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Today is my 2 year spark anniversary of my journey

Thursday, January 03, 2013

It has been a another year of triumphs and and frustrations only to lead to triumphs again...

year started out me losing my job... boooo... then moving to tampa for 4 months but that was the good a nd the bad thing.... my father is dying of lung cancer (still do not understand how he is still alive he suffers so badly) but i got to know him better and he got to see someone forgive him of his past wrongs where all others but one friend have walked out out i walked back in... both are grateful for the time we have/ are sharing... but in me going to tampa and starting another ym down there i realized how crappy and ineffective my gym really was....
this gym gave me the outlook i needed and showed me how strong i was and can when i went back i tried out for a zumba teacher position well that didnt go over very well and that is ok.. it is not time Perhaps in TN it will be different... anyhoo... i also starts at this time to get my certification in Group fitness ( was certified in June 2012 :).... but in march of this past year i went to charleston sc ad walked the beaches with my hubby... in april i headed back to NC and hubby and i went on my first hiking trip in 8 years because of my illness and man it was liberating.... june was my birthday we went back and did more hiking in Asheville again very liberating and showing how strong i have gotten.....july i was down most of the month butdid start a new gym and left my old gym and went back to the classes i had in in Ta,mpa florida which was the Les Mills classes Pump, attack, cxworks, and even started cycling....i had a cracked tooth that month still went to classes till the removed it and was out a week dueto feeling so crappy but still was making strides... still moving and growing...august my son came out from Mass tovisit we took him to asheville and did all the hikes my husband and Iloved when we were out there... my son was so thrilled to be doing outdoor activities withme again... we even went to fun depot and did this lazer frenzy where you had to be a bank heister and gothru all the lazers with out knocking any of them and i came out after one of the times i was in ther and he said Mom youwere planking like there was no tomorrow lol... i knw your were getting strong but i think i have my super mom back lol... so cute... we even did laser tag i wasnt fond of this game but i did it lol... i think fun depot wore me out quicker then going on a hike lol.. go figure lol... we had a blast though... he still talks about end of august beginning of sept i had the flu and then bronchitis but still did what i could ... then i got an assessment from on of the personal trainers and a personal training session... the assessment she said was amazing "for my age " lol 29... Whispers 43... 29...the goal for pushups was 15 for my age in a minute and i did 36 :) yeah i was proud :) then her session showed me how far i really have come... made me so happy... September my hubby and i went to the Smokey Mountain in Tn and fell in love with the beauty of the scenery of TN we saw bears turkeys cranes hawks... so many beauttiful sunrises and sun sets....and there was even a shoot gun wedding in there too.. (his uncle) Ocober was a whirl wind experience lol... i went back to mass for my season and saw so many friends.. then got stuck up there because of hurricane sandy... made it back was around all of november and the dec 15th was my color run.. i walked the whole thing in 45 min my first 5k and boy did i have fun!!! and then hung out with dad and dea for the rest of the time... even made my father his turkey stuffing and cranberry sauce o he could make his pies and his turkey sammies lol.... you would have thought i gave him a million dollars lol.. it ireally is the little things... we watched movies and hung out togehter.... it was nice got back for christmas with hubby he bought a beautiful white tree ad decorated it while i was gone... i cryed when i walked int he house after driving 11 hours and seeing this beautiful christmas winter made our last christmas here in NC very special... i wont ever forget it.... so now we are in 2013 on my 2nd anniversary..... my goal is to reach my goal weight by 2014 yes i am giving myself another whole year to achieve this... the last 20- 30 pounds will be the hardest with the meds i am on and the illness i deal with... i have to factor in ...I am moving in and half weeks to TN.... Knoxville to be exact.... settign up a gym membership with my les mills programs.... finding a job..part time or full time doest matter jst need to bring in some extra cash to pay down our debt from me being sick.... I did have the whole last year off and i am so grateful for my husband hold ing down the fort and allowing me to be me :) so the first few months are gonna be a challenge for this body to get back in the swing of things... i think i can handle this. but have to factor in all that I am super excited for the new adventure and being closer to the mountains to hike this spring.. and oh boy will we ever.... I will be meeting one of my facebook friends in the next few months I cant wait i am super excited about that she is like and hour away from me so i actually could have a great friend close by :) looking forward to that... she is a great motivator too ... so i will have good influences all around.... so blessed for this past year so blessed to have a wonderful new year ahead to make my clean slate work.. i have a few fun 5ks i will be signing up for.. oh yeah i will be doing the color run again probably in nashville or memphis or maybe even little rock if i have the time to get there....and ther is a foam run lol that looks like fun i might sign up for that and i want to find a mudder to do.... If any of youhave done one i want to here hich one you did so i can look into it!.. i am seious a mudder is going to be my challenge this year... and hubby said he would do it with me :D how fun :D..... so it is ging to be a year of fun and surprises and hopefully alot of health and happiness and new experiences and travels :)..... now to get back to packing and moving and finding a job.. and giving myself permission to take my time losing the last 20-30 pounds... and keep off the 50 for another year :) Love all of you my dear spark all have taught me so much over the last 2 years and I look forward to another year of raw deep sharing of our ups and downs with this journey.. Love you all.... especially my dear friends Carol from NC Quad mom from TX Russell from Michigan?(right hun oh i am bad but i love ya) and VW Steph.... thank you all for keep tabs on me and keeping me in check...i have many more yo know who you are and just because i didnt mention you doesnt mean i love you any less.. hugs and love to my spark family!!

