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Memorial Day is Fast Approaching.....

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Memorial Day is a time to remember our service people and our loved ones that passed on before us. The garden flowers are ready to decorate family graves.
During this time of remembrance I plan to care for my body a bit more then usual. Likely I will spend some of it with family or friends. I also plan allot of good food. Good food is defined by lean meats, fresh fruit, and veggies. Plenty of water as well. I also plan walks or bike riding every morning and afternoon.
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EJOY-EVELYN 5/23/2012 12:57AM

    Time seems to pass quicker and quicker each year. I'm happy to remember my Dad's WWII service to his country. He inadvertently left his WWII Veteran's cap in my car during my last visit, so I'd best see him this weekend to return it. Have a great week!

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Fit For Duty Mission

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I need to be Fit for Duty. I need to be Fit for Life.
I am a daughter.
I am a wife.
I am a mother.
I am a grandmother.
I am a friend.
I am a nurse.
I am a church leader.
I am a advocate for voices that are ignored.
I am a volunteer.
I am ME.
My body does not define who I am or my worthiness. To get the most out of life it is important that I give this body the proper nutrition, exercise, spiritual and mental preparedness it needs. My potential is far greater if I care for the body that God has given me.
Yes, I do need to be Fit for Duty. I need to follow my plan to be Fit for a Life to be lived to it's full capacity.

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JENNA54 5/14/2012 6:46PM

    This is great - I'm going to copy it and pin it on my fridge. What a very good reminder of what it is all about.

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READYBETTY 5/12/2012 8:46AM

    Well said. Thanks for the motivation.

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CLAIREINPARIS 5/10/2012 3:37PM

    Yes, way to go!!! emoticon

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ONECATSHORT97 5/10/2012 9:34AM

    That is perfect and when I weaken, I'll remember it. Thanks.

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/10/2012 12:17AM

    Beautifully written for success!

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Creating A New Me.....Progress So Far This Year

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Since January 1st I have lost several lbs. (Should have been more but I was not consistent with my plan.)
I have increased my exercise.
I have learned some new things from Spark.
I have gained some very dear Spark Friends.
I increased my F/V consumption.
I increased my H2O.
I have balanced my work responsibilities better.
I have reconnected with friends from the past. I joined Face Book.
I have deepened my faith.
I got a new haircut.
I cleaned out several closets.
I have dressed better.
I have found time to have more fun.
I made a plan to make this a priority & have now spent more quality time with my husband.
I have continued to learn more and spoke out more about the needs of Refugees and Immigrants.
I have been blessed with more time with an honorary son, daughter, and granddaughter.
I have learned more about technology-computers, cell phones etc.

I need to consistently eat, drink, exercise, and log my food according to my plan. I need to run away from fast food again- no matter how much in a hurry I think that I am.

I need to keep in better touch with my family and closest friends. I need to be better at sending cards as needed.

It's all about balance. My weight may not be where I wanted it to be but I am mindful of my goals everyday. I do not have any intention of quitting. I plan to keep creeping along in the right direction. Who knows I just might catch a second wind and sail to the finish line? I still think it could happen.

My stress is much better. God has given me the strength to do my occupation. He has sent me on a very difficult mission. Believe it or not I have been told more times then I can count that "I have been praying for help and God has answered my prayers. He sent you. " My real part of my job is neatly impossible to do. But I do my best to truly make a difference for the people I help. The tasks before me are on my heart all the time. God has provided for me and showed me how to release the worries that go along with what I'm called to do. I know that God will not only guide me through the tasks at hand but he will send others to help me through.

I have not Created A New Me exactly as I had planned but God has answered my prayers. What will 12/31/12 lok like as I reflect back?

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EJOY-EVELYN 5/7/2012 1:09AM

    You've come a long way with evidence of incredible progress. I can so identify with the many changes you have made. That's been quite a great journey!

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CRYSTAL_MOM 5/2/2012 12:22AM

    What a wonderful list! You are blessed and are a blessing to others.

