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The devil is a liar and the truth aint in him....

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My mom had so many sayings. Although she has been dead for years, I can still hear her voice. Last night was one of those times. I was feeling tempted to overeat and lamenting to myself about the struggle of doing right and not seeing any results.

All of a sudden I heard that still small voice say, "The devil is liar, I will not go back".

I knew that voice, I recognized that conviction. That was the Spirit of God within me which sustains me. '

He is the reason why I live breathe and have my being in Him. Nothing and no one has any power over me. No food or emotion has reign over my body and soul.

This earthen vessel in which my spirit dwells is in the hands of The Potter, the everliving God, the creator of the universe, my Father.

I knew then that my course was set and that failure and giving up was not an option. Whenever I am close to victory, the devil gets busy trying to play games with my mind and emotions.

Enough is enough, Victory is Mine, In Jesus Name!

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BABY_GIRL69 10/23/2011 9:17PM

    He's able! God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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DEELIN1960 10/23/2011 12:30AM

    Amen! Your Mom was wise. Its funny how we hear our Mothers words of wisdom so many years later.

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SLS-NY2IN 10/22/2011 11:45PM

    emoticon Great Blog!!! Got my focus back.

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KEEP_GOING247 10/22/2011 9:06PM

    The devil is a liar indeed. God bless you for the reminder.

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BLESSEDGMP 10/22/2011 8:42PM

    I love this post thanks for the upbeat reminder that " I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Phil 4:13

Hugs, Pat

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CANNIE50 10/22/2011 8:41PM

    Bless you.

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Spark wheel obsession much?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The creation of the Sparkpoint bonus wheel has created a new need for me. I must spin, track and read until I make the 25 points necessary to earn a bonus wheel spin.

I just must, lol, spin that wheel. Anyway, I guess it's better than a eating obsession of some sort, I've been there.

Spin the wheel, will it to hit the highest points and never give up until I get that longed for announcement..... YOU HAVE WON A BONUS SPIN ON THE THE SPARKPOINTS WHEEL.

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Have you had your spark wheel spin today?

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BABY_GIRL69 10/21/2011 7:10PM

    You know I hate when I have "click here" for daily sparkpoints. Cause then they just give me what the want me to

God bless & I got Sparkpoints fever in general!


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CANNIE50 10/19/2011 4:09PM

    Every time I spin that wheel I have a tiny reminder as to why it is such a good idea that I do not gamble emoticon

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The blessings of movement!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The older I get, the more I realize what a blessing it is to be able to have the use of my arms, legs, feet and all the other attendant body parts that connect and allow me to move.

Every time I see someone less able whether because of weight, injury, illness (mental or physical) I remember not to take it for granted. Each day I wake up able to move is a blessing.

What better way to show appreciation to God for the gift of my body and mind than to use them! I see women in their 60s, 70s, and 80s in the health club everyday working out.

I also see women much younger unable or unfortunately sometimes unwilling to walk to the end of the block.

God stir up the gifts in me and my sparkfriends!
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ON2GOALS 10/14/2011 12:34PM

    Oh, it is so easy to take for granted all we have - thank you for helping me look at the oppportunity to Move as the gift that it really is. Great perspective!

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JOYSONG50 10/14/2011 9:42AM

    So glad I took time to read this. Big AMEN to this awesome blog. We have so much to be thankful for. The blessing of being able to move is definately one of them.

Thank you for sharing with us.

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HGSGUY 10/13/2011 11:36PM

    What a great blog! I read a quote in Runners World magazine, I don't remember who said it, or the exact wording, but she said when she thought she couldn't run any farther, she thought of those who would love to run but can't, and she runs farther and faster, for them!

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CANNIE50 10/13/2011 11:28PM

    I heartily agree with each and every grateful word you wrote. AMEN, sparkly sister, AMEN! Often, what gets me out of bed very early in the morning (5ish) to exercise in the cold and dark, is the gratitude that I CAN get out of bed, without any assistance. I may be sore but I will be much more sore if I don't move. I hope lots of Sparklers read this. I wish lots of people, period, would read this - it's very good. emoticon

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BABY_GIRL69 10/13/2011 9:01PM

    Thanking & praising Him always for everything! God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee

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SNOWANGELDIVA 10/13/2011 12:45PM

    Using our gifts to show Him we appreciate them, ugh, I'd be grateful for the reminder but for the pang of guilt for the perpetual seat warming I've been guilty of this week.
Kudos on the reminder!

