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Finally got me some new legit shoes!!!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

and i'm soooooooo happy! emoticon For so long i've been wearing my busted vans, which i know are not appropriate, but when you don't have nothing you have to work with what you got.

I knew i wanted Nike because i love their designs and the features so i chose the Free TR fit, which is basically a training shoe that can be used for mutliple purposes. I read through a ton of reviews and everyone had nothing but praise for these sneakers. So i can run,walk,jog,fly you name it, i can do it in. Well not fly lol, but you catch my drift. So here are my new bff's (:

They are so comfy and i can't wait to try them out. I think i'll take them out for a walk tonight (:

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SPARKLE1908 3/10/2011 8:48AM

    Those are nice!!!!!

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MRSBERTA_69 3/4/2011 9:51PM

    Love the shoes!!! emoticon

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JSPIN74 3/3/2011 1:30PM

    sweeeeet ...i'm experiencing shoe envy ;)

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COURTNEYM100 3/3/2011 8:11AM

    those are hot!! and they look sooo comfy!! I'm going to check out the nike site and see what they have for running sneakers.

enjoy them!

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JCARDINAL 3/2/2011 7:57PM

    Love the new shoes!

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BRE7482 3/2/2011 8:57AM

    emoticon I'm very excited for you! Enjoy!

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AFTERMYKIDS 3/1/2011 8:37PM

    They are really cute. Congrats Maggie, I know you needed them after all that flying on the threadmill w/the old ones. (LOL) ENJOY!! emoticon

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READY4LIVE 3/1/2011 7:52PM

    Congrats, they're super cute too! Happy walking! =)

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NOMOEXCUSES13 3/1/2011 4:28PM

    Those looks super comfy!!!! Enjoy your walk/run!!!!! XOXOXXOO

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    Ooo, those look amazing. Congratulations!

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ROBBIEMARIE 3/1/2011 3:51PM

    Good shoes are the best investment you can make in your fitness routines! Those are really cute. If you figure out how to fly in them let me know!! Always thought it would be a cool thing to do. (Outside of my dreams that is.)

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MGO09190 3/1/2011 3:34PM

    Aaaah so cool! I absolutely LOVE my Nike's :) They're black&pink- my favorite colors!- and are cross trainers too for running, biking, gym stuff, etc. Enjoy them!!!

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    I'm a fan of my nike frees. They feel so good walking/running. It's really like you're walking on air with nothing on your feet.

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RORYTA 3/1/2011 3:28PM

    WOW you must be excited about those new shoes.

I got my old shoes from foot lockers in australia 2 years ago, so a month ago, I was so happy when I realized they'r busted and needed an upgrade, just shows how much work you put it to ruin them LOL.

am sorry about your period.. a walk is good for the 1st day of periods. and yea i usually don't do ST on my 1st 3 or 4 days of period. and I only walk or go on the elliptical for cardio.. too much work makes it uncomfortable :P

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PRINCEZZSHAN 3/1/2011 3:25PM

    ooh they look great!! I'm sure they will work good for you!! I LIVE by nike sneakers...I always seem to gravitate towards them when I buy a new pair, they are AWESOME!! emoticon

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MINENA1 3/1/2011 3:22PM

    AWESOME!!!!!! I've been wanting some of those too. Let me know how they work out for you. WOO HOO for new shoes!!!!

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BYEFATNANNY 3/1/2011 3:20PM'll be able to feel the difference. Great investment.

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ALICIAT32 3/1/2011 3:08PM

    they look spiffy! i want some!

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Crunch Time In March

Monday, February 28, 2011

So the month of February wasn't all the kind to me, or should i say i wasen't all that kind to the month of February?
Did i really give it my all like January? Probably not,

BUT i still managed to break 193 and lose a measly 2.4 lbs compared to Janurary in which i lost 9 lbs.

So the month of March provides alot of possiblity's for me. I can reach 60lbs gone, graduate from c25k emoticon, and be on the brink ofthe 170's. I had a reality check while i was in my little, lazy funk this morning and realised Spring is right around the corner and Summer is not far off.

My little equation:
Spring+Summer : emoticon+ emoticon+ more emoticon

This Summer, i can't be hiding behind hoodies and over sized t shirts. That's an absolutle no no. I want to be able not to feel self conscious of myself.

