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My Pledge

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fitting Pledge for Today!

"Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40) 04/26/12
Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids) 04/26/12
Signed: Linda (scoutmom715) 04/27/12
Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838) (from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)
Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56
Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)
Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)
signed Fran
Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)
Signed Shelby (theshelbster)
Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)
Signed Debaune (Doobie893)
Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012
Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012
Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012
Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.
Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012
Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed elizabeth (MEADSBAY) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Caz (NEW-CAZ) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Julie (Shawfan) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Signed Michele (BeFit012) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed Cheryl (Clavinova) Saturday, June 30,2012
Signed Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Signed Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012
Signed Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Signed Janet (EATVEGAN) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Signed (IMAVISION) Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Signed Darlene (NANCYSINATRA) Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Signed Susan (ImSoozeeq) Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Signed Chris(CLPURNELL) Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Signed Doris (dotty7267) Thursday, September 13, 2012

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!

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NEWME0519 9/13/2012 10:22PM

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Friday, September 7

Friday, September 07, 2012

This morning during my scripture reading, I came across this passage by Charles Stanley, and it really spoke to me about where I'm at right now.

"When God gives you a tough assignment, remember that as your Creator, He has designed specific tasks for you to achieve. If you refuse to obey, you'll miss what He has planned for your life. Just think what Moses would have forfeited had he said no. Too much is at stake. Trust God and go!"

That really helped me this morning when I look at where I am at right now in regards to my fitness and overall lack of motivation. I have somethings going on in my life that seem to be dominating all my energies, and I must regain composure in order that I can reach and sustain the goals I have set for myself.

Tomorrow I have to go to 2 funeral services. One for a former employee of mine who passed away from breat cancer, and she was only in her 30's. The other is for a former employee's mother. Her mother had been fighting an illness for a while, and now she is finally at peace and free of pain. I was close to both of them, which is why I am attending to show my respects. Afterwards, I am taking my godbaby to a birthday party. My boyfriend's granddaughter is turning 4 years old. I figure that gives me a pretty busy day.

I plan on going to church on Sunday, and then getting some time in in the gym. I want to do that on Saturday too, but how I'll fit in the time I don't know.

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CLPURNELL 9/10/2012 2:50PM

    I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me!

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KIMPY225 9/7/2012 10:03AM

    Have a great weekend, and good luck with the workouts.

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Tuesday. . . .and only 3 more days to go!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's Tuesday, and the only thing that I could think about this morning was I have only 3 more days to go until Friday and my 3-day weekend. It's the last big weekend before the children go back to school and the parents who had given me a brief break from the road, will be back. It's nothing like having a car in front of you during rush hour who has no immediate need to be anywhere, but a couple of blocks away to their children's school.

I remember this time of the year being really hectic for me getting everything prepared for the girls start back to school, but now I look with envy at the parents and I miss it a bit. But only for brief seconds emoticon. My girls have been out of high school for a couple of years now, so the rush was over after their first year of college, and getting the basics down. I still like to pick up items to donate for kids back-to-school supplies. Anything to help out the parents, as I know something that I think may be an insignificant amount, could be a challenge to someone else.

I've had time now to recoup from my latest episode, and I'm ready to get myself back in the gym. This was primarily motivated by the recent picture of the 75 year old bodybuilder that I tell everyone is my role model. I showed her picture to my 78 year old Mom, and she couldn't understand why I would want to look like that. She says she doesn't look right with all those muscles. According to my Mom, she should be softer and more rounded. Gotta love my Mom, even at my age, she's still trying to make me feel like where I'm at is perfectly fine. emoticon

So here's the plan, which I'm putting out here to make me more accountable. I got some great exercise plans when I visited the Self website recommended by Spark. I went to see the information on Coach Nicole, and ended up getting a subscription! Anyway, here it goes:

Beginning 9/4: 3 days of intense cardio - 2 days of weight training
Begin weaning myself from my pop habit 1 day at a time
Maintain calories of no more than 1400, which incorporates protein shakes as 2 meal replacements

Goal is reduction of percentage of overall body fat, and gain of lean muscle. As you can see, these goals leave room for flexibility and modifications as I progress. I'm hoping to be at goal, and maintenance by December 1. emoticon

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DOTTY7267 8/29/2012 9:13AM

    You are so right! emoticon That's the plan to push myself more weight-wise, which you know is not my favorite thing. emoticon

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NEWME0519 8/28/2012 10:17PM

    Great plan! Now, if I can convince you to lift something heavier than the 3 lb weights! lol


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My 45th Birthday Weekend was Great!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

I had been planning this weekend for months now. It was the 50th Anniversary of the Jazz Festival/Macy's Music Festival in Cincinnati Ohio. I have been going for several years, with a brief hiatus from 2009-2011 due to sickness/surgeries. This time no excuses would do. Even when friends and family backed out at the last minute for varying reasons, I still moved forward. Here are the selections I had for 1 night's concert series. Just think about how many sundresses I bought for the 2 days! emoticon

Here is my daughter and I at the concert on Saturday. . .Just loving my life and everyone in it!

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CLPURNELL 8/2/2012 11:36AM

    You look awesome!!! Well Done!

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NEWME0519 8/1/2012 9:50PM

    Look at you hot moma! I love all of the dresses but my favorite are the yellow and the one where you're sitting.

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LINDA! 7/30/2012 6:04PM

    Look at you! You look so good. I am originally from the Cincinnati area and know that the jazz festival is quite popular.

Keep up the great work.


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  I was trawling through the blog posts looking for inspiration and saw your post. It is fantastic to see how far you have come, you look fantastic in your dresses. Thanks for posting the pictures.

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The Magnums were Saved!!!!

Friday, July 06, 2012

Okay, well it was a battle, but I along with my daughter, were able to save the Magnum ice creams from melting in the power outage. We thought "what would be the least likely to survive the outage that was not scheduled to be restored until Sunday?" We determined that the sacrifice had to be made to our calorie intake, we had to save the Magnums!

Anyway, we settled down in the heat of the day, which was the high 90s, and began our quest. The only thing I thought was, why did I buy them anyway? I mean, did I have to buy them from Sam's Club? The smaller version from Kroger would have been sufficient for the holiday. Anyway, I couldn't let them just melt away and waste the cost of these delites. They were definitely true to their reputation and the commercial, which had initially seduced me into seeking them out at the grocery store in the first place, when going to purchase my almond milk.

We finished them in record time too! Satisifed that we had saved not only the ice cream, but our investment, we settled down and comforted in the fact that the sweetness caused us to drink more water, which we felt would reduce the calories of the deed done. Our triumph diminshed only by the shout "the powers on!" and the realization that we had just eaten 640 additional calories, and we had not even gone 12 hours without power.

Well, I'll just say, we saved them and gained an important lesson. Don't purchase them anymore, so that they won't need to be saved. Remember why you were purchasing almond milk. . . .you are lactose intolerant! Anyway, I made it safely to work without incident, and with a good sleep under air condition. The gods were good to me because the lactose didn't make me sick like it usually does within minutes of eating any diary.

Overall, yesterday was a good day!

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CLPURNELL 7/6/2012 5:50PM


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    Oh, Magnum bars are a treat worth having for me. I save them for my long run days....incredibly satisfying! emoticon

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