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Friday, August 15, 2014

The middle of the week was extremely hard. All is working out fine though.
This should be a lesson to me. Do not get excited until I get all the facts. My son does owe $2000.00 for school, but he has almost enough in his savings to cover it so he is fine. I now know more about my son leaving so I am also doing good with that.
The only thing hanging on my mind is his graduation. I need to give this to God and trust that he will make it happen if it is best. I need to remember it is not of my will, but of Gods. I forget that all the time.
When I remember that I feel much better.
As far as keeping on track this week I am very proud of myself. Even though I was stressed and upset I still did quite well. I feel good and have a lot more energy.
I am not adding additional goals for the next week because it is going to be busy. My son is leaving for the Air Force, my sister is getting married, and my daughter is going to stay with Grandma. I was supposed to have all week off, but that is not working out so I also have to fit work into the mix.
Oh Well!!
All of you have a great week!!
God Bless You!

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PURPLEPEONY 8/15/2014 4:30PM

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GEORGE815 8/15/2014 12:32PM

    Congrats on your son's graduation. Our son graduated in May.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I feel the pressure building.
My son is leaving for the Air Force and we know nothing. I am not even sure exactly what day! I know it is because he does not ask the questions he needs to. Heck - they will probably arrive at our house to pick him up and he will not be ready. Also, I am not ready for this. I found out that I probably cannot go to his graduation and it is breaking me apart. I am teary eyed all the time now.

My oldest son is going to college and last night I told him that he needed to stop messing around and get it together. I know he has autism, but really. Just because of that he does not have to wait until the last minute. It cost him an extra $150.00 as a late fee because he never paid attention or forgot. He still has not ordered his books and who knows what financial award he is going to get, but it looks like we will still owe over $2000.00 this semester. That is over 1/4 of our income and we have 4 children (3 next week) at home. How are we going to do that. I might just have to tell him he cannot continue with school. I do not want to, but I am wondering if God is not trying to tell him the same thing.
This is hard because when I am under this kind of stress I JUST WANT TO EAT!

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Green Smoothie

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tried the Green Smoothie on the Spark People Recipe site this morning. YumYum. It was so good. This was a step outside of my box because fruit and vegetables in my mind do not mix, but this sure did. Other than being prepared I think this is going to be an easy goal to follow.
My Spark Coach goal for today is to do 1 minute of Power Exercise. I will do that on the treadmill tonight. Will try to do 4 to 4.2 for one minute. I am sure that will be fast enough to get me out of breath. We will see.
For Now - Have a great day.

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GAYLLYNNE 8/11/2014 5:20PM

    Sounds great. I will have to try this!

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UMBILICAL 8/11/2014 5:12PM

  Go Green

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Time to get back to it

Friday, August 08, 2014

Has a few hurddles this week.
My battery went out on my Spark Tracker. I found out how much that little thing motivates me. I love going out for a walk and them coming back to my desk and see how many steps I did. I also challenge myself over the weekend and when I get back to work I am excited to see how many steps I did over the weekend.
Ice Cream - Wow this is my goal this week! I am going to try to change out having icecream at night. My plan it to switch it out with some type of smoothie. I am going to research smoothie recipies and drink that. If I use almond milk it really helps in reducing the calories in the smoothie.
I will still keep up my walking goals and my tracker goals.
Until next Friday have a great week.

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_MOBII_ 8/9/2014 8:54AM

    Almond milk in a smoothie is awesome, it gives it a little something extra sweet without adding a sweetener!

Great plan! :)

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LKBRIDGE 8/8/2014 1:35PM

    Sounds like a good plan with the smoothie, GREAT JOB on the steps. ;0)

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struggling today

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I missed one goal today and that was the walking. I did wear my tracker but I am sure it will not have many steps though. I am confident that tomorrow will be better.
FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE our dog Gidget went to the vet and she is doing better. She could get her shots and that was great. Was also a beautiful day.
I also heard something on the radio that I will leave you with. Say to someone today "you make me proud because...". For you that are reading this fill in you are a great person.
Thank you and God bless you.

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SUNNY332 8/1/2014 8:50AM

    I am struggling too, Dawn. Trying my best to get back to the exercise after my surgery in May. I decided today was a good day to do that. Here is to us both meeting our goals today and staying positive!

Best wishes for a Fabulous Friday.


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EMMACORY 7/31/2014 8:10PM

    Positive thoughts keep us moving forward. Blessings on your journey! emoticon

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