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Tuesday, September 16, 2014





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MOVING2LOSE 9/17/2014 6:07PM

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MAGGIEVAN 9/16/2014 3:54PM

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LINDAKAY228 9/16/2014 11:22AM

    Love all these quotes!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/16/2014 10:56AM

    Loved the photos and message!

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REJOHNSON3 9/16/2014 10:46AM

    Wonderful - a moment of reflection.

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JOYINKY 9/16/2014 10:44AM

    Nicely done! I agree!

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    I agree. Like your blog - thanks. Happy Day! emoticon

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Today is blessed.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Hoping your day is blessed.

Grab the day and Live to the fullest.

Take care of yourself, make healthy choices.

Count your blessings everyday.

Share, encourage and support someone.

I am blessed in so many ways.

I am blessed to be alive and here today.

Live, laugh, love and find peace in your life.

  
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SPARKNB 9/16/2014 1:36AM

    Saving this one for morning. Lovely. Positive. True. emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 9/15/2014 3:24PM

    I love all of these! They are so beautiful!

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CAROLJ35 9/14/2014 10:02PM

    GREAT!!! Thanks for sharing!

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JOYINKY 9/14/2014 9:19PM

    Priceless! Thank you!

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PATRICIAANN46 9/14/2014 6:03PM

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POSITIVEHOPE 9/14/2014 5:43PM

    I hope you are feeling strong today my friend. It's hotter than, well you know where, here today. I'm thankful for the A/C.

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GABY1948 9/14/2014 4:06PM

    You are so right...today IS a blessing as is each day the Lord gives us! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/14/2014 3:34PM

    Have a wonderful day, GF!!

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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!

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MARITIMER3 9/14/2014 1:53PM

    Every day is a blessing. Be thankful and enjoy.

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    emoticon thank you for the inspiring pictures.

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SPARKYFLOWER 9/14/2014 12:14PM

    You are such an inspiration.

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    awww so pretty!


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EVIE4NOW 9/14/2014 12:02PM

  Good food for thought. Thanks

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Hard to stay positive and motivated.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hard to stay motivated all the time. Sometimes I feel light "what the heck" why keep struggling? I see some improvements but really not enough. I am doing a lot more physically but weight loss I am just not seeing any improvement. I have had a lot of health issues lately. Sometimes I wonder Why do I keep fighting for this. Why don't I just set back and let things be. I can get out around the place, go for short walks. I am never going to do the things I used to do. No more hiking, camping out or climbing mountains. It is a bummer to get older and have an old broken body. I will never have a lean healthy body.
So why keep pushing. I guess because I want to do more. I want to be able to go for walks at the lake and in the woods. I want to be able to enjoy activities with my friends and family. I don't want to have to use a walker or be stuck in a wheel chair. I don't want to be dependent on others. I guess I am just hard headed and independent. That's what my husband used to say.
No I'm not going to quit. I am going to keep working on losing weight and getting stronger and more flexible. I know it will be slow and lots of days I will have to rest but I know I have to stay busy to be healthy. I know I have lots of friends and lots of support here on Spark People. I know I can do It.

  
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LORNE67 9/17/2014 4:28PM

    emoticon I know the feeling of getting discouraged. I also have health issues. On good days, I am quite active. On bad days, I don't hardly even want to get out of bed. Thanks for posting. emoticon

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NASFKAB 9/17/2014 9:33AM

  you will do it NEVER GIVE UP its worth all the hard work

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TERRI518 9/17/2014 8:34AM

    emoticon Don't give up! I, too, feel the say way sometimes. Remember with each day you exercise you are getting stronger and fit. You may not see or feel it right away but then you wake up one day and find your body feels differently than the day before.

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MRSFANCYLADY 9/17/2014 12:34AM

    Keep that can do spirit! emoticon

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FOUNDER3 9/16/2014 9:18PM

    I am in the same boat. I have been getting stronger physically because I have been feeling good enough to exercise a LOT more.

The losing weight part is a bit tougher, but it will come.

The exercise is absolutely key for me. I am working on myself to become a person who eats reasonably No crazy fads, no compulsive eating (a big issue for me), just eat reasonably.

Right now, I am not so compulsive, and I am enjoying that. It is such a terrible feeling to have those compulsions. I am good right now, so one day at a time, I am enjoying today.

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GRAPHICS2 9/16/2014 4:22PM

    Every effort is always worth it emoticon emoticon , even if the results are slow in coming.

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LLP215 9/16/2014 2:06PM

    Great reading this and good for you! Continue using that stubborness and independence to count every moment of exercise and make every moment count! Success no matter how small is still success!!

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LIFENPROGRESS 9/16/2014 12:48PM

    TESTIFY!

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K80DALY 9/16/2014 9:42AM

    Based on the sheer number of comments, your struggles obviously resonate with so many of us. Every small step brings you closer to your goal. It's a journey, not a race, right? The fact that you're staying on course means you're a success!