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The weaker sex? I don't think so....!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ok the Chicago Marathon was this past weekend. While I have never desired to run a marathon, I am so inspired by a story I read today.

A woman runs the Chicago marathon, pregnant! She finishes the race, ahead of her husband ( she said it was because he had not trained). When she finished she noted that she was having contractions (she had them while running and kept going anyway since she had experienced them before during training).

She had a sandwich, noted the contractions were five minutes apart, went to the hospital and had her baby!

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JOYSONG50 10/14/2011 9:44AM

    Wow! That's an amazing woman!!

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TWNOMWE 10/12/2011 10:10AM

    emoticon what a lady. she reminded me of my mother who would be working in fields in the morning and in afternoon she go in the house and we find a baby. Do nor know how she did it.

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CANNIE50 10/11/2011 11:44PM

    Oh, the poor guy - he's going to have to finish an Ironman to put this story to rest emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 10/11/2011 11:08PM

    What a woman!

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LIL-VIXEN 10/11/2011 11:05PM

    Now that's a strong woman.

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I am changing......

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Did you ever get the feeling that something imperceptible is happening to you.....

This morning I got up and started preparing for work out, school drop off and work like I do most weekdays.

My husband asks me am I going to the gym. As I put on my work out clothes. I looked at him like yes, and why? Oh he wonders can I give him a ride to the mechanic to pick up one of our cars which is in for repair. I say sure come to the club as a visitor and I will drop you off afterwards.

He doesn't move to get out of bed, then he asks can I come back home after the gym to get him. Like uh, that would make me late for work! You know the job I have?

I tell him come with me he can have breakfast and read the paper while I work out since he did not want to exercise (sore foot). No, he still did not move. Then he pouted!

I felt bad like I should change my schedule or something or skip exercise to do what he wanted. But I didn't. I managed to get the boys in the car but 10 minutes late to start the drive to their friends house to pick him up for school.

My son called the young man and tells him when we leave the house. We arrive 10 minutes later and he is not outside. My son calls him again, He is printing a paper! We wait 6 more minutes. Still no friend. I see his mom's car parked outside his house. At this point we have 10 minutes to get to school. I leave.

I tell my sons I am not going to make them late because their friend did not print his paper the night before! While his mom sleeps in!

Anyway I dropped them off at school on time. I went to the club and worked out and made it work on time too!

Only I felt a little guilty for not making everyone happy.

But lately I've noticed that I have been more decisive and less likely to bend to the desires of others.

I think I have begun to set my own pace and if someone else wants to join me then fine. I will even slow down to pick up others on the way. However, I refuse to relinquish all control or let other people determine my pace.

You know the saying, you cannot change other people, but you can change your reaction to them. That's where I am now.

I know what I need to do, and I am doing it. It is good to have friends and family with you on the journey, but sometimes you have to take the road less travelled alone.

I hope I see some of you emoticons along the way!

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JIBBIE49 10/6/2011 10:03PM

    emoticonI'd probably have been walking around that kids front yard for 16 minutes while waiting for him to print his paper. emoticonI use to walk when my kids were in JUDO class for an hour, or while they were at SOCCER practice and other parents sat on the bleachers. I tried to use what time I had, as I know how hectic it can be.

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CANNIE50 10/6/2011 7:11PM

    Oh, there are so many things about this blog that I really like. "I think I have begun to set my own pace and if someone else wants to join me then fine. I will even slow down to pick up others on the way. However, I refuse to relinquish all control or let other people determine my pace." This is so good and I am so proud of you. I know (because I think I am much like you) that what you did was not easy but I think it is a great step in breaking the habit of "people pleasing at any cost". Would you have asked your husband to change everything for you? Would you have let your kids keep a helpful mom waiting while you slept in? Nope (am I right?) We teach people how to treat us and you are teaching them you are not to be trifled with. GOOD FOR YOU!

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BABY_GIRL69 10/6/2011 3:16PM

    This is so what I was thinking about this morning, as I do a 30min workout wanting to do more. Get downstairs, wash a load of lights, give the dog water & food. Wash my hands prepare sausage & egg sandwich on wheat toast for hubby & buttermilk pancakes for my son, why I am doing this? I mean, I micro-manage my life so that I can accommodate their desires. So I think I understand wholeheartedly & I am setting my course to travel the road less too! lol

God bless & thanks for sharing!


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