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A Copy From Lori~~~~Thanks

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Where is your cell phone?

Gosh! If you find one for me, let me know where he is

Your hair?
mostly grey/white

Your mother?
In Heaven

Your father?
In Heaven

Your favorite thing?
My family and the Ruby Lites

Your dream last night?
Don't believe I had one

Favorite drink?

What room are you in?

Your hobby?
Sparking and reading

Your fear?
Almost too many to list; health, finances, family tragedies, etc...

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Happy and at goal weight

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?
at my goal

Pumpkin or blueberry

Wish list item?
More Income

Last thing you did?
read Lori's blog

What are you wearing?
Shirt & shorts

Your pets?
3 spoiled dogs

My Spark friends and a gal from church

Your life?
Could be better

Your mood?

Missing someone?
not right now


Your car?
1001 Honda Civic wagon

Something you're not wearing?

Your favorite store?

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?
yesterday when reading the Rainbow Bridge to two great grand kids

Where do you go over and over?
Spark.com, church and grocery store

Five people who email me regularly?
Sara, Jane, Jan, Jim, Norm

Favorite place to eat?
Any Mexican restaurant

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
A cabin right on the beach of a nice lake

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WINNIEATWELL2 6/26/2010 9:45PM

    These "getting to know you" questions and answers are fun!

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/26/2010 7:12PM

    Love your answers Arlene, especially about the spouse, LOL

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BUFFYSMOM2 6/26/2010 4:23PM

    How fun! Keep it up! emoticon

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SPARKPIXIE 6/26/2010 4:16PM

    I'm going to do this too. Its cool!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/26/2010 4:02PM

    Well I got mine from Bobbie, I love these questions as you get to know your friends better

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Why You Always Pickin' On Me??

Friday, June 25, 2010

No I have not seen your lipstick,

why would you even ask me that? I'm insulted! Every time something goes missing around

here, everybody looks at me! For your information, I don't even wear that shade.

It doesn't flatter my complexion and it tastes terrible. oops.

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RONIE11 6/26/2010 12:03PM

    ok that was a LAUGH OUT LOUD moment thanks so much for sharing.

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RENA1965 6/25/2010 11:42PM

    emoticon make sure he does jobbies outside or you will have a red carpet lol.. That doggie has a face even I could forgive lol..

Comment edited on: 6/25/2010 11:43:55 PM

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 6/25/2010 11:28PM

    I remember that song - Charlie Brown he's a clown that Charlie Brown
He's gonna' get caught just you wait and see
Why's everybody always pickin' on me?
But that dog is too adorable.

Comment edited on: 6/25/2010 11:38:59 PM

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CGDINASIA 6/25/2010 10:47PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Love it!!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/25/2010 10:33PM

    That is so cute!

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DRURY23 6/25/2010 10:08PM

    HAHAHAHAHA! How cute is that??! Thanks for the smile!!! emoticon

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WINNIEATWELL2 6/25/2010 9:44PM

    emoticon I love it! emoticon

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I Don't Mean To Brag

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I don't want to brag or make anybody jealous or anything, but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.


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IMESASSY 6/24/2010 5:06PM

    It's good to know your earlobes haven't gotten fat over the years. I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!!!

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NOW2DAY 6/24/2010 11:48AM

Me too. I saw that on Kim Benson's website.

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BARBARAROSE54 6/24/2010 9:42AM


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BABYLOSTBACK 6/24/2010 7:40AM

    omg! I'm soo jealous! And how dare you come here and rub it in our faces!lol

You always make me smile!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 6/24/2010 3:42AM

    OMG. You cracked me up with that one. I think I still wear the same size socks but that's about it.

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GRAMMY13X 6/23/2010 11:10PM

    That is just too cute. I will have to remember that line. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SOFEDUPP 6/23/2010 10:24PM

    That was awesome!!!

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MINDYJ1 6/23/2010 10:22PM

    Way to go Arlene! emoticon

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PUGRAD1995 6/23/2010 10:08PM


you know-I'll have to look but I may have a pair too! Heaven knows nothing else does.

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MARJIJANE 6/23/2010 10:08PM

    ROFL!!!!!! Good one!

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GIGIANDDAISY 6/23/2010 9:53PM

    Cracked me up!!!!!

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TERMITEMOM 6/23/2010 9:47PM

    LOL LOL LOL you are just too much! emoticon

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MARY1313 6/23/2010 9:44PM


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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/23/2010 9:42PM

    emoticon I needed that!

