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Update on my friend Mary...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Prayers once again prevail. What was a very difficult night is turning into an optimistic outlook today. Mary's surgery went well. The surgeon put 7 coils into the aneurysm (this is to keep it from rupturing again. He also said (hence the good outlook) when Mary is stronger and her vitals a better he will go back in and put clamps in. With the research that I did the coils are less invasive and the clamps are more permanent. She has moved both her hands and opens her eyes every once in a while, but she is still very sedated. She still has a good chance of pulling through this......again from my research a lot of brain aneurysms are deadly.
I believe this is not Mary's time to meet our Maker. She lives alone and just happen to have an unscheduled repair man come and do some work on her condo. They had a conversation, he asked for a pail and she went for it. He needed a tool from his truck....and found Mary on her kitchen floor. Called 911.
If he wouldn't have been there .......... well I just thank God he was.
Thanks for the prayers, so far, and please keep them coming. We all appreciate them. I think I might get some sleep tonight and unfortunately we need to go to a funeral tomorrow for a family friend....she would have been 97...three days after her passing. Thanks for being here for me. Hugs to all who read this....we NEVER get too many hugs.....

  
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BECCABOO127 5/27/2012 8:00PM

    More prayers coming your and Mary's way!

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With plenty of hugs!

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BUTTRFLI26 5/14/2012 8:20AM

    I, like you, believe that God puts people in our lives at the time and place they are meant to be. The repairman was Mary's guardian angel at that point, that' for sure. Will keep prayers going for Mary, you, and all others concerned. Please post updates when you get a chance.

Big hugs from another Barb

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 5/12/2012 11:18AM

    So glad to hear that Mary pulled through the surgery. I agree that it was not her time because that repairman was there for a reason. Hope you finally get some rest tonight, Barb. I will continue to keep Mary in my prayers. Glad that God heard our prayers and sent the answer we were hoping for. ((HUGS)) xoxox
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JUSTA123 5/12/2012 9:29AM

    Prayers my friend,to your friend and I am very glad that things are looking a bit positive..Never under estimate the power of prayers from cyber friends I've seen it work miracles.

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OPALMOON 5/12/2012 8:51AM

    Praying for a complete recovery for Mary, and sending warm thoughts to you as well.

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GEMINI-SKY 5/12/2012 8:22AM

    My prayers are with you and Mary...

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KRYS210 5/12/2012 7:14AM

    It sounds promising for Mary. She is lucky to have you for a friend!

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SASIKHASI1 5/12/2012 1:40AM

    Thanks for letting us know how she is doing. I prayed again just now for her. Hugs back to you.

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MSLZZY 5/11/2012 11:53PM

    Praying for a complete recovery and thanking
God for his continued presence in your lives. HUGS!

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DJ4HEALTH 5/11/2012 10:51PM

    God's timing is always perfect and He knew that she would need help and sent the person to her. Will continue to pray for her.

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VAL_LYNNE 5/11/2012 10:32PM

    I am glad she is improving. emoticon emoticon

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DBELLE39 5/11/2012 10:03PM

    Thanks for the update on Mary, what an awesome God we serve, our lives are mapped according to HIS plan. Prayers to continue for her healing as God isn't finished with her, I'm sure HE still has work for her to complete for HIM.
So sorry for the loss of the family friend. I agree we never give nor receive enough hugs. emoticon

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DONNAKOVAC 5/11/2012 10:02PM

    (((hugs and prayers!)))

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RSSSLHB 5/11/2012 9:23PM

    emoticonfor the up date God is emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 5/11/2012 8:36PM

    So glad things are sounding positive!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/11/2012 8:35PM

    I hope she has a full recovery.

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/11/2012 8:06PM

    I am so thankful things are improving for Mary, prayers will continue for her to improve and pull through this. Sorry for the loss of your other friend but from her age, looks like she had a wonderful and complete life.

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MAUITN 5/11/2012 7:57PM

    So glad the surgery went so well.

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CAMAEL100 5/11/2012 6:47PM

    Great that things went well. A mother of a kid in my sons class had one and fully recovered back to her normal self. Always where there is life there is hope!

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CIVIAV 5/11/2012 6:26PM

    Hugs right back. Certainly clarifies what
s important yes?!


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IAMAGEMLOVER 5/11/2012 6:19PM

    I am so happy to hear that things went well for your friend Mary. Thank God for the handyman being there. God does work in mysterious ways, doesn't he? I am sorry about your other friend passing. She lived a long good life. I will keep your friend Mary in my prayers and of course you. Take care, keep us updated.

