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Things I hate about today

Monday, June 27, 2011

In an uncharacteristic whiny rant, I will now list the things that are ticking me off about today. Please keep in mind it is only 11;30 am. (also, please feel free to leave this blog at any time).

1. Got up at 4;30. For no reason.

2. Had to meet a customer so decided I was going to go through Mcdonalds for an egg mcmuffin, no meat. I was looking forward to it since it is soooo rare that I do that! It was cold. I ate half, threw it out the window and then ate the hash browns instead of throwing them out the window!

3. Met with cranky customers (but did get paid).

4. Met with idiot Inspector (but did get permit signed off).

5. Husband called, grilling me about the next job we are on.
While I am driving.
Without having the file.
I could not give him any answers. So he kept asking me. I kept explaining I could not answer and he said, "Oh I know. I just wanted to ask you"...then proceeded to ask me again!

6. I was early so I went by the house I grew up in. We sold it the year before my dad passed away to a great young couple with kids. We pictured them living there and loving it and having wonderful memories like we did. The house is abandoned, overgrown and unloved. My dad's pool, in which he took great pride is now a green algae filled mosquito nest. His roses are dying, what is left of them.
It breaks my heart. I am going to go dig up his roses and bring them to my house. I dont care that it is wrong so dont preach to me.

7.I have a huge stack of mail because when we were gone, the US post office held it then delivered to me on Monday when we got back. Apparantly they found a HUGE pile they had held on to so now 5 of my bills are late. I have to go throught it all and then pay bills. Which I hate.

8. I weighed myself this morning and I am up 5 pounds. 5 pounds!! Really?? That is insane. I know it is not "real" weight and that it will come off but it still pisses me off that I can lose 3 pounds upon return of vacation and gain 5 in 1 day of eating nacho's that I puked up. SO stupid.

9. There are dishes in my sink. I hate that.

10. There is a fly buzzing me. I hate that.

11. Im cranky. I hate that.

I may add to this later as they day goes on. Or I may just get over it. Or not.
Yes, I will drink water, Yes I will watch what I eat for the rest of the day, Yes, I will plan my dinner, Yes I will walk the dog, Yes I will... blah blah blah whatever. All the things I would tell you to do if you wrote this. Yes I will be back to my real self tomorrow but for today? I hate things.

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KIMBANN 6/28/2011 11:02AM

    Sounds like a lousy Monday - I hope today is better!

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BIGMAMAT 6/28/2011 7:18AM

    OMG! ROFL. You completely crack me up. Wait till dusk. Put on your superhero outfit. fly in there and get those Roses! If anyone sees you they will think you are crazy and won't mess with ya. ahahahahaha

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KRAWRS 6/27/2011 11:00PM

    This is what my blog from last week Tuesday would have looked like, if I wrote it when it was happening. Because I can relate, it cracked me up! It looks like things have turned around for you (I see you wrote a "things I love" blog but haven't yet read it), so I'm glad to hear these bad things didn't ruin the whole day!

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MEMORY-JANE 6/27/2011 7:20PM

    I agree with Vamanos. get the roses.

and- I could have written this myself. Its very similar to the day I had today.

here's to a pleasant tomorrow!! emoticon

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GAELENEC 6/27/2011 6:00PM

    Rebellion: I love it!

Well, actually I don't, but I figured if I said I didn't, it would give you another thing to be cranky about.

Unless you really need another thing. Just let me know, I'm easy.

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LILIVW 6/27/2011 5:40PM

    I am hoping your crappy day gets better. I was impressed that:
1. you threw away the mcmuffin you didn't like
2. you looked at the positive regarding getting paid and finishing with inspector.
3. you will be able to enjoy your Dad's beautiful roses. My Dad had several rose bushes he planted and took great care of. I would be heart broken if no one took care of them now that he is gone.

I'm sending a smile your way. emoticon

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KANSASROSE67 6/27/2011 5:33PM

    I appreciate this blog a lot! Sometimes it helps to get it all good advice needed! If it was me, I'd dig up the roses in a heartbeat.

