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JUST 10%

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A LONG RANGE GOAL FOR JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH is to LOSE, DROP, GET RID OF just 10% of my body weight and that can significantly improve my blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and overall heart health.

emoticon emoticonTHAT IS WHAT I AM AFTER....A HEALTHY HEART!!! emoticon emoticon

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/22/2011 10:47AM

    emoticon With your positive attitude, YOU WILL DO IT!!!

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JANETELIZABETH1 1/22/2011 4:24AM

    You are right Elaine...a healthy heart is kinda crucial !!
We know it takes hard, consistent work with the food and exercise areas of our lives...just keep going buddy emoticon

THIS HAS TO BE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE!!

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EBLOOMING 1/21/2011 3:30PM

    Spiritually and Physically FIT!!! emoticon

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LOZINJST4ME 1/21/2011 9:02AM

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JEANNEROBERTSON 1/21/2011 9:02AM

  You can do it!!! Keep up the positive attitude.



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GRANDMANANCY 1/21/2011 6:33AM

    Amen!

I have been listening to Dr.Oz on TV and he was talking about losing just 10 pounds....it motivated me... I did it....

now I am moving on to the next 10... you can do it Elaine! You can be the healthiest that you ever were in your entire life!

My goal too.......... a healthy heart! spiritually and physically! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOALS FOR FIRST QUARTER OF THE NEW YEAR

Friday, January 14, 2011

I am posting a new set of GOALS because I have reflecting on the old year 2010 I am re-evaluating my new year 2011.

I have lost weight in that year after the ups and downs. I started out at 183.2 and ended at 177. Slow and yet not so steady.

I would like to see less of me and less of the 'ups and downs'. I am ready to commit to a new set of plans.

"This one thing I will do ...as Paul says in Philippians 3:13 Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things (the goals to a healthy temple my body) which are before, I press toward the high calling in Christ Jesus."


SPIRITUAL:
*Chronological Bible study Fridays *Study Isaiah with grandchildren at Bible Study Fellowship
*Prayer Journal
*Sharing Christ ~ small Journal

PHYSICAL:
*Focus on healthy carbohydrates vs simple carbohydrates (5-8 serving vegetables & fruits plus a good multiple vitamin, proteins of fish, chicken, turkey, shakes.


*Water ~ Drink 8-10 glasses plus herbal teas & COFFEE ~Black
*Sleep ~ 7-8 hours before midnight

*Revisit my goals: Did I say EXERCISE?
* Balance Class twice a week
* Walking with or without poles ~ treadmill

MENTAL:
*Support from Bible study groups, Spark Teams & TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
*Accountability to these groups emoticon
*Organization ~ New office configuration & Garage

*TRUST GOD ~ ISAIAH 26:3,4 "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee. Trust in the LORD forever; for in the LORD GOD is everlasting strength." from the Bible KJV

The words below are adopted from my SP friend & of course the verse from The Bible ~ THANKS!! emoticon emoticonALL OF MY SPARK FRIENDS!

GOD GIVES ME: DISCIPLINE ~ WILL POWER ~ DETERMINATION ~ CONSISTENCY ~ NOT TO BE A SLAVE TO ANYTHING ~ UNCOMPROMISING PERMISSION TO BE HUNGARY TO WIN THIS RACE


Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." emoticon emoticon emoticon


This is me in 2010

Beautiful Oregon Coastal Area

  
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GRANDMANANCY 1/16/2011 7:45AM

    These goals are absolutely PERFECT ! I need to write mine down again too.

Keep getting healthier my friend! emoticon

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PARAEAST 1/15/2011 7:02PM

    Elaine you got some great goals and I know with God's help you can do it!! He is our strength!!
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JUSTPEACHY1 1/15/2011 5:52PM

    Elaine, Thanks for sharing your thought process and your goals with us. It's inspiring to me! I gained a little in 2010, and now already I'm falling off the wagon in mid-January. I think I'll do a review like you, and try to get a grip NOW! Ena

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PS. In your Oregon Coastline photo I'm imagining the 2011 Elaine! Hehe.

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JANETELIZABETH1 1/15/2011 3:29PM

    Elaine you are right not to dwell on what is past, we can do nothing about those things but move forward in a positive way with the Lord at our Helm...How can we fail?
I wish you every success in achieving all those goals.

Should have added...love you're new photo...Ms Cool lady!! and what beautiful scenery, Joseph has been there but I haven't.

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EBLOOMING 1/15/2011 3:25PM

    Thanks for your encouraging remarks everyone!! emoticon emoticon

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GATOR12 1/15/2011 12:21PM

    We have to have goals or a map or how do we expect to get anywhere. You have compiled a good list of goals specific to YOU!! To who you are, who you want to be and how you want to get there (the tools you will use). I can see this happening, thru Christ who strengthens you!! Brenda

Love the pics. Our trip to Ore, Wash. state was one of our most memorable!! I'm not sure why we haven't headed back that way. Guess it was "the time".

