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Hope you all you wonderful Takers have a great week end. Just a reminder, I will be removing the sticky from this post(the Take It post). I will be sending out a mass email about this Take It goal later this afternoon. When the sticky is removed it will no later show in this forum.

As in the last Take It session the first week will be a time for prayer. Use this time to pray for me and the other people in this group, as well as other people who will be joining the future. The first week of the Take It session is reserved for prayer and allows people time to sing up to be part of the Take It group, which will be in the new Take It post.

I look forward to sharing this new Take It goal with you, and getting to know the new people who have joined during my time of rest. If you joined last session and are not joining again please know that is ok with me and I understand. I am grateful that you joined last session and loved getting to know your precious heart! emoticon Please continue to lean on God for all that you do in life and always remember God is here for you to help you lose weight, as well as accomplish all that your desire in life!

Shelly

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Hi Wendy,
Welcome back, sorry about you losing your job but hooray for getting the new one. By the way my name is Mary and I'm fairly new to this team.
Blessings
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Hi, all. I have been out for a number of months but am ready to get going again. I want to lose weight and get healthy. I have 5 grandkids to keep up with.

I lost my job in February and started another one in April. It is a long drive so time is something I am lacking. I do manage to get to the gym everyday except Wednesday's and Sunday's. Choir is Wednesday evening.

I appreciate the encouragement and prayers that come from this team.. I love reading about others needs and deeds.

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emoticon Welcome back Shelly, it's good to have you back. Hope you are feeling better now and all rested. Thanks for doing all this for all of us.


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Hi Shelly..... emoticon back!! I am new to this team and I am looking forward to getting to know you!

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Hi Shelly,
Welcome back to the Take it thread! Hope you had a restful time away.
Looking forward to another round!

Take care,
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August 22

I am back Today!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I looked back and sAW that you have been waiting for me. Thanks for understanding. It Is so nice to see you here, that is wonderful. Thank you all for being so supportive and wonderful team members! emoticon emoticon It is good to be back!

I am going to be sending out a mass email, much like the one I first sent you when this Take It session started, back in 6/16/10- 3 months 4 Sparkpeople pages ago! The mass email willl invite new members to THE Take It goal.

I look forward to another great Take It session! I will be taking the sticky off this post. A sticky holds a post in place, it does not move no matter how much time passes (notice this post has been here since June). The reason I am doing this is because a new Take It session will be starting.

To save this page & other pages within this Take It session. follow the directs below:

How to save a page:

1. go to the bottom of this page
2. click the save tab

since this Take It session is on four different pages I think you have to save each pageI am going to wait until the end of the week to start the new Take It session. This will allow the new people to read wrote I posted within this message. I don't want to remove this thread without giving people time to do whatever they want to do.

I am looking forward to what lies ahead!

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Hi Sue.....Thank you for the welcome!

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Hi all,
Welcome to the team, Mary, Cindi and HisPerfectGrace!
Glad you could join us. This is a great team and message board to be on.

Sorry I have not been on much lately. Been really busy with things going on with my family. Getting ready for school and the fall activity schedule around here. It hasn't started yet, but I don't want to be caught unawares. Also been starting the fall food preserving with canning and freezing.
Sooo, been really busy.
Hope to get back on the routine when Shelly gets back. Need to get going again. emoticon

Well, I'll be seeing you all.
Take care and God bless!

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Amen...Thank you!!

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I am just figuring out the message boards, but I just wanted to say: The Lord is victoriuos in all things, and when His earthly servants are suffering for His cause, it gives glory to Him who saved us. We cannot possibly comprehend his purpose for certain trials, but I remember someone telling me once: We should not pray for the Lord to lighten our load, but to strengthen our backbones. I say Amen to that, for Christ so suffered when His innocent blood was shed for our transgressions. Earthly suffering is a small price to pay for an eternity with Him.

Wow, not sure where all that came from, but I hope it encourages someone today.

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Hi Shelly,
I will also be praying for you and your sister, take care of yourself and don't worry about us we will be fine.
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Hi Shelly...You and your sister will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will be waiting for your return. Blessings, Love and Hugs.

In Christ Love,

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August 18th

It has been hard to be away, but I am obeying God and have a better understanding why He wanted me to rest. I haven't been on the computer at all except for a few minutes once or twice these last few days. My sister is sick and and I went on today to send her some love on facebook. I couldn't get on the computer without my fingers leading me here today! emoticon I love you all so much. Please keep my sister Rita in your prayers. She is very drained as well, and is going through the change of life. She serves people and God has given her has a healing touch. We talked on the phone last week (Thursday and we are going through many of the same things.) Please keep us in your prayers.

I thought that after a week I would be back by now- tomorrow will be a week. I miss all of you soooo much! emoticon God fills my heart with peace and I know that His Holy Spirit is leading my steps. As I wait on Him and His will He will give me what I need.

