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I'm very sorry to see you leave, but, understand completely. Please stay in contact.

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I am sorry to say that this team is not providing the motivation I need to make healthy choices while I learn to live a healthier life. So I will be leaving to join a more active motivating team.

This by no means is a reflection of the lovely personalities of the beautiful women here that I have met and will continue to walk along the journey with.

Please continue to carry on in your path to live healthy and make the best possible healthy choices that are part of your every day.

Even before I joined this team I lived a 'simple' life and will continue to do so.

Our greatest hope here below is help from God above.

May our loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ continue to be your guide and bless and watch over you all. Remember to walk in peace and be kind to others.


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10/1/14 11:52 A

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How awesome Debigene-thanks for sharing that!

"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us"
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Thought for today ...........

If you look within you'll feel depressed; if you look without you'll feel distressed; but if you look to Christ you'll be at rest !!!

Start this new month of October with a new frame of mind ...... a healthy, positive, focused, committed to make a difference month !!!

We can do it.

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I agree.............I'm headed to our church to clean for our upcoming homecoming on Sunday. Be back here later.

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9/29/14 9:01 A

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Good Monday morning. It's the last Monday of September and October will be here on Wednesday.

If this team is up to it lat's make a plan for October. Any ideas?

Have a blessed day. Be kind to others and share your smile to everyone you see.

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Yes that's exactly how it's like on the team that I lead as well. We all stop by to say hello everyday and say whatever is on our mind that we want to talk about. It can be anything from Attitude to Zeal !!!

And we like it that way !!! It keeps us an active group to be friends and support each other on many different topics.

Perhaps if this group continues on we may get to that place as well.

Have a lovely day.

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I belong to a small team that has only one topic - the chat thread. We post recipes, exchange news, support each other, enchange weight loss tips, etc. right on that ONE topic. It creates an ongoing conversation. Sometimes we'll exchange decorating tips for days, sometimes we are responding to a member who is discouraged with this weight loss journey or it is time to cheer for someone doing well, sometimes, like now, it is time for fall recipes and we have a couple members dealing with serious health crises in their families. It is easy to keep up with everyone who posts and quickly respond. For those members who don't post often or get on spark every day, it is easy for them to catch up also.

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Very true, Wanda!

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I know that being a team leader takes a lot of dedication. It must be so frustrating to feel as if no one responds to your ideas. Sharon you have set up so many good topics and have so many good ideas but I think members get on and feel that they have time to reply to only one so if there are many, many topics, a lot of them go unanswered.

I think you have done a terrific job but I also think that you need to take care of yourself.

I've been on Spark a lot less the past several months and sometimes I feel like I'm letting my teams down but I know I can't be on the computer for hours a day and still do the necessary things for my family, home, and health goals.



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9/20/14 11:06 A

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Sharon it is good to hear you are making better choices, you must stay consistent with that.

The main suggestion I have works for the team I am a leader of. I am committed to being there faithfully every day and have been for almost 4 years now. True tho' I do not over extend myself with too many teams or SP friends because I can not manage more. I do not like to "collect" friends or teams that I can not support on a regular basis ..... I ask myself "what's the sense of that?" It's the same in my life, I do not have more of anything than I can manage.

I would first suggest to send a message out to the team members and ask simply who is committed to participate ? Do not overwhelm the team with so much advise, Keep it simple, wait for responses on the topic to get a feel what members interests are.

The team I am most active on is simply a supportive team of our journey and building the friendships. We share/vent what is going on in our lives and how we are walking the path to live healthier with food and fitness and we comment on that to each other to show our care and concern, our support and committment to the team. Just the same we do not overwhelm the team with too much negativity of any form, ie.... sadness, illnesses, family matters that we really can't provide professional advise about etc. I'm sure you get my point but do understand that we encourage and support each other with positive influences, advice and spiritual guidance (whatever that may be to each person). Don't get me wrong some of us have come and gone and some have come back and some new members never participate but be are still a very active team regardless of how many we are.

These are just what works for us and that's all I can advise. Please feel free to stop by our team and read our daily Stopping By To Say Hello thread and see what I am talking about.

Heads up ....... we are "Proud Lesbians Over Fifty" !!!!

Looking forward to hearing your response.

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9/20/14 10:31 A

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Thank you DEB for being a faithful team member! I am eating so much better.

Today busy cleaning and decluttering. I am busy getting rid of so much and it feels so good.

