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Wednesday

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

" The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. "





Happy hump day Sparkers !

A special request for my son's fiancee's mom. She is in hospital with cancer, it's just a matter of time. Please keep her in your prayers. Thanks.

  
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RAINBOWMF 3/9/2011 10:44PM

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 3/9/2011 10:42PM

    CONSIDER IT DONE BARBARA emoticon

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MSCAPALDO 3/9/2011 9:22PM

    A prayer will be said!

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KITT52 3/9/2011 6:35PM

    so sorry to hear that Barb...I'll remember her in my prayers

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 3/9/2011 4:18PM

    She's in my prayers.


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LOLAJO54 3/9/2011 2:23PM

    with all my love and prayers
hugs Jo

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SHANSHE 3/9/2011 2:12PM

    Just said a prayer...

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MOTHER-NATURE 3/9/2011 1:39PM

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Hugs

Niki

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MADKAPKID 3/9/2011 12:30PM

    I love Wednesdays! Barbara, I am putting your sons finance's mother in my prayers.

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CANDOK1260 3/9/2011 12:13PM

    will pray for your son's fiancee's mom and family

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Tuesday

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

"You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself"





Tonight I'm tired from spending the afternoon at the pool and I didn't even indulge in the hot tub. Just drove home (which takes an hour) and have been watching some tv and doing laundry. Will try to stay up to watch Biggest Loser but if I get too tired I'll go to bed.

I have enjoyed Heavy on A+E this season and Biggest Loser with all it's game play isn't exciting me like it used to. At least Heavy is a more realistic show about learning to live a healthy lifestyle and the winner wins back their health.

have a good Tuesday Sparkers.

  
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CAROLINAGIRL45 3/10/2011 10:00AM

    I have to agree about BL this season. I fell asleep on it Tuesday and it's not the first time that's happened this season. emoticon

I'm loving Heavy more than BL, too.

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JESSICAPAGE 3/9/2011 10:17AM

    Hope you got to watch your show! Good for you for working out in the pool. Have a nice day!

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JUSDUCKY 3/8/2011 10:01PM

    Sounds like you're an active lady!
Never saw Heavy. I bet it is good, though.

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SHANSHE 3/8/2011 9:39PM

    Glad you worked out in the pool and i hope you rest well tonight!
Shan

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RAINBOWMF 3/8/2011 9:19PM

    What about your .5 loss?

I am glad you enjoy the afternoon.

Hugs Mary

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MADKAPKID 3/8/2011 9:07PM

    Woo hoo on going to the pool. My sister loves when she can do that. Have a good rest and a wonderful tomorrow, Karen emoticon

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KITT52 3/8/2011 8:54PM

    Get some rest, that swimming can really take it out of you....

HUGS


Kitt

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LOLAJO54 3/8/2011 7:47PM

    emoticon

emoticon on the pool ..

rest chat tomorrow..

agree about the show

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Monday

Monday, March 07, 2011

" Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." Groucho Marx

I wanted to put this up in my status but it doesn't allow for so many words.



It's Monday and it's another work week. Monday isn't my favourite day, however I have almost 3 hours left before the day is out and I'll continue to try to keep happy and smiling. Actually it's been a pretty good day, not too hectic crazy here today, so I will try to do some Sparking later.

  
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RAINBOWMF 3/8/2011 7:26PM

    Mmmm this is Tuesday where is your blog?

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RAINBOWMF 3/7/2011 8:54PM

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KITT52 3/7/2011 6:40PM

    I sure again..
have a great evening once you get home....

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 3/7/2011 3:51PM

    I love that quote. Thanks for sharing it, Barbara. By the way, I love your new picture. Great job!

Hugs,

Lainie

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FLMOMX2 3/7/2011 2:33PM

    I love the smiles you share with all of us

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LOLAJO54 3/7/2011 2:20PM

    cool --yes I wish Sparks would let us have more space for status and huddles...

glad you day was not too hectic ..

hugs Jo

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MADKAPKID 3/7/2011 1:36PM

    I like that Groucho Marx quote. Have a happy day, smile and spark and have some fun. Karen

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SHANSHE 3/7/2011 12:51PM

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JESSICAPAGE 3/7/2011 12:48PM

    I love that! It is all about taking control. Realizing that we have the power.

