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Energy on it's way!!!! LOL!

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Hi gals

Sparkling you have way too much energy. Kindly put some into an envelope and send it up Canada way to me!! We are doing a lot of work both inside and out around here so I am running a little short on energy these days. Seems like one redo or repair leads to another and on and on it goes.

Sparkling you are a smart gal for taking it easy this afternoon to celebrate your birthday year and prevent a crash tomorrow.

Great blog by the way. Sleep apnea is nothing to sneeze at, it is a serious health issue. My hubby has it too and started with a CPAP and now uses the APAP. It works well.

Keep on sparking everyone.

Edited by: VERNAJ3 at: 7/17/2016 (22:04)
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emoticon From me, your SP friend 7-11-16 Busy, fun days! Hope to catch up with you, all, soon! Be the health you want to be & I will too! emoticon



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SPARKLINGME176, you are emoticon !

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Excerpts from my newest blog, dated 7-2-16 THE OUTCOME:
emoticon When I woke up, after a heavy rain, I walked our dog, Lucy emoticon , then went to my favorite hike spot & hiked for 90 minutes emoticon , came home swept the deck, cleaned the pool, swam with DH, trimmed plants & cleaned house. emoticon I have been eating perfectly all day. emoticon I did all of this between 6am ~ 12:00pm. emoticon I am sparking now, so at the computer, but NO kidding I could go out & dance! I will take it easy the rest of the day, I've done 300 minutes of continuous exercise & even though I feel like I could, I will be easy on myself, I don't want to over do it & "crash" tomorrow! I am SO happy I could do my happy Zumba dance! This is a GREAT way to start of MY new year! emoticon I am SO blessed! emoticon emoticon This is the best gift emoticon of all, our health!!!!!!



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Your flowers sound lovely!

From me to YOU: emoticon 6-22-16 "I see this day as a positive new beginning, (It's never too late to have a new beginning.)" Abraham-Hicks Well-Being cards. Today in Las Vegas it will be 111 high; & all the way down to 86! Humidity 17%. I've increased water from 10 a day to 12. Flying off to work emoticon & then the airport emoticon to pick up 1 of 15 coming in for 'Sister' reunion! emoticon WOW! emoticon Be happy & safe & I will too! emoticon Photo of desert flower on 1 of my many hikes, in this area! emoticon




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Hello everyone:

Split up a lot of my perennials and put them in our youngest daughter's new flower bed. It was a 3.5 hour journey to get there but the plants fared well and filled her flower bed. I took some roses, 3 different types of Irises, phlox, shasta daisies, and some ground covers which I don't know the name of. The weather was coolish over the weekend so that should help the plants settle in (I hope so anyway).

Now, it will be gardening time until September. Most of the seeds have finally germinated, including the ones I reseeded so that is a good thing and will ensure my having a harvest after all, provided we don't get hail. Everything hinges on the weather doesn't it?

It is late, just thought I would drop in for a minute before heading off to bed. Have a great day Sparkling and I hope your scale is moving in the right direction.

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In the past I have cut off the tubers & taken them to friends, church & even the grocery stores I go to allot. I just gifted them! NOW I am giving away gardenia flowers. EVERYONE love them! It is such a fun 'surprise' to people who are not expecting it!

emoticon to SPland! emoticon 6-7-16 I'm still trying to find a solution to keeping hair dry while swimming. Yes! I use a cap, sometimes 2. I LOVE to dive deep emoticon & do back flips under water. No luck on internet, just asking! THX!!!! Today I also re-started my Sheppard Pilates DVD emoticon . 49 days, later. WOW! I can sure see it & feel that my body hasn't been able to do it. (several inches up,) emoticon I'm basically healed from the events of May.... & back on my way, again! YEAH!!!! Weight going down a tiny bit, too. What a process, healing is! emoticon



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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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I have to thin out my irises, they have gone crazy this spring and would take over the flower bed if I was to allow it!! Don't know what to do with them as I hate to simply throw them out, they are very beautiful.
Went to Curves this morning, stopped to buy some more cucumber seeds and came home, ate lunch and then headed outdoors to get a few things done. Transplanted 50 bedding out plants today, reseeded part of my garden (don't know if it was the gophers, cut worms or simply poor germination this spring). Cutworm cut off another tomato plant, I found it and terminated its lowly life!! Seems everyone is having trouble with them this year.


These are the irises

Have a nice evening everyone I'm headed out doors to plant a few more plants.

