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Thursday

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on"







Isn't this just a wonderful quote I found today. Anyone that knows me knows that I will never give up. However I need to start to really believe that I can do this. Sometimes I think that this is the stumbling block that I keep running into. I know I can do this, if I work hard I can achieve, but then I hit that block and I start to doubt in myself. I visualize everyone waiting for me to stumble and fall because that is my history. So why not prove that I can do this. I am in this for the long haul, for me not for you or anyone else.

It's so past time to stop dwelling on the past and start moving forward once again.

  
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LOLAJO54 1/27/2011 7:09PM

    oh I believe
positive attracts positive

keep being positive I'm sticking to you like a magnet positive all the way...

lol
love your blog today
hugs Jo

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-LORI-B 1/27/2011 5:00PM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/27/2011 4:11PM

    Most awesome blog today my friend. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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CAROL3SAN 1/27/2011 1:41PM

    emoticon I love visiting your blogs!! They are all so very encouraging. emoticon emoticon

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MADKAPKID 1/27/2011 11:18AM

    I believe in you! I love the picture that says LOVE YOURSEELF from the inside out! Just love that one. Thank you.... Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/27/2011 10:40AM

    I believe in you, Barbara. I believe my family thinks that I will never get to goal. They know that I'll never give up, but I don't think they really believe in me. I really want to prove them wrong. We can do this!!!! The key is definitely to never give up!!!

Hope you have a great day! Take care!

Hugs,

Lainie

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BRITOMART 1/27/2011 8:28AM

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FLMOMX2 1/27/2011 8:02AM

    emoticon and I'm right there with you.

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WINTER20101 1/27/2011 7:56AM

    Buddy yes you know what to do.... We all need to trust what we are dong..yes you can do it!!]
Barbara love your background emoticon

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KITT52 1/27/2011 7:25AM

    HUGS
never ever give up on your self..you can and will reach your goals


Kitt

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RAINBOWMF 1/27/2011 6:58AM

    emoticon we had a good day yesterday
Today we move forward to new and wonderful
beliefs. We believe in us.

Love always emoticon

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LOSTLIME 1/27/2011 6:43AM

    thanks for the blog! It is so true! We tend to sabotage ourselves. emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

" We must become the change we want to see. "



Well this picture tells the story of where I was and where I reached, unfortunately I'm rubbing close to where I was once again. Oh it's taken me a long time to do both, hard work, dedication, motivation and yes I changed. What I was doing wasn't working so I changed.



I don't know why I went back to my old ways, stress is a big one for me, I gave in to emotional eating. I started questioning my new life style. I became lazy. I started to feel good and started to celebrate with my best friend food.



Yes, I want to change and get back to where I had reached and push into onederland. How am I going to do this, by becoming the change I want to see.

Who motivates me? Helen Philips who was on biggest loser a couple of seasons back. She was a few years younger than me and she did it, she didn't let her age hinder her, so I know that isn't an excuse.

My Spark teammates also motivate me. They are always there cheering me on. Telling me you can do it ! They never give up believing in me.

  
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-LORI-B 1/26/2011 11:19PM

    Even tho you have gained back some of what has been lost, you havnt given up and sometimes thats the hardest part

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BEACHWALKER86 1/26/2011 8:14PM

    I love your progress pictures at the top of the page! This is a great blog and needs to be given some thought. The answer is different for each of us; I am still searching for mine. I hope you find yours
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/26/2011 7:58PM

    emoticon I'll never give up! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 1/26/2011 7:08PM

    Good blog Barbara.
I know where you are coming from, I am
in the same boat.

You are doing well with thinking through your
changes and that is good.

emoticon I believe in you.

Love Mary

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/26/2011 6:13PM

    Here for you.


ROCKING 2011 TOGETHER ~!

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LOLAJO54 1/26/2011 5:59PM

    Barb You said it
now look forward to your first mini goal do it and keep moving forward...
the most important thing---do not let stress win! do not let food win! ---easy to say hard to do
If you keep your eye on the prize and have only tunnel vision you can go all the way baby..

now let`s rock this site with amazing weight loss...

