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Vince & I Thanksgiving 2012

Big Bro & I in 1982?? LOOK AT THAT WAIST!!! WOW!

Brother Vince, my New Guardian Angel...


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Man have I missed YOU GUYS! MY fault..I know, I know...
I've been working back at Mack Truck. Though not driving, just in HOT warehouse pulling parts, I lost 40 lbs. between Feb and August, from nothing but doing my job and sweating my butt off, but I'll take that!
2014 has been yet another trainwreck of a year. Nick (16) and Daniel (14) are actually doing great. Doug got injured at work in Sept., had surgery on shoulder (again) and then Oct. 30th I broke a bone chunk off the bottom of my foot, so BOTH out on WC. which sucks.
My older brother Vince (my older twin) passed away Nov. 23 right before Thanksgiving, so here we go again in the whirlwind of depression and dealing. He had a heart attack, age of 55, no symptons, healthy guy. Had just retired in Jan. of 14 after 20 years at Harley Davidson. We are still in shock and just devesated.
Lost Dad 2 years ago and we had just gotten to where we could talk an laugh about him without losing it. I have been spending a lot of time with Mom, we ALL took it hard, but are just breathing in and out at this point. So needless to say this past 2 holidays have been HORRIBLE....Though our sons DID have Christmas this year, they got COAL last year, (2nd time, lol).....So I am REALLY gonna try to stay "around", I need some time to heal and just figure it out.......He was the happiest person Ive ever known....and just BOOM...Gone........So I have more than one fresh start to make.
I have missed all my Sparks Peeps and I look forward to catching up to the ones that are still here!!! Peace Out for today!

Member Since: 9/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 40,247

My Goals:
New Motto:
Stay strong for my family in dealing with loss of brother.
Have more patience for boss I despise.
Find ways to make ME happy.
Keep the weight Ive lost OFF!

My Program:
Don't drink hardly any anymore, BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT!
Need to quit smoking, and I almost was there, then lost Vince, now just back to pack a day. Gotta let it go and find others ways to cope...

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Still married to best friend, kids are 14 and 16 now, both boys, need I say more?
Have added MORE furbabies to my family.
No more counseling, going for the HIGHER POWER....Him and I together can do ANYTHING!

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Life isn't about the breaths you take,
it's about the moments that take your breath away!!

And my husband does that to me daily! I am very blessed, now if only we had money, damn, cant have it all can we?? ")

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    I came across this on one of my book markers,
    So I thought I would share this with you.

    ""DON'T QUIT""

    When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

    Life is queer with its twists and turns,
    As everyone of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about,
    When he might have won, had he stuck it out:
    Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
    You may succeed with another blow.

    Success is failure, turned inside out,
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
    And you can never tell how close you are,
    It maybe near, when it seems so far.
    So stick to the fight, when you're hardest hit,
    It's when things seem worse, that you must not quit.
    (author unknown)

    Have a Fabulous February!!
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    1448 days ago
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    May your hopes, wishes, and dreams come true for Tuesday!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Thanks also for the comment on my feed!!!
    1453 days ago
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