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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dear Lord GOD, you are compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Thank You that my soul can praise You, for You have been good to me. Amens

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WANDAC2013 8/16/2009 4:22PM

    Short, sweet, and true. Amen.

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"trouble goal"

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The spark strategy "trouble goal" defines this as a goal that just seems to not get done, no matter how many times you plan it, or tried it. At least thats what I got about it, but to me my trouble goal is that I often write my goal and yet I don't follow through with it.
Daily exercise - 15 minutes+
Every day I plan this and yet something comes up each time. No, I mean I let things get in the way. I really want to exercise in the morning but everytime I want to go, I have no babysitter for my grandson, and when there is someone it's already after 9 am and I've lost my motivation by then.
BUT, tomorrow I have no excuse to not go. I will make it through this time, I will get past this trouble goal.

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MS24GAL 8/18/2009 8:27AM

    Thanks! You always know what to say :-)

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REMEMBER_MYSELF 8/16/2009 9:54AM

    Way to own that trouble goal! Going from "something comes up every time" to "I let things get in the way" is a huge step. Here's to taking control of your life and not letting it control you. Good job!

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TERIE93 8/15/2009 10:49PM

    I crank up the tunes and dance while I am cleaning, try to get my heart beat up and work up a sweat while I do my chores. I work full time and really have trouble getting all the exercise time in that I would like to, so this works well, 2 birds with one stone. : ) teri

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LOOZNIT4GOOD 8/15/2009 9:35PM

  Good luck with your trouble goal. Keep in mind that heavy cleaning counts as exercise and if you are like me--a heavy laundry day can squeak in a little strehgth training:)

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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..........................>

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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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