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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The last few days have been very hectic, but I am getting through it. I finished spring cleaning the bedroom yesterday and took today to do a good thorough cleaning of the living room and foyer.
Tomorrow I go for the biopsy results from my procedure I had on the 20th of March. I am dreading it like anyone else would, but I know God will be with me.
I have to say the last week has been really challenging for me with food. I have been drifting between here and my daughter's house, sooo... I am on a scavenger's diet LOL. I really need to go to the grocery. Tonight is going to be rough just finding something to eat. I'm sure I will find something. But for sure I am going to have to go to the grocery tomorrow after my appointment.
Friday I plan to start spring cleaning the kitchen. That will leave only one more bedroom to clean and then the big project begins..... uggh.. the basement! ( emoticon )

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GAILANN48 4/4/2013 8:25AM

    I'll be praying for you regarding your biopsy results, whatever they are. You're right - He's with you.

As for Spring house and yard cleaning...I don't want to talk about it. :)

I love the "scavenger diet" concept! When supplies are low here, I sometimes scavenge the things that have been in the cabinet for...I don't know how long...and make what I'd like to think of as a new recipe. LOL!

Whatever project you do today, have fun with it - and log the minutes!

:) Gail

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GCHUNG 4/4/2013 8:24AM

    I hate grocery shopping too and I'm at the same point where there is little food in the cubbard. Ugh. I'll have to break down and make it happen.

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BEEJAY49 4/4/2013 4:37AM

    I pray all goes well with the results. Hugs!

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AVANELL 4/3/2013 7:57PM

    Praying that all goes well with your biopsy results tomorrow, Mellie! May your day be filled with God's presence as He goes before you and with you into the future!

God bless!

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EDITOR 4/3/2013 7:23PM

    Best wishes tomorrow on the biopsy results. I hope it is a big sigh of relief.
You are doing better on Spring cleaning than I am, still. Seems I've talked about it more than I have accomplished. DH keeps adding projects for me that is non related to cleaning, more related to what needs to be done if we move. Or has my memory failed me on what cleaning meant? Probably.
Hoping you continue to eat well. That is for your benefit.

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BECKYSFRIEND 4/3/2013 7:17PM


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    Just think you are burning some calories as you clean your house. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Focus for April

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

I have no idea how, but I lost 3lbs last week. That brings my total weight loss to 29lbs.
I have to go back now and re-edit my goals for March. I accomplished some, others not so much. Considering everything that is going on in my life right now (believe me, I could write a book), I don't think I've done that bad.
I have been trying to come up with new goals for April. Part of that will be to try to finish my spring cleaning... but honestly, I think with what I have coming up this month, I just need to try to get through it the best I can. So, my ultimate goal will be to concentrate on tracking all my food and water intake. I am not so much worried about exercise, I believe with what I have ahead of me, I will get plenty of that. Emotionally, I am spent. I have never been this close to the edge before in my life. When I look back of what I have been through in the last 2 years, its probably a miracle that I am still here.
I would ask for your continued prayers for me...this is still a long way from over and I need all the strength I can get as well as God's guidance and protection. Thanks to everyone in advance for your prayers ..and for just listening to me ramble.

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GAILANN48 4/2/2013 6:27PM it when you ramble, Mellie, because you ALWAYS make sense!

Congratulations on your loss, and for your focus to set goals for the month to come! Sounds as if you're holding it all together, with God's help, and that's quite an accomplishment given the situation you've shared (...and there's always more to it than we tell in public.:))

Hang in there, my friend. God is in control, and you're listening.

emoticon Gail

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CBLENS 4/2/2013 5:05PM

    WOO HOO, Congrats on the 3 lb loss!

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    "Be still and know that I am God." Cast all your burdens unto Him for He cares for you. Keep pushing, keep praying, keep on keeping on! We're all behind you 100% to support you. If there's anything you feel you need to talk with someone about, don't be afraid to reach out to your SparkFriends. Sometimes it's easier talking with someone you can't see the face of. emoticon

Anyway, we're all rooting for you. Never give up and congrats on the 3 pound weight loss last week!

