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Speak to your body (poem)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Speak to Your Body

Body, you are going to get healthy, I say!
Body, you are going to do it the right way!
Body you will not just quit.
Body, you will not just sit.
Body, you are on your way to a healthier you.
Body, you will feel better 'tis true,
Body, listen to me, I say!
Body, I am your boss everyday!
Body, you mus yield to what I tell you,
Body, your own thing you can't just do!
Body, you may be tired and not want to walk.
Body, this is for your own good,'tis true.
Body, the Spark is good for you.
Body, soon you will see what the results are .
Body, You will be glad and able to go far.
Body , you will put healthy food in your tummy.
Body, believe me this is best, I am no dummy.
Body, there are days when it is so so hard, I know.
Body, it will get easier I promise as we go.
Body, no candy today at all.
Body,you will eat fruit and stand proud and tall,
Body, no fast food burgers anymore.
Body, Healthy salads are now at your door.
Body, You may crave some junk you use to eat.
Body, We will not give in and accept defeat.
Body, those greasy foods would be your death, so true.
Body, you want a long life to do all that God asks you to.
Body, you have to learn to just say no.
Body, no matter where you are or where you go.
Body, there are many traps set for your defeat.
Body, many temptations of what you use to eat.
Body. stand strong and tall.
Body, spread God's word and the spark, lest you fall.
Body, God is your strength and your way .
Body, with God and Spark on our team we can make it day to day.

Sometimes I have to talk to my body!!! LOL!!

Written by Teresa O'Neill 8/26/09

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TONEILL1 9/27/2010 9:12AM

    Actually Annie it does work for me. This is posted on my fridge and I read it outloud every morning to get my body moving! LOL! I tell my body this sometimes when I am tempted to eat something I shouldn't or when I feel like I am too tired to exercise or walk. It works for me...I have to keep my body under control.

My husband does laugh at me for this! LOL!! But to me it is whatever works and this poem helps me to remind myself what my goal is and what I need to do to get there. emoticon

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    Hey, did this body talk help? It's kind of quiet over here.

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RUBYCLAIRE 8/28/2010 8:07AM


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BBGOOGIN 8/26/2010 12:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Hey, this is great! If we all knew to do this!....


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ALEXIA17LOVE 8/26/2010 10:37AM

    oh this is so good!

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PLAYBLUES22 8/26/2010 10:34AM

    Sweetie, so very kind of you to post this emoticon

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I needed encouragement!

Friday, August 20, 2010

emoticonI weighed this morning of course this is a few days early. My weigh day is Monday. I gained 2 pounds and I was astonished! At first I thought well, "Why bother?" But then I knew that I have to bother because it is not so much the weight but it is my health! I got started late for my walk instead of 6 I had to take my husband to pick up the company truck for work then I was able to go walk and it was hotter than I like it to be. I thought about skipping the walk today but I decided no I can't do that! I went on my walk and it seemed like my body was more tired than tired than usual and the air was heavier. Where I walk I go up two hills and down two at the park. It took all I could do to get up the hills. I was so frustrated! Then the Lord reminded me that a year ago I could not even walk once around the block and definitely not around the park! I would try but I could not even make it half around it because of my back pain. Wow!! God has brought me a long way!

It is just like our walk with God. WE get saved and start our journey with the Lord. Things come along but we are on top of the world! Nothing can stop us now! The months pass then things start happening and it gets harder and harder. Sometimes it seems we are getting nowhere just like when we go to get healthy. God is still there with us but we are unable to feel or hear Him. What do we do?? Do we stop and turn back after coming so far? Do we just keep going and pretending so maybe nobody will notice? Or do we do just what God told me. He said,'Just Trust Me." Those simple three words..Trust God and keep going. I have been there many times with the Lord and many get to that same place when they are striving to get healthier and lose weight. What do we do? If it seems it is not working this week or the next week? Do we quit? Just go back to the old lifestyle? Or do we preserver and just keep going until we get to our breakthrough? It will come! If we keep trying!!

