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Always good to pray

Thursday, April 11, 2013

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Many blessings for all today and always.

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KATYDID412 4/11/2013 12:29PM

    Love this. Thanks for posting.

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Scale frustration

Friday, January 25, 2013

So.. I am having a bit of an issue with my scale(s).. I had a very trustworthy one, until one day it went nuts and everytime i would weigh in it gave me a different weight, so I went and bought myself a cheaper non-electric one.. as I weighed in both, they gave me two different numbers, 5 pounds apart, so I assumed a medium between both results.

Today as I weigh in, I realize that perhaps I should have assumed the highest amount, two of the scales seem to have decided to agree on it.. so it throws off a bit the numbers I had assume.. Other than that, the number this week was not as high as last week.. and to add up to it all, I have a bad case of pms so today I just feel like punching something lol (which I wont!!!) but it is just one of those days.... I know it will pass, and I am still happy that even with my not so ladylike mood today, I did my workout and got a good sweat..

Anyways, just had to vent..

Thank you to anyone who might read! :)

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TERRIMMIX 4/2/2013 10:15AM

    Ck out my Inches vs. Pounds blog. I'm much much happier not weighing every day or at all in fact. I trust that if I continue to make good choices, I'll see a difference in the tape measurement of my waist when I do that again a month from now. The scale was making me nuts!

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BOSS61 4/2/2013 10:07AM

    Do not be frustrated with the scale. I am not frustrated with mine. I realized long ago that it hates my guts, plain and simple. Knowledge is power; I know the bias from which it comes.

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KATYFUHR 1/25/2013 3:51PM

    Thank you so much FRAN533!!! I am actually noticing many of the things you mentioned, the clothes are definitely getting looser and I can do more workouts and easier every day, so I guess I shouldnt freak out about crazy scales.. I really do appreciate your support! Thanks! emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 1/25/2013 1:35PM

    I have found your weight can change from hour to hour morning to afternoon to bed time. room to room works too! it some times feels like it weights different which you put on the scales first emoticon emoticon
that is why you can't let the scales be your only tool at how your spark journey is going.
think are your cloths fitting better
have i lost inches
work out longer and not get short of breath
eating healthier
just feeling better over all
to help me get over my scales upsets I started a streak no weighting for 2 weeks got this idea from a Spark friend who only weights in every 3 mos that is something i couldn't do this but two weeks works for me. You just need to remember the saying don't let the scales rule your journey you are more then the numbers on the scales
have a great journey

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KATYFUHR 1/25/2013 11:44AM

    Thank you guys for all the support!

KATY - I totally understand!! And indeed it can be frustrating.. sometimes I feel like smashing the freaking scale lol but oh well.. just remember to breath and keep on keeping on.. thank you for your message! :)

FIT4MEIN2012 - Thank you so much!!

DOLLFACEDX - Very good point. And I think you are totally right. Also it helped a lot because I do feel much better now.. Thanks a lot for your mesage!

Happy weekend to all! emoticon

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DOLLFACEDX 1/25/2013 10:48AM

    that 'not to lady-like mood' may have contributed to your good workout - I try to use my moodiness when I have to make customer service type calls - helps me be assertive enough to get the info I need.

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/25/2013 10:11AM

    I feel your pain! emoticon

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KATYDID412 1/25/2013 9:08AM

    I understand the frustration. I have a brand new digital scale. Sometimes when I first weigh myself I'm thrilled because the number will show like a 5-lb loss. Th en I remember. I move the scale about four inches and step on again and reality sets in. It can be frustrating.


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KATYFUHR 1/25/2013 9:01AM

    Thank you so much Mary! You make a very valid point... I think from now on I will just pick one and stick to it, after all, the actual number that I weigh is not as important to me as to have accuracy in the amount that I loose every week.. I think that will save me a lot of tantrums, if I am not PMS'ing lol
Try to look for the bright side of being stuck inside today.. rain can be very calming and nice, specially in the evening..
Thank you so much for your support!