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NELLIEC 1/14/2011 7:57PM

    They sound like good goals. Just remember to take them by baby steps so you don't get overwhelmed.

The pictures are beautiful. I live in WA state so get to enjoy the trees also!

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VISUALLYRICS 1/14/2011 7:08PM

    Yes, You Can Do It through Christ Who gives you Strength!! He is your portion!! emoticon.....I'm Praising Him!! emoticon

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LOVELY

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


This was sent to me by my daughter. It is unusual and lovely.

www.youtube.com/user/AlphabetPhotogr
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JANETELIZABETH1 12/14/2010 1:56PM

    You did too Elaine!! I so enjoyed it!!

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WILLOW-WALKING 12/7/2010 3:48AM

    After the shocked expressions disappeared it was truly enjoyed by all, excellent & thank you for sharing...
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/7/2010 3:46AM

    Please thank your daughter for me. This was so beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Helen

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LOVESTODJ 12/7/2010 2:49AM

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Thanks so much for sharing!
That was beautiful.


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DUST IF YOU MUST

Saturday, November 06, 2010


I was looking for a poem about our topic of the day so here goes.


Cheers to the alternative to dusting.
Elaine

/www.lovethissite.com/dust/

  
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GATOR12 11/8/2010 6:41PM

    Yes, Elaine, this is great. Dusting ranks right up there with all the things we do over and over--never an end in sight or finish to be had. Thanks!!

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JUSTPEACHY1 11/8/2010 9:11AM

    Elaine, I couldn't get to the link on my work computer, but I confess, I pay someone else to do my dusting! emoticon

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PARAEAST 11/6/2010 7:02PM

    Great and sweet blog Thank you Elaine!

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VISUALLYRICS 11/6/2010 6:59PM

    LOL!!!You are a hoot! I love you! Have a Blessed weekend! ...and emoticonfor the goodie!

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NELLIEC 11/6/2010 5:22PM

    Well, I cheat; I get my caretaker to do the dusting (and that is mainly because I have a dust allergy). emoticon

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JANETELIZABETH1 11/6/2010 3:33PM

    Thanks Elaine...let me be the emoticonto admit that I only dust 'when' I must....like it looks really bad!!!
I'm definitely one who looks for anything to do rather than DUST!!
Thanks for sharing!

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RAISE THE BAR ~

Friday, October 08, 2010




So much to see and so little time!!!

I want to commit to being more actively pursuing my walking. I don't like recording less than 5,000 steps 'Sedentary' and am aiming for at least 'Somewhat Active' which is 7,500~9,999 steps on my pedometer.

Long term goal is an 'Old Order Amish Women' with less than 4% body fat ~ 14,000 plus.

The Parkinson's walk brought us up to 'Active' for we put on 12,500 steps and that was a 5K (3 miles).


Sedentary...............less than 5,000 steps/day
Low Active..............5,000-7,499 steps/day
Somewhat Active....7,500-9,999 steps/day
Active....................10,000-12,500 steps/day
Highly Active...... ...12,501+ steps/day
Old Order Amish women with very low, 4% obesity:
..............................14,000+ steps per day

I found this steps chart on a dear friend's SP...thanks Carol.

  
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EBLOOMING 10/11/2010 5:26PM

    FEARLESSLIFE, This was a walk for Parkinson's to raise money for a cure and for care. This precious lady was one with parkinsons and the doll she is carrying 'Annie' was hers as a little girl. She is Gramma Annie...and quite a sweetheart. Her husband was faithfully attending to her. She consented to my taking her picture. My next blog has the details. Thanks for your comment Carol! Elaine

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 10/11/2010 4:13PM

    Glad I could inspire you!
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Is that you in the gown? You didn't say what events these are at or what's the deal.

I'm working up to getting up to 10K steps via the The Step Team on my SparkPage; it's an incremental program where you add 500 steps a week. You should join us! 10K is my first goal, I want to get up to 6 mi a day eventually.

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GATOR12 10/8/2010 9:54AM

    HERE'S TO MORE WALKING AND AMISHIN' UP. PEDOMETER'S ARE OUR FREIND!!

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JUSTPEACHY1 10/8/2010 9:20AM

    Elaine, You go girl! I look forward to hearing about you reaching Old Order Amish Women status! emoticon Ena emoticon

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HARDSILVER 10/8/2010 12:42AM

    Best of luck, I'm sure you'll get up to Old Order Amish women status on your pedometer very soon!

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