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Finding A Tough Goal

Sunday, June 05, 2011

At the end of March I decided to set an activity goal of taking ten thousand steps a day. Since Iíve been using my BodyBugg itís tracked automatically and I simply upload the information in my computer each evening. Itís ninety percent accurate. April was a really great month! I averaged 11,202 steps each day. I was feeling really good. Nothing could stop me, could it? I sat down to total up and average out the month of May. As I looked at my figures I saw some pretty big numbers. YeahÖÖÖÖ there were some small ones but mostly nice five digit numbers. I felt confident, until I averaged the totalsÖÖÖÖ 9,688. I ran the figures again, then had Joan run them and they still came out the sameÖÖ. 9,688. I had failed to reach a goal. My world started to crumble and I swear I could feel my waistline slowly but surely expanding on me!!! I was 312 steps a day short of my goal. I sat at my computer with sweat forming around my brow. I was calculating how many steps Iíd have to make up in June to compensate and suddenly I sat back in my chair and asked myself why in the name of all that was sane and sacred was I freaking out? Plain and simple, after further review, I had fallen short of reaching a goal. It wasnít from lack of effort or desire. There were some days, out of business necessity that I spent four hours or more in my car traveling. There was at least a week I spent on my hands and knees pulling up carpet, padding and vinyl from our ground water attack early in the month. I made an effort every single day to get those 10,000 steps into my activity.

Reality, well reality is reality. Itís like a feather on a windy day, it blows as and where it chooses and sometimes we are simply along for the ride. Do I wish May had turned out different? Yes, indeed I do. Is there much I can do in June? Not really. Every morning when I wake up my intention is to walk my 10,000 steps. I havenít given up or set it aside because there is a degree of difficulty to achieving it. Thatís how I know itís a good goal. Itís going to be hard.

Iím not fooling anyone, including me when I put goals out there that are simple and easy to reach. It may give me some sort of false sense of pride but really, I know what Iím doing and when I try to fool myself. In the long run it never works.

So my May wasnít what I expected it to be. I could give you a million reasons why and youíd probably agree with most of them but suffice to say I have found a goal thatís going to be tough to attain and then maintain.

Thatís how I know itís a good one.

  
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CMA444 6/7/2011 9:43AM

    Great outlook! emoticon

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GIRANIMAL 6/6/2011 12:08PM

    A good one indeed! But remember, as you have often and wisely told me: We still have this thing called life, and sometimes it gets in the way. :) Your reasons were legitimate parts of life, not excuses. But besides, you really nailed it by seeing that intention coupled with action really is everything anyway. You're doing it, dear friend!

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PCOH051610 6/6/2011 9:55AM

    I can really relate to the following words you wrote "Iím not fooling anyone, including me when I put goals out there that are simple and easy to reach. It may give me some sort of false sense of pride but really, I know what Iím doing and when I try to fool myself. In the long run it never works."

I have to incorporate your wisdom into my own journey! I think you are going fantastic and I'm glad that you can now "mentally" write off May. Move on and work on June!

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MIRACLELOVE77 6/5/2011 9:52PM

    that's awesome. Great job on not letting the setback set you back!

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SPARKLISE 6/5/2011 7:24PM

    ooohhh! I don't like it when people say something that gets me in the gut.
Your "I'm not fooling anyone,including me when i put goals out there that are simple and easy to reach."
Ouch! Thats what i've been doing in all areas of my life especially my fitness plan -No goals,so i can't fail. Something i have to ponder on.
Thanks. You just challenged me to challenge myself. emoticon emoticon

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MKPRINCESS007 6/5/2011 4:07PM

    Seriously, John,all I could see what how many steps you DID DO. Never lose sight of that. Without that goal, you wouldn't have had that many. So, take time to love yourself and tell youself you did an awesome job, even if you didn't hit the magic number. Focusing on that magic number, like the number on the scale, can be deadly. It can kill your momentum, your drive, your desire. Don't allow that to happen.

If you strive for doing the best you can, every day, you should be damn proud of that.

Rock on!
Karen

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STRONGERLEANER 6/5/2011 3:12PM

    Great outlook!