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emoticon 6-3-16 So my weight is up, again. I have really had to slow down, because of burning my hand & then falling. emoticon It's been a month & the scale is showing it! I KNOW what to do, but can't seem to slow down on eating. I continue like I am burning emoticon the 1200-1400 calories a day emoticon , I usually do. If anything I'm eating more, emoticon what's with that? Today I am getting 'real' with myself & NOT beating myself up. I'm ready for Sheppard Pilates DVD 2 times a week, again. Zumba 3 times a week, walking Lucy, daily & hiking, swimming is starting to happen, too. My hand is finally able to shower again. I am not making excuses. I started the month of May 6# less than I am today. YIKES!!!! I am close, very close to being able to do my 'regular' activities, YEAH! emoticon The support of SP is what is helping me get through this emoticon time.


Balance is what will help me through this!

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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Love owl pics!!!!!
6-2-16= !!!Summer Fun!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Remember to IN-joy your life, moment by moment!!!!! emoticon

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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
LV Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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That is a lovely pool Sparkling. Hope you get to enjoy it all summer long.

In my last post I said I would take pics of Bruno and Hannah---didn't do that yet but I did find the owls again and here they are:


One of the parents. I wasn't quick enough to get both sitting side by side on the same branch

I was shocked to see the baby was so big already. Seems there is only one this year

I am still on the weight loss road and losing slowly but surely. I guess I just had to wait it out until I was ready. It will be a year on June 19 since I joined SP. Best thing I ever did!!

Have a great evening and tomorrow everyone.

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5-28-16 emoticon everyone! Hope your weekend is STELLAR! emoticon We are just staying home & catching up on our paradise pool. I turned on the solar, today. It's going to be about 90 outside, the pool was 68 this morning. Almost time to swim! YEAH!!!!! emoticon I also posted a new blog, today! More photos of pool! Check out our little part of paradise!


Our pool, last year

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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I LOVE L LOVE this team! You are ALL wonderful!!!!

emoticon 5-13-16 Hello from me, today: There is a Flash Mob 5-21-16, if you are in Las Vegas & want to join, contact me & I'll get you to the correct person! It is a marriage proposal!!!! emoticon


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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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emoticon to hear of your Mom's passing, too. I KNOW it must be hard, if I can help, just let me know!

emoticon 5-10-16 "EVERY SMILE IS A DIRECT ACHIEVEMENT"- Yogi Tea emoticon A new blog, today! "De-Cluttering....." check it out! emoticon



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"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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Removed inadvertent double post ...

Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 5/10/2016 (20:27)
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Sorry to hear of your mother's passing last month. emoticon

Congratulations to your grandson with th 4-H showings. emoticon

My husband's uncle has a dairy and their cows like to be near the house too. Being close to the house seems to provide an element of protection from the grizzlies.

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Been a while since I visited here. Back on track and losing weight again but I'm not going to say how many lbs. I gained before I got really disgusted with myself and said "this is it" Have been pretty busy putting miles on my vehicle. We were to Manitoba to my mom's funeral in mid April. She took yet another fall and sustained a brain bleed which 4 days later took her life. She was 90 and had suffered from dementia/Alzheimers for the past 4 years. When we were home last summer she didn't know me and every phone call thereafter got more difficult for her. I guess it is a blessing in disguise. It was so difficult seeing her struggle trying to remember who I was. She never got to the stage of not knowing how to eat or have that stary look and for that I thank God. She is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

Last weekend we drove 3.5 hours to watch one of our grandsons show his steer and cow/calf pair in the local then district 4-H shows. He won Grand Champion Cow/Calf and Reserve Grand Champion for his steer plus showmanship and grooming. So he was one happy young man and we are very proud of him.

Today, being Mother's Day was a little hard but I decided to make the best of it. We went out for dinner with friends and then back to their place for drinks and conversation so it's all good.

We put Bruno and Hannah out to pasture with their nurse moms, just a stone's throw from our house on Wednesday. An hour later Hannah was in the yard. Little brat. Her mom and Bruno were calling her and I do believe she would have gone back in but it was getting dusk and DH and I thought we should put her in. I made up a bottle of replacement milk and went out to see if I could persuade them to take it. Bruno latched right on and after a few minutes Hannah decided she should have a little too. In the end, I believe they shared the bottle equally. DH and I fixed the fence and so far all is good, at least Hannah isn't on my doorstep yet!! I will make time tomorrow to visit with them if they come close to the yard. Usually the whole herd comes close in the evening. Guess they feel some sort of protection being close to buildings. I need to take some pictures and post them so everyone can see how much they have grown.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. On that note I am going to rest my body, tomorrow is going to be another busy day.

