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WHAT HELPS ME STAY MOTIVATED WHEN I AM NOT MOTIVATED

Monday, May 04, 2009

First I Don't think I am unmotivated. I have what I call slips. But I do not quit trying to reach my goals. I may get off track from time to time as do all of us.

If I do get off track I pray for strength. I bet I almost ware out the hear of God. ((LOL)). Since I need friends here at sp I do call on them. But I call on my prayer partner often. My main motivation is betting my health back and reaching my goal weight by age 50. I do use beck principals some of the time. I really need to revisit the book but in this hurry up world some times---- time is filled up with other things. Lets just say I am a work in progress. Meaning I do not stay still. I change my goals often and my tactics on approaching them. I am gone ...gotta meet with my sons new teachers, he will start middle school. For those who know a word of prayer please pray for us or wish us well. First I gotta go and prepare dinner etc. so I will not be rushed when I return home.

  
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MRSHONEYC 5/5/2009 12:58AM

    ah, all of us have an "off" day, and your techniques of prayer and the beck system work GREAT for you! How'd it go with the teachers?

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JIBBIE49 5/4/2009 10:29PM

    Nathan went for his Chemotherapy this morning, but his Blood Cell Count was to low (800 and has to be a minimum of 1500), so he has three shots for the week to stimulate his bone marrow. Then he goes for the Chemo next week.
I feel sorry for all the people we see at the Cancer Center in there to get treatment. Makes me feel very sad for them, but makes me know that I have to take care of my health. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRISTFIEND 5/4/2009 10:27PM

    Prayers for you and your son!! I love it that you find solace with GOD. If I could just remember that He is there even with weight loss struggles, then I'd do better as well!!

BTW, I love your attitude about not being unmotivated!! It is that attitude that will help you to the end!!

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DSHRBURR4 5/4/2009 10:16PM

    I pray that everything will go smoothly for your son at school. Thanks for sharing with us.

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AHUNYU 5/4/2009 10:02PM

  God I pray that you will give strenghth and renewed focus to anyone reading this post and everyone trying to make a difference in their lives. Amen!


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BABY_GIRL69 5/4/2009 4:29PM

    Thanks for sharing!!

Blessings,

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WHAT I DO WHEN I AM OVERWHELMED??

Sunday, May 03, 2009

My first instinct is to pray and gain strength from my faith. I love listening to gospel/ praise and worship music to uplift my spirit. I stay in close contact with my prayer partner/ex-exercise partner. Of course I get a little help from my friends here at sp.

  
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JIBBIE49 5/4/2009 10:28PM

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UGOGIRL51 5/4/2009 12:04PM

    AMEN GIRL emoticon HE DOES CALM THE SPIRIT.... emoticon

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AHUNYU 5/4/2009 12:21AM

  AMEN!!! Prayer moves mountains :)

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DSHRBURR4 5/3/2009 11:21PM

    Yep - I would say praying is the absolute best answer.

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ANNARUTH2 5/3/2009 11:08PM

    Same here! I read your post on my blog and I see that your son is a DJ. My son is the worship leader at our church! We have a lot in common!

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ADERNH 5/3/2009 10:28PM

    It is so nice to have faith! (and sp friends)

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MRSHONEYC 5/3/2009 9:18PM

    As I told Anna, that's a great way to beat that overwhelmed feeling!

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MOV4WARD 5/3/2009 8:59PM

    Amen!

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A CHILDHOOD LESSON THAT HELPED MOLD WHO I AM TODAY

Saturday, May 02, 2009

FIRST I AM WARNING THIS IS DEEP... AS A SMALL CHILD ASTHMA WAS A BIG PART OF MY LIFE. I SUFFERED MUCH WITH ATTACKS THAT SEEMED TO NEVER END.

