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My No Excuses Pledge!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to Stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best Friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

Signed: LISE BOURBONNAIS ESILBO 04/15/12

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!
Thanks!

  
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SPARKLISE 4/19/2012 7:57PM

    One day at a time baby!
Don't quit now you've come too far!
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OAKSHAVEN 4/16/2012 3:11PM

    Just printed it and hung in on my cubicle wall. Great thought, and something I have to say to myself frequently.

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TORTILLAFLATS 4/16/2012 2:29PM

    I WILL JOIN YOU MY FRIEND, GREAT PLEDGE. I AM GOING TO BLOG IT NOW!
THANKS FOR SHARING IT! WE CAN DO IT!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/16/2012 11:04AM

    Way to go, Lise! emoticon

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MASTERPIECE8 4/16/2012 10:48AM

    Absolutely!

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IOWAGRAMMA 4/16/2012 8:46AM

    Great idea! Thanks, Love!! Jeannie

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PYNETREE 4/16/2012 8:33AM

    Lise...thanks for sharing this! emoticon

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SENATOR9 4/16/2012 8:20AM

    emoticonGreat pledge

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 4/16/2012 1:22AM

    My pleasure Lise. Glad it worked for you too! I got it from a blog that another STeam I'm on had posted. Sounds like you are feeling stronger every day. emoticon emoticon emoticon Bev

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JILL313 4/16/2012 12:22AM

    What a great and wonderful idea the No-Excuse Pledge is. I'm in as I've got to stop making excuses for not moving forward recently. Thank you Lise for posting this. . .It's wonderful and I'm in too. I'm also re-lighting and starting to move forward and just started back today. I really enjoyed the relaxing Pedicure you sent me--now that's the way to live. Thank you.

Love,

Jill

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SUE_2U 4/15/2012 10:34PM

    That is so much just what I need to do today! Thank you!

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TUBLADY 4/15/2012 10:18PM

    Good for you., Lise.
I say something like that everyday, or almost.
Everyday is a new day to continue trying to live the healthy and fit life we were meant to live.
You are well on your way.
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ESILBO 4/15/2012 10:09PM

    THANK YOU BEV FOR THIS PLEDGE emoticon

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THURSDAY S LAUGH

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Proof that Men Have Better Friends...



Friendship among Women:
A woman didn't come home one night. The next morning
she told her husband she had slept over at a
friend's house. The man called his wife's 10 best
friends. None of them knew anything about it.


Friendship among Men:
A man didn't come home one night. The next morning he
told his wife he had slept over at a friend's
house. The woman called her husband's 10 best friends.
Eight confirmed he had slept over, and two said he was still there.

  
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JILL313 4/14/2012 8:50AM

    Lise, there is still a double standard in women vs. men in too many areas. Thank you for this LOL as I needed it more today than Thursday--LOL! Enjoy the Weekend--and that's an order dear friend.

Love,

Jill

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LINOVER 4/12/2012 9:42PM

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IOWAGRAMMA 4/12/2012 7:48PM

    Oh, yes...those men are something else! And they do love to gossip. Very funny, Lise!

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SPARKLISE 4/12/2012 2:32PM

    emoticon Cute!

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WILSON425 4/12/2012 11:24AM

    Men. Now they are all on the phone talking about how the one got lucky. They are the biggest gossips ever. And usually about sex. Who is gettin it and where!
Dirty rotten buggars anyway! LOL

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TAGSUIT2 4/12/2012 11:17AM

    Make sure you call one before you go home, also make sure they answer the phone. emoticon And men they all lie together.

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GERIKRAGH 4/12/2012 11:06AM

    That's great and seems to be true!

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SENATOR9 4/12/2012 10:48AM

    Ah good friends.Brings a tear to my eyes emoticon

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'LIFE' THOUGHTS BY 'DUCKY'

Wednesday, April 11, 2012



Lot's of truth to this...........
'LIFE' THOUGHTS BY 'DUCKY'



#1 )I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with 'Guess' on it.
So I said 'Implants?' She hit me.

#2) Marriage changes passion.
Suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

#3) How come we choose from just two people to run for president and over fifty for Miss America ?

#4) Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

#5) I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!

#6) When I was young we used to go 'skinny dipping,' now I just 'chunky dunk.'

