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I have been nominated as a spark motivator.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I got this email.The SparkPeople Community thinks you are a motivation to others!

SparkPeople Members can vote for SparkPages that are motivational, based on Community involvement, personal accomplishments and more. You have received enough votes to become a "SparkPeople Motivator." Congratulations! For recognition, your SparkPage now has a special "SparkPeople Motivator" icon, and your SparkPage will be featured more prominently on the main SparkPages section of the site.

Thank you for inspiring other members through your own hard work and dedication!

Sincerely,

The SparkPeople Team emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am so excited. I have been around and I love visiting the people I meet here at Spark People.
I have been helped so much. I am so grateful for the food tracker!
It has been four years of learning to change the way I eat and changing how I live my life...
Thank all the people who voted for me...

Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.....
But being kind and supportive and letting people learn by themselves ... is the answer.
Love Maria

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MOCHA2470 9/22/2012 2:18PM

    Keep up the good work! By the way how are your classes going at Cal fit?

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SOULFISH80 9/12/2012 12:53PM

    Wonderful!

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LABRATIAM 9/11/2012 10:04PM

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TIMOTHYNOHE 9/11/2012 9:52PM

    Congratulations.

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Doing it 1

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Cannot do pictures until my son comes over and fixes up my picture capacity.

I have been going to the gym now for two weeks. Still walking with Jill and Nettie but adding treadmill and swimming... Did a couple classes but was sick over the Labor Day weekend ( three day flu) Spent as great a time with family with being under the weather. So today I am feeling better and will be walking 10,000 steps in two batches... I have already walked three miles and will walk the same with another friend in a little while. I may use the gym more in the afternoons while it is still hot and as the weather turns cool... I have to ask them why I am having a uncomfortable feeling in my leg.. not painful just uncomfortable....

  
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POORGIRL_DIET 9/9/2012 9:37PM

    glad you are feeling better and all the best for weighin

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DAOCCHICA 9/9/2012 1:44AM

    Glad you are feeling better!!

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ECONLADY 9/9/2012 12:05AM

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LUVKARLA 9/8/2012 2:21PM

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You are doing awesome!

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SNUZSUZ 9/8/2012 1:40PM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing fantastic! I hope that uncomfortable feeling in your leg is nothing to worry about:)

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ELLIOTT311 9/8/2012 1:01PM

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WHERERMY62KEYS 9/8/2012 12:58PM

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Chocolate therapy

Friday, August 31, 2012

I chose to go to the chocolate therapist instead of getting on line and talking to my spark friends.
Instead of calling friends who could have talked me down. I wanted so badly to be with my sisters but they have not included me in their plans... I act as if I do not care. But I do..
I am going to call my friend ( sister by choice ) and See if she would mind meeting me today for our weekly walk... We have been walking since 1997. What a blessing in my life.
I am so grateful.

This is the picture of the hundred year old camphor tree that had to be removed because it had a fatal disease. It was on the corner by a business called Java City which had been the meeting place for every one who wanted a safe place to meet. Parts of the wood will be used.
The shade it provided on a hot summer day will be sorely missed and it will be many years before another tree will shade the area so beautifully...

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SNUZSUZ 9/4/2012 7:16AM

    I am so sorry you feel that way. I have two older sisters and I have felt that way before too.

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DB6864 8/31/2012 3:21PM

  I hear your pain, and I wish I could take it all away!! However, what I can do is be here for you today, and assure you that you will never be alone. We will support each other through the good times and the bad times. We will not turn to food for comfort!!!

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ECONLADY 8/31/2012 10:22AM

    I hate that suburbia is where they name streets after trees they have cut down.

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KNEWMETODAY 8/31/2012 9:56AM

    This hit home for me. Years ago I experienced the same sadness over being excluded by my sisters and mom...like you, pretending I didn't care was about all I could do. Mom's gone...my sisters live 400 miles away now, and I do what I've done in the past (which is what you have done) go to those who love us (sisters by choice) for the warmth we need and deserve.

This community also provides the safety we covet when we expose our feelings. Just try us!!

About that chocolate therapist....if you're going to indulge, try Godiva's chocolate pearls. They're a bit pricey, but they're small and a few take care of much.

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This fence has an Alice in wonderland theme.

Friday, August 24, 2012



I Just wrote a blog about the little fence with the Alice theme but it disappeared .
It is an original picture and an original concept and I do not understand why my pictures will not post here any more.
But I am walking a short walk in the morning and I did a water aerobics today...
my abs really are sore... I will not give up...
Ok there it is. Wait till you see the side wall to hide the ugly part of the wall on the right of this picture. If you want to go see the repairs go to my older blogs.

  
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POORGIRL_DIET 8/29/2012 11:07AM

    Very cute!

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DAOCCHICA 8/25/2012 8:45PM

    That is adorable!!!

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ECONLADY 8/25/2012 4:07AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 8/24/2012 9:52PM

    I saw your other blog post and just left a comment on it. Also, if you go to your spark page, you'll see it.

Comment edited on: 8/24/2012 9:53:27 PM

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JACKIE542 8/24/2012 8:25PM

    Pretty fence, emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 8/24/2012 8:06PM

    The fence in your picture is delightful! You have a wonderful imagination.

Sounds like you are doing well in the exercise department. Congratulations! emoticon

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This fence has an Alice in wonderland theme.

Friday, August 24, 2012



The next step in the ongoing saga of the house that Mike built.
This is a fence to hide a retaining wall that is on the front of his property.
I have pictures of the entry stair replacement and the little planter boxes.
Their house is so cute... I want to go to San Francisco to visit this weekend but he works on the weekend and has not much time..... but I do enjoy seeing the pictures.

  
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 8/24/2012 9:51PM

    Neat!!

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NANCYHOME247 8/24/2012 8:12PM

    I do appreciate fine craftsmanship. What a charming fence!

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