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The Fire :(

Saturday, April 05, 2008

It's been a little over a month now since my house burned. Some people ask how can I live with all this, where does my courage come from? Yes, there have been tragic events that have happened to us but we are surviving. Just like what GOD said to me in a dream "My grace is sufficient". So I trust in my Lord and that things are for his greater glory and we will make it through.
I miss my son, it's been 2 years now since he journeyed to Heaven and I want even more to get there soon. Yet my heart is also divided because I want to stay to see my grandson Darius grow up. "RILEY I love you baby boi, always&forever and I will see you again."
As of January I got my A1c down to 6.8 and I was so relieved. But since the fire I think it has gone up a little. I will find out how it is when I do my labs in a couple of weeks.
As for the weightloss part I also have not done well, I actually gained 2 pounds. BUT I've just started back to walking and doing strength training so hopefully in a couple weeks I'll have some good reports.
Have a blessed week spark friends :)

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RITA67 4/14/2008 4:06AM

    Sometimes its hard when tragedy hits our life, but we have to remember that its all in Gods hands and somethings we can't do any thing about it. But there are people that are still counting on us here and now. God Bless

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    Im so sorry to hear about the fire! Wow! Life is sure full of surprises. Its good to know that you are beginning your exercises again. If you are consistent with them, you will feel better for sure. I know that I do. And about our sons, they will always be missed and loved, and I can hardly wait to see mine, too!

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What I need to do.....

Saturday, December 15, 2007

So I've not been followig through and although things are not getting worse I know I need to change...........I need to do some type of exercise, eat a healthier lunch, and read GODs word. To give myself motivation I've finally colored my hair, to cover the gray and I am also getting a manicure done. Starting tonight I will read 2 chapters of Bible and be more prayful of my family and friends.
To my friends who posted to me thank you, thank you :)

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THREEE 12/16/2007 2:29AM

    good for remind me of some of my shortcomings...emphasis needs to change for me...or shift a, if you follow thru, i will too...karen

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RESERVED1948 12/16/2007 12:19AM

    Every day I ask God for guidance and to lead me into paths that will help me represent Him in greater and greater ways. You have a very clear plan and I think that you are moving towards your goal.
With God's help we can do all things.
All the best.

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 12/15/2007 6:59PM

    Good for you! Im sure you feel better with those nice things youve done for yourself! Often the inside accompanies the care we give the outside! Now recognizing a need for change IS part of the challenge and leads us to persisting in making the changes that we need to make. I know that my determination is helping me along my SparkJourney! It takes tons of effort and hard work to do what needs to be done and to make healthy choices. Im proud of you, girl, for recognizing what you need to do, now keep doing it every day!

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Commitments, and stuff

Monday, November 19, 2007

Well I did it, I exercised for 35 minutes, most of it was walking. I feel good about just going and not letting anything get in my way. I guess I need to just plan and just do.
Thank you for the responses :) I know that my gambling is not an addiction but a release from stress, and it happens maybe once a month. It's not like I spend all our money but it's just the guilt feelings I have afterward. Your right Karen, I should plan these times also, and not see it as a must/should not thing. So, for New Years eve I plan to go but with a spending limit. Well thats it for updates. I will survive....... :)

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 11/25/2007 12:12PM

    Good for you, girl! I find that planning ahead really helps me to stay focused.

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THREEE 11/20/2007 6:58PM

    EXCELLENT!!!--SMILES to you, karen

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It works :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I had my diabetes check up, and my A1c is down to 7.1 which tells me that the Byetta is working. My doctor said she would like me to be under 7 so that is my goal for the next check up in three months. I know that with exercise I can do it, so I commit to exercising 5 days a week for 30 minutes.
About my bad habits, of gambling, well I did it again, I spent $380 dollars that I could have used on something else. I feel so guilty again :( so from this moment on I give up that bad habit and will not do it again.
Please if anyone prays, keep me in mind, I know GOD won't give up on me but I need to be more committed and faithful to Him. Have a blessed week spark friends

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GOINGTHERE 11/19/2007 9:58PM

    Joann....have you thought of Gambler's Anonymous? It can be an addiction, just like other addictions. There is also a group on this site that has to do with saving money...putting money aside. Go to the spark guy's site, the one who started all this and learn about it. Good luck. Donna

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THREEE 11/19/2007 7:12PM

    JOANNE...i find myself playing the slots more than i should, BUT i've tried talking to myself about the control...i could stay there's a place to just let my mind hibernate...and i may not be OCD(compulsive) but i surely have an addictive someone suggested to do for conquering chocolate cake...she bought one, and allowed herself a little piece EVERY day -- but only 1... but she didn't binge because she knew she wasn't denying herself from ever having it again...she could have another piece tomorrow...i've tried 2 different things...both make me feel more in control(notice i am not saying it's totally contained, but it's an improvement), i made a specific date with my friend who also likes to go, but we do it in the morning and at least one of us has some place she wants to go AFTER so we have a designated length of time...i can look forward to it during the week and not NEED to drop in...two, i want to give it to myself as a reward for hitting a new decade(weight-wise)...that gets me motivated and, again, i will make a
"date" so it's confined to a set amount of time...and, good for you about your a1c...keep up the good work...karen

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Again, I try :)

Friday, October 26, 2007

I messed up this week :( but I have time to make up for it. What I mean is that I've missed days of exercise, that is other than all the walking I do at work. I decided I will get to the fitness center tomorrow, before I go to work, and then this weekend I will spend at least an hour on both days.
As for the eating healthier? Hmm, I sure do need improvement but with the tight budget we are on it makes it kinda hard.
Welll. thats it for updates, have a blessed weekend Spark Friends :)
Joanne, Mom to Angel RILEY

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GOINGTHERE 10/29/2007 7:39AM

    Brand new week Joann! I am rooting for you. Donna

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TAZSPRINCESS 10/26/2007 8:32PM

    we all mess up sometimes, just remember tommorrow's a new day. and you can do it!

God bless,

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DACADOO 10/26/2007 7:06AM

    Okay Joanne, so you messed up, been there done that, now dust yourself off, give yourself a hug and realize today is a new day! I know how hard it is to eat right on a tight budget, the good things are more expensive, but even if we are making something like HB Helper etc.. that is not so good I make sure I measure my portion and eat what the serving size says. YOU CAN DO THIS!!! I have lots of faith in you...


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