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Chris Downie...YES YOU, SPARKGUY...you are FIRED...I want a DIVORCE

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chris Downie...YES YOU, SPARKGUY...you are FIRED...I want a DIVORCE...

So if you are a Green Spark, just weeks or months into this journey or maybe you are a seasoned Sparker and you feel stuck, that may be what you feel like saying to Sparkpeople at times. Resist that urge to fire or divorce Sparkpeople. Stay with me here.


I don't like that evil word "plateau". I prefer to call it
PREMATURE UNPLANNED MAINTENANCE APPLICATION or PUMA for short.

Insert big, pretty, powerful, PANTHER-like, kitty here. emoticon

You are just practicing for maintenance, right? And practice makes perfect. Not really, but it does get easier. emoticon


I can put a positive spin on just about anything. Like the time Stupid Teflon Steve, my half-BIL's baby's momma got an infection off of a stripper pole

[I am not kidding, you can't make this stuff up]...and I said...

you could probably get Worker's Comp for that...

I got the [Shut up Trish] look. I was trying to find something positive about her situation. emoticon Anyway...



Part of the 5% challenge this week is to blog about a habit. So here it is. It is all about the Habit of having Commitment to Consistency...that is it! Yes, it is that simple. It is not complicated. However, it is a
S L O W process.


Since I have reached goal weight, or maybe because the incoming January Spark class is interested, I receive many questions about how I got here. I also get these in person. In person, I sometimes give the long answer, or smart answer, or short answer. At times, I get [oh I admire what you're doing, but I can't do all THAT! You are talkin to the hand.]




Well what is stopping you? What is your personal stop sign? What is holding you back? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

If you really want to succeed, you need to figure that out.

[no I do not have YOUR answer for YOU]

Replace your Stop sign with the Commitment to Consistency sign. Push yourself through to the other side of that stop sign. EVERY DAY! You can overcome the Stop sign if you try and TRY HARDER. Think of the sign as a bright yellow triangle yield sign. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

You have ONLY 2 choices here...either side of V...you can DO IT or NOT.



Treat this Sparkpeople thing like a marriage or a part time job. YES, it does involve that much commitment. The way I look at it is this is a part time job with full time benefits. Yes, I spend more time working out, grocery shopping, preparing food, logging and tracking on this site, reading blogs, etc. But, I FEEL better 24/7 and I am HEALTHIER. So the time commitment is worth it to me. That is a full time benefit!


COMMITMENT to CONSISTENCY is key. Figuring that out is half the battle.
You need to find it, keep it, and don't let it go. Start at the top of the spark points page. I think they are somewhat in order of importance: track food, fitness minutes, goals, learn to cook, read (educate yourself), water, etc...EVERY DAY. Then reward yourself when you do it.



TODAY set a new goal for yourself that is just a little push. Reward yourself when you get there. Overcoming the personal Stop sign and replacing it with the COMMITMENT to CONSISTENCY sign may be one of the most rewarding CHOICES you will ever make. You will enjoy the rewards of this marriage or part-time job. It is what will get you through it. I promise, I do. And no Chris, you are not fired. emoticon

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DEBBIEANN0424 4/3/2012 4:04PM

    Just found you on SP. You are SO funny! Keep up the good work!

Deb

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SWEETZMIX 3/5/2012 3:18PM

    LOVE THIS BLOG! You are speaking the truth!!

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SHIRNEST 3/5/2012 2:53PM

    emoticon Commitment!

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JJ4493 3/5/2012 2:28PM

    emoticon blog! Well said!

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STSCOTT11 3/5/2012 2:22PM

    PUMA...KNOW IT WELL.

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AIMEESINGS 3/5/2012 2:16PM

    Love your blog! and I love PUMA! I think I'm a pro at PUMA now! Love positive spin on things! Negativity should be banned. Thanks for sharing and keep up the awesomeness!

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KIBAISREADY 3/5/2012 1:54PM

    GREAT BLOG! GREAT ADVICE! GREAT OUT LOOK!

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BABBINA 3/5/2012 7:49AM

    THIS IS AWESOMELY WELL-WRITTEN, YOU ROCK GIRL!!

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CUISINEEXAMINER 3/3/2012 3:26PM

    You know, I never thought about it, but you're right: SparkPeople is like a marriage commitment - and I do spend WAY too much time with this second marriage. But you know, Spark People are always positive, and never cost me any calories, unlike DH in both respects (he's addicted to ice cream and I've inherited the addiction from him and you should see his pathetic look when there's none in the house ... ) ...
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K-MONEY 3/3/2012 2:30PM

    Great! I hate plateaus so I'll think of my body as a puma lying in wait now :)

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MRSVK11 3/3/2012 2:25PM

    PUMA is awesome!
Loved reading your blog it put a smile on my face.

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MGJARVI 2/29/2012 9:40PM

    "PUMA"...... HA!!! Love it!!

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DOTSONK 2/29/2012 9:33AM

    Love it! emoticon

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BSEANACAIN 2/27/2012 12:56AM

    nice

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BELIEVER104 2/13/2012 5:37PM

    LOVE! and NEEDED it! Thanks for posting this emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/13/2012 3:28PM

    emoticon

You rock!

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COMPUCATHY 2/2/2012 1:13PM

    Loved this! Excellent blog! So true...great habit...one you can "take to the bank".You're speaking from experience and we all (old and new sparkers) appreciate the wisdom. Keep up the good work and commitment! Spark on! emoticon

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AMY_1217 1/29/2012 3:23PM

    Great blog! Thank you. :D

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ILOVEROSES 1/29/2012 4:04AM

    What a great blog! I really needed this reminder! So glad you didn't fire Chris. emoticon emoticon

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STEVENGO2 1/28/2012 7:03PM

    emoticon So glad you never gave into that divorce with Chis!

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BIGBROTHER323 1/28/2012 12:45PM

    dito to ismileto!

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INGRIDSLIM 1/27/2012 6:39PM

    Thank you for your help.

