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SO HOWSE IT GOING WITH GRACE???

Thursday, May 06, 2010



HAIR HAPPENINGS: I DECIDED TO FINALLY SNIP OFF ALL MY PERMED HAIR. ALL I HAVE IS NATURAL HAIR (MEANING NO CHEMICALS) I AM STEAL LEARNING ABOUT MY HAIR. AFTER 20 YEARS OF PERMS THINGS ARE STILL NEW. BUT I AM LOVING IT. YOUTUBE IS MY GUIDE ALONG WITH MY SISTER. MY HAIR IS REALLY GROWING.

EATING HAPPENINGS emoticonWELL THIS SAYS IT ALL...I AM STILL WORKING ON THAT. I'VE DECIDED TO HAVE OATMEAL 3 X A WK AND AT LEAST 7.5 CUPS OF WATER AND 2 TO 3 FRUITS AND 4 TO 5 VEGGIES. HEY THE WATER PART IS A START. FOR ME TO DRINK 13 OR 20 CUPS. THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN. emoticon.

EXERCISE HAPPENINGS HUMMMM emoticonOLE GRACE BEEN OUT OF FOR SOME TIME. LACKING IN ENERGY. SO I WILL INCREASE EXERCISE AS I CAN. I NEED TO START SMALL WITH 20-30 MIN CARDIO, AND 2 DAYS OF STRENGTHENING PRAYERS ON THE STRENGTHENING PART emoticon.

EMOTIONAL/SPIRIT HAPPENINGS I REALLY NEED TO DIVE IN THE WORD MORE AND NOT ALWAYS STUFF NEGATIVE FEELINGS DOWN WITH FOOD. THIS IS A JOURNEY AND I HAVE SINCE THE 6 GRADE AN EMOTIONAL EATER BUT NOT QUITE AS BAD AS NOW. I HAVE TO LEARN TO GIVE MY CARES TO GOD. I KNOW HE CARES FOR ME. NOTHING WILL HAPPEN THAT GOD CAN'T HANDLE.
I HAVE STARTED TO FINALLY RESTART CROCHETING AGAIN. I HEARD IT RELIVES STRESS. I'VE MADE SOME JEWELRY AND 2 ROPE SCARFS. IT WILL COME IN HANDY WHEN SCHOOL LETS OUT SOON emoticon.


NO THIS BEAUTIFUL LADY IS NOT ME BUT SOMEONE I CAME ACROSS ON GOOGLE AND THOUGHT SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL.

  
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TYEASLEY 6/20/2010 4:06PM

    I agree, Tanika Ray is beautiful inside and out. Good luck getting back on track. I'm doing the same thing. Enjoy your new freedom with your hair!! That's so very brave and liberating. Good for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRAINER_T 5/11/2010 12:24PM

    I love youtube for learning things too. I can just imagine that your hair looks this lovely too, even if its not you.
emoticonBeautiful you!

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HAPPY2BHERE3 5/7/2010 5:28PM

    Sorry but what is youtube? Are you talking about the broad casting network or a hair product?

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BABY_GIRL69 5/7/2010 12:39PM

    You know I use youtube too. I do wear weaves cause I hate dealing with my hair. I did take it down & its grown so much its out of control. I don't have the patience of my youth when I would spend a whole day on getting my hair done. Whether it was at the shop or deep conditioning at home & sleeping with wet hair (summer only though). lol I was watching where the one girl has natural hair & she twisted it & I like that. I did slightly perm my hair Sunday but it was mild & I kept it on maybe 5mins. I just want to keep it manageable but my hair was hot combed for 18years before I got my first perm. It was really long & grew with the ends being clipped. Imagine that! You will get better as I am trying to do 45-60mins in the morning & walking during the day & some times I get 30-60mins at night. I am trying to awaken the warrior princess in me. lol

emoticonGod bless & Happy Friday! Missed you. . . .Dee emoticon

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MOV4WARD 5/6/2010 4:13PM

    She is! Something about the smile, when the spirit smiles, the joy is contagious!

Good Plan Grace, sounds doable!

jules

(i shoot for 6 cups water too, cuz i get other beverages & foods...)

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PLANNING FOR A CHANGE!

