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Wednesday Sept. 07, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Wow we have 527, who joined the challenge, we have room for about 23 more and than it is made private, so if your thinking about joining please do so, so you don't miss out.

I just deleted the link, since the challenge is filled up to the brim.
You will enjoy it, and you will have success!

weight leader of Butterflies

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SUNNY332 9/8/2011 8:17AM


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GEMINISUE 9/8/2011 2:22AM

    because the team is filled to the max of 550 people, so if you would like to be added to my list, tell me, and if people don't join I will tell leaders, I have people who want on

WL Butterflies Team

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TDWANDD2MYK9 9/7/2011 9:57PM

    The link didn't work! : - (

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ROCKYCPA 9/7/2011 9:49PM

    Looking forward to it.

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ASHARON 9/7/2011 6:41PM

    It is going to be a great Fall Challenge!

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Tuesday 09-06-11 Is today the beginning of your success? Take it in your hands

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Take control, today. Yes, you can do this, I know you want to! Begin or continue what your striving to do. Be It to

YOU can reach this/these goals a day at a time, a meal at a time, an exercise session at a time
IT all comes together, and you can do this! Come and JOIN US in the FALL 5% Weight Lost Challenge, all you need to do is CLICK on this LINK and your on your way: ndividual.asp?gid=52982

It's Easy, You Can Do This :)

Weight Leader of the Butterflies team

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HEALTHY156 9/7/2011 9:52AM

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ROCKYCPA 9/6/2011 10:32PM

    Great Encouragement.

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MARINEMAMA 9/6/2011 5:30PM


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ANNIE1114 9/6/2011 4:27PM

  Thanks for the encouragement.

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ZELLAZM 9/6/2011 2:35PM

    I agree! I'm on the Firecracker team and met my 5% goal last Saturday. What great support - on all the teams!

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MIKAEELA 9/6/2011 2:16PM

    Very encouraging blog post! :)

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JILL313 9/6/2011 1:34PM

    I did just join the 5% Challenge and signed up for the Shooting Stars as I have quite a few friends that requested that Team. I'm not too sure what the Challenge will be like and I hope I'm not over my head with it as I've just started to exercise and I'm not really good at blogging. It's great you've stepped up and are a Leader--we need more people like you!



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TEMPERANCE88 9/6/2011 12:41PM

    Very encouraging! Thanks :) And thanks for being one of our team leaders!

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TWNOMWE 9/6/2011 11:23AM

    Thanks Linda.
It is all in setting priorities and then healthy life style can become a habit not a chore. emoticon emoticon

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ASHARON 9/6/2011 11:18AM

    I like to call it - taking baby steps.
Thanks for the encourgment.

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Monday, September 05, 2011

I was picked up, at my apartment complex by a very nice man all dressed in a black suit, black shirt and white tie, he took my hand and led me to the longest limo, I have ever seen in my life. It could have held fourteen people, but it was just me me, myself & I. There were beautiful leather seats up the left side and around the area behind the driver (my date). I inches my way to that area, while looking all around beautiful blue lights running from front to back along with tiny white lights once in awhile, soft music playing, and a bar area available, across the the seat, I mentioned, A seat across the whole back and another in between. An opening to be able to talk with the driver.

We went up the road to the East, people on the sidewalk was looking, trying to see who was in the long limo. The windows were darkened, so to no avail. It was private. lol We talked getting to know each other, as we just met, in person, when he picked me up.

We went to a restaurant neither of us had been to, before. He said," I hope this will be a special place, with good food." His wish came true, we dined like royalty. Steak on a Stone, heated to 750degrees, veal sneazzle, oh my gosh, the veal is spiced just right and the steak was so tender, cooked bite at a time, on the stone. He ordered many sides, so it was like a personal buffet. Just so special!

The conversation flowed freely! I thought we were gone for hours, taking our time savoring each bite, absorbing each other, learning so much. We had two boxes (1 each) to take home, then he ordered dessert. When he was finished, he said he would warm up the limo, and pull it to the door and would be back in for me. Me being me, got a bit concerned, because he hadn't paid the check, yet. Good to his word, he entered again, and a release and a smile formed on my lips. This man is fine! We walked out together, he took my hand, again and opened the door and made sure I was back in safely.

We talked the whole way home, and he walked me to the door, telling me we would be seeing each other again, if I wanted to see him again. I said," I would like that very much, I enjoy your company and the dinner." He held the door open, I said Good Night, and turned around and left.

I heard from him this morning and I think we will see each other, again. I have a smile that isn't going away, too soon!

By the way, I wore a black knee length, V neck dress and black shoes. It is one of the smaller size dresses, I purchased recently, but only tried on, waiting for that special occasion, to wear it. It came sooner then I expected and I felt great!

Remember the Fall Challenge is coming up soon, here is the link to join


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HEALTHY156 9/7/2011 9:54AM

    OMG GYRL!!!! That is a date! I'm so glad you were treated like a princess. You deserve some pampering!! emoticon emoticon

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MIKAEELA 9/6/2011 1:50PM

    What a night... magic! :)

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ROCKYCPA 9/5/2011 9:04PM

    Sounds like a great evening - how romantic.

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READYRACHEL 9/5/2011 8:45PM

    Sound like a wonderful evening. I hope there are many more to come.

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SUNNY332 9/5/2011 6:16PM

    Let me tell you something, there are a lot of women out there wanting to know if he has a brother.

I am so happy for you. Such a great first date.

