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Today is your day

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know I often wonder if i'm living each day to its fullest. Sometimes I think I have missed the boat and the end will come and I will have not done some great thing that I wanted to do. Spring comes and brings with it so many wonderful things I want to do in summer, then summer comes and fall follows and I have yet to get any of the things done, or gone to places, or just sat and enjoyed. Today is your day, mine also, to get done, go places, make those plans. We have to live today for all we can. Who is to say there is tomorrow. The lord didn't promise us tomorrow.

I myself am going ot enjoy this new time change to its fullest. This means i can go out for an evening stroll and just relax from a day of work, I can sit on the swing and gently sway away my troubles. So many things to do, so little time. For me this is my day, I have to live each one. If I succeed on my journey one day at a time then I have succeeded. So let's get out and spark. Show others what we can do, show ourselves what we can do. Afterall It is up to us to prove to us the great things we can do each day. God bless on this new spring day.

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KATRET 3/28/2010 8:27AM

    Great thoughts! Good way to start the day.

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/14/2010 2:25PM

    Enjoy the people that are around you and the scenery that surrounds you. Life is to be savoured. Why are we trying to live at warp speed?

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PEPPERLEAH 3/14/2010 12:16PM

    Spring does bring many wonderful things! Enjoy your day! It is so important to take time to stop and smell the roses. Life gets so busy sometimes, that we simply MUST take some down time to enjoy the things God has given us.

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WENDYSPARKS 3/14/2010 12:08PM

    I loved this blog!!

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    I'm taking a page from you and purposefully enjoying this time change. Living on purpose. Yes, a huge key to enjoying life. Thanks for a beautiful blog!

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IUHRYTR 3/14/2010 11:49AM

    A emoticon message of hope, rejuvenation and determination. If we allow life's pleasures to pass us by we will forever regret not having taken the time to enjoy them. -- Lou

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TDEMJANEC 3/14/2010 9:02AM

    Thank you! emoticon


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NUTRON3 3/14/2010 7:28AM

    I love this!

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Start living now

Friday, March 12, 2010

quote from Johnathan Lockwood daily inspiration:

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

You know it is funny that this showed up on my quotes for the day. Yesterday I got the dreaded call from the doctor. My pap is Positive for HPV. Now I'm still not sure about what all that means, they are sending info, but as of right now it means my cancers cells are active in my cervix. I go in the 23rd and they are going to do a tissure test to see for sure. I really could use prayer at this moment. As I recieved that call all I could think was how wonderful I felt and how can you feel that good when poison is in your body?

I'm healthy, I eat right, I exercise daily, so why me? well this virus decided it wanted to reek havoc on my life at this time. But I'm going to win this battle. Afterall I'm spark strong, and spark born and raised (at least the last year), But this has gotten my hubby and I to thinking. YOu never know what tomorrow will bring. We have to live for today and not worry about tomorrow. Now what I have is no longer life threatening if treated right. They did catch this at the very early stages (i'm a 1 on a scale of 0-10) so I can't stress enough how important it is to get your yearly checkups. Since I use the same doctor and I go yearly, the change was noticed right off.

I guess I will end this blog by saying taking care of oneself means getting checkups regurally and eating right and exercising. they go hand in hand. Never feel embarrassed to go to the doctor and never feel like you can't talk to your doctor, If you do, then move on to the next. there are some great ones out there. I know I have one of the best.

So people keep sparking, I'm going to get there from here.

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/14/2010 2:30PM

    I like your attitude. I went for biopsies and my diagnosis was healthy in the end. I feel for you and you start this journey. Please know that medicine has made huge steps in this field in the last 15 years.

Rest in His Love and continue to eat in a healthy manner. Get rest and exercise! You are in my prayers!


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TESHIE4ME 3/12/2010 11:12AM

    I'm so glad it was caught early. Stay strong. I believe in the healing power of positive thinking and prayer. Praying for you and a quick 100% recovery.

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TITUS2WMN 3/12/2010 11:11AM

:o) Christine

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SPYKEY_RYE 3/12/2010 10:11AM

    Oh honey, I really feel for you, I'm waiting for my second test because I had an abnormal result recently. It's a horrible time, and you do feel like "why me?" when you do everything right and still get ill.

It's because you're doing everything right that you've caught this early. Nowadays, they don't even let it develop into cancer, they normally have a look and see if they need to remove them (apparently not painful, using a laser) and if they do then you'll be in really quickly to get rid of them.

I do have friends who have had them removed and then had clear results ever since, so keep your chin up. You are doing the right thing by testing regularly and keeping your body healthy xxx

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    Big emoticon and agreeing with you in prayer that your doctor will advise the correct treatment and that your body will respond in appropriate fashion. I'm so glad you are taking such good care of you and getting your yearly exams. They really are THAT important!

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IUHRYTR 3/12/2010 8:18AM

    You have done what you could. Now it is is the hands of God and the doctors. Prayers and positive thoughts will be with you. Please keep a good attitude and keep us updated. -- Lou

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JHADZHIA 3/12/2010 7:43AM

    There is nothing you can do about having the HPV, lots of women do and don't even know it. It had nothing to do with your healthy lifestyle. I am all for girls getting vaccinated against this virus at a young age before the run the risk of catching it. And absolutely women need to get regular check ups, just like men for their prostrate should be doing also.
Very, very glad they caught it early. I wish you all the best, you will be in my thoughts...

