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SAYING GOOD BYE IS NOT EASY...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Today my spark friend was put to rest today and so was a lady in our community. Death is never easy and it is so unnatural for us. I must confess that I usually avoid going to funerals because of the sadness it brings.I'll only go if there is a family member at rest. This lady in our community did not have any health challenges as my friend did...as far as I know. Death came as a surprise to all those involved. Death seems so final and mysterious.

But if you have faith in Christ as my friend did there is hope eternally. Christ said let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God also believe in me. In my fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you, And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am ye will be also. So Death is not the end in Christ. Although both these families and the friends of there families are saddened. I know there is comfort in knowing death does not have the last say, So I will be faithful with whatever God gives me to do and that includes reaching my weight goal. I want to hear him say well done thou good and faith servant.

  
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MOV4WARD 8/24/2010 3:55PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon{{{grace}}} it is hard in such times of sorrow, and after, i find myself missing them and emotional, but they rest in the arms of the angels until we meet again, and I am comforted by the Lord's promise. I pray that your grief will ease and you will be left with the warm memories of your time here together. (hugs) jules

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NISSANGIRL 8/23/2010 7:42AM

    Beautiful Blog, sorry for your loss. emoticon

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MRZKAMICE 8/22/2010 10:15PM

    Sorry for your loss

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 8/22/2010 9:25PM

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JUSTFOXXY 8/22/2010 5:58PM

    Very sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time.

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BABY_GIRL69 8/22/2010 5:45PM

    It isn't easy to say goodbye but as christians we are taught that we will see our loved ones again. So be encouraged & know that you will meet them again one day. God bless & I too am sorry for any loss. Dee

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POLARPUP 8/22/2010 10:54AM

    I am so very sorry for you loss. Now she is in her savior's arms.

My mother-in-law passed a few weeks ago and it was so very bittersweet. We held her hand as she passed with praise and worship music filling the room. We thought we'd start her worship on this side of heaven to help usher her into the worship service of her life.

Knowing my mother-in-law, she saw your friend as a new face in heaven and she rushed over to welcome her.

I pray the peace that only comes from Jesus comforts your heart today.

Be blessed sister.

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ANNARUTH2 8/22/2010 8:54AM

    So sorry for the loss of your friend!

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MRSHONEYC 8/22/2010 6:19AM

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Annette was a strong woman. I know that she's watching over us and will be there with open arms when we go to meet our maker.

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FAYE000 8/21/2010 10:15PM

    I am so sorry for your loss and so happy for heaven's gain.
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TYEASLEY 8/21/2010 7:45PM

    emoticon So sorry for your loss. emoticon

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MISTYSMOM06 8/21/2010 7:06PM

    Lovely blog. I know death is so final on earth but forever it is everlasting. God bless you. emoticon

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STRESS BUSTING CHALLENGING.........

Friday, July 16, 2010



WELL ONE OF THESE SYMPTOMS DON'T AFFECT ME. emoticon.I'LL LET YOU FIGURE THAT ONE OUT emoticon
I JUST JOINED A TEAM CALLED THE STRESS BUSTING CHALLENGE. I WILL SHARE MY STRESS BUSTING IDEAS.

1. MORE ME TIME IE..PEDICURES, FACIALS PLACING TEA BUS OVER STRESSED AND TIRED EYES. CUCUMBERS ARE KNOWN FOR REDUCING EYE PUFFINESS AND IT IS REFRESHING OVER THE EYE. YEP I'VE TRIED IT.

2. MINI BREAKS OF PILATES IN 10 MIN SESSIONS, DEEP BREATHING.

3. DEVOTIONAL BREAKS... PRAYER WORKS. I CAN ALWAYS TELL GOD ABOUT MY TROUBLES. TRUST AND DEPEND ON HIM FOR EVERYTHING.

4. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT I START A STRESS JOURNAL AND I HAVE BUT IT IS IN MY PERSONAL JOURNAL IN MY DIET BOOK. SOMETHINGS CAN NOT BE SAID...THEN SOME CAN. FOR THE ONES THAT CAN I'LL JOURNAL ABOUT THEM AND FOR THE OTHERS I PRIVATE JOURNAL THEM.

A BIG THANKS FOR ALL THOSE WHO SUPPORTED ME WHILE I WAITING ON THOSE CRAZY TEST. THINGS ARE GREAT A1C 6.1 NOW I AM GETTING MY PRAISE ON!!!

I HAVE ALSO LOST 2.2 POUNDS.

  
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ALI_CAT9 8/16/2010 3:26AM

    Congratz on your numbers & weight loss!! Love your ideas for the challenge!!

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ECHOBLUE1 8/13/2010 12:57PM

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DENI_ZEN 8/10/2010 9:22PM

    I wanted to stop by and thank you so much for visiting my Spark blog (the entry with the 99-course meal ending with billions and billions of desserts, lol!!) Well, that's always my one day out of 31 that I allow myself to eat whatever I want, though just for lunch; then, the party's over!

So glad to hear that your A1C test came back well!! YEAH!!! I don't have diabetes, but all the women on Mom's side did...so I'm trying to prevent it, working with my doctor. She had one cousin who was able to stop medication by eating a low-glycemic diet! Well, sweetie, just wanted to thank you and wish you abundant happiness and wonderful health! - Sandi emoticon

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GODSBABYGAL 7/27/2010 8:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Nice! 2.2 down

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TYEASLEY 7/19/2010 11:45PM

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GRAMMAP1 7/18/2010 9:41PM

    What a great report! We are proud of your achievements. And your listings above will benefit us too...if we follow them.
With God on your Team you WILL succeed. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 7/17/2010 5:04PM

    I'm gonna go with that you are NOT scattered. Am I right? LOL

God bless you & thanks for sharing!

Dee

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MOV4WARD 7/17/2010 3:33PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonSo glad your A1C test is good news! WTG! & on the weightloss! Woohoo! Luv your stress tips too, much better than turning to food, eh?

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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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