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MARIANNE9855 4/2/2013 12:53PM

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, I know this is a very hard time for you. Please remember to come on spark people so your friends can support you.

Food and water is a great thing to focus on but you might go for walks when you are feeling stressed- walking really does help you with your endorphins and is a great way to think things out. emoticon

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EDITOR 4/2/2013 10:33AM

    I honestly believe I have never and ever will finish Spring cleaning.
Goals, I rarely can say I met without changing my mind and my peak performance often.
Miracles though, I still see daily. You are a miracle and might have to look through His eyes to see it daily. Look in your grandbaby's trusting face and you will behold again someone that needs you and your instruction.
So we, as humans, grow old and weary, but the Word of God endures forever, and He has promised to bring showers of blessings upon you, and that He would never fail or forsake you, Mellie.
I know it is rough. You are in so many people's prayer, but most of all in Christ Jesus' who sits at the right hand of God the Father and intercedes for you. Can you feel it? emoticon

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Friday, March 29, 2013

I would like to start this blog by thanking everyone here who prayed for me and have supported me over the last few months.
As some of you know I had a meeting with my stbx yesterday... all I can say is it was grueling. Funny word, grueling. Its not one of those words that you use often, but it fits this circumstance perfectly!
There was no meeting of the minds yesterday. I am not shocked or surprised, I expected that honestly. But, somewhere in the back of my mind I had hoped against hope that he would listen to reason. So.. here we are back to square one with no agreement in sight. I felt as if I had been put through a wringer. I suppose, he had to have felt the same way?
So, here I am.. trying to recuperate and get ready for round 2. Many, many thanks to those who lifted me up yesterday. I appreciate each one of you. I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend.

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MARIANNE9855 4/1/2013 11:50AM

    I am so sorry your meeting didn't go well but sometimes there is nothing you can do but go through the challenging times- then when its finally over you will feel even better.
I'll be thinking about you and hoping it is resolved soon. emoticon

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BEEJAY49 3/30/2013 5:13AM

    I'm sorry it didn't go well for you. Keep up the faith. Things always seem to get worse before they get better. You are still in my prayers. I know it's hard, but you can get through this. Love you! HUGS!

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CBLENS 3/29/2013 3:55PM

    Keep the faith, you preserve.

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GAILANN48 3/29/2013 3:03PM

    I'm so happy to hear your recuperating, but not so happy about the results of this meeting... Have been where you apparently are, dear Mellie, and all I can say is, "hang in there - it DOES eventually get better." You know God is with you in all of it, and you know He'll take care of you, no matter how it seems at the moment. He's a Light for our path, so we can see a little distance, but also a Lamp for our feet so that we can see just the next step. You can do this, too.
emoticon :) Gail

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EDITOR 3/29/2013 2:01PM

    You are still one day closer to D day. Small consolation, but sent with loads of love. God is able to continue to see you through this valley. emoticon emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 3/29/2013 1:38PM

    Sending hugs and prayers that all goes well soon. emoticon

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AVANELL 3/29/2013 1:18PM

    I'm sorry to hear that the meeting didn't go well, Mellie. I was so in hopes that you would be closer to an agreement with this meeting. But God knows exactly what needs to be done in this situation. He can make the crooked places straight and the rough places smooth. God takes impossible situations and makes them possible. So, continue to trust Him to do what is needed to bring a resolution to this situation.

Rest in Him and trust Him to take care of you!

God Bless!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

As I sat sipping my coffee Sunday morning I was listening to a message by Charles Stanley. The message was all about gaining your own personal acceptance, your self-worth, and overcoming rejection. I was so moved to know that we belong to God (Romans 8:16). We are worthy (John 3:16) and through Christ, we can do anything (Phillipians 4:13)
I often catch myself wondering what heaven must really be like..I don't think we can even fathom the magnifincence that awaits for us there. I am reminded of that hymn......"Oh won't it be wonderful, wonderful there..." or my father's favorite: "What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see... when I look upon His face, the one who saved me by His grace. When He takes me by the hand and leads me through the promised land. What a day, a glorious day that will be!"

