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April 9th Morning

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I have been thinking about what my experiences have been so far in this journey to a healthier being. I can't believe how far I have come in only a few months. It will be 3 months on April 14th. I have grown in so many ways, it is crazy!

I have said many times that this program is all about the lifestyle and becoming a healthier person. And I also say that the weight loss is only a bonus. But even in the weeks that I didn't lose, I still grew. Emotionally, mentally and spiritually. And I think that is the key to my happiness.

I talked with my niece (my exercise buddy) yesterday as we took to the park for the first time this year. Wait, it is the first time ever for me. The only other times I tried to walk this trail, once I was rushed to the hospital for emergency gall bladder surgery. And the other time
time I was trying to walk with plantar fasciitis before I was diagnosed.

Anyway, she and I talked joining into the program GeoCaching.com. We want to take my grand babies walking on some local trails so that they become more healthy too. My son and daughter-in-law live in an apartment building with no yard at all and they work such crazy schedules that getting the kids out of the house is almost impossible. And now that I am getting in better shape following my back surgery in 2010, I can finally spend time with them at the park and maybe this exploring thing might be fun for them. I am hoping.

I realized that I want to be able to hike and walk and have fun. I can't do all the things I wanted to do years ago, but I can do some awesome things now that wasn't available before.

I have also started bible studes. Two actually. One is revisiting the little study book "Growing in Christ." It is a series of promises and encouragement for beginning Christians. I re-visit this when ever I feel I need to get back to basics again. The second one is atopic that is fairly new to me and I have mever encountered before. It is called " Forty-Sixty" I think I received it years ago through the "Daily Bread" devotionals. But it is a study for "Midlife Adults Who Want to Make a Difference" I believe I am at the right place in my life for this study.

And I am going to revisit my Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) workbooks too. There is too much that I encounter on my healthy journey at Spark People that can be directly related to DBT.

So, the bottom line and what all this is telling me can be explained with the following quote:

Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.
-Aldous Huxley

May your journey be as fruitful as mine has been to me! God bless you all!

  
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SHARON10002 4/10/2013 11:27PM

    Great plan and great quote!

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MPETERSON2311 4/10/2013 9:56AM

    great plans! YOU CAN DO IT!

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JANEMARIE77 4/10/2013 7:50AM

    amazing what we can learn when it is our time to hear it great job

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BEEJAY49 4/10/2013 6:01AM

    You have come so far already! I am very proud of you! Keep up the good work! HUGS!

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SAMI199 4/10/2013 5:22AM

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You are an inspiration!

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2HAMSDIET 4/9/2013 11:15PM

    I love to go geo caching and haven't felt up to for the last couple of years. Time to get the gps out and hit the road. Before we moved I use to go with a friend of mine that was a couch potato. I would pick the locations and never tell her how far the next one was. I did tell her she could wait for me but in the end she had to go see. It is a great fun for the brain. I never belonged to any of the clubs but the people I have met while doing it have been so nice. With smart phone apps it sure has helped to take the cost out of doing it. I did use my car gps for a long time even though it wasn't designed for caching. emoticon

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GRANNY2B2 4/9/2013 10:49PM

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MADAMES 4/9/2013 2:18PM

    :)

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MADAMES 4/9/2013 2:18PM

    Let us hear what you think about geocaching...I have been considering trying that also. :)

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First week of April recap

Monday, April 08, 2013

I have been away for the weekend. I logged in and did the very minimum saturday (Spark Coach) but didnít on Sunday. I hate myself for that because I have to start my streaks over! And I thought I was doing so good, 31 day streak for log in. Oh, well. Ö.

But I canít be downÖ..I reached a goal! I hadnít even realized that I had reached a goal! My first goal of 240 pounds has been reached and I have put the money aside for my new fit bit wrist band. I canít wait until they are available.

I have taken a lot of time to review my April Goals. They are great goals but I think I am going to try to streamline the entries somehow so that it is easier. I considered doing a tally sheet with weekly totals instead of daily. I like going back and looking over what I did on certain days. Maybe I can do the tallies on Word then cut and post weekly totals. I think that will give me more time to do thoughtful blogs.

So here is the weekly total for April 1-April 7
1) Mind Over Body 10 step resource.

Step 2) I still am on step 2. I need to go on to step!

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov
er_body_fat.asp

2) Daily Blog Complete: 5 out of 7 days
3) 2 blog entries by other SparkPeople each week: 8 entries on other blogs
4) 1 comment each week on someone's SparkPage: 8 entries on other spark pages
5) 3 new persons on my teams each week: 5 welcoming entries
6) 2 postings each week on message boards: 7 message board postings
7) Stash Buster Challenge and post progress daily: only 4 days done
8) Early Morning Challenge : 3 out of 7 good days
9) SparkCoach program daily: 6 out of 7 days
10)100 points daily: 559 total points put on tally sheets

11) Philippians 4:13 (written below)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13

I didnít seek Godís strength for my goals for the first week of April. If I had relied on Him instead of my own, I would have done better!

