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Up we go.....

Saturday, November 22, 2014

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFl7DhdGGzo

Up We Go by Lights (Canadian Woo hoo)

Here in a familiar place
We got our heads down
And we pretend it's cause the night is dark
And running out of space
For us to run around
But it's a dead end, and money's tight
And it's been a long time of this
Something is got to give
Everyone here is ready to go
It's been a hard year with nothing to show
From down this road
It's only on we go, on we go
Everyone here is ready to go
It's been a hard year, and I only know
From down this low
It's only up we go, up we go

Let's get on another flight
Maybe set out to sea
Kick it up and shake a fist at it
Cause death is harder to come by
Than it is to breathe
When you gotta make a break for it
Cause it's been a long time of this
Something is got to give
Everyone here is ready to go
It's been a hard year with nothing to show
From down this road
It's only on we go, on we go
Everyone here is ready to go
It's been a hard year, and I only know
From down this low
It's only up we go, up we go

Nothing gives easy
Easy gives nothing
I'm just tryin'a keep
Income coming in
Dawn is bound to break
When the night is done
Always darker days before brighter ones

Everyone here is ready to go
It's been a hard year with nothing to show
From down this road
It's only on we go, on we go
Everyone here is ready to go
It's been a hard year, and I only know
From down this low
It's only up we go, up we go

In my case it's a brand new start....and hopefully down the scale goes....

  
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LYNMEINDERS 11/24/2014 6:54PM

    Brilliant..thankyou

You can do this...the scale will go down...keep you eye each day on the goal.....you will do it....

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SMITHKRISTI 11/24/2014 10:10AM

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TWESTEN1 11/23/2014 6:04PM

    And the scale DID go down - woohoooo!!!!!

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READY4CHANGE81 11/23/2014 3:07PM

    loved it!!! I don't know why but i was expecting something totally different.... you had me chair dancing!!!! emoticon

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JMARIES51 11/23/2014 1:21PM

    Hey Colette,
I think if you dance around your home to that song about 5 times a day, you will see the scale go down and the spirits going up! Very invigorating. You reminded me how much I love to rock with the music. emoticon

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LISACHOSECHANGE 11/23/2014 9:20AM

    love it....and yes heres to the sclae going down

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CLAIREINPARIS 11/23/2014 5:07AM

    Indeed, let's go up and let's the scale go down! emoticon

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A_RARE_BEAN 11/23/2014 4:32AM

    Ready and willing to go, up up up! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/23/2014 2:07AM

    I can relate to this so let's all start on up!

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KING_SLAYER 11/22/2014 11:53PM

    Up We Go ... could be my theme song for the last few weeks!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/22/2014 9:55PM

    thanks for sharing! HUGS

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Christmas Commercial

Friday, November 14, 2014

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWF2JBb1bvM

It's either the best ad you have ever seen or you feel they have no right to capitalize on such events.

What do you think?

  
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SMITHKRISTI 11/25/2014 8:06AM

    Ahh yes!! Unconditional love and forgiveness!!

Agree with LJCANNON

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JULIAMOONCHILD 11/16/2014 9:05PM

    I thought it was well done and because it is historically based and oh so moving and beautiful, I do not mind the commercial aspect of it.
Thanks for sharing it here.

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CLAIREINPARIS 11/16/2014 1:52PM

    I see how someone could see it as a way to make money with History... But personally I think it is such a beautiful story that I am glad more people can hear about it. And the ad is of course beautifully made too, so it is doing it justice.
What were your thoughts?

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JUNESHOPE 11/15/2014 12:31PM

    emoticon Made me cry. Extremely well written & shot with quality direction & audio. War is terrible. People forced to fight & kill one another. I can't even imagine hiding in a fox hole, and knowing that at any moment my life could be over. And how much that little chocolate bar would mean to me if I was in that situation, and how we take it for granted having it all around us now.
That ad really opened my eyes regarding how rough people had it in war, and continue to feel so separated from their loved ones, even today.
Very touching ad.