Friday, April 02, 2010

I really need to change things up. So that is what I am doing. Staying where there is nothing happening does not make sense. So I am planning for a change.


I am working some grafts, and charts cause I am very visual. I like seeing how I am doing.

Nutrition at least 2 fruits and veggies. Fresh is best but I will use what I have on hand and make the best of it. emoticon. My hubbie vowed to get a garden started, I will hold him to it.


Water some of my friends know how I feel about water so I'll start out with 5 glasses use fruit slices or sugar free mixes to help with taste.

Exercise I will revamp and start out slow since I am slumping some what. Pilates and biking, circuit training. OH NO did I say strengthening? Yep gotta do it. start out with 6 and go from there. Aerobics will do 20 minutes and do 15 when I am rushed. I gotta remember sometime not to compare myself to anyone. Each journey is a journey slow or fast. As long as I am going forward. It does not matter if the is slow. Even when crawling you still moving. I may go walking to our local college since it is the summer and warmer. I love walking but I can not walk outside. So many allergies no way am I waking up that monster. Go I'll do what works for me.
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Personal---I natural hair is coming along just fine. I got so tired of the perm that was in it I cut it myself. Now I am all natural. I am loving my hair.

Spirit-- emoticonI need to stay with God at all times. I realize that emotional eating has a lot to do with the spirit also. I am carrying my cares to God. I will have some devotional time. This is important to go forward. I am currently revisiting Beck.

  
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TYEASLEY 4/11/2010 8:43PM

    emoticon plan. I'm a visual person too. I totally understand. emoticon

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SPIDER16 4/3/2010 6:12AM

    Thats a brilliant plan and i know emoticon...slow and steady wins the race. Contact me if i can help in any way

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ANNARUTH2 4/2/2010 10:19PM

    you are off to a good start! Wish I had a garden... I usually stick some tomato plants at the back of my house. I may put some stuff in flower pots. Whatever works! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGDAD1211 4/2/2010 12:12PM

    Now if that is not a plan I don't know what is! Sounds like you got everything is place and you know what you want to do! I love the graph! I am a visual person too. And make sure Hubby gets that garden started. emoticon
And God has to always be in everything we do, or we can't succeed!
Keeping you in prayer my friend
In Jesus Name
Greg
Happy Easter!
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MRSHONEYC 4/2/2010 11:10AM

    Graphs are great! I, too, am visual. If not pictures at LEAST some sort of list.
Looks like you've got your goals mapped out well.
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ANOTHER LESSON FROM LINDA SPANGLE ON THE SELF ESTEEM ISSUES

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A lady named Vicki had a bad marriage, a fail business and had to move away from family and friends. She got so depressed she didn't leave her house. She ordered large pizzas, and ate bags of Hershey Kisses. Finally she decided to go and visit her family. As she sat down she heard a loud announcement while on the plane "we will need another seat this lady is just too big". Her heart sank and she dropped her head. The voices returned. Then to her surprise she felt a hand on her shoulder. It was a lady and she apologized for the man who made the announcement. Then told she her not to let him determine who she is. From then on she spoke only positive things to herself. She has successfully reached her goals on Linda' program.

Just shows you what a kind word will do!!

Eliminate ‘junk talk’

What you say to yourself can make or break nearly everything you do. You are what you think you are.

Phrases like “I can’t do anything right” or “I’m such a failure” certainly don’t inspire you to change your patterns. They just make you feel worse.

‘Junk talk’ serves no purpose in your life. In fact, devaluing statements and half-truths usually pull you further into despair.

The opposite is also true. By repeatedly saying to yourself, ‘Come on, get back on track. You are capable of
doing anything!’ you can almost guarantee you’ll stay on
target with your goals.

You are a worthwhile person!

Don't believe what the enemy's voice says. I sure don't. I am a Child of the King, What can come against me?? If God is for me who can come against me.

  
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PSILER 3/29/2010 6:07PM

    Loved it. We have all heard the junk talk. Time to stop listening.

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/29/2010 5:07PM

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JURI62 3/22/2010 6:02AM

    Great post. Thanks!

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LAPORTE2006 3/21/2010 11:21PM

    Beautiful message. We are all different yet connected. We need to find and love ourselves. have a great evening. Pam

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SPIDER16 3/20/2010 12:00AM

    How true, junk talk is something we all need to eliminate and replace with the good. Thanks for another great message emoticon

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CHRISTFIEND 3/16/2010 12:02PM

    Great message, Pat!