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2FEATHER 5/11/2012 6:07PM

    God bless her repairman, surgeon and all who prayed. Lots of love and positive energy going to you and Mary. Thanks for explaining the situation, all the information helps us during these hard times.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/11/2012 5:51PM

    So glad that things look hopeful right now. Very glad the prayers are working. Of course, will continue. Wishing her an uncomplicated recovery.

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KATHRYNLP 5/11/2012 5:28PM

    Good News!!! Thanks for letting us know! emoticon emoticon

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Work in progress" turns into:

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Since this is the second week in a row where that pesky scale is sending "raspberries" my way, I decided to take this opportunity to "train" for maintenance......at least in my mind. That way I won't look at the "no loss", but rather just continue on my merry way. I joined the "Spring Challenge" (working on week 2) mainly to change up my exercise routine. I'm also going to add some dancing to my daily routine: this is to practice that Happy dance when I do reach my goal.....Onward and Forward....never to give up is the theme for this week.
Thanks for stopping by and HUGS to all who read this. Together WE WILL be successful.
By the way, for those unfamiliar with "raspberries" - stick your tongue out (just a little) and blow out some air: that noise you hear = "raspberries". At least that's what we called it as kids.

  
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SHARON10002 5/8/2012 9:30PM

    Yes, I am familiar with raspberries! My scale is not only giving me raspberries, but also sticking it's thumbs in it's ears and waving fingers!
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SCHOOLCOOK2 5/8/2012 8:52PM

    Wanted to join the challenge but not sure with back.. hopefully after today I can get into some. Keep working at it. Doing ok after "shot " hurt like heck this time but will see in 2weeks if it helps. We will prevail and all do the happy dance.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/8/2012 3:19PM

    I'm for adding some happy dancing into my life too. Love it!!

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KATHRYNLP 5/7/2012 10:31PM

    Great way of thinking, and it's rubbing off onto a few of us too!! I say "It6's the Journey, not the Destination" that makes a difference in our new lifestyles! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OPALMOON 5/7/2012 12:57AM

    Great positive attitude!

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/6/2012 5:14PM

    Oh yes, I'm familiar with raspberries!!!!! That is a great idea about training for maintenance, I need to do that too the weeks the scale isn't very nice to me!! Hope you will continue to have such a positive attitude.

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EFFIEANNIE 5/6/2012 2:06PM

    I seem to run into a lot of plateaus. I just look back 1 year ago and know that in the last year I have lost 42 pounds. I just wait out the plateau and when my body is ready we move down some more. I like your way of thinking about the maintenance.

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MSLZZY 5/6/2012 12:17PM

    emoticonRaspberries beware! AUNTB63 is on
her way and you are history. HUGS!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 5/6/2012 12:06PM

    The scale is doing more than giving me the raspberries, it is going emoticon. I am working so hard in the water, maybe it is muscle? If I don't see a weight loss tomorrow, I will destroy another emoticon I will do the happy dance with you, maybe that will shake this body up.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/6/2012 11:53AM

    Practicing the happy dance with you!!!

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NPA4LOSS 5/6/2012 11:38AM

    emoticon emoticon I love your attitude. Keep practicing and enjoying the dance! emoticon

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BEARGODDESS 5/6/2012 11:13AM

    I like the "practicing for Maintenance" attitude toward plateaus! (Especially the Happy Dance practice)

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It was a good week, even though....

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I didn't lose weight this week. I am OK with that because on this journey I have learned that if I do my best.....THAT is what counts. Not a number on my pesky scale. I have been fortunate with mostly weekly weight losses. Now that I am heading to the last stretch of meeting my main goal I know I will step things up a notch and be grateful for all that I continue to learn here on SP. I know I will get to goal....does it matter when (?) to me ...not really. Should I have a date for this goal (?)....I do, but I also know life is worth living and no number or date is going to change that. I will continue what I have learned to do...take one day at a time.
Thanks for stopping by.....Hugs to all who read this...and let's continue this journey together.....

  
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SHARON10002 5/8/2012 9:27PM

    emoticonattitude! You're still doing great with your weight loss!

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JUSTA123 4/30/2012 9:42PM

    You are doing fantastic losing weight and enjoying life, who cares how long the journey, is as long as it is healthy! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/30/2012 3:24PM

    You have an excellent attitude that will take you all the way to where you want to be.

