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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

For those of you who have read my last blog about Sabrina having cancer......I AM HAPPY TO SAY...THE CANCER DID NOT GO TO HER ORGANS!!!
She has posted on my Facebook...that she wanted to THANK YOU ALL FOR THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND PRAYERS....SHE REALLY IS GRATEFUL!!


I will keep everyone posted on her progress with her surgery and other treatments as I am made aware of them. I have been told she is having surgery next month for the cancer in her shoulder. Please keep her in your prayers that it goes well for her. Thank you so much...I LOVE ALL OF YOU HEAVENLY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/12/2011 1:22AM

    i have not took her out of my prayers.thanks for the updayte sorry i am so late getting round to reading this.

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LIZGILB 2/26/2011 6:05PM

    Great to hear. Will keep praying for her.

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DUTCH1811 2/25/2011 4:04PM

    I am glad to here the news. I will continue to pray for her.

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NATURALSTYLE 2/23/2011 7:31PM

    God is a Healer and a Deliverer!!!!!!! Praise Him for all He has done and is doing.

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PAWKETS 2/23/2011 5:47PM

    Nice to hear some good news
will keep her in my prayers

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CAROLYN0107 2/23/2011 5:12PM

    Thanks for giving us the update with such good news! Praise the Lord for answered prayer!

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Please Read and Pray for this young woman.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today my daughter texted me on my phone to tell me her friend, Sabrina Vasquez has cancer. She is only 32 yrs old and is a mother of 4 wonderful children. Her youngest just celebrated her 1st birthday Saturday.
Sabrina is a very awesome young lady. My daughter, Terri, her husband, and their new baby had to move to Idaho for deployment in the Marine Corp February last year. They knew no one when they got back there and Terri was a very lonely young lady for the first 6 mths. She went on Craigslist and posted an ad asking other young mother's to come forward so she could have companionship and her son (my grandson) could have a playmate. Sabrina didn't hesitate to give it a shot. Her and Terri met and hit off as great friends.

She never once hesitated to bring them in and treat them like family. These two families are inseperable in Idaho. Terri is taking this news very hard as she has learned to love Sabrina like a sister.
On a more sadder note...Sabrina lost her older sister 3 yrs ago at the age of 33 from cancer. I believe she is the only child now to her mother. So please ...won't you take a moment and allow the POWER OF PRAYER TO ENTER THE VASQUEZ FAMILY? Thank you so much....and May God Bless you!! emoticon emoticon

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MARIAND123 3/1/2011 11:06PM

    Thanks for reaching out to your Sparkpeople family. I will be praying for Sabrina.

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BABS4625 2/28/2011 7:41PM

    They are in my prayers

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CHERYLMIRABAL 2/21/2011 4:02AM

  prayers are being sent up.

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KELLYF87 2/18/2011 11:27PM

    I will pray for her.

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DUTCH1811 2/18/2011 9:39PM

    Sending thoughts and prayers to these terrific families.

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DEE797 2/18/2011 2:39PM

    Praying for this family. emoticon

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JENRYAN9278 2/18/2011 12:12PM

    Praying for this family. Cancer has touched my family in several different ways. I am lifting this family up in prayer and May God touch each and every one of them.

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NUOVAELLE 2/18/2011 1:55AM

    A prayer for Sabrina with all my heart. May God help her and her beautiful family. And God bless you for being so thoughtful.

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GLITTERGIRL69 2/18/2011 1:33AM

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I am sorry to learn about this situation. I will pray now and keep her in my prayers in the future. It can be devastating when such an illness occurs, but God's grace and healing power can and will heal when it is within his will.

I myself moved away from my home back 14 years ago. It was the best part and the worst time in my life. I was very alone and really needed a friend. I missed my family badly, but was engaged to be married and moved to be this my now husband. So, I know what it feels like to want to be part of a family once you moved from home, and to need to friend as well. I am very sorry that this has happened.

Dear Jesus please wrap this family and al those involved with your love, healing, peace, and grace. Be with them as the days, weeks, and months go by. Help them to all grow closer to you through this, that they may be victorious and honor you through it each step of the way. In Jesus name I pray amen.

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BLESSEDMAZARS 2/17/2011 11:42PM

    emoticon Absolutely praying!

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DSHRBURR4 2/17/2011 9:45PM

    Heavenly Father - please be with this dear sweet young lady. Lord, You are the Great Physician and Your love for us is amazing. Please take any sign of cancer from this dear lady and restore her health. In Jesus Name Amen.

