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8/22/13 7:41 P

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Good to know Charlene, now you can attack the problem right in the face.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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8/22/13 3:21 P

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My BP was 118/56 this morning when I came back from getting a few groceries. I now know for sure what raises my BP; Salt, sugar, fried and refined foods and meat. Laying around on my couch also raises my BP. I have to move more, thinking more positive and eat right. The Lord has made a believer out of me. It is a holistic approach I am taking.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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8/22/13 7:01 A

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Yes, we both do.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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8/21/13 9:44 P

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Wow Veronique, that is super. Do you wear a pedometer?

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8/21/13 6:22 A

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I finished my virtual walk with my friend Linda in Minnesota.

In four months, we walked (virtually) over 1100 miles: this is an average of about 8 to 10,000 steps a day for each of us.
We "walked" from her house in MN to my house in VA and we are now "walking" back.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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8/20/13 10:18 P

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I attended the Temple. Praise God for well being to be able to do so.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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8/19/13 10:42 P

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I pulled weeds around my rose bushes today for 45 minutes. It looks so much better. The Lord blessed me for my work and it rained hard for about 15 minutes and drizzled about 15 minutes more so the ground got a good soaking. I thanked the Lord for both the strength to pull the weeds and the rain.

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8/8/13 10:29 P

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Charlene, this is great! Congratulations!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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8/8/13 9:41 P

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I walked two and a quarter miles today.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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8/1/13 10:07 P

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Victory for today: I was able to increase the resistance on one of the weight lifting machines at the Senior Center.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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8/1/13 9:48 P

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I got all my bills paid, statements organized and check book balanced.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/28/13 11:22 P

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God helped me and I made it to all three meetings at church.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/25/13 11:23 P

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Good Charlene! I am happy you rested and had a cooler day!

My victories for today: a very tough workout at the Senior Center and a walk outside tonight.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/25/13 3:31 P

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The Lord had a victory in me today. He let it be known in no uncertain terms that I needed to rest today and give cleaning a break. Soooo since I want to obey, I laid down this morning while it was cooler after I opened the window in the living room and put my nice clean fan in the window and got some sleep. Last night I didn't get much restful sleep because it was so hot. But hey this too shall pass.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/24/13 8:55 P

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You are so smart Veronique. Maybe it is a better term to say inspired.

I had another victory today. I got the drip pans on my stove top scrubbed clean. God gets the glory for that because when I was so tired from fixing supper and doing dishes and looked at those dirty things I thought no way am I going to clean those tonight. I thought I will just let them soak, but that got me started. I couldn't fathom eating the whole elephant at once. When one gets started half the battle is won.

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7/24/13 4:48 P

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Victory for today: I prevented a melt down for my son who was upset because he could not eat breakfast (he needed to fast for a blood test) by promising McDonald's after the doctor's visit. We went there and he was so happy!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/24/13 4:19 P

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While it was a little cooler this morning, I scrubbed my box fan. It took me two hours taking it apart and cleaning it with a degreaser. You know how dirt and grease can collect on the blades and the grills front and back. Greasy dirt is not easy to remove. It was even in the motor. I couldn't get that apart but I could vacuum it after working a tooth brush in the grooves and it came pretty clean. The fan was beginning to smell like an electrical fire was about to start and I sure didn't want the motor to burn up. Dirty fans make extra work for a motor. It works great now. I think that is why some people sale fans in yard sales they say works, simply because they don't want to take the time and energy it takes to clean them. I give the good Lord the credit for my now clean fan that works well and doesn't smell. That is because he gave me the will and the ability to do it. emoticon

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7/23/13 10:15 P

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I was well enough to go to the temple. The more I go the better I feel.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/22/13 9:46 P

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Oh Veronique, I don't envy you. but good for you for hanging in there.

My emotional victory today was I didn't allow a crisis today that would have formerly sent me off on a binger, get to me and send me there.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/22/13 9:14 P

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Victory for today: I went back to the Senior Center this morning and had a very hard workout.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/21/13 9:23 P

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A small victory but I was ready at 15 till 11 this morning to go to church. I always want to be ready by that time but end up getting there the last minute. I like to get there a little early so I can get in the spirit and also say hello to friends.

It is always a big victory when I can attend church all three hours.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/20/13 11:25 P

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Excellent, Veronique and Philippe. Sounds yummy too.

My victory is I got my shower and hair rolled for tomorrow done this morning. I have a hard time doing that as it really is tiring so I usually put it off until I have no choice and that rushes me on Sunday. Not only that but I feel guilty for not keeping the Sabbath Day Holy.

