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Born Again American!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Its been around before - but, for the next 8 months we should keep this at the top of the song charts!!
And lets not forget the words when we step forward to the ballot box!

Amazing how this was put together.

This will get your patriotic heart going good.

This is WORTH your time. Turn speakers on . . . Really worth seeing.

I don't know how they did it...but it's fantastic!

Great song!


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/31/2010 3:21AM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing this with us!!! I love it!!
Blessings and hugs,

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PARAEAST 3/30/2010 8:01PM

    Loved it. Great music, very good, I found myself sining it along with the video near the end.
Thank you!!

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NANCYANDRA 3/30/2010 5:45PM

    love it

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Friday, March 19, 2010


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LINDA25427 3/20/2010 1:16AM

    Thank you Elaine that was beautiful . emoticon emoticon

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JANETELIZABETH1 3/19/2010 4:53PM

    Thank you so much Elaine for sharing that with us.
I love pipe music and the words were so meaningful.

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    That was really beautiful! Thank you so much.

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Monday, March 15, 2010


If you want to lose weight and live healthier, don't be discouraged by past dieting failures or put your goal off until tomorrow. Instead, simply focus on doing one thing today toward bettering yourself.

Is it OK to indulge in your favorite junk food once in a while when you're dieting? How do you avoid gaining the weight back? Will you have to count calories for the rest of your life?

I am not saying this for an excuse to stumble but to excuse yourself...forgiveness and moving on as in 'one day at a time'.

In other words, do not let it get you down!!

To this I will add _ If you fall down 7 times, get up 8!!

One of my favorite scriptures that has helped me through difficult times _
Matthew 6:31-34
"Therefore, be not anxious saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed?
For After all these things do the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Be, therefore, not anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow will be anxious for the things of itself. Sufficent unto the day is its own evil."


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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/16/2010 11:24AM

    Amen. One day at a time is all we can do. Praise the Lord that He gives us a new day every 24 hours in which we can do the best we can.
Blessings and hugs,

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JANETELIZABETH1 3/16/2010 11:09AM

    Elaine, personally, I think it depends on our personalities.
I'm sure this will work for you. I seem to be an all or nothing person.
Keep going....and looking to the Lord.

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LINDA25427 3/16/2010 1:25AM

    one day at a time is all any of us can do yesterday is a day gone by tomorrow is a day yet to come so today is all we have . and we have to make the best of it . Thanks love the pictures . take care God bless. emoticon emoticon

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LIMASTAR 3/15/2010 10:12PM

  That's how I live - One day at a Time. The new day brings new opportunities to look forward to.

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SCORPION1352 3/15/2010 7:31PM

    Amen----- That's how it works One day at a time. If you mess up don't beat yourself over it. All that does it make you bloody.I pray for God's help every day and I thank him in the evening for the help he has given me.

Thank you for you imput and sharing this with us.

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DAY 28 ~ FINALE Thursday/ March 4

Sunday, March 07, 2010

This is the last day of my blogging on my 28 days to success. In reviewing the last days it looks like there have been some challenges. But, challenges are part of a daily healthy life. I have tried to meet them and in so doing am successful. I feel that in blogging, journalising if you will, I have become more aware of my goals, desires, hope of success and also the error of my ways. It has been at times difficult to enter each day what kind of day it was and some days I did not want to report at all...but have stuck with it.

I will do a summary of the days on my next entry.

Today was a good day with healthy breakfast of oatmeal, cranberries, soy milk, heart healthy vegetable soup with wheat bread, protein bar for a snack, homemade enchilada, apple & a macaroon cookie...7 veggies & fruits. Enough protein, sodium good, calcium on track, balance of carbohydrates, protein, dairy, & good fat...my mufa. My calories were 1383.. with 8 glasses of water. I walked with Leslie Sansone for 2 miles. I slept 7 hours of good sleep....before midnight.

It was a good day.