Love and more Love,

Shelly

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emoticon emoticon Cindy! I look forward to getting to know you and Mary. For the first time since I have been away I have begun to feel guilty. That is probably why God told me not to even look at the team page. I understand now why God gives me certain specialized rules to follow!!!: emoticon emoticon

I looked back on the new posts and I feel as though I have left you high and dry. But I know I must follow what God tells me to do without even peeking at the team! Let me leave you will a few things if some of you Takers want to do some work. Look back at some of the old posts. Assign yourself to some of the homework I posted, write sown a few memory verses, do a nutritional serving size quiz . Do your best and God will do the rest! (quote from Joyce Meyer) I miss you! BUt God fills my heart each day!!! emoticon


Hi,i don't know if any of you read my resting post under the general forum. Many people who read my posts, or those who know me, know that I am always here, and I always write stuff. I posted what I wrote in the general discussion forum here so that everyone knows what is going on.

When I return I will send a mass email to the team inviting them to a new Take It session. Probably I will be back next week sometime. I miss this close net Takers here in this group! I am still working on my goals and eating well. Below is the post I wrote:

(Written on August 12)

I am tired. I need to Rest within God for awhile. I read the bible, as while as other spiritual things, and I am within God, but my spirit needs to rest for awhile longer with Him.

Like many states around the U.S. it has been EXTREMELY hot and humid where I live. It has drained me so much this summer. In July there has been 21 days 90 degrees and over where I live. I have lived in this state for 14 years and we have only had one other summer within 14 years that resembled the same kind of heat and humidity. This month so far has taken the same pattern. However, there are other reasons why I am drained.

I just got on our team page because I wanted to explain my absence. I will be back SHORTLY. In the 2 years that I have been your leader I have never done this, (other than when I went on vacation, or visited friends & family) but I am taking a short break. One to two days a week I take a break & I am not on the team page or Sparkpeople, except to track my food.

I don't want to say too much about this, and do not even know the correct way to say this without sounding full of myself, but I am involved in a lot of different things in many different ways as your team leader for the people here. I am tired.

I know that God wants me to rest for a short period of time from Sparkpeople and the team. I am not sure how long God wants me to rest, but I know it should not be for more than a week, probably. God will let me know, and I trust that He will tell me.

I love being your leader. I love you in Christ, and I will miss you while I am resting. It is important as your leader for me to take this time so that I can give to you as I want to and God gives me the ability to.

God has given me Missy (Yatmama) as a wonderful leader for this team, and I have been given such peace since she has become your leader. I know and trust that in my absence she will fill my shoes.

Just as already some of you do, if you need any help or support, please contact Missy. I am sorry for not being able to welcome some new members to this team on their page with I am resting, but know in my heart I have welcomed you.

I will be praying for all of you in my absence, and I look forward to being with you again soon.

Much Love,

Shelly


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Hi Mary...thank you for the warm welcome. I started on the Insulin Pump today and I am so afraid that I am going to gain some the weight back.

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Hi Cindi,
Welcome to the team and congratulations on your weight loss, keep up the good work. I really liked your profile. emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY...My name is Cindi and I am new to this team as of today.

I want to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. And you know that God is right there with all of you.

Dear Lord, be with this family as they go through this loss. Give them strength, hope, faith and courage to go on and live one day at a time. Amen

Loving Hugs,

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Thank you Mary for praying for our friend. You came towards the end of the Take It goal, but we will be starting another session next week. I hope to see you back here. emoticon

Thanks for your comment SFCHICKYINFL.

I am taking a break for the rest of this week from posting here. I am still working toward my goals, but the Take It goal has ended it's first session. I will be starting this Take It goal again from the beginning, next week.

Thank you WARMSPRINGDAY,SFCHICKYINFL,& SSBABB74, for all of your hard work and commitment.
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You all made this very pleasurable for me to lead this supporting warm group! I am so very proud of ALL of you!!! emoticon emoticon

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. I know what it feels like to lose your mother, it is not good.
Gods Blessings,
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I can't tell you how shocked I was to hear your mom passed away. I was not on Sparkpeople all week end. I usually take two days off in a row, just to give myself a break. If I go on it is just to use the nutrition page. I am so sorry. I did not realize your mom was that sick. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and ask the team to pray as well.

Dear Jesus please help WARMSPRINGDAY's family heal from their pain. Please hold them in your arms as they suffer through their loss. In Jesus name I pray amen.
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My mother was ushered home to be with Jesus on Sunday night.

Thank you for the prayers and words of encouragement over the past difficult month.

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

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Read today's blog for an update on my mother. The outlook is grim.

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

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Thanks for keeping us inspired Shelly!

Thank you Lord for the many blessings in my life!


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Looking for a new DVD?

DVD Review: Try Amy Dixon's 'Give Me 10!' for Innovative Cardio and Strength ... and other marks from SparkPeople. Click the link below to read the review and preview the DVD from Amy Dixon, Give me 10.

CLICK TO VIEW DVD/ 2ND LINK IS SPARKPEOPLE'S REVIEW & PREVIEW OF THIS DVD
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX2PIT-nL_w www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=dvd
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eview_try_amy_dixons_give_me_10_for_R>innovative_cardio_and_strength


One of the reasons I posted this review here for you is that is has 10 minute exercise routines. That is great because you can do 10 minute worth of exercising, or more depending on yow busy you are. I hope this is helpful to you. After reading the review and watching the clip for the DVD I decided to buy the DVD in the near future.

