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new bicycle

Thursday, June 28, 2012

since walking is a problem for me and the treadmill is out, I decided to buy an adult tricycle. I love being outside and have found a nice place to ride along the river. There is not much traffic, and I have mapped out a level mile and a half ride. transporting the bike has been a problem as my husband has to take it in the trailer he hauls behind his truck which has the only trailer hitch. any suggestions would be much appreciated. I've used it twice and i love it. love the feeling of the wind in my hair and the delight of freedom of movement. no gears so it's all work. have done 3 miles in one trip each time with no after discomfort at all.

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the road we live on is very dangerous, so hubby transports me to a side road near the house. I take in small plastic baggie, emergency card, phone, meds, eye drops. Then I take a hat, sun glasses, water bottle and umbrella. Unfortunately, husband is not always around when I want to go, but go as often as I can. At 3 miles right now, that is doing the route twice. Hoping to build it up to more.

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still riding bike, 3 times a week, hoping to build it up to more. early in morning has been working out best. no weight loss yet, but building up strength, and stamina. I do feel better.

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thank you for all the support, wish it was that easy. Unfortunately transport has become a problem, now my husband has put it down cellar where I can't get it. I was riding around the yard some, I thought better than nothing. But none now. I have located a cargo carrier with ramp that I can put on the back of my car with a trailer hitch, need to check dimensions and order it. But all this takes time and I am so discouraged. I really loved riding it. So I keep trying. I'm not the kind of person that gives up too easily. Where there is a will there is a way.
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SKIDEE 7/4/2012 8:47AM

    ANY exercise you can get is beneficial!! Just keep riding!! Even if you need to ride in a small neighborhood, you can go around multiple times and keep track by time rather than distance. Keep at it and you will be surprised how much better you will feel!! Jo

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RSSSLHB 6/29/2012 6:31AM

    emoticonhave fun riding have a emoticonday

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This is the Beginning to my Success

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Today I will take control of the rest of my life.

In Oct. 2009 we moved from one end of the State to another. There never seemed time to sit down to a proper meal. Meals were skipped, eaten in fast food places, whatever was quick and easy. This led to unhealthy choices and weight gain for my husband and I at the highest weight we've ever been.

Exercise equipment got broken in transient, making things even more difficult. Miles from any gyms I purchased a small gym set making sure it had all the right equipment that I was used to. Now to put all those little pieces together. Formidable? Just do it!

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lots of medical issues going on since we moved, but I'm still trying. I seem to take two steps forward and three steps back. And I do the "begin again" all over again, all too often. Tumor has been removed from Parathyroid so I am hopeful again that things will get better. One step at a time.
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and so they have found another tumor, so we are on the "wait and see" until next month. I am so tired all the time, it is a struggle every day just to do the necessary. But there is light at the end of the tunnel as the Lord carries me for awhile until I get back on my feet again. my pedometer is on my hip and I keep on "keeping on". One day at a time.
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DGAIL51 1/12/2010 9:25AM

    I love your attitude. We all fail so often, at least I know I do, but the key is to resolve that each day is a new day with new choices minute by minute that we make. All we have is the next minute and next choice ahead of us. I have a friend who resolved to walk around her house during commercials if she is watching TV. Isn't that a great and simple thing to do! I started doing that myself and it really helps a lot. It is the little things sometimes. emoticon

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SEWINGMEG 1/7/2010 10:15PM

    GOOD JOB... Don't quit... we all need to keep trying, put the past behind us and look forward to the future!! WooHoo... you are on the right track!
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THENEWME43 12/31/2009 10:18PM

    emoticonYou have a great attitude!

Happy New Year!
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Annette

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T.MAESPARKLES 12/31/2009 7:10PM

    Each day is a new beginning! It will be so nice to have you back!

Happy and Healthy New Year to you!!

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MELISSA_X0 12/31/2009 4:14PM

    I wish you much success on your journey!

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CASTLEDIVA 12/31/2009 3:59PM

    Great Attitude. There are a lot of reasons there for you to feel sorry for yourself. Instead you are going after your goals head on. Way to go.

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Friendship

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

I know that my circle of friends and I are reaching a age where any time one of us could pass on. A dear friend of mine went to be with the Lord this week and I know he is being held in arms of unconditional love, and yet I mourn the loss. I hadn't seen this friend for a few years and I sit here and ask my self why! Many times I have driven right by his house, and never stopped, why! Once I saw him out in his yard and I just drove on by. Are we really so busy that we can't take the time to pick up the phone, drop by for a moment, drop a e-mail. Do we have to wait until they are gone to wish we had! Do me a favor within the month of September, that friend or relative that you kept meaning to contact, do it now, right now. And that person you are angry with and not speaking too, it is not worth it, forgive them.

