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Update on my friends/prayer request

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

First, I thank those spark friends who prayed for my friends Erich and Jackie. I asked for prayer for Erich after he suffered a stroke while on vacation in Hawaii last week. I spoke with his daughter and found out that they are very encouraged, even though his left side is paralyzed they were able to get him to walk yesterday with the help of a walker. He also came through the mental tests with flying colors and his speech has not been affected.

The women who cook at church with Jackie were planning to send flowers to them as we originally thought they would be there until next week. Upon hearing that, Jackie told her daughter, "forget the flowers, Erich would like chicken pot pie!" I loved hearing my friend's humor come through!

Please pray that they will be able to leave HI to come back to MT to begin rehab. They must have a bed in a rehab center before they will release Erich.

I am so very thankful for your prayers and concern, what a beautiful community Spark People is! May the Lord bless you all!
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FLORIDASUN 1/29/2010 8:50PM

    Ohhh I will be most happy to send up some prayers for your dear friends...that's what SparkPeople are all about...I see my dear friend Sunny on your friends list...I'm so happy to meet you and thankful that your friends have a wonderful friend like you to enlist help just for them! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CARMEL466 1/15/2010 5:23AM

    Thank you for the update. I had been wondering how they were doing. Sounds like he has a great sense of humor. Continuing to pray for them.

Have a great day.

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JOJO58 1/12/2010 10:07PM

    Oh that's great. I'm so happy for you and your friends. With the good Lord's Blessing he will have a speedy recovery. It sounds like he is already on his way.

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HAPPY1049 1/12/2010 10:00PM

    Glad to hear the good news! And thank you very much for praying for my husband. They are still giving him tests, but he is hanging in there.

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BESSHAILE 1/12/2010 4:43PM

    good news - sending my prayers along - for good health and for good friends

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WOODSYGIRL 1/12/2010 10:27AM

    Oh Rita, this is such WONDERFUL news!!! Erich is in good hands and I do pray that he can get back home to MT, where he will feel more comfortable. So encouraging that his speech and mental faculties were not affected. He sounds like a very strong man and having a big prayer ring around him is giving him encouragement from afar as well. Thank you for letting us know and please keep us updated. Praise God!

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SUNNY332 1/12/2010 8:17AM

    That is very encouraging, Rita. PTL - God is so good.
Thanks so much for the update.

Hugs, Sunny

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

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Need prayer

Saturday, January 09, 2010

An hour or two ago I received a call from a friend who told us that our mutual friend from church had a stroke while in Hawaii on vacation. This brings back memories for me of when another friend from church was with us in TX for our daughter's wedding and the husband had a stroke the day before the wedding. It was a devastating time. I'm broken hearted for our dear friends and would like nothing better than to do something to help.

I am praying! If you are a believer please pray for Erich and Jackie. Thank you!

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 1/9/2010 7:26PM

    my prayers are being said right now emoticon

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SUNNY332 1/9/2010 6:44PM

    Our Dear Heavenly Father, please be with Erich and Jackie during this health crisis, giving them both the rest they need to recover and return home.

Be with all of the health care workers as they provide care and emotional support during a very scary time for this couple.

Be with Ritarose and comfort her as she prays for her friends giving her comfort and assurance that you are there in the mist of this crisis.

In your name, I pray, Amen.

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JOJO58 1/9/2010 6:32PM

    Hi there, I am so sorry, I will keep your friends in prayer.

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WOODSYGIRL 1/9/2010 5:21PM

    Prayers are being sent their way, Rita. I'm so sorry they are going through this very difficult time. I pray for patience, strength and a full recovery for them. Hang in there as best you can my friend.

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CARMEL466 1/9/2010 4:43PM

    My prayers go out to your friends.

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HAPPY1049 1/9/2010 4:34PM

    That is too bad. However, I have prayed for them and I hope things will work out for them and the Lord will be glorified through it all. Keep your chin up.

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PPLUNICORN 1/9/2010 4:23PM

    You and your friends are in my prayers.

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LINDAKAY228 1/9/2010 3:54PM

    I'll be thinking and praying for your friends and for you. I'm so sorry for what you and they are going through.

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Winter getaway

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

This will be short and sweet as the hot springs are waiting for us! My dear husband and I finished our gourmet dinner and I couldn't be happier with the result! I'm a bit over for the day, but I was able to leave food on my plate as an exercise in self control. No, I didn't want to leave that last two bites of delicious salmon! No I didn't want to leave the last of my dessert, but I am trying to remember the adage, "eat to live, rather than live to eat!

The waitress was so helpful to me when I told her I would like suggestions for my "plan." I refuse to use the term diet anymore! She totally understood and made suggestions and substitutions to make the meal more in accordance with what I need.

It's snowing lightly, and we are getting ready to go outside to the hot springs to get a little exercise and enjoy the night sky and warm water. Two years ago when we came it was -20 (that's not including the wind chill!) It was fantastic! It's almost too warm for us in the 20's.

