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The unexpected

Monday, August 03, 2009

I made plans but didn't get to follow through with any. I ended up going on a trip with my husband for the weekend and most of it was driving. I didn't watch what I ate but I know I didn't I have seconds and I drank as much water as I could. In this Arizona heat you have to chug the H2O, so it was a good thing we had the ice chest. My other good thing was taking my meds on schedule, and that's about it. I did enjoy this alone time with my honey and we plan on taking another trip in December.
Ok, now that a new week is started, I am also ready to restart and complete my here i goooooo..........................>

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CAROL_ 8/6/2009 6:22AM

    Baby steps, one day at a time, you can do it!

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TRACYZABELLE 8/5/2009 7:01AM

    good luck sweetheart

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MS24GAL 8/4/2009 8:35AM

    Good for you! You're doing an awesome job!

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SUNNYGAL2011 8/3/2009 9:34PM

    You hang in there!! I applaud u for blogging and being able to keep looking onward and upward and NOT let your trip stop u!!!
God bless
your friend
Amy/SunnyTnGal emoticon

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THREEE 8/3/2009 4:19PM

    good to see a blog from you...i've kind of lost track with our BL team...and lost touch with my real goals, but i am back on track(knock wood emoticon)karen3

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SUSIEMT 8/3/2009 3:28PM

    I like what Bacasheart said! Life happens and what you do with it is what counts. It sounds like you did just fine. Today is new and ready and waiting for you to make more good decisions.

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MARIADALE 8/3/2009 2:45PM

    We all get side tracked by the unexpected form time to time. Just get right back on track.

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INHALE2680 8/3/2009 2:16PM

    Just take a deep breath, forget about yesterday, and start another week looking forward. Good luck with your goals. As a diabetic myself I realize that as long as you kept up with the meds on your trip you won half the battle.

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BACASHEART 8/3/2009 1:23PM

  Isn't it great when we are out of our comfort zone and do better than we thought, good luck with the rest of your week.

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Choosing to change

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I've decided to change small things in my lifestyle that will lead to a healthier me.
1. drink my water, 6+ cups daily
2. eat 2+ fruits and 2+veggies daily
3. exercise 15+ daily (any type)
4. take my medication on schedule, daily
Although these are already being done, I am not always consistant with it, and I must realize that is a life/death neccesity to do it. Mainly because of my diabetes, which is way off track. I do go for my labs in a couple weeks so I will know how i've been doing.

i choose to change bad habits for healthier ones.
1. eating less sugar/carbs
2. finding excuses
3. forgetting meds

My life depends on changing, so I choose to make the most of what I have been given.

I thank my Heavenly Father for all that he has given me.

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THREEE 8/3/2009 4:25PM

    this is the point that i have to remember, be aware of...i have been terrible about my testing--and that is a right in your face info twice will accent on me getting my vegies in...i went to the dr today and i have 3 months to show i AM turning around my a1c trend to downward...i did it before and i can do it again...
and YOU know you have it in your control(with the help from 'above')--me, too!

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CAROL_ 7/28/2009 8:49PM

    This is an excellent blog, I voted for it. God bless you!

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MS24GAL 7/28/2009 8:32AM

    Good for you!

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SPARKLOVE 7/23/2009 1:16AM

    I am glad you have made the choice to improve your life. No one else can make this choice for you. emoticon Joy

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ANGORA4 7/22/2009 9:02PM

    Woo hoo! Good plan! Keep it up!

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DIFROMWYOMING 7/22/2009 8:19PM

    Great plan, espeically to keep your diabetes under control! I know how hard that can be, but maybe tracking what you eat and what your numbers are will help you see what foods are spiking you! Worked for me!
Good luck at the Dr.

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 7/22/2009 5:35PM

    Sounds like you've got a great plan. You can do it! One day at a time :)

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The next steps

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I had a beautiful week with my family and friends, while we attended a really important Native American ceremony. (some info on my facebook site) and I did lots of dancing, and said prayers for the young lady who went thru the ceremony and for my neice who was her attendant. So I do feel like I lost some pounds/ounces, due to the dancing and being out in the hot sun sweating. I know not the best way to exercise but it was neccesary. Now that things are slowed done I am ready for a restful nights sleep.

My food choices were limited, but I did keep a food journal and now I need to input the info into my calorieking program. Oh yes I know I drank about 10+ cups of water a day, so I am sure this will help too.

Tomorrow I do plan on going to Curves in the afternoon, and then to TOPS on Tuesday, I also have an appointment with the doctor on Friday and I again plan to ask about the weightloss surgery, since I found out that my other insurance will cover it.

Oh yes there is another dance/ceremony in a couple of weeks so I need to be prepared for this one too. Well thats about it for me, keep sparking friends and I'll see you lighter

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TRACYZABELLE 7/21/2009 5:51AM

    Congrats ona great weekend and you sound as if you have a few productive days planned.. good luck at the Dr!!!

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ZORAHGAIL 7/20/2009 2:29PM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. Wuhoo!

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SLENDERELLA2010 7/20/2009 8:33AM


sounds wonderful !!!

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ROBLAINE1 7/19/2009 11:20PM

  Sounds like a nice, full weekend. You are doing very well with drinking your water, and keeping track of your food is wonderful. I have a problem with that. I try to get on the computer as soon as I'm done eating so I don't forget what I ate. Hope you got a restful sleep and keep sparking.

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What God wants me to know......

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Joanne got a message that on this day, God wants her to know...... that faith is exactly what it takes to get through uncertainty.

Faith is not necessary when you know how things are going to work out, - that's knowledge. It's in the time of unknowing that having faith is what sees you through to the other side. Faith is what gives you strength. Faith is that light in your heart that keeps on shining even when it's all darkness outside. Now is the time to keep that faith alive!

This is from one of the programs on Facebook and it is so true, and very much needed for me.

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MPSWEET1 7/23/2009 9:59AM

    Yes, we must always remember to keep the faith. Also, in that respect we need to keep all three in our hearts and minds at all times. Faith, Hope and Love are all important words to live by.

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ANGORA4 7/22/2009 9:30PM

    So true. Sounds like Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." If you can see it, it isn't faith!

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ENERGIZED4LIFE 7/14/2009 4:35PM

It's in those times of uncertainty that we have to Trust God with all our hearts and lean not to our own understanding. That's why it pleases Him because at that point we are relying solely on Him and HE IS FAITHFUL!!!

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SJACQUITA 7/14/2009 10:27AM

    Thanks for sharing this, Joanne. I've been struggling in the faith department as of late, but I'm trying to keep a positive attitude, so this came just at the right time for me. Peace and blessings, Kita

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NELLIEC 7/13/2009 3:20PM

    Ah, yes, keeping our faith alive is very important!

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GODZDESIGN95 7/12/2009 8:30PM

    Amen. I told my hd it is easy to read about faith but putting it in action now that is the real deal....

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Needing a break.......not forever

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Hey Sparkfriends, I am taking a 2 day break from the computer, only because I need to catch up on my reading and time with my family.

Also just so you know I had a really great weigh in today at TOPS, not big but enough. Next Monday's weigh in will be different because I finally got my WW scale and I will be using that for my weigh in's that I post.

So spark friends have a successful week and I'll see lighter.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 7/8/2009 5:12PM

    We'll see you when you get back. Enjoy!

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SUNNYGAL2011 7/8/2009 7:12AM

    HURRY Back!!! but enjoy your time with your family emoticon
God bless
Amy/Sunny emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 7/8/2009 4:52AM

    have fun and we will see you soon

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JANRTEACH 7/8/2009 1:27AM

    We'll be thinking about you!!

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