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I am very sorry to hear about your mom. For a year my dad went in and out of the hospital. He lived a few hours away and we went to the hospital each time. It was frusrating, and although I put my trust in God I had the worst pain in y neck all year long. I hope that your mom's health improves. As you know God can do anything, even miracles. Never lose hope because it carries us along with our faith. No one ever knows the out come except God. I will keep you and your family in your prayers.

Dear Jesus it is hard when our parents are ill. We feel so helpless and all we want is for their pain to go away. It is in these times that we need you the most God. Give this family grace as they put all their fears, frusration, and heart ache on your shoulders. Keep them and hold them always. In Jesus name I pray amen.

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This really has nothing to do with the take it goal, except that, unfortunately, I am just not meeting it! My mother is in the hospital again; we got her there begore it became critical this time, but my sister, who is a nurse, warns that this may be the new normal. Pray for us as God directs you.

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

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Dear God I just want to thank you for assisting me today in creating these wonderful Take It action plans, and everything else I have written below. God, sometimes I read that I typed and know with all that I am it could have only came from you. Thank you for blessing this team and this group. I love you so much!

I still need and want to reply to those of you who have written below. As you can see I have been pretty busy today! It is all worth it throgh. I know it will help people because it is from God.

Hope you all have a good week! emoticon emoticon s

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IT ALL STARTS IN YOUR MIND

I am trying to think back to where I was, what thoughts I had, and how I felt. Taking myself back has happened to me two other times. I consider myself lucky not have have struggled with weight my whole life. I have family members who have and I believe between my own experiences and by seeing how it effected them, I know how being over weight effects your mind and your body.

TAKING YOUR SELF BACK IT'S TIME TO WORK ON YOUR MIND

What do you tell yourself all day long? Are you nicer to your enemies than you are to yourself? You could say that my parents were hard on me as I grew up. I am very critical of myself as a result. I have had to work on not being critical of my husband and others as well. Have I mastered it? No, but I am a work in progress and I just keep plugging along and some day I will get there. All we can do is try our best. Sometimes we feel our best is not good enough. But God knows our heart, and if he can be satisfied with us, shouldn't we at least try to be happy with our efforts? Take the time to really become aware of your thoughts and how you are talking to yourself. I want to suggest to even take one week and just start writing down 2-3 thoughts you have each day. This is not a long commitment and it will really reveal a lot of your thoughts and how you REALLY feel about yourself.

The environment that you have grown up in has a lot to do with how you feel about yourself, and how you treat other people. I thank God, and my parents for teaching me to love God.

YOUR EXPERIENCES MOLDS YOU

It is time to break that mold someone has put you into. Think about what you have been told about yourself as you have been a child, or friend, a mother, a spouse. Were those comments REALLY true. It is easier to remember the bad things people have told you than the good things.

There are a couple reasons for this. I believe one of them is because there is an emotional connection involved when someone has told you something and it hurt. I know for a fact that when you experience something that is traumatic your brain has a more concise, crystal clear memory of it, for some people the experience is actually "slowed down" in their brain as they recall the experience. On the other hand, this is not always the case. I also know that you can block something/s out consciously or inconsolably. If something is too hurtful I believe it is a defense mechanism to block tarmac experiences from our memories. These memories are still in our brains, but we sometimes are not even aware of them. The brain and the anatomy as a whole fascinates me. I have studied the brain and other part of the human body as a form of leisure. I am not anywhere close to being an expert, but I have learned some things.

WHO ARE WE REALLY?

We must believe the truth, and the truth is found in the bible. Do you believe in God, and you think He lies? If not you must believe these the awful things people have said to you. The enemy is the only one lying to you, and he lies to you through people.

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away.
2 Corinthians 5:17

God wants us to know & believe who we are in Him.

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emoticon Home Work:

Copy, paste/copy somewhere in your computer that you visit often, or write out the poem below about who you are in Christ.

I received this on a web site. Sorry I can't remember which one.

Who I Am In Christ?
From Victory Over the Darkness, by Dr. Neil Anderson


Who I Am In Christ?

I AM ACCEPTED...

I am God's child.

As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ.

I have been justified.

I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit.

I have been bought with a price and I belong to God.

I am a member of Christ's body.

I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child.

I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.

I am complete in Christ.

I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.

I AM SECURE...

I am free from condemnation.

I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.

I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.

I have been established, anointed and sealed by God.

I am hidden with Christ in God.

I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me.

I am a citizen of heaven.

I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.

I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.

I AM SIGNIFICANT...

I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life.

I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.

I am God's temple.

I am a minister of reconciliation for God.

I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.

I am God's workmanship.

I may approach God with freedom and confidence.

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

note from the author:

"The more you reaffirm who you are in Christ, the more your behavior will begin to reflect your true identity!"

(From Victory Over the Darkness , by Dr. Neil Anderson)




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Psalm 25:20-21

Guard my soul and deliver me;do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You.


