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The busy month of May

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I can't begin to tell you how busy my life has been these last two months. Helping my daughter move has taken up a good portion of my life.
Yesterday I had to go to a funeral. My great-aunt passed away and so I spent the day with family to celebrate her life. She was a wonderful Christian example and also a dedicated wife and mother.
Today I am exhausted but not much time to recoup... its back to my daughter's to help her finish this move.
I do get a few moments here and there to look in and silently stalk the message boards etc.
Back on track today with my journey... only eight more days until the end of May and only ONE pound separates me from my weight loss goal of 10lbs for the month!
I have also been going through clothes for summer...many of which I had packed away a few years ago and figured maybe someday.....
Someday has arrived! I have almost an entirely new wardrobe for summer! I can tell you nothing makes me feel more successful than that! Not even the scales are as believable as when you put something on you never expected to be able to wear again, only to find its almost too big! YES!

  
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MARIANNE9855 5/25/2013 10:03AM

    How wonderful! the NSVs make me feel better than the scale most of the time because then you can really feel and see the difference- congrats especially for moving forward with all the challenges you have had.
You are an inspiration! emoticon

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SNAGGS 5/22/2013 3:33PM

  Great work , ten pound is a great effort over a month emoticon lm not fitting into most of my clothes at the moment only two of my tracky dacks fit me and its a bit of a downer but my someday will come along soon as it has for you and looking forward , lm happy your winning .
All the best in reaching all your goals on your joutney , for now takecare and God bless you and your family .

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AVANELL 5/22/2013 1:46PM

    emoticon I'm so happy for you, Mellie! I know you've been really busy. I've missed seeing you around here!

God bless!

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FEMISLIM 5/22/2013 12:56PM

    Great results!!!!!

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Refocused, re-energized, and determined to do this!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wow I didn't realize that it has been this long since I last made a blog entry. I have been so busy with helping my daughter lately... I have lost track of time.
Last Saturday my son and his fiancÚ graduated from college. He completed a BS Degree and she finished her Masters. I am so proud of them both! Then of course Sunday was Mother's Day... my first since my mother passed away late last summer. I miss her so much, but thanks to my daughter, she made my weekend very special. On Friday night she gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a funny card. On Sunday, she took me out to dinner and gave me "shopping for me" money lol, and then another beautiful card on Monday morning. She gave me that one on Monday because she knew I was going home and she wouldn't have to see me cry lol. I am so proud of her and the woman she has become.
So... about my weight loss program... I have to tell ya, I was not very good on Mother's Day, in fact, I have not been very diligent as of late with my eating choices. I was so totally prepared for a weight gain this morning. So imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scales this morning and saw a five pound weight loss! I weighed three times to be sure I was seeing the numbers right LOL. Don't get me wrong, I am overjoyed and in disbelief, but I will TAKE IT! lol. I am one step closer to meeting my 10lb loss for the month of May! In fact, I am 3lbs away from that goal if my memory serves me correctly. I will have to check that emoticon . With the new weight loss I am even more determined to get back to what brought me to start this journey in the first place. I am rededicating myself to journaling faithfully, drinking my water, getting in all of my fruits and veggies, as well as increasing my physical activity. I don't know how long it will take me to reach my final goal weight, but I am even more determined to do this! This is my year .... I promised myself that 2013 would be "MY" year ... to work and focus on being a healthier, happier, me. I am really feeling that I am on my way especially after today's weigh in..... I am officially 40lbs down from my starting weight!

  
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MZLADY77 5/21/2013 8:39AM

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AVANELL 5/21/2013 8:31AM

    emoticon Mellie! emoticon emoticon

I haven't been very good at keeping up with everyone's blogs since I've been working on another of my college courses so I missed yours until this morning!

I'm so happy to hear that you had a nice Mother's Day! May you achieve your May weight loss goals!

God bless!

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MARIANNE9855 5/19/2013 3:54AM

    Good for you! what a wonderful surprise -especially since you have done some more normal eating- what a journey this is- to stay focused and move forward it sometimes seems to take all my spare time but reading about you and others keeps me inspired and able to keep "trying my best." emoticon

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GAILANN48 5/14/2013 7:53AM

    emoticon Glad to see you back in print, Mellie! Congratulations on the "surprise" weight loss - guess those better habits and more muscle are really paying off! Have a super day!

:) Gail

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A little "whine" with my cheese...

Thursday, May 02, 2013

If I had to use one word to describe myself right now it would be: EXHAUSTED. Surely I earned some activity points this month, believe me! Today I moved things to storage, did all my weed eating, cleaned the house, did all of my laundry..... and I even shoveled gravel! Needless to say, my back is killing me.
Now that I am done whining...I will confess this last month has been very difficult for me to stay on program. The thing I find most difficult has been journaling. I just don't take the time to do it. I doubt I am even eating all of my points in a day. I know I am not getting all of my fruits and veggies in. Water has not been a problem, however. Surely my life will take on some kind of normalcy in the coming months.
I am not sure I can take one more postponement of achieving a normal, happy life.