#7) Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.


Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over? AMEN, AMEN !!


Wouldn't you know it....
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever.

Bumper sticker of the year:
'If you can read this, thank a teacher
and, since it's in English, thank a soldier'



And remember:
Life is like a roll of toilet paper.
The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

  
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4AMAZINGME 4/27/2012 2:44AM

    great blog emoticon

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WILSON425 4/12/2012 11:29AM

    Loved ALL the wise words from Ducky. Is he running for president?

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SENATOR9 4/12/2012 10:47AM

    emoticon blog emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 4/12/2012 9:40AM

    Loved this Blog.. still got me chuckling over here! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PYNETREE 4/12/2012 8:02AM

    Oh Lise,
Loved the Wise thoughts by Ducky! It was good to start my day off with a grin! Thank you my SparkFriend! emoticon




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TUBLADY 4/11/2012 8:47PM

    That was so cute.
I remind myself everyday that my fat cells are just lying in wait for me to slip up so they can strat to plump up again. They might shrink but they never go away.
Have a lovely evening.
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IOWAGRAMMA 4/11/2012 8:22PM

    Hehe...brain cells come and go, but FAT cells live forever!! So true, my friend!! Hugs, Jeannie

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SPEEDY143 4/11/2012 8:20PM

    emoticonto see YOU posting Lise emoticon

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SPARKLISE 4/11/2012 8:08PM

    emoticon That was the laugh I needed tonight! Loved it! emoticon
Viens-tu au Zumba demain? emoticon

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JILL313 4/11/2012 3:44PM

    LISE, DUCKY IS WISE BEYOND HIS YEARS. SO MANY OF THEM I CAN RELATE TO AND HE IS SO CLEVER AND WISE. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THESE AS I LOVE TO LOL AND THESE DID JUST THE TRICK!

LOVE,

JILL

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TO ALL MY FRIENDS

Friday, March 30, 2012

AFTER NOT FEELING WELL FOR A FEW DAYS (WEEKS BUT I WAS PUSHING), I AM GOING DOWN ON THE DEPRESS SIDE...I HAVE DECIDED TO KEEP SPARK TO A MINIMUM.

I STEP DOWN FROM EL LEADER AND THE SPRING CHALLENGE...VERY SORRY TO LET EVERYONE DOWN...FOR A WHILE I WILL ONLY RECORD NUTRITION AND READ SOME POSTS TO TRY TO GET BACK MY MOTIVATION...

I HATE BEING WHERE I AM AT, RIGHT NOW BUT, I DO MY BEST FOR THIS TIME...
SORRY FOR ALL THE MAIL I RECEIVED THAT I DID NOT ANSWERED BUT NOW, THERE IS TOO MANY TO ANSWER.

TAKE CARE, LOVE YOU ALL
LISE

PS.. I WILL BE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE (BRUCE WILLIS MOVIE)LOL

  
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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 4/4/2012 7:47PM

    Lise - I'll not forget you. Hang in there my friend. I'll be right here when you are recharged. Pulling for you. Hugs, Bev

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ARGYLE-RUNNER 4/2/2012 4:17PM

    emoticonI'm always about if you need anything - and I can relate to that motivation bit

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TORTILLAFLATS 4/1/2012 9:28PM

    LISE, I AM COUNTING ON YOU TO SNAP BACK QUICKLY. THE THOUGHT OF YOU BEING DOWN JUST BREAKS MY HEART. YOU HAVE CAME SO FAR AND YOU ARE MY HERO. SO DO THIS FOR ME, TAKE A BIG LONG LOOK AT YOUR WALKER AND REMEMBER HOW YOU USE TO RELY ON THAT TO GET ANYWHERE. LOOK AT YOUR PICTURES FROM YOUR TRIP AND THEN GIVE YOURSELF A BIG HUG FROM ME! THEN ANOTHER BIG HUG FROM YOU, AND THEN FROM ALL OF YOUR SPARKFRIENDS THAT REALLY CARE FOR YOU. ONE OF THESE DAYS WE CAN GET TOGETHER AND SPLASH IN THE POOL, PUT ON PURPLE AND ENJOY THE COMPANY OF EACH OTHER. i AM FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE BACK, JOIN ME, OK?

