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December 30th 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

As the year and month come to a close I have sat back and looked at what has been achieved and not achieved this year.

As most of you know I have had a very stressful year which has given me many setbacks.

I set myself the yearly target of 10000 fitness minutes and it has finally been achieved today. Not many minutes really but until August had fallen way behind my schedule. Thankfully today I achieved it with one day to spare. It has given me my sense of achievement and the great feeling that goes with that.

Not much else has been achieved of my personal goals but there is always tomorrow.

Many have asked me what resolutions I shall set for the new year. My answer is none. Every time I set myself New Year resolutions I fail so this year instead I shall just continue on a day to day basis and improve daily on one.

Thank you all for your support during 2011 and now we shall move forward with more success in our goals be they large or small.

Happy 2012 - good health, happiness and most of lots of love to surround you all.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JSTBKOZ 12/31/2011 12:03PM

    Wow Georgia. Not only to meeting your fitness minute goal but what a beautiful written blog.

Not making resolutions is great but you might want to add writing to your daily tasks. You have a gift in your writing.

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MUMSKI 12/31/2011 11:39AM

    emoticon Georgia on reaching your fitness goals. Such a stressful year for you in many years, but you have learnt a lot and I am sure 2012 will be a much better year for you.

Happy New year, love and hugs,

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BRE4ME 12/30/2011 10:57PM

    emoticon WOOHOO on your personal fitness achievement!!! That is so awesome!!
A very good motto for 2012, ONE DAY AT A TIME. I hope you and Barry have a better year and one with lots of improvements and good health.
Happy New Year!

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DOWNPORT 12/30/2011 7:43PM

    emoticon on getting those fitness minutes! I am with you on resolutions! Today I read the following from a Spark member blog:

'I don't make resolutions, but I do set goals and actions for me to get there.'

That makes real sense to me. You will do it Georgia, and I will be right behind you!

Happy New Year - and may 2012 be a happy and healthy one for you!
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KLUVSTFORMERS 12/30/2011 10:37AM

    ummmm u could set resolutions THEN set the main resolution that YOU WONT allow yourself to it works for me anyway...welll happy 2012 i have complete and utter faith in you that you will succeed!!!! emoticon

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GEORGIAK25 12/30/2011 3:31AM

    Thank you dear friends - your support means alot to me.

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WENDYJM4 12/29/2011 11:43PM

    Hope the New Year is better for you. Congrats of your fitness minutes.
Happy 2012.

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SUSIEPH1 12/29/2011 9:16PM

    Its been such a stressful and worrying year for you, and I am hoping the coming New Year will be more Peaceful and Tranquil ..
How wonderful to achieve your goals..
Well done my friend!!
Wishing you Love Happiness and Good Health for you and all your family ...
Love Susie emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 12/29/2011 9:17:57 PM

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GOANNA2 12/29/2011 2:38PM

    emoticonon reaching your fitness minute goals.
I hope that 2012 is going to be a fantastic year for you.
This year has been a trying one for you and I am sure
that you will have a beautiful, loving and healthy 2012.
I wish you all you wish for yourself.
Lots of love
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December 16th 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I have had a very difficult year this year and although I have not achieved much in the weight loss / getting fitter area I have had some marvellous support from my Spark friends along the way.

I need your prayers for my mum. She needs a biopsy on Monday for a possible lymphoma and I would like lots of prayers so that it is benign. Thank you.

I love my mum so much and just want her to be well. I appreciate you all and wish you all a Merry Christmas

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SUSIEPH1 12/29/2011 3:02PM

    Sending Love and Prayers for you and your Mum..
You are both in my thoughts, and I will be here if you need me.
It is always good to be able to talk thing out ..
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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MUMSKI 12/29/2011 8:58AM

    Love and special thoughts for you and your mum, I know this will be hard on both of you, but be strong and be positive, it will get you through this. emoticon

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GEORGIAK25 12/19/2011 2:37PM

    Thank you dear friends. She had the test now to wit for the reuslts.

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DOODERQUEEN 12/19/2011 11:50AM

    Thinking of you both and praying all is well.

We know how close you are to your mum and so only positive energy is coming your way.


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KRISANNEDRA 12/18/2011 8:13AM

    Strength to you dear friend. Keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

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GEORGIAK25 12/18/2011 2:04AM

    Thank you everyone - we are staying very positive.