Keep going! Keep stepping!
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RACINGSLUG 6/5/2011 2:53PM

    You are doing great. The hard goals are always the most satisfying to achieve. Keep reaching for it, and the payoff will be worth it!

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CIVIAV 6/5/2011 2:37PM

    Progress on two fronts, activity level and learning about your reactions. Can ask for an experience more apropos than that. WTG on the steps and not panicking!

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JUNEAU2010 6/5/2011 2:09PM

    Glad you stepped off that anxious reaction to your goal! Your new perspective is a sign of growth in a good way!

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CARTOONB 6/5/2011 12:47PM

    Good for you for cutting the panic and the waist expansion short. Even tho you didn't get ur steps every day, you were still active. Small steps.

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    You are doing great!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SILLYHP1953 6/5/2011 12:14PM

    You have such honesty and are so grounded. I feel privileged to read your blogs.


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DEE797 6/5/2011 11:57AM

    I say you did pretty good. You set a goal and came as close as you could to reaching it. Life throws us a curve now and again. So be proud of what you did accomplish and keep moving forward. Wishing you continued success on your journey! emoticon

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KLEONIKI 6/5/2011 11:23AM

    I know..
I was so utterly positive that on May i would have met goals and follow the May bootcamp strictly..
Then my mother had fallen and injured and i had to end up devastated, tired, and with some inches added in my waistline..
I DID NOT MET MY GOALS EITHER...
Nevertheless i did not forget all about them..
I did my best to fight (using only my feet to transport me even after a sleepless night..,choosing food as healthy as possible from sometime unhealthy ones available)and i know that "back on track" is my REALITY .The rest are bad incidents that can only for a while interfere with my plans and decisions.I have changed.Really. From inside...
Good luck , dear friend
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GETFIT2LIVE 6/5/2011 11:11AM

    I'd say you did pretty darn good, John. If you hadn't had that goal, how many fewer steps would you have done? Goals are just that--something we work towards but don't always reach. Sometimes when we shoot for the stars, we come up short, but we always go farther than we would have if we didn't try at all. Great perspective!

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JBARSTOW 6/5/2011 10:52AM

    Great perspective on things - ever notice that the rear view mirror in the car is a lot small than the windshield? It pays to look forward, not stare at where we've been. Keep going on that goal...and you know what? You'll hit it. And it'll mean even more when you do, because you had to word extra hard to get there.

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TRAVELGRRL 6/5/2011 10:38AM

    Love it! Just aim to be better every month. Continual improvement, not perfection.

Life DOES intervene with the best-intentioned goals!

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HDHAWK 6/5/2011 10:19AM

    Good attitude John and remember you burned a LOT of calories doing all that basement work!

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/5/2011 10:16AM

    JOhn, I know you didn't reach your exact goal, but GOOD GRIEF! You did emoticon
Part of the victory is in the TRYING. YOU DID. You may not always make your exact goal, but you have to know you put forth the effort to reach it. Don't be so hard on yourself.

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An Update On My Friend

Saturday, June 04, 2011

As of late yesterday my friend Ron was still in a coma and his wife told me he was not responding or communicating. The doctors are not sure how long his brain was deprived of oxygen. They are running EEG's every few hours to monitor his brain function. If I understood his wife correctly the maximum brain function level is scored at a 15, Ron's is at a 9. They are hoping this improves.

Because they are still trying to stabilize him they have not even dealt with the damage to his heart as of yet.

Thanks so much for your love and your thoughts and prayers. I shared with his wife Jackie, that there were many people praying for him. I'll keep you posted

  
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    Sending prayers for your friend and hugs for you! emoticon emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 6/6/2011 4:55AM

    Prayers will keep coming till told otherwise.....

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RACINGSLUG 6/5/2011 3:10PM

    So very sorry to hear about your friend. Our thoughts will be with him and hoping for a speedy recovery!

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    Thanks John, I'll keep him in my prayers emoticon

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CARTOONB 6/4/2011 10:36PM

    Still sending good thoughts and prayers to you, your friend and all of his friends and family. Hope he improves.

