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Bonus Wednesday Blog, June 16th

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I am so proud of this team, I think everyone, is trying so hard, and working so well, as a team. For me, some days are better then others, like it is for other Butterfly's, I'm sure. It is so important, not to let it get you down, when you know you didn't do what you wanted/were suppose to do. We need to forgive ourselves, and move on to the next meal or the next group of exercise, or the acceptence, of what is going on, in ones family.

Sometimes, life is not a bowl of cherries, but we pick up the cards and make a complete deck, again and go forward. Each time we do this, we get a moment, even if it's for a brief second. Hold on to it, clasp it, it's yours, it's mine, it's ours. Together we can do this! We are the Butterfly's and were soaring as high as we can, and were doing our best. Give yourself a hug, and if you have someone close by give that person a hug and tell them you love them.

One never knows what is going to happen from one day to the next. Live life to the fullest, enjoy all you can, smile when you can and wipe away the tears, as soon as you can.

Your all special to me, thank you for being here for me, today!

Onward & Downward

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JOANOFSPARK 7/19/2010 1:17PM

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KALISWALKER 6/17/2010 6:05PM

    This my motto - We need to forgive ourselves, and move on!

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    WOW! I feel all Warm & Fuzzy!
Thank you!!!!!!!!!


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SPARKIE1964 6/16/2010 10:24PM

    Thinking of you... emoticon

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Monday, May 24, 2010

I rephased an e-mail this morning, and was amazed it what it said and want to share

WATER (I will put it in my own words, due to copyrighted material, possibly)

#1. ( possibly) 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated..

#2. In 37% of Americans,(people often think they are hungry, instead of thirsty, because of the weaken state of the mechanism, that tells us this)

#3. MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.
(this alone, will effect weight lost)

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs

#5. Lack of water, may cause, daytime fatigue.

#6. 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain
for up to 80% of sufferers.

#7. A mere 2% drop in body water cancaise fuzzy short-term
memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on
the computer screen or on a printed page.

#8.. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily can decrease the risk of
colon cancer by 45%, plus it may slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%., we may be 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water
you should drink every day?

This has helped me to continue to remember to drink my water!

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ANEPANALIPTI 6/8/2010 12:32AM

    SO important!

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KALISWALKER 5/25/2010 11:30AM

    Good information! I have water retention when I travel but drinking lots of water and exercising flushes it away.

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BAGGYPANTS5 5/25/2010 9:30AM

    Wow, that's amazing. I must keep that somewhere.
Especially on hot days like we've had lately. emoticon

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WACHRWILL 5/25/2010 7:31AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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STARTWME 5/25/2010 7:07AM

    Thanks for the reminder about the water. So true.

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THENEWCINDY 5/25/2010 6:52AM

    Awesome blog!!! I am glad I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day

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PSFITMOMMY413 5/24/2010 11:57AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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NEWNAC304 5/24/2010 11:04AM

    Thanks for the reminder! I hadn't heard all of these before. What an eyeopener!

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FRANKLYAMUSED 5/24/2010 10:55AM

    I knew some of this information, but some of it was new. Great to get additional motivation to drink my water. Thanks!! emoticon

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SLIMMINJENN 5/24/2010 10:50AM

    Thanks for sharing. I knew some of this, but some of it was new info...

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MYSPARKS7 5/24/2010 10:49AM

    I love my water, I think I drink more than I have to but I do like it better than anything else. Not a big soda or sugary drinks consumer, to me water is the best. Your skin look better and your body feel better, it really does the body good.

Thanks for the blog.

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SUNNYDAZE9 5/24/2010 10:49AM

    Thanks for the reminder. Even though I drink my water, it is nice to know all the reasons why. emoticon

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Some Days Are Better Than Others!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Feeling real good about my food today!

Had a dull headache for three days, but working through it, with relaxation, and prayer.

Doing crunches, deep breathing, & keeping track on sugar levels.

Not a lot going on, but wanted to make a short blog!

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/28/2010 5:42AM

    Hope you are feeling better today!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 3/27/2010 10:43AM

    Better days always come - although sometimes it seems like we wait forever for them!
I hope your headache is better today.
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STARTWME 3/26/2010 5:52AM

    Bright and beautiful even through rain. Have a lovely weekend.
Prayers are with you.

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GRATEFULADY 3/26/2010 12:08AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon and will have a good day tomorrow!!

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SLIMMINJENN 3/25/2010 9:45PM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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DAISYDAY25 3/25/2010 9:40PM

  I hope your headache is gone, I hate those that last 3 days.

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    Hang in there "Momma said there would be days likd this".

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ILOVEROSES 3/25/2010 8:56PM

    Good morning Sue. Hope by today-Friday your headache will be gone and you can enjoy a restfull and relaxing weekend full of emoticonand emoticon

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Starting Sunday, I Will......

Saturday, March 20, 2010

I'm feeling great, tonight. My mind is excited, full of ideas for the coming week.

