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Thank you to the SparkBuddy that thought me vain!!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Thank you to the SparkBuddy that thought me vain!!

You thought it was vanity because I am worried about 7 pounds when you need to lose 50+ yourself.

Really - Thank YOU!!

As I responded to you my words reverberated in my head, "if I am not vigilant, 7 can turn into the entire 90+ pounds" regained.

No, we are not SparkFriends - but really, you are more my buddy for slapping me upside my head mentally! As I walked with Cathy this morning, I had my AHA! moment and I realized that truer words were never spoken!!

No, it is not vanity - it is survival. No, I was not upset with the person - I recognized it for what it is - a call for help from a person close to giving up.

Yes, I really did thank her! Her comment was from the heart, filled with the anguish of the obese, anguish I knew all too well.

I also look forward to celebrating when she gets back on track and reaches her goals!

Vanity? No. Guilt? Possibly. Human? Definitely!!

Y'all have a Sparkling day today! I know my day is going to Sparkle!
I can't describe how wonderful it feels to be back in control!
Telling myself, "NO" when I want to nosh! WooHoo indeed!!
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RENEWEDJUDY 4/8/2011 11:58AM

    Hi Linda, You can always bring me back to my senses. I have been away too long, just checking in. I had 3 cervical spine surgeries, front and back and lost the use of my left hand . They were hoping to get that back but it may take a year or more for the nerves to regenerate. I'm in therapy for my hand and I'm praying I'll get full use sometime. This is my first comment in a long time. You are as always an inspiration. I read your blogs and they always make me think. I am going to list my foods today and get back on track. Thank you for being here!! emoticon emoticon Judy

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COOKWITHME65 4/5/2011 11:07AM

    What a wonderful, understanding and forgiving human being you are. emoticon

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THREEWHALES 4/3/2011 12:48PM

    I wish I had been more deligent 19 years ago when I was at my goal weight. I do understand the plight of the other person as that is the boat I am currently in..but I have found myself in the "zone" of late and hope to stay on track.

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LIBBYFITZ 4/3/2011 3:55AM

    It is all relative! emoticon

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EMMABE1 4/3/2011 1:57AM

    Understandable - after all you have lost 7lb to you is a lot - even if not to others - weight loss and feelings are relative!!
Hi Linda - haven't seen you about for ages - you sound to be ok!! Except maybe for the 7lB!!

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JENIFIREHARP 4/2/2011 10:23PM

    emoticon We have to be aware of where we are or else we will lose ground and slip right back to where we were a long time ago. I know I never want to go back to where I started!

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CHRYS13 4/2/2011 2:35PM

    emoticon As it's said, "Keep on, keeping on"!!

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JERSEYGIRL24 4/2/2011 9:25AM

    Linda,

On the surface I might tend to agree with your buddy, but on a deeper level I KNOW you are right. It is all too easy (and regretfully I know this from experience) for a small weight gain to turn into a larger, more permanent one. I also know that you should aim for a weight range, not a particular weight. Only in the sense that you should not panic if you end up 1-2 pounds over your "ideal" weight on occasion. But I believe that 5 lbs. is an acceptable benchmark to tighten things up. For that reason, you are smart to take action for your 7 lb. gain. Unless, of course, you feel that you would be comfortable a slightly higher weight, which does not seem to be the case.

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MEADSBAY 4/2/2011 9:15AM

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What a wonderfully kind and thoughtful woman you are.
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MONGO2TEN 4/2/2011 6:39AM

    Your words ring so true with me. I've had the same experience at my WW meetings, why worry about the 2 to 3 lbs. I've gained? I know in my heart that's how it starts. I'm also back on track and so much happier to be in control.

~Nancy

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MSLZZY 4/1/2011 11:20PM

    We all need a wakeup call when it comes to staying on track. Just because we reached
our goal doesn't mean we are done. This has to be for a lifetime.

