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1st July. 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I did meet some of my goals for June.

i did have a horrible month, some things happened in my family that were very traumatic. This concerned my son and his children. All I will say is he was bashed up when he went to get his children to bring them over for their fortnightly weekend. He ended up in hospital overnight. Still getting over the shock of it now. The guy has been charged with assault. But of course we will not see the children anymore until this is all sorted out.

I did lose 1.9kgs for the month which I am pleased about but still not done to where I was before. Will get there one day LOL.

So the plans are for this month is do what I can, when I can and not to stress over this when i can't do it.

I do plan to lose 2 kgs this month again. I am taking this one day at the time for a little while.

Eating has been very good. I am proud of where I am with in myself. Even with what happened I did not overeat.

I have given myself a lot of credit for what i have achieved. I am amazing. So proud of myself.

Thanks for all the support I have been given over my time on Sparks. It has been great. Keep on Sparking as I am going to.

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JILL313 7/4/2012 12:20PM

    Wendy, I'm truly sorry for the family problems. . .I know that's so hard for you as you love your Grandies so much. I pray it will all be sorted out quickly.

I am so glad you somehow managed to lose weight with your additional stress. I know you are determined and will make your month's goals. So many of us are rooting for your success.

Take really good care of yourself and do things you really enjoy!



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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/2/2012 6:43AM

    Glad you met some goals, and have lost weight.

Family problems are horrible. I have had 2 sons go through divorce - and the children and the father's seems to come off worst. Hang in there.

You are being very positive about doing what you can and not to stress.

Hugs to you.


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EFFIEANNIE 7/1/2012 1:48PM

    There is always a little good and a little bad in every month. Just hang in there- you are doing great!

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MENNOLY 7/1/2012 11:51AM

    I am so sorry for all the additional stress. Hope things sort out well. Good Luck!

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LIFE-FAITH 7/1/2012 11:37AM

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Wendy Keep taking care of you! You are doing a wonderful job of it!
I hope your son mends well and that you get to see your grandbabes soon.
Keep on keeping on!

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 7/1/2012 11:27AM

    You are so strong, Wendy. I'm so sorry you've had to prove it so much lately! I hope you get to see your grandie's

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    You are amazing and a great leader - you are doing so well - 1.9 kegs for the month is excellent - that would be almost 24 kgs in a year - amazing. You are really learning not to let difficult emotional situations affect your eating - that is HUGE!! You deserve all the success you have achieved - well done! I hope that your home situation is resolved soon and you can see your brandies - I know how special they are to you and I am sure they are also missing their visits to you. Hugs to you

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TRUCKERWIFE2 7/1/2012 10:16AM

    So proud of how you are doing. Hope ds is doing better. I feel bad he can't see his kids until this is all sorted out. Not fair that he is being punished because of what happened. Too bad the kids can't be taken out of that situation if they are being exposed to someone that dangerous. Hope that guy is out of the house now.
1.9 kg is close to your goal and you should be proud of yourself.
Hope life calms down for you soon. emoticon

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OPALMOON 7/1/2012 5:24AM

    So sorry to hear this happened to your son, Wendy. You did so well to stay on track despite it all and 1.9kg down is a very good result for the past month. Just doing what you can is a good idea, and I am sure you will continue to make progress - woo hoo for you my dear friend!

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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CTEMPLE 7/1/2012 4:31AM

    Sorry to hear about the awful incident Wendy.
You are achieving so much.

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POPSY190 7/1/2012 12:19AM

    Your family situation isn't good but look how well you dealt with it! Here's to a better July for you.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/30/2012 11:40PM

    So very proud of you too. You, your son and the children are in my prayers.

Keep sparking, my dear.

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SUSIEPH1 6/30/2012 10:28PM

    Hi Wendy!!
Love your blog !!.
So sorry for what is happening on the home front ...
hopefully will all be sorted soon ..
You have done so well Wendy You are a great leader .. You should be so proud of yourself .. I am proud to be your friend ..
Yes you are amazing, and special and beautiful ...
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19th June 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It has taken me all this time to start feeling better. I went back to exercises yesterday for the first time since all this started 1 1/2 weeks ago. Still have not got to 10,000 steps a day as yet. I'm trying to take things slowly so that I can build myself up again to where I was before.

Will not let these professionals tell me what to do anymore. I do know my body and what I can do with it.

Thank you everyone that responded to my last blog.

