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Monday, October 29, 2012

Psalm 3

1 Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”

3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.

5 I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.

7 Arise, Lord!
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.

8 From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.

King David wrote this psalm as he was fleeing for his life from his own son, Absalom. However, as I re-boot my healthy lifestyle, I saw this Psalm with new eyes, a new personal application. I re-read it through the lens of the "foes" being my old habits, the old mental self-destructive scripts in my head, and my laziness.

Go back and re-read it.

What are the foes you are facing which are keeping you (and me) from being what we were created to be?

You and I were created for so much more than THIS battle. THIS battle is just one of Satan's tools to keep us too busy to fight the REAL battle.

It's time for the Lord's deliverance! You only have to cry aloud for His deliverance!

Do you REALLY want deliverance? REALLY?!?!? It will require change. Change is scary. Are you ready? REALLY ready?

Am I?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

1CRAZYDOG 10/31/2012 11:28AM

    Awesome blog. I'm ready! HUGS

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DMSPEER93 10/30/2012 9:50AM

    How encouraging are your words, Heidi! May God bless you and strengthen you as you rearm yourself for this battle.

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LOOKINGUP2012 10/30/2012 9:49AM

    This psalm is so appropriate to the weight loss journey (or any other battle). emoticon for sharing your thought on it!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/29/2012 8:44PM

    Yes! Change is totally scary, but also worth the effort. Gret blog! HUGS

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 10/29/2012 8:28PM

    And that's the common thread that runs thru life....change. Never easy, always a challenge, but very necessary. We know it's always coming into our lives so maybe it's best to just embrace it as being all part of God's plan. Very nice blog!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELISADENK 10/29/2012 7:41PM

    Isn't the first verses a song?

Well done!!

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GOPINTOS 10/29/2012 6:28PM

    Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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STILLWATERSSB 10/29/2012 5:50PM


Great blog, Heidi! Couldn't agree with you more!

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A Fun blog.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I've done this on email before and find it fun so I thought I'd join in the fun.


Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?

online at his computer

Your hair?
very dark brown, curly, and frizzy

Your mother?
young at heart and one I want most to spread the SPARK to.

Your father?
semi-retired, hard-worker, diabetic

Your favorite thing?

Your dream last night?
many, but not remembered

Favorite drink?

What room are you in?
family room

Your hobby?

Your fear?
government intrusion

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
done homeschooling and figuring out what I want to be and do with the rest of my life

Where were you last night?
home, watching the presidential debate

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?
Wildflowers of Indiana book

Last thing you did?
fixed supper

What are you wearing?
slacks and 3/4 sleeve shirt

Your pets?
1 dog, 3 cats, 7 chickens

1 best friend, several close friends

Your life?

Your mood?

Missing someone?


Your car?
greyish green Dodge van

Something you're not wearing?
socks and shoes

Your favorite store?
Herb Barn in Brown County

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?
this weekend at cousin's wedding

Where do you go over and over?

Five people who email me regularly?
husband, mom, best friend, SP, gardening bloggers

Favorite place to eat?
any place but home (I dislike cooking but do it 95% of the time)

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOPINTOS 10/25/2012 9:42AM

    Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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DORCAS9 10/24/2012 3:06AM

    Yeah, like this! Good to see your answers! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/23/2012 9:16PM

    Good way to get to know each other!!

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 10/23/2012 8:33PM

    emoticon I did this on my blog yesterday!!! Thanks for your answers, it's a good way to get to know your buddies a little better!! emoticon

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NAOLEE 10/23/2012 8:11PM

    emoticon I did it.

