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Update to Can't wait to jump blog.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

I can't believe it. It's a miracle! I was determined that I would be able to jump some day but I never believed it would be possible so soon. Yesterday, I did 20 jumping jacks at one time. How is this possible? I couldn't do one comfortably on Oct. 1, 2010. I have only lost about 5 pounds but I have gained muscle. I wonder what I'll be able to do by Christmas if I keep up the good work?

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BARBARACT 10/8/2010 9:48PM

    emoticon emoticonon being able to do that! I am sure by Christmas you will be able to do many more by then! emoticon

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KATRIONAH 10/7/2010 11:52PM

    WOO HOO!! Good for you!! Keep up the great work!!! Have a joy filled Friday, Karen emoticon

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JENSHARK4 10/7/2010 10:28PM

    AWESOME!!! Sparkpeople is truly the best program that I have ever seen! Keep up the GREAT work!!!

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A_HJONES 10/7/2010 10:10PM

    Awesome!! Reaching goals! emoticon emoticon

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I will NOT make decisions based on feelings!

Monday, October 04, 2010

I have decided what my focus will be for this week: I will NOT make decisions based on my feelings.
Our emotions go up and down. What seems like a good idea one minute may not be later.

I will "set my mind" to what I will or will not do. (Example: I will not eat after dinner. I will exercise today before noon......or I will not gossip, I will have positive thoughts...) If you set your mind to something, when temptation comes-you are more able to handle it.

I will learn to do what's right when it feels wrong. (Maybe I don't feel like doing my cardio today-but I will! Maybe I feel like snacking while cooking-but I won't.....or I don't feel like forgiving that mean person-but I will, I feel like telling off that rude person-but I won't)

I will let my emotions calm before making decisions. (I will not eat comfort food because I'm sad, I will not give up on my healthy lifestyle because I failed today....or I will not end this relationship "right now" because the person has mistreated me, I will not quit this this job "today" because the boss is unreasonable.)

I will walk in wisdom-not emotions. (I know that the enemy (devil) can put thoughts in my head which affect my emotions--so I will read my bible, pray and ask God for guidance..)

I will think it, say it, write it down. ( I will think about exercising today, I will say aloud that I will exercise! I will write down my exercises for today-or track on SP.) (Same goes for food)

I will be aware that God is not obligated to make something a success just because I "felt" like doing it! I will try to stay in God's will.

I will be patient. I know that God wants my body to be healthy and fit but it will not happen immediately. The enemy wants to frustrate me but I will wait on God's timing.

I will not start anything without considering the cost. I will ask myself-"Do I have what it takes to complete the task?" (Making emotional decisions causes us to: set ourselves up for failure and to disappoint others...Am I setting my goal too high? Should I join this challenge team?...ect)

I will, with the help of God, be content and emotionally stable. Negative thoughts bring negative results.

I give Joyce Meyer credit for these ideas. I was inspired by her show today.

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KAYLSLYNN 10/6/2010 9:21AM


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GTOGIRL67 10/6/2010 8:19AM

    thank you for this post. i also try to live this way . thinking positive and living God's will for us . If more people would try to live a positive life and speak in a positive manner what a wonderful world this would be. all we can do is try to set good examples that others may see and hopefully they too will see what a difference their lives can be. Praise God for this wonderful day and all of the blessing he has bestowed upon all of us .

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1GRANDMAME 10/5/2010 6:41PM

    I do like your blog. I agree with you don't start something you can't finish. I do want to be positivity also emoticon

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DIDMIS 10/5/2010 5:32PM

    Thanks that was good.

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BERGIE8771 10/5/2010 4:15PM

    I am beginning to love positivity! I grew up with the opposite, and I am trying to change for the positive. Thanks for sharing this. Sharon

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MRS_LOOMIS 10/5/2010 3:16PM

    count the everything :)

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DEE107 10/5/2010 2:49PM

    Thanks for the reminder

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SWIMLOVER 10/5/2010 12:59PM

  Great Blog! THE LORD IS GOOD! Thank You so much for sharing this with us!

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ACG4CHRIST 10/5/2010 12:40PM

    I love Joyce Meyers!! She is such an anointed woman of God!

Thanks for speaking these truths! It is important when the Lord leads us we need to share these truths so that they can bless others! I praise God for that. Thank you for being a spokeman for the Lord. Your blog really addressed areas in my life that the Lord has been dealing with me about. I am an emotional thinker at times and I act on those emotions. That is what God is showing me. It is not always in his will when I act. I am striving to seek and stay in his perfect will. I praise God for the desire to do it also. I am speaking truth into my life now!