IN THOSE DAYS THE MEDS CAUSED MY HEART TO RACE AND MAKE ME FEEL NERVOUS. (SO GLAD THEY HAVE BETTER MEDS NOW) YES I WILL BRAGG ON MY MOTHER AGAIN WE ARE VERY CLOSE. MY MOTHER AND DAD WAS DIVORCED WHEN I WAS 4 SO MY MOTHER WAS ALL I KNEW. SHE WAS MY HERO. SHE SAT UP WITH ME AT NIGHT WHEN I COULD NOT BREATH. TOO MANY VISITS TO THE DR/HOSPITAL ETC.

I DID NOT SAY ALL THIS FOR SOME ONE TO MAKE A COMMENT OR MY BLOG BEING SAD. WE ALL KNOW THAT BAD/SAD STUFF HAPPENS IN LIFE. SHE COMFORTED THUR MY SUFFERING.

MY SUFFERING HAS CAUSED ME TO MORE SENSITIVE TO OTHERS SUFFERING OR BAD DAYS. I NEVER LOOKED DOWN ON ANY ONE SUFFERING BUT FEEL COMPASSION FOR THEM.

FINAL NOTE Y'ALL I HAVE NOT HAD ASTHMA LIKE THAT SINCE 1995 WHEN I ALMOST DIED FROM THE LAST ONE. CHRIST CAME TO RESCUE AND SAVED ME FROM CERTAIN DEATH. I TOOK HIM AS MY SAVIOR. WHAT THE DEVIL MEANT FOR EVIL GOD USED IT FOR GOOD. CHRIST IS A HEALER!!!

I WARNED YOU IT WAS DEEP!!!!!

  
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RETRACMJ 5/5/2009 11:26PM

    Woohoo for your Mama!
Woohoo for you learning good from your bad experience!
And WOOHOO! for your Saviour!!


(I have a dear friend who had similar childhood situation and her mother was not nice to her - and she has serious problems to this day!!)

Thanks for sharing this!!

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SLENDERELLA2010 5/3/2009 6:38PM

   

I'm glad that you've felt God's healing touch.
Best wishes on your weight loss journey.


Sue


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LAMMB08 5/3/2009 5:52PM

    Something good comes out of something bad...I'm glad to hear the asthma attacks have stopped!

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JIBBIE49 5/3/2009 2:35AM

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CHRISTFIEND 5/3/2009 12:42AM

    What a lesson!! And the fact that you find CHRIST is the best reward!!!

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MRSHONEYC 5/2/2009 10:35PM

    Yes, suffering through things like asthma help you see that others DO have limitations - they may not be asthma, in particular, but everyone has some limitation somewhere!
My DD had asthma - diagnosed at 4-1/2 years old. We thought she was just exaggerating about breathing b/c the doctor said she had pneumonia - it took 4 visits for him to declare her asthmatic! I remember sitting up with her with her "elephant nose" machine for her breathing treatments, too!

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DSHRBURR4 5/2/2009 10:08PM

    I am so glad that HE saved you from certain death and most important of ALL - I am glad that you have JESUS in your heart. I am glad that you have not had an asthma attack in a long time.

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AHUNYU 5/2/2009 10:02PM

  Great lesson you learned. Glad that your asthma is under control! Yes Jesus is the great physician....if only we call on Him!!!! Great memory :)

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ADERNH 5/2/2009 9:38PM

    It always seems like the moms that stay up with us when we were sick. That is a great lesson you learned being more sensitive to suffering. I am glad your asthma is better!

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A HAPPY CHILDHOOD MEMORY

Saturday, May 02, 2009

I have many. But the one that sticks out in my mind when my mother would take us to the dairy queen (just to name a few places) after our special Sunday dinner which we ate by candle light. Yep we had lights but we wanted to see the candles. My sister and I would get our ice cream cone. We would bragg how ours looked and tasted better than the others. To us that was big stuff. We felt special cause we had our cone decorated just who we wanted it. Good days,

  
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LAMMB08 5/3/2009 5:53PM

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JIBBIE49 5/3/2009 2:35AM

    So nice.

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MRSHONEYC 5/2/2009 7:52PM

    That's a WONDERFUL memory! I love the dinner by candlelight part :)
Ice cream, no matter HOW cold, is always a special treat!