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READY4CHANGE81 11/15/2014 9:04AM

    wow!!! goosebumps & made me cry!!! loved it!! thanks for sharing!!!!!! emoticon

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SPARKASAURUS 11/15/2014 8:41AM

    I loved it- at first. This is my favorite Christmas song, and I've heard the story. But as the commercial went on, I kept thinking...these guys are all going to end up killing each other, and to love your 'enemy', even for a brief moment in time...how do you end up doing that?

This: I think it was smart marketing on Sainsbury's part and even though we know they are tugging are our heart strings, creating a favourable impression on their store/products...I don't mind when the message is good will toward men.



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_BABE_ 11/14/2014 8:36PM

    I think it was smart marketing on Sainsbury's part and even though we know they are tugging are our heart strings, creating a favourable impression on their store/products...I don't mind when the message is good will toward men.

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LISACHOSECHANGE 11/14/2014 7:31PM

    I heard this story and i was touched to see it again. I also love the old coke comemercial where they sing and form a christams tree.

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KING_SLAYER 11/14/2014 5:57PM

    I didn't see it as capitalizing. Instead I saw it as a nod to the past, after all this did happen in real life (as I'm sure most are aware). Plus it makes you realize that underneath it all, we are all pretty much the same.

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/14/2014 2:41PM

    Coming from a military family I think anything that makes people remember is good.I don't see it as capitalizing on the war there was not a lot of pushing of Sainsbury's products.I also think that Advertising in Europe is generally very different than in North America and of course it's target audience is England .I thought it was well done and I liked it .

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JMARIES51 11/14/2014 2:19PM

    Thanks for sharing this. I hadn't seen it before. I heard this story before in a book I read and it was nice to see it acted it. I think it felt like a really nice tribute for the 100 year commemoration of World War I.

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A_RARE_BEAN 11/14/2014 1:35PM

    I didn't see it so much as a commercial more like a sponsored by sainsburys tribute for the centenary of the war..they weren't pushing their products and i think the story is good to know so am glad they are publicising it. Id only just heard the other day about the football match at Xmas and was shocked but kind of heartened by the fact there is humanity left even in the horrors of war so ahem yeah its fine by me :)

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TWESTEN1 11/14/2014 12:18PM

    Ah, now I liked it, but it did make me sad. I think I'm looking at is as LJCANNON did. But then I like to look at the positive :) What did you think?

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LJCANNON 11/14/2014 11:54AM

    emoticon 1st off, Thanks for making me Cry .
Secondly, I really don't see it as 'Capitalizing'. It is at least a nod toward the Unconditional Love that the First Christmas was all about.
emoticon At least, that's how I Choose to look at it.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/14/2014 11:48AM

    Saw this. Hmmm...Personally didn't like it much.

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Commit to the process redux

Saturday, August 23, 2014

What am I really doing day after day?
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The scale has not budged in one year.
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I have been in my new job 4 months now and I still am not losing any weight. I told myself I would probably buckle down once I settled into a routine but that’s not true. I continue to have to wear the same clothes that I managed to gather together, pants I really would like to toss but cannot because they are the only ones that fit and jackets that don’t close at all. I still make excuses each day that tomorrow will be different and having this one designer coconut donut is okay because after all they don’t come around the office every day. I still watch Extreme Weight Loss but sadly don’t get the motivation anymore that it could be me up there changing my own life. There seems to be always one more last meal or reason that today is not the day to start making any changes that will impact my life.

One month ago, I blogged about committing to the process and really believed that was the answer. Since then I have not managed to string two good days together. I do feel I have everything to gain from losing weight. So why can’t I do what needs to be done?
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Incidentally I have done this before, ( losing weight I mean) by fore going even a lifesaver because it was not on plan. Back then explaining it to someone struggling just like me was hard… because all I could say was I just do it.
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Could Nike be right? Just do it! Stop the navel gazing, pondering of why or why not and just commit to take each and every day, one day at a time. Plan the meals, commit to what you planned and stick to it tomorrow and just see what happens.
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Let’s see if I can do that day after day. Let’s see if I can budge the needle on the scale.