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DAD2GETFIT 6/4/2011 9:25PM

    John, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend.

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/4/2011 9:11PM

    Ron definitely has our prayers. There a so many on here that believe
in the Power of Prayer, Me for ONE!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 6/4/2011 7:58PM

    Hoping to receive good news for your friend soon!!!

xoxoxoxoxox

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JUNEAU2010 6/4/2011 7:35PM

    Prayers continuing for him, his wife, caregivers, loved ones and friends (that includes you)

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CALIMAN1 6/4/2011 4:17PM

    I just read your blogs and prayers for Ron and Jackie as well....may God's hand be evident in this situation.....God bless.

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SILLYHP1953 6/4/2011 3:06PM

    My prayers are being sent out, too.
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FROGGERHKC 6/4/2011 1:07PM

    Thank you for sharing the update on your friend. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way, hope that he improves soon!
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GETFIT2LIVE 6/4/2011 12:41PM

    Thank you for the update, John. I will continue praying for good news soon

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WANDAH3 6/4/2011 11:58AM

    Will continue to pray. So many people are hurting right now, the world as a whole needs our prayers.

Hugs,
Wanda

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JENNY888 6/4/2011 11:42AM

    I hope you have good news soon. My prayers are still with you.

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PURPLE180 6/4/2011 11:34AM

    Still praying.

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TIME4AFITME 6/4/2011 11:27AM

    Praying for your friend

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GRAMLORI 6/4/2011 11:25AM

    Lord, guide the docs, and give them wisdom. Hold Jackie in Your loving arms, heal Ron. May all be done to Your glory. Amen

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NASFKAB 6/4/2011 10:58AM

  Thanks for letting us know. praying for your friend & the family

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HDHAWK 6/4/2011 10:48AM

    Thanks for the update John. Thinking of you and his family and continuing to send prayers.

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GEEMAWEST 6/4/2011 10:33AM

    Thank you for taking the time to keep us updated.
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_AIYANNA_ 6/4/2011 9:09AM

    Thank you for the update, John. I sincerely hope there's some good news soon. Hugs xxx

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WALKNLOVE 6/4/2011 9:07AM

    still praying....

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SHERRYJVP 6/4/2011 9:03AM

    Another prayer sent for Ron. THanks for the update. Prayers for friends and family, as well.

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MYTURN11 6/4/2011 8:47AM

    Sending many prayers emoticon

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MIZZSB 6/4/2011 8:46AM

    oh John... my prayers are with you i was hoping he was doing better...



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    Thoughts and prayers for all concerned coming your way. emoticon

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 6/4/2011 8:33AM

    My prayers for all of you.

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A Request For Prayer, Healing, Love and Energy

Friday, June 03, 2011

Hi all

A close friend of mine suffered a massive heart attack yesterday while training for his first 5K. Ron is 63 and is currently in critical but stable condition. He was running down a hill when he was afflicted and a neighbor found him on her front lawn. Ron is in good shape has excercised for years and was a really active guy. As I write his prognosis is unknown.

Would you please remember him in the way you show love and kindness the best. I'd appreciate it.

  
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LYNMEINDERS 6/6/2011 4:56AM

    Praying

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DUTCHIEKIWI 6/4/2011 7:57PM

    May god and the universe be kind to your friend and all invloved!

Love and strength from me,

Dutchie

xoxox

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SILLYHP1953 6/4/2011 4:34PM

    I'm just reading your blog today, but am sending your friend love, light, and healing.
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COUCHDIVA333 6/4/2011 3:38PM

    god bless and i wish him a speedy recovery.

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GIRANIMAL 6/4/2011 9:26AM

    Oh my gosh, so sorry I am a day late in reading this, but I'm sending good healing energy to your friend Ron - and YOU - as I can sense your very genuine pain and concern for him. Lighting a candle for you both, and for Jackie.

Much love,
Angie



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TEACHING1ST 6/4/2011 8:56AM

    I'm so sorry about your friend, John---prayers for a complete recovery.

Mary

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46SHADOW 6/4/2011 7:49AM

    Thinking of you and your friend.