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For the past couple of years a relative has been struggling with Lou Gehrig disease. This is a horrible disease that saps the life and ability to do anything right out of you little by little. What courage this man had. He knew that it was a matter of time before he would be gone to meet Jesus. His wife cared for him right up until the final week of his life when he was taken to the hospital. My husband and I would go to visit with them whenever we could. He enjoyed listening to our music and singing country and gospel music. You could see that it brought him great happiness. He passed away this week. Your health is precious, take great care of it. God Bless!

On August 4, 2012 my husband celebrated his 70th birthday. I had a big party for him with about 50 family and friends gathered. What a great day of celebrating life and fellowship. All of the kids were here and some of the grandkids. A time for hugs, laughs, remembering and playing and singing. I think family gatherings are so important for staying in touch and letting people know how important they are to you. How precious this time was for us.

  
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HSMOM2FOUR 9/6/2009 9:52PM

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Thanks for taking the time to encourage us all to reach out & focus on what is important!

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GR8NRS 9/6/2009 1:56AM

    wow...you are so right! I think we need reminders like this...I know I do. I will be sure to connect with someone that I haven't talked to for awhile this week. thank you! My prayers are with you. Take comfort in the fact that you will see him soon in paradise!

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T.MAESPARKLES 9/5/2009 2:28PM

    Thanks! Great reminder! People are more important than projects!

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THENEWME43 9/4/2009 11:38PM

    Thank you for this timely reminder to reach out to others!

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SEWINGMEG 9/4/2009 10:33AM

    This is excellent... I wish everyone could read this blog... thanks!! May we each reach out to others!!!
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154BYAUG 9/4/2009 7:50AM

  Good thoughts & so true. We're 'busy' running to WalMart, cleaning the house, watching crummy TV shows. But connecting with friends & family - that's more important! Thanks for the reminder!

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TEDDYBEARDONNA 9/3/2009 1:24PM

    So very true, why do we do this.

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IRETA49 9/2/2009 8:22PM

    I love your thoughts on this. So true. Very convicting.

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Unconditional Love

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The most powerful form of love is unconditional love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most powerful form of love is unconditional love, but what does it mean for love to be unconditional? I believe that the key factor that marks a love as truly unconditional is wanting the best for someone, whether or not their happiness includes you. Few loves can stand this rigorous test. Visualize responding to your spouse's request for a divorce by saying, "I love you unconditionally. I want the greatest happiness for you, whether we live together or not." Sometimes I wonder whether unconditional love is within the human grasp, or is only an ideal to be reached toward.

  
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HSMOM2FOUR 9/6/2009 9:55PM

    True love, however, is wanting what is best for that person... which is always to be in accordance with Biblical standards... just think of your kids... you love them unconditionally - they have done nothing to earn your love... and yet it doesn't matter how much they tell you that 'if you REALLY loved them, you would let them eat ice cream all day long every day'. TRUE love does what is best, not always what they WANT.

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T.MAESPARKLES 9/2/2009 11:25AM

    Thanks for taking the time to blog!

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SHERRILOU47 9/1/2009 2:30PM

    This was a good blog, really makes us think..with the Lord being our example of His unconditional love for us makes it possible for us to experience this same kind of love for other people..I agree it needs to start with ourselves..we have to accept ourselves as we are, then the Lord will help us with the parts that we don't want to keep around..He also will help us to love other people and see beyond their faults and failures..

Hugs and Prayers,
Sherrilou

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KMPS24 9/1/2009 9:52AM

    REMEMBER, YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOURSELF UNCONDITIONAL FIRST! GOD BLESS, KRH emoticon

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THENAMESLISA 9/1/2009 9:51AM

    Great insight!!

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Honoring Yourself

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The quality of Honoring yourself, respecting yourself, valuing your purpose, your life-work, your very being, is a prerequisite to the other Points of Simply An Inspired Life. Before you can forgive others, you must be a person whose forgiveness matters. Before you can have gratitude for your life, you must believe that your life has value. Before your choices have value, you must feel that you yourself have value. Before you can dream a great dream for your future, you have to believe that your future matters. Before you can build positive habits of resolve and commitment, before you can begin to live the Japanese proverb, "Fall seven times, stand up eight," you must believe that your life matters. Before you can celebrate your life, you must Honor it. And, before you can feel unity with, and Honor toward, Spirit and all creation, you must Honor yourself to feel worthy of that unity.

  
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T.MAESPARKLES 9/2/2009 11:25AM

    Thanks for the reminder!

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LOSINGLINNDY 8/30/2009 10:30PM

   
I am so glad you posted here. IYour blog will soon be on its way to 2 teams for their reading support. It is all about honoring ourselves.

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 8/30/2009 8:32AM

    Great thoughts and soooo true. We must love and honor ourselves in order to love others. When we have difficulties, we need to treat ourselves as kindly as we would treat a friend. Thanks for sharing this reminder!
Myrna

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SAMIAM130 8/30/2009 3:42AM

    This is soooo good. We truly take ourselves for granted. We do to ourselves what we wouldn't dream of doing to others. And, most of the time, we may not even realize it in that light.

Your note is inspirational. Thanks so much!
God bless ya.
Samantha
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