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I have to be diligent about caring for myself. MINDFULNESS NOW. Build habits to produce success. First habit: delay eating by using a timer.
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Today I'm doing my bit of cleaning and laundry ready for Monday and as a special request a rhubarb pie for hubby. Picked my own rhubarb and have it all cut up ready to go!

Just finishing my breakfast; berry smoothie and pineapple this morning. Then getting to it and at it!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Today I'm doing my bit of cleaning and laundry ready for Monday and as a special request a rhubarb pie for hubby. Picked my own rhubarb and have it all cut up ready to go!

Just finishing my breakfast; berry smoothie and pineapple this morning. Then getting to it and at it!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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8/7/20 12:22 P

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Yes, Chris. Something you can listen too daily or when you most need to hear it. Great idea.



TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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I will try putting a verbal motivation tape on my phone. I sure need this.

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LONG TERM GOAL: Reduce A1C,BP,tryglicerides,and weight.
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8/7/20 10:43 A

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Good morning! And Mother Nature has put a jinx on things this morning. I have pouring rain! That's quite alright. It hasn't hindered me any. Still have my walking in Just walked the length of my house for an hour! Boring but necessary. LOL OH! and YES! I was having issues with big-time bloating as soon as I'd get up in the mornings. Problem solved. it was eating the combination of starch and protein together so late in the day! I divided them up having my protein at lunch and my starch at super and BAZINGA! No bloat this morning! So, yeah revamping my eating patterns. PHEW! Alright, ladies off to get my day in! Have a great one yourselves!



TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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8/6/20 11:07 A

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Good Morning! Today I work only a half day. Don has a procedure at the hospital that I will take him to, wait outside, then take him home. It seems so weird to not go in with him. But those are the rules, and I completely understand. He had a CT scan done yesterday, so hopefully soon we should have some answers! It is dumping down rain here. We so needed this rain though! I'm just relieved to see it. Mother Earth needed a drink! Chat soon! Have a fantastic day! emoticon

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8/6/20 10:54 A

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Yes! So am I And I'm not about to slow down!

Just returned from my walk. Now, having my breakfast smoothie and catching up on e-mails and posting. Once that is done I'll be heading out to the back yard to do some more there until it gets too hot. That'll pretty much take care of my morning.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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8/5/20 11:34 A

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I'm loving your energy! Have a fabulous day! emoticon

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8/5/20 9:22 A

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Good morning everyone!
I've had an awesome 7.5 uninterrupted sleep and have energy coming out the ying-yang!
I have clear skies and pure sunshine out there with temperatures already at 15C We are to hit 30C today So this girl will be switching things up today and getting things done outside before 11 this morning! Then I'll come in and concentrate on the indoor.

First, of course, is my hour walk this morning and my breakfast smoothie from there we hit it!

So I'll catch up later! Here's to a very successful day. Stay true to yourselves. Stay Gold!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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For some reason I am inspired to go through my clothes and donate what I don't wear anymore. I used to be really on top of this, and then all of the sudden I became rather attached and didn't want to go through them. A couple of weeks ago I went through my sock bin and got rid of all the socks that have holes or fit funny. That must have been the start, because lately I have been going through my head, inventory of all the clothes I know I don't wear, and I'm not going to wear. I started a pile this morning already. And I have many bins to plow through. This is very exciting. And, I know it will feel so good to only see the clothes that I like to wear hanging around. emoticon

I hope you had a nice day "off" yesterday. I know you don't have to go into the office, but it was still a holiday, and like you said Walt was home. Have a good day today! emoticon

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8/3/20 12:32 P

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Yeah off to a better start than yesterday. But it is the holiday Monday so taking things as they come. More or less just doing the necessities today because Walt is home.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Good Morning! Happy to hear you're off to a great start! I didn't get much accomplished this morning, but I am still riding the weekend wave of getting things done! As you know we moved 5 months ago, downsizing to a studio/flat from a 3 bedroom. So, we secured a storage unit. This summer we have been slowly going through the storage and selling/donating/gifting items. It feels so good to be rid of some of the stuff! It's a slow process, even slower with COVID, as nobody was/is taking donations. Our local Goodwill just opened up for donations a couple of weeks ago. The line to donate was a 3 hour wait! EEK! So, we haven't done a Goodwill run as of yet, but, we have gotten rid of plenty off stuff. We just advertise a handful of items at a time. So far, we have been lucky that everything has sold. We are hoping to be purchasing an RV and living on the road in the next 2 years, so this is all part of the bigger plan. We do have some "memory" type stuff that we will not be getting rid of. It's bins with photo's, the kids special drawings, etc. That stuff will remain in storage. BUT, that is just a few bins...so we will be able to eventually downsize to a very small storage place. It's exciting to see everything coming together. And luckily, we have a two year plan in place, so we aren't super rushed. Although two years can really fly by rather quickly in the whole scheme of things. Anyway, enough about all that! I'm glad Bagera took to the antibiotics and is feeling better! Our cat, Nova, also enjoys laying in the sunshine! Then she gets too hot and flops herself in the middle of the floor to cool down! Cats are too funny! Have a fantastic rest of your day! emoticon