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7/19/13 6:45 P

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Victory for today: although I do not like to cook when it is very hot, I listened to my son and baked a blueberry pie this afternoon. New recipe I had never tried, and we did it together.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/19/13 10:55 A

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Thank you Veronique. I did and I liked it a lot.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/19/13 7:12 A

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Yes Charlene, I am amazed at how much you accomplished! The Lord is strenghtening you. See Today's Bible Verse! It's one of my favorites.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/19/13 12:12 A

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Good job Veronique. Even at as late as you have been going to bed I still don't see how you get done all that you do.

I am so blessed today with having had the strength to deep clean my bedroom and organize my clothes closet. I am truly amazed at the love Jesus offers me., confused at the grace that so fully He proffers me. I know Jesus gave me the strength.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/18/13 7:33 A

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Very good Charlene! You are so determined! I really admire you.

My victory for yesterday: going to bed slightly earlier than what I have recently. However, there is still much room for improvement.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/17/13 10:07 P

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My victory for today was I went and paid bills this morning where as usually my DH does it. But since he is out of town, I was elected.

I also got my kitchen and bathroom sinks scrubbed and bleached out the stains and got one window sill and groove the window sits down in, in my bedroom cleaned and disinfected. I am going to make it a goal to clean something extra every day that is not an ordinary chore.

Veronique you will do it, I know, and break though that plateau. We can do it together as I am at the frustrating plateau too.

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7/16/13 9:15 P

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Charlene - I am trying to burst through this plateau...

So hapy you are well enough to spend time at the temple!

My victory for today: while my son was at his art class I spend time browsing in a couple of stores and did not buy anything, although I was tempted by several shirts that were on sale...

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/16/13 8:27 P

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My victory for today was I was well enough to go to the Temple. What a blessing that is for me, both to feel better and be able to attend the Temple.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/15/13 10:35 P

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Oh my goodness Veronique. With all that exercising you do at the Senior Center how you had the strength to walk the stairs too, is amazing. I never met anyone so determined to get their exercise in. That surely will pay off soon I would bet a dime to a dollar.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/15/13 5:41 P

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Good for you Charlene! You took a risk and it worked, I admire you!

Modest victory for me: I took the stairs (8 floors) to drop off my son's conservatorship accounting at the Court. I was huffing and puffing, but I felt like a HERO! I need to add that the temperature was 96 outside and that the stairwell had no A/C...

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/15/13 4:09 P

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Instead of not being able to wear a particular dress, because it needed to be dry cleaned and I didn't have the money for it, I washed it by hand and it turned out fine.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/14/13 9:39 P

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I attended all three meetings at church and my stomach didn't hurt so bad since I prayed it wouldn't before I left. Well those were God's victories in me.


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7/13/13 10:35 P

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My victory for today: keeping my cool when the washer overflowed...

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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My victory for yesterday: finishing the conservatorship accounting for my son in one day!


If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/12/13 11:10 P

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I am proud of the fact that I know God is working in me both to will and to do His good pleasure. He helped me today to keep my cool when I could have easily gotten angry about a decision my DH made that I was against. Not only did I keep my cool and feel increased love for him, but God put in me added trust that all will work for my good even though I cannot see it right now. I am convinced that charity never faileth.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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7/11/13 6:51 P

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Victory for today: spent some time strength training at the Senior Center. I have been neglecting strength training, doing only cardio.

Charlene: I am taking with me a one liter water bottle every day and I drink it all!
I am so proud of your victories!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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7/10/13 12:25 A

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WOW Veronique, good job, both at church and on the treadmill. I can just see the numbers dropping on your scales. But I hope you don't get dehydrated.

My victory (actually God's victory in me) for today was that I was well enough to attend the temple and to top that off when I had a crisis I went straight to the Lord instead of the refrigerator. He did for me what no piece of cake could ever do.
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My victory for yesterday: last night I spoke at church for about 10 minutes in front of about 150 people. I had not prepared my talk and the stress was minimal. I felt calm and it went well.

My victory for today: although I was literally melting away due to profuse sweating I stayed on the treadmill for a full 65 minutes as I had planned.

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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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Wellll - my "angelic" streak did not last very long. We went to a Hawaian theme party last night and they had chocolate covered macacamia nuts... I took FOUR! Very very bad. So I am back to radishes for snacks this week.

My (tiny) victory for today - I turned down an offer for a free sample of chocolate cookie dough ice cream at the grocery store...

Charlene, I am so happy with your victories! The weight loss is GREAT and your BP is really behaving well. Continue what you are doing, it is working!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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Good Job Veronique. That is self control if I ever saw it. That is better than me. I cannot have just one of anything with sugar in it or I go off on a binger.

I finally broke the 136 barrier. I weighed this morning and I was 135.8. And another victory was sleeping all night without having to take a BP pill now for three nights which really helped me sleep better. But if my BP isn't up I don't need to take one. I am also waking up to lower BP in the mornings which is great.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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My victory for yesterday: I was able to resist the offer of a second helping of apple pie at the barbecue we attended...

