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Losing and Playing Challenge

Monday, November 16, 2009

I LOVE the challenge we are doing on my Losing and Playing team. We have tasks for different areas we do every day plus a challenge each day. We are divided into teams to help keep us motivated. I am fond of this challenge because I get a chance to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle overall instead of getting side-tracked by one thing. The other team members really help keep me motivated even on days when I want to eat the ice cream at work ( I work Dairy Queen) . I hope you are all having a great day!

  
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LOVINGLOSING2 12/4/2009 7:14AM

    I might have to check out your other team.. Working at Dairy Queen, I'd be as big as the side of a barn. I love ice cream..but more than that..I LOVE DQ hot dogs! I have to stay far far away!

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VITCHY-VICKI 11/29/2009 7:31AM

    Working at Dairy Queen I would want to eat all the time too.
Could you send me the challenge your doing by email maybe we will start something at house.
Thanks and good luck


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SHERI1969 11/21/2009 2:25AM

    Some people thrive on challenges and it sounds like you have found the right one for you, for now. I wish you all the best and great success!

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MARINEMAMA 11/18/2009 6:43AM

    That is fantastic!!! A motivating team really helps out...especially during the holiday craze. Dairy Queen...YUM!!! emoticon

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CHIRORENGO 11/17/2009 11:01AM

    Sounds Great Deb. It's awesome when you find fun ways to work out. Keep up the great work.

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GGRANLDY 11/17/2009 10:23AM

    Oh my I think I would be eating ice cream all the time. Good to have friends to help you keep your focus.

Have a great day
Blessings
Dottie


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MISSBEAR11 11/16/2009 7:23PM

    I'm loving the challenge too. Good blog. Hugs.

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EDWARDS1411 11/16/2009 6:59PM

    I'm enjoying doing this challenge as well Deb and am so glad to be doing it again with you!!!! Go Team 2 Go!!!

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MOMMA48 11/16/2009 6:30PM

    Love it, Deb! Sounds like alot of fun and the motivation to keep you on track! Super fantastic!

And emoticon to you my fun friend!

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ASMPP1 11/16/2009 5:06PM

    emoticonKeep on going! It would be tough to not eat ice cream when working around it...

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ESMERM 11/16/2009 4:53PM

    I admire your determination!

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JEN169 11/16/2009 4:50PM

    Hi Friend!! I love the Buddy Challenge too! I too would want to eat ice cream at work if I worked at Dairy Queen!!

Jen

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Happy Veteran's Day

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm sure we've all seen or heard about the recent tragedy at Fort Hood. I was shocked when I heard of it, but heartened by the many thoughts and prayers I heard from people for those in our military.

Today, I want to thank all of our veterans and those that are currently serving in our armed forces, especially those who are in combat zones. There may be much debate about whether the wars should be fought or not, but thankfully, it seems that little of the ill feeling is spilling over onto the troops who are serving.

Happy Veteran's Day. We all appreciate the service given by our troops, and my thoughts and prayers are especially with the troops in the combat zones and their families.

  
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ASMPP1 11/12/2009 12:51PM

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L3DESIGNS 11/12/2009 12:29AM

    Great post!

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SOUPGAL 11/11/2009 9:57PM

    Thanks for this blog.

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SCRAPPY_RN 11/11/2009 9:45PM

    Great blog :)

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JANDREWS031 11/11/2009 8:59PM

    What a great blog!

Janet

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MISSBEAR11 11/11/2009 8:13PM

    Great blog. No one could of said it any better. Hugs.

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Spreading The Spark!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween is just around the corner, as I'm sure you all know. Ohhhh.....candy. Ok, just joking. We've only gotten a couple of trick-or-treaters for the last few years, so I don't even buy any candy anymore.

My son and his wife (Heidi) were visiting. They've been married about a year, and though I think she looks skinny, she wants to lose a few pounds. So, the first thing of I thought of was Sparkpeople. I showed her around the site and she decided to sign up. She said by tracking her food and exercise it has really helped her get motivated. It's actually turning into kind a family thing...my daughter and I were featured in an article last year about mothers and daughters losing together. Maybe Heidi and I can be in a mothers and daughter's-in-law that lose together. Nah, I think it's hard enough to find mother and daughters in-law that actually talk.....ha-ha.

Anyway, Spark is still great. I'm in a challenge, 80 days to an Extraordinary You, and am staying motivated!

  
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SHERI1969 10/30/2009 10:24AM

    Hey way to go on spreading the Spark!!!!!!! And to get your DIL to join is a wonderful thing!!! For MIL and DIL to even get along is a feat in and of itself so WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!

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PAULA3420 10/24/2009 2:43PM

    Good to hear about positive relationships, and WAY TO GO on Spreading the Spark. emoticon

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FIGHTERCHICK32 10/24/2009 5:36AM

    Wonderful!