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CTUPTON 9/12/2014 3:39PM

    This must be truly frustrating! emoticon chris

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/25/2014 3:25AM

    It really isn't easy. I think perhaps because you are not really happy with the job you are at you need the comfort of the donut.I have a tendency to do that with the pain console myself when things are not going great in some other area. You can do it though ,Jus get to the right mind set !

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CLAIREINPARIS 8/24/2014 12:40PM

    Yes, it is tough... :( As you say though, you have done it before, so you know you can do it again! emoticon

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WISHICOULDFLY 8/24/2014 9:39AM

    I think the time has come for us to stop trying to figure out WHY we are failing and just friggin DO IT. Plan our meals in the nutrition tracker in advance for the next day, make sure we have everything on the plan ready and shoot for 10 minutes of some activity EVERY DAY. We both know if we do this, the weight WILL come off sooner or later. emoticon

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 8/23/2014 3:59PM

    I could have written this--though not as eloquently as you do. I say stick with it; the measure of weight is only one aspect of health. To keep on the journey even if you never see any discernible progress might mean that your heart is healthier, your lungs are healthier, your inner sense of well-being is better even if you are chastising yourself. It is a journey which lacks maps and has few signs...

Best wishes!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/23/2014 12:45PM

    It's not easy, but you do definitely have to take it one day-at-a-time. Habits take time to establish and that's really what it's all about.

Hang in there.

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JMARIES51 8/23/2014 11:08AM

    I have to say that my best times of reducing have come when I just stay consistent, count the calories, count the exercise minutes, nose to the grindstone, yada yada yada. It really isn't rocket science, it is just sweat equity. All the rest of it seems to be psychological. I struggle everyday with this same question, Colette. Why don't I just do it and stop eating the things that are keeping me trapped in overweight land? I think that is why SparkGuy always says to commit to just 10 minutes of exercise, knowing full well that if you do 10 minutes it will likely lead to more. Surprisingly I also did better when I was paying for Spark Coach. I think for me, paying out my hard earned money sometimes makes me feel more committed? I hate to think it is true, but I know the same is true for when I joined a fitness center. I hate paying out money and not getting my money's worth. Perhaps the reverse could work, also? Many years ago a friend and I started weighing in with each other once a week. We devised some sort of payment system for losing and a penalty for gaining. It seemed to work. I have thought about doing this again to see if it would work again.
Anyway, I do not want to discourage you. I want to inspire us both to push ahead. I do know that being active on Spark helps me no matter what. Even if it is just to maintain and not gain. emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 8/23/2014 9:52AM

    emoticon Ah~ this is the rub of the human condition. "Where the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." (Matthew 26:41). The interesting word in this verse is that willing translates to "ready" from the original text. WOW! So our spirit is ready, but the flesh is weak.

What if you made just one small change today? Say drink your water. Or measure your food. Or even better, change your food. When I went organic in early December last year it was the only real change I made. By the end of April I'd shed 16 pounds. Not quite a pound a week, but I am 16 pounds lighter by making that one significant change.

Now that I've added daily swim time and water aerobics, I've gotta tell ya, I'm hooked on my exercise in the water. It has made all the difference in the world for me. That and eating organically. Recently I've begun to experiment with juicing. Wondrous feeling of well being when I juice.

Am I 100%? Heck nah! I'm human remember. *LOL* As long as I can adhere to the 80:20 rule, I'm moving in the right direction. And please, PLEEEEZE don't set yourself up for failure by making the scale your god as a measure of your success. There are so many non~scale victories (NSV) to be found on such a frequent basis that I dare say it is not coincidental, dear heart.

So just pick one small change that you could make today and just do it. Then rinse and repeat tomorrow. Pretty soon those clothes (great NSV!) will be falling off your beautiful body! emoticon BB~
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_RAMONA 8/23/2014 9:42AM

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I've been here at SparkPeople for 6.5 years, and have eliminated only 70 pounds... in the last 3 years... the first 4.5 years where concerned with clearing the drama out of my life so I could focus enough to even get this priority of mine on the list. When I started I had over 100 pounds to eliminate.

Despite being an undisputed contender for the slowest loser trophy (daily I am FRUSTRATED by the fact that I can do what everyone else does to get the weight off, and yet I lose NOTHING), I am still really proud of the fact that since joining SparkPeople I have not gained ANY weight. Immediately before joining I managed to gain 50 pounds in 4 months.