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HOW TO BE YOUR BEST FROM (LINDA SPANGLE SELF ESTEEM SERIES

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

In this series Linda who calls herself another name...wears a blue suit, makes herself up, hair combed just so, buys stockings and shoes. She waited for a compliment from someone in her office. Someone gives one her but its not what she expects. Instead they tell her that her suit is beautiful but her shoes does not match. She thanks them goes to her office and cries.

In the past or present we might experience this too. Someone putting you down. Some times some folks are not happy unless they try and make you unhappy as they are. Here is a suggestion from LINDA:






Rebuild self-esteem

Here’s a simple exercise that can bring your self-esteem back
up almost instantly. It involves remembering periods in your
life when you’ve been living or performing at your best. This
also includes times when you’ve done something great or acted
with confidence and power.

Start by thinking about times in the past when you’ve been at
your best, such as when you were at a healthy weight or were
exercising regularly. Recall recent jobs or school years when
you were doing great work. Picture your best friendships or
the excitement of being in love.

Remember days you when you’ve felt confident, strong, capable,
and able to face challenges head on. Even if it’s been years
ago, think of times when you were truly at your best,
physically as well as mentally and emotionally.

In a notebook or on a piece of paper, write this phrase…

At my best, this is what I’m like:

Then write down every descriptive word and phrase you can
think of that would portray how you act, look, feel, or live
when you are at your best. Here’s an example from my own list.

At my best, here’s what I’m like:

• Energetic, bouncy, smile a lot, twinkly eyes
• Laugh easily, tell jokes, feel good physically
• Grounded, centered, confident about my abilities
• Productive, hard worker, accomplish a lot
• Blend well with people, relate easily, enjoy my friends
• Hug and cuddle my husband a lot, encourage sex and intimacy
• Connected spiritually, cultivate my faith, attend church regularly
• Physically strong, fit, flexible, play tennis and golf

Once you finish creating your own list, read it out loud and
notice the energy and enthusiasm it generates. Then use your
list as a guide to living each day in ways that match your
best self.

Remind yourself that all of those descriptive phrases are the
real you, even on days when you don’t feel or act like it. For
example, it you wrote that you are a patient person, yelling
at your children doesn’t mean your description isn’t true. It
just means you didn’t live out of your true self for that
particular moment.

Save your list and read it often, especially at times when
your self-esteem droops. By recalling your favorite
personality traits, you see who you really are as a person.
Holding this positive vision becomes critical to the
self-esteem component of how you ‘see’ yourself.

This is Grace the one who blogged. Yesterday I fell into this trap..caught off guard and hurt. They did not compliment on anything. I did not expect them too. I did not set myself up that way. We have what I call off days. I had one. After our VERY LOUD discussion. I came home and prayed for strength, and yes repented for what was said. Now I will remember what God said to me about me: I am fearfully and wonderfully made, he shall never leave me nor for sake. His ears are opened to my prayers, He is my healer and provider, he is my prince of peace. He is the God who can and will heal me of all my diseases and he has and will forgive my sins. If God is for me Who can go against me. WHEW!! now that is enough to praise God for he is my keeper!! In him will I trust!!

  
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IAM_HIS2 4/1/2011 2:24PM

    I so loved this. Thanks you for this awesome blog...it truly is a gift to me and an answer to prayer. Thank you.

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NIZEINFIT 7/4/2010 2:15PM

    Such powerful information,thank~you!

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JKCPROJECT 3/15/2010 3:42PM

    Wow, your message really hit home to me today! What was it about yesterday, anyway?? After having attended church twice in a row, since being AWOL for 2+ years (illness), I was too ill once again to go to church yesterday. What a drag, to see your family go off without you. A blow to my renewed ambitions, for sure.

Anyway, thanks for the self-esteem reminder.
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(no, emoticon is good: recycle the "good thoughts"!

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SPIDER16 3/15/2010 2:13PM

    That's a great exercise...thankyou for sharing the real you emoticon

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MOV4WARD 3/2/2010 7:41PM

    Whew! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

such a helpful thing to try!