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Take Yourself Back

Action steps

A. Think About your Past

1. Journal
Write it down, get it out, and remember who you were, and who you want to be or become. Write about your feelings, your plan of action, and your progress.

2. Share With the Group or a Friend or Wrote it Down
It helps to share with people what you plan to do. This creates accountability as well.

3. Make a college
This visual aid will help you see what you want to accomplish and motivate you! It is fun and easy . Just cut out pictures from a magazine or look for images on the internet, print, cut them out and past onto a piece of paper of poster board.

3. Spend time in reflection
Carefully think about someone to ask yourself or someone else,"Have I changed since I gained weight?" According to the answer change what needs to be cnanged.

B. Become a conquer
Lose the Weight, Gain the Muscle, and Feel Yourself Come Back

*Make it happen!
1. Be as determined as possible to make a schedule for when you will exercise. Each week make a list of all the healthy meals you will make the following week. 7 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

*Keep Him first
2. Pray and always ask God to help you.

C. Claim it!
* copy/paste, write out, or copy, the poem found within this week- Take yourself back (look below & above)
1. Set your mind and keep it set. Learn who you are in Christ and make up your mind to believe ut each and every day!

1. Believe who you are in Christ
*Do whatever it takes

2. Be determined to start feeling better about yourself, make up your mind you will do whatever it takes once and for all.

*Keep your mind set
*It is a process but it CAN be obtained!

4. Take your self back and enjoy the journey!

I received this on a web site. Sorry I can't remember which one.

Who I Am In Christ?

I am accepted...

I am God's child.

As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ.

I have been justified.

I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit.

I have been bought with a price and I belong to God.

I am a member of Christ's body.

I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child.

I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.

I am complete in Christ.

I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.

I am secure...

I am free from condemnation.

I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.

I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.

I have been established, anointed and sealed by God.

I am hidden with Christ in God.

I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me.

I am a citizen of heaven.

I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.

I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.

I am significant...

I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life.

I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.

I am God's temple.

I am a minister of reconciliation for God.

I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.

I am God's workmanship.

I may approach God with freedom and confidence.

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.


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Continued- still working on this- please read in about an hour from now.

This may not apply to you. If this is the case and you want to do something this week work on a previous action step you did not do well on, or want to do again, do a home work assignment you did not have time to do and wanted to do, or do nothing at all, the chioce is yours of course.

Take Yourself Back

So how do we do it? emoticon

We are well able to accomplish this, we are capable of holding & containing, and carrying this out. We must pray to God to help us obtain this...to take back what we miss about ourselves.

I realize that some peole may not want to read this long post I wrote, or just don't have time to. I understand that and respect your choice. So, I will summerize it for you.

Summery:

A. Think About your Past

1. Share With the Group or a Friend or Wrote it Down

2. Write it down, get it out, and remember who you were, and who you want to be or become.

3. Carefully think about someone to ask, " Have I changed since I gained weight? "

B. Lose the Weight, Gain the Muscle, and Feel Yourself Come Back

1. As you reach your goal some people will start to feel and think like they used to.

2. Take your self back and enjoy the journey!

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A. Think About your Past

Maybe you have a journal you wrote in when you were younger, or maybe you don't have to go back that far. Maybe you can remember how you were. The things you used to do, the way you used to think about things and the way you used to think about yourself.


1. Share With the Group or a Friend or Wrote it Down

2. Write it down, get it out, and remember who you were, and who you want to be or become.

3. Carefully think about someone to ask, " Have I changed since I gained weight? "

Think and maybe even pray before asking this question. There may be someone you know that will take advantage of this oppurtunity and chose to use it to hurt you. However, they may be telling you the truth as well. Soetimes we change and it happens so slowly we don't realize it, which is why I am suggesting to read an old journal, or ask someone.

B. Lose the Weight, Gain the Muscle, and Feel Yourself Come Back

1. As you reach your goal some people will start to feel and think like they used to.

Depending on how much you have gained and your personality this may or may not have changed. maybe you haave changed because you have matured. Maybe there were things that needed to be changed. I am not suggesting to revert back into a negative lifestyle, I am sure you realize this. I am just covering all things, you know what I mean?

Everyone is different. I am not one to put everyone in a box. Earlier rhis year there was a person who was not active on our team. She did not even know me or ever look at our team page. However, she wrote this comment on my page, " I am not judging you, but I don't think someone who looks like you should be a leader of a spiritual team." She had read a mass email, then went to my Spark page. I had a picture of myself wearing a mini skirt on my Spark page. A month or so later I moved it to with some of my other pictures on my page. I love mini skirts. I love wearing all lengths of skirts. That did not stop when I gained weight. I assume when I am 60 years old I will no longer wear them. But I don't intend to stop wearing them just because I love God. I wrote the lady back and said," I love mini skirts and God. I am sorry you have a problem with my picture. I hope you enjoy our team. " However, I knew she had never been on our team because she said she was not aware of something everyone would know about if they were in fact ever on our team page.

