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Happy Weekend Ruby Lites

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hey Ruby Lites........How are all of you doing today. The weekend is here...what are you doing special. My honey and I are going to the marina for a picnic lunch today. The weather isn't quite as hot as the previous days. When I walked this a.m. I wasn't wondering if I was going to make it. Not quite so humid today. I walked 4.10 miles this morning. Try to get out and do a little something today even if it is only a walk down the block. You will feel so much better. I hope all of you will have a great weekend and remember to make wise choices and eat healthy.

  
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SPARTAN40 8/23/2010 8:54AM

    Picnic at the marina and a 4 mile walk. Sounds like a GREAT day.

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/23/2010 8:30AM

    Glad you enjoyed your picnic and it wasn't too hot!

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SPARKPIXIE 8/21/2010 6:19PM

    Sounds like you are going to have a nice weekend!

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RONIE11 8/21/2010 1:47PM

    your walks sound so nice. I would love to get a great walk in like you do.. The picnic sounds like a real nice relaxing time. My hubby and I do things like that too... enjoy!!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/21/2010 12:26PM

    Thanks nancy, a walk does sound nice

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CAROL3SAN 8/21/2010 11:46AM

    Good morning Nancy and thanks for posting your 4.10 mile walk already today. My 30 minute walk on the treadmill seems pale next to that LOL. Enjoy your picnic lunch with your hubby today. You should have a fun time. Hope it doesn't rain or get to hot. emoticon

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PAT challenge

Friday, August 20, 2010

I have been a Ruby-Lite for almost a year now, but only active on the site since April. The PAT challenge is short for Pound-A-Thon. We are on teams of about 15 members and we made a pledge at the beginning of weight we were going to pledge during the challenge. I am maintaining but I still enjoy reading the messages and participating in the different daily challenges. Our team is the Hacky Honeys and the ladies I have met are certainly "honeys" (so sweet). This team has members that really participate and support each other. We chat quite a bit on the team thread and also send messages to individuals pages. This challenge is helping me maintain because it makes me ACCOUNTABLE. I really need that. When we finish this challenge if a pledge isn't met, that is okay because we know we tried and we can always START a new day if we slide a little backwards (we all do that sometimes). We just have to MOVE FORWARD and make it happen.

  
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YAFENELRA 8/20/2010 5:41PM

    Love your blog and it is encouraging to know that once we reach our goals, it will be possible to maintain as we never have in the past.

Arlene

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SPARKPIXIE 8/20/2010 4:57PM

    I love your blog and I'm so glad you're enjoying your Support Team!

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SPARKPIXIE 8/20/2010 4:56PM

    I love your blog and I'm so glad you're enjoying your Support Team!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/20/2010 2:30PM

    emoticon for the Ruby Lites

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PINKNFITCARLA 8/20/2010 7:12AM

    Very true! The Ruby-Lites are the best!

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2 more Things decided

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today we decided on cabinet color for the kitchen in our new home. Yesterday, we decided on the appliances. This has really been a tough decision because I don't like appliances that are white, black or stainless. I know 90% of sales are for stainless steel. It is just not for me. I don't like black because it shows every little speck of dust and fingerprints. We decided on the GE profile because it has stainless and black both on the appliance. It is pretty equal in each amount. At least it is broken up so it is not ALL stainless or ALL black. I do believe I will like that just fine. We did choose the Electrolux French Door refrigerator. We looked at the other Electrolux appliances but didn't get a price on them. I think I won't get a price on them because they are all stainless with no black....BUT the quality of them looks so well made. We have always been G.E. people and I guess that is where we are going again. This is our decision as of today. emoticon. There are just too many things to pick from.

  
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UNSTOPPABLE_ 8/19/2010 7:48PM

    Sometimes, choices are hard, aren't they? I'm glad you didn't choose All Black...In February we got a new stove & fridge (All Black) they show everything emoticon

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SPARTAN40 8/19/2010 5:26PM

    I'm so glad you found something that will work for you. It always seems like there are so many decisions to make even just in selecting an appliance (color, style, size, manufacturer, price, etc.) It can get too much too quickly.

