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Peace and Joy

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wishing all of my friends a healthy, peaceful and joyous Christmas.

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FLORIDASUN 12/26/2009 4:08PM

    You are one of my brightest Christmas gifts...yes you are! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/25/2009 7:55PM

    peace and joy to you also emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/25/2009 5:39PM

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JLITT62 12/25/2009 5:49AM

    Right back at you! Have a wonderful day.

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Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I tuned in to see this movie with George C. Scott and hadn't seen it in many years. What really dawned on me, when it ended, was that I'd been visited- in my own way - by each of these ghosts.

The memories of Christmases past have been making me smile as there are just so many to cherish.

The ghost of Christmas present has shown me some wonderful gifts and blessings, mixed with sorrows over recent losses.

But what struck me most, was the reminder of how I can make the difference in the future by making sound choices today. And that the best gift I've given myself, besides sticking to SP, was to start this healthier lifestyle in October 08. The changes have been many and I foresee many more to come.

Wishing all a merry, healthy Christmas.

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SURENDERISNOTME 12/24/2009 11:29AM

    My DH calls me an old Christmas movie fanatic. I usually watch Miracle on 34th Street the original one, Its a Wonderful Life, one version of Scrooge or the other and last but not least White Christmas. I actually prefer the Mr McGoo Christmas Carol. Though I haven't seen it on tv in years.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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AMYMLE 12/24/2009 11:15AM

    Loved your thoughts on the past, present and future. Merry
Christmas, Happy New Year and beyond!

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GRAYGRANNY 12/24/2009 9:46AM

    LOVE those old it me, or what, but can't quite get the message that some of these movies have.....OR, sometimes there is NO message to be

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Have a wonderful Christmas

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WANDAC2013 12/24/2009 1:07AM

    I watched it last night with my's always a good reminder...tomorrow night will be "It's a Wonderful Life"! Merry Christmas to you!

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MKPRINCESS007 12/24/2009 12:42AM

    I watched this tonight with my is a great story and a wonderful message that it is never too late to make a fresh start! :) Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

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The Up Side of Having Fallen Off the Wagon

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'd slowly started eating a bit more than what is now "normal" for me. It started in October and Thanksgiving was, what I thought to be, a point of no-return. It took me a few weeks to summon the courage to get on the scale. When I did, I found that I did not gain any weight. Of course, I didn't lose either. However, maintaining feels very good as well.

But the positive side of a few months of being slightly sideways is that I realize that I am able to get up, brush myself off, let it go, and get back to where I know I should be. And now I am making progress, having lost a pound this week.

If I hadn't fallen, I wouldn't have tested my new tools of healthier lifestyle that I've reinforced for the past 11 months on this terrific site. I now know that the earth doesn't stop turning if I make blunders, and that I can forgive myself and move forward. Hooray, hooray for me! (smiling)

Have a wonderful day, friends.

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HICALGAL 12/23/2009 8:42PM

    i am so happy for you. emoticon

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AMYMLE 12/23/2009 5:42PM

    Jesse, Congrats on stopping yourself and getting back on the "wagon." You've proven to yourself (and us) that developing the skills for healthy living can see you (and us) through the rough patches. YEAH FOR YOU!
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KIZIDOG 12/23/2009 4:27PM

    Jesse my friend.
, I am so glad that you are back on the wagon the healthy living wagon that is. I'm proud of you that you maintained throught the difficult time and holidays. They are almost over and we can all get back to whatever constitutes for normal for us. Congrats on another pound. Happy holidays,


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ALEXSGIRL1 12/23/2009 2:52PM

    always move forward. you are a winner emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/23/2009 1:30PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon SO PROUD OF YOU. WE ARE ALWAYS LEARNING.

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RASCALSMOMMA 12/23/2009 1:14PM

    Jesse we're just glad youre HERE and LEARNING and Giving yourself time to adjust. Hugs Laurie

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 12/23/2009 12:54PM

    *standing ovation*

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JLITT62 12/23/2009 11:52AM

    Yup, it's good to know that it's really a healthy lifestyle -- one where we can get off track for a little while, and then right back on track.

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THEADMIRAL 12/23/2009 11:03AM

    emoticon emoticon You are making great strides in your health in spite of your circumstances! I'm so proud of you and so inspired by you! emoticon emoticon Vikki

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DANCINGPENGUIN 12/23/2009 10:43AM

    emoticon Maintaining is a victory! emoticon

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Wow, Thanks to My Sparkfriends

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yesterday, I was beside myself with a major water leak, when JLITT62 wrote and provided a great website. Went there and within seconds after filling out the form, my phone rang with three very, very good contractors. It was actually a tough choice and the guy who came out this morning was fabulous. I'll make sure to provide great feedback on the website.

Part of the stress of dealing with a repair, is doing due diligence in finding someone licensed, reliable, competent and reasonable. This website makes all contractors go through a 10-point checklist so they've already done all the groundwork for me. It really removed a lot of the stress.

Now, since I got such great results on one problem, I came up with an idea... Why don't I post each problem and maybe someone will have a solution! (smiling)

How does this tie into eating and healthier me? I have not done any emotional eating. And, because I've continued to take care of myself, I can handle stress better.

Thanks, JLITT62, and thank you to all of my friends who've left such touching holiday messages on various subjects.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 12/22/2009 7:03PM

    Fabulous idea!

Great results too!

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KIZIDOG 12/22/2009 6:17PM

    I'll have to keep service magic in mind when I need a repair that my honey can't do (he is a handy man). I'm glad you got such great results. Star emoticon

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JLITT62 12/22/2009 3:26PM

    Glad to be of help. Just passing it forward!

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WOLFSPIRITS 12/22/2009 3:02PM

ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!! emoticon emoticon

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LOSETHEWTIN08 12/22/2009 2:43PM

    Happy to read everything worked out. Happy Holidays.

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Ho, Ho, Ho, Say it Ain't So

Monday, December 21, 2009

Not such a nice surprise awaiting me outside my door today - a water leak forming a huge puddle. Means, where do I begin finding a contractor who won't rip me off and make the mess worse? Life is a constant source of surprises. Do you think Santa can fix the leak or will he just fly overhead and not have time? (smiling) Wishing all a wonderful day.

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FLORIDASUN 12/21/2009 9:05PM

    Oh's always somethin' isn't it? Hope you got this taken care of and you didn't have to pay an arm and a leg...hugs to you dear one! I'm going to have a good long talk with Santa on how he let this one slip by... emoticon bad Santa...bad!

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DDHEART 12/21/2009 5:41PM

    I am sure that was NOT on your list to Santa! Hope you can get this repaired without too much expense or hassle. emoticon

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RASCALSMOMMA 12/21/2009 5:06PM

    Just stay safe; buy some bottled water in case of emergency shut off. TC. Hugs Laurie

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JLITT62 12/21/2009 11:40AM

    Have you heard of We, and others we know, have had success with them. You fill out a form online and they send it out to their contractors, and usually you get several replies very quickly.

Good luck getting it repaired quickly & for a reasonable amount of money!

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    I had an outdoor water pipe explode one time when the temp was in the low 20's. By the time I realized the pip had burst, I had a beautiful ice sculpture (and a several hundred dollar water bill)

Merry Christmas

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