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1,100 miles...great way to end 2012!

Monday, December 31, 2012

I put on my under armour and strapped on my snow boots and headed outside for my last walk of the year with my furry buddy.

I hit 1,100 miles of walking this year. Yikes!



My goal for 2013 is 1,500 miles. Can I do it?

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LAWANDMUSIC 1/5/2013 7:27AM

    Absolutely. You can DO IT!! 1500 miles. Great goal!

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SHEWANDERS 1/4/2013 12:33AM

    1100 was great! You'll do 1500 without a doubt!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/3/2013 8:55AM

    Of course you can!

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ANY010113 1/1/2013 7:49PM

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LESLIELENORE 1/1/2013 3:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You betcha!

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CELESTE2013 1/1/2013 2:55PM

    You can do it!!!!!!

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DRB13_1 1/1/2013 1:40AM

    Totally emoticon
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KENDRACARROLL 1/1/2013 1:01AM

    You're my hero! That is a lot of walking!
I didn't even hit 500.

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READYBETTY 12/31/2012 10:48PM

    That's terrific! emoticon

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TEALHAWK 12/31/2012 8:29PM

  Yes you can!

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LESLIESENIOR 12/31/2012 8:26PM

    Absolutely magnificent and inspiring. Congratulations and Happy 2013. Walk On!!!!!

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FLEURGARDEN 12/31/2012 7:12PM

    Woo Hoo - great job! I know you'll meet your 2013 goal - you can do it!

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WILLOWBROOK5 12/31/2012 6:57PM

    I would bet money (and I am not a betting person) that you can do 1500 miles next year. Congrats on all the walking and thanks for posting this because I didn't stop to think that I have probably walked about the same amount in the past year as well. Wow, do we rock! LOL

Best wish for a healthy and happy 2013! Or maybe I should say, "Happy Trails!"
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MOXIE26 12/31/2012 5:43PM

    Great job and great goal!
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TRAVELGRRL 12/31/2012 5:30PM

    Wow, that's that AWESOME! WTG, ML!



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SKEEWEE2MEK 12/31/2012 5:23PM

    Of course you can do it! Great job!!! emoticon

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BUTTERFLY-1976 12/31/2012 5:20PM

    Awesome!!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/31/2012 5:07PM

    You are awesome! You are going to crush 2013!


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FITAT50 12/31/2012 5:01PM

    Heck yeah!!!

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DALID414 12/31/2012 4:50PM

    Of course you can!

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WONDERWOMAN 12/31/2012 4:13PM

    Very impressive! I know you'll be celebrating reaching 1,500 this time next year.

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DEE797 12/31/2012 4:05PM

    I believe you can and will. YOU GO GIRL! emoticon emoticon

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I will FIGHT Holiday Weight Gain!

Saturday, November 24, 2012



I Will Not Gain this Season!!!

My fighting plan:

emoticon I will not turn Thanksgiving and Christmas into a full month feast fest.
emoticon Thanksgiving and Christmas days are the only days I allow myself not to track food. I will enjoy these days.
emoticon I will enjoy some holiday treats in moderation throughout December but will track them honestly.
emoticon I will stay within my calorie range throughout the month (with the exception of Christmas day).
emoticon I will double up on Yoga during the week so I can handle holiday stress better.
emoticon I will continue to exercise at least 500 minutes a week. I will hit my monthly 2000 fitness minute goal.
emoticon I will continue to weigh in weekly.
emoticon I will continue to be involved with my spark teams and challenges.

The past 2 years I have lost weight during the Holiday season (October through December). I plan to keep this Holiday Tradition. emoticon emoticon

  
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DOROELLIS 11/26/2012 7:50AM

    Two years running of Holiday Weight Loss. Way to go! It sounds like you have a great plan. You can do it!

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TWNOMWE 11/25/2012 3:35PM

    emoticon tradition and the plan is a wonderful one.
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BIGPAWSUP 11/24/2012 7:29PM

    Woo hoo - sounds awesome! I'm so happy for you. You have a terrific plan here and I know you can handle it.