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LNZMANSFIELD 1/27/2012 11:35AM

    WOW! Thanks a bunch for posting that! Truly amazing and very inspiring and true. Thanks again and have a great day!

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JCDUBEA63 1/26/2012 11:53PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What an awesome Blog!! I was on a friends page n the title caught my attention and it was well worth my curiosity!!

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LITTLELADYHOPE 1/26/2012 7:36PM

    Thank you for this!!! It really helps to put things in perspective. So incredibly happy for you!!!

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HBOWATCH 1/26/2012 12:20PM

    "COMMITMENT to CONSISTENCY is key" - I couldn't agree more.
Worker's Comp, LOL

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BLOND_KIRA 1/26/2012 12:11PM

    Thank you. I needed the reminder as I am struggling with "finding the time" and need to just make the time. This was perfect timing for me.

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EVELIAMARIA 1/26/2012 4:21AM

    Thanks for this push! It just made me realize that I have the power to do anything that I set my mind on.

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PATTYSPENCER 1/25/2012 11:01PM

    "All the wonders you seek are within yourself." by Sir Thomas Brown

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ISMILETOO 1/25/2012 12:50PM

    GERMANIRISHGIRL, I love your comment, "(Sparking) is a part time job with full time benefits."

Look at it this way, the alternative is sitting on the cough mindlessly eating. I prefer being aware and conscious of every breath I take and that includes my daily activities and my eating habits.

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Let's Do This!

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NATARSHAD 1/25/2012 11:37AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am working towards consistency. Great words of encouragement!

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POISON_IN_MAE 1/24/2012 5:22PM

    thanks for the great words

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TAYGETSSTRONG 1/24/2012 4:19PM

    oh you rock. thanks for posting this!!

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TUBLADY 1/24/2012 4:19PM

    Loved your blog. I agree with you all the way.
Consistency is the key. I track daily , I make sure that Spark is an important part of my life. The results have shown me that I can change and maintain. Commitment, staying positive and believing in yourself.
I love to read humorous blogs that have something important to say.
Thanks
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DDESERTDDAWN 1/24/2012 4:09PM

    Thank you
(from a normal grumbler especially to people who put positive spins on things)

I needed THIS!

'm not getting paid off enough because, well, i'm not clocking in enough!

Time to find the TIME clock!
cheers,
dDawn

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ANGELBROWN77 1/24/2012 3:36PM

    Great Blog! You have a good outlook that I am happy to say inspired me. Thanks! emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 1/24/2012 3:21PM

    Love it!

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BECKYB73 1/24/2012 3:17PM

    LOVE THIS BLOG....and the story about the stripper pole and yes, it would have been a compensable claim in WA, CA, AK and HI

This blog left me smiling.

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MRS_EVA_K 1/24/2012 3:15PM

    I was following a PUMA for about 7 months. You're right this journey is very much like a marriage.

And now I'm wondering if the baby momma did try for WC.... emoticon

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DEE0973 1/24/2012 3:02PM

    Awesome blog, glad I stumbled upon it. Have a Blessed Day!!

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    I needed this today! Thank you so much. emoticon

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CANNIE50 1/24/2012 2:32PM

    Thank you for this blog - I especially like your point about Spark/health being a part-time job. Your approach explains your success. I wish you all the best.

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DONEWITHJUNK 1/24/2012 2:32PM

    This is so true and even more important is the commitment we ought to have ourselves to do our best and be our best. Thank you for the encouragement and reminder. I am losing super slowly and this was a kick in the pants that I needed.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/24/2012 2:23PM

    P.U.M.A. ! Brilliant. Brilliant! This is spot on blogging.

Being in maintenance, I can safely say it is a lot of work practice makes perfect (or ALMOST perfect!)

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ELECTRALYTE 1/24/2012 1:35PM

    Well said!

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CAROLINA_KOUKLA 1/24/2012 1:00PM

  Love this :)

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    Great blog.

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That's ALL you do... EAT EAT EAT...

Friday, January 06, 2012

On Tuesday, I was in the break-room, heating my STEEL CUT OATS, with APPLES and WALNUTS in the microwave, filling up my 5 c. WATER bottle.
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Some of my co-workers were filling up on coffee, Mountain Dew, donuts, poptarts, McDonalds...nothing wrong with that...I am just saying...
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Here's the New Years Resolution conversation that took place. Keep in mind, this is several different people talking, mostly men:


What's your New Years Resolution this year Trish?

Hers is always to stop smoking.

I didn't know she smoked.

She doesn't.

Oh. [head scratch]




I TRY to explain my 5 MORE MORE MORE goals...
I will eat MORE fruits and vegetables
I will eat MORE healthy fats
I will eat MORE protein for breakfast
I will eat MORE whole grains
I will drink MORE water

[interrupted by]



That's ALL you do... EAT EAT EAT. [I eat SMALL portions every 2-3 hours]

That is too easy.

Why do you always pick something that you KNOW you can do?



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I ask:
Do you make resolutions that you KNOW you can't/won't keep? Do you make the same ones over and over without having a plan in place to make them work for you?





Well...

She got that from those SMARTPEOPLE on the internet.






It is SPARKPEOPLE, not SMARTPEOPLE. emoticon





Oh yeah, I have seen her do jumping jacks at the copier. emoticon

Oh yeah. emoticon



[another explosion in my head moment] emoticon


I exit, saying:
Enjoy your breakfast. emoticon


[It is difficult to have an intelligent conversation when you are not speaking with SMARTPEOPLE]





So I guess I will be doing kickboxing at the copier now.
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Spark on!

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Trish

  
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CARDAMOMMA 3/15/2012 3:34PM

    Hahahaha! I'm hooked. OK, gotta find time to go back and read ALL OF THESE. Hee!

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REBECCA180 3/3/2012 12:31AM

    Ha, ha. I met up with someone I was working for this morning and we ate our breakfast together. I ate a little of my broccoli, tofu, egg scramble and a little of my oatmeal, banana, protein powder porridge (big day ahead) while she ate her two pop tarts. Te he.

