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Need Advice

Monday, April 12, 2010

I belong to a SP team "25-50 pounds to lose". I no longer fit in that description (yeah), but do you still participate with them or does Spark etiquette say you dismiss yourself from the team? Anyone know?

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CSIENK 4/13/2010 1:47PM

    If you like the team and have been encouraged and motivated while on it - and you want to stay - take the opportunity to "pay it forward" to others who are in the same boat you used to be in. Since your "ship has sailed" so to speak... you can speak from experience and share what's worked for you.
Cindy emoticon

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DOROTHYBERO 4/13/2010 5:23AM

    Congrats to you - that is awesome. You can do whatever your skinny little butt whats to -- sho hoo!!

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JESLES 4/12/2010 10:14AM

    Nah, you can stay. An example would be at Weigh Watchers, when you achieve your goal, and you stay on for the encouragement. However, I agree, it is up to you. You may want to join a different team which suits you better at this time in your life. For instance, had I a disease and was cured of it, I may not stay on that team...or I may, just to keep in touch. ?? Depends, if you want their news letters etc. Have fun! Congrats again!

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SEEAMANDARUN 4/12/2010 9:46AM

    How cow! Reading this just reminded me that I also no longer fit this description! Go US!!!!

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POORGIRL_DIET 4/12/2010 8:37AM

    I thought it was pretty much up to yourself but maybe there are other rules that I dont know about

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FROGGERHKC 4/12/2010 8:36AM

    I agree with Jae! Congrats on your progress!

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JAE_HENNINGTON 4/12/2010 8:31AM

  I agree, if you enjoy the team and want to stay, with nothing wrong with that. maybe there are people you want to support on their journey. maybe add a team that does fit your next goal. either way I think its ok whatever you choose for you

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SRFRGRL7163 4/12/2010 8:24AM

    What do you want to do? Guess it's pretty much where you want to be and the teams you wish to join. Congratulations!

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Quiet Evening

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sheesh, quite a busy weekend, finally winding down and enjoying a quiet evening at home. trying to relax before back to the office tomorrow. Beautiful weather this weekend, even squeezed in a bike ride to Sandbrige this afternoon, so relaxing to ride motorcycle on a beautiful day - it's my aroma therapy. Hope everyone has a great week.

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JESLES 4/11/2010 8:35PM

    aroma therapy, what a good way to put it! loved it! nice weather here too!

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Shout from the Rooftops

Friday, April 09, 2010

So happy today, reached a major, major, major milestone, I just wanna shout from the rooftops....

I lost 80 pounds - Woo Hoo emoticon

Feeling great and a special thanks to all my friends at SPARK for keeping me on-track, couldn't have done it without you.

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SHANNOND5 4/9/2010 8:04PM

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS, ( I am shouting from the rooftop with you). Congratulations on you accomplishment.

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    Way to go
I can't imagine how you feel. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JESLES 4/9/2010 1:17PM

    emoticon Good for you! So fun!


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SEEAMANDARUN 4/9/2010 12:57PM

    That's awesome! Congratulations!!!


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POORGIRL_DIET 4/9/2010 11:17AM

    Well done hun thats great news. You deserve it!!

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CSIENK 4/9/2010 10:04AM

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JEEP8294 4/9/2010 9:40AM

    Great job! emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 4/9/2010 9:31AM

    Way to go congrats

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Thinking Out Loud

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I am so behind on all my housework because I've been too busy enjoying being outside and our bathroom remodeling project has just totally consumed all my energy and time. I was just thinking of all the things I need to be doing today..

Fold Laundry (load has been in dryer for three days)
Shampoo living room carpet (dumb dogged knocked over and spilled my rock fountain yesterday)
Organize my bedroom (all the stuff from emptying out bathroom is cluttering my room and strewn everywhere - can't find a darn thing)
Grocery shopping (totally out of fruit and fresh veggies - can't live without my fruit)
Cook a good meal (been kinda scrounging this week, a little of this, a little of that, but would like to cook a hot meal)
Mop kitchen floor (blooms from my bradford bear tree are stuck to the floor, looks like it has been snowing in my kitchen)

Sheesh, being unorganized really makes me stressed. But I am going to the gym before I start doing any of this stuff, gym workout will give me energy, kick me into overdrive so I can get busy.

I almost forgot... the grass needs mowed again emoticon

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    Give yourself a break. One thing at a time

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JESLES 4/8/2010 11:53AM

    I loved it! we think so much alike! now you have MY mind going about all my things to do..but what WOULD we really do without all this stuff to do? i'd be bored out of my mind, esp since i am unemployed right now.

I have an excuse to be lazy right 23 y/o daughter is visiting before she leaves for the Peace Corps the end of the I get to just sit back and enjoy her. I haven't watched this many movies, or laid around reading this much in a long time.

It's so fun having another woman in the house, I must say! And she loves interesting healthy foods, which sparks my interest in trying new flavors.

Good luck with it all, I hope you have a song in your heart today!


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CSIENK 4/8/2010 10:58AM

    It seems like a lot, but just do it one thing at a time. Good for you for getting your workout in first, though. We all have our priorities.
And now I'm off to do mine!

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HOKIEJEN13 4/8/2010 9:31AM least you're not like one of my coworkers who has to literally clean allt he yellow off everything! She has pollen all over her house - the blinds, the drapes, the bathrooms, bedrooms, get the point. She said she went home and started yesterday...going to do more oh man. And, that grass might have to wait til after the rains! Hope you get the fresh veggies and fruits...and enjoy the nice home cooked meal!

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LIS193 4/8/2010 9:26AM

    Don't be to hard on yourself. It seems like a lot but

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It Worked Itself Out

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Yesterday's dinner dilema and workout conflict ended up working out in my favor. I stopped to get chicken for the work crews/family dinner, I made my pasta salad (btw, it was fantastic - on SP recipes - Southwest Pasta Salad) AND.... I got it all done by 6:30 so that left me plenty of time for workout. My Spark walking friend called and wanted to walk last night, so we walked for an hour (twice as long as we normally do). Yeah for us, we are super women. emoticon Today's schedule may be just as hectic, but gonna definitely have time for the workout, nothing is gonna emoticon me !!!!

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SHANNOND5 4/7/2010 10:14PM

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JESLES 4/7/2010 12:15PM

    GREAT JOB! just goes to show what planning and determination! emoticon

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CAGLEHEAD35 4/7/2010 12:05PM

    Great job!!!! emoticon

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HOKIEJEN13 4/7/2010 10:52AM

    Wooo! That's awesome news for being able to get it all done! Here's to hoping today goes just all well!!!

And, here's to hoping the rain tomorrow will squash all the pollen in the air so we can all breathe again!

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MLKOLAR 4/7/2010 9:58AM

    Great job and Good Luck! What a great attitude, I need to get on board! emoticon

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SPARKYROBERT 4/7/2010 9:14AM

    Yay for walking for an hour! emoticon

And I'd hate to be between you and your workout today. lol emoticon

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