Edited by: VERNAJ3 at: 5/9/2016 (02:40)
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4-30-16 Hi! From my amazing life! I am learning ALLOT about myself on this trip. Releasing childhood unwanted stuff! Lot's of de-cluttering in storage! Having a fun trip, nature walks, etc. in this beautiful state! Be HAPPY!

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Congratulations Kren!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I remember how I felt 5 months ago when I reached goal.

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emoticon to the team!!!!!


Hi! From my amazing life: emoticon 4-1-16 "LIFE HAS IT'S FUNNY UPS & DOWNS, for just when things are looking down, things start looking up!" 1950's movie, I LOVE MELVIN, song. I use this song to perform for the children of my marionette shows. emoticon Healthy April!!!!
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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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Hi. I just joined this team. I reached goal today. Of course, it's April Fools Day, lol. My scale better no be joking!

Verna, LOVE the photos of the calves! Cattle of all kinds are my favorite animals. My husband was a Texas Game Warden, (he's been deceased a long time) and we lived in a rural area in the midst of many ranches. I had a few bottle babies and bought milk from a Jersey Cow I knew personally, lol. I was also honored to have a "hands on" visit with a beautiful Red Brahma and her newborn (less than 12 hrs) calf. Such beautiful animals!

Karen

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Flower came through an email from my Mom!

emoticon 3-30-16 Today I am determined to stay motivated to make my life, my health journey, special. emoticon I KNOW I am the only 1 who can do it, for me. emoticon for all the support on this site! How would we feel if it closed down? emoticon I wrote a new blog, 3-30-16 WHAT IF SP CLOSED DOWN? Please comment if you read! THX!

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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Losing It For The
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"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
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Love those calves!
where did you see the flowers sparkle?

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emoticon from me today: 3-29-16 "LOVE IS AN ELEVATED SELF" -Yogi tea Be healthy emoticon & IN-Joy life emoticon emoticon & I will, too! Winds toning down a little. 30MPH, today, better! I am Thank-Full for my amazing life!!!! emoticon emoticon


This is a FLOWER that only blooms 1 time every 40 years! Beautiful!


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It's been a while since I've checked in. I have been reading though and it seems everyone is busy, too busy to check into this discussion. We are almost at the end of the "baby" season and I am not disappointed. Much less work and stress as some of the mamas can be very protective. I notice from a previous check in that I spoke of Tiny Tim. One of our mama's babies died and she took Tiny Tim as her own and all is good in his world. We had a couple other orphans, one was a C-Section baby whose mother was not interested in him at all after the surgery so we named him Bruno and started him on a bottle which he thrived on. Then we got Hannah on the bottle too because her mama hated her and I believe would have killed her if we hadn't stepped in. Hopefully the last 5 mamas will deliver safely and will be happy with their babies. We bought a "milk" cow for Hannah and Bruno.


This is Tiny Tim. He seems to vaguely remember me but not brave enough to come over for a head scratch!


Bruno and Hannah looking at our dog. (Taken right after they had their bottles of replacement milk)


Bruno and Hannah with their "new" mama, Bessy. Bruno is the bigger one who takes the bulk of milk from Bessy so I subsidize Hannah a bit. Yesterday she was not keen on taking the bottle but Bessy thought she might like a taste!!!

I hope the scale went in the right direction Sparkling.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

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emoticon 3-25-16 for voting "Most Popular Blog' 3-16-16 FUN! emoticon emoticon It's time to go weight in, can also mean, It's time to go WAY in, as in meditation or prayer! HAHA emoticon

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3-17-16 emoticon from me: emoticon Zumba Fabulous today! Lot's of walking too! emoticon Happy St. Patty's day! Celebrate safely & I will, too! emoticon

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WooHoo! emoticon Today 3-16-16 is my 4th year Sparkaversary emoticon ! I wrote emoticon a new blog dated 3-16-16 check it out if I inspire you! emoticon emoticon Please comment, THX!!!!! For my health! emoticon emoticon !


