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Time for an AUTUMN Pep Talk!

Friday, September 25, 2009

I wrote this to my Leaders of my Biggest Loser Challenge - and there is much to be said for overall motivation. I thought Id share it in my blog.

"The change of seasons has very subtle effects on everyone...and although your favorite season may not be spring OR winter - those tulips and daffidols sticking up out of the snow and blooming and the dingy yuk of winter finally leaving makes one smile INTERNALLY - And winter (much to my dismay) - who doesnt INTERNALLY SMILE with the first snow? Even I DO...(did I say that out loud?)

You are all going to find that the economy and the fact that there is no QUICK FIX to the money issues is more of a drag than we understand. For those of you/us that have had some financial repercussions , you KNOW that when you go to the store, you shop differently. Whats cheap is not always whats good for you. And we have been eating out more because I am NEVER home! I have bought a freezer full of tv dinners...frozen pizzas...potpies... Cuz with school and work, I am never home. Are those healthy? NO. So - more than anything else, you are all learning how to motivate people in difficult times - how to dig yourself out of the hole you crawl inside of occasionally - how to put that spark back in your step. So if you think that this is just a "web-page" and you are just a number runner - you are sorely mistaken. You are learning skills and verifiable traits that will help develop you and your personality for the rest of your life. And I'm totally serious! If you are looking for a job, you'd better have a brief mention of being a leader of a nutrition site on your resume! That will get attention!

I challenge EACH OF YOU (where the weather permits) to take a walk with someone this weekend - day, evening, morning - and just NOTICE the changes. The colors - the sounds - the smells. Fall signifies the end of summer - the dying of deciduous plants - the flying "south" of the migratory birds - but it shouldn't mean that we are all DYING inside!! Its an amazing TIME of year!!

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SKINNYSOON13 9/27/2009 7:10PM

    Hey girl - miss seeing you on OUR team thread :-)

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SHANSHE 9/25/2009 9:16PM

    GREAT Challenge Marci! I hope to take you up on it!

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JCHOATEX2 9/25/2009 6:21PM

    I'm so UP for that challenge! Thanks Marci.

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The American Way

Friday, September 11, 2009

I recollect many events that have happened in the past when something triggers those memories. But every day I wake up and breathe - Every time I go to a church service - Every time I get in my vehicle and drive to my job - Every time I attend a school function for one of my children - Every time I walk across campus to further my education - Each and every day should be the renewal of what the American Way means to me. Freedom. Sure, I dont like the direction the leaders are propelling this country - but by that same American Way, I have the FREEDOM to VOTE, the RIGHT to PROTEST, the ABILITY to PRAISE what I feel. As those towers came crashing down, every American citizens' dreams came crashing down also. The tears fell like debris from the skies. Our hearts collapsed like those buildings. The rage inside burned like the fires. And the questions - oh the questions.
Whether we are Democrats, or Republicans - we are liberals or conservatives - at LEAST we can ALL AGREE - I am PROUD to be an AMERICAN, where at least I KNOW I'm FREE. Where we go from here, well that's entirely up to each of us.

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SKINNYSOON13 9/18/2009 1:08AM

    Good blog :-)

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Whoever said

Monday, August 24, 2009

...had more insight than most will ever know. That profound statement gave me great cause to ponder life in the last two months...My life, my family, and LIFE (mortality) in general. I've come to the determination that my life needs "tweaking" -

Tomorrow starts a new semester of school...Yes, school. I'm taking two classes this semester - and planning on two classes for the next 4 semesters. That will give me the hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam. That is my goal. Then, the masters...then who knows. My job is not fulfilling - so I need to do something, right? It makes sense. Just sounds like a lot of work. And it will be. But I need to be challenged; I need to grow. 4.0 is not only a must, its not an option. I have two years to learn (and update my knowledge) to pass the CPA exam. (I do work for a CPA firm; have been here for 4 years) - So its not a "cold" topic.

Tomorrow, we should have some indication of a treatment plan for my mother. I am assuming it was caught very early - possibly no Chemo at all; just radiation. We will take it ONE DAY AT A TIME...after all, Life does not promise us anything, right? No money back for defective parts - No warranty to return anything. It just happens. So deal with it - make the best of it.

