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A Love Letter to Me

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dear Dragonfly126:

I have been wanting to write this letter for some time now. Unfortunately I did not think you were in a spot to accept it. I know it is late. But I really had to be sure you were ready for this.

I have known you all your life , we have been very close. I have watched you grow into the most amazing woman. You are very talented. Yes you can say you are a Jill of all trades and a Mistress of none. You sew, knit, crochet,paint. Your very creative. Your a handi-woman around the house. Your the Vet for your farm. You are working on your gardening skills. You cook, oh my Goddess can you cook!! No you are perfect,but who is???
You are a beautiful woman. It just took the right man to see it. You are his everything. That alone makes you feel special. As it should.
For you, the one big issue is your weight. You have been working on that. You cook clean meals right from the Clean Eating magazine. YUMMY!!!! You have been working-out. YOU just need to be more consistent, and motivated. O= Ok you need some motivation how's this... Your Dad had his first heart attack at age 51. You are now 52 going on 53. You take after your Dad in alot of ways, do you want to follow him there also??? I was going to put a picture of him up here but you do not have one in your album. I do believe you need to get one or two for your album. Dragonfly YOU CAN DO THIS. You are a strong woman. There is nothing you are incapable of doing I believe in you. Do you? You should.
Simply truth you are a beautiful,creative,fun,do it yourself kind of gal. You can and will do everything you put your mind to.
I have to let you go for now but I will write again, that you can count on.
Dragonfly you ROCK!

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    Yes you can do it! You are a beautiful person..... who writes a heck of a good letter!

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RYDERB 3/1/2013 2:52PM

    That was beautiful!

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LINDA! 2/27/2013 8:37PM

    Well said. emoticon

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SARASMILING 2/27/2013 6:06AM

    I LOVE IT!!!! And I think this quote, you own quote, should be on your spark page as a reminder!
"Simply truth you are a beautiful,creative,fun,do it yourself kind of gal. You can and will do everything you put your mind to."
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Awesome job!

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JCARDINAL 2/25/2013 11:32AM

    I love this Gilma!! You are wonderful!! emoticon

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KA_JUN 2/24/2013 10:05PM

    Nice, I like your alter ego. emoticon

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EMMACORY 2/24/2013 9:47PM

    Beautiful...just like you...

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 2/24/2013 9:35PM


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    So glad you took the time to tell yourself this - we all need to see ourselves as others should. You are doing wonderful - just keep up the positive attitude!


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SISTERPRETTY 2/24/2013 6:30PM

    You can do it....and you will!

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Stuck in the Blizzard of 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tues nite after work I get a call telling me my Mom has a high fever, and has been throwing up. So the dutiful daughter I am I pack my bags and head up to her home 72 miles away. I make her soup from scratch, and have to make her eat just the broth. Two days of this. And then the STORM hits... I call home to find out my hubby has no electricity, no heat, no water. While he is home alone he has to care for 3 of our 4 dogs as well as as our 2 goats , 2 pigs and 5 ducks and 10 chickens. Our son and his wife and baby came with me to see her family. Thank the Goddess they did. We just had our electricity restored. Blessed be! So now we are all home safe and sound. You know it is wonderful to visit people, whether it be family or friends. But in the end Dorothy was right... THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!
We had been all set to come home until they put a ban on driving on the highways. Five hundred dollar fine and a year in jail. No thanks! So now we are home and trying to unwind, and relax.

You know through the years our perception changes. At 10 years old this blizzard would have been about no school, sledding, snowball fights,building snowmen, shoveling for friends and family as well as for money, having hot chocolate.
In our teen years skiing, skating, hanging with your friends. As a young adult it's about shoveling out your car so you can get to work, and skiing if you can get away. By your fifty's you've been there done that it is all over-rated. Then you look back and snow was higher when we were younger. Did you happen to notice the younger you were the more things you to do?? LOL

Every few years there's a blizzard and you say one of two things 1] they call that a blizzard?? I remember the one from 19?? now that was a blizzard., or 2] really that's a blizzard?? We just haven't had a good winter in years where we've really had snow. Things have changed over the years.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my rants.

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JCARDINAL 2/14/2013 4:04PM

    My husband and I were just talking about that! My son was talking about the "blizzard" he had at school and we told him a few inches is not a blizzard. The next time he's home I told him I'd show him pictures of the blizzard of 1967, now that was a blizzard! Take care, glad you're all safe!

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

So I weighed in this morning and to my surprise ........Yes you guessed it I GAINED 2lbs!! So that is a total of 5lbs all together. So now for the why I gained those 5lbs. I have been out of my blood pressure medication all week. So hopefully this week I'll show some sort of lose.

I forgot to say I did pick up my meds. it was just at the time I ordered thewm I did not have the money for them. But I did get them and a couple others I needed. Thanks everyone. My meds are not something I play with. I appreciate every ones concern. Thank you.

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 1/13/2013 7:08PM

    Ahhh meds-another player in our weight loss journey.............Glad you figured it out and picked them up again.

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JCARDINAL 1/13/2013 3:23PM

    Don't forget your med!! emoticon

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SARASMILING 1/13/2013 5:43AM

    Fingers crossed for you! In the mean time, eat your potassium! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRIS3874 1/12/2013 11:03PM

    Hope you can get a refill soon- I agree BP isn't something to toy with.

