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The Climb-Today's Bonus Challenge

Monday, September 14, 2009

Today's bonus buddy challenge was to blog and reflect about a song we find motivating. For me, it's one i have mentioned before...it's one that i fell in love with from the moment i heard it. Took my kids to see the new Hannah Montana movie...i know...cheeze....lol.... but this song...wow...really...

To hear: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG2zyeVRcbs

and the lyrics:

The Climb lyrics
Songwriters: Alexander, J; Mabe, J;

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there's a voice inside my head saying
"You'll never reach it"

Every step I'm taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I'm not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

'Cause there's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody's gonna have to lose

Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It's all about, it's all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa

Kitty's back...lol...you know...life is a climb....our weight loss journey is a climb... getting out of debt or just paying the bills sometimes...yea, it's a climb....but though we need to pay bills, even save some money, lose weight and get healthy...all of it....we need to do it...but that is not what life is really about.... let's face it...life happens.... but if we take a look...look around...the climb...well...come look from the top of a building...or a hill... or even a mountain...now can you see.... see it all....was it worth the climb.... yea... it gets tough... but it can also be fun....

Let me tell you something that happened on family vacation....we went to Brandywine Falls....dd1 and i are deathly afraid of heights...she stayed back...i...went for it... this was on my top 10 things to do before i died and i wasn't missing it... we had to go down first to see the view looking up...which means...we had to climb back up...uh...yea... i'm in better shape than before...but not great... i'm still a very large woman here...lol... but to be honest...yea...it got rough...but...it was also spectacular.... the view...the sites... and oh...doing this with family...only means it was fun and funny to....lol....yea...the falls was great...but you know what...the climb was even better.

  
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*MADHU* 9/15/2009 1:32AM

    Very inspiring lyrics emoticonfor sharing !

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DEB2448 9/15/2009 1:29AM

    What a great song!

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WILDCARD1 9/14/2009 9:47PM

    You know Kitty, you and I are really too much alike. I was going to blog about this song too. I had tears in my eyes when I heard this song during the movie.

thanks!

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EDWARDS1411 9/14/2009 9:37PM

    Such a great inspirational song - great choice!!! Terrific blog Kitty!!!
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TEACHINKIDS2 9/14/2009 9:18PM

    Cool Song LOL

What a smart choice!

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NITAINMN 9/14/2009 8:40PM

    Awesome!! I will post this on 2 of my friends' pages to inspire them....Kitty:) Thank you darling! emoticon

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RHALES199 9/14/2009 8:35PM

    I love the lyrics to that song! It's very inspirational for me!
Have a great evening kitty dear!

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MISSBEAR11 9/14/2009 8:32PM

    ESP ... Maybe... but her and Teachin are sharing the same brain. lol Teachin picked the same song. Its a really great song. I love it. High 5 Kitty.

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JAYCEE77 9/14/2009 8:02PM

    Great song and great blog Kitty. I was thinking of blogging about my song before I read that that was the challenge. Do you have ESP or what?

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The Buddy Challenge Thus Far

Monday, September 07, 2009

Well, today's bonus challenge was to blog about the buddy challenge...and, in a past blog, i promised to keep everyone apprised to it... so this is taking care of both :) i am really enjoying this challenge...and though some days i have trouble meeting my goal on exercise, it's really given me a kick in the pants in other area's of my life... and the people on team one are absolutely awesome.... i love being teamed with them...and hope they like being teamed with me... i think they do :) The buddy challenge we had a couple years ago was great, but this one i think is even better...and i am hoping we can do it again...in say... 6 months emoticon

We still have the rest of September to go...but by the way things got off to such a good start, i say this is the kick in the pants i needed to get me back to center.

  
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EDWARDS1411 9/10/2009 9:21AM

    Luv this challenge Kitty and luv being on Team 1 with you too!! And what a great idea to have another one in 6 months. It really is a great way to get to know team members better while continuing to work on becoming healthier and more fit!! I especially like the bonus challenges and can't wait to find out what they are each day. Thanks so much for the invite - it was just the Spark I needed!!! GO TEAM 1 GO!!!!

