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I had an epiphany!!!!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

I have come to the realization there is no turning back…No amount of crying, pleading begging or whining will change the facts. And the facts are: my body has changed and it can no longer effectively process SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES. No, I didn’t just stumble upon this revelation today, not at all, I have allowed these thought to pass through mind on several occasions, never actually coming to terms them or allowing them to really take root. But as I looked at my SP page last night, I said wow, you have been on SP 8 months and you weigh more now then you did when you joined. AND BY NO MEANS IS THIS TO IMPLY OR PLACE ANY BLAME ON SP OR ITS AFFILICATES!!! It’s my fault, nobody but mine. I have tried to blame others and make excuse for my lack of progress, but for every excuse, I would find an exception. The reality of the situation is, I have to change and CHANGE doesn’t come easy for most of us. Don’t get me wrong, I have met some beautiful, extraordinary people here on SPARK and thank God for the support, the love and the friendships that have evolved through this site, but I can’t allow those things to overshadow my ultimate goal and that goal is to lose weight and keep it off. This means ANOTHER life style change. I say “Another” because God has shown me so many areas of my life that require change since the beginning of this year, I feel overwhelmed. I know that he would not reveal these things to me had he not equipped me to move forward in them, but my flesh and my will are my own worse enemies. Today I am heading to the store to purchase the book The EAT CLEAN DIET. Knowledge is power and the first step is educating myself on what I am should be putting in my body. I will be bloging periodically on my progress, just to keep myself accountable.

Peace and Blessings to you all!!!!

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YANDI4LIFE 3/7/2008 12:53AM

    WTG Lynn!!! Let me know if you like the book. I have been trying to eat clean too. It takes time, but you can do it.

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LPBETSUN 3/6/2008 6:28PM

    I'm so proud of you girl, so proud. I have heard great things about the Eating Clean Diet. I try to use some of their program within my WW point system. I still eat process foods I will not lie. But I only cook with olive oil. I eat a lot of organic fruits, granola and only BROWN pasta and rice. Fresh organic peanut butter. I can go on. It really does work. I cannot go totally clean. Maybe one day I will. If you ever need support and encouragement always fell free to reach out and spark me. LOL Get your mind set because NOW is your TIME!!! Lez

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GOTTHATFIRE 3/6/2008 3:10PM

    Epiphanies are so good. I hear ya on finding what is best for you to keep your focus. Keep pressing forward. GTF

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WORKIN4ME 3/6/2008 2:35PM

    Get it Lynn!! I know you will do well!! Whether the ticker has moved or not, you've changed and that what's up:)

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ACCT1908 3/6/2008 2:24PM

    Good for you Lynn!

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APMAC_D 3/6/2008 9:26AM

    I just want to say GOOD FOR YOU!!! I go through the same type of thing..... my weight usually goes up and down up and down. I ALWAYS make excuses and blame the people around me. I hope this time is for real and you get to be proud of yourself. GOOD LUCK

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Mexico was Magnífico....I'm Back!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

I am back and ready to rock and roll. The cruise was great in retrospect….it had it highs and it lows --- some very low lows…..but as with anything in life it’s all in what you make it.

Unfortunately, we had a passenger that had to be airlifted off the ship. I was told he had an aneurysm the first night out at sea. The captain and the crew of carnival decided to return to Mobile to allow his family to get off the ship and to be with him during his medical emergency. I heard he passed away (Not really sure). As I spent the next couple of days reflecting on this event, it made me realized just how precious life is and in a twinkling of an eye it can be taken away from you. My prayer this year is that I learn to stop sweating the small stuff and to live life to the fullest. Please keep this family in prayer. Out of respect for the family their names were not released, but God knows who you’re praying for!!!!!!

In turning around we didn’t make it to Progresso. I was disappointed, but under the circumstances it was more than okay. We didn’t get any money back except the taxes to dock in Progresso, but Cozumel was great!!!! We shopped, I got a NICEEEEEEE Coach bag and the kids got some little bags, handmade dolls, necklaces, etc. Okay it was HOTTTT….I was thinking -- Mexico, its still Feb…well no, and it reminded me of GA in June. The excursions via Carnival were way too expensive so when we got to Cozumel we rented a jeep and did our own excursion. That was truly an adventure, but we actually got to ride through the neighborhoods. I got some great photos. I really didn’t like the food. I gained 2 lbs and I think that was because I haven’t had WATER in 7 days…..That’s horrible to admit, but true.

