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New Community Team Member

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I have been with Spark People for three months now, and I am now a community leader. This is great for me becuase I get great motivation from trying to make other people feel welcome. I know when I started, people stopping by my page and just saying 'hello' or 'welcome' really made a difference to me. I would now like to do the same for other people. Spark People is a wonderful site and has been so useful to me. Deb
co leader of Creative Challenges & Saintly Souls

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SANDINB 1/12/2009 10:44AM

    Congrats and best wishes!
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GINGER_LOSTALOT 1/11/2009 5:13PM

    Service is slimming!

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KIMUSH23 1/11/2009 4:46PM

    Hey There...
Thanks so much for the thank you goodie ~ and the nice comments about my furbabies...

I love your sparkpage!

2009 Is OUR Time To SPARKLE!
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LESSOFMOORE 1/10/2009 10:48PM

    Congrats on being a Community Team Leader, and thanks for visiting my blog and Spark Page.

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ARTHURTOM 1/10/2009 8:12AM

    Congratulations Deb! You've been through a lot, but keep your focus on your goals! It's great that you can help others too!

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SPARKGRLJEN 1/10/2009 2:34AM

    Congratulations on becoming a community leader! You will do a great job encouraging others! Have a great weekend!

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New Team:(C.C.S.S.) Creative Challenges & Saintly Souls

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Daughter started a new team. It is for everyone who loves ongoing weekly and monthly challenges mixed in with daily readings & religious discussions. It is a really small team right now but we are keeping it active. Feel Free to stop in and check it out. Wishing each and everyone of you a happy and healthy 2009


Happy Holidays

Monday, December 22, 2008

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. 2008 has been a very good year for me health- wise. I joined Spark People in October. While the scale has not shown quite the loss I wish it had, I have started exercising (something I thought I would never do consistently); I now am. I am using the nutritional and exercise trackers. Spark People has been both motivational and healthy. I have been amazed how in contrast to other diets that only focus on quick fixes, Spark People really is a healthy lifestyle change. In closing, I would like to wish each and everyone of you a Healthy and Wonderful 2009. emoticon emoticon

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JILLWILSON2102 12/23/2008 10:27PM

    Deb - yeah to you. Congratulations on your consistency in the working out and logging in every day. Merry Christmas to you. Jill

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ROBININVEGAS 12/23/2008 2:23PM

    Thank you for the well wishes, I am glad you joined SP, and that 2008 has been a good year for you health-wise that is fantastic. The scale will follow just give it some time, in the meantime the exercise will make you feel better and most important you are living a healthier lifestyle, now thats priceless!!

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ILVCMP 12/22/2008 10:21PM

    Congratulations on your achievements on SparkPeople. I know you will reach your goals. What is the saying: "Good things come to those who wait". We have to work toward our own destiny but if we rush it, it won't work. Merry Christmas and the very best of New Years. My hope is that it will be the best New Year ever for all of us.

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Bad day Just got worse

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Yesterday was my Grandmas Funeral. That in itself was so Terrible. The Temperature was about -8 with a wind chill of -35 here in Iowa. On top everything else, when we were walking to the car to go to the church I fell on some ice and have Sprained my ankle. Thankfully it wasn't broken but is still pretty painful. This means no exercise for awhile. It just seems like it is one thing after another. Well hopefully my next blog won't be until christmas and that will be a happy one.

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JODEMA 12/20/2008 10:27PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your grandma, my thoughts are with you. I hope that your sprained ankle gets to feeling better soon! Hang in there.

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KPACE7 12/19/2008 9:05AM

Try to keep a positive attitude! It is hard to lose a loved one any time, but during the holidays is tough. I can see from the photo of your grandma that she is a good person.

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SPARKLESSENCE 12/18/2008 2:07PM

    Deb, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear grandma. So much warmth and personality came through in that picture of her you posted! I originally wanted to thank you for welcoming me to the House Addicts Unite team, but when I read this sad news, I thought it was only appropriate to leave a comment on your blog. I wish you smooth healing of that ankle, which must've only compounded your pain that sad day. - Sara

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LEEANNE1980 12/18/2008 12:44PM

    Hang in there.. days like these are so tough but now you will have your Grandma as your
Guardian Angel.. I know I miss mine and when I really miss her alot I just start talking to her and it makes me feel better... One day a a time. I know she is proud of you and you taking care of you health.

