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My Christmas wish for YOU….

Sunday, December 19, 2010



We are all on a journey to discover a healthier and happier life. My Christmas wish for you this year is to awaken each morning, this holiday season, and truly see yourself for the wonderful gift you are. Imagine yourself as a portable present ready to take part at any given moment. It may be by giving a smile or by simply being patient. While one person has the gift of laughter, another person blesses us with silence and peace. Please remember each one of us is a work in progress, beautiful, and an essential part of the universal soul.



As we continue this journey into the New Year focusing on emotional growth and renewed physical stamina remember….

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
And remember people, even more than things, have to be restored,
Renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
And as you grow ever wiser, you will discover why we have two hands…..
One for helping yourself and one for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn



It truly is a Wonderful Life when you count your blessings… May God continue to bless you and your loved ones today and always.



From my house to yours......

Peace & Love,
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ACIMPEGGY 12/20/2010 12:39AM

    Wonderful, sweet friend!

Can I wish the same back to you? Great pics, great quotes...from a great Spark friend and a lovely person!

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PAULAPOOH4 12/19/2010 5:50PM

    Your Christmas Wish is beautiful. I wish the same for you. I think the thought is not just for the Holiday season but, should be carried throughout the year.

Thank you for being my Spark Friend!!! emoticon emoticon

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PAULA3420 12/19/2010 5:38PM

    Dear SPEEDY Linda,
Your blog was exactly what I needed to read today and I will keep your thoughts with me today and everyday throughout the holidays.

So much wisdom and truth in your message. And, so much to consider every morning as we start our day.

As i am recovering from surgery, I am reminded daily of the many blessings in my life and while in the hospital immediately following surgery, I was reminded of the importance of my renewed spirit and commitment to my Health and Fitness.


emoticonIt truly is a WONDERFUL LIFE!
emoticonGod's Blessings to you and yours!
emoticonMerry Christmas a THE BEST NEW YEAR!!!

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MADKAPKID 12/19/2010 5:13PM

    Thank you SOOOOO much for this lovely sentiment. The photo's are perfect....this is an amazing blog from an amazing lady...and best yet....a good friend. Christmas blessings to you my friend.... Holiday hugz.....Karen emoticon

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FXYGMA 12/19/2010 5:08PM

    Thank you so mcuh for the wonderful sentiment & photos! I really needed to be able to read this today. I really loved the Santa bowing over the Baby Jesus and I would love to think perhaps Santa was one of the Magi that was there that day and that is why he helps us to remember the importance of giving wnd with love at this time of year especially. Thank you for sharing this wonderful Wish for us all in this season of love, sharing hope and giving. Merry Christmas to you as well.

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HAPPYSOUL91 12/19/2010 4:56PM

    Thank you Linda for the beautiful wish..have a wonderful holiday

Carol

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SUSIEPH1 12/19/2010 3:15PM

    Thank you so much Linda ... you are such a clever lassie just loved your blog .Have a wonderful holiday season my friend .. Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 12/19/2010 2:59PM

    Wonderful and so emoticon !! Thank you for sharing a beautiful tribute. God bless and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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SMILESRME 12/19/2010 2:53PM

    Thank you for your positive, uplifting blog! Christmas blessings to you as well!

Joy!
Julia : )

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RRP546 12/19/2010 2:37PM

  the same to you

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Bloom where you are planted….

Thursday, December 09, 2010


If I were to start a SparkTeam, and who hasn’t toyed with that thought now and again? It would definitely be called…..

“Bloom Where YOU Are Planted”

This adage speaks volumes for me. Anyone who’s lived long enough to take that 20/20 hindsight peek will tell you the same thing.



Stop waiting for that perfect year, that perfect day, that perfect moment, when you have the ideal job or marriage or home or life.

Stop waiting… PERIOD. And bloom where you are planted.

Believe me it’s not greener on the other side of the fence. All the problems that you blame for keeping you immobilized will travel with you as you try to escape. Every “if only” will continue to empower your long list of excuses for not making changes. The first step is NOT away from where you are stuck but towards the realization that you are exactly where you are suppose to be and everything you are waiting for is here and now. So dig in and Bloom where you are planted.



