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Just sharing a couple of quotes

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
- Dalai Lama

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For myself I have learned the hard way and over many thyself first. the rest will fall into place. have a blessed and sparking good day. emoticon

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KNITTABLES 6/23/2010 1:29PM

    emoticonand have a great day.

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KENDRACARROLL 6/23/2010 10:32AM

    Have a super day! Goal is near!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/23/2010 10:20AM

    So true have a great day

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IUHRYTR 6/23/2010 9:17AM

    Hoping you have a terrific day, too. -- Lou

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BETTYK44 6/23/2010 7:49AM

    Thank you for your quotes- have a peace-full day yourself!

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PURPLESPEDCOW 6/23/2010 7:47AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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quick update:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

emoticonI've had an awesome couple of days. Seems if I put my mind to something I can do it. Who would of known. lol.

I have stayed on plan and on exercise, actually over exercise, for the last two days. Today is day three and im confident I can hang on. Really weighing, measuring, counting, writing, exercise isn'[t that tough. More really should try it.

I'm going to succeed. I have no doubt. I hope sooner rather than later but I'll take what life throws at me. I'm off now to get in my exercise of the day and a good walk/run before getting ready for work. have a great day all my spark buddies. emoticon

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KNITTABLES 6/22/2010 1:38PM

    I am so glad you are doing well and staying on track that is emoticon emoticon

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DENISE6721 6/22/2010 9:32AM

    Stay on track,and you will succeed emoticon

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IUHRYTR 6/22/2010 8:41AM

    Keep up the good work. -- Lou

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/22/2010 8:02AM

    Keep up the good work my friend!

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    emoticon I know you can!!! Day after day, you can do it!!

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vacation goals

Monday, June 21, 2010

emoticonOk, vacation is coming august 21. we are flying to vermont to see family and friends we haven't seen in like 8 years. I would love to reach my goal by then. I know I may be close and not at goal and that would be ok also, but I have never put a time stamp on my time to lose and now is the time.

I have nine weeks before we leave. that is 1.7 pounds a week. I know I can't lose that much at one time because i'm near goal and my body just doesn't work like that, but I can do my darndest to get close.

So i'm putting this challenge to myself outthere. I want to be near my goal by aug. 21st. this is week one and I did great the first day. I will take this one day at a time and with my daily challenge in play and my diet on track this should be an attainable goal.

So i'm off to get in my morning cardio. I want to wish all a great day. I want to wish me luck. emoticon

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    You go Girl! emoticon

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KNITTABLES 6/21/2010 8:51PM

    You will suceed and you can do it. Best of luck.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/21/2010 5:12PM

    I am sending good thoughts and as much luck as I can muster your way! You are determined and that is what counts the most. You can do this!!!!

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IUHRYTR 6/21/2010 3:19PM

    Best of success to you. emoticon -- Lou

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SLIMPAM23 6/21/2010 10:19AM

    I think you can do it!!! I am going to think VERY light thoughts for you from now til August 21!!!
PS - Let me know if you want me to put more cardio in the exercise of the day!!! Louise will want to shoot you - but hey - I'll do it for you!!! emoticon

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    Go get 'em, Michelle! emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 6/21/2010 8:23AM

    Good luck indeed. I am starting over again today with a goal to just start losing by eating right. You can do this!

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/21/2010 8:17AM

    I wish you determination!!!
You can do this emoticon

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Back at ground zero

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ok the results are in i'm down the 1.8 pounds I gained last week. now i'm not upset over that, I just kinda was hoping I would lose at lest a drop of new weight. But that is ok, i'm back at ground zero and i'm ready to try out a couple of new ideas for this week.

My ww team is keeping me geared up and that has been a big help in this journey. So i'm going to make myself proud this week by doing what I need to do to get there from here.

I got my housework done yesterday but I have to confess I didn't get any and I mean any extra exercise in for the day. I was hoping to do about 60 minutes of cardio but it rained and with that came my mood, laziness. So I vegged most of the day.

today is the start of a new week though. So i'm off to get it done. I have no excuses today it isn't raining and i'm done with the housework. today is all about me.


