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Thanks for All Your Congratulations on my 100 pounds lost on Sparks!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The pics are in yesterdays blog if you want to look at the difference a year makes!

  
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USARUNNERGIRL 12/28/2009 3:16PM

    Congratulations.

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TERIE93 12/28/2009 12:53AM

    Ha,Ha-that is soo funny, I identified completely! I do really well while I am sleeping. : )

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2BTHINMAMMA 12/27/2009 9:29PM

    You are so awesome! emoticon

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DOOGALOOPS 12/27/2009 1:34PM

    Kudos!

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CARRIE1948 12/27/2009 8:34AM

    You are such an inspiration

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RENA1965 12/27/2009 1:36AM

    Congratulations on your huge achievement.. emoticon

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DANJAKEJOE 12/27/2009 1:22AM

    Congratulations on 100 pounds lost. Way to go


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L-OSTER8 12/27/2009 1:16AM

  What an amazing accomplishment . . . good for you . . . you should be so proud to start off the new year in this way!

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What a difference a year makes! 100 pounds gone!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


300 pounds, September 2008

297 pounds, December 2008

195 pounds, December 2009

I would not be where I am today without the support and encouragement of Spark and all the friends I have made here.

To all of you who were worried about the plate of goodies. I had one very small piece of fudge yesterday and a small shortbread kiss cookie today. I am doing just fine.

A year ago I ended up staying up the entire night of Christmas eve caring for dear father-in-law who we didn't think would see the new year. Then he slept for the next two days. I slept into the afternoon.

This year he knew what day it was and watched Christmas movies with us. I walked almost four miles in 20 degree weather with my dear daughter. I would have never have done that before!


The Christmas Gift of Knowing You

The Christmas season fills our hearts with joy;
Bright, happy days bring special kinds of pleasure.
We're wrapped in the excitement of it all,
The sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes we treasure.

Yet when we have some quiet time to think
About our finest blessings all year through,
We focus on our family and our friends,
And appreciate the gift of knowing you!

By Joanna Fuchs

  
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WOLFKITTY 1/4/2011 3:30AM

    Congrats on all you've accomplished, pounds-wise and fitness-wise! :D I'm sure you feel as great on the inside as you look on the outside!!

Jocelyn

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SEEMAINE 1/2/2011 3:39AM

    You're such an inspiration! It's gives me great joy to see your progress and success! Keep up the great work!

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JIBBIE49 1/2/2011 2:13AM

    How beautiful.

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DOTSLADY 7/8/2010 3:59PM

    Stumbled upon your page, looked at a few pics, saw mention of this post. I worked hard to get here to tell you the same thing as everyone else! lol YOU HAVE DONE AN AMAZING THING FOR YOUR BODY and LIFE! It's so nice to see it can be done. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story.
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JXNCHICORY 1/29/2010 11:31AM

    Congratulations! You are so beautiful!
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-FEMALE- 1/26/2010 11:09PM

    WOW! You look amazing! Amazing work!



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KEKEIKO 1/18/2010 11:09AM

    Congratulations fellow Sparker! You're glowing! Just imagine where you'll be in another year. Strength to you on your current and future goals. Keep smiling. Hugs, Keke

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DIXIE_AMAZON 1/18/2010 10:04AM

    That is so wonderful!

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CHRIS3215 1/18/2010 9:53AM

    WOW YOU have come a LONG WAY!!!.. Love that you went afraid of the camera like I was when I was over weight. My pic's are very hard to find cause I RAN when the camera came out..lol..Keep up the great job!!.. Let's help each other KEEP what we got!!.. ;-)

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AZKITTYKATE 1/16/2010 10:39AM

    Fantastic! Congratulations on your success! I'm at 95 pounds in 9 1/2 months and hope to hit that 100 before a year. You are an inspiration..and to be in ONEderland..how wonderful!

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LOVESTOCROP 1/10/2010 10:17PM

    You are an amazing inspiration and such a wonderful influence. Thank you for sharing.

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MAMASBLESSED 1/10/2010 9:25PM

    You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for your very supportive and encouraging words on my blog. You have made a difference in so many peoples lives. You are such a wonderful person. I have never met you, but I know it is true.

((((((HUGS))))))

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DAARTNEY 1/10/2010 7:41PM

    Amazing!

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BPELLER 1/9/2010 11:23AM

    Thanks for sharing your success and journey.

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KIN59VARA 1/5/2010 4:53AM

    Beautiful!

