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Pictures of Eva

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dil just put some pics of Eva up so want to share a few....

going homefrom the hospital in that one

oh a good nap and a good stretch

and the best big brother kisses! love it.

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MTNGRL 11/23/2011 8:16PM

    So sweet, lucky you!

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 11/23/2011 7:23PM

    So young, and already praying!
What a good little girl!


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COSMIC_ENERGY 11/23/2011 7:09PM

    Very cute, and very sweet!

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TEMPEST272002 11/23/2011 7:05PM

    So beautiful! She's just too much.

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NEW-CAZ 11/23/2011 4:12PM

    awwwwwwwwwww just too cute for words.
Thank you for sharing Eva with us Cinders, she's adorable and big brother is obviously smitten too emoticon

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HMmm interesting thoughts

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"So is your life exhilarating, or just stressful and exhausting? Well, that all depends on how you look atóand handleóboth the small everyday events, and the major life-changing ones. "

This is a paragraph from the Weekly Spark that some of us get in our mailboxes.

That line hit me right in the face. I thought yea it is stressful and exhausting and then at the same time thought, I can let it be exhilarating !

I love moving, I love planning and decorating ect. I want to move. It is just the figuring out what to do. One min I read a reply saying go to your land and I cry and think Yea thats it.... quite a few do what you want to do to be happy. The other hand says enjoy the babies before they are busy and don't want to do Nan stuff. BUT either way it is exhilarating to think, a new change, new surroundings, new chances and choices!!!

So this morning as I walked the dog in the frosty air, I thought I am so thankful that this am my knees are fine, dog isn't limping. The sun is shining and we are sending off the email to see if it is even feasible to go down the mineville road( one I blogged about that I wasn't sure about). I came in and got washed, ready to go to yoga and came on puter.

After reading this, I thought what stops me from making our property ( if we get the mineville road one) a great place to explore it is nearly an acre... I can make a small garden I can have spots to sit, keep trees in areas... make a grassy yard, fenced for dog and veggie garden. Leave some wild. It is all my immagination ( well my body to do it and $$ too but you know).

So whereever I go, whatever happens as long as I am able to move and do what I can now, I will make it my spot on this planet. I have done that everywhere but this house and will do it again.

Now I must get ready to leave for back care yoga. OH yea we were paying bills and all and we figure we have enough for me to take a 2 day seminar on yoga and depression and anxiety!!! Then of course me, says oh no put the $50 on bills. But I am worth it, I know I suffer from both, I know hubby does for sure so go and learn and enjoy.

Life is good, there is always some good and we all can find someone that needs a hug, a smile and is suffering more than we are.
Today I will smile even more, even though I always smile when I look at someone in the store or wherever I am. TOday will be a I LOVE LIFE SMILE!!

HUGS you guys now off to yoga I go.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 11/22/2011 9:02PM


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NEW-CAZ 11/22/2011 9:53AM

    Nice to see you so positive Cinders, Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

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JOYINKY 11/22/2011 8:41AM

    Cindy, This post made my morning! You are growing!
Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs, Joy

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TEMPEST272002 11/22/2011 8:11AM

    Oh, I must disagree with Walidgazala. There are many things out of our control, but attitude is never one of them. It is the one thing we CAN always choose.

I think hubby's attitude about his sudden job loss & then off to AB is an excellent example. He was so angry about the unfairness of losing his job - but he worked through the anger, talked to a friend & came out with a smile and a new buzzword: adventure.

So which did you decide? Bills or Yoga? I'm all for keeping the bills up to date, but I vote the seminar. The seminar is a one-time opportunity to learn more about something you know is already working for you with your pain... so chances are good it will help with both of your depression too. It will be money well spent. The bill will still be there next month.

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WALIDGAZALA 11/22/2011 7:52AM

    Agree on the general
But it is not always at your hand to change attitude

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BIGDOG18 11/22/2011 7:52AM


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MY thankfuls

Sunday, November 20, 2011

- I am thankful for the measure of health that I do have.

- I am thankful for my family, dad, hubby, kids and grandkids and hubbys sisters, brothers and yea his mum too.

- I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, and options for others.

- I am thankful that I can pay our bills and buy groceries.

- I am thankful for being able to walk.

- I am thankful for the ability to change most things even though I don't seem to see that I am able.

-I am so thankful for spark friends that listen, help, reply.

- I am thankful that I have a place that is safe to vent, moan and complain to cheer, smile, laugh and love- that is here.

- I am so thankful that I have done well this eve and not turned to food at all during this rotten mood.

- and I am so thankful that the rotten mood won't stay, the indecision will for while yet but know that whatever happens I am loved.

- thankful that even if we do buy and live somewhere for while, we have the land to fall back to and go to.

HUGS and thanks to all my spark friends... I don't know if you all realize how badly I need you guys and how much I appreciate you all.

Wish I had your phone numbers would call and say You are special to me, you are all unique and needed in my life.


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BEST_LIFE_NOW 11/21/2011 9:02AM


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NEW-CAZ 11/21/2011 2:56AM

    Loving the post Cinders, I am thankful I can call you a friend emoticon

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JAZZEJR 11/21/2011 12:52AM

    Very beautiful. Said like a prayer. Thanks for voicing many of my sentiments for me, and some others that I should have thought of, but didn't.

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UMBILICAL 11/20/2011 9:46PM

  Being thankful and grateful is like a rejuvenation of the spirit.