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    Ron's in my prayers and your concern too emoticon

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JENNY888 6/3/2011 9:57PM

    My prayers are with you and Ron.

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CARTOONB 6/3/2011 9:26PM

    Done. Let us know how he's doing.

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GEEMAWEST 6/3/2011 9:23PM

    Prayers on the way!

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KSGROTHE 6/3/2011 9:14PM

    emoticon Prayers for your friend ... and for you not to worry too much!

- Karen

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JUNEAU2010 6/3/2011 8:36PM

    Prayers freely given......

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ALLISON145 6/3/2011 8:32PM

    Praying!

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WALKNLOVE 6/3/2011 7:54PM

    praying....hang in there John..he is blessed to have a friend like you to stand in the gap for him, but then again, that's what good friends are for! Keep us posted...

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WIZINTN 6/3/2011 7:34PM

    Dear John, I'm sure your heart is wide open right now. Having someone we love stepping to the edge of staying or going into transition sometimes strikes fear into our hearts. We think of so many things - reminders of the treasured contributions of their physical presence in our lives. While we struggle with the reminder that we will not always have that person in our lives, we move, sometimes slowly and that's ok, toward a gratitude, comfort and an understanding of just what our love for each other really means. Whether that person stays or crosses over, we are led to a certainty of the beauty and promise of a beloved soul facing transition, metamorphosis and ascendancy. How wonderful that they shared some of who they are with us. How blessed we will always be for having known them. In truth, we will never lose their spirit or the gifts they gave us. Bless you, John.

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CBLANK20091 6/3/2011 5:16PM

  Prayers are being sent your way for your friend and you.
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LORSI2000 6/3/2011 3:44PM

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My thoughts are with you and your friend, Ron. Hope your next post reads good news about Ron!

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/3/2011 2:21PM

    Oh, My Goodness!

I'm so sorry to hear about Ron. I do pray that
there is much improvement by today.

Keep us posted. You are both in our prayers and
his family Also.

God Is Still In Control!

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KKINNEA 6/3/2011 1:08PM

    Really sorry to hear this! Will be keeping him in my thoughts and prayers.

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KABEE2011 6/3/2011 11:19AM

    Definitely will be praying for Ron and his family but for you as his friend, too!

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DEE797 6/3/2011 10:14AM

    Thoughts and prayers coming his way. HUGS!

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    Sending prayers! And here are some warm hugs for you for being such a caring friend to Ron and all of your SparkFriends! emoticon emoticon

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LUVMYK9S 6/3/2011 10:10AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your friend. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

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RASMUSSEN5 6/3/2011 10:04AM

    Sorry to hear about him...def keeping him in my thoughts and prayers!

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SPARKLISE 6/3/2011 10:00AM

    How sad! Will be praying for him and his family.

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HAPPYSOUL91 6/3/2011 9:59AM

    Praying for a speedy recovery for your friend.

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FROGGERHKC 6/3/2011 9:48AM

    Sorry to hear... I wish his a speedy recovery as well!
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JULIE2719 6/3/2011 9:43AM

    My heart goes out to you and your friend - may he have a speedy recovery.

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RHIPEA76 6/3/2011 9:35AM

    Your friend is in my thoughts...prayers for a complete recovery.

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GRAMLORI 6/3/2011 9:34AM

    Prayed for, and will again during the day.

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PURPLE180 6/3/2011 9:30AM

    I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying right now. Blessings to all of you.

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BLACKROSE_222 6/3/2011 9:24AM

    He is in my prayers and thoughts.

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/3/2011 9:23AM

    Of course! Praying for him now, please let us know how he is as you find out updates.

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SHERRYJVP 6/3/2011 8:47AM

    ohhhhh..one of those things in life that seems so unfair. I am so sorry and have already sent prayers for full recovery.

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KIKOOMAGOO 6/3/2011 8:40AM

    I am sending my prayers for Ron and will continue daily. Please also remember to continue taking care of yourself during these days, and I will also be praying for you and Joan.

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TWO-TOO-MUCH 6/3/2011 8:39AM

    Of course...wishing him a speedy and complete recovery.

