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Another month!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Wow! Another month has gone by!! This year is just breezing by isn't it?

It's been a month of fun and reunion for me. I was able to go to my cousin's wedding and see family that I haven't seen for a long time! Some of my relatives even asked who I was because they didn't recognize me. That was an amazing feeling!

Things here are still going great! I am working every day and classes are going well. I made the Dean's List and was offered a scholarship! So, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter! I still sit in awe at times at how far I've come. It's amazing to see the difference in not only my physical self, but in my mental self too. I have more confidence in myself and I have more faith.

I hope that each of you find the thing that will drive you to succeed. You can do it and you are worth it!! Life is such a blessing, do what you can to make it the very best!

  
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PEGGYO 3/10/2014 2:18PM

    glad that you are doing so well

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Wishing you all the best and much Success

BLESSings ALLways ~Deby

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MJRVIC2000 3/10/2014 10:07AM

    Give Thanks and Praise to the Lord! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Happy February 1!

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Happy February 1 everyone! I do hope this month is a great one for you all! This month, I'm going to be concentrating on tracking my food. I haven't been as good this month. I can give all the excuses in the world, but the simple fact is, I slacked off and got lazy. I need to track, it's what keeps me maintaining my weight loss.

As this month rolls around, I think of love. It's the month of love isn't it? There are many people and things that I love. I love my Lord and Savior, my family, my friends, my students, my colleagues. I love my animals, I love my Spark family. But, you know what? There is someone else I love and that's ME! I love myself. I didn't always love myself. I let myself go, I didn't exercise, I filled my body with junk. When I came to the realization that I really did love myself, I started to know that I was better than what I was. I realized that I am important and worth the effort.

You are too! Do what you have to do to be healthy. If it's going on Nutrisystem - do it. If it's having bariatric surgery - do it. If it's just cutting back and exercising more - do it. You are worth it and you deserve it!

  
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CHATTYNANA 2/27/2014 9:19AM

    Encouraging Post! I've been slacking off for around 9 months; but I'm back. Let's both DO IT! emoticon

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BOPPY_ 2/15/2014 1:13AM

    Forget this "you can do it!" stuff.

WE know you will do it!

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CINDYSDAY 2/1/2014 9:17PM

    I wish you all the luck this month! I know that you can do it!

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JENORA234 2/1/2014 11:46AM

    Happy February to you too!

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KAKIMEAL4 2/1/2014 11:32AM

    Great post! I think we as women get caught up in taking care of everybody else and we don't show enough love and compassion for ourselves. I agree with you that we need to love ourselves enough to take care of ourselves, and don't feel guilty about it. We are worth it!

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LJOYCE55 2/1/2014 11:04AM

  Thank you for the well wishes and encouragement.

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Putting myself first!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I was reading some blogs today and I read one where a gal was having a hard time putting herself first. This is very hard, especially when you have others who depend on you. It was very hard for me because I have a husband, children, students, and friends who depend on me. But, I started putting myself first and you know what - my family, students, and friends have all stood behind me. They have supported me in that effort.

Putting yourself first doesn't mean you are selfish - it means you value yourself enough to say "Hey, I'm important here and I have value." I do have value and I am important. Putting yourself first doesn't mean that you're neglecting those who depend on you - it means you're giving time to the very person they depend on - you.

So, don't feel bad for taking 15-30 minutes, or even an hour for yourself. You deserve it and you are worth it.

  
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BOPPY_ 2/15/2014 1:14AM

    Sounds like a great family and environment!

Congratulations
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Lee

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WEBEZE 1/28/2014 1:58AM

    Well said. We are all worth it to put ourselves first.

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CINDYSDAY 1/27/2014 5:31PM

    I so have to do better!

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MARATHONGIRL29 1/27/2014 11:42AM

    Putting myself first is something I need to work on. Thanks for the blog.

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STLOUISWOMAN 1/26/2014 10:59PM

    If you don't take care of yourself you'll reach a point where you can't take care of those important to you. You deserve it!
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KAKIMEAL4 1/26/2014 1:04PM

    You are an inspiration to me and I added you as a friend. I will be following your blog, too.
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PEGGYO 1/26/2014 12:27PM

    yes we all are worth it.

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I'm still here!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I am not too good at blogging. I am so busy that I forget to update all my friends on what's going on with me. So, here goes.

I am in a contest called Great in 8 and have been working on that for three weeks. It's a simple contest and I'm on a team with three other ladies. It's been great getting to know them better.

Work is going great. My students all tested this week and they are improving, which is always a good thing. I enjoy them so much and have had a wonderful time back from the holiday! Three of them were selected as students of the week which makes me considerably proud.

School started this week and it's going to be a busy, yet fulfilling semester. There will be a lot of reading, but I should be learning a lot. Most of my classes are education based, but one is on learning disabilities and it should be very informational.

Some of you may remember my talking about my new Martha Stewart planner. Well, I am LOVING it! I printed off my own custom fillers, but it is so nice to be organized and to know what I am doing from one minute to the next. My main goal this year was to be more organized and so far so good!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! Stay on whatever plan you're on and keep your chins up when you have a down day! Take it one day at a time and keep on moving!

  
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PATTYR81 1/27/2014 10:14AM

    I was glad to see your update~

Your joy and enthusiasm are rubbing off on your students!!! emoticon

also on your sparkfriends!! emoticon

Happy Day!

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STLOUISWOMAN 1/26/2014 11:01PM

    Glad things are going well for you. Thanks for sharing with us.

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JANET552 1/26/2014 8:12AM

    I'm glad your school year is going so well!! Sounds like you have a great group!! Enjoy your classes!

I love to be organized too. Your planner sounds great!

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PATSYB7 1/26/2014 8:11AM

    Thanks for the update--glad things are going well.
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WEBEZE 1/26/2014 1:59AM

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful start to the new year. I also enjoy being organized. Planners are awesome.

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Happy 2014!!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Wow, December just breezed right on by. I was busy with school, work, and community events and before I know it, Christmas was here. Wow!

My daughter had her ultrasound and we found out that the baby is a GIRL!!! Woo hoo!! I am so excited!!!

I got a little off track with eating in December. Most of my time was spent at rehearsal for the Christmas musical, to school, or to work, so eating was touch and go, but activity was through the roof.

I hope this year is a good one for you all! I plan to be more active on here. I bought a Martha Stewart disc bound planner and plan on being organized and planned. I hate not knowing what is going on, or forgetting something important! So, this year, I am going to be organized!

Let this be your year!! If there's something that you've wanted to accomplish - DO IT! Don't let another year pass by you. Make this year yours and own it!

  
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WEBEZE 1/2/2014 12:49AM

    Happy New Year. Congrats on the new baby girl. My co-worker is having another baby granddaughter in May. Working on a baby blanket for her.

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    congrats about the emoticon !

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HDHAWK 1/1/2014 9:56PM

    Happy New Year! Congrats on the upcoming baby!

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PEGGYO 1/1/2014 7:24PM

    Happy New Year!

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