Let all the “if onlys” go. Stop blaming and take responsibility. Stop wishing and make it a reality. Stop running away from yourself and fully embrace who you are. You are no less deserving than anyone else. Forgive and forget.

Don’t wait until time is no longer on your side to make life changing decisions and never, never give up on your dreams.

Today is all you have. So begin now.



And when your actions begin to blossom into bouquets of opportunities then and only then may they take you wherever YOU want to go.



Make today the beginning of a beautiful new you and begin blooming where YOU have been planted emoticon



  
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TUBLADY 12/10/2010 2:19PM

    This is a lovely blog. The motivation to live your live now, don't wait . Love the pictures. I wish I could add pictures and create blog like you do.
So many people waste so much time waiting till the time is right. Like what is the right time??
Great blog.
You have a great day, Spark on and stay strong.

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JOANNS4 12/10/2010 9:50AM

    I love it!! Thank you. I love the little flower picture growing at the curb. I will think of your blog as I go through my day.
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JAK106 12/10/2010 8:33AM

    This is so inspirational. Thanks I need this. emoticon

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FXYGMA 12/9/2010 10:44PM

    Your blog was wonderful! So inspirational! Thank you for sharing that.
I truly love the photo of the tree. Immediately it looked like a ballerina but that just to me I am sure. Anyway I loved it!

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GRANPATTIE 12/9/2010 10:27PM

    Thanks for this blog. It's lovely. Years ago, in the choir I was in at the time, we had a song by this title. It was one of my favorites because it was so uplifting. You've reminded me of it. Now I won't be able to get it out of my head. That could be a good thing!

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CHATTIEGIRL 12/9/2010 8:54PM

    Hi Linda;

I will remember and live by that every day. Love that tree it is so beautiful. I have been trying to meet a man so I can have fun and go places. Seems I am not what they want but then I think they lost not me. They are still looking too so who knows what they want, they don't know. Honey stay true to yourself in you healthy eating, routine exercises, to reach your goals. God bless you. Love the Spark people.

Joyce

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KESTRIE 12/9/2010 8:37PM

    Such a great thought. Bloom where you are planted! I love it! emoticon
This is something I've just recently learned -- now that I'm 30! LOL emoticon
I thought something magically should happen when I turned 30 this summer, and I guess I did learn to make the best of what I have. And to be grateful for what I have, and to work with my blessings... And to try to improve parts of my life that aren't necessarily blessings... But "Bloom Where You Are Planted" says it all -- simple and sweet! emoticon

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ACIMPEGGY 12/9/2010 7:00PM

    Sweetie, this is wonderful!!! I agree 100%! It's what SP teaches, too.

Have a marvelous evening and tomorrow it's TGIF! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 12/9/2010 6:38PM

    What a lovely blog !! Such a inspiration Linda!
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HAPPYSOUL91 12/9/2010 6:34PM

    Very nice, very timely and very true emoticon

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BOLLINGER25 12/9/2010 6:33PM

    That was a great blog! Very motivating! Thank you. We could all use reminders like that! emoticon emoticon

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3016DEBRA 12/9/2010 6:27PM

  That was beautiful!!! What an inspiring blog...it'll be on my mind while I'm driving my 30 minutes home. Thank you so much emoticon
P.S. I especially love that tree! So cool..... emoticon

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SMILESRME 12/9/2010 6:24PM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing such a positive message and reminder!

Joy!
Julia : ) emoticon

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You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!!!

Thursday, December 02, 2010



It’s exhausting but it can be done!!! And yes, I’m speaking from experience because I’m the old dog and SparkPeople know all the tricks.

I can’t believe its December already. Where did 2010 go? Well the last half of MY 2010 was spent learning a lot of “new tricks” and enjoying all the benefits. Having survived Halloween and Thanksgiving I’m looking forward to all the joys of December. I know I am prepared now to make good choices and continue to practice portion control by allowing myself to eat what I want while staying within my 1200-1500 calorie range. I do this by tracking every thing I put in my mouth and drinking enough water to sink a small boat.



I weigh every day and record it in a journal that I share openly with my most trusted confident. The same person I kept my true weight from for decades… Mr. Wonderful, my dear husband and best friend. The guy who (sometimes pretends to) listen to every moan and groan when I’m struggling and gladly joins in with every WooHoo when I succeed. The same guy who’s been paying a lot of attention to calorie and sodium content the past couple of months even though he doesn’t have an ounce to lose. My hero, who quit smoking 5 months ago in solidarity making the whole SparkPeople experience a win-win for EVERYONE!!!



