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Hit a mini goal!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hi Sparkers!

Today has been an amazing day. I went in and weighed in at Lindora today and I was officially 25 pounds down!! emoticon I feel like I have so much more energy now that an extra 25 pounds has been lifted off of my shoulders! I can not wait to get the next 80-90 pounds off! I know it is going to feel so great.



*Sorry for this blog being so short. I am tired but wanted to celebrate with my fellow sparkers :D

  
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JEEPINRED 4/20/2013 1:26AM

    Congratulations!!! emoticon

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MALAMI518 4/19/2013 7:30PM

    Congratulations!

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NATPLUMMER 4/19/2013 12:21PM

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ZIZZZY 4/19/2013 8:59AM

    Congratulations, what a big milestone! Keep on trucking and you'll be at your goal in no time. emoticon

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CIRANDELLA 4/19/2013 8:13AM

    Hearty congratulations for a job well done! That is a SIGNIFICANT milestone!! - Susan

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TATTER3 4/19/2013 6:42AM

    Yea you!!!

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MAGGIEVAN 4/19/2013 2:20AM

    Whoo Hoo! Congrats. What a great achievement,

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LEHIA13 4/19/2013 2:09AM

    Congratulations on your loss. I hope and pray that your current progress with be a continuing successful one.

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LATTELEE 4/19/2013 1:15AM

  Great!

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LOWCARB-GAL 4/19/2013 1:09AM

  Congrats... My name is Lindora and when I see an ad it makes my giggle a little. It's only the second time I have ever seen it.. your hard work is paying off.. your beauty shows.. by proud.

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I figured a little revamp was in order!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Because I'm back. FOR GOOD.

Hi Sparkers!

I know I have been so on & off on this page the past two+ years but I am back full throttle. In the past 5 weeks I have lost 23 pounds on Lindora & boy oh boy I am back in the saddle again :D Mid- February I got very frustrated with who I was becoming physically and how I was eating. I researched a few programs etc and found Lindora. I had to have a Dr. visit, blood drawn etc. before I could start the program but I officially started on 2/28/2013. Little did I know that on 3/1/2013 the love of my life was going to PROPOSE to me!!!!!

Now that everyone is a little but updated on the past few months of my life I am going to share the rest of what I feel like has happened on this spark journey. I feel like I keep starting over, starting over, starting over and of course every single time there is a blog post to announce my starting over. Well, I was tired of feeling like a failure and dwelling on the past so I deleted all of my blog posts except one. The blog post that I kept is one that I cherish so I didn't want to leave it.

While I am focusing on my weight and the #s associated with weight loss I don't want to be so focused on them this time around. I was so fixated on them before and I feel like that I didn't learn much from those journeys because I wasn't taking the time to soak in the journey and learn from it. So here I am back again. I'm on a journey again. But this time it's for life.....plus I've got a wedding dress to fit into :D

  
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TATTER3 4/17/2013 6:52AM

    Yea you...congrats....welcome...Keep Sparkin'!!

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MOTHER_OF_EDEN 4/16/2013 3:22PM

    Welcome back to SP! I myself know the feeling of continuously starting over. It's sounds like you are definitely back on track for the last few months and the thing is to keep on going and don't look back! Congrats on the engagement, we all look forward to seeing pictures of your progress and then maybe even a few gorgeous wedding photos! emoticon

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/16/2013 2:22PM

    Welcome back -- sounds like things are off to an awesome start! Glad to hear it!

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MYBULLDOGS 4/16/2013 2:20PM

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VANESSAVOS13 4/16/2013 2:13PM

    Welcome back! I also just got back on the wagon, but a lot more recently than you. Congrats on the 23 lb weight loss. What is Lindora?! I've heard a few people talking about it but I have no idea what it is! And also congrats on the engagement!

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NATPLUMMER 4/16/2013 2:05PM

    Welcome back!