I am so sorry for your daughter's friend. My husband is 42 and has a GBM brain tumor. Heard someone say once - "I don't know what the outcome of this will be - but I will put my trust in the One who died for me"

God Bless you,

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KARENE10 2/17/2011 5:50PM

    Sending Prayers emoticon

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HAPPYONE331 2/17/2011 4:00PM

    I pray that she will be made whole.

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JEAN111766 2/17/2011 2:35PM

    Absolutely will do! Please keep us posted ;)

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JACARRENO 2/17/2011 2:10PM

    Praying!! Thanks for sharing so we can all lift her and her family up!

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TINY67 2/17/2011 12:52PM

    Prayers sent up. God Bless you all.

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    Praying for Sabrina, her family and for your daughter's family too. emoticon

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BOBBIENORTHERN 2/17/2011 11:22AM

    Father God I am standing on your word and your promises that by the stripes of Jesus Sabrina is healed and made whole and the entire family will be rejoicing because of her total and complete healing because of the stripes of Jesus and the shed blood of Jesus that breaks the curse off of Sabrinas family and body and finances and relationships and we bind that devil and the spirit of cancer off of Sabrina in the mighty name of Jesus and we claim and apply the blood of Jesus Christ over Sabrina and her entire family and this entire situation and call in done in the name of Jesus and we are also calling forth spirit filled doctors and nurses and medical staff to lay hands on her and believe for her healing and to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in how He leads and directs them in this healing process. Thank you Lord for healing Sabrina, and having her here for the future years to see all children grown and her grandchildren and her greatgrandchildren because you have a special and certain and specific calling on Sabrina for the kingdom of God while she is here on this earth. Let it be done to her according to your word in the name of Jesus and sealed by the shed blood of Jesus. She is free from all cancer and disease and it will never ever return again and she will accomplish her special calling on this earth. Thank you Lord foy your healing touch and for sending people to her to lay hands on her personally and physically to have her healed. In the name of Jesus so be it.

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PAWKETS 2/17/2011 10:54AM

    Will include Sabrina and family in my prayers

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GRIFF2734 2/17/2011 10:43AM

    Heavenly Father
We come before you in the name of Jesus and we lift up the Vasquez family your word says in Hebrews 4:16

"Let us then approach Godís throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

Lord Jesus we approach your throne of grace for this family and we know that you are a God of love, forgiveness, grace and healing and we lift our hands in praise to you. We thank you for hearing us and answering this prayer for this beautiful family. We know as your children how much you love us and we know that you are a God who can do anything. All Praise to you Lord that we can humbly come to your throne of grace and ask for this healing of this dear sister. We love her and I ask you Holy Spirit to comfort her and her family bring her peace and help her rest in you knowing that you have her in the palm of your hand. Thank you Lord for your continued mercy upon us all in Jesus Name I Pray Amen

Jesus first

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DEBBIEDAY 2/17/2011 10:11AM

    Hugs and Prayers for this lady and your daughter as well!!!

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MINDYJ1 2/17/2011 9:50AM

    Praying for Sabrina's healing!

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APRILJOY1000 2/17/2011 9:22AM

    Praying for Sabrina and her family.

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TIGGER2908 2/17/2011 9:15AM

    The power of prayer is amazing, isn't it? As a cancer survivor myself, I know just what the Vasquez family is going through. I will be sure to include them in my prayers as well as your daughter.

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4_MY_LIFE 2/17/2011 8:59AM

    I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers!

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SUNSHINEGB 2/17/2011 8:55AM

    Praying for Sabrina and her family. My own daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer and is having a mastectomy in 2 weeks time so I know how upsetting it is.


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ZORA424 2/17/2011 8:33AM

    Matthew 18:19........"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

James 5:14-16.........Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

Ps 118:17..........I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.

Ps 147:3...........He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Prov 17:22.........A merry heart does good, like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.

3John 2.............Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

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PEGGYMAS1 2/17/2011 8:14AM

    our thought and prays are with them.

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CAROLYN0107 2/17/2011 8:09AM

    I just prayed for Sabrina and her family. Please keep us informed as you hear about Sabrina.

P.S. I am a 6+ year survivor of Ovarian cancer.

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SUZYMARC 2/17/2011 8:00AM

    emoticon I have said a prayer and truly believe she is one of God's walking angels in the depth of her kindness and love she gives to others so freely. I have prayed she has the strength and determination to fight the cancer and will be rewarded with the kindness and support she so freely gives to others.

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CJBIRDJO 2/17/2011 7:52AM

    Prayers and the power of God's healing love for this woman and her family and friends!!!

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GETTING_TO_GOAL 2/17/2011 7:48AM

    Adding my prayers.

