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My Fall Flowers

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Some of these except the yellow ones are from my garden...Mom gave me the yellow ones that she bought at the grocery store..is this the Fall season?

Enjoy the season everyone, I send you all my best and good luck.

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SAL1512 10/30/2014 1:17PM

    Thanks for sharing!
We have managed to save our fall flowers so far. It's hard work putting those 4 big, heavy pots in the garage every night. Had to toss one this morning. It was not even pretty anymore. The other 3 are just glorious. But they will have to go next week when the city picks up the contents of the composting bins for the last time of the season.

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RDEE22 10/24/2014 9:35AM

    Lovely flowers Eliza! emoticon

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DEB62BIE62 10/23/2014 4:40PM

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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SASHAY40 10/23/2014 3:15PM

    Pretty!!! Great Colors!! Thanks!! We can do it!!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/23/2014 10:42AM

    So beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 10/23/2014 10:34AM

    Fall flowers make the season more beautiful

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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MADD walk/ run

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I just went to a local 5K (at the commuinity college) and did my walk with my Son and the dogs..
this is Betty..

IT was so easy for me, when I was done I thought I had more to run.

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LOSER05 10/23/2014 10:59AM

    emoticon its always fun with the dogs, Go Betty emoticon

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RDEE22 9/21/2014 6:58AM

    Go Eliza!! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 9/20/2014 9:23PM

    Very nice looking dog!!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/20/2014 9:10PM

    How wonderful! Beautiful dog. Wonderful cause!!!

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NEPTUNE1939 9/20/2014 3:24PM

    Beautiful dog

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New walking - running shoes...

Friday, September 12, 2014

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TREKPURRSON 10/25/2014 10:17PM

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DJ4HEALTH 9/21/2014 1:59AM

    The look like good shoes to walk in!! emoticon

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SAL1512 9/13/2014 8:24PM

    I am like you, I wish they would make the walking shoes a little darker. I don't like them to show the dirt. Hope they turn out to be the shoes that keep you walking!

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PATTIEMCD 9/13/2014 8:31AM

    It's really great when we can find a walking shoe that we like.
I've been wearing New Balance for a few years and love them !

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RDEE22 9/13/2014 7:25AM

    I love the colour. It is one of my favourites!! Go Eliza. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/12/2014 7:41PM

    They look comfy! That's what counts. Glad you got new shoes.

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ELIZACG9 9/12/2014 5:43PM

    I have been using the same NIKE for almost 3 years..so I wasn't too happy about the color but, they fit good and, I put a Dr. School insert inside, so
now I will continue to keep walking because I have New shoes.
No excuses huh... emoticon

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Sunday, May 04, 2014

I am supposed to eat 1560 - 1910 calories a day now.....
I try to eat but, I don't do this many calories in a day and, I still cannot lose weight, I know it is the thryoid.
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I was working at a restaurant for two weeks.. they had too many sweets and, I was just being tempted too much. High sugar and high calorie counts equals weight gain and high sugar levels too.. emoticon Now I am still looking for work, but part time, in the mean time I keep track of food and exercise and,
will keep doing it till I reach level 20...then I am done. emoticon

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KIRTLEY2 9/9/2014 2:27PM

    Have you gotten your goals yet?? It's tough to lose weight when you are surrounded by treats!!

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PATTIEMCD 5/12/2014 10:29PM

    I work at the Commissary on Base and am surrounded by food. Many of the employees there are very obese because they go to the bakery dept/Deli dept/ grab chips and sodas, etc. instead of grabbing fresh fruits & veggies on their lunch breaks. I hope you get your thyroid checked out and under control.

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GABIBEAR 5/5/2014 12:31PM

    emoticon Have you seen a doctor about the thyroid problem Eliza? Isn't there anything that can be done? I just started the 10-Day Detox diet and I really like it. It is basically an elimination diet. After the 10 days you start adding in the foods one by one that you eliminate and then see which foods you are allergic to. We'll see how it all goes. Hope everything works out for you this month!

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RHOOK20047 5/5/2014 7:27AM

    I have never eaten the calories that I am supposed to. When I started here it told me that I was to eat 2500-3500 calories a day. I only changed what I ate. Made wise food choices and cut out the sweets and all the bread. It made the change and I have been losing since July. Those numbers are only a suggestion, not written in stone. Give it a try and it might work. Just change up your diet a little and see if it doesn't make a difference.

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RDEE22 5/5/2014 6:42AM

    Do what you feel is right for you. It sounds like a plan. Goodluck with the job search.

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SUSIEPH1 5/4/2014 8:46PM

    Yes it's hard to eat what the tracker says .. I discussed this with my doctor and he suggested that I eat from 1000-2500.
If I do a lot of exercise eat in the high range, if mostly sitting around eat in the low range ..
So I tried this and it seems to be working .. Unless of course I decide to finish off all the Easter Eggs Lol! .
I set my own tracker.. It's a lot of fiddling around ..but once you get in the grove that works for you .. It's easy ..
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1CRAZYDOG 5/4/2014 5:30PM

    Thyroid disease is a bugger to be sure (I have it too). Good luck. You have a plan and don't be afraid to change it up if you need to as you go along!

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SOPHIEDO13 5/4/2014 4:08PM

    I had to adjust my calorie intake, I was eating too few calories and not losing weight, now that I can eat up to 1550 calories I've been losing but of course last week was one big cheat for me so I didn't lose. I went grocery shopping and have planned meals for this week. Best wishes on your weight loss.

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AVEYBABY 5/4/2014 2:58PM

    I know what you mean about the calories, it says sometimes that I haven't eaten enough, but I eat what I normally eat, I'm not starving myself, and I figure if I eat less calories and exercise, am I not going to burn fat and lose weight?
Anyhow, keep up the good work! I suggest you look for a job where there's no food around…lol! Maybe a store that sells clothes or books, or an outdoor job. I have considered dog walking as I could get paid and also get exercise! emoticon
Good luck!

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ELRIDDICK 5/4/2014 2:44PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Spring and Easter

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In her book Poetry as Prayer: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Maria Lichtmann quotes from his spiritual notes: “All things therefore are charged with love, are charged with God, and if we know how to touch them, give off sparks and take fire, yield drops and flow, ring and tell of him.”

Hopkins knew “how to touch” them and how to see God’s presence. As a youth, “he loved to climb to the top of tall trees and enjoy the view.” He could spend hours fascinated by an ant hill or studying the ice crystals in a puddle of water on cold mornings. He also knew dryness, frustration, rejection, and depression as his “terrible sonnets” reveal. “Send my roots rain,” he pleaded in his poem. “Thou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend with Thee.”

Like St. Francis, he lived the Paschal mystery.

Eternal Spring

Budding blossoms from dry, bare branches is our background for celebrating the Paschal mystery. The bruised and beaten body of Jesus hung on the cross and lay dead in the tomb for three days. But Jesus joyously rose, peace-giving, forgiving, bestowing new life on our tired world.

Easter is not only a past event. The risen Jesus shared his new life with his disciples and is now sharing his risen life with us. St. Paul says; “Just as Christ was raised from the dead . . . we too [through faith and Baptism] live in newness of life.” We are united with him in the resurrection. We are transformed. “To be in Christ,” Paul told the Corinthians, “means being a completely new creature.”

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI called Jesus’ resurrection “the inbreaking of a new world. . . . It opens up a new kind of future for the human family—a future of living with God forever.”

We could say “an eternal spring” exists where God’s life and love prevail. Easter-spring makes me stop in awe.

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RDEE22 4/18/2014 1:37AM

    Thanks for sharing Elizabeth. emoticon

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