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Spark People Motivator!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Today I officially became a Spark People Motivator! I am truly honored. What a great way to end/begin a year! Thank you to everyone who inspires me and to those I inspire. I'm so glad to have found Spark People and such amazing friends!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Wishing everyone very happy holidays. Here's to a happy and healthy new year!

  
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R-U-JELLEN 12/28/2009 11:00PM

    Congratulations on being named SP motivator. You truly deserve it!! emoticon
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You certainly deserve it. I love when I read your posts and the way you spread the Spark!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/22/2009 8:02PM

    CONGRATULATIONS, Willow!!!
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    Congrats! That's Fabulous! emoticon

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JESSICA_0029 12/22/2009 4:00PM

    emoticon on being recognized as a motivator. You have always been a wonderful motivator and friend to me. Thank you for all you do!!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/22/2009 10:44AM

    Woo Hooooooo Congratulations, chickie! That is wonderful news.

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TRUELOU 12/22/2009 10:21AM

    Congratulations Willow, you've always been a great spark people motivator:)

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BETTYAHE 12/22/2009 10:06AM

    Congratulations Willow on a well-deserved award! Hugs, Betty emoticon

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GRAMTOTWO 12/22/2009 7:54AM

    Congratulations Willow! emoticon

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What an awesome surprise!

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I wish you a day of ordinary miracles...

Friday, December 11, 2009



A fresh pot of coffee you didn't have to make yourself.


An unexpected phone call from an old friend.


Green stoplights on your way to work or shop.


I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in...


The fastest line at the grocery store.



A good sing along song on the radio.


Your keys right where you look.


I wish you a day of happiness and perfection-little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny feeling that the Lord is smiling on you,
holding you so gently because you are someone special and rare.


I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy.


Wishing you the very best for 2010!




















  
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TRUELOU 12/14/2009 5:58PM

    I wish you days of ordinary miracles too!
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JESSICA_0029 12/13/2009 6:27PM

    Thanks for this blog. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2CATS2LOVE1 12/13/2009 1:01PM

    emoticonmay you have these little miracles right back at you! Have a great day!!

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EMMABE1 12/11/2009 2:58PM

    A timely reminder to be grateful for the small things in life.

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EMMABE1 12/11/2009 2:58PM

    A timely reminder to be grateful for the small things in life.

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MUIN64 12/11/2009 12:56PM

    Beautiful.

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USARUNNERGIRL 12/11/2009 11:40AM

    Thank you for the words of wisdom. It is great to take time and thank God for the small wonders of our lives.

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L*I*T*A* 12/11/2009 10:41AM

    thanks so much for your kind wishes.........................bles
sings and hugs..................lita

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/11/2009 10:39AM

    Once again, Thanks. this was terrific! It will make my day.
You enjoy yours.
Hugs
Debbie

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MSMAKEOVER 12/11/2009 9:23AM

    I love this blog. Thanks so much!!!! emoticon

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Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends

Monday, December 07, 2009

Welcome to the 2009 Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends! You know the drill. Just copy and paste the questions into a reply message; remove my answers & add yours!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
neither

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
sit under tree

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
colored lights

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
no

5. When do you put up your decorations?
2 weeks before Christmas

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
homemade cranberry relish

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
the Christmas my dad made a table & chairs for my brother & me (we were 5 & 6 years old)

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
when I was 6 or 7

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
not since my son is grown

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
We have a tree decorating party 2 Saturdays before Christmas

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it for Christmas!

12. Can you ice skate?
no

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
a lifelike baby doll

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Time spent with family and friends

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
white fruitcake

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
lasagna for Christmas eve dinner

17. What tops your tree?
star

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Joy to the World, Birthday of a King (can't choose just 1)

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
YUCK!

