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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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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I had the best day with my granddaughter yesterday. We went shopping after kindergarten.
She is almost four, in about a week. Her and nana can do some shopping. She loves looking at everything. We looked at every toy in Target. She says, "lets push the buttons and see what they do." So we did everyone of them. Weee I got a work out for about an hour and a half. She is a big reason why I want to get my weight to a health level. I want us to run and play and I never want her to have a weight problem. She likes her carbs and sweets but I'm really trying to push eat healthy where we can run and play. I have got to be an example for her that health is fun and the only way to go. I want us to be able to go shop and have fun trying on clothes and not do what I'm doing now, just getting something to cover and that's all. I'm looking forward to being in my size 12 clothes and maybe smaller if its healthy. I'm tall 5ft.8in. I can wear a ten easy but we will just see. I'm enjoying my clothes looser now.

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WOOBIE0902 1/27/2010 8:09PM

    One of the reasons I really miss never having kids is all the fun toys I dont get to play with! I am definately one of those button pushers myself.

Sounds like such a fun day. And I am sure your healthy life style will definately have an impact on your little granddaughter.

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PATRICIA441 1/27/2010 6:47PM

  I love being with my grandchildren. I think we are called to make sure they eat healthy, make wise choices. I wish in some ways I had it to do over with our own children in what I fed them -PopTarts, sugary cereals, candy. I am definitely changing it with my grandchildren and even our children and us have made important changes with our exercise and food! Keep having fun with your family!

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MS.ELENI 1/27/2010 1:58PM

    Sounds like a fun day. My hubby won't let me go to toy store because I become 5 again and love to push all the buttons. I can just see the two of you laughing and having a fun time. emoticon

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ALICIA214 1/27/2010 1:12PM


Sounds like you had a great time with your little granddaughter,I can just see you
among all the bells and whistles.And laughing like crazy. It reminds me of when my Mum was alive, she,and my sister and I used to turn loose in the hat department, we would try on the silliest head gear we could find and laugh ourselves silly.
Those were the days. Good Luck with your weight loss journey, and enjoy many more outings with your grand daughter.

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WONDERTURTLE 1/27/2010 12:54PM

  I am glad to see that you are creating such happy memories with your granddaughter. I just posted about how I am going to make a conscious effort to provide positive reinforcement to the kids in my life. Beyond the things that one can say, spending time and interacting with them in their interests is one of the best things you can do. You are lucky to have each other!

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