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weight 195 on 1/7/11, I had already lost 9 lbs. in this photo





weight 144.3 on 6/28/11, 60 lbs. down & where I've been parked for the last month



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I'm a Resolution Sparker from 2011 who had 70 lbs to eliminate & a black belt to earn. I hit goal weight & the black belt & a number of other goals I found along the way.

Now I know there is nothing I can't accomplish if I want it bad enough (b/c I've kick-ass SP friends who will literally kick my ass all the way to the finish lol!)

I've kept the weight banished for 2 years (I haven't lost weight b/c lost things can be found...& I won't take it back!)
I'm a Resolution Sparker from 2011 who had 70 lbs to eliminate & a black belt to earn. I hit goal weight & the black belt & a number of other goals I found along the way.

Now I know there is nothing I can't accomplish if I want it bad enough (b/c I've kick-ass SP friends who will literally kick my ass all the way to the finish lol!)

I've kept the weight banished for 2 years (I haven't lost weight b/c lost things can be found...& I won't take it back!)




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Member Since: 1/1/2011

SparkPoints: 77,619

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My Goals:
I AM maintaining a healthy weight.

I AM stronger & faster & more physically fit.

I AM a Black Belt.

I DO incorporate everything I have learned into a sustainable lifestyle.

My Program:
Portion Control / Rightsizing

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Running & Biking - training for The Raid endurance rate in April/May.

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Personal Information:
My name is Rebekah & I have relocated to Compiegne, France and am in the process of "blending" with the natives lol. And, if you haven't picked up on it from my user name and page background, I am in training to become a Crazy Cat Lady in my old age.

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FROSTY99
2/2/2015 8:29:11 PM



“Anyone who doesn't appreciate how amazing it is to be alive isn't looking carefully.”

Gary Taxali, illustrator

Happy Monday. Celebrate the gift of today.

Pat




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MCJULIEO
2/1/2015 3:04:32 PM

While it may actually be possible to eat brisket or pork roast BBQ with forks and knives, it has to be practically impossible to eat pork ribs or BBQ chicken without getting it all over me.... most of the time we'll grill chicken at home, but good pork ribs from a good BBQ restaurant are absolutely worth it.....



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COLOR-BLUE
2/1/2015 2:40:33 PM

Rebekah,

Thank you so much for the goodie, and I've been so sick, that I've only been logging on to check my sparkmails, and when I saw one that said I was the Leader in the Spot Light, I then saw all the other goodies and comments, which sure gave me a boost when I was so very low, just like your goodie did for me today. I thought I was on the way out of the woods, as my PCP and my surgeon both gave me good news, but last night, something else struck me, and all I can say is that it's still ridding my body of all the TOXIC JUNK from the surgery, and the illness that had me plagues for 3 weeks. I'm a bit weak, but better now, as I feel like it's subsided and I'm just slowly and gingerly getting back to it by HIS GRACE!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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BROOKLYN_BORN
2/1/2015 2:38:06 PM

Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my blog. New methods of teaching math have been around since 1958 when the country went crazy because of Sputnik and we had to catch up. (That was when the SMSG program was introduced with set theory and number bases).

Can you tell I've been at this for a long time? 30 years in public education with additional work as a college instructor, including the "Math for Elementary Teachers" course.

In all cases the goal of every new program introduced was to teach understanding of the concepts using concrete representations to begin with and then move to the abstract. (math facts may begin with blocks, but the goal was to move to using the numbers automatically)

You HAVE to move to the abstract.
Showing your work was always important, but the good schools (and teachers) never required only one method to solve a problem.

My personal opinion was formed while teaching the "Math for Elementary Teachers" courses. These were dedicated students (mostly women), but they had spent their entire academic career avoiding math and now we were giving them a script from which to teach the next generation. Many had never really internalized the concepts themselves, but had become proficient at whatever script was being taught at the time.

At my last school assignment (a high school regularly in the top ten of NewsWeek's Best in the USA), we offered free group Algebra classes for parents and I was surprised at how many took advantage of the opportunity.

Another problem is the media. Why does math (or computer) and nerd (or geek) always have to show up in the same sentence? Why would you want to become proficient at something where the experts are always the brunt of jokes?
I'm retired now. I gave it my best, but I still sometimes get discouraged by it all.


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SPAMUNDY
2/1/2015 1:32:35 PM

Thanks for the goodie. Best of luck in the 5% challenge.



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