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Busy day

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I got my walk in and my strength exercises, got my 2 log in points, figured out the recipe nutritional information of a cheesecake my girlfriend brought over for dinner last night, commented on one blog and updated my status, but beyond that I don't think I'll have any time today for SparkPeople.

Baking all morning, preparing for my daughter's 8th birthday tomorrow [we go horseback riding on Monday for your BD], going to a good friend's father-in-law's funeral, and a picnic with our special friends this evening.

Have a GREAT day to all my MUCH appreciated SparkFriends.

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ABIGAILSING 8/14/2010 11:00AM

    Praying blessings for you.

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JULIEFRANCES112 8/14/2010 10:34AM

    You sure are a busy woman. Don't forget to relax at some time. Have fun horseback riding. I haven't done that in years. Happy Birthday to your daughter. God Bless!

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JULIEJO39 8/14/2010 9:58AM

    I hope you have a great weekend and get in some time for yourself even with all you have to do!

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SWIMLOVER 8/14/2010 9:43AM

  With all that is going on in your life, I think you did GREAT
just getting on SPARKPEOPLE. Have A Very Wonderful Day! Have
a Great Time going horseback riding with your DD on Monday.

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Hope in the LORD

Friday, August 13, 2010

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why are thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." Ps. 42:11

Lord, during my walk the other day, I was impressed with the Scripture, "In God I have put my trust..." and I felt led to consider 'trust funds' and how I can liken my trust in You to a trust fund. What time I am afraid, Lord, I will look to this 'trust fund' and be CONFIDENT that you've provided GENEROUSLY for my well-being. Thank you that you've provided liberally for my care and protection. Thank you that you've supplied protection from danger, distress, and calamity; and YOU are my stronghold and strength. Thank you that this 'TRUST' has freed me from apprehension, dread and anxiety. I have PERFECT PEACE because You've abundantly and richly endowed me with this guaranteed birthright. I dwell securely in this very insecure world because of ALL your provisions. I'm COMPLETELY dependent upon Your word to me--that I'm heir of your promise. Thank you, Jesus, that I can speak to my soul to HOPE only in You! You NEVER disappoint and YOU indeed are the health of my countenance.

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JULIEFRANCES112 8/17/2010 9:49PM

    Thanks Susan that was really beautiful. God Bless you!
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PURPLELVR7 8/17/2010 2:58PM

    Awesome - thank you for sharing

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JANETLP 8/17/2010 9:20AM

    God Bless you for sharing this- It's just what I needed to hear! "Trust Fund" I like that. I have always been a fan of writing down all the wonderful things God has done for me and provided me. But I never thought of it as a "Trust Fund". I will work that concept today. Maybe even start a "Trust Fund" journal where I record God's promises and answers to prayers as well as where he has brought me from! Love the idea! Thanks for sharing it.

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TERRIJ7 8/15/2010 7:30PM

    I loved this! Thank you for sharing it~

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SWIMLOVER 8/14/2010 9:51AM

  This is truly a beautiful blog! We do serve an AWESOME GOD!
HE truly is our ROCK and SHIELD! Thank You so much for sharing
this blog with us. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE LORD!

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CGARREN247 8/13/2010 8:30PM

    I so needed to read this today. It blessed me so much!Thank you!


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JACQUISPAGE 8/13/2010 7:49PM

    Beautiful words and blog. Thank you so much.
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VISUALLYRICS 8/13/2010 3:35PM

    Your heart is FULL of Joy and Hope! I hear your heart singing of this Truth even when I am not onlne! LOL! =)
Thank you for this lovely blog! Inspiring! True!

Cheering YOU on! ~ Laura

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    Thanks for the wonderful reminder!

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My goals assignment--Chapter 2 of THE SPARK

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I, Susan, will live to the absolute brim, savoring Jesus as my deepest pleasure; filling every day with loving words and actions toward my husband, children, relatives and friends; eating well and being fit and trim; cultivating my gardens with newfound enthusiasm and passion; being a home educator that inspires my children to love learning and to reach their full potential; to fill our home with creativity, warmth and laughter creating an atmosphere of security, contentment and gratitude. {{I am willing be spend the energy and time to make my lifestyle healthy and happy--this sentence taken from THE SPARK}}.

LORD Jesus, empower me by Your Spirit...

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SWIMLOVER 8/14/2010 9:54AM

  This is truly another beautiful post you are sharing with us!
Thank You so much for sharing.

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ERMYLIFE 8/12/2010 6:30PM

    I like your misson statement! It shows such a positive attitude.

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VISUALLYRICS 8/12/2010 2:03PM

    I know He will empower you! Amen! =)

What a beautiful post this is! Thank you so much for sharing this!

love ~ Laura

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DARBOYMOM 8/12/2010 1:09PM

    Very inspiring -- thanks for sharing!

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Life Changes

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm on chapter 4 of The Spark and one thing that REALLY touched me [I think in Chapter 3] was the Tipping Point Theory! I LOVED it! Most people give up RIGHT BEFORE they're going to have a breakthrough. This helped me so, so much! So that *even* if I'm not seeing results immediately [like on the scale], I can keep enduring because at SOME POINT I will hit the tipping point and things WILL start moving. This happened to a friend of mine. She started a weightloss/exercise program and did her treadmill for 4 WHOLE months for 4 miles a day and didn't lose ONE pound! Then after 4 months, she started dropping a pound a day and has kept it off for over a year!

Also, I have to say that this is the first time in over 20 years that I don't feel like I'm on a diet, but rather changing my WHOLE outlook on eating, exercise, LIFE choices, etc.! I'm THRILLED about this change!

Have a great day!

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    Great way of thinking!

I keep telling myself that changes are always happening and the ones I want will happen if I keep going.

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JULIEFRANCES112 8/11/2010 5:48PM

    I think I might have to read The Spark myself. I think that's what has really helped me this time(there have many many other times) I'm not on a diet I am really changing the way I eat. I'm not starving myself or going without. Good for you Susan. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JULIEJO39 8/11/2010 1:42PM

    After reading your blog I think I am definately going to have to get out and buy The Spark! I am happy that you are finding it a lifestyle change and not a diet. It sure made a difference with me!!

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Breakfast at the Ritt

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This morning was SO wonderful! Had breakfast with my dearest friend at a very exclusive Bed and Breakfast in Bayfield called the Rittenhouse! HOW special! I had their 3 egg scramble [and I asked for 2 egg whites and 1 egg] with exotic mushrooms and herbs, fruit/yogurt/granola, cinnamon rolls and biscuits, and roasted potatoes. I ate 1/2 of my eggs, 1/4 of my fruit parfait, a bit of cinnamon roll, 1/3 of potatoes and none of my biscuit. Brought the rest home in a box and felt SO satisfied. Lord, thank you for helping me to think so differently about food. TOTALLY God's grace and I give Him all the glory!

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JULIEFRANCES112 8/10/2010 6:46PM

    It all sounds so yummy. Good for you for having such discipline. emoticon emoticon

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