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In Memory

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Today marks two years since my mom died. She was a godly woman and a wonderful example to her children and grandchildren. She left a legacy of love and servanthood. I love her and miss her greatly. I look forward to seeing her again in heaven!

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COACHKRYSTIE 3/28/2010 9:16PM

    Many Many Many Hugs to you!!!!

I am Looking forward to getting to know you more in the next 6 weeks together on the Dandy Lions!! emoticon emoticon
I've subscribed to your blog so I can keep up with what's going on with you and your journey so be sure to blog & keep us posted!!

I'm here for you always!!!

GO DANDY LIONS!!! emoticon emoticon

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I am glad we do not grieve as the unbelievers do, without hope; and yet grieve we do.

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SCOUTHARPS 3/28/2010 12:37AM

  Isn't anticipation wonderful? How great that you had a Mom which evokes such memories. Hugs and warm wishes!

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GOOZLEBEAR 3/27/2010 8:36PM

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom, mine has been gone for 7 years and it seems like yesterday. We both have to hold on to the wonderful memories. I bet both our Mom's have met in heaven and are discussing the two of us!!!!! emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 3/27/2010 7:25PM

    Sending hugs your way, Carrie! I'm really missing my Dad lately; Mom, too -- though she's been gone so much longer, the ache isn't as strong there. We do have the blessed hope of being reunited in heaven, and I count on that! I have to focus sometimes on Bible passages that talk about our inheritance in Christ -- that is far more important than the 'things' left behind by our parents. Dealing with those 'things' can be tough (as you are experiencing). God bless you with wonderful memories and strength to deal with your father's needs as well!

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2BTHINMAMMA 3/27/2010 3:36PM

    I am so sorry Carrie! I know that these "anniversaries" can be difficult. Praising God w/you that she is with her Savior and that you have such wonderful memories of her...what a godly example! And am praying for His continued comfort for you and your family. emoticon

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SMILESRME 3/27/2010 9:50AM

    The hope and joy of seeing our loved ones in Heaven is the connection we have as believers in Jesus Christ as Savior. Thanking God for the beautiful woman of God your Mom was and the legacy she left. Interesting enough, I was just looking at the folder of all of my Dad's things from his funeral service and memories just yesterday too, and thanking the Lord for my Dad's faith!

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CARLANNIE 3/27/2010 8:20AM

    (((HUGS))) for you!

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PAYDAY10 3/27/2010 5:59AM

  These wonderful relationships between a parent and child are such a blessing. I can sympathize with the void of not having a parent to call on the phone or set down with. It took me a wrap Then I remembered that everything is in God's plan. I was blessed to have parents that were Spiritual leaders. I know I will see them when I meet the Lord fact-to-face. That has been a comfort to me when I longed to see them. It sounds like it is for you as well. My hope is that I will be able to set a good example for my children and grandchildren that my parents set for me.

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KVANCLEAVE 3/27/2010 1:24AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

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SJG1953 3/27/2010 12:43AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful mother. My mom passed away this past July so I can identify with how you feel. We really miss them when they are gone. May the Lord comfort you. Hugs, Shirley

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22PHAT 3/27/2010 12:22AM

    I'm sure your mother's legacy will continue through you. God bless you and your family.

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OZARKMEL 3/27/2010 12:13AM

  How nice of you to honor your Mother's memory today! It is so difficult when they are called home and away from us. But as you said, we'll see them again. In the meantime they will watch over us.....blessings and peace to you....

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MOMFAN 3/27/2010 12:13AM

    What wonderful memories you have to hold dear!

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Fun and Hard One Word Quiz

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

1) Where is your cell phone?

2) Spouse?

3) Your hair?

4) Your mother?

5) Your father?

6) Your favorite thing?

7) Your dream last night?

8) Favorite drink?

9) What room are you in?

10) Your hobby?

11) Your fear?

12) Where do you want to be in 6 years?

13) Where were you last night?

14) Something that you aren't?


16) Wish list item?

17) Last thing you did?

18) What are you wearing?

19) Your pets?

20) Friends?

21) Your life?

22) Your mood?

23) Missing someone?

24) Drinking?

25) Your car?

26) Something you're not wearing?

27) Your favorite store?

28) Your favorite color?

29) When is the last time you cried?

30) Where do you go over and over?

31) Five people who email me regularly?

32) Favorite place to eat?

33) Favorite place I'd like to be right now?

: Borrowed from Tannis127 / LADYHAWKES

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BESTSUSIEYET 3/23/2010 9:57PM

    Carrie, dear - I'm sorry you're feeling overwhelmed, but I can understand, with all you're doing. It's so hard to lose a parent, and to watch a parent suffer. I pray you will have the strength you need, each day, and that God will protect your heart through the memories and experiences each day brings!