This AM I was going over the things I post. Sad to say this, but no one is really interested. I need your suggestions.

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CONGRATS to you Sharon for not being a quitter !!! We all have our moments or days, or weeks, or months and some even years but as long as we get back on track we are still winners and not losers !!! Great work on losing that 4 pounds, I am sure you feel motivated now to keep making the healthy choices to keep you on track.

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Good morning! Just like to share with you all that I have been feeling upset over the weight I gained over the summer. All my fault. Well, I started getting back on track the past two weeks...I am now down 4 pounds!! Believe me, I am so happy. I know now I can do it!!

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9/14/14 10:51 A

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Thank you Deb. I am here...I am grateful for you Deb!!! You are a great team member!!

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9/14/14 8:48 A

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Good Sunday morning team.

Where is everyone ????????????

Sharon I will def keep your sister in prayer. Have faith in God's will my friend.

I hope everyone has a beautiful blessed Sunday.

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9/13/14 10:25 P

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My sister is free of ovarian cancer. However, it looks like she has thyroid cancer and her doctor wants a scan of her entire body for cancer. Please pray for her.

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9/11/14 10:13 P

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Hello team, just stopping in to say good night.

It has been a busy evening and I hope you all had a productive positively healthy day. Let's make tomorrow an even better day, after all it's Friday TGIF !!

Good night.

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9/10/14 7:39 P

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Good morning team and a Happy Healthy WONDERFUL Wednesday to all !!!

May today be full of God's glory and beauty for you, may you stay positive and happy thro out the day, may you share your smile with others and may you show some kindness to a stranger.

Let's make the best possible healthy choices and be as active as we can !!!

Welcome MNDEBBIE to the team !!!

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Hello team. It's Tuesday and I hope everyone has had a blessed day full of good healthy decisions.

I am trying to get back on track after a weight gain of 4 pounds since my Mom passed. Yes I've been eating off plan and not getting in as much exercise and I've let temptation take hold at times. I feel like I have lost some of my momentum. I am working on getting that back by trusting in God's will for me and asking for His daily guidance. I will try to be more active on this team and hope that more team activity will be here to help keep me motivated as well.

Who is with me? It only works well with participation, commitment and support. Can we stay strong together on this team or is it time for me to move on?

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Sorry you had accident on vacation. I hope you and your dog are on the mend and will be able to walk together soon.

How is your diet coming along? Labor Day is not the best time to start, but hope you made one change that will lead to success.

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8/31/14 10:48 A

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Well, my holiday ended with an accident. I am honestly struggling to walk and move. But I know that no one wants to hear about my pain. I am working on finding ways to ease it.

Right now I am getting very serious about my diet. While away I took an honest look at my eating habits. Oh I am surprised that I am not much heavier. Now it's time to get serious, work on eating healthier for me and eat less.

Walking for me is my best exercising. So my two dogs will be getting two daily walks. Right now one was to heal first because she had to have more of her foot amputated.

Today I am going to take some measurements and photos of myself. I so dislike doing this, but how can I see and measure how I am doing if I don't? It's time for me to start the hard work on this Labor Day Weekend.

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8/21/14 8:32 A

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Good Thankful Thursday morning.

Yes Sharon I am very grateful for the out pour of thoughtful caring words of condolences I have have received from everyone. It really means so very much. I want you to know how much I appreciate what has been said.

Yesterday was a week we lost Mom and I am at peace with knowing God took her then as her living future was not one she would have wanted. The last year of The onset of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's combined with all her other serious medical issues had taken a hard toll on her. It was God blessing to our family as well that she is now at home with Him and smiling down on us.

Thank you Sharon.

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Deb, hope you know that we are praying for you.

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Ladies I may be MIA for a few days as my mom passed away today and I am in a fog. She has been ill for a long time but just recently she was rapidly deteriorating but today was def not expected. Thank you for understanding. I'll try to catch up soon.

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Sarah, hope you are doing much better today. Will for the doctor to be able to help you with your eye condition tomorrow.

Today I took my daughter for counseling. She did not want to go and informed me that she no longer wants any kind of relationship with me. After we arrived home, she walked into the house and locked me out. She did not know that I had a key to the back door so I was able to get in. Now she will not look at me, speak to me nor be in the same room I am in.

Believe, it is not easy parenting an adopted, teenage child. Foolish me thought truly loving and caring for her was all that was needed....WRONG! Not for an adopted child.