For me the first step was learning how to not gain weight.

Then it was learning to maintain whatever I managed to lose (I'm currently on a two year plateau, but I maintain effortlessly).

The next step was creating the life I want. To keep that life, I need to eliminate the fat.

So, here I am NOW hopefully streaking exercise... something I have never in my life done before (exercise... at all)... and I am ridiculously proud of those 10 minutes a day.

The thing is, 6.4 years ago, I was dying... mentally and physically (my before pictures still terrify me). Today, I am really happy, I love my life, and I have pride in myself I have never before had. Not in a million years would I sacrifice that for a donut, or anything else. I may be the undisputed slowest loser, but every year here I finish it out lighter, stronger, happier than the last. And I'm not done.

You're probably wondering what my point is.... For me the reasons for doing this had to be so much more compelling than not. I needed to be living the life I wanted FIRST... you can't be fat if your lifestyle doesn't support it.

Fat is not the problem, it's a symptom... mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally.

You need to do this because you love our body and your life, not because you are unhappy with both.

Day in, day out, I had to wake up and recommit... no to losing weight, but to having the life I want... and really loving myself within it.

Maybe the first step for you is new work clothes... clothes that fit and in which you feel attractive. It's really hard to find the energy to resist the donut, or do the exercise when you don't REALLY see the point. When you're unhappy, momentary pleasures will always win over long-term nebulous goals... especially ones where the outcome is unpredictable (calories in - calories out, just do it... have not been true for me).

I think it takes a number of different strategies... just do it some days, trickery on the days that doesn't work (I had to 'trick' myself into finishing the exercise challenge... yes, even though I am ridiculously proud of those 10 minutes a day)... other days... something else is required.

I'm sorry if this is too much of a ramble. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone, and that the process you are going through - and yes, one day at a time - is a lot more important the weight loss.... and you are not alone.

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SHRINKINGALISON 8/23/2014 5:51AM

    Hi there! Your blog sounds so familiar to me! I think as well as wanting to lose weight, we have to feel deep down that we deserve it, which obviously we do! My motto is "one day at a time" - you're welcome to use it too! emoticon emoticon

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CTUPTON 8/23/2014 4:53AM

    Facing the problem is the first step. I bet you have at least one little habit you can change without trauma. What thought is going through your head when you eat something you think you should not eat? You said those donuts only come by once in awhile. Maybe analyze that thought . Are you feeling deprived if you don't eat it? Or is there some other reason you want that donut?

I lost 30 lbs----but it took 5 years!!! Now that means I am eating lots of things I shouldn't. I need to take my own advice. Now for me yesterday I ate a pizza-like thing instead of sticking to my plan for the day. I need to analyze why that thing was so important to me....... emoticon

Hang in there. Eventually the good advice from your spark friends will stick.

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/23/2014 2:02AM

    Yup sometimes it really does come down to just following the routine, doing what works and hunkering down until the changes inspire you to keep going, to motivate an expansion and investment in the process.

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Commit to the process!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

If you want to lose weight then focus on the process not the goal.

When you're working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, "I'm not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal." The problem with this mindset is that you're teaching yourself to always put happiness and success off until the next milestone is achieved. "Once I reach my goal, then I'll be happy.

The solution is to focus on a daily process and stick to it rather than worry about losing that 50 lbs. When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time. You might think your goal will keep you motivated over the long-term, but that's not always true. When all of your hard work is focused on a particular number at the scale, what is left to push you forward when you get there?

Maintaining weight loss is often considered more difficult because it can set up a vicious circle of yo-yo dieting. Give up the need for immediate results and just focus on your plan every day. Like a true control freak, I know first-hand what it's like to start a regime, planning out where we will be and when we will make it there, it's thrilling.

Instead of setting goals and trying to predict how quickly we can make some progress build a system that indicates when you need to make adjustments. Follow a diet/regime plan for a week, if you lose do it again, if you gain…adjust. This will allow you to keep track of your progress without fixating on whether or not you are closer to that goal of losing 50 lbs or not.