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CLAIREINPARIS 4/30/2012 4:43PM

    Maybe you haven't lost as much weight as you had planned, but it sounds like so many other things have changed for the best! It is wonderful! And I am confident more weight loss will follow... Way to go!!!

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EFFIEANNIE 4/30/2012 9:48AM

    I like that you have found time to have fun. My husband and I often think that we do not have fun anymore. This is something I need to work on, among so many others. Good job!

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Refocusing on My Goals......

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I have been a little quiet but I'm still here. The rest of the week I will have 5 freggies per day minimum. 8 H20 per day minimum. 30 minutes or more of exercise per day minimum. This weekend I have several long walks planned to new places. I will enter my food everyday. I completed my spring cleaning goals. It took allot of my time and I let my food and exercise goals slip. Rats! So hard to balance everything. There is much more to do but it will wait til fall. I plan to get a little RR on weekends and enjoy the great outdoors whenever I can. This includes lots of walking and other outdoor activities. My workload at work will be very heavy this summer so I will need it!

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EFFIEANNIE 4/21/2012 9:19AM

    Be sure to take your camera on the long walks to new places! Enjoy!

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WINEALITTLE 4/18/2012 6:50PM

    It is good to clean out the cobwebs from time to time, isn't it? Enjoy the lovely weather and your time in it. -Sharon

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LISALGB 4/18/2012 5:02PM

    I am refocusing too! I think it's a good thing - that way we can keep things fresh and new.
You have a great plan and I know you will do great!!

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CLAIREINPARIS 4/18/2012 3:37PM

    Great goals! It sounds very feasible and well organised. Way to go!
I was so happy to read that you completed your spring cleaning goals. Doesn't it feel wonderful?
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MAVERICK59 4/18/2012 2:43PM

    I really hope all these goals are doable for you.
You have a great plan for taking care of yourself.

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EJOY-EVELYN 4/18/2012 2:39PM

    It'a smart to refocus every now and then. Have a great week. May you find lots of quality outdoor's my favorite passtime outside catching to on some much needed rest.

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Missing My Spark World etc

Saturday, April 07, 2012

For the past 3 weeks I have been making great progress in decluttering my house. After my daughter moves out I plan to complete the process. I'm trying to get ready for summer. During my big cleaning push I have had little time for reading blogs or time with my Spark Friends. I missing that very much but I will have more time very soon. It will also feel so good when I'm done with this project.
I have purchased a new camper and a permanent spot to keep it. It's not real far from my home. It's a fun little town with many, many, places to hike and outdoor activities. That hardly seems real. Looking forward to spending time with my neglected husband and relaxing too. We have plans to hike everyday. It's looking to be a very healthy summer! emoticon

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WINEALITTLE 4/21/2012 8:17AM

    Isn't it so easy to accumulate things, and such a good feeling when clutter gets under control? I've been donating items (mostly clothing *too large, tee hee*) for the past couple of months as I've been going through closets and trying to recover floor space in my bedroom. Love the feeling of openness when clutter is removed. Congratulations on your new camper! Sounds like you're in for a lot of fun this summer and all the years yet to come.

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EJOY-EVELYN 4/10/2012 1:55PM

    I love that you have made great progress in taking care of some great and new priorities in your live. These details, no matter how small or large, are crucial to the great success of your goals and aspirations.

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    It is great to read your decluttering is going so well. Good for you!
And it does sound like you'll have a wonderful summer indeed... hiking everyday, how wonderful!

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RGEETING 4/8/2012 10:48PM

    Sounds like a great plan!
Still working at de-cluttering after our children moved out... and we've been empty nested for 4 years... lol
Enjoy your camper and neglected hubby!

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JUDYAMK 4/7/2012 9:33PM

    I am decluttering also ( AGAIN ) this time I have a handle on it. I have a hard time parting with things, my brother is a great encourager. I had over 40 dolls & wanted to hang onto them , Then I thought someone would really enjoy them so I gave them away it was a good feeling knowing I made someone else happy. I also took a lot of things to some Amish & Mennonite families ( household items, ) I am also just about done, cannot wait makes me feel good inside. Happy Decluttering!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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