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stepping stones

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Stepping stones are used to help create a path to a particular destination. I love the look, they remind me of tranquility. They lead to places that usually hold some sort of beauty....

Across a creek or stream they may be a bit slippery so one must focus on each step. Carefully planning is needed to arrive at the destination..

Other stones lead to home, or even a summer garden.... but still you should watch your step or you may stub a toe, or trip an fall off the path.

We all walk these stones occasionally, I for one am looking forward to many stones, using each one as a tool to reaching my goals here and in every other aspect of life...

May your journey be filled with these useful treasures~!~

Have a great week Spark friends!

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SAINTBERNARD6 8/4/2013 4:21PM

    great post and great idea

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IRONBESS 8/4/2013 4:20PM

    Nice blog. Thank you.

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LJOYCE55 8/4/2013 2:50PM

  Very calming - thank you.

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SHARONCAPPS 8/4/2013 2:44PM

  What a pleasant thought. Thanks for sharing.

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It's back to the Basics for me...

Sunday, November 06, 2011

It has been awhile!

Finally i had a talk with self and this is how it went....

Self I am really proud of all the accomplishments you have made in your career and reaching all the goals you have met this year

But I have a question.....

What the heck is going on?

I mean I have watched you stop more than once in a fast food joint....

I thought we gave up Processed food and all that Addictive Garbage!!!

Lets be frank, you know that you have picked up a few pounds, and you know the reason is stress eating. Don't you think it's time to get a grip?

I'm not trying to tell you you failed at anything, but I want you to remember how Great you felt when you were planning exercise into you day, and avoiding all that processed food. You felt Amazing!

You ARE Amazing!

Just look at all you have done!

But it's time!

We really HAVE to get a grip on this.

I mean it's your Health we are talking about here!

I Love you and Want you to live a Great Healthy Life, and for a very Long Time

So What do ya say?

I say, it's Back to the Basics.......

And I even wrote down 3 simple goals for you!

Here they are, the baby steps to commit to again....

Just 3 Simple things to start with nothing more.....

1) ALWAYS track your food

2) Read something Motivational EVERY Day!

3) 10 Minutes of exercise EVERY SINGLE DAY

You can do it!

Heck You've done it before!!!

You have done more than that.......WAY more......but that is all you have to do right now!

Remember the habits, the good habits Sparkpeople has taught you, remember how that Spark felt.......

The Spark......

Feel the Spark!

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OZARKMARY 12/5/2011 9:46PM

  Sorry I missed this when you posted, but better late than ever. We both have had quite a year. I'm very proud of your accomplishments. I am cheating daily while making my goodies for Christmas gifts. Just trying not to gain any more. ;)~ Hope you have a joy filled Christmas Season. Take care, gf! Love ya! emoticon WE/ emoticon

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JODIEBLUEEYES 11/9/2011 1:30PM

    We all need a pep talk like that sometimes! We get off track and know what we need to do to get back on track.....if only it were that easy right??!!!??? But even with a few set backs we can still reach our goals and feel great again! Good luck on your new start....and mine!!! We can do this! Keep the spark!

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Time to re-charge

Monday, September 19, 2011

This is to all of my Spark Friends....

The ones that have known me from the beginning and the ones I have just met....

Just want to let you know how much you mean to me....and to tell you.... You Rock My World!

I haven't been here lately, so much has changed this year! Quitting that Old Job and Starting a New Life still amazed me how far I have come!

It always amazes me what changes in a year.....every single year.....things change~

I can remember how isolated, lonely, and discouraged I was when I first started here......those were sad days, days I can look back on and realize how much of myself was buried beneath pound after pound of self medicated "novocaine" more commonly known as food!

I didn't like myself very much those days.....I was self defeating, and just felt pretty darn worthless...

Then the wheels started turning, little did I know but I was on the ride of my life! And I have met so many Wonderful people along the way!! People that encouraged me, and loved me, and listened to me when I just needed to vent.


There is a new Debbie on the block....

This Debbie is self motivated, and is getting things done or at least in order. Things will never ever be done, because this girl has GOALS! Big and small, they are set, and they are achievable, and I I will do them, every single one!!

AND when there all done, well I will make more!

It's no longer about feeling alone, or like I let life pass me bye.....nope it's about living.

And Loving....

And Taking care of ME....

And it's also about being a Friend.....

Giving back and sharing the good bad and ugly...

