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Friday the 13th!

Friday, November 13, 2009

AARGH!!

But I did survive, happily, and am busy earning my sparkpoints!

I live, therefore I blog!

**edit: Nope, not really superstitious, but it seemed like a good blog for the day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/16/2009 9:51AM

    I love therefore I blog.......I love it!!! emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL24 11/15/2009 10:41PM

    I just noticed this. Friday was my son's birthday. He turned 21. He was born on a Sunday, though. I don't think about it too much. However, there is a possibility that my daughter will be getting married next year on August 13. Guess what day of the week it is (though I actually don't think it will happen on that day).

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/14/2009 7:33AM

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MSLZZY 11/14/2009 7:26AM

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LOPEYP 11/14/2009 5:48AM

    I survived as well.
Onward.....

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_VALEO_ 11/14/2009 1:47AM

    I wouldn't expect less from you! Have you played bingo today?

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GRALLEN 11/13/2009 10:20PM

    Living and blogging in always good.

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SUPREME5 11/13/2009 8:40PM

    if you are happy i am happy

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BARNABABY1 11/13/2009 7:51PM

    I've survived it as well and just used your blog to earn my own sparkpoints!!
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MARTY19 11/13/2009 7:10PM

    Don't tell me you are superstitious! I find that hard to believe. LOL

Hugs,
Marty

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 11/13/2009 7:05PM

    Didn't even notice that it was the 13th. I was born on the 13th and not superticious

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ETAGGEL 11/13/2009 7:05PM

    Well I just about survived it. LOL


Phyllis

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LITTLESTAPLETON 11/13/2009 7:03PM

    I'm so glad you made it through today! emoticon

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JOANW1 11/13/2009 7:03PM

  Glad you survived. HEHEHE .

I knew you would.

And now on to another day.

joanw1

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Tribute to Chris3215

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I have this lovely lady in my friend's feed and I am totally blown away by her astounding number of fitness minutes.

83,616 Fitness minutes!

I am equally blown away by her story
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CH
RIS3215


I feel blessed just to know her this briefly; like 2 ships passing in the night. I see her on my friend's feed and I smile and leave a comment. I continue to be in awe of her.

I just wanted someone else to know.

**edit: I have told a SP_Coach in the hopes they will "recognize" her fitness achievements! I keep looking for her to be spotlighted in a spark email one day!

  
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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 11/17/2009 10:04PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing this.

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/13/2009 10:52AM

    I checked her out and WOW!!! She's movin!

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GRAYGRANNY 11/13/2009 10:40AM

    THAT GAL HAS IT GOING ON NOW!!!!!!!!!

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CICI510 11/13/2009 9:37AM

    Wow!! Thank you so much for the link! I agree that she is definitely one of Spark's best kept secrets!

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MARTY19 11/13/2009 6:50AM

    WOW - I guess I will have to work harder at mine. LOL!


Marty

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EMMABE1 11/12/2009 10:19PM

    Wow - that is a huge number of fitness minutes!!

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MSLZZY 11/12/2009 9:31PM

    Wow! What an inspiration!

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LITTLESTAPLETON 11/12/2009 8:11PM

    Thank you so much for sharing another inspiring Spark story! That is an astounding number of fitness minutes!

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JUST-AMY 11/12/2009 8:07PM

    WOW! I went and visited her page. Thanks for sharing! She's one of Spark's best kept secrets!



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Maintenance is just another word.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I don't want anyone being afraid of any word, and certainly not diet or maintenance.

They are just words that describe our new lifestyle.

We do not have to live lives of deprivation, we only need to learn moderation.

If I can do this, anyone can do this. SparkPeople is the way.

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MSLZZY 11/11/2009 10:08PM

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SUPREME5 11/11/2009 8:12PM

    i hear ya

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WATERMELLEN 11/11/2009 7:06PM

    Nutrition tracking (and fitness tracking) are what keep me accountable that I am sustaining that moderation (without 'em, the self-indulgence can escalate pretty quickly!!)

