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Recreating myself

Wednesday, April 03, 2013


Don't you wish sometimes you could recreate yourself. Make yourself healthy and strong. Well we can!! Just make up our minds to get more exercise and to eat the right foods. Do the things we know that makes us a better person.

  
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READYBETTY 4/6/2013 10:07AM

    Thanks for the encouragement!

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DOROTHYBERO 4/4/2013 5:45AM

    Love this!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 4/3/2013 7:08PM

    Love this thought! Thanks for sharing :)

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 4/3/2013 6:56PM

    Yes and no. The process is interesting. I don't know if I could handle too much at once.

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Passion

Tuesday, April 02, 2013


Have you ever watched a child at play. They seem to do everything with passion. We as adults need to be more childlike and have passion in our lives. Passion for living is the ultimate thrill. I want more passion in my life.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 4/3/2013 7:56AM

    Going to live this day with passion!

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READYBETTY 4/3/2013 6:45AM

    If not passion, maybe a little enthusiasm!

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DOROTHYBERO 4/3/2013 5:29AM

    Wonderful - I am on board!

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BELIEVING-N-ME 4/2/2013 8:30PM

    Love to watch kids play; so how excited they get, I want to be more like that.

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OLIVIANIGHT 4/2/2013 4:46PM

    Me too.

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Being happy with yourself

Monday, April 01, 2013



Growing up I was always happy with myself and didn't want to change a thing and then I hit my teens and as a typical teen, nothing about myself ever pleased me. It continued this way until I hit about age 45 and then I became comfortable in my own person. I now at age 62 say I love myself and now would rather spend more time on things and others than working on "fixing" myself. I have finally arrived. Losing weight and exercise is now for staying healthy and not for trying to change my looks.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 4/2/2013 8:00AM

    A beautiful post and a great reminder we should love ourself!

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READYBETTY 4/1/2013 11:24PM

    You have arrived! Well done!

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OLIVIANIGHT 4/1/2013 2:39PM

    That's an excellent realisation : ) I'm working on really loving myself now.

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Struggles

Saturday, March 30, 2013


We may have some mess ups in our goal of getting healthy but remember we learn from these. We fall down alot when learning to walk but eventually get to our goal.

  
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IMREITE 4/3/2013 12:53AM

    true. it is the only real way to grow/

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 4/1/2013 9:04AM

    What a thought provoking quote. Thanks for sharing!

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IAM_HIS 3/31/2013 3:33PM

    How true, yet difficult to remember when in the middle of a tough one!

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CAKAROO 3/31/2013 10:41AM

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BELIEVING-N-ME 3/31/2013 10:10AM

    thanks for the reminder! It is so true!

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MISSY455 3/31/2013 2:38AM

    emoticon reminder! emoticon emoticon

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GRACEFULJOURNEY 3/30/2013 8:35PM

    so true!

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DOROTHYBERO 3/30/2013 7:54PM

    So true

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TRAVELGRRL 3/30/2013 6:00PM

    I KNOW! Great quote.

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ALIDOSHA 3/30/2013 5:03PM

    How very true! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Ride of your life!!

Friday, March 29, 2013



I'm a very happy person and if my body allows then I do things I enjoy and like the spark I see in children. My mother was a "child at heart" all her life and think my sister and I take this from her. She was so healthy all her life and was a lifetime walker. She was curious like a child and was always sticking her nose in things and sometimes got herself in fixes. I find myself doing the same at times. She reminded me some of Lucy of "I love Lucy" but she was so much fun to be around. All my friends that grew up around me have commented even to this day that they loved my mom. She could be strct when needed but most of the time she had fun and wanted us to have fun. She allowed us to express our creativity no matter the mess. She was "young" until alzheimers claimed her and even then she would get out and walk (to our fear of her getting lost) but she roller skated (and she was good too) when she was in her 70's and road on the back of a grandson's motorcycle when she was in her 80's. She always had a smile and a laugh for anything and anyone. As alzheimers progressed in her, she lost her laugh and then her smile and became a shell of herself. But that was the road in life that was laid out for her. I just hope I can be as happy and laugh and smile and can be as active as she always was. Sometimes it is hard to live up to her style but I try and the older I get the more I try.

  
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IMREITE 4/3/2013 12:58AM

    it is great to be around people that have that wonderful attitude.

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DOROTHYBERO 3/31/2013 6:27PM

    My grandmother was the same way and I always wanted to be like here - lets hang on for the rides of our lifes.

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BELIEVING-N-ME 3/31/2013 10:16AM

    Thank you for sharing the memories of your mom. She sounds like she lived her life to the fullest and so do you!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 3/30/2013 10:02AM

    Your mom sounds like a wonderful inspiration!

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CAKAROO 3/30/2013 8:35AM

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GEMLADYONE 3/29/2013 7:44PM

    Thanks for sharing those wonderful memories. I'm sure you will in your own way also leave a legacy in your family.

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NEPTUNE1939 3/29/2013 10:29AM

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MAMISHELI53 3/29/2013 10:29AM

    I love the thought of a woman in her 70's rolling skating, and riding a motorcycle in her 80's!
I feel younger inside but my body reminds me, through advancing arthritis, that I am indeed going on sixty. I'm hoping hip surgery will enable me to move around a bit easier than I do now. Spark helps!
Blessings to you on this journey to a healthy lifestyle.

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AJB121299 3/29/2013 10:27AM

    Nice

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