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It's time to believe!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

You have dreams.
You have talents.
You have hope and determination,and you know how to work hard.
There's only one more thing you need.
You need to see yourself for what you really, truly are: someone destined to succeed! It's time to believe!

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KARENLEIGH32 7/22/2013 11:02PM

    I believe and I will succeed!

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    Think, Believe, Dream, Dare
~Walt Disney

emoticon Live in the Moment!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life!

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You Are,have always been and always will be special!

Friday, July 12, 2013

No matter what's going on in your life.
No matter what the scale or your bank statement says.
Never mind how many different sizes are hanging in your closet, and on good hair days and bad, nothing can change one thing: the wonderfulness of you!
Believe in Yourself Always!

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JULIA_211 7/12/2013 7:10AM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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Grab some happiness today!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

When you're feeling overworked , overwhelmed or just less than your best, it's okay to put yourself first.
Remember, your to- do list doesn't get to rule your life; you do!
Stress can wait; your sanity can't.
You know what makes you smile. go for it!

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BARCLE 7/11/2013 9:05PM


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GRACEOMALLEY 7/11/2013 5:09PM

    Thanks for sharing! I wish you smiles and happiness too! emoticon

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EOWYN2424 7/11/2013 8:24AM

    Smiles to you too!

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"Lifes" roller coaster Will Not get me down!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Today I am thankful for other positive role models who help lift me up when I have been so down lately.
I have had some health issues over the past few months and am trying with all that I have within myself to pick myself up and deal with "life"
After having a round of blood work and x-rays done by my rheumatologist I have received the results....I have not yet been diagnosed with Lupus or MCTD(mixed connective tissue disease) but my RNP antibodies are still elevated as well as my muscle enzyme(CPK)is mildly elevated so I will continue to take meds for inflamation and a non narcotic med for the pain for the next 3 months then re eveuate for whatever is going on with my body.I also had an annual check up this past week and am waiting on the bloodwork for hormone and sugar test to come in.
I turned 43 in March and know that I am still to young to feel this old...LOL. So....with that being said I Will continue to get to the bottom of this and while trying to do so....do whatever is neccessary to fight for my health!
I have all the equiptment to exercise in my bonus room....a treadmill,stationary bike,an ellptical, mini trampoline, an ab circle and ab lounger....So whats the problem????
As stated in my last blog I simply have not had the energy to exercise but have been despertly seeking the motivation to get healthy again(I'll be happy with just feeling better) for now.
My husband joined the gym about 4 months ago and said that this is better for him and suggested I join also.It would only be 20.00 more dollars than we pay now so.....In hopes of feeling better I am going to join tomarrow after work.I still hurt in my hips and back but will slowly make myself do cardio and a little strength exercise for the joints in pain. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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KARENLEIGH32 4/7/2013 10:28PM

    My suggestions is to take it slow, maybe do the gym several times a week instead of everyday. If it turns out that this is too much for you try some of the chair exercises on SP. That way you will be moving within limits. emoticon

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/7/2013 6:14PM

    I suffer from Slight Osteo Arthritis in both my hips so I do know what bad hip pain can be like. I had it to the point where I could not even walk. What has helped me heaps has been having prolotherapy injections. check out this website www.caringmedical.com and have a look at all the information / utubes there and see what you think. I don't go there of course as I am in Australia that is just a good website on the internet that can give you a lot of good information on it.

My last round of injections was in about janurary and now I will only go for more injections if I need them is the plan I have made at my last visit. Just something to look into anyhow in case you have not heard of it.

I also make up a health shake every morning that I have that has alot of anti-inflamitory herbs etc... in it. I refuse to go a day without having it. I find doing Tai Chi / Qi Gong very good as well. But I have an Elliptical machine that I use at home but find I can only do 10 minutes a day or that or I can be quite sore for a few days so I am for 10 minutes exercise everyday. More if doing Tai Chi. At least by doing 10 minutes if that is all I can do a day it is something rather than nothing.

What about Aqua aerobic classes in a heated pool somewhere? They may have classes suited to people with your type of problems or even just water walking yourself. frontwards, backwards, side step, lunges etc... maybe that could help and might be easier for you on your joints.

You though have to find what will work for you for the long haul and this is a lifestyle choice not a diet so it has to be something you feel you enjoy and is maintainable long term.

But... I know that... if you... emoticon emoticon and emoticon

Good luck with it all let us know how you get on.

Take care emoticon

Paula emoticon

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TLG71567 4/7/2013 11:36AM

    I am sorry that you are going through this. I have been having health problems for the last year and a half and they have finally figured out what is going on with me. I have a lung disease and they found a medicine that is working. I am now feeling better than I have in a year and a half. Be vigilant about this and find the answers. emoticon

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An Emotional Roller Coaster Called "Life"

Sunday, March 31, 2013

I have decided to post a blog about my roller coaster life that I seem to be living.I know that I am truly Blessed but seem to forget this more often than I'd like to admit.I have a wonderful husband who is a great provider and is the love of my life.I know and believe whole heartly that without God in my life I wouldn't be here today.I tend to put myself on this emotional roller coaster far to often....I think because I tend to handle "life" on my own instead of giving every situation
over to God.
We all have a story, some "more interesting" than others and some sadder than others.I am human and make mistakes but I am usually an optimistic person and pick myself back up quickly, but for the past two months I have found this a struggle for some reason. I am miserable with myself.And it has more to do with the way I feel in my own body.I know I shouldn't complain because I 'm not as over weight as so many are but with me being only 5'2" as little as 5 pounds makes a hugh difference in me. I got down to 134 by Christmas 2012 and was feeling so confident ......I was so close to my goal weight that I knew I could reach it.I started gaining weight back in January and have slowly got back up to 144.8 as of today.
I simply gave up on exercising because of the fact that I had NO energy to do so anymore. I simply just didn't feel good anymore. I have had alot of blood work and x-rays done recently to determine whats going on and am patiently waiting on the results. Possibly something in the "auto immune family." MCTD (Mixed Connective Tissue Disease) is what is possible???????All of this waiting to just "know" is making me Fat! I am taken medicine to help with the symptoms I've been having and am having good days and bad. I Know this is simply an excuse to eat(emotional eating) and its just crazy the way I feel like a bottomless pit the week before that time of the month....PMS gets the best of me every time!UGH emoticon .I am hoping for results this week to help me move on and deal with this curveball thrown my way....I Can and I Will move forward!!!!!!
Tomarrow will be April 1st and exactly 2 months before my family goes on vacation to the beach as we do every year and I will not be putting on a swimsuit unless I lose at least the 10 pounds that I have recently regained!!!!
I Know that with Gods help and lots of prayer all things are possible......So with this being said,all support and prayers are appreciated.Thank you :)

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KARENLEIGH32 3/31/2013 11:30PM

    I am in hopes the test results will be something that won't be serious and you will get back on track. Keep thinking positive thoughts!

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POSITIVEPAULA8 3/31/2013 8:31PM

    Wow! Thank you so much for opening up so much! It can feel like a weight lifted off your shoulders to open up like that and put it out there!

We all your spark friends are here for you. Let us know when you get your results.

Have you Googled "Mixed Connective Tissue Disease" to see what it is? So you know a bit about what you may have to deal with?

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way and if truely losing the 10 pounds is what you want to be able to wear that bathing suit try making up a positive quotes and pictures vision board if you do not already have one. Just putting Weight loss vision boards into google images will give you some idea if you need to.

Take care, you can and will get healthy and lose the weight for yourself first and 2nd for your darling husband.

Let us know how you are going with it all,

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