  
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MARGETODAY 12/8/2009 11:07AM

    I love this blog. This is so much fun. It makes me smile.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa Wraps

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
colored lights

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Yes

5. When do you put up your decorations?
1st weekend in December

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Turkey

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
Cooking with my father

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
Unfortunately, I cannot remember

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Yes

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
by myself with Christmas music playing

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Dread it

12. Can you ice skate?
No

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Barbie Van

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Time spent with family and enjoying the meal preparation

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Mincemeat pie

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Cooking Christmas dinner

17. What tops your tree?
star

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Oh, come all ye faithful

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
YUCK!


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FLAWLESSCUBE 12/7/2009 10:08PM

    Welcome to the 2009 Holiday Edition of Getting to Know Your Friends! You know the drill. Just copy and paste the questions into a reply message; remove my answers & add yours!

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
BOTH!!!!

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
sit under tree

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
no

5. When do you put up your decorations?
4 weeks before Christmas

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
The fruit platter :)

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
Santa came to visit our house about midnight and wore the same shoes as Daddy

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
What Truth?

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Yes as we have several homes to visit

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
No room but I hang popcorn and cranberries outside for the birds

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it for Christmas! Then it could all melt :)

12. Can you ice skate?
Yes

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
casio keyboard

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
family, friends, not working overtime if I don't have to

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
watergate salad

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Going to Gram and Gramps for xmas day

17. What tops your tree?
Antique 8 pointed star when I actually get around to it

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
ANything from Mannheim steamroller cd

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
YUMMY!!

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JESSICA_0029 12/7/2009 9:20PM

    1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
egg nog

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
sit under tree

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
blue and white

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
no

5. When do you put up your decorations?
2 - 3 weeks before Christmas

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
stuffing(my mom's)

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
My favorite holiday memory is having everyone get together at my grandmas. It was so special because my grandmother would always make me feel like she needed my help baking cookies and making popcorn balls! We had so much fun!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
when I was 7 (I think)

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
YES only 1

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
My bf and I decorate it together.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it! Especially on Christmas!!!

12. Can you ice skate?
NO

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
a porcelain doll from my grandmother

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
getting to see my brother and sister

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
white chocolate truffles

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
pancake breakfast Christmas Eve

17. What tops your tree?
star

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Silent Night, Santa Clause

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
YUCK!


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DAKOTANMISTY 12/7/2009 9:04PM

    I found your blog from the team page, and I gotta say I LOVE it. How fun :-) I hope you and your family have a blessed holiday season.

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
sit under tree

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
colored lights

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
no

5. When do you put up your decorations?
3 weeks before Christmas

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
my mother's ambrosia

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
the Christmas Santa brought my light bright. It was under the tree, lite up with my name spelled out on it.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
hmm, 10 maybe?

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
yes

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
with my collection of Ornaments. Place all the glass ones on top, so the kitties don't knock them off and bat them around. I've had a few broken that way over the years.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love watching it fall, dread driving in it!

12. Can you ice skate?
not well

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
as an ADULT, cruise to the Bahamas. As a CHILD, Barbie's dream house.

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Time spent with family and friends

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
pecan or apple pie

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
wearing PJ's with lighted fire, listening to Christmas carols while just being with family

17. What tops your tree?
angel

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Silent Night

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
YUCK!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/7/2009 8:35PM

   
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Wraps presents

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
colored lights

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
no

5. When do you put up your decorations?
Just after Thanksgiving

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Turkey

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
the Christmas my dad gave me a collectible barbie doll case with wardrobe.

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
when I was 6 or 7 by my evil twin sisters who ruined it for me.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We celebrate Christmas on Christmas eve with a big fancy meal and gift giving and Christmas is kick back day.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
I do it by myself with lights and ornaments collected since i was a teen

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it for Christmas!

12. Can you ice skate?
LOL
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Barbies

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Time spent with family and friends

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
frosted cut out cookies

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Turkey and Ham

17. What tops your tree?
A Crystal lighted angel

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
giving

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Joy to the World, Silent Night, I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus,

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
YUM!!!

