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Saturday, December 19, 2009

The most difficult phase of life is not when no one understands you, it is when you don't understand yourself.
- Anonymous

If you lose the support of those around you, it is a setback. If you lose your own support and confidence, it is a tragedy.

Believe in yourself, in your vision for your future and in your ability to take a small step each day toward achieving your vision.

Just thought I would share these with my spark friends today. We are very important and during this time of year sometimes we forget about us. Let's remember to make us smile at least once a day just because we can. Do something nice for yourself and the rest will be a breeze. emoticon

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THE_JULES1 12/19/2009 11:08AM

    Awesome sentiment! Thanks for sharing!

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UNEEK39 12/19/2009 10:00AM

    Simply loving this post. Thanks so much. What a way to start the day. I needed that. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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KRESKA 12/19/2009 9:48AM

    It's so true that it all starts within you.
Have a happy holidays!

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TERESA6262 12/19/2009 7:57AM

    Hi Michelle! I've been such a health and spark slacker!!! My grandson will be here in TWO days!!! I'm so thrilled! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I'll be back w/ a vengence in a week or two!

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IUHRYTR 12/19/2009 7:11AM

    emoticon -- Lou

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BREEZE-FITNESS 12/19/2009 5:12AM

    Thank you Just what I needed to day

Trish emoticon

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MAMMABEAR-THIRY 12/19/2009 3:54AM

    Thank you. Your post is most interesting and thought provoking. Many people don't think about themselves let alone during the stress of all the holidays we are currently experiencing.

Merry Christmas

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MILLIE-MILOU 12/19/2009 3:52AM

    You are quite right, of course :)
Have a great day and a wonderful Yule.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Just wanted to drop a note to me and let myself know i'm doing fine. this week has been stressful to say the least. I'm still not finished for christmas but i will get there soon. My journey is going along fine at this point and no problems there. at least none that i can't handle. I've gotten in my exercise for the week without fail, the rain hasn't slowed me down yet...of course today i'm trying to get it together.

My 15th wedding anniversary was yesterday. we have made it through many and i mean many trials and tribulations. i remember his mother wouldn't give him my number, she was my sons daycare provider, because she didn't think he was good enough for me. Shouldn't that have been the other way around? but alas he found a way, and here we sit, still going stronger than ever. don't get me wrong we had troubles, but what is marriage? it sure isn't for the weak at heart. you will fight, and if you don't something is surely not quite right, you should both have different opinions about something. My hubby and i argue about the weather sometimes. life is good though and we have nothing that we can't share. so as i tell my children you better be sure of what you want, because it is a battle of whits sometimes to get there and stay there.

but i digress, this was suppose to be a quick note to self, and self has just cleared a part of her mind to fit in somemore later. have a blessed day all.

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THE_JULES1 12/18/2009 10:54AM

    You are doing so great on your exercise! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IUHRYTR 12/18/2009 9:37AM

    emoticon on your anniversary. emoticon -- Lou

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JULIEWATSON1 12/18/2009 7:50AM

    You have a great day and Happy Belated Anniversary!!!!

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Spark exercises: give em a try

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

emoticonJust finished the spark 10 min. bootcamp kickboxing. If any of you haven't tried these exercises i reccommend them. I burned 105 calories in 10 minutes. when you enter the exercise and it is in the dropdown menu, it calculates for you. I also learned my wii bowling and golf is on there. So guess what? my hubby and i will be doing more of that. I didn't know it was on there. So if you are at a loss as to what to do, search spark. They have some awesome moves and you won't get bored with the same ole same ole.

good luck friends.... let's show the world what we can do this holiday season by losing and not gaining. have a wonderful day. emoticon

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THE_JULES1 12/16/2009 12:34PM

    emoticon emoticonYou are awesome!

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AWYEAGLE 12/16/2009 11:42AM

    I love the SP fitness videos, there is so many to choose from and they are fun.

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IUHRYTR 12/16/2009 11:27AM

    It's amazing how much information on fitness and health is actually available on SP, isn't it?


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Cheering for you as well as friends

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Strive to cheer whenever others succeed and to avoid viewing your own achievements in comparison to others.

So many times I fall into this catagory. I see my friends accomplishments and wish that was me. I'm doing great for me. we are all different people with the same goals. So let's cheer each other on while cheering the loudest for ourselves. Afterall that is what we are here for US.

Thank you my spark teams and friends for the encouragement you give and I thank ME for continuing on this journey even when i wanted to give up and just eat, sleep, and not exercise. Thank you spark for giving me new friends with similar goals, and new ideas to share. I will succeed and reach all my goals whether that takes a year(or two), or a lifetime. One step at a time is my motto and one step at a time is what i'll take.

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PATRISNA 12/15/2009 9:48AM

    You are right it takes a lot to keep doing this and we should cheer for ourselves as well as our Sparkfriends. Give yourself a pat on the back this is a great blog.

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IUHRYTR 12/15/2009 9:05AM

    Good attitude! -- Lou

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Monday, December 14, 2009


A goal is a dream with a deadline.
- Napoleon Hill

When in doubt, do it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
These quotes just jumped out and spoke to me. Isn't this what spark and getting to our goals all about.

As of yesterday's weigh in i'm now one-half pound closer to my goal. Since i have changed a few things and gotten serious, of course having your sparkaversary looming is motivation in itself, i have setbacks and such but after kicking myself in the butt i move onwards and upwards. life is too short to sweat the small stuff..... emoticon

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JZAPRN 12/14/2009 8:29AM

  God bless you for sharing these quotes! Hope they can help me get the same kick in the rear to get moving again!!

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