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SHAMROCKY2K 11/24/2012 5:12PM

    Sounds like determination! emoticon
emoticon Have a Happy Healthy Season.

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REDHATSHAPELY1 11/24/2012 4:06PM

    Awesome plan! You have a great tradition of losing weight during the holidays. Keep up the great job! emoticon

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LUCYLU22 11/24/2012 2:23PM

    emoticon emoticon on your holiday tradition. THAT is fantastic!!! I think you will have NO problem sticking with that tradition with your PLAN OF ATTACK!! emoticon

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AMALIA8 11/24/2012 1:53PM

    Awesome tradition! You have some great plans/goals for the holidays. Keep up the amazing work!

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LESLIELENORE 11/24/2012 1:36PM

    emoticon What a terrific tradition!

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DALID414 11/24/2012 1:32PM

    Great tradition to keep!

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MYJUNIEMOON 11/24/2012 11:40AM

    Great Job!!!
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FITAT50 11/24/2012 11:36AM

    Wow, Love the tradition!! No doubt you will continue it this year emoticon

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JASMINEROSE999 11/24/2012 11:32AM

  That is a good plan. And congratulations on losing weight during one of the hardest seasons! Not many could do that!

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JBELICIOUS5 11/24/2012 11:23AM

    LOVE YOUR PLAN! I too am going to fight holiday weight gain! This is my first year though... THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/24/2012 11:02AM

    What a great plan -- I'm going to join you. This does not have to be a free for all. BTW, love your new pic with the football helmet! Go Michigan!! BEAT OHIO STATE!!!

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RHEYNKLW 11/24/2012 10:59AM

    You will do it again this year!

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MAGGIEVAN 11/24/2012 10:47AM

    Good plan and I am sure you will make it work. Congrats.

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Eek! Scariest Halloween Candy

Wednesday, October 31, 2012



This is a re-post from last year.

1 treat/fun size - Calories
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Take 5 - 105
Butterfinger - 100
Whoppers - 100
Reese's Nutrageous - 95
100 Grand - 95
Peanut M&M's - 93
Almond Joy - 91
M&M's - 90
Babe Ruth - 85
Milky Way Dark - 81
Reese's PB Cup - 80
Skittles - 80
Heath Bar - 77
Milky Way - 76
Kit Kat - 73
Snickers - 72
Dots - 70
Hershey's Bar - 67
3 Musketeers - 63
Blow Pop - 60
Nestle Crunch - 51
Nerds - 50
Mike & Ike - 50
Peppermint Pattie - 47
Milk Duds - 40
Jellybeans - 35
Dum Dum Pops - 25
Sweet Tarts - 10

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 11/10/2012 12:38PM

    I love Sweet Tarts! Nice to know they are the lowest in calories.

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TWNOMWE 11/2/2012 11:24AM

    emoticon, they do add up!!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/1/2012 7:16AM

    Great information!!

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ANYVAR54 10/31/2012 10:48PM

    Whoa, that is a lot of calories. thanks.

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DISAPPEARING1 10/31/2012 8:11PM

    Whoa, thanks for the eye-opener....I had no idea!

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FLEURGARDEN 10/31/2012 7:54PM

    Wow - Amazing they can pack so many calories into something so small that you can practically swallow without biting or actually tasting before eating it.

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TRAVELGRRL 10/31/2012 6:20PM

    Like HOLLYS NEW LIFE said, "You already know what it tastes like, so STAY OUT OF THE BAGS!"

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LESLIELENORE 10/31/2012 5:13PM

    Guess I should stay out of my niece's candy bag. I have found that I really only like high quality dark chocolate, so it should be pretty easy to resist the temptation.

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KALISWALKER 10/31/2012 4:00PM

    Yikes!!!!

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LASKIE2 10/31/2012 2:27PM

    OMG! RUN, RUN AWAY FROM THESE TREATS, RUN VERY FAST!

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DALID414 10/31/2012 2:08PM

    That's why I'm staying away from it all!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/31/2012 2:04PM

    Yikes! Now that is scary!

