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" Our KEY and the " doors it UNLOCKS for US. ;)

Thursday, September 10, 2015



Hey FRIENDS, ..... ;)

I feel God really gave me a " thought " this morning as I was getting started on MY DAY , ...but due to " busy-ness " I just now got a chance to get here and put it on paper. ;0

We ALL agree that we ALL are on a JOURNEY , and , ... we ALL also know that any trip you make involves KEYS and LOCKS, for whatever reason.

Whether we are staying at a HOTEL or UNLOCKING " our vehicle , etc. , ...we ALL do this from time to time !

But, the REAL " Lock and Key " I am thinking about pertains to Us and the LIVES " we are living " , everyday !

I never realized, until this " weight journey " , that there really is a KEY ( s ) to " our success " and there, definitely are PLACES " inside of ALL of us " that need to be unlocked and LIVED , if we are EVER going to see SUCCESS and LEARN and GROW " on the inside . " !

I give God " ALL THE GLORY and PRAISE " for HELPING ME " with this , " this time. !!

I started out, this time, just like ALWAYS, before, .. but, ... it wasn't long before that God helped me to realized that if I " would CHANGE " my focus " , this time, I would UNLOCK " many , many DOORS . " !! ;)

And , you know, it worked.

Sure I have been " counting calories and fat, etc. , and , yes , I have been paying attention to the HOW"S of " how to make THIS happen , " , but , in addition to that , I have let God HAVE THE KEY " to me " and, in doing so, HE has been faithful to HELP me along.

I told God that this time, I wanted to " HELP OTHERS and ENCOURAGE THEM " and not be so CENTERED on ' ME. " !!

As I started to " TALK and SHARE " with more and more " FRIENDS " , I found a " NEW FOUND FREEDOM " that I have never known before !

Sure, I keep my " day " in the back of my mind and I do keep up with what I AM DOING , but, as I spend more TIME " HERE " , talking back and forth to OTHERS and " posting things " to others and reading THEIR " encouragement and successes " , my SOUL is FED and the DOORS of my LIFE are " poppin OPEN " like " popcorn." !

God has made this time for me " a CREATIVE JOURNEY and the FUN is more than I could EVER tell you .
He constantly gives me " new ideas " of what I can do make " my meal / snack times " EASIER and you know what ? , ... IT WORKS !!

I even see " my husband " being influenced and asking me questions about the
" HOW TO'S " of the JOURNEY .

I do " enjoy " learning HOW TO " be healthier and feel better physically " , this time, but, the REAL FACT is, " IF " I can just " minister to ONE PERSON and " encourage them to a " HIGHER LEVEL " , then , ... I will be a HAPPY , HAPPY Girl, to have made someone's DAY " a little better for them.

The " KEY " part this time for me as far as " tracking weight and Food " has come in the form of :
1. Breaking my " logging day and weight goals " into smaller doses.
I have made " phases " of the TIME AND DAYS of the journey and I
" FOCUS " on that PHASE, then go to the NEXT one and FOCUS on JUST IT, ..
then on and on. This DRIVES me " Keep GOING as I see the " results. " ;)

2. I also have put my " logging page for food and water " on my calendar that is next to
the " fridge " , and , I see it EVERY TIME I walk in the kitchen and more
importantly, every time I go anywhere CLOSE to the " fridge or " snack pantry.
THIS has probably been the " KEY " in this area for me.

3. THIS TIME, I have determined not to let the " FAST FOOD " world BEAT ME .
By that , I mean that I " tell it what to do, it DOES NOT " tell me how to eat. " !
EVERY TIME I know I am going somewhere away from the house and we might
stop and eat somewhere or I might have to make THAT DECISION, ....
I PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME and " I TAKE CARE OF ME , " this time .
....... I have a " little COOLER " that I can take with me and I take my
" own RANCH DRESSING and SALAD TOPPINGS with me, and then if my " buddies "
stop somewhere that I cannot make a " good choice " , then I always have
the option to order a "salad of some kind " and it is YUMMY.

These 3 things , above , are considered my " FOOD KEYS " and what I said about
" other FRIENDS , here ", is considered my " ME KEYS. " !! ;)
They help me " UNLOCK ME " , so I can " unlock the FOOD DOORS of my life.

I sure hope some of THIS has been a " blessing to some of you . " !
I sure had FUN , just seeing it on paper, tonight !

MY heart is ENCOURAGED and I can't wait for TOMORROW.

" NITE " to ALL of you and blessings on YOUR DAY , tomorrow !

" Nite . " !! emoticon

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  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Terrific blog and I like how you use the keys and the doors and all these different areas..... And you can only succeed as you have let God enter ,lead you and help you out.........Jesus is The Good Shepherd and we know His voice........One of my greatest joys here in Sparks is getting to know other people and encourage them anyway I can....... and that's what our walk with him is all about...... being successful and then sharing with other people........ glad you sent me the link because with working I know I missed a lot of my friends blogs......... emoticon ........
    1502 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/10/2015 10:45:29 PM
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Hugs and blessings to you too.
    1502 days ago
  • LOVENHWOODS
    Awesome blog! Awesome plan!
    1503 days ago
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  • ZRIE014
    nice. have a nice day.
    1503 days ago
  • NOCALORIES
    Thank you for this wonderful blog. You are a true giver.
    1503 days ago
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