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Let the games begin Teddy Bears!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

The 5% challenge begins!!
The battle to be the 1st to land our plane begins!!
The Teddy Bear Team gets to show who we really are!!

So my question??
Are you ready???
Are you ready???
Are you ready???

Let the games begin and Let's do it Bears!!!
Do your best!!!
Make each day of the next 8 weeks really count for your health and for our team!!
Don't forget to do what you have committed to do and don't forget to your exercise, post your ltgl points for the day (drinking water is this weeks!!) huddle with our team, visit a fellow bears page and encourage them, cheer on the spotlight bear of the day,
and remember to fluff your fur and have some fun!!
So excited to begin this challenge with each of my fellow Teddy Bears!!

Teddy Bears are the Best!!
Smiles Barb

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ANDYINBC 2/23/2013 10:01AM

    I am so ready for this. Teddy Bears are going to rock this challenge!

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LASARRE 2/22/2013 11:37PM

    Ready to go!

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KSW1963 2/22/2013 11:34PM

    I'm ready!!! emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 2/22/2013 8:28PM

    I AM READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MAGGIE101857 2/22/2013 6:11PM

    LINDAF49 - emoticon but you reminded me that mine has expired and I need to add that to my to do list for this weekend!!!

Okay - ready-set-go!

Weigh in - record - water - drink and record - fitness record everywhere!! emoticon


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LINDAF49 2/22/2013 4:12PM

    Had a moment of panic this morning...I don;t own a passport!!! Oh well the travel is imaginary so the passport can be too!! HaHa
I am excited to do this and trust the long bumpy plateau of weight is about to end...sometimes that 5% sounds so huge and other problem at to watch it really happen.
I'm glad I have a seasoned traveler with me!!!

"Off we go, into the wide blue yonder...."

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JAZZEJR 2/22/2013 2:29PM

    emoticon emoticon Let's DO this!

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ADRIENALINE 2/22/2013 1:35PM

    I'm ready! Let's go!

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You're invited to the 5% Challenge Community

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hi Sparkbuddies!!
I belong to a spark challenge community where we do an 8 week exercise and weight loss challenge for every season of the year. New members are invited to join 4 times a year before each challenge begins and since the Winter challenge will begin in a few weeks open enrollment is right now. This challenge has been very motivating to me and wanted to share this opportunity with you. If you would like to participate you must ask for a personal invitation from someone on the team. Soooo.... here goes!!
You are officially invited to ask me to send you and invitation to participate in the winter 5% challenge. If you would like me to send you an invitation please let me know here and I will send you a personal team invitation. There is only a short period to sign up so please let me know in the next week if you are interested!!
Smiles Barb

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LINDAF49 1/30/2013 8:36AM

    Ok Sweet Barb...I have NEVER done anything like this but it is time to motivate to the very top of my abilities and faith growth Yes ...send that invite and let's get to doin'

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/29/2013 11:38PM

    I am excited to get started!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/29/2013 9:46PM

    A few weeks? That's the first hint of a start date we've had. I'm already in Week Two challenge mode and look forward to whenever our eight weeks begin. I'm already enrolled and anxious to add these new healthy living goals to each of my weeks. May we all rock our team challenges! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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December...Making it count!!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Happy December Sparkbuddies...

My Blog for today is to remind each of us as we head into the month of decorating and celebrating and shopping and visiting with family and friends that the best gift we can give to ourselves and those that we love is the gift of health!!
So what are you going to do during the month of December to...
Celebrate YOU!!
Decorate YOU!!
Shop for YOU!!
Visit with YOU!!
Here are some ideas...
**Celebrate you by cheering for yourself each day as you make healthier choices all month long and sing along or just listen to your favorite holiday tunes while you exercise.
**Decorate you in clothing that is comfortable and cute as you watch your body look better in the mirror from your wise choices.
**Shop for you and buy yourself healthy food, exercise equipment or weights, and purchase yourself some new exercise clothes.
**Plan exercise dates with yourself all month long and have a nice visit with you as you move your body.
This December as I worship and celebrate and visit and cook and enjoy the lights, I am thankful for my family that surrounds me with love and for each of my sparkbuddies who are sharing this spark journey to health with me!!
I encourage and challenge each of you to seize December as an opportunity to give yourself GOOD GIFTS!! We can do it!!
Happy December!
Smiles Barb
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DIBANANA 12/27/2012 5:30PM

  I didn't read this for December but I bet it would work for January! Thanks.

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LINDAF49 12/4/2012 10:23AM

    emoticon Thanks for your encouragement...This is a special Advent for me..The joy of the Lord is my strength ...I just copied parts of this blog
to my journal to remind me to celebrate me as I celebrate the Advent of Jesus and the meaning of living for him through healthy choices.

