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Fish Happy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I didn't get up early today, it was hot and tiring at work last night. I guess this is about things to come. It is only March and its going to get warmer and warmer in the plant. Oh well, I won't complain. I just pull out my picture I took during that blizzard five weeks ago and keep on doing what I do best.

Three different doctors extol the virtues of fish oil. I ordered some on line to stock up, my chiropractor told me to store them in the refrigerator. I am taking up to nine a day to help ease the joint discomfort. I spend a lot of money on work shoes and inserts to help me pound this pavement and flow with my job. I need my knees to function and I am watching my portions, getting vegetables and fish in me to help aid in my weight loss. It is a task being on this weight loss journey, but I am in it to win it and to God be the glory! emoticon

So I dedicate this Tuesday to getting my omega-3's, drinking my water, stretching and flexing my muscles at work and to the betterment of my overall health and raising the bar on my fitness level emoticon

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LILSHINE 3/23/2011 1:53PM

    Great job!! Fish oil is great, but if you have HBP be sure to keep check on your numbers. It helped drop mine to the point I had to reduce the number of tablets because it would get too low. A good thing yes, but not if you're taking meds too. Hang in there.

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SWEETLIPS 3/22/2011 7:52PM

    You can do akll things cause you have the right family and Jesus is your brother.

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BABY_GIRL69 3/22/2011 4:25PM

    I used to stand all day on cement at a plant long ago & I thought that I could do it but it was a test to my faith. They eventually got everyone mats to stand on because standing on the hard concrete was wreaking havoc on everyone in the plant who stood there working. My thoughts & prayers are with you! God bless & stay in perfect peace! Dee

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SUGARPUNK52 3/22/2011 2:33PM

  Love the attitude! You ROCK!

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PLAYBLUES22 3/22/2011 1:47PM

    Sweetie I love you lovely attitude, keep it up, and you will succeed at what ever you do emoticon

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ALISHAB3 3/22/2011 12:38PM

    emoticon You have the right attitude!

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Nature's warmth

Monday, March 21, 2011

Temperatures are rising again, nature's warmth has arrived. It was cold, wet and rainy on Saturday,what a difference a day makes. Sunday and today, I am being greeted with warm 79 degree temperatures and the poodles and I are enjoying it. If I ever find myself cranky over the hot humid weather, I will pull out my picture I took in front of my complex five weeks ago during my first blizzard! emoticon I am learning to accept nature at its best and I pray for an uneventful tornado season.

I am continuing my fitness journey this week. I made a small dent in my cleaning and organizing here in my apartment yesterday. I want to get things situated and organized so can do some light exercises here. Although I am on my quest for a bigger and better living space here in KC, I do not want to live like I am in temporary housing. I want to enjoy my home as I create a new home. God has put it on my heart to move and I am stepping out on faith that I can find an affordable and do-able place for me and the poodles to roam around in. Thinking outside the box!

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KACYBEE15 3/22/2011 1:02PM

    If God's put it on your heart, then it's meant to be!! Good luck on your search!

Best wishes!
~ Kayli

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MAYBER 3/21/2011 6:47PM

One day at a time

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Educate myself Sunday

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I educated myself this first day of Spring by giving honor and praise to God. I attended my Local monthly fellowship meeting at our union hall. The Chaplain asked me to do a scripture reading and the first one that came to mind was Isaiah 54:17. That is my go-to, my rock, my foundational scripture for life ever since I first heard it from Bishop Keith A. Butler of Word of Faith International Christian Center in February 1992. I have studied God's word throughout the years, still learning to this date and this scripture has gotten me thru my divorce, job loss, losing my Mom, relocating twice, disappointments with friends and family. God's word has not come back to me void and He is a right on time God. I learned this week that two friends and co-workers gather strength from my words of encouragement. I was a little surprise to hear that from these two different women and I appreciate it. Their vote of confidence in me will go far within me. emoticon I am just being me.

After service, I went for a little drive in this beautiful 79 degree weather and attended briefly a Holistic Health Fair at University of Missouri. I just looked around at the different vendors and sampled some energy drinks. Gathered a bag full if info,came on home to walk the dogs and make a turkey loaf with some roasted carrots emoticon I am doing any and everything I can to get my fruits and veggies in daily!

Overall today was a day to educate myself, to be more patient with myself as I continue this journey called life!