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LIZZYP609 4/1/2011 10:37PM

    People need to understand that Mainenance is a much different struggle than losing. I totally agree...if you don't worry about 7 it'll turn into 20, 50, 90 or more! Never apologize for whatever struggle you are going through. I wrote about this last summer in my own blog: "I am afraid to tell people what I weigh"

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
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SHECHAM 4/1/2011 9:33PM

    You have heart... the world needs more of that... emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/1/2011 9:24PM

    Love this blog! I well remember when I resented those who had less to lose & I thought could not possibly understand my own pain and struggles. I pray to always remember how it felt and I applaud how you are reaching out in kindness. We all need to vent from time to time when we have struggles.

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FRAN0426 4/1/2011 8:59PM

    Fantastic blog. How gracious of you to respond to the sparker that wrote the vain comment. You have come a long way and yes its a continual process to keep on top of your mantainence to refrain from starting to regain. To continue winning the battle each of us must get that aha moment when everything clicks, for some longer than others, for others they quit before they get there. Great that your back on track, never give up---your an inspiration for many.

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SLENDERELLA61 4/1/2011 8:17PM

    Brilliant blog!! Great job getting back on track. I never doubted that you would. But I also know that 7 pounds can quickly turn into gaining back all my weight. To eternal vigilance!!! -Marsha

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LOPEYP 4/1/2011 7:37PM

    Whether it's 50lbs or 7lbs it's relative. Big or small we all have the same issues when it comes to weight. If you let your guard down you will stop doing what you need to do to be healthy.
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ANITA_NM 4/1/2011 7:25PM

    Great post! And what a great attitude. Someone told me that my weight is coming off so easily, and I got kind of mad/sad, because dang it, I'm working hard for every little loss. But you're absolutely right- I should have realized that it wasn't about me, they were expressing their own frustration with their progress, and instead of getting defensive, I should offer support to them. Thank you - you just gave *me* the head-slap I needed. :)

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KASSIANDORA 4/1/2011 7:13PM

    I wouldn't call it vain. Fearing that you'll slip and be unhealthy is never vain. You gave such a kind response.

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WATERMELLEN 4/1/2011 6:03PM

    What a generous and kind response you've given here. It is SOOO hard (for me, at least) to prevent creeping weight gain; and sure, worrying about a pound or two may seem vain, I'm all too aware of when I weighed 230 and how easy it would be to go right back there!! Eternal vigilance is not vanity: it's realistic!! Necessary!!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 4/1/2011 5:47PM

    I understand you being nervous about 7 pounds and you shouldn't feel bad or vain... I used to be a smoker. Some people can smoke OCCASIONALLY! I don't get it. If I pick up and smoke even a half of a cigarette I'll be back up to 2 pack a day in a week. Really! It's happened and I've had to quit all over again. Painful. Being overweight, I didn't understand how all of the skinny girls could eat what they eat, or not eat what they don't eat. But after losing 35 on Spark (with 25 to go)... I GET IT. I totally get it now. She'll get it soon too. Thank you so much for being so sensitive.

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NEENSTER1 4/1/2011 5:37PM

    Ditto Marty19 emoticon Amen!

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TEENY_BIKINI 4/1/2011 5:30PM

    You go girl!

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2PONDS 4/1/2011 5:13PM

    I think that you must have remembered ' STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES BUT NAMES WILL NEVER HURT ME" you are such a kind person to deal with such mean words the way you did! personally I think she is jealous that you succeeded. and she can't YOU ARE emoticon!!!!!

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 4/1/2011 4:55PM

    You keep up your wonderful work Linda
and thanks for posting.

You are STILL and ALWAYS will be an
INSPIRATION!

Have a Wonderful Weekend
I'm gonna
'Cause the grandkids are coming

Better than getting a big box of candy for Easter!!!

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SEDONACAT 4/1/2011 3:14PM

    We each have our own challenges, some are bigger than others. BTW, there's nothing wrong with a little vanity if it helps a person make better choices, right?
You are doing well. Keep it up!

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MARTY19 4/1/2011 2:06PM

    Truer words have not been spoken. Somebody said something to me about my journey being almost over. I said "This is a war I will fight for the rest of my life"

Marty

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IRENEHUD 4/1/2011 1:52PM

    Great blog! We all have our challenges whether it's 7 pounds, 50 pounds or maintain your weight loss. Each one is just as hard as the next.