It is all about consistent, methodical progress rather than chasing a goal for a few weeks and then burning out. Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but concentrating on the being on track with your fitness and eating will win out every time.

Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

  
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SIMONEKP 8/6/2014 3:16PM

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WISHICOULDFLY 8/3/2014 4:20PM

    Thank you Colette! This is all SO TRUE! emoticon - Connie

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CLAIREINPARIS 7/30/2014 6:51PM

    This is sound advice... Now I just need to DO it!!! emoticon emoticon

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SUKIE40 7/28/2014 9:54AM

    I like that - "Committing to the process is what makes the difference." I am gonna have to steal that one! emoticon

You are so right my friend and that is why I am changing habits and not focusing on the scale. It really does make a huge difference than "being on a diet". It is all about choices and mindset.

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LISACHOSECHANGE 7/27/2014 4:07PM

    You are so right. i do exactly that and i need to change

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JULIA_211 7/27/2014 8:30AM

    This makes so much sense! Thank you! emoticon

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A_RARE_BEAN 7/27/2014 3:51AM

    completely agree with this and it's pretty much how I've been trying to do things this time around, forget the numbers! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/27/2014 2:45AM

    This sounds like what I need at the moment.I want to lose more before my hip operation but obviously I am in dire straights to need the hip replacement so my previous methods aren't working. This was the timely message I needed thank you!

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TWESTEN1 7/26/2014 10:59PM

    Love that - it all makes sense, now let's get it to work! I know we can do this - we just need to stop making it harder than it is :)

Here's to a great new week ahead!

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SJM1027 7/26/2014 9:31PM

    This really hits home with me. When I read (When all of your hard work is focused on a particular number at the scale, what is left to push you forward when you get there?) Thanks for that!
Steve

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1CRAZYDOG 7/26/2014 9:12PM

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!

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ANAWESOMELIFE 7/26/2014 8:49PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Looks like you just had another great aha moment! This is something that I too need to do. Thank you!

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CHIROMOM214 7/26/2014 8:47PM

    Wonderful!!! I needed this tonight =)

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_RAMONA 7/26/2014 8:23PM

    EXCELLENT blog... and very timely for me... I am currently honing my own process. I got over focused on results and almost quit entirely. I've recommitted to PROCESS and I'm doing fine. THANK YOU!

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JMARIES51 7/26/2014 8:22PM

    You are so correct. I think this is true about everything that you are working to achieve. I just don't know why it seems so difficult with weight loss.


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TEACHFIRST268 7/26/2014 7:56PM

    Well said!

I'm committing to TODAY! Then I'll do it again tomorrow.
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DAISYBELLEKIA 7/26/2014 7:41PM

    So very true!

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Getting to know your Spark Neighbour

Sunday, June 29, 2014

It's time for another get to know your Spark friends.

Your go to chewing gum flavour… spearmint

Best time of the year… Indian Summer or what autumn should be like leaves falling nice temps

If you were a toe nail polish what colour would you be…. classic fire engine red

Favourite pie.. Flapper pie-google it simple prairie recipe from the depression era

First record you ever bought… weird as it might sound a Bill Cosby comedy album “I started out as a child” and I was practically a child!

Current perfume you use.. Cartier Baiser Vole

Do you have any trophies or awards….I once got a trophy for selling the most raffle
tickets (the start of my life in sales) and that is a tough sell in a small town where every kid knows the same people.

Worst day of your life… My dad’s funeral April 1969

Do you cuss and swear.. too much but only when absolutely necessary emoticon

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for… Keanu Reeves

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore The alternate has been clothes for a very long time and will continue to be so.

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are.. Scorpios secretive, sensitive, capable of the scorpion sting if provoked, don’t like small talk but prefer deep emotional entanglements.

What is your goal weight.... 199 lbs

Do you think you are a giver or a taker… I think people see me as a taker and I might agree

Beach house or Mountain cabin.. Beach house

If you monogrammed your towels...... CEE

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…. decline until I need a tummy tuck and I think I will need a tummy tuck when I get to goal

I might be tempted to time travel back to…. 1940s it might be a step back in time but I kind of like pencil skirts and getting my door opened for me.