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REBECCA180 3/3/2012 12:06AM

    Ha, ha. I met up with someone I was working for this morning and we ate our breakfast together. I ate a little of my broccoli, tofu, egg scramble and a little of my oatmeal, banana, protein powder porridge (big day ahead) while she ate her two pop tarts. Te he.

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HANSBRINK 2/4/2012 12:44AM

  I feel for you. Have had those types of conversations too...

One day I was in the lunch room, microwaving some veggies for lunch. A co-worker asked if I had a rabbit in my office. "Of Course! Harvey!"

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VINTAGEMODEL 2/2/2012 8:35AM

    hi, loved the Smartpeople conversation in the meal room!!
You are really funny! emoticon lt is difficult for other people to understand what you are doing...especially people who can eat anything and have the metabolism to burn it off.

I read your page every few days, to reinforce why I am a sparkperson.

I am a warrior
I am a warrior
Keep swimming
Keep swimming
I have a brain
I have a brain
Swim
Swim... Old vintage emoticon emoticon

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BEMORESTUBBORN 2/1/2012 12:59PM

    Eat, eat, eat and keep smiling! Funny blog!

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SKINNYMINNIE25 1/30/2012 8:51AM

    OMG how funny...I do modified pushups using my desk & keep exercise bands for shoulder presses at my desk.....The conversation all day is:

how to loose weight
the latest diet (eat nothing but meat...what's up w that?)
how many calories in...the donuts, candy, breakfast tacos...you name it.

We recently had a lunch out at a restaurant about 1/2 mile away. When I asked who wants to walk w me, they looked at me like I was crazy. The parking garage was almost as far and folks would rather walk there & DRIVE to lunch...
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Thanks for the chuckle.

Skinny

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MISSFORTE 1/25/2012 4:51PM

    So So SO true, thank you for sharing you are soooo right!

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ONESPOTLEFT 1/23/2012 11:56AM

    like this blog; my coworkers are always bringing in treats too. hard to resist sometimes.

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TEECEA 1/22/2012 1:43PM

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AHEARTFORCHRIST 1/22/2012 1:09AM

    great reminders.

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FRACTALMYTH 1/21/2012 3:08PM

    Kickboxing at the copier sounds PERFECT!

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SM-ARTGIRL 1/21/2012 9:01AM

    Ha ha ha! Need more smartpeople like you in the workplace GIG!

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KANSASROSE67 1/17/2012 3:07PM

    LOL! emoticon I'm glad we're SMARTPEOPLE!

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LOOKY-LOU 1/17/2012 1:11PM

    I like that "SMARTpeople!"

Have a great day...SMART friend!

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LOPEYP 1/15/2012 5:38PM

    Glad that people are noticing your hard work even though I believe they are jealous of you. emoticon

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ONUTHIN125 1/15/2012 4:59PM

    Great blog-when I see co-workers doing the mindless eating drill that I use to do I wonder did I look like that & my answer is always YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spark On & hope that one day they will wake up and smell the oatmeal!!!

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BLACKBIRDSING 1/15/2012 12:41PM

    Crack me up.

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AFRESHSTART2 1/15/2012 8:43AM

    emoticon blog! They are right ... SPARKPEOPLE does make us SMARTPEOPLE! emoticon

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KRYANPRINCESS 1/14/2012 11:40PM

    Great blog!!! :)

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TIMEFORTHISMAMA 1/14/2012 9:09PM

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/14/2012 8:47PM

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Great work!!

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MEMEME75 1/13/2012 10:23AM

    SMARTPEOPLE rock!



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MEADSBAY 1/12/2012 9:19PM

    HAHAHAHAHA!
We ARE the SMARTPEOPLE!

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MANILUS 1/11/2012 10:17PM

    Congrats to you for being realistic and wanting to stay on the healthy track. All I can say is they are jealous, Spark on!!!

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-THINQ- 1/11/2012 1:40PM

    GREAT blog! Your attitude and fortitude Rock!

I also have recently discovered steel cut oats, and I think I'll check out how to make them in the mic, too.

glad to b ur SMARTfriend!

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LILLI56 1/11/2012 1:06AM

    My sister thinks I am saying smartpeople too. They just think you are so smart doing what they wish. Sparkpeople makes us smartpeople!
Do your kick-boxing!!!

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DAWNFIRE72 1/11/2012 12:30AM

    I love your sense of humour. I totally get what you mean about making resolutions with no plan as to how to accomplish it.

Maybe that is why they are resolutions and not goals.

I love your plan for the year.

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TRIPLEL1977 1/10/2012 11:39PM

    Darn...our office copier is out in the front where there is a security camera. I'll have to think up an alternative

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OPTIMIST1948 1/10/2012 9:16PM

    I dont have a copier as a SAHM, but perhaps I could find some time to do a little shadow boxing!

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JDELEON81 1/10/2012 9:11PM

    loved this! People won't ever understand those kind of things if it's not something they've chosen for themselves.. and it's obviously not. Good for you for making better choices for yourself!

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FT4EVR 1/10/2012 7:27PM

    Great blog! I work under similar circumstances and can totally relate!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/10/2012 4:05PM

    All I ever do is eat eat eat too.

Tons of little meals all day. I suspect my co workers are tired of seeing me hog the toaster over, the microwave, etc. LOL

Works for me, so there!
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FLYFROG 1/10/2012 10:40AM

    emoticon Don't let anyone talk you out of what you know is right.

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GOIN4GR8 1/10/2012 12:25AM

    Loved it--you have a great writing style. :-)

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PAULETTELORAINE 1/9/2012 10:48PM

    Some people will just never "get it", but that does not stop us from making the right choices. When reading this I thought of the breakroom where I used to work and what you described is fairly common, I think. Great example for all of us! emoticon

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ALECIA0823 1/9/2012 10:17PM

    Awesome!!! You know, sometimes the best example is a silent one; perhaps some of your co-workers will become "smartpeople" too!

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SUCCESSN2014 1/9/2012 5:44PM

    People can be so dense sometimes..

I love the "Smartpeople" comment, LOL..