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KKINNEA 6/27/2011 5:13PM

    Some days, you just gotta be crabby!

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GRACEISENUF 6/27/2011 4:39PM

    The postal service sucks.


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DAISY443 6/27/2011 4:19PM

    Don't you know that when you throw up, the calories stay, it's just the good stuff you lose! Now, go throw something at somebody, get the roses, swear (or cry, or both) and have a better day tomorrow!

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DONNACFIT 6/27/2011 3:54PM

    Loved your blog!!

My new motto is...Life's a roller coaster..sometimes you can just hold on and scream!!!

Tomorrow will be better... emoticon

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    Cranky days are allowed!! You do what you need to do today.

I would go get the roses too.

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RUNTRILAUGH 6/27/2011 3:41PM

    Go get the roses. No one will care, and if the house is abandoned, no one will know....

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VAMANOS 6/27/2011 3:19PM


Go get the roses. Neither the owners who abandoned them nor the future owners who would have to dig up dead ones will care. Nor will the bank. The only thing you might concern yourself with is if the house is listed for sale...then the realtor or the people who are possibly waiting to close on it right now might care. If you don't see a sign, you're probably safe.

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TURTLERASKIN 6/27/2011 3:19PM

    Man, I'd be cranky about all those things too! Hang in there; and I agree you should stop and smell the roses now and then, if you know what I mean.

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JEREMY723 6/27/2011 3:18PM

    You weren't holding 5 pounds of mail when you weighed 5 pounds more by accident were you? just kidding, hoping that you're day has improved and sorry it was bad this morning!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 6/27/2011 3:14PM

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DISP715 6/27/2011 2:51PM

    I don't know why, but, I loved this blog. At first I was going to respond and say "Now say the things you love about today". However, after reading it, it made me laugh. You have, by having a cranky day, made mine better! Thank you. You are a very talented writer and I am sorry that you are not having a good day, but, I really liked reading your blog! Hoping things look up for you soon! BTW, totally go get your Dad's roses! My grandmother always had roses and every time I moved, rose bushes would show up in my yard! I always believe she is with me. So GO girlfriend, get those roses. HUGS!!

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CANNIE50 6/27/2011 2:50PM

    Love the "rescue the roses" plan - too bad I don't live near you - I would be Ethel, you could be Lucy, we could have a plan, maybe disguises, and then we would have some 'splainin to do" if we got caught. Sometimes, life kind of stinks - until it doesn't. emoticon emoticon

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    Hey - it happens. Damn crankies show up and everything pisses us off. I completely understand!

That being said, I hope now that you've gotten all that off your chest your day turns around for the better. And if not - then come back and vent some more. Heck, that's what we're here for.

By the way, I hate that my work heels gave me a blister on my piggy toe after just a few hours and now it's killing me. I also hate that today I'm bloated like a freakin' whale. And I also hate that when I get home tonight I'm going to have to do a shnit-ton of dishes and I HATE doing dishes!!!


ve ya - have a great evening. :)

- Michelle

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Today, life renews

Sunday, June 26, 2011

SO the Celebration of life for Frank's dad was yesterday and it was a great day. Lots of laughs and memories and yea, a few tears but not too bad. Lots of our old friends came. These were the group of guys we knew when Frank was in his teens and have stayed in touch. They were the heavy hitters, baby. The coolest guys I ever knew and they may be grey or a bit heavier, they are still so funny and it was awesome hanging with them and talking for hours.

And here is one with Frank, Kelly, Kady and his mom.

It went great and so many people came. It was a good day and I feel like we can all move on now.

There was lots of food and I think I ate my weight in Nacho's yesterday. I woke up feeling horrible today and within an hour, puked my guys out. Sorry if that is TMI but I am trying to save you from my same fate. A few Nachos= ok. 200 pounds of Nachos: Not so much.

We will go home later today and get back to work and regular life. MY MIL is gonna be fine. She is supported by lots of family up here and we will spend more time with her, too. She is pretty active so she will come and visit us, too. She likes to camp and fish and be with people so I think she is going to do just great.

