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"If you quit..........."

Thursday, November 08, 2012

"If you quit, you are guaranteed to fail"!! What a concept!

Am just watching a movie and that was a line in it. I have so often, well, not entirely quit, but have just about given up. Recently have decided to just get to the club at least 5 days a week. Stopped there last night on my way to church - spent 10 minutes on the treadmill. Then stopped in this morning after a couple of errands and did 15 minutes on the treadmill. And it felt so good,

My problem is being able to fit the cost into my budget. Right now my daughter is paying for it, but not sure after the first of the year. Because of the hours she works, she may have to quit.

I do have a number of videos and there are so many good ones here on SparkPeople, but there is just something about the club that truly motivates me. Perhaps it is the atmosphere and the encouraging staff.

Will have to think about this one. And, go over my budget again - -- - - - -

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IMREITE 11/9/2012 11:40PM

    a lot of clubs will actually work with you on cost if the expense is an issue.

even if you can't stay with the club there are other options to keep exercising or working towards other goals.

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JTREMBATH 11/9/2012 7:59PM

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MARTHA-ANN 11/9/2012 3:39AM

    It's easier if you have a partner but the Spark videos are very good emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 11/8/2012 11:42PM

    Do the videos, they are a good option~~~

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My Walk This Morning

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Took a short walk this morning - it is a bit cooler and breezy but sunny and bright! Have decided that I need to get outside more - well, now that winter is on the way, I wonder how that is going to work out?? Why couldn't I have decided to do this in the summer when it was warmer?? Oh, well, I have decided so now to actually do it!!

Here are a few pictures I took. The city has been cleaning out and burning lots of slash under the bridge. The gentleman told me they are planning to eventually put a small park there. The other pictures are walking back toward home.

Looking toward home.

A small "Park".

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MARTHA-ANN 11/8/2012 3:56AM

    Look as if you enjoyed a good walk Barb, quite a distance too!
The shots are lovely, it's nice to see the area you live in and I'm glad you're having fun with the camera...it also helps get you talking to people emoticon

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Yesterday with Elaine

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Took a few pictures yesterday morning - have been meeting Elaine at the local donut shop for over a year - the owner is Vietnamese and said he has been in business here for over 15 years. And, he makes the best maple bars - my one, well, one of my weekly "cheats".

Here are some of the pictures.

Elaine, my Prayer Partner:

A group that we have become acquainted with - good people:

And all the "Donuts":

After my weekly Maple Bar I did get to the club for a walk on the treadmill and then Elaine and I met at the church to so some more trimming on the bushes. Had to make another trip to the dump after we filled the back of my pickup.

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MARTHA-ANN 11/1/2012 5:18AM

    Elaine looks a 'smiley person' Barb, just what we all need. emoticon
It's good to meet up with friends and relax.
At least after your 'cheat' you worked it off at the gym and gardening...way to go! emoticon

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YOBOELI 10/31/2012 2:31PM

    That is so great good for you and we all deserve a cheat

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The Storm

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I was just looking at some of the pictures of the storm on the East Coast. It is hard to look at all the devastation!!

We can only pray for all of those affected. And, know that God truly is in control. Sometimes it is hard to trust, but that is exactly what He asks of us!

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SOPHIEDO13 10/30/2012 9:08PM

    Yes are faith can certainly be tested, but in times like those I imagine they are doing allot of praying. emoticon

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The Weekend

Monday, October 29, 2012

It is so warm here this morning - had to open the windows. There is a cool breeze and the sun us out bright and inviting. Well, there are a few clouds - but the do not look threatening.

Plans for today include laundry and a bit of housecleaning - not much tho. I just want to play. So will be meeting my son this afternoon - not sure what we will do - he has a couple of extra days off this week. He works nights so it is hard for us to get together.''

Had dinner at my daughter's yesterday - a good time.

Only took a couple of pictures:

Jill, my 12 year old granddaughter, being herself!!

Sami is 19 now - oh, my how she is growing up. She is married and has a step-son, Aiden, who is 2. This is a new hair cut for her - just a month ago her hair was long with a reddish tint.

Their sun room - very inviting:

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MARTHA-ANN 10/30/2012 4:55AM

    Glad to see you've got to grips with the camera Barb, you sound as if you had a lovely day...you're family are beautiful. emoticon

Our weather's gone the same way as yours, not quite 'open windows' weather but dry and bright, a lot lot better than the squally wintery showers we have had. emoticon

I'm going to an organ recital this afternoon. emoticon

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