I took off today, but actually decided to come to work….I wasn’t sleepy; I got more than enough rest. I feel refreshed and motivated. I was sick before we left, but I am taking Airborne, I have a little cough, but I am 100 times better than when I left. Thanks for all the emails and well wishes….My SP friends are amazing….

Peace and Blessings and lets do this!!!!!

PS: I will be posting the photos this weekend!!!!

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DIVAH58 2/25/2008 1:38PM

    Girl, you did fabulous. Only 2 lbs. I gained 10 when I went to Ochos Rios and still working on getting it off. I am so happy you had a good time.



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GOTTHATFIRE 2/23/2008 2:43PM

    Welcome back LYNN! I'm glad the trip was good for you and enlightening. You'll get those two pounds off for sure. Can't wait to see the pics. GTF

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YANDI4LIFE 2/22/2008 2:14PM

    Hi Lynn!!! WELCOME BACK!!!! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip and that you are feeling better.

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LASVEGASLES 2/22/2008 1:31PM

    W E L C O M E B A C K indeed!

Missed your pretty face around here, girl!

Sorry that your trip was detoured, but glad ya'll made the best of it. Can't wait to see the pics you took.

Don't stress the 2 lbs....once you get back into your CARDIO...and drinking the water, it will come off!! Just remember to stay away from that wicked scale girl!! I know you!! LOL

Love you! Les~

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FOXYLOSE30 2/22/2008 1:07PM

    Welcome back and you are right we have to enjoy each day as if it is the last day on this earth. I think we stress ourselves out too much. I am glad that you had an awesome time....make sure get your water in.....

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LPBETSUN 2/22/2008 10:35AM

    Lynn is back, Lynn is back. Welcome back girlfriend, you were missed dearly. Lez

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NOEILAND 2/22/2008 10:23AM

    Welcome back! Missed you! And glad that you're feeling better .... you did good actually...2 lbs is just water or lack of .... you'll get rid of it in no time.

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A Message From Tyler Perry.......

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hey there, Happy New Year! I hope that your 2008 is off to a great start!

I haven't written in a while because at the end of each year and going into another I take the time to stop and look back and reflect. I thinkit's important to do that because every day we get, no matter how old oryoung we may be, is a gift. It is just a blessing to be on this planet. And I want my life and my days to be filled with joy and peace. I want mylife to be a light that inspires and uplifts people. I don't always makeit, but that is my intent. And when your intent is to do good, 98% of thetime "Good" is were you land. But what I've found about having this desire is that when you try to be abetter person you are often faced with challenges and tests. The key is toknow that whatever it is, it was sent to help you to become the personthat God wants you to be. Although it's hard to do I have learned, and amlearning everyday, to tell God "thank you" for the good and for what Ithink may be bad. It's all in his hands. Also in my reflecting I ask myself a lot of tough questions, like:

- Did I grow this past year?
- Did I get better?
- Did I do my best by my family and friends and employees?
- Was I good to myself?
- Did I enjoy everyday?
- Did I hold on to people and situations that didn't want to be held on to?
- Did I give all I could?
- Did I love as hard as I could no matter how scary it may have been for me?
- Did I let go of all the pain?
- Did I forgive when I was done wrong?and
- Did I forgive myself when I did wrong?

And after asking myself all of these questions and answering them reallyhonestly I was pleased to be able to say to myself that I had done mybest. And what I realized (mostly this past year) was that living a lifein fear is not living at all. So this year, in 2008, promise to be good to yourself. Promise to love'till it hurts and give 'till you know it's a sacrifice. That's what I'mgoing to try to do this year. Anybody want to join me? (smile). I promiseyou that if you start out this year doing these things then by the end of'08 these things will have found their way back into your life as well.You reap what you sow. People always say that in the negative but it is soin the positive as well. If you sow "Good" then when your harvest comes itwill be nothing but "Good". SO . . . May God bless you real good.

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YANDI4LIFE 2/3/2008 5:06AM

    I don't think that I can honestly answer yes to all of the questions. I don't know if I can honestly answer that I tried where I didn't say yes. But I can and will say thank you to God for the tests that I passed, and thank you God for showing where I am still weak.