A very small victory indeed compared to Charlene being able to attend the temple, but even a tiny step counts!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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Linda, I can imagine the joy you are feeling that your DD is healing from her pain. And it is such a joy to spend time in the word of God. I know because that is the best beginning for a day. So glad you felt like working at the Market Gardens with DH. Indeed the Lord is so good to bless us with strength and well being to do the things we need and want to do. And wow great job on the weight loss. .

Veronique, what another blessing and tender mercy of the Lord that you found a free gym to attend. I would bet it will be perfect for you. I am very happy for you. Kudus to you for keeping your cool with your sister who sent a hateful e-mail. You passed a test. :) And hey you are doing super well too with your weight loss and perseverance with exercising. You girls are my inspiration.

My victory for today is that I felt well enough to attend the Temple and serve the Lord there all morning. That was such a joy and very humbling because I know without the Lord's help I would not have been able to attend.

Edited by: CINDYCHARLENE at: 7/2/2013 (18:14)
"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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Victory for today: I did not find a gym per se, but checked my Senior Citizen Center exercise room, and it is very adequate. They have ellipticals and treadmills, and a few machines. Of course, no lockers, no towels, and no place to change, but there is one HUGE advantage: it is FREE!
I had checked gyms around my place and was not able to find anything for less that $50 a month. And honestly, this is at this time a bit too steep for me. So, starting next week, I will go there every morning and see how it goes.
So I am happy, this was a very productive day!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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Linda a dn Charlene: you are doing so good! I am so proud of you! Let's give thanks to our God, He is an awesome God!

My victory yesterday: I was able to respond calmy and in a loving way to a hateful e-mail I received from one of my sisters...

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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Victory in Jesus ...strong in physical health enough to help daily in the Market Gardens with DH
Strong in spiritual progress - feeding on His word each morning, Huge answers to prayer for our DD in some huge steps of healing after her home fire two years ago - it is so good to hear words of Peace and confidence returning to her daily talk and planning for her future and healing of the past hurts.
Nutrition and weight issues are getting better - loss of four pounds in June and on to setting goals of aiming at 5# the next 2 months and to see 20 GONE by Christmas morning. eating more healthy with each passing month and eating to fuel my body for the Lord;s work - NOT just the desires of my taste buds!!!

Linda F in WA state
*John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life,
an abundant life!


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God's victory in me....my blood pressure was 108/65 without medication.
Also I got all my bills made out and paid, made a grocery list so my daughter could go get groceries for me. I survived another day of extreme heat without melting. LOL

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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This is not just ONE victory Charlene, but a whole bunch! Wow, this is awesome! emoticon

My victory yesterday was not to lose my cool waiting for a promised phone call, which never came...

And today, I already have one victory: I lost 1.4 pound this week! emoticon
I am getting closer to my intermediate goal, and I feel great about it!

Edited by: TERMITEMOM at: 6/29/2013 (10:31)
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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I gave my kitchen, bathroom and alcove another lick and a promise with the mop and they look even better than they did yesterday. I also got all the rooms vacuumed which was a feat because I had to empty my full to the top bag of dirt and hair and etc by pulling it out of a small hole so I could use it again. Do you think I could find the bags I ordered a few months ago? NOPE but I couldn't wait any longer to vacuum. Another victory was we have made it to the end of the month with groceries.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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Charlene - yes, I saw the recipe and copied it. It looks great (I LOVE brownies!) and not so calorie heavy. I need to get some cocoa.

Good for you, you had a busy day!

My victory today: spending about 2 hours in the kitchen preparing a vegetable stew that is going to last us for a while (a ratatouille, typical French summer dish).

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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My victory for today was getting my kitchen floor mopped, making cinnamon rolls for my daughter and a meat loaf and potato salad for my DH for lunch. I give the Lord the credit though because without his help I wouldn't have had the strength to do it all.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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Good job Veronique, and you are welcome for the recipe. Did you see the single serving recipe for the brownie on your start page made in just a couple of minutes in the microwave? I made it only used 3/4 TBS cocoa instead of a TBS and it was delicious and less than 100 calories. It satisfied my craving for chocolate and didn't set up a craving for more. What was nice is that there wasn't more sitting around to tempt me.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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Thank you so much for the recipe!
We will be making it this week end or next week!

