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Haiti

Monday, January 18, 2010

This week on the news, I couldn't just escape the images of Haiti. As I was "playing around" on Spark (I love the teams that have games...in fact, I lead a team that has games!), I realized how fortunate we are just to be in the situation of having to worry about our weight. Yes, it's not healthy to be overweight; and yes, I, like almost everyone else here, am trying to lose weight.

But looking at the people who live in a country that was already poor (the average day's pay was $2), and in the middle of massive tragedy, I realized how fortunate we really are. Not only is food not a problem, it is EVERYWHERE. Grocery stores, restaurants everywhere, in airports, and convenience stores. And we never have to worry about clean water. Even with some of the cleanest water in the world coming out of our taps, many of us filter it even more! (or buy bottled).

This week, while I continue to watch what I eat and try to be healthy, I was also thankful for the fact that getting food on a daily basis is easy and affordable. I was also heartened by the massive outpouring of support. This week, I am reminded to be thankful.

  
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APRIL88485 1/21/2010 2:40PM

    Great reminder of how much we do have.

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WINNIEATWELL2 1/21/2010 1:42PM

    We have so much to be grateful for here. Thanks for the reminder..

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EDWARDS1411 1/19/2010 11:16PM

    So, so true!! And we take so much for granted!!!

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GLORYLIGHT57 1/19/2010 8:30PM

    I agree, it is usually when tragedy happens to someone that we realize just how blessed we are. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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JENNIFER8998 1/19/2010 8:21PM

    Great post, mom! And take the sweater off the cat!!!!!!

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POSEY440 1/19/2010 3:29PM

    It is such a tragedy so much death and destruction, I cannot imagine this. The stories are just terrible. I am keeping them in my prayers as well. emoticon

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 1/19/2010 7:45AM

    How true. We are all very blessed.

Thank you Lord for giving me even more than I need.

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GRANNY1972 1/18/2010 6:24PM

    I was thinking the exact same things as I was watching the news. How lucky we are that we have food available anytime we want it and fresh water. We are truly blessed!

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ERINLINDSAY83 1/18/2010 6:15PM

    It is sad what happened but nice to have a reminder of the things we need to be grateful for!
Stay positive! A positive attitude can mean the difference between success and failure!

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Losing and Playing Challenge

Monday, January 04, 2010

Yay! We're doing the buddy challenge again in my Losing And Playing team!

This is one of my favorite challenges as it is so motivating. Not only do we have team members to help keep us motivated, but the challenge focuses on so many different areas.

This is a great way to start out the New Year! Last year we did this challenge, and it kept me so motivated, along with keeping me accountable to other team members.

You are invited to come join the fun on team 3! We would love to have you!

  
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STARTSPARKING 1/5/2010 4:30AM

    I love my LAP friends, who have given me so much support. Keep up your great work!
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LOSINGLINNDY 1/4/2010 10:28PM

    Hi Deb. Keep those points rolling in.

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SCRAPPY_RN 1/4/2010 10:19PM

    emoticon I love the challenges too! Good luck :)

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EDWARDS1411 1/4/2010 10:03PM

    So glad to be doing this with you again, Deb - Go Team 3 Go!!!
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Goals for 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Good day, everyone! I'm sure I'm just one of thousands on Sparkpeople posting a blog today about their goals for 2010. But first, I'm happy to report that 2009 went pretty well. I didn't lose as much weight as I wanted to, but I AM much healthier. I exercise now! I never thought I'd say that (ha-ha). Plus, I've noticed my food habits have changed dramatically too.

For 2010, I resolve to:
Keep doing my Leslie Samson DVD on a regular basis- probably 4 times a week
Lose 30 pounds, which I'm breaking down into 2.5 pounds per month. It seems like having a deadline is more motivating and I figure this goal should be something I can really do, and also to spoil my cat even more than I did last year!

We had a wonderful Christmas here. My Daughter (Jennifer8998) and I are getting caught up on our CCSS team (plus we each lead another team apiece!) before the New Year. We've gotten so much snow in the last week that I'm afraid our house is going to be buried...well, the cars might be buried at least, ha-ha. We've gotten 16 to 18 inches of snow, plus it's been drifting a little bit. I don't think my Husband is setting New Year's resolutions- I've got one for him...finish the "re-modeling" we're doing...ha-ha. Bet he wouldn't find that very funny!

