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My baby graduated!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

My baby graduated from kindergarten today!! He was VERY excited this morning!



They had a small ceremony in his classroom and every child was asked what their favorite part of kindergarten was. My son responded, "Everything!" emoticon It was too cute!



He was very proud of his diploma and I was VERY proud of HIM!



And here's a picture of my daugther! Can't leave her out! She is such a girly-girl and has been dressing up this week for the last week of school. :) I caught her laughing in this one....



I'm SO proud of her too! I think I forgot to tell you guys about the Mother's Day card she made for me. It said, "We miss daddy but we are HAPPY!" I think that was the best gift I could've asked for!! If you remember our little pep talk, this was EXACTLY the message I was trying to convey!

I just couldn't be more proud of my kiddos and just had to get on here to brag a bit! emoticon

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend! emoticon

  
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TRANSFORMWE 5/31/2011 12:17AM

    Hooray!! Your children are wonderful. Enjoy being proud, Mama!

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ABB698 5/30/2011 11:32PM

    Awww Leslie, awesome feats, and you should be proud! You are raising 2 awesome little people there! And the Mother's Day message was amazing! Wow, talk about a meaningful talk. As hard as it was, there's your proof you sent the right message! Congrats to your grad and Girlie Girl! Hope you had a fab Memorial Day weekend!
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LIBBYFITZ 5/29/2011 3:04AM

    emoticonWell done! you are a great mum! Be proud! emoticon

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SMARGED 5/28/2011 11:37PM

    Cute kids! You have a right to be a proud Mom! Looks like you're doing a great job with them! emoticon on the little one's graduation!

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ELLFIN3 5/28/2011 9:32PM

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing these important memories with us!!!!! emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/28/2011 7:36PM

    How sweet!! Congrats to him!

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 5/28/2011 10:08AM

    Oh, Leslie, your children are ADORABLE!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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PCOH051610 5/28/2011 9:23AM

    What a happy day for all of you! They look full of fun like yourself, which is great to see. The card certainly sums up grief, doesn't it? What a thoughtful little girl you have and such a handsome little boy!

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REDRUNNERMOM713 5/28/2011 7:47AM

    So precious! Hayden graduated earlier this month. Hard to believe how fast they are growing! Your kids are adorable & so very lucky to have such an amazing woman as their mother! Thanks so much for sharing!

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IBSHAUN 5/28/2011 1:27AM

    Absolutely ADORABLE!! Thank you so much for sharing!! You are a rockin' momma!!

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RIKKI572 5/27/2011 8:07PM

    Your children are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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TEMPEST272002 5/27/2011 7:09PM

    Aww, you have me tearing up. Your daughter's card is so beautiful. Definitely the best gift ever! Your son is way too cute for words.

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ASHLEYKAT 5/27/2011 6:59PM

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Number grades! Yay!

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CIVIAV 5/27/2011 6:52PM

    YEAH!

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/27/2011 6:36PM

    They are both sooooo adorable!! I would be so proud of them also! Love the pics! Thanks for sharing!
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AZURELITE 5/27/2011 5:25PM

    Lovely photos of 2 great children! Yes your daughter's comment about missing Daddy and still being happy is a healthy thing to be hearing! You're doing an excellent job, Lesley! Happy weekend!!!

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APPEALSTOME 5/27/2011 5:21PM

    Great photos and beautiful children. Congratulations on your son graduating k-garten and your daughter's dressing up. And to you for the wonderful message and card.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/27/2011 5:15PM

    Great pictures! Enjoy your weekend.

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BYEFATNANNY 5/27/2011 4:59PM

    Love the pictures. The 1st one is so cute, they get so excited. Your daughter's outfit is too cute. They look just like you. You should be proud and I bet they are proud to have such a great mom!

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SARAHJ19 5/27/2011 4:45PM

    Aww! How cute! You should be so proud Leslie! You kiddos have such a great mom! emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/27/2011 4:42PM

    Ohhh, so cute--great pictures and beautiful children! Have a wonderful holiday weekend yourself!

