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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

emoticonIt's wednesday. this is my favorite day of the week. I can't begin to tell you why. It just always has been. I guess because the end is so near. Of the week that is. lol. As i was walking this morning and saying my daily prayers i realized that i really have come to enjoy that time. Ive said it before and i'll say it again, i love exercise. Walking is my favorite pasttime. I get to spend time with my dogs, myself, and nature and god. what more could anyone want.

this week i have an extra challenge with my weight as i gained last week. not a lot but enough to make me work harder this week. so far i'm up on the exercise and about the same for calories. i slacked last week on the exercise and i think that had a lot to do with it. also pms but that is a story for another time and any woman out there can atest it is a downfall to all on a diet. I mean journey. sorry i fell back to my old way of thinking.

i want to wish all a very good day and remember we can get there from here. we just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other. michelle.


morning walk

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

emoticonif you've ever heard the song" i saw god today" you will understand this blog. i saw god today, i was out with my dogs for our morning walk when my big dog started barking, out of the woods comes the most beautiful deer across our path. what beauty to behold nature at its best. sorry you fellow hunters i just can't do it and don't really like it, killing for sport now more than food needs. but i understand and i let others do what needs to be done to keep the population down. but it was awesome.

i have come to love my early morning walks. the quiet is perfect to get my prayers in, enjoy the quiet for a bit(i work in a busy pharmacy), and spend some quality time with my pups.

so the next time you are wondering what to do for cardio, or your just bored, may i suggest getting out for a brisk walk, you never know what be waiting around the bend. have a blessed day. michelle.

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IUHRYTR 9/23/2009 6:06AM

    So true. We can't see nature's miracles if we never go outside. -- Lou

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YATMAMA 9/22/2009 11:25PM

    What a blessed, blessed time.

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NJDIETZ 9/22/2009 5:29PM

    I know what you mean.

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BELTONWALKER67 9/22/2009 4:46PM

    I, too, love my walks whether in the early morning or the early evening. I love walking the neighborhood and seeing/visiting with my neighbors and admiring their pretty yards. Usually in the evening is when everyone is out and about. The early mornings are more quiet and peaceful.

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MAMONTOYA 9/22/2009 12:52PM

    I know EXACTLY what you mean by the early morning walks. You can actually hear the quiet calm air. Don't your senses seem to be sharper than any other time. Thank you for sharing your blog. I enjoyed reading it.

Have a wonderful week.


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Saturday, September 19, 2009

emoticonthis is how my day has made me feel today. a bit loopy. my son works 11-7 shift and calls this morning with a flat tire. i have to shake the sleep out of my eyes and go to his work to help him out. we get the tire off and have to go to his house to get another tire take it to the gas station and have it put on the old rim, then go back to his work and fix it. man what a way to start the day. needless to say i got no walk this morning and with getting up before i really intended to i felt off kilter all day. does anyone else have moments like these? sometimes i feel like it is just me. i'm glad i could help him though. i actually got to be a blessing to my child today. kinda feels good. so till next time. have a blessed day all.

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TERESA6262 9/20/2009 6:19PM

    I absolultey LOVED helping my daughter recover from the delivery of my grandson this past week. I got VERY little sleep in.. but talk about DELIGHT! What a joy to be a part of their first few days of bonding. I was SO GLAD and BLESSED to be able to take a whole week off from work and fly home. It was NOT what I had planned...but I AM SO GRATEFUL i could do it! GOD IS GOOD! Your son is blessed to ahve a mom who feels blessed to hlpe him! that's what families are for!

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PVILLELADY 9/20/2009 6:45AM

    Isn't funny how they still rely on good old Mom to come to their rescue? Sometimes it makes us feel very happy to know our older children still need us!


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YATMAMA 9/19/2009 8:43PM

    Get to bed a little earlier, Mama. Good job!!!

