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Day dreaming is fun state of mind!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

I found myself in a bit of a dreamy state today. I strive to remain mindful in my thinking, as I know that the thoughts I have are bound to show in my words and actions. As such, itís important that I remain focused on those goals Iíd like to see improvement in.

I so enjoy my fruits and veggies and look forward to getting eight veggies per day in this week in addition to the great fresh fruit I enjoy. I also give a hearty welcome back to my cottage cheese after a nearly three-week hiatus.

Job 35:5
Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you.

The above photo was taken at Qutab Minar while visiting New Delhi last summer.

May you find joy your free time.

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JUGE300000 3/11/2011 8:15AM


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SHELLEY147 3/6/2011 11:32AM

    Every time I read your blogs I smile and realize how truly blessed I am to have you in my life!! If I have some time this week, I may give you a call!! Would love to hear your voice my dear!! ~hugs~

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MOMFAN 3/6/2011 1:43AM


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BEVIEANN 3/6/2011 12:21AM

    this challange will make me alot more mindful of the amount of vegies I am consuming. I know that I have been low on them lately. I did about 6 servings today which is a great improvement

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/5/2011 10:57PM

    I really liked your blog.

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COOP9002 3/5/2011 9:55PM

    Nice blog. Thanks for sharing such encouraging thoughts.

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MARTHAWILL 3/5/2011 9:50PM

    I am enjoying my fruits and veggies also. I've always eaten veggies but usually without much enthusiasm. I knew I would have to embrace more of them and enjoy them more to bring about a change that will last.

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Just another day in Paradise!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Paradise is wherever you find your joy! Today I just happened to be in SW Florida, where lunch at Le Bistro brought great joy to the senses.

Job 36:11
If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.

May you find prosperity and contentment in your day.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/5/2011 7:43AM

    Thanks for the verse, what a great reminder I needed this morning. Beautiful photos! (We are getting ready for another 2-3 inches of snow here in Chicago, so your photos are my mini vacation today!)

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MOMFAN 3/5/2011 1:08AM

    Love your pics and verses!

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Success . . . One day at a time!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Today was awesome! My early morning Weight Watcher weigh-in brought me another loss (a little over three sticks of butter off the body -- thatís the way I visualize my weight loss).

My husband and I worked together to take care of some household upgrades. He's into a W.E.B. Griffin presidential novel series, and I enjoyed hearing some of its storyline (I so love the name Svetlana). He knows how to enjoy his retirement and vacation, as he spends many hours each day enjoying a good book. It's unbelievable how fast he can go through books, often re-reading them three and four times.

Today was also the second day this week where I managed to stay within the recommended levels of seven nutrients (calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium). WooHoo! Meeting these goals included a light, but fun lunch with my husband at Ciciís Pizza Buffet. While any one element (ie calories) is fairly easy for me, it's meeting all of my nutrient goals (especially sodium) that bring the greatest reward. Salt is probably my biggest culprit, but I've more recently learned that my salt levels are at the baseline of normal.

On our return from Ciciís, the Ibis seemed to enjoy munching in our yard. A fun sight to see.

ďRule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.Ē (Genesis 1:28b)

Now to move a little more, while meeting the challenge of increasing our levels of fitness for the Teddy Bear team miles to Cancun, Mexico.

Hope you're having a great day, too!

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BEVIEANN 3/4/2011 2:44AM

    Congrats on the weight loss today. Sounds like a really nice day. Have a good evening as well!

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ANGELONE11 3/3/2011 10:56PM

    Great news on your weight loss! emoticon

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SUSANMOMOF6 3/3/2011 9:17PM

    That is neat. I think of my weight loss in terms of sticks of butter too. That makes me see that changes are happening, even if some weeks I lose fewer "sticks" than I was hoping for. Also, you have a beautiful Yard!

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Focus on your goals and run the good race!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Are you flying by the seat of your pants or seeing things with a little blurred vision?

Or is reaching your goals clearly in focus?

Shellzyís blog reminded me today that this is a great time to make sure your March goals are in focus. If so, make sure they meet the SMART standard: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. Here are my goals for March:

1) Shed three pounds
2) Average 30 minutes or more in daily cardio and strength training
3) Track daily
4) Average six or more servings of fruits and veggies daily
5) Drink at least 10 cups of water daily
6) Satisfy meeting all seven recommended levels of: calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium twice weekly
7) Spend at least 15 minutes daily in the study of Godís word
8) Go see a movie at the theatre (canít remember the last movie I saw)
9) Complete the knitting of one prayer shawl

I would love to be able to say, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. " (2 Timothy 4:7)

Are your plans for reaching your goals in focus?

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/5/2011 7:47AM

    I a bit late this month, but thank you for reminding me I need to set my March goals. I need to add focus to my month so it's not another one that slips by me.

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MARTHAWILL 3/4/2011 7:22PM

    Way to work it out! Wish you great success in reaching those goals. They are all excellent.

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MOMFAN 3/4/2011 2:29AM

    Looks like great focus to me!

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GUMMY_BEAR7 3/3/2011 7:02PM

    Great goals, you have imspired me to refocus today! Thank you for that.

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4ME2B150 3/2/2011 4:43PM

    Great goals! May the month of March bring you the best of luck!! With your desire and determination I know you can do it!!!

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May our talk be pleasing!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Here, my cousin and I enjoyed a neighborhood church, Salad Bar Luncheon. It doesnít take much for me to marry a passage and photo to bring aid in growing my measure of living faith.

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Hope youíre making quality connections today while you reach your healthy goals!

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MOMFAN 3/4/2011 2:23AM

    Had dinner with a few local Sparkers tonight!

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BEVIEANN 3/3/2011 2:23PM

    Good scripture.. enjoyed reading that today.

Have a good day

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JUGE300000 3/3/2011 8:03AM

    Good thought for the day...for any day.


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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/1/2011 8:25PM

    Love the photo and your verse! Have a great day.

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