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In a few days... 11 Month Anniversary on Sparkpeople! Where did the time go?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

In four days, it'll be 11 months since joining this great site. Can't believe how fast this year has evaporated. My progress has been in several non-weight loss ways, and as valuable as though I'd lost more weight. I've kept off the 34 I've lost so far, even though I've dealt with a forever plateau. According to one of my books, this plateau may be my goal weight if my body won't budge further. Have a wonderful day, friends.

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/18/2009 11:22AM


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RASCALSMOMMA 12/17/2009 1:27PM

    Progress is progress and the 34 pounds you can consider emoticon to the curb! Just keep on with healthy habits and the rest should come. Hugs to you. Laurie

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It' Not Easy Being Green (Kermit the Frog)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I picked up a sweet little book with quotes by Jim Henson, the creator of the muppets and the voice of Kermit until he died. It's nice to read the positive thoughts and topics about creativity. I miss him on this planet and still enjoy occasionally visiting Sesame Street. One of Kermit's final quotes in the book reminds me of setting the goal of healthier liviing.

Life's like a movie, write your own ending
Keep believing, keep pretending
We've done just what we set out to do
Thanks to the lovers, the dreamers, and you.

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/18/2009 11:21AM

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    Awesome thoughts. Glad I am not Miss Piggie anymore. emoticon emoticon

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VICIOUS421 12/17/2009 2:11AM

    I love Kermit! He has some awesome saying! I miss Jim Henson, he made the world a much better place with his Muppets!

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RASCALSMOMMA 12/16/2009 10:07PM

    Thats from the Muppet Movie! Did you ever see it? If not I wont ruin it for ya but if you havent YOU HAVE to see it! It is WONDERFUL. "Read my lips" WON-der-FULLL!!

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Thanks to Sparkfriends, My "Break" From Spark Was Not a Long One

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I never cease to be amazed at how precious the spark network of friends is! Honestly, I'd never blogged before coming to this healthy website and the idea was alien to me. But I immediately understood the value of reaching out, sharing my thoughts, and documenting my progress (or lack thereof).

A week ago today, I decided I'd had enough. With so much going on in my life with relatives' illnesses and imminent departures from this planet, I felt that doing this website was the least of my concerns. I'm not a big fan of structure or routine of having to do anything each day , so the fact that I've participated in this website for nearly 11 months is mind-boggling.

The kindness of those who reached out and said that they'd "leave the light on for me" and hoped that my break wouldn't be too long was truly touching. And was instrumental in making me realize that I need this website and its accountability until - someday - I will know how to do it on my own.

My heart wants to tell all of you how much you've helped in reaching out to me during this time. It is when I want to isolate the most that I really shouldn't.

Thanks again, wonderful sparkfriends.

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WATERMELLEN 12/17/2009 9:16PM

    So nice to have you rejoin us!

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STLRZGRRL 12/17/2009 8:57PM

    When the world is coming down around your ears... the first thing we let go of is taking care of ourselves...

I'm so glad you're giving YOURSELF the time and care you need so you can continue to keep the glue that holds the world together from coming unstuck...

I don't know what they'll do when we stop being sure that EVERYTHING gets done!!!

You rock, SJ!

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THEADMIRAL 12/17/2009 8:42PM

    I'm so glad you're back! I missed you. emoticon

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1NICUBABE 12/17/2009 7:52PM

    Glad your back. emoticon

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HICALGAL 12/17/2009 2:55AM

    glad you're back. emoticon

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VICIOUS421 12/17/2009 2:08AM

    I am glad you are back, I missed you!

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DARLENA3 12/16/2009 8:56PM

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We all need someone sometime, I need you. Lets do this together, support each other, teach each other and certainly reach out to each other.

Love ya !

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HOKU-ALOHI 12/16/2009 8:37PM

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Talk about brightening my day and getting an early Christmas gift!!!
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I am so glad you took some time for yourself and that you are already back!!!
After a long day of job searching out-and-about, to finally come home and see this message...WOW I AM SO STOKED!!!!
Hurray Jesse's Back!!!
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Hugs and ALOHA ~ Maya

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/16/2009 12:48PM

    WE ALL NEED A BREAK ONCE IN AWHILE. I KNOW I DO! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ZUZUBEE 12/16/2009 7:49AM

    We all need a breather once in a while - I hope your break gave you a renewed perspective and energy! I am sorry to hear of the serious health issues within your family and will keep you in my thoughts. It's a tough thing to experience at any time, but I think more difficult during the Christmas season, when the rest of the world is joyous and merry - too much of a contrast... Take care and check in when you can! emoticon emoticon

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LIZACARTER 12/16/2009 7:42AM

    It's sometimes hard to keep on doing, but in the long run you see that you are better off for continueing to try. Hope that is clear as mud, lol.