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JECKIE 6/3/2011 8:38AM

    Many prayers headed his way!

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    Prayers for recovery and healing.
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LAURIE5658 6/3/2011 8:26AM

    John, I am so sorry to hear about this. I will be offering my prayers for Ron's recovery.

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TREASURINGLIFE 6/3/2011 8:23AM

    Praying for him...

- Michelle

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FIT-WHIT 6/3/2011 8:19AM

    Oh John, so sorry to hear this. How tragic! My prayers and thoughts are definitely extended to your friend, and all his family and friends (including you). Blessings...

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CUPCAKE2CARROTS 6/3/2011 8:12AM

    Sending prayer and love his way...

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SNOWANGELDIVA 6/3/2011 8:07AM

    Praying for him and his friends.

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GEMGLOW 6/3/2011 8:07AM

    Sorry to hear this...I hope everything turns out well..

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 6/3/2011 7:58AM

    Hoping for the best and also sending prayers.

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LANIEGIRL 6/3/2011 7:53AM

    I will say a prayer for your friend. Hope he is well!

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LIZBUCK1 6/3/2011 7:44AM

    Sorry to hear about your friend will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

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LYNMEINDERS 6/3/2011 7:41AM

    Prayers coming Rons way.....

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But What About The Things You Do Right?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


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SILLYHP1953 6/4/2011 4:31PM

    Your blog reminded me of a quote by Mother Teresa, "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love".

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LUVMYK9S 6/3/2011 10:08AM

    Awesome blog John! Thanks for reminding me that the small things do add up and to see what I do that is right rather than continue to dwell on where I've slipped up.

Time to give myself a pep talk and move in the right direction!

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DORIS32 6/2/2011 1:42PM

    thanks! very encouraging!

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NASFKAB 6/1/2011 2:37PM

  Small things always add up

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    Small things sure do add up! emoticon emoticon

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    Great blog
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LORSI2000 5/31/2011 11:01PM

    AWESOME job with your Diet Soda streak!

Your words really hit home today; THANKS!

You're my "favorite-est!"

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TRACEY5280 5/31/2011 9:59PM

    It's been a struggle lately. Thank you for the reminder that are things that I do right. Your openess and honesty are truly appreciated.

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MARTELLA3 5/31/2011 8:22PM

    I cheered when you turned your back on the Oreo. YAAAAAY.
Your pep talk is exactly what I need as I get back in the saddle after several days.
Thanks for your words of sanity and encouragement.

Marty
P.S. Hope you had a great time at the race!

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KIKOOMAGOO 5/31/2011 4:07PM

    Here's to small steps, successes, achievements, things we do right! And here's to you -- thanks again for a great vlog!

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GEEMAWEST 5/31/2011 3:31PM

    Awesome!! Thanks for reminding me to remember the things I do right.

P.S. I find it really hard to believe that you and Joan have yelled and/or cussed at each other. LOL

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THOMS1 5/31/2011 12:41PM

    Great Blog John emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 5/31/2011 11:46AM

    emoticon Blog emoticon For making me think better of myself!

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GIRANIMAL 5/31/2011 11:13AM

    I love this! Congrats, dear friend, on your soda and french fries victories. We all know change is not easy, and it's hard to give things up in their entirety or nearly so especially when we learn here all about how key moderation is. The messages can be conflicting, but at least in the aspartame poison arena, you are right on!

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And thanks for flashing your genuine smile. I need it today.

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ANEPANALIPTI 5/31/2011 10:17AM

    Wow. I wrote this blog yesterday. CREEPY OR WHAT?????????????wavelength??? you go john!

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MIZZSB 5/31/2011 10:14AM

    can i hug you???

You are such a great motivator!! You always make me think about my life and how my journey is going, and you always make see things in perspective..

Thank you!!