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1935MARY 1/25/2013 8:24AM

    I have found all scales weigh different. I have a lady that I clean her house and I weigh on her scale and it weighs the same ,or shall I say ,her's doesn't do ounces mine does, but the big numbers match mine. I can weighs here and go to the doctors,within and hours time and the scale weighs me 4 to5 lbs. more. So I go by mine,because if you don't it can drive you insane. I weigh at the same time of the morning and I have checked it latter in the day and it can be a few lbs. up or down. I know some of it is water. It is frustrating . I have felt like punching ,screaming, jumping up and down, and throwing it through the window.(lol) , but I don't , I will still step on it another day hoping to see the numbers I want. Have a good day. I am stuck indoors today, we are having the freezing rain issues.

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KATYFUHR 1/25/2013 8:16AM

    Thank you Gracie!! I wont.. As sucky as the day started.. I wont.. I am sure of that.. I appreciate your support! And by the way, you look wonderful! emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/25/2013 8:17:25 AM

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GRACIE4ONE 1/25/2013 8:10AM

    It gets better. I promise. Don't give up!

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Hard to keep up..

Monday, July 02, 2012

Sometimes I struggle.. emotionally, internally.. because sometimes things are just larger than they appear and even though I try to keep up with everything, and keep good spirits, some days I wake up and I wonder how much more do we need to endure, how much more do we have to keep strong to get a break.. and how do I vent when I am unable to let others see my weaknesses.. Today is one of those days, unfortunately I just cant get past the struggles and my mind seems to be focused on finding no way out.. In a way, its good, because I need to be more realistic and less naive about life.. but at the same time, it sucks!

I am very glad to have this outlet.. sometimes the people you cant see, for people like me, are really a treasure..

Other than that I am happy to say that I have been eating quite well and also keeping active, I have to admit that I took the weekend off from exercising but I kept counting calories and my water intake was top notch.. today I am back to my morning workouts and even though I just had a bit of a rant, physically, I am feeling great.

I hope this week and this starting month brings great things for all of you, my dear sparkfriends.. and I am very happy to have you all!! emoticon

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SWEETEYES0601 7/10/2012 1:24PM

    I understand. I'm going to do measurements this evening and weigh in the morning. I'm nervouse and I have the trip to the husband's family this weekend. So much! I like the yelling advice. I usually do it in my truck while I'm driving because no one has to here me and I get relief from what's stressful.

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KATYDID412 7/4/2012 8:57AM

    You're doing great, and you're awesome. Keep up the good work!

And I completely agree about having this virtual support system. It's fantastic -- there are so many people here, someone's sure to be able to relate to what you're going through.

I like John's advice too, about going outside and yelling really loud!


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KATYFUHR 7/4/2012 8:24AM

    WHITEWOLVE5555 - I am surprised at how well thinking 3 things has worked for me.. not only cause the thoughts are nice, but because it seems to get me into a zen relaxed mode when I am trying to come up with them.. I really dont get stressed as much and when I do, if I let it out it helps tremendously, but this is one new little thing that will sure help so much more for future odd moments!! Thank you!

Kelly - That stress management link is really helpful! Sometimes I struggle to put things in order in my mind.. to have an organized system to keep me going, and when I read articles like this it gets it all in one place and I realize it was never that difficult to begin with.. so thank you! Really really helps!

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SEASONS__CHANGE 7/3/2012 9:57PM

    Katy, I go through the same things too. It's taking a great deal of time to try to make sense of it all. Even with best intentions of planning to avoid unexpected moments, they always appear. Mastering coping skills does help; but, it takes a bit of practice. For some coping skill techniques, I recommend reading the info at the web address below:


I also recommend reading the book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy; which can be found at the link below. You may find it at your local library:


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WHITEWOLVE5555 7/2/2012 3:04PM

    I think it is great that you have the option and choose to use us for venting. Thats what we are all here for! To help each other out. There are always things you dont want to say because you dont want to cause drama but you need to just get it off your chest. Vent away, and just remember that it will get better. Its a silly thing to do, but try to think of 3 positive things when you are angry. Like mine today would be I have a day off for the 4th, I got a yummy breakfast and didn't have to make it, and the sun was out for about 45 minutes earlier (I'm in Oregon, it rains alot). So what are your three positive things?

