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back to basics is a good place to start!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I,m done with Diets cause in the long run unless you stay on that plan for ever you will Gain it all back !
This is my new back to basics Idea for me! There is no sense in depriving your self of any thing or you will end up gorging on it so... Savor a small morsel!
Im first making God, my first spark friend cause with out his help i might just as well for get it, cant do it..
So-o i make sure to be with him every day whether its out by the woods on the fallen log, one of my first meeting spots when i was down and didn,t think i could go on and i asked him for help and when i got up off the ground i just felt i can make it and could do any thing as long as i keep the connection and ya don,t have to pray constantly doing something for someone is Prayer, giving out hugs and gratitude and being with the destitute and for gotten is where i have found my self with the down and out and god has lifted me up from my down times! I have none now! i havent had a down day since that day on my knees out by the woods... Thanks To GOD for lifting me up and giving me a whole new outlook and path.
I am more aware now of things and i need to watch what i put in my mouth as we are the temple of God and only good things should go in our selves since we were all meant to be Holy! Holy is Healthy so-o im moving a long and i think Better every month i see better things in my life!
I continue my Yoga practice if only for 3-4 times a week it keeps me in-focus of what i need to do-o!
I take my healthy Ideas to others such as the pantry, I make sure i have a healthy dish like a salad and now in stead of walking by they say What kind of Salad did ya make today ! They love them ! I have to use what the food rescue Truck brings so its never the same sometimes great sometimes plainer but then i pick up things too when i can afford it! Im sure GOD S planned this for me and others! The spark people in my life you Beautiful ones are like sunshine many days and start me out right! Thank you all for that!
So i have been given this thing called Arthritis to deal with and its hard some times i have to sit on and off in the Garden and pantry but they know i have bad times but i have good days and use them to the fullest and get my excerise in! The Yoga has helped with Flexability issues so much! I love it!
So my plan is Being with the Creator in nature if i can or else where , eating right, loving all of mankind, excercise any way i can and watching what i put in my mouth my hardest time is @ night so im working on the munchie time and eating just 100-150 calories .. Thats about it dont lose as much as id like but i think eventually i will start losing again! Thats it ! i hope it works.. Love you all, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon BONZ P.S It seems like years but i used to weigh304 in my down times now im 249 so just chugging along and being happy and eating whole good things is my path! Blessings Sparkling stars you all shine like the brightest star in the sky.

  
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IMAVISION 7/18/2014 4:22PM

    Your blog is lovely witness to the compassion & help that our Abba Father will give to those who call upon Him with the right heart atttitude.

I found your writing to be uplifting & I emoticon for taking the time to share so beautifully.

God bless!

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PATTIE441 7/16/2014 7:29PM

    Great plan girl! I love it!! You are doing so awesome and I am so proud of your weight loss!! You are amazing and you are an inspiration!!! Great blog and wonderful you!! Love you girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COASTAL6 7/16/2014 6:45PM

    Hang in there!
Don't give up!
Love yoga!
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JENNEINAZ 7/13/2014 12:09PM

  It sounds like a good plan.

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SUSIEPH1 7/12/2014 10:37PM

    Sounds like you have found your way Bonnie ..
I am so happy for you.. I don't believe in diets either .. Just good wholesome food in moderation ..
It works every time .. Take Care .. Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWDESERTLOVER 7/12/2014 5:36PM

    Sounds like a fantastic plan to me!

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SONFLOWERGAMMY 7/12/2014 5:29PM

    I'll be tickled pink to get to 249 emoticon
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COMPCHIC52 7/12/2014 4:05PM

    We can`t deprive our self of foods we like cause it leads to failure you are right. that's were temperance comes in. To much of one thing is not good for you. I could not be doing this without our Lord. I believe my Lord gave me sparkpeople. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOLLIEJEAN2 7/12/2014 1:47PM

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In memory of my cousin, friend, motivator!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Im writing this in honor of my friend and cousin Linnie who passed away last week! She was my best cousin and friend and one of the last relatives that lives close to me ! She was an amazing Beautiful lady! Every week we would meet with another friend and even tho she was over weight she always rooted me on to keep going! She didnt have it in her to try any longer. I miss calling her on the phone once a week to connect with her, ill miss the weekly visit we had every week and the hug i received always made me feel Happy! She would drive us all over the area to the amish community where we shopped amazing places with our friend Edie! I will miss you my friend cause you helped me thru every thing! She found out she had cancer in multiple areas of her body and nothing would help! I decided i would be there for her to the end and i was..
My best memory was when she was not to with it and Pastor Jim showed up ! He said Lin have you been doing what i told you and she was so bright and a wake and she said Yes and he said have you talked to Jesus and she said Yes and he then said what did he say.. She looked in his eyes and said very plain jesus said he loves me! WOW! I will never for get that since she believed in GOD she wanted more but never tryed to go farther with it ! Then to top it off later a Kestrel Hawk flew up to the window and sat there for an hr and i think that meant something but im not sure what! I had never seen one so-o close! Every one was excited to see one not even the people who worked there had ever seen one! The three weeks i went to the Hospice house i would never give up it hurt at times but i got so much from being with her! She will continue to be with me in spirit as my brother is! I will not let the memories die ..ever ! She will still be rooting me on to take care of my self and lose weight and i will try even harder in her memory! Our friend said when it gets nice we will have to go visit the amish again like we did with Linnie and we will! Luv you girl! Thanks for your hugs motivation to do better and friendship! and your un conditional love that i miss... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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JUDITH316 5/23/2014 3:54PM