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Thanks Verna! Yes, I've been pretty busy lately too. This maintenance is harder than losing the weight, I believe. I know I'll have to log what I eat and my exercise for the rest of my life.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon 3-9-16 Happy middle of the week, day!
I have been Sparking for 209 weeks!!!!! My Sparkaversary is NEXT week! 3-16-16, 4 years! I haven't missed a day of Sparking! emoticon Spark People saved my health! emoticon


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emoticon emoticon 3-11-16 Happy Birthday to my step father! Today I celebrate YOU! emoticon You helped me grow SO much, as a teenager! Thank you! Also, date night with DH emoticon & getting ready to perform tomorrow for a St. Patty's parade, with my marionette. & working, of course! I am SO blessed! Congrats to HOLLYM48 for your AMAZING featured blog! emoticon (We joined the same year! 2012) emoticon



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Everybody must be very busy these days by the look of the posts!! Sparkling I hope you enjoyed your hike in the Wetlands and were also able to get lots of yummy veggies at Costco. I'm thinking you will need to go to Costco again any day now. LOL

I was in a funk for quite a while over winter, don't know why, certainly can't blame it on the cold weather or snow or any of those usual wintery things because our winter has been beautiful. Anyway, I feel more balanced now and have even lost a couple of pounds, been doing a lot of walking, not always in an orderly fashion!! We are having baby calves now so that means lots of checking on the maternity wards and on the newborn nurseries. We've an abandoned baby on board at the moment. Fortunately "Tiny Tim" is ok with a bottle and he gets snacks from his roommates mothers. He's learned how to steal and we are so happy!! The only time one can be proud of having a thief!!

Hope you all have had a great weekend. Keep smiling my fellow Maintainers.

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2-27-16 I am off to hike in the Wetlands! I LOVE it there! Also shopping, Costco- fresh veggies! "APPRECIATE YOURSELF & HONOR YOUR SOUL." Yogi tea I will for YOU & for me!!!!!

I'm loving the Water challenge!!!!! Truly helping me focus! THX!

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Just dropping in to see how everyone is doing. Our temperature was +17 today so spent most of my time outdoors. Off to watch one of our grandsons play hockey this evening.

I'm not back to my goal weight yet but working at it. Spring is almost here, next week we should be having baby calves on the ground so that will mean getting in lots of steps checking on the first time mamas. Some may need assistance and with the cost of raising beef these days it is crucial that we save every one or at least make a best effort. I shall start seeing many sunrises for the next 4 to 6 weeks so I will have to remember to take my camera with me on my early morning checks. DH can check in the middle of the night!! Stay tuned for pics!!

Hoping everyone has planned for a great weekend.

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emoticon My update for the day: 2-9-16 "MY LIFE ISN'T ABOUT MY PAST. (LIFE IS ONLY ABOUT now.)" The teachings of Abraham. Happy SAFE Mardi Gras!!!! (There is ALWAYS a party to celebrate, right? 1 conscious bite at a time, right? emoticon Today is working & Zumba! emoticon


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My owl still hasn't visited our yard since I saw what I believe was an owl dead on the edge of the highway a week or so ago. I suspect it was a mate to the one who is still in the woods close to our home. I pray one owl can raise a brood as a "single parent."

Have a great day everyone. Overcast but warmish here today so I am heading outdoors for an hour or two just because!

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I cooked half of this monster squash for dinner yesterday. Yielded at least 12 cups. Yikes lots to give away and I will cut the raw half into wedges and take it to Curves tomorrow for whoever wants a chunk. I doubt it would freeze well so am not going that route altho I might make soup. Still another in the basement altho not quite as big.


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It's a beautiful, sunny day out there today and I am going to spend much time outdoors. The sun has removed most of the snow so snowshoeing is out but I will put on my boots and get moving. I shall take "Salty" dog with me. He makes walking a great outing. My friendly owl hasn't been in the tree for a few days now. I hope he is ok cause I saw a large bird dead on the side of the highway last Friday. There is still one nesting in the bush just a few metres from the yard. I hope her mate is still around. I have never seen 2 owls together. Two years ago there was a nest of 2 youngsters that I watched grow and finally leave the nest but I never saw more than one in the nest or on a tree branch. I must do some research on them to satisfy my curiosity.

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The amount of attention I have garnered is simply amazing and I truly thank each and everyone of you for caring.

To answer your question Jeanknee I do read blogs. As a matter of fact I subscribe to Watermellen's and your blogs as well as a few others on this team. I guess I forgot to click for an e-mail to be sent to me every time Watermellen blogs last time. Anyway, thanks for posting it, very interesting and I feel normal now!! I like the teeter totter analogy and will remember it.

