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Today I am feeling grateful

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Today I am going off to get a couple of second hand books.
I want the Artist's way by Julia Cameron and The Rubiat of Omar Khayyam.
going to travel the Yes NO Maybe road.
I need to write, I need to draw, I need to sit, I need to walk.
I need to be kind to myself and love me as He did so I can love my neighbors that way.
Even if they get paint on my car!
Happiness, Honesty, Openmindedness, Love

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    HI MARIA ! Your right, it is really important to "SPOIL" yourself some. I wish you luck on your shopping hon. "BLESS YOU"......

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-H0LY-Y0GA- 3/23/2009 10:15AM

    Ah, kindness to ourselves.... Such an easy one to forget! Thanks for the cute picture and important reminder.

Blessings, Liz

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SHERI1969 3/22/2009 8:58PM

    Your cat us cute lol. And I draw as well as paint. It is good to keep your hands and your mind busy...they get into far less trouble that way!

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TEACHEROF4TH 3/22/2009 5:29PM

    I like your book choices Maria! Where is your favorite used bookstore in Roseville? Is it the Almost Perfect Bookstore on Douglas? Enjoy your day... you are blessed!

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VEGEFARMER 3/22/2009 2:59PM

    Thats a very long list of needs Maria.
love the pic on todays blog, so cute.
Be good to you today and good luck with your shopping.

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Happy Birthday to Me

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I wish I could have turned the picture.

Any way it is my Bio Birthday today and i really will have a great day. I will spend the morning with my Lord and Savior and Lunch with hubby. I have bought my own birthday presents.
I got a water dish for the kitties that is like a fountain. They love water so much and we just cannot keep letting the water run in the bathroom sink. I replaced my lemon dishwasher.
I got to spend time with my best friend. Life is pretty good.

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BLUES2ELMO 3/21/2009 1:02PM

    Happy belated birthday! You have the same birthday as my spouse and brother--wow go figure. I hope you enjoyed your day! The cat is adorable. Blues

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MISS_VIV 3/20/2009 8:29PM

Big Hugs

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    HI MARIA. HAPPY BE-LATED B-DAY ! I can see that you had a fun day. GOD BLESS YOU..... emoticon

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ROZEEROZ1 3/11/2009 12:24AM

    Happy belated birthday. You weren't alone I see. Jesus was with you - Praise Jesus for that. I like the water fountain for the kitties. That is neat.
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KARIN:) 3/10/2009 3:45PM

    Happy Belated Birthday.
I am glad you had a good day.


Karin :)

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SHERI1969 3/9/2009 8:51PM

    Happy birthday and congrats on the new gifts! Your kitty in the sink is cute!

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COACHMEG 3/9/2009 11:04AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a fantastic day!
Love and light
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TEACHEROF4TH 3/9/2009 8:39AM

    Happy belated birthday Maria! Sounds like you had an awesome day, and that is just what you deserve! I pray that your year ahead will be your best one yet.

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PRANDERS 3/8/2009 12:13PM

    Happy Birthday!!!!
I'm so glad you enjoyed your day!!!
Your SP friend,
Pam A
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    What is a bio birthday?

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VEGEFARMER 3/8/2009 1:49AM

    Happy birthday to you.Happy birthday to you.Happy birthday dear IAJOEB happy birthday to you. HIP Hip Hooray.
I am glad that you got to do what you wanted for your special day.
Thinking of you.
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135 Spark points and counting

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Today I got another 25 points for being on the website for another 30 days.
It seems really incredible to be here all the time and reading what others are saying and writing how I feel. I was watching biggest looser last evening. I got the urge to get on the exercise bike that has been sitting in the corner of the family room for at least 10 years collecting dust. Maybe 20 years but not in the family room.....
I rode it for half an hour and fast and I only quit cuz hubby came home and wanted to sit because he has that killer cough and cold that just takes heros down.
So when you are sitting watching TV think of me riding and the calories flee..
Ha Ha Ha HE! I got 139 spark points today also because I got another 100 posts.
It all adds up.

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SHERI1969 3/5/2009 11:56PM

    The points are a wonderful incentive aren't they? I'm happy for you that you are enjoying yourself. I hope you get as addicted to SparkPeople as I am. Hardly a day goes by that I am NOT here! I go through SparkPeople withdrawl!!!!!!!!!!

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11-RENEWAL-20 3/5/2009 8:12AM

    Way to go, Marie...I might be able to ride for 5 minutes, but I know if I would keep it up; I could increase that over time. I have to force myself to exercise...I did get out and pull some weeds from the mud yesterday, rushing the season a bit, but that's where I get most of my "exercise". Keep up the good effort....Sharon emoticon

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VEGEFARMER 3/5/2009 3:05AM

    Well done. it's awesome that you have got the dust of the bike and using it as you should.
i will think of you when I watching tv.
take care & keep on peddling

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What do I do next

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I am spending today trusting the process. When I eat in my calorie range and walk every day at least 30 minutes, I am doing the obvious things to achieve my goal of healthy weight.
But I must also fill my spirit with the things I was trying to fill with food.
it is not just taking my body to Church. It is living in the Spirit.
When I chose the photo I did not know what I was going to write about.
I think what I do next is put one foot in front of the other.

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KARIN:) 3/4/2009 4:03PM

    I love your photos. Let the spirit guide you and you can't go wrong. :)

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SPOOKIEDO 3/4/2009 2:54PM

    When living in the spirit you're living well. Good luck with your goals.

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    I love that you always add photos to your blogs! It makes it so fun to read :)


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What do I say?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Here I am. I have been here since September. I have been tracking my food and therefore I know exactly why i have not had a weight loss this month. I ate a little too much and did not exercise quite enough. I feel like I have been aiming at a target and did not quite hit the bulls eye. But I know that if I Keep practicing I will get closer to my goals than I will if I get all angry and distressed because I did not do it perfectly this time.
Trying to take pictures of Cats is a challenge. They do not just sit there and smile.
Getting into a healthy lifestyle from eating Detroit and never exercising.... takes time and conscious effort. But I feel in control in a way I never have before. Keep the faith and trust the process.

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    I would count chasing the cats as exercise.

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ESMERELDA55 3/2/2009 2:45PM

    The fact that you're still here speaks volumes! WOO!
You're not on a diet, you're changing your life, and you're doing great!

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VEGEFARMER 3/1/2009 11:07PM

    Yes, that is all you can do.
All good things take time and thankfully time is something we still do have.

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