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ZAHNASGRANDMA 1/8/2013 10:47PM


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CAROLJ35 1/8/2013 9:47PM

    PS And emoticon emoticon emoticon on the 2 year anniversary!!!

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CAROLJ35 1/8/2013 9:46PM

    One thing you really have is a GOOD MEMORY!!! You covered the year very well and made it so interesting.
Are you sure you really need to lose that much more as you already look great and remember you need to have a little something to hold onto in case of illness.
Keep us posted on your exciting move!

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RUSSELL_40 1/3/2013 4:07PM

    Through ups and downs, all that matters are family and friends. The rest is just about how you get from moment to moment with them. We work to pay bills, so we can entertain friends, and send kids to college. We stay healthy so we can have more of these moments, like being able to hike with your son.

The people that realize that everything else is not that important are the ones who enjoy life. We need to remember to work to live, not live to work. Make 2013 another exciting year. As you and I know, time is limited, so we have to enjoy every day.

Hopefully 2013 is even better than 2012.

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LOPEYP 1/3/2013 12:18PM

    Wow! What a year! You look great and you are so strong!! emoticon

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Color run pictures and what i came home too last night :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

First off let me say... THE COLOR RUN WAS AWESOME!!!! (composes herself)
and Secondly I DID IT!!!!! IT WAS FUN!!!! and if you ever want a run walk dance 5k with NO PRESSURE this is the one to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was going to run and walk it.. but when i got there I didnt feel the runnning thing.. so Ipower walked and Danced thru the color!! I still did it in 45 minutes which is pretty much on pace for me (i timed myself lol just to see) but had a blast and was glad i finished!! that was the only goal.. not only did I finish I had energy to spare!! Totally loved it will do it again and Hubby said he will join me for the next ting i do either another color run or perhaps a mudder? hmmmm

So enjoy the pics because i had alot of fun!!

my packet the day before:

Me and the Runicorn!!

the Runicorns car lol to lead the waves :)

getting ready to get going :)

I did it !!!

Do a little dancing by the water in St Pete's :)

more close ups of the mess

This is my photographer Dea (dad's friend) had such a blast and lots of laughs!!

still dancing lol

this says it all :D

this i the color festival at the very end of the race.. lol i was already blowing out blue i didnt need to be in the midle of this!! so pretty to watch!

Colorful doggie :)

Remember I have come a long way i have so much more to accomplish this is just one step to many more... just when you think you cant... you can!!

The first 2 offical pictures the went on my phone to my husband and a few friends!!

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!! miss you all! and this is what i came home to yesterday!

My husband bought us a white Christmas tree and decorated it and posted this on my face book and said "Merry Christmas! I hope you like your surpise. Thought you might like a true Christmas this year! "

I have the best guy in the world :) and friends that make my day brighter! love you all... Happy Holidays!

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VW_STEPH 12/27/2012 3:22PM

    Oh my gosh this looks like soooooo much fun!!! You look great and most of all you look like you're having an absolute blast!! Great pictures! So funny that the doggie got coloured too hehe!!
Congrats! You had a super speedy time too, without even running, woah!!
GORGEOUS Christmas tree to, awh, lovely hubby hehe! x

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GEMINIGEM6 12/26/2012 12:02AM

    OMG that looks like so much fun! Cool! Love the pics!

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CAROLJ35 12/22/2012 3:28PM

    Am so glad you had a great time doing this! Looks like fun and fun is written all over your face!
And what a nice Christmas Surprise for you when you got home!!!

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CAROLIAN 12/22/2012 4:45AM


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RUSSELL_40 12/21/2012 8:41AM

    Looks like you had fun. That is awesome. Fun exercise is done exercise

The tree looks amazing.

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MJ7DM33 12/20/2012 7:25PM

  emoticon Looks like fun!