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Sunday

Sunday, March 06, 2011

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own.And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go" Dr. Seuss



Ahhhhh it's Sunday, been busy doing nothing, but it's been relaxing. I'm home now and cooking supper. My weekend is almost over.

  
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FLMOMX2 3/7/2011 2:34PM

    glad you enjoyed your weekend

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JESSICAPAGE 3/7/2011 10:54AM

    Love it! Good Quote. emoticon

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RORYLYONS 3/6/2011 11:15PM

    I'm relaxing today as well,,I love Sunday Sparkin.. emoticon emoticon

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JACKINAN 3/6/2011 9:48PM

    Weekends are great but they go so fast! Have a great week!
Hugs
Jackie

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MADKAPKID 3/6/2011 9:23PM

    Have a good evening and a wonderful week. Karen emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 3/6/2011 7:15PM

    We DO love our Sundays don't we darling friend of mine! I think we should extend Sunday to a 48 hour day...now THAT would be the kind of SUNDAY I need! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOLAJO54 3/6/2011 6:53PM

    ah so cute ..
glad you had a me day

hugs Jo

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KITT52 3/6/2011 6:48PM

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Have a healthy week


Kitt

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SHANSHE 3/6/2011 6:24PM

    Glad you are having a nice, relaxing day at home Barb!
Shan

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RAINBOWMF 3/6/2011 4:58PM

    Did you enjoy your time at K&K's
Glad you are having a good day.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 3/6/2011 4:08PM

    Have a nice relaxing Sunday, Barbara! I know I am.

Hugs,

Lainie

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WINTER20101 3/6/2011 3:59PM

    Barbara this is to cute!! Have been wondering where you were.. have a good eveing.

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fat vs ugly

Saturday, March 05, 2011

" In life, it doesn't matter if you get knocked down, it's if you get back up that matters."







Where am I going with this? Well today when I came out of the pool facility I walked past one of the hotel rooms where the door was open and 2 teens were in there and I heard them laughing and one said "that's the one I told you about in the pool".

I kept on walking but inside I kept telling myself walk back and give them a piece of your mind and telling them that the reason I'm in the pool is to get healthy and on my journey to also lose weight. I really wish I had a crystal ball so I could show them in their future they would have a weight problem too, well if my magic wand would work it would happen to them.

But I didn't, actually their words hurt so bad, but I kept telling myself not to let them upset me, so I kept pushing back the tears and went about my day. I know what I look like in my bathing suit, but I strive every day to look in the mirror and tell myself that I love the person who is looking back at me.

I had an appt. to get my hair cut and dyed and today I did something that I never do. I told the hairdresser not to cut much off, but to put my hair up in curls on top of my head, I wanted to look nice, cause I was going out to a baby shower later.

In my profile picture my hair is up somewhat as my sil that came south with us did it up for me before we went out for supper, she was experimenting and I thought it made me look younger, but I didn't dare to have it done once I got back. But today I got brave and had it done. I thought it looked nice and when I walked into the shower everyone kept commenting how nice it looked, how much younger I looked. Was I beeming, you bet I was.

I refused to let those 2 teens ruin my day with their nasty comments and I let my friends who really know me tell me the truth. They look beyond my fat and rolls and see the real me. I'm so thankful for my true friends.

  
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LIVE_TO_LOVE 3/7/2011 11:56AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonBoy, do I know how THAT feels.... GOOD FOR YOU, Barbara!! You used that experience as an opportunity to love yourself MORE. I am giving you a standing ovation!
Your hair looks lovely in an updo. :) I love your profile picture!


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JUSDUCKY 3/6/2011 9:27PM

    That's awful! Kids can be SO cruel. I'm so sorry for their stupidity and cruelty, Barbara. I applaud you for going to the pool and getting a workout in and I hope that you don't stop just because of those little twerps. Good for you getting your hair done and knowing what comments to pay attention to! The ones of your real friends and not some dainbramaged teenagers. emoticon

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 3/6/2011 7:29PM

    Most teenagers are idiots. Seriously, when they are together with other teens, they are self-absorbed, attention-seeking, herd-mentality idiots. I bet they wouldn't have thought anything at all about how you looked if either of them had been in the pool alone, or only with their parents. They are probably so self-conscious about their own bodies that they decided to deride someone else in order to make themselves feel better.