  
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MKELLY72 5/3/2013 11:53AM

    Sounds like you have been really busy--I am always (try to be anyway) proud of myself when I work so hard, but sometimes it can be overwhelming and--yes--exhausting!
Hope you are able to find the balance you are craving soon!
Michelle

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ROCKNP90X 5/3/2013 8:50AM

    Normal? By what stanard is normal? I don't think I will ever have a normal life again. I like EDITOR's comment that the mind needs a break. The mind can really affect the body.

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BEEJAY49 5/3/2013 4:34AM

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EDITOR 5/3/2013 4:02AM

    Exhaustion comes at us from many angles, Mellie. It is well worth it if we sleep like a baby when it is the mind that is exhausted from overdrive. I really believe you are excelling with your program.

Delay does not mean denial from God. Ride this out. emoticon

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MICHELLEPHANT 5/2/2013 8:16PM

    Good job! Come on over, I have plenty to keep you active around here....hahaha...it is hard to keep your mind on the Spark sometimes...you get so busy, being...busy, it can get to be another "chore"!

Just sorta root around on yer friend feed and drop a few words here and there...that can count as journalin too....

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HEYNOW22 5/2/2013 8:02PM

    I have been exhausted lately too - I think my body just needs alittle time to adjust to all this new activity - hope you feel rested soon!

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GAILANN48 5/2/2013 7:58PM

    Hang in there, Mel. Just one thing at a time.

emoticon Gail

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that peaceful life...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wow.. what a busy month this has turned out to be. But, busy is good too. It keeps my mind off of the stuff I can't do anything about lol.
I have been sticking to my program as much as possible, but I confess I have been in a few tight spots where I haven't had the right choices.. yet I have still lost weight! (thank you Jesus).
My final hearing is tomorrow, and I ask for your prayers. We are far from any agreement... and I don't know which way this will go. I am trusting God, however, that it will go according to His plan.
I am wondering if there is such a thing as a peaceful life... if there is, I want it lol.
Once again my beautiful grandbaby has been my absolute joy. And, just when I need her.. she's there. I have been able to spend a lot of time this past week with her. What a blessing she is! It used to break my heart whenever she cried because she had to go home....... it still does. The difference now is... I cry with her LOL. I am looking forward to the summer when she can stay with me more.
I am so thankful to God for all of my blessings. He continues to show me each and every day that I can do all things..
I go to sleep counting my blessings even now when everything around me seems so uncertain.
I wake up feeling blessed even though everything around me feels like shifting sands.

  
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AVANELL 4/25/2013 4:58PM

    I'm praying that God will surround you with His favor as with a shield, Mellie. I'm reminded of the Israelites when He brought them out of slavery. He did so to bring them into the Promised Land. He delivered them from bondage to bring them into His goodness. There are times in our lives when we feel helpless because we have no control over what other people do, but God has a good plan for your life and you can be assured that when He brings you out of this that He will take you into something better. The best is yet to come even if it doesn't look like it right now. You can trust His heart as that of a loving Father to bring you into His goodness for your life.

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BEEJAY49 4/25/2013 3:53PM

    You know if He brought you to it, He will bring you through it. :) My prayers are with you! HUGS!

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GAILANN48 4/25/2013 10:24AM

   
Psalm 124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

It'll be okay, Mellie, whatever it is. He's in control. I'll be praying with you and for you.



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EDITOR 4/25/2013 8:19AM

    Thank you Mellie for the sunglasses goodie!

Mt, 10:34 "Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword. Jesus said it and I know we believe it.

Two days from now we will celebrate together.





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Recap on my weekend..

Monday, April 15, 2013

Keeping busy is not as easy when you aren't at home. I did find things to do though.
Today was very busy. I cleaned house. Tomorrow I have my grandbaby... that always keeps me hopping.
I forgot to weigh in today.. that's how busy I was! emoticon

I have always dreaded the scale.. the thoughts now are coupled by the fear of not knowing at all HOW I have done over the last few days. Being out of my environment along with being in someone else's kitchen are a recipe for disaster. I also didn't journal as well as I should have. We shall see...

  
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AVANELL 4/16/2013 8:27AM

    Sounds like from the weigh in this morning that the scale was smiling at you! That's great! Praying that all is well with you!

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MARIANNE9855 4/16/2013 12:17AM

    I agree with Gailann- you may surprise yourself- have fun with the grandbaby! emoticon

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GAILANN48 4/15/2013 9:35PM

    I totally understand the reluctance to weigh in those circumstances, but you might be pleasantly surprised! If not, you know where you stand and can move on with tomorrow. Whatever the number is, remember it doesn't define you. :) Hang in there!

:) Gail

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