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SHANTODD420 2/17/2011 7:47AM

    Definatelly will pray for her and her family.

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1GROVES2 2/17/2011 7:34AM

    She has been lifted up in prayer as has your daughter and you. God bless and keep you strong. Cancer is not a death sentence, my sister is a 10 year survivor. By His Stripes we are healed, Amen.

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SCHATZY25 2/17/2011 7:26AM

    I will also pray for her.

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JAK106 2/17/2011 7:17AM

    She is in my prayers.

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LAANNE 2/17/2011 7:01AM

  Sending prayers for Sabrina and her family and for your daughter as well!

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ELSCO55 2/17/2011 6:58AM

    I am adding Sabrina and her family to my prayer list.

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POETSSOUL 2/17/2011 6:12AM

    emoticon for His emoticon & healing in the Vasquez family!
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    Praying for her right now. Do, plz, let me know her progress and I will keep praying for her and her loved ones. This is devastating news and I feel for your daughter.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/17/2011 3:46AM

    i will prayer for her and for all the people in the world that has cancer,i have family and friends that have cancer or have had cancer and several family and friends that have died from cancer.hopefully they have caught your daughters friends cancer in time.

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GAGGS. 2/17/2011 2:13AM

    l will pray for her

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HANNAPRAYER 2/17/2011 2:02AM

    I will be praying for her!

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SHELLY81682 2/17/2011 1:36AM

    She will be in my prayers. This is a very touching story and I hope everything turns out well. My sister's name is also Sabrina so it brings it home a little more for me.

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Bought alot of new workout TOYS and Got them dirt cheap!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

We just received our much anticipated income tax return and hubby treated me to alot of new and used workout equipment. I am happy to have a husband who is willing to help me achieve my ultimate goal...lose this weight!!! I have hypothyroid and have to work harder than normal metabolism adults...therefore, I get bored doing the same thing everyday for 2-3 hrs.
So, here is what we got......I found an ABcircle Pro on Craigslist for 100.00 still in the box!!!! The individual received it as a gift and did not want it...lucky me!!! We also found an individual who was selling two punching bags (50 lbs and 90 lbs) with its own stand and even has a fast bag holder (he never used that, so we got to find one thats not on a pole). Then I got a new stationary bike for 89.99 that has electronic readout for calories, speed, distance, pulse, and best of all....PADDED SEAT!!! emoticon Then we bought a ping pong table (brand new) and only paid 100.00 for it!! Then.....yep...there's more...then we bought a mini trampoline that has resistant bands and electronic readout for calories, time, and pulse for 33.95...And last but not least an Ab Rocket (have a hernia so can't do crunches without support) for only 79.99!!!! Everything was on sale!!! I am so blessed to have been able to get these items for a fraction of what they really were worth!!! Those of you who want to save money on equipment (and alot whole lot more from gym fees) should use the Craigslist. Three yrs ago I bought a 800.00 treadmill for 175.00 because the folks were moving and didn't want to take it. I really enjoy having the luxury of saving money from the gym fees and having my privacy to exercise. It's also nice to exercise on my schedule and not the gym's. emoticon

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NATURALSTYLE 2/23/2011 7:33PM

    Yeah for inexpensive workout toys!!!!!

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LNSYLVSDOGS 2/18/2011 1:49PM

    Wow! All those new toys sound wonderful! And I love a good sale. emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 2/15/2011 10:37AM

    Enjoy the new toys. Have fun!

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LINDENSGIRL 2/14/2011 8:30PM

    I've got to check out Craig's List! I know it works because my son sold his used car in less than 5 minutes! But I've never looked at it myself. You convinced me!

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GETNFITT4ANEWME 2/14/2011 8:42AM

    That's awesome!! I enjoy working out at home and look forward to the day when we have a little more room to add on to our current "gym"!

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AWOOD1973 2/14/2011 1:33AM

    Wow! That's super fantastic! It's nice to have that stuff, especially on the days where you just don't feel like leaving your house! Plus, it stares you right in the face, so how could you not use it! lol Glad you have an awesome hubby, and moral supporter! That makes it all the more worth what you are trying to accomplish!! :)

Enjoy!! emoticon

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KMG3366 2/13/2011 11:01AM

    Those are some great deals! Have fun working out in the comfort of your home.

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    What amazing deals! emoticon

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PEARL8264 2/13/2011 4:19AM

    make sure you use do not give it up in the begining like I did you do side crunches with it emoticon emoticon I also do it and a rocking horse formy thights.

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KNIGHTS6 2/13/2011 4:15AM

enjoy your new exercise equipment

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REDSHOES2011 2/13/2011 3:53AM

    emoticon happy exercising..

