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February Goals

Sunday, February 05, 2012

1. Drink 8 glasses of water/ day. emoticon
2. Strength train for 3 days/ week.
3. Cardio 2-3 days/ week. Include videos.
4. Have 3 grades in grade book/ week.n
5. Enjoy Valentine's Day w/hubby. emoticon
6. Continue supporting the Black History program activities daily.
7. Huddle with teams 4-5 days / week.

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JAZZEJR 2/9/2012 3:04AM

    Outsiders would never understand what huge goals these are, would they? I was doing so well getting my 8 glasses of water until yesterday--I got a big old 3 drunk. Back to the starting line. We can do this!! We don't have to be perfect.

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SPARKLE1908 2/5/2012 8:41PM

    Great goals Soror!!!

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SONYALATRECE 2/5/2012 7:02PM

    Thanks ladies! You all inspire me to persevere.
I suppose we have a motivated-dependent relationship...COOL!

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BOMBCHELL23 2/5/2012 7:57AM

    This are attainable goals and that is always important to reach for. I just want you to know that you continue to inspire me to stay on my path and keep working hard in all things I attempt to accomplish. Love your background!

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MISSLISA1973 2/5/2012 2:40AM


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    The water thing- I struggle getting 7 cups in...heck I struggle getting 5 in some days! Good luck!

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Meditated Word for Sunday, Jan 29, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

1 Corinthians2:13-14

"Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

Beyond mankind's understanding are the supernatural works and things of God.
Although I can not conceive His full ominiscence, I know His goodness and works are abundantly exceeding human comprehension. Dang! What a mighty God I serve!

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JAZZEJR 2/3/2012 7:46AM


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X5X52000 2/2/2012 11:39PM

    Amen to that!!!!

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 1/31/2012 7:18PM


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The Plan...the alternate

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tonight, after work, I planned to do the 15 minute ab video from the Jan. Jumpstart Challenge. I know Coach Nicole reserved a spot for me in her studio apartment where she diligently beckons me to join her.
Love it when she starts off with that, "Hey, been waitin' on you, Sonya!" look in her eyes.

(A girl can dream, okay!)

After playing taxi driver to my 8th grader, I returned home to help my 8-year old with homework. Then I heard a voice, unfamiliar exercise guru alter ego, Biff say, "Let's trick our muscles. She's expecting Nicole, so let's give her Biff..." As if Nicole doesn't know what she's doing! The nerve of her!
Since her high-pitched voice aggregates me to no end, I thought, "What the heck? Nicole won't trip about postponing our date!"
So I proceed to do crunches, bicycle crunches, back extensions, and try boxers.
Biff, didn't tell me I'd feel it so soon.

Don't worry Nicole...I'm not letting Biff sidetrack me again, because I WILL see you tomorrow.

Don't tell Biff. She's slightly demented emoticon

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 1/27/2012 12:59PM

    Great blog, I love ab workouts, and Nicole is a good workout buddy. Love it!

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SPARKLE1908 1/25/2012 8:48AM

    Tell Biff that I said it out Soror!!!!

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    Glad to know I'm not the only one with imaginary friends. LOL
Good job with the workout.
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    Great blog! I have so been there.

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When the Lie is Caught...Uh oh!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

My hubby asked my 8-year-old son if he had homework last night.
My son innocently replied, "No."
Now I know we have high expectations of our children, but we certainly don't condone dishonesty.
So at this point, understand how I felt when I checked his backpack only to discover, whala...the homework! (let's not mention previous completed homework not turned in...)
Of course, I really thought about flying off the handle.

Now how would Heathcliff & Claire Huxtable," The Cosby Show"parents (for you younguns out there) handle this?

Here's how it all went down...
Mom- AJ, why didn't you tell your dad you had homework when he asked you last night?
AJ- (looking up at me with large, innocent eyes- he's good) I'm sorry!
Mom- what is it called when you don't tell the truth?
AJ- lies...(waiting the verdict)
Mom- I await him to reply further...
AJ - Is dad gonna be mad at me?
Mom- He'll be very disappointed and may not trust you for a while. This includes me...
AJ- (disappointed look, with fear)...

After this conversation, I made him do his homework. He's about to write 50 times "I will not tell lies." Usually, we try to let him determine his punishment. We then ask why his choice is appropriate. This may seem unconventional, but it allows children the option of input and understood consequences. When make inappropriate choices, they must deal with the consequences.
Seems fair? What's your take?

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SPARKLE1908 1/22/2012 7:16PM

    I think you are wonderful parents...I don't have any kids so I can't answer the other part, lol!

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Usually, I try to avoid funerals.

Today was an exception.

One of my neighbor's wives died unexpectedly. Don't even think she was ill... Just died.

Here last week.
Buried this week.

It's amazing how we don't usually reflect upon life's values until the birth of a baby or the death of a loved one.

I watched their only child~ a daughter~ grieve with her father. They both seemed alone in their bereavement, yet together physically.

This awkward absence almost felt as if it penetrated within my soul.

Sometimes I think it's a curse to somewhat feel other's pain...

We weren't close but my compassionate heart won't allow me the luxury of distance.

So to my fellow sparkers reading this, I simply say, "Enjoy every moment possible with those you love and around you, because you never know when those people will be gone." Time is precious, so make it all count.
Pun intended...

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SPARKLE1908 1/21/2012 10:57AM

    Wonderful blog...we all need to do better with our neighbors and family...I'm so sorry for their loss and will send prayers and hugs to you all...

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AKAFIT 1/19/2012 5:24PM

    Soror Sonya,

It is always sobering to know that we really have no control over our life or death. I am sorry for your neighbor's loss and only time and God will heal. However, I do applaud you for being neighborly and being compassionate to them in their grief.

In today's society how many times do we not even know what is going on in our neighbor's lives? I am guilty of this myself, so it encourages and challenges me to be a part of the community and be there the way God intended for us to be.

Love you sweetie. emoticon

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JUICENUT 1/14/2012 7:03PM

    Thanks for the sobering reminder.

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MCJULIEO 1/14/2012 4:50PM

    Such a good reminder for me...

I lost a neighbor this year, too, and have neglected to follow-up with true compassion over time for the widow...

Not to mention all the others who are still around, who I take for granted every day!

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DIANNEMT 1/14/2012 4:37PM

    You are a compassionate person. Even if you don't know them well, a phone call in a week or so may be a wonderful thing to do.

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DOOBIE893 1/14/2012 4:26PM

    Inspirating blog! Thanks for sharing.

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CMOMINEE 1/14/2012 4:25PM

    I am so sorry that you and the family, they will be in my prayers. Such a poignant lesson that we should not forget, but so often do. Thank you for the reminder.

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