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SPARKNB 9/16/2014 1:35AM

    emoticon We can. And you can always car camp, or camp in a lodge. Tents aren't all that.... emoticon

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1STBUCKETITEM 9/16/2014 1:22AM

  “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
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FRANCES-AGAPE 9/15/2014 9:11PM

   
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lately I too have been off track

Your blog was ENCOURAGING

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LOVE, PEACE and BLESSINGS !

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KHALIA2 9/15/2014 7:13PM

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LINDAKAY228 9/15/2014 3:23PM

    You really do sound like me because of our stubbornness and desire for more out of life! I have days too when I want to give up, but can't. I'm so glad I met you through your comments on my blog after Brooklyn_Born pointed you there!

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TAMMYR1967 9/15/2014 3:15PM

    You can do it!

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WARRIORWOMAN14 9/15/2014 2:54PM

    You ABSOLUTELY can do it. Don't ever give up. emoticon

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PROPMAN1 9/15/2014 1:28PM

  It would be so much easier if we all could just roll over and say 'whatever'. However, that's not life (which is never easy). I can understand completely how you feel...somedays the neck hurts, back hurts and my MS is kicking but...I Cannot and Will not give up!! Sounds like you ahve the stuff to keep getting up so..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OKGOATGAL 9/15/2014 1:25PM

  You are SO NOT ALONE! So many times I want to just stop. Quit. Give up. Let it be. Then I look at my kids. And my parents. I want to be the kind of inspiration to my children that my parents are to me. And that means I DON"T QUIT!! So, we are in this battle together!

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BAMAJAM2 9/15/2014 12:50PM

  No one can turn back the clock of time-- or turn back the years--- despite the claim of many "miracle products"-- however, we cannot give up on our effort to be the best we can be! Never quit! Moderate exercise and healthy nutrition can bring wonderful results--- for our body, mind and spirit!
HUGS!

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DSHONEYC 9/15/2014 12:08PM

    Sometimes motivation isn't enough. At those times, determination will see us through!
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KEEPITUP62 9/15/2014 10:14AM

    I would imagine all of us aging members feel the same as you from time to time. I know I do.

But with a positive attitude such as yours, you have answered your own questions. Because you want to be able to walk without the use of a walker and get around with out a wheel chair and because it does help us to feel much better than sitting around being a couch potato.

You are doing fine so just keep on pushing and you will benefit immensely from it through health. If weight comes off slowly it doesn't matter. Heath can be measured by fitness as opposed to the numbers on the scale..

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 9/15/2014 3:39AM

   
It's most definitely a pisser getting older. Body parts don't work, everything is harder and most days you'd just feel like turning over in bed and giving the day the flick!!

Good for you that you don't, so many things to do and so little time to do them. It doesn't matter if it takes twice as long as it used to, it doesn't matter if you don't do as much as you used to, all that matters is you are trying and in the end, that's all we can do.

You never know, life's funny, one day you think it's all going downhill and the next you suddenly realize that you wouldn't give it up for anything.

Keep on pushing as they say, you will get there in the end emoticon

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SHAMROCKY2K 9/15/2014 12:00AM

    SO WELL SAID! That is exactly right in my case too. Congrats on writing a Favorite Blog! emoticon

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FLEMIDG 9/14/2014 11:47PM

    Wonderful blog. Good for you for not giving up. You can do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUGAR0814 9/14/2014 11:18PM

    emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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JIBBIE49 9/14/2014 11:02PM

    You're the STAR today. Great to see your blog in the Spark Mail, where it is read by one and a half million people, so says Spark Guy.

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ACRAIG921 9/14/2014 10:34PM

    You have a great attitude. Some days are better than others, but it's worth it to push through the bad ones and look to the future.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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DAWNDMOORE40 9/14/2014 10:04PM

    emoticon You can do this! You are worth it! You just have to keep plugging in and telling yourself these words every day! Don't let life get you down or your age! I think age is just a number and it's all in the positive attitude! You have come this far! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLJ35 9/14/2014 9:57PM

    YES YOU CAN DO IT!!! I'm quite a bit older than you and I keep plugging away. Maybe you don't have a really good Food Plan to help you lose weight. I follow a pre-diabetic weight loss plan and record all foods staying about 1200 calories and that has worked for me. Weighing and measuring foods is also necessary.
We're all here to help you so call on us for support!!!
I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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MAYBER 9/14/2014 9:36PM

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MOVING2LOSE 9/14/2014 7:58PM

    emoticon emoticon When we think about it..do we have a choice?
Work on staying as healthy as we possibly can. I know that I hate to think of having to depend on other people for my care. That's what gets me up and going everyday of my life.

You are showing just how strong you really are. emoticon emoticon

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AMBER461 9/14/2014 7:48PM

  I know how you feel because I have that same feeling also, aches and pains in my legs, back, right hand from my neck straight down to my finger. If I mind my feelings I would not go walking in the mornings and doing my other exercises.

Don't give up just do what you can for that day and then if you can do a little bit more the next day that would be good.

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LCRUMLEY81 9/14/2014 7:17PM

  Stay positive!! You can do it

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RAINBOWMF 9/14/2014 7:17PM

    emoticon I know it is hard some days but YOU know you can do it. One steo at a time, one day at a time.

