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Sunday, the end of another month.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

"A trying time is not the time to stop trying."

We have come to the end of another month and I'm still saying I will get on track. My biggest problem is still my exercise routine. I am not really putting 100% effort into it. So far I have 2 challenges coming up in the next month that are geared towards working out.

That is what I will be concentrating the hardest on for November. I do eat very healthy, at times too much good food, and once in awhile I will get into stuff I shouldn't have. I honestly believe this is the reason why my scale is usually "stay the same".

So I know if I can put in a more intense workout it will show a big difference on the scale.

As Nike says " Just Do it"

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DBELLE39 10/31/2010 5:49PM

    emoticon One step at a time Barbara. The fitness is my biggest struggle as well ---seem to do fine with all other aspects -- I need to make a concious effort daily to workout ---much easier said than done sometimes. But that is my goal for November to focus more on fitness consistency. Together we can achieve our goals!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 10/31/2010 5:29PM

    My biggest excuse is that I can't stay awake. My Dr. keeps saying, that if I don't cat nap
during the day, I will sleep at night. So far, that is not working. I am on day 5 with no sleep and desperately need a nap.

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RONIE11 10/31/2010 5:25PM

    I think this is something that we all need to remind ourselves to do... We get so caught up in our lives that suround us we forget to stay focused.. Thanks for a great blog.. Ronie

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YAFENELRA 10/31/2010 2:48PM

    My exercise habits are almost non existent. : (
You are doing great!!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 10/31/2010 2:41PM

    Exercise is my struggle too, Barbara, and it's my focus in November as well. We can do it!!!

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FARM-CHICK 10/31/2010 2:16PM

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SPARKPIXIE 10/31/2010 1:42PM

    I KNOW you can do it!

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LOLAJO54 10/31/2010 1:24PM

    I believe this to be true for you and me workout it is..
it's the IE we need I need and think this for you too
schedule workout times in just like you do for making your foods..
time to mark it down do it and pencil it off...


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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/31/2010 12:48PM

    emoticon Bright blessings to you. Love, Dawn emoticon

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-LORI-B 10/31/2010 12:11PM

    You can do this Barb- we all need to do exersise on a regular basis. The food is only a part of the equation. We have 2 months.. lets leave 2010 on a good note.

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WINTER20101 10/31/2010 11:05AM

    Buddy one day , meal, thing at a time.. we need to learn not to try to do all at once.. i am so bad about this.. Buddy let us both work on this... emoticon

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 10/31/2010 9:13AM

    I love the aspect of SparkPeople that focuses on 'one little change at a time' - it reminds me this is not a 'race' and if I'm going to change my lifestyle permanently to a more healthy way of living, getting one 'habit' at a time on the right path is a big achievement.

It sounds like you've done very well with the type of choices you're making for food - better to have 'too much of a good thing' than too much of a 'bad thing' so you're doing great.

The exercise aspect is important but another thing I like about this program is the emphasis that the scale is not the only way to measure our progress. Just developing one good habit at a time is perfect and NOBODY can give 100% all the time - just the fact you're aware and focusing on working out during November is an inspirational decision!

I've been concentrating on working out, too - I started on a 'fitness binge' and my commitment to myself is to 'binge' for 100 days - not to over-excess but I do have my 'minimum' and 'preferred' targets. I picked 100 days for several reasons - one, it will get me past the holidays, which is significant in itself! Two, I have a reduced working schedule until mid-January, just about 100 days after my 'binge' started. I'm looking for a couple of November workout challenges to keep my momentum going so don't be surprised if I show up at one of them with you.

Keep up the good work and let's 'just do it' together!!

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KARLY47 10/31/2010 8:55AM

    emoticon emoticonKEEP UP THE GOOD WORK emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 10/31/2010 8:52AM

    I too believe we need to get serious about our work outs.
I found as I got older my body really needs the extra push to make the body burn those cal.

I can eat as good and healthy as I want but with out a daily routine of real exercise I do not make those scales move.

I read a blog where a girl has removed 60 lbs in 6 months she still eats everything in moderation but she added exercise to her day-- everyday---

Hugs to you Barbara, we will do this!!!


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Saturday, October 30, 2010

- copied from another Sparks pal

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. babysitter (my younger years)
2. putting screws into little boxes, actually this one I got fired from, didn't move fast enough to suit them
3. bank - did many different jobs while I worked here for 8 years
4. office manager - been at this job now for 28 years

Four movies I have watched more than once:
1. Pirates of the Carribean (all of them)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (all of them)
3. Star Wars (all of them)
4. Mamma Mia

Four places I have lived:
1. Toronto, Ontario
2. South Western Shore, Nova Scotia
(1500 miles from where I first lived to my next home)

Four Places I have been:
1. 5 provinces in Canada
2. Conneticutt
3. Florida
4. Dominican Republic

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Italian Food
2. Turkey with the fixings
3. Lobster and other seafood
4. cheesecake

Four TV shows I watch:
1. The Biggest Loser
2. Ellen Degeneres
3. Dr. Oz
4. Big Brother

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. on the beach in Punta Cana, Dom Republic
2. in Toronto visiting my family and Sparks friends
3. Used clothing store shopping
4. visiting my cousin and her family in the city

Four things I am looking forward to this year:
1. Becoming healthier and more fit
2. Fitting into my tight clothes
3. Getting ready for my trip South
4. Getting ready for Christmas

