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Monday, July 29, 2013

This subject was not my intention for today. I just found out a spark friend lost her hubby. I feel so bad for her. If anyone knows GGRANLDY, please give her support during this tough time.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 7/30/2013 11:26PM

    Very sad

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DOVESEYES 7/30/2013 2:59AM

    Thanks for letting us know.

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LIVINGFREE19 7/30/2013 1:38AM

    The most interesting thing between these 2 situations where they lost their husbands is, their husbands name were both Tom. Interesting, yet very sad also.

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LIVINGFREE19 7/30/2013 1:25AM

    So sad! So did SWDESERTLOVER!

I will be praying for both of them now!

Take Care!

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/30/2013 12:00AM

    That is sad :-( I didn't know her but I am still sorry to hear this and will stop by her page.

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Summer Pre-Challenge #Six

Friday, July 19, 2013

List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. OK that might be too long a list, so give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

0 Health. Sometimes the fibro keeps me in bed for days.
- stretch; smoothies

o Boredom. I live out in the boonies.
- attend weekly church services/classes/get-togethers
- learn a new skill

o Sleep
- need to get another check in with doc to reformulate a plan to conquer the pain that wakens me several times a night

0 Heat. I just can't function well when it's hot
- exercise earlier in the day; stretch at night or yoga

  
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CANDOK1260 7/28/2013 9:01PM

   
good plan hope the challenge is a good one for you




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KADULAC 7/23/2013 6:47PM

    Great strategies to overcome your excuses!!! emoticon emoticon

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FITGRANDMA120 7/21/2013 11:36AM

    Awareness is the beginning to overcoming, you're doing great

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CINDYCHARLENE 7/20/2013 9:58PM

    Good strategies! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVETOLAUGH56 7/20/2013 9:55PM

    Great list Bri

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NEWCHINELO 7/19/2013 4:13PM

    good luck!

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FUNGIRL81005 7/19/2013 1:07PM

    You can do it!! yes YOU CAN!!

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LINTPICKER 7/19/2013 9:19AM

    Great ideas! I will have to think about my top 5 areas to improve!

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GINGERHAWK 7/19/2013 9:16AM

    Sorry to hear that pain wakes you up, I do hope you'll get that doctor check in! It looks like you have some solid strategies to combat the issues you're facing - nice job!

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HIKING-4-ME 7/19/2013 6:48AM

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So Long, California

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It's been a glorious 2 1/2 weeks. Now it's time to leave family and the new friends I've made and fly home. I'm leaving with the sense that I'll be back in 11 months.

It won't be the same next year. Dgs will be off to tech school back east so he won't be here. We have some precious memories to look back on. (pray I get out to see him and my mom in October)

Next blog will be from Colorado Springs, no doubt with mention of the devastating fires, one of which we'll fly near enough to see providing the skies are clear.

(((gentle hugs))) -Bri

  
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CATHYGETSFIT 6/23/2013 1:19PM

    Glad you got to get out to California again this year to visit family! I've seen the devastating pics of the fires in Colorado. I sure hope you guys get some real rain soon with no lightning!

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KADULAC 6/22/2013 2:31AM

    I'm glad you got to visit your family, and make new friends. All kinds of fun things. Have a great weekend.

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LIVINGFREE19 6/21/2013 10:54PM

    I hope you have a safe journey my friend.

I also hope you have a great weekend, my friend!

Big (((HUGS)))

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LIVINGFREE19 6/21/2013 10:54PM

    I hope you have a safe journey my friend.

I also hope you have a great weekend, my friend!

Big (((HUGS)))

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SILVERWITCH59 6/19/2013 4:45PM

    Hope the fires did not get too close to you .. Welcome home !

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FUNGIRL81005 6/19/2013 2:39PM

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Welcome Home!!

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BARB4HEALTH 6/19/2013 9:16AM

    Traveling mercies to you. So glad you had a great time!

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AVONWITHJENN 6/18/2013 4:00PM

    I am from SoCal but lived in Colorado Springs for a few years. I miss it so. Tell is Hello from me. emoticon Have safe travels.

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NEWCHINELO 6/18/2013 3:21PM

    safe journey,dear!

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KITT52 6/18/2013 2:29PM

    have a safe trip home

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SHANTODD420 6/18/2013 1:51PM

    Safe trip home and have a great day.

