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My BL Blue Sapphire Plan for Fall Leaves of Change 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

This is my plan:

*morning meditation
*8 glasses of water each day
*20 min on stat bike with hand weights- chart it
*EFT tapping to change my old mental habits
*Chart my food
*Check in to Sapphires 3 x a week
*FlyLady Fire Drills house cleaning 3 x a day
*Stick to Low Carb
*Minimal sugar/sweets
*Ho'oponopono - pray for world peace daily
*Quilting and Scrapbooking for C'mas gifts
*Do something outside every day
*In bed by eleven!!!

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JIBBIE49 9/16/2012 5:46PM

    eft tapping does help.

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HEYITSLISA 9/6/2012 9:09PM

    Sounds like a great plan! I love how specific you are! I really need to work on goal setting... emoticon

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    Great list, Linda! I'm a big fan of Fly Lady, too!


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MAVERICK59 9/5/2012 8:41PM

    Very nice list.

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ALESHAWALKER 9/5/2012 3:46PM

    woohoo sounds like a fun list! What is FlyLady Fire Drills?

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Saturday, September 01, 2012



1- Thyroid Disease is kicking my butt. My DIL was in hospital this week with pneumonia. Turns out her thyroid function was rock bottom and she was only using 40% of her heart and retaining tons of fluid. Turns out....all of this was thyroid related.

Since I had thyroid cancer back in 2005, I've ignored just how important my thyroid is. I'm gonna read up on it and give my "lack of thyroid" the respect it deserves. gonna find out just how that is affecting my whole body.

2 - Thyroid Disease - I have no energy! Okay, I take that back. I might have 2 minutes of energy out of 10 minutes. That is enough to do A Fly Lady Fire Alarm Challenge of collecting 6-12 things that need to be put away or cleaned during each 60 minutes. That's gotta be do-able and would certainly mount up over the period of a whole day.

3 - Not being true to my goals and desires. I read a blog about INTEGRITY TODAY. How we have to be true to ourselves and our goals. If we slip, we get right back up. I think that's what I've enjoyed about most about my Sapphire Team. Keep on keepin' on!!!

4. Not staying in touch with my Team several times a week but just showing up for Weigh In. I know I stay more focused when I show up on my Sapphire Team Page.

5. Giving up being over-whelmed. I feel better when I am making small changes in my life. Like staying with the low carb, SlimFast shakes with yogurt and fruit and dragging my butt over to my stat bike for 20 minutes. I programmed that 20 min. into my phone so i get a call everyday at 4:00 to get on the bike.


Add one thing I want to change. I am going to put my hand weights back beside my chair. I can do hand weights during tv time.

I'll check back at endof ten week fall challenge and see how fantastic I did!!!

Good luck to us all.


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_KATHY 9/5/2012 1:36PM

    Great job Linda. Very informative as well. I just saw my niece out watering with her cat draped around the back of her neck. Well, that doesn't have anything to do with anything but they are both happy about it. So, that makes me happy. And I'm happy that you are making a great start with this first day of our challenge.

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MICKEYMAX 9/4/2012 8:51AM

    Hey there! I hope you are feweling empowered and ready to roll! I have a lot of faith in you! emoticon emoticon

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BLUEBIRDSFLY 9/2/2012 10:51AM

    Wow, your sparkpate background is beautiful.

I have had a low functioning thyroid since I was 16 years old. I have been very lucky because it has remained stable with mediticationl. A couple of years ago, my doctor even decreased the dosage.
Years ago, when my endocrinologist was trying to find my right dosage I was on pill that was too high. Ít was then that I realized just how powerful and important the thyroid is.
If you can, get off sugar. I stopped a little while ago and I find that my appetite continues to stabilize and return to normal.. Vegetable are now so sweet and delicious. My taste buds have changed completely.
I wish you a very successful week ahead. You can do it.


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JIBBIE49 9/2/2012 9:43AM

    Go to Dr. Mercola's web site and read up on Thyroid. Dr. Atkins said that any of us who are obese have a low thyroid even if the test doesn't show it. I certainly think that is true.

Listen to this medical talk by Richard Johnson M.D. on obesity and sugar intake. I have Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance and I love what he has to say.

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HEYITSLISA 9/2/2012 8:59AM

    And one thing you need to remember, you are not alone! We are all in the same boat and here to help! emoticon

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MAVERICK59 9/1/2012 4:45PM

    You can do this Linda.
We can do this together as a team!


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MIDDLESISTER3 9/1/2012 3:51PM

  Stick with it!

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Sapphire BL Fall Challenge

Monday, August 27, 2012

I borrowed this from RONDINI2's page because it was too good to pass up.

I was afraid enough ppl might not see it, so I wanted to give everyone another chance:

. ✶•´ ☆´,•*´¨★
☆´¸.•★´ ¸.•`✶* ☆´¸★
☻/.... People often say that this or that person
/▌...... has not yet found himself. But the self is
.|\...... not something one finds, it is something
★。☆ one creates from within...Thomas S. Szasz

In the summer challenge i lost about 10 pounds. My daughter said she could see a difference. Comments like that from family and friend add fuel to my fire.

Now that the weather will be cooling off, I hope to do some walking in my pasture. We have coyotes that visit my son next door, he has a stream that runs through his yard. So, I am taking a can of Hornet Spray with me - it can shoot pretty far off.

If you want to know what a big bundle a ten pound loss is, go and buy you a ten pound sack of sugar and carry it around. Pick it up every time you get up to go to the bathroom. It can get heavy fast.

I'm thinking about wrapping a ten pound sack of sugar in a plastic bag, putting it in a backpack, and wearing it while I walk. It might be a good incentive.

Let's get this party started, Sapphire Beauties.


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TORTILLAFLATS 8/27/2012 10:58PM

    nice thoughts, thanks for sharing!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012


The earth didn't move, but the scale did. I'm out of the 70's and into the 60's, at one point i even saw the 50's but just barely.

not having sweets in the house is my big thing.
doing morning bed yoga helps me feel better all day
doing yoga at the kitchen sink is amazing - kinda Sun Salutation
riding my stat bike gives me such a good feeling of accomplishment -even 20 min.
i epublished a book!!! getting ready this week to publish book 2!!!!!
I love my Sapphire Team and feel like I let them down if I am not at least trying!!!

Looking forward to the next challenge. I'm hoping for the 50's. Send me good vibes. Yeah!!!

Thanks Spark,
Linda in Bama

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MAVERICK59 8/22/2012 10:06PM


It sounds like life is good for you right now.
I am happy for you.


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JIBBIE49 8/22/2012 2:22PM

    Love that scale. emoticon

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GINNABOOTS 8/22/2012 12:05PM

    Congrats on your loss. You are doing great. Flirting with the 50's. When you weigh in next in will be there. So excited for you.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Never Quit Pledge
Tuesday, August 12, 2012

Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!


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SIGNEd: lINDA AUG 14, 2012

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JIBBIE49 8/22/2012 2:23PM

    emoticonMost people who join Sparks give up and quit, so not quitting is a good idea.

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PATRISNA 8/18/2012 11:46AM

    emoticon emoticon

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MAVERICK59 8/15/2012 12:54AM

    It is our mantra!

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