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Exercise Pride

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Today was a difficult one to motivate myself to exercise. I have had a streak going and I was ready to break it, reasoning that I hadn't taken a day off. I started thinking about it and realized that I would end up feeling bad that I didn't, so I got out a Wii game and worked out for 40 minutes. I was so proud of myself! I have to remember that feeling because I think I am going to be pretty unmotivated until school is out until the end of June?

  
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LOPEYP 5/28/2013 9:38PM

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JACKIE542 5/28/2013 9:24PM

    Good for you for motivating yourself, great job. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! emoticon emoticon

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GWTRIKER 5/28/2013 8:37PM

    Glad you made the right choice for yourself. Also, thanks for sharing the quote--it is a great one.

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/28/2013 8:35PM

    emoticon I'm so happy for you!!! You made a wonderful choice for yourself!!

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Gratitude - Part 3: Strength, Beauty, Wisdom

Monday, May 27, 2013


Since I had already blogged about gratitude for our soldiers and husband, I knew I was going to use gratitude for my SparkFriends. I have been on the amazing journey for about 7 weeks and have never felt more support and encouragement. Can it get any better? I have surrounded myself with people like me with the same goal of getting healthy.

This morning a SparkFriend's page got me thinking. Although I have seen a reference to this particular message, it didn't resonate with me until this morning. When something breaks, fill the cracks with gold. (I'm really paraphrasing here.). Something that was broken then becomes more beautiful.

This led me to think of the refiner's fire that is mentioned in the Bible. I remember this fascinating me as a child. Fire destroys. As I understand it, the refiner's fire makes one stronger. I am working hard to become not only stronger in my body, but in my mind and determination, as well.

Wisdom came when I recognized that I was not on a good path, or rather I was on a good path, but very half-heartedly. It was for the wrong reasons. The doctor's numbers had told me so or I simply wanted to lose weight. This journey is so much more than that. You have taught me things I never would have thought of myself and I am very grateful.

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PAMELASHAE 5/27/2013 9:27PM

    I've just started getting serious again about losing weight and you are so right-the journey is about so much more than just weight loss. Thank you for sharing this!

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/27/2013 11:13AM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

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JACKIE542 5/27/2013 10:22AM

    I love your quote for today.
Spark friends are the best, aren't they? Always here to offer support and encouragement.
Have a great Memorial Day, and keep on sparking. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/27/2013 8:10AM

    We learn in so many ways! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I love learning from others!! emoticon

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Gratitude

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Gratitude seems to be my theme this weekend! I am so grateful to my husband. He is so supportive about this journey I am taking, although he has loved me no matter what shape I have been. He has always been easy to cook for, or not! Not picky, will eat the same thing for 4 days straight. He does have his little quirks that he has to have - Heinz ketchup, Miracle Whip (although I am trying to cut that!), Raisin Nut Bran, grapes and cherries. On school days, I sometimes don't start exercising until after 5, so he waits for me to finish before he eats, which he has usually made himself. I do get the meat out of the freezer, however! This weekend's goal, as some of you know, has been to achieve a balance between chores and "me-time." On Friday it worked like a charm, yesterday was a different story. His main goal was to get the lights on his trailer to work, since my sister wanted to get some wood for her deck. It was "brisk" out, as my husband would say. I call it cold and windy. He was having a terrible time. He would get the trailer's working, but then the truck's wouldn't work. After 2 trips to get parts, which are 7 and 15 miles away, respectively. He came in, as I was still reading a book, and said that he had to go back to get another part. I told him I would go with him and keep him company. After we got back, he thanked me. Really? "I didn't do anything." "You took the time to stop what you were doing." To make matters even worse, the truck and trailer still don't work. It is 7:30 am and windy and "brisk", as my husband says and he is out there again while am still sitting "sparking." Has been my best friend for 34 years, married for 36. I definitely got the better end of the deal!

  
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JACKIE542 5/26/2013 10:38AM

    Your hubby sounds great, so nice to have a supportive husband. I sure hope he can get the truck and trailer fixed. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/26/2013 8:51AM

    What a wonderful testimony to marriage! Wishing you many more years with your best friend! emoticon

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In Memory

Saturday, May 25, 2013

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As I am enjoying a weekend with relaxing, family, and other things, I must not forget those that are the reason this day was created.



Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

  
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LASARRE 5/28/2013 9:58AM

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FUZZIEBEAR3 5/28/2013 9:45AM

    happy Memorial Day to you as well!


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BLITZEN40 5/26/2013 12:08AM

    Great blog. Happy Memorial Day!

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MYBABYTHEBRIDE 5/25/2013 4:29PM

   

Amen!!~

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SHE-LION 5/25/2013 2:18PM

    Happy Memorial Day!
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PAWKETS 5/25/2013 12:38PM

    Remember our fallen soldiers


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JACKIE542 5/25/2013 12:33PM

    Happy Memorial Day. emoticon

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Lazy - Good or Bad Idea?

Friday, May 24, 2013

I have today off and my husband doesn't. That is generally good news (not that I don't love him dearly). The day is mine. What to do? There is tons of housework, and I mean tons, because I have let it go the last 2 weeks. With the exception of working out, which is now pretty much of a given, the day is mine. I want to be lazy, but then I look at the clutter around me and shudder! I would read, read, read, catch up on some TV and movies that hubby can't stand, and listen to music or play the piano. Maybe take a bath, instead of a shower? I think I will add "lazy times" to my list and set the timer for them as I go along throughout the day. Sounds like a plan?

  
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SWEETNEEY 5/25/2013 9:46AM

    I know what ya mean. Housework is a bummer. I love to cook but heat to wash dishes.

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BLITZEN40 5/24/2013 5:56PM

    Everybody needs a little R&R from time to time..hope you made the most of the opportunity and enjoyed a relaxing day doing just the things that you wanted to do. Love the picture! emoticon

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SQUISSHY1 5/24/2013 10:12AM

    I can totally relate to this. When I have a day to myself, I get excited, but then feel pulled in 100 different directions...do I chill and relax? Clean like a mad woman? Work on the 759 things that I need to do for school? Practice trumpet or guitar? I guess it's all a part of trying to find that balance. I hope to find it soon :-) Enjoy your day!

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FUZZIEBEAR3 5/24/2013 9:33AM

    Sounds good! Clean the bathroom/bathtub first, then take a relaxing bath and enjoy! Best of both worlds.

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JACKIE542 5/24/2013 9:33AM

    Have a relaxing lazy day. emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 5/24/2013 8:40AM

    Enjoy your lazy time, you've earned it!

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/24/2013 8:34AM

    Some lazy time sounds wonderful!! Enjoy your day!

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