There was a lady once I will call her Jenny . Well, Jenny and her husband, George had been married for years. They were just inseparable. They did everything together. One day George had a heart attack and died. Well Jenny decided that she could not live without George so she had him in-cased in glass and she set him by her front door. This way she could walk by everyday and see him and wave at him and talk to him. It would be like he had never left. Well, Jenny decided to go on a vacation. She went on a cruise. While on this cruise she met a man and fell in love. They married and honeymooned all over Europe. Then decided to live in her house because it was much bigger than his. Well when they got to her house the man decided he would carry her across the threshold. He picked her up and (she forgot about George.)opened the door and carried her in and dropped her! He said, "Who is that??!!" She told him that it was George, her late husband. He said, "He has to go!!!" He took George out in the back yard and buried him. Then he went back to her and said, " The old life is gone. Now we can start anew."

It is like when we become a new creation in Christ. Sometimes we let things hang around from the old life just so we are comfortable. Even though they are there we won't do it anymore. The comfort is just knowing that it is there. However, the longer it stays the more chances there is of going back to the old life. This is just like a new healthy lifestyle. I can't keep things around to tempt me and I can't quit when it gets hard or when it seems like I get nowhere. I will control my thoughts they will not control me! I am determined that old life is buried I will not keep any remnants of it hanging around in my thought life, for me to physically see, or any of the actions. This may take a little time for me to get rid of all this stuff inside and out but I am determined because I know the end result of my health is forever while here on earth and my walk with the Lord is for eternity.

I can do it! You can do it! We can all do it!!!! emoticon

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    You are making progress. Look at what you were able to do at the park, even if it was hard. Don't give up.

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NAMSMOMMY 8/20/2010 10:30AM

    Thank you for this blog. :-) Beautiful! It is always good to look at things from how far you have come. God wants us to be healthy too, and we are working on that!

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A Word from the Lord

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Lord is Looking To and Fro:

This is a dying world that we live in
All around you see so much sin
God is calling you, can you hear?
He is calling you away from fear.

The Lord is looking to and fro ,
For someone to send someone to go

There is a child dying without any hope
Just wanting someone to help them cope
With the things happening in their life
All they have seen is hate and strife

The Lord is looking to and fro
For someone to send , someone to go

There is a child with a gun to their own head
Satan is telling them, “You would be better off dead.”
God is saying, “ Can you hear my call?
Will you help them lest they fall?”

The Lord is looking to and fro
For someone to send someone to go

There is a child at the end of their rope
“Why does my parent beat me? Where can I find hope?”
They are crying out to God and he hears
He is calling you to forget yourself and relieve their fears.

The Lord is looking to and fro
For someone to send , someone to go

There is a child lost so far in drugs that they see no light
There mind is gone in confusion and demons of the night
They are crying for an answer, when there seems none
They are looking for the promises of God’s Son

The Lord is looking to and fro
For someone to send
Someone to go

There is a child that loved God and walked with Him closely at one time
Now they are lost and hurt and only torment do they find
They need someone to lend a helping hand
Someone that will sacrifice to help them once again stand

The Lord is looking to and fro
For someone to send, Someone to go

Are you a child looking for hope that seems long gone
Have you slipped and started walking wrong
There is a road that takes you back to your first love
It leads you to the hope from the Lord above

The Lord is looking to and fro
Do you need someone He sends ? Someone that will go?

Will you help the ones that are lost or have lost their way
Will you sacrifice and lend a hand to lead them to His love this day
Will you go? Will you sacrifice? What price is too high for a soul?
In your quest for God, you also will be made completely whole.

The Lord is looking to and fro,
Can He send you ? Will you go?

Written through Teresa O’Neill by the Holy Ghost 8/18/10


Day 5

Friday, August 13, 2010

This is day 5 and I have missed a few entries this week. I am trying to do it each day. I canned 30 pints of Blueberries the other day! I didn't get my exercise all in that day. I did get 5 minutes of marching in

. I thought about how a healthy life style is like canning these blueberries.
I have to wash them first and get them cleaned up just like we do with our old ways and thoughts.

Then I have to put them in the jars and if I wait too long to put them in the jars then they will mold and mildew just like our bodies if we wait too long health problems start.

