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I am back.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I am so blessed by all of you here at spark people! You are the best. I have never been hit so bad with 3 virus' at the same time!! OMG! I thought I died! I was so close to being hospitalized. If it wasn't for my being a nurse I think I would have been. But weird as it is, they left as quick as they hit. I woke up this morning like I was never sick! How great is that!

So, now that I am back I realize just how much I missed you all and how much this program orients me to the healthier side of life. I didn't log anything since Saturday. So I have a fresh start today.

My spark coach segment today wants me to "shake up" my routine. Well, I think just getting back into things will be just fine for now! I am so excited to get back to the gym. My 5K is only a little over a month away and I am so excited!

My mind is racing so before I get sounding like the little airhead I love to be......

Thank you all for your support! I love you guys!

  
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SAMI199 3/15/2013 9:07AM

    Fantasic! Take it easy ,ok?

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CAROLIAN 3/15/2013 2:50AM

    so glad you are feeling better but dont try to do too much to soon emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 3/14/2013 11:05PM

    so glad you are better. emoticon emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 3/14/2013 9:10PM

  Welcome back. It's great that you've recovered! Take care!

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JUDITHANNIE 3/14/2013 8:54PM

    welcome back glad you're feeling better...

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Lost days

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I am so sorry to tell you that I have been so sick since Saturday and I still have not fully recovered. There are many different things that have come up wrong with my body all at once. My defenses must have been down. I haven't had enough energy to even get on the computer. I know that this is wrong but even now I feel myself wain..... I still can't do it. Forgive me friends. I miss you all!

  
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JANEMARIE77 3/14/2013 1:56PM

    emoticon and take care of yourself

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DDOORN 3/14/2013 10:27AM

    There's nothing "wrong" about paying attention to our bodies and taking care of ourselves!

Your SparkFamily is here for you when you need us.

Take gentle care of yourself...and that includes not beating yourself up over "lost days" which are not lost, but "healing" days that your body needs.

Don

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SAMI199 3/14/2013 10:24AM

    I hope you feel better soon-I miss you,but totally understand-take all the time you need & take good care of yourself,ok?

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2HAMSDIET 3/13/2013 11:55PM

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HAVETOCAMP 3/13/2013 11:06PM

    Hope you start feeling better very soon. I will add you to my prayer list. God bless you. emoticon

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SHARON10002 3/13/2013 10:54PM

    emoticon Hope you are soon back to feeling much better, and up and about.

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TINADEE86 3/13/2013 6:47PM

    emoticon Hope you are back to yourself soon. It has taken my a little over a week to get back on my feet. You can get back on track!

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MIATIA1 3/13/2013 3:23PM

    Hope you are feeling better soon. emoticon

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March goals

Friday, March 08, 2013

Today I feel really proud of myself and my progress. I was thinking that I wouldn't lose much and then I get shocked because I lost 3 pounds. I actually got just below 240 (239.8) I don't think I have been below 240 since before my back surgery in 2010 ! And I definitely didn't feel this good and I wasn't exercising then! It just made my day! I walked faster today and walked 2.5 miles at 4.0! That was the fastest I have walked! Enough of that!

March Goals:
1) I have checked in everyday this week so far! And 2) was increasing my speed and I did that! 3) Well, this one has to wait until I finish the 5k my way program. 4) I have only done 3 days of strength training so far this week but tomorrow I will complete my 4th strength training for the week! 5) Bible verse is memorized! 6) I have made a great choice in my " tame your sweets" challenge. I ate applesauce in place of the Reese's cups that my husband brought home! And he ending up eating them all and got sick to his stomach! ha ha ha

So this week I did well in my march goals! I feel so excited and I am going to continue throughout the month!

Oh! I reminded my husband of the big goals he and I put together (rewards at points where I loose a good amount of weight) He didn't flinch, but I did see him gulp! He admitted that he didn't think I would lose the weight as well as I have. He thought it would be more like five or six months or more before I reached that goal. He is proud of me! I am starting to think about the length I want to get those nails done! ha ha ha (but I am thinking instead of nails done, maybe a fit bit instead!)

I will sleep well tonight!

  
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DDOORN 3/10/2013 1:14PM

    Woo hoo! Keep 'er SPARKIN'! :-)

Don

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OAKTREE10 3/9/2013 3:14PM

    great job! VERY happy for you! and i love your goals! thank you for the goodie, really appreciate it. keep movin forward, reading your victories, makes me feel like maybe i can do it too!

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SAMI199 3/8/2013 11:26PM

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Fantastic! You can reach every goal you have & I'll be cheering you on all the way!