I have no doubts..

hugs JO

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 1/26/2011 5:22PM

    GREAT BLOG BARBARA!!! SOMETIMES IT'S GOOD TO ACKNOWLEDGE WHERE YOU ARE NOW SO THAT YOU CAN FOCUS ON WHERE YOU WANT TO GO:) YOU REACHED YOU GOAL ONCE AND YOU WILL DO IT AGAIN. YOUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS emoticon emoticon

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BEBRENDA 1/26/2011 4:44PM

    Barbara, Thanks for your blog. I have also had ups and downs in my weight loss journey. As you know, I lost 100 pounds as of last year and then I have maintained it, which is good that I have not regained. It would be better now if I can lose some more weight. I agree with you that we need to get back to the basics of Dr. Phil's Key One Right Thinking and Key Two Healing Feelings to overcome the emotional eating. The Biggest Loser is an inspiration too. I really liked Tara from a few seasons back. Keep challenging us in our thinking--we all need more positive thinking. It is a pleasure to have you as a leader on my team. I know you have it in you to achieve all your weight loss goals. We are all going to do it together. Take care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAZABEE 1/26/2011 4:15PM

    Fantastic blog Barbara emoticon We are behind you all the way emoticon

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WINTER20101 1/26/2011 3:27PM

    Barbara great blog.. you told it like it is.. i know you will never give up..until you are at your goal..we both know you can do it.. what ever you tell yourself you will live.. we both know that is true.. so noting but postive baby all the way!!

I have been in la la land today!! hee!! hee!! so that is my excuse for missing your blog.. it was never or will be my intent to pass you over.. just remember that Buddy. you are the best..

Go Barbara!! Show us all what you are made of.. i know the best is to come.. emoticon

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NESSY759 1/26/2011 3:07PM

    THis is a great blog Barbara , i know too what your talking about. I too lost lots of weight and then watched it come back on. Guess we need to find wha tworks best for us and go with that and realize that we may not always be perfect and we will have set backs but if we perserve we will push through it. I have faith that you will reach your goals. Your right you can do it. Food is what fuels our bodies it will never be our friend

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HADLEY456 1/26/2011 2:34PM

    emoticonGo Barbara emoticonGo Barbara emoticon
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CHRISJAKE 1/26/2011 1:25PM

    Good blog Barb. I understand a lot of what you are saying. I got SOOO close to my goal weight and then I gained almost all of it back. I guess we have to figure out what it will take for us to get back into the healthy living mode...

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!

HUGS!!!

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SURENDERISNOTME 1/26/2011 11:58AM

    Barbara, just a few months ago I realized that I had been lying to myself about how well I was doing. Virtually staying away from the dreaded scale. Found I had regained almost all the weight I had lost. I started over again in December. emoticon Your SP friends are right! Positive attitude is the first step into making that change. We will be here to help you all the way!

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Debbie

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/26/2011 11:42AM

    You can do it, Barbara!!! I believe in you and know that you will accomplish all your goals. Take care!

Hugs,

Lainie

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MADKAPKID 1/26/2011 8:26AM

    YOU can do it! Believe in yourself! YOU can do it! Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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FLMOMX2 1/26/2011 7:57AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You dear friend can do THIS!!!

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MOTHER-NATURE 1/26/2011 7:51AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonI believe in you ! emoticon

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AKIMBERLYQ1 1/26/2011 5:45AM

    I will never give up. You should do the same emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, I am with you kid Let's go! " Maya Angelou

  
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FIGHT2SURVIVE 1/25/2011 10:43PM

    Many people complain that roses have thorns. Try being grateful that thorns have roses.
Erin

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LOLAJO54 1/25/2011 6:51PM

    ah so true
thanks Barb

enjoy the show tonight

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 1/25/2011 6:02PM

    LOVE MAYA ANGELOU TOO! GOOD STUFF! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/25/2011 4:26PM

    I needed this blog so much today. Thank you for putting some sunshine into my day. Bright blessings to you my friend. Love, Dawn

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KAROUSELL46 1/25/2011 3:55PM

    Thanks for sharing....Karen emoticon

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LITTLE_QUEEN 1/25/2011 3:27PM

    This is beautiful, and I love your quote and Maya Angelou, I also did a quote from her today, LOL! Great minds think alike

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/25/2011 2:42PM

    Love the quotes! Thanks for sharing, Barbara!

Have a great day!

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RAINBOWMF 1/25/2011 12:11PM

    Amen to that one!

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AKIMBERLYQ1 1/25/2011 11:09AM

    nice

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 1/25/2011 10:24AM

    I LOVE it!

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MADKAPKID 1/25/2011 10:15AM

    I enjoy the writings of Maya Angelou very much. Thank you for sharing. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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Monday

Monday, January 24, 2011

" Never, never, never give up and success will be yours ! "



Brrrrr, it's a cold one out there Sparkers. No workout this morning I stayed cuddled under the blankets until it was time to get ready for work. But tonight is "Village on a Diet" (a Canadian show) and "Heavy" I'll have my dumb bells out and will ride on my bike during the shows.

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/25/2011 12:22AM

    Good for you, working out while watching tv. I'm impressed. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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LOLAJO54 1/24/2011 9:57PM

    staying positvie all the way...

yep village on a diet --caught it..

hope you enjoyed !

