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TEAM: Christmas Present ~ From Me!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Join if you'd like to focus on that 5lbs off as a gift to yourself for Christmas.

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MNOT2THICK 11/23/2012 7:04PM

    Is it too late to be in. I want to join you emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 11/17/2012 9:29AM

    I just realized this morning, that my 5% challenge team will be wrapping up in two weeks, before we head into our winter challenge. THANK GOODNESS you started this team. It will carry me through the in between times, when I tend to go crazy wild. Hooray!!! (I will still go crazy wild, but hopefully just with fun, non-weight-gaining-causing hijinks.)

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/17/2012 5:30AM

    I'm in! Holidays are tough and we can all use the support.

My Christmas present to myself: maintain and stay sane with all the family drama.
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WISHICOULDFLY 11/16/2012 9:38PM

    I'm IN! emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/16/2012 10:20AM

    LOVE IT! I'm in!

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CHARTHESTAR 11/15/2012 8:00PM

    I am in too!
Thanks for putting this up so we can do it together!

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LINTPICKER 11/15/2012 6:59PM

    Sounds like a great challenge!!

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MOSTMOM1 11/15/2012 2:54PM

    I'm in.

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Enter, Fierce.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Grief, fear, exhaustion, insecurities have all had their turns parading around my soul. They left some baggage behind.
"Day One and get it done" has now elevated to emergency mode and I'm going "Step-by-step" (breath by breath).

2/10 waters down
and fitness first to keep me from scraping for the day's left over time.

This hour I'm focusing on caring.

Enter, Fierce.

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_JODI404 11/18/2012 2:03PM

    You are most definitely FIERCE!!!! emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 11/15/2012 10:13AM

    You go girl!

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ASRMOM 11/15/2012 8:43AM

    Be a fierce flame!! Good fuel=good flame. You can do this!!
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QUEENMOXIE 11/15/2012 8:23AM

    I know the feeling...all these changes and dealing with PTSD that hates change. You can do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 11/15/2012 7:42AM

    be the ninja

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Spark, I love you.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"*The number of calories you should eat to manage your weight depends on many factors, including how many calories you burn through exercise. It may seem counterintuitive, but eating too little while burning too much can actually hurt your weight-management goals and the outcome of your fitness program. If you are consistently burning more calories than recommended here, please update your fitness settings as soon as possible. This may adjust your calorie ranges (if necessary) so you can reach your goals in a timely and healthy manner."

So, I figured on 5k - 3xs a week. I'm feeling kinda frumpy with what's goin' on, so, that's the maximum I'll commit to and toss into that little "Fitness Goals" thingy, let Spark calculate my caloric intake so that I can get my "Magic Portions" number (caloric intake range to reach my goal), and call it a day.

I found out my SparkFriend TROPICALFISH got hitched over the summer and I had my usually pathetic SparkAccount of 34 SparkPoints. She and her hubby got movie tickets from me. (She should be grateful, in the Non-SparkWorld I gave my little sister a book for their wedding present. I figure I'm feeding the 5 nieces/nephews that she gets to have moon all over her). She got a deal!

None-the-less, I neeeeeeed to get more SparkCa$hola and I got to logging my fitness.

Then that message above popped up.


I love you, SparkPeople.

I do. You have done me nothing but set me up for success from the get-go.

You've provided me with the opportunity to find comrades in this war for my health and you've given me scores of resources to educate, motivate and inspire dreams.


Like all true love, you annoy the h3ll outta me sometimes.

It all boils down to that nasty secret key to all relationships, 'Communication'.

I ignored you in the Spring when you went on your rant about calories in and out and how burning more than I need to may feel counterintuitive, blah, blah, blah.

I didn't believe you.

You've been excellent at spelling out the results of my efforts and helping get through the next steps in my journey, you've been sooo good to me .


Yet, I can't help to think that you MUST be wrong. Why do you have to be right ALL the time?
[again with the annoying]

I am not fit.


If I am it's YOUR FAULT!

Oh, ya.

When I first visited SparkWorld I was bedridden most days with a neurological issue and my maximum fitness was dragging myself from the bed to the desk to bed again.
I had to struggle to find fitness points. I even stooped to at least logging, 'shivering' .
[Hey, it was cold up here. Don't judge.]

Since the Spring you've been chanting the same thing (when I actually log my fitness) and I am still...I dunno...confused?

That message can't be for me.

Surely you jest.

I'm just getting used to the reality that maybe I'm not walking around in a borrowed body, that this is actually me...we are one.

Now, you're telling me in a year I've graduated from bedridden to active.

Here we go finding that balance and riding this rollercoaster called, "Life".

I know I can figure this one out ~ I've got you.


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TEENY_BIKINI 11/24/2012 10:26AM

    Congrats!! Amazing story!


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_JODI404 11/18/2012 2:05PM

    Glad to be on this journey with you Liz, comrades in the war for health!

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JULIAMOONCHILD 11/15/2012 4:56PM

    Lovely! Puuuuurfectly Lovely! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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QUEENMOXIE 11/15/2012 8:29AM

    emoticon emoticon I love my spark friends, too! emoticon

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MOSTMOM1 11/15/2012 7:55AM

    love that spark
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DEBBYFROMMT 11/14/2012 10:05AM

    Spark people has been a Godsend. BTW, did you see the northern lights last night? They were incredlbly bright down here and I'll be they were fantastic up by you!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/13/2012 9:52PM

    Nice love letter to Spark!

