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I am the New Year

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I am the New Year. I am unused, unspotted, without blemish. I stretch before you three hundred and sixty-five days long. I will present each day in its turn, a new leaf in the Book of Life, for you to place upon it your imprint.

It remains for you to make of it what you will; if you write with firm, steady strokes, my pages will be a joy to look upon when the next New Year comes. If the pen falters, if uncertainty or doubt should mar the page, it will become a day to remember with pain.

I am the New Year. Each hour of the three hundred and sixty-five days, I will give you sixty minutes that have never known the use of man. White and pure, I present them; it remains for you to fill them with the sixty jeweled seconds of love, hope, endeavor, and patience.

I am the New Year. I am here but once past, I can never be recalled. Make me your best.

  
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7356WILMA 1/10/2012 8:56PM

  Awesome!! That is really neat!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/10/2012 8:25PM

    Wow, that is emoticon

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1/8/12

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Demi Moore said: "You can't look at yourself in the mirror and tear your body apart. You have to look at it and go, 'Thank you. Thank you for standing by me, for being there no matter what I have put you though.'

Don't reflect on the past - don't project into the future. Live in the present. Don't care more about what other people think than what you think. That's freedom!

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 1/8/2012 9:17PM

    Thanks for those words of wisdom

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BRENDAF761 1/8/2012 8:24PM

    So true! All that matters is whats important to you!

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7356WILMA 1/8/2012 7:24PM

  Good thought!!!

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Thanks, friends!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

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You guys all came through for me when I posted my pity party blog. I have really been watching what I eat...plus making sure I am walking at least 30 minutes daily...plus I still have to do physical therapy by myself now. I am feeling much more upbeat and not as concerned about my KOPS status. That is NOT what's important here...what IS important is that I am healthy & happy with myself!!

Again, thanks all of you for being there for me!

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BRENDAF761 1/7/2012 11:52PM

    That KOPS status just about drove me crazy! I know just how you feel. I was a KOPS for 12yrs. I lost mine after have surgery and I couldn't exercise for 3 months and gained 15Ibs. I'm trying to get it back, but I don't miss the stress it caused me every weigh in at my TOPS meetings. I just do the best I can daily to try and reach my goals. Good luck to you! emoticon emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/7/2012 10:18PM

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Knew YOU wouldn't stay down long

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YOU are a naturally positive person

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BLESSINGS!



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7356WILMA 1/7/2012 10:06PM

  We are glad that you are healthy and happy with yourself!! Thank you for all that you do for us!!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/7/2012 9:48PM

    That is why Sparks is so important to all of us.

We love you and care about you and your feelings
and are here to lift each other up. emoticon

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DDOORN 1/7/2012 6:13PM

    Absolutely hit the nail on the head: "what is important is that I am healthy & happy with myself"...you're on your way already!

Don

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AWFUL Weigh-in

Friday, January 06, 2012

Just as I suspected, I gained ALOT of weight during my recuperation from knee replacement surgery. I know part of it was because I couldn't walk as far or as fast as I usually could...but mostly it was because I just ATE TOO MUCH!!

I might actually lose my KOPS status this time - I have 2 weeks to take the weight off & get back within my goal range. Now that I can at least walk a little bit faster & longer...hopefully that combined with much more sensible eating will do the trick. Otherwise, I will be very disappointed in myself.

Wish me luck...I'll need it!

  
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MOMENTSMATTER 1/8/2012 12:42AM

    You Can Do IT!!!!!!!! We both can. Just read some of your old posts for inspiration. Have a great positive weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDAF761 1/7/2012 11:57PM

    Wishing you good luck! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I'm trying so hard to regain my KOPS status. I will never give up! You did have major surgery. If you do lose it just continue to do the best you can. Take care! emoticon emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/6/2012 6:40PM

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With your success so far is emoticon

Since you overcome once, you KNOW you can do it again

BLESSINGS!

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DRAGONRIDER1 1/6/2012 11:52AM

    Its only a hiccup! You knew you were going to gain some weight and you know what you have to do to resolve it. Move forward you will succeed. Have faith in yourself use your head and your body will follow.
Good luck. Everything will be as it should.
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DDOORN 1/6/2012 9:47AM

    Hey, slipped here, but found the info I posted in my latest blog really helpful in re-dedicating myself to having a super 2012!

There are links to articles behind the science of how and why it is so difficult for formerly obese / morbidly obese people to lose AND maintain that weight loss.

Don

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JUDITHANNIE 1/6/2012 9:20AM

    Good luck Judy, I know you will do it you're awesome and now that you are able to walk again. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 1/6/2012 8:24AM

    Well, ya know IF you lose your status, you certainly can
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Do what you can do. YOu are not super woman.

Life happens, just get back on program.



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7356WILMA 1/6/2012 7:34AM

  Well at least now I don't feel so bad. From Sept to Dec I gained too. Too much husband's fried foods, three times a day. And I just sucked them up. Well Dec scale time came and oh my goodness. Reality time!! But that's ok we can make the changes we need to. We're moving feeling some better.

AND FRIEND WE CAN DO IT!!

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PJSTIME 1/6/2012 7:08AM

    Sorry about your weight gain, but now that you can walk I'm sure you will take it off.

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MAGGIE101857 1/6/2012 7:02AM

    Wishing you emoticon emoticon emoticon! Surgery and the holidays - you had a double whammy. Lessons learned - always a good thing!!! But you are back on track and hopefully the weight gain was mostly temporary (water?????) and will drop back off just as quickly. Don't push yourself too hard - you are still healing!!! emoticon

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Thursday Tickler

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Why didn't anyone ever take the baby goat seriously emoticon

He was always kidding! emoticon

  
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7356WILMA 1/5/2012 10:25PM

  Wish I had seen the joke this morning!! I would of giggles all morning!!

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LKWQUILTER 1/5/2012 9:22PM

    Thanks, I needed that laugh. LOL

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JUDITHANNIE 1/5/2012 8:56PM

    I was going to guess because he was just a kid......

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