Hugs, Sunny

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BEEJAY49 9/5/2011 3:10PM

    All I can say is WOW! How wonderful! HUGS!

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MARINEMAMA 9/5/2011 1:40PM

    Sounds like a wonderful evening!!

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    emoticon You deserve to be treated with respect and this kind of pampering.. I am so happy you enjoyed your date. All the best in the future. emoticon

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TWNOMWE 9/5/2011 11:41AM

Wish for more repeats of the same!!

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SKIRNIR 9/5/2011 11:11AM

    Wow, I have never had a date like that in my life. I would also feel like cinderella if that ever happened to me! Wow.

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THATGIRL7 9/5/2011 10:32AM

    Wow, I've never heard of such a great date! I hope you'll have some more!

I think you'll make jealous people out there!


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SLS-NY2IN 9/5/2011 10:21AM

    Hi Linda, I noticed you had a blog on and what a blog. emoticon
Again you were the first person to write and welcome me to SP. I am so happy for your that you are doing such a fantastic job. I pray someday I can slip into that smaller size. I mean I know I will but I just haven't been serious enough. Hope you have many more marvelous dates. emoticon

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Time to Join the Fall 5% Weight Lost Challenge, today is 09/02/11

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Hi Everyone

Been a member of sparks for over two years and have lost weight and have a new outlook, on life.

Sparks has been rewarding to me in many ways: at Sparks the Light Bulb turned on and told me:
you can do this, it is working,

Making changes, when you need to seen to help a lot.

Staying excited and motivated, this is the place that does that

Sign Up to Continue on OR Sign Up to start your 1st- 5% Challenge You will be happy you did!

In the mean time:

Drink half your weight in ounces of water a day and in protein a day (w/drs. approval, of course)

Eat between 25-35 grams of fiber a day (18 years of age and over)
(younger go by age and add 5 ) example 7 year old would need 7+5=12 grams a day

Remember nuts and seed servings daily: nuts 6-8, seeds 1/4cup, nut butters 2 Tablespoons

Ready to Sign Up and Have Fun, Learn and Accomplish, click here:

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ASHARON 9/4/2011 8:15AM

    I have signed up for the Fall Challenge!

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ANNIE1114 9/3/2011 2:05PM

  helpful info

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/3/2011 12:58PM

    I signed up, thx for the information

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MELISSAJANEY 9/3/2011 12:16PM

    This sounds like a great idea!!

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GEMINISUE 9/3/2011 10:29AM

    I sent you a spark mail! :)

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 9/3/2011 10:20AM

    What is the 5% challenge?

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July 30,2011, I know what I did 2 years ago, Today!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Two years ago, today. I JOINED Sparks!

Two years, later: I have 99 Spark Friends!
I have 55 Less Pounds, to carry around!
I found what works and how to work it, for me!

I am proud to be a Spark Member, and I am a different person then I use to be. I am in control, of what I am doing and I have a plan. I am working toward 180 lb. weight goal, and I know, I will reach it!

I can now take care of my own apartment, take care of myself. I am able to shower, dress and put on my shoes. That feels so good, being dependent, enough to do this!

I have been able to get off of oxygen, completely and I am looking forward, for a dramatic, change in the medicines, I need to take. I no longer use a walker, cane, or power lift chair, for rising up and walking!

I followed the blood type diet, for Type O, then the Genotype (I am a Gatherer) and recently, was able to invest in a SWAMI which is a personal diet, with my genetics, my family medical history, my blood type, and measurements and fingerprints, all considered. This is the other group, along with Spark People, that has enabled me to go from 372.75 to 255.0 since 2005.

The challenges, encouragement, motivation, comments, articles here, was the extra boost I needed, to pull this all together and make this possible!

Thank you Spark Man, his Team, My Teams and My friends and Family, were in this together and together we shall succeed.

Each time I read a success from a member, I feel excited, I feel inspired! Life is Good and I'm ALIVE, to live it, that is what I am most thankful for.

Soar the Skies
Onward & Downward

Weight Leader of Butterflies Summer
Leader of 8 Week Diabetic Team
Member of Crochet Your Pounds Away

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MJK0430 8/10/2011 10:27AM

    Linda you are an inspiration! Keep sparking away. You and the sky knows no limits!

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JDECKNESS 8/1/2011 11:14AM

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you for inspiring so many with your success. Congratulations for you loss to thins point and for what we know you will lose in the future.


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17JOEY 8/1/2011 9:21AM

    Thanks for being here and for helping my motivation. You are an inspiration! emoticon

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LYNNLOSING150 7/31/2011 10:30PM

    Happy Anniversary my friend. May this year be the year of improved health for you.

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HAPPYSOUL91 7/31/2011 5:27PM

    Woo hoo on your anniversary

Woo hoo on your success

Woo hoo on your contribution to Sparks

Woo hoo that I got to know you!

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READYRACHEL 7/31/2011 9:18AM

    emoticon Congratulations!

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ASHARON 7/30/2011 8:07PM

    Happy Spark Anniverary and congrats.

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AMBERLEIGHM1 7/30/2011 3:50PM

    Happy Anniversary and Congratulations on your weight loss that is fantastic, you have done fantastic and made so much progress!! Way to go!! Thanks for sharing.

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You have worked hard to get to this point and I am impressed with your success and very proud to be your Sparkfriend. I have no doubt that you will succeed. emoticon emoticon

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SUETEA 7/30/2011 2:39PM

    Well done - and happy Anniversary!


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