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Sitting again

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This evening I will be toddler sitting for the little 1 1/2 yr old girl in my neighborhood. I just love sitting with her. We cook, play ring around the rosies, sing and dance a lot. Children sure can make you feel young again (or make you feel really old). She is such a sweet little girl. I have watched her since she was 3 weeks old. She had colic and cried all of the time. I would just hold her, rock or or walk with her. The first time I watched her, she didn't cry 20 minutes out of 2 hours...and it was not 20 minutes at one time. It was pretty tough for her mom and that was time she could have a little break when I was there. NOW it is so different. She is a sweet little toddler and a pleasure to watch.....

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 8/18/2010 12:11AM

    Sorry I missed your call. I guess you're just leaving there but in case not I'm certainly not calling you at midnight! I bet you'll sleep well tonight! How was your evening with her?

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/17/2010 6:44PM

    I have to say that is the age I like, they are so so cute then, learning new things, it makes you appreciate life

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RONIE11 8/17/2010 5:48PM

    she sounds so sweet.. I love that age.. its great the mom has you...

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HOPE2011 8/17/2010 5:39PM

    Have fun with your little friend! It sounds like you'll be having a great time! emoticon

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Thanks Spark Friends

Monday, August 16, 2010

I want all of you to know how much you mean to me. My daughter got me on SP even though I was maintaining. I thought what would I do on a weight loss group when I am maintaining . Well, let me tell you....I have met some of the nicest people here. No matter whether your problem is big or small, there is always someone to talk with and for you to let them know how you feel. I see blogs where people are so down and lost and they let Spark friends know and immediately "help" is on the way. You hear back from them how much they were helped by the messages of encouragement sent to them and that they were not alone. There is also good things written about......success stories, how well someone is doing being on Spark and doing the challenges. I am a Lifetime WW for about 9 years but decided when I got on SP that I wanted to lower my goal another 6 pounds. I did that, thanks to the motivation here. As some of you know, the scale is my motivator but I like counting SP as my motivator too. I want to do good to write about it and to let everyone know it can be done. There are some amazing stories here about the weight loss journey of so many Spark friends . emoticon Nancy

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 8/16/2010 10:59PM

    Very nice blog! I am SOOO happy you joined when I visited at Easter (well, you joined last year because I asked you too, but actually started using the site on Easter weekend).

The people here are AMAZING! I am so happy I found it and I look forward to being here everyday.

I'm glad you are enjoying it so much!

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KATHYJO56 8/16/2010 9:18PM

    You got that right. Spark People Friends are the best friends in the entire world. I can't tell you how much encouragement, words of wisdom, help of any kind that I have received on this site. I am glad that it has been just as good for you. emoticon

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LITTLE_QUEEN 8/16/2010 8:06PM

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 8/16/2010 7:42PM

    You hit it right spot on. The people on spark are all nice, but these Ruby teams are beyond special. And when they say they care, it is not just words, they mean it. I love it here.
Erin

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 8/16/2010 7:32PM

    Nancy,
SP is a lot more than a weight loss site...the people are so kind, giving & encouraging. I met my goal with SP 4 months ago, but I'm still on here every day. I need the friends I have on this site; they are just wonderful! Like you, my new friend! I'm very grateful for all of the people on this site!

Hugs
Teresa

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RONIE11 8/16/2010 6:02PM

    I just love it here.. I get the support and motivation that I have never gotten before... I love all the friendships that are formed here and the teams.. I agree this is the place to be if you need friends... SP friends are going through or have gone through or will be going through the same things as us and thats a wonderful bond..

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CAROL3SAN 8/16/2010 4:11PM

    Thanks for posting Nancy. I think you are a great person too! Have a great Monday :) emoticon

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