Please don't get me wrong. I am not suggesting that there is something wrong with anyone (the way they are now). No, that is NOT what I am suggesting, so please, I hope you understand what I am saying here. If anyone needs more decription or an explanation, please leave a comment here or conntact me. I am merly suggesting that before you gained weight you may have thought difforently, and did different things. There may be some of you who have not changed at all.

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Glittergirl, you know this is interesting that you write this. I never really saw that in myself, but my SIL recently sent me an email and this is what she said, "I believe when you reach your goals and are happy where you are, you will find who we all know and love and always knew you were “in there”. “She” was never lost to us."

It rather disturbed me to be quite honest, because I didn't really realize that I had changed to that degree. Now your new addition to this goal in conjunction with what my SIL said has me looking at myself really hard.

I did not get out to walk this weekend. I feel rather defeated. I really meant to, but somehow, I just didn't pull the strength from within myself to do it. Perhaps I was relying too much on my own strength and not God's. I think if I would get one walk in would push me over a hurdle that would allow me to move on. Part of me almost feels guilty going on with a regular life while my mother's life has been so altered; but I realize that I need to take care of myself so that I can properly take care of others in my life.

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

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Hi, me again emoticon

Well, I am a bit behind, and I apologize for that. I want to respond to the posts from last week, but It is more important to write about this new action plan for you.

~ NEW WEEK
Action Step: Take yourself back!

TAKE YOURSELF BACK

Take yourself back by force! There comes a time if we have gained a certain amount of weight that we feel we have lost ourselves. There is no set number, each person reaches a weight that goes beyond excepting to themselves, and after that point it is only a matter of time we feel as though we have lost ourselves. I can write these words because I have experienced it myself a few times. This state lead me into a deep depression.

The less time you stay within this dark place the better! This Week we are focusing on TAKING OURSELVES BACK! At times we all have looked into that mirror and asked ourselves, " Where are you? What happened? How did I gain so much weight? " And you feel it, we all do, and we think, "I want her back, or I want him back if you are a man. I want to feel the way I used to feel and think the thoughts I used to think about myself."

Well, we are not the only ones who wants this, so does God! I kid you not. I was sitting in a chair one night watching Joyce Meyer and God started to talk through her to me. He told me I needed to lose weight, and that he would help me. Then I thought, what???? Man, I really heard it wrong this time! Wow, I just thought God said, He wanted me to lose weight, and even more surprising He would help me do it! So, I said to God, I MUST HAVE HEARD YOU WRONG. God , I mean, WHY would you care what I looked like, let alone me losing weight? He said you did not hear wrong. You need to lose weight because you will not fulfill all my plans for your life if you remain over weight. " When God said that I realized that He meant that my weight and how I feel about myself will keep me from doing what God asks me to do. That the devil had me in bondage, and a whole load of negative experiences, and feelings are connected with it. I began to realize that, the devil uses how we feel about ourselves to keep us not only away from God, but away from being happy, and fulfilling God's plans. He does this by trying to keep us miserable, and he does not care how long it takes him to achieve it, or in and by what form it takes on....as long as his plan for misery is reached. God did not say I would not I be able to fulfill His plans, He said I would not be able to fulfill ALL HIS PLANS. I knew God had extremely beautiful, rich, experiences for me. I did not know what they were, but I wanted to be there with Him! I was deeply depressed at the time. That was only about three years ago. My life has changed in every way since then, and I am not even close to all of the wonderful things He has planned for my life. I have experienced some of His plans so for, but not nearly even half of them, I am sure.

I would like to say that the next morning I woke up and started reading the bible every day, and changed my eating habits, started exercising more, and was full of happiness. None of the above was true. Reality. I continued to be depressed, and had no control over food or exercising. I would say that a year passed before REAL victory began.

Now I have lost 33 pounds, I am a leader for this team, I am no longer depressed,I exercise five times a week, I have control over what I put in my mouth, (most of the time not 100% yet) My whole life is different! I still want to take myself back though. I have about 50% of her now. I am bound to claim, and possess the other half! I want to, I need to, AND I WILL!!! So WILL you! Just stay with us and more importantly, STAY WITH GOD!

My process:
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon (read the bible, watched Joyce Meyer faithfully, started to go to church every Sunday, made God first in my life) emoticon Then I started thinking and doing more things that was the will of God for my life. emoticon began to fill my soul, and it was played out into every aspect of my life. Don't get me wrong, it was still life! Which means there was still stress and normal stuff going on! But peace and God helped me through it. I started to ask for God to help me everyday, I started eating correctly. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Sometimes I asked for God to help me throughout the day. More prayers over and over and over again. Then slowly, very slowly... emoticon emoticon and now... (I don't totally look this good, but I am getting there LOL!) emoticon

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I would like to welcome to new member Mary to Take It. I am sorry I did not welcome you sooner, but Imy sister was visiting out of state for a few days and my time was limited. Mary I hope that your life is blessed by this thread. Please email me and I will set you up with an accountability pal. Other people here will tell you it really helps to have one. I am looking forward to getting to know you. Thank you so much for joining our group! emoticon

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Very early Mondy morning

Hi Takers,

The web site was not working the for last hour. I planned on writing about the new action step. I will do this Monday mourning. I have not gone to bed yet. It is 1:30 AM. I will get you started on this new week Monday morning. So, if you check back around 3:00 pm it should be done.