Have a great sunday and if you are thinking of someone today, dont wait. Give them a call or drop them an email.

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BADASSBLONDIE 6/29/2011 1:56PM

    Glad to hear things went smoothly. *hugs*

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KAMAPERRY 6/27/2011 10:49PM

    Awesome celebration, I love that.

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GRACEISENUF 6/27/2011 4:41PM

    Glad to hear it went well, your girls are so gorgeous Jan.


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    It's nice that such a sorrowful time could actually be turned around and made joyful - in reliving memories and visiting with long lost buds. :)

Sorry about the nacho event. It happens. Stupid nachos! LOL.

Have a great day!

- Michelle

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BIGMAMAT 6/26/2011 11:50PM

    Love the pictures on your family and friends and glad you made it home safe. emoticon

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MAMADWARF 6/26/2011 9:58PM

    Yea it really was a perfect day. I think we all would want it like that....(nacho's are not my friend anymore. we broke up).

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MKACILLAS 6/26/2011 7:39PM

    Glad to hear it was a celebration of your Fil. This is how it should be....A proud tribute to the many special memories you have of him. Thats how i would want it to be! emoticon

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VAMANOS 6/26/2011 6:22PM

    Thanks for sharing the pictures and the wonderful, uplifting account of the celebration. Like one of the others who commented, this would be what I'd want.

As far as the nachos went, who wouldn't pig out on nachos? But sorry it affected you that way. Maybe the unfortunate outcome will alleviate the damage to your progress, though.

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TURTLERASKIN 6/26/2011 2:27PM

    Glad that the celebration went well. As for the nachos, well, "mistakes were made." emoticon

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    I am so glad it was a celebration. emoticon

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DAISY443 6/26/2011 2:02PM

    So glad that it truly was a celebration of life (note to my children-this is how it oughta be!) Peace to you and yours!

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I hit it and aint gonna quit it!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

70 pounds lost TODAY! WOoohooo Wednesday and super happy, booty shake dance! Man, this was a long time coming and it feels fantastic!

Next goal: 2 pounds until I am out of the 220's.
That will mean leaving behind the 290's, 280's, 270's, 260's, 250's, 240's, 230's and then the 220's!

This means I only have about 10 pounds until I weigh less than my hubby which has been a goal since I started.

I tend to focus on 5 pounds at a time. I dont know if you remember when I wrote the blog about my visualization? I visualize a desert highway with a mountain behind me and one in front of me. I see myself walking down this road and every mile marker is 5 pounds. I am alot farther from where I started now and alot closer to where I am going.

My originial goal was to lose 111 pounds. I will reasses when I get there, the main thing is, I am getting there.

The point I was to make is that EVERYONE can do THIS! I am not special, I do not have super powers. So many people in my "real" life tell me how great I am doing and that they need to lose weight but then they go on Jenny Craig or try super excercise situations or get B12 shots and it frustrates me.

ALL YOU NEED IS SPARK! The support and information is the key. The tracking is critical, especially in the beginning.

You also need something you cannot get anywhere: You need commitment. You better really want it, peeps, or it aint gonna happen no matter what you do.
You have to want it enough that you will try every day, even when you fail.
You have to want it enough to quit lying to yourself.
You have to want it enough that going for a walk becomes something you look forward to and not a punishment.
You have to want it enough that you will stick to it, that you wont give up, to understand you deserve to have a healthy body that can allow you to live a full, healthy,happy life.

When I started 15 months ago, I decided I would lose 111 pounds in a year. Alot of people did it! I read their stories and was inspired. I have not been able to do it in that time frame although if I had wanted to, I could have worked harder and done it.

Instead as time went on, I adjusted my goal and found a pace that I could live with. Sometimes I have been frustrated by how slowly I have lost, especially since January, but the important thing is I have kept going. I will never quit.