So my goals for March are as followed:

*reach 187.7 which means losing 60lbs
*reach 182 (the weight loss goal i set for the PUSH challenge)
*completed c25k
*end March weighing 180.6

I know i have alot of work ahead of me. I've never lost 10lbs in a month, but there is a first time for everything (:

Also in March i want to focus on strength training. I'm really not a huge fan, but i realised it is a must sooo i'm going to do strength training in a form of a dvd 3 times a week for the whole month. Hence that's why "crunch" is in my title. I love doing crunch gym's dvd's because they incorporate so many dynamic things into the workout.

Best of luck to you all this March

It's time to emoticon some a$$ (:

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AFTERMYKIDS 3/3/2011 10:39PM

    Maggie's got the March Madness!! Oh YEA!! emoticon butt!! I know YOU can do it!! emoticon

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JCARDINAL 3/2/2011 7:55PM

    Good luck on your goals, I know you can do it!

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SPARKLE1908 3/1/2011 8:17AM

    You can definitely do it girl!!!!! I'm right here with you!

Let's make March the best month yet!

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PRINCEZZSHAN 2/28/2011 4:24PM

    You can do it girl!!!! Your doing great!! My goal is to KICK SOME BUTT in march too!!! emoticon

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RORYTA 2/28/2011 3:34PM

    10 pounds are doable! And I have faith in your ability to kick a$s in march! You have done a great job so far and I know you will keep doing so! Woohoo march! I smell success ;)

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MINENA1 2/28/2011 3:22PM

    You're going to do SOOO awesome in March girl. March Madness!! GET 'ER DONE!!!!!

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I finally hit 190 and it came with some confusion

Friday, February 25, 2011

This morning i eagerly woke up early so i could go to the gym and workout, and then come home and weigh in. I don't know about you guys, but every weigh in day i wake up feeling so queasy. I guess it's because of the anticipation of wanting to see if your hard work payed off.

My goals for this week were to get down to 190, and i kinda pushed my luck at wanting to see a glimpse of 180ville.

Well, i step on the scale and see 190.6 and i'm more than thrilled. emoticon i'm getting ready to board that midnight train outta 190ville
::choo choo:: lol

So my mom is in the kitchen, where the scale is. I had to move that things out of the bathroom to stop me from stepping on it everyday. And as always she says, "Well done" She then asks me what my ultimate goal is. I said 100, and she went like this: emoticon
and my face went from this emoticon to this emoticon

To cut a long story short, she thought 100 would be too much and said i'd be one of those people who loses all the weight and doesen't look right. She thought i'd be good losing another 30 and just focus on toning emoticon

I explained that i'm 5'3 and my recommended weight is from 120 to 140, which i have no desire to be. To be 147 would be good for me.

Nope emoticon
These health people don't know what their talking about. To me you look fine.
And that's how it ended. Well it ended with us both being upset. She claimed that i'm not good at receiving criticism and started apologising for saying her opinion. (I hate when parents do that) I was hurt because i mean she completely shattered me joy.

Anyway, i'm still going for that 100 because from the beginning of these journey my goal was to be in the 140's. I love you mom, and i know 99.9 percent of the time your right, BUT, this time i'm right and i'm going for it, and there's nothing you can that will change me mind.(totally sound like a spoilt brat lol)

Haha( the kid nelson from the simpson who always says that, that's how i'm saying this lol)

Have a great weekend guys

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KITKA82 2/28/2011 1:13PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYAY Maggie!!!! You will be at goal before you know!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A-NU-ME-N-2011 2/28/2011 1:11PM

    P.S... you do whats comfortable for YOU!

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A-NU-ME-N-2011 2/28/2011 1:07PM

    GIRL THAT IS AWESOME!!! So happy-happy for you. I'm trailing behind ya but I won't stop till I'm 185 lbs!!! My BMI for a 5'4 is low weight too, but I will not comfortable in the 180s.

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NOMOEXCUSES13 2/28/2011 11:52AM

    You are doing great but I kind of agree with your mom a little bit....and you a lot....its really about being the healthiest you that you can be.....not about clothes size or weight on a scale but a healthy you.....either way it goes you are on your way to being an active, healthy person and in the long run the final number on the scale may not matter to you as much as you think it will.....xoxoxooxoxoxooxox.....

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RORYTA 2/27/2011 3:21PM

    COngrats hun, you are doing wonderfully and you should totally work hard for YOU. at the end of the day, you are living with your body, so you are the decider on what's best.

keep going and keep working hard. your success is such an inspiration to me. luv ya hun

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SARAHNICOLE__17 2/25/2011 7:28PM

    I think I misunderstood. You want to loose 100 pounds is what you meant. Soooo sorry!!!!! You can totally do this!!!! :)

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SARAHNICOLE__17 2/25/2011 7:27PM

    100 is too low. Sorry but your Mom is right. Set it at 125 at the lowest and then review your goals once you get there. I'm 5'3 and there is no way I could be 100 pounds even if I didn't have any curves.