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KATYFUHR 7/2/2012 1:03PM

    JOHNMARTINMILES - I am definitely going to do that as soon as I get home!! hahah The day is already turning into a great one.. this blog helps a great deal.. thank you so much for your comment!

JAOTTO - Thank you! I am sure I will, writing this is just what I needed.. Much better now. :)

JESSICA - I agree with you.. it WILL get better, and I hope you see that too, whatever you are going through right now will pass.. and in until then.. well, you have plenty of ears here to listen to you whenever you needs us.. just give a shout!

Thank you all!! emoticon

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JESSICAWALKS 7/2/2012 10:05AM

    I understand exactly what you are saying. I don't know why we think we have to be strong and perfect all of the time. I'm struggling right now too, but it is embarrassing to admit it. I know that I have to figure out how to be OK with letting myself be flawed and human and still love myself. I hope you are feeling better about things soon. Great job eating right and taking care of yourself despite the stress! It WILL get better!!

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JAOTTO 7/2/2012 10:03AM

  Hang in there.

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    Sometimes you just have to go outside and yell really loud.

Make it a great day

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sooo.. these are my new roomies!!

This is Puca, the youngest and most spoiled!! But as spoiled as she is she's adorable.. and she thinks she's one of the big dogs!!!

This is Puca's mom.. Cuchita.. she's calm and collected, and she loves cuddles!!! Very protective of her baby and quite the lady :P

Both of them here.. I am not sure Cuchita was loving the flash!! :)

I also have two bigger dogs that I should be posting pics of soon.. Hope you guys like!!


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SPUTNIK512 6/25/2012 9:17PM

    What cuties :)

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KATYFUHR 6/24/2012 1:26PM

    Thank you everyone!!!

Happy Sunday!


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SEASONS__CHANGE 6/24/2012 1:02PM

    Ohhhhh, way too adorable and thank you for sharing them.


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LISAM1307 6/23/2012 6:38PM

    Very cute

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LIBRA73 6/23/2012 6:38PM

    So cute!

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HAWAII5YEARS 6/23/2012 12:47PM

    Cute doggies! Thanks for the uplift!

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BEARGODDESS 6/23/2012 11:03AM

    They're adorable! It's always so funny the way tiny dogs think of themselves as just as big as other dogs 10 times their size isn't it? Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!


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SIMPLYJESSICA 6/23/2012 10:51AM

    Oh, so adorable! There's nothing quite like cute animals to make the day better!

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Week 1 Weigh in for Summer Challenge..

Friday, June 22, 2012

So, I posted my starting weight for the Summer Challenge on Monday and it was 247.4, I haven't updated my ticker on purpose so I would be motivated to get back where I was when I lost track of it and then keep going.. today I posted my first week weigh in (I usually weigh in on Fridays) and its 242.4!!! I know it is usual to loose more weight in the first week of starting exercise and eating right but I was expecting 2 or 3 pounds at the most so I can safely say that today I was even more motivated to do my morning exercises!! I am so so happy about this challenge, it feels like just what I needed to get back on track and I am feeling great. The exercises not only help me feel more active throughout the whole day but I feel a lot less hunger and anxiety.

Yayy for the summer challenge!!! Here's hoping everyone has a great friday!!


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LARISSA238 6/22/2012 4:26PM

    Great job! I haven't managed to lose any yet, but at least I haven't gained!

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RUNHAPPEE 6/22/2012 1:38PM

    Good luck to you! I know you can do it!

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FITMOMMY2013 6/22/2012 12:38PM

  Congrats!! goodluck on the rest of your Journey.

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BEARGODDESS 6/22/2012 10:11AM

    Good for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATYFUHR 6/22/2012 8:50AM

    Thank you so much ladies!!! Always happy with the encouragement I get here! Really appreciated :)

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KATYDID412 6/22/2012 8:46AM

    Great weigh-in! Good for you!

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MERETONI 6/22/2012 8:37AM

    Best of luck on your journey!

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