Fortunately, my journey has been about more than just weight loss. There’s been tremendous emotional healing and spiritual growth. I’ve found my voice and I’m raising it in praise of a life worth living. So please join me in raising your water glass in a toast to “old dogs and new tricks!!!”


**********CHEERS!!!*********

And may all YOUR goals for December be realized as we all march confidently towards a healthier New Year!!!

  
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SPEEDY143 6/4/2014 2:23PM

    emoticon thought I'd re-read some of my blogs so here I am an even "older dog" now and still using all of SparkPeoples tricks emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIN59VARA 12/12/2010 5:53AM

    Love it!

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LAURIETAIT 12/9/2010 8:13PM

    Great blog! We are all a bunch of old dogs in training. So glad it's working for you. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 12/9/2010 6:42PM

    Hi Linda, What a great blog ! I am sorry I must have missed it some how !! never ming better late than never ...
Such a Inspiration my friend ... just love the way to seem to put every thing into context ..
Happy Sparking .. Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARGARITTM 12/9/2010 3:23PM

    Great blog! Thanks..............is that my boat?

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 12/9/2010 12:17PM

    SO CUTE! I hope you are right about this. I know alot of old dogs who wont learn new tricks. I keep trying though, I am bound to get a win here sometime.

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ARCHITYPE1 12/8/2010 3:16PM

  Enjoyed your post. I am just starting, again. I am getting so discouraged that I am
thinking of just chucking it all. I've started so many times that I mentally can't
focus on a possible win. But, mind over matter must prevail. emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/7/2010 8:31PM

    Loved your blog!

That's great that you and your hubby are working to be healthier together.
Congrats to you both!

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TCIGIRL 12/7/2010 1:45PM

    Loved this!

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COMPUCATHY 12/7/2010 7:45AM

    Sweet! Congratulations! I'm glad SP is working for you and teaching you the way to weight loss and good health! Isn't it awesome! Have a great December and a great 2011! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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ESTERRL 12/7/2010 1:36AM

  I enjoyed your blog emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDYMISA 12/7/2010 1:27AM

    Thanks for a happy and upbeat post!

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MICQUE1 12/6/2010 4:40PM

  I liked your blog. It makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only old dog here. I'm a newbie at SP and I'm still taking two steps forward and one step back and I'm looking forward to continue my journey with SP and read more encouraging blogs like yours. Thanks emoticon and yes that is water I'm toasting with! (Secretly, I'd still prefer a glass of wine!) emoticon

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KIMBERBAKOS 12/6/2010 3:42PM

    Love the pictures that you chose to add to the blog!

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PROPMAN1 12/6/2010 10:05AM

  Congrats to you and your hubby!!!! Keep up the good work. We the 'old dogs' have much to be proud of and work toward. Thansk for sharing! emoticon

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 12/6/2010 5:26AM

    From another old dog learning new tricks (or relearning old ones!), thanks for the inspiration today!

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 12/6/2010 12:29AM

    Kudos to you!!!
I am an old dog as well and Spark People certainly has given us the tools to those tricks we never consistently performed before. WooHoo!

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JANI-LOU 12/5/2010 10:45PM

  A wonderful blog and I really enjoyed reading it! I weigh every day too. Keeps me honest. :-)

Jan

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2BEATIT1 12/5/2010 10:12PM

    Congrats on a great blog.
Jean

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JEMPOWER 12/5/2010 9:47PM

    Great!

Jem

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VKISAMORE 12/5/2010 8:58PM

  Maybe I'll be motivated to drink water now that I've seen your "sunk boat." Way t go!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 12/5/2010 8:26PM

  Loved your blog, loved your humour, loved the background pic....

actually, I think I LOVE you! ;0)

Will you marry me??

I promise to REALLY listen to all your moaning and groaning ;0)

Dutchie

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BBGYRL4 12/5/2010 8:12PM

    Loved the blog, thanks for sharing!!

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AZURELITE 12/5/2010 7:35PM

    Fun blog! Thanks for the smiles!