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Scary Weather

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Boy, has there been some crazy weather lately! My heart just breaks for all of the tornado victims. I live in Missouri so the devastation in Joplin has really hit home for me. Feels kinda like it's in my own backyard and my heart just goes out to my fellow Missourians. Oklahoma got hit yesterday as well and there were more fatalities overnight. I didn't sleep very well knowing that it was storming and the weather was "capable of producing tornadoes," according to the weather station. emoticon

More storms came through today and are currently about 40 miles east of us. We were just cleared from a tornado warning a half hour ago. Sirens were going off and my work actually closed down and sent us to the basement. Craziness!

I was watching the Today Show this morning as they told stories from the Joplin tornado. They talked about a woman who had her child literally ripped from her arms and they were still searching for him. She was injured along with her two other kids who she covered with her body inside her bathtub. I had to walk away from the TV because it upset me so much! So heart wrenching!

So needless to say, I'm on high alert for bad weather and a little jumpy about all of the tornado watches and warnings!! I've got my safe spot ready though and I'm armed with flashlights and batteries, thanks to a surprise visit from the boyfriend!! He specially delivered them last night. How sweet was that?!

To all my friends here in the midwest and in the path of these storms, STAY SAFE!!

Praying for all those affected from the tornadoes. One of my Spark friends was VERY close to that tornado in Joplin and actually her brother lost his home in it! Please keep them in your prayers as well! Her SP name is LOOZINITNOW and I hope she doesn't mind that I mention this. Joplin literally IS her backyard and she has seen this devastation 1st hand! I just can't imagine!

Lots of love,

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LIBBYFITZ 5/29/2011 3:08AM

    Have been following you on Fb and just realized I was not getting your blogs! so here i am offering support. glad you are all safe. the devastation in joplin is awful, we get it here on BBC news. Very sad. emoticon

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 5/28/2011 10:11AM

    My mother posted a picture of downtown KC! Oh, my word, SO, SO scary! I grew up in 'tornado country' and it's not fun! SO glad everyone in KC was safe and sound. {{{{hugs, dear friend}}}} Oh, and my heart BREAKS for those in Joplin too. I just read of a 54 year old woman that heard that her father died in the storm, and she had a heart attack and died when she heard the news. SO sad!!! And the toddler ripped out of the mother's arms! And the high school graduate that was coming HOME from his graduation--his mom and sister in another car on the cell phone with him, and his father holding on to him with all his might, but the seat belt came loose and he was sucked out the skylight. Just rips my heart in two to hear these devastating stories.

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ABB698 5/27/2011 3:07AM

    Stay safe!! Take good care of you! emoticon

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ISILWEN 5/26/2011 10:29AM

    I am a fellow Missourian. I know that having all this devastation so close to home certanly puts me on high alert everytime a storm blows through... Be Safe!!!

Praying for those in Joplin

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/26/2011 8:32AM

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TRUE-NESS 5/25/2011 11:55PM

    Wow! I know it must be disheartening and scary. I live in an area where we don't experience many natural disasters at all...there have been tornados but nothing like what is experience in other parts of the globe and certainly not like what Joplin experienced. Prayers are definitely being sent up...

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SAMI199 5/25/2011 10:55PM

    Sending my prayers for you & the others-Stay Safe!

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DANCINCAJUN1 5/25/2011 10:17PM

    I agree the weather has been so horrific this season .... here in Ohio our weather radio continues to go off even now ... our storms started at 5:30 pm and continuing now .. looks like it is coming from Illinois and will be here in the early morning hours. A lot of our friends had golf ball to baseball hail this evening ... just tore up everything. Take care of yourself and we'll all keep each other in our prayers for sure.

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RIKKI572 5/25/2011 10:05PM

    My heart goes out to all those affected by these tornadoes, and to you as well. To live with warnings and sirens..I think I'd lose my mind.
I'll keep you in my prayers.

