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Getting it DONE

Monday, December 17, 2012



Sometimes there are simple statements that stick: Just Do It!
I have to say I have NEVER done a workout and regretted it. It just never happens :-)
Over the past few days I have continued to be crazy-holiday-busy and it has been hard to make time to workout. I am behind on catching up with all of you sparkies but I am clinging to the "Just Do It" plan until the holidays pass.
No excuses
Going to the gym now
To GET IT DONE!!!!!

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LOOZINITNOW 12/23/2012 10:00PM

    Great attitude! emoticon

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THEWORSTWITCH 12/21/2012 12:08AM

    Simple and true...What more can be said.
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SADWHITEWOLF 12/19/2012 8:26PM

    Truer words have never been spoken. I have often been reluctant to get started by I have yet to regret doing it!

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CORNERKICK 12/19/2012 2:29AM

  Good for you!

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KONRAD695 12/18/2012 9:50PM

    Big double rock on to you. Don't worry if you hear a high pitched whine while you work out. It's just the fat crying. emoticon emoticon

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BALDWINJ_03 12/18/2012 12:00PM

    Great job! You are getting results and looking fabulous! Keep up the hard work! emoticon

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KITHKINCAID 12/17/2012 11:57PM

    And this is why you are amazing :)

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ROCKMAN6797 12/17/2012 7:50PM

    That is keeping your priorities straight Hollynn...we will all be here ready to cheer you on, you work on getting it done!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/17/2012 7:17PM

    You can SOOOO do it!!!

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MALA77 12/17/2012 6:40PM

    Good for you!! You can always wake up earlier to squeeze in some exercise. I used to do that but now I just do it after my kids go to school. But getting up early is good because you get it over with and can go on with the rest of your day.

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Christmas Cheer

Friday, December 14, 2012



I am still working a lot (all weekend again) but I am trying to find my holiday cheer wherever I can. Thanks for all the suggestions!

Merry Christmas!

  
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LOOZINITNOW 12/16/2012 7:00PM

    You look beautiful! Merry Christmas! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OVERHAULING-ME 12/15/2012 5:44PM

    Great picture! I'm trying to find mine too. Life is so crazy! Out of town at the moment, no tree up, no Christmas lights lit. Sigh. But I am still feeling the true meaning of Christmas.
Thanks for the uplifting photo.

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KONRAD695 12/15/2012 3:02PM

    Don't know how you do it, but great job looking on the up side. Your smiles make me feel better. I've got a big dose of working the holidays emoticon for you. I'll even send a kiss on the cheek it you have a rough day. emoticon You look great!!

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FEB_SHOWERS16 12/15/2012 2:47PM

    Gorgeous picture!!!!

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PAMATX 12/15/2012 1:32PM

    Adorable! Thanks for the cheer!

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KITT52 12/15/2012 9:28AM

    you look beautiful....Merry Christmas

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/15/2012 7:39AM

    Yay! I'm glad you found some Christmas cheer = )

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CORNERKICK 12/15/2012 1:07AM

  Great pic!

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MY4KITTIES 12/14/2012 11:59PM

    You have a gorgeous smile & I absolutely love your necklace!!

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TADTURC 12/14/2012 11:46PM

    Im working too, 3rd no less. ewe. We also had a grand opening for our new ER dept today, so really busy. Should slow down sometimes in the next couple hours. Have a great working weekend - whatever that means ;)

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ALLISON145 12/14/2012 11:24PM

    Love the necklace (and the smile)!!!

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ROCKMAN6797 12/14/2012 11:19PM

    It is there somewhere under that wonderful smile Hollynn!

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Endorphin Washout?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Big hugs and kisses to everyone who sent me kind words, and holiday cheer yesterday. In the three years I have been on the spark I think that is one of the most depressed posts I have ever put up. I don't know what got into me! I am blaming endorphin washout. I have been working out for a few hours a day and living on endorphins.

The good news is that soon after posting, I got off my butt and went to the gym. Afterwards I felt silly for my post. There are much bigger issues that so many people face. So my holiday season isn't perfect - it will be what I make of it! Thanks for the support and the great suggestions.

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This is me last year - I anticipate full Christmas spirit coming soon this year!

  
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PEANUTSMOM96 12/13/2012 9:45AM

    It is ok to have a tough day every now and again.

as far as the holidays ... I am skipping a lot of the traditional stuff (tree, baking etc). I have a string of lights over my hutch and a string of lights over my window in the living room. That is it. Gift cards and babysitting coupons for gifts. Not even thinking of baking... why put temptation in front of any of us? I am focusing on the reason for the season; going to try and enjoy time with friends and family.



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ROCKMAN6797 12/11/2012 10:49PM

    Bring it on!

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NIELSENSLADY 12/11/2012 4:38PM

    I don't know if it would help, but we have an artificial tree with lights already on it. So if you're ever in a rush to get Christmas decorations up, we keep it minimal but its still pretty. Our tree is up with ornamets in a matter of 20 mins. LOL. Helps alot with a little one in the house.

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LANA2520 12/11/2012 2:38PM

    wow u lost alot of wight from last holiday keep pushing your self your can do it and happy holiday to you and your family and may all your guys is goals come true emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KONRAD695 12/11/2012 1:34AM

    Honey, you've been up for sooooo looooong, it's O.K. to be down for a little while. The length of time and energy that it takes to accomplish what you already have, would leave most people destroyed. I have a lot of down feelings, and then I often look at you and what you've done. I'm in decent shape, and you would still beat my a$$ in a workout. We're all like- "wow she skipped a beat, for five minutes"- she's amazing. emoticon

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Missing the holidays...

