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What Can I Do??

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I have been listening to Jon Courson's teaching on Romans 1:1. Paul was not able to go to Rome when he so desired to go. And, perhaps, that is to our benefit. Since he was not able to go, he wrote this letter. He could not do what was so in his heart, so he did what he could - he wrote this awesome letter.

And, today, I am bemoaning that fact that i cannot get out and run a 5 mile race, I cannot follow all the exercises on Nicolle's dvd, I cannot drive down to Medford to visit my sister. But, what can I do?? I can take a walk around the block, I can follow the dvd program the best I can (and perhaps tomorrow will be able to do a bit more), and I can take pictures and sent to my sister so show her what my life is like today.

So today I will do all that I can - and then be able to do more tomorrow!!

emoticon Now that was quite a workout - just stripping the bed and washing the bed linens. Now to get them from the dryer and back on the bed!! emoticon

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MAHGRET 9/15/2012 4:16PM

Great attitude!

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Friday, September 07, 2012

Received this from a friend and just have to share!!

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MARTHA-ANN 9/7/2012 4:28AM

    Wonderful Barb...lol...I think I've entered it too! emoticon

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ALICIA214 9/7/2012 1:05AM


Me Too!! A great blog . emoticon

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Dance, Love, Sing, Live!!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Just browsing thru the documents on my computer and found this one. Not sure where I picked it up, but it certainly is inspiring.

"Dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening
And live like it's heaven on earth. "

Dance: a very good exercise. I have tried the Zumba and it is such fun! But, I am glad there is no one around to see me trying some of the moves. Hey, at least I am moving.

Love: the true spice of life. Sometimes we are hurt by those we truly love - but sometimes over time that hurt can heal and a beautiful relationship can be born.

Sing: My Mother sang in a monotone - I remember her rocking babies and singing them to sleep. I can't even sing in a monotone, but I sure do sing up a storm when I am driving on the freeway and listening to KLOVE!!

Live: God gives us each day. Sometimes those days can be filled with heartbreak, but when we focus on God, He gives us His Peace in the midst of the hardest days.

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MARTHA-ANN 9/2/2012 6:03PM

    You got it from me Barb, you said it helped you after Faber died.

It's a good maxim to live by emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 9/2/2012 4:38PM

    Amen! Focusing on anything or anyone else will leave us in the dark.

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Back on Track

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Just spent the weekend at Hood River with my son Gordon - what a special time!! We ate, shopped, walked, and talked and talked and talked!! So good to be able to have some time with him and get caught up on all that is happening in his life.

Was not able to get on SparkPeople - for some reason was not able to get on the internet - but now am back home and will get to sparking again - and tracking and checking in on my friends.

Feeling quite motivated this morning - it is much cooler - Fall much be right around the corner!!
Need to get back to the club - and start planning my workouts more consistently.

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MARTHA-ANN 8/29/2012 4:04AM

    Glad you had a good time Barb, it'll have perked you up for the week ahead!

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CAGMUAHFO2 8/28/2012 11:36AM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend with your son!! It's always great to have a mini vacation to help you unwind.

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TORAMPAUL 8/28/2012 11:28AM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!

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New Insights!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Have been discouraged by my bathroom scales - have actually gained back a few pounds, I think. My scales do not always weigh accurately - the numbers can vary as much as 15 - 20 pounds. Have changed the batteries and that did not help. Maybe it is time to change scales.

However, today watched a video with our great leader and he reminded me of all the benefits I have gained, besides that number on the bathroom scales:

1. More energy each day to do all the things I want to do
2. My clothes are fitting looser - even pulled out a couple of shirts I could not wear last year.
3. Am craving healthier foods - like those oranges and grapes at the grocery store.

One problem I do have that I cannot seem to overcome is not drinking enough water. And, the days I do drink more, I can really feel the difference. So have been drinking sun tea more - I fix is very weak and add a bit of lemon. That does help - when I actually drink in and don't leave it in the fridge. Somehow I have to find a way to motivate me to drink more.

I just want to thank SparkPeope, and you, Chris, for this awesome site. I have learned so much, have been inspired by so many great blogs, and have made some wonderful friends.

Now, just gotta get away from this computer and get packing. Am meeting my son in Hood River for our annual weekend of fun!! Will try to post some pictures when I get back - if I come back!


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