    An emoticon Tribute to your Cousin. The words you shared here surely describes the beautiful friendship you shared together.

I'm so sorry for your loss, my sincere condolences and prayers for you & the family.. emoticon

Psalm 115:16

Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His saints

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IAM_HIS 4/7/2014 3:43PM

    What a beautiful tribute to your cousin. I cannot wait to meet her one day.

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PATTIE441 3/24/2014 6:58PM

    Oh, Bonnie, what a beautiful tribute. You are a beautiful and caring person, and I am so blessed to know you. I am so sorry for your loss, but I do believe the hawk was there to guide her home. I also believe their are other animals that represent lost loved ones. May God Bless you and keep you and her and your family. I am always here for you, my friend. Love you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEWTERBUNNY 3/19/2014 5:30PM

    I'm so sorry you lost your cousin and good friend. It's nice to have family that are also friends. Hugs to you...

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PEANUTSDOG17 3/11/2014 10:55AM

  Bonnie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May Linnie Rest In Heaven Peacefully emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 3/8/2014 10:31AM

    emoticon emoticon Such a beautiful tribute to your cousin. May your memories bring you comfort! emoticon emoticon

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SIRIUS2014 3/8/2014 8:29AM

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories.

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 3/7/2014 9:02PM

    This is such a beautiful tribute to your best brined/cousin. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you'll see her in heaven but it's still hard. I know you miss her. Write about her and what you did together often. Maybe that will help. Love you Ronda

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LIVINGFREE19 3/6/2014 9:57PM

    So sorry to hear about your cousin, Bonnie!

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DANMAR1 3/6/2014 11:18AM

    That is beautiful. Could the below possibly be the meaning of the hawk. I do believe the Lord sends us these thing.
JOB39:26
American Standard Version
Is it by thy wisdom that the hawk soareth, (And) stretcheth her wings toward the south?
Context God Speaks of His Creation
"As often as the trumpet sounds he says, 'Aha!' And he scents the battle from afar, And the thunder of the captains and the war cry. "Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south? "Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?
BONNIE I wonder if this is the meaning of the Hawk at the window for your cousin. That it is the Lord that calls her to STRETCH her wings and fly south (my note fly to him). To me the part above that she cast her feathers is when we become unburdened by this earthly bodies and fly to the arms of the Lord (or South as the scripture says.)
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom,.... With so much swiftness, steadiness, and constancy, until she has seized her prey. The Vulgate Latin version and some others read, "does she become feathered", or "begin to have feathers?" and so Bochart: either when first fledged; or when, as it is said (d) she casts her old feathers and gets new ones, and this every year. Now neither her flight nor her feathers, whether at one time or the other, are owing to men, but to the Lord, who gives both;
an STRETCH her wings towards the south? Being a bird of passage, she moves from colder climates towards the winter, and steers her course to the south towards warmer ones (e); which she does by an instinct in nature, put into her by the Lord, and not through the instruction of man. STRETCH (Is it through thy teaching that the falcon, or any other bird of passage, knows the precise time for taking flight, and the direction in which she is to go to arrive at a warmer climate?)





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PURPLE_ROSE_BUD 3/6/2014 9:48AM

    Beautiful tribute! emoticon

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    So emoticon for your loss emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 3/6/2014 7:08AM

    This was beautiful Bonnie, she will,always be with you girl. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 3/6/2014 2:50AM

    Ohh Bonnie .. I am so sorry ... May Linnie rest in peace .. Hope you are well love Xxx emoticon emoticon

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RITZIBROWN 3/5/2014 10:08PM

    Condolences and emoticon Linnie is at emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 3/5/2014 5:38PM

    emoticon There are so many stories like that - that people know when they are being called home and how nature often underscores that.

I am sorry for your loss but so happy she is not in pain any longer!

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PICKIE98 3/5/2014 4:20PM

    I think that hawk was there to guide her home..

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Fantastic long Walk and feeling Gratitude for every thing in my life!

