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Setting small goals & meeting them

Sunday, October 09, 2011

For the last few months I have been under a lot of stress. For the first time since then my husband & I had a weekend together. Sat. morning we went for breakfast then on a 75 mile motorcycle ride throughout the country side , I took a lot of fall scenes with my camera. Went for dinner on the way home. Then today we went to a big lake with the canoe & had a nice picnic lunch. My husband stopped off for ice cream & I did not have any. When I packed the picnic lunch I had half of what I normally would eat ,& at the restaurant yesterday I bought part of my dinner home. I also made a goal when I came home today I would scrub the kitchen floor finish laundry, & wash the truck & car windows. I finished my goals I made. I usually say when I am away what I will do when I come home ,but I do not carry through with them. I want a knew beginning, the small goals I made with the food,& getting things done is a start. Tomorrow is another day I set my goals small this time.

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GRACEISENUF 10/9/2011 9:17PM

    Good for you..having fun, eating healthy and finishing your goals!

Let's meet all our goals this next week!


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CHALLENGER15 10/9/2011 9:13PM

    That's what I am doing with goals these days myself!

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Guess what made me smile today ?

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I went for a walk around 4:00 pm today in the country & as I was walking I saw my first catapillar it was rust color in the middle & black on both ends, that was my first of the year to see one. Then I came upon a field of wild flowers & I counted 14 Monarch butterflies flitting among the flowers ,then I saw the 2 littlest dark yellow butterflies side by side ,then some little white ones. God's little creatures made me smile as I walked along today.

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CHALLENGER15 10/6/2011 7:54AM

    I enjoy seeing squirrels and rabbits on some of my walks; I haven't seen any caterpillars yet.

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NYARAMULA 10/6/2011 2:22AM

    There's nothing more beautiful than God's creation. If He did such beautiful artwork with the butterflies, what about me and you.

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ASOBFALLS 10/5/2011 9:27PM

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LIL-VIXEN 10/5/2011 9:19PM

    What made me smile today was when I was walking in the park this evening, I saw a hawk take flight. It was the most majestic I had ever seen.

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I do not miss any of it I barely can remember what I had

Sunday, October 02, 2011

We had a devastating flood here in Northeastern Pa. I took box after box of items to the center,the first day it was 10 boxes . 7 more followed & still more to go through & take out. If you came to my house before you would think I did not have all that STUFF I had so much STUFF in cupboards & closets & in the basement. I told my husband today that I cannot even remember what was in all those boxes. so I guess I had it all these years for nothing. Now I know there will be many families benefiting from my STUFF. I feel a sense of relief,of letting go, I shed all this now it is time to shed some of my extra weight. For years I wanted to get rid of all this STUFF,but had a hard time doing so. It was not so hard after all .Once I thought it all through I feel I have had the tools with Spark to help me all along I just did not use them like I should have. I guess I really never wanted it so bad. I do now.

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CHALLENGER15 10/2/2011 4:52PM

    And doesn't it feel good to help others when you are helping yourself, too? emoticon

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SPARKLED146 10/2/2011 3:59PM

    Wow! Just think of all the people you helped! emoticon

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LHLADY517 10/2/2011 2:46PM

    I'm sorry you went through the flood, but thankful that you're looking at it so positively.

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NIAGCHRIS246 10/2/2011 2:27PM

  I am so happy for you! You did a really great thing, helping other people and empowering yourself at the same time!

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BIGDAD1211 10/2/2011 2:18PM

    Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you know that you want something and today is when you are going to start? I love Sparks because they really do have the tools to help with weight loss but more importantly, Sparks has the most awesome people in the world here and I love the friendships I have made here. Sparks have helped me to lose a lot of weight and I know you can do it too!
Keeping you in my prayers my friend
God Bless
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Today I want to be a balloon

Monday, September 26, 2011

Today & the past few weeks have been so hectic in my life. I broke down & cried. I wish today I was a balloon so I could soar over the tree tops & roof tops, & soar over the billowy sea & land on an island ,picking fresh fruit from the trees, I want to swim in the deep blue sea of the island. Okay Okay I can dream can't I !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CHALLENGER15 9/27/2011 7:49AM

    Hope life gets less stressful for you soon. emoticon

P.S. I cry, too, when I get stressed.

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SWEETSOUNDS11 9/26/2011 10:26PM

    Yes to the dreaming! I think you should go for the independently wealthy balloon while are in the process of imagining relief and escape from it all. Anyway, sorry to hear that things got so bad that you broke down and cried. I hope in the aftermath that it was more of a cathartic process. Remember that your fellow Sparkers are hear to lean on and support you when times get tough.
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Good intentions mean nothing if you do not follow through

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I want I want I want !!!!! to be healthy & trim. I do not believe I want it that bad or I would have been there already. I know what it feels like to have been there, so what is wrong now I ask myself.It is 2 :00 am I need to be to work in a few hours & I am sick of what I am & what I have become . I can not sleep because I am in a whirl about it. I am a lazy uncaring human being that has such disregard for the body I was given to take care of & maintain. There are days I make it ,but there are so many days I have good intentions to put this body in shape, & I fail to do so. Right now I feel like a balloon ready to burst from being over weight & tired because the lack of working out. In a few hours I will start over AGAIN with all the GOOD INTENTIONS as before . I also feel like a slug that has munched her way through the food chain & the only exercise I get is by rolling off the couch because I ate too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up morning I want to see where I go with this today. Does any one out there feel the way I do ???

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ZANYGIRL1 9/13/2011 12:12PM

    I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time right now and I haven't been there for you!!! I know exactly how you feel, been going through the same thing myself. I will be a better friend and maybe that will help us both!!!!

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 9/7/2011 11:19AM

    Been there, done that. Still sometimes do. I so know what you mean. There are times I have to force myself to get back on track. I work soooo hard for every single ounce I get rid of. Sometimes I feel like just giving up, but I just keep plugging on. The one important thing is that through it all you are still HERE on SP. That means a lot, as if you had truly given up on yourself you wouldn't still be here trying.

We are usually our own worst enemy, and you certainly seem to be at this point. Just start with those baby steps and soon you'll be back on track. I know that you can do it.
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CHALLENGER15 9/6/2011 9:19PM


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NYARAMULA 9/6/2011 6:11AM

    Don't be so hard on yourself. You have done this before, you have the tools to make it work. Not everyday will be great. But after a bad day, what do we do? We pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and move on. Forgive yourself when you let yourself down. Pat yourself on the back when you do a great job (not a perfect job).

Tomorrow will be a brighter day. Cut yourself some slack.

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SMIDGON 9/6/2011 6:11AM



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