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A Brighter Afternoon

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It was so hard to get started today. Forcing myself I managed a whole 15 or so minutes of jogging on the rebounder. I was feeling so fatigued and eating made me feel sick. I did it anyway to build momentum. It took til this afternoon, but it worked! This afternoon I did another 40 minutes of exercise.

I also: read positive articles, posts and blogs. I did my best to encourage some teammates. I prayed alot.

My new set of rubbefmaid containers came today. Some are glass, some are plastic. All different sizes so it will be easier to cook ahead and store. I'll be able to keep healthy things on hand no matter where I am. That's my reward for being on the program since May 2. My next reward is going to be something nice to wear for the holiday weekend.

I am so glad I haven't given up. I won't either, because I'm doing this for me. This time next year I'll be a much better person.

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REBELBLITZ 6/24/2011 7:48PM

    Congratulations for taking care of you! :) emoticon

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GRAMLORI 6/24/2011 10:06AM

    Good for you!! We'll both get there.....then we can celebrate together!!! Have a blessed weekend!!

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WENDYJM4 6/24/2011 7:20AM

    good for you. You have done so well since joining about 6 weeks ago. emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 6/23/2011 10:16PM

    Some of us just have slow starters. Chuck Swindoll says, in the morning we are either Springers or feelers. I know my category!
But good for you that you persevere. I like your reward system.
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A Forced Restart

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Warning: Not such a positive blog

A bad fibro day yesterday so my eating and fitness were blown. I'm off today but am determined to follow my plan. Forcing myself to eat and exercise stinks. Maybe my attitude will improve when I get back on track.

Baby goat is already getting obnoxious. He was out running around yesterday. He's quick and strong. He still thinks he's a dog and can come into the house. In fact he ran straight to the dog dish. He forced himself in 3 times. I had to pick him up and force him back to the pasture. Not easy - he was fighting me plus he has put on quite a bit of weight. So I did get some exercise. However, it really winded me. That's not typical when I exercise.

Today I'll muddle through chores and try to get trash off the property. The wind brought in stuff from God knows where. The weather is perfect though, so it will be good to do things outside.

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HSTYER 6/24/2011 3:36AM

  pets are so much like babies aren't they?

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WENDYJM4 6/23/2011 1:41AM

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JOANNS4 6/22/2011 10:12PM

    I think it's funny about the goat. Of course if it was me having to take care of it when I wasn't feeling well it would be different. I hope you feel better tomorrow, a new day.

Jo Ann

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MAGA99 6/22/2011 2:52PM

    do u have any pics of the goat

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GRAMLORI 6/22/2011 10:16AM

    Boy, do I HEAR THAT!! Yesterday, I couldn't do a thing....and when I got up this morning, I felt better. So I went out to walk, and my hips and lower back hurt every step of the way. But, as my status says, I did it anyway!! Some days we can fight this, other days we have to grin and bear it. Good for you, keep fighting it! We can't let it win!
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DIVALADY 6/22/2011 8:55AM


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    Hi Dusty, So glad to hear you are MAD about being off track! Anger is a great motivator LOL Being outside and getting things done always puts me in a better frame of mind s I'm sure you will feel better. Sorry about the goat, sort of, it made me giggle to think of myself trying to put a goat outside :-) I am a city girl through and through and the goat would probably make me really nervous!

I hope you have a great restart today!!!

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SUNNYDAZE9 6/22/2011 8:46AM

    You will think back and laugh at this sometime.

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The Mystery Settled by an expert

Monday, June 20, 2011

I got a great phone call from a rep at Vitamin Cottage. She told me that when I use kamut flakes, and oatmeal for that matter, the nutrition values are based on dry weight. A half cup makes a big serving in my opinion. That isn't counting putting fruit and soy milk in it. An all day treat for me!


Not my work, but something to look at from time to time

Saturday, June 11, 2011

An email I received, author unknown

I grew up with practical parents. A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it... A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones.

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away..

I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress, and dish in one hand and a towel in the other.

It was the time for fixing things.. A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep.

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy.. All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful. Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there'd always be more.

But then my mother died, and on that clear summer's night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't any more.

Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away...never to return.. So... while we have it...... it's best we love it.... and care for it... and fix it when it's broken...... and heal it when it's sick.

This is true. for marriage....... and old cars..... and children with bad report cards..... and dogs with bad hips.... and aging parents..... and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep. Like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with.

There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special........ and so, we keep them close!


1.... God won't ask what kind of car you drove. He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation..

2.... God won't ask the square footage of your house, He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

3.... God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.

4.... God won't ask what your highest salary was. He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

5.... God won't ask what your job title was. He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

6.... God won't ask how many friends you had. He'll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.

7.... God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived, He'll ask how you treated your neighbors.

8.... God won't ask about the color of your skin, He'll ask about the content of your character.

9.... God won't ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation. He'll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, and not to the gates of Hell.

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CALIGIRLDIANA 6/15/2011 2:28PM

    This is a great blog. Thanks for sharing!!! I really enjoyed it!!!

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TODAYIWILL02 6/15/2011 8:51AM

    This was a lovely post. Thank you for sharing your experience with us... emoticon

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    Oh that made me cry. I miss my mama. That was very good though.

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A Successful Day

Thursday, June 09, 2011

(warning: more of a journal than something cutesy)

Today's nutrition plan worked out perfectly. It took quite a bit of tweaking, but it worked. Tomorrow's is all set up, too. That one actually went together fairly quick.

Exercise seemed to sail by. I even added time to my usual. Good thing. There's an outside project that has to be done before the sun sets. No time for exercise in the evening.

Mentally I am feeling good. Tonight before bed I am going to have some more quiet time with God.

Today there is balance.


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