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I had a great walk today and got in 60 minutes! It wasnt a fast walk cause it is rough terrain and didnt want to fall down the Hill or something and no one would find me! The colors are slightly changing! When i get back that far i usually rest under a nice tree and just think ! This is great medicine to me and makes me have a better Attitude on things!
I thought of the older man who i decide to clean for because my friends husband was ill so i took it on and it was such a great friendship that started and he just amazes me! He is 79 has been a runner most of his life but quit when his knees started to hurt@ 70 so he went to sking but he hurt his shoulder now he is swimming 1hr a day , gets too the pool at 530am so he can beat the ladies and get a lane! No wonder he is so healthy! I will always remember our talks and im not sure he will be back til next year cause of things going on in his Family as he lives in Illinois nasd im here in N. Michigan but im Thankful i was chosen to clean his little cottage! He motivates me!
My Spark friends have also motivated me especially two who never give up on me two times a day how can i give up when ya all keep rooting me on....You are all Awesome!
I then thought of all the wonderful people who have come in my life just the last three years! The Garden people, The pantry people my priest who is a Jesuit and has changed my life and way of thinking and doing! One day he says to all you need to do things in Church but ya all need to get out and do something for the poor and then the veggie delivery dropped in my lap and then i started volunteering cause i just loved those people and when i seen all the un healthy goop they was eating it came to me to make something healthy i started making the salads for the people to counter act all the bad stuff! They decided Salads arnt so bad after all and i make two giant ones not knowing what the heck is coming on the food rescue truck! It always comes what ever i need Thank God ! When i was back in the woods I felt tremendous Gratitude I trulely have found my way and love every thing that has come to me! God and the priest being my # 1 people that got me off my duff and i not only helped but they have all rescued Me as well. The walk did a lot for me and would never thought of all the good in my life if i didnt go out to the woods and sit there and just think, and feel and love and be Thankfull for every thing !Blessings Gang I luv ya all, Bonnie


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RONNIEHUEY 9/22/2013 12:26PM

    Wow! love this blog.You are amazing.Keep on inspiring the rest of us. emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 9/9/2013 4:01AM

    Way to go Bonnie ..
Love that you are finding inspiration in helping others less fortunate .. Know that I am thinking of you often my lovely friend .. Much love Susie. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 9/8/2013 9:17PM

    You are doing so well, Bonnie, and I find you are definitely part of my inspiration!

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PATTIE441 9/8/2013 7:34PM

    Woo Hoo! Here's to the 3 Musketeers! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon You go girl! I am so proud of you! You are doing amazing and I am so glad about all the work you do, and I think the Jesuits are awesome! Like you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Great blog girl! and great you! We ARE doing it! Yay us!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you for making me feel so special and it truly is special knowing you and I am honored to be your friend! You totally rock!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 9/8/2013 6:21PM

    emoticon girl! I love walking as well! u really think about how good we really have it when u r looking at mother Nature! so glad u had some Me time today girl!!! it works wonders on how we feel! and yes we should be the 3 musketeers!!! we should make up a team and call it just that!!! enjoy your night Bonnie! and thanks for your support! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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My Day at the Pow-wow!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

It was the most most Beautiful weather for the Pow-wow and i headed out so i could get there early! Its good to do so to get a chance to look at the Venders selling Hand made things supplies to make things and of course any one that goes has to have the fry Bread and i didnt just have one ,i had two! I tryed two different places and the local one was the best but i never had a bad one in all my years of going.. The winner tho was a little thicker and had crunchy edges of goodness! I got a place in the shade in the second row! Ive been there for yrs in the same spot.You get to see the dancers in every stage from getting ready to all the different types of regalia for the different dances! There are Grass dancers , Jingle dress dancers fancy shawl dancers and Traditional Mens and Women dancers for the not so limber and fast and fancy dances for the younger group! When they come in to the arena they honor the veterans and all Carry the staffs and flags! There is only one lady i know of who has ever had the Honor of carrying a staff with a eagle head on it ! ( How they received the head was from a eagle who perished in a Winter storm and was frozen in Lake Michigan and they went and cut the block of ice out and decided that it should be for the first womens staff, a big honor and they picked a well known women who was in the Air force yrs a go to carry and keep this staff !She is a woman of respect and well loved by her tribe members in the Grand Traverse tribe of Indians! There was the smell of camp fires from campers fires and also the smell of sage in the air always. It started at 1200 ended at 400 for dinner and resumed At 700 - 900 and the next day it went on until 400 that day! I left at 400 and headed home feeling blessed and Happy i got to see the same dancers and the natives are so welcoming and helpful! I admire how good they are to the elders they have a special area to sit and are always honored and treated in a loving way! I love how they do that for them! Theres some very old or disabled who go in once atleast and some with crutches and wheel chairs make it around !They must all be tired at the end of the week end and some traveled from far off places and other tribes come from other states and canada! its all about honoring those who have gone , those who have fought for us and Healing to all who come,! Last year an Eagle flew around the pow-wow arena when it was going on and it happened this year again, I never seen any thing more Beautiful, two years in a row is amazing! Im thinking the Creator was watching for sure! For those who never had the chance to go , go it is Great and i have kept the memories of the natives in my mind year after year watching them as they age and change from one dance to another as they are able and watching the families get bigger and what great dancers they have become! I went around once with a friend i know when they had the inter tribal dance and it feels healing and wonderful! Just thought id share! I have a few pictures in my Gallery if you wanna see. Blessings and Luv, Bonnie

