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Past, Present, Future

Friday, March 30, 2012

I found this other saying and just love it.

Many many times we worry about what we have done in the past...The past is gone and can't be changed. If we ate to much or didn't exercise yesterday or let all that weight gather on our bodies...it all happened in the past and it is over and done with. We need to learn from our mistakes and forget the past and get on with living in the here and now.

Our future isn't here yet..You can't do anything about your future. You can make long range plans but most of the time those plans may not happen. We can promise ourselves that we will do better dieting or exercising tomorrow...but you don't know what tomorrow holds..and it is beyond your control.

The only time we can claim as ours and do something about it is NOW...right NOW...this very second. We can make the decision to put that extra bite in our mouth or not..we can make the decision to exercise 5 minutes longer or to even exercise at all right NOW...we can walk those extra steps right NOW...We can pick out the right foods and portions right NOW...not yesterday and not tomorrow...but live for the moment!!!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/1/2012 2:30PM

    You are so right! We can't do anything about the past or the future, so why spend the PRESENT worrying about them?

We do best when we live in the moment and do the best we can, right here, right now.

Thanks for the reminder!!

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MISSY455 3/31/2012 2:51AM

    emoticon outlook. Best not to dwell on the past, learn what you need too, and move on!

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JENNIFER2578 3/30/2012 4:18PM

    I am deciding, right now, today..............not to eat an Easter cookie from the break area at work!


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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Found this neat sign on the internet and think it is so appropriate for anyone here on Sparkpeople. I think I might commit this to memory and let it become my mantra!!!

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CAKAROO 3/30/2012 8:21AM


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MISSY455 3/30/2012 2:42AM

    emoticon for sharing!

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BABYTUXXY 3/29/2012 9:50PM

    That hits right on the dot! Thanks for sharing!

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MAZACK 3/29/2012 8:19PM

    Very Good

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  This is great. Thank you for posting. :)

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KIMBAARTIST 3/29/2012 5:43PM

    Right on! (High five!) emoticon

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I do a few blogs on blogspot and thought I would share my little gnomes home spot. I started this blog to showcase our home and my gnome garden and you will find photos there in previous posts of the different parts of our place. I am also showcasing my hooked rugs but only have some of my latest ones up there..The ones I've done years ago, I have not put up photos. I love working with my hands and making little whimsical things. I decided to make a little pin cushion and used an old zinc canning lid for the base. The material I love working with the best is wool. Since I have a big stash of wool fabric, I look for other ways to use it besides hooking rugs. I hand dye most of my own wool though use alot of "as is" wool. I buy woolen clothing in thrift shops in the winter and then order only white, black or red online. I live in too temporate a climate for fabric stores here to sell wool. Anyway I hope you like my little gnome pincushion.

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MISSY455 3/29/2012 2:24AM

    That is adorable!!! You are very talented :-)

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Busy as a bee

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today has been a fantastically busy day for me. First the Sears repair man came around 8a.m. Then I had so many errands to run. And of course had to drag along the hubby..But he is good for packing and unpacking the truck when shopping. First he dropped me off at Hobby Lobby while he went to deal with Sears. I went for a purpose but didn't find what I wanted but came out with something else I had been wanting....Patternmaker for cross-stitch. I used a 40%off coupon so got it much cheaper than ordering online. Picked up a few beading needles and needle threaders and a tiny cross stitch kit for one of the granddaughters who is having a birthday this week. Then we went to Sam's and did our heavy item shopping for the month. While there I picked up a double chocolate chip cookie cake..It is also for the DGD so it will stay at her house and not come home with me tomorrow. Got lots of good walking in while out and about. I found out why I tend to walk so fast. (hubby is always complaining about me leaving him behind) and found out today that when I walk fast my back doesn't hurt as bad...so will be picking up my pace walking from now on...
Now the rest of the day besides my daily walk...I plan to make 7 bunnies for Easter..I do bunnies each year for the grands...
Tomorrow looks to be almost as busy. I have appointment to get my hair cut tomorrow and then we have to deliver the cake and ice cream for the birthday girl..With just losing a few pounds and warming weather, I'm finding I have much more energy.

Only mistake I made today was I weighed..and looked like I had gained..boohoo...but had a time last night with indigestion so think it is bloating instead..

(Also if you look hard enough at the picture you will see a busy honey bee. This photo was taken about 3 weeks ago when the peach trees were in bloom)

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MISSY455 3/28/2012 2:21AM

    Wow! Sounds like a very busy day! I have heard of Hobby Lobby's but have never been in one. Our closest is a few hours away, but I may make it there one of these days. I take a floral design class, and it has been the topic of conversation at a couple of the classes. Always rave reviews!

Hope you have a great week!

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MAZACK 3/27/2012 7:45PM

    You were very busy. Glad I'm not the only one who walks off and leaves her husband behind when shopping . He is learning to pick up a little speed (or just agree to meet me at some part of the store). Espically when we are going for a walk in neighborhood.

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TRAVELGRRL 3/27/2012 7:33PM

    Wow, what a productive day! Do you sew the bunnies for Easter?

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 3/27/2012 5:21PM

    What a go-getter you are!

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Baby Steps for a week

Monday, March 26, 2012

One of the things asked today to do is to list our baby steps in the 5% challenge team.
So here are mine:

Add 5 minutes to my walk time this week.
Do some house work every day even if only 5 minutes (to stay ahead)
Declutter spots each day.
Cut out more carbs like breads this week. Instead of 2 breads a day cut to 1
Cut out more fats and substitute for good fats.

I may add more later and edit this post but for right now these are my baby steps for this week.

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MAZACK 3/27/2012 7:39PM

    Baby steps is something that I really need to learn how to do instead of getting so overwhelmed I do nothing.

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TRAVELGRRL 3/27/2012 7:07AM

    "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single baby step."

Or something like that! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 3/26/2012 8:55PM

    That a good list of baby steps!

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