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Friday, April 17, 2009

On April 25, 2009
I will run in the 2009 Angels Among Us 5k
in Durham, NC
to support Brain Cancer Research.

My Team Is AK Strong
in loving Memory of my nephew and godson
Andy who went to Heaven on May 9,2008.
I am not a runner,
but have been working on it.
My goal is to finish-
don't laugh-
in 43 minutes or less.
There, I said it.
Say a little prayer for me.

Andy's Journal (Andy himself posted in the fall 2007 entries)

Angels Among Us:

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KGWINDER 4/19/2009 12:08AM

    Just re-reading Andy's journal and with "dogevol" you can ! (did you ever notice do....ev = a dove to give you wings to lift you during your running? emoticon

If you can't be mad or upset when you are thankful, neither can you be sore or tired. I will pray for you to have a thankful heart for all 6,832,800 minutes plus Andy spent here giving us his wisdom.

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DUKEFAN86 4/18/2009 9:45PM

    I've agreed to volunteer for the race if needed. Maybe I'll see you there!

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ABBIELO2 4/17/2009 5:12PM

    That is so nice. Good luck running the 5K. I sure you will meet your goal.

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I Heard on the Radio,

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

that the single thing that most strikingly makes over 40 yearold women look older is :
being too thin.
I am right on track!

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KGWINDER 4/15/2009 3:40AM

    I thought: No way can this be true?!? Yet, I found
the article and it is!!!!


Well, I'm going to take pride in my wrinkly old face when I get to my thin goal! And in the meantime, I can take solace in the concept that I'm looking younger while I'm getting there.

Thanks for the laugh!!!

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We Come to the Feast! Happy Easter! Rejoice!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Took my Easter Basket for a Blessing.
My boys are all home!
My marine was given a "suprise '72 hour'".
My daughter is heavy with child :)
which makes it difficult for her to travel, so no grandchildren today:(
But we'll see them on the second Sunday of Easter:)

May Almighty God Bless you with well being in this life,
and Joy in His Presence for Eternity.
Worthy is the lamb Who was slain.
Christ Jesus has conquered.
He Is Risen, Indeed!

(lo fat/ lo cal wherever possible)

Gingerbread Pancakes.

Lynner (lunch/dinner)

Black Bean Salsa

Main Course:
Smoked Pork Tenderloin
Smoked Turkey Breast
Cheesey potatoes
Mixed Vegetable Casserole
Pineapple Bavarian Cream
Beer Bread
Pinot Grigio

Fluffy White Chocolate Cheesecake

Dark Chocolate S'mores (with chocolate mousse peeps)



Saturday, April 04, 2009

I am a cradle Catholic.
An old tradition of the church was the offering of indulgences
which were briefly according to the Catholic encyclopedia:

" the extra-sacramental remission of the temporal punishment due, in God's justice, to sin that has been forgiven," God indulges the undeserving but contrite relief from punishment.

It's an interesting word and on closer examination I see my failures were due to self overindulgence.

I over ate didn't exercise and got fat.
I started every Monday for year with a gung ho unrealistic attempt to loose alot of weight fast- occasionally I made it to Tuesday
I over did exercise, got sore and stopped.
I'd get myself into projects that overwhelmed me.
I overcommitted.
I failed because I would "run with scissors".
Every thing I did, I did big.
I indulged myself.

When I failed I would get depressed and I'd overeat and get fatter.
A few years ago a dear friend was dying of cancer,
A friend and I decided to have a Ladies Tea for no particular spoken reason,
but the very specific reason was to pay our respects to her beloved living self.
We learned about all of the different kinds of "TEAS"
We settled on our own homespun design.
We invited many ladies.
We made the tea and asked each lady to bring a small treat to share (including our sick dying friend who would have had a fit if we didn't ask her).
On short notice, everyone came from far and wide.
It was simple, easy and elegant.
For every soul who attended, it was one of the loveliest,
most memorable afternoons of their lives.
We indulged one another.
A few short weeks later, our friend was gone.
What ever happened to simple tea with friends?

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MY_AGREEMENT 4/5/2009 9:14AM

    I like the connections you've drawn among three different kinds of indulgences. I think the biggest thing that makes the self-indulgences you talk about less healthy and beneficial than the other two kinds is a matter of scale. Indulging yourself can be a very good thing, but not if it's constant. Indulgence as a specific act of love and mercy (from God, for friends, or for yourself) is very different from indulgence as a way of life. Some great things to think about. --Marsha

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PSCHEP 4/4/2009 6:47AM've given us a lot to think about. It's sad, but in order to have even a little time with a few of my close friends, I have to schedule a "meeting" with them. Just yesterday I had a long email conversation with a friend trying to schedule a time for next week. We had to give up for now as it seems we are "too busy". It is so hard to prioritize in a way that God wants us to.

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I have met the enemy...

Monday, March 30, 2009

and She is Me!!!
I have identified my behaviors of self sabotage.
1.) weekend "off tracking"
2.) Overdoing Dark chocolate, red wine, cool whip in coffee, s'mores.

My plan:


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KGWINDER 4/2/2009 1:53AM

    Well you're not my enemy, thank goodness! I really get the not tracking days, this is what gets me in trouble too. emoticon

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MY_AGREEMENT 3/31/2009 4:07PM

    Ohhhh, I am SO there. It's so easy to overdo the "treats" and the "splurge days." Keep up the good fight! --Marsha

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