Well, what goes around comes around, and one of these years they will get theirs, and then maybe they'll look back on this day and feel remorse. In the meantime, remember that you are a better person than either of them (as proven by their actions) and they are not worth even thinking about.

On another note, having grown up with obese parents, I'm always very sensitive to larger people. And whenever I'm with someone who makes a rude comment about a larger person (like, "I wouldn't wear that if I were that big" and other dumb remarks) I make a point to correct them. I am not afraid to say something like, "you know, maybe she's just lost a ton of weight and this is the best she's ever looked and she wants to show off her success so far." It really makes people think if you say something like that to them.

Anyway, you are beautiful and doing great!

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HAWTLIKEME 3/6/2011 12:07PM

    Let this be a motivator for you. I did. It will help you to keep your committment high when you think of how vindicated you will feel when you do reach your goals. It's people like that who don't take the time to know the real you and make judgements who you will most enjoy flaunting yourself around when you feel great inside AND out. You are the better person. That alone feels great, but remembering that you are already a better person than them and will ALSO look as great or better than them too, keeps your energy up when your journey gets rough.

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CANDOK1260 3/6/2011 11:53AM

    boy, I understand people donít comments on my looks but I have a serve speech defect and as to put with many comment over the years and always remember what my mom say what DON;T kill you only MAKE you STRONGER HOPEFULLY YOU are MORE STRONGER AND MORE DETERMINE AFTER THE COMMENTS. you GO GIRl emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHELLEY147 3/6/2011 11:21AM

    You and I both had to deal with rude, inconsiderate and down-right mean spirited people....I think we were both the better people in these situations. I whole-heartedly believe in karma and that those who treat others like crap will get it in the end. Makes me sad to think of how awful their home life must be that they think it's okay to belittle others. Glad you let it go and had a great time at the hair dresser and shower!! ~huge hugs~

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SHANSHE 3/6/2011 10:44AM

    Kids can be cruel for sure, but i am proud of you for turning it around and making it a good day where you felt good about yourself! WooHoo!
Shan

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BEBRENDA 3/6/2011 10:18AM

    Barbara, You are a beautiful person on the inside and outside. Don't worry about some shallow teenagers. I noticed that you got about 25 Valentine Goodies for Valentines Day, so you have a lot of people that love you! I feel blessed to know you and be on this weight loss journey with you. Your friend, Brenda emoticon

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CHRISJAKE 3/6/2011 9:23AM

    HUGS!!!!! Teens these days are so mean and hurtful and downright rude. I am glad you didnt say anything to them becuase they arent even worth your time or energy. Your friends are who counts and we see you as the wonderful beautiful person that you are.

Keep your head up, you ARE beautiful!!!!

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KITT52 3/6/2011 8:59AM

    Barb I know it hurts but consider the source, as teens they are always looking to find fault in others to make them selves feel better..it's part of growing up. they will be on the other side one day .......Barb you are a beautiful women no matter what you look like in your bathing suit and I applaud you for getting out and swimming for YOU not anyone else....
I'd love to see the new hair-do.......you keep the positive thoughts in my mind and let the others go...
Have a healthy week


Kitt

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FLMOMX2 3/6/2011 7:51AM

    So often teens are the worst people. But I'd rather think they were admiring you're ability to swim even though you were older than they. You are one awesome lady

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RONIREDD 3/6/2011 6:52AM

    Mean people suck! But, you are right ... one day they will understand! Congrats on staying strong! Now, to check out your pic!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 3/6/2011 1:28AM

    Well, after the last blog I posted, I have obviously been where you are. But teenagers make me crazy. My girls are 43 and 35. They are both huge - well over 300 pounds and smoke and drink nearly every night. How can they do that when they have seen everything I have gone through? And they were never a pound overweight until they moved out of the house at 18 years old. Yet now they blame me for their weight problem. Go figure. You want I should go punch those girls for you?
LOL
Erin

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 3/6/2011 1:22AM

    I'm so sorry that you had to hear those comments, Barbara. I am glad that you did something good for yourself and got past those remarks to have a great time at the shower.