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An Update About Me and The Many Blessings and Challenges

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It has been a very emotional 2 years for me and my family. Those of you who have been keeping up with my blogs know that there have been some trying times in our lives. I have since moved away from the property I lived at for 10 yrs., where we were being harrassed by our new property manager. We were able to move quickly and have since been happy and at peace. I have forgiven the individual who was so hateful to us and have moved on. My daughter went into labor with our Grandson, Anthony on Christmas Day 2009 and did not have him until Dec 28, 2009. There was some complication and they had to do an emergency C-section...but both Mom and baby recovered quickly. She is now pregnant with her second child and she is hoping it is a girl. I am pretty positive it is...I dreamed of a pink and brown carseat before she even told me she was pregnant....(and I mentioned it) she called me last week and said mom...I believe you are right....I bought this infant cover and didn't realize it matched the colors you had in your dream....pink and brown :)
I have hypothyroid and it takes forever for me to lose any weight and for the last two years I have been stuck at 228.....Dec 2010....I got on the scale and discovered the ounces were finally coming off....now I did say ounces...unlike normal healthy adults that lose pounds and rejoice....I lose an ounce here and there and rejoice!!!! But hey....it all adds up after awhile....so I can proudly say that I have finally with tears of joy instead of tears of frustration have lost 2 whole pounds!!!!! That has been the hardest thing for me is watching others successfully lose and doit with much less effort than me. But I am proud of all of you nonetheless!!!!
I think many of you will agree that 2009-2010 have been some very hard years!! I am glad they are gone now and 2011 is going to be much better. Yes there is still alot of uncertainty in our Country with jobs and marketing...but just like weight loss ...it's one baby step at a time.
I have grown spiritually stronger with our Heavenly Father and not ashame to say so....without him, I truly doubt I would have made it this far.
There has been alot of pain and suffering with me and around me. Everywhere I looked ...I saw such sadness. But lately it seems like the fog is lifting for many folks and they are seeing more hope for their future. I have devoted myself to help those lives I touch everyday , no matter how small it seems to be. Alot of people never will ask for help...it's our responsibility to look in on those we know are hurting, alone, sad, financially unstable, or just need an ear. How much better would this world be if we all just showed more compassion to those who struggle in life...even when we are too. There is no greater reward to me than making someone smile or lift some weight off their shoulder. So how about making it a goal this 2011........to make a difference everyday by giving a compliment, encouragement, some love to strangers, charity or donations in lieu of eating out....small things will make a huge impact with those you help. God rewards everyone 10 folds when they give with love in secret....so how about it sparkie brothers and sisters.....let's start making a difference in this world one baby step at a time :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Wonderful to hear from you and that things have improved. I know about the down times - for me it was many yrs of depression and forcing myself to do what needed to be done. Much has chgd for me and I no longer am depressed in that way. It still comes and goes but never as intense. I do believe 2011 is going to be a good year for me too. Together we will make the best of it all!! So glad you were a smart cookie and stuck to the things yo learned with SparkPeople while you were away from the site. Proud of YOU! Good going on the wtloss and the persistence. For me, determination and persistence had been key factors in continuing this healthier journey.
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Truly Miss All of My Precious Sparkies

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Hi everyone,
It has been over a year since I have been on the Internet much less Sparks.....The economy has made us cut back in areas and the internet was considered not necessary. But I still stayed with the program the best I could with the financial abilility we had. I never gave up and invested in gym equipment that others were selling. So an individual in need of money helping another in need of gym equipment...that went really well for me. God has been my salvation through all of this and He has shown to me that He is REAL and DOES ANSWER PRAYERS IN HIS OWN ACCORD!!!!! AND AS ALWAYS .....HE HAS GIVEN ME AND MY FAMILY MORE THAN WE DESERVE. I have missed all of you and am happy to say I am back at the moment and don't know how long that will last but I leave it in the hands of our Heavenly Host. He knows what is good for me and what I need. So please feel free to leave a comment and I will read all of your comments as they come. I hope everyone is well and that the world recession has been easy for you. And many hugs and prayers to everyone. God Bless. emoticon

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    My computer broke down and I was unable to attend sparkpeople and was so much missing all the beautiful people here and the structure to help keep me on track with what I put in my mouth. I am so glad to be back again and I am so glad that you are also here. Just never ever forget how much the heavenly Father loves you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1GROVES2 9/9/2010 8:16AM

    Glad you are back...I have only been on SP since Jan. but just love it. I am blessed to have gotten a full time job after 31/2 years of PRN and parttime.
Hope to see you around the message boards.

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