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One Moment At A Time, One Ounce At A Time, Just For Today

January 2, 2015 - A brand new year. A brand new life.

October 15, 2014, one day before my 65th birthday. I have moved on October 3rd, after 22 years At the same location, with the superhuman help of my only daughter, moving crew and my son. My husband of 12 years engaged in inappropriate behavior with a close family member so I kicked him out 3 months ago and I am presently in the process of divorcing him. Life has changed drastically this year but I am still trying to get ...
January 2, 2015 - A brand new year. A brand new life.

October 15, 2014, one day before my 65th birthday. I have moved on October 3rd, after 22 years At the same location, with the superhuman help of my only daughter, moving crew and my son. My husband of 12 years engaged in inappropriate behavior with a close family member so I kicked him out 3 months ago and I am presently in the process of divorcing him. Life has changed drastically this year but I am still trying to get healthier and lose weight.

The first months of 2014 were filled with sickness and death of close family members. But I took and take comfort in God's infinite grace and mercy which enables me to make it through each and every day, which I thank him for daily.
There was a snowstorm in New Jersey, January 3, 2014. I know that God has blessed me with a brand new year. I pray that with his love and guidance I make the most of it.

I am nearing the end of 2013, it is Thanksgiving Day. With God's Grace and Eternal Blessings I have been able to walk down and up the 12. Steps; (very significant for it to be 12); in my home that leads from my bedroom to the Livingroom/Kitchen/Laundry room downstairs several times a day. Quite an accomplishment for me in my post stroke recovery thus far. Thank You Jesus, ThankYou Lord.

I have significant anniversaries this year, 2013. August 17th will be the 3rd Anniversary of my Stroke , October will be 3rd Anniversary of learning to walk again and December 23rd will be the 3rd Anniversary of my return home from the Rehab Center where I recuperated from my Stroke.

I'm here to get healthier. Moreso now than when I joined in 2008. God has been good to me helping me find Sparkpeople and saving me when I had a Stroke in August, 2010. I am grateful for His love, mercy and blessings.

Dear God help me remember that every day is a gift and a blessing. Help me be forever grateful for each day, as each day is another chance to do better, to get it right this time. Help me be always mindful of that fact and to cleave to You, listen to You and be guided by Your direction and instruction in my daily comings and goings. I ask this of You in Jesus' name, for Christ sakes, if it be Thy will, Amen.

Affirmations: I Am Grateful, Thankful, Healthy, Wealthy, Wise, Happy,Joyous, Free, Fair, Firm, and Consistent.
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Member Since: 10/3/2008

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My Goals:
My goals are to lose 50 lbs and to become healthier thru weight loss, good nutrition and exercise.

I love movies- dramas, romance, comedies, action adventure, science fiction and sophisticated horror that I only watch with my husband; Books of all kinds; Music of all kinds; Poetry and Dance.

I love reading books, favorite authors -Terry McMillian, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Dr. Christianne Northrup, Hilary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Richard Russo
I also like biographies, books about spirituality, etc.
I like all kinds of music- rock, blues, pop, hip hop, classic rock, some country, some folk. New wave, reggae, grunge, show tunes, etc., everything but classical and opera,

My Program:
I log my food and exercise daily , drink a minimum of 64 ozs. of water, exercise a minimum of 250 minutes 6x weekly, eat smaller portions, eliminate or lower my white foods and sugar intake, and meditation for a minimum of 10 minutes daily, read spiritual writings daily.

Personal Information:
I was born and lived in NC until I graduated from college at 21 years of age in 1971. I moved to NJ and have lived in NJ for 53 years. In 1987 I received my Masters degree in NJ from Rutgers University. I worked for state government for 37 years and retired in 2010 due to a Stroke. I am married and I have 2 married adult children and no grandchildren.

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IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU EVER SAY IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE IS THANK YOU, IT WILL BE ENOUGH.
Meister Eckhart
"For God so loved the world that HE gave His own begotten son that you will not perish but have everlasting life" John 3:16
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God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference
AA World Services.

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6/18/2015 5:34:38 PM

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6/17/2015 10:11:59 AM

“Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.”
—Rollo May

Some days we wake up to overwhelming feelings that things look bleak. We see loss and danger around us, and we fear for the future. That is when our character is most tested. That is when we are called to continue to just put one foot in front of the other. There is no need to solve all our problems right away or to change the world immediately. Courage isn’t necessarily a feeling of confidence that we can triumph over all odds. It’s knowing that we can move ahead one step at a time, and it’s taking positive action in the face of our fears.
Each day we can do small things that are constructive. By these small things, we can place ourselves on the positive side of life’s equation. We can put our weight where we want to go. That is courage.
Today, in the face of my despair, I will focus my efforts on the side of my hopes and values


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6/15/2015 12:23:43 PM

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6/10/2015 2:46:45 PM

Thanks so much for the welcome and also for the comments on my blog. I also love music. I'm trying to use upbeat music to dance to for exercise, and calm music or nature sounds as background for meditating. Thanks again, and I wish you all the best with your plan!
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6/9/2015 5:11:56 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome!


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