Yep, that's us.... SMARTPEOPLE...

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BRANDI.FEY 1/9/2012 5:33PM

    Lol. Jumping jacks at the copier! Love it!

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CHERRYTOMATO 1/9/2012 4:29PM

    haha, smartpeople, love it!

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MISSB8604 1/9/2012 3:53PM

    Amazing!

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RUNNER12COM 1/9/2012 3:32PM

    Love it!

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JESSICAMAE83 1/9/2012 2:30PM

    Great job!! We definitely are smart people though too!! emoticon

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TAURUSGIRL3 1/9/2012 1:01PM

  How about a kickboxing move to her head?? LOL- Some people are just jealous! Keep on sparkin!!

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LINDAJ0621 1/9/2012 9:36AM

    Thank you! I can always use a good laugh!
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MOMOF4CHANGES 1/9/2012 8:25AM

    Great job. Teach by example...even those who won't be taught.

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WOLFKITTY 1/9/2012 1:50AM

    MMm-hmm!!
I totally feel ya.

Jocelyn

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MARYHENNIG 1/8/2012 11:00PM

  Too funny! They deserve a kick in the rear!

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ANISSAFOGEL 1/8/2012 10:55PM

    Jumping jacks at the copier? Kickboxing at the copier? That is dedication! Resolutions shouldn't be set ups for failure, they should be poster children for accomplishment - and you will most likely do yours. Happy 2012!

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I want MORE MORE MORE, they want NOW NOW NOW

Monday, January 02, 2012

I am not a New Year's resolutions kind of girl. emoticon


I learned long ago...they just don't work for me.

If you are not working for me, then you are FIRED, not gonna do it. emoticon



My co-workers have been discussing their resolutions since 12/27. They always ask about mine. And every year I say "I resolve to keep...quit smoking".

Normally that would not be funny but, I quit smoking, for the second and FINAL time OVER 11 YEARS AGO. So it is no surprise, they give me a puzzled look. I can see their brain trying to wrap around that..."she doesn't smoke, does she?". I can see the moment it clicks in their head....that look...as if to say "smart-a$$". emoticon



This year, I decided I need a new SMART ANSWER. emoticon

Their resolutions tend to be the NOW NOW NOW, the not SMART goals, kind of things. Tomorrow when they ask, I know they will, I will say things like:


I will eat MORE fruits and vegetables (I average 5-7 a day now, I try to get 9, but that is rare)

I will eat MORE healthy fats

I will eat MORE protein for breakfast

I will eat MORE whole grains
(these three involve paying closer attention to the nutrients that I track...I stay in range, but I need to eat more cleanly)

and

I will continue to drink MORE water(than they do)...I drink at LEAST 10 cups a day.


They make comments about how many times I use the restroom. I still say, I should get SPARK POINTS for that. My DH says that elimination it just as important as consumption. emoticon



See the pattern here...I want MORE MORE MORE. So many of my co-workers' resolutions are centered on the negative. So I, always going against the grain, will focus on the POSITIVE implications of MORE MORE MORE.


Spark on!

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DREAM2009 2/2/2012 12:37AM

  emoticonTrish u got a wonderful writing skills.

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JAKESOMA 1/9/2012 8:26PM

    Very accurate for us all.

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JAKESOMA 1/9/2012 8:25PM

    Very accurate for us all.

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OLDERDANDRT 1/8/2012 7:01PM

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BREW99 1/5/2012 1:15PM

    Sounds very reasonable. emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/4/2012 11:48PM

    Yes yes more more!

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MANDYISFITAT40 1/4/2012 10:43PM

    I'm a more kind of gal, too... So here's to more in 2012!

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MOSTMOM1 1/4/2012 10:36PM

    Yes! More, more, more! Let's keep doing what we've been doing!
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RIGHTNOW2012 1/4/2012 9:22PM

  Way to go Im logging everything I eating counting calories thats a start i will do more Im good at the veggie part

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KIPPER15 1/4/2012 8:20PM

    I too make no resolutions. Great blog. emoticon

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LADYGSC 1/4/2012 5:51PM

    Good blog!!

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LARKSONGRUTH 1/4/2012 3:33PM

    I like the more, more, more, concept.

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LOSINGITALL4ME 1/4/2012 3:08PM

    I love it. I'm going to follow your pattern with the MORE ... I never make resolutions either. This year I have made an end of the year goal I am working toward slowly but surely. Your goals of more fit right in with my goals!

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BELOVE2013 1/4/2012 2:08PM

    Great blog. Bringing abundance INTO your life is always a good idea!

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BABYSTEPS84 1/4/2012 12:48PM

    I like it, all attainable!
And I will keep quit smoking with you!

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JENN26POINT2 1/4/2012 10:57AM

    Great idea!!

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AJAYZCHAOS 1/4/2012 10:48AM

    emoticon And good luck meeting all your goals.

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FOODIELOVER1 1/4/2012 10:10AM

  emoticon love your way of thinking... we could be twins emoticon

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EMILYBBB 1/4/2012 9:51AM

    Great approach!

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LILYDOG11 1/4/2012 3:18AM

    Very Inventive !! Especially about more veggies and so on. LOL
Keep on keeping on.

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VEGAN32 1/4/2012 1:18AM

    lol

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MTULLY 1/4/2012 12:19AM

    I like your thinking!!!

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JOS4EVER 1/3/2012 10:07PM

    Great answers. emoticon

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REENIE131 1/3/2012 9:45PM

    Love the idea of focusing on the positive and more instead of less!

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    Great blog! emoticon

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JBENTLEY98 1/3/2012 6:55PM

    What an excellent blog, and attitude!! Focus on the positive! emoticon

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NORASH3 1/3/2012 5:38PM

    emoticonLuv your attitude!!
Keep on keeping on!!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 1/3/2012 4:37PM

    I am still laughing at the bathroom comment!

Yeah to being positive!

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SERENE_STAR 1/3/2012 4:21PM

    I love it! Great attitude...

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WORLDSERIES11 1/3/2012 4:11PM

    Great attitude! Keep it up!