Goals for tomorrow:

1) Continue tracking food & exercise.
2) Continue with Bible reading & reading the Spark..
3) Get 7 hours of sleep before midnight.
3) Encourage someone else, do something for someone.
4) Reward myself for doing a good job on my blog.
5) Set new goals each day.
6) Prayer to my LORD and God.
7) Eat my 5-7 fruits & vegetables.

I am thankful for :

.My LORD & Saviour Jesus Christ
.The Word of God
.Good healthy veggies & fruits in a rainbow of color
.My home
.My car
.My two daughters & their husbands
.My 8 grandchildren..Josie, Adelaide, Drew, Israel, Quinn, Jeshua, Silas, & Titus
.My good friends that I can talk to
.Good books
.My Spark friends who mean so much
.Intelligence for living healthy
.My healthy body & mind
.Beauty of sunshine & rain
.My computer that reaches across the miles
.THE SPARK & Spark Guy
.My virus protection that needs renewal... emoticon

"If we are fortunate, we learn firsthand the joy-potential in serving others, and we color our own hearts joyful with every blessing we give out."
- Thomas Kinkade

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LINDA25427 3/8/2010 8:18PM

    Elaine what a trooper you are Congratulations on a job well done . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FIDDLER4JESUS 3/8/2010 11:14AM

    This has been fun,,following through with you on your journey,Elaine!
We "learn something new every day!" God bless you as you continue on.
Sally emoticon emoticonYou are SPECIAL!

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    I love your blogs.

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NELLIEC 3/7/2010 8:00PM

    It sounds like you are doing well!

Your list of what you give thanks for is wonderful!!!

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    Elaine, you have done really well. It's not easy to report when we know we could have done better but the most important thing is that we learn from it; I know you have.
I know you will go from strength to strength!
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JBLINE123 3/7/2010 2:19AM

    I love the list of what you are thankful for. I think it's important to write it all down and visually how truly blessed we all are. Keep up the good work

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DAY 27 ~ Wednesday, March 3 Report

Friday, March 05, 2010

This is the day I have dreaded reporting on. It definately was a high protein day, I say not by choice, but every mouthful is done by choice; to eat or abstain.

I went out to breakfast and there 'ordered' two eggs, sausage, bacon all were fried plus two pancakes and syrup (I chose not to eat the pancakes & syrup).

Lunch was a healthy protein shake and a spoon of peanut butter in it. I drank that up in a second.

Dinner was the final straw! Out to have dinner with my 'accountability partner', well, neither one of us were reliable. I had fish emoticon & fries emoticon!!! Both as you know are slathered with grease. I gingerly cut away all the breading after one bite....and my fingers were even greasy.

Calories = 1304
Excercise = Housecleaning
Water = eight glasses

Lesson learned:

. Never walk in that place again.
. Never order a dinner like that one.
. Do a word study on accountability.
. Don't weigh in tomorrow!!! emoticon

Countdown.....only one day of blogging to go!!! emoticon

Thanks... for reading my blogs and commenting on them. You are a fantastic team of support for me.

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LINDA25427 3/6/2010 12:12AM

    I went over on my calories today too .Well tomorrow is another day ,and tomorrow you finish up your 28 days Congratulations on sticking with it emoticon emoticonJob.

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EBLOOMING 3/5/2010 10:45PM

    Thanks to all your supporting comments and the Lord's mercy I will go on to tomorrow...all the more encouraged to move to goal.
emoticonI was a bad girl...I will try harder.

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PARAEAST 3/5/2010 8:33PM

    Thank goodness tomorrow is another day! At least when we make mistakes we learn or try to.

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    Hmm...what can I say except you're gonna get some emoticon

No....not this time because I think you've learnt your lesson!! emoticon

Hugs Elaine!

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NELLIEC 3/5/2010 3:51PM

    Well, the protein was good, but the fat sounds terrible!!! As the saying goes, "Live and learn."

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    Yay that you are moving ON from that! DON'T look BACK! Just go forward! emoticon emoticon emoticonLori

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