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Challenges....we'll see!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I did it! I joined two challenges at SP to try and get myself going in the right direction once again. I've not done well lately and though there may be some valid reasons, there are certainly far more plain old excuses. Can't get motivated. It's raining. It's snowing. I'm tired. I hurt. Walking is enough. I don't want others to see me exercising in the gym in my current lack of fitness state. No time. I don't want to leave dh alone all evening. I'm hungry. One bite won't hurt. I need to taste it while I cook. It's just one little piece. It's low fat. It's sugar free. It's going to go bad if I don't eat it. I hate to throw away perfectly good food (am I really the garbage can?) And on and on and on it goes. So, challenges, here I come. I've begun a 10 minute a day exercise challenge just to push me not to take any days completely off. And, soon the 8 week team challenge to lose 5% of my weight will begin. I'm in the starting blocks. Spring is here. Gotta spring into action. No more excuses.

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DAVENALEE 4/26/2011 7:00PM


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MADKAPKID 4/26/2011 2:35PM

    Good for you. I like the challenges on sparks. I find they do keep me focussed. Good luck with them. Have a joy filled day, Karen

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GRAMLORI 4/26/2011 11:09AM

    You go, girl!!! This will be the start of something BIG!! (or smaller as the case may be!! lol Have a blessed day!

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New us!

Monday, April 25, 2011

My dh told me a couple days ago that he wants to lose about 15 pounds. That will take him maybe a couple of weeks. At first I was sad just thinking of him getting to where he wants with very little effort, but then I thought again. Even if he does succeed in two or maybe three weeks, I can really use those weeks to my advantage, too. I can keep his snacks out of the house and I won't be tempted. I can cook healthily for us both and he hopefully won't begin his snacking fifteen minutes after eating dinner (he hardly touches the veggies, but wants lots of snack stuff later). He's tall, pretty slim, and works out on a mid day break at work's gym at least 3-4 times per week. With warmer days, we've been walking together more than ever before. I know good things can happen if he really sticks to his plan. I know that will help me stick to mine. So, my mantra today is 'new us'. Let's see how far it takes me. Have a great week everyone. emoticon

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REBARUTH55 4/26/2011 4:02PM

    It's good thing to have your DH on your team! Good luck on the challenges!

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MADKAPKID 4/25/2011 12:25PM

    You sound like where I am right now. I am getting back to basics. NEW day....NEW start...NEW US! Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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Easter blessings!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen Indeed! It will ring out around the world. I feel so blessed to live where I can gather with others and proclaim His Name, where we can pray and worship together without fear of arrest or worse. So, even as I celebrate with friends and family today, I will be mindful of those who must worship covertly. I pray the Lord will guard, guide and protect His people wherever they gather today and everyday. Praise God! Blessings to all at your points of greatest need.

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CYCLINGSANDY 4/25/2011 2:14PM

    Yes, we are blessed to worship freely. I even get to worship at Baptist Church here in Germany too. May God never let us take the for granted, but to remain mindful of this blessing.

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MADKAPKID 4/24/2011 8:00AM

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

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TINY67 4/24/2011 7:18AM

    Amen, Happy Easter to you and your family.

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Rage stress... not so good

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I know there is good stress and there is bad stress. Well, today I had to toss out all my plans to work with our internet/phone/cable provider that managed to cut our service on Friday instead of making sure our service at our old address was actually stopped. We had gotten a bill two weeks after we stopped that service and we should have gotten a refund for that time that had already been paid. The company got it wrong and also cut our current service. On Saturday we got cable and internet restored but our phone service is still out. To add insult to injury there is a recording on our number that allows for messages to be left. However, we are unable to retrieve and of the messages because we have no dial tone, no ringer and no access to anything from our phones. I'm trying to be patient as I was told by one person to unplug phone from modem. That meant having to move some very heavy furniture. After I did this, the next person said not to disconnect. And so it went. After five calls today I am now waiting to hear back from someone named Samuel who is supposed to call my cell when the service is restored. So, all my plans for the day have gone into the trash as I wait, wait, and wait some more. It is so frustrating and stressful to talk to people who don't seem to know what they are doing with this. I am angry, but trying to suppress that. I am stressed and know this kind of stress is not healthy or diet friendly. To calm myself I think I'll do some exercise here in the house. Here come the jumping jacks and push-ups. Maybe I'll even do some running in place and around the house. Hopefully, this will resolve before the day is gone. I can't go through this again tomorrow. Gotta love that service provider! Yuck!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAVENALEE 4/20/2011 7:29PM

    I SO understand your frustration!!!! Hugs and praying it resolves itself soon! emoticon

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CYCLINGSANDY 4/20/2011 3:36PM

    Yuck, yuck and double yuck! I cancelled our phones before moving to Germany last June. They charged us from June through January any way. We won't pay. I called many times from Germany paying for the calls since we don't get 800 numbers here. I have been prmised so many things and waited on calls too. I am not impressed with many customer service reps. Some are good, but many more are likely not. I pray you find some help soon with a competent person.

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DJH8235 4/20/2011 1:40PM

    You are really having a rough way to go, I hate having to talk to those people they don't know what they are doing and they try to make you feel like you are the idiot. Well take some deep breaths and we'll pray that it all get's resolved today. You are doing great I would have probably told them off by now. Hang in there it is flustrating but you are strong and will getthere emoticon

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I won't melt, you know!

Monday, April 18, 2011

emoticonOnce again we were out in the drizzle. emoticon My dh insisted on bring an umbrella. We both already had hoods so it seemed a bit redundant to me. If I had a nickel for every time I've reminded him that I won't melt I would be a wealthy woman... emoticon I actually enjoy a few drops on my face. I love the smell of the wet earth. It makes me feel to alive and giggling through and through. emoticon Sometimes I'm a bit frozen from the snow or sleet or just plain cold rain and wind. But, one thing is always true. I'm so invigorated and feel so successful after a walk outdoors regardless of the weather. emoticon And, I'm pretty sure I won't melt! Have a great week everyone! emoticon

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MYABUNDANTLIFE 4/19/2011 10:24PM

    One of our favorite things to do in the spring is to open the garage door during a thunderstorm and sit in the lawn chairs to watch the lightening! There IS something about the smell of wet earth and clean air that gets the heart beating and the blood running.

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CATLADY52 4/18/2011 3:14PM

    If we could have a warm mist, then I'd be out in it. Any thing else and I'm a wimp. I just don't care to be wet. I do like the smell that comes with rain. emoticon

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THINAGIN2 4/18/2011 12:21PM

    I don't mind a little rain myself! You are right about the smell of rain on the earth! Nothing smells better.

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