From Glory to Glory, is what Grandfather use to say.


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PRETTYBLKGYRL 12/18/2008 1:12AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss - you & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

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HONEYBEA 12/17/2008 9:14PM

    I'm sorry for the loss of your grandma, aren't they so precious? I hope your ankle heals quickly.

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STEPHANIE.F 12/17/2008 6:31PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that she is in a better place now and she isn't suffering.
I am sorry to hear about your ankle. Maybe it is a sign to slow down, take care of yourself and enjoy your family. I hope you get better soon. emoticon

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SANDINB 12/17/2008 12:30PM

    I am sorry about your loss. I am also sorry about your ankle. I fell last week and was really depressed about not getting my exercise in. It seemed like instead of hitting a wall, the wall hit me. I slipped on the bottome icy step and went backwards so i had a swollen and bruised back and arms. It did make me feel better that I could do something with me legs. I did seated leg extensions. Maybe you could get some weights and work your arms. Hope you feel better soon!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/17/2008 8:27AM

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SHOCK72 12/17/2008 6:48AM

    My sympathy and prayer are with you. Prayers for your ankle to heal fast.

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SPICENY 12/17/2008 1:44AM

    I am so sorry for your loss and I hope your ankle gets better real soon. Take care of yourself.

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BEADINCHICK 12/17/2008 12:17AM

    It's hard to lose someone, especially during the holidays. My heart goes out to you and yours. I pray you find peace and be a comfort to all others who are hurting now.
Hate to hear about your ankle...bummer. Take some time to heal even though it terrible to slow down when you have some momentum. But you can still work your arms and your ab muscles, so all is not lost.

Praying a storm of blessings come your way.

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WILDCARD1 12/16/2008 11:52PM

    Deb, hope you get better soon. It is such a shame that you had such a miserable day to bury your grandma. You are still in my prayers!

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FISHWIDOW1 12/16/2008 9:35PM

    As they say when it rains it pours. Things are going to get better. You are dealing with a lot right now. Give yourself a little time to heal, both physically and mentally. I'm sending big hugs your way. emoticon


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SHERRIE_BERRY 12/16/2008 5:40PM

    I'm so sorry about your Grandma.
It's terrible to hear about your ankle, but you'll be ship shape soon!
Try and stay positive during this difficult time.

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KOOCH4 12/16/2008 5:24PM

    So sorry Deb, things have to get better soon,
take care and heal well.
Thinking of you,
and you are in my prayers
hugs Kooch

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Goodbye Grandma

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments and prayers the last day or so. The Lord took her at 7:00 tonight to be with him. I will miss her so much but I know she is in a better place. Goodbye Grandma. I Love You.

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PISCESFRICTION 12/22/2008 8:51PM

    I had a Grandma Gladys too, she was lovely. I miss her very much.

I am sorry for your loss.


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BUSY_MOM3 12/21/2008 3:07AM

    I'm so sorry to read of your loss. My own grandma passed away last year March, so I know the pain you are feeling. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of grief. God bless.

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DEBBCC 12/19/2008 3:02PM

    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your grandmother. She will be with you always, watching over you and protecting you. God give you peace knowing she is now with Him.

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YANSKA 12/15/2008 9:10AM

    Oh my gosh, my heart is broken for you, Deb. I'm very sorry. I lost my grandma last June and I know how hard it is to lose such a dear loved one. emoticon

Talk to her, she's still with you. I know it will be difficult, but think of your goals and all of the things you have yet to do. Live a good, strong and long life and make lots of memories - that way you'll have many good things to tell her about when you see her again.

Hugs and more hugs,


For you and grandma:
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ARTHURTOM 12/15/2008 4:31AM

    Deb, so sorry to hear of your loss. After reading that she was in poor condition, it really brought back memories of Colleen and the convalescing she was going through, and I can only imagine some of the things you were thinking about. For the longest time I had anger in my soul against the Almighty. I still have some unresolved issues that I need to deal with in my own time and with my new friend Dianne being spiritual, it may be just that he put her in my life to give me some answers.

We don't know what your gram is going through now, only that she is not suffering here anymore. We can take pleasure in the the promise of being in a better place.