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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/21/2010 5:11PM

    I think the loss of last week's 'up' is fantastic! Hang in there..and I hope you have a terrific week!

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KNITTABLES 6/20/2010 5:11PM

    That's terrific Michelle down 1.8 pounds, I wished it was more for you too! But like you said it is a new day and a new week and you WILL do it and succeed. Great attitude Hun - Sandra

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 6/20/2010 12:04PM

    emoticon on 1.8 pounds lost! You're headed in the right direction with a great attitude! emoticon

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IUHRYTR 6/20/2010 10:08AM

    Nearly two pounds lost is terrific. Every day is a new beginning. -- Lou

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IUHRYTR 6/20/2010 10:08AM

    Nearly two pounds lost is terrific. Every day is a new beginning. -- Lou

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/20/2010 9:14AM

    emoticon I think you had a fantastic week. Keep up the good work

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    emoticon on getting back to ground zero ... 1.8 pounds is a lot in one week. Your body did well for you! I'm proud of you!!!

Onward to a new week!!!

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success +++++

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Yesterday I started a new challenge for myself. I said I would set a daily goal and then challenge myself to get it done. Well yesterday's was to get in 60 minutes of cardio. Well not only did I get that done, I went over and burned 382 calories according to spark for the day. emoticon

Today I have decided that since I have a weigh in in the morning i'm going to again get in 60 min. of cardio. My strength is done for the week so I think today will be my day to shake it up a bit for tomorrow. I have so much to do around the house that In addition to my exercise I will be getting extra without the totals. I'm not going to count that. I'll call it a freebee, lol.

I intend to have a much better weigh in this week then last. That gain has made me just want to get up and start moving. I'm heading to this finish line and when I see others hitting it in six months and i'm still here after a year. Well you get the picture. We can't be good all the

But enough is enough. i've come this far on my own, meaning no pills, or magic wand. believe me without spark and ww I would of never gotten this far. I have made so many great friends and the idea and laughter you guys give and pam, thank you for carring me each morning, cathy, thankyou for pushing me along, topazdiva, we are going to get there at the finish line, I will wait for you and you can wait on me. Sandra, we are going to come out of our troubles ahead of the game. You guys have all been great and I say emoticon. lou you always have a kind word and a blessing. this list could go on and on but I haven't that much time. But you see, it takes a lot of sparkers to help reach a goal.

So guys, I hope tomorrow I have a great post for you. I want to make myself proud most of all but it is nice to see a smile on a friends face also. God bless you all. michelle.

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 6/21/2010 5:09PM

    Michelle, You will get there! I love you idea of setting daily challenges for yourself! Awesome! I see you at the finish line and I'll be there jumping up and down and cheering for you!!

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JUNEBUG1944 6/19/2010 5:29PM

    Good luck to you! You've been working so hard...egging me on, too! You can do this! It's taking longer than we want, but just think of all the gratifying moments we have when we actually lose a pound or do something new or reach one of our goals! I'll be waiting for your report!

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KNITTABLES 6/19/2010 2:57PM

    Woohoo! great blog and congrat on your cardio yesturday. Yes we have so many great supportive friend here and for that I am so thankful and to you as well. We will get to that finish line and we will win. Great daily goals and you can do it.

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IUHRYTR 6/19/2010 12:08PM

    I really like setting one goal a day. That way it doesn't seem so overwhelming. Get that one done and do another if we want. But we'll feel better for having met the daily goal. Good idea. -- Lou

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    It does take a lot of Sparkers to help one of us reach our goals. What a blessing that we're all here! I know this, I'm glad YOU'RE here!

Can hardly wait to see what the scale has to say for you in the morning!!

Cathy emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 6/19/2010 9:05AM

    I never count house work or yard work either. Figure that's just part of my life.
Your positive attitude day after day is very inspiring. Hope you'll see what you're looking for at tomorrow's weigh-in.

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ITSAWRAP_DIMI 6/19/2010 6:56AM

    I am so honored to be mentioned in your post!!! "sniff sniff" I am on vacation and I need to kick it up a notch myself . Keep up the good work! Yes we will get there together

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