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Good Friday, a time for reflection.

Today is Good Friday. This weekend we celebrate the Risen Christ. Lately, I've been reminded of how completely human I am and how very little control I have of this world. It's so easy to turn to God when things are hard, in fact, it's  my natural instinct. I know exactly who to lean on for comfort, understanding and wisdom. So why do I not do it everyday? Why do I wait until the ground under me begins to shake? Why do I become complacent and comfortable so easily?

I doubt I'll ever answer these questions. I'll probably struggle with this until the day He returns. I am thankful to be reminded though. To seek Him first is a privilege that I tend to take for granted. The guilt I feel when I realize this is welcome. It's like a swift kick in the pants to get my priorities straight.

This seems to be the theme of 2011 for me. I should title this year as Get Your Priorities Straight Dummy! I'm really trying too. I have been committed to getting healthy and it'…

16.75 INCHES!

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What is 16.75 inches? Well, I'll tell ya!!! It's the amount of inches my body has lost since starting the Weight Loss Zone program! Stinkin' Amazing! As one of the ladies there put it: I'm loosing the "fluff!" Love that, I don't want to be fluffy anymore.

I was totally prepared to be let down today when I went in to the Weight Loss Zone to be weighed. I have only been on the program for a total of 19 days and about 6 of those I had some colon issues pop up due to some stress in my life. Those 6 days knocked me off track diet wise and so, I was just hoping I didn't gain anything. I have to incorporate more carbs and less raw veggies to please the colon during these times. But, as soon as I was feeling better, I jumped back on the wagon.

Let me just tell you--I have never had this much success on any other program! People have been telling me that my face looks skinnier and my sweet hubby tells me he can tell a difference too, however, I think I just tho…

Spring is in the air! Pain is self-inflicted now...

I love, love, love this time of year! Spring is absolutely one of my favorite seasons. The whole world seems to come alive in Spring. I also seem to function better. The high pressure cold fronts of winter are farther and fewer between which allows my body some much needed rest from severe pain. The warming temps allow me to move more freely and get outside more too. Spring brings out the best in me.

Today a friend and I started tennis lessons. This is her first time ever to pick up a racket and she totally rocked! She's a natural athlete and very competitive so she's driven to learn fast. I haven't picked up a racket in... well, a LONG time. I was so rusty and almost dead by the end of the lesson. It was not a pretty sight at all. I really enjoy it though. I love the feeling of working hard at something. I like getting stinky and sweaty, it makes me feel like I'm really accomplishing something. I also like the fact that I can have a glass of wine at the end of the day…