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AARONSGIRL420 5/25/2011 7:53PM

    That is so scary. I would not know what to o if one of my monkeys got snatched from me by the tornado...that is just too much to even consider. How horrific.

Please be safe and take care.

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PCOH051610 5/25/2011 7:50PM

    Glad to hear you are cautiously prepared! I've watched your area for the past several days on the news coverage and I can't believe how much devestation occured over such a short amount of time. emoticon

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IUHRYTR 5/25/2011 7:14PM

    After a disaster I often wish I had great wealth and could go in and rebuild homes for some people and buy them clothes, furniture, food, TV, games and toys for the children and help get a medical clinic and grocery store set up. Something personal. I know donations of cash to the Red Cross are important but are not as personal.Is this feeling understandable? -- Lou

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WINNIEVIOLA 5/25/2011 6:32PM

  Prayers from me too. April was awful. Tonight might be awful. We live in a safer area you would call a "holler". I learned many years ago in Nashville to put scary times in God's Hands.

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1TRULYBLESSED 5/25/2011 5:56PM

    My prayers are with you and everyone else being affected by these storms, Leslie. My husband and I spent a few years in Kirksville, MO, (he at KCOM, me at Truman State), so we've been watching the coverage closely and praying for all our Missouri friends.

Having survived hurricanes Rita and Ike, we appreciate how devastating Mother Nature can be; what we all too often take for granted can be suddenly, and quite literally, torn from our grasp.

Your boyfriend sounds like a keeper! Be safe, both of you, and God be with you in the coming days!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 5/25/2011 5:01PM

    Breath deep and stay safe. I've been praying for all effected by the storms. I really hope they stay away. My house doesn't have a very safe place to hide from a tornado.

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_LINDA 5/25/2011 4:58PM

    So glad you have a safe place Leslie, its just horrible to think what is happening with the weather there :(( Make sure you have lots of water and non perishable food items in your safe place too.
My thoughts are with you and your loved ones. Keep it glued to the radio/TV -do you have a battery operated radio as well?
Tornadoes are very rare here, thankfully, but one did touch down in a place where I was playing paintball, but we recognized the sky signs and told everyone to take off. Seen those signs twice in my life and that is all I want to see..
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/25/2011 4:35PM

    Be safe Leslie, I have a few Spark friends on storm watch. I will look for an update from you telling us you are fine, so let us know. Victoria

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NEWNAC304 5/25/2011 4:33PM

    It is scary. I'm from Illinois so I can relate to how scary it is.

I was watching the news last night and heard about a 16 month old who is missing. They didn't mention other kids so I don't think it's the same one. How sad.

Stay safe.

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SERENAJL 5/25/2011 4:32PM

    Sending good thoughts your way!

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UNICORN212 5/25/2011 4:04PM

    And the storms continue....

I am glad you have a safe place to run to. Did you put any special irreplacable belongings there, too? I would cry if I lost all of my family photos - they can not be replaced. Seeing the total devasatation on TV is horrifying.

I hope the weather clears soon!

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TEMPEST272002 5/25/2011 3:45PM

    So scary! I'm glad you have a safe place prepared - but hope you don't need it.

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/25/2011 3:41PM

    I have been praying for everyone in that part of the country--my parents both grew up in and around Joplin and Springfield, so I'm familiar with the area, just can't imagine what it has been like for everyone. Breathe deep, try not to worry, and stay safe; I'm praying for you as well!

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REDRUNNERMOM713 5/25/2011 3:33PM

    We were in our tornado safe spot for over an hour too and the sirens were going off the whole time. I've been so on edge with all of this! I watched a video online the other of the Joplin tornado...well I listened to it mostly. It was so chilling and it made me cry! There was a child crying and screaming and the mother was trying to comfort them. I can't imagine going through what they have and then dealing with the aftermath. Joplin has pretty much been leveled. I continue to pray for them. Glad you are safe!!! emoticon

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IBSHAUN 5/25/2011 3:32PM

    Oh Leslie! I wondered how close you are! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!!!! Stay safe my spark friend!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/25/2011 3:31PM

    Oh, Leslie, be careful! I did pray for you last night, and still thinking about you! It's so like you to be concerned for LOOZINITNOW in a time like this! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/25/2011 3:14PM

    emoticon Stay safe!I can't even imagine storms like that.