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Well I had a few busy days and then a huge CRASH...fatigue and pain won. I slept and slept. Woke up and it was Sunday. All I can say is I must have pushed too hard after being so sick with that virus.

My left eye is a bit better...I can see some light now. The MRI showed 4 bulging discs-3 above where I had neck surgery and one at my tailbone. The pain clinic is doing an epidural in a little over a week now. My niece is driving me and taking me home as they require someone to do that.

I was on a great roll and getting things done but then the crash and I am set back some. So today I will try to clean the house some. I took pain meds but so far not helping much.

Hope you all are having a great weekend....

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Hello team, it's Sunday and I hope you are enjoying a wonderful healthy weekend.

Have you been making good choices in the food you put in your body and making your beautiful body move as much as possible in ways that you enjoy? Are you keeping your mind motivated? Have you encouraged anyone else to do the same? Are you wearing your smile? Did you share any random act of kindness to strangers yet?

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Good morning ladies, I just wanted to share this thought for the day with you ............

God blesses you for one reason - to make you a blessing to others.

Have a beautiful, sharing, thankful day.

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Hello ladies,

Today I had to go in to work 2 1/2 hours early which meant I had to get up that much earlier too. So I am exhausted tonight. I am having a good week with my "mindful motivation" to keep me on track. Portions are more in line as they should be and haven't had a dessert yet this week. My challenge was to only have dessert one evening and it was gonna be on Wednesdays. So I was gonna fix the SP recipe I saw this week of the mirco wave blueberry muffin, but I am too tired to fool with it so maybe tomorrow instead.

Hope everyone is having a good week so far and is making good healthy simple living choices.

TTFN

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I am about to leave for a dental cleaning.....busy day today.
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Sarah, glad to hear the virus is better.I am done taking care of the animals and the sheriff's house. Now I am on my way to do flower arrangements for church.

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Thanks. The appointment did not happen. I got totally lost-my GPS took me to the moon and back. I even called their office and they tried to guide me but alas...I just couldn't find it. So I now go next Thursday. Bummer. I drove over 2 1/2 hours and wasted 1/2 tank of gas. But God must have something else in mind for today:)

I hope you find your motivation. I committed to more healthier eating Aug 1st and have had many temptations...especially today when I was upset and went right by the m&M ice cream place. But I came home and ate yogurt instead and later a fiber one oatmeal cookie. Much better choices and much less fattening.
Knowing what to do and doing it are two different things. It is sooooo hard to stay motivated and on track.

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Hello and good Monday morning ladies.

I am aiming to make today a Mindful Monday as well as a Marvelous Monday. I need to get my mind in a more conscious place to stay more on track. I want to be in that place I was in January 2010 when I started this journey. Of course I don't know exactly where, when, or how I lost some of that momentum but I want it back. I really want it it back. So today is that day I will aim to make it happen.

The Lord is my portion .... therefore I hope in Him. This means I can begin again !!!

Hope each of you have a Marvelous Mindful Monday as well.

Prayers for you Sarah that results are positive. Please keep us posted hon.

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Just dropping in to say I started the challenge:)

I go to the eye specialist tomorrow to hopefully discover why I am blind in my left eye all of a sudden.......

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Wow! Sounds like an enjoyable day Debi. I wish I had your energy. I am taking it easy this weekend. I have not been sleeping due to the heat and had health problems yesterday. Cloudy and cooler weather arrived last night and I slept in. My body is tired from not getting enough sleep during heat spell and swimming daily. I am going to do laundry and cook veggies I bought today since it is cool enough to turn on the oven. I am cutting back on the number of gym classes I do tomorrow and having dinner with friend I have not seen since Thanksgiving.

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Hello team and a Happy Healthy August to everyone.

I hope that everyone has some good plans for the weekend and enjoyed this day. I went to a luncheon today and then did some shopping with a friend. We went to Tuesday Morning one of my fav stores. You can find some good bargains there. This was one of the neatest most organized Tuesday Morning I have EVER been in. So I had to compliment one of the staff and she was thrilled to get the compliment. I love giving people compliments, you never know sometimes it can just make someone's day !!!

Well that's all from me have a relaxing pleasant evening and a beautiful blessed day tomorrow.

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Wonderful that you positively impact other peoples lives and love doing it Debi.