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WEEZYB7881 4/1/2011 1:24PM

    each pound is a challenge. While I feel for someone with lots tolose, I also know that i'm not 30 anymore and it takes more to drop weight than before. A reason to whine? Nope, just a truth as frustrating as it is sometime, it's something I have to live with.

thanks for a great blog
louise

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FELICIARN 4/1/2011 12:44PM

    It would be so much easier to gain 90 than lose the last 7 and you are doing what you need to do to prevent that. as you said; SURVIVAL!! Keep going; I am proud of you and so are my parents. They told me about your bikini pictures (and I said I already knew) and they told me how proud they are and how proud your Dad is too. They are so happy for you and they are glad that you are motivating me (and so many others) Keep up the good work CUZ!!!

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RISSASPIECES 4/1/2011 12:34PM

    I have dealt with the same issue. If I were truly vain, why did it take me over twenty years to get the scars from my breast reduction revised? You can tell from my "before" pictures that I was a proud big girl. I started this journey to regain my health. It is just a bonus that I look better at 140 than I did at 230!

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DESTINYE 4/1/2011 11:54AM

    I have lost 50 lbs here and now I am trying to lose 5 lbs to get back to a healthy weight - and the 5 lbs is proving much tougher, but I know it does make a difference. The key is not to judge others as our journey is our own, and the 5 lbs I need to lose has been so much harder than the 50 I originally lost.

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RHONDALYN36 4/1/2011 11:54AM

    very well said i dont go by scale i go by how lose my clothing fits me..I weight myself at least once a month..anymore than that I get frustrated.. keep up the great work you can do it emoticon

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MOMMYBYCHOICE 4/1/2011 11:50AM

    funny I just talked to someone about this today....
it was about how people do realize that at 10 pounds they need to do something and do it early- instead of those ( like myself) who get the 10 then get 10 more and well here I am at 50 and struggling and making a big deal over .5 a week loss. so woohoo to you to being 7 within your goal and knowing you need it to reach the goal you set.

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CAPTHAMMER 4/1/2011 11:45AM

    As someone who originally came on board with "only" 25lbs to lose, I've always tried to be sensitive how I phrased my complaints about difficulties reaching goal. But that in no reduces the amount of work it takes to reach goal or, if I ever get there, maintaining goal weight.

We had this same discussion yesterday on another team. Someone posted a blog "Do I Deserve to Be Here?" because like you she'd been confronted about having a relatively small amount to lose. The unanimous answers were "Absolutely!" It's a journey for everyone. And even at goal it's not over, it's an ongoing lifestyle change.

Hopefully, by writing this blog you've helped others see that everyone travels a different path. And that path continues at goal weight!

Best wishes and thank you for transforming what could have been an ugly comment into a wake-up call for all of us.

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ASTORRES1 4/1/2011 11:41AM

    What a powerful and truthful blog, Linda.
Sometimes we all need a reminder that 7 can turn into 50--90...if we don't get ourselves in check!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!



amy

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HELEN_BRU 4/1/2011 11:35AM

    For me, no matter what the weight, each lb. lost was a challenge. Sometimes we say things from the heart without thinking how the other guy would react. Your response was tactful.

Thanks for my goodie!

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TAILSCHRIS 4/1/2011 11:34AM

    You are so sweet! I really hope I can be that strong when I get thin!! I love the way you think!!

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T2SEE140 4/1/2011 11:08AM

  The best thing to do is keep your enemies closest to the heart. You are truly an inspiration and people always feel the need to give their "two cents." Keep up the good work.

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NEW-CAZ 4/1/2011 11:03AM

    what a wonderful response, and a wonderful blog,
You are so right about not taking your eye off the ball- so easy to gain!
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SISSYB3 4/1/2011 11:02AM

    You continue to delight and amaze me! Good for you in looking for the lesson for yourself in this situation. What so many of us don't realize is that this is not a competition, but a journey. I appreciate your sense of compassion and your wonderful example as I limp my way towards health! And incidentally, if you look at yourself in the mirror and like what you see after such an amazing accomplishment, then you go girl! I'll be dancing in the streets and shaking my bootie! emoticonRenee emoticon

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MARTY728 4/1/2011 11:00AM

    What thoughts must I express about you to get a "Thank you" blog? Would any of the following do it:

You lift your arms in pictures to look thinner! - Can't use this one, someone beat me to it.

