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Hi,
Your daughter is right. I save my things for 3 years, my husband is the one who throws things away after he pays them. However, other things I save indefinitely, like receipts for home improvements. I am the folder queen, I make folders like: warrenties, home improvements, auto expenses, vacation, receipts for internet purchases etc. I keep the folders in a metal filing cabinet. For my receipts for monthly bills for the year, I found that a plastic shoe box I buy from the dollar store, will hold a years worth of receipts, & I also put my pay stubs in there too. I put them in an easy accessible place. At the end of the year, I put them in a plastic bag, write the year on the outside with a permanent marker, & put it somewhere it won't take up any room . (like under my bed or in a closet).then every year, I shred the oldest one.Hope this helps!

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I don't have any important papers. Now that I think about that I don't get much paper. Hopefully everything I need is in my email history.

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Today, I shredded 2006 bill statements. My daughter told me for just statements three years is long enough. She said, she knows people that throw out the statement when the new one come in. Show that payment was received. I have saved all the "important stuff" for seven years. Does anyone have any input on this topic. I would be glad to hear, always looking to make life a little easier.

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Sounds great!

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I got the panty closet cleaned shelves wipes down, swept out, things put away. emoticon

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got to see and pet a beautiful pet therapy dog at school this afternoon. so relaxing.

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Nice!

I did a walk too with my neighbors, bf, and dog. It's a great way to spend an evening.

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The sun came out today. We got to +2c and the wind stopped. It felt and smelled like spring this afternoon. FINALLY. So after dinner we went for a walk.
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CUTE!!

I love those kits. We have one for growing cat grass at home.

The grass never gets very tall. ;)

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I actually can see some grass peeking through. Snowing right now though, and very windy. Bought a seed starter kit and am starting my herb garden tonight.

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We just had a two day freak snow storm. I'm glad I've only put in woody plants!

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Some of my Irises are trying to bloom

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Some of my Irises are trying to bloom

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Don't you just love that first bloom? It always gets me past the doldrums of a cold, snowy winter. emoticon

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I'm so excited for Spring Yogagirl! We had our first Tulip bloom today.

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Living in New England, Spring tends to take its time getting here. I'm happy to say, however, that I see little daffodils shooting up from the soil in my garden. Yay, spring!

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Make how ever many 9 block squares you need to get the quilt the size you want it to be.

Glenda, if you can applique you can do your center block with the SP logo. It would be nice.

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3/17/13 11:47 A

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Here is a link with some good pics and directions. I hope it helps.

justquilty.com/2012/05/how-to-make-a
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3/17/13 11:22 A

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I almost dont want to bother making the clothes first and just get going on the quilt. Its going to inspire me to make more clothes just to have the leftover material. It may take a while to get it but I am only going to use leftover material from the clothes I make until I get to goal. I will call it my Spark Quilt. Maybe the centre square will be the spark logo. So I make a panel of nine squares, and I make nine of them, just to confirm.


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It is the easiest one that I know of. Simple block designs are easy. It can get more complicated when you start trying to make an overall pattern out of them.
The 9 patch can be done with sashing inbetween the blocks or not. If you do sashing, it will need to be all the same color and different than any other material in your quilt.

Y'all get sewing and post pictures of your works in progress!

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3/16/13 12:52 P

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Good advice kathy. I might try this quilt. It sounds easy!

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Glenda,
Maureen is right. Knits stretch-cottons don't. Linen will blend with cottons. Heavy knits together, light weight knits together.
The easiest starter quilt is the 9 patch. It is easy and uses all colors and prints together. You just have to be sure not to have 2 alike next to each other when you finish up. Start with a pattern cut 3 1/2" square, cut your blocks from this. Piece 3 side by side 3 times, then sew into a square. That will be your 1st block, continue on from there untill you have your top made.
If you want a quilt with different types of blocks you will have to make sure all of your blocks are the same size once sewn. For pattern ideas you can look up quilt patterns online or find a book at the fabric store.
HAPPY QUILTING!!!!!!

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Glenda: I am not a quilter but I think that the best thing is to make sure it's all the same type of fiber (100% cotton or whatever), second best would be to wash it so that whatever happens to the fabric (shrinking or not) happens before you cut and piece the blocks, the worst thing would be to use all different fabric types and not watch it and have it ruin all the hard work you did the first time you washed it! If it's just a wall hanging, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Keep in mind that the fabrics will look different under light if they aren't all the same "quality" and fiber content. I think you can do blocks as you go as long as you have a mental map of your outcome. You won't really have a quilt though until you have all the blocks sewn, them stitched to the batting, then the boarder, more stitching, and finally the binding. I think a traditional quilt has all the block patterns the same, but there are lots of artistic quilts that do crazy things. Your imagination is the limit! You could look up "abstract quilts", "artistic quilts", "crazy quilts", "easy quilts", etc for ideas.

