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Thursday, September 08, 2011

I generally eat tomatoes on a salad. I often tried to add an whole sliced tomato as side dish with lunch or dinner. However, I usually don't eat it all. It just does not seem to taste as good as on a salad

Recently, I watch Chef Meg's video on how to peel and de-seed tomatoes. It's not that I didn't know about how to peeled tomatoes; but I decided to peel them for just eating them raw. I found tomatoes are more palatable for me if they are peeled. Now am enjoying them more and more raw. Who knew such simple thing could make a change in my enjoyment of eating tomatoes? That's another reason to continue Sparking.

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CARYA52 9/11/2011 6:10PM

    And those little things add up, don't they? And you've got big changes before you know it. Good luck on your journey! emoticon

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Good Morning

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I just exercised for 20 minutes. I danced while I listened to songs from Kirk Franklin's Hello Fear albumn; songs like At the Altar and A God Like You. I feel wonderful. I am having a great day! Each day God loads us with benefits and blessing. I am holding open my hands for all my blessings.


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RUNNYBABBIT 8/24/2011 8:12AM

  Great start to the day and it will carry you all the way through

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EMGERBER 8/24/2011 8:08AM

    Great way to start your day.

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Standing Firm

Saturday, August 20, 2011

"Put on all of Godís armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil" Esphesian 6:11 NLT
My last blog entry was April 3rd . The next week after my blog about my busy lifestyle, I attended a revival. My faith was strengthen during that revival. On the last day of the revival , I returned home to find my husband very ill. He was in a lot of pain. We rushed to the emergency room. The hospital did all kinds of test but could not find anything. For six weeks, he suffered. After many tests and prescriptions, they could not figure out why he was still have problems. Finally the doctors thought he might have pancreas cancer. However, the test revealed that he had an enlarged aorta. It was soon discovered that my husband had aortic aneurysm.

In the beginning of my husband's illness , I was getting very afraid. But I had prayed and asked God to give me the strength to go through this trial. God gave strength and a peace of mind. By the time we found out about the aneurysm, I was still at peace. And by this time, my husband who was panic sticken in beginning was peaceful when we receive the news of the anuerysm. He said that everything was God's hands.

My husband had surgery for the aneursym on July 8th. Because of this new surgery to repair an aneursym my husband is doing very well today. Thursday he was able to cut the grass on our lawn. He resume most activities he was doing before he got sick.

It was a time that could have been very stressful. It is times like that I typically abandon any healthy lifestyle plans. But this time, I stuck with my diet. I didn't get a chance to exercise. But I didn't have food pity parties. I didn't blog or log in to Sparks, but I was mindful of my choices.

I thank God for my husband and his healing.

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FELKINS 8/21/2011 11:07PM

    It's great to hear that he is doing so well! What a scary time it must have been for the two of you. Way to stay strong, not only in your diet (which is really just an added bonus), but also in your faith!

Keep up your hard work! You're doing amazing!

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CHARMIN944 8/21/2011 11:37AM

    I'm so happy to hear that your husband is better. I'm sure that this trial has brought the two of you even more closer to God. I'll keep you both in my prayers.

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VEUVEGIRL 8/20/2011 8:02PM

    What wonderful news. I will keep him in my prayers for a healthy healing!

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Busy lifestyle

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Last week, was like a blur. Monday night was the only day that I didn't do something after to work. I worked to make good choices, I believe except when I went to my job event at the Governor's mansion. The good thing about those choices, I made is that I didn't stuff myself. I went out to dinner Friday night and excellent choices.

I have been listening an audiobook --Geneen Roth's "Women, Food and God". She has some excellent ideas. I have not grasp her concept of eating what you body wants or as much as body wants. Truly, my body can tell tall tales. Although, some days I could live on water and fruit without my sugar getting low or too high, I would do. Live strong, be healthy



Exercise on Sunday

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I did the 10 minute Spark's cardio bootcamp workout this morning. I didn't want to 'cause I prefer to walk outside. But on Sunday, I usually don't have the time to walk or for that matter get any exercise. I glad I did it. Although, I am suffering from sinus problems, that make me sluggish, the exercise gave me a much needed boost.


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