  
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LOTUSBURGER 4/11/2013 8:21AM

   
I didnít seek Godís strength for my goals for the first week of April. If I had relied on Him instead of my own, I would have done better!


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TINADEE86 4/9/2013 11:13AM

    Thanks for your blog. I really needed to see this today. Makes me want to emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 4/9/2013 9:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Don't hate yourself for Sunday. We are all going to have moments when life throws some thing at us and we just need to be able to keep on track and not look back. We don't have to be perfect but constant. You are doing great! emoticon

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BEEJAY49 4/9/2013 5:34AM

    You are accomplishing a lot, so don't kick yourself when you miss a little something. I keep a chart that I made in a notebook. Each day I check off or put the number in of what I did that day. It helps a lot to keep me accountable. Maybe try that. If you have a paper right in front of you, you're more apt to do what you feel you need to get done. :) HUGS!

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GOLFLADY11 4/9/2013 1:35AM

    Wow! You are totally committed. Good luck meeting your new goals!! Good job rewarding yourself for your success! emoticon emoticon

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MATSCHI 4/9/2013 12:09AM

    You are doing amazing! Look at what you have accomplished, not what you weren't able to do! You are an inspiration!

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April 5,2013

Friday, April 05, 2013


1) Mind Over Body 10 step resource.

Step 2) Take the stress out of weighing in. Regain your power over the scale!
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/well
ne
ss_articles.asp?id=690

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov
er_body_fat.asp

2) Daily Blog Complete: Yes
3) 2 blog entries by other SparkPeople each week: 3 done today
4) 1 comment each week on someone's SparkPage: 0 done today
5) 3 new persons on my teams each week: 0 done today
6) 2 postings each week on message boards: 2 today
7) Stash Buster Challenge and post progress daily: Done
8) Early Morning Challenge : 8:00am (better)
9) SparkCoach program daily: Definitely
10)100 points daily: 108
10) Philippians 4:13 (written below)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13

Rough week. Keeping my eye focused past the weekend. I can't wait til this weekend too has passed! I need to keep a better calendar and not over book my activities and/or learn to say no to others!

  
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SAMI199 4/7/2013 4:38PM

    I hope your weekend went ok-it is hard to say no & sometimes you just can't...
You are doing great with your goals!

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JANEMARIE77 4/6/2013 9:03AM

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CKSCARBERRY1 4/5/2013 11:24PM

  Keep up the good work

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April 4,2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

April 4, 2013

Today has been hectic so I haven't done as much today as I have wanted. I need to find a way to do all this quicker!

1) Mind Over Body 10 step resource.
Step 2) Take the stress out of weighing in. Regain your power over the scale!
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/well
ne
ss_articles.asp?id=690

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov
er_body_fat.asp

2) Daily Blog Complete: Yes
3) 2 blog entries by other SparkPeople each week: 0 done today
4) 1 comment each week on someone's SparkPage: 0 done today
5) 3 new persons on my teams each week: 1 done today
6) 2 postings each week on message boards: 0 today
7) Stash Buster Challenge and post progress daily: not done
8) Early Morning Challenge : 0630
9) SparkCoach program daily: Oh yes!
10)100 points daily: 111 when I post this!
10) Philippians 4:13 (written below)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13

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SAMI199 4/5/2013 6:51AM

    Sparks is here to help us & the amount of Sparky things we do has to fit in with the rest of our lives. I always have to work on the balance-I love spending time here with you-no stessing-it's all good. You are going great!!!

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BEEJAY49 4/5/2013 4:24AM

    Sometimes it does seem overwhelming, but you can do it! HUGS!

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April 3, 2013 goals for the day

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

April 3, 2013

1) Mind Over Body 10 step resource.
Step 2) Take the stress out of weighing in. Regain your power over the scale!
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/well
ne
ss_articles.asp?id=690

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov
er_body_fat.asp

2) Daily Blog Complete: Yes
3) 2 blog entries by other SparkPeople each week: 2 done today
4) 1 comment each week on someone's SparkPage: 6 done today
5) 3 new persons on my teams each week: 1done today
6) 2 postings each week on message boards: 1 today
7) Stash Buster Challenge and post progress daily: Done
8) Early Morning Challenge : 10:30 again emoticon
9) SparkCoach program daily: Oh yes!
10)100 points daily: 118 when I post this!
10) Philippians 4:13 (written below)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13

Special Note: I feel like I am running in circles. Maybe I have too many teams that I canít keep up with everybody. I am sorry if I missed anyone! I love you all!

  
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1BEACHWALKER 4/4/2013 12:51AM

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Thanks for stopping by my blog....our folding bikes make it so convenient to just go anywhere and ride...since we travel a lot. Our bikes will go with us and just put them back in the trunk! No worries of them getting stolen being on a bike rack, if you go eat or something afterwards. emoticon

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2HAMSDIET 4/3/2013 11:55PM

    Thank you for number one. As I have such issues when I go to the Dr. and weigh in. emoticon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/3/2013 9:39PM

    emoticon Great goals! emoticon

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