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8/3/20 10:49 A

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We're off and running this morning. I already have my exercises done and having my breakfast smoothie. There's a load of laundry in the dryer waiting to be folded and I need to make Walt his breakfast. He's actually asked for oatmeal!

And this is one relieved lady! The last two, three days I haven't been able to get Bagera to eat or drink anything. He'd just barely nibble. Even his raw egg which LOVES! He was very lethargic, but would still want outside to lay in the sun. I was getting very concerned that the medication wasn't helping So I had Megan have Kathy drop off 4 needles full of antibiotics. I gave him 2 and BAM he's back to being Bagera. Energetic, asking for food, drinking his water! Plus, I now have the topical cream to continue putting in his ears for his HyperThyroid This he does not fight me on, Thank goodness. So now he will be on the mend and start putting on weight again! and be the healthy cat he once was.



Because I couldn't get him to take the crushed pill in his food every day this is how skinny hes gotten! Hes skin stretched over skeleton.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/31/20 11:49 A

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Happy it's Friday! Although I wasn't here all week, as I took a long weekend, it seemed like a really long week somehow! Maybe the heat made it seem longer, not sure..It is much cooler today, which I am happy for! This weekend we will do some small projects around the house. I have a couple of things I need to order, but I want to get the projects done first, to be sure there isn't anything more I need to order...I'll grab it all at once hopefully! Yesterday evening, I took the industrial leaf blower and blew out our courtyard. It is where the sample headstones sit, and there were leaves that had collected behind some of them. It looks much better now! Construction is still going on in the main level of work. I really thought it would be done by now, and I would be moved back to my regular location, but we are not even close to being done. I'm hoping, crossing my fingers, making a wish, etc., that I will be back to the front of the building by the end of August. There are more plans for more construction, in the back where we are working out of now, and the upstairs. Not sure when those are to happen, but we will see I guess! Oh, and If I didn't mention before, our crematory burnt a couple of weeks ago. So, we are in the process of getting quotes and getting our crematory replaced as well. There is always something I swear! Sorry about all that griping, I'm just way over the construction zone. Chat soon! Have a lovely weekend! emoticon

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7/30/20 11:42 A

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Phew! Didn't think I was going to get my morning walking in We had some real rumbling and fork lightening going on this morning and pouring rain. BUT, I'm ecstatic because by the time came when I normally head out the storm was done! So yeah! First 5000 steps in! Really had to push the last bit of the way because after almost 2 weeks my chubby little legs are somewhat on the sore side now. SO I'm thinking it's time for a rest day and will take the remainder of the day to rest up rather than push myself to do the other cardio. Now it's time for my breakfast smoothie! Have a great Day all and KEEP PUSHING THROUGH! WE GOT THIS!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/30/20 11:18 A

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I sure hope it rains, and doesn't just lightening which could spark fires? Not sure, but that's what happens around here in the foothills when the lightening storms don't produce the rain. We are hot, hot, hot, again today. Yesterday we made it to 91 and today is to be hotter. I actually worry about my co workers, as they don't seem to be drinking enough, and one of them each day, is going home with heat issues. We just aren't used to this kind of heat around here I think. Anyway, off to start my day at work! Enjoy your cool down, and indoor exercise today! emoticon

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7/30/20 8:05 A

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Good morning everyone!
Where having royal rumblings this morning with forked lightening Hoping it pours We need it! So highly unlikely Ill be going for my early morning walk if it does Thank goodness I have my stairclimber and I can walk the length of the house back and forth.
Man is it muggy here this morning even with the storm and breezes coming in the windows! I even have the front door open!