Nick name in high school.... one teacher gave me Motormouth and it caught on with some of the other faculty ....argh lol

Now cut and paste this but I want to see your answers...or feel free to post your own blog.

  
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ANAWESOMELIFE 7/13/2014 2:31PM

   

Your go to chewing gum flavour… peppermint

Best time of the year… fall ... Love the change of color!

If you were a toe nail polish what colour would you be…. Bright red

Favourite pie.. Cherry with vanilla ice cream on top or coconut cream

First record you ever bought… I don't remember but I loved the Stones as a kid

Current perfume you use.. I prefer essential oils, citrusy or rosemary

Do you have any trophies or awards… I had lots in school for athletics but I never held onto any of them. Not sure why.

Worst day of your life…December, 2008, When I was told my backache wasn't just a backache. It was stage 3 cancer. Funny how my perspective on life changed ... It was in reality a new beginning.

Do you cuss and swear.. Like a sailor! I know it's a bad habit but it's also who I am.

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore: Life, with all the chaos and heartache. It's all good if I remember that I know how the story ends.

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for ... Colin Firth, ever since I saw him in Pride and Predjudice I've had a crush on him.

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are.. I'm Aquarias ... Intellectual and a trail blazer ... But lazy too :)

What is your goal weight.... I don't have a goal weight, I have a goal feeling. When I get flexibility, balance and health back I know I will have arrived. P.s., I don't ever think I'll arrive - I'll just visit daily :)

Do you think you are a giver or a taker… mostly a giver but learning to take too. Taking takes trust and a belief that someone's got your back.

Beach house or Mountain cabin.. Beach house

If you monogrammed your towels...... PMD

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do… I'd rather spend the time and investment on really accepting and loving me no matter what the scale says no, I'd take a pass. I've chased the dream and finally woke up to realizing I'm good enough exactly where I'm at at any given time. Of course I have to constantly remind myself of this :)

I might be tempted to time travel back to…. The young girl that I once was. I'd definitely whisper in her ear that everything will turn out even better than she imagined. Don't stress over anything. It all turns out good.

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MINEA999 7/1/2014 2:24PM

   

Your go to chewing gum flavour… spearmint

Best time of the year… fall.

If you were a toe nail polish what colour would you be…. turqoise

Favourite pie.. pecan

First record you ever bought… Cyndi Lauper's "She's So Unusual" 1984

Current perfume you use.. Happy Heart by Clinique

Do you have any trophies or awards….lots of participation ribbons for sports events in elementary school. HAHAHA

Worst day of your life… the day my close friend died. January 7th, 2010.

Do you cuss and swear.. tall the time. F8ck is one of my favourite words. :)

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for… lately it's Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy. YUM!

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore: I don't know. I guess new clothes.

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are.. Gemini. I don't suffer fools lightly and I hate to have my time wasted.

What is your goal weight.... don't have one.

Do you think you are a giver or a taker… depends on the situation. I'm probably a taker for the most part.

Beach house or Mountain cabin.. Beach house

If you monogrammed your towels...... TSN

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do….meh. I'm kinda wary about that stuff. I guess if I lost a significant amount I might need a tummy tuck but that's some pretty serious surgery.

I might be tempted to time travel back to…. 1740s Scotland.

Nick name in high school.... the nice ones or the mean ones?



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CLAIREINPARIS 6/30/2014 5:08PM

    Ah I LOVED this!!! Thank you, I'll have to do it as well one of these days!
I am wearing bright red nails right now (not toe though, on my hands). emoticon

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SUKIE40 6/30/2014 3:34PM

    Okay Motormouth emoticon I'll do mine in a blog! Thanks for sharing!

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LIZZIE138 6/30/2014 6:32AM

    Your go to chewing gum flavour…strawberry-watermelon
R>Best time of the year… Fall...Cool crisp days

If you were a toe nail polish what colour would you be…. warm coral..which I have on right now!

Favourite pie. Strawberry-rhubarb... Yum!

First record you ever bought… The Monkees

Current perfume you use.. Oscar

Do you have any trophies or awards…. I won a spelling bee in 4th grade.