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NANFACEMIRE1 6/18/2013 1:18PM

    So glad you had a good trip and are on your way home. The fires are so devastating so I hope all is still well at your home.

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Safe from the Colorado Fires

Thursday, June 13, 2013

For all of those concerned for my safety I am touched. So many from spark have asked if I am ok.

I'm still in the San Diego area on vacation. I did just speak to hubby who is back in Colorado Springs. He said we are getting the occassional smoke but otherwise we are safe.

Thank you all for being the special folks you are. (((gentle hugs))) -Bri

  
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SPARTAN40 6/17/2013 10:47PM

    Glad to hear you and your hubby are OK.

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CARLYG8 6/14/2013 9:52AM

    Yay! Glad to hear that you and yours are safe! God is good!

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KITT52 6/14/2013 9:12AM

    glad you are safe...the pictures of the Royal Gorge Bridge are sad to see...



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MONAKIN314 6/14/2013 8:32AM

    good to hear!

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DOVESEYES 6/14/2013 5:04AM

    Glad you are ok.

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TEXASTITCHER 6/13/2013 11:34PM

    Gald you are fine. We were just in San Diego for a conference

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ADAPTOR 6/13/2013 11:22PM

    Glad to hear it, I just finished posting on the 5% challenge that I was worried about you. I was pretty worried about you. Hugs just because. emoticon emoticon

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LOVETOLAUGH56 6/13/2013 10:49PM

    Thank the Lord that you both are safe.

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MNABOY 6/13/2013 10:20PM

    Blessings are always appreciated.

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BABYSMAMA12 6/13/2013 9:50PM

    So glad you are safe! Praying the fires don't get to you.

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/13/2013 8:44PM

    So glad you're safe!

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NANFACEMIRE1 6/13/2013 7:51PM

    Bri, I was really worried about you and knew you were away. I am glad that hubby could fill you in and that all is okay where he is. I hope that things get under control very soon. Hugs to you too.

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MTNGRL 6/13/2013 7:34PM

    So glad to know all is ok. Looks like a terrible situation for so many.
Enjoy the rest of your time away. Hugs!!

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HONDURASDONNA 6/13/2013 7:08PM

    Thanks for letting us know! My daughter lives in CO Springs, but away from the fire, so that, plus being a CO native, means I'm following it closely. Rough time for the state. emoticon

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Refreshed

Monday, June 10, 2013

Last week was a test of endurance of sorts. Activities everyday with the family. Yesterday, exhaustion. I was able to keep up wih everyone - from 4 to 40. That included alot of uphill hiking. All those baby steps added up.

Admittedly I let the eating plan fly out the window on Friday and Saturday. Yesterday I got back on track. All the leftover candy, cupcakes, etc from the graduation party and barbque didn't even tempt me. I was totally back on track yesterday.

A trip to San Diego Zoo is on today's agenda. There will be alot more walking. I already did 60 minutes of exercise in the wee hours of the morning. I'm refreshed and ready to take on the day!

  
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SPARTAN40 6/11/2013 11:12PM

    Sounds like you had a great time. Enjoy the zoo adn being refreshed.

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KADULAC 6/11/2013 9:35PM

    I love it when family fun includes getting out and moving. Have fun at the zoo.

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PURPLELVR7 6/11/2013 7:01AM

    enjoy the zoo

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STRONGDJ 6/10/2013 9:24PM

    Wow, sounds like you're doing great!
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DOVESEYES 6/10/2013 8:39PM

    Enjoy the Zoo

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FUNGIRL81005 6/10/2013 11:15AM

    emoticon Enjoy you DAY!!

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GINGERHAWK 6/10/2013 10:58AM

    Good for you! It sounds like you have a lot of activity going on and it's wonderful that you're not only keeping up but getting up early to get in even more exercise. You're awesome!

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LEANNAW4 6/10/2013 10:23AM

    Wonderful! Keep it up!

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PARAEAST 6/10/2013 9:43AM

    Sounds like you did good, we all have those weekends. Have fun at the zoo today, lots of walking and perhaps pictures and making memories too!! Enjoy

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KELLI9001 6/10/2013 9:29AM

    Great job...we all have those weekends but you handled it superbly!

Keep up the great work!
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