When you weigh yourself you only put one foot on the scale! - I think I have a winner! emoticon

Of course I am joking! I enjoyed your blog above. I am thankful that you are one of my SP Friends. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIZZLE2105 4/1/2011 10:51AM

    WOW!!!! That is deep!!! You are right it is survival!!! Whether 7 pounds or 70 pounds we have to fight not to resort back to our old life. I hope that person finds the strength to get back on their journey.

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ALICIA214 4/1/2011 10:50AM

 

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This journey called life.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Today I received a spark-mail from an old buddy, "I can't get over how much you have changed! How does it feel? Is it what you thought it would be?!?!? Tell me when you get a chance! I know you stay really busy! Love to you always! L"

My reply:

Dear L, your zest for life uplifted me so many times!

Yes, and no. Since I was never thin growing up - I really didn't know what to expect. I can't remember how it felt to be obese - and I spent most of my 59 years being obese. I went to the store in shorts yesterday and for the first time it didn't concern me! My legs are very 'flabby' looking (no muscle-tone) but I know how lazy I am so I am not going to set myself up for failure with Strength Training that I know I will not continue.

I still walk every day the weather permits - my walking buddy has to walk or her pain gets totally out of hand.

I did reach 115 before winter set in - but today am 122.1 and adjusting to it nicely. I will have to re-lose 5+ lbs every year to account for what I will gain during the winter months, but I don't feel deprived. Depraved yes, deprived no.

I do stay busy with my dad on dialysis and my DH - dad is 88, DH is 89 - but I find "me time" on my computer playing pc games! SparkPeople still takes up a large chunk of my day and I try to be available for others still on their journeys. My journey will never end - if I allow it to end, I will be back where I started within a few years and I just cannot take that chance. I have seen my future and it is bleak if I allow myself to regain the 90+ pounds.

L, I will always be here for you - I am unable to reach out the way I used to because of time constraints - but I am always here to respond to any requests for encouragement and/or comfort.

We are all on this journey called life together - and I too trust heavily in The Lord for my salvation.

One day at a time can see you reach your goals.


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RENEWEDJUDY 4/8/2011 1:16PM

    I am focusing on your blogs today, Linda. This is a great one. You never fail to inspire me. emoticon

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LDCECIL 4/1/2011 7:39PM

    Thanks for sharing this - it is all so true.

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WEEZYB7881 3/29/2011 8:05PM

    as always, a great blog...you're always there for us. and for me in particular.

stay well
louise - still here and still working on life

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TULIPAN2 3/29/2011 10:12AM

    emoticon A great blog!!!

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GRALLEN 3/28/2011 9:25PM

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    Super blog! emoticon

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SUPREME5 3/28/2011 9:59AM

    LINDA;
YOU ARE ALWAYS ENCOURAGING OTHER
MANY TIMES YOU HAVE ANSWERED A BLOG OR LEFT A COMMENT ON MY PAGE I AM GLAD YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE AND I WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING ABOUT YOU YOU ARE A TRUE FRIEND
THANKS FOR CARING
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KELLEEH 3/27/2011 11:58AM

    It's great to know that long term maintenance is possible! I am doing a good job with the weight loss, but I am a little worried about the upcoming maintenence phase (as in forwever lol). Keep being such a great inspiration!

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GRANPATTIE 3/27/2011 11:58AM

    Linda, this was a great blog. You're so right. If any of us let our journeys end, we'll go right back again to what we were before. That's a longer trip for some than others, but that doesn't matter. We'd still go back, and feel equally defeated. So, as you said, we need to consider this a lifelong journey...don't let it end. I needed to read this. I'm feeling a tad discouraged. I really need to turn myself around somehow.

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DESTINYE 3/27/2011 11:22AM

    So inspiring!