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 1/24/2011 7:49PM

    LOVE YOUR MOTIVATING POSTER TODAY:) I WOULDN'T OF GOTTEN OUT OF BED EITHER!!! MUCH BETTER TO EXERCISE TONIGHT IN FRONT OF THE TV emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/24/2011 1:11PM

    I don't blame you for staying in bed. It's hard to get out when it's so cold. I do a lot of exercising while I watch TV too. Good for you!

Hope you have a great day! Take care!

Hugs,

Lainie

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RAINBOWMF 1/24/2011 12:47PM

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MADKAPKID 1/24/2011 10:47AM

    It is very cold here too. NOT even zero degrees yet. BRRRRR!! I am with you ....KEEP POSITIVE! A positive attidue makes all things possible for us. ( Remember that song about the ant who moved the rubber tree plant!) Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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HADLEY456 1/24/2011 10:18AM

    Good for you! I will never never never give up. Have a great day! emoticon
PS Temp in Barbados is about 26-28 C with humidity feels like 37-39 C.

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Sunday

Sunday, January 23, 2011

" It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized. " Wayne Dyer







Hello Sparkers !

Why am I on this journey to get healthy? Well that is the reason why, I need to get healthy.

I have high blood pressure, I have Type 2 Diabetes, I have osteoarthritis in both knees. I can barely move.

My motivation is my husband and son and my fur babies.

We booked this week for one week in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and I want to be able to move around alot more easily. I have upped my exercise this week, doing WATP dvd and my WII, also riding my bike. Dumb bells are out when I'm watching tv and doing wallies.

Have a Blessed Sunday !

  
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LIVE_TO_LOVE 1/24/2011 12:31PM

    emoticonBarbara emoticon emoticon

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HADLEY456 1/24/2011 8:30AM

    Go Girl Go! Great to hear you are exercising!!! emoticon

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JAZABEE 1/23/2011 5:17PM

    emoticonBarbara emoticon

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JACKINAN 1/23/2011 5:08PM

    You go girl! I needed your blog today about not worrying! All it does is cause more stress! My goal for the week is to work on not worrying!

I love the Dominican Republic too!

Hugs,
Jackie

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7WORSHIPS 1/23/2011 4:11PM

  emoticon Your motivation is similar to mine. Three years ago my blood pressure was so high my doctor was insisting I go on medication. I asked for a chance to try to get it down with diet and exercise. The fact that the initial prescription that she wrote for me was one that was not recommended for people allergic to sulfa drugs led me a serious search for ways of getting it down naturally. I became quite alarmed since I specifically told her everything I was allergic to, including sulfa drugs. Her reaction to this eventually led me to find another doctor. Five to six months later I had my blood pressure below 120/80 without medication and I have kept it well below that number for the majority of the time since then. Of course it meant losing about 30 pounds at that time and learning to cook and eat differently, but it was worth it. Along the way I realized how woefully uninformed my doctor was about the nutritional route I needed to take. All she said was that I should cut my sodium intake and lose a few pounds. She said nothing about increasing my potassium intake, incorporating more fruit and vegetables, especially foods like onion and garlic into my diet, reducing my sugar intake, and addressing the stress in my life by taking up yoga etc. Luckily the internet was filled with information to help me. At present I basically try to follow the diabetic diet because diabetes runs in my family and I want to be proactive so I started watching the glycemic index of the foods I eat too. Of course the added bonus is that the recommended diabetic diet is ideal for those of us still working at losing weight.
Barbara, with you positive attitude and refreshing sense of humor I am positive you will be successful on your journey to good health. As you continue your journey, I pray that the pain you currently are experiencing will become a thing of the past. Enjoy your trip in the Dominican Republic.
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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/23/2011 2:52PM

    You can do it, Barbara!!!

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RAINBOWMF 1/23/2011 11:16AM

    emoticon all sounds good to me.
You are making plans and you will stick to them.
You go girl!!!!!!!

Hugs Mary

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KITT52 1/23/2011 11:06AM

    You go girl...
never give up


Kitt

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BUBBLES1541 1/23/2011 10:21AM

    Awesome!

I have heard so many good things about Punta Cana. Please post pics after your trip!



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LOLAJO54 1/23/2011 9:45AM

    woohoo sounds good to me..
I know you can do it..
go for it..
it will work..
believe
hugs Jo

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 1/23/2011 9:44AM

    That is such a great attitude.
Erin

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MADKAPKID 1/23/2011 9:27AM

    I LOVE your attitude. Do what you can and don't worry bout the rest! Have a joy filled Sunday, Karen emoticon

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JAMESGIRLLL 1/23/2011 9:20AM

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keep up the good work!

hugs,
jamesgirl

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