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my weigh in

Friday, September 18, 2009

good morning to all my spark friends. first off let my start by saying i'm up almost half a pound this week but down one inch. so it evens out somewhere. i'm not upset, heck no, this is wonderful. just because the scales say one thing and the tape says another is fine with me. i'm feeling good, i'm running, i'm eating right(most of the time) and i make much better choices than i did nine months ago.

nine months i've been on spark and all i wanted to lose was 33lbs. i'm still trying to lose that weight but now i only have 16.4 lbs to go. so i'm about half way. half way in nine months is a bit much for anyone, but i'm taking it slow, enjoying the scenery and the ride along the way.

so next time your thinking man i should be farther by now, stop, you have already surpassed most of your dreams at this point. some of us start off fast and end really quick, or just end, or better yet, we continue slow and steady and don't give up. that is me. i'm slow and steady but i won't give in or up. this is a challenge daily for me and old habits, but when i choose the good over the bad, get up at 5:30 to get in my walk before work, i've already won most of the battles and with this kind of power i can win this war.

god bless you all and have a wonderful spark day. michelle.

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TERESA6262 9/20/2009 6:15PM

    Thanks again! :)

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YATMAMA 9/18/2009 7:00PM

    Good for you! *APPLAUSE*

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IUHRYTR 9/18/2009 2:59PM

    Yesterday was a drastic overeating day for me while I felt full but hungry all day and then felt miserable for giving in. But today is a new beginning and reading positive blogs such as yours has motivated me to restart my weight loss journey. Thank you.


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MAMONTOYA 9/18/2009 12:48PM

    Good for you. This is not a test of perfection. Making healthy choices is part of it, but not all of it. Some days we have have good days, some better and some great. We just go with the flow and keep moving forward. Time is irrelevant in some situations. Your motivation is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the great work. I'm rooting for you.

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PVILLELADY 9/18/2009 9:18AM

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Great blog, GREAT ATTITUDE!!

You're making TERRIFIC progress--slow and steady wins the race!

Keep up the hard work, and you'll be at your goal in no time at all!


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thank you spark and friends

Sunday, September 13, 2009

emoticon emoticon i want to start by saying thank you to all friends and spark. i probably would of quit a long time ago but for the encouragement, challenges, messages, and just this site in general. i have always felt you get out of this site what you put into it and i've gotten out much more it seems than i put it. at least that is how it feels somedays.

i had a doctors appointment yesterday morning and he was in awe....yes awe of me...his first comment when he came into the room and looked at my chart was that i had lost even more weight. (i last saw him six months ago). i also was taken off my sleeping meds as i now sleep fine without them. it must be the exercise and healthy living i have been into. my blood pressure was awesome. (my word for the day). my doctor was so proud and it made my chest swell with pride. his nurse even asked me if i was taking diet pills. i just laughed a bit and said no, i'm doing it the old fashioned way, diet and exercise.

where i'm going with all this is that for the first time since starting this journey my doctor actually took notice. and guys that was well worth the falls i've taken, the extra bites i may have taken on occasion and then condemned myself for, the exercise i had to force myself to step outside to get and most of all the total change in my lifestyle.

so if you sometimes wonder if all this is worth it.... i must tell ya YESSSSSSSS. very much so.

next i would love to get off another med of mine. that is the ultimate goal of mine. i told my doctor i would be happy to reach goal. he even said the med i want off of usually causes weight gain in people. so those on meds, don't give up. you can win the battle of wills.

i will end my ramblings now and get on with some spark point gathering. i live for those numbers to go down also. shows i'm doing all i can do to get where i want to be. bless all my spark friends old and new and bless this site. anything in this world we want can be ours if we just reach for it. michelle.

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TERESA6262 9/20/2009 6:13PM

You're so AWESOME (it's your word, but I MEAN IT!) and inspirational! Inspiration is just what I need right now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts once again. I always leave your blogs inspired.
TTYL, Sis!

Grandma Teresa

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YATMAMA 9/13/2009 10:12PM

    I rejoice with you!! That is SO awesome. My doctor had such a great reaction to my weight loss and my better numbers all the way around. He just kept hugging me and telling me how proud he was of me. That felt SO good!! Accomplishment feels WONDERFUL. I am so proud fo you!!! *huggggggggggggggggs*


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PVILLELADY 9/13/2009 7:17PM

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What WONDERFUL news that all your hard work is paying off! How great is that, that your DOCTOR is impressed with your results so far. I am soooo proud for you! We didn't do it--YOU DID!! Way to go!

Keep up the FANTASTIC job--just imagine the reaction you'll get from your doctor the next time you go! Don't forget to spread the spark, and give your doctor the spark info!


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