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ASMPP1 10/21/2009 7:16PM

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MOMMA48 10/21/2009 1:12PM

    Sounds great, Deb! Have a super day and keep that motivation on high!

You can do it!!!!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 10/21/2009 1:12:58 PM

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MISSBEAR11 10/21/2009 12:43PM

    I just sent my soon to be DIL the link last night. She just had a baby and is getting married to my son in June.

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GGRANLDY 10/21/2009 12:18PM

    Deb that is cool. Have a Blessed Day

Dottie

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MOM2BRITTANY 10/21/2009 10:51AM

    SOunds like you are right on track! Great job -- keep it up!

Have an AMAZING day!

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JUDY1676 10/21/2009 10:17AM

    Way to go, Deb!

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NANCY1204 10/21/2009 9:23AM

    That's great emoticon

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NJDIETZ 10/21/2009 6:42AM

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L3DESIGNS 10/21/2009 2:30AM

    Great job!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 10/21/2009 1:25AM

    Deb,

WOW...it is a family affair for you, isn't it? You are a great advertisement for SP because you are such a great woman!! I'm proud to call you friend!

Love
Teresa

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28 Years Today

Thursday, October 08, 2009



Where has the time went? It is hard to believe that I got married 28 years ago today. My husband has always been there for me. He is behind me no matter where I have been in my life. He has always been there to support me no matter what I weighed, and now that I am working towards being a HEALTHIER ME, he is still there to motivate and support me.


  
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BGUMBA 10/11/2009 4:33PM

  Happy belated anniversary! H0pe it was great!

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MOM2BRITTANY 10/9/2009 11:18AM

    Congratulations! How wonderful!!! God bless...

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GGRANLDY 10/9/2009 10:39AM

    emoticon Happy Anniversary and may you be Blessed with many many more.

Dottie

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ASMPP1 10/9/2009 7:41AM

    emoticon Happy Anniversary!

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ARTHURTOM 10/9/2009 5:41AM

    Happy Anniversary!

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GLORYLIGHT57 10/8/2009 11:38PM

    Oh...I love happy marriages. What a real blessings. emoticon

emoticonon celebrating your 28th Wedding Anniversary!!!

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TEACHINKIDS2 10/8/2009 11:10PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonHappy Anniversary!!!!

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September - A month of Change

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September was a great month for me! I've got a job! I've been unemployed since last November, and finally finding employment was a great feeling. (In a town of only 4,000; jobs can be hard to come by) Adjusting to a new job and learning all of the new things has been a challenge by itself. Everything is going pretty good in that department, though.

Two of my teams in particular helped keep me on track in September. In my "Losing and Playing" team, I was able to stay focused on many different areas. Sometimes, it is very easy to stay on track with one or two things and forget everything else! And I've made some great "spark" friends. In Creative Challenges & Saintly Souls, we've decided to re-do our "Streaking- Sparkpeople Style" challenge. It was very popular the first time around! I love it, also, because trying to keep the streaks going and beat my own records is very challenging and rewarding. (We pick three things that we, ourselves, want to focus on). That should keep me going in October.

It is hard to believe there are only 13 weeks left of 2009! Wishing everyone a great October!

  
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SHERI1969 10/7/2009 9:10PM

    CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! That in and of itself is a goal to meet. Well done for not giving up.

Sheri

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GGRANLDY 10/1/2009 8:43AM

    Congrats on the new job! Keep on Sparkin!!
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MOM2BRITTANY 10/1/2009 8:24AM

    So gld you had a WONDERFUL Sept and congrats on finally finding a job. These days they are so hard to come by...Keep up the great work!!!

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L3DESIGNS 10/1/2009 12:24AM

    Glad your new job is going well. Have a great October.

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JUDY1676 9/30/2009 11:14PM

    emoticon on the new job and a good
September!

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MISSBEAR11 9/30/2009 8:16PM

    I also loved the LAP challenge. I sent you an invite to a 12 week challenge if youre interested. Its a pretty simple one. It is really really had to believe that its the end of September already ... It feels like it just started!!!

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ASMPP1 9/30/2009 7:30PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon On the job and your progress! Keep on going!

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MOMMA48 9/30/2009 7:15PM

    You are doing so fantastic, Deb! With your Teams and your progress!! Congrats to you and let's finish this year with one huge celebration for continued success!!!!!!!!!!!!
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emoticon Cheryl! Your Special Bud/Leader at "Stressed Out Moms/Women Gettin' Healthy" that loves your Teams and loves that you are part of ours!!! You are a true friend!!!!!!!!

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CHREILWEI 9/30/2009 7:08PM

    Congrats on everything! I had a great September too. Here's to a great October and rest of the year. Good luck.

-Christine

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