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I love those pajamas! You're inspiring me--I think I might make a pair of pj's for myself. emoticon

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Okay..I put the picture of my pajamas on my Spark Page, check it out. Try not to laugh too hard.
So Gary has gone out for the evening, so instead of eating, I shovelled snow for an hour, just the driveway. Doesnt matter that I shovelled last night, same driveway. I doesnt matter that I had to shovel to get out of the same driveway this morning, I still had to shovel tonight. I actually dont like Gary doing it, I need the calorie burn and I like being outside.
I just wish it would STOP already. My next thing to do while he is gone, after I catch my breath, is to iron the material I bought the other day. I think I will also work on a quilt of the things I make during this journey. I have material left over from my other things I have made. I have a couple questions for either Maureen or Kathy,, Does all my material have to be the same, like all cotton or whatever or can it vary. And Where do I start? I want to end up with a very traditional quilt. What I mean by that is I dont want to go out and buy material that all matches. Do I wait till I have it all or do I sew squares as I go along, do the squares have to be all the same. Any tips would be great, I have never tried this before. Thanks

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Maureen,
If you can do a baby quilt you can do a larger quilt. Just go slow and take your time. It will turn out great. emoticon

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I just got a feather comforter from a friend who was downsizing. I'm thinking of making a quilt piece duvet for it! I've made one other, small baby quilt but that's it.

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Y'all are giving me fond memories!
I used to machine piece and hand quilt. My eyes and hands won't let me now.
I never was good at making clothes. Zippers and buttonholes drove me batty!

Keep talking about it. It brings a smile to my heart.

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I hope you love your new machine. I want to get one of the feet for free-sewing for my machine. I think the beach bag is a great idea! Especially since it has mermaids!

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Ok so I cant put the picture up yet because it is on my other computer and Gary is usually on it in the evenings and we use it for work. I will do it on the weekend, its the only time I really get hold of that one.

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Maureen: How about a beach bag. For you or someone else. I used to sew alot when I was a teen and in my twenties. I would make one outfit each season, I hadnt sewn in years. My hubby gave me a new sewing machine for Christmas last year, he had just bought a a snowmobile and I wanted something to do. Anyway. Lately I have made a couple aprons, one for Christmas and one for Valentines Day. I planned to make one for St Paddy's Day but I didnt get to the city in time. And I made my PJs. I will put a picture on my Spark Page but not for very long. Its not a very flattering picture. I have always wanted to make a quilt but not sure how.

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Also, I got some fabric on a whim. I made a quilt for a friends expected baby and I saw a beautiful novelty fabric with fun mermaids swimming on an aqua background. I went back and got 2 yards. I love it, but I don't know what to do with it! It's too young to make anything for myself, maybe I could use it to line something? Ideas?

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Glenda: I hope you post pics!!! I am into sewing too. My next project is some produce bags! I got some stretch lace and some satin ribbon. They will be like Victorian drawstring bags, I'm sure I'll stand out at the super market. I have made several dresses and skirts but I never like them enough to wear them. I am taking some classes in the fall to learn some more technical sewing skills because it always seems to be my hems, waists, and zippers that ruin my projects. I'd LOVE to see your projects!!! How fun!

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Yeah, I'm thinking about it. it wont be long before I can start my seedlings for my veggies. I am thinking about doing an herb garden this year so I guess I can start that anytime, right.

I did the best thing today!!!! I went to FabricLand and bought 2 patterns that have dressy tops, casual tops, shorts and capris and also got lots of material. I am going to make some summer clothes. And it will give me a project to work on when I am home alone. I am going to try to save it for then but if hubby doesnt go out with the guys in the next while I may start one anyway. I made some one piece PJ's this past fall. they are so huge, white with black paw prints, I look like a cow in them.lol.


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Glenda, emoticon
You could do an indoor garden. A mini hothouse with growing lights would allow you to at least grow a few plants:)

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Wow! That's crazy! I guess it's a good time to work on indoor projects.

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I live in Allan Saskatchewan. About 40 minutes south/east of Saskatoon. I am from Southern Ontario (Guelph). Moved here five years ago and really truly experienced culture shock, especially our first winter when the temp hit -54c with the windchill for 4 days. Two plugged in trucks that would not start. Went outside and the little hairs on our face froze. Why did we go out you ask. Because we couldnt believe it could actually be that cold.

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Glenda! Great post! Where do you live?

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Two things
First of all, when I read the posts on this topic I looked at all the trackers and want to tell you "GREAT JOB EVERYONE" How motivating it is to see your successes and how I want to be part of that. Very positive.
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Next I would like to say how jealous I am of all the garden talk. I look outside and I see at least a foot of snow, blowing cold snow. I want to be out there with you, but I would not leave this place for anywhere else in the world.
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Love working in the garden! For me it is the most fun way to burn calories! Love this time of year!