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BYEFATNANNY 5/25/2011 3:07PM

    My heart goes out too, just can't imagine that kind of weather, all I have is little ol' earthquakes! I had a sparkfriend in Christchurch when their big earthquake hit. Makes you thank your lucky stars. Please keep yourself and family safe and prepared. emoticon

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EMSJOURNEY 5/25/2011 3:01PM

    it's just so scary... i couldn't imagine living in that part of the country and having to worry about tornados all the time. YOU stay safe! now that i know you both live in that area, i'll be thinking of both of you. good luck!

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Feeling better!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Gosh, where do I begin? I feel like Iíve been so out of sync and just not feeling like myself lately. I even thought about taking a leave of absence from spark! *gasp* I was grumpy and not even commenting on most of the blogs I was reading, which is SO not like me. I felt bad commenting on some people's blogs and not on others, so I just stopped all together! Then I thought, well maybe Iím depressedÖI kind of felt depressed...but it was weird because I didnít really have anything to be depressed about. I thought maybe itís just the chemical imbalance that goes with depression and even though everything is hunky dory in my life, I was just depressed b/c of a lack of seratonin. Which I still think had something to do with it. Then there was the light bulb momentÖ

I told my boyfriend how I was feeling and one of his first reactions was, ďWell, isnít it that time of the month again? Itís just your hormonesÖride it out and youíll be feeling like yourself here again in no time.Ē I swear this man knows my cycle better than I do! LOL

Iíve never really thought I suffered from PMS beforeÖI thought I was one of the lucky ones that it didnít affect! Boy was I wrong! It totally explained the moodiness and the depression! I also read a dear friend's blog that described how I was feeling to a Tóturns out it was her PMS and it explained a lot of things! Wow, I feel so much better knowing that Iím not falling off the deep end here! Do you guys ever get this way when itís that time of the month?

I tell you what, Iím going in with a game plan for next time! Iím so sorry if Iíve been MIA from your blogsÖIím feeling like my old self again, thank goodness!

On a totally different note, my step-nephew who is 17 was just released from the hospital after being there a week and Ĺ. He has a severe infection in his colon and they fear that he has Crohnís disease. They wonít be able to make a diagnosis for another 4-6 weeks because of the infection. His mother died from complications of this disease when she was 40, so he is pretty depressed about this whole thing, as is his father, (my sisterís hubby.) Please keep them in your prayers!

Hope everyone is doing ok! I promise to be a better sparkie!! Promise!
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KAMAPERRY 5/25/2011 3:09PM

    Ahhhh, I had that too. Kind of a relief to know what causes it, now you can cope! Praying for your nephew! emoticon

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-ICANDOIT- 5/25/2011 12:56PM

    Glad you are feeling better. I don't like feeling out of whack- so I am glad at least you have a reason for it!!!
Prayers will be said for your nephew and whole family....this is a tough time and I hope God gives answers you all can live with.

Have a happy day!!!!

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PCOH051610 5/24/2011 8:47PM

    Leslie!!!! You don't have to apologize to any of us for not reading and commenting on blogs. I think we all have taken time off for one reason or another and as long as you are back and feeling better is the main thing that we all care about!

Over the winter months I found I was really moody around that time of the month (I think I wrote a blog about it) and I thought it was my depression getting worse. Last month I was fine but it was bad the other months. I think once you keep track of your cycle and give yourself persmission to feel "off" you will get through it a lot better. Pays to have an understanding partner too!

