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"Pink Sunday"

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Today in church, we recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone was requested to wear pink today. Even the children were a part of this and wore pink. We not only recognized the day and provided information for the congregation, but we also celebrated women in the church who have fought the battle. These four women have been role models for each of us. They did not give up, they went through treatment with support of family and friends. Those with husbands, we recognized them as well, because they went through everything with their spouse. This is one battle that they knew with faith in God and the strength He provided to them that things would be alright. You know the saying of "Grace Under Fire," they each went through this battle with grace. No complaining, showing their strength, and a willingness to share with others who are going through. I am proud to call these women heroines. Let us all give a hand to the women and men who have gone through, who are going through and who will go through. The hand of strength and hope is what helps them to succeed.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

I can plan and plan all I want, but until I make the move to do something about it, it will not improve. I have been stuck for the past few weeks. Things are just not moving one way or the other. I have got to work better. When my schedule changes, then I tend to lose momentum. It is slowly coming back, so I will make it all work to my good.

My goals Wil remain the same, but I need to read them daily. Just posting them is not helping, I have to make them a part of me and who I am. The best thing I can do for myself to be kind right now is to get focused on my goals. I can and will do this for myself. The exercise is not the problem, it is some of the other ones. Two or three of the nine I do as part of my lifestyle, but the remaining are easy, but I neglect them. It isn't too many, it's just that I am not focused. It will happen.

My Plan.
Get focused.
Know my goals.
Make them part of my routine.
Monitor my goals every two weeks to determine if I need to adjust them.
Work this plan to make it happen.

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ABISMITHY 6/24/2014 2:17PM

    Good plan. I always review my Spark goal board... and read at least half of them before I move on.

You can do this!

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GOLFGMA 6/24/2014 6:00AM

    emoticon Be strong!

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Recovery Plan

Sunday, May 11, 2014

There are times when something occurs out of the ordinary. During these times we have to have a plan of action to get back on track. I think of what I have done in the past, and even now.

1. Understand that you have actually gone off track
2. When you have gone off track recognize what you did.
3. Determine why you went off track
4. Plan for the next snack, meal, or day.
5. What are you going to do differently?
6. Find something to take the place of an unproductive thought
7. Track your food (most tmportant)

This is what I do and try to follow it closely.

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STEVIEBEE569 5/12/2014 9:25AM

    Very good! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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2BEHEALTHY2014 5/12/2014 8:56AM

    I've been off track for a few months and the scale is showing it. I need to follow your guidelines. Thanks for sharing.

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Monday, May 05, 2014

It has been quite some time since I made a blog post. Part of it is that I really did not have much to say, but today as part of my weekend challenge, I am supposed to post. I think of where I started from and where I am now. I have developed a new sense of where I want to be and the steps I need to take to get there.

During these past few weeks I have learned so many things. I always thought I had thing under control and that I didn't need to see my goals daily or even really discuss my eating and exercise habits with friends and family. Even tracking my foods was more sporadic at best. I have developed my goals and posted them at home and at work. They are where I scan see the, every day and every night. They are also the first thing I see in the morning.

The main goals I have for myself are: 1. Track my foods daily; w. drink 64 ounces of water daily; 3. Exercise daily, cardio 3 times a week, strength training 3 times a week; 4. Read my Bible daily. It has been a trying time, but I have done pretty good.

I have increased my exercise routine and I have even cut down a few minutes on my two mile walk. I feel much stronger and am able to do much more with my exercise than I have before. I am more dedicated to succeeding than I have been before. In completing the fitness test, I hope to increase my reps much higher. I have seen some improvements from BLC 24 to BLC 25. I have even been able to now get through 40 - 50 minute DVD's without stopping. I can feel the change, see the change, and live the change. Not only have I been able to see it, but others have as well. People oftentimes feel that change is bad, but all through life there is going to be change. How we handle that change is whether we are able to sustain the change. I know I can't do it alone with encouragement from family and friends and the strength from God I know I will make this change last.

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GOLFGMA 5/6/2014 8:30AM

    I think you have all the right ways to obtain and complete the change you have set as a goal! emoticon

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TNT Exercises

Thursday, July 18, 2013

At one time, I was doing the 10 minute exercises during the day, but I stopped. On today, doing the TNT, I found myself doing some of the same ones I had done in the past. It is refreshing and energizing to the body and the mind. My old faithfuls had been, the wall pushup, calf raises, hip flexor, boxer just to name a few. My body feels so renewed after completing this activity. I think that should be one of my goals, to do something that will renew my mind, body, and soul during the day. I get sluggish and need to get the blood pumping in the body. Daily renewal, hm-m-m, that is what I will call it. Renew, refresh, for revival. Makes a body good.
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DOLLFACEDX 7/18/2013 11:04PM

    And that is why we do TNT every week. . .I'm not a big fan of exercise but I am a BIG fan of the energy it imparts. emoticon

Do be sure to udpate your Tracker Thread so you get full credit for your hard work emoticon


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DAYSPRING-STAR 7/18/2013 10:40PM

    Great job working in your TNT and feeling renewed. That is emoticon !

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