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IMKFOX 1/3/2012 3:31PM

    That is an excellent attitude. You're a shining light in your office, even if the people around you don't realize it!
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BRANDI.FEY 1/3/2012 3:16PM

    Awesome!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 1/3/2012 2:56PM

    LOVE IT!

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NEWNAC304 1/3/2012 2:44PM

    You have a great attitude! Keep that positivity going!

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/3/2012 2:27PM

    Fabulous. And smart!!

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WORDNERD1 1/3/2012 2:20PM

  I love your post and wish I could think (and be!) more like you. I've got a long way to go, baby.

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KANSASROSE67 1/3/2012 11:29AM

    You are right, right, right! Postives are always better than negatives!

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KLONG8 1/3/2012 11:21AM

    Rock on....nice positive note (and I can tell you do LOVE being a contrarian!)

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STLCARDSFANS05 1/3/2012 11:10AM

    lovin it

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LADYTSUNADE 1/3/2012 10:03AM

    That is the best way to put it, on a positive spin! I have written down goals for the New Year as well and I too will re work them to the positive side rather than eating less of blank I will concentrate on what I am replacing it with like fruits and veg! Thanks for sharing this post!

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ZIPCONTROL 1/3/2012 9:42AM

  emoticon......but I agree...everyday is Day 1 so who needs resolutions anyway ?

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KAYOTIC 1/3/2012 9:10AM

    Love it! Positive goals with measurable results will get you far!

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IMIN2GENES 1/3/2012 8:30AM

    I"m with you on the New Year's resolutions. Don't work, don't do it! Love your attitude!
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LAURIE-RN 1/3/2012 7:33AM

    I love it!

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ONEWAYSTREET 1/3/2012 5:46AM

  lol.... shares in the t'paper company???
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    Great post

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It is NOT a PARTY unless the COPS show up! Happy 1 year Sparkversary!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Thanks to EVERYONE that came to my Goal Party yesterday. It was great! Spark peeps are the BEST! I said PARTY like you mean it and LIVE like you mean it. You guys know how to party! emoticon emoticon emoticon


Thanks to MOUNTAINMERMAID and PYNETREE and JBLOSSOM for bringing healthy snacks and wine to share. emoticon emoticon


Thanks to LINDAJO621, NORAB52GOOD, JUST_TRI_IT, NEVERORNOW, IRISHBEANERGAL MTULLY, MISSY455, MAPEGASUS, MANDYSFITAT40, and KELLEEH for staying to help clean up all of the confetti they brought...it looked like Times Square in here. emoticon


We had a cutest PJ contest...it was a 3-way tie between CHEEKY1000 in pink plaid PJs and MAY2459 in blue snowman PJs and OLDERANDRT in Minnie Mouse flannel PJs, Wow, Spark peeps have great taste in PJs. emoticon



Somebody put RUARUGBYNUT2 in the hospital bed, then raised the foot and head of the bed, so he was stuck. I think it had something to do with the JUNK FOOD he brought. emoticon



Thanks to REDRENNY for helping with the car keys...no problems there. Everyone that consumed alcohol (mostly in MODERATION) spent the night. emoticon



Everyone was well mannered. Nobody made a mess or broke anything. Good thing we live in the country though. In the city, the neighbors may have called the law for the noise. You guys know how to have fun! I had a friend in college that had a party philosophy...it is NOT a Party, unless the COPS show up. I said that to a cop once...man, he had NO sense of HUMOR.
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Someone brought me a hostess gift of IRISH WHISKEY CHOCOLATE...WHOA that was DECADENT. Irish AND chocolate...what's not to love? emoticon



At midnight we ate black eyed peas, beer bratwurst(pork), and sauerkraut for good luck. We will eat the leftovers again today for more good luck. You can't have enough good luck. And the PARTY continues today...WHY...because TODAY is my 1 YEAR SPARKVERSARY. emoticon



Do you have a family tradition of eating certain foods on New Years day? Feel free to bring your favorite dish to the Sparkversary Party today. Thanks again, to EVERYONE! emoticon



Spark on!

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BEMORESTUBBORN 2/1/2012 1:01PM

    Darn! I was "tardy for the party!" Congratulations on your first Sparkversary and many more, full of success!

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CRACKERJACK2825 1/22/2012 7:57AM

    That was the motto where I lived when I was eighteen. If the cops didn't come up and make everybody quit fighting in the yard, go to bed and pour out the booze, nobody considered it a party.


Bad thing was, I had a six month old baby, my husband worked seven days a week, and they were always calling US to straighten everything out before the cops got there.

Fun times......NOT!!! :)

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123ELAINE456 1/6/2012 5:03AM

  Awesome Fun Party. Congratulations on your 1 YEAR SPARK ANNIVERSARY. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week and Year.

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MOSTMOM1 1/4/2012 10:33PM

    Glad you got your party on!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/4/2012 3:45PM

    Great post

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LOSINGITALL4ME 1/3/2012 9:19AM

    How funny!! Congrats on your anniversary!

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WELLNESSME09 1/3/2012 9:14AM

    emoticon emoticon sure sounds like an enjoyable party to me.
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IMIN2GENES 1/3/2012 8:32AM

    emoticon Too much fun! Here's to another great year on SP.
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SWEETCHERRITREE 1/3/2012 8:17AM

    omg too funny...love it!! tysvm for sharing I really needed a good giggle today emoticon

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 1/2/2012 8:22PM

    Sounds like an awesome party! :)

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EMPTRS 1/2/2012 7:44PM

    Sounds like an amazing party!!!

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FLPALM 1/2/2012 4:22PM

    Happy Sparkversary! Now, PAR-TY!!!!

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BRITTHORT9 1/2/2012 3:51PM

  Great blog!

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WINTERRAIN 1/2/2012 1:44PM

    Great blog!!!

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MRE1956 1/2/2012 10:06AM

    Good for you! Here's to many more great Sparkiversaries!