And I think All this exercising is finally catching up with me LOL I've been going strong every day for almost two weeks here. My muscles are sore! So I should be taking a rest day too outside of the walking.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/29/20 12:31 P

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AWESOME Talk about an eye-opener hey? And water I drink mine right cold from the tap which is cold enough for me! I'm getting in my 8 glasses a day and my 10,000 steps It's not even noon yet and I'm already up to 8,574!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/29/20 11:57 A

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Oh! And I forgot to mention, I'm 1/2 way through the youtube link! Enjoying it so far! Good info! And, I have discovered on these extra hot days, the water goes down easier with a little ice in it. I'm not usually fond of ice water, but when it's super hot out, ice water seems to be the key for me to drink more! weird...

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7/29/20 11:43 A

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Good Morning! Wow! You are off to a good start on the day! Does it count that I sat in bed and thought about getting up and doing a workout? LOL! I will get there...I'm taking life slow, and planning my day. I'm setting goals and intentions, and I'm reaching the goals. Some small, some large, but it's happening! emoticon

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Had me a beautiful walk this morning First 5000 steps in. Still cool and cloudy but JUST as I was getting back the sun was peeking out! Yeah, and the skies are clearing too. So made it back just in time. I have my breakfast smoothie ready and already half my water drank!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/29/20 8:56 A

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Good morning!!! As per my schedule, I'm up with the chickens 4:30 and already have things around the house accomplished. Headed out to do a little gardening while the temperatures are still cool then headed out for my early morning walk. Here's to a successful productive day all! We got this! Let's gett'er done!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/28/20 4:18 P

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AWESOME Girl, You'll Love it!


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/28/20 3:57 P

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Just read the Motivational/Insight thread. I sent the link to my phone so I can listen to the link you provided! I can so relate to everything that was noted in that thread! I can't wait to listen to the link!

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7/28/20 12:06 P

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AWESOME GIRL!!!!

Hey, Take a look at today's Motivational & Insight thread! It's a wake-up call!

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 7/28/2020 (12:07)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/28/20 11:49 A

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Back from the long weekend! We had a restful time! It was much needed! We loaded up at the vege/fruit stand before heading home. Eastern Washington is in full swing with their harvests. We stayed in lovely cottage. It was 100 plus degrees outside, but the heat was different then what we are used to. It is a "dry" heat, with literally no humidity. It was oddly tolerable? and of course inside the cottage was air conditioned. I'm feeling much better and ready to tackle life again. We ate so much junk, we are both ready for regular food!

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Thanks, Chris. It is very true and most of us can be living proof of it.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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The team picture quote is awesome! Very true.

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And We've had storms and downpours all night so everything is BEAUTIFULLY WET AND WATERED! Walt is off on a 2-hour service call So I won't see him until lunchtime. So while he's gone I'm going to get the few things done that need doing so I have the rest of the weekend free "so to speak"

OK, I'm off to get my day started. Have my smoothie, drink my remaining 6 cups of water and do my hour of exercises and get in my steps!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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7/24/20 11:51 A

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Happy Friday! It is chilly and overcast today. It is set to rain later in the day. But, then Sunday and Monday it is supposed to be in the mid 80's so I guess we will enjoy the coolness while it's here! Don and I are making a weekend trip to Eastern Washington. We rented an Airbnb and I took Monday off work. We will not be visiting anybody except for my brother and dad, and that will be outside only. We got to keep Don healthy! emoticon Really, aside from the visit, I'm looking forward to fresh produce from the other side of the state. They have the best, straight from the dirt produce! Can't wait to stock up!

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7/22/20 12:58 P

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Well I know that feeling! And, absolutely setting goals and accomplishing them is such FREEDOM!


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Oh YAY! Happy the vet visit turned out perfect! What a relief! It is really cool here today. I was out flagging for burials and I wished I had worn a sweatshirt! It is breezy and overcast. I am feeling ACCOMPLISHED today! I paid off that credit card I told you about. I am over the moon! It just feels good to see a goal set, and see it through to completion! Have a great day! emoticon

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7/22/20 7:44 A

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Wow! is it muggy in here. It's beautiful outside so I have all the windows open and fans going. The air in here is deathly still without it. I'll be going for my morning walk while it's still cool!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/21/20 6:06 P

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OK, Vet has come and gone. Genevieve for the first time in her life had her front nails trimmed, Two-Tone has been shaved, and Bagera I am very pleased to say that he will be around for some time yet. She is going to order me his meds as a topical oil that I simply rub into the inside of his ear!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Good Morning, I hope the vet has good news for all your furry friends. I don't have much new to share, so Good Morning and well wishes for your visit is all I got for now! emoticon

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7/21/20 11:39 A

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Good morning,

Today I have Drs. appointments and the vet coming to the house this afternoon. Genevieve needs nails clipped and her annual, Two-Tone needs his summer shave and Bagera, well Bagera has hyperthyroid and getting him to take it is hit and miss. He eats bit nibbles, Sadly heartbreakingly he is slowly starving to death So I'm having Megan check him over and I may have to put him to rest. I won't see him starve to death.