So sorry to hear about your nephew. I hope all turns out well for him but given the circumstances it is no wonder you are all worried! emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/24/2011 2:30PM

    Welcome Back! So glad your feeling better. And many prayers for your nephew, so hoping he is felling better also.
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IBSHAUN 5/24/2011 1:04PM

    Well, so glad you are back and you have that figured out! I would miss you TERRIBLY if you took a leave of absence from SP! Kind of funny that your boyfriend helped clue you in though. Our guys are good for things like that some times. Will also keep your nephew in my thoughts and hope that he recovers quickly and has a positive out come with the diagnosis.

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JOYSONG50 5/24/2011 9:57AM

    Will pray for your nephew. So glad you're feeling better. Your bf is very wise. He was able to pick up on your condition and offer sound advice. As for that pms thing....Grrrr!!! lol.

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/24/2011 9:30AM

    I'm glad you have that figured out. I have felt that way for a few months now so I'm thinking mine might be depression and yes i have no reason to be depressed.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 5/24/2011 9:27AM

    PMS sure can be sneaky! Glad that you got that figured out. Hope your step nephew is better soon!

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ABB698 5/23/2011 11:48PM

    Glad you are feeling better, looking forward to Sparking with you again! Your family is in my prayers for sure! PMS sucks, I am so thankful I never have to deal with it again. emoticon

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AZURELITE 5/23/2011 9:21PM

    I never noticed you MIA, Leslie. Glad you have some answers and a plan for the future.

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ERIKO1908 5/23/2011 8:24PM

    So happy to hear you have turned the corner...isn't it nice to have answers?!!?!?? I will keep your step-nephew in my prayers!! Happy Sparking, Girl!! (For the record...I never noticed the crankiness one little iota...as the absence...we all have to do that sometimes...I know just what you mean on reading but not commenting...sometimes we just don't have it in us...)

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IUHRYTR 5/23/2011 8:03PM

    Leslie, no apology is needed. We all have lives to lead away from SparkPeople and other Internet sites with which we are involved and true friends will understand that and respect our absence from time to time. emoticon -- Lou

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CIVIAV 5/23/2011 7:45PM

    You are a great Sparkie! Good and bad, it all helps us live our lives.

Hope your nephew turns it around soon!

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_LINDA 5/23/2011 6:38PM

    So very sorry about your step nephew :(( Sure hope he doesn't have Chrohns :((
Wow! How sensitive is that bf of yours! He is awesome!! Glad you have an answer to your feelings even if it was something none of us wants to hear..
No worries on the blogs,, we all know when you are having difficulties you have to put yourself first and look after yourself. We will always be here when you have it all sorted out.
Welcome back!
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AARONSGIRL420 5/23/2011 6:30PM

    I don't have that many blogs so I didn't notice the absence and yes, I got lucky on the no cramps as well but I surely do channel the "short, impatient, cranky dark ruler of the underworld" during my "special times", so I suppose I know where you are coming from.

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TEMPEST272002 5/23/2011 6:05PM

    Oh yeah, know exactly how you feel. I'm glad my blog helped you make your own connections. Hubby is more tuned into my cycle than I am... though I tend to think it's more about "run! run for your life!" than no sexy time.

Hope things go better than expected with your nephew.

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THEMIGHTYLEX 5/23/2011 5:19PM

    Glad you got some answers.

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KANSASROSE67 5/23/2011 5:06PM

    I do become, as TEMPEST so accurately put it, "a snarky hag" a few days before that time of month!!! And, I get depressed and I feel like I don't care about anything and I want to eat everything that's not moving too fast to get away! So, you are NOT alone.

I'm so sorry about your nephew and I will pray that it doesn't turn out to be Crohns. I was diganosed with Crohns 2 years ago and the meds cleared it up completely....so I'll pray for that same result.

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/23/2011 4:15PM

    I will definitely keep your nephew in my prayers. That disease is awful - I know several people who live with Crohns. Glad to hear you can tie the downswing to PMS. I had a hysterectomy in '04 but kept my ovaries and I haven't gone through menopause (or had symptoms anyway), so it's hard to know exactly when to blame my hormones...but you can bet I DO blame them for lots of stuff, LOL!


