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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

emoticonas i was out walking this morning i was having my morning quiet time and thinking about my journey. so far i have come, yet so far i have to go. i've been down, up, and all in between but i've never really given up. i have wanted to more than once, but i just couldn't bring myself to give in totally. i guess that goes without saying. i have become addicted to my morning walks. i have now actually started running along with it. i run, walk, run, walk. works for me and i'm up to a half mile run. not much to some, but miles for others including me a couch potato for many years.

i have even challenged myself with jogging to certain spots before i stop and i enjoy that. for me this journey has been about getting to know me. not only have i lost a few pounds but i've come to know a new side of myself that i really like. i see things differently than i used to and i enjoy life now. i don't sit and wait for it to come to me. i get up and get it myself.

i have learned new things about my religous self, my physical self, and my mental self. where i once was always stressed and cross with people, i'm now more calm and i smile and am more pateint with my family, friends, and such. i can move mountains if i put my mind to it and someday i plan on it. maybe not in this lifetime but in the next. there is no stopping us once we find ourselves.

so as not to waste any of my precious time i will be closing now. i have a new life to get on with. so till next time i'm going to get there from here and if i don't i'd like to think i'm right where i'm meant to be. blessings to all.
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VALERIENEAL 8/27/2009 9:21AM

    Thanks for sharing....

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YATMAMA 8/13/2009 11:08AM

    Isn't it fantastic the way taking a stand, taking control over our health, building a foundation of wise nutrition and fitness habits, arming ourselves with accountability spills over into every area of our lives? I see so much more discipline in me now that I'm holding my own feet to the fire regarding the disciplines of nutrition and fitness. This new attitude is blossoming and bearing good fruit in every arena of life. It sounds like the same has happened (is continuing to happen) for you!

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IUHRYTR 8/13/2009 9:50AM

    You have learned about your spirituality and your mental and physical self. You have reduced your stress, interact more patiently with others and smile more often. Sounds like you have made tremendous progress. Congratulations. :)

Lou

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SPARKLOVE 8/12/2009 12:30PM

    It sounds to me like you already moved a mountain of self-doubt! I am rejoicing with you on your progress. JOY

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sunday, new week

Sunday, August 09, 2009

emoticonthis is a new week. i'm so thankful for the last week. i lost pounds, no inches this time, but i'm ready for more of the same. i've upped my running and am enjoying that more than i can say. me, running at 42, who'd a thunk it.

life is good. church was wonderful today. i got the holy ghost for the first time in my life. the feeling is something i can't begin to explain and unless it has happend to you i guess it is something you may not understand. i know some don't believe, or maybe believe is a strong word, but i have to tell you the calmness is something i will remember for all time. i know some think of it as "falling out". we like to think of it as getting the holy ghost as you don't have to fall out, just get lost in prayer. so for those whom don't understand may i suggest you not judge what you don't understand.

as for spark, i'm so thankful to them and my ww for showing me that i can enjoy life without junk, or over eating. i must say sometimes i do on occasion enjoy a bit more of food or junk than i should. have a very blessed day, and keep sparking.

  


oh happy day...weigh in and spark points

Friday, August 07, 2009

well i'm down 2 lbs this week. of course i've seen this number not so long ago. i gained and now i'm on the back side of it. but i'm coming back down which is great. i also hit 15,000 spark points just this minute. wow what a great day.

spark points mean i've been doing what i need to do to get this done. i just wish i wasn't going back and forth so much. oh well such is life. i will keep trying till i get it right. i know what i have to do it is just doing it.

i'm off today from work and i have to head to the grocery store and restock my stores. i'm going to try and plan a couple of things and not get any chips. since they are my downfall. i did purchase a few single bags this past week and that seemed to work well. actually between my grandson and husband i had two of them and all week and i had them with a lunch of sandwich at work. even when i do this i find that i still have a veggie and fruit. gotta get in the fruit and veggies.

ok now i'm off to get done a few chores before i lose the mometum. wishing all a blessed day.

  
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SHARON2014 8/8/2009 6:01PM

    You are doing great! emoticon

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still going strong.....today

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

although i've been on the good side of my journey this week so far....tomorrow is another day. i have stuck with my points (ww) and getting in my exercise. i set a goal of 1000 calories burned each week and most weeks i get a bit more than that so i'm ok with it so far. will move up as the need arises.

had my grandson yesterday and we took him to mcdonald's. i must say i did fine. i had a cheeseburger happy meal, my husband always gets a kick out of this, and plain cheeseburger at that. next time thougth i think i will get the apple fries instead. don't get my wrong the french fries are to die for but i could of used the fruit. since we were out all morning it was hard to get in my fruits and veggies.

this morning i 've had my walk and strength training session and i'm ready to hit the day running. ok maybe just walking fast but i'm ready.

i'm almost ready to weigh in on friday, or not. that day is of much concern to me. it is always the did i do ok, maybe i should of, and all that good stuff. i feel like so far i've done much better but who knows what tomorrow or even later today may bring. situations arise and i just have to fight them and learn and move on.

so till next time, i'm planing on getting there from here. i've just had a bit of a set back with the weight gain this week but that is just a small hill i must climb and then it is all down hill from there. emoticon

  
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IUHRYTR 8/5/2009 4:27PM

    Even the stock market has its ups and downs but over time has improved. Your positive attitude will carry you over this hurdle. Keep hanging in their. -- Lou

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survived the weekend

Sunday, August 02, 2009

i survived the weekend and i have to say it was probably because i had to work both days. if i was at home i might of ate my way through it. i did purchase some small bags of chips so that i wouldn't be tempted to eat a large bag, this seems to be my downfall.

i have walked and gotten in my strength training this last week and i'm proud of that. now i can start this week on even ground.

my husband was baptized yesterday afternoon. he has been going to church with me for a little while now and even though he had been baptized catholic he is now baptized and a christian. i'm so proud of both of us and the strides we have made in our lives. not only am i getting the outside healthy i'm also getting the inside healthy as well. sometimes we all need our souls cleansed. i'm so thankful for my family as well as my church family.

so this is a new week and i'm ready for the challenge. i had a gab session with myself and i know what needs to be fixed....if my stomach is hungry i should eat, if my mouth is hungry i need to step back and wait for the stomach to catch up. in english...eat when hungry not when the mood strikes.

so want to close with god bless my sp friends and we are going to get there from here. emoticon

  


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