  
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RONNIEHUEY 9/8/2013 3:04PM

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PICKIE98 9/8/2013 9:54AM

    We always went ot the Pow Wow in Oscoda. It did not stop in the middle though.. it lasts three days. I just got back form the Soo, visiting with Cecil, Tribal Elder there at the Cultural Center. Very nice man. Visited our native American friend who is an artist there. Miss getting to the Pow Wows though.

Also spent a day at the Ojibwa Museum in St. Ignace. Made friends with worker there, Rob. Hoping to get him hooked up with my artist friend as an apprentice quill artist.

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL 8/21/2013 3:42AM

    I have to say I'm envious, I would have loved to have been there. I love watching Grass dancing and there is nothing more colourful or energetic than a really good shawl dancer.

Glad you had such a great time

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SUSIEPH1 8/19/2013 6:01PM

    Hi Bonnie ! . Loved your blog .. Will check out your pics ... Glad all went well .. I would have loved to have experienced this ..
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LEEWORD 8/19/2013 11:40AM

    Thank you for sharing your vivid memories. It made me feel as though I had been there and shared in the healing experience.

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PATTIE441 8/19/2013 7:36AM

    That is so awesome girl! I was definitely with you in spirit! Woo Hoo! Great blog! You are really rockin it girl! Way to go!!!!! Your pics are fabulous!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 8/19/2013 7:04AM

    What a wonderful way to spend the day Bonnie!!! this story was beautiful!! thanks for sharing it with us! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 8/19/2013 6:05AM

    I used to go to the Pow Wows when I lived in the northeastern part of the country - WASHINGTON AND OREGON - never hear of them here in WV. It sounds like you had a fun time - I hope that your day today is terrific.

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IDLETYME 8/18/2013 6:41PM

    Terrific blog and what a wonderful experience you had. Thank you for sharing it with us. I loved hearing about the Eagle flying over. I'll look for your pictures!
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BONOLICIOUS2 8/18/2013 6:40PM

    Wow, this sounds awesome! I wish we had events like this where I live! Sounds like a great time!

Hope you have a great week!

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LIVINGFREE19 8/18/2013 6:35PM

    That is great that you got to go, and got something good to eat, and had a fun time, how wonderful!

I hope you are doing well, and I hope you have a great week!

Big (((HUGS))

~Denise

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I think i got the spark back!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today while refrigerating my self cause it is a 100 degrees out side i did a lot of thinking praying and excercising and i seen what i can do! I went on the stationary bike for 6.5 miles and am feeling ok! I need to get the lead out and start working this old body before i cant move from this arthritic thing i was blessed with! Im taking action and taking back control of my self cause deep down i know where im headed and if i dont jump it up ill never lose anymore! Ill be stuck in this cant do it attitude! Im changing today and i will do it , no excuses! To day im the boss of me and will take the wheel this time and cruise! I can do it with my Sparkling friends who have been trying to get me to do this and i see the spark ready to become a flame ! The fire with in is ready to come out ! Who- Hoo! I will need that kick once in awhile and im depending on ya spark friends! Blessings Hugs and Luv, Bonnie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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PATTIE441 8/3/2013 7:37PM

    Woo Hoo! Light your fire girl! Way to go! You CAN do it!! Let's go! You rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IAM_HIS 7/24/2013 8:26AM

    Sounds like you definitely got the spark blazing!!

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DETERMINEDDE 7/21/2013 6:55AM

    You absolutely can!! Keep it up!!
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NISSANGIRL 7/18/2013 7:19AM

    emoticon emoticon job Bonnie!!!! Lets do this!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 7/17/2013 11:37PM

    You can do this, Bonnie, I am in your corner cheering you on.

Make it happen, girl!

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DANMAR1 7/17/2013 8:41PM

    Yes you can do it!! You are worth every minute spent on getting you healthy. I know you give so much of yourself to so many people and good causes. Please keep me updated and remember it is those baby steps put together that make a huge difference in our lives. Remember that childhood story of the Little Train That Could....it went from I think I can to I can ...if you need more kicks here are some for you dear friend.....
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SUSIEPH1 7/17/2013 7:13PM

    emoticon emoticon.Atta Girl Bonnie ! You can do it xx love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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