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December Thoughts - Day 17

Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Have a great day ~ Donna

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/17/2011 9:55AM

    LOVE IT!

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December Thoughts Day 16

Friday, December 16, 2011

Good morning everyone. I wasn't really sure what to blog about today. I am very thankful that it is Friday. It seems to have been a very long week for some reason.

My exercise has been right on track. emoticon

I wish I could say the same for my eating. I think that it is a multiple list of things.

emoticonStress - mom is in the hospital with a blood clot in her leg
emoticonBoredom - Now you think I could think of enough things to do now with the holidays approaching
emoticonCar Repairs - About $350.00 this week in a wheel bearing & labor only to come home find the same part I was charged $225 for on line for about $160.
emoticonBusy work week - You know how that can be. You are trying to accomplish your own stack of stuff only to have more given to you because the other person had a deadline they didn't meet and you have to bail them out emoticon

All-in-all though I have my blessings
emoticonMy mom is still here with me
emoticonI have a quilt I am working on
emoticonMy car is fixed and since I only have one it is my go to car
emoticonI have a job where many do not.

Even though there is gray upon my world, I am still better off then many right now. So I need to quit my whining emoticon Be thankful for what I do have, Thank God It Is Friday, and get back on track eating healthier.

Most weeks I do very well, just back sliding this week.

My affirmation for the day:
I will choose wisely what I eat today.

Quote for the day:
Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise ~ then you will discover the fullness of your life. ~ Brother David Stiendl-Rast

emoticon Have a great day everyone ~ Donna

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LUCYVT 12/16/2011 3:54PM


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SMILEYBEE 12/16/2011 10:59AM

    Focusing on the positive side of things is a real mood enhancer! Have a great weekend!

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/16/2011 9:22AM

    Great way to assess the week and move on!

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HAPPYSOUL91 12/16/2011 9:21AM

    excellent blog, sorry about the emoticon but like all the positives

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December Thoughts Day 15

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Blazing your own trail

With history being written all around us it makes me wonder what type of history I am writing for myself and my children. Am I doing everything I can possible do in my life to make a change? Am I giving my all in everything I do? What have I done that can change another person's life.

I am a poet. I am a song writer. I have been blessed to have been chosen two years as poet of the year on a few websites. Never in a million years did I think my poetry was worth having anyone else read it. Little did I know it would be enjoyed by so many people. Below is a sample poem.

The Song of the Whippoorwill

Hear his voice, low and slow
calling out from down below.
Hear his call, hear what he says,
feel his fire, feel his blaze.
The whippoorwill sounds so blue,
early in the morning dew.
Do they hear a soul depart,
the breaking of a loverís heart?

What yonder changes will there be,
who today will you set free.
Cast not your carries to the wind,
alas a new day will begin.
Whippoorwill be true to me,
whisper not upon my breeze.
Carry onward without woes,
cast not your call to where love flows.

Donna G Fowler

I'm not trying to pat myself on the back. But I do excel in these areas of my life.

This year I will begin quilting again. I have put it off for several years, but it is something I enjoy doing. What I don't like is all of the cutting. lol. The sewing / quilting is the easy part. Below is the last quilt I did.

What do you excel in? What are your favorite things to do?

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CHALLENGER15 12/16/2011 7:43PM

    They are both lovely!

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ROSEWCI 12/16/2011 5:24AM

    beautiful Donna! You are talented...& blessed! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 12/15/2011 12:16PM

    That quilt is beautiful and boy the work you must have put into it is really something!

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/15/2011 9:41AM

    Gorgeous quilt and lovely words.

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December Thoughts Day 14

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Good morning sparkers!

How many of you watched John win the biggest loser last night? WOW...220 lbs slimmer in just 7 months. Healthy / or not? That is the question I always ask myself after the show is over. I have no doubt in my mind that losing weight so quickly has to be reek havoc on your system & body. The end results may be phenomenal, but what about in the long run?

John showed so much determination on the show. He truly worked hard at it. I guess hard work and determination in this case worked in his favor because he is now a new person inside / out and is $250,000 richer.

A few of you may know I started my journey here on SP after watching an episode in 2010 when I looked at the contestants and finally saw myself. I thought, oh my goodness, that is me I am looking at. I vowed then to start to do something about it. I added 5 veg/fruits a day to my diet (something I did not do previously). I started adding exercise.. I am down almost 40 lbs. Not as quickly as John, Ramone or Antone, but I am still better off today than I was a year ago.

Don't take your little gains as being something that is unimportant. They are very important and you should acknowledge them just as if you were winning the biggest loser.

Small gains will reap big rewards with determination and hard work. ~
Donna G Fowler..

Have a biggest loser kind of day ~
emoticon Donna

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/14/2011 9:22AM

    You are doing great! WOO HOO!

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ROSEWCI 12/14/2011 6:53AM

    emoticon Way to go John! I haven't followed this season, but I've been a fan in the past & I know how hard these contestants work to become the biggest loser! I do believe the show incites people to "rise to the occasion"! So glad you did Donna! You CAN do it! One day at a time......!!!

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XXMILAXX 12/14/2011 6:20AM

    Wow! Those are pretty amazing results for you and for the biggest loser winner. Those people on that show live and breathe exercise until they leave. We have to juggle life and everything at once, so slow and steady is the way to go for us.

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December Thoughts Day 13

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I dream of running. Yet, that's all it is is a dream. I am told I can no longer run because of my knees. Having one replaced already and another one that needs it, it is too hard on my joints.

I did however run across something on another Sparker's site that I wanted to share because, I know there are those out there that can run and may get inspiration from it.

‎4:30am "I hate to run, I'm going back to bed"
4:45am "well, I'm up, so I'll get ready"... "maybe I should go back to bed"
5:00am "I'll regret not going"
5:15am (mile 1) "I should of stayed in bed"
mile 2... "oh, hey look at my pace"
mile 3..."I need to sign up for that 10K next month"
mile 4... "I'm so gonna kick arz in that race"
mile 5... "I AM a running goddess"
mile 6..."that was freakin awesome, can't wait to get up tomorrow and do it again!"

- Lou Thrash

Even if you can't run you can most likely walk emoticon

Unless you faint, puke or die
Keep Walking

Now that I can do. Not the fainting, puking or dying, but the walking. No matter what the exercise is, we just have to keep at it, daily if possible. Don't forget your strength exercises as well to build those muscles up.

Have a great day everyone. emoticon Donna

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XXMILAXX 12/14/2011 6:07AM

    That was great! I sometimes start that way too and then wonder why would ever not want to exercise when it feels so awesome at the end.

Have a great day as well!

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AMARILYNH 12/13/2011 1:00PM

    Oh wow - that was been me so often back when I worked! That is EXACTLY what went through my head because once I was awake I knew I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep. And by the end I'd have endorphins pumping!!

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SMILEYBEE 12/13/2011 11:34AM

    Getting started is the hardest part ... I am always glad I did once I get started though. (walking, not running that is) emoticon

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AKASHELLY 12/13/2011 10:26AM

    Oh so true. My running partner and I will grumble "Ok let's do this and get it over with" and by the end of most of the runs we finish happy and ready to do it again.

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ROSEWCI 12/13/2011 6:22AM

    Oh, how I can relate! Many times I've needed to do the "self talk" to motivate...but what I tell myself is that if I plan to eat today, then I'd better get my arz amovin'! No if's, and's, or butt's...!!!

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