I volunteer to knit scarves to give battered women. I was getting bored knitting the same thing, Group showed me how to make ruffle scarf for these women, which sparked my interest.

I started a donate box, but gave up going thru closets due to heat. I opened a kitchen closet today and lots of stuff fell out. I can't wait until the weather cools off so I can go thru the closets and donate all the items I no longer use.

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Good morning team, I send wishes to all for a TERRIFIC Tuesday.

Also CONGRATS to you Tee on finding a group that will allow to to enjoy picking up your talents again after such a long time. Have fun with that hon.

Sharon make good choices today when deciding on which items you want to throw out. Start a donation box if items are still usable for someone less fortunate.

It's another work day for me at the hospital and as usual I look forward to doing what I do .... putting a smile on others' faces thru out the day !!! Kindness is the work of the Lord and He guides me. Let Him be your guide as well.

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I was thrilled to find craft group made up of wonderful women last night. The store that hosts these groups is one I have been looking for so I could purchase yarn to finish a needlepoint sampler I started 15 years ago.

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Wonderful news Sharon. Want to adopt me? lol

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Are you taking anything for these conditions? My doctor checked my D-3 level and found it was very low. She recommended taking over the counter D-3 supplement. D-3 supplement is recommended supplement for MS. UCLA where I live are experts in MS and recommend this supplement.

I have arthritis and take over the counter pain killers, pt and ice when I get flare. I recently discovered that no electrolytes was causing the arthritis pain. My pain subsided when I started taking electrolyte medication.

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Good for you Sharon, CONGRATS hon.

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Our RE-CERTIFICATION OF ADOPTION JUST WENT THROUGH TODAY AT 4:15 PM!!

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The source of my pain is from RA and MS.

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Sorry you are in pain. Pain is physically and emotionally exhausting. Has the doctor found the source of your pain?

I am happy you have pet sitting job. I hope the job is not too demanding and leads to more jobs.

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Just stopping in to wish everyone a wonderful fun filled weekend. Stay focused on your goals and make healthy choices to get there. Keep a positive attitude and a smile on your face !!!

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Good morning team I hope everyone is ready to enjoy the day.

I also hope your weather is as FABULOUS as ours is here in Charm City. We are blessed with abundant sunshine and temps in around 85 !!!

Now get yourself out there and enjoy the day, fill you body with good healthy foods, be as active as possible and share kindness with those less fortunate, you both will benefit !!! Remember to smile, smile, smile !!!

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Here's my idea for decluttering.

Have a yard sale with limited prices. ie: $1.00 table, $5.00 table, $10. table and then add a few buckets with 25 cent items. This will help you get rid of the things and to make a little money. Everything left over donate to Goodwill or Salvation Army or another charity of your choice.

When I moved from my full house to a one bedroom studio (downstairs) I only had 2 prices for everything 25 cents or $5 .......... everything sold !!!

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Thank you Deb!!

Well, I have two very unattractive acme pimples on my face. Oh, I seem to be getting them a lot.

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Good morning team and a THANKFUL Thursday to all. Take a moment today to acknowledge the things in your life that you are grateful for.

Stay positive and focused on your goals remember with God anything is possible. Have faith stay strong !!!

Congrats on your new job Sharon, good things are coming your way !!!

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I sure did need and appreciate the comment CAT-IN-CJ left on my page today...boy did I need to read it.

I am so tired emotionally, so I am pushing myself to do things. I just wish I could get a message for my achy body, especially my lower back. Even my teeth hurt.

Well, I am going to be hired to watch three dogs and three cats while a sheriff and his family go on holiday. He told me that he is very careful about getting someone trust worthy and he had me checked out. So I am hoping that this will open the door to getting some more jobs.

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emoticon emoticon Oh DEBIGENE, I honestly never thought of making small size cookies--what a great idea!!

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Hi team.

I had such a busy day at work today, many visitors today !!! It all started out busy at home too which caused me to run a little behind in my morning. It's all good now but I am spending a lot of time catching up on my SPARKING.

Maybe you can have your fruit already cut up in a bowl in the fridge to open and grab, or bake healthy cookies, there is such a thing you know, lol !!! Make them small and limit yourself to no more than four, that would probably equal 2 of regular size. Key is to trick your mind. SP has lots of healthy cookie recipes, check them out hon. Try your local hospital or doctor/vet or dental offices for a receptionist job they usually are only looking for PT help. Even local gyms need receptionists. Not sure what you maybe looking for but best of luck in your search. Keep me posted. Love your theme for today Throw It Out Tuesday !!!

