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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

You know I can't believe its already been nine days since I read The Spark. I pray I use the rest of the year this wise. I can't believe I did not know spark had a page for you to maintain your weight loss. I wish I had realized that before I gained 120 pounds back. Well thank goodness for Chris writing The Spark. Its just what I needed to get motivated again and lose the 120 plus 50 or 60 more pounds. I have it figured up it will take me 513 days to reach my goal of 150. I would love to be able to do it in that time. I'm so tired of going up and down. I have not learned the lessons I should have from Spark. I'm really searching and reading and talking to people to try and find out why I keep on doing the same thing over and over. I want to get to a healthy size and feel good. I feel good really and I love life. It will just be easier if I get this extra weight off. I do not want to have to worry if I can sit in a chair. I like sitting in booths but I can't now too much on the table. There is so many things I can't physically do now and I'm sick of it. Enough is enough. They say that there is a reward that I'm getting by keep putting this weight on. I wish I knew what it was, maybe I would like it then. I hate this weight. My hips hurt, my knees hurt. I hate the clothes I have to wear. Where is the reward in that. I wonder sometimes if I just think I have it made. I get to feeling good with no pain, I fit everywhere and I am wearing cute clothes. I think I am just taking my eyes off of counting calories and exercising. As long as I write down what I eat or log in on Spark I do real good. I make wise choices and I like getting points for all the exercise and it really does tighten you up and you move easy. You feel strong and in control. I'm sticking close to Spark and all my friends and I'm going to learn my lessons well this time and be done with it. I have too many things I need to be doing and I need to be smaller and healthier to do them.

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MS.ELENI 1/12/2010 9:10PM

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IMREADY4ME2 1/12/2010 6:41PM

    I felt this way before I started to lose weight. First be gentle and kind with yourself. All the things you have gone through before will prepare you for success this time. Use these feeling to sustain your motivation. The pain will get you started but think of the pleasure like I can sit in any booth or I don't ache or I'm not out of breath.

I've gone from 440lbs to 280lbs. I didn't do it fast but I kept it off, which is more important to me. This is the lightest I have been in almost 25 years. The funny thing is, I have to get in touch with my new pain so I can look at the new possible pleasures of losing additional weight. For me, I want to get to the weight where I can have excess skin removal. Let me know if I can help. I'm still learning to use the tools. Also check out my blog at Sparks.

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CGREEN717 1/12/2010 6:40PM

    Well, we can make this our year to lose it and stick to it. I have reset everything on my Spark. I also have the book on the way too. I hope it helps me as much as it has you.

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Acts 2:38

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A woman had returned to her home from an evening of church services, when she was startled by an intruder. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valables and yelled: "Stop! Acts 2:38!" (Repent and be baptiszed, in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins may be forgiven.)
The burglar stopped in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.
As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar: "Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you."
"Scripture?" replied the burglar. "She said she had an ax and two 38s!"
(See, knowing scripture can save your life-in more ways than one!

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JUSTLYLE 1/8/2010 3:58PM

    I will remember this verse. I thought the other night I heard something down stairs while trying to get to sleep and remembered I no longer had a baseball bat under my bed, it's been gone since the last kid left home in 1995. Remember, Acts and two 38's.
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GOALIEGRANDMA3 1/4/2010 3:11PM

    Now that is a verse I will not forget.

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TORYSUE 8/12/2009 11:23AM

    Thanks for the chuckle and the smile and the reminder that He works in strange ways.

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MS.ELENI 8/12/2009 11:18AM

    Can't help but smile at this.Very cute

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angels all around

Friday, May 22, 2009

I read an interesting story that is suppose to be true. A missionary in Africa who was going to be robbed and the robbers saw 26 armed guards around the missionary as he slept. One of the men told the missionary at a later date how close he came to being killed. The missionary told him he must be mistaken for he had no armed guards around him. The man said that he and five other men saw the guards. Months later when the missionary was on home leave he told his home church about the incident. One of the men of the church asked him the date and time this happened and this man said that at that same time he had a great urge in the middle of a golf game to stop and pray for the missionary and he called other men to come to the church and pray. When he counted them there were 26. Pray does work.
Don't forget to pray you never know who may be needing your prayers.