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CORNPICKER73 12/15/2009 9:56PM

    emoticon Glad to see you back. You have a lot going on, and that can be so overwhelming. Keep taking care and know that we're here.

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    I'm sorry that I've been a little out of touch too. I had no idea you are going through such a rough time, but I'm very glad you are here! SP has gotten me through some very rough patches, so I know what you mean! If there is anything I can do, please keep me posted.

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JERSEYGIRL1950 12/15/2009 10:57AM

    Hey Jesse, Glad to see you back..this was a bad year for me at the library since my computer burned out and waiting for hubby to be off the road 61/2 weeks to bring back my laptop...LOL doing alot of hours till xmas and hope the new year brings back a regular rountine and schedule..I have felt many times like have been there for me and here's too a better new year for us both. Hugs

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RASCALSMOMMA 12/15/2009 10:51AM

    Jesse, as one of your Spark friends, I am SO glad you decided to stay with the program. Even if a person cannot lose the weight they need to (or THINK they need to, in some cases) Their very presence and the fact that they are learning new things and practicing them; The upbuilding comments that they make, and the encouragement they give others is a MAJOR asset to this community. And thats what we are: a community. We are not a faceless chat room. WE CARE. All of us. So when someone is down, the rest "pick em up!" I found that out when I reached out and I'm glad you did too. You will have success. Just keep learning what to do and then putting it into practice and your health will get better! MANYYYY HUGS surround you. But the first is from me and Rascal!

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DEBMORSE1 12/15/2009 10:50AM

    Welcome back! I hope that your head, and your heart, and your life are in a better place than they were before you felt the need to leave. Blogging is really great therapy, and your SparkFriends are here for you. Take care! Best wishes, Debbie Morse

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Time to Take a Break from SP

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I'm just tired of the entire scene. Ready to take a long break.

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DARLENA3 12/14/2009 9:48PM

    Don't stay gone for too long. I will miss you.

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LISANANCY 12/14/2009 4:42PM

    Will you come back now! Don't stay away emoticon

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HOKU-ALOHI 12/10/2009 12:48AM

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I tried to be brave, but you know that tried means failed.
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I will miss you more than words can say.
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So I shall not say farewell ~ merely Aloha

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RICH530 12/9/2009 7:15PM

    You will be missed! We are here is you need us!!
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CORNPICKER73 12/9/2009 3:58PM

    I hope the break is helpful. We're here if you need/want to come back. Take good care! emoticon

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LOVESLILACS1 12/9/2009 11:44AM

    I hope you continue with new, healthy habits you've learned.

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/9/2009 11:00AM

    WHAT'S UP GIRL???DON'T LEAVE. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VICIOUS421 12/9/2009 2:55AM

    I will miss you. Come back soon!

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LISANANCY 12/8/2009 10:31PM

    come back quickly, we need all our friends

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THEADMIRAL 12/8/2009 8:49PM

    It's a long, tiring journey, I agree. i'm here for you and I'll keep looking for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRAYGRANNY 12/8/2009 10:04AM

    Oh say it ain't so!!!!!!!!! Well as Susan say's. "The light's are on for you".......let us know when you come back.......... emoticon

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ETHEL_MERMAID 12/8/2009 7:46AM

    Good morning, fellow Goonie! Well, as Tom Bodett used to say in the Motel 6 commercials, "We'll leave the light on for you." Enjoy your hiatus, and stay well. Happy holidays!

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Birthday Freebies and more

Monday, December 07, 2009

This is my second blog listing the freebies I've found and want to share with sparkfriends. These are from the most recent issue of Woman's World magazine. Check out the other blog of freebies as well. I got a nice bangle bracelet for just the cost of shipping ($3.50).

Get a birthday treat at:

and some for the kiddies:

As you may know, you can download songs for free at (click on free music).

Have a good day, friends.

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LISANANCY 12/7/2009 9:30PM

    My favorite word "free" Thanks for your keeping us in mind. emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 12/7/2009 1:29PM

    Jesse should we share these as links on the team?? If you want to let me know I can help you do it. Hugs Laurie

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    Thanks for sharing the information.


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JAGRACER 12/7/2009 10:14AM

    Thanks for sharing!

Have a great day.

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