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Beautiful Day

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spent the morning doing some shopping that I needed to get done. Even before I walked into the first store and my purse strap broke. You should have seen me trying to pick things up off the parking lot. Leave it to me to not zip my bag.......... emoticon
But I did replace it and buy myself a new purse and wallet to match.
Then I came home and did 75 minutes of exercise. And then helped Bobby do some work out in the yard. Bobby grilled hamburgers out and We ate our dinner outside in the gazebo. It was so nice and I have been so ready for this. Hopefully we have seen the last of the bad weather for awhile.


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NEWVINE 4/20/2014 7:39PM

Happy Easter Hope you had a wonderful day

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ARNETTELEE 4/19/2014 10:31PM

  What a nice day. Happy Easter to you too!

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My Mantra This Week

Sunday, April 06, 2014

I found this on here and had it set as my computer wallpaper because I loved it so much.
I want to say Thank You to whoever posted it.

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MSLZZY 4/7/2014 10:58AM


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    I like!!!!

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    Thanks for sharing!

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Feeling Blessed

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tonight I am feeling very blessed. I have a wonderful husband who I adore and who loves me. He is my support during these frustrating days dealing with homeschooling my grandson. I am not a teacher and Bub can get under my skin pretty quick with his attitude. Praying that our lessons will get better. But when I am at my wits end Bobby is there and takes me to the side and reminds me that it will be ok. I just need to be patient with Bub. Picture of my grandson,
Mr Attitude.

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NANCYPAT1 4/25/2014 11:57AM

    I saw a comment you made on one of the message threads on our team. I wanted to know more since I AM a teacher. I can tell you that you will probably survive this but kids with attitude need homeschooling more than the EASY kids do. They have even MORE difficulties when in the school setting because of so many distractions and frustrations. Be as calm and consistent as you can and everything will work out for the best. You are really blessed to have Bobby.

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MSLZZY 3/19/2014 9:51AM

    Homeschooling can be tough. I am not sure how some parents handle it but if it works, keep at it. Take a deep breath and smile. It will get better.

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JUNETTA2002 3/19/2014 9:04AM

    You indeed are blessed having a wonderful husband and daily contact with your grandson.
You can do this. God is good and with you emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/19/2014 5:10AM

    you have many blessings and a very cute grandson you can do this

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STEVEN2GO2 3/19/2014 12:47AM

    Bobby is a man who gives you Blessings. I remember doing homework with my son ~ I needed lots of patience. It was a Blessing to me that I could help my son, as you may feel with Bub, in the long term!!!

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How I know I getting closer even if the scale doesn't move.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

1. My clothes fit better. I can actually wear clothes I like instead of just buying something because it fit. When I started I wore 24 size jeans - today I wear 14 and used to wear size 3X to and now I wear medium.

2. I am able to walk longer periods than I could before and with less pain in my feet and legs. I have more stamina and energy than earlier,

3. I have had no problems or flareups with my asthma for a very long time. Before I lost the weight I was alway's having issues with it and doctor would put me on steriods to get it under control. Since my weight loss, my blood pressure is back to normal. I no longer have issues with sleep apnea. My asthma is much better.

These are all positives from my weight loss. I no longer feel like I can't do things. I have realized that I can do anything I set my mind to. I started out at 299 pounds, today I weigh 157. That is a difference of 142 pounds. I have came a very long way since I started this journey. I have learned so much about myself in the last 3 years and still learning daily.
I still want to lose a few more pounds and I will get there.

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KNYAGENYA 10/9/2013 2:50PM

    That is awesome!

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FIT4MEIN2013 10/9/2013 11:33AM

    Hurray for Non-Scale Victories!!! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/9/2013 10:57AM

    you my dear friend are awesome and motivating . I really hope a lot of people read this because maybe they won't quit so fast and realize just what you can do to better your life. Hugs

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Setting new goals, Starting over.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Sorry I have been away but a lot has been going on around here. No excuses just fact. I have gotten away from logging my food and exercise on here. My job doesn't seem to be going to last, my boss told me this week that if the sales doesn't pick up she will have to cut me back or let me go. So I think I just got too overwhelmed with keeping up on here and my job issues and have been stressing way too much about it. Well I am done stressing about things. If I lose my job it wasn't the right job in the first place, the right job will come when I least expect it.
So now it's time for ME. I have came a long way from where I was a few years ago. I have lost quite a bit of weight and I WILL NOT GIVE IN AND GAIN IT BACK. I have been slacking way too long. I have stressed over this job and that voice in my head was telling me that I didn't need to pay so much attention to my food and exercise because I needed my job and I knew it wasn't going well and I had to do better. Well I done worrying about the job. I am fortunate I have a husband that is help and I will manage if I do lose the job. So it is time to get back on track, the holidays are going to be here before you know it and I need all my strength and willpower to get through the holiday without gaining 20 pounds. That said starting today I have set 2 Goals.
1. Log my food and exercise daily and Get back to daily spark coach.
2. To take 15 minutes a day for me alone. A soak in tub, Read a book, Exercise, Scrap Booking - whatever as long as it is time for ME.

So I want to say Thank You to all of you that haven't given up on me yet. I did appreciate the e-mail or messages you sent and I'm sorry I didn't get to answer them. I just shut down for a bit. I think I needed to get away to get a better perspective if that makes sense.
Thank you all for being there. I love each and everyone of you.

A few things I NEED TO REMEMBER.

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JAE_HENNINGTON1 10/6/2013 10:04AM

  I have a tear in my eye.. I can so relate..seems like I start over daily..

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TRESSWANN 10/5/2013 12:06PM

    Sounds like a really great plan. And you are right, if the job isn't right, it will all sort out

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/5/2013 7:50AM

    yes you can and will succeed change is scary but sometimes it brings great surprises . I am glad you are back here with people that can help and cheer you on . glad you are back hugs here will help with the stress

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    Glad you are back on track. It's no use to hang on to a job that doesn't hold you in value.

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MAYBER 10/5/2013 12:22AM

    With determination you will achieve
One day at a time
Love Prayers Peace

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MSLZZY 10/4/2013 11:17PM

    You did what you had to do for you! That is all that counts. HUGS!

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EWL978 10/4/2013 11:05PM

    Keep on keeping on.....................

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MEOWMEEEOW 10/4/2013 10:46PM

    Way to pick yourself up and start again! Nicely done!

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