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Verna,

I want to echo Poindextra. Stick around! Have you been reading blogs? Trust me. A number of us are off balance right now. So, you are not alone. Maintenance has its ups and downs and its when we're facing challenges that remaining connected can help pull us through and guide us back to a restored sense of balance.

WATERMELLEN's recent blog "Balance???"
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Poindextra thank you for the encouragement and for caring and for wanting me to stay... and so I shall. Yesterday I got busy and wrote out my goals for February (pretty much the same ones I had for January!!!) and did a checkoff chart for each day. I think that will help. For me, things have to be tangible that's a big reason why I use the Trackers.

I have been lurking on this team so this might be a good time to participate!! Thanks again for the encouragement and I am going to check out the water day maintenance challenge.

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Verna, the only requirement for membership here is a desire to maintain, or a desire to learn what works for oneself to maintain ( hence the "transition to maintenance" in our name. Maintenance isn't a lifelong perfect plateau, and all of us are constantly tweaking our programs, which includes recovering from regains small and large. I encourage you to check out the daily "check-in" thread and current "water day maintenance challenge" thread. Many of us find that daily poating helps us to stay on (or return to our) track. The challenge can also help us to get back to a "happy weight" after some scale creep. I hope to see you around the threads!

Maintenance is as much work as losing, but it has the advantage of allowing us to do it in cuter clothes - BESSHAILE

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I am having trouble maintaining lately but still have good intentions. I am seriously considering taking myself off the Maintenance Teams if I don't smarten up soon. Not sure what the rules are but I figure if I am not maintaining then I don't deserve to be on the team. If I am on a Team then I should be a good team member not a slip sliding one.

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emoticon BROOKLYN_BORN for sharing WATERMELLEN's blog. Love it! emoticon

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1-8-2016 Update: emoticon weight emoticon 2# emoticon ! Happy Friday! Been working at computer all morning & now time to MOVE!!!!! emoticon emoticon BUSY WEEK! emoticon

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Oops, I forgot to make the link "live." I edited my previous post so it works now.



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I'll check it out! Couldn't open this link! Happy New Year!

emoticon emoticon 1-3-2016 Tidings from my day: "EMPTY YOURSELF & LET THE UNIVERSE FILL YOU" Yogi tea. Filling with love, rather than food! Right? Share your good ((((((((vibes))))))))! AND I will too! Blessed Sunday!
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I think this blog by Watermellen deserves a wider audience.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ TORTISE110’s blog. It became a featured blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and the importance of self care in maintenance.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog by HOLLYM48.

HOLLY M48 says:
Having been in maintenance for a little over 2 years, it is a daily checkin that has worked for me.. My success this time around is definitely due to staying active on this site, and feeling like I am accountable. I still track my calories daily, weigh weekly, track exercise every day and do my best to get some sort of workout in daily, even if it is a peaceful walk. The maintenance weigh in challenges have really helped me this past year as well.Staying at a certain number vs losing is a big adjustment when you get to maintenance and it isn't as rewarding as seeing the scale drop every few weigh in's so that is an adjustment. Spark people is just as valuable during the maintenance phase as during the losing, and actually might be even more so in maintenance. SP and the great people here keep me motivated and inspired every single day.

We encourage you to read HOLLYM48’s blog and if you find its message on keeping flexible in maintenance helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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nal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020271

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread.

It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:
docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
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h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc

Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best!

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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emoticon 10-21-2015 Many things of fun today! Work; shopping for veggies; walking Lucy; Sheppard Pilates DVD &&&&& Let's try to BE the health you want & I will do the same! emoticon

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ KANOE10’s blog. It became a featured blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and the maintenance life. .

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog by TORTISE110.

“I just celebrated my third year of maintenance and continue to be amazed at how checking into Spark has changed my life in, little and big ways. Turning my attention to health and weight loss seemed like a no brainer when I started. My blood pressure was rising, I felt sluggish and I didn't like the way I looked in my clothes. But I wrote a lot of it off to aging and didn't know where Spark would take me. I thought it was worth a try.

