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I am thankful for new beginnings and a chance to start over

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Yesterday i was very upset with myself. I finally got on the scales to see I had gained back 20 pounds. I had worked so hard to loose 50 pounds and It felt wonderful. .So sad I let myself go in the wrong direction.
So it is time to start over and be happy I haven't gained it all back.

.I am thankful for new beginnings and a chance to start over.

I am thankful that God has given me a good healthy body. I need to take care of it.

I am thankful that my son and his family are back in our lives.

I am thankful my husbands depression and anxiety are improving.


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    Hey Valerie....

I do believe the hardest thing to do is to admit
to is gaining weight. We all have done it. You are
just smart enough to stop it at 20. You could have
easily said ...screw it and gained 40 before you
stopped it.

So I am proud of you!!!

One day at a time.... Those 20 will be off by
spring and you can strut you stuff in smaller
clothes. That is what I plan to do.

Love you Cousin.....

Comment edited on: 1/5/2014 3:08:03 PM

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MSLZZY 1/5/2014 12:06AM

    And there is always hope to sustain us as we continue the journey! HUGS!

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MCFITZ2 1/4/2014 11:16PM

    It seems we all do this. I know that you will take it back off. Hugs emoticon

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LADYSTARWIND 1/4/2014 9:22PM

    Welcome Back! We'd missed you...!
You know, with all that you have been dealing with...good and bad...I don't think you have any reason to feel at all bad about gaining some. I believe it is ArchimedesII who many times has posted that she is a firm believer that stress is an overlooked cause of weight gain. I 100% agree with that! And, we only have so many hours in our days to Live ...and... "Spark": track, exercise, plan, and learn. One can only do so much!

I'd be willing to guess that in years past, you might have regained it all---but with your knowledge and trying to keep on track, you didn't!! Way To Go!! Glad you are able to be back and working towards your health again!!

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MAYBER 1/4/2014 9:02PM

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TKOVACH1 1/4/2014 10:16AM

    I t sounds like you have much to be thankful for! I too gained weight in the last few months because I didn't track my food and I've not been diligent about wearing my fitbit. Time to refocus.

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30,000 Steps to GLORY!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

MOSTMOM1 started a challenge to get 30,000 steps in a day. I kept thinking there is no way I can do that many steps in a day. Sometimes getting 10,000 in a day is a challenge. A few days before the challenge I decided to get 15,000 steps in, Then the day after I did 20,000! and the day after that 25,000!.And I ended the day today with 32,814 steps!

I started the day at 7:30 when my husband left for work. My walking partner was my dog Buddy. He was more than happy to get a long morning walk in while it was cool outside. We came in around 8:30 and had breakfast. After that I put some music on and danced while doing the dishes and cleaning up the kitchen. Buddy kept looking at me like I was crazy.

I marched in place while picking Blueberries and folding the laundry.I also did some hooping.

I danced around while I made lunch, and sat on my exercise ball while I ate. All movement counts Right?

Buddy and I ran around in the house playing chase.

My husband was nice and took me out for diner. And then we did some shopping. And Buddy and I went for another walk.
That's How I got my 30,000 steps to glory!

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K1TT3N 8/13/2013 1:00PM

    Awesome ..... I love my fitbit

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LYNNIERN 8/12/2013 10:14AM

    emoticon Congratulations on getting your 30,000 steps in. Such a great accomplishment. I can't wait for the next challenge!

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MCFITZ2 8/11/2013 1:11PM

    Wow. Super. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TKOVACH1 8/11/2013 9:23AM

    Woo Hoo! Awesome job on reaching 30,000 plus steps.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/11/2013 7:48AM

    Way . . . to . . . go!

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Impressed me. WOW!!!
You.did a great job of it.
Congratulations! !!
Connie in WV
150+ To Lose SparkTeam

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CHEROKEE_ROSE 8/11/2013 1:42AM

    Wow! And I just mastered 20,000 a day. Wonder if I could get that much in. Will have to see. You are inspirational. Would have to break it up for

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MSLZZY 8/11/2013 12:18AM

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Chef Meg's Tomato Soup

Monday, September 17, 2012

I tried this soup the other day and loved it!

Our tomatoes did really well this year. emoticon So I decided to make Chef Meg's Tomato Soup to put it in the freezer. I ended up with 15 quarts. I didn't remove the skin or the seeds from the tomatoes. I blended it by putting small amounts in my blender, and it turned out wonderful! I also used whole wheat bread.

If you decide to try this let me know. emoticon

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall weather. emoticon

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K1TT3N 3/18/2013 1:11PM

    that sounds good .... might have to try it soon .

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SPARKFRAN514 9/17/2012 1:15PM

    anxious to give it a try not as lucky as most i have to buy the tomatoes emoticon

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WAVAIRENE 9/17/2012 11:58AM

    Yep! It's that time of year for the yummy soups and stews. Thanks for letting us know that the recipe is good. I think I'll try it. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 9/17/2012 11:31AM

    Too cool! I love homemade tomato soup versus what you get in the can. emoticon

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PJBONARRIGO 9/17/2012 10:23AM

    WooHoo, you've given me the nudge to try to make Tomato Soup! We are having a banner tomato year too LOL emoticon

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Goals for 77 Days of Autumn

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Time for me to Spark! emoticon

My goals for the next 77 Days!

1. strength training 3x a week.
2. exercise at least 30 minutes daily
3. Track food daily
4. Track fitness daily
5. Continue to eat healthy and drink lots of water

I got lazy and stopped using my trackers months ago. As a result of that I haven't lost any weight over the summer. But I was busy with yard work, camping and visiting with family.

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-STARRYEYED- 9/10/2012 9:10PM

    emoticon emoticon Trackers are key for me as well. When I don't track, I don't lose. Glad you are gonna get back to basics. you can do it!!!!

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HEALTHYLISA 9/9/2012 6:52PM

    emoticon Goals ! emoticon emoticon

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DARKCHILD 9/6/2012 6:29AM

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SPARKFRAN514 9/6/2012 12:33AM

    emoticon emoticon plan i also give up tracking i got tired of it telling me it could not find the food and it was as simple a Orange juice or Chicken Pattie emoticon

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JERZGURL_NAN 9/5/2012 10:33PM

    Your FALL will be Awesome - great plan - now - DO IT! :)

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 9/5/2012 11:32AM

    Way to get back on track. emoticon Yard work is great exercise.

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I Will NOT Quit! Let's Spread the Spark!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

I Will NOT Quit!
Wednesday July 4,2012

Share and spread the Spark!

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

Signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)

Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)

Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)

Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)

(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

Signed: Vicki (VICKI-B--56)

Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)

Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)

signed Fran

Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)

Signed Shelby (theshelbster)

Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)

Signed Debaune (Doobie893)

Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012

Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012

Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012

Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.

Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012

Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed Lynn (BearGoddess) Saturday, June 30, 2012

signed: Steven (SBARNEY5) Saturday, June 30, 2012 I will not let my health keep me from walking at least 20 -30 minutes a day (.5 -.75 miles)

Signed Cheryl (cjack66) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed Lori (sassyljb) Sunday, July 1, 2012 I am worth IT!

Signed Kate (kate3039) Wednesday , July 4, 2012

Signed: Michelle (mom2ian)
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Signed: Laura (SPARKL3)
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 because I need the accountability!

Signed: Valerie ( VAL_LYNNE )
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Spark, so all can have the choice to commit!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/7/2012 7:41PM

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MEDDYPEDDY 7/5/2012 1:44AM

    Hehe, I canīt help thinking about how it will look when all members of spark has signed...

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