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RBNSMI 1/2/2010 7:43PM

    You look so great. I am very proud of you and your accomplishments. Keep up the great work. It truly is a Happy New Year for you already. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ACLINE9527 1/1/2010 11:32PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonon your 100 pounds gone!! I see U have a Wii remote in your hand in one picture, did U use the Wii fit to help U lose the weight. So PROUD of U girl!!! Anna

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ANSIN2011 1/1/2010 10:00PM

  Congrats! What a wonderful accomplishment. You look great!

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LISA4171 1/1/2010 5:04PM

  WAY TO GO GIRL!!!!!! You look AWESOME! emoticon

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DEMIPLAN88 1/1/2010 3:01PM

  Your accomplishment is inspiring as I start my journey to better health. emoticon

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SGTMOM911 1/1/2010 2:11PM

    You DO look like a different person! I love your story and I am inspired!

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GINNJEN2000 12/31/2009 6:58AM

    Your a rockstar in the weightloss arena. Way to go and gives me hope that I can do this.

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SWEETFERN 12/30/2009 10:15PM

  I am in awe! emoticon

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MOST_TREASURED1 12/30/2009 7:55PM

    You are a true inspiration...thank you for sharing your weightloss/fitness journey w/ us ! emoticon

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FORKICKS 12/30/2009 3:24PM

    Absolutely Beautiful! You look like a different person. CONGRATULATIONS! You're incredible!

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JEAN59 12/30/2009 1:50PM

    You are amazing, such a great accomplishment and a major motivational message. You look BEAUTIFUL and your smile shows you feel beautiful too. emoticon

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INSPIERED2010 12/30/2009 1:21PM

    Fantastic Job!!!!! emoticon

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CINDYY00 12/30/2009 12:45PM

    YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!!!!!!! LIKE A DIVA!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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CHUBBYSTRESS 12/30/2009 12:11AM

    emoticon THAT IS SOOOO AWESOME :) YOU LOOK WONDERFUL KEEP IT UP HUN

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GYPSYHEART 12/29/2009 5:21PM

    Wow! What a wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations on a year well spent. And congratulations to your father-in-law on regaining sufficient health to make it to yet another Christmas with family.

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DESERTFLOWERG 12/29/2009 5:09PM

    Have a fabulous 2010! You're looking fabulous!

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LADYNEW 12/29/2009 4:49PM

  HOW AMAZING - YOU GIVE US ALL HOPE emoticon

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SHELLBELLZ 12/29/2009 2:10PM

  You look wonderful! Congratulations!

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MYREALANA 12/29/2009 12:30PM

    Wow, you look like a different person!
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JANE1216 12/29/2009 12:10PM

    Wow! I'm so glad I stopped by this blog of your's -- you look wonderful and you've accomplished so much -- I am motivated just looking at your pics! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed 2010!

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DZINE4KING 12/29/2009 11:48AM

    Just saw this blog...haven't been on here very much lately! I am so proud of you and so proud to be on this team! I can't wait to be where you are as far as weight loss. Congrats!

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STOCKY! 12/29/2009 11:43AM

    Wow, great job!

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GGMOMWA 12/29/2009 7:28AM

    I can't sleep so I am catching up on Sparks and your blogs. I love you Beautiful daughter.

Love, Mom

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LOTS2LOSE4EVER 12/28/2009 11:42PM

    I am sooo excited for you Leona! You look absolutely fabulous!!!

Congratulations isn't enough, you are such an inspiration!

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LANEMANNOR 12/28/2009 11:15PM

    Way to go!! You look amazing. emoticon

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SHARYNAT 12/28/2009 10:56PM

    That means (100/yr), in 9 months; I can be at my goal weight! If you can do it, I can try to do it too! Thank you for being an inspiration!

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CHARLIESANGEL10 12/28/2009 10:47PM

    Wonderful! Inspiring! You look great!!!!!

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HY2009 12/28/2009 10:35PM

    Beautiful and congratulations

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JEFFCANN 12/28/2009 10:28PM

    People like you are why I love SP! You are so motivating. THANK YOU for sharing your story of hope and success.

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MOMTO3GREATKIDS 12/28/2009 10:08PM

  You look great! Congrats for sticking to it and getting the weight off!

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ZAZZOO5 12/28/2009 8:19PM

    Your transformation is truly amazing....congratulations on the your weight loss!!

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SHERYLP461 12/28/2009 7:46PM

    What a wonderful accomplishment you have made! Congratulations.

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    Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishments!