Happy 2010,
Deb

  
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ETHEL_MERMAID 1/4/2010 3:39PM

    Oh, no! You're remodeling, too? That's a neverending project in our house, and I can't tell you how much DH loves it (LOL!!). Thanks so much for welcoming me to the CT team...boy, aren't we busy right now? The site was running verrrry slowly a little while ago and would hardly move for me. Lotsa newbies! All the best to you in this coming year, Deb! - Susan

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LOSINGLINNDY 1/3/2010 6:04PM

    Continue to soil Skittles. That cat deserves all the spoiling it can get. Hope you enjoy the beauty of snow since you are getting so much. The sun is shining here.

I am happy to see that you have set and posted your goals. Doesn't seem easier to work on them when you can se them in back and white?

Have a super Sunday.

Hugs, Gaylinn

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TSWARTHOUT 1/3/2010 10:38AM

    Happy New Year......thank you for the "like" you left on my spark page for getting a trophy. Congrats on setting your 2010 goals to help you get healthier. You will succeed!!!!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 1/2/2010 6:17PM

    Happy New Year Deb! Carol

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STARTSPARKING 1/2/2010 5:13AM

    Congratulations on getting healthier last year. I wish you much continued success in 2010.
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EDWARDS1411 1/1/2010 10:21PM

    Good, reasonable goals to have for 2010 - you CAN and WILL meet them!! And with all that snow, there's some good shovelling exercise to get in so it's not all bad LOL!!

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L3DESIGNS 1/1/2010 10:10PM

    Have a great year! Good luck with the re-modeling


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JENUONE 1/1/2010 9:06PM

    Happy New Year and good work last year.

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JUDY1676 1/1/2010 1:45PM

    All the best to you and your goals! You can do it!
Blessings and Hugs,
Judy

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BZYBOYSMOM 1/1/2010 12:48PM

    Great goals! Happy New Years! emoticon

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DEE107 1/1/2010 12:37PM

    great goals and happy for you hugs

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SCRAPPY_RN 1/1/2010 12:32PM

    Great goals - I think they are more manageable when they are broken down into little ones. You will do it - we are here for you :)

Happy New Year!

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MAGNIFICENTMAGG 1/1/2010 10:35AM

    Great Goals and Happy New Year!

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ASMPP1 1/1/2010 9:37AM

    emoticon You can do it!

Happy New Year!

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VITCHY-VICKI 1/1/2010 7:45AM

    emoticonYou can do it
I am making 2010 my year to shine or at least try too.
Good Luck to you in 2010
God's Blessings
Vicki

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GARDENINGGRAMMA 1/1/2010 5:49AM

    Great goals!
It took us 5 years to finish our re-modeling. Good Luck!! emoticon

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Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 25, 2009

emoticon Well, we're having a white Christmas here. Today was the beginning of a snow storm that is expected to dump 20 inches on us! We're already planning on NOT making the drive down to our family's dinner. Hoping everyone is having a good Christmas and getting a chance to spend some time with your families.

We're having our gift opening on the 27th. With the kids grown up and having to go to multiple Christmases (now that they're married), it's hard to get everyone together on Christmas. Hopefully the weather clears up by then. Looking forward, as always, to see what I've gotten, but looking forward even more to seeing if everyone liked what I got them! Funny how as you get older the giving gets more fun, isn't it?

What are your plans for Christmas, everyone?

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

  
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MIAJOEB 12/30/2009 3:06PM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 12/27/2009 7:52PM

    Sorry you got dumped on again! Did it come and were you snowed in? I'm so glad I moved out of there, no offense . . . Did the state close down again? Carol

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JUDY1676 12/25/2009 11:10AM

    Merry Christmas!
We celebrated last weekend with our family. It was a very wise choice as we are in the midst of a bizzard!

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LADYIRISH317 12/25/2009 9:39AM

    Enjoy your multiple Christmases! My ex is bringing our son (who's totally disabled) to my place. I'm cooking roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, my carved-in-stone tradition for Christmas dinner.

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ASMPP1 12/25/2009 5:43AM

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We are celebrating at home with a meal, games, family time, and gifts. emoticon emoticon

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Creative Challenges & Saintly Souls Team Turns a Year Old

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I can't believe it but it's been almost a year since my daughter and I started a Sparkteam: Creative Challenges & Saintly Souls. We're at 102 members (as of this posting) and have made some great friends!
The bible readings and lessons have been interesting, but I think hearing other people's opinions in the Bible discussion thread has been even more interesting.
The challenges have kept me motivated. Some of the challenges were team efforts (like the one we're doing now) and it is great to see how much we can accomplish together!
We also chat daily, pray for each other, motivate each other, and play games to get the occasional laugh and moment of relaxation.

Happy Anniversary, team...it wouldn't be such a good team without all of you!
Jennifer (my daughter) and I will certainly be around for a long time.

  
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ASMPP1 12/11/2009 6:43PM

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