Worst day of your life… FInding out my mom had passed away while I was on vacation.

Do you cuss and swear.. Yes... Usually when I am alone.


Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for…Hugh Jackman

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore... My latest was my ipad

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are..I'm a Leo and not many of my personality traits fit that sign.

What is your goal weight.... 146 lbs.

Do you think people see you as a giver or a taker... a giver, sometimes too much so

Beach house or Mountain cabin.. Beach house

If you monogrammed your towels......EDA

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…. get my batwings removed

I might be tempted to time travel back to….the 1970"s... Free love and all that stuff!

Nick name in high school.... Lizard


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LJCANNON 6/29/2014 9:05PM

   

Your go to chewing gum flavour… I Have NEVER chewed gum, I hate it!

Best time of the year… Fall, but Spring is a VERY Close 2nd Place

If you were a toe nail polish what colour would you be ... Purple or Multi Colored

Favourite pie ... Pecan

First record you ever bought… Not sure, but it was probably either the Statler Brothers or Charley Pride

Current perfume you use ... White Diamonds, always!!

Do you have any trophies or awards ... Perfect Attendance at Nursing School

Worst day of your life ... ???

Do you cuss and swear .. On Occasion

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for ... Billy Graham

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore ... Shopping for Clothes or New Workout Equipment

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are ... Libra, they are easy going and want nothing more than Peacefulness with those around them

What is your goal weight.... 145 - 150 pounds

Do you think you are a giver or a taker .. Probably most people would say I'm a Giver. I think it depends on the situation.

Beach house or Mountain cabin ... Mountain Cabin, with a Summer Cottage at the Beach

If you monogrammed your towels ... LJC

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…. Arms

I might be tempted to time travel back to the Victorian Era (temporarily, of course!!) I LOVE their clothes and the Art Work

Nick name in high school ... I don't think I had one.

Now cut and paste this but I want to see your answers...or feel free to post your own blog.


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DBEAU57 6/29/2014 8:47PM

    Posting in a blog -- this is fun! emoticon

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WISHICOULDFLY 6/29/2014 8:39PM

    Your go to chewing gum flavour… Pretty much avoid gum. TMJ problems AND I am avoiding artificial sweeteners!

Best time of the year… When you KNOW the depressing winter is OVER

If you were a toe nail polish what colour would you be…. Revlon's Chilliest Rose (circa 1973)

Favourite pie.. Coconut Cream

First record you ever bought… The Beatles: Hello Goodbye ("'I Am the Walrus" was the B side

• Current perfume you use...None...BUT would use "Andron by Jovan" IF I could get my hands on it...

Do you have any trophies or awards….Years Ago I was the "Chahita Queen" at a Chi Chis restaurant in Delaware for selling the most Chahitas (Fajitas)

Worst day of your life…Can't really say...

Do you cuss and swear.. YES. Damn it.

 

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for… Tom Petty

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore "If only Marijuana were legal…"

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are.. Taurueans are creative, earthy and loyal

What is your goal weight.... 157 pounds

Do you think you are a giver or a taker… GIVER...and I sometimes resent that I am hardly ever on the RECEIVING end...

Beach house or Mountain cabin.. Beach house 

If you monogrammed your towels...... CLR

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…. Get my VERY thin lips pumped up to NORMAL (not Melanie Griffith or Lisa Rinna Puffy - just NORMAL!

I might be tempted to time travel back to…. Take school more seriously and earn a scholarship!

Nick name in high school....OX (devastating to say the least!)


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LISACHOSECHANGE 6/29/2014 7:26PM

    ok posting in a blog

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TWESTEN1 6/29/2014 4:28PM

    Your go to chewing gum flavour… cinnamon

Best time of the year…Spring ~ love when everything turns green again

If you were a toe nail polish what colour would you be…. deep blue

Favourite pie.. chocolate or blueberry

First record you ever bought… Robert Hazzard - Escalator of Life

Current perfume you use.. none

Do you have any trophies or awards….not that I can recall

Worst day of your life… I honestly don't think I've had it yet...