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JCARDINAL 2/25/2011 4:55PM

    Congrats on hitting 190!!! You are doing so great nothing is going to stop you, not even mom! emoticon

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ROBBIEMARIE 2/25/2011 4:49PM

    A great big YAHOOEY for reaching 190. I think 147 is a very reasonable goal for you at your height and age. Go for it. I don't doubt you'll reach it!

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TYBEWALLACE 2/25/2011 4:44PM

    emoticonFor reaching 190..... I'm so PROUD OF YOU.... your dedication is totally inspirational for me....

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    I can completely understand your pain. 147 is my goal as well, but when people where that they sound so unsure even though it is at the top of my range. My thought is that I will see how things go as I get closer, if I start thinking I don't look healthy then I will choose to change my goal.

Anyway, back to the important thing, congratulations on reaching 190, that is fabulous.

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AFTERMYKIDS 2/25/2011 4:22PM

    1st CONGRATS!! 190 emoticon I knew you could do it!!

About the mom situation. In the 11th grade I really gained weight after we lost my grandfather & a lot of people said, "YOU look too skinny!" First I'm like you I'm 5'4" not to short but no major height either. I was 130-135, I was sortof comfortable but the more they said the fatter I saw myself. Well I look back now & I was a nice size. I saw my flaws, they saw the "Fat girl gone skinny". Everyone is going to see you different. With doing this through Spark & slowly YOU are getting a chance to see your changes. You see how great you are doing. After you lose those 100 lbs. I'm sure some people (mom included) will say stuff & think you are too small BUT they will get use to the new ROCKING MAGGIE! So I say GO FOR IT!! No stopping you girl. emoticon

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HEART_N_GRACE 2/25/2011 4:16PM

    YAY Maggie!!!!

Everyones weight is different ~ 140's seems reasonable ~ you will know!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 2/25/2011 2:55PM

    I think you should go for it, too! I am not saying whether you need to lose 100# or not.. but you should be happy with you. Don't let your mom (or anyone for that fact) hold you back. During this journey, my family, unfortunately, have been the least supportive and have a hard time with the changes I have done. I think you CAN lose 100#, if that is what YOU want to do!

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NEVERORNOW 2/25/2011 2:55PM

    Congrats on reaching 190!!! That's a great achievement. Reach for YOUR goals, noone else's. When you get there you may find that it's too low for you but at least you will have found that out by doing it and discovering what your body needs. And maybe you'll find that it's exactly right for you. Whatever happens, no matter how well your mom means, or anyone else, it's you that's gotta live in the body!

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L_CHANGES 2/25/2011 2:47PM

    Congrats on hitting 190! I think that you are on a journey and YOU know what type of body you have and what feels healthy when you get there (and you will!). While your mom may mean well, sometimes, meaning well and SHOWING WELL are two different things...if you get my drift!!

Keep going!! You are doing great and I think looking at your BMI is a very healthful way to approach an appropriate weight.

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MINENA1 2/25/2011 2:39PM

    Congrats on your weight loss & keep reaching for YOUR goals, Maggie. Get it DONE girl! emoticon

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HEATHERBONIN 2/25/2011 2:38PM

    Listen to yourself. My mother has said that when my husband lots a lot of weight that he looked to skinny. They just have to get used to us being skinny! emoticon

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BSBABEY 2/25/2011 2:30PM

    I think that everyone needs to do what they feel is right for them. Sometimes, our parents, God love em' mean well but just arent right. Whenever your mom does things like this, just smile and nod, but keep in the back of your head, that you are the only one who can know what is best for you. Follow your instinct.