Have a blessed week!!!

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DOLPHINE35384 10/5/2010 12:31PM

    What a big eye opener. You are so right and that is such the truth. Thank you for giving us they eye opener that most of need (me). Sometimes we tend not to think before we speak. The Lord gave us a thinker to think right and then words will come out right.

Thank you again for the eye opener.
God bless you.

Wendy emoticon

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BARBARACT 10/4/2010 10:24PM

    That is a great post! Thank you, you are so right!!!!


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MJMONE 10/4/2010 10:45AM


wonderful reminders to not let our emotions 'rule' us.

have a great Sparkin' day!

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I just couldn't wait.

Friday, October 01, 2010

This morning, I was on day 4 of my "New Beginnings" program. I already feel better-more energenic. I can tell that my clothes are fitting more loosely. And, I feel more toned. I have been building muscle with weights. The human body is amazing. It actually tries to heal itself-given the right tools. (healthy food-exercise...)

Although I usually weigh in on Monday, I just couldn't wait. I stepped on the bathroom scale this morning, to my surprise, I was down 2.5 pounds. Then, I measured and better than the weight loss was the fact that I lost 1 1/2 inches from my waist. Keep in mind that I am not starving myself! As a matter of fact, I was slightly over on my calorie count on one of the days.

Those two and a half little pounds are going to remind me to stay "strong" this weekend.

Thank you for bearing with me but I am so excited...the little man on my ticker is finally moving forward. (Check out my Page.) Poor little fella has been slipping back for too long. Don't feel too bad for him though because I think he is ready to go for a sprint!!!! emoticon

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LYNNANN43 10/1/2010 6:57PM

    Your little man is running! emoticon

What an AMAZING feeling it must have been!

I'm so sorry I wasn't able to go to lunch with you yesterday. I'm lucky I even got off my text before passing out. Benadryl hasn't knocked me out since my insomnia started 4 years ago, but it certainly did a number on me this time!

I hope your little man keeps on running!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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I can't wait till I can jump!?!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Am I the only one wishes she could jump effortlessly? I used to be able to jump for half an hour. I didn't even know to appreciate it. Now, when the exercise routine instructs me to jump, I step it out. I will get there. It is a mini goal for me.
I just want to be able to jump about 20 times without feeling that part of my body is on the way up while the other part is still coming down! LOL (That's when I can really feel the extra weight that I have put on.) What a reality check!
I will do it!

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KITTYF54 10/7/2010 8:14PM

    oh yeah, I used to love to jump rope. now I can't. maybe if I get below 200 I can do it. I will surely try by then. LOL

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LYNNANN43 9/28/2010 1:51PM

    Hang in there! Baby steps. Maybe just 5 tiny little careful jumps to start.

What a great mini-goal! emoticon

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ANITA012 9/28/2010 1:18PM

    Just hang in there! It's a great mini-goal and with a little patience and determination, I'm sure you will get there! emoticon emoticon

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New Beginnings (Day 1)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Well, Here I go again. I have decided to give healthy living another go. I am so ready. My body is talking to me...and it is pleading for change. .(How I must be grieving the Holy Spirit by not taking care of this temple.) No looking back-only forward movement.

I am going to start the day with prayer and bible reading. that will get my spirit ready for the day.
Then I am going to write down what I eat and drink-including water intake.
I will take my new chewable vitamins with breakfast. (They are gummy vitamins-I might actually take them regularly because they taste good.)

I will do some sort of exercise each day depending on what my body will let me do for that particular day. (I must be realistic about my physical limitations without feeling frustrated or depressed.)
I will participate with my Quickfire group (customizing the exercises when necessary-and that's o.k.)

I miss feeling good. I miss feeling that I look good. I miss feeling strong. I miss having my body function the way it is suppose to......I am ready to go back to my healthy lifestyle.
If anyone is interested-join me on this adventure! All are welcome!!

Ready, Set, Go!!!!
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LUCKYLADY777 9/27/2010 10:09AM

    OK - day one for me too and I haven't blown it yet and been up for an hour -- emoticon emoticon

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TIGGERJEAN 9/27/2010 9:31AM

Great goals!

I love your autumn background.

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PLAYBLUES22 9/27/2010 9:23AM

    Sweetie, let's do this, all we can lose is our weight emoticon

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