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Loving oneself

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


You know until you can love yourself just the way you are...warts and all...it is hard to love others. As women and mothers we are taught to take care of others and put others before ourselves and in the process we sometimes lose ourselves. Lets all learn to love and do for ourselves some and not feel guilty about it.

On another note. Will be gone tomorrow so probably won't post a blog entry. We are headed to the north part of our state to visit an old friend of mine who owns an iris farm. Going to buy new iris. We are staying in a motel and taking Miss Gracie (doggie baby) and knock around in that part of our state. We live in the Ouachita Mountains but where we are going is part of the Ozark Mountains. I will be back here blogging on Friday. !!!

  
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CAKAROO 5/16/2013 7:27AM

    Have a great trip!

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DOROTHYBERO 5/15/2013 7:48AM

    emoticon Hope you find some beautiful iris - mine our just starting to bloom. Enjoy your time away.

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TURTLETALK 5/14/2013 6:24PM

    Sounds like fun. Enjoy!

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LASKIE2 5/14/2013 3:26PM

    Thanks for the reminder of self love!

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MSMAKEOVER 5/14/2013 12:50PM

    Awesome blog. Thank you!

Enjoy your trip! emoticon

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/14/2013 12:46PM

    Taking care of myself allows me to love those around me better! Have a wonderful time on your trip!

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Good life

Monday, May 13, 2013


Choosing to make your life good is like choosing to be happy. I choose a good life and therefore my life is terrific. Wouldn't have it any other way. I may not be rich or poor but I enjoy my life just the way I am.

  
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MSMAKEOVER 5/14/2013 12:51PM

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CAKAROO 5/14/2013 6:13AM

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DOROTHYBERO 5/14/2013 6:09AM

    amen

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MISSY455 5/14/2013 1:23AM

    Such a wonderful outlook. It is certainly up too us!

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OWL_20 5/13/2013 7:28PM

    Very nice sentiment! I love the positivity in this!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/13/2013 12:11PM

    So very true!

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GEMLADYONE 5/13/2013 11:35AM

    So wonderful to hear from someone who is happy with life!

It is really what you make of it, despite the sappy (and sometimes nausiating) feeling of the old expression about making lemons into lemonade, it's still true!

Have a great week!

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SANDICANE 5/13/2013 11:16AM

    Choosing to be happy! That's on my "to do" list for this year!

Cheers and thanks for sharing,
Sandi

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Creating Something better

Sunday, May 12, 2013



I'm looking at this 8 weeks of the 5% challenge as creating myself all over again. And creating myself better. More exercise is definitely in the works.

  
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CAKAROO 5/14/2013 6:14AM

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    Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/13/2013 8:48AM

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BARB4HEALTH 5/13/2013 7:52AM

    I, too, am looking forward to doing good on this 8 week challenge. I always struggle to get the exercise in. Sometimes limited to what I can do. But almost always, unless my knees are botheringm me, I can walk! emoticon

Love the pretty background!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/12/2013 11:48AM

    Perfect for my world today!

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Fly Away

Saturday, May 11, 2013


The first picture is of a Canadian geese pair flying across a lake we visited last week. I thought it so went with this saying.

Now that hubby and I are retired, we don't have near the stress we used to have. And we don't want the stress anymore in our lives. I would rather "stress" my body in getting more exercise or stress my mind in learning new things but when it comes to the stress of dealing with jobs and other people we just don't do it that often.

My new 5% challenge starts today. I have gained 3lbs back in the month between challenges..not good but think most of this was gained this past week leading up to this challenge..like I'm wanting to make up to really cracking down for the next 8 weeks. But this 8 weeks is going to be one I hope and plan to really crack down with myself. With the temps warming up outside, it will make it easier to get outside more and really get some walking time in. Also with fresh veggies and fruit from our garden I know I will be eating more healthy.
So onward and downward (in the pounds). emoticon emoticon

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/13/2013 8:49AM

    emoticon We are flying our way to success in this 5% challenge!

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DOROTHYBERO 5/12/2013 7:35AM

    Onward and upward!

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TURTLETALK 5/11/2013 1:35PM

    Happy flying! See you in Cambodia.

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ALICIA214 5/11/2013 12:30PM

 

The Vee formation of the Canada Geese is a sight to see they are very noisy too, I often
wonder what they are saying to each other, probably telling each other to stay in line.

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Reasons

Friday, May 10, 2013


This is such a good reminder.

  
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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/10/2013 12:15PM

    An awesome reminder! Thanks for sharing.

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LJBKENT 5/10/2013 11:17AM

    Great reminder. Thanks!

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