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Inspirational words

Monday, February 01, 2010

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up!
Figure out how to climb it, go throught it, or work around it.

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

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WOOBIE0902 2/2/2010 7:49PM

    One of my most favorite sayings I have heard is "There are no problems, only solutions."

Unfortunately, one of the only solutions to one of my problems is that I cant add more hours to a day!!!

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LRYASUTAKE 2/2/2010 7:40AM

    Don't forget, crawl under it! I feel like like I'm crawling most days, sometimes an army crawl (with purpose) other days, I'm just dragging my butt around! Thanks for your inspiration and you kind response to my post on the message boards!

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MS.ELENI 2/1/2010 10:33PM

    More than one way to skin a cat. So to speak. I wouldn't really skin a cat.
loved your blog. Good advice

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Good day

Sunday, January 31, 2010

It has been a most relaxing and wonderful day. We lazed around, rode the recumbent bike,
I fixed supper where we would be prepared to eat at home, we went for a ride in the country, the sun was shining. We came home and warmed up supper, chicken and noodles made with country fresh butter, chicken broth and lots of seasonings, of course whole wheat noodles, some kind of good.
I have a praise also. Yesterday we went off for five hours and left a pan of water on the stove.
We did not think of it until we were almost home and we both about had a heartattack. We did not know what we were going to find if anything. The pan was empty and just starting to ruin the bottom of the pan. We were so thankful and I believe the Lord was watching over us, had to be, five hour!!!!!!!. I am so thankful and I just wanted to share with my friends. We have a lot to be thankful for and I'm sure a lot of times we are saved from things that we don't even know about. I could tell some stories and I may later on my blogs.
Sweetly be. And keep on Sparking.

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MS.ELENI 1/31/2010 9:02PM

    Sounds like a good day. I have dried out pans when I was home before. Forgot all about them. emoticon

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First goal met

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm so excited. I was going to weigh on the first but I could not wait and I had lost 5 more pounds, total 20 pounds this month. That is my first goal to loss 20 pounds. My next goal is 20 also. I can lose 20 pounds. Its just when I look at 160 pounds I freak out. So I won't look at that, I'll just take 20 at a time. My sweet husband has lost 10 of his 50 pounds and he is thrilled. He feels better also. His knees are bad from football and he really hurts when he gains weight. My knees and hips were killing me. You heard right was killing me now they just hurt occassionaly. Every 20 will mean that much pain is gone and my poor bones, muscles etc will be so happy. I feel like doing a happy dance this morning. I love Sparking,
I love streaks. I love everybody this morning. emoticon

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MS.ELENI 1/30/2010 12:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CGREEN717 1/30/2010 12:30PM

    Awesome job!! I know how that feels. I reached the 20 lb lose this month too, but it took me five months to do it. Congrats.

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FITB4-40 1/30/2010 11:30AM

    Sensational Loss! You must have worked your butt off, literally! Congratulations on a great start to the new year. emoticon

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GLADDAD 1/30/2010 10:46AM

    Congratulations! I have also dropped 20 pounds this month... Doesn't it feel great?!?!!!

Keep it up, and soon you will looking back at some serious progress and looking forward to a healthy life.

btw, that photo of you and husband in front of the Falcon brought back memories. I rebuilt one when I was first married in '85.

Way to go!

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Release it

Friday, January 29, 2010

I heard something yesterday that keeps ringing in my head. I thought I would share and see what you think. All the sadness, boredom,sorrow, betrayal, sickness is in the fat I carry on my body. Its time to stop giving it power. Its time to get rid of it once and for all. Do not add to it.
Release it. Release the hold it has on you, whatever it is. Don't let it ruin your life and health. It is like a virus that keeps growing as you feed it. Take control. Choose wisely. Treat yourself with kindness and compassion. You are not the enemy. You are beloved. emoticon

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PINKJELLY24 1/30/2010 6:50PM

    What a great idea! Love the perspective

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WOOBIE0902 1/29/2010 9:58PM

    wonderful perspective!!!! And the same perspective works in the opposite realm; you know you are in trouble when feeling bad starts to feel good; because then, your ED becomes more powwerful than you

Keep fighting. Your self understanding of the whys of your ED are an incredible breakthrough and a real start on your road toward recovery!!!

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MS.ELENI 1/29/2010 6:08PM

    Always be as kind to yourself as you are others. I am always too hard on myself

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AAKROYD 1/29/2010 3:41PM

    Love it! I needed the positivity! Thank you!

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The Potter And The Clay

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Author Unknown:
There once was a tea cup, who was not always a tea cup. Here's it's story.....
"I have not always been a tea cup. There was a time when I was just a lump of clay. My Master, the Potter, took me and rolled me pounded and patted me over and over and I yelled out, "Don't do that. I don't like it! Le me alone!" But he only smiled, and gently said; "Not yet." Then, WHAM! I was placed on a spinning wheel and suddenly I was spun around and around and around. "Stop it! I'm getting so dizzy! I"m going to be sick!" I screamed.
But the master only nodded and said, quietly, "Not Yet."
He spun me and poked and prodded and bent me out of shape to suit himself and then....he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I yelled and knocked and pounded at the door.
"Help! Get me out of here!" "Not yet," came the reply. When I thought I couldn't bear it another minute, the door opened. He carefully took me out and put me on the shelf, and I began to cool! Oh, that felt so good! "Ah, this is much better", I thought. But, after I cooled he picked me up and he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible! "Oh, please, stop it! STOP IT!" I cried. He only shook his head and said. "Not yet." Then suddenly he put me back into the oven. Only it was not like the first time. This time it was twice as hot and I just knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded. I screamed. I cried. I was convinced I would never make it. I was ready to give up and just then, the door opened, and he took me out and again placed me on the shelf to cool. I waited and waited, wondering, "What's he going to do to me next?" A little while later he came to me and handed me a mirror, saying, "Look at yourself." And I did, I couldn't believe it. "Who is that? Surely it's not me? It couldn"t be! It''s.... beautiful." I'm beautiful!" Quietly he spoke: "I want you to remember this," he said. "I know it hurt to be rolled and pounded and patted, but had I just left you alone, you'd have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to be spun around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. "I know it hurt and it was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadn't put you there, you would have cracked. I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn't done that, you never would have hardened. You would not have had any color in your life. "And if I hadn't put you back in that second oven, you wouldn't have survived for long because the hardness would not have held. Now you are finished. Useful. Beautiful inside and out. Now you have become what I had in mind when I first created that lump of clay. "As the clay is in the potter's hand, so you are in My hand." Jeremiah 18:6

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PATRICIA441 1/28/2010 1:56PM

  The thing to remember is we are children of God and He is forever with us leading and guiding us through life. We are a masterpiece in the works! I want to see more pictures of you in those hats! emoticon Hugs.Pat

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MS.ELENI 1/28/2010 1:48PM

    Good one. emoticon

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KADP23 1/28/2010 1:21PM

    Very cool story--something to think about today. Thanks for posting.

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KADP23 1/28/2010 1:21PM

    Very cool story--something to think about today. Thanks for posting.

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TRIGFROST 1/28/2010 1:20PM

    Joyce Meyer told this story, many times on t.v. I love it..
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