now so I will keep it short.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 2/13/2014 1:01PM

  ((((HUGS))))

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The Power of 5 Minutes

Monday, February 10, 2014

Almost five years ago I took one of the summer exercise challenges. In it were bursts of five minutes of exercise. I thought, "That's not bad. Even I can do five minutes." That was all it took to get me to start an exercise program. When the challenge was complete, I found something I could do for fifteen minutes. That was five years ago and I am still going at it. Even still I remember the five minutes. When half an hour, or sometimes fifteen minutes, seems so overwhelming, I break it into five minute intervals. I remember that five minutes really isn't that long or unattainable. So I plug on for five and attain my goal. I am elated to know that I can do something I thought was unmanageable. I push myself just five minutes at a time, after all, it isn't that long or hard. Any task is doable if we will but break it down into doable sections. It might be cleaning house, writing a research paper, building a house or running a marathon. So what are you going to break down today so that you an accomplish it?

  
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MICKEYD4 2/20/2014 6:02PM

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F70176555 2/10/2014 8:01PM

    Loved your blog and I agree! 5 minutes 6 times a day and there you have it you have your thirty minute exercise for the day!!! emoticon

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KICKINGIT@56 2/10/2014 3:59PM

    That's a great philosophy! Usually I spend more than 5 minutes agonizing over whether I'm going to do something I don't want to do. Add in a little music and that really makes the time fly!

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BESTSUSIEYET 2/10/2014 1:31PM

    Good for you! I find the same thing helpful! today I am doing 10 pushups (at counter height) each time I use the bathroom today -- so I should end up with 50+ pushups quite easily!

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MEMKEEPR 2/10/2014 1:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I like breaking things down into do-able tasks too and find that I just need help getting started. After I've begun, I usually exceed what I said I would do. emoticon

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