I am very tired. Had a blast with my sister. Her teenager wore me out mentally. I love her though. And ad good time with both of them!

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Sending hugs your way WARMSPRING! Just take it one step at a time, doing one thing for yourself will help you to regain some of that control


Thank you Lord for the many blessings in my life!


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Mary, glad to have you join us. I have found a home on this team and even in this thread more than any other single place on Spark. The ones who are doing the Take It Goal are a caring group of Christian ladies who are interested in fitness, but also interested in each other as persons. They have been very supportive to me during a recent difficult time. Welcome, hope you like it here.

Team, I know I have absolutely failed in my Take It Goal for most of this month while we have been in a crisis with my mother. Thank you for your support and encouragement and not condemning me for my lack of involvement and failure in my goals.

Although I have felt my life on hold the past three weeks, I am at a place where I am feeling stronger, and although we don't have all the details mapped out with my mother's care, inside myself, I am feeling the need to make a plan, strategize and get myself back into a normal routine. I cannot place my life on hold forever. I have felt like a little ship adrift on the sea with no anchor and no goals. Even though I am still on that sea and don't see the shore, it is time to throw down my anchor and re-build some stability into my life. Care for my mother may alter my original plan, but that is what we call flexibility.

Not sure if I will pick up my original take it goal this week yet, but I am formulating an overall plan for my week. I know that I will be at my mother's two days out of the week, I am going to plan my menus so that I am organized on that front, I hope to get in some walking today, and plan to get in three walks next week. I know my original take it goal was 2 days a week strength training, but I feel like I am back to baby steps to get things back on track and I am not committing to strength training yet this next week.

Sometime over the weekend, I plan to do the homework and journal about how well I feel that I have done with my eating during the very difficult time I have experienced the past three weeks. This is better than beating myself up for not exercising. Thanks for the homework, Glittergirl. Very timely for me to keep my focus positive.

God bless all with a good weekend.

Edited by: WARMSPRINGDAY at: 7/31/2010 (10:58)
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WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

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It is WAY past my bed time! emoticon I will keep this short & write more Sunday.

I went to the gym today!!! emoticon In the last 2 weeks I failed at my gaol, but it was met this week! I am doing good with my eating. My sister leaves Sunday. We are having sooo much fun together! I could not read anyone's comments. I was doing spark team work after everyone went to bed, it got late and now I need to go to bed myself. It is very late, or very early in the morning!!! I know you guys probably are like, why are you still up, right? I will check in Sunday with the last Take It action step for this 1st session. I will request prayer for one week before we begin again. I will start over again the following week. There will be new diet info, home work, and maybe other stuff too, whatever God gives me to use. Please do not feel obligated to continue. However, if you do great!

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LOL emoticon LOl emoticon LOL emoticon

As you can see I forgot to write what the week end home work was!!! emoticon So glad to see all of you back!

HERE IS THE HOME WORK:

PRAISE REPORTS

Write about how you avoided failure, or when you did really well. Even if it is a small step in the right direction keep track of your accomplishments. By doing this when you have fallen short of your ideal behavior you can look back and see all the good things you have accomplished! Use a journal, a note book, or go to the planner tab in the, My Tools & use the journal on the planner page. Where ever you decide to write make sure you write often. The more praise reports there are to read, the better you will feel about yourself and the more likely you are to reach your goal!



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How's everyone doing? What are you doing to add God into your goals this week?

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Hi Mary,
Glad you can join us!
This is a truly awesome group and I think you will enjoy it!
I've found some great friends here and I hope you do too.
WarmSpringDay: Thanks for the encouragement and the update on your mom. Glad to have you back with us!

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Hi,
I just joined this team and this sounds really awesome to me. My goal is to lose at least 1 lb. a week for the next 47 weeks. I really like this idea and everything I've read about it. Looking forward to joining you all.
Blessings,
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GLITTERGIRL – thanks for that memory verse. That is so refreshing to me in this wearying time for me. Isaiah is so full and rich with treasures.

SFCHICKYINFL – glad you are stopping by with us.

MOKOGIRL – congrats on the weight loss. Let me know how you like THE SPARK. I keep meaning to see about borrowing it from the library, but keep forgetting. Books are not in my budget to buy right now, so I make much use of the library for books and DVD's.

SSBABB – About daily time with the Lord, with my busy schedule, I, too, find it hard to spend as much time as I would like to and should. I need to learn better time management for one thing. For another, I recommend you start with baby steps, much like you may have done with your weight loss journey. The time will grow.

Thanks to all of you for the care and conern you have shown to me during a very difficult time.

My mother is holding her own. Not really worse, and not really better. But we are thankful for every day we have with her. Still working through plans for her care, so that is where we need prayer support right now. Also for peace and strength.

Blessings to all.

