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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Okay, at last I have managed to load some photos from my most recent journey. The next thing I want to do is take a chance on loading the 3 weeks worth of photos and videos from the 2 memory cards of my defunct camera, onto my home computer, and then save them to a disc along with the pix I've gotten from Abel, Esli, Dany and Johel. One of these days I may even get prints for a photo album, but I haven't even done that for my summer 07 trip! (the last ones I printed were from the Feb 07 trip) But at least I've got a start. And it's been fun reminiscing as I finagle the fotos.
What in the world does this have to do with Spark? Well...I hope to get back on track so that I can get the weight back down (I put on 15 -20 pounds since I got back - faliure to exercise mostly, and careless eating). Because I want to return to South America in better form than when I left!

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GIRLINBRAZIL 3/8/2009 10:38AM

    Thinking of you!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/4/2009 11:47PM

    Have fun with your pictures and best of luck on your exercise program and getting back on track. I am here if you need me for anything. Just let me know.
Blessings and hugs,

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JACKY_1974 3/4/2009 3:52PM

    Shel sé que lograrás alcanzar tu meta. Muchas bendiciones para ti. emoticon

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

We finalyy have a home co9mputer, thanks to tax return, and with it, INSTANT MESSAGING! I have finally been able to chat with my "kids" in Peru (you see some of them on my page).Now I have to get an exercise bike with what remains of the return. I have strayed off track and it shows on the scale. It's been a hard winter! But spriing's a comin' (though this morning's 8 degrees belie that) and perhaps that will give me added impetus to "move it, move, move it" (picture hyperactive Lemurs)

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CHERI*ANN7 3/3/2009 1:03PM

    I agree, it has been a longggg winter for me too. Looking forward to milder weather so I can get out and walk! I am stuck at my current weight...I do know what I need to do but have not been able to do it! I also need to catch the hyperactive lemur bug!!


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New Beginnings

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

But it's not the old "New Year Resolution to Lose Weight" - no, though I DID put some more weight back on with holiday munching. But I am hopeful that as I resume regular exercise and proper eating things will head back down and I should be able to reach goal eventually, and meanwhile gain better muscle tone. A pound at a time.
Since I won't be returning to Peru this year, I know I can at least get back to where I was when they last saw me. I hope to go beyond that.
I probably won't always have time to track my calories, so I am going to try to focus on my fruuits and veggies - like Wegman's supermarket says, "Stive for Five" - and I really have to cut out the late night munching which sets me back quickly. Funny, it isn't too hard to get back into exercising early in the morning (my 3 yr old grandson likes to try to do the cardio with me - he's so cute!). A little more challenging to add strength to it, due to work schedule. But the cardio is good.
Life is good...Eternal Life is better. The fruit of self-control is important. I want to be able to continue with missions as long as the Lord tarries.

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JACKY_1974 1/6/2009 4:36PM

    Adelante Shel que lograrás lo que te propongas.

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Poco a Poco

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Means little by little, and the phrase has a funny sentiment attached to it: While traveling by bus in Lima, peru, an older fellow boarded and, as is common among beggars in that country, began this harangue about how his mother worked, little by little, his father worked little by little, and so they made him work, little by little, little by little, working, working little by little...this repeated for the duration of our bus ride; and Lima is an enormous, sprawling cituy, which can take a few hours to traverse 9fortunately, i think we were with that only about an hour). But Esli, Abel, and I looked at each other and said in English (because bear in mind, all the aforementioned was in Spanish) how we wished he would shut up or get off the bus! So every time anyone said Poco a poco, we'd look at each other and giggle or smile.
ANYWAY...little by little I WILL get this weight off. I figure, really, I have been MAINTAINING the past couple of years: fluctuating between 195 and 205, with occasional brief forays below 190 (even made it to 180 for a couple of weeks). The thing is to be CONSISTENT, and I hit occasional obstacles that break off the tracking. So...I'm back to doing the cardio, at least, andhope that during the 2 weeks of Christmas vacation I'll get back into the strenght...I'm tracking what I eat a little more, but of course when I'm home away from the internet, that'll be interrupted. But I'd done it enough that I have a good idea as to what to do. So...poco a poco...

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/11/2008 10:40PM

    This is a great blog...I loved the story. You will do this...poco a poco.
God bless you.

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RANADE3 12/11/2008 3:29PM

    I like that story emoticon And little by little we WILL get the extra pounds off.

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Computer Woes

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Soon after returning from Peru my own PC "died" and for a while i depended on my DS's laptop...then he moved out and I was left without internet. My only access right now is at school during my breaks. The most frustrating part is not being able to IM my kids in Peru. Also, I can't update my photos...
But I continue to pray that the Lord provides us with another computer, and I thank Him that at least I can use those at school. It could be worse!

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CHERI*ANN7 12/11/2008 1:21PM

    Was missing you ...praying with you that the Lord provides you with a computer soon! Hang in there! Have a blessed Christmas season!!!, Cheri emoticon

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JACKY_1974 11/29/2008 5:51PM

    Shel, pide con fe y verás que pronto tendrás tu nueva computadora. emoticon

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SJG1953 11/25/2008 11:58PM

    Still praying for you Shel. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Love in Christ, Shirley

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