Have a pleasant evening.

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Oh, it has been a tough week and I have comforted myself with cookies these past few days. I get upset with myself I do not seem to make the right choice of eating a fruit or something more healthy. Now I have to work double hard to take off the weight I put on. When will I learn??

Can you believe that there are only nine days left in July. The summer is flying by and I so dislike seeing it move so quickly. This week I have not worked and it is very difficult for me. I am going to spend some time job hunting. I'd like a part-time job that I could work at 3 times a week. I'll see if I can find something. It is not easy these days to find a job.

Well, today I am having a toss it out Tuesday. Hope everyone has a great day!

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Hello team, wishing everyone a successful simple week ahead.

Remember you are the one in control of your choices !!!

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Hi everyone ... well another weekend is coming to an end and I hope you all have enjoyed yours in every way possible.

I had a fairly relaxing weekend after a Friday evening full of fun, good food and lots of dancing. Saturday I went to the Asian market and got all my produce, enough to last 2 weeks this time and today I made Zucchini Parmesan Fries and Zucchini Choco Chip Brownies. Both turned out delicious. Tis the season to make the best of all the seasonal veggies and fruits available and turn them into freezer type dishes that you can enjoy thru out the winter as well. Next week will make a 5 ingredient healthy Blueberry Cobbler.

Let's get ready for a new week ahead making healthy choices in food and fitness. As always let's stay focused on our goals and remain positive with a smile on our face.

Have a peaceful evening team.

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Sharon I do hope you can find something, anything that you can get your daughter involved in that leads her in the directions of good morals and faith in God.

I got my evaluation at work today and the highest score you can get is 5 and I got 4.2. i am very pleased with that and got high praises from my supervisor. We are suppose to get raises in Sept based on our evaluations so I hope I get a good one. I really need an increase as does everyone since we haven't had any in 4 years.

Tomorrow evening I am going to a Crab and Shrimp feast that my 2 BFF's are treating me too. I am looking forward to the evening together with them with some good food, cocktails, and dancing !!! Nothing set in stone for the weekend yet except produce shopping at the Asian market.

What's in store for you?

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My dear friend DEBIGENE. You have great ideas. I have been trying to get our pastor to get a youth group together. I even volunteered to head it. No luck. Now I think I am going to check one out at a near by church.

I finished cleaning that apartment today. It was hard work--moving lots of boxes and heavy furniture. My poor achy body!

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I can't help you regarding the camera as I do not own one myself.

Sorry that your daughter has no options for a role model ... what about your church? Can you get her into a youth group there? What about volunteer/community service work for her? Where is this rural place you live? If you have a lot of friends do not worry if others like you or not, that is their loss. I only have a handful of friends because that's all I can give myself too and that works for me. I have always made it a point to be different in my life regardless of what others think. Stand tall and be proud of who you are.

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DEBIGENEA, no big sister or big brother programs here in the sticks. Actually there is almost nothing for the youth around here. My daughter stayed over night at a friend's house. She just called me and was very disrespectful. I do believe you thinks she is being cool. Well, she will find out that you made the wrong choice. Her friend I do not like because she is sneaky and my daughter's teacher almost got fired from this girl's lies about him. I am keep close track of things, like how my daughter acts after being with her. Not only to I have to convenience my daughter, but also my husband.

Because my daughter is 100% Chinese and does not have a left hand, many of the kids her age have a negative attitude about the Chinese race and make unkind remarks about my daughter's missing left hand. Living in this rural area, where people seem to stay here and not travel much, does not open them up to today's global world. I honestly find it difficult living here. I feel so isolated. I am not very liked because I have a lot of friends who do not fit the mold the people around here like. Nor do I fit their mold or does my husband.

I will take some photos of my paper beads. I am hoping to get a digital camera so I can take a lot of photos and post them here and on my art workshop blogs. Anyone have a suggestion about a good, inexpensive camera to buy?





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Thanks for sharing.

Does your daughter have any younger than you but older than her role models, like a Big Sister.? You know like the Big Brother organization or perhaps a mentor from the church? That might help. Just a thought. I don't have any kids but I can def understand since she is only 13 ... hormones and everything else is raging at this age.

Your paper beading sounds so interesting, do you have any pics to post, I'd love to see them.

