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Well, here I am back at my 2004 weight of 145 lbs. & smiling! 11/16/09



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Never Alone

"Nobody changes until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change"~ Dora Lee Scott

Living with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Major Depression and an anxiety disorder leaves me ill-equipped to handle my eating and fitness lifestyle alone. This is a place in which I'd like to get some support. I thank you all for being here. I'd like to find some buddies who are also dealing with my illnesses so I can find out what works for them.

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"Nobody changes until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change"~ Dora Lee Scott

Living with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Major Depression and an anxiety disorder leaves me ill-equipped to handle my eating and fitness lifestyle alone. This is a place in which I'd like to get some support. I thank you all for being here. I'd like to find some buddies who are also dealing with my illnesses so I can find out what works for them.

" Putting one foot in front of the other, one day at a time, sometimes becomes one hour or one moment at a time."
~~ ~~ Coach Bev

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Prayer:

Dear Father

It is just me again.
You know I have this group of friends
that I need you to take care of and watch over.
They are not all from my town,
and some not even in the same state.
They are scattered all over.

We send e-mails to each other,
speak on the phone at times, and
there are a lot that I have been lucky enough
to share a real hug with over the course of time!
There is so much going on in the world,
and it scares me,
you see I care about these friends,
and God that is why I am asking you
to please watch over them and protect them.

I would never have imagined that
I could care and even love
these special friends so much
they HAVE made such a difference in my life!!

The truth is loving and truly caring about a person
begins in the heart, and it stays inside of the heart.
I ask you God to give my friends
health, happiness and peace,
please take care of them, and guide them.

I have been so blessed to have found
so many 'special' friends from all around.
I have learned that although some of us
have different beliefs and we live differently,
we are so much alike,
all hoping for the same things in life,
true happiness.

Please God,
Bless each one of these friends
that have touched my life in one way or another.
I know that each one of these folks
has been placed in my path for a reason,
so I ask you once again God,
protect them, guide them,
keep them safe, love them and
Bless them throughout their lives.
Amen
~Author Unknown~

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Never Alone!
http://www.ignitermedia.com/products/i v/singles/6/Psalm-139

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Smoke Free ~ One-year Quitaversary celebrated 02/09/09
Smoke Free ~ Two-year Quitaversary celebrated 02/09/10
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SW 12/07: 183.2
2/11/08: 176.8
3/2/08:175.6
4/7/08:173.8
5/8/08:172.4
6/2/08:172.4
7/6/08:178.6 (goin' the wrong weigh!)
8/3/08:186.4
9/7/08:183.0
10/6/08:184.6
11/7/08:180.6
12/5/08:180.4
01/2/09:182.3
02/6/09:179.8
03/6/09:174.0
04/3/09:168.2
05/1/09:163.0
06/5/09:155.0
07/3/09:152.6
08/1/09:149.0
09/4/09:147.0
10/2/09:144.4
11/6/09:143.0
12/4/09:146.8
01/1/10:148.8
02/5/10:146.6
03/5/10:146.0
06/13/13: 129.4
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Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville
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Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
~ Winston Churchill
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The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
~ Winston Churchill
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"If the people lead, then eventually the leaders will follow."
~ Thomas Jefferson
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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
~ Ronald Reagan
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"Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts, and practice them in your lives."
~ President Ulysses S. Grant
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"We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent."
~ Ronald Reagan
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"Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."
~ Ronald Reagan
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"Man is not free unless government is limited."
~ Ronald Reagan
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"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."
~ James Madison
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"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."
~ Samuel Adams
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"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."
~~ Ronald Reagan
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"On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
~~ Thomas Jefferson
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�You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
~~ Charles Austin Beard (1874 - 1948)
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"I do not want to see any of the people cringing supplicants for the favor of the Government, when they should all be independent masters of their own destiny."
~~ Calvin Coolidge
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"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!"
~~Thomas Jefferson
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"The habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional spheres; avoiding in the exercise of the Powers of one department to encroach upon another.�
~~ George Washington
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"Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under USA's constitution have proved the best. Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it."
~~ Martin H. Fischer
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" There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
~~ John Adams (1735 - 1826), Journal, 1772
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"A wise and frugal government which shall leave men free to regulate their
own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth
of labor the bread it has earned . This is the sum of good government."
~~ Thomas Jefferson
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"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny;
when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
~~ President Thomas Jefferson
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"Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things."
-- Russell Baker
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"We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights."
~~ Felix Frankfurter
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"Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less."
~~ Rabbi Julius Gordon
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"All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse."
~~ Benjamin Franklin
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"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness.
You have to catch it yourself."
~~ Benjamin Franklin
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"It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow."
~~ Benjamin Franklin
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"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
~~ Thomas Jefferson
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"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts."
~~ Arnold Bennett
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"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
~~ Samuel Adams, 1776
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"He that won't be counseled can't be helped."
~~ Benjamin Franklin
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"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled." ~~ Michael Crichton
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"He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed." ~~ Benjamin Franklin
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If you do a favor because you expect one in return, that is an act of currency, not generosity.
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"When the people once surrender their share in the legislature, and their right of defending the limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every encroachment upon them, they can never regain it."
~~ John Adams
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"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
~ ~ ~ Benjamin Franklin
'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."
~~~ Ronald Reagan
"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle."
~~ George William Curtis
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Member Since: 12/15/2007

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My Goals:
Goals are to lose 61 lbs. by making & using a food plan I can live with long-term, stop smoking, and find better ways of dealing emotionally with disabling FMS & CFS.

Met 1 Goal: I quit smoking on Saturday 2/9/08 at 5AM.

As of 09/04/09 I've lost 44 pounds!

My Program:
Right now, working at finding a plan of eating that works with the strange hours my body is awake due to the FMS is a program in itself.
I've reset my current & goal weight and will return to tracking my food daily and attempt to eat within the ranges suggested on my SP Nutrition Tracker.

Due to the FMS/CFS, I've really got to be careful about what I include in my exercise program.

Personal Information:
My name is Dotti.
I'm 53 yrs old, divorced, originally from North Brunswick, New Jersey, and currently living in Southwest Florida.

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SEAWILLOW
9/8/2014 12:07:36 PM

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CANICE
2/21/2014 6:42:55 PM

I would like to invite you to join the Spring Biggest Loser Challenge!
If you're interested, go to this page: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
individual.asp?gid=25339#team_goals

It is to the BLC All Team page. The Spring sign up thread is the second thread in the General Discussion Forum. Just add your name to the list

I'm on the Turquoise Titans Team!
If you want to be on Turquoise, you need to add that beside your names
Patty picks those who indicate a specific team to place first.

I hope to see you there!
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SMILES4383
6/7/2013 7:37:16 AM

Hope your weekend is WONDERFUL ~



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HUMORPAM
4/26/2013 7:49:15 AM

Hi Dottie! Thank you so much for recognizing my seven years of freedom. I appreciate your thinking of me!



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SEAWILLOW
12/15/2012 6:40:46 PM

Your comment voiced my concerns. Thank you!



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