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3016DEBRA 12/20/2012 6:10PM

  Looks like a good time! Congratulations! emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 12/20/2012 3:46PM

    Woohoo! Color runs are AWESOME! :D

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MOSTMOM1 12/20/2012 10:41AM

    Color you FUN!!!! I'm so glad you got to do this. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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BIG_BEAR73 12/20/2012 10:16AM

    wow that is a nice tree, and wasnt the color run so much fun?? I did mine last month in Little rock ar, we had so much fun! WTG!!!!! keep it up

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My Pre Packet for the Color Run is here!!! My 1st 5k is around the corner!!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

I hope this works!! I just recieved this in my email!!! It is almost here 9 more days and I run my first 5k !!! (or walk and dance) LOL So freaking excited!!! I had to share I hope you all can see these documents!!
I was reading them and cracking up LOL... So So So so excited i am doing this RUN... its not timed it is fun.. and its my first!! and it is a huge first!!! one of my goals is just to make it thru a 5k!! and after theall the hard training to get my lungs and legs ready for this.. i am excited to see how i feel after this!! I cant wait!!


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QUADCMOM 12/8/2012 3:04PM

    GO ADEWYN !! I'm really proud of you.

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GOGETTERME 12/6/2012 12:21PM

    So jealous! I can't wait to do my first.


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POOKASLUAGH 12/6/2012 9:34AM

    Woohoo! Color runs are so awesome!

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BEVERLYB1989 12/6/2012 7:43AM

    This is SO EXCITING!!! I just started running about 3 weeks ago and I haven't signed up for my first 5k yet, but I want my first to be the color run! Have Fun!!

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pics of the model of where we are going to live in TN..

Monday, December 03, 2012

this is what the apartment will look like with out color on the walls. the downstairs of the apartment we are getting is going to have toasted almond color in the living dining area,,, which is fine with me.. one less area i need to paint lol... and it is a neutral color so it will go with alomst everything i have i will make it work because thats how i roll.. but i want to show you guys the layout of the town home and when we move and i decorate my own i will take pics to show all of you :)

this will be our bedroom upstairs both bed rooms have 2 ful baths

this is the bathroom in our bedroom

this is the other bedrooom we will be using it as our tv/guest room :)

then we head downstairs (yes i have stairs ugh)

this is the half bath downstairs

living room dining area

KITCHEN laundry room is off that just need some washers and dryer

and last but not least the porch/pation area...

Feel better that we have a place... cancelled my gym membership here .. have til the end of January :(.... they were like what?! :( meh :( ....have so much to do lol.. i have to finish wrapping gifts and cooking cookie and send gifts out to the kids i have to finish the crafts first so i can send them out... then the packing begins thankfully i dont have alot to get rid of i did that the last 2 moves... so that helps... just have to find space for the rest... i have my 5k coming in 2 weekends :0 and visiting my father for the rest of the time... and then coming home and packing will insue and be done all before the 21st of January! LOL.. go go go go !! lol
should be fun :) i am sad and excited all at the same time.. enjoy the picture more to follow when i have my place all pretty :)

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CAROLIAN 12/13/2012 4:20PM

    Looks great hope you have a stressfull move xxx

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QUADCMOM 12/8/2012 3:00PM

    Beautiful apartment. Does that guy come with it? LOL Wishing you the best !!

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GOGETTERME 12/4/2012 8:21PM

    Very nice! The stairs can come in handy for a different workout tool. I miss our old place since we are all on one long floor now. Good luck with the move!

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HEARTS116 12/3/2012 10:18PM

    Looks amazing! emoticon

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CAROLJ35 12/3/2012 7:18PM

    Hey, you didn't get my permission to move!!! You will be too far away now for us to get together.
Town House is lovely and just think - on a cold day you can go up and down the steps for exercise!
Have a safe trip to FL and a goods visit with your dad. Wish we could meet down here but DH is not keen on driving to Tampa.
Merry Christmas and don't let yourself get stressed with all you have to do.

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ADEWYN 12/3/2012 6:53PM

    i sure will maggie in these times i am glad i have a rooof over my head and food on the tableeveryday... working on a job for myself now.. hubby is the one transferring :) blessings every day to you and your family!!

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MAGGIEVAN 12/3/2012 6:25PM

    You are clearly very excited about your new abode. May you be happy and healthy in it. Make sure you appreciate it every day.

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some humor (just happened)

Friday, November 16, 2012

This is what i have to deal with LOL.. this literaly was taken 3 minute ago.. i had to share.. he makes me laugh with his things he does and he looks like he is smiling lol

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CAROLJ35 12/3/2012 7:21PM

    Pretty well hidden!!!

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LOPEYP 11/17/2012 6:59AM

    OMG! That's too funny!

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SKEETOR 11/16/2012 9:10PM

    It looks like he's playing peek-a-boo! emoticon

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