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JUST2SWEET 12/5/2010 4:44PM

    Cute blog, thanks for sharing.

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MASE72 12/5/2010 2:39PM

    Great Blog!

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BETTYA101 12/5/2010 2:38PM

  This was great! Thanks for sharing. Happy December. emoticon

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SQUASH@34 12/5/2010 1:41PM

    Great Blog ... food for thought.

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RAINBOWANGEL99 12/5/2010 11:53AM

    emoticon blog. emoticon on all your success so far! emoticon for sharing your inspiring story (love the 'old dog' pic!)
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TRABOLD8567 12/5/2010 7:45AM

  great blog!

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 12/5/2010 6:40AM

    Good for you Ginger! I am so glad your husband is supporting you and leading a better life style by quitting smoking and watching the salt.

May you both live a long productive life!

Jane on Guam

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KKFRENCHY 12/5/2010 6:27AM

    Great blog, brought a smile to my face, Congratulations!!

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LADYRH 12/5/2010 5:32AM

    Thanks for sharing, great blog and pictures. emoticon

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MOMMYKAY038 12/5/2010 2:04AM

    Beautiful! I am so glad for both you and your husband!

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LESSISMORE2010 12/5/2010 1:41AM

    Cute!!! Thank you for sharing!

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NANHBH 12/5/2010 12:50AM

    Great photos! Great blog!

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HOWLERMOM 12/4/2010 10:45PM

    Terrific blog - thanks for sharing!! emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAWEBSTER 12/4/2010 10:06PM

    emoticon emoticon really nice, and I really like your background too! Thanks for sharing!

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JEN40311 12/4/2010 9:44PM

    Keep up the GREAT work!!!

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CLAIRESML 12/4/2010 9:17PM

    Loved your blog. very refreshing.... much continued success!

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SUZYMARC 12/4/2010 8:54PM

    This is a emoticon and creative blog that just makes you emoticon and emoticon for the Sparker who has written it!

Keep that tag a waggin! emoticon

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IMNENA23 12/4/2010 8:06PM

    What a neat blog. You have such a positive attitude. Continued best wishes!

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KARENE10 12/4/2010 7:53PM

    What a nice blog! Thanks for sharing your journey~Your doing great!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BASTEAT46 12/4/2010 6:26PM

    Very creative message. emoticon

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MELISSAJANEY 12/4/2010 6:26PM

    You are awesome. A positive attitude is a huge portion of this walk.

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Gluttony Pants…..

Friday, November 26, 2010

Did YOU wear a pair yesterday?



The Gluttony Pants have buttons labeled "Piglet," "Sow" and "Boar" and can be expanded after you have eaten too much. In honor of Thanksgiving, the pants’ fabric, a deep caramel color, plays homage to the mighty turkey, with the pockets lined in the burgundy color of cranberry sauce. Over 600 pairs, at $100.00 each, were sold online, prior to Thanksgiving, mostly bought by woman as a joke for the hungry men in their lives.

We all know busting your buttons after stuffing yourself full of Thanksgiving goodies is a total faux pas and Black Friday just may include the sound of thousands of weight tickers being reset here at SparkPeople.



I ate a little of everything and thoroughly enjoyed every bite... I tracked it just to "see" the damage and was pleasantly surprised with the calorie intake but blown away by the sodium count….. so today I'm re-thinking my traditional old habits of “leftovers” week by continuing to practice portion control and increasing my water consumption to flush all the extra sodium.
All in all Thanksgiving did not bust my buttons and was a very enjoyable feast with family and friends. emoticon

I hope you were able to indulge without the post-meal awkwardness this Thanksgiving and continue to enjoy the extended weekend with lots of physical activities. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Happy Thanksgiving everyone emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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DINGALLSTOO 12/4/2010 11:15AM

    wore my tightest pair to keep me on track and remind me of how far I've come! emoticon love the idea though!

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YIGOBUTTERFLY 11/28/2010 1:54AM

    Gluttony Pants! I should be wearing them today! I had expected to not do well on Thursday but today we had a fellowship after church...

I have to survive this holiday season better than I have done this last week.

Jane on Guam

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SURFKITTY 11/27/2010 8:00PM

    Oooh gluttony pants, I gotta get me some of those. ;) I did pretty much what you did for Thanksgiving, just a little bit of this and that, didn't do too much damage and there's no leftovers to tempt me either.