I have always been pretty much an organized person but moving many times in my life has helped keep me that way also.

Yes I have a parrot, actually he's a Dusky Conure; a smaller parrot. There are many. I got him when he was 3 months old in 2001 and he is extremely attached to me, like I am his mate. He talks and loves to be out of his cage on my shoulder or wondering around where he doesn't belong !!! His fav thing to do is play hide and seek. He is my pride and joy.

Gotta run for now I'm heading to dinner with a friend. Talk to ya soon. Hope you have a pleasant evening friend.

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Well, my daughter is 13. She is full of anger because she is adopted and has no idea who her birth parents are or why they abandoned her. Also, I am not her idea of what she wants as a mom. According to her, I am old and know nothing about life today.

I am hoping that counseling will help her to understand where her anger is coming from and how to cope with it instead of having it control her.

Boy there are times when I wish I could make an apartment upstairs for my husband to live in. He could deal with his messes and I could have a much cleaner living area downstairs.

I make my paper from paper that I already used or have received from someone. Also, I at times mix colored tissue paper with it. I started doing this because I make paper beads. This way my beads are not like anyone elses.

Wow, keeping a journal that long is great...awesome!!

Kekir is like yogurt, but you drink it. I learned to like it when I was in China. It is not hard to make, but I would like where the best place is to get the grains from.

DEBIGENE, I wish I was as organized as you are. No matter now hard I try, my husband does it the "David Way". Which is NOT ORGANIZED.

Tell me about your bird....I never had a parrot. Only fish, cats, dogs and a parakeet.

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You are welcome.
Since I do not know you very well - yet - how old is your daughter? I do hope the counseling works for both of you. Continue to leave it all in God's hands and He will provide the answers. Have faith in His plan for both of you. It is ultimately all up to Him anyway.

Your journal sounds interesting. I can't believe you really make your own paper, now that's doesn't sound so 'simply' to me, lol !!! I am quite satisfied with a blank book from the dollar store !!!
I have keep a journal since 1979 and it is def very good therapy. It has not all been in the same book as it obviously runs out and I have had to start a new one. The last many years I have not written as regularly as I use to but continue to write at various times when the spirit moves me. I try to update monthly at least.

You sound way more thrifty than I but then I don't do to much anyway. I live alone except for my parrot Dusky and work PT at a local hospital. But I do live quite simple. I really enjoy and appreciate the articles and posts you provide for the team. Not all are up my alley but most are quite interesting and provide valuable information. So thanks for sharing what you do with the team.

Now about that Kerfir ... I have no idea what it is ?????????? Sorry I can't help with that.

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Oh boy did you hit the nail on the head bulls eye DEBIGENE! Hope others read what you wrote.

As you know, I am going to counseling with my daughter hoping to get her to open up about her feelings. She is angry a lot which I sincerely believe comes from feeling rejected by her birth mother. I know that she must feel so much but cannot express her feeling. So hopefully a trained counselor can help her, as well as me.

Yesterday I started my journal writing and adding my drawings to it. It's fun and relaxing for me. I use scraps for my journal. A cereal box is the cover(of course I cover it) and the pages are made from scraps of paper I used for paper beads or paper that I made. I am also making Washi tape for my journals.

Been looking at the Kerfir I bought recently. It's expensive and I see that it is not as healthy as I thought it was. So I am looking to see where I can get organic, low pasteurized or raw milk. Then I have to get Kerfir grains. Do any one make Kerfir?

Thank you so much DEBIGENE for writing your feelings!!!

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Good morning team.

It really disappoints me that this team can not be active on a more regular basis. How do we expect to get to know each other if we don't have anything to say to each other? If we don't share what's going on in our lives we can not become friends and can not show support for something we might need assistance with. I make it a point to participate and comment when something of interest is posted from our team leaders.

I always enjoy ready the posts and learning about team members. I only belong to one other team and we are active everyday, if only just to stop by and say hello and give a little motivation to each other. I do understand when life gets in the way of our commitments but we just turn things around as soon as possible to get back on track.

I hope I have not offended anyone with my observations and comments. What do you say team can we make this team work? I love the concept completely but I'd love to get to know you all a bit better.



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I just wanted to say hello and welcome to you Polly. Hope to see you often here.

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PollyPoppins, so delighted to be again say Hello and Welcome!! So looking forward to getting to know you through your postings.