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KIRSTY1306 12/28/2009 4:59PM

    You look amazing and so so so happy! Congrats!
Kirb xx

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'Twas The Night Before Jesus Came'

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Rev. Edward M. Gionest

'Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house
Not a creature was praying, not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.
The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.
When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!
The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.
In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.
The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.
I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.
In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

  
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LOTUSFLOWER 12/28/2009 12:17AM

    I love this! A great reminder!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 12/25/2009 9:58AM

    Inspiring!

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BGMUNCHKIN 12/25/2009 2:19AM

    Thanks for the reminder! We all need to be the light!

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TERIE93 12/25/2009 12:59AM

    Well, that was sad. Makes you want to make sure you light is shining, we may be the closest thing to the Word that others may see.

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Festival of Lights Dickinson Texas

Monday, December 21, 2009


They had bubbles blowing over the castle!

  
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TERIE93 12/22/2009 12:26AM

    Wow!!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 12/21/2009 12:40PM

    Beautiful!

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2BTHINMAMMA 12/21/2009 11:04AM

    Beautiful!!! So glad you all were able to go.

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TAZIAH 12/21/2009 9:51AM

    Oh they are so beautiful! What a lovely evening that must have been!!

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RHALES199 12/21/2009 9:03AM

    ooohhh, pretty!! Thanks for sharing!

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LIVING_WATER 12/21/2009 2:34AM

    How beautiful, what a wonderful way to begin, and how gloriously those lights reflect the colours - the patterns! Thank you for posting these photographs. Have a good week, however you love to celebrate, you have some happy memories! I love the tunnel effect.
Have a blessed and happy time this year,
just visiting before I go to work,
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CHRISTMAS SONG QUIZ 2

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Okay see how many Christmas Song Titles you can come up with from these clues. Let me know how you did. Or did they stump you? Yes there are some in there twice.


1. The apartment of 2 psychiatrists.
2. The lad is a diminutive percussionist.
3. Decorate the entry-ways .
4. Sir Lancelot with laryngitis.
5. A B C D E F G H I J K M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.
6. Present me naught but dual incisors for this festive Yuletide.
7. The smog-less bewitching hour arrived.
8. Exuberation to this orb.
9. 288 Yuletide hours.
10. Do you perceive the same longitudinal pressure which stimulates my auditory sense organs.
11. The red-suited pa is due in this burg.
12. Stepping on the pad cover.
13. Uncouth dolt has his beezer in the booze and thinks he is a Dark Cloud's boyfriend.
14. Far back in a hay bin.
15. Leave and do an elevated broadcast.
16. That exiguous hamlet south of the holy city.
17. Behold! I envisioned a trio of nautical vessels.
18. Listen, the winged heavenly messengers are proclaiming tunefully.
19. A joyful song relative to hollow metallic vessels which vibrate and bring forth a ringing sound when struck.
20. As the guardians of little woolly animal's protected their charges in the shadows of the earth.
21. Frozen precipitation commence
22. Monarchial triad
23. Oh, member of the round table with missing areas
24. Boulder of the tinkling metal spheres
25. Vehicular homicide was committed on Dad's mom by a precipitous darling
26. Wanted in December: top forward incisors
27. We are Kong, Lear, and Nat Cole
28. Cup-shaped instruments fashioned of a whitish metallic element
29. Oh small Israel urban center
30. Our fervent hope is that you thoroughly enjoy your yuletide season
31. Parent was observed osculating a red-coated unshaven teamster
32. May the Deity bestow an absence of fatigue to mild male humans
33. Natal celebration devoid of color, rather albino, as a hallucinatory phenomenon for me.
34. Obese personification fabricated of compressed mounds of minute crystals.
35. Tranquiltiy upon the terrestrial sphere.
36. Have hitherward the entire assembly of those who are loyal in their belief.

  
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TERIE93 12/17/2009 11:44PM

    Today we had our coworkers party so I took you quiz for the girls to do. There is one who is great at stuff (kristi) like this and one is particularly bad, gives the second (barb) a hard time about it and is really competitive about everything. So Barb and I had a plan, I gave her the answers with her quiz, he he. So, I gave everyone 5 min. and Barb was tearing through them, laughing at some, making comments. Kristi was steaming, shushing everyone so she could think better, working her brains out. Well, everyone was amazed that Barb knew this songs and when time was up she had answered 27, kristi=14! It was so funny, everyone was aghast, noone else was close to 14, just as I figured. When I gave the prize to Kristi and told her what we had done the room just exploded with laughter. Kristi was so releived. haha

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ZAHNASGRANDMA 12/17/2009 4:57PM

    Ok, how long do I have to wait on the answer key, There as some that have me baffled.

Merry Christmas and God Bless you and yours.

Virginia

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