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"The Spark" rewards from goals

Wednesday, August 18, 2010      2 comments

Long-term goal reached [after reaching my final weight loss goal]--Manicure and pedicure [this is a HUGE splurge] Mid-Term Goal [reaching my mid-term weight loss goal of 6#'s by Sept. 27th.]--buy a new top when I reach 152#'s Short-ter... Read more

Chapter 6 of 'THE SPARK'

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      2 comments

I'm working on Chapter 6 of "The Spark" and being more concrete about my goals. I set my long term goal as to be fit and trim by June 2011 and get into my wedding dress again with all 8 of my children surrounding me while my husband takes ... Read more

Horse back riding

Tuesday, August 17, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday was so fun! My little darling daughter is a natural on that horse! And my good friend who owns the horses was SO tickled with Mary's enthusiasm and desire, that she offered her FREE riding lessons!!!!!! God is SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!... Read more

Changing my heart...

Monday, August 16, 2010      5 comments

BIRTHDAY PARTIES always conjured up LOTS OF FOOD in my mind, and if I was on a DIET, that diet went out the door for the party. NOT SO yesterday! Mary wanted Tacos and Cheesecake for her birthday dinner/dessert. I went to the recipe calculato... Read more

My one and only daughter...

Sunday, August 15, 2010      14 comments

August 15, 2002 was a very special day for me. The LORD had already blessed me with SIX super sons in the previous 12 years and I loved them more than words can express; however, my heart did long for a daughter. I prayed and prayed throughout... Read more

Busy day

Saturday, August 14, 2010      4 comments

I got my walk in and my strength exercises, got my 2 log in points, figured out the recipe nutritional information of a cheesecake my girlfriend brought over for dinner last night, commented on one blog and updated my status, but beyond that I ... Read more

Hope in the LORD

Friday, August 13, 2010      11 comments

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why are thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." Ps. 42:11 Lord, during my walk the other day, I was impressed with ... Read more

My goals assignment--Chapter 2 of THE SPARK

Thursday, August 12, 2010      4 comments

I, Susan, will live to the absolute brim, savoring Jesus as my deepest pleasure; filling every day with loving words and actions toward my husband, children, relatives and friends; eating well and being fit and trim; cultivating my gardens with ... Read more

Life Changes

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      3 comments

I'm on chapter 4 of The Spark and one thing that REALLY touched me [I think in Chapter 3] was the Tipping Point Theory! I LOVED it! Most people give up RIGHT BEFORE they're going to have a breakthrough. This helped me so, so much! So that *even*... Read more

Breakfast at the Ritt

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      1 comments

This morning was SO wonderful! Had breakfast with my dearest friend at a very exclusive Bed and Breakfast in Bayfield called the Rittenhouse! HOW special! I had their 3 egg scramble [and I asked for 2 egg whites and 1 egg] with exotic mushroo... Read more

My little guy...

Monday, August 09, 2010      1 comments

Today I let my little 4 year old Sammy spin the wheel! Now he wants to do it 25 times a day! hehe I told him that he could do it again tomorrow and he's SO excited! ... Read more

Quote from a SparkPeople article

Sunday, August 08, 2010      1 comments

I REALLY like this from an article I read today on SparkPeople... "Persistent self-motivation is the key to keeping momentum alive and making it different this time." SELF-MOTIVATION! This is what has been lacking in my life! I've de... Read more

Charles Spurgeon Quote

Friday, August 06, 2010      0 comments

We shall bring our LORD most glory if we get from Him much grace. If I have much faith so that I can take God at His Word I shall greatly honor my God.... Read more

GREAT quote!

Thursday, August 05, 2010      2 comments

Those that say it can't be done should get out of the way of those doing it. Chinese Proverb ... Read more

SparkPeople's Video about the Father/Son running duo

Tuesday, August 03, 2010      1 comments

On my walk this morning, I couldn't stop thinking about this video! The LORD really ministered to me as I was thinking about it. In the same way that we are helpless and powerless to do ANYTHING on our own, our Heavenly Father pushes us in the r... Read more


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