I am so thankful this morning that I belong to God, that He found ME worthy, and that through Him, I can do all things. Praise His name forever!

*I posted this first as a reply to a devotional posted on the "Winners With God" team forum. I just wanted to share it here also. I hope everyone has a blessed day today!

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MSLADYBUG3 3/28/2013 11:41PM

    Thanks for sharing I really needed to hear that today. It was a tough day but I know that God is in control of my life and I must keep my eye on him. Thanks again.

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BEEJAY49 3/28/2013 4:21AM

    Thank you for sharing. :) HUGS!

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AVANELL 3/27/2013 9:02PM

    We are worthy in Christ Jesus! WooHoo! He was made sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him! It's all in who we are in Christ Jesus! He paid the full price for our redemption! Praise the Lord!

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MARYJOANNA 3/27/2013 2:00PM

  He is a very great preacher.

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EDITOR 3/27/2013 1:55PM

    Charles Stanley just is so down to earth. He brings reconciliation in his messages, even in our thoughts. I am so glad you posted both on your blog (one audience) and on our team (another audience). You are favored by God. You are His beloved, Nellie. Especially remember this tomorrow. emoticon

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PEGGYO 3/27/2013 11:01AM

    and the same to you

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CSDAYS 3/27/2013 10:13AM

    I love Charles Stanley too. We saw him in person last winter in FL. He preached for around 2 hours and we all listened!

Have a blessed day too!

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Will it ever be over?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Yesterday was crazy. I felt like I was running in all directions. I am trying to get everything ready for this week's meeting with my atty. I am trying to get all that together plus do some more spring cleaning. It felt like I spent half of the day on the telephone. Unfortunately today I will have more of the same. Sometimes I think I am never going to get this behind me.
I did feel good about my 3lb weight loss total for last week. The hardest thing for me is finding the time to plan, cook, and actually sit down and eat. I know its going to catch up with me, but I can't seem to get ALL of my calories in for the day. I do well on hitting my protein, carbohydrate, and fat intakes, but I am usually way over on my sodium. Which just seems weird to me since I eat a lot of whole fresh foods and veggies. I know there is hidden salt, but that usually comes in the form of bagged or boxed foods (of which I eat very little of). I must take the time to find out where the sodium is coming from! I do go on emoticon .
I am hoping to finish another room today in my spring cleaning. That will leave only 4 more to do before the end of April.

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MELLIESUE13 3/27/2013 6:04AM

    Thank you for your encouragement everyone.

Livelygirl -- its ATTY, sorry my habit of abbreviating. It's "attorney".

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LIVELYGIRL2 3/26/2013 9:16PM

  Sounds like a great project. Your doing well.

What is an Addy ??? emoticon

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BEEJAY49 3/26/2013 5:11PM

    It will all be over soon. Know that you are in my prayers! HUGS!

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MARIANNE9855 3/26/2013 12:37PM

    you are doing so well- I am jealous of the house cleaning! At the end of this process you will be stronger and healthier and so pleased with all you have accomplished- I'm pulling for you! emoticon

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EDITOR 3/26/2013 9:02AM

    Mellie, thank you for the goodie and note! Will it ever be over? I am old so I remember the saying, "It isn't over until the fat lady sings." My first 15 year marriage took me an additional decade or more to recover from---healed that is and ugly details swept clean. It will work out, I assure you, because our faithful Lord is sweeping your household clean for you in this Spring cleaning (Easter) season. God bless, one day at a time.

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GAILANN48 3/26/2013 8:08AM

    Hang in there, Mellie. What's the quote, something like, "In the fullness of time....". Each step you take will bring you closer to the end of the bad stuff. Anyway, you already know this, but it will be over - and it'll be okay.

That button on the nutrition page that takes you to "Full Report" will give you a chart that details exactly what food how much of each nutrient came from. I use it for salt, too.

Have a great day doing all those things - and have fun! emoticon

:) Gail

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