Monday, December 10, 2012



I put on my snowflake shirt today so that I could try to get into the holiday spirit. Feeling a bit sorry for myself this weekend unfortunately. I work a lot. One could even say too much. The consequence of this is that often time flies by a bit too fast. Nov-Jan is my busiest time of the year at work and I tend to have very few days off. I usually even end up working Christmas. So I asked for a three day weekend this week so I could ski. Alas, no snow :-( I see pictures of all of the decorated trees on facebook and everyone in my neighborhood has lights but us. As I watch the various countdown blogs I realize that Christmas is only two weeks away and it makes me very sad. I haven't shopped, written cards, put up lights or done anything. At the rate I am going it is going to be New Year's eve tomorrow and I will have missed it.

So I know - this isn't my usual type of blog. Just feeling a little blue today. So instead of sending me spark this week, please send me a little holiday cheer.

  
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EMTFF376 12/13/2012 7:06AM

    It was so good to see you on Saturday! You looked great. :)

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KONRAD695 12/11/2012 12:12AM

    I know how you feel. For me the second Monday of Jan is usually the end. I also get it June, July, and Aug. Hang in there, only a few more weeks if we take it day by day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FEB_SHOWERS16 12/10/2012 10:53PM

    You look gorgeous in that top and I love the beautiful smile! So sorry you're feeling down and hope that you can find some time to enjoy the holidays whenever possible. emoticon

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RHEYNKLAW 12/10/2012 9:36PM

    How are you always the CUTEST?!?

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CHRISGETTINGFIT 12/10/2012 4:50PM

    You look festive in that sweater!! Sorry you have to work so hard this time of year, but hope you manage to carve out some time to enjoy the season (a walk in the moonlight on a frosty night??) - shopping and lots of decorations are over-rated. Wearing fun clothes seems a great idea! Have a happy one!!

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ALLISON145 12/10/2012 3:31PM

    Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way...!!

I feel your pain.. I usually love the holidays but everything is so crazy this year that I'm feeling a little scroogey myself. :-(

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KIBAISREADY 12/10/2012 3:12PM

    Put on some Christmas music maybe this can get you in the spirits. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/10/2012 2:28PM

    What a lovely top!
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GREENEYES2020 12/10/2012 2:05PM

    I hear ya! It is extremely busy for us at work this time of year too, and my husband is going to miss Christmas, being overseas. Also, our anniversary is the day after Xmas, so he'll miss that too. I'm not looking forward to being alone for Christmas at all. I think it helped me to buy gifts for others to help get in the spirit. Also listening to Christmas music always helps! I hope that you enjoy your Christmas!

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KITHKINCAID 12/10/2012 2:04PM

    The Holidays are what you make of them sweetie. My suggestion is to find a little "holiday" in whatever you can. Put a little peppermint in your tea and a carol on the radio and take 5 minutes today to feel the love and the joy. That is my sweet wish to you! Happy Hollynn-Days! :)

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/10/2012 1:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope you can get into the spirit soon. *HUGS*

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MARTY728 12/10/2012 1:33PM

    emoticon picture! Sorry about the heavy workload at the end of the year! Take a few deep breaths, make a plan to get ready for the Holidays and then execute. emoticon emoticon

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JAMBABY0 12/10/2012 1:30PM

    Tis the season! I want snow for Chrismas this year but normaly I want a green christmas

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PENGUITO 12/10/2012 1:28PM

    I'm sorry you're feeling so down. I will work to make things better around here!
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What if today was New Year's Eve...

Sunday, December 09, 2012



I love Christmas season.
I really do - from the Christmas songs, to the lights to the wonderful family feel that everyone has. I love the wonder of the freshly fallen snow as the seasons change.

However, most people working on changing previous not-good habits will admit that Christmas time is a hard time for new habits. Christmas cookies, Christmas parties and egg-nog tend to call to us like sirens. All the sudden, hard work is what is in the rear-view mirror - along with a promise to spend more time on the treadmill tomorrow.

Admit it - that's why so many New Year's resolutions involve fitness and weight loss...
But what if today was New Year's Eve...

What would you do if you *really* wanted to keep up your good habits.
You might plan for those parties, or load up on veggies as soon as you arrived.
You might order a "Rum and Coke" minus the rum and using diet coke.
You might dance all night, even without the disinhibition of alcohol, because hell - this almost feels like a workout! And you would definitely buy a dress that FITs - not one that may fit someday because you want to look good today. You want to celebrate where you are and at the end of the day you celebrate taking one more step forward.

That's the story of my night tonight:
4 "rum and cokes" without the rum...or the coke for that matter!
2 heaping plates of veggies
1 hour of dancing like no one was watching
1 big smile at the end of the night.

7 days until my next Christmas party...I will make it through this month without sabotaging myself.

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Hollynn aka SpunkyDucky (dressed up for once!)

  
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FEB_SHOWERS16 12/9/2012 5:57PM

    That is so awesome!!! YOu just inspired me to really enjoy my first Christmas party tonight! And you look absolutely STUNNING!!! I'm so proud of you! emoticon

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-FEMALE- 12/9/2012 1:38PM

    WAY TO GO!! That's the best way to look at it!

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KITHKINCAID 12/9/2012 1:32PM

    Yep! Me too. Only took me 32 years of Christmases to figure out that this happens every year. But this year will be different. Not drinking at all these parties is eye opening.

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/9/2012 8:24AM

    I have a second party yo go to on Saturday. I'm going to do better at this one! I had too much wine and food at the first party, but I had a great time = )

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KITT52 12/9/2012 7:25AM

    have fun your way...you deserve it.....

Merry Christmas

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/9/2012 5:22AM

    That's great, sounds like you've got this holiday thing sorted! I've only got one Christmas party this year and I'm going to try my best not to disappoint myself with it.

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ZRIE014 12/9/2012 1:04AM

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