I realized, I need to

Drink more water, to lose weight about 180-200 ounces a day
Eat meat,poultry, fish meals with my veggies
Eat my flaxseed bread, for filling full
Continue with my crunches
Continue with my wall pushups
Continue with my isometrics
Continue with my deep breathing, to bring in enough oxygen, so my body could work properly.
Keep track of my glucose numbers , have something on hand for low glucose level, when needed, that isn't high in calories. (not real sugar, unless emergency)

I think that will keep me quite busy, this week coming up. I have something, I'm challenging myself to do also: Climb a few steps up and back down in my apartment complex hallway. Have not climbed stairs in years, and feel, I may be able to. If I can, I want to do this on a regular basis, also.

Life is Good!

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GEMINISUE 5/28/2010 8:39AM

    Christine- Thank You for bringing this blog to my attention, today, It made the day more special. I have to again apply what this blog says. Love the balloons !!!

To everyone else- Thank you for your wonderful comments and complements! I read every one, and know it makes me feel great!

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STARTWME 5/28/2010 6:31AM

Starting today CELEBRATE these goals with an ease and a simple knowing that this is part of who you are this year. Happy New Year! May 28th. Lovely new year for you.
You've set out great goals; now they are part of you. Your voice; I am the kind of person who.....
Yes, I want to eat lean meat and veggies.
Yes, I want to drink water.
Yes, I want to eat flax bread and filling foods.
Yes, I want to do strength and cardio each day.
It's not cheating to laugh.
lots of love,


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KAY-SUPREME 3/21/2010 12:35PM

    Fabulous goal list! You can do this. PS. LOVE the colors of your page.

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SLIMMINJENN 3/21/2010 11:27AM

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GEMINISUE 3/21/2010 6:15AM

    I know that drinking half your weight in ounces of water in recommended, I also know if you feel thirsty, you are dehydrated, already, and need more water. This is how I know half my weight in ounces, of water, is not sufficient for me, I was still thirsty. I drank a little more, until I was not thirsty.

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DJS-DEBBIE 3/21/2010 6:06AM

    I actually feel like the water does help with weight loss. I definitely notice a difference when I don't drink as much water. I do have a question, though. I read somewhere on a Spark blog that it was actually possible to drink too much water. Now I know that is true, but it's the amount that is 'too much' that I am questioning. According to that person's blog, what you have listed is too much. Do you know anything about that? I am not actually close to your numbers at all, but I do hope to increase and was wondering...

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NEELY0918 3/21/2010 5:23AM

    good for you what a great plan.

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/20/2010 11:44PM

    It sounds to me like you are working on this and really have a good plan. Take care on the stairs but it is a great form of exercise.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 3/20/2010 10:52PM

    You've really put a lot of thought into these goals.
Stay focused, determined, and positive.
You will accomplish them!

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BUBBASMAMA0508 3/20/2010 10:36PM

    Awesome goals!!!
I hope you have a super duper week!

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SPARKIE1964 3/20/2010 9:27PM

    Sounds like a healthy & busy week ahead!

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GEMINISUE 3/20/2010 9:03PM

    cold water increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories, when you are actively working out.
cold water fills you up so you aren't looking for food when you shouldn't be, because you feel full

Thanks for comment!

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NOTBLUSHING 3/20/2010 8:49PM

    Great goals!
The water quota won't affect weight loss, but it will keep you hydrated.

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Saturday Expectations!

Friday, March 12, 2010

The first week of the challenge is coming to an end. We are excited about, weighing, and posting, our weight tomorrow. We have been crunching and drinking water, we have been making better food choices, we have been doing other forms of activities, that interest us, we have been making contact with each other, and we should feel great tonight.

It's been a busy week. An Active week. It's had time consuming moments, or maybe even hours, trying to figure out what to do. Some needed to go shopping, get the right foods in. Some had to buy workout shoes.

Whatever it has taken, we have been doing. I think this challenge is sensational, at keeping people involved. It is motivating, stimulating, and downright exciting.

Every one involved is making it succeed, cheers to a job done well!
Director, Leaders, Team Members, It takes all of us to win at this battle, of weight lost, and I have a feeling, we lost a lot of weight this week. Remember, every ounce counts, its a team effort, and competing in team form makes it more exciting.

Onward and Downward, this week, next week, and all the weeks ahead of us!

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STARTWME 3/15/2010 6:00PM

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We are doing so well. Thank you for your leadership and encouragement. You're a great team leader.

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GOAL150IN2010 3/14/2010 5:46PM

    1 day at a time...we CAN do it!

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/13/2010 4:46PM

    I am so glad you are feeling energized and positive. I know that you can do anything you want by keeping the right attitude and willingness to work at it.
You are doin a great job!!!
Hugs and smiles

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WACHRWILL 3/12/2010 7:05PM

    Go Butterflies!! I'm so glad that I stumbled upon this challenge! emoticon

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THENEWCINDY 3/12/2010 6:19PM

    We will make it happen!!!

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