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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Every day is a good day to make a resolution for beginning a new way of living, but the New Year's Day holiday provides a good focus for reviewing our lives and resolving to live each day with conscious attention

I'm so ready for this new year. I don';t know why but 2010 just feels like my year. I'm so close to my goals and I really want to hit them this year. I have more than weight loss goals, i have financial, and life goals. what are yours? have you really thought about what this year means to you?

One poster asked how i do it so early in the mornings, i have a routine. I get up with coffee and spark, check emails, then i get my exercise in before my shower, and then off to work. I feel a day is wasted if i sleep it away. The lord gave me this day and i intend to use it.

so think about your new year, how you want it to go, the sky is the limit, if we don't succeed we have next year and the year after that. I want to wish each of you a very happy new year, and may any old hurts, or undones be layed to rest this coming year. after all the lord has given you one more day to set things right. emoticon

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EVVYSBABY 12/30/2009 10:14AM

    Thanks again for your inspiration!

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THE_JULES1 12/30/2009 10:12AM

    You are inspiring me. I may have to start getting up earlier. Mind you, I don't sleep in. I am up at 6. But I could accomplish a lot with an extra hour!

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TERESA6262 12/30/2009 10:09AM

    Your positivity is catching! Thanks, Michelle!

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FRECKS96 12/30/2009 8:52AM

    I love your outlook! I think 2010 is going to be a great year for a lot of us!

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IUHRYTR 12/30/2009 7:46AM

    There is something magical about a new calendar, a new year. It may only be another day but it's a milestone to measure by and to renew hope that things will be better than the year before.


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Quotes for the new year and new you.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous proverb

JUst thought i would share a few new years quotes. Each one of these works for spark and our journey's. good luck to each of you in this coming year.

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KSCHIENBEIN 12/29/2009 3:43PM

    Happy New Year to you as well. Thank you for the notes that it is a nice and fresh start for us all.

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EVVYSBABY 12/29/2009 10:34AM

    I get these quotes thru email as well - they are very inspirational! Thanks for the reminders.

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THE_JULES1 12/29/2009 9:52AM

    You get started so early! How do you do it!? I slept thru my alarm this morning. DH had to shake me and tell me it was going off!
Love the quotes!

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BENDER7 12/29/2009 8:04AM

    Thanks for sharing the quotes!

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IUHRYTR 12/29/2009 7:07AM

    "From small beginnings come great things."

To emphasize this, remember that the California redwood trees, reportedly the world's largest, and the Japanese bonsai tree, average height 18 inches, were once both the same size. Nice perspective. -- Lou

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Weekly weigh in

Monday, December 28, 2009

emoticon emoticon emoticonI almost had to step back on the scales yesterday, I couldn't believe the numbers..... 140.4. I was down a pound. Me, over christmas, with candy, treats, and cake...I lost a pound. I have to say thank you spark for showing me the way. I do find that the temptations just aren't there like they once were. I guess once we stop and get the sugar, carbs, and such down to a minimum our bodies crave other things, like fruit, veggies, grains. At least mind does. I'm down to a diet soda a day. My water is way up and i love to eat the good stuff over the bad. The other night i grabbed the bag of chips, my go to snack, and I had to put them in the trash, literally, they were so nasty. The grease was just too much.

As any of us who have been here for a bit know, change is great, exercise is awesome, and eating healthy is the way. Afterall we are all here for a new lifestyle. I mean let's face it if the old was working we wouldn't be here. So good luck to my friends both old and new in the coming new year. We can make a difference in ourselvesl as well as others.

let's give a pat on the back, a kind word, a boot in the hind end, what ever is needed by someone at any given point. You may be the difference between them staying or giving up. I for one am staying. I love spark, and the friends i've made along the way are in a word...AWESOME.

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FRECKS96 12/29/2009 1:24PM


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DEVONNEJOY 12/28/2009 5:39PM

    Woo Hoo! My scale is moving too - I was down .50 this week for a low as well! Aiming for another .50 by Friday! Keep up the good work.

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THE_JULES1 12/28/2009 11:03AM

    You are just doing awesome! I know you had been in a plateau and were getting frustrated, but it was just a matter of time before you got it moving again! Woo Hoo!

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IUHRYTR 12/28/2009 10:37AM

    Yeah! A pound loss is good, right? Slow and steady progress wins the battle. Keep up the good effort. -- Lou

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BUSSMOM 12/28/2009 10:11AM


You say what I feel. I am so glad to have found Spark People.

Congrats and here's to many, many more 1 or more pound days!


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GABBIE00 12/28/2009 7:54AM

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Never let frustration or disappointment tarnish your appreciation for all that is good in life. Every day say Thank You to the source of all that is good.

When life isn't going the way we feel it should and we get a bit upset, STOP, we need to take a moment and appreciate what we have been given, not what we don't have.

Have a blessed sunday my friends, this is the day the lord has made, and he woke you up this morning. Give him the glory. Don't fret about the not haves, be blessed with the haves right now. emoticon

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BUSSMOM 12/27/2009 9:29AM

  God's blessings to you on this beautiful day - Maribeth

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GYPSYROSE67 12/27/2009 7:56AM

    Amen to that * Every day is a gift !

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IUHRYTR 12/27/2009 7:41AM

    Yes, to be given one more day is indeed a blessing. -- Lou

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Bring on 2010

Saturday, December 26, 2009

emoticonI'm so ready for this new year to begin. I'm so ready I think i won't wait. I'm going to begin now. Today is as good a time as any to get it back together. I have so many goals for this year....First to finally settle in a new church, the lord is in the lead on this, second to reach my goal weight. my sparkaversary is dec. 31st and I made it half way this year, so the coming i would love to make it all the way, and third and finally to get myself in order on the financial front. we ended the year on a positive note and that says alot for the coming year. I have set these goals for myself and as they aren't too out of reach i hope to attain them. I"m not setting limits, when they happen they will happen and what ones don't will be there next year and the year after that. I have a lifetime to figure things out.

I'm going to close with a great big thank-you to spark and my friends for a wonderful year. without this site i don't know how far i would of gotten or how i would be feeling right now. but i'm geared up, fired up and ready for what the universe has to offer in 2010. So what are your plans? Do you want to see something wonderful in the coming year? You can dream the stars and work your way down from there. god bless.

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EVVYSBABY 12/29/2009 10:36AM

    Great Goals! I too have goals (not resolutions). Here's to you - and Spark - See you in 2010!

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IUHRYTR 12/26/2009 11:29AM

    Setting goals but not limits. Inspiring thought. -- Lou

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FRECKS96 12/26/2009 9:41AM

    Congrats on setting your goals (they're great) and Good Luck on meeting them! Together we can reach all our goals!

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PATRISNA 12/26/2009 9:20AM

    Great Blog. We are all getting ready to make our goals in 2010!

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PVILLELADY 12/26/2009 8:04AM

    WOW! Great blog, girl!! I love your attitude; why wait, indeed? You have inspired me to get off my duff and start anew TODAY! How coincidental--I started Spark on December 31st as well! Great minds think alike!

A most blessed and successful 2010 to you, Michelle!


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THINKINNOW 12/26/2009 7:19AM

    My plans is to continue to make changes in my life. Your blog reflects a great outlook on life - the best to you in 2010

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