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Taking steps toward change

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sometimes we have to step on toes to get where we're trying to go. When we do, step as gently as we can. Be blessed and emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 7/30/2014 10:18AM

    You have a lot of support. Hang in there! Keep Sparkin'!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/30/2014 5:25AM

    We all get cranky sometimes but you are setting a good example for your daughter with your walks.

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BEACHCALSIX 7/29/2014 7:11PM

    whenever I get home from a really hot walk i tend to snap at people for no reason. This morning I got home very hot and sweaty and the first thing I was asked was "what are you cooking to eat?" Well, I snapped.
sometimes we just lose our better judgement especially when stressed or tired, Good for you to talk it out with her! emoticon

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AJB121299 7/29/2014 5:37PM


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    Good for you doing what you have to do for yourself...and good day or bad day, your daughter will survive it all and YOU are worth it! Bless you!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/29/2014 12:32PM

    you know yourself & you know your daughter... emoticon you got a walk in !

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/29/2014 8:58AM

    Sunnyvale has it. Stand up for yourself!

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BERGBA7 7/29/2014 7:24AM

    Hi there... Does your daughter like to bike? Maybe she can bike next to you. We do this sometimes and have a lot of fun: me running-he biking!
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JUDY106 7/29/2014 6:45AM

    emoticon with taking care of yourself. That daughter must be very healthy to run the track. I would not let her discontentment over walking with you stop me. maybe find some way to encourage her that it helps her with the running. So glad to see you trying so hard for yourself.

is the only
weight-loss aid
that really works
in the long run.
-Jenny Craig

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    Your truth here is spot on. Love ya

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SUNNYRAYE 7/29/2014 2:34AM

    This might be a different take on your stepping on toes line but here goes...
Sometimes it's really difficult to step on toes to do something to protect my health. I have been a big people pleaser for most of my life.

So it's hard to say to someone that I need xyz to be healthy mentally and physically

Before I would feel that I'm not worth standing up for me and that the other person should be happy but not me.

I also felt that if I said anything then that person would no longer like me.

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SEATTLE58 7/28/2014 11:35PM

    Yes, I certainly understand about how we have to do things for ourselves because of how we influence our family. We just do the best that we can and none of us are perfect, so if things don't work out once in awhile, that's the way it goes and then hopefully, we can make up for the loss later on. emoticon Good for you with getting your water aerobics in! emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a super good week and I'll try to too!

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It WONT happen overnight..

Friday, July 25, 2014

Was Rome built in a day? Certainly NOT!! emoticon emoticon

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BEACHCALSIX 7/28/2014 4:40PM

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Taking it slow is the way to go! I have to keep reminding myself to tone it down and not overexercise. It's not easy but it's so essential to long term goals!
Have a great day, you got this!!

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/26/2014 10:57AM

    good morning emoticon emoticon

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SEATTLE58 7/25/2014 10:35PM

    I'm just now seeing this vlog of yours and I sure hope that you've had a beautiful day. I feel that I have pretty much. And you're so wise to take it slow because they say that slow and steady wins the race and that Rome wasn't built in a day. I love your enthusiasm and your beautiful smile too and emoticon

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    You ALWAYS inspire me. Thanks for this awesome blog. I need to learn how to video blog. Love ya

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REALTYLADYLISA 7/25/2014 12:55PM

    I appreciate your positiveness...Rome wasn't built in a day, but it DID get done, and I'll bet they had some rest days too! We CAN do this! Blessings Bre!

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Never EVER give up!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


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PEGLEGN64 7/29/2014 12:58AM

    It's good to see you back. It sure doesn't take long to get back into our old habits. Thats why coming here it helps seeing other people's progress and motivates us to watch what we eat . Your still looking good.

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SEATTLE58 7/25/2014 3:00PM

    I'm so happy I found your vlog when I was looking for some encouragement! Thank you so much for it too. You really made me feel like I can do this, that I can lose what I've gained back! I loved it how you said that sometimes we just think that it all has to be perfect and so when it's not, we give in and that's me so much. I did so well for so long and then plateaued after losing 67# and pretty well gave up and have gained around 20#! Ugh!!! We're all in this together and I hope that you don't mind if I add you. I love your beautiful background on your page too! Thanks again for the awesome encouragement!!
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TIMEHASCOME56 7/25/2014 12:38PM

    WOW, you are amazingly emoticon

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BEACHCALSIX 7/25/2014 11:09AM

    That book by Chris Powell is very informative. He really knows his stuff regarding fitness and has worked with so many overweight people and transformed them.
We're rooting for you here on spark! Looking forward to more posts, let's make it a strong week!! emoticon emoticon

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POTTERYSIS 7/25/2014 10:32AM

    Hello, This video means a lot to me. I believe it is because you are so open, and say what you are feeling. That's been more difficult for me than I had realized until I saw you. I have been stalled for a long time, and have just come back to try again a couple of days ago. I want to get out walking also. Meanwhile this brought me to tears - in a good way: it's making me think about my feelings, and think about how to be more open. Thank you.

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KAREN-IS-HERE 7/25/2014 8:13AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon hi Bree! you are a breath of fresh air for me this morning! I couldn't ask for a better gift seeing your video this morning- I added you to friends first thing!

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JUDY106 7/24/2014 9:04PM

    This is me too.I have started back just this month. I am so glad you are sharing. i really need this. So graceful for you. Keep the V blog coming. I need to know you are going through the same thing. Thanks for letting me know we are real people. You help me so much when I see your honesty. Love ya, Judy

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    Nice to get to see a little bit of who you are through the video...and you're right...any day on this side of the dirt is a good day! So just take one of those good days at a time and make the best decisions for your body that you can, and your body will eventually cooperate and let go of the weight! Blessings to you!

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TATTER3 7/24/2014 5:37PM

    You have really caught me just at the beginning of going back to old habits!! Thanks for the reminder that I CAN do this, consistency is the key! Keep Sparkin'!! So proud for you!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/24/2014 4:54PM

    It's great to see you! I love your attitude. And your hair!

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    You are such an awesome woman... AND BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so grateful for your friendship. I will NEVER give up & am glad that YOU are here taking the journey with me. Love ya

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MELYROD18 7/24/2014 2:03PM

    :( I couldn't see the video.

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Making Progress

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Today I could visually see the progress I've made. I am grateful! emoticon

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JUDY106 7/24/2014 8:50AM

    Hey, missing your blogs. I need your support by seeing you in those blogs, come girl!! We all need to hear and see you. Hugs, Judy

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    Missing your blogs my friend.

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LINDYPOWER 1/17/2014 10:24AM

    The video takes getting to know you to a newer level. I feel I've connected even more to who you are now. I just love this. Congrats on the shift in your body contour, and for the new pair of pants. in loving kindness, Linda emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 1/16/2014 9:43PM

    That's awesome!

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MSMAKEOVER 1/16/2014 9:40PM

    Hey Bre!!!! I am so glad you are in a good place. Congrats on losing 13lbs! I keep telling you we stay in the same I lost 12lbs. I am with you....I REFUSE to purchase any larger sizes. Oh well I rotate 3-4 pairs of jeans. I am glad you are feeling good and happy about that way you look and feel. I am happy for you and proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Congrats to your daughter!!!! emoticon

Sweet, I love you too Bre. You are fabulous!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Today WAS a good day!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I'm happy with my overall action plan today. The icing on the cake was dancing with my daughter and trying to teach her some moves. It was fun! emoticon emoticon

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