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9/20/09 11:58 P

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I got that juicer. Now I'd like some new clothes emoticon

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11/18/07 4:55 P

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Ultimately, I want a vegetable juicer; I'm waiting.

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11/16/07 2:14 P

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Reminding myself that I accomplished the goal!!!

Mess-ups happen. You gotta just get back on after you fall.

I really want to make this health lifestyle work!

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9/17/06 2:39 A

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Once you start on those books PHILLITK.... it will be hard to put them down. They catch your attention right from the beginning. Those are the kind I really like. Because I don't have alot of time to read, I really like to get a kick start. If a book starts out boring, I have trouble sticking with it. After all, Theres so much more to be done. emoticon

Edited by: KINGDOMSEEKER at: 9/17/2006 (02:40)
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Oh'' Lord, your beautiful. Your face is all I see. And when your eyes are on this child, your grace abounds to me. Oh'' Lord please light the fire, that once burned bright and clear. Replace the lamp of my first love, that burns with Holy fear.


 
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9/15/06 1:05 P

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Thank you. I've come to the decision of getting a massage, Monday at the gym. Only $25 for a half hour. That'll work. I think when I lose my next 10lbs, I'll do the pedicure. I've only had one.

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9/15/06 12:20 P

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How about a pedicure? Do you already get those done regularly? I've only had one so far, so I consider that a special treat!! emoticon on the 2 lbs!!!!!

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9/15/06 12:15 P

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Everytime I get my hair done, I get my eyebrows done. I'm looking for a small reward idea, since I've officially hit the 20 pounds lost as of today. Any ideas?

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9/15/06 4:36 A

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I've read the 911 series, but haven't started the other one yet. I have the books, but just haven't had time to read the last several months! I'm looking forward to them, though... emoticon

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9/15/06 2:42 A

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PHILLITK & PICKY1,
I thought of rewarding myself with a book too. Although, I usually just get one anyway when I am finished with one. And, I swap with a friend. I just finished Last Light by Terri Blackstock and couldn't put it down. I want to get Night Light which is the next book in the series. I am also reading the 911 Series she wrote too. Very good. But, I like suspense. Have you read those???


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Oh'' Lord, your beautiful. Your face is all I see. And when your eyes are on this child, your grace abounds to me. Oh'' Lord please light the fire, that once burned bright and clear. Replace the lamp of my first love, that burns with Holy fear.


 
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SEYABROCK Posts: 157
9/5/06 1:09 A

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Wow! Thanks for the info, both of you! That really helps me know how much to expect and where to go!
emoticon It's going to be kind of weird going and doing it. I'm always a little uncomfortable doing new things of this nature!

PS: I was laughing after I posted this. That emoticon doesn't have ANY eyebrows!! I hope I don't end up like her!!

Edited by: SEYABROCK at: 9/5/2006 (01:10)
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9/4/06 4:20 P

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I've never had mine done, either, and would LOVE to! I know that some salons do them (waxing); it depends on if you want them waxed or tweezed. One of my friends goes to a salon that does waxing, and I think they charge $12 or $15 for eyebrows. Just make sure you tell them if you don't want 'em super-thin, or just cleaned up around the edges, or however you want! emoticon

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9/4/06 4:06 P

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Seya,

That's a GREAT idea! I want to do that too! I think places like Nordstrom do it (if you buy something). I think you can buy the eyebrow defining stencil and that might be enough. ???

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SEYABROCK Posts: 157
9/4/06 3:26 A

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Ok, this might seem totally silly, but when I get to my first goal (7.5 pounds away) I want to get my eyebrows done. I never have, but have taken a stab at it, and am never sure I am doing it right. So, just this once I want to see what "the experts" would do. emoticon I don't even know where to go! I guess I better figure that out if I really am going to do it!

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9/2/06 12:21 A

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After achieving my goal of losing 2 pounds this next week, I will reward myself by.....

Keeping up the new, healthy habits and my making it a healthy lifestlye, not a diet! It is so rewarding to me, to just keep up something for long enough to see results. For me to finish something major is an accomplishment, so I want to be at 150 pounds and look back at 180 and say " I did it!!" I can't wait. And to keep it off is the plan.

STOP TELLING GOD HOW BIG YOUR STORM IS; INSTEAD TELL THE STORM HOW BIG YOUR GOD IS!!


 
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9/1/06 6:05 P

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PHILLITk - If you do read Ted Dekker, just keep in mind that his books, while christian, tend to be darker. If you do read his books, I recommend starting with When Heaven Weeps, its really, really, REALLY GOOD!

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9/1/06 4:18 P

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Thanks for starting this thread, and especially for having those suggestions. I like the idea of getting myself a gift certificate. I am not a spender, but it's very satisfying to me to have the ability to get something when I think of something I do want/need.