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Boot Camp Workout PUSH week8 challenge

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This week for our challenge we had to create a bootcamp like workout and actually do it. So this is the torture i've put myself through so far and for the rest of the week (:


*HIIT on treadmill 32 mins emoticon
(1:30 min max, 4 mins recovery)
(sprinted at 5.9mph, walked 3/4mph)

*Elliptical 35 mins emoticon
(Reverse mode, resistance level 6)

*run/walk outside 30 mins emoticon


*Hills on treadmill 40 mins emoticon
(speed 3.8mph, level 8 equals HELL)

*Bike 30 mins emoticon
(8 miles in 30 mins, resistance 8)


*DenIse Austin Bootcamp dvd 21 mins emoticon


*HIIT treadmill 32 mins emoticon

*Elliptical 12 mins emoticon
(resistance 10)


*Treadmill 25 mins emoticon

*Elliptical 25 mins (Will do 2mrw)
*Bike 25 mins emoticon

*30 min walk/ jog(did on wednesday) emoticon

*Denise Austin Bootcamp

Friday (WEIGH IN, hopefully 190 or under!!)

*1 mile jog 12 mins
*Hills on treadmill 40 mins


Chillaxing (I think it's well deserved)

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JCARDINAL 2/24/2011 6:03PM

    Wow, I'm impressed! I got tired just reading what you've been doing!

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NOMOEXCUSES13 2/24/2011 11:36AM

    DAMN GIRL!!!! YOu are getting it in!!!!!!! WOW!!!! I'm super impressed!!!! Reverse Mode for 30 minutes on the elliptical...I can't even do a minute in reverse mode......WOW!!!! I say again....I'm super impressed!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AFTERMYKIDS 2/23/2011 9:21PM

    emoticonONLY you Maggie!! You can torture yourself & I bet YOU still have a BIG emoticon right on that Beautiful face. YOU GO GIRL!!
180's watch out, cause HERE COMES MAGGIE!! emoticon

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SARAHNICOLE__17 2/23/2011 7:56PM

    You are on fire Maggie! Sounded like a fun week. I'm so jealous.

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TYBEWALLACE 2/23/2011 2:34PM

    WOW, thats impressive Maggie... You are really pushing yourself and I'm so proud of you.... HUGS, Sheryl

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MINENA1 2/23/2011 1:24PM

    Wow! Get it girl!! Great idea!

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RORYTA 2/23/2011 1:01PM

    that's pretty amazing. I love this idea, I think I'll do that for my 1st week of MArch ;)

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ROBBIEMARIE 2/23/2011 1:01PM

    Whew! You are most definitely going to be needing a day of rest at the end of the week. That's a butt burner of a week! emoticon

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My 21st Birthday;SP Motivator and DGOTD!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My 21st birthday isn't going to be like how others would explain it, but it was one that i was beyond grateful for. Earlier last week i was funk and i was talking to one of my closest friends on here, Becky(AFTERMYKIDS). Well, i explained to her how i wasn't looking forward to it because right now financially things are tough for me and my mom so i really wasn't going to get what i wanted. I felt selfish yet upset at the same time if that makes sense to you guys. I should be grateful that i'm approaching a big milestone because their are so many people out there who haven't lived to get to my age, but then i felt upset because i knew i wasn't going to be nothing special because of the tough time we're going through.

Well, fast forward friday i was miffed at the scale because it didn't budge. I called it a lint licker (orbits commercial lol) and went to check my email. I log in and i see 76 unread emails. Huh? emoticon. I'm thinking ok, it's not my birthday not unless i put the 11th instead of the 12th. I check my spark email and i see that fussy me is Done Girl Of The Day. My jaw literally dropped. I was in complete shock emoticon. It was just an honor to be DGOTD, and i want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for all the lovely notes and goodies you left me. They meant alot to me and just made the start of my weekend better.

By this time, i'm already overwhelmed and i check the next email and see that i'm a spark motivator. Again i say, "Me" All i could just do was stare at the screen in complete awe, and think again, what a great start to my weekend. Thankyou all again who voted for me.

I just had to copy it so i could see :

So fast forward friday evening. I had agreed to help fix some candy grams for our church fundraiser, little did i know that they had planned to little surprise for me. I arrive at my youth leaders house and they blew balloons and had a coldstone's oreo cake waiting for me with a gift. I was so surprised. Nobody ever does anything for me so i wasn't expecting this. Usually my birthday goes by like an ordinary day and i'd be lucky to get even 10 people tell me happy birthday, so this just made me so happy.

The actual day for my birthday my mom brought me a bunch of balloons a card and a little sentiment to show her love for me. I knew she couldn't do much, but what she did i appreciated it alot. Our church had a women's breakfast so we went and afterward she took me out to dinner. We went to Red Lobster and everything was delicious. She even got the staff to sing happy birthday to me, which i didn't want but whatever lol. She also surprised me with a delicious oreo overload cake from Baskin Robbins (yes i love oreo's and ice cream; that alone makes me smile lol)

And the love from you guys just made me feel so special this whole entire weekend. My inbox was constantly buzzing with congratulations and happy birthday messages. You all are awesome. Once again thankyou for making this a great birthday for me

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KJOHNSON011 2/24/2011 11:06AM

    Happy Belated Bday Maggie! Hope u had a gr8 one!