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JILL313 6/23/2012 8:42AM

    Hi Wendy, I'm really glad your feeling much better. I don't always take my Dr's advice as he'd have me on 15 different RXs as tends to be a "pill pusher". Otherwise he's a good Dr. but like you said I also need to be my own advocate and read up on my different medical issues as I might have more recent information that he has. Pace yourself with exercise and gradually work up to where you left on 2 weeks ago. Please give yourself lots of TLC!



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WENDYJM4 6/23/2012 2:25AM

    thank you everyone for your support, help and encouoragement.

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1BEACHWALKER 6/22/2012 10:55PM

    Sometimes we do know better than these professionals when it comes to our bodies! Good for you! Keep going!!! Slow is ok, just be consistent and you will get there! emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 6/22/2012 9:54AM

    Glad you are doing better.

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I.M.MAGIC 6/21/2012 11:58PM

    I'm glad you doing better now, too... I've been too busy lately to get any posting done, and I don't like it much when you get sick while I'm gone--or any other time, for that matter!

Be kind to yourself, as you are with others... I'm still cheering for you! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2012 9:41PM

    You are spot on. Glad you're feeling a little better and definitely, only YOU know your body and your limits.

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OPALMOON 6/19/2012 9:26AM

    Hi Wendy,

Glad you are feeling better. Sometimes it can take a while, just go at a comfortable pace so you stay well as you build up your strength again. Keep warm and dry over the next few days!

Love and hugs, Nattacia


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SUSIEPH1 6/19/2012 6:02AM

    I so agree my friend ..
We know our selves and our capabilities and we can do more than they think we can ...
Congratulations my lovely friend for being Member of the Week ..
Well and truly earned ... Much Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CTEMPLE 6/19/2012 5:47AM

    good idea, but don't get impatient do it at a slow pace, I know its frustrating but we have to accept the limitations and setbacks.

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KELTIC-CARA 6/19/2012 5:07AM

    Being positive, that's what we want to hear, keep it up

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MOTLEM 6/19/2012 4:26AM

    Yes, you know yourself better than anybody. Glad you are feeling a bit better, but we want you to feel heaps better, girlfriend.
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GRANDMA_SANDY48 6/19/2012 4:23AM

    So pleased you are feeling a bit better. Good on you for taking charge and knowing what you can and can't do. emoticon

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13th June 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

thank you everyone for your support. I rang the physio today and have now pulled out of the class at the hospital. They could not change my days. I enjoy the exercise class I have been going to for a while now. So I will keep doing this one.

I now need to get to where I was even before last Thursday. I should have been happy with what I was doing. Now I am battling doing 5000 steps per day. At least I was doing 10,000 steps 4 or 5 times per week plus my 2 classes. I am going to look into doing Tai Chi sometime soon, at least that is gentle exercise.

Now I need to look after me and get me back to where I was before other people (medical) started to interfere.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/19/2012 9:53AM

    My MIL who only had a 8th grade education used to say that sometimes well educated people are just educated idiots. Sounds like that applies here. Glad you are getting your game back and doing better. Keep up the good work Wendy girl! We're behind you all the way!

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1BEACHWALKER 6/19/2012 2:14AM

    Good for you! Have to do what is best for you! Take care and keep going on the exercise! emoticon

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CTEMPLE 6/17/2012 9:36PM

    Sorry Wendy I got subscribed from your log will catch up

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CBEVNOW 6/16/2012 8:46PM

    good for you Wendy, do only what you can do for your self. BE safe and try to enjoy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WENDYJM4 6/15/2012 5:15AM

    so relieved I pulled out of the gym. Need to get myself better, in health and frame of mind. Then I will be able to get back to where I was before this all happened.
I will not give up just need to change plans a bit. LOL.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/15/2012 2:16AM

    So glad you desided to do what's best for you. Hope things straighten out soon. Tai Chi is fun and relaxing while helping the body and mind. emoticon

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MOTLEM 6/14/2012 12:46AM

    You'll make it girlfriend. Guts and determination always wins in the end!
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1CRAZYDOG 6/13/2012 9:35PM

    Yes, definitely have to listen to what our bodies tell us and follow that!

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POPSY190 6/13/2012 7:01PM

    Good for you. Over-commitment is a sure course for failure.

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 6/13/2012 2:39PM

    I'm so glad you decided not to do two classes in one day - that sounded so unhealthy for you. I hope your family stuff is resolving,too, so that you can concentrate on your improving health.

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 6/13/2012 9:33AM

    I am so pleased you have resolved the 2 lots of exercise in one day. One step at a time, one day at a time.

Tai Chi should be great for you - but don't overdo things.