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9/1/06 2:56 P

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I guess they're more romance; some of Peterson's have a little suspense, but they're definitely different than Henderson/Blackstock! Probably part of that is, most of them are set in an earlier time period (1800s?)... but I really enjoy them. I haven't even heard of Ted Dekker; if I ever start reading again, I'll have to check those out! All I've read of Peretti's is the "This Present Darkness" series... very eye-opening! After reading those, you start to pray differently!!

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9/1/06 1:53 P

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I've never read Wick or Peterson, I've heard of them. Are their books more romance, or does it have the whole suspense/mystery wrapped into it like Henderson/Blackstock?

My favorite kind of books are suspense/mystery: Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker sort of stuff.

My favorite book is currently Showdown by Ted Dekker.

Edited by: PICKY1 at: 9/1/2006 (13:54)
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9/1/06 12:13 P

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YES!!! Love both of them, and have gotten a few other people hooked on Dee Henderson, too. A couple of my other favorites are Lori Wick and Tracie Peterson. They're all very good!! emoticon

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9/1/06 8:47 A

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I will reward myself with new clothes. I hate buying clothes when losing weight though, because they just get too big.... So, I practically wait until their falling off :)

I can't wait to buy a whole new closet full.

PHILLITK - Have you read Dee Henderson? I love her books. Terri Blackstock is my second favorite in that genre.

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8/26/06 1:20 A

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How will I reward myself....
Well the ultimate reward... when I loose it all.... I will go clothes shopping.. YAY!! ( But, I will have to by then. LOL)
Shorter term rewards... hmmm I will have to think on that. I really want to reward myself with a non food item. If possible. But, Boy... Mocha Moolates are HARD to pass up. lol.
I will have to revisit this thought. emoticon

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Oh'' Lord, your beautiful. Your face is all I see. And when your eyes are on this child, your grace abounds to me. Oh'' Lord please light the fire, that once burned bright and clear. Replace the lamp of my first love, that burns with Holy fear.


 
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8/23/06 2:59 P

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I love the Book Idea..I hardly have any time to read with two boys. I have to do my bible reading after they are asleep ( which can sometimes be late ) emoticon

One thing that I have rewarded myself with is a new article of clothing with each 15 lbs. lost. It motivates me and I look forward to going shopping ( what girl wouldn't..lol ) emoticon

I also reward myself with a little " me " time...whatever I have been wanting to do , such as getting nails done or just spending a couple hours alone. Sometimes it's nice to have " me " time.

" The will of God won''t lead you where the grace of God cant keep you"


 
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8/23/06 2:00 A

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I LOVE to read (mostly Christian romance/mystery), and I used to read several books per month. Since my 2nd baby came along, I've only read 1 book, and that took 3-4 mos! CRAZY!! So, I've just decided that when I meet my weight goal, I'm going to enjoy at least 1 book within that week... whatever spare time I can find, I'm going to relax & read! emoticon

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8/22/06 1:20 P

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taking myself w/my DH to Niagra Falls and then will go shopping for new clothes.

I've finally gotten it through my thick skull to NOT reward myself with food. That is still so hard for me, but I'm doing it.

People with goals succeed because they know where they''re going. By Earl Nightingale


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8/21/06 12:48 A

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We rewarded ourselves with 1 item from Taco Bell, and a cold blended coffee from Dutch Brothers... then we read the article after that and it said not to use food as your reward... oops! emoticon But then we talked about it some and decided that once in a while is ok; the point of not using food as a reward is probably so you don't get back in the habit of eating that junk all the time, but if you can keep it controlled, those treats are ok!

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8/20/06 6:29 P

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I just read today's featured article, "Remember to Reward Yourself".

You know, I worked out every day this week (Monday-Saturday) and NEVER thought to reward myself. I didn't even think to add a reward into the process. It was laborous to hit the pavement and get the job done.

From a biblical perspective:
"For the Scriptures say, "Never tie up the mouth of an ox when it is treading out the grain - let him eat as he goes along!" And in another place, "Those who work deserve their pay!" - 1 Timothy 5:18 (Living New Testament version)

"The labourer is worthy of his reward" - 1 Timothy 5:18 (King James version)


All of us have laboured in one way or another. Evacan, you worked out very hard this week...what was your reward? Katie, you accomplished 5 days of working out...what was your reward? Rewarding ourselves for working hard is a biblical concept. How sobering and wonderful a thought!

In the article I read, it listed several ways to do that:
- See a movie.
- Buy yourself a gift certificate.
- Watch your favorite TV show.
- Go for a spa treatment or massage.
- Read a funny book.
- Find some time to be by yourself.
- Make a grab bag of little prizes. When you reach a significant goal, reach in and get your reward!

These are just suggestions.


So, for working out consistently this week, I will personally reward myself by sitting down with a new book!

Edited by: LOVINGJESUS at: 8/20/2006 (20:03)
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