Power to YOU

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MSROZZIE 9/14/2014 7:01PM

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MICKEYMAX 9/14/2014 6:59PM

    If you can think back to where you were when you started it will make all of the difference in moving ahead. I remember meeting with my coach for the first time and remembering how awful I felt, like I was a nobody, a no one. I was not in the position (at least I didn't think so) to help myself. 65 pounds later it is not the case. Keep pushing and celebrate the small changes but they are really all significant. Power on!

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SUNSET09 9/14/2014 6:14PM

  It can seem hard sometimes, however well worth the journey to good health (what's left of it) and a more fulfilling life. We are not what we used to be, we can make the rest of it better! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 9/14/2014 6:01PM

  You definitely do have LOTS of support here on Spark. We all know how hard this journey can be and are behind you all the way. emoticon emoticon

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SEDONACAT 9/14/2014 5:31PM

    I know how it is to get discouraged when it seems that your body is letting you down. Take one day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time so it doesn't get overwhelming. I know you can do it. One thing about getting older, it proves that you are a survivor and have a lot of wisdom and experience. That counts for a lot!

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TGIF....And What Will You Eat This Weekend?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Its Friday evening and the start of another weekend. How will you cope? There are games to go to, back yard get-togethers and just down time. For many of us the weekends are the hardest. We manage all week to stay within our nutritonal range but come the week end all bets are off. Why there are so many healthy foods out there to choose from.
Take a look and choose your favorites, eat healthy and enjoy.





























Choose healthy and have a great weekend. I know I will.

  
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MARITIMER3 9/13/2014 10:22PM

    You're so right. There are plenty of healthy choices out there. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of imagination to reduce the calories in some of our favourite choices.
Gail

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KITT52 9/13/2014 10:44AM

    me too..the food is making me hungry...lol

have a healthy week end

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YOYONOMORE1 9/13/2014 10:16AM

    It all looks delicious and healthy. This cooler weather has me thinking of soups and baked potato with chili and lite sour cream on top, with veggies and lite fruit. I actually turned our furnace on last night before going to bed. Have a great weekend and keep it healthy.

Hugs,
Shirl

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JOYINKY 9/13/2014 8:36AM

    Great suggestions; but not what I usually see at getogethers unless I bring it; so I do! I've also learned to pitch in and help and focus on the people more than the food. Both curb mindless eating; that's where the trouble is; in our minds (or not) not on the buffet.
Enjoy your weekend!

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GRANJERRY1 9/13/2014 8:08AM

    Delicious looking food and healthy too.... emoticon

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GABY1948 9/13/2014 6:18AM

    YUM, I think this is GREAT ideas! THANKS

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 9/12/2014 8:25PM

    I'm sorry if I made you hungry, I was just thinking about making healthy choices over the week-end. Hugs Pat

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/12/2014 8:13PM

    It all looked delicious. I would go for the fresh fruit, fresh veggies, the meat, and shrimp. I try not to eat bread as I have celiac disease.

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BABY_GIRL69 9/12/2014 8:04PM

    Yeah you kinda triggered hunger too but I'm waiting on my dinner.

God bless,

Dee

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JCLJR4547 9/12/2014 7:53PM

  you just made me hungry!

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JAMBABY0 9/12/2014 7:50PM

    this all looks great thanks for sharing

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Favorite things that bring me peace.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Today as I thought about the news I felt the need to share the wonders and blessings we have. So here are a few of my favorite things.

























Hope everyone has a blessed and peaceful evening.

  
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JILL313 9/13/2014 9:10PM

    Beautiful and uplifting pictures that bring happiness and love to mind. So many unhappy things & situations around the World it's good for us to focus on positive things in life, which there are many of. Thank you.

Hugs,

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COUNTRYJENN 9/12/2014 6:22PM

    Thanks for your uplifting words on my blog today, appreciate it. It can be really frustrating. I guess a watch pot never boils though.

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/12/2014 5:53PM

    Very uplifting. Dog pic is cute!

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COUNTRYJENN 9/12/2014 12:23PM

    Oh, I love the dogs! And that last picture is so sweet! Thanks!

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GABY1948 9/12/2014 10:16AM

    What a lovely dose of peace for the day! emoticon

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NASFKAB 9/12/2014 4:20AM

  thanks for sharing there is so much beuty & happiness that we forget to take into account

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/12/2014 1:00AM

    Lovely

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JOYINKY 9/11/2014 11:23PM

    Beautiful and yes, peaceful. Hugs.

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GRANJERRY1 9/11/2014 8:15PM

    Lovely pics....we get so caught up in the hum drum of life that we forget to look around & find the beauty....

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MADAMES 9/11/2014 7:52PM

    Some of life's greatest treasures, to be sure!

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JCLJR4547 9/11/2014 7:34PM

  great!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/11/2014 7:33PM

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LADYGSC 9/11/2014 7:21PM

    beautiful!


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UMBILICAL 9/11/2014 7:19PM

  Great photos

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MM11113 9/11/2014 6:57PM

    nice

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/11/2014 6:47PM

    I loved them. They were wonderful pictures!

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