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BLCWeek 2 Evaluation and Week 3 Goals and "God Winks"


Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I didn't lose this week, but that's okay. I lost over 3# last week, and maintained this week, so it's all good. I am keeping up with my 400+ minutes of execise goal, and my calorie deficit is good. I have a few "treats" but they are moderate and not every day.

My goals for week 3 will be to continue what I am doing, since it is working for me.


For most of my 3+ years Sparkjourney, I have needed to deal with a hard situation in my life. I have been told dealing with this situation is much like dealing with an alcoholic. In the beginning, I was in a "Are you KIDDING me?" mode, then I was in almost-full-blown-panic-attack
-mode, now I am in a "look for your blessings because everybody deals with crap sometime" mode. As I have looked for blessings the past week or two, I have come to think of some small events that are encouraging and lift my spirits as "God winks". Some of them are sparkgoodies from my sparkfriends, some of them are real-life friends who come to see me to see how I am doing [the situation is terribly public in this Facebook era], some of them come as I look at our Ozarks trees turning with the seasons as I am outside walking, sometimes they are the calm that I feel after practicing breathing techniques, sometimes it is my little yellow lab who comes up and gives me a "kiss", etc. It's good most of the time, and it helps to think of these small pleasures in this way.


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ROSEWCI 10/24/2013 7:47AM

    Your life is so full of God's winks! You are blessed!!!

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FISHINGLADY66 10/13/2013 10:31PM

    Congratulations on Maintaining!! Great job. I enjoy reading about you and your journey. Thanks for the inspiration.
Irene

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SHARONSPARKLE 10/13/2013 7:23PM

    I wish you could step back and see how far you have come in your change of attitude. The only person you have control over is yourself. I think you've figured it out and are now looking at your blessings. I love the God Winks and I think he's looking at you with a smile and a wink!

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HOLDINGMYOWN 10/13/2013 11:03AM

    emoticon Tammy that we all deal with some *crap* in our lives BUT some have more than others on their plates~~

The thing I find is this...I *think* I have a LOT of *crap* when suddenly you meet somebody who has had twice or three times as much as me....
AND~~they are standing there chatting with you with a beautiful emoticon on their face!!

It is very humbling~~

Years ago I read a book written by a lady who was diagnoised with cancer....
Her opening line was~~

* LIFE IS NOT PERFECT*
* BUT~~WHOEVER TOLD you IT WOULD BE?*

I LOVE your * GOD WINKED * It is like he is saying...WE will get there~together! eh?

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DAS92687 10/11/2013 3:37PM

    "God Winks" is such a perfect term, isn't it?

I love the shifting of perspective you have moved to. You are right, of course. We all do have a set of burdens we carry on our shoulders. (I will send you a remarkable parable about that, that I love!)

Just like in most decisions where we weight pros and cons ... it makes sense also to consider the wonderful things in our lives. And, I wonder, if we didn't have the same burdens, would the situations in our lives be changed so much that we would also lose the positive circumstances we love as a result?

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GLASSART43 10/10/2013 8:09PM

    emoticon Tammy!

I especially like "look for your blessings because everybody deals with crap sometimes." emoticon

Congrats on maintaining!! WooHoo!

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ILOVEMALI 10/9/2013 11:15PM

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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BABYSTEPS123 10/9/2013 9:38PM

    Congrats on maintaining and looking for the positive in things! Life is much richer for it!

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PJSTIME 10/9/2013 7:26PM

    the little things that bring happiness. That's the way to look at it and be happy and content.

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LINDA! 10/9/2013 7:17PM

    Oh yes! Small pleasures are what gets us by.... emoticon

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