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SUNSHINESKYWAY 4/30/2012 1:06PM

    Congrats on what you have accomplished up to this point. You have the right attitude!



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NPA4LOSS 4/30/2012 11:11AM

    emoticon I like this and that you don't feel the pressure of a date hanging over your head. You are on the right journey path! emoticon emoticon

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CIVIAV 4/30/2012 9:44AM

    Wowee!

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GEMINI-SKY 4/30/2012 7:11AM

    So Happy for You...Great Attitude !!!!
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LINDAMARIEZ1 4/30/2012 6:04AM

    You are doing teriffic! Keep up the positive attitude emoticon

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OPALMOON 4/30/2012 5:40AM

    It's great that you are maintaining a positive attitude!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/29/2012 9:19PM

    Great attitude! It's wonderful to have goal(s), but life has to be lived as well. There's only one go-round @ it.

Here's to anotehr good week. And the positive thing is no gain, right!! Good job.

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MSLZZY 4/29/2012 5:05PM

    Goals are wonderful tools but in the end, it is the
journey that counts. If we were racing, a date and
time would be appropriate. For now, it is getting
there that counts. You are well on your way and
when you arrive, we can happy dance together.
HUGS!

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MAUITN 4/29/2012 4:42PM

    Great thought. I am with you on enjoying life, continuing the process, and not obsessing over the details or deadlines.

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KATHRYNLP 4/29/2012 1:29PM

    You're on the right track.. and making a date might bring a successful journey (losing weight is a fabulous success) to a hurtful and disappointing end. You don't need to ask me how I know this.. emoticon emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 4/29/2012 12:59PM

    I agree. No date is necessary for me either. As long as I am making progress and improving my eating habits and exercising more- I am winning. Each day is a victory. Hope you are having a good week-end. Sue

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BEARGODDESS 4/29/2012 12:31PM

    Hugs to you too! emoticon emoticon

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Met my second middle of the road goal.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

So yesterday I spun double 7's and asked if this could be a "lucky" sign. Some of you suggested I buy a lottery ticket.....well I did. Spent $8 and got back $30...this is pretty good for me as I usually don't come out even.
Now for the best news. Last week at weigh in went up 2#'s. Sigh! This week down 4#'s. Woo Hoo! Since January 1 I have been losing 1# a week....works for me and my plan. With the gain and then loss I still am losing 1# a week so I am doing a happy dance and shouting out the window 'IT WORKS....IT REALLY WORKS'. This journey is such an incredible one and I couldn't do it without all of YOU my Spark friends. I feel each day that I am finding more of a balance in the new healthy changes I am making. Persistence is truly a key to success. To celebrate this goal I am going to mow the lawn today and have a chocolate smoothie.........quite a difference from "dieting" before when I know I would have rewarded myself for a job well done with foods that I had given up to meet my goal. Now (thank you Spark People) I don't deprive myself of any food, instead I incorporate all foods into my plan within my calorie ranges using portion control.
Thank YOU for stopping by and Hugs going out to everyone.

  
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SHARON10002 5/8/2012 9:25PM

    emoticon emoticon to your pound a week weight loss, AND the lottery ticket win!!!!
What's your secret been? Despite all of my fitness, I've just come off a 5 week plateau with a pound lost last week. I'm feeling like all of my hard work is for naught . . . I'm open to suggestions.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 4/24/2012 4:29PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss. They say double 7's are lucky. I just finished doing the happy dance for you. I just got back for grocery shopping and I am starved. I am going to go reward myself for lugging the groceries up 3 flights of stairs. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ESYLVANTUTOR207 4/23/2012 6:55PM

    Congrats, Barb for losing a pound a week. I would be thrilled with that too! I am really working at it now...This is Day 6 of my streak. Thanks for the inspiration and the HOPE. And yes, portion control is the answer!!! Love your attitude, my friend. ((HUGS))
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CIVIAV 4/23/2012 6:12PM

    I remember an AlAnon saying, it works if you work it...and you my dear are working it! Yeah Barb!

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2BEABETTERME 4/22/2012 8:47PM

    Yippee! I love it when the scale moves! Bonus on the money, too...a great way to start the week
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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/22/2012 8:00PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss!!