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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/23/2011 3:23PM

    I think you're a WONDERFUL sparkie! I didn't notice you were crankie at all!
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KRITKRIT 5/23/2011 3:00PM

    "I swear this man knows my cycle better than I do! LOL "

Well, Duh!! No sexy time :-)

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I flipped off my scale this morning...

Friday, May 13, 2011

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Then I laughed at myself and marveled over my new waistline in the mirror. That, my friends, the scale cannot deny! emoticon

Who cares if it didn't tell me what I wanted it to! I still had to search for a belt before I could leave today, I still wore pants that were a size MEDIUM yesterday, and I'm still wearing these things that those young people are calling "skinny jeans!" LOL BOOYA! emoticon

I feel amazing and may I say...I look amazing too! I LOVE feeling this way and that darn scale is never going to tell me otherwise! So emoticon to you Mr. emoticon

Lesson for today: If that scale doesn't show you the results you want, just flip it off and tell it to STUFF IT! You look BEAUTIFUL no matter what it says!

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WINNIEVIOLA 5/25/2011 6:38PM

  I have been enjoying that feeling this year too. Booya is right!

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EMSJOURNEY 5/20/2011 12:02PM

    LOVE IT! i don't know about you, but i can't take my eyes off of me lately! lol... ;-)

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AUNTIELES53 5/20/2011 11:14AM

    LOVED this blog you are to cute :) great job on the "skinny jeans" i know i would never be able to pull them off would look like a hot mess hahaha

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MAMADWARF 5/20/2011 11:10AM

    amen.... I hear you! That is pretty much par for the course when I am not happy with the verdict!

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CALLIKIA 5/20/2011 11:03AM

    So I'm not the only one who flips off the scale!? Good to know!! ;)

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PONYFARMER 5/16/2011 7:48PM

    You look and are amazing. Good for you. I have cut down myself from weighing everyday (sometimes more) to now weighing once a week.

It is more fun too, and keeps you working hard to see some results.

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PCOH051610 5/16/2011 7:40PM

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What a great blog! So glad to hear that you've come this far!

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MYRTLEBEACHWINS 5/16/2011 3:43PM

    emoticon really great!

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HEALTHYAMS 5/15/2011 9:01PM

    Lol! Keep doing your thang :-)

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TRUE-NESS 5/14/2011 6:41PM

    Toot Toot!! LOL That's right, toot your own horn. You deserve it. emoticon

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RAINBOWFALLS 5/14/2011 12:01PM

    Very true! emoticon

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ZOEYBLU 5/14/2011 10:40AM

    I love it....

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ABB698 5/14/2011 2:04AM

    emoticon for kicking the scale to the curb! Non scale victories don't lie, and you DO look fabulous, so take that scale!! emoticon

Have a fab weekend!!

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/13/2011 11:28PM

    Positively Uplifting. Thank You!

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_LINDA 5/13/2011 10:20PM

    So glad you see you don't have to go by the nasty scale. Its skinny jeans and hot looks that really count!! You have toned up and built muscle, which is always heavier than fat! You RULE!!
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JENIKAE 5/13/2011 8:53PM

    every monday the scale dictates my mood for the day. but you raise a great point about the fact that it doesn't change the size i am in or the muscle that i gained or how i feel. i'll try to weigh in monday with that mentality. i'll try...

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IUHRYTR 5/13/2011 4:34PM

    Skinny jeans call for a loud emoticon and a emoticon! To my list of rules of live such as dogs bark and babies cry, I'm going to add that scales lie. emoticon job Leslie, awesome job. -- Lou

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TEMPEST272002 5/13/2011 3:53PM

    I'm taking your attitude in with my tomorrow when I weigh in. You look so healthy & vibrant & fit these days.

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ASHLEYKAT 5/13/2011 3:26PM

    Yay! You tell that scale where to go!

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GOGOMAMA 5/13/2011 3:17PM

    Yeah!!! You got it!!! Enjoy that sexy waist!