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TURTLE24 12/17/2011 9:24PM

    You and your mum will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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WAN2BHIKING 12/17/2011 8:56PM

    You have my hugs and prayers!

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DOWNPORT 12/17/2011 8:25AM

    Sending you hugs, and prayers too for your Mum! Take care of yourself! emoticon emoticon

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GEORGIAK25 12/16/2011 2:55PM

    Thank you for your thoughts everyone. Staying postive.

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MKPRINCESS007 12/15/2011 6:38PM

    I am sending big hugs and prayers to all of you! Wishing her all the best and looking for a benign result!

Be sure to take care of yourself,


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GOANNA2 12/15/2011 4:29PM

    Oh Georgia. My prayers are with you. I went there after the
dentist yesterday and there was no answer, and kept phoning.
I will call you, as I just got shock waves through my body after
reading this. emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 12/15/2011 3:50PM

    Ohh Darling!! Of course ....
My Prayers and Love are coming to You and your Mum ..
Healing Vibes also .. Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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September 30th 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My goodness hasn't the month flown.

Update on my feet. New orthotics coming with a softer material being used.
Calf muscles very tight and had them stretched out by the physio. Need to walk more and stretch more.

I am also low in iron causing my tiredness. So my drs orders were eat more meat, exercise more and stretch more.

Good news but until the feet don't hurt I can't walk far as work comes first.

Overall I am pleased with the results and am trying harder to lose the excess I have gained.

Thank you all for your support, couldn't do it without you.

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MISSMITSY 9/30/2011 9:01AM

    What if you tried riding bikes for exercise? You use a different part of your feet so it might not hurt...
I hope the new orthotics will help though!

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PCOH051610 9/29/2011 9:03PM

    So glad to hear your feet are starting to feel a wee bit better. You will get those extra pounds worked off quick enough once you are allowed and capable of resuming your normal activities, I'm sure.

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GOANNA2 9/29/2011 5:52PM

    emoticonHere's some healthy red meat for
your iron and do take care of your feet. Of course
being on your feet all day doesn't help, but siga siga
and hopefully the orthotics will help.

Take care. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 9/29/2011 4:20PM

    I sympathise with you Georgia . Sore feet are just the pits... I hope your iron levels pick up soon and your feet feel better with the cushioning ..
Take it easy my friend ..
Hugs Susie

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HALEYSMUM 9/29/2011 4:11PM

    You are doing great! It's a shame your feet are giving you so much trouble, but better waiting than risking further injury, keep at it!

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Sept 13th 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

For weeks now I have wanted to get myself back on track and always something or someone has been blocking my way.
1. Dh's Post traumatic stress disorder has takien it's toll on me.
2. My feet have been giving me grief for about 3 months and now after new orthotics and adjustments think it may be heel spurs.
3. Excuse after excuse after excuse.

So today after some inspiration from another sparker am starting again.

Don't judge me if I fall over again and have trouble getting back on track.

Just be there to pick up the pieces I may drop and help glue them back together.

You would think I could get it as so many others have.

So todays positive is I am getting up from the computer now and doing some exercise before a planned healthy breakfast.

Thanks for listening to me whine a bit more again.

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TURTLE24 9/16/2011 1:04AM

    Success is made up from the learning process of many failures. Do what you can and be just glad that's enough for now.

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MISSMITSY 9/13/2011 9:46AM

    You can do this!!! I'll even share some of my favourite motivational quotes, maybe they'll help!

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop.

Fall down 7 times, stand up 8.

People say motivation doesn't last, neither does bathing, that's why they recommend doing it every day.

It's hard to beat a person that never gives up.

Being defeated is only temporary, giving up makes it permanent (this is my favourite quote of the moment and I just added it to a picture on my page, let me know if you would like it and I can email it to you)

That's enough for today I'm sure, but you can do it, I have faith in you...

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DOWNPORT 9/13/2011 4:16AM

    emoticon I know you can - and we are behind you helping you along!

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BRE4ME 9/13/2011 4:02AM

    Don't think of it as starting over...think of it as finding the right path.

You can do it! Go Georgia!

hoping u have a good day!