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Measurement Time

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I have been measuring myself on the first day of the month. My weight has come off so slowly. And this month the measurements was in small increments too. So, I thought I would look at the big picture.

Date 10/09 1/1/09 2/1/10 3/1/10
Weight 242 240.5 236.25 233.75 = - 8.25 lbs
Waist 43.4 43 42.5 42.3 = -1.1 inches
Hip 49.4 48.1 48 48 = -1.4 inches
Thigh 28.2 28 27 27 = -1.2 inches
Chest 38.3 38 37.6 37 = -1.3 inches
Bust 45.7 46.5 47.2 46.2 = +.5 inches

This made me feel better. Even though it is slow, it is moving downward. I just got to keep staying focused, keep pressing on and not expect big numbers and be okay with each tiny step.

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JODIRICHARDS 3/7/2010 4:55PM

    Look good! The challenge is the keeping the big picture in view while working on little goals. What are you little goals for this month? Don't focus on # but lifestyle changes.

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    Progress in the right direction!

Just think what it would be if you weren't going in the direction you are. I sometimes remind myself that I was steadily gaining every year before SP.

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SMILESRME 3/5/2010 12:19AM

    Praising God for the direction your body (inside and out) is taking. Congrats on those numbers!

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MOMFAN 3/4/2010 12:20AM

    Slow and steady wins the race.

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WEEWILL 3/3/2010 11:39PM

    slow and steady - congrats! emoticon

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SJG1953 3/3/2010 10:54PM

    Those numbers look great to me! I know it can be frustrating to go down slow because that's how mine went too. But I made it and you will too. You are doing such an awesome job !

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GOOZLEBEAR 3/3/2010 10:52PM

    You are doing really good, it doesn't matter how fast as long as you are making progress. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 3/3/2010 8:54PM

    Carrie - those numbers look pretty good to me! We're both maintaining -- maintaining the good habits we have learned. Keep it up -- you are doing so well!

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NELLIEC 3/3/2010 7:52PM

    Sounds great!!!

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SMOORES06 3/3/2010 7:25PM

    It's so great to see the number decreasing. You're doing FANTASTIC!! Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!!

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KATRINA333 3/3/2010 7:24PM

    That is really awesome! Good job!

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March Goals

Monday, March 01, 2010

My March Goals:
1) Finish reading The Spark and completing the 28 day program
2) continue doing bootcamp exercises and adding some additional strength training exercises 3 x's a week (ie exercies from Quilt & Lose Team Strength Challenge)
3) 1500 Exercise Minutes
4) Eat at least one apple or grapefruit a day.

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SMOORES06 3/2/2010 2:51PM

    Sounds like March is going to be a productive month!!


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YOYONOMORE1 3/2/2010 1:44PM

    Good goals for March, they should help make March a good month for you.


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2BTHINMAMMA 3/2/2010 11:45AM

    Great plan! emoticon emoticonSounds like you are moving in March! lol

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JODIRICHARDS 3/2/2010 12:42AM

    Sounds good, are you doing bootcamp videos daily? Also any rewards to keep you motivated?

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NEDERLUNG 3/2/2010 12:09AM

    Sounds like a great plan! You can do this!

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5 Motivators

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Here are some of the things that motivate me on this weight loss journey:

1) Grandchildren - I want to be around to play with them and enjoy watching them grow up. I only have 1 granddaughter right now.

2) Health - I am healthy on the whole, but my knees ache a lot and I am sure it is because of the weight. Just getting off the pounds will help that.

3) Mirror - being able to look in the mirror and not see the rolls of fat will be nice.

4) Clothes - I'm tired of having to buy plus size clothes. I have a closet full of nice clothes that I don't wear because I don't fit in them well.

5) Myself - I want to feel good about myself.

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DROBLROB 3/1/2010 8:41PM

    THanks for reminding me of the positive things to look forward to along the journey.

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    Losing one pound takes four pounds off your knees!

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JODIRICHARDS 2/28/2010 11:28PM

    If you haven't already you might want to print these and put them where you will see them. If you struggle with mindlessly grabbing food out of the fridge, post them up there is a great, in your face reminder. You are on the right road!

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SMILESRME 2/28/2010 11:01PM

    Thanks for sharing the things that keep you motivated Carrie. I love your honesty.

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ANNEKATHLEEN 2/28/2010 9:49PM

    Awesome motivators! You can and WILL achieve these goals. I believe in you, fellow pink teammate!

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BESTSUSIEYET 2/28/2010 9:10PM

    Right On, Carrie! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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NELLIEC 2/27/2010 9:45PM

    Great motivators! (And as you get older -- as we all do -- the health will be even more important!)

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    You are right on with these motivators. Can't think of any better ones. Keep up the good work.

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SMOORES06 2/27/2010 7:46PM

    Thanks so much for sharing!! I think these are great motivators. You should print them out and hang them where you will see them every day as a reminder of why it is important that this journey is a success!!


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