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Finish Each Day

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Finish each day - and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities have crept in
Forget them as soon as you can."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some very good advise. Today I feel like I have failed in so many ways - in my relationships, in my finances, and in my faith. But, yesterday is gone - never to be seen again (I hope!!! - would certainly not want to be 25 again - been there, done that).

Today is a new day!!! I feel like I have started over again and again and again. But, am so thankful that I can!!!

Have started drinking more water and thank you all for all the encouragement!! You cannot know how much I look for those little notes!! This week my goal is 6 glasses a day. emoticon I know I can - I proved it last week.

My goal this week is to increase my steps. I have joined the Step Diet team and have ordered the book - will be so glad when it comes. Last week I just recorded the number of steps each day that i usually take. Not really very many - I feel like a tortoise compared to others on the team - but just watch out - my numbers are going to start going up and up - I hope!!! No - I know I can do it - with just a little perseverance and determination and planning. I think planning is a big part of it - had not realized that until I became a part of the SparkPeople.

I have the day off today and need to spend some time with my daughter - her family is having some difficult days right now. Her Father-in-law is in the hospital with lung cancer. Yesterday he started coughing up blood. He is stable now - but the prognosis is not good. And, her ex-husband's Mother is in the hospital with a collapsed lung. She is the Grand-mother of Kathi's 2 older children. (Oh my, in the age of easy divorce, how mixed up our families become!! --) Also, have a long list of To-Dos.

For extra steps today, I am going to walk down to Penneys and see if I can find some new shoes. I am wearing a couple of pairs of canvas shoes right now that I ordered from Land's End - but need something a little more dressy for Sundays. Shopping in this town can be so frustrating - there is Penneys and WalMart!! Not much to chose from. Most people here go to Walla Walla or Tri-Cities to shop. Guess that is my next option.

Well, enough rambling for today. And, thank you, to anyone who takes the time to read thru all of this!!

God bless all!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MARTHA-ANN 8/24/2010 3:15AM

    You're doing great Barb.
Congratulations on the water and the steps, it all helps!

Enjoy your day with Kathi, hard I know, but I'm sure you being with her will help and comfort her.....everyone needs their mum now and again.
Hope everything goes well, I'm thinking of you and your family emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 8/23/2010 1:27PM

    Sweetie, you will do just fine,I am a member of th Step Diet team also, just keep moving and you will succeed emoticon

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A Beautiful Day!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

"This is the day the Lord has made......." That is the way our pastor begins every Sunday morning. And, I never cease to be awed by the beauty of our world. We have so many problems and hurts, but for me it is so comforting to know that God truly is in control. And, the pain we may be experiencing is only a little hurt compared to the glory we will experience thru eternity with Him!!

And, the wonder of our physical bodies - just this morning was looking at a one week old beautiful little girl. A new and completely independent life created from the love of two parents. Now that truly is a miracle!!!

And people say miracles do not happen today???

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MARTHA-ANN 8/24/2010 3:07AM

    Oh ! they do Barb, every day!
Everything from new birth to sunrise and sunset....wonderful emoticon

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Last Night Movie and Popcorn

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Watched part of a movie and had some popcorn - BUT, did not have any butter (I baked cookies yesterday and used the last) - so, just added a little salt -
and it just did not work!!!

But, did have another glass of water making the 6 GLASSES FOR YESTERDAY!!!
So this glass is for yesterday: emoticon

I am going to stop here at 6 and continue this for a week - and see how I do.

Thanks for all the encouragement this week -

NOW for a week of 6 glasses a day!!! emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 8/23/2010 4:03AM

    I don't like popcorn!
Brilliant with the water though, keep it up emoticon

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FCARMICH 8/22/2010 10:20AM

  Get some seasoned popcorn toppings and try them -- or the powdered butter subs to see if that helps

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Days Five and Six

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Did not take time to blog yesterday but did drink the 5 glasses, tho.

DAY FIVE: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Did not get the 6 glasses in yet today - may finish later.

So far: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Think I will make some popcorn and watch a movie - that will definitely call for another glass of water!!

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MARTHA-ANN 8/22/2010 2:26AM

    emoticonyou're doing great!
Enjoy the film, I reckon the popcorn needs two glasses of water emoticon

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Day Four

Thursday, August 19, 2010

DAY FOUR - FOUR GLASSES OF WATER - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Only four glasses of water - 1 large glass of iced tea (unsweetened). It is getting harder - I just do not like water -
i drink it iced - sometimes add a slice of lemon. Having my Camelbak really does help tho.

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MARTHA-ANN 8/20/2010 3:44AM

    You're doing fine.....baby steps!
Think of the good it'll do you.....and no more headaches! emoticon

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    Lots of us started off...not liking water...since we never drank
much of it anyway..But you'll get over this...and come to appreciate its flushing goodness...Stay strong and spark to Success!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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