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My son as the Cowardly Lion, a great memory!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some photos from my son's school play The Wizard of Oz, which he performed in, May of 2010. He put alot of effort into his performance as the cowardly lion, and it was so great to watch him and all the other children in their amazing performances. My son is also encouraging to me as a SP member, he has developed an interest in health and fitness because of me being on SP almost everyday. What a proud moment in our relationship, so glad to have my SP friends to share this beautiful memory with. emoticonto my lion, Mom loves You so, so, much! emoticon emoticon emoticonInga

  
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CHRYS13 8/28/2010 4:03PM

    What an accomplishment to play a lead role in "Wizard of Oz"! Wow! It's so wonderful that he has interest in musical theatre. Keep encouraging him!
Way to be a proud mom- - -good for you!
Thanks for posting the great pictures!
Chrys

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DOROTA7 8/26/2010 9:53PM

    He looks great! It is so nice to have talented kids! Kisses & hugs for both of you:)

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 8/26/2010 8:44PM

    Just precious!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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SPARKLE72023 8/26/2010 8:41PM

    I don't blame you for being very proud of both things you're Son has done: his great performance AND his interest in health & fitness. Good job Mom!

CONGRATULATIONS to Steven for doing so well in one of the top roles of the play!

Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
HUGS,
Margrit

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Happy Birthday Mom, you look marvelous at 70!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Celebrating My Mom Diane's Birthday today she is 70! I think she looks great! She has led a healthy life as I learned many things from her. She has always stressed the fruits and vegetables. She walks every evening, weather permitting, and has done yoga for years. I remember her being active when I was a kid, she took fitness classes and encouraged me to be involved in sports. My mom is also a breast cancer survivor since 1990, 20 years! My parents both like fish, oatmeal, avocado's, they get on their little health kicks and it works for them. Thy enjoy traveling and hanging out with their Grandkids. My Mom is a such a special friend to me, we share many interests and always have the best time together. She is the sweetest Grandma to her 3 Grandkids Sean, Sara and Steven. Every time spent with my Mom is a special day, and I am lucky to have her in my life. just as our whole family is! So today on my Mom's 70th Birthday, I think of all the times shared together, both good and bad and I thank God for having my Mom in my life, she is the best! I love you Mom, Happy Birthday! emoticonThanks for all the love and learning shared, for all that you do, and for what you give to others. emoticon emoticon
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JAZZID 6/21/2010 9:34PM

    Thanks for sharing Inga... I am so happy that you are blessed to still have your parents here with you... You have a beautiful family ... you are a wonderful daughter...

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ONCEMOREAGAIN 6/16/2010 5:24PM

    Oh my, what a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful lady. You are so lucky to have her, and she is so lucky to have a wonderful daughter like you. Your Mom and Dad look so healthy and happy. I am proud for you.
I hope she enjoys her birthday and has many more.

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JANLEEW 6/16/2010 12:16PM

    Beautifully said. Your Mom has done a fabulous job. You are a shining example. Congratulations to her on 20 years. Keep moving, keep tracking!

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EVER-EVOLVING 6/16/2010 9:13AM

    Inga, what a way to honor your mother with such a beautiful blog tribute! You're both lucky and blessed to have each other!

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SPARKLE72023 6/16/2010 7:53AM

    What a sweet Blog Inga! emoticon emoticon Thank you for introducing us to your wonderful Mom. Now we see where you get your fine qualities and good looks.
Hugs,
Margrit

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NISSANGIRL 6/16/2010 7:17AM

    Great blog about your mother Inga, she is a beautiful woman and it is good to hear that she still works out and maintains herself. Hope she has a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 6/16/2010 5:39AM

    What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. I'm so glad you have her in your life!! She did a beautiful job raising such a special daughter!

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AZGRANDMA6 6/15/2010 10:24PM

    Wow, your Mom is 70. I am 69 and it dosen't feel bad, it used to sound older but no longer feels that way. You are fortunate to have such a mother. My mom will be 75 is Nov, still living at home by herself. She has to use a walker but she gets out and walks almost every day for a couple miles. emoticon

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 6/15/2010 8:37PM

    Inga, this is a lovely birthday tribute to your mom. She's a beautiful lady and your parents are a great looking couple. They raised a wonderful daughter too....YOU!
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Can you see the real me?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A few picture's of Steven and I on Mother's Day 2010. I was so happy to be healthy and there to enjoy the day with my family. Steven is my youngest child and we have a very special relationship. He has been by my side, praying and supporting me the 3 times I have faced breast cancer. Being a mom and wearing a wig can be challenging, you don't ever want your child to feel bad you are bald. I am happy to no longer wear my wig and I am thankful my hair has grown to a length that I like on me and feel comfortable in. Sharing what I currently look like has been along time coming, and I am happy to let all my "Spark Friends" see the real me. The pictures I share reflect the joy I have for who I am, a wife, a mom, a sister, a friend, a spark person. The title for this blog is not mine, I got it from an old Who song, my favorite rock group I have loved since I was a kid, Pete Towshend is a genius, to all you rock-n-roller's who remember him, he wrote some of the best music ever made. So glad I am sitting here smiling today, just had surgery, and I am so happy it's over. What a super day, baseball, sunshine, joy, for every breath I take, Life is GOOD! emoticonInga emoticon Thanks GOD!