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IF-SO-GIRL 12/14/2008 9:22PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I had no idea till I stopped by your Page. She will always be with you in your heart. And I'm sure you have many fond memories of her too.

I will say a Prayer for her and you also.

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ASMPP1 12/14/2008 7:38AM

    emoticonSending condolences to you and your family. She will live on in your hearts.

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NEKOPIE76 12/13/2008 10:00AM

    Deb - I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Kelly (AMC Team)

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SUZI219 12/12/2008 10:33PM

    I am so sorry for your loss Deb. Your Grandma will live in your heart forever.
Wishing you and your family peace.

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WANT2CHNG17 12/12/2008 9:35PM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. This is such a tough time of year to lose someone you love so much. Remember that the love between you never dies. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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NEEDPEOPLE 12/12/2008 9:12PM

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandmother. My prayers are with you and your family. I hope for you that all the memories of the wonderful times you shared with her will bring you some comfort in this difficult time.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 12/12/2008 7:00PM

    I am so sorry for your loss! emoticon

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SASSYCHRIS1952 12/12/2008 6:56PM

    My condolences for you and your family.

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MARGOTANN 12/12/2008 6:15PM

    Deb, I'm so sorry about your grandma. You are in my thoughts.


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IAFARMERWIFE 12/12/2008 5:53PM

    God be with you! emoticon

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LADYPHOENIX61 12/12/2008 5:52PM

    Deb, I'm so very sorry about your grandma. Remember to Praise God for what He has given, for what's He's taken away and for what will come. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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SQUIRTZIE 12/12/2008 5:34PM

    So sorry about your grandma. She is no longer in pain. You will be in my prayers.


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LITTLEBATTLES 12/12/2008 2:08PM

    I'm so sorry. *hugs* praying for you and your family.

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AARJENWAR 12/12/2008 1:47PM

    I am so sorry for your lose. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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KOOCH4 12/12/2008 12:46PM

thanks for letting us know.
I am so sorry for you and your family , blessings and do cherish the memories.

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SANDINB 12/12/2008 11:41AM

    I am sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Cherrish the memories.

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SPINNYBOO 12/12/2008 11:25AM

    Sorry for your loss, Deb.

hugs and prayers,

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KEAKMAN 12/12/2008 11:08AM

    Deb, I, too, am sorry for your loss. How wonderful for you to have so many great pictures and fond memoris of her. Treasure, cherish, and pass them on. May God continue to bless you all.

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JOSIE98 12/12/2008 11:08AM

    I am very sorry for your loss....the pictures of your grandma are so precious...she has a wonderful smile that you can remember with a smile for her in return. God Bless you and your family.

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WATERGIRL60 12/12/2008 10:33AM

    ((Hugs)) & Prayers to you & your family.
She has gone to a wonderful place & will be watching over you.

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KOWAL4 12/12/2008 10:32AM

    Deb--I'm so sorry for your loss, prayers still going out to you and your family. Take gentle care hun. HUGS!!

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NANADA1947 12/12/2008 10:26AM

    dear deb, i'm sorry for your loss..please know that our prayers are with you and your family..GOD bless you.

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JANEYTEE 12/12/2008 10:05AM

    Deb, sorry to hear about your loss. Your grandmother is no longer suffering. May she rest in peace Amen.

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FISHWIDOW1 12/12/2008 7:02AM

    Oh Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. You are right though, she is with Him and what better place to be. I lost my mom last year at this time so I know a little of what you are feeling. Just know that your grandma is not in any pain and soooo very happy. I believe that she'll be with you in spirit always.

Keeping you and your family in my prayers during this sad time. If you need to talk to someone, please don't hesitate to Spark mail me or put a note on my SparkPage.


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BLUEJEM 12/12/2008 1:48AM

    Iím so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. We may lose the most wonderful people from our lives when death separates us, but once given we can never lose their love. I hope you find ease and peace in your sorrow. I hope you find happiness and joy in remembrance.


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STRAWBERRYLASS 12/12/2008 12:53AM

    Hi Deb,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. It is good that you focus on that she has gone to a better place and keep the happy memories with you always.

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STARTSPARKING 12/12/2008 12:31AM

    Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your dear grandma. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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