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UNSURE 5/2/2009 7:46PM

    Nice childhood memory.

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MOV4WARD 5/2/2009 6:38PM

    ...just happened to be in the neighborhood

:::nods::: ~ i have many happy memories tied to food too. this reminds me of when we came home from the beach, we always stopped for a rootbeer float. it was a tradition we looked forward too :)

thanks 4 the memories :)

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bento time AGAIN!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

..I tried my own bento yesterday. It was great not to have run around and prepare each meal separately. I prepared all my meals while I fixed breakfast. Just stored everything in its own container. It really helped me with protion control and I was able to keep up with I ate better. I will make myself one tomorrow.

No this bento in pic was not made by me but I will put one here that I do later.

  
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RETRACMJ 4/21/2009 6:45PM

    I'm confused. Is bento the container, or a type of food, or what? I did go to the website and looked but didn't spend much time. The containers in the picture look similar to some I have from tupperware - had a long, long time - mine have a divider in the middle so I can put two things in them.

But if it helping you with portion control whatever it is, it is good.

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UNSURE 4/20/2009 9:15PM

    I all way do better when I set my meals up in advance. Take care.

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UGOGIRL51 4/18/2009 10:58AM

    Looks yummy emoticon And a emoticon I dead also.You never give up girl emoticon

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MOV4WARD 4/17/2009 2:17PM

    emoticonHi :)

catching up after a couple super busy weeks. Luv the tips in your last blog! Luv Bento's! I've never done that @ home other than batch cooking. Making enough for several days leftovers. I can see this helping :)

Cheers!

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CHRISTFIEND 4/15/2009 10:56PM

    Great job on portion control!! Just so that I'm clear, bento is the containers right? If not please clarify.

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TNDARLINGTON1 4/15/2009 12:26PM

    Wow is that very the best thing. Could you post a link to our Rita's Retreat team. I have heard so many people talk about it and wha a fantastic idea.
I found the link on your other blog.

http//justbento.com>
We have a Japaness Dollar store down the road from where I work so I am going to check it out to see if I can purchase some of those wonderful contrainers. Excellent in portion control and packing fruit and veggies. I can even pack them a head of time. YEAH


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JIBBIE49 4/15/2009 12:17PM

    I think I already mentioned that in Japan, there are no cafeterias in the schools and ALL students must bring their lunch (as most workers do to their company jobs), so that is why BENTO is such a "scientific" packing product, so it makes it as easy as possible for mothers to fix these meals, which most often are cooked with the evening meal and then she uses that for the lunches, too.
So, it is good to fix them ahead of time.

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SISTERCHICK1965 4/15/2009 9:36AM

    i soooooo need to get some of those. They are super cute!!! LOL. Do they come in PINK????

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MRSHONEYC 4/15/2009 9:20AM

    Those sure make meals look "cute"! I still like my little corningware individual casserole dishes, but most of my meals are casserole type!
Keep it up - you're doing GREAT!

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DSHRBURR4 4/15/2009 9:02AM

    Great job on portion control.

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BIGGIRL2082010 4/15/2009 8:05AM

    Whee, Pat. I *love* bentos. I tend to do my own "fusion" variety - a mix of Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Middle-Eastern, and occasionally "Western". :D It's fun.

And THANK YOU for the link to JustBento that you put up a while ago - I've been devouring Maki's blog ... great ideas there!

Yeah, Bento is fabulous for portion control. And now I have my niece and nephew eagerly making mini "sushi" rolls after school - they like the "finger-food" aspect of it!

Have a superb day!

Cheers,
Maya


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VAREEP 4/15/2009 7:54AM

    I had never heard of bentos until you brought the subject up before. I went to one of the links you gave and did a little more research. Based on what I found I did make up my lunch one day(I can't say it was bento, but if not it was close enough). I have to say.. I loved it! I think I'll make one for today's lunch and one for my snacks. Thank you for reminding me about doing these. You are right. It makes tracking the days food so much easier! And it also cuts down on the temptation to eat something different while you are getting ready to prepare something to eat.

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