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Celebrating my Birthday enjoying the Pacific Northwest Autumn Colors

Friday, October 24, 2014

I had to run an errand this morning and grabbed the camera as I passed my desk.
These are photos taken in our neighborhood.

The last photo was taken as the sun was going down even the skies
have color this time of year.

Yesterday was my Birthday and my seventh year getting a Birthday card
from Sparkpeople.
Time passes so fast when I joined in 2007 the site was younger
as was I. I feel young at heart and spirit and thanks to Sparkpeople young in body.

I have come a long way with the help this site has offered and all the friends I have made
many throughout the years.
I don't think I would have been here for this Birthday if it were not for the site and all the friends helping me along the way.
I have lost over 120 pounds and kept my weight down for over five years I guess that makes me one of the people who make up the 5% that has made it to the five year mark.

Thank you to Sparkspeople and to my Spark friends for always being here for me.

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SCAROUSEL1 11/5/2014 2:20PM

    Happy Belated Birthday Sandy!

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SISSIE21 11/2/2014 5:15AM

    Just saw these pictures. love the fall colors!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 10/25/2014 5:36PM

    Sandy, thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures. Don't you love this time of year?

Happy Birthday, it's wonderful that you've kept your weight down for five years. Good for you! I am at goal, and hope to be as successful as you've been.

I love that you blogged.

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NEWNANCY2012 10/25/2014 8:52AM

    Happy Birthday 2BFREE2LIVE! You are such an inspiration to all of us. We go to visit our son and his wife who live in Woodlandhills, CA every year. It is such a beautiful area.

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SHIITAKE 10/25/2014 3:35AM

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday, my friend ! Our world is a much better place with you here in it...you are an inspiration, and motivator to us all ! Thank you for the pretty fall foliage pics ! Birthday Hug !!

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MARTYLYNN1 10/25/2014 1:26AM

    A belated happy birthday Sandy! As I have said before you are an inspiration to us here. Thanks for sharing you photos of the beautiful fall colors.

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WENDYWITKOSKI 10/24/2014 10:47PM

    Nice photos!
Happy Birthday!
Well done, losing the weight and keeping it off!
You are a superstar!
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Saturday, January 25, 2014

It was a beautiful day here today so we decided to take a drive to one of our many State Parks in the area.
We enjoyed watching the sail boats and the wild life in the area.
The fog was thick behind the boats and just behind the fog was the Olympic Mountain Range but we did not get a chance to see them but will return when the fog is gone.

We enjoyed our hike and the warm afternoon we reached 52 degrees today.

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LUVSBULLDOGS 2/8/2014 1:23PM

    I'm glad you had a fun outing. I read your post on the TC team. It's a good reminder to us all. Weight loss doesn't just happen. I've been without service for a couple months, but have it now. Have a fun weekend;)

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SCAROUSEL1 1/26/2014 6:08PM

    Lovely! I love it up there.

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/26/2014 4:48PM

    awww looks so gorgeous .... all we have been seeing is snow !! LOL ... roc

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PB4WEGO 1/26/2014 12:55PM

    Beautiful park, looks like it was a great day.

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FUN2READ 1/26/2014 12:35PM

    Awesome to have state parks to go to for some hiking! When out in nature-walking/hiking/running, it feels great(not like exercise).

Beautiful pictures! Glad you had such an enjoyable day!

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SUNSET09 1/26/2014 7:07AM

  emoticon for sharing as you spent quality time, got out and enjoyed the good weather in getting your workout on! emoticon emoticon emoticon So, peaceful! emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 1/26/2014 12:43AM

    What a fun way to spend the day.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

3 Key Tips on How to Make Changes in Your Life

We have all heard the saying that ďone thing in life is constant and that is change.Ē However, even though we know this fact about life it is very difficult for many people to face and make changes in their lives. Many times we will even cling to a bad situation even though we know we would be better off doing something else but canít find the courage to make a change. Iím talking about a change in your life such as your relationships, jobs, and living conditions, anything that you cling to even though you know a change would probably be the best thing to happen to you. And, thatís the stickler, the term ďthe best thing to happen to youĒ, the idea that itís ok if change happens but we donít want to cause change to happen. We feel disempowered when we canít make choices . In order to empower ourselves to make changes in our lives we need to step out of our comfort zones, get rid of the victim mentality, trust ourselves and understand what the true meaning is in our lives.

1. In order to become empowered to make changes in our life we first have to be able to step out of our comfort zone. The best way to do this is to start by tiny steps. Have you worn your hair the same way for 20 years? Maybe you might want to try a new hairstyle. Have you talked about going back to school to get that degree? Try taking one class, even if itís a fun one like gardening or photography, just to try the idea out. Try to step outside of your world and make very small changes at first. You might find that they are so fun you will try bigger changes.

2. Stop being the victim in your life. Start taking responsibility for every part of your life. The sooner you realize you are the captain of your ship, the sooner you will become empowered to make healthy changes to your life. There are no exceptions to this.

3. Learn to trust yourself. Have confidence in the good choices you are able to make. If you cannot trust yourself you will never be able to guide your life. Understand that you are a capable person and can make the right choices. It doesnít hurt to go with your inner feelings as a guide. Trust those intuitions.

Realize that every one of us has self doubt at times in our lives. But to really get the good things out of life we must empower ourselves by being adventurous, taking responsibility for our actions and trusting our judgment.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/20/2014 2:28PM

    I like this!

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MARTYLYNN1 1/19/2014 12:45PM

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CELEST 1/19/2014 11:58AM

    Excellent blog information.

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FUN2READ 1/19/2014 11:35AM

    Points to ponder....

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SHIITAKE 1/19/2014 4:58AM


emoticon Sandy....I Really Need Something Like This Right Now Been
Having Better Progress With The Weight Loss Lately, And Want To Keep The
Momentum Going. You Are The Best !!!! Hugs !

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SUSIEPH1 1/19/2014 3:54AM

    Great Blog my friend .. Thanks for the reminder .. Hugs Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Wishing all of my very special friends here at Sparksville a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.

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SUSIEPH1 12/25/2013 10:40PM

    Happy Christmas Sandy ! .. Have a great one ! Hugs Susie

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FREEME1980 12/23/2013 11:48PM

    Wishing you a happy & safe holiday! emoticon emoticon

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HILLSLUG98239 12/22/2013 11:22AM

    Happy Holidays!

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DANCINCAJUN1 12/22/2013 10:40AM

    Same to you my friend .... Rocie

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    May you have a very Christmas! emoticon emoticon

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  May your day be merry and bright; and may all your Christmases be white! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 12/21/2013 1:01AM

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy new year!

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ROXYCARIN 12/21/2013 12:41AM

  Happy Holidays

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JANTWO 12/21/2013 12:38AM

    Happy Holidays to you too!!!! emoticon

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~~Happy Thursday~~

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hope you had a great day!

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FREEME1980 12/23/2013 11:49PM

    That's beautiful!

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MARTYLYNN1 11/21/2013 11:44PM

    Can't complain about my day. Hope you had a good day too!

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