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The Ruby Lites

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I was a member of SparkPeople for a few months before a WW friend invited me to join the Rootin' for Ruby team. It was one of the best things I've ever done! The people were so welcoming and friendly. I felt at home almost immediately.

I've made so many great friends there, some of us even had a mini Ruby Lite convention and got to spend the day together! It was awesome and will be a treasured memory for a long time to come.

They have challenges that are really fun and bring us all together even more. The current challenge is "4 by the 4th" where we are all working on losing 4 (or more) pounds by the 4th of July. Pixie and the other team leaders make these challenges so much fun and they sure deserve a pat on the back for all that they do on a daily basis!

It's a very active team and I'm very happy to be a part of it! Thanks to each and every Ruby-Lite for making our team such a great place and so much fun to be a part of. emoticon

  
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YAFENELRA 6/11/2010 12:44AM

    Love the Ruby Teams!!

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PUGRAD1995 6/10/2010 11:18PM

    Hi there-are you a cancer survivor too? I am a fellow RubyLite and melanoma survivor.

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DETERMINEDAGAIN 6/10/2010 10:41PM

    Awesome!!! I'm glad you found a group that you love, and that loves you back!

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LLTS01 6/10/2010 9:15PM

    It sounds like a fabulous team. I would take 4 ounces by the 4th. I know you are going to hit that goal.

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SPARKPIXIE 6/10/2010 5:37PM

    Carla, I am so glad you are a Ruby-Lite! And I hope we can have another Ruby-Lite convention someday!!

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AUDREY28 6/10/2010 11:23AM

    I LOVE THAT TEAM ;o) ♥
I just watched Ruby My Australian Adventure ;o) OMGosh she is so amazing and inspires me so much. She went sailing and She climbed the Bridge in Australia I want to go there and do it too!

Good luck with your goals!! xoxo We can all do this♥ emoticon
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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/10/2010 11:17AM

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DONNAEDA 6/10/2010 9:47AM

    Yes I belong too and they are a great team. If you would like to start a challenge for WW Support Team I invite you to lead that part of the team. Just post one and keep track. Being active on our team can be a benefit to our team (in the form of a challenge) and especially for you because you are receiving support and reinforcement in your weight-loss journey.

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Giving running more of a try

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ok, the weather was so nice when I got home tonight that I decided to try to make a big effort to run more instead of my normal walking. It didn't go too badly....even in the dark.

I only went about 2 miles but I ran more than I walked! I started walking and then ran to something up ahead, like the next corner, or the next traffic light. It helped to have a landmark to go to, knowing I could walk once I reached it if I needed or wanted to.

I was really proud of myself for making the effort and for the much shorter walking periods.

Most days I walk 90 minutes with no running at all. I'm beginning to think maybe I can become a runner after all. emoticon

  
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AMANDAEA129 6/11/2010 12:14PM

    You can DEFINITELY become a runner! Awesome job!! Keep it up! emoticon

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RUN2MYDREAMS 6/10/2010 5:07PM

    You can do absolutely ANYTHING you set your mind to, Carla! Shoot for the moon, reach for the stars emoticon I know that you will be blogging soon enough about RUNA5F2010 running a 5K in 2010! YOU CAN DO THIS emoticon emoticon

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AVEARE 6/10/2010 9:43AM

    That's great that you are pushing yourself! I am the slowest runner ever and feel like I look totally silly but it is a nice feeling to be able to increase your running times and endurance!

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DETERMINEDAGAIN 6/8/2010 11:56PM

    Whoo hoo!!! I am doing my happy dance for you! That's terrific!

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NEWNAC304 6/8/2010 11:14PM

    That's awesome!

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FITNHLTHYMONICA 6/8/2010 10:48PM

    I know you can do it. Glad to hear you started working on it again. I will definitely be up for a 5K in the fall.

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CELLOSONG 6/8/2010 10:29PM

    Oh, sign up for the timed 5k at the AIDS Walk Washington with me!! I don't know anyone else doing it yet, and I'm starting to realize that races are a lot more fun with friends... *wink, wink* *nudge, nudge*

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LLTS01 6/8/2010 10:14PM

    You, my dear, can do anything you set your mind to. Now I definitely think we should find a 5k for this fall.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/8/2010 10:01PM

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BETH49 6/8/2010 9:53PM

    Oh me too! Its real slow going. I still walk more than I run (ok, its not running its more like plodding) but I'm doing it. I am seeing myself running a marathon- running into my 60's, 70's and beyond.
Keep trying.. lets encourage each other!

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Picture blog-The NOVA Sparkers (and some Ruby-Lites!) at the 2010 Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Today was an emoticon day, even in the heat and humidity! The atmosphere was super charged. Hearing Candy Coburn belting out her "I'm a pink warrior" song brought tears to my eyes. These are some of the pics.

I'm SO proud of the Northern Virginia Spark Team!! You all did an awesome job and we rocked this race! Our donations as of right now are at $2875.00!! Way to go guys!!

Starting out getting our Starbucks fix :-)



















We did it!!



  
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LOZUKE 6/13/2010 4:49AM

    Great Photos for a wonderful cause! I do the 5K walk every year on Mothers Day in Philly. The walk for me is so uplifting to see all the survivors in the Pink shirts on the Art Museum steps. it is beautiful and there are more every year. so we are making strides, emoticonfor all the breast cancer patients out there
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JILLIANPRNCSS 6/6/2010 7:10PM

    Sorry I missed you guys

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AVEARE 6/6/2010 11:23AM

    Looks like you guys had a great time - congrats on your success and raising money for such a great cause!