Comment edited on: 9/13/2011 4:11:56 AM

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SUSIEPH1 9/13/2011 1:07AM

    Hi Darls !!
We all need support at some time or another .. and I am sending healthy Vibes and My love to you !!
Hope you feel better really soon !!
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 9/12/2011 9:59PM

    Hi Georgia mou.
emoticonAs Ann says, you were never
that far away anyway. See you soon emoticon

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EMMABE1 9/12/2011 9:10PM

    You were never really far away - just hiding a bit - and you will find that the decisionbeing made it will come easily to you!!
Start everyday as a newday - and above all - remember that this isn't a diet - its a way of life - so really you can't fall off - you just take a different fork in the road - but that fork has bought you back to the main track again!!

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PCOH051610 9/12/2011 6:51PM

    I will definitely be here for you to support you and to cheer your on! I have regained all but 7 pounds of the weight I lost so today is a new beginning for me too. I have been exercising but at the same time I've been eating my face off. Today I resumed tracking my food because I know that is what will work for me. emoticon

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WISEDIETER 9/12/2011 5:33PM

    All so true Georgia we can find many reasons on the not to rather than I can. I have remotivated but has taken me some time I still look for rewards for good behaviour and they are usually this little bit of cake won't hurt who am I kidding!!!so now I track before I eat (if posssible) and that sure knocks it back seeing how much that little bit won't hurt or I drink yet another glass of water. So good on you hang on in there it will all come with small steps.
Take care of you
Cheers Sue

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MAJARAMILLO 9/12/2011 4:32PM

  Similar to my post today. I think it's just great that we are willing to sweep ourselves together and keep on going. I am awesome at that excuse after excuse thing too.

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August 8th 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

Well the sun shone on the city and the day was wonderful. A good brisbane reception for our Spark visitors from near and far.

I had the pleasure of spending some time with some wonderful Sparks ladies ( a husband and son too)
LOOSEIT57 (Anne)
Maz_of _oz (Marilyn)

Ann thank you for all the information you prepared for us. I will just put up a pic or two and let Ann tell the days events in her own words.

Georgia Anne and Ann with the lovely Brisbane River in the background.

Anne, Ann Georgia and Marilyn in the lovely Melange cafe at the Roma Street Parklands.

Ladies I look forward to the next Spark Rally.

Hugs to all

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MISSMITSY 8/15/2011 7:36AM

    Aw how fun! I wish I could have come along, next time I'll definitely have to try and make it out there!

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DOODERQUEEN 8/10/2011 11:29AM

    What a fun time. I still say some of us from the States need to come visit you and get the tour. I see all of your lovely pictures of your adventures close to home and so would enjoy sharing that.

One can always hope!

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MAKEEFFORT 8/9/2011 8:33PM

    Looks as though you all had one terrific time Georgia. How I wish I had been with you and not mucked up the date and day! My fingers are crossed the next meeting wont be too far away!

Marian emoticon

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MUMSKI 8/8/2011 8:14PM

    Glad you had a good time with all you Spark friends. The pictures look lovely, what a neat thing to do.

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EMMABE1 8/8/2011 4:09PM

    Thanks for that Georgia - and thank you for the wonderful tour of Brissy!! It was a great day - and well worth the trip and effort!! Shame some people missed it!!
I am doing a blog but in a few days - I got home - eventually!! The train got "the staggers"" we were about 90min late!!
I have photos too - but they aren't downloaded yet - yours are beautiful!!

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GEORGIAK25 8/8/2011 3:53PM

    Thanks evryone. It was a great day.

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GOANNA2 8/8/2011 1:15PM

    I am so sorry I missed the visit with you all.
Sounds like a great time. Maybe I can be there
for the next one.

Hope you are getting to the end of the winter now.
See you in about 5 weeks.
Lots of love
Anna emoticon

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DEE797 8/8/2011 9:48AM

    What beautiful pics of you all. That is so great that you got to meet other Sparkers. Sounds like you all had fun.

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MKPRINCESS007 8/8/2011 8:52AM

    Fantastic! I love hearing about Spark friends that are close together getting together! Nothing makes this journey more tangible!

Looks like you had a great day!


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SUSIEPH1 8/8/2011 6:54AM

    How delightful!.
What a lovely photo of you all
I am so glad you guys had such a lovely time and the weather was good for you!
Love and Hugs Susie
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