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Good morning ladies, it's TERRIFIC Tuesday !!!! Let's make it so !!!

Stay focused and keep a positive attitude on making the best possible healthy choices today in all we do. Take the time to put a little sunshine in someone else's life today. You'll feel better for it !!!

Have faith and stay blessed.

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Thinking about you Nancy and saying a prayer for you. Hope to hear that yu are feeling better today. I am wishing everyone a terrific Tuesday!

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Oh Nancy, I am praying for you. So sad to hear that you as so ill, especially with a bladder infection. May yu rest and heal quickly. emoticon emoticon

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Oh Nancy I am so sorry to hear you are so under the weather. I will keep you in prayer for a speedy recovery. Feel better soon.

Hope everyone will have a Beautiful Blessed Healthy Sunday.

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Well, I found out what my problem is. I have a very bad bladder infection and she said the infection was taking a toll on my body. Dehydrated, because I didn't want to have to go to the bathroom. Have spent the last 4 days under blankets, more clothes that I ever wear and on a heating pad to quit chilling. My fever was 102.6 at the dr. after hours clinic today. I did take a couple of aspirin Friday to take the edge off of the pain and raked hay. Got it done. But it didn't help me any. lol. Am on 2 different kinds of meds Just taking it easy. Unless I feel a lot better on Sunday....I will not go to church. We'll just have to see how it goes. A relief to know what it is and start working on it.

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Good morning and a Super Saturday to all.

I hope everyone had a fun day celebrating our freedom yesterday, I know I did and I got lots of walking in as well. Between walking up to the parade and then over to the fireworks I was exhausted by the end of the evening. But it was such an enjoyable day with family and friends.

Today I need to return my new scale to Walmart that is not working :-(, then later will spend time with a friend I haven't seen in a while.

Make your day full of good healthy choices ladies and have some fun !!!

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Hello team and a TERRIFIC Tuesday to all.

Sadly I only got a $10 a month discount at the Y which id nowhere near enough for me to continue. I just don't have an extra $40 a month. So I will search for other opportunities to work out with others in an affordable way. Hey when God closes one door, He opens another !!! (see my blog)

On a positive side I earned 20 points for the team today !!! What did you get ????????

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Hi Gals,

I was off computer last week to attend to my health and home. I let my place go when I was ill and felt well enough on Friday to do some chores. I made zucchini bread for friend's birthday on Saturday and went to aquarium with friend yesterday. My first outing in a year.

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I pray your Y application is approved so you can remain a member.

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Hello everyone.

I had a very fun busy day out yesterday, thrift store shopping with a friend. I found a pair of shoes from Nordstrum for just $6 that will be good for work. The we went to Home Goods, I love that store, and I found some good buys on food items that you just don't see everywhere. Then a trip to Wegmans for their fresh ground almond butter.

Later we had an early dinner at Red Lobster and I had their new Lobster Tacos (3) but I only ate 2 came with a small salad and a side (I choose fresh steamed broccoli). But I must confess I had 2 of those little yummy biscuits. Ice water for my beverage.

Just a lovely day out and about and today will be full of relaxation and good food choices with Dusky.

Have yourself a lovely healthy day as well.

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Tomorrow I will be working in the garden and doing new flower arrangements for church. Then Mass in the evening. Sunday I will visit with my sister and get in some swimming too.

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What are your plans for the weekend?

If it doesn't rain, we will be raking & baling hay on Saturday (hopefully).
Sunday, the same unless done...then, church services.

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Hello ladies. I hope everyone has enjoyed a FABULOUS Fun Friday.

I am enjoying the Y 3 nights a week and hope my application for financial assistance is approved so I can stay on. Without it I will have to cancel since I can't afford $51 a month. I will let you know as soon as I hear something.

What are your plans for the weekend? I am doing some running around tomorrow stopping here and there with a friend just to enjoy the day out of the house having some fun. We'll probably have a bit to eat out as well.

Gotta run ladies the Y will be waiting for me soon. Have a peaceful evening.

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You, too.

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It's a wonderful and wacky Wednesday....a great day to have fun and laugh. Hope your day is going well!

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Good TERRIFIC Tuesday morning team !!!

What will you do to my your day TERRIFIC ???

I started my week off yesterday with good healthy food choices and my workout at the Y. Today will be another day of good healthy food choices and the another opportunity to make a difference in someone else's life.

Have a beautiful day ladies.

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