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A sign?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I am NOT the bible thumping, god preaching, jesus freak, religious zealot, type person but I do own a bible and I do say prayers. I do know that today is Palm Sunday. I live in a muslim country that strictly forbids Christian worship of any kind in the country, it results in prison and deportation. I walked outside this afternoon and saw that the palm tree in my yard had been trimmed and there were palm leaves on the ground. . Is that a sign? I picked up a green fresh one and a brown one and put them on my patio table, I will attempt to separate the individual strands and try to make a cross. 'NOUGH SAID
The guy next door probably called maintenance and told them to come trim the tree.

PLEASE DO NOT PREACH AT ME, I will delete all preaching replies.

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DIANNEYME 4/17/2011 10:27PM

    For whatever reason your tree was trimmed, I think the timing is pretty cool.

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HJFOGARTY 4/17/2011 8:46PM

    sometimes I believe that interesting things happen for a reason - hope you had a good day! :)

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SANDYBRUNO 4/17/2011 10:44AM

    I hope you have a beautiful day.

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Pink team Biggest Loser challenge list of 5

Saturday, April 16, 2011

This weeks Challenge for the Pink team on the Biggest Loser Spring challenge is:

WEEK 6 - Make a list of the 5 things you haven't had time to do. It must only include things for YOURSELF. It cannot include things that you want to do or buy for your family or your children.

Post your list of the 5 things you haven't had time to do, things that have slipped through the cracks of your busy life or that you've wanted to do but for whatever reason haven't done.....and then pick ONE of those things and actually DO IT by the end of the week.

BONUS - Pick and DO more than one thing on your list. To earn the bonus point you only have to do one additional thing from you list but more is better!!

My list:

Make a weekly Menu plan and stick to it.
Make a weekly exercise plan and stick to it
Find an easy way to drink my 8 cups of water each day
Take time to track my food
Do 1 hour of cross stitch

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/18/2011 1:05PM


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HJFOGARTY 4/16/2011 5:40PM

    awesome list good luck and make it happen!

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TRIGFROST 4/16/2011 10:43AM

    Your "Good"... emoticon

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EVWINGS 4/16/2011 8:45AM

    The five that you list seem to be really great! You really need #5 because we all need "me" time to be totally rounded and balanced.

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I am Passing T his On So T hat My Knickers Won't Fall Down!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I got this in an e-mail today so I thought I would pass it on.

When I was in my younger days,
I weighed a few pounds less,
I needn't hold my tummy in
to wear a belted dress.
But now that I am older,
I've set my body free;
T here's comfort of elastic
Where once my waist would be.
Inventor of those high-heeled shoes
My feet have not forgiven;
I have to wear a nine now,
But used to wear a seven.

And how about those blasted tights --
T hey're sized by weight, you see,
So how come when I put them on
T he crotch is at my knee?
I need to wear these glasses
As the print's been getting smaller;
And it wasn't very long ago
I know that I was taller.
T hough my hair has turned to grey
and my skin no longer fits,
On the inside, I'm the same old me,
the outside's changed a bit.

But, on a positive note...
I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents,
you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life.'
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life just being a doormat.
You need to be able to throw something back.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart,
I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.

People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.

I was supposed to forward it to friends but I didn't

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TRIGFROST 4/12/2011 6:28PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DFROMTX 4/12/2011 5:02PM

    Have seen this before, but loved reading it again. Thanks.

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FRAN0426 4/12/2011 4:59PM

    One great blog and how true your words are, thanks for sharing both your thoughts and the e-mail your received.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 4/12/2011 4:31PM

    Great Blog!

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KIWIEVIE 4/12/2011 3:49PM

    Love this...
Thanks for Sharing.

Evie emoticon

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Motivation week cycle

Monday, April 11, 2011

Apparently I seem to have a cycle where 1 week I am motivated, exercise, eat great and feel great then the next week I have no motivation to exercise, no motivation eat all that great and I just don't understand it. So this is my motivation week to get up and exercise, eat well and feel 1/2 way decent. I'll take what I can get lately.

AS I write this:
It is 42 days, 6 hours, 36 minutes, 24 seconds
until Monday, May 23, 2011 at 9:30:00 AM (Concord time)

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DIANNEYME 4/11/2011 8:11PM

    I tend to do the same - I don't know if I think I should congratulate myself by letting down or what.

Glad this is a good week for you! I forced myself to walk it out tonight to get over 10K steps. I am now glad I did, but I sure wanted to crash on the couch!

Let the countdown continue!!!

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RD03875 4/11/2011 3:04PM

    42 days is when I get home to the USA for my summer vacation.

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KARENHOEY 4/11/2011 2:12PM

    What happens in 42 days?

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Time to re-set your articles

Saturday, April 02, 2011

A new month means it's time to re-set my SparkPeople articles and Health Conditions articles. I have no more articles to read in the Wellness or Motivation section and I'm LONG out of articles to read int he Health A-Z list. The articles will only re-set if you have been a member for at least 6 months and will only re-set articles you've read over 6 months ago.
To re-set articles, go to MY TRACKERS (top left corner of the orange bar at the top of any Sparkpage.
Click on Account/E-mail preferences
Scroll down the page where it says Reset SparkPoints
click on Reset Articles, Reset Quizzes and Re-set Health A-Z.
Now you are all set for the next few months!

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HJFOGARTY 4/2/2011 8:21PM

    I knew you could reset the articles but not the a to z stuff too - thanks! you are always so up on things - and I'm very glad! take care of you and hope you are having a good week!

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MSKITYOCAT 4/2/2011 9:05AM

  thank you sooooo much. i've been out of several of those for weeks now. Blessings for a great day for you.

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