And you definitely need to look after you. emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 6/13/2012 8:57AM

    emoticon Hang in there Wendy - you are doing what you can for YOU. I am so proud of you - you seem to keep on keeping on no matter what else tries to get in your way. Keep loving your kidneys and taking care of YOU.

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OPALMOON 6/13/2012 8:08AM

    You will get there Wendy, one bit at a time. You are so tenacious and dedicated so your fitness will increase again...all is not lost - part of the journey is finding where our limits are, as well as pushing the boundaries where we can. Take good care, and keep warm and dry with the cold front passing through!

Love and hugs, Nattacia


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MENNOLY 6/13/2012 6:49AM

    Sounds reasonable to me. As I said before you know yourself best and you are not the type of person to lie to yourself. You work hard and push yourself. No one else can know the effort it costs you. Good Luck!

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MAGGIEVAN 6/13/2012 6:45AM

    Set our mind... You Will do it! Just keep on keeping on.

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12th june 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

thank you to everyone who left me messages on my last blog. They are very appreciated. I love the support, help and encourgemnt that I do receive.

I have had a shocking month with family issues that need to be dealt with now and this may take some time. This is very stressful.

I have eaten a few naughty things but only in small quantities in the last few days BUT i am not mindlessly eating. Which I am so happy about.

As for exercising, I went to my exercise class Thursday morning and then up to the hospital in the afternoon to do some cardio with the physio in their gym. I have been sore and worn out ever since.

This is how this happened, I had a appointment with the dietician a fortnight before and we were talking about exercising and she said she would see if the physio could help me.

The first time I saw the Physio she talked about how she was going to help me, way way over the top. I know this was not going to work which I did tell her at the time that I would not have the energy to do all what she wanted me to do.

We now have gone with plan B which is a lot easier but both times I can do this at the hospital I have exercise class in the same day, this is what is going to make it so hard.

I have now a few more issues with my blood tests, plus being aenemic and having low haemoglobin is causing me problems at the moment. This is because of my kidney disease.

At this stage I am having real problems as I want to lose weight but have no energy. I think I have lots to think about, how I can do this without having an effect on my health which is what I have been worried about for ages.

The sad part I enjoyed what i did achieve on Thursday but the effect of this has not been too good since then.

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I.M.MAGIC 6/22/2012 12:30AM

    Such good advice... don't need to add a thing, do I? LOL

I know you're doing your best, you always do... too bad the physio lady didn't listen! It's too bad too, that the schedules coincide in such a way--add family stressors and you have a double whammy and then some!

Hope they find that man... and that every one is okay.

The anemia issues often can cause real issues when you have kidney disease. Your body sometimes tries to compensate by making more cells, but so quickly that they don't have time to mature properly... probably a pretty good explanation for your fatigue levels too! Got to have the iron to carry oxygen to the cells to burn anything!

I hope you feel MUCH better soon... emoticon

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CTEMPLE 6/17/2012 9:42PM

    Yes I know that situation well, one has to be so careful with excess exercise so easy to go over the limit. I'm on a break with Pilates becasue my physio just had a baby and I'm scared of going to her replacement. Some physios don't understand bodies and problems. In your case it is even more critical not just pain but the kidney disease.

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CBEVNOW 6/16/2012 8:44PM

    I cant understand, ever why they dont realize we have our days. We dont always feel the same every day. You know yur body and what you can do . Make your decision Wendy and only make it for you. emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 6/13/2012 4:07AM

    Nattacia says it all. Watch out for numero uno for a while, girlfriend. Take it easy and take it carefully

Biggest hugs from Tassie. emoticon

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 6/12/2012 7:10PM

    I agree with others ... are you able to have these on different days? You need to take care of yourself and only you know your body and what it can cope with.

Ah family issues ... they can be such a drain. Praying that all will be resolved or at least that you have some peace.

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MENNOLY 6/12/2012 1:19PM

    You need to pace yourself taking 1 step forward then falling 2 steps back is not a good plan. It's good that your Physio went with plan B now you know yourself best. You a a lot of heart and I feel you do push yourself so I think you should determine how hard you push yourself. emoticon

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JILL313 6/12/2012 1:15PM

    I also was wondering if you could do them on different days as both on the same day is too much for anyone. Judge what you can do and do that and don't worry about it. It's bad to overdo exercising when you're body is just not up to it. I hope the family issues are resolved as I'm sure that upsets you and it's not adding anything good to your life. Take one day at a time and maybe you need to cut back on exercising for awhile? Do you take iron pills for the anemia? My dil is very anemic and has to take them and it does help her.