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TARAFROMTX1 11/13/2012 9:34PM

    Way to Go my awesome friend!! I also Loves my Sparks Peeps!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GARDEMON 11/13/2012 9:22PM

  I lover SparkPeople too

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Whack Load Draw

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Just a VirtualVisit.
Sometimes it's nice just to watch chaos and not have to deal with it.
Okay, it's ALWAYS nice. I mean, take fireworks for example. I like watching them, not, setting them up.
Clear as mud?

Go me.

At the end of the vid I mention a draw.
Yes there's a draw, if you want to be in it P.M. (private message) me your address.

Today I'm working on painting my son's room. I'm home alone.
Waaaaaay quiet.



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MOSTMOM1 11/15/2012 7:53AM

    You invited her into your head; it's your fault.
I bet you can wear Duchess' shirt. Please, that totally looks like you can steal and wear that.
Scale every day?What?
Go eat your breakfast, Marshmallow.
I'm trying to help you out. Chinese foot and sodium. Okay.
NBA and make a basket. That's the extent of my sports knowledge.
I love the middle of your chaos. I like the highs too. I'll take it all.
What? Shakes made from potato flakes? Huh? I totally understand the reward yourself with gross food thing. What's up with that? I dunno. The first thing the kids asked me when I got back from my trip was, "Can we eat healthy food, now that you're home?" They've been eating "dad food" for a week. Bless his heart...
Mental note: Mail Liz a crapload of gum.
Go. Run. Check ya later.

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KMICHA 11/13/2012 2:59PM

    Mornings!!! What a fun time!!! Well . . . sometimes!!! LOL!!! Enjoy the quiet today!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 11/13/2012 2:51PM

    You rock Liz. Loved catching a glimpse of your morning. emoticon

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Not Good to be Alone

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Which one of my SparkBuddies counselled me to take a sec and not think of my physical activities I love as rewards that I deprive myself of when I feel completely inferior? Cuz, you rock!

I did a little walking back home from school with the kids, but, I avoided my 5k like the plague.

I saw my hoops as I was cleaning up the Hoop Room for visitors and I reluctantly grabbed one.

I had cleaning music blasting and that was drowning the days high stress from my brain and I realized I was absentmindedly hooping.

It felt so relaxing...

I got to thinking about the 'stuff' I'm letting overwhelm me.

I hate inconsistency and I am the epitome of it.

I'm always changing!

I joke with Bobby that he's unchanging and I adore the security of that. I figured he picked me to give him a challenge. How can he know what I'm up to next when I even don't?

Ha - ha!

I will be working outside of the home. I've been a Domestic Diva for 15 years and the world has changed so much since college.

I'm at Square One.

So many possibilities. I kept thinking, "I have to make a HUGE splash when I return the workforce. Maybe I should return to college and grab an alphabet after my name. Then rub all those naysayers' faces in my success; all those ugly people that insisted I was wasting my life being my family's volunteer slave."

I realized today that THAT pursuit would make my work of the past 15 years void.

I am awesome as I am right now. I do not need to prove to myself what I know I can achieve or prove it to anybody else.

I want to help provide for my family and take my man places (and get my Hoopnotica Instructor Certificate and celebrate with an LED multi-hoop know while I'm dreaming here...).

Thank you Sparklers for not leaving me 'alone', but, holding me up when I fell.

God Bless.

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1LIFE4ME 11/14/2012 12:22PM

    Looks like so much fun! I love playing with Movie Maker too:)
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WILDASTER 11/13/2012 7:44PM

    You are amazing! I have great admiration for your superior skills and flexability!

Hope today has been amazingly great. I woke up feeling tired and defiant. But I stayed on track with my schedule and exercise and I feel better because of it.

I also feel good because my son made dinner! Bonus, love those big kids!!


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SNOWANGELDIVA 11/13/2012 11:27AM

    Shel ~ Circus Start.
That's an appropriate name.

I use a heavy hoop that I made. I like 'em big and strong. I broke two this week. The travel one that you gave me has lasted amazingly (even though Duchess is convinced it belongs to her, NOT!) ans is perfect for isos and off body. Someday, I will get way or another I'm not picky ;)

ACAWTHORN ~ Welcome Back. Second time was a charm for me. Rock it to the fullest. No regrets.

MZKYND ~ Thanks you for making my heart smile.

HAPINANA ~ I'm still going to answer your email. I did a vlog for you, but, I haven't gotten it together yet. Thank you for your encouraging support.

BARBANNA ~ Nice to meet you. Keep rocking your fabulous journey. You've done amazing!

NOW2DAY ~ Thanks so much.

AB ~ Still not the backflip .. soon'ish'...

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MOSTMOM1 11/11/2012 9:31PM

    Holy canolli!!! I had NO idea you could do the Circus Start! Even my hoop instructor can't do that. Holy hoop, Batgirl! And the three split?? Insane. You, my friend, have turned into a serious hoop ninja. Like, you should have a license for that thing.

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ACAWTHORN 11/11/2012 10:26AM

    Hi I am back.. i have been gone and gained alot of weight. on a postive not im back here to try again.. nice to see a familar face....

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MZKYND 11/9/2012 12:44PM

    I can't tell you how much I loved this post!! On so many levels. " I am a hooper here me roooar" should be your theme song :P

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HAPINANA 11/9/2012 10:20AM

    emoticon YOURRRRRRRRRRRRR BACK!!!!!! emoticon Aren't we some "STRONG" women!!! emoticon
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BARBANNA 11/9/2012 10:00AM

    Keep hooping it up! God be with you!

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NOW2DAY 11/9/2012 9:13AM

    emoticon You rock the hoops!

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