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MORF90 3/2/2010 3:18PM

    i liked this

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MRSHONEYC 3/2/2010 1:58PM

    In the example, "Linda" is waiting for someone else to notice her change and expecting a compliment. She's not complimenting her SELF. We can't always look to others to notice what we've done/changed - we have to support our SELVES.
Well, that's my experience, anyway! LOL

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A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF WOOD (SELF-ESTEEM SERIES FROM LINDA SPANGLE)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Who stole your self-esteem?

It’s funny how easy it is to let events or situations ruin
your confidence. Even when you’ve worked hard on building
your self-esteem, a simple negative comment can destroy your
inner spirit and send you running toward the refrigerator.

And it works, because food makes us feel good! When a
grueling experience devastates your confidence and self-trust,
food soothes the pain. It gives you the courage to face the
world again.

Of course, at the same time, overeating hurts your
self-esteem by making you feel disgusted and frustrated. Next
thing you know, you grab more food to appease these negative
feelings. And that just makes you feel even worse!

Regardless of your current life situation, you can still find
your inner spirit and rebuild your self-esteem. And it won’t
take years to accomplish. By making a few simple changes in
your self-talk and your internal beliefs, you can improve your
self-esteem almost immediately.

See your potential

Imagine you’re walking through a forest when you spot a
piece of wood nearly hidden in a pile of leaves. As you study
the layers of moss and caked-on dirt, you can’t see any
beauty in this scrap of wood and you question whether it has
any value.

But something compels you to pick it up and carry it home. In
your workshop, you carefully scrape off the dirt, then begin
sanding and polishing your wood. To your astonishment, you
uncover a deep grain filled with rich, beautiful colors.

As you continue restoring the wood, you start planning how
you could use it for some special purpose. Your excitement
builds as you envision creating a unique picture frame or a
graceful table leg. There’s no doubt in your mind that this
piece of wood has great value.

YOU are this piece of wood. Even when painful layers such as
your weight or other burdens cover your beauty, the real you
never leaves.

Your value as a person doesn’t change because of what you
look like or what happens to you. Beneath your discouragement
and low self-esteem, you are still you, as strong and vibrant
as ever.

Hanging on to your confidence

If you ever watch the TV show 'Dancing with the Stars,' you
certainly recognize confidence, self-esteem and inner
strength. The contestants never win by focusing on their
faults. Instead, they do lots of self-talk about their dancing
skills and how great they look. Then they go out and dance
like maniacs with total confidence and poise.

To help yourself focus on success, take the 'dancing
contestant' approach to managing your weight. Build an image
of being successful and tell yourself you are totally capable
of winning the weight loss contest. Then dance your way
through each day with a positive, confident attitude.

Think back to the earlier example of the piece of wood. You
may have to scrape off a few old beliefs and habits, but you
can build self-esteem that remains strong, no matter what
happens in your life.

Soon, your renewed self-image will add power to your efforts
for managing your weight.

This is true but I know if left to myself I would only stumble so I take this with faith in God who gives me ultimate strength and who is my strength daily.

  
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TNDARLINGTON1 2/19/2010 11:50AM

    WOW an amazing blog! Thank you for posting, I love it very much

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SKITTLES26 2/16/2010 6:48PM

    This message was beautiful and well recieved.. Thanks...

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NATURALLYME21 2/15/2010 5:17PM

    This is Beautiful, it hit home hard. Thank You for the inspiration and motivation. emoticon

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GODLYPSALMIST17 2/15/2010 1:40PM

    This Blog was absolutely inspiring and beautiful! I see why you are Motivator of the day!! emoticon Thank you for posting this!!

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MOV4WARD 2/3/2010 3:09PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonI love this analogy :)

i wish I could carve in real life, and I like the idea of carving away a cameo to reveal the beautiful face on the pin. I look forward to seeing how we emerge as we continue working on this :)

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CHRISTFIEND 2/3/2010 11:12AM

    Pat, that was truly beautiful!!

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GRANDMAAMIE 2/3/2010 10:51AM

    LOVELY THANKS

AMIE

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JCARDINAL 2/3/2010 10:24AM

    Thanks for your post, what a beautiful sentiment!

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YOYO-NOMO 2/3/2010 10:05AM

    This was a beautiful and well-needed message. Thanks for posting it

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