  
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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 6/5/2010 9:14AM

    You both look wonderful!!

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JAM2DREW 6/1/2010 8:37AM

    You are looking great! Hope you are feeling better.

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MARYMAC45 5/31/2010 1:27PM

    Inga, you look wonderful and happy too. Also you son is happy and handsome. As a survivor I know what you've been through. Wishing you and your family continued success.

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MEAMOM 5/31/2010 11:46AM

    Inga, what a beautiful woman you are! Thank you so very much for sharing your pictures and story. Remarkable!!

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RJFERRARO315 5/31/2010 12:40AM

    Thank you for sharing the photos and what's on your mind. You definitely look happy.

Take care,
Rebecca
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JAZZID 5/30/2010 11:00PM

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful blog.... I am so glad that you are feeling great and looking fabulous emoticon... Your son looks just like you...

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CMRAND54 5/30/2010 10:19PM

    Those are wonderful pictures. You look great, and so does your son.

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JANLEEW 5/30/2010 9:41PM

    You look marvelous! Love the Who. Keep your loving ways!

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KRDRAPES 5/30/2010 11:35AM

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures of you with your son!! Every day is a gift - live it to the fullest!

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NANNER2121 5/30/2010 11:30AM

    Wonderful blog and absolutely beautiful pictures. When I lost my hair I didn't bother with a wig, just scarves and my Christmas hats (I underwent chemo throughout the winter) and even after the holidays I continued to wear my christmas hats. If someone gave me a funny look or comment I'd "tip my hat" to them and get one of two responses: a look of total embarrassment or a jolly laugh.
But at home just au natural.

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NISSANGIRL 5/30/2010 8:18AM

    Beautiful blog and you look beautiful as well. You have a wonderful caring son who adores you, glad you are home and doing well. Have a Great Holiday. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 5/30/2010 12:22AM

    You look so beautiful and Steven is adorable. emoticonWhat a wonderful blog, sweet friend. emoticon emoticon

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MANDY462 5/29/2010 7:17PM

    thanks for sharing ... you made my day! (((inga))) xoxo

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SPARKLE72023 5/29/2010 6:53PM

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So happy you're in that great space! Very pretty picture of you and Steven.
Love you- - wig or no wig. LOL

Margrit

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ELDORADO2 5/29/2010 6:16PM

    Inga, You are truly "A Pink Soldier"!!!!!!!!!!. I really admire you and am soooooo glad you are my 'spark friend'. Keep up your good work and may God continue to Bless you and your family.
Eldora

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 5/29/2010 6:04PM

    Amen! Thanks God for our Inga! You look BEAUTIFUL!
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I liked my SP Birthday card, it made me think...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I haven't wrote a blog in a while and I wanted to acknowledge the inspiring and meaningful Birthday greeting I received from Spark People. emoticon emoticon emoticonMy Birthday, 2/28 is past now but the words on my card, which I printed so to read often, remind me of all the possibilities in my life. A new year has begun for me, I am planning on doing just what that quote on the birthday card read. "Don't just count your years, make your years count" - Ernest Meyers. I hope I do that, I try living every moment of my life to the fullest. I have fought breast cancer 3 times, but still made time to enjoy each and everyday. I have a little health scare going on now and an MRI will be performed on me soon to check on some nodules that were found in my breast, one year to the day of my completion of chemo, what a strange coincidence. I had a biopsy on one of the nodules which thankfully was benign. The dr. said there are too many to biopsy individually, so the MRI will show if any cancer may have returned. I am thinking positively though, emoticonyou have too. During the next year I will keep focusing on my goals and chasing my dreams. emoticon emoticonI will spend quality time with my friends and family. I will take better care of myself, by eating more fruits and vegetables, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI will stay way from red meat, not for me anymore. emoticon emoticonI will eat a lot more fish, and try new types! emoticonI will exercise in a more consistent manner and try to return to the health club. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI plan on ridding myself of as many unnecessary items as possible, what I don't need could be a blessing to someone else. No need to hang on to things. Let the year ahead be a time when I have daily time to mediate and get in touch with God through prayer and reading of the Bible. emoticon emoticonI pray my health and cancer-free status remain, but whatever it is, I always accept God's plan. This birthday card from Spark was a reminder of all that is good in life, and the many things that one can enjoy. No matter your age, you can have fun, just like a kid, get out, run in the rain, emoticon emoticonplay a game emoticonwalk your dog emoticonsing a song emoticonand dream of that little black dress emoticonI did and I have one. Can't what till the next event where a dress like that is appropriate. Anyway, I really enjoyed my Spark People Birthday greeting and I hope you will too. Even at 46 years of age I can do anything and so can you, start making every day count, vow to start today! emoticon emoticonInga

  
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METALLICAT1 4/25/2010 8:45AM

    That was beautiful Inga. So sorry to get to read is soooooo late. You have been an inspiration to me. I really wish we can get together soon. Have to keep up those walks.