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TUBLADY 11/27/2010 3:12PM

    Love your blog. Those pants are a hoot.
I also love your spark page so right for the holiday.
I am glad you manage to get through the the day with out too much damage. I did too.
But it's the days ahead that I will have to show extra caution.
There are so many luncheons, dinners out and 4 parties.
Wow, all one can do is the best they can.
i feel like this is the true test of what I have learned and can I apply it to my everyday life.
Good luck and Spark on. Stay strong.
Tisha

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MARSHASTAR 11/27/2010 11:47AM

    That is funny.. those pants!
I didn't show any restraint while indulging in my Thanksgiving feast.
I have no excuse for my behavior.
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PLAYBLUES22 11/27/2010 9:12AM

    Sweetie, just love those pants emoticon

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KESTRIE 11/27/2010 8:53AM

    Great job!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAKEANDNELLIE 11/26/2010 10:58PM

    You did much better than I did! To make it even worse, I'm going to a luncheon/gospel concert at an Amish style restaurant tomorrow. I'm really in trouble now!
Sheila

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FXYGMA 11/26/2010 10:35PM

    I couldn't track what I ate because I didn't do any of the cooking but feel I did a good job with only eating a very small amount of each thing.

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BETHV10 11/26/2010 7:31PM

    Amazing pants! Glad you had a good day. emoticon

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SUZYMARC 11/26/2010 7:10PM

    I have never heard of such pants and can only imagine buying them for someone with a GREAT sense of humor! emoticon on you survival of Thanksgiving and Oops on the sodium.

I managed to get through Thanksgiving here and was pleasantly surprised that I kept my water up, ate lots of veggies, indulged in pie but cut the slices in 1/2 so I could sample both with 1 Tbsp Cool whip on each. I got some walking in, raked leaves to up my calorie burned, and did 3 strength workouts (lower body, core, and upper body while watching TV). I am very proud of myself for not going over but under so that I could snack on some almonds after my strength workouts.

Now to get through my holiday cookie bake-a-thon as well. emoticon

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JESSIELOVE78 11/26/2010 6:26PM

    I love the pants. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 11/26/2010 5:51PM

    I loved the idea of your samples ... sounds like so much fun.. that is all we need really just a little bite of what you fancy does you good!
Iam so glad you had such a lovely day ... Love your sense of humour !! enjoy the rest of your holiday ... hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PAULAPOOH4 11/26/2010 5:47PM

    Well my SP friend, you did much better than I. It seems that I did indeed wear all three, Piglet, Sow and Boar pants yesterday. I had really good intentions and tried to use portion control. But, even though I took only a small portion of each dish, I really did eat entirely too much. It was wonderful, it all tasted soooo good. I will get back on track on Monday, after the Holiday Weekend is over. We still have company coming and still have left overs. But, Monday!!!!

I have to weigh every morning and every night, so I see immediately the damage done. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly I can but on 5 lbs and how long it takes to lose that 5 lbs. Sad!!! With the help of my SP friends it might be easier now!!

I am glad you were able to enjoy without the over indulgence. I applaud your willpower!!

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SWIPECARD 11/26/2010 5:39PM

    I liked your sample everything method, I did pretty well too, but I stopped tracking my salt, it was too disheartening. The left-over menace lurks in the refrigerator and on the counter top. I am going to see where the calorie count is after lunch and then decide what leftovers are for supper. As you said portion control is the key.

Thank you for the fortune cookie, you gave me earlier. That's only 20 calories! emoticon

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ACIMPEGGY 11/26/2010 5:37PM

    Great job! Read my blog, dear friend, and you'll see I did about the same as you!

We CAN enjoy eating occasions and pretty much stay on track!

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Please, help me ….

Monday, November 22, 2010


Celebrate my 5 month SparkVersary!!!!! emoticon

Time flies when you are having fun and boy has this been one of the most rewarding five months of my life. I’ve honestly only had a handful of days that I was hungry physically as well as emotionally. But I knew it was going to pass so I didn’t quit and here I am today 40 pounds less with a 100 % improvement in my attitude and stamina. The results so far has kept me focused and all my SparkFriends have kept me motivated. I know you’ve heard the same story from hundreds of other SparkPeople… so what does that tell you????