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CRAFTSNUT 10/31/2012 1:29PM

    Can I share this? Glad I didn't take a dive in that candy bowl!

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BLUE42DOWN 10/31/2012 1:23PM

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As long as we have only one, no big deal. It's when we have a dozen of those little Milk Dud boxes that we run into real trouble.

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YOGAWITCH 10/31/2012 1:18PM

    Crazy

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NWLIFESRC 10/31/2012 1:17PM

    WOW

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6 week checkup for BLC 20

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I hit the mid-point for the BLC 12-week challenge.

Starting Weight: 165
12-Week Goal Weight: 155
Current Weight: 157.2 (-7.8)

After reviewing my initial BLC goals, I have:
emoticon 11 goals that I'm achieving.
emoticon 5 goals I need to work on.

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FITNESS GOALS: This challenge, I will:
1. emoticon Target 300-500 fitness minutes a week
2. emoticon Focus on quality of fitness, not quantity.
3. emoticon Focus on my glutes. ~ TNT and Arc Trainer are working my glutes.
4. emoticon Try something new. ~ Started using the Arc Trainer at gym and love it!
5. emoticon Be a 12-week streaker!!! ~ Still streaking...


NUTRITION GOALS: This challenge, I will:
1. emoticon Target 1200-1600 calories a day ~ Went over and under a few days
2. emoticon Focus on quality of food ~ Team nutrition focuses are helping.
3. emoticonTrack all my food using SP. ~ Missed a couple days
4. emoticon Verify that my food nutrition that I’m posting is accurate ~ I'm still estimating a few things
5. emoticon Aim for a 500-700 daily calorie deficient. ~ I missed a few days

TEAM SUPPORT GOALS: This challenge, I will:
1. emoticon Support my SPIES to win this challenge. I’m all in!
2. emoticon Cheer on team members and assist when I can
3. emoticon Read team members blogs and chat thread
4. emoticon Do my best to hit the max points during the weekend challenges ~ Doing Good but not my best. Stress is impacting this a little which I need to work on.

FINAL GOAL: emoticon Hit my GOAL weight and have fun doing it! ~ On Target to hit my goal and I'm having fun the my SILVER SPY peeps!

Size 8 Gap jeans are calling my name. emoticon

  
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LCDM83 10/29/2012 7:00AM

    emoticon Liking that the emoticon outweigh the emoticon and look at all that progress! Keep it up and those jeans will be all yours!

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RUNNERJUDY 10/29/2012 2:44AM

    You are a inspiration to me...I see what you are achieving and push myself a bit harder. Thanks!

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KASHMIR 10/27/2012 9:03PM

    You are doing FABULOUS!!!

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LUCYLU22 10/26/2012 11:46PM

    emoticon Awesome job on your goals!!! You seem to be right on target to hit your weight goal, congrats!!! Keep up the great work!

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BERRY4 10/23/2012 12:02AM

    Keep up the good work!
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ANYVAR54 10/21/2012 10:26PM

    Congratulations and you are doing great!!!!

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FITAT50 10/21/2012 1:46PM

    I think you're doing a fantastic job and well on your way to reaching your goal!
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TRAVELGRRL 10/21/2012 1:05PM

    Thanks for the UPDATE! You are really doing well. It's all about continual improvement, not perfection, right?

Go MichiganLori! emoticon

Are you enjoying the Detroit Tigers? We feel we are alone in the wilderness , cheering them from Arkansas!

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WONDERWOMAN 10/21/2012 12:23PM

    WOW! Great job!

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KALANTHA 10/21/2012 10:44AM

    Wow! You're doing GREAT!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/21/2012 10:11AM

    You are awesome! You are showing real determination and it is going to pay off big time! Congrats!

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    You're doing an amazing job - congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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DISAPPEARING1 10/21/2012 9:41AM

    Wow, sounds good to me!!
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Raise the Roof....It's Party Time!!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

It was June 2011 when I got serious about losing weight. I hated being in the 200s. At that time I thought if I got to 170 I would really be happy so that is what I set my goal weight.