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NEWMARILYN 2/1/2008 8:28AM

Thanks for all of the support that you show me. It really makes a difference. Tyler is really a thoughtful Christian man. Thanks for sharing this. And, we WILL show ourselves some love this Valentine's Day. Yesterday was pretty good.

God bless you, girl!

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WORKIN4ME 1/31/2008 2:41PM

    Thanks for sharing Lynn!!

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LASVEGASLES 1/31/2008 1:38PM

    Thanks for sharing Lynn!!

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QUEEND1969 1/31/2008 1:15PM

    Thanks for posting.

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In Honor of our 100 Year Celebration

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I recieved this from one of my co-workers who is a Soror.

It is my understanding that Delta has painted one of its planes pink and green in honor of our 100 Year Celebration. If anyone can find an article on the internet regarding this beautiful plane. Please SP mail me....


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D710DANCE 1/8/2008 8:09PM

    Hey Soror, Have you checked our website? It may be something on there. Are you planning to go to Boule?

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I was 58 hot last night........

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I went to the gym that is sponoring/participating in the Discovery Health Challenge and I took my daughter. I specifically asked when I signed up for the Discovery Health Challenge can you bring children with you as guests. The lady who signed me up said SUUUURRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE, children can come with you and join as early as 12. I said GREAT!!! I raceD home from work, cook EDdinner, got my daughter and drove over to the gym, we're ready to take the cycle class and when we sign in, they had the audacity to tell me she can be a member as early as 12, but she can't be a guest unless she is 18. "GO FIGURE". My thought was, how do you know if you want to be a member if you never get TO BE A GUEST!!!!and why didn't they tell me that when I asked!!!! I guess they figure at that age they're not paying so what difference does it make if they like, if the parents sign them up, then they will get to like it. Needless to say, we didn't get to take our spinning class last night.

We have a corporate membership at another facility through my husbands employer, but because she doesn't drive she is dependent on one of us to take her. This is a struggle for me because as a working MOM of 3 with a spouse who works at night, I need to go the gym at lunch time or late in the evening around 9 or 10 just before they close, because I have to help with - HOMEWORK, BASKETBALL PRACTICE, BAND, CHORUS, etc, etc, etc. The reason I was able to take her the past two weeks is because they were on Christmas break - NO HOMEWORK, NO BASKETBALL PRACTICE, NO BAND, NO CHORUS, etc, etc, etc. So now I am going to probably end up stopping the Discovery Health Challenge and going back to where we have our membership. Don't get me wrong, the gym is world class, it's a beautiful facility, but the atmosphere SUUUUCKKKKKKS. I use to belong to a womens gym (we moved) and I loved it, no dressing up, no makeup, no cute hair, no pressure to wear cute little gym outfits --- sweats, a tee shirt and a bandana and you were good to go...... The women were friendly, I had so many workout buddies and people motivating one another it was awesome. I discoved the key ingredient to this environment was ---- NO MEN. Because there were no MEN, the competition, the jealousy and all the other drama that goes along with co-ed gyms wasn't there.

Oh well. I am not going to quit. We will go back to our gym until day light savings or the weather breaks, which in GA is really early (late March)then I can do outdoor activities with all the kids. I guess everything happens for a reason!!!

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LASVEGASLES 1/8/2008 5:53PM

    Didn't I comment on this blog?? It disappeared...

Oh I can't remember what I said before...

Hang in there chica!!

STAY STRONG, CALM, and did I mention STRONG!?

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JANEYJAYE 1/8/2008 1:47PM

    Oh, sales people at gyms are tricky! I hear ya about being at a gym that makes you feel more comfortable. I have to take the Metro train to my other gym because I feel comfortable there. It's in the downtown business district so the members are more focused on working out than anything else. I also belong to Curves in my neighborhood and love the all female environment. Good Luck with the other gym and finding time to get there.

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FOXYLOSE30 1/8/2008 11:33AM

    I am glad that you remained will work out for the best.

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QUEEND1969 1/8/2008 9:53AM

    Girl walk walk and walk some more, or break out DVD. If you dont' have any, I love Leslie Sansone WATP. I pray you find something soon.

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WORKIN4ME 1/8/2008 9:49AM


I understand your frustrations!! The key concept you mentioned is to find something else that will work with your schedule... Your might also like the turbo jam and taebo tapes... Let me know how things develop...

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