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MINDYJ1 6/6/2010 12:05AM

    That is fantastic! Way to go ladies!

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CHOPOLA 6/5/2010 10:22PM

    Yay!! I love the pictures! Will you send them to me? I had such a great time with everyone today!
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DETERMINEDAGAIN 6/5/2010 10:19PM

    WHOO HOO!!! Way to go!!! It was great meeting you :)

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DIGISCRAPPY 6/5/2010 9:03PM

    Woohoo!

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RORYLYONS 6/5/2010 8:20PM

    Totally out there & so emoticonGreat photos emoticon looking team! emoticon

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CARLATL 6/5/2010 6:50PM

    Awesome job ladies, love the pictures!

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LLTS01 6/5/2010 6:30PM

    Love the pictures and the team. Come on $3,000. emoticon

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GIG2828 6/5/2010 4:08PM

    great job ladies! I ran the one in MAdison WI today. It was humid up there too but I'm sure not quite as much as down there.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/5/2010 4:04PM

    I recognised quite a few sparkers, You all did great!

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NANFACEMIRE1 6/5/2010 3:42PM

    That is great No. Va Sparkers. emoticon emoticon

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MOMHAWKOF3 6/5/2010 3:38PM

    Thanks for sharing Carla! It looks like you had fun. Missed you!

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Excited about tomorrow!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Tomorrow, me and 16 other Spark friends from the Northern Virginia Spark Team, are headed to Washington DC to do the Susan G Komen Global Race for the Cure.

I am so excited to be able to participate!

Our team fundraising goal was $2000 and we way surpassed that!

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We have to be in DC at 6:30 am and they are expecting hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world, so it's bedtime for me!

See you all in the morning!

  
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RUN2MYDREAMS 6/5/2010 1:23PM

    Hope the walk went well Carla!

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60SIXTY 6/5/2010 5:58AM

    emoticon Have a great day. emoticon

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YAFENELRA 6/5/2010 1:17AM

    Good for you, Carla!!

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LMSTRAW 6/4/2010 11:36PM

    This is great. Wish I was able to walk with you. I have several friends and relatives who's had breast cancer, so this is a topic dear to my heart. Bless you all for your efforts.
Linda

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ANDREWS_MOM 6/4/2010 11:28PM

    Super emoticon for taking the initiative to do such a wonderful thing for such a worthy cause!!
Hope you all have a wonderful time!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/4/2010 10:56PM

    That is great Carla, Have a great time.

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HOLISTIC5 6/4/2010 10:41PM

    emoticon emoticonI am a Breast Cancer Survivor- I did the 3 Day walk 6 years ago and it was awesome-I'm sure this will be as wonderful!!! emoticon

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New month, new start

Monday, May 31, 2010

I love this time of year. Warmer weather, more outside activities, loads of fresh veggies and fruit. It's an easy time for me to almost effortlessly do well.

This was the time last year that I did the best with my weight loss and fitness. I stayed with it all year, but gained some back during the winter. I only have 2 pounds to go to get back to where I was at the start of winter and then look out!

Yesterday's spinning class really challenged and motivated me. I felt SO good finishing it and it was such a challenge for me that I'm raring to go again and get better at it. Hope (GOLUCYGO) and I are looking into other classes as well. We are going to rock it this summer!

These are my "before" pics. I will post again at the end of summer so I can see the difference. The pics are SO much better than the ones at the beginning of last summer, but I still have a lot to do!!







  
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TIFFYFANNY 6/1/2010 8:58AM

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TERMITEMOM 5/31/2010 5:29PM

    WOW! Look at at you! You are doing great!

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FITNHLTHYMONICA 5/31/2010 4:31PM

    Can't wait to see your after pics. So glad to hear that the spin class fired you up for a rockin summer. Thanks for sharing...you helped get me fired up too!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 5/31/2010 4:01PM

    You are doing great Carla

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LLTS01 5/31/2010 3:57PM

    Well, you are just unstoppable and looking fabulous!!!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 5/31/2010 3:49PM

    Sexy Mama!!! emoticon

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MARENAMOO 5/31/2010 2:49PM

    I love this time of year too. The watermelons (at Giant) are already fabulous and soon the cantaloupes will be coming in - big salads/seafood all summer long. Great for hot sweaty walks.

I admire your diligence and tenacity to stick with your plan. And your willingness to try new things. Looking forward to meeting you all on June 12th.

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DETERMINEDAGAIN 5/31/2010 2:48PM

    You can do it!!!! Whoo hoo!!

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ANNE1123 5/31/2010 2:42PM

    Jumping for Joy in June!! Have a great month, and summer begins so soon!! Yeah!

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MY3NTHEPUNKIN 5/31/2010 2:33PM

  Go for it!! You can do it! Can't wait to see the new pics!!

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RUN2MYDREAMS 5/31/2010 2:30PM

    Go Carla Go! I know that you are gonna ROCK this summer! YOU CAN DO THIS! I'm so happy you did a status update about the gym. You've got me psyched too! WE CAN DO THIS emoticon emoticon

I just need to take some pics like you did!

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IDAMAE1966 5/31/2010 2:26PM

  CONGRATS

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YAFENELRA 5/31/2010 2:24PM

    Lookin' Good, girl!! Can't wait to see the next pictures. Yes, tomorrow starts a new month and by golly, I am going to do my best. And I know that you will as well.

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AVEARE 5/31/2010 2:24PM

    I love this time of year too! A big thing for me is the extra hours of daylight, it really helps with feeling like you can get out and get things done!

Here's to a great and healthy summer!

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