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INSPIRATIONAL3 10/23/2012 8:07PM

    Not so easy for one not good at computerese...lol

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College visit with son

Friday, October 05, 2012

We took our son for a college visit today. Although the food I consumed wasn't the best (the school provided pizza- I did pass on the fruit cobbler and drank unsweetened tea), I have a health victory to celebrate.............We did quite a bit of fast pace walking across campus, up and down several stairs ------and I did great!!! No huffy or puffy. I was able to keep up with those with young legs. I hardly felt the stairs!!!! AND it was cold and rainy--the worst kind of weather for those of us with fibromyalgia. The exercise felt GOOD!!!

whoot! whoot! emoticon

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INNER-ME 10/10/2012 4:11AM

    That is something to celebrate, congratulations all round

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ASOBFALLS 10/6/2012 12:50PM

    emoticon That certainly is an exciting time of life emoticon and scary !! emoticon

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CINDHOLM 10/6/2012 12:00AM

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DMSPEER93 10/5/2012 5:46PM

    Praise God for answered prayer, Heidi! He is so faithful!!! emoticon

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October S.M.A.R.T. goals

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Since I didn't reach all my SMART goals in September, I am tweeking them a bit for October. I have discovered something about myself in the process. Something I'm not pleased to learn about myself. I need goals, but not so many of them because once I see I'm not hitting several of them, I get lazy and unmotivated to hit any of them.

So here are my SMART Goals for October

(Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Realistic. Timely.)

1. Consume at least 6 glasses of water each day-and all before 9pm
2. PowerWalk at least 1 mile 3 days per week
3. Practice yoga 3 days per week
4. Strength train 2 days per week
5. Get outside and do something active at least 6 days each week
6. Remember my blessings and thank God for them each day

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TOPAZ-TURTLE 10/7/2012 12:33PM

    Great goals! I like how you were able to re-adjust when you saw that last month's program wasn't working for you. Awareness and flexibility will help get you where you want to be!


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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Country Living Team

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CINDHOLM 10/4/2012 12:15PM

    emoticon Goals emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/4/2012 11:10AM

    Fantastic S.M.A.R.T. goals. Wishing you success for October.

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EMMAEKAY 10/4/2012 10:34AM

    Thanks for reminding me! I need to blog my October goals, too. These are great goals and ALL attainable with hard work. You can do it!

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SPARKLINGHOPE 10/4/2012 10:07AM

    Great goals!! Best wishes :)

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YOGAWITCH 10/4/2012 9:21AM

    I need to formally write this out too. Thanks for the inspiration

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I pledge....

Friday, September 21, 2012

Today, I pledge I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed by:
Leisa (Sunflowergal40) 04/26/12
Chris (chriskenandkids) 04/26/12
Linda (scoutmom715) 04/27/12
Nancy (tedybear2838)(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)
Vicki aka VICKI-B--56
Pixie (Pixie-Licious)
Gloria (GloriaB73)
Sarah (Millie 5522)
Shelby (theshelbster)
Beckie (BIRKIE528)
Debaune (Doobie893)
Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012
Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012
Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012
Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.
Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012
John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012
Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012
elizabeth (MEADSBAY) Saturday June 30, 2012
Caz (NEW-CAZ) Saturday June 30, 2012
Julie (Shawfan) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Michele (BeFit012) Saturday June 30, 2012
Cheryl (Clavinova) Saturday, June 30,2012
Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012
Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Janet (EATVEGAN) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
( ESILBO) AUGUST 1, 2012
Jenn (Plynsn316) AUGUST 2, 2012
MaryAnn (MARYANNGI) AUGUST 2, 2012
Diane (DianeDoesSmiles) August 8/2/2012
Helen (Helen_Bru) August 3/2012
Maria (winfield28) August 5, 2012
Marjorie (MARJORIEWRIGHT) 5 August 2012
Pat ( Kin59vara) August 5 2012
Jane (2beefit) August 29 2012
Andi (MSEMBERSTORM) September 19, 2012
Kelly (MiPalady23) September 20, 2012
Heidi (HeidisHope) September 21, 2012

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?

To do so, copy and paste and put on ur page under blog. :)

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GOPINTOS 9/22/2012 2:29PM

    Great Pledge!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Country Living Team

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