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To Luxe jewels, family, and health! Cheers!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Well, I have procrastinated long enough. I finished my MBA, got my dad settled in rehab after his broken hip, and now it is time for me to get down to business with getting healthy. I took my blood pressure this weekend - 140/90....I hate that! I do not want to take medications every day, except for a vitamin! So, I better get moving - literally!

I signed up as a consultant to Luxe Jewels yesterday! IT is such a cool company and they have great jewelry pieces. Better yet, I can teach people how to make their own jewelry! I cannot wait to get my kit and get started.

To be successful, I want to be healthy, grow old gracefully and remain active as my hubby and I get closer to empty nesting! I love my job at the University, my family, and now I have a great new hobby (instead of school for a change)!

It is time for a change - success looks good!

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TEACHERTEACHER 7/28/2007 10:30AM

    Hi Robin. I am looking at my calendar. It is looking pretty full. We moved my mother in law into an assisted living facility at John Knox. Her insurance decided that she isn't sick enough. So now we have to move her out again and put her in a little flat at John Knox. So stupid. I guess assisted living means different with her insurance than what assisted living really is. I am in the middle of a Statistics class that has really made me stressed. If it works for you I will see about late October or Early November. How does that sound? I love jewelry. I am off for my walk. I am up to 4.4 miles. Next time you are in B.S. call me. 228-3150

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Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2007

It is the third mother's day without my mom. Although it should be getting easier, it just doesn't. Not only was she my mom, she was my best friend, my confidante, and my personal cheerleader.

I ran a 5K for nurses day / mother's day. It was nice to feel that accomplishment!

I have 4 great kids who I am so proud of. I hope that we can always stay close and that they always know how much I love them. My 2 step daughters are with their mom today. I wish I would hear from them, but I know I won't. They get busy doing things - softball, church, and time with their mom. I know they are happy, well adjusted, wonderful young ladies. Maybe some day they will think to call on my birthday or mother's day.

I only wish I could call my mom today. I know she is looking down from heaven, sending her love and enjoying the beauty around her.

Some day, we will be together again.


Another day, another month, another year

Sunday, May 06, 2007

I see my Spark Friends doing so well. I am so happy for them in their weight loss. But, I am still just about where I started. I have increased my exercise SOME, but not consistently enough. I am really struggling to gain control over my eating and have the motivation and will power to succeed. I am not sure what I need to do, but I sure hope I can get on track soon.

Once you turn 40, it seems like weight loss gets harder and things start changing in your body.

Hey to anyone who stops by....I am open to advice if you have any for me!


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SAMDES 6/7/2007 3:31PM

    Hi Robin,
My suggestion for you is, make sure you keep a food and exercise log that can be viewed by other people, it really structures you. I wish you all the best. Remember we're all in this together.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Seeing your baby all dressed up and leaving for prom is a big step in a mom's life. You remember her life as it flashes before you. Where has the time gone. When your trip down memory lane is over, you see a beautiful, smart WOMAN with a mind of her own, her own ideas and dreams. It is what you have been working toward in one way, but in another way, it just tears you up that so much of your time together has gone by.

Since I was a guest at prom, I got to see her having fun with her friends, looking beautiful. And, when given the opportunity to stay out really late, she was home by 12:00. I had to encourage her to go to her friend's house for a while. Even then, she was back by 1:00.

I know there were some kids who left the prom to drink among other things, but not my baby. She is a good girl, smart and beautiful.

I guess I have not done such a bad job in raising this one...all the drama in my mind caused me to not handle eating very well yesterday. But, as the article says, it is 1 step back, 2 steps forward...

Today is a new day. This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.



Thursday, April 05, 2007

It is Easter Holy Week and we have really been blessed by tithing. We have now tithed for 3 months and have had plenty of money - even some left at the end of the month!

I have had surgery on my leg and really had to stop walking for a couple of weeks. That added to the cold weather has really put a damper on my exercise attempts.

It is so hard to stay motivated to lose weight. I love to eat - it is not a matter of emotional eating, etc....just eating in general is my problem.

I am doing well in other areas of self control...I am praying more, still reading my Bible. I know that I will be blessed if I can gain self-control in the diet part of my life as well.

My husband has interviewed for a new job...not sure what the divine plan is for us, but I know that there is a plan to prosper us, not to harm give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). I hold on to that verse and know that God will make all things work for us when we are in HIS purpose.

I continue to study about and pray for the fruit of the Spirit in my life. Beth Moore has a wonderful women's ministry and she is just so cute. It has been good for me to get into this study on the internet.

I will succeed, but I definitely need Divine Intervention!


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