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WILDCARD1 9/8/2009 11:28PM

    Thanks kitty, I am enjoying the challenge! Go team 3!

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BLACKCANARYBABE 9/7/2009 9:58PM

    I love all the friends I have met on SP, including you.

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NITAINMN 9/7/2009 7:46PM

    I have not been part of LAP or the challentes Kitty. But, having had you as my co-leader on OPOD was fantastic! You are awesome...so dependable, full of kindness, compassion, caring for all. You have taken your responsibility to the enth degree as if you were getting more than compensated for it (unlike some of the co-leaders we have had in the past who did not think even visiting the team once a month by the leader was a necessary requirement- do you remember that person?!) Thanks for being my SP and FB friend:) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEB2448 9/7/2009 7:37PM

    I am really enjoying it and would love to do another one sometime.

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SCRAPPY_RN 9/7/2009 7:06PM

    I just joined but I'm enjoying it too.

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STARTSPARKING 9/7/2009 6:35PM

    You were one of my first Spark friends, and I will always appreciate your invitation to join LAP. I participated in the first LAP challenge two years ago and remained close friends with my team mates. The support I have received from them during the challenge and since then has been invaluable.

I feel this current challenge will deepen many of my SP friendships. I've always said what I value most about SP is the mutual support. Thank you for all you do for our LAP team, my friend.
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MISSBEAR11 9/7/2009 5:55PM

    I'm enjoying it too.

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Buddy Challenge Day 3

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Wohoo!!!! I made it to day 3. To say today was a struggle, would be an understatement. First i find out ds had not taken trash to curb, but that was because he was busy doing other things, including stuff his sis had him do, so i told her to take out the trash...that caused a big arguement...this after i worked on the house to get it somewhat clean before i went to work..so i wasn't happy anyways...then i found out my phone bill had gone through a couple days too early, making my checking account overdrawn...then work...uhg...i got 2 of those kind of customers every customer rep dreads...especially when you are already busy...they needed something more than you could provide, and it had to be right now... and the worse part was they both called at the same time...so i am trying to accommodate both customers and do my other work....the one boss was on the dock, leaving me alone in the office (the others were not in yet) finally, after putting them both on hold and calling for boss to come rescue me, he dealt with customer 2 while i dealt with customer 1... except that his freight was missing, as does happen sometimes, but he wanted it NOW!!! and nobody knew where it was... so through out the day, this customer called...and called...and called some more... it was found...thank goodness, and arrangements to have it delivered asap...i then leave early to go get some money to cover what was overdrawn and for the checks that would be coming in tomorrow... so i rush home to find paperwork that i knew i had some where...but i knew where it wasn't.... after 20 minutes...i looked there...guess where it was...yep...right there...lol...so go get money, run to bank, more behind than i wanted to be...picked up some soy butter at grocery store, then off to get dd1 from school....the road in front of school is under construction...so that was fun...then off to get gas...but get beind someone going 15 mph below the speed limit...uhg....get gas and get to dd2's school about 1 minute before she comes down... drop dd1 off at home, then home to cook dinner...ds in bad mood... and then as he was cleaning...he breaks the vacuum....so as i am trying to clean, i have to now fix that... i haven't had time for my eye med, nor the hot pack i'm suppose to put on it all day...just now winding down to do that.... aaaaahhhhh... time for bed.... as for the challenges, i somehow did meet each one...plus some...yea me!!!

and off to bed...for tomorrow is Friday and the end of a long week, but the beginning of a 3 day weekend!!! ye haw!!!

  
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154BYAUG 9/4/2009 7:54AM

  Enjoy the 3 day weekend! Have some "me time" & relax!
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NITAINMN 9/3/2009 10:19PM

    Oh you poor kitty!!! Reminds me of my days when the kids were your kids' age...thank god, its all behind me now:) Glad you survived another awful day and made it home safe and sound, get yourself into bed - hope you get good night's rest dear.

I see many of my friends have joined the buddy challenge. Good Luck to you - to make it work with your busy schedule and hope it helps you stay healthy:)

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MISSBEAR11 9/3/2009 7:30PM

    We all have days like that .... and we can be happy that it is only "days" like that and not a whole life like that. It makes us appreciate normal days more. lol Have great night and get ready to relax this weekend.

