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got rained out this morning but Iiiiiiii'm Baaaack. With a photo. At a winery in the Willamette Valley wine country near Portland OR

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    Thanks for the did you know that I lost another 2lbs? Was it posted somewhere? Still trying to figure out how everything works.
    4149 days ago
  • v JLITT62
    Hope you're staying safe & warm today! The storm is supposed to totally bypass us, for which I'm very grateful.

    Yeah, movie theater popcorn is really, really salty. But even when I do eat it, I don't drink anything anyway -- for that very reason. I wasn't sure I'd make it thru all of yesterday's film, but I did!

    I really enjoy green smoothies, too, but I just don't want them in winter. Oatmeal just calls my name in winter. Always has. Makes me feel so warm afterwards!
    4150 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/6/2010 7:45:57 AM
    Hi, Bess. Yes, I am the Maurizia with the surprise reward box on p. 135 of THE SPARK. I actually adapted something I'd read in an article on SP about rewarding yourself. Thinking about it, I thought it would be a lot more fun and more motivating if I DIDN'T know what the reward is.

    I keep the box at work and because we are such a small organization, my co-workers and I would gather in the front office, one of them holding the box over my head...They would then cheer for the 10 lbs. eliminated, do a chorus of "For she's a jolly good sparker..." and finally I get to reach in and select a gift.

    The first is a little gift book titled "BELIVE IN YOURSELF." It has daily quotes that I actually use for the inspiration thread on one of my teams. The second was a visor clip for my sunglasses for when I go walking on sunny days - so I don't forget them. The third was a book with quotes to make me think positively. There's one more from the first round and I'm 2 lbs away from choosing it. Then I'll give everyone another $5 to do it again. They wrap them, btw.

    Good luck with your journey!!! I've gotten remotivated in 2010 so am excited...eliminated 8 lbs in January! Looking for another 5 t0 go away in Feb! Hard work but so worth it!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday eve!
    4153 days ago
    Yes, you totally get it. Stick to the things that make my soul soar, not soles sore. emoticon
    4154 days ago
  • v OPAL50
    Thank you for the congratulations on the birth of our newest grandson. It was a bittersweet day with the miscarriage our DD suffered the same day. emoticon
    4156 days ago