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Not enough to fill the 5 acres. It is a work in progress. A little at a time!!!

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Nice! Sounds like you've got a great garden.

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Sounds like I'm close to having a cottage garden. I have roses, hydrangeas, azaleas, and lantana around my house. With jasmine, daffodils, iris' and crape myrtles in the front. I am planting lily's and caladiums this year.

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Cottage gardens are usually very casual, but include plants like roses, hollyhocks, and asters. I'm thinking about planting them around my shed. I love the look of English and Irish cottages, with flowers clustered around the cottage. I've got existing lilacs, forsythias, arborvitae, a couple of roundish evergreen bushes, and a couple of flowering bushes of unknown origin from the previous owners of my home, but no other flowers. The first couple of years, I concentrated on fixing up the interior of my home, and now I want to create a nice outdoor space.

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Y'all both have ideas beyond my skill level.
I either plant in rows or in lick tubs. I try new plants each year to see what will grow in our climate. My flowers are in a totally different area of the yard.

Both ideas are charming. Post pictures to show your progress. Maybe I'll get adventurous after seeing your results.

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Ohh! What's a cottage garden? I was looking at doing an english garden where you mix flowers and food plants and organize them by color, you have a blue "room", yellow, purple, etc. I think that's for later though. l'm going to try something simpler and more traditional.

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The class sounds great. Despite the snow outside, I've got spring fever. I've been visiting gardening websites for ideas. I'm thinking about doing a cottage garden.

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I'm excited too! I'm taking a class on gardening in the southwest on March 16th. It's by the local master gardeners program and I'm hoping to get some tips on specific varieties of plants that do well over 6000 feet and desert.

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It won't be long till time to start getting our garden spots ready for planting.
I for one can hardly wait. I love gardening and eating fresh veggies!

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Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your goals. They are so real and attainable! A few of them were some of my other ones. I appreciate all of you so much :)

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Okay,

2013 Goals:
drink a cup of green tea daily
increase my protein intake
take a vitamin daily
exercise at least 4 days a week
eat more diabetic free veggies

Kathy
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3rd goal: lose 5 pounds, met on 12-23-2013


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Hi!

My goals for the year:
Floss everyday
Work at least 6 solid productive hours at work daily
Lead a project at work
Lose 15-25 lbs
Do an endurance running training program
Grow a garden


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Happy New Year 2013!

I have decided to make 13 attainable goals for this year. A couple of my goals are to have a quiet time every morning and to get in at least 4 days of exercise a week. I am still working on my list but I am wondering if anyone else would like to chime in?

What are some of your goals for 2013? Would love to hear from some of you!

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You can do it!!!!

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I know that I have struggled since August to get back on track with eating right and exercising. I am happy to report that I continue to put one foot in front of the other :) There have been many times that I have taken 2 back and 1 forward but I continue on. Are you with me? Fear not, we will make it together!

Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving! emoticon

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That is an awesome plan, Maureen!

I am mixing in compost, peat moss, organic lime and then covering each little bed with black plastic. Then as the leaves fall, pulling back the plastic and sticking them underneath to compost all winter. You start with fresh gardens and no weeds! Love it! And ready to plant :)

I have been really busy over the past couple of weeks...working hard to get it done and pretty. Finished the flower gardens: pruning, weeding and spreading mulch (free from some tree cutters in the area). Mulch is also good for you veggie garden mixing that in too. Love being outdoors, working hard (exercise that doesn't feel like exercise) and feeling the dirt between my toes/hands :) Happy Gardening!

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Oh cool! What do you do for that? i'm starting a new garden in the Spring. I was thinking of mixing in my compost and some topsoil and then covering it with hay? Or just leaving it alone and dealing with it in the Spring. What would you suggest?

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To get my vegetable garden ready for winter and my flower bed too :)

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Thanks! I am pretty happy. We just weeded the yard and found...a HUGE pile of bricks on our new property. We are going to make some walkways in the yard.

Any late summer project for you all?

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That is wonderful! And a good way to use what you had...I like the hammock idea :)

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We pulled together a nice guest sleeping area quickly last night. A friend needed a place to stay and we made the best with what we had (including bringing the hammock inside!). I'm happy I could help my friend and not let it stress me out even if it wasn't "perfect".

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Thank you and thank you, glad to be back!

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I'm so sorry for your loss!

We are glad you are back!

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Dearest All~

Just wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten you'all just been preoccupied. My mother in law came to visit us for 2 weeks in June but wasn't feeling well. Upon her return home she was in and out of the hospital. We were blessed to be able to say good-bye to her after making the 12 hour drive through the night and spent 5 hours by her bedside. I hope to be back here and spending time getting back on track. Fell of the weight loss wagon but am getting myself whipped into shape again :) Know that you were all cared for and missed.