Then I have to heat the water to put in the jars so they will be warm to put in the pressure cooker. Just like preparing our mind and body to do things healthier.

Then I have to put the discs on and the rings for without them the blueberries would all fall out of the jars into the water and be lost just like all the steps we have to take if we want to change and the things is we have to start!

Then I put the jars in the pressure cooker and put hot water in it and secure the lid on then turn on the stove burners and let it steam for 10 minutes. Then put the weights on and wait for them to start bouncing then set the timer.

When the timer goes off take the cooker off the burners and wait for the pressure knob to go down. Then I can open the cooker and remove the jars and they have to be set so they don"t touch to seal.

When we want to get healthy there are steps we have to take just like in canning and each one has to be followed. If we don't keep it up and stop then our efforts will spoil just like the blueberries if I just washed them and let them alone. It is not always easy just like canning. It is hard work and takes time. But if we follow step my step and one step at a time our bodies will start feeling better and our health will be sealed for life as long as we don't get out of that healthy cooker too soon and as long as we follow the directions carefully and fully and if we mess up then just get right back in that healthy cooker and process a little longer because it will be worth it. Remember if we don't stop and don't give up we will be sealed healthy for life and our life will be full just like my blueberries in their jars. Just as God really means for us to be..... I have had one of my jars break while canning and boy what a mess! But I didn't stop canning and give up. just cleaned up the mess and got right back to work again just like we have to. We can do it!!! We will do it!!! We are doing it!!! Praise God!!!

I have put my fast goal as 10 minutes exercise a day but find myself doing 30 and then going for a walk for 15 minutes. I am feeling the difference already! I Praise God for the progress! I am really doing this all the way! I have not finished my vision collage yet but I am working on it. It is true once you start working on a healthier lifestyle it does make you feel good. The only problem that I have is when we are rushed and have no time or when I am canning and the kitchen is so hot who feels like cooking so we do McDonalds McChicken and small fry sometimes. I am feeling good about myself. I want to encourage everyone reading this. You can do it! I can do it! We can do it together with the Lord's help. Nothing is impossible with God!!!

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    Just curious, how do you use canned blueberries? I freeze them and use them the same as fresh.

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RUBYCLAIRE 8/15/2010 10:07PM

    Awesome analogy!


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Day 2

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Well this is the second day and I have made it again! I got up late and had breakfast at lunch time. I had lunch late and went to town with my hubby. We ended up at Olive Garden and I thought this would be a healthy dinner but when I got home and put it in the tracker WOW! I didn't realize the calories in the salad dressing on the salad and breadsticks! We always get this when we go there. Just the salad and breadsticks along with a few appetizers and I went over my calorie goal by a few hundred! Well I know now...I had been doing so good today..did my exercises and drank all my water but then blew it at Olive Garden! Oh well, I will know next time...tomorrow is another day and I will keep in going with this and keep on trying ...I can't give up now before I even get going ...I want to be able to look in the mirror and like what I see and I want to look good for my husband and be able to do more things with him without getting out of breath. I want to be able to do more for the Lord with the children..I want to be healthy and fit which I never really have been ...I will not give up....and neither can you....

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RUBYCLAIRE 8/11/2010 6:36PM

    One time when my son & i went to the 99 restaurant, I found out AFTERWARDS that the "healthy" meal I thought I ordered was really 1325 calories in disguise.

I have also tried looking up the menu online but was rudely awakened by finding that the one & only meal I had chosen was no longer available.

BUT, ONE meal does NOT mean you are doomed to failure. Try filling up on water next time BEFORE your meal.

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BOND-GIRL 8/11/2010 8:51AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself- it was just one meal! I too have been surprised by the actual calories in restaurant food - you think your making a healthy choice - but then find out otherwise. I also try to look up the nutritional info on line before heading out to dinner - I like to know what I am getting into before I get there.

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JANNEPERRY 8/11/2010 6:03AM

    That'a right, tomorrow is a new day. You learned something from your restaurant experience. Although my husband is not following "a plan" he does allow me to pick the restaurant. I always try to find one with the nutritional information posted-so I can plan what I'm going to eat ahead of time.

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