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PRUPLEBEAR 5/13/2011 2:33PM

    You go girl!

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KERRYG155 5/13/2011 1:47PM

    Love it! I usually give mine the raspberry. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/13/2011 1:25PM

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! You show it who is boss!! emoticon emoticon

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ELLFIN3 5/13/2011 1:01PM

    emoticon attitude and blog! emoticon You are beautiful!!! emoticon My Dear Sparkling Friend!!!!!

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ZANDASMOM1 5/13/2011 12:41PM

    Way to go!!! You are beautiful!!!

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ESTEPHENSON2 5/13/2011 11:30AM

    Amen!

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/13/2011 11:24AM

    Way to go! Love the LOVE you are showering on yourself - WELL DESERVED!!

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BYEFATNANNY 5/13/2011 11:19AM

    Flip it off-Scale rage I'd say. Ha - how come we don't have an emoticon for that Ha ha! We'll have to speak to Mr. Spark about that. Good job skinny!

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IBSHAUN 5/13/2011 10:57AM

    Rockin it!!! Yeah!! Woo-hoo!!! And you know, you are RIGHT! Have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!!!

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SARAHJ19 5/13/2011 10:51AM

    I LOVE IT!!!! I got such a good laugh at the title!!!!! You rock girl! Keep it up!!!
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/13/2011 10:43AM

    emoticon emoticonOh, my GOSH, I am so DENSE, and it cracked me UP when I realized what mistake I had made! I thought you had "flipped" off your scales, as in you like, fell off of them, or tripped, NOT gave them the middle finger! Bwhahahaha! I am a DORK! Then, when I read your blog, I just burst out laughing at myself! OK, so I am SLOW!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AARONSGIRL420 5/13/2011 10:41AM

    Awesomeness!!!! emoticon

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RENEGADELF2011 5/13/2011 10:41AM

  Love this!

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MOMOF2TONI 5/13/2011 10:41AM

    Love it! I argue with my scale quite often. My mirror tells me what my scale refuses to say. So take THAT scale!! LOL

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KRITKRIT 5/13/2011 10:39AM

    hahah - love the title! You rock!

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LIBBYFITZ 5/13/2011 10:37AM

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TAYGRL 5/13/2011 10:29AM

    talk about your eye-popping titles--how could i NOT sneak a peek! right on!
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go 'head witcha bad self!!! emoticon

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CIVIAV 5/13/2011 10:22AM

    Yeehaw! emoticon

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Most Popular Blogs to be!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

I've been running across some amazing blog posts lately! I'm getting motivated from all sorts of directions---I love it! Thanks to this blog... www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209941
...I'm pushing myself just a little harder and seeing if I just can't amaze myself, as well!

Another blog that deserves some recognition is this one...
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4208785#c
omments

I think a lot of us could relate to her situation! After reading this, I'm now determined to push myself to new levels! I want to go to Disney World, too! emoticon

And thanks to this blog... www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4203995#c
omments
...I got up early this morning and didn't even bother pushing the snooze button!! I OWNED my morning! No chaotic running around...it was so nice!

I've also been motivated by my doctors appointment last week where she encouraged me to lose just a few more pounds. I rocked my kettlebell workout the other night and have been on an exercise streak! Thanks to a mini-challenge with some facebook friends, I've exercised every day this week! Watch out summer...I know you're coming close and you know what?!! I'LL BE READY FOR YOU!! emoticon


P.S. If you like any of those blogs I posted links to, don't forget to click the "I liked this" button! Let's get them up on the Most Popular Blog page where they belong!!! emoticon emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NEDYFAY 5/13/2011 12:14AM

    Thanks for the shout-outs! Keep the streak going!

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/12/2011 9:53PM

    You are amazing! Thanks for the shout outs to some very deserving sparkers.

Spark on, hot stuff!