This 70 pound goal is not a stopping point. It is just a place to pause for a minute and look back up that road, to all the 5 pounds markers that are behind me. I will look back, then turn around and keep walking toward the next mountain.

I still have a ways to go but It's cool though. I like to walk now.

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FRENCHTOSD 6/25/2011 7:22PM

    I just got to a 100 pound loss today, and I agree with everything you've said. I also love my walks now. Keep on Sparking!

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MOONBIRD 6/25/2011 2:55PM

    Woo hoo! Congrats on the 70 lbs! I love this blog! I've often felt the same people think you must be special or have some secret. You have to be willing to do what it takes and work at it everyday, and you are doing that! Way to go!

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TERRYT55 6/25/2011 1:10PM

    Congrats! I love your visual of a mountain behind you and one in front with each mile marker being five pounds.

So happy for you! Keep up the wonderful work!

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BIGMAMAT 6/24/2011 6:52PM

    WOOHOOOOOO! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Congratulations!!!! soooo proud of you!!!

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    I love that you see every 5 pounds as a mile marker. I hate it when I see people make these huge goals without stopping to see how far they have come! 100 pounds is a lot...but as long as you see every five pounds lost as a triumph you will get there! Go Jan!

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    Way to go! What an inspiration and a healthy dose of truth! So happy for you and can't wait to see you reach the next 5 lbs and so on emoticon

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 6/22/2011 10:49PM

    Thanks for reminding me how bad I want it. Congrats, Jan. You da best!

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MARIO432 6/22/2011 10:18PM

    Congratulations - that's a great accomplishment. Your right all you need is Spark.

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SWTHNY- 6/22/2011 9:06PM

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BRAINYBLONDE5 6/22/2011 8:55PM

    this brought tears to my eyes. i am so happy for you because you are a beautiful person, inside and out and i couldnt be happier for you. you worked hard for this, and deserve this.

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DOODIE59 6/22/2011 8:05PM

    Wow! You must feel great.
Thanks for your wisdom, too.
And good luck on the rest of your journey!

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RIGBY31 6/22/2011 7:02PM

    Jan!! You done did it... your way! Hip! Hip! Hooray!
70 units of poundage,.,.,. buh-bye! emoticon

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CANNIE50 6/22/2011 4:44PM

    There are so many things I enjoyed about this blog - your attitude, your goals, your reassessments along the way....
You reminded me that (as a Seattle Mariner's baseball fan) one of my goals was to weigh less than Ichiro (don't ask me why...) and, I just double-checked, and I DO! I love this line from your blog in particular "I found a pace I could live with" - I will be committing that to memory, and quoting you. I share your frustration with people who want it the "quick and easy" way. As one poster said, very well, "they can look at us and see that what we are doing works, without us saying a word." Amen.

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    HUGE emoticon

This is awesome! You are such an inspiration!

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TERIANA 6/22/2011 4:37PM

    It is not about speed, it is about consistency and commitment. Congratulations and thanks for an inspirational story in the middle of the week! Keep on walkin!

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/22/2011 4:23PM

    WOO HOO for you! I think every marker needs to be celebrated along the way, but hitting 70 pounds? That is a big one! Way to go--you will be out of the 220s before you know it.

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SLFRISBEY 6/22/2011 4:20PM

    WOOHOOO!!!! I so so happy for you, oing a little booty shakin' dance in your honor! Enjoy your success, you've earned it!

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RUNNER12COM 6/22/2011 4:15PM

    You are an amazing success story!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 6/22/2011 3:53PM

    woohooo is right! Way to go mama! Awe I heart this blog!!!! I too need to stop and reflect at times!! And you are Special! To all of us! SPARKle! emoticon emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 6/22/2011 2:56PM

    70 POUNDS IS emoticon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will be here to "cheer" you on to the finish line.