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SBNORMAL 1/2/2012 9:54AM

  I wish I was invited to that party. Send me an invite the next time-Happy New Year!!!

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THEIS58 1/2/2012 9:12AM

    fun, fun, fun

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KIPPER15 1/2/2012 8:32AM

    We had salmon made with a SP recipe. I had lentils, hubby refuses to try them. Sounds like it was a great party. emoticon emoticon

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BAKER1009 1/2/2012 8:16AM

    We ate black eye peas yesterday with our pork & sauerkraut. I always ate sauerkraut and pork growing up, but the black eye peas was something I never heard of until I met my husband.
I even make my kids eat a spoonful even though they hate them, lol!
Happy New Year!!

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PENOWOK 1/2/2012 8:00AM

    sounds as though you folks had lots of fun!!

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NWROSE 1/2/2012 5:35AM

    Your party was lots of fun last night and the best part for me was waking up without a hangover or upset stomach! Party on!I will bring a loaf of my Polish grandmother's favorite New Year's bread made with lots of eggs and raisins in it and one hard-boiled egg still in the shell on top and home made unsalted butter.

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Happy Sparkversary!

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ERIECANALGAL 1/2/2012 1:04AM

    emoticonI loved your last two blogs. Just happened to find them.

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COMPUCATHY 1/1/2012 11:41PM

    AWESOME! HAPPY SPARKVERSARY and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope you have a terrific, fit 2012! You are doing TERRIFIC and I am SURE this will be your best year yet! Thank you for all your encouragement! It is appreciated more than you could ever know! Keep up the good work! Spark on in 2012! emoticon

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PONYFARMER 1/1/2012 8:27PM

    I think I went the wrong house, b/c when I knocked on the

door, standing there in my Lucky 4 leaf clover emoticonPJ's

they laughed and closed the door. . emoticon I was not having much luck at all.

So I went to the next house and they said they would call the police if I did not get my silly green PJ's off their property.

Sadly I went home but it looks like the party was a huge success.
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RUARUGBYNUT2 1/1/2012 7:14PM

    HI TRISH
Great party last night, MOUNTAINMERMAIDS canopy,s were delicious and it was good of IRISHBEANERGAL & the others to help clean up CHEEKY1000 PJ,S were a bit loud i must admit and a great night had by all as i recall, i must say though i might have slept a bit better had it not been for the folded bed, i think TURTLEBEAR had a hand in it the cheeky little tinker.
You have done fabulous in such a short time top Sparkie in my book & a lot of others by the amount of response to your page you get, keep it up Babe and i cant wait for next year,s party
YOU ROCK!

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/1/2012 6:30PM

    LOVE IT!!

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DAWNFIRE72 1/1/2012 4:23PM

    Sounds like a great party. I hope that someone released RUARUGBYNUT2 from the hospital bed.

We have a veggie tray, shrimp ring, smoked oysters (for me only), meat and cheese tray with crackers (this year mostly whole wheat ones) and a fruit tray for NYE and we will eat the left overs today.

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 1/1/2012 4:13PM

    Sounds like a great time!

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COOKWITHME65 1/1/2012 4:07PM

    Happy Spark Anniversary! Just happened to come across this blog thru a friend's feed. So glad I did. Love this blog!

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LINDAJ0621 1/1/2012 3:51PM

    Happy Sparkversary!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I just love back-to-back parties!!! And, I know what you mean about it is not a party until the cops show up! My DH and I gave a pool party in our younger years that got..interesting...and the cops showed up twice! Fortunately, they had a sense of humor and only came because of complaints by residents (apartment complex) about the music and skinny dipping by some of the party goers...LOL!!! (NOT me! I would never show my fat self at that time!)
So, hmmmm....I made turkey today to keep it somewhat healthy. I will bring over the leftovers to go with everything else you have. And, of course, a little something to sip on....
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MANDYISFITAT40 1/1/2012 2:10PM

    You are so frakin' awesome and my role model... I expect you at my goal party that is sure to happen this year! And happy Sparkversary! emoticon

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MANDIESMAMA 1/1/2012 1:56PM

  Sounds as though you had a great time. Good luck to you and especially your hubby. Happy New Year from the Heart of Dixie!

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WALLAHALLA 1/1/2012 11:51AM

    May your new year be blessed and joyously successful.

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    emoticonHappy New Year!! emoticon & Happy Sparkversary!

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KITTEN0908 1/1/2012 10:18AM

    Happy Sparkversary!!!! And a Very Happy New Year!

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FITFABJENN 1/1/2012 10:10AM

    Happy Sparkversary! What an awesome event! Sounds like all had fun. Woo hoo!

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EASTENDCLAM 1/1/2012 9:08AM

    Wow, sounds like a great time! Family tradition foods on NY Eve? From my wifes german side, lentil soup.

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GOAL party at my page...U R invited...BYOB & your PJs...I check car keys and weapons at the door...

Saturday, December 31, 2011

GOAL Party emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


You are invited to join in the PARTY! emoticon


It is BYOB and your PJs. I DO require you to check your car keys and all weapons at the door. I do NOT tolerate drunk driving at all! Hey, my house, my rules. emoticon


You are invited because I want to THANK YOU and, well, I COULD have done it without you (I AM a Warrior Princess you know), but doing it WITH you was more FUN! emoticon

So let's end this year on a high note. I am so looking forward to the new year! emoticon


I hit my goal weight this New Year's Eve morning. 2011 was my year of weight loss. That's how I will most likely remember it. Not really, I will probably remember the year as my DH fell out of a tree, breaking several bones, including his a$$, throwing me for a loop, causing me stress, year.

Read my bra strap blog if you need that story.

