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Monday, December 14, 2009

I must confess, I didn't complete all of my goals last week. I did get 3 miles done and ate my fruit (but didn't log it). So somehow I lost 2 pounds so SOMETHING is working. Also my daily bs are going down.

My on going delimema - I told my family that I will finish school, but I'm not ready. I was working on my Bachelors degree in Education, but since my son RILEY journeyed to heaven I just have no motivation to finish. I mean I love working with children, it's just that I can't seem to let go of this thought "It's not fair that my child didn't get to grow up". For now I am content to be the caretaker of my grandson while his mom works.
But, school starts next month and I feel like I am running out of time. I suppose I can change my choice of career but it's the feeling of having to start over that worries me.
Please help, pray that GOD will show me what path to take. Thanks Sparkfamily emoticon

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DIANE7786 12/21/2009 7:52PM

    I hope you finish your BA in Education. Your school counselor will tell you that many very good jobs requiring education degrees have nothing to do with teaching children. Our friend's beautiful, intelligent daughter died of cancer when she was 12. It was understandable that her parents were so grief-stricken they did very little but think of her for a few years. Very slowly it became easier to think of her without crying and to know she would want them to continue their productive lives. They have restarted their lives. I hope you don't grieve so long that you lose your opportunity for the education I'm sure your son would want you to have.

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2BTHINMAMMA 12/16/2009 11:02AM

    Congrats on the 2 lbs loss and the 3 miles and fruit!! That's super! I will be praying for the Lord to show you His will and to continue to comfort you as only He can!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 12/15/2009 11:04AM

    Praying for guidance and comfort! emoticon

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MOMFAN 12/14/2009 10:33PM

    Praying that God will give you the courage and wisdom to take the next step.

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 12/14/2009 4:50PM

    You've got it sweetie! Praying is something I can do well. So much is going on at this time of year that it is hard to even think about starting anything new. You can do this. Is there anyone else that can watch the baby?

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KAROUSELL46 12/14/2009 3:33PM

    My heart goes out to you. I lost my DD and there are times when I get at a crossroad in my life. I know what I need/want to do but my heart isn't ready. You don't have to change your choice of career. Give yourself time and you'll know when its time to continue. Prayers to you and God bless you. emoticonKaren

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KAMINLENA 12/14/2009 3:00PM

    Oh, Joe Anne! What a struggle!!

I think a lack of motivation is completely understandable -- and so would a career change!

At the same time, if you really love working with children, perhaps there's a way that Riley's memory can live through your work?

Hang in there, God will guide!

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JULIETEXAS 12/14/2009 2:58PM

    Hello Jo Anne, it sounds like a good time to focus on taking care of yourself, emotionally and physically. I am so sorry for your loss, trust in yourself and God will lead the way. As I social worker, I can say that it is important to take care of youself in the helping professions, you can't give anything away if you are empty.

Stay in touch. emoticon

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WINTER20101 12/14/2009 2:30PM

    HI Joe Anne, I hope you will be able to finish.....seems like you picked the profession for a reason....I am sorry for your loss.....I pray that you see the signs of what you need to do...


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THE_JULES1 12/14/2009 2:19PM

    Joe Anne,
It would not be a shame to pick a different profession. If you feel the need to change, then by all means do it. Teaching is not for everyone, for many different reasons. And if you feel like it would be painful for you, then you should choose something else that you would like to do.
Pray for guidance. And pray for willingness to see the signs I think He is already showing you.

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Monday done :)

Monday, December 07, 2009

1 mile done @ 23.26 minues (walked on a treadmill)
Recorded fruit/veg for the day
About the measurements? I'll get that tomorrow emoticon

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MOMFAN 12/9/2009 1:33PM


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2BTHINMAMMA 12/8/2009 8:52AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonKeep going!

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KELLI9001 12/8/2009 8:30AM

    yeah! great job!

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PINKNFITCARLA 12/8/2009 7:43AM

    emoticon Keep up the great work!

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4MYBOYSANDSELF 12/8/2009 6:00AM

    Yay! Keep up the good work!

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DAISYDAY25 12/7/2009 11:30PM

  Good Job

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Goal for the week

Sunday, December 06, 2009

1. My goal is to walk 5 miles this week. I am going for distance not time, so will see how it goes.

2. I also need to record my water and furit/veg here on Spark.

3. Record measurments

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MOMFAN 12/7/2009 1:07PM

    You can do it because we are rooting for you!

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2BTHINMAMMA 12/7/2009 11:53AM

    I like how you share your weekly goals! Way to go! You can do it!!

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BUDDY_LOVE 12/7/2009 11:11AM

    Good Luck! They all sound like very acheivable goals.

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KELLI9001 12/7/2009 8:26AM

    Setting goals makes accomplishing them so much easier!


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FLAWLESSCUBE 12/7/2009 4:28AM

    Great Goals. You can so do this for yourself.

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CARLA393 12/6/2009 10:53PM

    These are good goals, make sure you stick with them!

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PINKNFITCARLA 12/6/2009 10:45PM

    Good luck with your goals :-)

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Will it last?

Friday, December 04, 2009

I stepped on my scale today just to see what it would say. I was doing this daily but decided to go a few days with out. So this time I was surprised when the numbers 332.5 came on, It was nice surprise and just to be sure I checked it again. Now I am just hoping it stays the same for weighin on Monday.

To my Sparkfamily, have wonderful blessed weekend emoticon

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MOMFAN 12/5/2009 1:24PM

    I'm hoping with you!

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BUDDY_LOVE 12/5/2009 12:26PM

    Isn't it nice to get those little surprises? I got the same surprise when I got on the scale this morning. I too had not been checking my weight because I've not been eating all that healthy...not especially eating real bad but I could have been doing better. anyways...I decided to get on the scale this morning and was surprised to see a 5# loss. it really made me feel good & I did a little happy dance. LOL. I now only have 5 pounds to go to be at the weight I was at 2-3 wks ago.

I know we can both do it. We just need to set our minds to it.

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 12/5/2009 11:54AM

    Good for you! It is always hardest for me on the weekends. But you can do this.

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CGREEN717 12/5/2009 10:57AM

    That's awesome. :) Glad to hear that you got some good news.

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AMBERLEIGHM1 12/4/2009 10:44PM

    Awesome job, I'm so happy for you. I know Riley is so proud of his Momma.

Amber, Adam's Mommy

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change of plans

Monday, November 30, 2009

My goal for thanksgiving was to spend more time with my extended family and yet it was only partially achieved. We had unexpected guests, which was an exciting event and were happy to have them. I was able to go back and forth between our guests and my family as the dinner was right next door to our house. So yes I felt blessed

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BUDDY_LOVE 12/5/2009 12:42PM wasn't from lack of trying that you couldn't spend as much time with your family. Unexpected guests around the holidays are always nice (well...usually, LOL). We've recently had to cancel several holiday shopping trips because stepkids showed up unexpectedly (they almost always call before coming over)..but they were nice surprises because they came over to decorate the yard for Christmas & put lights on the house! So we had to cancel our shopping trips on both days & today I will be heading out to do that in about an hour.

I'm so glad you were able to spend time with both parties. I would have been hard pressed to pick just one!

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AMBERLEIGHM1 12/2/2009 5:16AM

    I'm glad you were able to enjoy the holiday. I've only lost .5 lbs this week I can't do anything on my foot until I see the specialist. Hope you have a great week.

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2BTHINMAMMA 11/30/2009 12:16PM

    Sounds wonderful! Glad you had a blessed Thanksgiving!!

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