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MKACILLAS 6/22/2011 2:46PM

    Congrats on Losing 70 pds. You should be proud of yourself. I agree wholeheartily that you have to really want it and not look at it as a chore . It should be a lifestyle of being healthy and feeling Strong! emoticon

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DEBBIE19580 6/22/2011 2:20PM

    thats awesome!!congrats on the 70 pds!!!! you worked your butt off for this!!! im soooo looking forward to the day i can weigh less then my husband!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BADASSBLONDIE 6/22/2011 1:37PM

    How the f*ck do you hit 70 lbs lost right after a vaca?! Seriously, I'm just in awe of you Mama! F*cking bamf!

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VAMANOS 6/22/2011 12:50PM

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I so get the frustration part. My friends and family do the same thing, and I tell them the same thing, and yet...they have to try those crazy diets for themselves. I even poured out an impassioned plea to a bunch of strangers on a Facebook page that one friend invited me to. Everyone there is talking about some super diet that will help you lose 42 pounds in a month. I tried to tell them how jumping on diet fads made me just get fatter and fatter over 30 years, but kids are so impatient. I'm going to quit banging my head against that wall, it just gives me a headache. ONE sister-in-law followed me here to SP, and she has done a great job. The two of us ought to be proof enough, just looking at us, without saying a darn thing. Ha!

Sorry to rant in your blog. You can delete it if you want.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 6/22/2011 11:36AM


Congratulations on your accomplishments so far! I hope a lot of people read your blog, as I think you have an excellent attitude about your journey.

Spark on! emoticon

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BBGYRL4 6/22/2011 11:36AM

    Congratulations Jan, that's AWESOME!! Can't wait for you to leave the 220's behind too!! Keep it up! emoticon

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LESLIES537 6/22/2011 11:33AM

    That's WAY cool! A big CONGRATS on 70 lbs lost! That's AWESOME!! This blog is so inspiring. I totally understand about the frustration that comes with people making excuses for themselves or going on some crazy diet. People will ask what I'm doing and I tell them SP--then they go and try jenny craig or some fad diet and I'm all..hellooo?! Weren't you listening to me? Spark is all you need! That, the commitment, and the determination--if you have all of those the rest is cake! emoticon

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TURTLERASKIN 6/22/2011 11:29AM

    Woo hoo! Congrats!

I do kinda feel like I'm in a cult now, the way people treat me when I answer their objections to spark, but you're right: spark + perseverance = weight loss. Not necessarily on the time frame you thought, or in the way you thought, but the formula is solid. Way to go!

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CAALAN23 6/22/2011 11:27AM

    I am grinning to see such FIERCE joy!

Good for you!


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EMSJOURNEY 6/22/2011 11:19AM

    i hit 70 pounds lost yesterday!! GREAT feeling isn't it!? WAY TO GO US! =)

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LISSIEONE 6/22/2011 11:12AM

    You're a beast lady! WHOO HOO!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!! I am within five pounds of my husband now, I am sooooo excited to pass him. Unfortunately he keeps losing weight too! (Not really unfortunately, I am so happy for him he has lost over 70 pounds and looks FANTASTIC!) I will however pass him because he is close to his goal weight and my goal is less than his :)

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BECOMING_HOLLY 6/22/2011 11:01AM

    emoticon What an awesome Woo Hoo Wednesday for you!! Congrats on the weight loss! Maybe you should take some stock in a lighter fluid company? emoticon

Have an awesome week!! emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 6/22/2011 10:58AM

    Yay MAMA!! Congrats!!

And as always, thanks for the remarkably inspiring, butt-kickin' blog!


- Michelle

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Motivators and some site improvement suggestions

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Have you been friends with someone for awhile that ALWAYS brings you up? Just always knows the right things to say? You notice that they comment on others blogs and are encouraging and really motivating? Did you know that you can nominate them to be a sparkpeople motivator? You may have used that little nomination button on their page or maybe you have never noticed it. It is a very easy way to bring recognition to someone who is worthy and then that would allow someone else to discover this awesome person to help them on their way as well.
Give someone some props today!!

I was thinking how nice it would be if we could have some sort of "like" button, similar to facebook, to let someone know you read their comment on your page or blog but maybe you just didn't have time to respond. Or maybe some other quicker way to respond to them. I find myself short on time sometimes and although I read every single comment and every single spark goodie, sometimes it is hard to be able to respond to everyone.