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I miss you. 12.21.08

Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm writing this as tears flow down my face. It's one of the most difficult things for me & it always will be. I've been EXTREMELY CLOSE to my family & extended family since I was born. I've spent countless days and nights at my grandparents house jumping on their trampoline, playing cards, eating delicious food, watching the baseball game with my grandpa, or just hanging around. They've came to millions of my softball games, school plays, school musicals, grandparents day at school, church events, etc. On December 21, 2008 my Grandpa passed away. Every single day I struggle with the pain of not having him around. About two years prior he had been diagnosed with melanoma which eventually began to spread to his whole body. I had seen him just about two or three weeks earlier when we had gotten together for Thanksgiving. His hair had started growing back & he looked great. 7 days before December 21, 2008 I got a call from my mother at work. My grandpa was in the hospital and it didn't look to good. I was devastated, with tears rolling down my face I walked into my managers office and told her I had to leave. Within an hour or so I got to the hospital. I walked back through the emergency room doors and saw my grandpa. He was doing better than when he had initially came in but he was still kind of out of it. I'm sobbing as I think about this but when I was back there he was telling all of the nurses that were back there that I was his granddaughter & he was so proud of me. After a few days in the hospital he was able to go home. Hospice care was set up at the house to make the environment more comfortable for him.For the next week everytime I was there, even if he was sleeping, I sat next to him and held his hand. The last time I ever saw [December 19, 2008] him I told him that I loved him knowing he was too weak to respond. Even through his weakness he told me that he loved me too & that night I cried the whole way home from his house knowing that things weren't looking too good. On Sunday, December 21, 2008 I went to church just like any other normal Sunday. A guest band was playing from a college and I thought my grandfather would have loved them so much! That afternoon I begged my mother to let me go to my grandma & grandpa's house with her & she said no because she didn't want for me to see him in the state that he was in. While my aunt, uncle & grandma were praying over him & telling him that my grandma had a great support system with her four daughters & their families he passed away. My mother arrived and called me and the first words out of my mouth were "tell him that I love him" that's when she broke the news to me that he had passed away. My dad and I were the only ones home at that time and I sobbed in my father's arms for what seemed like forever. I miss my grandpa so much and everyday there is something that I want to tell him, but can't. In May 2009 I became a leader at our churches youth group. My grandfather would have been so proud of me! I used to talk to him about the missions trips I was going on and he always wanted to go with me! He was always praying for me & he was such a Man of God.For a few months after his death I would have dreams about him & then they slowly started fading away [which upset me greatly]. Last night I HAD A DREAM :] A dream which felt so real to me. I was able to hug him & laugh with him. And I did something I never got to do before I told him I was a leader now at church and he told me how proud he was of me. I was so excited when I woke up this morning!! It's my first dream that I've had with him in awhile & being able to hug him was the best feeling. Grandpa Lewis, I miss you so much & I love you. I wish you were still here with us. But I know that you're watching over us from above. emoticonI love you. 12. 21.08

  
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CCHAZZ 10/17/2009 12:36AM

    Oh, your dream is so real. Your Grandpa is with you, and you can talk to him. And he can hear you, and you can hear him, just listen.

XXOO, Cheryl

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FURBALLDTH 10/16/2009 2:32PM

    I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like you had a very special bond with him.

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BEEZGYRL 10/16/2009 2:29PM

    You wrote a beautiful tribute to your grandfather. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings. You touched my heart.

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MMEQUEEN 10/16/2009 1:15PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Nan on July 19 2009 but the last time I saw her alive was in October of 2008 and knew that was likely the last time I'd see her, I got into town the night before she passed unexpectedly, I had been going to see her the morning she died. She was a huge influence in my life like your Grandpa Lewis was.

I have had so many dreams like you've had that have softened the loss a little. I miss her everyday but like you, I know she is watching me from above and is not suffering anymore. I mourn my loss, not her finding peace in heaven.

Bless you and I hope you continue to find comfort and heal from this terrible loss.
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JLINK1972 10/16/2009 1:13PM

    That was a wonderful blog even though it made me cry.

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