Edited by: WARMSPRINGDAY at: 7/30/2010 (17:34)
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WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

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Hi Glittergirl!
Sorry I haven't been on the site for awhile. Been keeping in touch with people though. Just not here.
I realized today I'd better get back on and let people know how things are going...
Thanks for that memory verse! It is one of my favorites.
I really need to get back into doing a daily time with the Lord. I am feeling out of touch with everyone and everything and I think that is why.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to get this going?
Anyways...
I had my weigh in today and I am staying steady in the weight loss, but continue to lose a few inches here and there. I figure the scale will catch up one of these days...LOL! I will often drop the pounds all at once to make up for when I didn't have any to report.
Mokogirl: Hope you are having a great time in the mountains. Lots of fresh air and exercise for you.
WarmSpringDay: Glad to hear you are getting back on SP. Just remember God is always with you and He can help you with the trials you face in your life. Hope your mom is doing better.

See ya all later!
Time to go walk and help my kids get ready for camp tomorrow.
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PS: What is the weekend homework???

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My sister & niece arrived yesterday. They live in PA. It has been so nice to have her in my home with me. I bought a cake from a bakery I go to and bought a cake made for my niece to celebrate her birthday. I only had two extremely thin pieces of it. I went under my calorie limit yesterday. I have not had any food yet today, but I have it planned out and will stay within my 1,500-1,540 calorie goal. I will be going to the gym while they are busy doing something today. I hope everyone is doing well.

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emoticon Memory verse

Isaiah 40:31

Yet, the strength of those who wait with hope in the Lord will be renewed. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and won’t become weary. They will walk and won’t grow tired


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I went to the gym and did my work out with the weight machines. I have been talking to God a lot, which is what I normally do. I am thinking a lot about what God has been telling me about the things He keeps showing me (verses from the bible)

I am not sure where everyone is. However, it is ok with me that no one has posted for a few days.

I do this not to get a response, but to help you. As long as you are improving and getting closer to God that is mostly what I care about. I would continue another whole Take It thread again even if I did not hear from anyone again. I do this for God.

I hope you all are doing well. I care a lot about you and I am so glad so many people have been helped by this thread.

My sister will be here some time tonight. She lives in PA, and will be here until Sunday. I plan on waking up early and getting my exercise in at the gym before we go shopping Friday. I am not really into to shopping, but her daughter wants to go. It is funny, that girl has loved to shop since she was a baby!!! emoticon

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WAYS TO ADD GOD INTO YOUR GOAL:

~ each day ask God to help you
~ pray and ask God to help you find a better way to do what you are doing
~ read the bible
` write down verses that inspire you
~ talk to God throughout the day

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Thanks for the encouragement. I went to the gym Monday and had a great work out. I drink 5 cups of water almost everyday. I have a challenge I am working on, thank you for the suggestion though. I hope that you can go with your husband to work out. Keep up the good work!

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~New week

This week is involve God.

So far we have had these action steps:

T Take it
A Action
K Keep doing it
E Evolve

This week the I stands for Involve God.

This Take It goal is really centered around God because He is the one this is coming from. Some of you might remember the first thing I wrote about when I shared this with you was, God told me all about setting this goal up for this team. He has given me each letter, each action strep, and each memory verse.

If you have already involved God in your goal, dig in deeper with God. Read the bible more, pray more, ask for His help more often,& or, try harder to remember the memory verse each week, or think of the verse more often. If you have not involved God as part of your goal start to pray, talk to God, and ask for His help now. I plan on giving you ideas to help you get & keep God involved in your goal. If you have any ideas feel free to suggest them to us.

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It is really hard when our parents and loved ones are sick and all we can do is pray. You know your God is bigger than any problem that you face. You have a strong faith and it has take you right into God's arms. Don't feel bad about anything right now concerning your goal. We are all here to support and show you love, and pray for you. I left a comment for you 4 posts below this one. I am not sure if you saw it, I just wanted to make sure you read it cause I left a prayer for you. Thank you for the beatiful quote & link to the bible verse site. I believe many people will be blessed by it.
I don't believe you are giving yourself enough credit for all that you have been through. You are a good example of how we are to act during times of suffering. You have gone through so much and we don't even know half of it. You have kept your faith, praised God, and stayed close to Him while relying on Him. That alone is more than some people do. You have been healthy to the best of your ability and lost 2 pounds. I actually feel a bit sad about this though, just because it may indicate your suffering, so I am glad you lost it, but just wish it was surrounding better circumstances. emoticon Come back to us when you are good and ready. No one is judging you here. We have two more weeks left but I intend to repeat this gaol and add new things to it. I care a lot about you and I hope things get better soon.

Dear Jesus thank you for giving this kind women strength during her time of stress. Please heal her mother, help them make decisions about things, and continue to give them your strength, and grace during these troubled and hard times. In Jesus name we pray amen.

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Love that quote - it's really brings into perspective that God is not just sitting on the outskirts of our life waiting for us to call on Him. He's there with us every day in everything we do! Thanks for the inspiration WARMSPRINGDAY!

Thank you Lord for the many blessings in my life!


