DAY 24…..not perfect

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I will never find the ‘perfect’ diet.

The one that will make me lose the weight fast without me having to change a thing.

Is that what I really want though?

Don’t I want to embrace life, to put forth the effort to live with a passion.

A passion for each and every mediocre, monotonous and scheduled day♥

Most of us are not living the life of the rich and famous  but it is still our life.

I may not be perfect at this D.I.E.T. but I am definitely putting forth the effort to enrich each and every day….

What about you? How are you doing?

I know it’s not easy….((hugs))

blessings, angela

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DAY 23….power

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I can stand beside donuts, muffins, danishes, cookies, croissants and strudels for 8 hours without eating a crumb of it.

I have no fear of eating myself senseless .

Been there, done that, not doing it again..lol

I do not have fear of doing that, not anymore.

I got the power!~

Thanks to appetite correction…..♥

I keep telling myself I got the power, because at times it doesn’t ‘feel’ like it . I’ve been enriching long enough now to know not to let my ‘feelings’ take control over my senses♥

As I typed this out I was busy listening to this (and “shaking it” in my seat) ♥

 

 

blessings, angela

 

DAY 22…..disappointment

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Have you ever gave any thought on how you deal with disappointment?

I wrote the sentence to this post and walked away…

lol…..

I have been giving it some thought.

One thing I’ve realized is I have lived trying NOT to be disappointed, but that is just foolish.

Of course I will be disappointed.

That’s part of life.

It’s how I handle disappointment that really matters.

Will I be like a two year old throwing a temper tantrum or put on my big girl panties on and deal with circumstances in a healthier and whole way?

When it has comes to this life style of intermittent fasting, I don’t have any disappointment in choosing this way of eating, or should I say, it choosing me♥

I’ve been so enriched in so many ways.

Mind. Body. Spirit.

blessings, angela

 

 

DAY 21…..crisis

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“If your going through hell, keep going.” Sir Winston Churchill.

If we keep waiting till the storms have calmed down in our lives we are going to be waiting forever….and ever.

I remember as a small child my dad would say..”Monday I start my diet.” He was always trying out new diets. I joined him in some of them and shared some of my own diets I found.

Either way, we would start on Monday.

Today is Monday.

It’s been one of those days where it was bad news after bad news after more bad news.

I was stuck with receiving all this bad news while I was working.

A big load was dumped on me.

I didn’t carry it. Wasn’t for me to carry.

Stressing, worrying, obsessing, trying to figure out was not a healthy course of action to take.

I stayed focused on what was before me and that was providing excellent customer service.

At the end of my shift as I got into the truck I received more ‘bad news’. Our air conditioner isn’t working.

Oh well…..

It’s covered. Will be looked at tomorrow. Doesn’t matter how long it takes to get it going.

We survived last year without an air conditioner until August…

Lot of enrichment has happened today EVEN in the midst of much crisis.

One of the four holes my grand baby Aria has in her heart, has closed on it’s own. ♥

I am so enriched by the prayer coverage that has been placed upon this precious wee one, her parents and my family….to each of you thank you, thank you, thank you♥

Now I’m off to take a nice cool shower and be enriched with refreshment for a peace filled night’s sleep♥

blessings, angela

 

 

DAY 20….for the long haul

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plan on enriching my life every day.

I’m in this for the long haul.

What about you?

I swam twice in the pool♥ The second time was with my daughter and her love Blaine.

I have bare walls in my house. I can’t believe I’m saying that is enriching but I am…my goodness gracious,I’m in awe of this…lol

Me, the one that was told my decorating style is like Cracker Barrel Restaurant…♥

Now I have bare walls..well some..lol♥

Hubby and I went to our daughter Shaneah’s soccer game.

It was enriching, somewhat…lol.  Their team NEEDS lots of work….

I’ve been busy working on selling some of my collectibles today.

That was enriching…

Now I am going to go and rest up and chill…because it will enrich my mind, body and spirit.

Been up since before 5 a.m……I just too excited to go back to sleep because I had so much enriching to do♥

blessings, angela

DAY 19….consistency

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I’ve just had my 7th yard sale of the season.

Instead of me going yard saling to get ‘stuff’ to add to my collections, I’m having yard sales and getting rid of my ‘stuff’, my collections.

Anyone who has put on yard and garage sales know it is NOT any easy thing to do, and it’s hard work.