One pound before hitting 170 in December 2011, I changed my goal weight to 160. I thought I was crazy to try for 160 but I wanted to go for it!

I’ve been working hard this year to get out of 160-ville and I finally did it!!!!!

I think it's time to celebrate hitting my goal before I change it again. emoticon So, here goes….

“Raise the Roof”


This Michiganer is doing the Happy Dance!


Goodbye 160-ville! Hello 150s.

** This is my dream body. I will never get those abs but I am working on the best abs for me.

Thank you to all my spark friends for helping me reach my goal.

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MARGEMF 3/8/2013 12:11AM

    I don't know how I wound up on this page but there is a reason. May you be having continued success in reaching your goals & thank-you for such a nice post. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNGBIRD2000 10/8/2012 10:48AM

    way to go!!

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JIBBIE49 10/6/2012 9:34AM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

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WALKINGCHICK 10/5/2012 3:58PM

    Great job honey - you are a real inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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CAROLHARMON 10/5/2012 4:41AM

    Hello to a fellow Michigander I loved your blog. Wished I'd have those abs also maybe not on this body but will do the best I can. Welcome to fall. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PCASEY7 10/4/2012 11:48PM

    Congrats & well done! You can do anything you set your mind to!

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FITAT50 10/4/2012 10:00PM

    Am I to late, did I miss the party?? Nah, I see you're still partying and I'm joining you emoticon emoticon emoticon

Woo Hoo, Congrats!!

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    I just love a great success story. emoticon

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SIMOFDIM 10/4/2012 3:57PM

    HOORAY FOR YOU! AND I'M PRETTY SURE YOU ALREADY LOOK LIKE THAT! emoticon emoticon

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TWNOMWE 10/4/2012 12:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on Girl!!
I am behind you. I need to leave the 160 ville.
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KEEPITUP05 10/4/2012 11:19AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You did it!!!!!!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 10/4/2012 11:16AM

  Aright, that's the way I ( you ) like it, AW ha, au hugh, ah ha
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DALID414 10/4/2012 11:04AM

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CICELY360 10/4/2012 10:51AM

  Good for you.

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LELERS 10/4/2012 10:41AM

    Wow! Nice work!

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SASYPANTS 10/4/2012 10:34AM

    WooHoo..."I'm sexy and I know it"...haha...Keep up the good work. emoticon

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VOLLEYGIRL77 10/4/2012 9:56AM

    Congrats!!!!!

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LANEE24 10/4/2012 9:39AM

    You Go Girl!!!!! Keep up the amazing work, and best wishes on your next goal! emoticon emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/4/2012 9:37AM

    Congratulations!! :) I'm so excited for you! emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 10/4/2012 9:18AM

    emoticon emoticon Nicely done!!

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DJSHIP46 10/4/2012 9:04AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon you deserve it emoticon

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ARTSYGIRL5 10/4/2012 9:03AM

    Woo Hoo - love to see blogs like this

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NEWMOM20121 10/4/2012 8:48AM

    Good for you. Great job.

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OFGREENGABLES 10/4/2012 8:46AM

    nice work!

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DNRAE1 10/4/2012 8:46AM

    Fantastic!!!! emoticon emoticon

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PENOWOK 10/4/2012 8:35AM

    You go, girl!! You are definitely ON it!!

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MICHELELYNN777 10/4/2012 8:13AM

    Way to go! So happy for you and your accomplishment!
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THEMRSH 10/4/2012 7:45AM

    emoticon Didn't I tell you I'd be right behind you? 220ville today!!!

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JANEMARIE77 10/4/2012 7:25AM

    woo hoo that is amazing you are so strong keep push it amazing what happens when we believe

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BESSHAILE 10/4/2012 7:21AM

    Definitely sharing the joy!

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FARIS71 10/4/2012 6:00AM

    Yahoo yippee! That is awesome!!!!

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NEWTINK 10/4/2012 5:54AM

    Congratulationsssssssssssssssssssss
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