SparkPeople works if YOU work IT!!!! The tools are here, the support and motivation is EVERYWHERE!!!! If I can do it…. emoticon

In the worst physical shape I’d ever been in I joined SP the day before my 63rd birthday sending the clock backwards in time to find a healthier me that was trapped inside a broken and battered body that I’d abused because I didn’t think I was worthy of being happy.

In five short months I have learned to love myself more than food and found that every day in every way I’m getting better and better. The despair is gone as I look forward to every new day ahead and I know that I will continue to be successful because I will NEVER QUIT!!!!!

emoticonSparkPeople and all my dear emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 12/9/2010 6:45PM

    Wonderful and inspiring as always !! You have such a lovely way of Sparking ... Thank you . your blogs keep me encouraged .. hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 11/23/2010 7:53PM

    emoticon emoticon on sticking with it and creating a new and healthy lifestyle for yourself. You should be proud! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JEMPOWER 11/23/2010 1:00AM

    Congrats

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PENGUINROSS 11/23/2010 12:06AM

    Yae! Yae! Party! Party!

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LISA_074 11/22/2010 6:48PM

    Happy Sparkversary Linda! Keep up the Good work!

Go STARS! emoticon

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KINGDOMHEIR 11/22/2010 5:45PM

    Just emoticon emoticon

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REJ7777 11/22/2010 5:37PM

    emoticon Happy Sparkversary! emoticon emoticon
Keep up the good work! emoticon

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DRB13_1 11/22/2010 5:24PM

    Happy Sparkversary and emoticon emoticon emoticon
You deserve all the wonderful things meant for you,
and taking care of your body
(WOW, 40 lbs GONE!)
is one way of accepting those gifts into your life!
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Before Christmas... emoticon!

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MARSHASTAR 11/22/2010 4:59PM

    Wonderful, good for you. Happy 5 month anniversary.! (Sparkversery)
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KATHYJO56 11/22/2010 4:37PM

    I am so awesomely proud of you! What an inspiration you are and I hope that everybody who see that you have posted this blog will read it. I am headed over to your Spark Page right now because I want to learn more about you! emoticon

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THEWINNER33 11/22/2010 4:18PM

    Congratulations on all your syccesses. emoticon Too

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PAULAPOOH4 11/22/2010 4:01PM

    Congratulations on your Anniversary and on your 40 pound lose. That is absolutely "awesome" emoticon emoticon

You have been an inspiration to me on more than one occasion, thank you!!!! emoticon

Together we can do anything!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Congratulations on your 40 pounds gone!

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CAHUNO2 11/22/2010 11:49AM

    emoticon and Happy Anniversary!! emoticon

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JAKEANDNELLIE 11/22/2010 11:15AM

    Your words are an inspiration to us all and give us faith in ourselves and our abilities to improve our health and our lives!
Thank you for telling your story.
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HARRIET8AL 11/22/2010 10:12AM

    Thanks for the motivating blog. I often lose my motivation but sparkpeople like you bring it right back. I'm trying to spread motivation- I tweeted your blog :) Thanks

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MELRON042900 11/22/2010 9:51AM

    Congratulations and keep up the good work!! emoticon

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BETHV10 11/22/2010 8:13AM

    Congratulations on the 40 pounds loss and also on your new outlook on life. Happiness is something that we all need in order to live a full and rewarding life.

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Happy Sparkversary!!

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MUVFASTA 11/22/2010 3:30AM

    Happy 5 month Sparkversary to you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VICIOUS421 11/22/2010 3:25AM

    emoticon Congratulations!!!!!

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SURFKITTY 11/22/2010 2:55AM

    Awesome! Keep up the great work, I love reading your blogs they help to keep me motivated to stick it out.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 11/22/2010 2:12AM

    Hi Linda, Congratulations on your 40 pounds lost!! You are doing a great job...keep it up!!! So glad that you are so happy with yourself and excited with SP.
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Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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SUSIEPH1 11/22/2010 1:44AM

    Hello Linda! I am so glad you are so happy and fullfilled ... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonSusie xx

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Congratulations on 40 pounds lost! Great Blog and I told SP that I liked it!!!
Keep up the good work.

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