WORRIED is my word for the day.


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/20/20 11:29 A

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O.M.G. you are all bruised up from that fall! Wow! I hope you heal quickly! The raccoons are too cute. Maybe not so much, if they were filtering through my trash, but since they are not, and I'm just seeing an adorable picture, I love them!

We had a quiet weekend. Went for a few walks, had a picnic, ordered groceries on line to be picked up. That service is so convenient! We text when we are on the way. Check in via the app when we arrive, and they come out with the groceries! I felt so lazy, yet so pampered! It's a free service right now, I'm not sure if I would pay for it....maybe once in awhile...Who am I kidding...it was soooo nice...I'm sold!

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7/18/20 4:28 P

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Late-night visitors at my sister's backyard in Moncton New Brunswick last night! A mother and her three kits!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/18/20 9:13 A

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Good morning!

This is the ONLY result of my fall. A bruised Elbow. It's not even the least bit sore either.



Today Walt and I will be working mostly outdoors. We picked up the materials to fix our back deck. I've already been out and watered all my plants. Now, it's coffee time!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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The fire department is still investigating. It's a tad crazy and unnerving!

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Oh WOW! Do they know what caused the fire yet?

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Good thing I headed into the day with the word STRONG! At 11:30 this morning our crematory burnt to the ground. We had lots of action from over a dozen fire units. Everybody is safe, the building is a loss, the crematory is no more...but we are STRONG, and are actively working on fielding calls from nosy neighbors, and figuring out a plan for transporting our cremations out of the county to another crematory. STRONG!

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STRONG is my word today too! Only for far different reasons.

Yesterday I was working out in my back flower garden and emptying and refilling the birdbath. Tripped and planted myself face down in the dirt amongst the rocks and bricks. It completely knocked the wind out of me and it took about five minutes to recuperate and regroup. It hurt like heck for several hours. I have a beautiful bruise on my left elbow to show for it. It's the only bruise, however, and under my left breast is sore. Otherwise, I came out "unscathed" I took a hot shower, and a 12 hour Advil and crawled into bed. Got me a good night's sleep and woke up rested and rarin' to go like nothing happened. I've about have everything done; laundry, dishes, floors, the bed's made and I've had my fruits and greens smoothie for breakfast.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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STRONG is my word today! I'm feeling like I can handle the hiccups in life. I can! You didn't tell me about the phone. I'm glad you are reconnected! It's so strange to lose that connection. I don't have a computer at home, so I literally only use my phone as my way to connect to the world around me. I figure I'm on the computer enough at work, so no need for one at home too! We are headed for a sunshine filled weekend. I'm planning on going to the Farmer's market on Saturday morning. Then in the afternoon we have been invited to a BBQ. That should be nice to just sit and visit for a bit. Sunday, will be chores. In the next week, construction begins again...this time on our new space. We are still deciding whether to stay where we are at, or move to the new spot. We'll see. Both have pro's and cons. One pro is we don't have to move if we stay! LOL! Have a fantastic FRIDAY! emoticon

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7/16/20 12:09 P

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Word of the day from me to you...AWESOME! You know what girl I had the most awesome day yesterday regardless of the little flaws that were thrown at me.
I don't remember if I told you but my cell phone got chewed up by the lawnmower last week New one arrived yesterday so I now have it all set up and going! I stopped in at the Koodo outlet while I was in Stettler and got them to fix me up because I needed a new sim card etc and new
Otterbox case. A half-hour later I was reconnected to my world again!
But yes, yesterday I felt rejuvenated and on a high, I haven't felt these last 15 months. Today I'm still in very good spirits but feeling a little drained from it all.



TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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word for the day READY!

I feel refreshed this morning, and ready for the day. I am ready to take on work challenges, health challenges, and family life! I am READY!