Do you cuss and swear... very rarely - except when I'm on a girl's weekend & then there's no telling what will come out of my mouth :)

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for… Tim McGraw, no - Orlando Bloom.... maybe Luke Bryan or Blake Shelton... wait - Jason Statham or Channing Tatum (think I have a few crushes?!)

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore ...face and hair products

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are.. I'm Taurus, the bull... think maybe I'm a bit stubborn?!

What is your goal weight.... 150 lbs

Do you think you are a giver or a taker… definitely a giver - have a hard time being a taker. Must be the nurturer in me :)

Beach house or Mountain cabin.. I'm in the mountains, so I'll stick with that!

If you monogrammed your towels...... DLT

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…. decline until I need a tummy tuck and I think I will need a tummy tuck when I get to goal YES = LOVE your answer!

I might be tempted to time travel back to…. hard one - have no desire to go back in time. Happy now. Not sure of another era I would prefer :)

Nick name in high school.... don't remember any

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1CRAZYDOG 6/29/2014 4:08PM

    Your go to chewing gum flavor . . . . peppermint or spearmint

Best time of the year . . . . Autumn and Spring.

If you were a toe nail polish what colour would you be . . . . classic fire engine red

Favourite pie . . . . pumpkin pie

First record you ever bought . . . . Abraxis (Carlos Santana!)

Current perfume you use . . . . No scents for me.

Do you have any trophies or awards . . . . no

Worst day of your life . . . . My brother’s funeral February 10, 1982.

Do you cuss and swear . . . . sometimes. Not often.

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for . . . . didn’t really have that.

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore . . . . Clothes, new work-out equipment.

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are . . . Pisces . . . I do love water!

What is your goal weight . . . . 100 lbs (have maintained for going on 4 yrs.)

Do you think you are a giver or a taker . . . . probably some of both, actually. Maybe heavier on giver.

Beach house or Mountain cabin . . . . beach house

If you monogrammed your towels . . . . BAL

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do . . . . gratefully decline. I am comfortable w/who I am just as I am.

I might be tempted to time travel back to . . . . 1970’s – it was an awesome time in my life . . . . college, my career ahead of me then establishing myself in my career. Awesome!

Nick name in high school . . . . Shorty – no denying that – at 4 ft. 10.5 in. I AM short! LOL


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RASPBERRY56 6/29/2014 4:26AM

    Your go to chewing gum flavour… NONE - I *hate* gum! :(

Best time of the year…mid-spring (after all the trees and flowers have sprouted, and the allergy risk has let up)

If you were a toe nail polish what colour would you be…. clear, probably (I'm not a toenail painter)......

Favourite pie.. tie between Boston cream and *pizza* :)

First record you ever bought… weird as it might sound a Bill Cosby comedy album “I started out as a child” and I was practically a child!

Current perfume you use.. Cartier Baiser Vole

Do you have any trophies or awards….earned a basic award as a former Toastmaster, and there have been a few internal corporate awards from time to time......

Worst day of your life… there are several ties - every day I lost a $#!@# JOB, essentially....... :( :( :(

Do you cuss and swear.. occasionally (I've never claimed to be Pollyanna), but I do actively watch what I say on general principles........

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for… nobody (I'm not really the "star-struck" type).......

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore ....... I'm not much into rewarding myself, but if I did, it would probably be *books* :)

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are.. .....hard to say, since I'm close to being on the cusp, and also came into the world a bit premature.......but, as a Sagittarius, I absolutely *detest* seeing or hearing about any injustices done to decent, hard-working people (this world is truly going to Hades in the proverbial handbasket, if you ask me)...... :(

What is your goal weight.... 140 sounds good to me.......

Do you think you are a giver or a taker… hard to say.......I could probably make a case for either, but I suspect others would see me as slightly more of a giver.....

Beach house or Mountain cabin.. Definitely *beach* (and I've endured the h*ll of Superstorm Sandy - while living considerably *inland*)!

If you monogrammed your towels...... nah, I wouldn't, really - don't see the appeal of it.........

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…. definitely decline!

I might be tempted to time travel back to…. 1970s (after HS, of course).......

Nick name in high school.... none.......

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