Love,
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SPARKLE72023 3/18/2010 11:58AM

    Awww.... Inga ..... that's beautiful.

You sure have figured out the essence of life young lady!
Thanks for sharing your insights with us and reminding us about what is truly important in our everyday lives.

Bless you and I hope to be reading a Blog about the good news report from the new MRI.

Hugs to you & Miss Sadie,
Margrit + Lucky

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CHRYS13 3/16/2010 7:20PM

    Such a powerful blog, Inga! You've given us all something to think about....I'm so moved by your words!
I'll be praying that your MRI shows that all is well!
Blessings to you and yours!

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 3/16/2010 7:07PM

    What a wonderful blog! You have such a positive attitude. Such a good thing for your health! I'm continuing to pray for you, my sweet friend. BIG emoticon and continued friendship.
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LINDA! 3/16/2010 5:52PM

    Such a nice blog, Inga. I really like that message..."Don't just count your years, make your years count" - Ernest Meyers

I am sending prayers and positive thoughts for you as you proceed to your MRI. May God continue to bless you & yours. emoticon

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DEBRA_T 3/16/2010 4:55PM

    Hi Inga, The best part about a birthday is the chance to look backwards and forwards at what you like, don't like, what you need, don't need, what you will do, not do. I always treat mine like a mini New Year's Eve and make fresh resolutions. I think your vows are great and I only hope that next year you can look back with pride on fulfilling each and every one of them.

Cheers, Debra
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It doesn't matter what you've done, you can still come home to SP!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

We all make mistakes, and if you are parents we know our kids makes mistakes too. The best we can do is learn from them, be aware of how the mistake happened and do better next time. Knowing their is someone who loves you and accepts you, will help you accept the mistakes you have made and move on. Kids who leave home, may return after finding out it's not that easy living and paying for everything on their own. With weight loss and healthy habits we can make mistakes too, we can run away from those habits and get stuck in un- healthy ruts, of no exercise, bad eating habits, and we don't allow ourselves to de-stress, we just keep going, doing the same over and over again. Now when we join SP we make a commitment to a renewal of ourselves, we may fail at times, but with the support available here, it's not hard to pick ourselves back up and get back into the program again. Some people leave spark people, and then after getting stuck in the unhealthy lifestyle that brought them here in the first place, they return. My point is no matter what it is, no matter what you've done, SP is always here to help you get back to where you want to be. It did it for me. I have been maintaining for a year and it feels good. Now I need to kick it up a notch and do more exercise to firm up my body that is now at a good weight for me. I feel at home here, learning to be better everyday. SP is a family, so if you are feeling a little low, or need some motivation, SPARK PEOPLE is your home away from home, come visit and escape into a healthy new realm, you will see and feel the results! emoticonInga

  
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RJFERRARO315 2/27/2010 11:56PM

    Right on! emoticon emoticon

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DEBRA_T 2/26/2010 5:17PM

    Inga, this is such an awesome post! If only each of us could hold on to this idea and use the wonderful resources and support offered freely every day, what health we could create within ourselves and in the world. It saddens me that so many of my friends have become inactive -- I wish I could reach out to them wherever they are and have them read your blog. The best I can hope for is they come back someday and I'll point them over here.

Cheers, Debra
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DUTCHIEKIWI 2/26/2010 5:09PM

    Spark has really enriched my life... and the people on it.. just like yourself! ;0)


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CHRYS13 2/25/2010 7:31PM

    I agree with you 100%, Inga! We are so fortunate to have this wonderful Spark site!

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EVER-EVOLVING 2/25/2010 6:38PM

    Inga, you are so right...Spark is here, no matter what!

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SPARKLE72023 2/25/2010 4:21PM

    Aww, what a sweet Blog Inga! Every word is true and it's nice to be reminded that we are always welcome back "home" to SparkPeople, no matter what. We will not be judged nor questioned, nor ridiculed - - just supported and loved as we again take the high road to weight loss.

Love You!
Margrit + Lucky

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BUTTERFLYEMERGE 2/25/2010 10:57AM

    emoticon What a precious spirit you are!!!! I'm soooo glad you are a part of my life!
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