DH is healing nicely. His PT in impressed with his progress. He said he has 3 things working in his favor: his age, his fitness level at the time of his injury and his MOTIVATION. Motivation goes a long way! He can climb the stairs slowly now. He can sleep upstairs in our bed. Speaking of which...the designer hospital bed is still in our living room. DH decided on 12/23 that he did not need the bed any longer, but his employer did not have anyone available to pick it up. End of the month, end of the year, they are short one employee(DH), blah, blah, blah. So I STILL have the designer bed. On 12/24 we had 20 people here so we put a Michigan blanket on it(just to irritate our Buck-nut relatives) and used it as extra seating. emoticon
Wasn't allowed to decorate it as I wanted because we were just "borrowing" the bed. emoticon

I did receive a swell Christmas present...that I am still displaying...a strand of SHOTGUN SHELL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. My inner redneck loves them! emoticon


I am thinking of changing SS-- Stupid Steve to TS--meaning Teflon Steve. Nothing sticks to him! The lawyer, that I pay for, through taxes, I mean, got his doctor, that I pay for, to get him out of jail, that I pay for. emoticon WTH He got out of jail and went to Florida with the plane ticket that my DH bought for him in exchange for helping him cut down the tree. And he has procession of Steve's snowblower as collateral. emoticon I thought my head was going to explode when I discovered that little tidbit! If you live in FL, I am truly sorry. I have no problem paying for his jail accommodations when he is here. I like to know WHERE he is.

On Christmas Eve my MIL suggested that one of my DH's nephews(her grandson) come over and finish cutting up the tree. The same nephew that, several years ago, traded 2 of my DH's chainsaws for drugs. emoticon DH said thanks, but no. I can assure you, there will none of my in-laws at the Goal party.

My life is still not back to" normal" after the whole tree ordeal.

I am a runner though. That bitter old woman gym teacher I had in 7th grade, told me I would never be an athlete. emoticon I should look her up, just to give her a piece of my mind, she could use it. Not sure if she is still living. What a terrible thing to say to a young girl. That stuck with me my entire life. She is not invited to the Goal party either.


Well, I am off to make some yummy(healthy) appetizers for our party! We WILL be having black-eyed peas, pork sausage, and sauerkraut at midnight, of course! Will play a party game of some sort to determine who gets to sleep in the designer hospital bed. emoticon

Spark on!


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MOSTMOM1 1/4/2012 10:32PM

    I'm late to the goal party, but I figure if I bring something to go with the shotgun lights, you'll let me in. So, so, so many reasons why you actually make me laugh out loud.
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COOPQUILTLADY 1/3/2012 5:44PM

    Loved your blog! Didn't get the invite in time! (Darn mail service!) :) I celebrated several occasions quietly at home, but believe me, I it sounded like you were having a great time! Rock on!

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ECHAVEZ2 1/2/2012 1:47AM

    You reached the top of your mountain! emoticon Continue holding on to that top and may you find peace and balance in 2012. Best of all that is to come your way this year....

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SAQUOIA1 1/1/2012 11:51PM

    emoticon on meeting your goals!

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CM_GARDNER78 1/1/2012 10:27PM

    Oh my gosh...I laughed right out loud!! Ha! This is awesome!!! Sounds like it'll be a great party!! WOO HOO!! :-)

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WONDERFUL2BME 1/1/2012 10:27PM

    What a great way to start the New Year. I am talking about your weight of course and not your DH falling out of a tree. Ouch. Anyway here is to a fit and healthy new year.

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IAMANATHLETE 1/1/2012 9:46PM

    Congratulations!!!!
To go through all of that and still lose weight is amazing.
Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

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CRYMENIA 1/1/2012 9:31PM

    I WANT SHOTGUN SHELL LIGHTS!!!!!!!!! Loved this blog every little bit of it! Glad that I was invited to the party sad I didn't make it but, glad I get to join in the after party revelries! Happy New Year it will be a productive one for all of us I'm sure!

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HKARLSSON 1/1/2012 8:34PM

    Yay!!!!!!!!!! Go, you!!! And I love the fact that you got shotgun shell lights. That rocks. It really does. :)

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J2740LOU 1/1/2012 7:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonHappy New Year! We are stronger for having survived 2011!!! emoticon

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INNERATHLETE111 1/1/2012 5:05PM

    WAY TO GO! GREAT PARTY TOO!

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REENIE131 1/1/2012 4:59PM

    Congrats on reaching goal!

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DAWNFIRE72 1/1/2012 4:18PM

    I'm happy for both you and your husband. You for reaching goal over the holidays and stress. Your husband for his motivation and healing abilities. He is an inspiration on how not to give up.

I hope that 2012 is less stressful and is also injury free.

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TRUEREINVENTED 1/1/2012 3:54PM

    Congrats on the goal! what a perfect day for it. Inspired to make 2012 my year!

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-LINDA_S 1/1/2012 3:46PM

    Thanks for sharing everything in such a humorous way. Congrats on reaching your goal, and I hope this year will be a little less eventful!

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JLPEASE 1/1/2012 3:27PM

    Great post!
Congratulations on reaching our goal!!
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MAGGIEVAN 1/1/2012 3:16PM

    Congrats on achieving your goal! That was a big milestone.

I see your name pop up often on the teams I am also involved in. I also saw that you ate quite a fitness warrior princes. I like that! being a fitness warrior princess for 60 year old ladies is one of my goals. I am too young to be old emoticon and way too cooool to be any thing less than the warrior princess. Ha ha.

You have a fine sense of humor and I enjoy that. Thanks for sharing with us.

What ever your goals for this year...enjoy!

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MAMA_CD 1/1/2012 2:31PM

    Wise words, Happy New Year
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KIPPER15 1/1/2012 2:31PM

    emoticon emoticon Must have been an awesome party. Glad to hear husband is doing well. Went through that mess two years ago. emoticon

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BLUSTAR 1/1/2012 1:58PM

    happy new year and congrats to you :)
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JAGRIF 1/1/2012 1:56PM

    Congrats on reaching your goal weight!! emoticon

Glad to hear that DH is recovering.

May 2012 bring you many blessings and lots of smiles.

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ANJELIA1968 1/1/2012 1:38PM

    A little levity to start the new year! LOL
Hope you really did have a good party last night and congrats on reaching goal weight.
Hope your hubby heals quickly.