The biggest surprise is that the more consistently I eat well and exercise the more energy I have. As a result I have been more willing to go after what I like to do in life. Having fun physically--kayaking, yoga, swimming--is one set of things. Another set is both working and writing. At 68 I still like to be engaged and involved in my life in ways that surprise me. None of us control aging completely, and no one is immune from sickness or health problems in life. But I know I'm doing my part to live the best life I can and that brings me peace. I am so very grateful to Spark and my Sparking friends. ”

We encourage you to read TORTISE110’s blog and if you find its message on the the necessity of self care helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x4948R>2091

It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=
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h4KrA4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI
1bGc

Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best!

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ GRACED777’s blog. It became a featured blog, and she was voted a motivational member which will further increase the visibility of her blog and inspiring story.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog by KANOE10. Where many of us have let go of a set of fat pants, KANOE10 relates what happened with her larger wedding ring.

“In October I will reach my 4th year of maintenance and my 5th year of being binge free, Although this has been a particularly difficult year concerning work and family, I have continued to keep my healthy Spark Habits..healthy eating, yoga, and exercise. I continue to Spark daily even if my time is limited and I cannot keep up with all of my friends as I wish to.

The good news is that I am still wearing my wedding ring and it still fits. I am also continuing to wear sleeveless workout outfits to the gym. I am at peace with maintenance.

I so appreciate the many warm people at Spark who continue to offer support and caring even if people go through busy times. Thanks to all of you. ”

We encourage you to read KANOE10’s blog and if you find its message on letting go of the past and embracing the present helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread:
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It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:
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Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best!

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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Hello maintainers and those transitioning to maintenance!

Thanks so much to everyone who read and ‘liked’ CAROLICIOUS’ blog. It became a featured blog, which will further increase the visibility of her blog and wonderful success story.

This week, we’d like to shine the spotlight on a recent blog by GRACED777. GRACED777 has an amazing backstory:

“I had a serious stroke on both sides of my brain just after my 58th birthday at the end of July 2008. I was worried about how I was going to get better and some friends I knew from church stepped up and loved me and took me in for the first six weeks. I started relearning to speak and do very rudimentary self-care, and my children took me in for a week till the apartment they helped me rent was ready. I had a couple months of speech therapy and slowly began trying to exercise my weak side. Got a gym membership a year ago to supplement my walking, and have continued to work with my weight. I got down to 135 after the stroke, stayed there (too low) for almost four years; then because I had no energy worked to gain weight. Got back some energy and decided to try and see if I could lose and keep the energy. I started sparkpeople and weight watchers in spring 2012, and have been helped by both since.

My motivators are health for myself, my guys, and my grandchildren, and loving and serving my Lord, Jesus Christ.”

We encourage you to read GRACED777’ blog and if you find its message on problem solving in maintenance helpful, please ‘like’ it so that it can have a wider readership here on SparkPeople.com.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Also consider nominating GRACED777 as a motivation member on her sparkpage. The weight loss category gives the most visibility on Sparkpeople.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=GR
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ED777

If you come across a blog post from a member of our team that deals with issues connected to maintenance that you find especially insightful and think would be useful to highlight, please let us know by email or on this thread.

It doesn’t have to be recent if the message is still relevant. We’re continuing to compile a list of blogs that we’d like to use at some point in the future and can always use a few extra pairs of eyes to help us navigate the many blogs that are posted daily. In case you’d like to see them, here are the blog posts we’ve already featured:

docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ah4Kr
A4GkhKgdEl1dmNKcExpRk5CVUJSMVlqZXI1bGc

Thank you again for your continued support of our members and efforts to highlight the challenges and rewards of maintenance from a broad variety of perspectives. As always, please feel free to ask me or one of the other leaders if you have any questions.

All the best!

P.S.--Whether you’re new to the team, a seasoned veteran or somewhere in between, please check out our Big Page of Links, our comprehensive treasure trove of articles, blogs and other resources on maintenance. We update this on a regular basis, so even if you’ve looked at it before, please consider revisiting it every once in a while for resources that might be new to you: tinyurl.com/maintenance-links

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Congrats and best wishes.

If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.

~Robert Conklin



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If you haven't read it already, do take a look at ON2VICTORY's featured blog - What did I give up?

I found it to be priceless! He did an incredible job of giving voice to the joy that many of us have experienced after "giving up" what so many deem "normal."

Do give it a read, I trust that you'll be glad you did ... www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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SP Start Weight, 206.8
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Current Goal Weight, 121 (+/- 3% = 117.4 - 124.6)



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And CAROLISCIOUS's blog is now voted Featured Blog Post!
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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58, 5' 3", Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 8 years!
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