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TRUELOU 12/7/2009 7:47PM

    I don't know Willow, I wrote down the answers, cut them out and pasted them to the computer...nothing seems to be happening.
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RONALYN 12/7/2009 7:46PM

    1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Wraps

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
colored lights

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
no

5. When do you put up your decorations?
We try for December 1 and take down Jan 1

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Stuffing

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
Waiting for my grandma and grandpa to come to our house so we could open presents

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I still believe ( or I get NO presents) :)

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
nope ... only on Christmas

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
The kids do it :) It looks like Charlie Brown's tree but they are so proud :)

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it for Christmas!

12. Can you ice skate?
Yes

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
my wedding rings fixed :)

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
My husband and my kids ;)

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Vanilla Ice cream with Creme d' Menthe

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Pancake breakfast on Christmas morning

17. What tops your tree?
star

18. Which do you prefer giving or Receiving?
A little of both :)

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman

20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
20 shades of awesome ... :)

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75 lbs. gone forever!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I stopped by my doctor's office yesterday and decided to get weighed. I knew I was getting close to my next goal, but wasn't sure if I wanted to get weighed, just in case the numbers hadn't moved. I was there, so why not? I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was 1 more lb. down which meant I had lost a total of 75 lbs. from my highest weight, 50 of those lbs. since joining Spark People.

I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and I couldn't have given myself a better birthday gift!

Many, many thanks to all of my Spark friends who have encouraged, inspired, and supported me these past 4 months! I never would have done it without you. emoticon emoticon

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MSMAKEOVER 12/11/2009 9:24AM

    Congrats on your weight loss. That's awesome.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JESSICA_0029 12/7/2009 8:50PM

    WOOHOO 75 pounds that's wonderful!You are such an inspiration to me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STOP-IT-KNOW 12/6/2009 8:34PM

    that's wonderful keep it up.

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PATTIANNT 12/3/2009 3:02PM

    Wow, that is awesome, I can't believe I missed this blog! Great job! Keep up the good work!
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WILLOW49 12/3/2009 2:41PM

    Thanks everyone!

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GETDONE 11/28/2009 1:37AM

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 11/28/2009 12:16AM

    Woo hoo!

And, of course, you have an AWESOME trophy icon. LOL

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TRUELOU 11/25/2009 9:16PM

    Congratulations, what a wonderful gift to give yourself. Happy Birthday Nov. 28th!!!
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AMUSIKMKER 11/25/2009 8:40PM

    FANTASTIC!!! You are an inspiration to all!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/25/2009 8:36PM

    Way to go!!! I am so very proud of you. Keep it up.

Debbie

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LADYNETTIE 11/25/2009 5:23PM

    Wow, what a wonderful thing to be thankful for! Good for you, and have a healthy Thanksgiving!

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EMMABE1 11/25/2009 5:10PM

    Wonderful - it really is worth the hard work - I'm sure you agree!! emoticon

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2CATS2LOVE1 11/25/2009 4:32PM

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ANGELLACOLE 11/25/2009 2:56PM

    You're doing amazing! emoticon

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ICKA_2 11/25/2009 2:33PM

    Congrat's!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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DANA47 11/25/2009 2:33PM

    75 pounds, that is great. I can't wait until I can say that to. You are doing a fantastic job. emoticon emoticon

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Happy Birthday DEBMORSE1!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Today is DEBMORSE1's birthday! Stop by her page and wish her well! Deb has been so supportive and inspirational along my weight loss journey; thanks so much!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Deb!
Happy Birthday to you!

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DE
BMORSE1


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SEASHELL71 12/6/2009 7:29AM

    YOU ARE THE BIRTHDAY emoticon
PATROL! YOU SEND OUT WONDERFUL WISHES!
TO A GREAT AND WONDERFUL PERSON!! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 11/21/2009 1:17AM

    thanks for the heads up...............will wish her well..........................have a great weekend......blessings and hugs....................lita

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TRUELOU 11/21/2009 1:17AM

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And only 7 more days till Willow49's birthday:)

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