PS. we do argue sometimes as well ;)

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TWO-TOO-MUCH 5/31/2011 10:08AM

    BRAVO! What a terrific vlog! I am so of the same train of thought -- I focus way too much on all the things I do wrong, flogging myself on a regular basis. What I should be doing is patting myself on the back for all the things I've done right! I may even write a blog along these same lines. That's how the battle is won -- small victories. One at a time. Thanks for this and kudos, by the way, for having given up the soda...I did the same almost a year ago. :) See? I did THAT right. You're an inspiration!

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When The Going Gets Tough..................

Monday, May 30, 2011

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SILLYHP1953 6/4/2011 3:17PM

    We are all on different levels of learning in this world, and I try really hard to remember that. Thanks for your thoughts, as usual I appreciate your perspective.

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HANKENSTEIN 5/31/2011 5:35PM

    I have worked with her on things, and she's wonderful for the sport because she not only plays the part of beautiful very well, knowing that all attention is good attention, but she also does everything they ask of her, says provocative, sometimes snippy or playful things and all with a smile.

That said, race fans, by and large, are not the sharpest knives in the drawer by any stretch. I mean, I know many NASCAR fans that root for the car number, or the sponsor, no matter who is driving the car with that number or that sponsor. Odd lot.

Hope you enjoyed it otherwise, John. I've never been.


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KEKEIKO 5/31/2011 2:32PM

    There's always going to be someone out there envious of the success of others. The key is to ignore negativity and remember the path you're on and what it took to get there and also to appreciate those that share in your success. Thank you for sharing this video blog. Mom2Piper suggested to view your blog. Strength to you fellow Sparker on your current and future goals. Hugs, Keke

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ANEPANALIPTI 5/31/2011 10:05AM

    PREACHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GRAMLORI 5/31/2011 9:39AM

    John, you sounded just like I thought you would....so in my opinion, which doesn't matter a bit!! lol....your voice matches your looks. Just thought I'd throw that in.

Your message in this video is fantastic! Very well said, thought provoking, and just plain right. Thank you! Someday, maybe I'll meet you at a race. Probably not, but I'm pleased to count you as a friend, anyway! You have a terrific and blessed day!!
Lori

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MIZZSB 5/31/2011 6:29AM

    John,

Thanks so much for this V blog ...
I dont Danica Patrick, but why in the world would you boo at someone?
Its just shows poor character of that person boo-ing...

YOU ROCK!!

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HLBUSH1 5/31/2011 1:03AM

  John, thanks for the great blog. Just starting spark today and I found great motivation in what you had to say. I needed an obviously intelligent person to "lay it out there" while still being encouraging. Look forward to your future video blogs.

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CINNAMONCAT9 5/31/2011 12:57AM

    Really fun to get to know you through this video.

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SPARKENISTA 5/30/2011 10:50PM

    John--
You make many good points here. I only know Danica Patrick b/c she is the spokesperson for GoDaddy.com. I do know her name. I think it's disgusting that people booed her. She has qualified for one of the most difficult events in racing. She deserves kudos for that. I believe that she came in 10th, which seems like quite an accomplishment.

Did they boo b/c of her comments, language and attitude or b/c she is a woman outshining men? I'm not sure. Nevertheless, it is a throwback to a less enlightened time. I suggest that those critics go out and qualify for the Indy 500 if they have so much to say and let their actions speak for them rather than their negative sides.

Hope you are doing well.

Best,

Merry/Spa
rkenista

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BLESSED2BEME 5/30/2011 10:47PM

    Thank you for posting this today. I really enjoyed putting a voice to your face! I needed to hear just what you said too:)

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SPARKLISE 5/30/2011 10:17PM

    It was really weird to listen to you speak-that's the first time i do that on sp. Good blog!You always make us think! emoticon

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HDHAWK 5/30/2011 10:01PM

    I would love to see Danica win because she's a woman. We all stumble and make mistakes, even those in the limelight. Everyone gets to see it when they mess up. I was told that I shouldn't enter the challenge I did because it's summer and I won't be able to have fun. If I had waited the next excuse would have been the holidays. The more people told me I couldn't do it, the more motivated I became. emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/30/2011 9:58PM

    My sound is broke right now so I can't hear you and I can't read lips. But I know it was a great blog!

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NASFKAB 5/30/2011 9:55PM

  Thanks

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