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THINAGIN2 1/12/2013 9:06PM

    It's not good to be without your meds!

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FITWITHIN 1/12/2013 3:16PM

    It's a temporary setback. Keep up the great progress!

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AZULVIOLETA6 1/12/2013 1:13PM

    Yes, lots of BP meds have a diuretic effect. You've probably just gained water weight.

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    Oh no. Don't skip your medication.

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FCARMICH 1/12/2013 12:49PM

  meds are important

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What the Fudge!!!!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

I am so P>Oed. I can't stand it. I have been walking and drinking all my water eating clean again. I just got on the scale and I gained 3 lbs!!!!! What the fudge!! The scale is suppose to go DOWN not up! I am traking everything slow because I have had a respiratory virus for the last 21/2 weeks now and I am just starting to feel better. I don't want to over do it since it has been aggravating my asthma . But really 3lbs??? Give me a break. Well it looks like I am gonna have to do some tweaking somewhere. Weigh in is tomorrow , I have today to lose 3lbs just to be at my starting weight!! No I wont strive myself or do anything stupid. Just saying.I'll be happy if I lose 1lb. Well as much as I love to write and check out my teams I have some WORK to do. One foot in front of the other! emoticon emoticon

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 1/13/2013 7:06PM

    That 3 pounds could be so many things--muscle growth, water retention, hormones, etc etc etc-don't be surprised to see them disappear as quickly as they appeared! You've got this just keep on trekking!

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SARASMILING 1/11/2013 8:21PM

    I'm right there with you!! I am so the human yo-yo. :? We'll get there though!!! Eventually! lol!

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PRIMA_DONUT 1/11/2013 1:55PM

  I woke up 2.4 pounds thinner today than yesterday, our bodies are funny creatures! take heart, and stick with it!

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Reflecting and New Resolves

Thursday, December 27, 2012

So here it is Dec 27th just 4 short days til the end of 2012. What have I accomplished????? Well if I am honest with myself...... nothing would be the answer. So since it is best to be truthful that is my answer. Of course I learned that the hard way. I am not sure what my weight was when I started 2012 but according to my weight line I did pretty good at one point. I had Dr's appt last week and I just wanted to cry. The scale showed 225lbs!!!! Just 8 small lbs short from where I originally started. I weighed myself today and it appears I lost 2 lbs since last week.Which is a good thing, but starting the New Year at 223lbs,rrrrr! This is my resolve to lose wt, and be consistent with my workouts, and tracking as well as keeping in touch with my Spark family.
With the holiday season coming to an end, and last minute gifts to be given. I have decided to give a healthy gift to my co-workers. Each are getting a pedometer and a water bottle as well as a journal to record in. I want my co-workers to know that I am planing on a healthy, fun Year. It is not about them, it is about me. I need to lose weight for me. So I can look in the mirror and be happy with the person I see there. So I would be excited to have my picture taken. So that I can chose clothes that I feel good wearing. So I can play with my 2 beautiful granddaughters. So that they have to run to keep up with me.
I know it all sounds so good. And the intention is there. But you and I know good intention always seems to fall off to the side somewhere along the way. So I am imploring all my Spark Family and friends PLEASE if you see I have not been tracking , posting or blogging you will literally kick my butt and put me back on the right track??????!!!!!!!!!! Thank you.
I also want to apologize to all my teams and team-mates. You counted on me and I let you all down. I know the team did not fall apart because of my poor participation. But it does speak badly about me. And I do not want to be that person. I want to honor my commitments to my teams, team-mates and most importantly MYSELF.

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 1/7/2013 2:41PM

    We've all had our down times, but the good thing is, it's NEVER TOO LATE! We start over NOW and we succeed. We'll stick together, the team is still here, sometimes stronger, sometimes not, but still determined and ready to keep fighting this battle. Inch by Inch baby, we've got this!! emoticon

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FATHINSN 12/29/2012 7:56AM

    For 2013, how about make a special plan for holidays? You still can enjoy the festive moods but at same time, make sure not going to lost focus, especially from October to December as I believe your country has A LOT to celebrate during that period! I wish you a very good luck for 2013!

I'm making a complete reboot plan for myself, I kept hitting the wall from all sides in 2012! First quarter of next year is to maintain my weight from not going over my max weight (not focusing on losing kg/pounds or inches) and slowly adjusting my life with exercises instead of keep drowning myself with overload excitement of doing new workouts, hehe.

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JCARDINAL 12/28/2012 2:07PM

    Don't worry Gilma, I've got my butt kicking shoes on so no slacking from either of us!! 2013 is going to be our year to stay the course and finally drop this extra baggage. emoticon

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SARASMILING 12/28/2012 5:30AM

    We can do this! We can do this!! WE CAN DO THIS!!!! We just HAVE to keep pushing. We just HAVE to keep moving forward. For our health, for ourselves, for those beautiful grandkids of yours, WE CAN DO THIS!!! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ITSMATT 12/27/2012 9:54PM

    Hi there - how are you doing?

Today is a great day to start changing things.

Track your food. Everything. Every day.
Work to hit your daily net calorie target. Every day.
Trust the process.

Do these things and you will be successful.

You are strong. Stronger than you think!

Make it a great day!

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