A preacher went to visit two sister. He noticed a worn Bible and looked through it and noticed TP marked all through the Bible. He asked the sisters what did TP mean? They said, "Why , preacher that means tried and proven." We can try what the Bible says and it will be proven.

Have a great holiday. We have a lot of great men and women we can be proud of. If you see a veteran, please thank them for their service to our great country. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 5/22/2009 8:32PM

    Great blog

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    Very interesting blog.
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His eyes are on the sparrow

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I was looking over my notes and I ran upon this and wanted to share.
I was walking on my path getting some exercise and just having a pity party, woe was me, nothing in my life was going like I wanted it too. A sparrow kept fluttering in front of me and I thought it was hurt. It was so close. When all of a sudden it came to my mind the song "His eye is on the sparrow" and I know He watches over me. My mood lifted immediately and I was filled with joy. The sparrow flew away like there was nothing wrong. It wasn't anything wrong now! I took my mind off of me and looked around me at the beauty that was before me. My problems seemed so little plus I knew the Lord would take care of them and me.
Isn't it wonderful how the Lord loves us and takes care of us in so many ways?

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SPATTERS3 5/21/2009 7:52PM

    yes, it is wonderful how He quietly (usually) reminds us how much He loves us. Keep on looking to Him !

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The Penny

Monday, May 18, 2009

You always hear the usual stories of pennies on the sidewalk being good luck, gifts from angels, etc. This is the first time I've heard this twist on the story. Gives you something to think about.
Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband's employer's home. My friend, Arlene, was nervous about the weekend. The boss was very wealthy, with a fine home on the waterway, and cars costing more than her house.
The first day and evening went well, and Arlene was delighted to have this rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live. The husband's employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest restaurants. Arlene knew she would never have the opportunity to indulge in this kind of extravagance again, so was enjoying herself immensely.
As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant that evening, the boss was slightly ahead of Arlene and her husband. He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a long, silent moment. Arlene wondered if she was supposed to pass him. There was nothing on the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped, and a few cigarettes butts. Still silent, the man reached down and picked up the penny.
He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny? Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up?
Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could stand it no longer. She causally mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of some value.
A smile flashed across the man's face as he reached into his pocket and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies before! What was the point of this?
"Look at it." He said. "Read what it says."
She read the words, "United States of America."
"No, not that; read further."
"One cent?"
"No, keep reading."
"In God we Trust?"
"And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin. Whenever I find a coin I see that inscription. It is written on every single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust IS in God at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God;that I do trust in Him. For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. I think it is God's way of starting a conversation with me. Lucky for me God is patient and pennies are plentiful."
When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk. I stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and fretting in my mind about things I cannot change. I read the words. "In God we Trust," and had to laugh. Yes, God I get the message. It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in the last few months, but then, pennies are plentiful! And, God is patient.......
I found this in my notes. Hope you enjoy it.

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MYUTMOST4HIM 5/19/2009 5:04PM

    WOW!!! I love this story. My husband and I find money (mostly pennies) when we are out on our walks. We are always thankful for whatever the denomination and wonder where and when God will place another in our path.....and yes "In God WE Trust"

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PATRICIA441 5/18/2009 11:40AM

  What a wonderful story and a gently reminder of how trusting we must be in our beloved God.Thank you so much for sharing this. Have a wonderful day and a glorious week, Hugs. Pat

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MS.ELENI 5/18/2009 11:01AM

    Very nice

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WANNABESEXYMOM 5/18/2009 10:32AM

    Thanks for the story I needed to hear that this morning. We do need to be patient and trust in god . He's there when we need him.

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LINDA25427 5/18/2009 10:07AM

    God is Awesome !!!!

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IMADAREDEVIL 5/18/2009 9:34AM

    Thanks for telling this story. We have so much to be thankful for!

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ZVER1028 5/18/2009 8:59AM

    OMG - thank you so much for sharing that story! It made me stop and think - again -that I need to trust in God! If you don't mind - I am going to share this story with some of my friends.

Thanks again for sharing!

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