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NUOVAELLE 3/12/2010 7:39AM

    I'm sending a big prayer towards you. You deserve congratulations. You're a responsible person who doesn't forget her annual tests and because of that you're facing the less possible danger. I hope everything goes well for you. I know the "Why me?" question is hard and inevitable but you will never get an answer to that. Be strong. Lots of prayers for you.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Well here it is wednesday and i'm still on plan. No cheating, no snacking uncontrollably, no missed days of exercise (even though one day was light). wow who is this person? It's me, I had to get serious after two weeks in a row of gains. It was me, plain ole me. I cheated, I snacked, I lied to myself, I slacked on exercise. I mean who was I kidding? certainly not you, it was ME.

I'm 65 spark points away from 30000. That means tomorrow I will hit the bit 3 0. wow. I have been dedicated to spark for a long time now. I think it is time to get rededicated to me. So hopefully with my weigh in post this coming week I will have a loss. Now I gained a pound last week but was down a inch...go figure. So it is coming off just maybe not on the scales. Which again spark says in an article that we shouldn't hold stock in just the scales. But I know I could of done much better.

So I'm back at it. Today, but then again this is about taking this journey one day at a time. emoticon

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EVVYSBABY 3/11/2010 1:34PM

    Welcome back - rededicating is an awesome way to take a new look at what you know you need to do! You can do this!

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IUHRYTR 3/10/2010 10:16AM

    One meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time. Keep up a good effort. -- Lou

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    emoticon on an emoticon week!!! emoticon ... I just know you can!!!!!

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Being an example

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Your example is far more influential and inspiring than any words of instruction, or threats, or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As I sit here I wonder how I can be an example to others. I don't need to wonder, i'm already doing it. Each day that I choose to live a healthy lifestyle i've shown others it can be done. I don't do it for the glory, or the outward appearance that gets attention. I do it for ME. I do it for the health benefits, my bmi is dropping and soon i'm going to be in the healthy range. I've finally not obese anylonger, i'm just overweight. Overweight is good, for now. So the next time we think about not execiseing, eating that donut, or the extra helping, (me included because these are my gray areas), we need to remember we may be setting an example for the one person we want to help. For me that is my daughter. I love her and who she is but I worry about her and her weight. So instead of pushing, which doesn't work, and instead of nagging, which really doesn't do it, I'm goin to be the leader, set the example and show her what healthy living is all about. I'm going to get there from here with all your help.

On this sunday be an example in all that you do, say, eat, and are. God bless.

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MICIASHAKIRA 3/7/2010 10:56AM

    I agree with you. I'm trying to be a good example for my daughter also. Eventhough I feel like she doesn't listen to a word I say, I know she's watching me. So I try to do all the right thinks so that she will know how a healthy woman should act, carry herself and make the right choices.

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IUHRYTR 3/7/2010 9:18AM

    We never know who is watching us, waiting for us to succeed or fail. So why not live as if they are watching us succeed? -- Lou

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    How beautiful! We are examples even when we don't realize it! Thanks for a beautiful blog.

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A wealth of happiness

Saturday, March 06, 2010

The greatest wealth is health.
- Virgil

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Do you have a wealth of happiness? This is the question of the day. On most days my answer would be yes, then there is the days when I would have to think about this question. I think we all take for granted the wealth we do have. We are always looking for more. I will be honest here and say I am. Now should I step out of myself and look at me I would have to say yes, I have a wonderful husband, two great children (though my son is still a work in progress, but he is growing up finally), I have an awesome grandson, I have a roof over my head, food on the table, and a job on most days I love. So I"m wealthy.

I have my health, and at this time in life that is awesome in itself. I've shed a few pounds, I exercise consistantly, I get regular check ups and I'm so close to my goal weight that i can reach out and touch it, but does that make me happy? No, I still will find trouble spots, things i want, or think I do anyways. We never seem to be happy with what the lord has provided us with. Instead of seeing what I or we don't have, we should be looking at what is right in front of us all the time. Be thankful and grateful.

I'm thank ful on so many levels, but I'm not quite there on all levels yet and to be honest I don't know if I ever will be. When i see myself at goal I wonder if I will be magically happy with me or will this just be the next step in many that i take to find the magic cure. I say I will be, but then I wonder, what will I work for then? Does it all stop? I have to move to the next level in the phase. I'm not there yet, so I haven't come up with that one. I'm still on this one and if I get too far ahead of myself I may trip up. What will I do when I reach my goal? I"m not sure yet because I have never reached it. I've actually never been this close before, kinda scarey, But i'm ready. I"m ready to see what is at the finish line, I'm ready for the happiness I just know is going to be waiting for me. Or so we would like to think.

Happiness is here and now, happiness is not lurking around the next corner, we make our own happinesss. One of my daily steps on this journey is to give myself one compliment daily. I have to tell ya on somedays that is very difficult. The I find I can only come up with one or two on others and sometimes they have nothing to do with my body image. What is wrong with yourself when you can't see any goodness or find something you like about yourself? I mean we got us here, I know I did this to me on my own. So in the meantime did i lose me also? I mean if i don't like me who is going to fix that problem but me.

Well i'm all for fixing it, and from this moment on i'm going to struggle hard to find something new daily. If I find i'm starting to not find new things then it is up to me to figure out why. What do you see when you look at yourself from a distance? Do you find a happy person? DO you see sadness, unhappiness? Then look a bit harder and closer, I know there is something awesome about all of you or us. We can find it, we just have to look closer. I am going to get there from here. ONe minute, step, and day at a time.

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    What a beautiful blog. We are works in progress. One day at a time.

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IUHRYTR 3/6/2010 8:42AM

    Determination leads to results. Keep up a good effort. -- Lou

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