My victory for today: I was exhausted and wanted to cut short my exercise at the gym today. But I was steadfast and continued!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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emoticon Veronique. Oh my aching back for you. emoticon emoticon

I forgot, yesterday I got back to my walking in the house and walked a mile yesterday and mile today. WOO HOO! Nothing compared to you Veronique but hey a girl has to start somewhere. LOL

My recipe for scratch fudge is only a half a recipe so I didn't eat so much when I made it.
It is
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of Hershey's Cocoa
3 shakes of the shaker of salt.
Mix good, then add
1/3 cup evaporated milk (or whole milk, I like the evaporated milk best; richer of course)
1 TBS Karo (dark or light)
Bring to a slow boil and stir often from the bottom. Boil till a few drops of mixture dropped in cold water, when picked up, form a medium soft ball. I usually boil in a half a minute longer.
Then take it off the heat and add
1 TBS Butter (no spread)
1 tsp. vanilla
Put the pan in a sink with cold water and beat with spoon until shine is gone, cooled and too thick to stir any longer. Quickly pour it onto a buttered plate.

P.S. I never use a candy thermometer cause I don't have one I have just had to do it several times till I know consistency I need of the ball of hot fudge dropped in the water. If you cannot pick it up into a ball it is not ready and if the ball is too firm it will end up sugaring when you beat it. You'll probably get it right the first time. LOL

As for me and like with every other thing I have tried, it takes practice but eventually because of my steadfast determination I get it right. LOL

Edited by: CINDYCHARLENE at: 6/26/2013 (17:03)
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Congratulations Charlene! This is really awesome. To resist fudge is really an accomplishment... And by the way one of these days you will have to give me your recipe... I would like to make some with Philippe.

My victory today: I went to the gym and was able to sustain a 5% incline on the treadmill for a whole hour! My back is killing me tonight, but it was worth it. I now know I can do it.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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Yes you did lose weight Veronique! :) Emotional weight. Good job relying on the Lord for your dental visit. I need to do that more when I visit any doctor.

My victory today was I made fudge for my daughter because she was craving it in the worst way. I really felt sick but did it anyway to please her and to top it off I didn't even taste it when it was finished and it looked so yummy. Well of course it did because it turned out perfect for 'ole scratch' fudge. Ole scratch sure was trying to tempt me by having my DD ask for it. God won that battle in me today.





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Linda lost a pound and I was congratulating her!!!
I did not lose anything this week...

My victory today: I sat in the dentist chair with no fear or apprehension whatsoever. And believe me, this is a victory because I had always had a mental block about dentists (I have very bad teeth and the last time I became actually sick to my stomach before the dentist worked on my teeth)... I decided to pray before and during the session and it went very smoothly. I was told I need a lot of dental work in the fall, but I did not panic when I heard the news as I usually do.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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emoticon YAY for another lb lost Linda and Veronique.
My victory today was that I got a shower, rolled my hair and styled it and got ready to go to a friends house this afternoon. Since she wasn't there, my DH took me for a ride up Manti Canyon and I picked a few wild flowers for my pressed flower pictures and went to the grocery store. I was so nice to get out of the house for a while, since I had been in for three weeks.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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One pound lost!
YEAH for you Linda, this is emoticon
Congratulations!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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Thanks for the reminder to check in on Charleen's beautiful handiwork.

I also celebrated with a blog of progress and future work of the lord in my life.

This morning another reward for steadfast work on eating and exercise efforts ...the scale down another # I can claim and the next one has been seen { I have a self-discipline to see the weight down three days before I claim it on my ticker bar].

Linda F in WA state
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YES!
Charlene posted a picture on her blog! Please go and check it out, this is so beautiful!
Here is the link:
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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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Charlene, this is great. Focusing on something positive is such a wonderful thing! Now maybe you will post a picture of the finished art on your Spark page? This would be so nice.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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emoticon I absolutely love to be creative and one hobby I enjoy is making pressed flower art. I thought a couple of days ago I need to get back doing things I enjoy. About a month ago I went up the canyon with my DH and DS and I picked a few wild flowers and pressed them thinking I would make a picture. Finally I got them all separated and organized put into paper plates (that is how I store them out of the light)so the colors don't fade) and got a flower border made so that I could scan it and print it out to add a quote later. That took me most of one day and part of another. I finished it last night. It felt good to do something else beside focus on my illness.

"Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Heb. 11:1


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Let's post here some of the GOOD things that happen in our life. Weight lost, exercise started -or continued-, victory over a bad habit of any kind, health improvement, family accomplishment, etc. Anything. Even the little things count!
We need to share and celebrate what is POSITIVE and give ourselves a pat in the back for what we are doing RIGHT!

I will start by telling you that last Sunday I said the closing prayer in church (benediction). I was terrified at the thought of praying formally and aloud in public, but I did it and it went very well. I am shy and my foreign accent is embarrassing, but I conquered my fear this time!

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when? ETHICS OF THE FATHERS

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
DEUTERONOMY 4:29

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. JEREMIAH 29:13


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