Wednesday, February 17, 2010
1. to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for.
2. to sustain; withstand (weight, pressure, strain) without giving way; serve as a prop for.
3. to undergo or endure, esp. with patience or submission; tolerate.
4. to sustain (a person, the mind, spirits, courage, etc.) under trial or affliction
5. to maintain (a person, family, establishment, institution, etc.) by supplying with things necessary to existence; provide for: to support a family.
6. to uphold (a person, cause, policy, etc.) by aid, countenance, one's vote, etc.; back; second.
7. to maintain or advocate (a theory, principle, etc.).
8. to corroborate (a statement, opinion, etc.
9. to act with or second (a lead performer); assist in performance
1, 6. Support, maintain, sustain, uphold all mean to hold up and to preserve. To support is to hold up or add strength to, literally or figuratively: The columns support the roof.
Sparkpeople actively support eachother!
When we need support we can count on someone..a sparkfriend.. coming to our aid to help hold us up, encourage us to keep standing, help us to maintain.
Without all of the love and support from my sparkfriends...like that picture of the old building above...I would crash, cave in and fall.
Thank you for all you do to support me...whether it be a kind word, a smile and chuckle, a compassionate ear or cheering me on with a "WooHoo" or a "You Can Do It!". I need your support! It is the thing that is making the difference in achieving my weight loss goals.
I hope you know that I will support you, too!
Thanks again! xoxoxox
Monday, February 15, 2010
Well, the above picture is 100 lbs of fat..I'm working my way toward that!
I decided to bring my scale out of hiding and was pleasantly surprised to see that I have lost a total of 20 lbs since January 1st, 2010! Yes!!!
I have lost an overall total of 37 1/2 inchies...unbelievable!!
This is only the start...I have alot to lose and to me..I can barely tell by looking in the mirror.
The jowl under my chin is going down... my waist is becoming visible again..my clothes feel looser.
I have been drinking my 8 glasses of water.
I have been putting nutricious foods into my body.
I have been exercizing and/or doing the walking tape.
I can do this thing.
I am doing this thing!
Keep going sparksters...little by little...day by day...we're doing it!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
By Louise McCready
updated 2:38 p.m. ET, Wed., Feb. 10, 2010
"Be Mine." "Kiss Me." "Sweet Talk." Nothing signals Cupid's arrival quite like conversation hearts. This year, thanks to the landslide results of an online survey in which the candy's manufacturer solicited suggestions for new messages, one in 80 candy hearts will say, "Tweet Me."
Isn't that modern. But did you know just how vintage these 144-year-old candy hearts are?
We'll give you a short (and sweet) history lesson: The New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) debuted their Sweethearts Conversation Hearts in the 1800s. Originally called "motto hearts," their precursor was a trendy fortune cookie-like treat sold during the Civil War called a "cockle," which had printed phrases rolled up inside its scallop-shaped shell. Printing words directly on the candy was the bright idea of Daniel Chase, the brother of NECCO's founder. He also invented the machine that both pressed red vegetable coloring on the candy dough and cut the shapes. The new candies were a hit, especially wedding-day versions with sayings like: "Married in Pink, He will take to drink," and "Married in white, You have chosen right." At the turn of the last century, NECCO "Conversation Mottos" were even produced in shapes like watches, horseshoes, and baseballs.
Many of the original sayings, like "Be Good," "Be True," and "Kiss Me," are still printed, but NECCO began to update its lexicon in the late ’90s with hearts that said "Call Me," "Fax Me," and "Email Me." Last year's new phrases were all food related, from "Recipe 4 Love," to "Top Chef." And while it used to be impossible to find the candy hearts during any other time of the year, in March of 2009 NECCO produced “Twilight”-themed candy hearts, with sayings like "I heart EC," "Lion and Lamb," "Bite Me," "Dazzle" and "Live 4 Ever."
NECCO manufactures eight billion Sweethearts per year and approximately 100,000 pounds of candy hearts are sold each day during the six-week period between January 1 and Valentine's Day.
Just a little candy heart history lesson...lol
I made a few candy hearts for all my sparkfriends! You're all the best!
Love to you!
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