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My 12 Healthier Days of XMAS!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

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On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

12 hikers hiking
11 crunchy salads
10 skinless chickens
9 whole wheat sandwich thins
8 glasses of water
7 skinny cow treats
6 handy free-weights
5 golden bananas
4 healthy snacks
3 miles walking
2 bosu balls
and a brand new Zumba DVD!

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YW84FRIDAY 1/8/2011 12:10PM

  emoticon Cute...

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CHATTIEGIRL 1/3/2011 10:48PM


Did you really get those things and if you did good. Keep strong in your healthy eating and routine exercises. Love the Spark people and learn from them. May God watch over you always.


Comment edited on: 1/4/2011 12:31:50 AM

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CASEYSSS 12/13/2010 10:04PM


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LILPAT3 12/13/2010 10:54AM

    Too cute!

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PLAYBLUES22 12/12/2010 1:27PM

    Sweetie, this is cute emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 12/12/2010 12:54PM

    emoticon I am thinking but now I have some ideas! emoticon

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PRYDEQUEEN 12/12/2010 11:24AM

    Love it!

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NIKKISEZ 12/12/2010 11:12AM

    Very cute. Thanks for sharing!
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19ELISE 12/12/2010 10:57AM

    I love it. Maybe it will become the next big hit!!

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ITEKI11 12/12/2010 10:12AM

    Too funny, Thanks for the smile-

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Under construction...

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I am a work in progress.
Under construction.
Seeking improvement and striving for a better end product.
I am looking better and feeling better each week.
And soon I'LL be stopping traffic.
and turning heads.
Soon my road will be smooth and the path to success will be clear.

I am a work in progress!

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CHATTIEGIRL 10/13/2010 9:50PM


We are all a work in progress no mater what we are trying to change. Life is a mystery and we just have to solve the puzzle which will always be changing. I stopped by to see what you are up to as you are 1 of my Spark friends and i would say you are doing great. Stay true to yourself and your healthy eating, routine exercises in reaching your final goals. May God watch over you always.


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BUFFYSMOM2 10/11/2010 10:12AM

    GREAT post!!! emoticon

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BEAR_GURL 10/9/2010 11:47PM

    Couldn't have said it better myself= )



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READNKNIT 10/9/2010 9:19PM

    You're doing great! You do SO MUCH for our team! THANK YOU! I may not have a chance to do every challenge every day, but I certainly appreciate the effort it takes you to think them all up and broadcast them to everyone!

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JUSTBIRDY 10/9/2010 7:27PM


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LAURELSPARK 10/9/2010 7:22PM

    You have done an emoticon job so far. Keep up the good work!

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TROOPER753 10/9/2010 6:53PM

    Me too! A work in progress! I have a heck of a redistribution program going on....its leaving- all the fat is going away. Keep up the good work!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 10/9/2010 6:24PM

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I love your background. It is so cute!

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RUFFIT 10/9/2010 5:45PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What else can I say. Moni

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Monday, September 13, 2010

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~*~SKINNY Pumpkins Challenge Check-In 8/6 - 8/13 ~*~ (template used with permission from YOOVIE) Copy, paste, and use the sections that you want to use!

Last week, I am proud to report that I accomplished:

Total Fitness Minutes:
Other goal/mileage/etc:

This week, I am going to:

Something I am good at that has nothing to do with exercise is:

Something that I LOVE doing, that has nothing to do with exercise is:

I am going to incorporate these two things into my healthy week by:

Something out of the ordinary that is happening this week is:
and I'm going to adapt my workouts by:

I am determined to give my best this week because:

My goals for the 13th-20th of September are:

My power song will be:

I won't forget:

You can motivate me by:


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CHATTIEGIRL 5/13/2011 9:37PM


Would love to have a new blog and know what you are doing and if there has been a wedding. Miss reading your blogs. take care and stay with your healthy life style. God bless you always. Learn from Spark each day.


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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1. I've lost and gained the same 4 pounds for a month and a half.
2. I am not proud of that.
3. I NEED this challenge and the SSV TEAM to help encourage me.
4. I am on a sabbatical/maternity leave and am taking three graduate courses this semester. I return to teaching in January. I am also teaching dance on Monday nights, Zumba on T, TH, and Sat. I am planning a wedding. I want to look fantastic in my dress. I have no down time.
5. I have three girls. My fiance is cranky. There is too much estrogen up in here.
6. My oldest girls are back in school. My eight-month-old is trying to eat my slipper. I am trying to focus.... but she smells like poo.... be right back...
7. I am a new Zumba Instructor. I am teaching at my fiance's gym. He is a personal trainer and he is marrying me. ME. -- the woman with a lousy self-body image who is still 'obese.'
8. This makes me feel inadequate. I am coping.
9. I am venting. I am frustrated. I need to stop the nonsense.
10. I feel better now! --- Let's get those PUMPKINS less round by Halloween!