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LYNCHD05 12/4/2012 1:06AM

    Thanks for the reminder. I should keep this posted where I can read it daily. I do not want to gain what I lost in the fall challenge.!!!!!!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 12/4/2012 1:01AM

    Love this!!!! It is so easy to get lost in all the hustle and bustle....thank you for the reminder!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 12/4/2012 12:30AM

    Ahh . . . you're the greatest cheerleader. May you make great strides on fulfilling your goals this month!

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CINDYTW 12/3/2012 4:14PM

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ADRIENALINE 12/3/2012 1:32PM

    emoticon I repeatedly turned down the Kettle Korn offered by friends yesterday. We had just come from a terrific healthy Thai dinner. Who needs Kettle Korn?

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-VIXEN- 12/3/2012 11:46AM

    A great post and good tips for not losing ourselves during this time when we do so much for others. Here's to YOU! :)

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What are you thankful for sparkbuddies??

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hi Sparkbuddies!
As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA, I am reminded of all that I have to be thankful for. I am going to list a few of my favorite "Thankfuls" here and would love it if you responded with what you are thankful for as well!!

I am thankful for...
My husband who loves me unconditionally and for 32 years of marriage!
My 2 special and unique daughters who are becoming amazing young women.
My daughters fiancee who has become a very important member of our family.
My comfy home!
My extended family and our closeness both in heart and proximity.
My health and sparkpeoples help in getting healthier one day at a time.
Freedom and the right to worship my creator.

What are you thankful for sparkbuddies?

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JAZZEJR 11/24/2012 12:43PM

    I'm thankful, for so many wonderful friends, my kids, my grandkids, my special friend, my health, my job, my second volunteer job and all the wonderful things I've learned this year. Yea for LIFE!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 11/19/2012 11:35PM

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband
I am thankful for my son and my Granddaughters
I am thankful for both of my daughters
I am thankful for my home
I am thankful for ALL my Spark Friends

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ILLINITEACHER52 11/19/2012 6:50PM

  I am thankful for my son and daughter-in-law and all of my extended family.
I am thankful for my job, doing what I love and using the talents that God gave me
I am thankful for the home in which I live and the fact that I can afford it.

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PINKIE78 11/19/2012 1:43PM

    Thank you for the thankfulness reminder. I said some thankfuls in the car this morning and throughout the day (laundry day, for example, I always say I'm thankful for my washer and dryer and all the people who made these possible because they were a gift!) but I am thrilled at another chance to acknowledge my thankfulness. I am thankful for a new chance at life (cancer-free) and for my health and for all my friends and that my family lives closer now and I will see them next week. I'm thankful for God. I'm thankful for freedom. And I'm thankful for SparkPeople because the past 10 or so days here have been amazing!! I'm also thankful for your post this morning so I could be thankful too! :) Have an awesome day.

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Motivational Quotes are Sparktacular

Monday, October 22, 2012

These motivational quotes that were posted as part of the Blog of the day on my start page really are amazing. Had to put them in my blog for the day so that I could come back and read them over and over. Hope they inspire you too!!

Impossible = I am possible
Fail to plan = plan to fail
"Never, never, never, never give up" - Winston Churchill
Just Do It Nike
If you don't take care of yourself, you canot take care of anyone else. Father Richard Lesnick
The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince. Vince Lombardi
Whether you think you can or you canot, you're right. Henry Ford
If you don't like something, change it. IF you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou
The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances. Victor E. Frankl
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. Colin Powell
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. Frank Lloyd Wright
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. Napoleon Hill
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. James Gordon
What you eat in private will show up in public. Unknown
Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable. Zig Ziglar
Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but because of lack of commitment. Vince Lombardi
It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Anthony Robbins
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. H.L. Hunt
We never repent of having eaten too little. Thomas Jefferson
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. Elie Wiesel
The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist. Harold Wilkins
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. Roger Bannister
The first and the best victory is to conquer self. Plato
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. David Viscott
You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin
If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end. Julius Erving
Do or do not. There is no try. Yoda
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy I'm telling you it's going to be worth it. Art Williams
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life. J.K. Rowling

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LINDAF49 11/2/2012 11:49AM

    WOW - good collection but too much to absorb in one sitting...will have to come back over and over! Thanks for this encourgaement.

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DIBANANA 10/23/2012 11:19PM

  Great job and work on the post!


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JAZZEJR 10/23/2012 2:20AM

    You've got some great ones here, Barb. emoticon

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ADRIENALINE 10/22/2012 12:59PM

    My favorite is “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford I put it in the signature of my email!

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WILSONWR 10/22/2012 12:03PM

    Thanks for taking the time to post them. Very inspirational!

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LEELYN95 10/22/2012 10:47AM

  very motivational

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