MY HAND IS EXTENDED TO YOU , LETS GO!

LOVE YOU, GAIL
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SENATOR9 3/31/2012 9:30PM

    Take care of yourself emoticon

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KALISWALKER 3/31/2012 8:12PM

    Lise I care about you and please write to me any time.

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CHALLENGER15 3/31/2012 1:08PM

    It looks like a lot of people have had good suggestions, and perhaps you will find something that works for you. I have for sure been there recently.

And as for Spark, sometimes you just have to build up that fire a bit...not into a wildfire, but all fires need to be fed occasionally...take the time to do it.

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SANDRA2BSKINNY 3/31/2012 10:48AM

    Take care of yourself first we will all be here when you come back emoticon

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SUE_2U 3/30/2012 5:59PM

    emoticon Just feel better. Do keep working on feeling better.
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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/30/2012 4:32PM

    Do whatever you need to do to take care of YOU! Love you!

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SPEEDY143 3/30/2012 2:39PM

    IT'S JUST LIKE ANY THING ELSE LISE. WE GET FIRED UP AND THEN GO GO GO BUT WE BEGIN TO BURN OUT AND THAT SPARK FLICKERS AND WE THINK I KNEW THIS FEELING WASN'T GOING TO LAST FOREVER AND THOSE HAPPY FACES GET A LITTLE SAD AND WE SLOW DOWN... OUR PROGRESS STALLS, WE GET DISCOURAGED AND THINK "I CAN'T DO THIS ANY MORE" (SOUND FAMILIAR YET LADIES) WE THINK ABOUT QUITTING BUT KNOW IF WE DO THOSE POUNDS AND ALL THAT PROGRESS WILL BE FOR NOTHING.

AND THEN WE REALIZE... YEAH, I WAS ON FIRE AND I'VE MADE INCREDIBLE PROGRESS AND NOW I'M GOING TO ENJOY WHERE I'M AT AND LIVE A LIFE WORTH LIVING BECAUSE A YEAR OR TWO AGO I WAS DYING BUT NOW I AM LIVING. SCREW THE SCALE... I FEEL BETTER THAN I HAVE IN DECADES. NOTHING WILL STOP ME NOW... NOT EVEN ME emoticon

STEP BACK... TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND START ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!! emoticon

I KNOW IT TAKES LONGER TO GET WELL AFTER AN ILLNESS AT OUR AGE... KEEP THAT IN MIND AND LOOK AT HOW FAR YOU'VE COME NOT HOW FAR YOU HAVE TO GO emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/30/2012 1:28PM

    No need to apologize for a computer/spark fast. These are good for the health when other priorities take to a calling in your life. Take the time you need to get to where you need to be. Hopefully, it will all work out in the long haul. Hug, Hug!

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TINAJANE76 3/30/2012 12:08PM

    Take care of yourself and hope to see you back in the swing of things really soon. I'll miss all of your lovely supportive comments while you're away.
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JILL313 3/30/2012 11:10AM

    Lise, I hope you will feel better really soon. You are much loved by all of us that know you. Take the time you need to rest and be able to focus again. I'm rooting for you dear friend. Believe I know how it feels to be depressed as I've suffered with it for many years. Take good care of yourself and I hope soon you'll be ready to Spark more--I'll miss you.

Love,

Jill

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RUFFIT 3/30/2012 10:56AM

    Take care of yourself.

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RETURNTOTHIN 3/30/2012 10:44AM

    Boy, you have friends on here who so want you to win. I remember posts on my blogs and page from you that were so encouraging. May we encourage you.... track your food and exercise and don't take so much time on SP, may be just the boost you need! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 3/30/2012 10:30AM

    Sweetie, I was worried that might be happening when I hadn't heard from you for a while. Do the best you can, but don't get too far down there. We need each other to keep going. Have you had your meds checked lately? Everything else okay? Email me when you feel like it. DON'T GO TO BED!!! GO to the POOL! I love you and hope to hear from you soon. Love, Jeannie emoticon

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NEW JOB

Friday, March 16, 2012



WHILE I WAS IN THE POOL TODAY, I HAD A AH AH MOMENT... emoticon IT MUST COME FROM ALL THE LECTURES I DO, FROM BLOGS AND COMMENTS... emoticon


I HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE MY EXERCISE, MY DAILY JOB...