Lots of lugging back and forth your ‘stuff’, pricing, organizing, advertising and once it’s on, working with the public who walk in your space and see what stuff you and have and how much your asking.

I love the interaction with the people. The heart to heart. The sharing of our stories, the study of one.

I heard from the one that her son had leukemia when he was younger, survived and now dealing with his kidneys because the he chemo that he had when he was younger has damaged his kidneys.

One lady shared with me today she lost 40 lbs. counting calories and she has 35 more to go to reach her goal body. I was able to share a bit of my story, losing over 130 lbs.  I told her she was beautiful and to keep going on this journey of wholeness and health.

Each week, I’ve been enriched by decluttering my house, finding ‘good homes’ for my collections and treasures. I can’t tell you now many times I’ve said to someone these past few weeks..”Oh, I’m so glad this is going to a good home”…lol♥

It’s the weekend and that in itself is a struggle for me to indulge like the commercials all tell me  through the advertisements.

I’m thankful for Appetite Correction and the lessons I’m learning through that…

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It may not have been the greatest fasting and opening window day, but it definitely has been an enriched day….

This life style doesn’t promote perfection, it promotes consistency.

Mess up? Just pick yourself up, shake the crumbs off of ya, and start again.

That is being consistent. Not giving up even when you have failed.

blessings, angela

 

DAY 18….focused

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Sitting outside by the fire pit.

No fire going but that is ok…still nice to be sitting outside and typing away a blog post on enrichment.

Was trying to figure the word for today’s enrichment when as I was listening to Planner Perfect talking in a video, it came to me.

Focused.

I’m not getting side tracked anymore by the negativity, the drama, the toxicity from certain circumstances, situations and people I come across on a daily basis.

I am focused and determined to achieve goals that I am purposely working towards.

I’m not just talking about them, I am doing something to achieve them.

I love each day being reminded to visualize my goals.

I love it but I also struggle with it because of the wrong mind set I have lived for so long.

I’m struggling through it though because I’m staying focused.

I’m focused on enriching my life, day by day….

blessings, angela

 

 

FEARLESS FRIDAY

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They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.” ~ Psalm 112:7-8 NLT

Welcome to Fearless Friday’s!

A day where I commit to pray for you. Other precious warrior sisters, daughters of the most High God, have also committed to pray for you.

This has been going on each and every Friday since November of 2008!~

Prayers have been answered, miracles have happened and God’s glory and power revealed!~

To participate in Fearless Friday’s, stop by every Friday and leave a comment sharing your prayer request. You may also reach me at: free_spirit103@hotmail.com

I hope you will join me each Fearless Friday and see the power of prayer in your life and others.

I will continue to add more requests, prayers, intentions to the comment section as others bring them to me….

blessings, angela

DAY 17….success

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It’s past 9 p.m and I’m finally getting around to get my post up.

I’m not even in bed typing this out♥ Still up. Just got back in from sitting out on the deck, filling out my Toolbook♥

Hopefully one day, when I get my camera working again, I will video tape and share the inside…

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What’s success to you?

For me it’s not allowing the negative experiences and circumstances of life get me to give up and wave the white flag of defeat.

Love. Respect. Honor.

Those are some enriching attributes to have for oneself♥

As a Fast-5 tribe member, that in itself is giving me success on this journey of intermittent fasting.

I`m enriched by the tribe I have surrounded myself with.

blessings, angela

 

DAY 16….blessed

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For the last few hours I’ve been trying to figure out what the title was going to be for today’s enrichment.

At one point I asked God if I could use the swear word…lol.

It has been a physically demanding day today.

One of those days where I questioned if I was even going to make it to 6 pm. before going to bed….lol

Here it is 7:12 pm.

I’m sitting here getting a blog post up, a load of laundry has been started and I wonder if I will make it till 9 pm. tonight before I crash?

I kept thinking earlier this evening how had I enriched today?

Did I even enrich? Didn’t ‘feel’ like I did.

I showered. That’s enriching.

I kept to my one hour eating window. That’s enriching me.

I’m going to do some colouring tonight in my big girl colouring book♥ That’s enriching.

I listened to an awesome video from a warrior princess sister, daughter of the most high God. That enriched me mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically♥

Knowing that I was accountable to all of you enriched me to persevere.

I’m so enriched in the knowledge that I am truly in a healthy tribe.

Surrounded by others who are on the same journey of wholeness and health.

Bit by bit, step by step, inch by inch, pound by pound…..

blessings, angela