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PUREDONNA 1/1/2012 12:44PM

    Wow, you've been through a lot! And come out on top. Nice work. Thanks for the inspiration and example. You've shown me this can be MY year!!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 1/1/2012 12:22PM

    Glad to hear your DH is recovering nicely. Wow! Your life makes me feel so fortunate for the in-laws I have. You handle your stress so well. Congrats on meeting goal weight. That is my goal for 2012. I hope to say at this time next year that I have met my goal. I hope you have a happy and healthy new year!!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/1/2012 11:25AM

    Great post
Happy New year

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SEESKO 1/1/2012 10:45AM

    Love it! Thanks for the positive start to my New Year!

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THEIS58 1/1/2012 10:42AM

    Just great!

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SBNORMAL 1/1/2012 8:41AM

  Congrats and sounds like you all had a good party.

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NWROSE 1/1/2012 4:29AM

    Thanks for the party invite! When I am being wild and reckless, I drink a ginger ale so I brought some Pom juice to mix with it for a special treat tonight! emoticon

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PONYFARMER 1/1/2012 12:18AM

    Hey, your German/Irish adopted sister here...I am so in on the party and LOVE the food you are serving. emoticon

Oh great so SS or TS, is out to wreck havoc on Florida. They, I am sure have many more knuckleheads there, so he should fit in quite well. Sorry to you normal, decent FL people. We here in So. Cal also have quite a bunch of nuts and bolts too.

WAY TO GO on goal weight. Ummm, I would like to go with you to the old hag gym teachers house, who clearly was a miserable sort. I want to ask her how her comments were to boost the image of a child. Who spews that kind of s&*! at a kid.

OMGosh, do you have any decent relatives on his side of the family, other than your hubby. Stole your chainsaws and sold them for drugs. You must have serious trust issues. I am so sorry that you are surrounded by such a group of losers.

Anywhooooo, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I have my PJ's and Water packed. No alcohol for me thank you, I have goals to achieve.

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ITSTHENEWLAUREN 1/1/2012 12:05AM

  emoticonCheers!!

(NOTE: my car keys are in the basket)

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments. It has been a treat getting to know you on the emoticon team!

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MISSY455 12/31/2011 10:47PM

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You are amazing! How emoticon to hit your goal weight today!

I know you will continue to amaze in 2012!!!

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KMICHA 12/31/2011 9:51PM

    Woo Hoo!!!! WTG!!! emoticon You Did it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 12/31/2011 8:52PM

    emoticon on your emoticon. You have alot to be happy about. DH is recovering, SS is out of town, You met your goal. May you have many more goals this year that you achieve. Happy New Year.

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WALLAHALLA 12/31/2011 4:14PM

    May 2012 be known as the year you maintained your weight loss goal and accomplished many other personal and fitness goals. So glad to hear your DH is recovering well! We were so "lucky" to attend a family Christmas celebration where my son got to see his aunt and other relatives falling down drunk. Needless to say, we did not stay long, and refused all other holiday invitations, so we are now on my MIL's naughty list. I fail to see how we are wrong in not wanting our son to see his family members get wasted in front of their own small children, and drive totally wasted to boot. Glad to hear SS is out of your hair for awhile. I knew there was a reason I wanted to go to Yellowstone for vacation this year instead of Florida. I pray he finds a reason there to turn his life around. Hope your party and your new year are a complete success.

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ADRIENALINE 12/31/2011 3:47PM

    Awesome, awesome, YOU are AWESOMe!

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RUARUGBYNUT2 12/31/2011 3:35PM

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CHALLENGER15 12/31/2011 2:58PM

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I was just wondering about SS/now TS today...wow...

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MAVKA_ 12/31/2011 1:58PM

    Congratulations on you weight loss and Happy New Year! I'm sure it
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OLDERDANDRT 12/31/2011 1:45PM

    emoticonThanks for the invite!! So happy for you reaching your goal!!! FABULOUS!!! emoticon I'll try to squeeze into my new Minnie Mouse flannel jamjams for the emoticon! What fun!! What a great emoticon moment!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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--MAY-- 12/31/2011 1:41PM

    Geez, I love your stories about SS/TS. I have never understood how some people who definately need to get into troublwe never do!! Your party sounds fun, I may be in and out I have some blue snowman PJ's. and congrats on your weightloss, I am finishing 2011 in a 12 and a Medium shirt!!

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REBELBLITZ 12/31/2011 12:46PM

    Congratulations on making your goal!

That is wonderful!

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☆.**.☆ ☆ A BIG New Years hug that jumps from status to status ☆ .**.☆ to spread a little love and Happiness ☆**.☆ ☆.**.☆ Have a prosperous new year ☆.**.☆ ♥ You've been HUGGED ♥☆.**.☆
♥ Pass the HUGS on

Cheryl

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HDHAWK 12/31/2011 12:37PM

    emoticon I'm glad hubby is doing better so your life can return to normal soon!

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CHEEKY1000 12/31/2011 12:36PM

    Anything that involves staying in my PJ's (I have super cute pink plaid ones), is A-OK by me. I might be late...or have to leave early as I'm running a Midnight Madness 5K tonight.

SS/TS managed to get out of jail? How do some people have all the luck? I think I once heard someone say that God looks out for children and idiots. I guess we know where SS falls.

Anyhow the important thing in all of this is...YOU MET YOUR GOAL!!! That's so freaking awesome!! Despite all the stress...seriously, I'm in awe.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 12/31/2011 12:36PM

    YAY Trish! *hugs* Congratulations on your AWE~some success, sweetie! What a Warrior Princess you are! I'm so proud of and happy for you! *hugs* Sounds like a great party so count me there in spirit! Y'all ROCK ON! With love 'n God bless~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 12/31/2011 12:31PM

    You, my friend, ARE an athlete! Take that stupid gym teacher and figuratively kick her in the butt! And the head. It's fun to imagine. CONGRATULATIONS on meeting your goal! You ROCK! :) Party On!

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STAR327 12/31/2011 12:25PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Congratulations on reaching your goal!!!!

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/31/2011 12:14PM

    I'm all about this party - I'll be there!
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