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UMBILICAL 3/8/2013 10:41PM

  Keep "goaling".

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March goals- Bible verse for 3/3 - 3/9

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Today as I look at my new March goals, I see that starting this mid week puts me a hair or two behind. So I don't get too frustrated catching up and moving forward, I have decided to concentrate on one thing each day. Today it will be the bible verse. I know through faith that everything will work together, so it is a good stress free way to start.

This weeks Bible verse is:

Assurance of prayer John 16:24

Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask, that you will receive, and your joy may be made full.


There is a lot to be said about this verse when I think in terms of Spark People and my Goals. I can see how not putting God in the equation has caused me unnecessary stress and difficult efforts. I can see that when it comes to the mundane daily tasks like the nutrition tracker or fitness trackers, I do not put God in the factor or talk to Him about them. Nor do I ask Him to guide me as I welcome a new member to one of my teams. Have I missed an opportunity to help someone else or be a beacon of love to them? And I rarely ask Him to join me as I read my Spark Coach program for the day. And often I get frustrated because my ADHD distracts me from the program. Would I be able to concentrate better?

I do ask for help with my exercises! Boy, do I need help there. And you know what? He has made it easier. If you think about the fact that I haven't performed scheduled physical fitness in over 20 years! And here I am, less than two full months into my Spark program and I can walk for 45-60 minutes without ending up flat on my back the next day! And I am planning my gym time and shuffling my schedule to make it happen! How cool is that! I want to go to the gym! ( I wonder if that is really me inside of my head! )

But there is sometimes when I do put Him in my life, that I don't wait for His answer. I assume that I know His response. Then later when I am struggling, I have this nudging sensation in the back if my head and I hear a small voice say "Linda, you are so silly. Do it My way and it would be so much easier!" Of course I know that little voice is totally right! I didn't do it His way, I did it my way!

So, is my joy made full? No! I am still empty at the end of the day and I am no further than I was before. I struggle with my postings and feel that they sound hollow or shallow, just not complete. I am frustrated when my thoughts get jumbled up and I can't think of a certain word. I get upset when I am still struggling trying to plan my meals for the next day. I don't like it when I have to rewind the Spark Coach program and listen to it again because I didn't concentrate the first time. Or at the end of the day when I can not even begin to remember what that days program even was!

I know I am human and all of these things are just natural. But if God can make things easier, simple, accurate or full of wisdom, shouldn't I make the effort to follow Gods word?

I think I will try to put God into all of my actions, not just some that I feel need his attention. I will put Him into all of my actions (or as many as I remember) and see how thing end up. Maybe by Saturday I will see things a little differently. Maybe I will have a sense of accomplishment, a feeling of joy in succeeding, a peace that one only feels when God in control!

I hope my thoughts here offer you a sense of hope and a renewing of determination like that I sense in me right know! God bless all of you!

  
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SAMI199 3/8/2013 11:28PM

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2HAMSDIET 3/6/2013 8:51PM

    Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Mathew 7:7 thank you make total sense to me. emoticon

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New goals for March

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I have decided to develop new goals for each month. All of which will lead me to my final goal of a healthy lifestyle and weight. So for March I have developed this:

1) Maintain consistency in check ins/Spinning the wheel(s) throughout the Month of March.
2) Progress through the challenges in the 5K My Way challenge until it's completion.
3) Maintain a minimum of 3.1 miles 3 days a week striving to increase speed and stamina
4) Complete 30 minutes of strength training at least 3 days a week
5) Continue on in the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" to it's completion.
6) Read and memorize one bible verse each week on the topic of Assurance through out the month of March!

These goals are not all inclusive and may only augment previous goals and streaks already in place.

I have written these on a wall calendar that I can check off on a daily bases. I really feel I might be getting the hang of some of this stuff!

  
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IMNOTSTOPPIN 3/6/2013 4:38PM

    I like the idea that you came up with several goals for one month rather than 2 to 3. It seems like a person would be more likely to see more results after the month has completed.

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DDOORN 3/6/2013 8:33AM

    Sounding revved & SPARKED!

ONWARD! :-)

Don

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TINADEE86 3/6/2013 8:04AM

    Way to go ! You can do this!!! :)

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JANEMARIE77 3/6/2013 7:30AM

    well they sound wonder and doable great job of putting them out there

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SAMI199 3/6/2013 6:30AM

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I love your idea about putting them on where you can check them off! You can do it!!!!

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HPSANDDOLLAR 3/6/2013 6:14AM

  Good luck on these worthwhile goals.



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