I WANT to, I really do, because the comments mean sooo much to me. They encourage me, make me laugh, give me advice and make me think. Comments are really the lifeline and what makes SP work but I think the process could be streamlined.

I am sure you have commented on someone's page or blog and you wonder if they ever read it or why they didnt respond. Would it make you feel better to know that they did and they liked it or loved it or it made them "lol". I know I would love it.

Some of the more popular blogs (over 500 responses! Really??) How would someone find time to respond to everyone?

If you agree, lets start requesting this to SP or "like" this blog so we can get some attention for the improvement that I think would be very beneficial.

You guys have a great day and make someone else's day brighter.


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MOONBIRD 6/25/2011 2:54PM

    I totally agree with this and I liked your blog. I just can't comment to every single person and respond to every single e mail I get and everything. It's overwhelming, but I do read all the comments and try to answer as many questions as I can.

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TERRYT55 6/25/2011 1:07PM

    Great blog......I've been thinking of the "like" button idea too. As a matter of fact I find myself looking for it on this site forgetting SP doesn't have one!

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    Great idea! I lose time to the real world all the time, leaving me less time to read blogs and posts that I know I would enjoy, much less comment on them.

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CANNIE50 6/21/2011 11:10PM

    great ideas, Miss Smarty pants emoticon Actually, I do respond to everyone who comments on my blogs because I most definitely do not get 500!!! comments - oh my gosh, I cannot imagine that many comments. I am so appreciative of the comments I get - I have learned something from, or been uplifted by, nearly every comment I have ever received (even the couple not so complimentary ones - which I can handle since I am a grown-up, after all). I sure am glad you are back and in fine blogging form.

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TEENY_BIKINI 6/21/2011 9:39PM

    Great suggestions!

I definitely nominate as many people as I can! It is such a great idea.


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MKACILLAS 6/21/2011 7:25PM

    Great Ideas! I am sure if facebook has it Sparkpeople can do it also. emoticon

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GIRANIMAL 6/21/2011 4:06PM

    Great idea! I "liked" it too. emoticon

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VAMANOS 6/21/2011 3:55PM

    That WOULD be awesome! I seldom reply to the people who respond on my blogs, but I definitely read and appreciate all responses. And I don't think a like button would be hard to implement, especially since there's already one on the status posts. I'll jump on the Community Team suggestion board and request it. Maybe if, as you say, enough of us do that, it will happen soon!

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TURTLERASKIN 6/21/2011 12:03PM

    I just assume that everyone knows we can't respond to every single comment -- I don't expect it from people, and I hope they don't look down on me for not doing it myself. I love the idea of the like button!

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REBECCAMA 6/21/2011 12:00PM

  I would love a "like" button also. There are so many places where it could be useful- on blogs, on comments, on message board posts. we have it on the friend feed. I think it would be nice to see it on other places too.

I like the motivator thing too. I wish there was a way that we could see if we'd been nominated, or if a spark friend has been nominated.. I don't know how many times you have to be nominated in order to get selected as one... but it would be nice to see that information more easily etc..

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TREASURINGLIFE 6/21/2011 11:38AM

    I'm so with you! I'd love to be able to get back to every single person who responds to one of my blogs, sends me a goodie or comments on my page, but there just isn't enough time and I feel so badly thinking they don't know I've read what they said and I appreciate them taking the time to comment or get in touch with me.

- Michelle

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MAMADWARF 6/21/2011 11:27AM

    Yea Holly, or a chat room where you could invite your friends to meet up! Actually, we dont need sp for that. has free rooms that anyone can set up. You could set up a room, invite your friends for a certain time and day and then give them the password so they could enter...

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DAISY443 6/21/2011 11:25AM

    I so read and appreciate all the comments on my blogs, but don't have time to respond to all of them. A "like" button for comments would be wonderful. You have a great idea!