Something finally shifted for me overnight. It was a long time coming, but finally here! We are overcast today. It's not supposed to get too hot, so Don is going to make quiche. He is making it with a cauliflower crust. This will be the first time making this recipe, so hopefully it turns out as good as it sounds! But what could possibly go wrong with fresh veges emoticon emoticon emoticon , eggs, and cheese?!

Have a great day! emoticon

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7/16/20 7:45 A

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Higher Expectations!

Good morning!

Today will be a busy day for me as per usual; I'm overwhelmed with catching up on household chores and yard work this morning being as I was out of town all afternoon yesterday and the afternoon I'm hoping to get in some writing.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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OVERWHELMED! I am buried at work. (no pun intended there) Not much new, but thought I would at least say Hello! emoticon

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7/15/20 7:37 A

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PUMPED!

Good morning!

Today will be a busy day for me as per usual. Today I make the trip into Stettler this afternoon for mid-month groceries and supplies.

My morning is all set up to concentrate on ME!

I'd like to keep this going.



Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 7/15/2020 (07:42)
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THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Thank you! I just went and read through the thread. I am not the same person. And you know what??? THAT'S OKAY! I am growing and learning daily. I cannot beat myself up over things in the past. I can't change what mistakes I have made, I can only grow and learn from them.

I'm going to be okay! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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RED Go read today's motivational thread!


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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That is awesome...MOTIVATED! I wish I could soak up some of your motivation. I am really in a slump, and am having trouble shaking it. I know I am not alone in this, the entire world is experiencing everything that I am...That being said, it makes it harder to own. I am so blessed, with a job, no furloughs, no lay offs, etc. I have a home, I am able to afford to live and address my needs. There are so many that don't have these things during this time, and yet here I am struggling with my mind and emotions. But, I recently decided, I need to own these emotions as well. There is no reason to compare my emotions to others, and try to reason to myself why I shouldn't feel these things. This is tough on so many levels. But, like I said, I am just starting to own those emotions...now, shortly, I will be able to start to work through them.

Full sunshine here today! Hope you have sunshine where you are too! Enjoy Tuesday! emoticon

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MOTIVATED!


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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You DID have a beautiful weekend.
And YES, that IS a beautiful and exciting feeling!

My weekend, Saturday was a VERY rough one for me but I got through it and Sunday was better and today is even better yet. (A huge sigh of relief!)

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Happy Monday! What a beautiful weekend we had. It rained Saturday afternoon, but before the rain came in, we went to the farmer's market, and did the river walk...it's a beautiful trail along the river that the city has created and maintained. So many fruits and veges at the market. Just fantastic! Sunday the sun was out, and it was a little breezy. We decided to go for a road trip. We hit a handful of cemetery's that we hadn't been to before. I love to see what others have done. One was very old. It was tiny, and run by a group of volunteers. They keep it tidy. Another, in a larger area, is run by the city. Talk about beautiful! Oh my! However, I did notice they leave their watering hoses out as well. It must be a grounds team thing, as our grounds crew leaves their watering hoses laying out as well?

I'm so excited to be on the path to paying off debt. When this last payment goes out this month it leaves us with one more credit card, one medical bill, and our car payment. The car only has about 6 months left however, so that is coming to an end quickly as well. Don is so anxious to start RV shopping. I'm just not ready! I told him, we aren't ready to purchase yet. I still have some unmet goals! He knows that too, but wants to "just browse..."

Have a lovely day! Chat soon! emoticon

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7/10/20 1:04 P

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AWESOME! I've still a bit to go as well but only the credit card. Hour house and vehicles are all paid for and we had a few other things to Like Dental PAID! SO yeah we're on our way too!


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Good Morning and Happy Friday! So glad to have another week down. I'm really excited for this month to come to a close...the why of it...I'm making a final payment at the end of the month to my credit card. I couldn't be happier! This is a work in progress, to get debt free. I, of course have a ways to go, but it's happening! emoticon

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7/9/20 11:19 A

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Exactly! Now I have a base to work from in regaining my mental health, right?!
Just having that gives me the reassurance that I've started my journey to recovery.

I have my sunshine and blue skies bac So this afternoon I'll be outside making landscaping changes YEAH!!!!

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 7/9/2020 (11:19)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Good Morning! I'm so glad that you were able to meet with the Doctor face to face! What a relief and what a difference that makes! Sometimes it is just nice to hear a diagnosis, even if it's one that we don't like, it at least gives a starting point, and the knowledge that there is something going on, and it can be worked with!