Hope you have a great Sunday! Take care!

Hugs,

Lainie

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HOPE2011 3/5/2011 10:23PM

    What a week this has been for many of my SP friends - it's definitely rude comments week out there. I just don't understand people anymore.

I'm sorry that happened to you, but it does sound like you were able to go about your day and enjoy. Please don't let their rude behavior affect you any more - it's over and done. You are a beautiful person and no one can take that away from you. emoticon

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JACKINAN 3/5/2011 10:17PM

    Barbara,
When at my heaviest I too was made fun of. You are one tough and strong lady to hold your head up high and keep on going. Thrilled you did something different to your hair as you got out of your comfort zone. I love you for who you are ! Hugs
~Jackie

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LITTLE_QUEEN 3/5/2011 10:05PM

    I am so sorry that this happened to you, You are a very beautiful person and as far as the teenagers, they think that they are always going to be young and pretty, one day they will probably realize that lives change,they too will change

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RAINBOWMF 3/5/2011 9:48PM

    I didn't need to read a blog to make me want to box some ones ears off! I am soooooooooo sorry this happened to you, they were just plain ignorant and rude. Hugs, big hugs to you.

When a person meets someone be it in person or through these air waves, we get to know the good ones--- YOU my love are one of the best, you are a proud and happy woman, when I meant you in person the first time, I completely forgot we meant on a weight loss board, you were someone who I knew would be my friend from then until the day we meet our maker.

The ones that love you Barbara, see only the love and happiness in your eyes, on your face--- you light up the room.

No, stupid teens are ever going to rob you of that.

I also love your hair all up and fancy. Did you get us a picture?????

Love you.

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CAZ5346 3/5/2011 9:46PM

    I feel bad that you got hurt. Those girls may have been teenagers but they really showed how immature they are with their comment. They are probably the same girls that think they are all it and don't include girls who are not in their social circle. Children need to be taught respect. for others and to not judge. You know the saying? What goes around comes around .What we go through in life makes us who we are. I'm glad you got back up.

carol emoticon

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BRITOMART 3/5/2011 9:38PM

    Don't let their words affect you going back and swimming again. Kids are rude and they think their youth is immortal. They are wrong on all counts. You are beautiful, a good friend, and you are taking care of yourself--right on all counts.

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WINTER20101 3/5/2011 9:30PM

    Barbara sorry you had to go hear that comment!! lol.. you handled it with maturity!! I know it hurt you deeply.. see you are healing i do believe..what does not kill us make us stronger.. and i think you just became so much stronger.. Teens or just being Teens.. in mature ones .. you have got it !!So happy you tried a new way for your hair.. emoticon

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LOLAJO54 3/5/2011 9:12PM

    teens are just ignorant.....most of them these days...

you are right forget their ignorance and rejoice in that you are taking charge and getting healthy ...

by the way I thought you looked great in you bathing suit...the brown one love it on you!

and yes you do look wonderful with your hair up it makes your eyes sparkle --that is because you are so happy!!!! remember this...keep the feeling...

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MINDYJ1 3/5/2011 9:10PM

    You are beautiful inside and out! emoticon

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KIYOSHI04 3/5/2011 8:57PM

    that is an ugly thing to hear. and i can only hope that when they grow up, they will remember what they did and feel so ashamed.
hold your head up high--you are beautiful no matter your weight. inside and out.

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MADKAPKID 3/5/2011 8:52PM

    REAL beauty has nothing to do with size. Nor with physical appearence. REAL BEAUTY in found in the inside. The heart, spirit and sould of a person. YOU my friend are a KNOCK OUT! WOO HOO! Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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MSCAPALDO 3/5/2011 8:51PM

    Teenagers these day have no respect or even a clue about real life!! You did wonderful and this makes you an ever more beautiful person. emoticon

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FATROCKSTAR 3/5/2011 8:48PM

    Beauty is about more than size, and I think you've got it! Normandy

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