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MARTY19 11/11/2009 5:44PM

    Moderation is my key word. That and exercise.

Marty

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GRALLEN 11/11/2009 4:21PM

    Here, here!!

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JERSEYGIRL24 11/11/2009 4:20PM

    Let me add my $.02 and agree with everyone else!!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/11/2009 4:01PM

    You are absolutely correct!!

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CARLENEBEE 11/11/2009 3:51PM

    Well said. I totally agree :)

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back in the 120's today!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My homemade bread made with cream shoved me up to 122.5 on Nov 7 but I am back to 120.8 today, 3 days later.

Maintenance is definitely doable.

  
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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/11/2009 9:35AM

    Linda,
Your homemade bread sounds sinfully wonderful!! emoticon I'm glad you've been able to keep your weight under control so well...you are an amazing woman!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL24 11/11/2009 7:23AM

    Not too shabby!!

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MSLZZY 11/11/2009 7:12AM

    Maintenance and a dose of moderation! But homemade bread is so goog! WTG!

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MONGO2TEN 11/11/2009 5:25AM

    Yep, it's just a matter of not letting a 2 lb. gain become a 5 lb. gain and then a 10 lb. gain, etc. You are determined and will do just great!

~Nancy

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/11/2009 4:48AM

    Well done, you're inspirational.

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_VALEO_ 11/11/2009 3:45AM

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You're doing fine! Keep it up!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 11/10/2009 9:35PM

    Woo-hoo! Way to push it back down where it belongs!

You WILL be in that elite 5%!

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KAROUSELL46 11/10/2009 9:14PM

    WTG!! THAT'S TERRIFIC!

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LINDA! 11/10/2009 9:07PM

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MEADSBAY 11/10/2009 9:01PM

    You are my hero and inspiration. emoticon
I think I've slipped back into not eating enough so am increasing my calories, esp. on high workout days, like today.
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SUPREME5 11/10/2009 8:55PM

    your the one to do it
good job


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WALKWITME 11/10/2009 7:54PM

    Linda, I see you Walked it out .... lol

AWESOME !

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WATERMELLEN 11/10/2009 7:34PM

    Good for you! and thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog!!

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MARTY19 11/10/2009 7:28PM

    For you, anything is doable. You make up your mind to do something and you go out and do it. This sets a wonderful example to anyone who struggles with this journey.

Love you,
Marty

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LOPEYP 11/10/2009 6:59PM

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That's what it's all about.

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GRALLEN 11/10/2009 6:58PM

    Definitely. Good job.

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17 days and down another half pound...

Monday, November 09, 2009

Back to 121 today - so that fried turkey wing didn't do much harm yesterday!

We now have 17 days to Thanksgiving and company coming! So why am I sitting here typing at my computer??

Why not?

17 days, are you ready?

  
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MONGO2TEN 11/10/2009 6:01AM

    I eat whatever I feel like on Thanksgiving Day and don't feel guilty. The next day, I get right back on track. I've done this for 4 years and never showed a gain after a week of staying on track. (I don't weigh myself until the next Monday). It works well for me.

~Nancy

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MARTY19 11/9/2009 5:14PM

    I may just stay home this year. Not sure I want to go anywhere.

Marty

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EMMABE1 11/9/2009 4:30PM

    I have a feeling Thanksgiving might be a problem (food wise) to many SP members - good job we don't celebrate it!!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/9/2009 3:42PM

    We're going home to MN and I'm soooo not ready yet. Emotionally --YES, but I've got a lot to do before then!!!!

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MESSENE 11/9/2009 3:40PM

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PAISHAR2 11/9/2009 3:39PM

    I am counting the days to Thanksgiving also!!!! I have a lot to be thankful for and I know by the grace of God that he is going to able me to eat and not over do it!!!!!! We are all in this race and WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

s
haron

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BESTSUSIEYET 11/9/2009 3:39PM

    Yep, it's coming! And it's gonna be fun to plan a Thanksgiving meal that is healthier and still satisfies the hunger for the traditional!

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