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MEADSBAY 3/27/2011 10:31AM

    You are ALWAYS here for us-
a continual source of support and motivation.
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SOULOFADANCER 3/27/2011 9:42AM

    SO sweet!
You are a true SP buddy
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COOKWITHME65 3/27/2011 9:37AM

    Nice blog. thanks for sharing.

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MARTY19 3/27/2011 9:35AM

    The change I see in you is your happiness at reaching your goal. You never waivered - you just kept moving forward. You are always there with a smile and a helping hand to anyone who needs it. You believe that everyone can reach their goal even when they don't. You are a blessing.

Love you
Marty

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MAWDOT35 3/27/2011 9:14AM

    Great post Linda!!! emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 3/27/2011 9:06AM

    I am so glad to know you and you have done such an awesom job . emoticonDottie

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BEYOURBEST1 3/27/2011 9:05AM

    Thanks for sharing. I agree with you, the journey must continue.

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NEW-CAZ 3/27/2011 9:01AM

    wonderful attiturde emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/27/2011 8:43AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonSuch a positive attitude!

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Atkins Freebie! You don't have to do low-carb to get this.

Friday, March 25, 2011

**edit: I don't think people are understanding - you don't have to do low-carb to be eligible for this freebie and you can eat the Atkins Bars. The carb/calorie counter booklet is worth the bother all by itself.

No, I am not doing a low-carb diet - but if you are, you might be interested in going to
www.atkins.com/free

Sign up for free and within a couple of days you will receive a box (Free Weight-Loss Kit) from Atkins with a Quick-Start Guide, Chef Recipes, Comprehensive Carb Counter including Fiber & Calories plus 3 free Atkins Bars.

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NANA23GREATBOYS 4/2/2011 10:01PM

  Every little bit helps. Thank you, Andrea emoticon

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 3/29/2011 9:50AM

    Thanks for sharing, Linda. You are always on top of the latest everything!!! I am all signed up. I am looking forward to trying the Atkins bars! :)

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COOKWITHME65 3/27/2011 9:39AM

    I just did this yesterday. It's a great offer.

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SOULOFADANCER 3/26/2011 10:20PM

    Thanks for this I love giveaways
In this economy anytime we can save something is great@

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/26/2011 8:40PM

    Linda, being in Australia we miss out on all the freebies and prizes. emoticon

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GRALLEN 3/26/2011 5:53PM

    I signed up for the kit.

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WEEZYB7881 3/26/2011 12:10AM

    thanks Linda. good info as usual

louise

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NEW-CAZ 3/25/2011 5:39PM

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GRANPATTIE 3/25/2011 3:35PM

    Thanks, Linda!

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MARTY19 3/25/2011 2:03PM

    Thanks for sharing. This would be worth trying.
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LIZABETT 3/25/2011 12:53PM

    You talked me into it, Linda. I ordered the kit. Thanks, friend, emoticon emoticon

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BLESSEDGIGI 3/25/2011 11:41AM

    Thanks, I signed up. I don't do Atkins, but I do like Atkins bars and could use the calorie counter.

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SNIKWAD 3/25/2011 11:30AM

    Thanks Love Atkins! emoticon

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BARNABABY1 3/25/2011 11:17AM

    Great! I'll take all the new info I can get.... I'm not low carb but I'm always looking for good recipes and snack bars!!!

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RISSASPIECES 3/25/2011 10:23AM

    I love fruit way too much to ever go low carb. :-) But thanks for sharing the link!

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COOLMAMA11 3/25/2011 9:31AM

    Great info, but it is not offered in Canada..but thank you anyway!

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LIZABETT 3/25/2011 9:29AM

    I'll stick with the SparkPeople plan. I don't call it a diet, but a lifestyle. I've tried most of these other diets and they don't work for me. You are doing great! emoticon

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MARTY728 3/25/2011 9:17AM

    Great information and great of you to share it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESTINYE 3/25/2011 9:06AM

    No Atkins here either! But a great offer!

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BREWMASTERBILL 3/25/2011 9:05AM

    I'm not either, but always interested in new ideas for sensible intake.

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What Is It Made Of?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

From another email:
You would never have thought it possible!













Flip-Flops!!


