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I am brave

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


You know you have to be brave to face the world today..and so today I'm brave!!! I'm brave in heart and I'm brave enough to get out when I'm cold and achy to walk. I'm brave when I have to face everyday problems and brave to be who I am. So today stand with me and be brave!!!

  
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DOROTHYBERO 11/14/2012 8:57AM

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HOLLYM48 11/13/2012 3:30PM

    Good for you! That is awesome. I will be brave with you but inside vs outside since it is only 22d degrees out!


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Definition of Beautiful

Monday, November 12, 2012



I just love this picture..With all the stuff we see in ads and on tv we think that being beautiful is being young and being skinny..of which I'm neither..but I am beautiful!!! Beauty comes from within..I have decided I will never be skinny and really don't think I want to be skinny in the way I see women on tv and in ads..some look downright sick...but I am way too heavy for my body and I will continue to lose though it will be slow (I put this weight on over a period of years and know it is best to take it off slow)..I am getting healthier and now when I look in the mirror I tell myself..."I am beautiful"...and you know it works as then others see me as beautiful.

  
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CINDYSDAY 11/13/2012 11:54AM

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MOSTMOM1 11/13/2012 8:18AM

    I agree. If we think it, that's usually what we end up being. We're beautiful, amazing, brilliant, strong Sparkers!
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READYBETTY 11/13/2012 7:21AM

    I have a message over my full length mirror which says, "Beauty comes in all sizes". I'm looking forward to future smaller sizes but I'm enjoying my beauty now, too.

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CAKAROO 11/13/2012 6:03AM

    way to go

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MISSY455 11/13/2012 2:38AM

    What an awesome sentiment! emoticon

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Acceptance

Sunday, November 11, 2012



Today I'm rewarding myself with acceptance..I accept myself the way I am..God made me this way. I can make myself a better person by becoming as healthy as I can and realize I'm beautiful inside and out..

  
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TROOPER1961 11/12/2012 5:58AM

    emoticon mantra for the week!

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CINDYSDAY 11/11/2012 12:34PM

    great job


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JACKIE542 11/11/2012 11:30AM

    Great saying! emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 11/11/2012 11:27AM

    SO true. Thank you for sharing

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ALICIAYOUNG1127 11/11/2012 11:20AM

    Thank you!

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HOLLYM48 11/11/2012 10:58AM

    Way to go. I love what you said. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My beautiful self!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012



This week we have to be postivie about ourselves..on the 5%challenge we are to reward outselves with a goodie but I'm also telling myself positive things..
I am being my beautiful self today!!! Yes we are all beautiful or handsome in God's eyes as He formed us for His pleasure so we have beautiful qualities that we can admire...cause as they say..."God don't make no junk!" So today I'm being beautiful!!

  
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JERZGURL_NAN 11/10/2012 9:25PM

    that's right - don't forget to repeat that several times today.

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/10/2012 9:10PM

    You are a beautiful person! emoticon I like the assignment. Love the quote as well, and it is true. I thought of the song "Everyone is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens.
Hope your week-end is going well!

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FLEURGARDEN 11/10/2012 6:16PM

    Something we all need to remember. :-)

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FIT4MEIN2013 11/10/2012 4:34PM

    emoticon Good for you! This challenge is making us all take a good look at ourselves. I welcomed me back to healthy living!

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Cold Season ahead

Friday, November 09, 2012

I read a lot of articles on EATING WELL site..I found this article today...
5 FOODS THAT HELP WARD OFF COLDS

These are foods that are immunity boosters..But as we know washing our hands, getting enough sleep and taking vitamins all help as well..but here is the list..

1. CHICKEN SOUP...In one study, hot chicken soup was more effective than hot or cold water at making noses run—a good thing since nasal secretions help rid the body of pathogenic viruses and bacteria. Like any hot liquid, soup also helps you to stay hydrated and raises the temperature of the airways, both of which are important for loosening secretions. Adding a few hot chiles will loosen things up even more.

2. TOGURT....Regularly eating probiotics, so-called “good bacteria” found in foods like yogurt and sauerkraut, may help your immune system work better and improve digestion.

3. GREEN TEA...Polyphenols, potent plant antioxidants, are what’s believed to give green tea its immune-boosting effects. One laboratory study suggested that a particular type of polyphenols called catechins may kill influenza viruses. To maximize benefits and minimize bitterness, use just-below-boiling water and steep green tea no more than a minute or two. A little lemon and honey can also help blunt the bitterness. But don’t add milk, because the proteins will bind to the polyphenols, making them ineffective. (adding milk I didn't know)

4. VITAMIN D...(I know it isn't a real food)..In a study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, children who took daily vitamin D supplements (1,200 IU) were 40 percent less likely to get a common flu virus than kids who took a placebo. Laboratory studies indicate that the nutrient may help immune cells identify and destroy bacteria and viruses that make us sick.
You can also get it (in small doses) from fatty fish, such as salmon, and fortified milk—and your body makes vitamin D from the sun.

5. SOLUBLE FIBER...Soluble fiber—abundant in citrus fruits, apples, carrots, beans and oats—helps fight inflammation, Insoluble fiber—found in wheat, whole grains, nuts and green leafy vegetables—is still important for overall health, but it doesn’t seem to have the same impact on immunity. Strive for 25 to 38 grams of total fiber a day, Sherry says, paying extra attention to getting the soluble kind.

These make me think of some things I need to do for cold season coming on..and if you notice it is some of the same things that Sparkpeople have shown as well.

  
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MISSY455 11/11/2012 2:59AM

    Oh I have been drinking a lot of green tea lately, had no idea it helped with warding off colds! Thanks for sharing the info!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 11/10/2012 9:22AM

    Great info! Thanks for sharing!

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OLIVIANIGHT 11/10/2012 7:01AM

    Hm I never knew that about adding milk to green tea! I don't add it just because I was told that's not what you do with green tea...

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