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Stepping up and stepping out

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I know that change isn't going to happen over night, but its funny when we are making changes and people around us seem to think that we have to be deprived or that we are missing out. A co worker brought some croissants in to work and they really tried to make it seem as if I was missing out. I said No thank you and kept on going! I won't lie it was hard but I did it!!!

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CIERAPOET 1/18/2013 12:59AM

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That's What Happens When You Have A Made Up Mind. People Think They Are Doing Favors When They Push Food That They Shouldn't Be Eating Themselves. My Son Does That And I Just Stare At Him. He's 22 And Very Little With A Metabolism Out Of This World. And To Think How Much Food You Can Eat For The Same Amount Of Calories As That Croissants. lol
Many Blessings Upon All You Put Your Hands To Do!

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BLKLILY 1/17/2013 5:14PM

    emoticon and even if she does not support you, WE do! emoticon

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One day at a time....

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Its one of those days where I am looking like how long will it take to get there. I am not losing hope I know with weight loss those moments come and go. We have to do what's best for ourselves and truly PUSHing on will help me to reach my goal. This is a short lived moment and I think blogging for a moment instead of finding comfort in food will help me get to where I need to go! Writing my goals and saying a prayer! I can do this! emoticon

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LILSHINE 1/16/2013 10:27AM

    You most surely can. Great job on finding an outlet other than food. Keep at it you got this covered

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PRIN1978 1/15/2013 9:43PM

    You sure can girl! I already bought my birthday dress 5 months in advance. Its a bit snug in some areas, so I have it hung as the first thing I see in my closet as a reminder to get moving & be healthier so I can look sexier in my dress! emoticon emoticon

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Retraction and Refresher

Monday, January 14, 2013

I made a comment that "God helps those who helps themselves," I honestly was not trying to discredit God's ability in my life or anyone else's. I have been praying for weight loss, strength where I am weak or need help on improving. I think that God helps us but we also have to help ourselves in the process. I know where I need improvement through wisdom that he has granted me and the vision within to see where I need make changes. I know that with God's help I can accomplish more. I want more of him in my life but I also know that I can not just pray to lose weight and it just happen without me putting in some effort with his guidance. I don't want to step on any toes or discredit God in any way. I know that this is a joint effort with me and him. I know that I may not even be able to hit all of the points on here.... but I really don't want to step on any toes, because everyone takes this their way. I know how I feel about him and that I need him in my life and on my journey!

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FREENEWMET 1/16/2013 10:14PM

    Very good post!! Yes God does want us to work hard to wait on the Lord does not mean to sit idly by and do nothing, Wait in that sense means to occupy until he comes which means to be about His business! You are not discrediting God at all! emoticon

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LILSHINE 1/16/2013 10:00AM

    Great blog post long as you know what you meant ... its good enough. He's there for us and in every aspect, keep holding on and seeking Him on this journey, He is a very present help...

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SPARKLE1908 1/15/2013 7:49PM

    I totally agree with your know the role that God plays in your life and you are giving him all the glory...that is what matters most...this is a team effort and He will be by our sides as long as we want him there...

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RESTORED_ME 1/14/2013 11:39PM

    Sis, this is absolutely the truth! We do our part and trust HIM for the rest. I know you are going to accomplish your weight loss goals this year. You are focused, you are faith-filled, and you are moving in the right direction. I am SO excited for you and glad to be cheering in your corner!

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LESLEYANNE11 1/14/2013 4:31PM

    emoticon Your absolutely right. God wants us to succeed of course,but he also needs us to work hard and remain in faith.

Remember the story about Jesus and the lepper. Jesus told him to go tell the priest that he was healed. Only he wasn't. He turned and while he was walking he was healed of his leprosy. Some times God wants us to step out in thin air and know he will catch us. emoticon

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Looking back and looking at now......

I have lost the weight before, I know its not easy but its not hard either. It takes dedication and consistency. I want to lose and I know that I have to be consistent with my exercise, my diet and stay positive. I know the weight isn't going to fall off overnight but I will take time. I want to lose this, I am going to lose this weight. I want to lose it for all. I would say once and for all but I have been down this road and this time I want it to be my final time. I know how it feels to carry this weight and what it feels like to weigh less than what I weigh now. I am looking forward to a new me. I am going to do this.

I am glad that there are people here who understand that we sometimes fall short of our goals, it doesn't mean its the end of the world. It just means that we have to get up and try again. I am not afraid of trying and I know that this is not all there is to me. I am going to accomplish my goal of losing. Right now I want to knock off 25 lbs by Easter. Easter day is March 31st so that means I have 10 weeks. I can do this!!! Taking things one step at a time.....

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BABY_GIRL69 1/14/2013 1:40PM

    So true so be not dismayed Red. It's going to click for all of us soon & it ain't gone be nuttin nice, let me tell ya!

God bless & emoticon emoticon emoticon Dee

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BLKLILY 1/13/2013 5:08PM

    Very proud of you emoticon

Failure + Trying Again = Success

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VANICIS 1/13/2013 2:09AM

I always thought Easter was in April!

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PURPLE180 1/12/2013 6:26PM

    Your determination will help you succeed!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/12/2013 6:15PM

    That is right. The only time we fail is when we quit!!


see ya on the "spark savings" team :o)

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****Borrowed from NIKKICOLE83****

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A - Available or Married: Complicated.....

B - Book: Eat the Cookie buy the Shoes

C - Cake or Pie? RedVelvet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, it has to be homemade

D - Drink of Choice: H20

E - Essential Item: Gummi Bear Bracelet

F - Favorite Color: Magenta

G - Game to Play or Watch: Word With Friends

H - Hometown: Columbus, GA

I - Indulgence: cheesecake

J - Job: Childy and Youth Program Asst soon to be Lead Teacher in NC Pre K prgm

K - Kids and Names: Kiana

L - Life is incomplete without: Family and being happy in your own skin

M - Music Group or Singer: USHER

N - Number of Siblings: 2

O - Oranges or Apples? Apples Pink Lady

P - Phobias/ Fears - Heights but I want to go parachuting!!!

Q - Favorite Quote: "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
-Herman Cain

R - Reason to smile: No matter how hard life has become I have learned that God gets rid of some things to bring in better things

S - Season: Fall and Spring

T - Tattoos: 3

U - Unknown fact about me? idk

V - Vegetable you love: broccoli or green beans

W - Worst habit: eating

X - X-rays? Teeth, arm

Y - Your favorite food: lasagne

Z - Zodiac? Cancer, 7/20


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