Its difficult for me not to be the bouncy, on top of the world individual that most of you know, and have looked up to for years. But I can tell you that even those that appear to have their poop in a group can get broadsided by circumstances.

Oh - and I have to laugh...the comments left on my page....will have me cracking up forever! Creative - funny - and very appreciated!

I'm back.... ;)

PS - My kids went back to school today...DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT HAPPY DANCING?? YeeHaw!!

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SKINNYSOON13 9/7/2009 11:06AM

    me too! me too!!!

I LOVE the "POOP IN A GROUP"! LOL I will totally use that. My other favorite replacement phrase is "FECAL ROSTER" :-) you know...instead of a certain type of "list" :-)

Hoping for the best for your mom!

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CANDYHEART 8/29/2009 10:40AM

    Wow you are sooo creative with words...and numbers...reaching that 4.0 will not be an impossibility but a certanity! You can do it!
Glad to hear about your mom--you all have been in my thoughts and prayers! Hang in there and it is A-OK not to always have your "Poop in a Group" (That makes me smile just thinking about that!)
Glad you're back---Lemon Squeezes to YOU! Carolyn

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MAINLADY 8/28/2009 6:40PM

    I love it...Poop in a group...Never heard that before but will be using it from now on.

Hope your mother will be fine. I'm assuming she has early stage cancer. If so, and it's not the aggressive kind then she might not even have the chemo and perhaps not even radiation. I had stage 1b lung cancer. Had the lobe removed and no after care except for CT's every three months. Prayers for your family.

Hope to get to know you better.


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MARGBELL 8/24/2009 10:09PM

    Glad to hear that you are back!

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Monday, June 01, 2009

A group of friends - A month - A serious attempt contest.

Full of smack talk and camaraderie - possibly a "special" prize (and NO, not a trip to Hawaii...I am an accountant, not a politician!)

Weigh in on MONDAY - Today -

Are YOU up for it??

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PORGY_58 6/2/2009 3:46PM

    I am up for it ... what do I need to do, says the Duck.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

So you think you can beat me?
JUNE 1 - report your weight
JUNE 30 - report your weight
The winner will be determined by PERCENTAGE (not pounds)
(Sparkmail me and let me know if you are in!! - No more BUFFALO BUTT for me!)

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LADYBUGWEST 6/1/2009 10:50PM

    Count me in. I guess like the others I will sparkmail you

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RLBELL 6/1/2009 10:46PM

    I post my weight today. That means I accept your challenge.


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MOM2FENCERS 6/1/2009 8:52AM

    Count me in. I'm reupping with LadyJane, Candyheart and Kpace! emoticon

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STRESSEDMOMMY 5/31/2009 4:20PM

    I'm in. Will sparkmail you tomorrow with my starting weight.

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KPACE7 5/30/2009 3:50PM

    I'm in! Sparkmail will be sent June 1.


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BREN1519 5/28/2009 7:41PM

    I like your style Marci lol! I'm in and I'll sparkmail you.

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LADYJANE30 5/28/2009 7:27PM

    You can count me in too. I didn't think I had a buffalo butt, maybe a baby buffalo, but no more.
I'll spark mail you.

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MARGBELL 5/28/2009 1:39AM

    You'll be getting my sparkmail.

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SNICKLEFRITZ76 5/28/2009 12:43AM

    Bye By to my Buffalo Butt. All I see in my future is a Fan-tabulous Fox!!!

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CANDYHEART 5/27/2009 8:06PM

    Buff Butt for me! I'm in and on my way to Buff not Buffalo -- here! I'll Spark Mail ya! emoticon

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TYGGRESS 5/27/2009 7:00PM

    HA~! My 36th Bday is July 1st...perfect motivation to hit it hard before then. You are ON, woman~!! I'll send ya SparkMail...

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TIME_TO_BE_ME 5/27/2009 6:04PM

    them are some fighting words can count me in... don't know how much i can do, but i am sure going to try

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W8WHITTILER 5/27/2009 4:47PM

    Oh Marci, you are in for a battle girl!
I am so in this with you...I will drop you your spark mail!

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