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Team, Just checking in. I have been through such trauma with my mother's situation that I am just not back to a normal schedule yet. I don't feel that I will be until we get things arranged for her care, and this is still so up in the air. Due to these circumstances, I have not been getting any exercise, strength or cardio. Between the busy schedule and a heavy heart, I just haven't found it in me. Please don't condemn me, just pray for me.

I have been doing the best I can with my eating though and have actually lost 2.5 pounds.

Just want to share a quote from my Proverbs 31 ministries devotional email from the other day that blessed me so much. Thought maybe someone else can use it, too.

"God travels through space and time without being bound by it. Let that sink in just a minute. He is already in the middle of your day, in the middle of your tomorrow, and in the center of next week.

Surely then, we can trust Him with our days. Surely He can handle whatever problems or emotions may arise this afternoon and this evening."

If you would like to get email devotionals from Proverbs 31 ministries, go to www.proverbs31.org/dailydevotions/su
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Blessings to all. I was a basket case over the weekend, but God is faithful and I am feeling stronger and better able to cope in a rational manner. Sorry I can't be more active right now on the team, but just treading water here.

Edited by: WARMSPRINGDAY at: 7/22/2010 (21:18)
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Thanks everyone for the encouragement you always give me and each other. This is the best group on Sparkpeople hands down! emoticon

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Hi Glittergirl!
Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well. I understand the problem with the heat. I don't like hot weather either. Have you been drinking your water? Sometimes the symptoms you are having is due to dehydration. I know I have had that problem myself sometimes as does my dd.
But don't put yourself down if you can't get to the gym. You are doing great substituting other workouts at home. Rest is important too.
I too have some trouble sleeping. I found out that if I don't do any exercise now, I have trouble sleeping. If I haven't done any, usually a few minutes of strength exercises does the trick.

I have had a rather difficult week myself, missing out on a couple days of walking and strength exercises. I decided today to go and do my walk and so I did. I have also accepted a couple of challenges, one from Mokogirl and another from another spark friend. They should help me get back into a routine.
How about taking on a challenge yourself? To drink more water, get your rest you need and get back into a good exercise routine?
Are you game? It might help jumpstart your metabolism again!

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I have been praying and asking God for a memory quote for this week. I read the bible throughout each week, yet I have not found on form his period of time for us. If anyone has one for us to use please share it with us, thanks.

I am not doing so well. I have maintained the weight I have lost, a teal of 10 pounds since June. These last 2 weeks however, I have been disappointed in myself. Yesterday I went to the gym and started exercising and had to leave because I felt sick. I have never done this. I always stay until my work out is completely done,even when I am very tired, or totally don't want to be there. I felt bad walking out, but told myself I have never done this before and knew I was too sick to be exercising. I did not know what was wrong with me though. I felt light headed, weak, and just feeling tired. I think it is this weather. I do not handle hot humid weather well at all. So, this week I have not made it in to the gym yet, besides the 20 minutes I was there yesterday. I just did some cardio while I was there, so I have not lifted weights at allthis week. I plan on going to the gym tonight. I have been exercising on my stationary bike this week, so I am covered there. I keep praying for cooler weather. Sooner or later it will come.

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Glad to have you back. It has been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to get to know your better & be your accountability pal. I am glad to hear you are taking notes, and catching up. You can save this entire thread for future use. Just make sure to go to the bottom of the page and click you way back to the 1st page of this thread. That way you will have the complete series of weeks included and saved.

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I am glad that you did the home work assignment. (quiz on portion sizes) I have done the quiz a few times in the last, almost 2 twos of being a member of Sparkpeople. I have gotten better each time I have taken it. You score was better than mine too (below sue commented that you did better than she did) I am trying to remember my score the 1st time I took it....maybe 9 or 10. Keep up the good work!

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How are you doing? I hope you are having a good week.

I want to pray for warnspringday's mom and family.

Dear Jesus please help this family make important changes when their mom comes back home. Please add comfort, grace, and peace in their lives as they continue to seek you and rely on all that you have to offer them. In Jesus name I pray amen.

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10 POUNDS LOST!!!!!

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Keep up the emoticon work. I am proud of you!!!!

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Hey WarmSpringDay!
You did good! Better than me. emoticon
Keep it up! emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon Mokogirl! You're doing great keeping up with all the "interruptions" in life. Keeping busy and active helps too!

Take care all,
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Homework done. 13 out of 16 correct. Thought I'd do better.

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

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GLITTERGIRL - thank you so much for keeping this thread going - I'm taking down a bunch of notes to get caught up again as I've been absent for a couple weeks... really appreciate your support and encouragement!

Thank you Lord for the many blessings in my life!


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I reached 10 pounds lost! Yay! It's been hard with all the traveling. I miss writing to sparkfriends. Hopefully, after the last trip (Aug. 24-31)to Colorado, I can check in every day again. I purchased The Spark book and hope to read it on my trip. God be with you each and every one!

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Keep working toward you gaol! Don't EVER GIVE UP!!!
I want to see some posts this week proclaiming your accomplishments! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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