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emoticon Congratulations on the new home!

I have been really busy this week trying to stock my freezer. I have made breakfast items to put in the freezer that the children could help themselves to defrost, toast etc. But I have made some lunch items and I will be working next week on dinner items. This way I don't have to think about it or choose unhealthy things last minute...pick it out of the freezer and re-heat. I am excited about this but it is partially why I haven't been on here in a while again.

I have also been blanching beans 7 gallons of beans to date and know that there are more out there to be picked! Help!

So that is where I have been, I haven't forgotten about Sparks just busy! emoticon

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emoticon I hope all goes well for you!!!

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I rented a new house. I move in Aug 1st! I'm pretty excited. Also I submitted my application for the mentoring program at my work. Finger's Crossed!!

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Things are good. I'm looking for a new house and working a lot!

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I had my thyroid levels checked on June 13th and all is well! emoticon Missed you'all as I have been MIA with the in laws in town for 2 weeks. How have you'all been?

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Thank you. It's still sinking in!

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emoticon Maureen! emoticon What an accomplishment! So happy that you pushed through and finished.

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Well,

I achieved a major milestone for me. I am graduating with my M.A.. It took a lot of energy and determination to finish and I'm very happy I pushed through. I can't wait to take some time and figure out what I will fill my time with now that I'm not in school. But for right now I'm just celebrating!



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My neighbor gave me a "new to me" skirt yesterday and I thought there was no way it would fit...but it did fit! It is funny to me, my perception of myself is so different than what others see:)

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Maureen~ doing the happy dance for you emoticon You are almost there! It is such a blessing to see the end in sight, when you have worked so hard to finish :)

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I just sent 44 pages to my thesis readers to review. I have another 30 or so to write. Then I'll be done! It's taken almost a year! I can see the finish line though!

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Maureen~ Know the feeling of trying to get those raw vegetables in. Great job of getting 2 full cups in a day!

I had a meeting last night with "finger foods" but thankfully there were healthy options: fruit, tortilla chips, salsa and vegetables. Of course, there was the sweet stuff of which I took one small piece of cake but the majority of the plate was the healthy choices. I don't want to go back, I desire to continue on moving forward toward my goal!

Hope everyone else is having a good day or week so far. Keep on moving!

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I'm so glad you got to work on your garden!!

I had a great weekend and only slipped a little on my weekend! It will always get better. I'm increased my raw vegetables to 2 full cups a day, I'm proud of myself!

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I will read it right after I post something here :) Thank you for sharing this. We all need some positive people to encourage us along the way. I know that I have learned to be positive and NOT give up. I want to win this race and finish strong toward my goal to be a healthier weight and a fit person.

Speaking of being a fit person...as I was preparing my garden a little more today, I realized that I wasn't totally wiped out like I was back a few years ago. I am not thinking I will never finish. I feel strong and excited to plug away a little bit at a time in the garden preparing one spot, planting and the preparing another. This feels so good, I can't even begin to tell you :)

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I just wrote my first blog all about positive thinking and how it has affected me especially when I didn't have any positive energy around me and how devastating that can be to a person's psyche. If you want to read it it is call The Power of Positivity. It also has made me think about how I act and try to be the best person that I can be maybe that can make the difference in someone else's day. emoticon emoticon

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What a wonderful thing! That is something I am struggling to overcome but know that I need to :)

I have just recently parted with some clothes that I have had for a long time (when I was a lot heavier). I took them to a consignment shop to earn money to buy new clothes that fit. I was a little nervous parting with them because in my head I was thinking "what if..." but I didn't go there, I just dropped them off and said I'm not going back!

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Great idea. So what positive change have I experienced on my journey? Well it might be a little silly but it was one of my mid-term goals when I first started to lose weight:

I stand in front of the camera rather than behind it all the time. I am not in any of our family pictures when my kids were small because I did not want to see what I looked like on film. So I was always the one to take the pictures so there are many of my hubby and kids over the years, but VERY few that show me. Now I am happy to say that while my kids are all grown up, there are pictures of me with them, my husband and friends.It took a lot of self talk to step in front of the camera rather than stay behind but I did it. . The positive in all that is that I am part of the photo memories/history of my life. Better late than never

There is no such thing as failure: only early attempts at success!

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Is there something that you are excited about or something positive that has happened in your life or the lives around you? What positive changes have you experienced on your journey to a healthier you? Have you learned something new that has helped you onto better health?

Well, we would like to hear from you! Grab your favorite cup of coffee or tea and tell us about it :) Let's build a strong, positive community together! Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.

PS. I have updated the goals for our team a little bit. So please take the time to check them out and join in at the bottom of our team page :) To help make them count for the team, each day click on other goals on your start page. Thanks!

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