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Buddy Challenge Day 1 & 2

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

So far so good. I have managed to do all 7 daily challenges and the bonus challenge each day. Will say though....the exercise one is the hardest. I am doing it, but it's just barely.... this morning i had so much to do...and no time to do it...but i decided to do some of my heavy cleaning, which alone is cardio...but then i added some dancing...may as well make it fun and really get that heart going...lol.

  
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DEB2448 9/3/2009 5:03PM

    Way to go! I love team 1

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PAULINEAPPERLY 9/3/2009 12:53PM

    The excersise part of the challenge is the part that I can't do at the moment (sciatica). You are doing really well Kitty.

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KATIEBUG815 9/3/2009 1:08AM

    Was it belly dancing by any chance?? LOL

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 9/2/2009 10:08PM

    Way to burn those extra calories!!! Woo hoo!! Hey thanks for stopping by my Sparkpage! yesterday was kind of crazy (today is too but things should get back to normal by Thursday evening).



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RHALES199 9/2/2009 8:21PM

    Way to go, Kitty! (I'm with you, cleaning counts as exercise in my book! (and it really does according to SP as well, Thank Heavens!)

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MISSBEAR11 9/2/2009 8:06PM

    High 5 Kitty. You're doing great.

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JAYCEE77 9/2/2009 7:34PM

    Dancing and cleaning are great cardio! WTG Kitty. Team 3 is still the place to be. lol

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WILDCARD1 9/2/2009 6:49PM

    WTG!!! Keep up the good work! Go Team 3, LOL!

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Losing And Play Anniversary-And Our Buddy Challenge

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Well, as of today, the LAP team is 2 years old. And to kick off the month and the anniversary, we are having a buddy challenge. I will be blogging about it throughout the month... for now... here are the goals (I want to than Nita for some of the idea's)

The Daily Challenges:

Here is the challenges and the points you get for each day you do them:

Exercise (1 point): do at least 30 minutes of exercise (cardio or strength training)

Nutrition (1 point): Drink at least 8 glasses of water

Brain: play a game (this can be any type of game) (1 point):

Spiritual (1 point): Name one blessing in your life

Home: (1 point): take 5 minutes to declutter something

Financial (1 point): put in a jar 50 cents each day of the challenge

Community (1 point) Visit your team members page (this includes their blog, a spark goodie or on their friend feed) or spark mail them.

The Weekly Challenge:

For each pound you lose, give yourself 10 points.

For every person you get to join the LAP team AND get them to join you on this challenge-give yourself 5 points. They must sign into your teams thread for you to get this. (So if you join LAP and join our challenge, please, join team 1...tehe)

Today's bonus challenge for 1 point is to print or write out the list of daily challenges and post it somewhere that will remind you of it. Then take a look at it throughout the day.

I will be printing mine out at work :) and the financial i've already got done for the day... wohoo!!!

  
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EDWARDS1411 9/10/2009 9:16AM

    This is a great challenge to celebrate our 2nd anniversary!! First thing in the morning when I wake up, I want to check out what the bonus challenge is and then go to make contact with my teammates. Hope you have the bonus of giving a point for every sparkpoint earned for the day again - a great incentive to increase our Sparking!!! GO TEAM 1 GO!!!
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NITAINMN 9/3/2009 10:37PM

    Sounds like fun! Gosh!!! I completely forgot LAP is your team....Awwww kitty! emoticon Sorry! I got a couple of friends who are doing this challenge and got invited to join too...but, this is a busy month so, will skip this month!

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DEB2448 9/1/2009 5:42PM

    I am looking forward to being a part of this challenge.

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KOOCH4 9/1/2009 10:57AM

    Happy 2 year anniversary!
You sure have turned thIs in to a GREAT TEAM!

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WILDCARD1 9/1/2009 8:42AM

    Sounds great! Thanks for putting this together! But team 3 is the team to be on!!!

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*MADHU* 9/1/2009 5:29AM

    Sounds like a emoticonchallenge !

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MESTEESOY6979 9/1/2009 4:53AM

    Sounds like a good "challenge". Congradulations on putting it together.

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