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GODSCHILD2_2011 3/21/2011 1:07AM

    It is such a great thing to hear others boldly proclaim how good God is, it does my heart good. I agree that the word of God is all we need to help us face all the ups and downs on this journey called LIFE. The bible states that "Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men" (2 Corinthians 3:2). This becomes more real to me when people come up to me and tells me that what I said or did really moved (blessed) them. Keep allowing God to use you and see how enriched your life will become.


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TACONES 3/20/2011 10:09PM


It is so good to lean on the word of GOD. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had a beautiful day. emoticon

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Page Thirty-Three

Saturday, March 19, 2011

What is so special about page 33? That is the page as of today that takes back to my blog for October 27, 2009-the day my Mom went home to be with Jesus. I went back to review what I was thinking and feeling at that time in my life because I was trying to offer encouragement and hope to another Spark person who is going through her Mother's illness. How do you offer comfort and hope to a person you never met? She wrote in loving detail about her Mom and what bought her to this point in her life. It reminded me all of the things I went through, of what I am still going through in life after Moma. I remember being by her hospital bedside hoping, praying and petitioning God for a last hour miracle. I didn't cry, I didn't give hope then and to this day I am truly grateful to God, for He did answer my own prayers. I remember telling myself that I didn't want to feel "guilty" for continuing to live, for not praying enough, for not moving back home in 2008 when I had the opportunity. I didn't want my Mom's passing to be my stopping point, to lose my faith in God, to be empty and not complete. I was able to whisper in her ear that last day that I received my letter to relocate to Kansas City and she would be able to find me.

I still haven't cried-that is just me. If it happens, it will happen. I speak life each and every day. I have touches of my Mom all around me here in this apartment. I carry her memories in my heart and laugh to myself often at her little sayings. I wanted this reader to know that yeah its tough to watch life slowly fade from a loved one. I wanted her to keep the faith no matter what it looks like. God's infinite wisdom abounds and God will take care of our loved ones. It is okay to feel sad, to be remorseful, angry or filled with despair. Each of my sisters and I and the rest of our family grieve differently and I have learned to accept the fact that is okay also. It is my prayer and hope that this person feels comfort and hope during this difficult time and that she finds perfect peace. I am continuing my journey, this phase of my life with my Mom in my heart!

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CALAMITYJANE44 3/20/2011 10:48AM

    Wow! God has really gifted you with an extra measure of faith! It's through these difficult times that our faith is stretched and made strong. It was very hard on me to lose my mom when I was a young adult, and what that taught me is to tell everyone I meet who has a mom still living, whether or not they are in contact with their mother, to cherish every moment they have with them and tell them how much they love them. I was a teenager when she was hit with her first stroke at 44 and regret that I wasn't at home when she passed three years later, but I know that God, in His infinite wisdom ordained that I would not. I don't think I could have handled coming into her room and finding her.

God bless you, Sister!


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ALICIA214 3/19/2011 10:51AM


What a lovely blog, I am sure that many members reading it will find a lot of comfort.


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Start Right Now

Friday, March 18, 2011

Everyday is a miracle in itself, I am already grateful to God for waking me up in my right mind. I can say emphatically that I am grateful to be able to begin again and start right now. I went to my Weight Watchers meeting this morning instead of my usual Saturday morning. Why? I wanted to meet different leaders, get a different perspective. I knew I was going to have a scale victory and I didn't feel like waiting until tomorrow morning. Plus this also give me a chance to sleep in on Saturday morning as well. Thankfully I did have my scale victory-I'll take every pound I can lose emoticon emoticon I have been focusing on getting carbs out of my diet and eating more anti-inflammatory foods.

Instead of me look at all of the weight I have to lose, I am focusing on small victories, do-able goals. I decided to enlist the services of FBG Jenn who wrote out a wonderful training program for me to work on at the gym. Thank God for placing great people in my life. emoticon I know I have to be willing to do the work to get the results. I am trying to accomplish a lot of things this year and I am keeping Financial Peace practices daily in my life, so I am forgoing hiring and paying a personal trainer for right now. I have the tools at my disposal, so if it is to be, it is up to me emoticon Winning the challenge and seeing this Chiropractor has sparked hope and renewed my zeal for leaner, healthier living! emoticon

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FERGSGIRL2 3/18/2011 11:40PM

    So wonderful! You are awesome, and so determined! You have my support, prayers and positive thoughts daily! I KNOW you can do this, you've already done so much--and you just keep going, and going, and going....and GOING!!!

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KNH771 3/18/2011 9:04PM

    Congrats on your successes this week!

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SWEETLIPS 3/18/2011 6:20PM

    How wonderful for you!!Keep at it!! You will reach every goal trhat you desire. God is always with you!

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