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See you in September...

Friday, August 31, 2012

It is the last month of August and summer is coming to an end. My dreams of going back to school 30 pounds lighter is not going to happen...but I am not 30 lbs heavier either...I have stayed the same...and that is something to rejoice about!
I have teamed up with a friend and we are challenging each other to eat healthier and loose our muffin top!
We are going to work out together 4 days a week and check in with each other to make sure we are eating properly....
When we weigh in on Saturdays if we lose any or stay the same we will rejoice together...but if we gain any...then I have to run the track once around ( and I hate running!) and she has to do 50 sit ups ( she has bad knees and can't run)
We will see how it goes!

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DANCINGGRAM 9/4/2012 7:12PM


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NEWLEAF16 9/4/2012 4:02PM

    I love this idea - What a fun way to keep each other accountable! emoticon emoticon

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CANDY58 9/1/2012 8:57AM

    emoticon lucky you!


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PEZMOM1 8/31/2012 4:14PM

    Great idea!
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FAITHHOPELOVE17 8/31/2012 1:59PM

    What a great idea! How fun to have a workout buddy to encourage you and keep your accountable. Yeah for you! Keep up the great work! - Kelly :) emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 8/31/2012 8:35AM

  Great incentive to team up with a friend. God bless your efforts.

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EDITOR 8/31/2012 8:31AM

    Loved it Ginger! God bless you and your friend for challenging and buddying up! emoticon

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DLDROST 8/31/2012 8:21AM


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Timing is Everything!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

After reading another blog and doing my own math I discovered I have 98 days til I turn 50!
So I have given myself a challenge... 25 pounds by 50!
Due to the fact I have been working with a trainer and have been working out way more than I ever have, it should come off easier when I get my eating in check!
So wish me luck in my 98 (not 100) day challenge!
Feel free to join me! emoticon

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FAITHHOPELOVE17 7/28/2012 4:09PM

    I'm just trying to lose a pound a week till Christmas but maybe i'll just have to step it up and join you! You're doing a great job! I just joined your "God Weigh" team. We'll have to keep up with each others progress! Blessings! and thanks! - Kelly :) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SONSHINESUSAN 6/30/2012 4:45PM


Best wishes on the journey!!! Are you excited about turning 50?
It was the first birthday that I ever had mixed feelings about, but about five months before I turned 50 I decided it was absolutely wonderful, and I totally embraced it.
Then 51 and 52 have quickly replaced it, LOL.

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EDITOR 6/30/2012 3:32PM

    Actually, you can do it, Ginger! It is a reasonable goal and it will be the best birthday present you could ever have for your 50th. I am hoping you can do it, oops, I mean I KNOW you can do it! Best wishes.

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LILLITO 6/30/2012 3:30PM

    that's almost 2 lbs a week [if my math's ok and there's no guarantee!]--pretty brisk loss... emoticon

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What a diffrence!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

So, I have been struggling with managing my time.. Trying to get my life in order and it really has been getting me down.
I love to get on Sparks and log all my accomplishments in to rack up those points.. To get the awards!!! My problem has been it takes up so much of my time. I knew my desk top computer was slow but I didn't realize how slow until this morning when I decided to log in on my iPad and see how that works.... GOLLY! I have done everything that would have taken me 1/2 hour on my desk top in less than 5 minutes on my iPad!
I really don't care for the touch screen keyboard but to save me time I will deal with it! It is obvious I need to revamp my desk top!
What a great day this is for me!!
I never used to add "emotion" because it would literally take 5 minutes for it to load!
Now look! I can do it in seconds!
Have a great day everyone!!!!

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SONSHINESUSAN 6/27/2012 8:02PM


How wonderful. Now you have more time to chat with me! :-)

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SUNRISE14 6/27/2012 7:31PM

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EDITOR 6/27/2012 4:16PM

    What a blessing to find a time saver here! Some days I devote more time than I like.
As to your question in the Sharing Room, I do not have an iPad o I am no help.

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CINDYSDAY 6/27/2012 11:01AM

    Glad you have found a faster way. It will take some getting used to it but the time you save will be worth it!

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Aha moment

Monday, May 21, 2012

I love when I get in this mind set! I have been struggling with staying on track and getting so frustrated with it. Yesterday my husband and I were sitting down planning our summer events and I realized we have a family wedding to go to in September where I will be meeting my brother and sister in law for the first time.
Obviously I want to make a GREAT impression and look FANTASTIC. That just jolted me into " I have got to do this" mode.
I CAN do this and I WILL do this!!!

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SUNRISE14 6/23/2012 7:30AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I just went to my middles brothers cook out and got to see my older brother that has passed away his girls i haven't seen for 40 years. I was never invited to anything ? Don't know why just thankful i got to go to this one ! Good luck on your weight loss but remember you are you at any weight ! emoticon Just aim to be healthier and happier my friend ! emoticon emoticon

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SONSHINESUSAN 5/25/2012 7:18PM

What a great inspiration!!! You already look beautiful, but wow, to have a slim, toned body would be such a treat for you, wouldn't it!!

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DANCINGGRAM 5/22/2012 11:23AM


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PHANTOMSMASK171 5/21/2012 8:27PM

    Ah, ok..

Yeah it would awesome to see you, either way.

I saw Marshall and Laura's house. The floors looked beautiful. Let Rick know he did a great job.

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LAC936 5/21/2012 3:28PM

    You look great and will make a great first impression. I thought you were one of the daughters.

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PRESBESS 5/21/2012 1:25PM

    I hear ya my fellow Sparker... go ahead & kick it in high gear. Who wouldn't want to look their best at a family wedding. Focus, focus, focus!

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GINGERKAYL 5/21/2012 11:52AM

    No Diana, Rick's nephew is getting married, but I have never met either of his brothers. The wedding is in Napa Valley so we can drive down there for the weekend. I am hoping to come in for Marshall's wedding but that will be a little more costly. Will have to see. We may come during fair time instead and just celebrate then

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PHANTOMSMASK171 5/21/2012 11:37AM

    Wait Craig is getting married?

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EDITOR 5/21/2012 11:11AM

    First time impressions are lasting impressions! Let them be awed!

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The Great Wonders of Sparks

Saturday, May 05, 2012

I have been struggling lately...trying to stay focused on what goes in my mouth. When the week starts getting so busy I feel like I am out of control I need to take a few minutes and log onto Sparks and read my emails and a few blogs and my focus can re-ignite.
I always find it hard to make ME first...but picking myself up, brushing myself off and starting all over again!

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EDITOR 5/5/2012 3:15PM

    I hope you can re-ignite! Coming to Spark and doing what you are doing is and should be me time. When trying to focus it is great interacting with others and also reading positive blogs. If we don't do it for ourselves, nobody will do it for us. I hope the weekend is relaxing for you and that you have the time to spend getting geared up for the week ahead!

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