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Challenges are Challenging

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A definition of the word challenge is: a call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc.. Another definition is: difficulty in a job or undertaking that is stimulating to one engaged in it.
On the Rootin’ for Ruby team, or the sister team, Women’s Fat Night, we have many challenges. Some are long term over several weeks and some are just a daily challenge within the longer one. And they are indeed a call to engage in a contest. And they are very much a difficulty in an undertaking that is stimulating.
On Sparks, we use this stimulation to aid us on the journey we are on to weight loss/better health.
I really do enjoy the challenges. For one thing, they bring us into closer relationships with our team mates. We get to know them better as we help them along this journey and as they help us in return. They aren’t really a contest as we aren’t trying to out-do one another.
For myself personally, what I like best about these challenges is the opportunity to encourage my team mates.
But at the same time, I find that I am so afraid of failing that I too often sabotage myself. Why is this? I want to reach my goal and yet it seems to stay just a few pounds away from me.
I have tried fooling my scales by changing my goal, making it another ten pounds down. Hopefully that will work.
On the other hand, I am wondering if maybe my goal is not right. I know that I will never be a slim person, even if I only weighed 125. At that weight I would like more like a shar pei.
So I am going to continue as I have been, watching what I eat (most of the time) and getting in some exercise (some of the time) and let the scales do what it wants. If I stay where I am now, I will be satisfied. And I won’t allow myself to gain back any of my loss. I weigh less now than I did as a senior in high school when I lost 55 pounds. And I am far removed from that era of my life.
So bring on the challenges. I am ready and willing. I know this is what it will take to maintain!

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PUGRAD1995 6/23/2010 10:11PM

    you've done good girl.

But it's people like you, Lori and Kitt that keep going through the challenges that motivate the beginners like me...And I definitely still struggle just trying to do most of the challenges.

Living alone, I also need the outlet for my frustration with the scale. This place has done wonders for that.

So keep on sparking! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 6/23/2010 9:36AM

    emoticon emoticon

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/22/2010 11:46PM

    Arlene, you've come so far and done such an emoticon job! I love the challenges too..they keep me on my toes and I also really enjoy getting to know, motivate and encourage our teammates!

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ANGIEMAE2401 6/22/2010 8:51PM

    I love these challenges too! This whole process certainly isn't easy--I love that Pixie always calls it a journey b/c it totally.... we learn to eat right, exercise right, and eventually not set ourselves up to fail just b/c we think we will.

Good Luck!! I'm so glad to have you has a team member!!

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FIGHT2SURVIVE 6/22/2010 5:19PM

    I really enjoyed this blog. And my butt already looks like a shar pei! For anyone out there that has never heard of the Ruby teams, PLEASE do yourself the favor of stopping by to see what we're all about. You may just find, like I did, that you found a new home.

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NEWCASTLE7B 6/22/2010 4:53PM

    Love the title, that is something I actually tell myself a lot! I also get the sabotage, I am trying HARD to break that pattern within me this summer, but I have done that to myself in the past.....keep at it though, we have to figure it out eventually, I figure!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/22/2010 4:39PM

    I am glad you like the challenges, so do I, it takes alot of work for Pixie and Debbie to do this for us, I like the fact that we do our best, and if we don't have a loss we are not made to feel bad, and the challenges are doable in my opinion.
You can do this Arlene, Look what you have accomplished so far, You have done great

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I Am Proud To Be A Ruby Lite

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What/who is a Ruby Lite? Well, that is anyone who belongs to the greatest team around, Rootin’ For Ruby!! We are fans of Ruby Gettinger from the style network and are inspired by her weight loss. But you don’t have to watch her show to be a member of this team. Many of us don’t get that channel but we are still Ruby Lites.

I found this team about four months after I joined Sparks and I will have to say that being a member of this team is why/how I have lost the weight that I have these past months.

We have challenges which are so much fun. We are like one big happy family and keep one another inspired and motivated.

The current challenge is Four by the Fourth. Our challenges are a team within the team so not all Ruby Lites are, or have to be, a part of every challenge. Those of us in this challenge are hoping to lose 4 pounds (or more) by the fourth of July.

When this challenge is over, there will be another one. And sometimes we have teams within the challenge team and this way we get to know one another even better.

Rootin’ For Ruby is definitely one of the best teams! If not the best!!

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PUGRAD1995 6/10/2010 11:16PM

    Hey there fellow Ruby-Lite! emoticon

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RHONDAHONDA2 6/10/2010 8:26PM

    welcome to the group...any questioms at all feel free to ask me as co-leader in cooking,fitness and life changes teams.sparkpeople.com/shc emoticon and or leader in getting fit to be healthy www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group_i

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SPARKPIXIE 6/10/2010 5:40PM

    I'm glad you are a Ruby-Lite, and co-leader of the team. Arlene!!

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ALICEART2010 6/10/2010 12:04PM

    Sounds motivating!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 6/10/2010 11:45AM

    I am proud to be a ruby lite!

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DEEGEE2 6/10/2010 10:03AM

    emoticon ditto !

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PINKNFITCARLA 6/10/2010 8:07AM

    emoticon I love the Ruby Lites too! It's been so fun getting to know you Arlene! Good luck with this challenge!

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LOZUKE 6/10/2010 5:41AM

    emoticonVery True! Great Blog! I love this challenge first one for me! emoticon emoticon emoticonDebbie

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CHANGE4FREEDOM 6/10/2010 1:01AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I agree!

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