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COSMIC_ENERGY 11/20/2011 9:36PM

    That's my girl! emoticon

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Serious thinking Sunday

Sunday, November 20, 2011

HMMM, I had this on my spark page awhile back before baby Eva was born and I just had to share her with you. Yesterday I changed it from Remembrance day and baby Eva to my motivational quotes/pics etc.

I also met a new spark friend who has been successful and replied to a message I sent saying wow what has kept you going and doing so well, when when you first started you were so very low and doubting... Nothing she really said, I hadn't heard before or knew.

But then last eve when just doing whatever I was doing, the above image came into my head and I thought I CAN'T EVEN FATHOM, LET ALONE IMAGINE that I can lose 50 lbs, or what I would look like. In saying so, do I not BELIEVE that I can do it?? Interesting stuff, cos to me 90% at least at the beginning is MIND OVER MATTER as my background is set back to.

I know exactly what people will say, well don't think the big picture, don't look at it as 50 lbs think of 5 or 2 etc. So even though I can see 2 down on the scale, that doesn't give me much to see in change. Because I am visual in this stuff, I know what I have to do - find a way to see visual changes be it in my size, my posture, my food choices. I say I am not all about the scale yet also say 50 lbs. What if at 40 lbs down I look and feel so much better cos I actually do and stick with the all important ( especially for menopausal women) strength training.

NOw don't start saying oh what a farce to myself, cos yea I said I would get sil, to help me ( she has baled cos scared to offer assistance with my back issues) I said get hubby to. Well back care yoga has shown and taught me that I do no forward flexion. So don't do any weight lifting or movement that includes forward flexion.

Today I am going to check out the menu section of the spark cookbook, I am going to copy the recipes of the Clean Food cookbook I took out of the library and am going to make a plan for my exercise. Even making and formulating a plan will get my mind set going in the right direction.

I haven't been doing too badly this past week, quieter on the blogging part, but busy and also really thinking when I am hungry or just eating and did make better choices for the most part!

So beginning with MIND OVER MATTER, then turn it back to --


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LESLIESENIOR 11/20/2011 7:28PM

    I agree with TEMPEST. Great advice. Don't spend more time planning (even Sparking) than actually getting into action. I think I will keep following that advice myself! Woo Hoo.
Good luck. The journey is yours and you have lots of support.

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TEMPEST272002 11/20/2011 5:05PM

    Truthfully, I didn't believe I would ever get under 200lbs. You don't have to believe. You have to DO. lol I love spending hours creating meal and exercise plans - so much fun! BUT... remember to make a plan you'll actually follow through on. You're not allowed to spend more time making the plan than acting it out. OK?

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COSMIC_ENERGY 11/20/2011 4:22PM

    When I started this round, I just told myself I'd keep at it without judgement. I was doing it for health. and look what happend. After how many years at Sparks. Success finally that is sticking longer than a couple months.

I ate part of a cinnamon bun at church today--yuck--it no longer has the hold on me it once did.

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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2011 2:44PM

    I agree with Joy Cinders
SP will guide you, your spark friends with motivate and support you but in the end this is YOUR journey.
You're investigating what works for you and we're all different.
I keep to the straight and narrow as I know how much better I feel in myself, I have better posture, more confidence, I have more stamina and feel more alive mentally when I exercise.
Choose your path and keep healthy hun
Have a great Sunday emoticon

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JOYINKY 11/20/2011 11:37AM

    Cindy, I think you are finding the only one that can do this is YOU. No one else knows your body like you do. I'm so glad you've found the yoga classes on your path. THIS TIME for me, it wasn't the scale, it wasn't looks, I got hooked on the healthy choices both fitness and diet wise because of how they made me FEEL! Physically and mentally; but it takes time for that to kick in. If you go back through my journey you'll know I failed many times and finally just gave up. Then decided it wasn't about the scale and I didn't mind being a "fluffy" grandmother but that it was important to be a healthy grandmother. I started with exercise; which I never completely gave up and moved to a healty diet gradually. Lack of knowledge was never the problem. It looks to me like now, more than ever, is the time for you to choose to be a healthy grandmother. That takes healthy choices. Be well. Hugs, Joy

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SUNNY!!!!! Saturday!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Had to add all the exclamation marks! LOL
Got up and walked the dog, we went farther than we have been, my knee was a bit sore but now is okay.
I also have had a great source of inspiration again and am off and running. Today did the walk, ate a healthy breakfast and logged it, have to get healthy groceries some time today, going to look at a diff option for house -land yet again which the 3 of us like better and so do the kids. closer but still woods and hopefully so far in our price range.
dh isn't going to dd today as she wants to hang out with a friend, he will work on her bathroom tomorrow and monday. we will be going to see this land, not far but out of city, and then groceries and hope to do some on our deck. the days that are going to be nice are getting fewer.
so off to continue this great day. I have both dog coats done WHEW thank heavens, and one scarf done, one started and next weekend will be going to the craft fair where I used to live, that my neighbour is the one that organizes it all. So will be looking for gifts there. sil is done after the scarf, and mil one more thing. so that is dad, and the kids left.
okay gotta scoot

HUGS and lots of sparks at you all.

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NEW-CAZ 11/19/2011 10:44AM

    Hope your house hunting proves helpful Cinders, you're off to a great start today. Enjoy the sun emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 11/19/2011 9:39AM

    Sun is good! looks like it is sunny going to overcast here. Yard needs raking. Must be time to call my yard man-lol! Good Luck on the house looking.

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