WHEN I WAS WORKING, I HAD A VERY HIGH ETHIC... IWOULD NOT MISS A DAY, UNLESS BEING VERY SICK...

TIRED DID NOT COUNT AS SICK...

SO THIS NEW JOB START AT 11 AM,

IN THE POOL, WHATEVER THE DAY IS STRENGTH OR CARDIO

THE ONLY DAY I WILL NOT GO, IS THE DAY I HAVE ZUMBA BECAUSE IT TAKES ALL MY ENERGY, IT IS USUALLY ON THURSDAYS BUT THIS WEEK IS SUNDAY...

VERY EXCITED TO HAVE THIS NEW JOB THAT WOULD BRING ME MORE THAN MONEY... A HEALTY BODY...

DAY I WAS TODAY, AND I WILL KEEP GOING emoticon

THANKS FOR READING
LOVE
LISE emoticon

  
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DINGALLSTOO 3/25/2012 9:34AM

    guess I neeed a second job! Great idea.

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KALISWALKER 3/20/2012 2:36PM

    That's a great idea, I need to have that same mindset.

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SPARKLISE 3/18/2012 12:34PM

    Nice! So...could zumba count as a job?
I'm willing to quit my day job and find as many zumba classes I can! emoticon
Pick you up at 5h35-5h40 tonight? (it's at 6h00 on Sunday).
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TUBLADY 3/17/2012 10:35PM

    Lise. this is so cute. Love your photos showing how you are going to do or not do.
This as a wonderful way to look upon exercise. If everyone would set aside time just as they do for their job. or some other important time they would find that exercise fits in and it would be a regular happening.
Love this blog.
Rock on,
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SENATOR9 3/17/2012 9:34AM

    I will keep my eyes on you ,so you get the job done.But I know you can do it emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 3/17/2012 9:10AM

    Make "No Excuses" your new Mantra! emoticon emoticon

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SW2618 3/17/2012 12:42AM

    so good

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JILL313 3/16/2012 9:58PM

    A New and good way to think about exercise. We just have to schedule the time/day to do it as it is part of being healthy. Love it Lise. Thank you.

Love,

Jill

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JMCADE 3/16/2012 9:13PM

    I think we all need this job. Great Blog!!

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IOWAGRAMMA 3/16/2012 6:15PM

    Yes, it is the best way to look at it. I've started thinking along those lines myself, not because I love this new job you're talking about, but because it is a job I need to do for me, myself and I!! What a fun blog and great way to put it all together. Love and hugs, Jeannie

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 3/16/2012 5:33PM

    Great attitude!

NOTE: My husband distracted me and I ended up posting twice to your blog! (I'm blaming it on him) :-)

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 3/16/2012 5:27PM

    Great idea!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/16/2012 4:40PM

    What an excellent way to think about it! Now get to work! lol:)

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TORTILLAFLATS 3/16/2012 4:36PM

    LISE, I WANT TO ADOPT YOUR JOB IDEA. I NEED IT TO KEEP ME FROM PROCRASTING. tHANKS FOR SHARING. JUST THINK OF ALL THE RETIRED PEOPLE YOU ARE SENDING BACK TO THE WORK FORCE. LOL

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SUE_2U 3/16/2012 4:31PM

    I like that idea. It fits my work ethic. I may try it. Thank you! emoticon

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SPEEDY143 3/16/2012 2:04PM

    FABULOUS IDEA emoticonLISE I'M GOING TO THINK ALONG THOSE LINES AS WELL emoticon

WHEN OUR KIDS WERE YOUNG WE TOLD THEM THAT SCHOOL WAS THEIR JOB AND WE PAID THEM AT REPORT CARD TIME emoticon$5.00 FOR AN "A" $2.00 FOR A "B" AND $1.00 FOR A "C" emoticonOUR 4 KIDS DID VERY WELL IN SCHOOL SO SOME QUARTERS WE HAD TO SCRAMBLE TO COVER PAY DAY emoticonGOOD TIMES emoticon

OFF TO WORK emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/16/2012 1:25PM

    Great plan . . . Hope you can stay healthy. You'll undoubtedly succeed in meeting your goals.

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