1. Drink enough water... at least my 8 glasses. I want to float away and make mad dashes to the bathroom. I am not drinking enough. Why? I'd rather drink diet tea and coconut rum. (not together!)
2. Lose 10 pounds by Halloween. If I could lose more, it would be the cherry on top of the sundae... or the stem on top of the pumpkin.... NO SUNDAES!
3. Create and complete daily challenges for this team.... all that will directly help us lose weight.
4. Zumba 5X a week --- I am going to be teaching back to back classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I may just drop from exhaustion.... good thing I will be drinking extra water.


P.S. If you want to join me and haven't done so, let me know in a comment here or in a SPARKmail and I will send you the invite!

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YW84FRIDAY 9/11/2010 10:32PM

  WOW! I got tired just reading this! I remember those days of kids and running and more running. Can't honestly say I miss them.

Hope you have an awesome weekend!


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GODZDESIGN95 9/4/2010 9:54AM

    Gurl you got your hands and feet busy. WOW! My kids are older now thank God! but I think you are doing awesome. Even thought my kids are older the mom duties are still their...they just changed up a bet. I am praying for your strength. You sound like me I spoke of pampering myself in my blog. You need some me time. Be encouraged soon one day your kids will grown...leave and then you'll wonder when they will come and see you in the mean time keep going! emoticon

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BEAR_GURL 9/4/2010 3:17AM

    I believe in you and know despite the chaotic pace of your life, there's no where you'd rather be= ) You know that you can do this...look at what you've accomplished thus far!



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KELPIE57 9/1/2010 3:15AM

    I agree with Lotus, programme some FUN is too short to be serious all the time...and count me in for shrinking those pumpkins!

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MISSM0929 8/31/2010 3:17PM

I can only say that if I had been as determined as you have been, had stepped outside my comfort zone as much as you have (by teaching Zumba) and lost as much weight as you have, not only would I be at my goal weight, but you'd probably hear me shouting right there where you are ..... and I live in Bama! Don't be so hard on yourself. After all, you could take the time you use motivating and encouraging us and spend it on yourself and you'd probably be better off........ but we would not be. You're GREAT but you're also entitled to the feelings you expressed!!!!
Wish I could make you feel better, but I honestly have no doubt that you will reach your goals.
Take care and know that your team thinks you're phenomenal!!!! emoticon

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EPHY-MARIA 8/31/2010 2:18PM

    Reading your blog post, really made my evening! Don't be too harsh on yourself though, you seem quite determined to me and you can definitely make it. I'd love to know more and join your challenge, we all need some extra motivation emoticon

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FIT_NOT_FAT 8/31/2010 2:04PM

    These are great goals! Don't be too hard on yourself - it's a process & you WILL get there. Now drink some water LOL!!

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ZURDTA- 8/31/2010 1:59PM

    Ahem... I see nothing here about YOU getting some REST and RELAXATION... don't forget to chill out every now and then - pamper yourself sometimes.
As for reaching goals - we will do it!

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RMCNEAL122 8/31/2010 1:39PM

    I also hit I rut this month so I feel your pain. I am so looking forward to this challenge and can not wait to get started. It is awesome that you are now a ZUMBA instructor! emoticon I am in awe of my instructor as my hips do not quite move like that (but I am noticed some improvement). I wish you the best of luck on your personal goals and I am sure that you can make it happen.
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SCORPIO1026 8/31/2010 1:22PM

    You can totally do this!! You encourage all of us that are part of the ((((SSV)))) team and you're going to do it with this challenge! You should read some of the comments you leave us and apply them to you! You have quite a busy schedule so make sure you leave room for a little "me" time. You deserve it! I just know that those 10 pounds you're looking to lose will be gone by Halloween!! Thanks for all you do for us!!

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Share a Website Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Today our (((( Sending SKINNY Vibes! )))) team challenge is to share some of our favorite websites...

Here are some of my top sites:

emoticon This is where I "play" and make my cute SKINNY Vibes backgrounds and pictures like the one I am using today!

I am an avid online shopper.... these are the two sites I visit most regularly to get the best deals:

emoticon -- this site has coupon codes for discounts and/or free shipping to some of the best online stores around.

emoticon -- I've been a member of this site since 2001 and over nine years received $1,099.51 back simply by visiting this site before shopping and using their links to get to my favorite stores. They do have a tell-a-friend program, so if you like what you see, please consider signing up through this link:

Other sites:

emoticon This is the Zumba site I visit regularly. There is info about Zumba and a class locater to find a live class near you...

emoticon I do visit regularly. If you want to add me as a friend, please do so.... Here is my page... just let me know you are from SPARKpeople!

emoticon I am loving This website is great tool for those planning a wedding... Only 304 more days until I tie the knot with my guy!

emoticon - This is where I find all those crazy holidays to use on our team's challenges!

emoticon -- Helps me with game times and stats of my favorite team!

emoticon My final favorite site to visit is Bargains and the rush of winning? Addicted.

Have fun!!!! Feel free to post your favorite sites in reply to this blog.... I plan on having a blast visiting new, fun, and invaluable websites today!

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HANDAPANDA 8/25/2010 7:45PM

    This is cute! I share the love of a few of the same web pages. I recently discovered the 'Groupon' site for exploring discounts on classes, shopping and food and a way to explore my community too. Thanks for sharing!

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