Four things Spark has taught me:
1. Progress, not perfection
2. Self Forgiveness, let it go and stop the guilt
3. Keep on Sparking, Never give up
4. Love myself, I am top priority in my life

Four books I read this past year:
1. The Spark
2. Twilight
3. Women Food and God (Geneen Roth)
4. 100 days of Weight Loss (Linda Spangle)

Four places I'd like to visit:
1. West Coast of Canada
2. Europe
3. Carribean
4. Great Britain

Four things I NEVER want to do:
1. Bungee jump
2. Ride in a hot-air balloon
3. Jump out of an airplane (parachute)
4. Purposely cause someone else physical or mental pain

(I like all 4 of the other person answers to this one that I kept them)

Hope you enjoyed! Now share something about you!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 10/30/2010 8:13PM

    I did this on Pudgrad's blog page.

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PUGRAD1995 10/30/2010 3:32PM

    I like these things-so I'll be stealing it and putting it on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/30/2010 12:09PM

    Thanks for sharing this with us! I posted my answers on another blog but can't remember whose now. Oh well... these things are fun aren't they? It's fun to learn about one another. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROL3SAN 10/30/2010 11:52AM

    Great Barbararose. More of you shows in this blog. I always knew you were beautiful :) emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 10/30/2010 10:13AM

    Morning Barbara!

One very important thing I have to learn and remember is that I need to love me and do for me first.

Nearing 60 now makes me think I will never learn this.

Hugs Mary

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LOLAJO54 10/30/2010 10:12AM

    good Barb..

I'll share a little..--
jobs- babysitting-- worked at Nortel 24 years

places I have been
Hawaii Florida East Coast Canada Punta Cana DR.

where I would like to go
e-Hawaii again...

where would I like to be--- well Hawaii of course

Sparks has taught me
be patient
trust the process
eating healthy and being active is the only way!
always help others when you can
spark everyday to help you on your journey..

things I never want to do
hmmm-- I'll try anything once..sooo????

things I want to do
scuba dive
parachute jump
visit all my spark friends
get my 4wheeler again and go hunting--I miss it!

books movies tv

spark the power the secret
avatar see it over and over!
raiders of the lost ark -all of them
star wars -all of them
all csi`s BL of course- criminal minds - greys anatomy..
of course Dr. Oz.. Oprah..

have a great day Barb!!! emoticon

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Friday, October 29, 2010

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back...' Maya Angelou

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MRSWHITEWOLF 10/30/2010 11:24AM


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JUSDUCKY 10/29/2010 9:31PM

    emoticon Happy Halloween Weekend!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 10/29/2010 5:33PM

    I love your blogs. They are always uplifting and make me smile.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 10/29/2010 1:59PM

    Very cute. emoticon

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WINTER20101 10/29/2010 10:57AM

    So cute Buddy.... love it!! have a great friday Barbara Rose.. emoticon

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HEATHERSCOTTTN 10/29/2010 9:06AM

    Awwwww, cute!

emoticon right back are ya!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/29/2010 8:24AM

    Thanks for the hugs! I need them anytime I can get them! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 10/29/2010 7:40AM

    Two hugs this morning yeaaaaaaaaa

Thanks Barbara maybe I will pass it on to Jim LOL!

Have a great Friday. emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 10/29/2010 7:14AM

    Sweetie, just what I needed to start the day, right back at ya emoticon

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ABETTERME8610 10/29/2010 7:01AM

    You just encouraged me to give hugs today! Thank you!!


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LOLAJO54 10/29/2010 6:59AM

    ahhhh hugs from you and Marjory today how wonderful..
thanks hugs back at ya ..
have a great day
emoticon Jo

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Thursday !

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up" Babe Ruth

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LOLAJO54 10/28/2010 10:15PM

    lol I'm the middle one Charlie Brown..

never give up

hugs Jo

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FARM-CHICK 10/28/2010 8:13PM

    love it thanks

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WINNIEATWELL2 10/28/2010 7:54PM

    emoticonblog! Thanks for all the words of wisdom.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 10/28/2010 4:50PM

    Hey Barbara!

Let's Never Give Up!!!

Have a great day!



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CHOPOLA 10/28/2010 11:57AM

    Thanks for the motivation!

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KITT52 10/28/2010 9:35AM

    Hey Barb never ever give up......

great message


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RAINBOWMF 10/28/2010 8:45AM

    I will never give up!

Hugs to you Barbara

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KILA1228 10/28/2010 8:16AM

    Love the blog this morning!

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 10/28/2010 8:06AM

    Thanks for the peppy blog. I needed it! I won't give up!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." -Zig Ziglar

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LOLAJO54 10/27/2010 9:35PM

    love it!

happy healthy Thursday Barb..
hugs JO

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FLORIDASUN 10/27/2010 9:06PM

    Hello darling friend...happy Wednesday..almost have a terrific Thursday...every day is a new chance to be our BEST selves..right? Hugs to you! emoticon I was just wondering if you ever knew what happened to our Deby from Earth Angels...she just vanished... emoticon that makes me SO sad! emoticon

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WINNIEATWELL2 10/27/2010 7:58PM

    Happy Wednesday to you!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 10/27/2010 12:47PM

    Happy Wednesday to you as well, Barbara!!!

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