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BECOMING_HOLLY 6/21/2011 11:20AM

    I "like" button would be AMAZING! We also need the chat option as well - so we can chat it up with people that are also online, in an immediate way. There (of course) need to be an offline option to allow a person to appear offline to guard privacy etc. but it would be nice. (Just to add that to your comments!)

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Vacation pics

Monday, June 20, 2011

So much happened over 10 days, I cannot show you everything so here are just a few highlights.

We went to the mountains above Vernal, Utah and stayed with our friends at their cabin. There were about 12 of us for most days with a few leaving and a few new friends coming until we ended at the dwarf car races down in town.

This is my view every morning off the back of the cabin:

The adorable bedroom we stayed in:

The cute living room/ bar:

The kitchen:

Getting ready to go riding with my crew:

My view from the Razor:

Taking a break:

Some awesome young bucks. There were 6 of them!

Gorgeous views of the Green River farrrrrrrrr below:

Gorgeous views from the Mountain (10,000 feet!)

Friends on the ride:

Just one of hundreds of fish we caught:

My sister, Becky. (aka TEXWIFE)

And finally, me.

This pretty much captures what the last 10 days were like, except I didnt take pix of all the delicious meals we had.

This week is a busy week of getting back to roofing, and prepping for Frank's dad's celebration of life. We will be with his family all weekend but I am taking my laptop cause I will definatly need a break.

Oh yea, I am gonna make 3 kinds of cake pops in homage to Jim. He loved them so that is what I am providing for the service. (Lord, help me during the baking).

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOONBIRD 6/25/2011 2:56PM

    It looks like you had an awesome time! The photos are great and I LOVE cabins and being out in nature.

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TERRYT55 6/25/2011 1:12PM

    Loved your pictures! I almost felt like I was there! Thanks for sharing

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GRACEISENUF 6/22/2011 2:54PM

    Looks like my kind of vacation, great pics!

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VAMANOS 6/21/2011 3:58PM

    Oh, you have a RAZOR! We just learned about those...they look like so much fun. Beautiful pics, the cabin looks like an ideal spot for a getaway.

Good luck with those cake pops!


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DEBBIE19580 6/21/2011 3:16PM

    THE PICS WERE REALLY BEAUTIFUL!! I'm happy you had a awesome time!!! emoticon emoticon

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RIGBY31 6/21/2011 2:31PM

    What a fun looking crowd. Beautiful scenary. Glad you spared me pics of the scrumptiousness.

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REBECCAMA 6/21/2011 12:01PM

  Wouldn't it be nice if we could LIKE the pictures? LOL! Great pictures. Glad you had a good time.

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SLFRISBEY 6/21/2011 9:10AM

    Beautiful vacation! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    OMG, sounds like my perfect vacation!!!!!!!! I'm so jealous! :)

- Michelle

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BADASSBLONDIE 6/21/2011 8:12AM

    Suuuuch pretty pictures! I'm so happy you're back, though. XOXO

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DAISY443 6/21/2011 4:56AM

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics! Glad you are back, I missed you!

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BIGMAMAT 6/21/2011 1:16AM

    Looks like a wonderful time Jan! Simply gorgeous! Don't you dare eat those cake pops! emoticon

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    Thank you for the pictures. emoticon

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TURTLERASKIN 6/20/2011 11:31PM

    Great pics! Sounds like it was a good vacation!

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CANNIE50 6/20/2011 11:28PM

    It was nice to take a tiny little vacation by looking at your wonderful pictures. I love that you are honoring your f.i.l. by baking something he was so fond of. Be sure you have had a big meal before you start baking, and then pray, and then ask someone who loves you to pretty-please duct tape your mouth shut before commencing to mix up those cute little sugar bombs you make (oops, that would be ME who would need the duct taping, not you). I am glad you will be Sparking while at your in-laws. Between the emotion of the service, and you being surrounded by others who are steeped in emotion, I like the image of you retreating to re-kindle your Spark.

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PINKHOPE 6/20/2011 11:20PM

    What a lovely vacation and great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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