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One of My Son's Entered the Military

Monday, August 01, 2011

I have two sons. I am proud of both of them.

But before this year, I had never thought that one of them would go into the military.

Letting go of any of your children of course isn't easy. Especially when a 'child' is pursuing the military.

College would have been iffy. you know, new found freedom and the influence by others who are already into drugs, drinking etc.

But, the possibility of combat....! THAT never even entered by mind!

I am determined that I will not stress out and eat my way back up to the weight I was before.

And I refuse to let myself continue to flounder at the weight I am holding onto.

So, I am letting go of the fear. I will put my trust in the Lord.

He is sovereign in ALL things.

I need to quit playing around and latch onto the enabling that the Lord is quite willing to give to me.

Discipline is needed here. That I seem to be struggling with.

Changing from bad habits to consistent good ones is hard work.

If I can do this, despite the added stresser of a son in the military, then praise God!

Because it will certainly be a miracle. At least to me.

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SAFETYSUE 8/1/2011 11:58AM

    First let me thank you for the courage you show as your son has decided to serve our country in the military. He will be in my prayers with all the young men and women who make this honorable sacrifice. I also will keep all their families in my prayers.

You are so right, now it is so much better because communications are a hundred times better than they use to be. My brother was a Captain and Marine pilot for six years back around the first gulf war. He could never call and tell us where he was or how things were going even before the war broke out. It. was hard for us because Mom raised the five of us on her own and he was the only boy. He is now an American Airline pilot of twenty years and we are so proud of him for having served.

You can do this...when he is in boot camp you can do your own boot camp and get fit right along with him. I would bet there is a spark team for family with loved ones in the service and find some great support there.

Thank your son for his great character and commitment to serve!!

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SANDRAFIVE 8/1/2011 10:41AM

    My grandson will be graduating from basic training in just a couple of days. Then he will be going to jump school. My daughter was going through the same things you are, this is her baby. She has managed to keep herself busy and staying with her exercise and diet routines. You can also, God is always there to help us.

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63DOROTHY 8/1/2011 10:22AM

  My middle son was in the military for 7 years and my youngest son is an Army Ranger who just came home from Iraq. I'm very proud of their service. Both boys now have been in the same war. One as enlisted and one as an officer. When they first go over I paniced every time I heard of fatalities over there but then settled in and just prayed for his safety. One thing good now is that the communication while they are there is much better. It defintely makes strong men out of them.

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MISSFORTE 8/1/2011 10:18AM


I don't have any children but I am going through some challenging times myself and trying very hard to stick to good food(right portions) and exercise I am so close to goal

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CORKY982 8/1/2011 10:10AM

  My boyfriend is in the military. It's a different life to get used to, but if you ever need someone to talk to/sympathize with, drop me a line!

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Birthday's Here and There

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

With my heart torn, I celebrate my birthday today! emoticon

Because next year, my second born will be far away!

Then, in nearly three weeks, to him I will want to say,

I love you! Happy 20th Birthday!

As he celebrates his next in boot camp,

with out us, and far away!



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POPPINPENGUIN 7/21/2011 9:54AM

    Happy late birthday! I hope it was awesome.

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BUTEAFULL 7/19/2011 2:17PM

    I hope your spirits lift a little higher as the BirthDAY progresses
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MISSFORTE 7/19/2011 1:57PM

    Your so welcome!

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DANCEMORE 7/19/2011 1:22PM

    Thank you Missforte!! emoticon

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MISSFORTE 7/19/2011 1:20PM

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Hollywood or Real Spark-Have I Been a Real Sparker/Living Healthy- Person??

Monday, July 18, 2011

Next Monday my son leaves for boot camp! If you didn't know, he joined the U.S. Marines emoticon

I am very excited for him.

I know he will be changed.

Since he has attended weekly meetings with a group of recruits he has had the opportunity to see other recruits go to and return from boot camp.

He had been told that every one will look different when they return.

After he had attended these meetings for many months, he told me that it's true.

He watched other recruits go and return from boot camp.

He said they actually do look different when they return.

In fact he didn't even recognize some of them that he knew before they went to camp.


I know that these young men and women go through an intense time at camp.

There is no way I could ever know exactly what they go through,

but haven't I seen military boot camp movies like 'Stripes' with Bill Murray? And Gomer Pyle USMC? emoticon

Well, of course that's Hollywood.

Sometimes I think there is a 'Hollywood' mentality in me when it comes to Sprarking/Living Healthy

I need to be in the REAL thing, not a fantasy version of my own making.

This lifestyle I have embarked on is one that I have really struggled with.

I realize that within me is a fantasy version of SPARKING/Living Healthy, struggling to live on the center stage.

May the real thing not be shrouded by what doesn't belong in a true SPARKER!

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MISSFORTE 7/18/2011 1:30PM

    Congrats to your son!

and I agree I am the same way I watch TV see Jennifer Anniston Reese Witherspoon and alot of other Stars that I would love to look like and I am really trying with my eating and excercising I looked in the mirror this past Friday going I 'll never look like Jennifer Anniston no matter how many DVD's of Jillian Micheals I do. But I am gonna keep pushing something has got to change right?????

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POPPINPENGUIN 7/18/2011 1:17PM

    I agree with your blog. I think I do the same thing. Sometimes it just helps to get through, but it's not fair to myself.

Prayers for your boy on his new accomplishment. It must be exciting, but scary all at the same time.

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BIGDAD1211 7/18/2011 1:13PM

    Great blog! And congrats to your son! God bless him!! emoticon

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DANCEMORE 7/18/2011 1:08PM

    Karen, thanks for the compliment.

and I agree. I think that writing to self can certainly be a way to work on my ultimate goals.

Hopefully I can be honest with myself.

That is the where I need God.

HE illumines what we need to know.

And knowing that we can be self deceived,

it takes His working in us to bring about any realness.

Does that make sense?

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GOSPELCLOWN 7/18/2011 11:03AM

    Great blog- have you ever tried journalling? You may be able to strip away the layers of the onion (your fantasy versions) by writing to yourself.

It's worth a try-

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Another Day of Exercise!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I can't believe I exercised 3 days in a row. emoticon

It must be God working in me. I am praying for more discipline and perseverance.

I was listening to a sermon on line while I did my WATP. Makes the time go pretty fast too.


but most of all I love Him and what He is doing. emoticon


500 Monthly Fitness Minutes Award!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Today I received a '500 Monthly Fitness Minutes award'!

This is a first for me.

Getting motivation from all the good people at Spark People!!


And I know that God is giving the enabling

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DANCEMORE 7/12/2011 5:07PM

    thank-you! emoticon emoticon

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KWHITEHEAD9 7/12/2011 3:39PM

    Good for you!!!! Keep on trucking!

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MISS_DANCING 7/12/2011 3:39PM

Way to go!

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