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Today I will do better.

Monday, May 03, 2010

We are here in CA safe and sound, thank goodness. It was a fast trip down, although we did stop along the way to stretch & walk a little. I was doing well until I got into the state and starting munching on junk. I know better, I know what not to do and what TO DO. All I can do now is begin fresh today. Tomorrow is my daughter's surgery and I am confident she will get through this well, excellent doctor and she is up on everything regarding her lamenectomy.
She has been in pain for a long time now and being a physical therapist is well educated and stays informed. Regardless she is still my child. I will be strong for her and do what I can to help her through. Thank you for reading my blog.
One day at a time.
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STLGRL76 5/3/2010 10:52AM

    Thinking and praying for you and your family.. emoticon

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OURELEE1 5/3/2010 10:51AM

  Thinking of you and your family.

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SHARON19553 5/3/2010 10:08AM

    I will be thinking of you and your family . I know how hard it is when a child is sick or in trouble. We will pray all goes well. Good luck and remember to take care of you, your daughter needs you healthy now more than ever.

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I'm going on a trip to the desert

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

We came back in to town for a few days. I did allright on my first trip most of the time. I have my Spark book, yeah! to read this time. I was so happy to receive it. If I can resist some salty snacks and replace them with good ones I will be o.k. I know what to eat and to drink as much water as I can because it is very dry where we camp. I love the peace and quiet! I have extra water and mapped out a good walking trail, too.
Good luck to all of you and thank you for reading my blog.
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GETDONE 1/18/2010 1:00AM

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BIGT_56 1/13/2010 12:14PM

    Nice warm, dry desert! I would love that about now. I am tired of looking at this snow! Hope you have a great time.

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JANETK53 1/12/2010 7:41PM

  Peace & Quiet...Sounds really nice...Enjoy! emoticon

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OURELEE1 1/12/2010 5:19PM

  Have fun!!!!!!!

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GLEN4536 1/12/2010 9:54AM

  enjoy your trip, I love the peace and quiet also

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DHSPARK 1/12/2010 9:31AM

    Enjoy your trip!

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Going on a trip to the desert

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Well, it's that time of year again. We take our trailer out to the desert in Salton Sea area. It is so peaceful and quiet. I am not going to take or buy any junk food. I have healthy food packed and will log down what I eat and when I exercise to put on my tracker when I return. I use to get junk food all the time at the stores around our camping spot. I want to take pictures, walk, go for jeep rides, etc. I hope my old body holds up! LOL!

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ELAINESHAFF 1/6/2010 8:52PM

    What a wonderful trip! Have a good time and ignore the junk food.

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KATIEWELL 1/6/2010 7:01PM

    I'm jealous, have a great time, you have the food situation under control. I,m freezing and look forward to retiring in the warmth, my long term goal.

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EOSTAR_45 1/6/2010 9:30AM

    Wow, sounds like a fun trip. Enjoy yourself!

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SMASHKIWI 1/6/2010 8:42AM

    Enjoy your time. Allow yourself to indulge just a wee bit on your vacation. Have a great time!! emoticon

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12/29/09

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Your smallest actions add up to something big

Everything you do makes a difference. Even if you're not on the front lines leading the effort, you have a contribution to make. Without your contribution, no matter how small, so many other things would never happen. The world needs what you have to offer. You have no idea how the simplest of your everyday actions can effect your child, and even people you've never met. Chances are, you'll never know. But if you're looking for a purpose to work toward, all you need is the desire and the right perspective. Define yourself as your task, and that's all you'll ever be. Define yourself as your contribution to your family, and suddenly you're a very important part of a bigger picture. The biggest pictures are the ones where there's room for everyone to be seen.

I liked this" Healthy Reflection" for today and thought I would put it on my blog.
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Making November a good month

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I made good progress in October. I lost 4 lbs. and focused better on getting better organized. I know a lot of the reason for beginning to lose weight again is that I posted more on Sparks .
My goals for November are to login and post often, exercise daily, plan meals and track them, drink enough water.
You have to take care of yourself in order to help others. There are always things in life that will happen, stay flexible and do the best you can to stay focused on taking care of yourself.

Let's make November a good month!

  
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TN_HAMMOCK 11/1/2009 10:03AM

    November is going to be FABULOUS!

Go get 'em!!

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CARMEL466 11/1/2009 9:59AM

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WIGGLES6 11/1/2009 9:36AM

  That is great advice. I had an awesome october but started to slide the last two days. I needed to hear some one say you need to take care of yourself. So here I go off to the gym. I have to start talking to myself about staying strong. the next two months are going to be a real challenge with the holidays coming.

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OURELEE1 11/1/2009 9:14AM

  Good advice.

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