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I have been at this for two years now. I always said, "I got fat eating what I wanted and I was skinny eating what I wanted. If I can't enjoy the ride then I'm not going to take it." I have learned that I can eat brownies and lose weight. I just have to wach how many I eat. That's where the lifestyle change comes in. As I have kept my goals in focus it has been relatively easy to do. When I sidetrack myself mentally I make no progress at all. For the first year and a half I did little ...
I have been at this for two years now. I always said, "I got fat eating what I wanted and I was skinny eating what I wanted. If I can't enjoy the ride then I'm not going to take it." I have learned that I can eat brownies and lose weight. I just have to wach how many I eat. That's where the lifestyle change comes in. As I have kept my goals in focus it has been relatively easy to do. When I sidetrack myself mentally I make no progress at all. For the first year and a half I did little exercise, but I looked for ways to sneak it in on myself while standing in line at the Post Office or just a few minutes here and there of extra straching while doing laundry. Then I joined one of the Bootcamps and got on a regular mindset of doing something every day and it changed my life. For 7 months now I have been doing thirty minutes of cardio almost every morning. I found something I like and don't feel like a fool doing and I have kept it up. That's what it's all about. Find what works for you and then do it. When the comments begin to pour in your motivation goes through the roof. Keep your goals in focus to keep your thoughts in check and the results will come and so will the comments.

Consider the information below. Our blood is 70%% water, the muscles 75%, the bones 20% the lungs 90% and our brain 70%. Without water our blood thickens. It regulates our body temperature, carries nutrients and oxygen to our cells and protects our vital organs. It even cushions our joints. By drinking only cokes it doubles the risk of heart attack.


Water or Coke?
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WATER

#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)
#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
#3.. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as3%.
#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
#6. Preliminary research indicates that
8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers..
#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can
trigger fuzzy short memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily
decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?

COKE

#1.In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
#2. You can put a Tbone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour,then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of
Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
#8... To remove grease from clothes:
Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

#1. the active ingredient in Coke is
phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days.
Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the
concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
#3. The distributors of Coke have been
using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water? or Coke?




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I am hoping to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and hope to lose 54 pounds. I am also trying to balance my fats and proteins better.

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I am presently working hardest on counting my calories and learning to discipline myself. I am also trying to add more exercise to my daily life.

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I am from New Mexico. I work in a drug rehab for women with children. I have been married for 27 years and I am the mother of three kids.

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My favorite movies at this time are all movies based on Nicholas Sparks books like The Guardian. The Notebook, Time in a Bottle and A Walk to Remember. My favorite line is from Walk and that is "we learn compassion from the things we have suffered."



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JUDITH316
4/3/2014 6:10:09 PM

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great Thursday ahead, also want you to know you are being though of today, hope all is well, please keep in touch.

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This Life on Earth

Easter means that this life on earth
is not all there is.
Jesus went "to prepare a place for us"
in His Fatherís heavenly mansions
for all eternity.
Jesus died for our sins,
paying our penalty,
so that we could be forgiven.
He was resurrected, to prove
that death has no hold
on those who repent
and accept Him as Savior.
This life on earth is a prelude
to eternal joy with our Lord.
Easter is a celebration
of our eternal destiny.

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3CATSLEP
1/7/2014 9:24:26 AM

Happy New Year! Finally checking in with you! I'm still here! Everything is going well - hubby and I took a wonderful Christmas vacation and are working everything out:) Thank you for your prayers! Best Wishes for 2014.



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JUDITH316
1/4/2014 1:29:46 AM

Good Evening

emoticon for your support & friendship in which I thank God, looking forward to another year walking this journey with you, let's keep Sparking On Together 1 day and 1 step at a time... emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
1/1/2014 4:42:21 PM

Hi my Friend,

This is my Prayer for you this Brand New Year 2014

In the New Year,
May you be blessed
With all the good
Things God has to give

Happy New Year and God Bless.. I want you to know I thank God for you, you are an inspiration and a blessing to me. I so appreciate your friendship and all your support this past year.

Let's Continue to Spark On Together...

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LOFLLAMA
12/30/2013 3:41:06 PM

Thank you too!



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