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SCHOOLCOOK2 4/22/2012 6:55PM

    emoticon Way to go. I will find the way soon I hope. Thanks for the words of encouragement on my blog. I did get out and then came home and did the washing and started to mow the yard when my son came and made me stop. He finished mowing the yard. I had fish on the grill tonight and peas. Was so tempted to buy something bad and eat it but was able to stop and know it wouldn't help. So that means at least my mind is on the right track.

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DONNAKOVAC 4/22/2012 2:37PM

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She's the only girl I found on here doing a dance - and it looks like a happy dance! Dancing with you!

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MAUITN 4/22/2012 2:14PM

    Yea for 4 lbs. Yea for finding that balance! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/22/2012 11:52AM

    Proud of you!!!! Awesome!!

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MOMMY445 4/22/2012 10:53AM

    i'm also doing the happy dance with you! woo hoo!

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BUFFYSMOM2 4/22/2012 10:06AM

    Hugs to you too and congratulations. It sounds like you've found a plan that works for you. emoticon emoticon

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MILLISMA 4/22/2012 9:50AM

    emoticonand you should be doing the happy dance emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/22/2012 9:27AM

    Happy dancing with you! HUGS!

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    You're such an inspiration to myself and everyone else! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KNEWMETODAY 4/22/2012 8:28AM

    I postponed mowing yesterday but can avoid it no longer. I'm glad you're doing well and celebrate your success with you! emoticon

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Update on email notification problems

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I was ready to blog (vent) on my frustrations this morning as I was choosing to let this get to me. But than my Guardian Angel told me to look further into this problem. So that's what I did. I went back to the "technical" message board and came across another "email" problem. There the answer included info about SBCGlobal/Att blocking some SP emails. A light went off in my head....I have Att internet so I went to their support site. After some time (I am not the most literate computer person) I found a "chat" support line. I was able to vent my frustrations and find a solution (?) to the problem. I will know for sure in 24-48 hours if this helped. At least I know now that I have done what I could and if this doesn't solve the problem I know where to go back to for more help. I just knew SP wasn't at fault and am happy that this could be the end of this dilemma this time. Thanks for being here for me. I know there are SP friends that are going through worse things than this and I pray for them everyday. I just want YOU to know I appreciate you being here for me.
Hugs to all who read this and let's have a happy/healthy day.
PS This is the first week since January that I didn't lose any weight (actually went up 2 #'s), but I will be sticking to my plan and staying positive...maybe my body just needs a rest...haha!

  
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SHARON10002 4/25/2012 6:17PM

    Glad you found something that you believe will help you out. emoticon

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OPALMOON 4/20/2012 1:39AM

    I've been having the same problem and missed so many of my Spark Friends' blogs that it is taking me ages to catch up... glad to have re-connected with you again!

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SCHOOLCOOK2 4/18/2012 7:16AM

    Barb, I sent you another e-mail so if it is straightened out yu should get it. Hopefully we both get over our 2 pound gain and see it come off again. Afraid my goal for the 30th of 189 is not going to happen. Just means it will take more time. emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/16/2012 12:14PM

    It seems like there is always something wrong with some site on the internet. LOL.

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JUSTA123 4/16/2012 9:13AM

    Lord I know how you feel, I to am not the most computer literate, sometimes when It comes to computers I wish I was a kid,they seem to absorb technology like a sponge.

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MSLZZY 4/15/2012 10:26PM

    Don't you just love technology? Hope this takes care
of that pesky problem-hugs!

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MILLISMA 4/15/2012 10:24PM

    Hopefully your problem is resolved!!!! Now you know how to get on the ATT chat also. WTG!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/15/2012 10:20PM

    Great for you that you got the problem (hopefully) resolved!

As for the weight, well, just remember . . . it's the trend that you have to be most concerned about. You general trend has been weight loss, just not this week. Keep doing what you're doing.

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KATHRYNLP 4/15/2012 2:50PM

    You're not just a pretty face... you've got as pretty smart head too... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAUITN 4/15/2012 2:25PM

    One more step in becoming a computer guru! emoticon

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CJSARGENT1 4/15/2012 2:00PM

    good for you

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KATHYJO56 4/15/2012 1:45PM

    Hey Barb, You really hung in there and looked for a solution to your problem and I hope that takes care of things for you, It is very frustrating not to get your emails. Congratulations on the great weightloss! emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 4/15/2012 12:56PM

    Remember this is a lifestyle change. We do have ups and downs. So you just go on and next week will probably see a loss. Hope you email is fixed!

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