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LIBBYFITZ 5/12/2011 5:02AM

    Finally got to read all the blogs! Thanks for sharing. The first blogger is also a Sparkfriend of mine, I just love her!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/11/2011 7:00PM

    Nice tip on these Leslie. Great way to support your spark friends by giving us some blogs that will help motivate us. You are a sweetie. I loved your page before this is nice too.

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APMAC_D 5/9/2011 10:46AM

    Thank you for sharing this!! Very good reading for this Monday morning. A workout everyday- YOU AMAZE ME!!! Keep this up :)

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LIBBYFITZ 5/7/2011 3:08AM

    I don't have time to read them now but will keep up the blog post to come back to it when I get home! emoticon

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ABB698 5/7/2011 12:56AM

    I'm clicking the "I like this" button for YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/6/2011 4:02PM

    Thank you!!! emoticon

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CULACCINA 5/6/2011 10:28AM

    Girl! Thanks for sharing emoticon
You are a rock star and you keep me motivated, so I'm super glad you got inspired by my blog. All the other blogs you shared were amazing too!
I want Disneyland.
Let's do this!
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TEMPEST272002 5/6/2011 12:55AM

    Hey... one of those is mine! Thanks for passing on the link. You, gorgeous woman, inspire me every day. Just seeing your profile pic makes me smile. Thank you for being such a great sparkfriend to me.

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IUHRYTR 5/5/2011 9:53PM

    Always on the lookout for articles and blogs that help get the motivational mojo cranked up again. Thanks for these. If you come to Disney World, we have to get together for lunch or dinner. Have to! -- Lou

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RIKKI572 5/5/2011 5:23PM

    Great blogs, thanks for sharing!

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ELLFIN3 5/5/2011 4:38PM

    Thanks for sharing!!! You have the most positive attitude!!! You are very inspiring!!!!! Keep it up!!!!! emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/5/2011 4:12PM

    Thanks for sharing the great blogs!

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ASHLEYKAT 5/5/2011 3:16PM

    Fantastic share!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 5/5/2011 2:40PM

    Leslie, don't you just LOVE Tempest2002???? Yes, I loved that blog, and I love yours, too! Let's ROCK THIS PROGRAM! emoticon

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_LINDA 5/5/2011 2:19PM

    Thanks Leslie!! You really found some gems out there!! With so many, its hard to get around to them all.
You are going to lose those extra few pounds, and look good doing it!
Go, Leslie, GO!!
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AARONSGIRL420 5/5/2011 1:50PM

    Great blogs! Thank you for th links.

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LZY0108 5/5/2011 1:48PM

    I just read and "liked" these blogs you suggested.. This made me realize something too. My daughter has started to sleep in the last couple months. Before she would wake between 6:30-7. Now sometimes she'll sleep until 10a! I have been starting to sleep later because of this and Ive noticed I am having a harder time getting up then I used too.. I couldnt figure out why. You would think it would have the opposite effect, but, reading the last blog you suggested showed me the article on morning routines.. I think Im oversleeping.. Thanks for sharing these! Very helpful :) emoticon

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ESTEPHENSON2 5/5/2011 1:06PM

    :) Thanks for the shout out, hon! You ROCK!


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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2011 1:03PM

    Thanks Leslie for giving credit to others who have written such motivating blogs. I just love reading the positive blogs of others as they are so inspirational. They do make us think and get us moving.
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SARAHJ19 5/5/2011 12:59PM

    Thanks Leslie! I love all these blogs! There are definitely some awesome, motivating blogs out there that don't get recognized!

Way to go on rocking your challenge! I am always up for a good challenge..let me know girl!!
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IBSHAUN 5/5/2011 12:58PM

    Wow, thanks for sharing! Checked them all out and you are so right! I want DW world too! Not good enough... I want what I envisioned. And, yeah, I will run that hill tomorrow morning.

So inspired by your enthusiasm! emoticon

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BYEFATNANNY 5/5/2011 12:49PM

    Thanks for sharing. I loved the Disney World blog, (and the others) she read my mind. We can do this!!! emoticon

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