What fun we're having on our winter get away thanks to our children!

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HAPPY1049 1/6/2010 1:39PM

    I'm glad you are having such a great time! What a memory it will make for you and your loved one.
It is good to leave food on your plate. We tend to think just the opposite--that it is bad. Better to let the food go to waste where it belongs, than to let the food go to your waist.

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JMONTIE 1/6/2010 11:05AM

    Sounds wonderful! Enjoy every minute! emoticon

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SUNNY332 1/6/2010 8:10AM

    How nice - a winter get away. Enjoy every minute of it.

Good job on the exercise in self control.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

Hugs, Sunny

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Need time

Sunday, January 03, 2010

This morning my son and daughter in law head back home to Seattle. My oldest son is here until Tuesday with his two dogs. I am finding it very hard to find any time to work seriously on my goals and how I will reach those this year! I love my kids and am so glad they are here, but I need to do this soon!

  
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HAPPY1049 1/3/2010 6:13PM

    Don't panic! Enjoy the visit without worrying about your goals for now. Then take the time you need to begin working on them. Not everything has to begin on the first day of the new year.

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NATALIE1964 1/3/2010 3:46PM

    Thanks so much for the workout gloves !
How did you guess ?
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CARMEL466 1/3/2010 3:41PM

    I hope you can make the time to get the job done! Had my son exercising with me this morning. He thought it was easy so I said then come do it with me. Well... lol He's in good shape but he was huffing and puffing. Good luck on getting it done soon.

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SUNNY332 1/3/2010 11:11AM

    Ritarose - enjoy your son's visit. The time will come when he will be gone and you can direct your attention to your goals.

Hugs, Sunny

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SUNNY332 1/3/2010 11:11AM

    Ritarose - enjoy your son's visit. The time will come when he will be gone and you can direct your attention to your goals.

Hugs, Sunny

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MKPRINCESS007 1/3/2010 11:03AM

    This reminds me of that quote "Time is like a thief, stealing into the night.." Forgive me, having studied literature little bits spill out of my brain once in a while, without any reference to the rest of it, author etc. :)
That said, I understand. I often hear"we all have the same 24 hours" but what we don't all have is the same life circumstances! So, just enjoy your time with your son and dogs and know that Wednesday, you are back to your plan. Is your son able to work out with you? Might be silly, just a thought....................

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2010 A look forward

Friday, January 01, 2010

I must admit I'm very excited at the possibilities of a new year and new decade. My hopes have been bouyed by my fellow sparkies. For the first time ever I KNOW I can reach my goal of losing 102 pounds. The journey began last April when my doctor gave me a dire warning that I was soon to be a diabetic if I didn't increase my exercise and decrease my weight. He told me to get into a diabetes prevention program which I did, that really helped tremendously as I did what I committed to do upon signing up. As that program wound down, I had a panic as I knew I couldn't do this without help. My friend and classmate told me she had joined SP. I knew what it was as my daughter had signed me up for it a few years earlier. I wasn't ready at that time to work it, but last fall I was very ready.

My first goal is to reach the 50 pound mark, 8 pounds from that now, my fitness goal is that I continue to keep up my classes and workouts to maximize my strength and fitness.

Because of the difference others (SP) have made in my life, I so desire to come along those who have a large amount to lose and be their encouragement and give them hope that I never thought possible in the weight loss area of my life. I pray that I will be given this opportunity.

My prayer for all of you is for a very Happy New Year filled with fitness, good healthy food, friends, fun and faith in God! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MAURA9900 1/5/2010 8:56AM

    Best wishes for the new year! You CAN lose it all!

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MAURA9900 1/5/2010 8:56AM

    Best wishes for the new year! You CAN lose it all!

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HAPPY1049 1/2/2010 9:43PM

    You are an inspiration to me. This year I want to lose 50 pounds. I am going to try hard to do that. I am diabetic, but if I lose weight I may not have to take the meds I'm on now.

Thanks for your story and successes. Happy new year to you and your family.

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NATALIE1964 1/2/2010 9:46AM

    wow Rita you lost almost 50 pounds!
8 pounds to go, this is awesome.
I can't wait to be where you are.
All I have to do is Stop thinking about it and do it!
thanks for your great blog.
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SHERLYN-WILL 1/2/2010 9:30AM

    You have lost so much weight, congratulations. Great blog too.
With God we can do this, I know!

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WOODSYGIRL 1/1/2010 11:07AM

    Rita, you DO inspire me! I am so happy I met you and have the chance to follow your progress and lend encouragement and support. You have had an amazing journey and your doctor will be thrilled to see how far you've come. 2010 will be YOUR year!!! Thank you for being such an amazing inspiration to us all!!

Big hugs,

Shannon

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SUNNY332 1/1/2010 9:21AM

    8# to go before you reach your first goal? That is awesome, Ritarose.

Keep up the good work. We are right here to cheer you on to victory.

Hugs, Sunny

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