We have rain, rain, and more rain here today. The plants needed it...and I'm working inside all day, so no complaints on my side!

Chat soon! emoticon

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7/9/20 8:07 A

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I went and picked up the few items I needed and so today I make the soup.

Well, the verdict is in. I have now an official diagnosis. And it's all thanks to Boss B.
Yesterday I had my first face to face with Carla. Up until now, it's been through e-mails and over the phone.
So it's the very first-time actual meeting. And, first impressions are always made within the first 30 seconds. She took one look at me and said you're having an off day. And all she'd done is look at my face and body language We hadn't even begun our session yet.

So, her first question was. What's going on with you today. You look anxious.
I said, "I am." She asked, "why?" What triggers your anxiety.

I said just about anything that is outside my ADL (Activities of Daily Living) My daily routine.
So we walked through the process and I UNLOADED. I'm not used to doing that either. I told her of the physical episodes I have Sometimes multiple times a day where I just shut myself off from this reality, just block everything out for minutes at a time. How anything outside of the ordinary makes me frustrated, agitated and irritated.
She said What has happened is that my body has found its own coping mechanism.
So, they are dressing me to make sure I have the correct medication to actually block this from happening.

She explained how the brain works and the areas that are affected. Boy did that make sense.
So now I am to keep track of with date, time happens, how long they last. etc and see her in two weeks.

But the diagnosis is Acute Panic Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, ( I don't consider myself depressed) General Anxiety Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. Summed up I'm An emotional MESS LOL

But in all seriousness. Most days I'm good. I'm my happy, peppy, energetic self. Yes, I have anxiety issues and some days pretty high but I have my coping mechanisms, my music, my writing, my gardening and landscaping, I'm always bettering myself, improving my health. I'm constantly working on me 24/7 And YOU! I'm GOOD! That's the fighter in me.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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7/8/20 2:29 P

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I did! I did!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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What a jerk! Good grief!

That is some serious rain happening there! We have clouds and more clouds, but no sign of rain. I hope you got your gardening done before all that rolled in!

Have a good day! emoticon

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7/8/20 12:46 P

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We finally heard back from the idiot He sold it right from under her!

This Coronation for the past 24 hours!



TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Well, the thing is he was definitely planning on selling but yes irresponsible is what I call it. So needless to say we didn't go and she told me this morning if he doesn't get back to me before lunch he's lost the sale. So guess what.
And to tell. you the truth I'm relieved. Because now I got my flowers weeded and watered and the lawns cut just in time for a thundershower LOL

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 7/7/2020 (15:46)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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That's disappointing! Sellers are sometimes so flaky! I'm glad you didn't drive all the way there, and then find out he wasn't really planning on selling! UGH!

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Well, it doesn't look like we're going to Edmonton. It's at least a 3 jour trip and it's already ten and he hasn't gotten back with the location's address or a phone number to reach him. Like he wants it sold and yet he procrastinates? He's left us hanging! So FRUSTRATED right now!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Good Morning! Happy Tuesday! I hope everybody has a pleasant day. I'm off to work! emoticon

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That's awesome when life has an all positive day! What a boost!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! We did here as well. It was a long one, as the Fourth of July landed in the middle of it all. I really relaxed, did some soul searching, and am ready to forge on through again. I tend to come to a road block once in a while, and can't decide what is what. We went to the farmers market and came home with all the goods...lettuce greens, apricots, peaches, raspberries, two kinds of cherries, honey, and an enormous bouquet of flowers. Just what my soul needed!

Have a great Monday! Chat soon! emoticon

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Well, up and at'em here. Woke up feeling kind of jittery this morning. Not sure what that's about but it'll calm down.

Yes, we did go. For about an hour yesterday. No fish caught, but the relaxation was muchly needed. But man, talk about rusty at it! IT's been too many years!! LOL

My day today is going to be very very busy. I kind of slacked off, took a break from it all yesterday, even the writing, and only did the bare necessities. So, today the house needs to be spit-polished and nitty-gritty cleaned and the laundry needs doing. I only have two loads. Then the grasses need cutting and trimming and flower beds need weeding.

Tomorrow I'm off to Edmonton with my friend Leslea to look at and hopefully bring home a much new vehicle for her. She's going to look at a 2005 Hundyi Tucson. It's in mint condition with only 145,000 miles on it. Their asking 3,900.00



TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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