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200 B 4 50

Sunday, May 19, 2013

That was a goal I set about 6 months ago. Today I turned 50.

I did not make it to 200 pounds; I made it to 240. That is 10 pounds since I made the goal; I needed to loose about 50. But, you know what? I have not gained. I am still healthier than I was six months ago. I am healthier in mind and spirit as well as physically.

I will continue to work on a healthier lifestyle. God is continually transforming my thoughts and my desires. That is so much more important than the scales.

Keep on Keeping On, right?


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MARTYLYNN1 5/19/2013 7:22PM

    Happy Birthday my friend! I agree, you have not gained and I think you are more apt to keep it off If you lose some then maintain & then lose more. Just my thoughts. Maybe 200 B 4 51.
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Revelation or Reminder

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I had a very busy weekend of accomplishing almost nothing. I was off work on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. About the only thing accomplished was a load of stress and worry about things insignificant.
This morning I was listening to a favorite CD. The lyrics to the song hit me....."Sing your praise to the Lord. I could never tell you just how much good that it's going to do you just to sing." I have been focusing on myself and all around me and not focusing on praising God.
Psalm 30 (Common English Bible)

1I exalt you, Lord, because you pulled me up;
you didnít let my enemies celebrate over me.
2Lord, my God, I cried out to you for help,
and you healed me.
3Lord, you brought me up from the grave,
brought me back to life from among those going down to the pit.
4You who are faithful to the Lord,
sing praises to him;
give thanks to his holy name!
5His anger lasts for only a second,
but his favor lasts a lifetime.
Weeping may stay all night,
but by morning, joy!
6When I was comfortable, I said,
"I will never stumble."
7Because it pleased you, Lord,
you made me a strong mountain.
But then you hid your presence.
I was terrified.
8I cried out to you, Lord.
I begged my Lord for mercy:
9"What is to be gained by my spilled blood,
by my going down into the pit?
Does dust thank you?
Does it proclaim your faithfulness?
10Lord, listen and have mercy on me!
Lord, be my helper!"
11You changed my mourning into dancing.
You took off my funeral clothes
and dressed me up in joy
12so that my whole being
might sing praises to you and never stop.
Lord, my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

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MARTYLYNN1 4/17/2013 7:06PM

    I have to remind myself often to "Let Go and Let God." Thanks for the reminder. We all need to be reminded from time to time.

I thought of your sister as I turned south at Ellensburg this afternoon!

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ERIN_POSCH 4/17/2013 1:06PM

    sometimes it tough to really give our burdens over to GOD. I'm glad you looked and listened to Him to get you through it and move on. I'll be pryaing for you to find some peace in whatever is troubling you. Be blessed. emoticon

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Baby Step morph into something BIG

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Yesterday morning from my car to my office, I could smell donuts....real donut shop (St George's) donuts; not Krispy Kreme. And at lunch someone brought in french fries and I could smell them through his office door......
In both instances I wrinkled my nose. They no longer smell good to me. (the same cannot be said of jelly beans)

Amazing changes God is doing in my life! Praise HIM.

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MARTYLYNN1 3/14/2013 12:38PM

    That is great! I ate a small piece of cheesecake that I made for Steve's birthday yesterday and almost didn't get it down. It was just too sweet! Something that didn't bother me with cheesecake before so I know what you are saying!

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Snow day

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My friend has a new grand daughter due in a couple of weeks. I thought I would send a little something to her.

I hope they work for a new baby girl. The teddy bears didn't seem to mind too much.

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JACKIE542 2/21/2013 6:47PM

    Very cute. emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 2/21/2013 6:47PM

    Very nice! I'm sure she will love them.

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VAPIDWENCH 2/21/2013 6:01PM

    I absolutely adore these! Time to get my crochet hook out I think.

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CLARALAW 2/21/2013 5:26PM

    I am a big fan of Mary Englebreit. These posies were easy and fun.

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Long weekend

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My hubby is not usually considered a romantic. He helps a LOT around the house, keeps gas in my car, cooks regularly........all of which is romantic to me.

But this past weekend was a wonderful Valentine weekend. He reserved hotel in a nearby town and planned the whole weekend. When we checked in the hotel I found pink and red satin rose petals on the crisp, white bed (which was HUGE, by the way), flowers, chocolates, champagne......It was lovely and relaxing.

Hubs and I have a good, solid marriage. We spend time together and we spend time with God, who centers each of our lives and our marriage. Because of this I did not realize how much we needed the time off together. It was wonderful.

Thanks, Adam. I love you. emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 2/19/2013 3:15PM

    How sweet! My hubby gave me a card and flowers. That is pretty romantic for him. ;-)
So glad you had such a nice weekend!

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CLARALAW 2/19/2013 2:37PM

    Oh, how could I forget. He bought me a new CD by a favorite artist, Todd Agnew. The title of the CD is "How to Be Loved."


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RSKMOM 2/19/2013 2:15PM

  Aww, how nice of him! That is awesome. We all need time away.

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