Are you ready to Rock and ROll?

Are you ready to challenge yourself?

Find a new level?

Maybe Experience feeling Strength....


And accomplishment....

Or how about Confidence....



I am here for the long roll...

I expect to break the barriers, and enhance every bit of life I can grab on to!

We can We Will....


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VTORIA3 9/24/2011 3:14PM

    What a supercharged upbeat blog! Great going, Debbie. Looking forward to traveling this journey together this Fall. You're darn tootin' ya got goals, girl. But know what's maybe better even? Ya put some action behind 'em. Now that's something to be proud of, yesindeedy! THIS is your year. And THIS is your season! Happy Autumn emoticon emoticon

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ADJQUILTER 9/19/2011 8:32PM

    You are on the journey of a lifetime. You have the determination to succeed, and you will! You also inspire others. Enjoy the journey!

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In the Process

Thursday, August 04, 2011

It's been like FOREVER since I took time to write thoughts and catch up with myself and what going on....

My weight loss has been put on the back burner due to career goals and the beginning of a new life. Has it been stressful....Yep...Big Time!

I quit my job after 27 years, it was my security but it was also draining me of my Spirit. I realized a year ago last April that I needed to make some Huge changes and they started out with changing my life style to living Healthy.

At that point I found Spark People and learned about setting goals. It was and still is the journey of my life! So Many good things happened, I lost about 40 pounds, built muscle, learned how much better it feels to fill your stomach with healthy foods, and build esteem.

As I became fit I realized I still had work to do, I was stuck in a job that left me with nothing but work and sleep. The only thing I had time to do was plan meals and work out. That was OK for my goals here at SP, but to truly LIVE, I also needed to plan goals to free up some time to experience life!

I put my house up for sale, enrolled in school, and started looking for a new job. I landed a job last month and quit Pepsi 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately my background check has slowed the process and I am on an extended vacation waiting for orientation.....that was a bit stressful until I processed it.

Life is one big process, this I have learned. All will work out!

Now it's time to also focus and incorporate all I have learned here to make the best of it!

So here are my positives...

1) I have maintained my weight

2) I have made a plan and met every goal

3) I am enrolled and will finish my CNA class

4) My house is on the Market

5) I have a Huge support system

6) I have a new job in my field of choice

7) I believe I Can!

8) I am accepting the process

9) I have time to reflect

10) I am ready to start fresh with SP goals and finish my Health Goals

11) I am right where I belong

12) Life is just plain good!

Time to start giving myself the Gold Stars again :)

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NJMATTICE 8/4/2011 2:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You deserve those gold stars. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the report!

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CHAOTICMOM4 8/4/2011 11:15AM

    Good for you! Life is good! Best of luck with your journey and may only happiness come your way!

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Update on the "Growth Process"

Monday, June 27, 2011

I began my weight loss journey a bit over a year ago...

And what a journey it has been!

In the beginning I was broken with low self esteem and a mottled spirit.....but that's all changed now!

In the first year I began slow, I read the Spark and started following the program. Joined a gym, used the Nutrition Journal and started becoming active in the community. I have met some wonderful people and made some Great Friends!

There were good days and bad, but slowly and surely I began to find myself and regained my health along the way..

Around Christmas time this year I realized something.....

We all can so easily become creatures of circumstance....we accept what life brings and we least I did.

repeat....I DID....Past tense!!!

I finally figured out that I had already began changing my circumstance when I decided it was time to start taking care of ME!

When I stopped accepting and started CHALLENGING my circumstance!

I was and still am strapped to a drains me of Spirit, and Well Being ......Last Christmas I decided ENOUGH!

I began planning and then making plans in case that plan didn't work and I realized it was Possible....and it could be exciting.....and also rewarding to challenge That part of my life....

The part that was keeping me grounded.....I NEED to SOAR!

So step by step the pieces have been cut out and now I find myself in the process of putting them back in place!


The house is up for sale....

I am enrolled in school and in the process of getting a certification.....

AND i got called for a job interview in the Health care field!!!

The interview was last Friday and it went so VERY well!! I think I may actually get it!!


What really amazes me is this.....

A year ago..I would never have fathomed that I would be on this path and so close to making it happen!




Self Esteem....

They all lead to self actualization....which ultimately brings Joy and abundance into ones life.....

And it all started with that small Spark of hope....

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SCHMEVELYN 6/27/2011 11:48AM

    Soar, my dear!

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