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Sunday, May 01, 2011

I made a bit of a change for my weekend. I have been so addicted to TV programs that the TV is on all the time. Friday, before going to the Zumba class I turned the TV off and I haven't turned it back on yet. Tonight I will watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition, but I think that is all. Yesterday I read a book and I took expired prescriptions to the "drug dump," then got a tuner for my autoharp and went looking for a Zumba DVD again (none found, so will have to order on-line).

I'd work in the yard today, but it is freezing out and starting to snow. So I will work on some stuff inside. From my "Today's Inspiration" newsletter I got one that I thought I would like to share. It sounds like a wonderful balanced life.

To that, I add, Thank God for each day of your life.

May 01, 2011
Quote of the Day
"Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."
Robert Fulghum



Friday, April 29, 2011

This morning The Denver Health Plan group had a Zumba Class for the people on their Medicare plan. I FINALLY got to see what Zumba was like and try it. What a blast. It was kept low key/low impact because all who were there were either seniors or disabled. The one problem was I am so out of shape that I felt like I was 120 instead of 60 and normally I feel like I am 30 (except for when I have the hips act up -- I can't say the back makes me feel older because it has given me problems since I was in my 20s. Most of the people there were getting by better than I was and everyone was enjoying it. There was one man who was enjoying himself so much that he was just bouncing all over doing it. When he left I noticed he must have had a stroke (or something similar) because one side was mostly paralyzed when he walked. But that didn't stop him. I wish I could keep remembering all the people who have been through things like that rather than just cancer that has been in remission for 5 years and diabetes that really don't cause as much of a problem as what they have gone through, yet they have more will to keep getting out than I do.

I am trying to find a DVD or two on the Zumba that I can use here at home. Gosh, maybe we could try it at the Ladies Night Out at church sometime.

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STORMYZCAT 4/29/2011 10:39PM

    I am also excited to try my first Zumba class! I have heard so many positive comments about how much fun it is. I checked Target, Walmart and Best Buy and did not find a Zumba DVD but I did see some on-line (a little pricey for the ones I found) Good luck and keep up the good work!! emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 4/29/2011 10:27PM

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I keep thinking about things yesterday. I was so blessed to have Breanna's grandpa give her to me to hold when he took the offering at church (her mother sings in the Worship Team). I've never had any children. I have no family in Colorado at all. Breanna's grandma "adopted" me into their family 5 years ago when I had cancer and her entire family accepts me. To hold that little baby during the service was one of the best things that happened to me this weekend.

Oh, the weekend wasn't only that. I was treated to a movie Friday night for my birthday. The church went and saw Soul Surfer. That was a tear jerker and a triumph with quite a bit of insight.

Saturday a friend came in from out of town and we went to the Cracker Barrel and then to a concert by Signature Sound. I hadn't ever heard them before and I loved the concert. I wasn't all slow gospel, but very upbeat and fun. Seeing Marie was really great, too. I haven't seen her for almost a year and a half.

Today the weather was great and I actually got out in the yard and did a little of the yard work. Three hours worth, total, and that got about 1/6 of the yard raked. I actually felt a sense of accomplishment with that little bit. Tomorrow I might not be able to get up, but even though I am so very sore today I am really glad that I got out there and did the little i did.

I hope everyone else had such a Blessed and wonderful weekend as I did.

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SZAMO84 4/13/2011 8:10PM

    Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend!

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Biggest Loser insights

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tonight when I was watching The Biggest Loser I realized that some of my problems are like some of theirs. Rulon said that he never felt he had a true love so he was unworthy. I never had any type of love other than my father and sometimes my mother. I finally got some love when I started going to the church I go to now, but the lack has taken a toll on me. I am surprised I get help from family members (cousins) because they never even talked to me until after I found out I had cancer a few years ago.

Kaylee said that she never had any self confidence until going through the Biggest Loser program. I still don't. I was told all my life that I would never be worth anything and I'm not. I was told I couldn't do anything. When I tried cleaning house my mother would redo everything I had done. I never could do a decent enough job. Now just trying to do anything with it overwhelms me. I have never been able to make a living and now cannot figure a way to make some extra money above disability so that I can pay my bills.

When I started on Spark People I lost down to 199. Now I am up to more than when I started and I can't get back in the program. I am always so tired that I can't seem to stay awake for more than a couple of hours to do anything. And I want to munch. I want sweets. I don't know what to do anymore. I keep trying to stay positive about things and my future, but keep hitting a brick wall that knocks me down again. I will turn 60 in a couple of weeks and, though I don't feel that old, I wonder how much I can do with a body that old.

I don't know how to get out of this rut. I have been thinking maybe I could talk to a therapist if they have a Christian one at the hospital. I don't know if I can get a referral without someone trying to put me on drugs. If anyone can figure a way out other than that, I hope that I can get some ideas.

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HOUNDLOVER1 4/8/2011 1:48AM

    Just found this blog, keep going forward. I don't know what your body can do either, but you'll never know if you don't try. You don't want to have regrets later.
I would highly recommend the new book by Jillian Michaels "Unlimited" to you. It addresses the issue of finding a vision for your life, believing it and putting it into practice. It leads you through practical steps to get there.
Even if on some days you don't give your best you can still go forward. :)
I've survived cancer, too, and I now look at it as God's reminder that I only have one life to live. Better live it and have some regrets than regretting to never have lived.
You are emoticon

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TRIGFROST 3/23/2011 2:16AM

    continue w/ your self talk...
take the baby steps day at a time...
I gain 1/2 my weight back is not fair...
but you have the say w/ what you want done in your life...if you want to Win...then do it..If not...It's up to you to fail again...Make the right choice..because no-one can make you worthy but Christ Jesus...not even your self...We all need that 3rd-cord to pull us through life on earth...the race is on, but your in this Journey for just YOU... emoticon

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Doing your best

Friday, January 21, 2011

Today Daily Kindness sent me a link to a short video on doing your best. I realize I haven't been doing my best all the time and this video was inspiring. I recognized it from Facing the Giants and I'm going to try to watch that movie when I don't feel like doing my best. The short video from it is at

I have been trying to control my diabetes by eating better, but haven't gotten there yet. Today I had an eye doctor's appointment to check my retinopathy. Fortunately, it is still at minute changes and I don't have to go back until 6 months for a recheck. My vision was also improved slightly. That is until they put the dilating drops in my eyes. I still can't see clearly today, but that will clear up.

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JEANUT 1/22/2011 2:38PM

    Keep working on it... you'll get there.
Prayers going out for your eyes to get better.

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