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    I sure did enjoy reading your celebration blog! It is wonderful that you were able to celebrate in such a fantastic way! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Congratulations!! I think it is wonderful people everywhere, whether here on SP or in real life, are recognizing you for being YOU. That has got to feel great!!!

And also - Happy Birthday!!! (and sorry I'm late about that!)


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JCARDINAL 2/16/2011 11:44AM

    You had a wonderful week of surprises and you deserved every one of them!!

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TATYPREZ 2/16/2011 10:10AM

    Congrats you totally deserve it!!!

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BEACHGIRL76 2/16/2011 9:55AM

    Awe that's so cool!! The orbit commercial part...haha. So funny! Isn't it amazing how God works? He took your "ordinary" birthday and made it great! So happy you had a wonderful weekend! :) I LOVE oreos and icecream too! And you got TWO oreo cakes! lol You better work out and eat REAL good the rest of the week. lol If you don't have a loss at least you had a good was your BIRTHDAY!! But you can still call the scale a lint licker. lol emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETZMIX 2/16/2011 12:00AM

    Sounds awesome! It's the little things that mean sO much!

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SARAHNICOLE__17 2/15/2011 11:38PM

    I really hope that you had a wonderful birthday Maggie! It sounds like your birthday was full of surprises! Congratulations on the motivational nomination. You are truly inspiring Maggie! Just look at how many people you inspire. I am so very proud of you!!!!

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SEXYSLIM78 2/15/2011 9:10PM

    Wow girl, i havent been on sp this weekend cuz i was out of town and when i left a message for u earlier, i didnt even realize you were a sp motivator. That is awesome, girl. You deserve it. Now you know why i came to you for the lil advice. You are such an inspiration girl and im glad to have ya as a sp friend. This is such wonderful news to me and i am so happy for ya. Glad ur birthday turned out great afterall. You really deserve it. Again emoticon

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AFTERMYKIDS 2/15/2011 9:07PM

    You deserved it ALL!! I am so Glad you enjoyed your weekend. God works wonderful miracles. Keep showing him how much you LOVE HIM & he will continue to pour out his LOVE and Blessings On YOU! emoticon emoticon

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ROBBIEMARIE 2/15/2011 6:30PM

    You are a very special young woman for whom God has great things planned. He is already showing you the wonders of His plan for you with all the love that he sends to surround you. Continue to show your loving heart and you will continue to be blessed with all the good that you deserve. Happy Belated Birthday.

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NEVERLOSEHOPE 2/15/2011 6:18PM

    Happy Belated Birthday!! I am so glad it rocked for you and that you got some surprises in it!! God Bless!!

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EVRLNGFOO 2/15/2011 5:59PM

    way to go, done girl! what a great weekend! glad it turned out so well for you.

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BOSOXGYRL33 2/15/2011 5:49PM

    Karma is a wonderful thing. Great things come to great people. You deserve wonderful things. Just remember that and keep your head up high.


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NOMOEXCUSES13 2/15/2011 5:11PM

    Sounds like your day turned out pretty good after all...Happy belated and you deserve to been Done girl and SPark rock.....thanks for the love...thanks for the support and thanks for being you..... emoticon

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    What a crazy cool birthday!!! Congrats!!!

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HEYPINK 2/15/2011 4:45PM

    Sounds like the universe pulled together to make it an awesome birthday :-)

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XPHOENIX 2/15/2011 4:35PM

    Awww, how cute are you? :) You deserve DGotD because you kick major butt and are an awesome Done Sister. You are VERY inspirational, so being chosen as a Motivator was inevitable also :) I took a screen shot when I was chosen, also! haha

Glad you had such a good bday. You deserved it, babe!

P.S. Out of pure curiosity, what is it that you were wanting for your bday that you didn't get?

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KANSASROSE67 2/15/2011 4:34PM

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful deserve it! Wishing you many blessings!

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JCL129 2/15/2011 4:29PM

    What a wonderful birthday you had!

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MINENA1 2/15/2011 4:24PM

    You deserve ALL good things PLUS more Maggie. You're such a wonderful person, & I'm soooo happy that you had an amazing weekend full of love.

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