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EFFIEANNIE 6/12/2012 9:25AM

    I think you need to find the right balance for you and then go forwrd. Sue

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OPALMOON 6/12/2012 7:55AM

    I understand your frustration Wendy! I have a lot of pain and fatigue with fibromyalgia, so even doing everyday things can wear me out. Please be careful not to overdo things, as it could send you back more than the value of the exercise itself, especially with the anaemia and low haemoglobin. Some self care is essential, I think, to build up a bit of energy again, particularly since you have had family stresses as well. I know you want to shed some more weight, so that makes it a kind of catch-22 situation...it wouldn't be good to do yourself any damage though, plus with another operation coming up, you wouldn't want to run yourself down either. Take care of yourself...one day at a time.

Sending love and big hugs your way!!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/11/2012 10:42PM

    All-in-all sounds like you're taking care of yourself despite stressors, so that's the most important thing!

Thinking about you. Passing along hugs and prayers.

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POPSY190 6/11/2012 10:36PM

    I have experienced the fatigue that comes from a low blood count and I think it's amazing you managed more than one session in a day. (At my worst I couldn't have managed even that!) Can you document in detail how you have felt on subsequent days so that the physio gets a complete picture of the effect on you? Then she might be able to adjust her sessions to accommodate you. It's good that you are doing all this as it will take your mind off family stresses if only for a little while, so it's important that you can get something sustainable. Good luck with this. emoticon

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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 6/11/2012 9:44PM

    An exercise class and physio on the same day is a lot. Can you change to a different exercise class, maybe?

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Goals for June

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Goals for June. I need to make this a fantasic month of June.

1. To cook, make and eat healthy meals including 2 or more meatless meals per week

2. drink 10 glasses of water per day.

3. Strength 3 times per week.

4. increase my cardio workouts. I need to start doing different things.
Do 2 or 3 Spark videos per day.

5. Need to increase, increase, increase because I know I am fitter, stronger and healthier than I was so I can do this.

7. this month I plan to lose 4kgs.

8. If I don't start going the right way I am not going to make my year goal of losing 25kgs for 2012.

Thanks Popsy I am going to add this one

9. Give yourself some credit for what you HAVE achieved!

In the steps challenge I ran on my team for 2 months I completed 483,211 steps. Never would have even attepted this before.
There have been so many improvements in me since I started this journey.

Thinking back over all the changes I have made, I have done a fantastic job.

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EFFIEANNIE 6/7/2012 8:24AM

    Right on- You have done a fantastic job!

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I.M.MAGIC 6/5/2012 12:46AM

    You have made some totally amazing and emoticonchanges in your life since I met you--and are a real inspiration to me, my dear friend!

I love the goals you've set for yourself, and I know emoticon
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TRUCKERWIFE2 6/3/2012 10:20PM

    You are so amazing! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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NEWCATA 6/2/2012 7:15AM

    Good luck, Wendy!! Have a fantastic month !! emoticon

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ZENRYAKU 6/2/2012 6:02AM

    emoticon on your achievements, and
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GRANDMA_SANDY48 6/2/2012 2:49AM

    Wow you are amazing. I need to make some more goals and stick to them. emoticon

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    Fantastic goals - you HAVE achieved so much and deserve to be very proud of all that you have achieved as well as the inspiration you give to others.

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OPALMOON 6/1/2012 8:39AM

    Wow! Truly awesome, Wendy!

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JILL313 6/1/2012 8:31AM

    I think you've achieved a lot in your Quest to be Healthier and Leaner. You've changed so much, for the better, since I've known you. I'm really proud of you as you keep working at achieving you Goals and know June will be a really good month for you. Just don't lose your focus but I don't think you'll have that problem as you're very determined. lady.



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MOTLEM 6/1/2012 12:18AM

    Wow, that's a lot of steps. emoticon emoticon
4K is a fair bit to lose, but I'm sure if you put your mind to it, you'll make that goal Wendy. emoticon emoticon

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MENNOLY 5/31/2012 8:05PM

    Those are great goals! I admire how you are so consistent! You really inspire me to do my best!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/31/2012 8:01PM

    You HAVE accomplished a lot! Very proud of you. VERY!!

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POPSY190 5/31/2012 7:27PM

    9. Give yourself some credit for what you HAVE achieved! emoticon

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ZEFIRO 5/31/2012 6:59PM

    Great goals! I wish you lots of success!


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MELROSE13 5/31/2012 6:56PM

    Good Goals to make...you CAN and WILL achieve them all I am sure!!!! emoticon

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