**edit: Thank you for asking RuthLathe - I googled it:

Sculpture "Fat Monkey" in a park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2010. The sculpture Fat Monkey, which was designed by the Dutch artist Florentjin Hofman, is made up with thousands of colorful chinelas.

  
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TRUDIP1 3/27/2011 8:26PM

    Wow, never seen so many ffs! Wonder how many are in this "art"?

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JULESDUD1 3/25/2011 5:38PM

    that is so cooool!!! Thanks! emoticon

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MUGSYMOM 3/25/2011 10:17AM

    I love it! emoticon emoticon

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2PONDS 3/25/2011 8:42AM

    emoticon I always marvel at peoples imagination !!!!

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LIBBYFITZ 3/25/2011 7:29AM

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WATERMELLEN 3/24/2011 10:16PM

    This is great! What a mind, to think it up -- and so much care, in assembling them all!!

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MSLZZY 3/24/2011 10:09PM

    Adorable! Thank you!

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MEADSBAY 3/24/2011 9:16PM

    hahahahaha!
But is it ART?

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KATHYPETERSON62 3/24/2011 8:04PM

    too cool!

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MADKAPKID 3/24/2011 5:31PM

    HOLY COW! Now THAT is a lot of flip flops. This is one cool blog! Thank you so much for sharing, Karen emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 3/24/2011 5:26PM

    I had to send that to my dd who is the flip flop queen she lives in them till it snows. LOVES them even though she had slide on wet store floors, split her knee, slid on our outside stairs and messed her back. She loves her flip flops.
cool.

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RUTHLATHE 3/24/2011 2:59PM

    Do you know where this is? Remarkable. Old flipflops never die!

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SEDONACAT 3/24/2011 2:14PM

    How cool!

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MARTY19 3/24/2011 2:03PM

    WOW!!

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JUSTBIRDY 3/24/2011 11:34AM

    oh, I thought it was going to be soda bottles.

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 3/24/2011 11:33AM

    Woah that is cool! I would not have guessed!

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MAWDOT35 3/24/2011 11:23AM

    That's a lot of Flip Flops!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/24/2011 11:12AM

    cool

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BARNABABY1 3/24/2011 11:05AM

    That is so cool!!! emoticon

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MIZZLE2105 3/24/2011 11:03AM

    WOW!!!!

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SLENDERELLA61 3/24/2011 11:01AM

    Very interesting!! I thought from the title you'd be asking a waitress!!! -Marsha

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DESTINYE 3/24/2011 10:59AM

    Awesome!

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GRANPATTIE 3/24/2011 10:54AM

    Well, you certainly are right. The last frame is an "OMG" shot! It's amazing what "artists" will think of! Hard to imaging how much time it took to get this right.

Thanks for sharing!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/24/2011 10:49AM

    Nope! I NEVER would have! emoticon

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IILAAD65 3/24/2011 10:49AM

    I loved this when I got it in an email. VERY creative!!

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If she can do it... we can do it!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4098769


When I find a blog that motivates me, I like to share it.

Today I read, "From Wheelchair to 1 Mile Walker :)"

Click the link and see how far this lovely lady has come!

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4098769


**edit: forgive me - I do realize and understand that we are not all created with the same problems and some medical conditions can be insurmountable - but I still admire this lady's courage and "stick-to-it-ness"!
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PCOH051610 3/23/2011 9:35AM

    Hi,

Thank you for sharing this wonderful story!

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LESLIES537 3/22/2011 11:23AM

    Wow, very inspirational!! Thanks so much for sharing! emoticon

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LIZABETT 3/21/2011 2:41PM

    Nice of you to share. emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 3/20/2011 9:02PM

    Thanks for sharing this inspiring story!! -Marsha

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MEADSBAY 3/20/2011 2:32PM

    How inspiring!
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MARTY19 3/20/2011 1:17PM

    Geeze - I guess I better shut up and stop complaining. I am so impressed.

Marty

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GRANPATTIE 3/20/2011 12:15PM

    Thanks for sharing. She is inspirational.

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WALKWITME 3/20/2011 11:22AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing

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DESTINYE 3/20/2011 11:12AM

    Wow, just amazing!

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