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Thursday, September 25, 2008


I AM STARTING THIS BLOG OFF AS A TRIBUTE TO MY FRIEND JANE. SHE IS HAVING YET ANOTHER SURGERY TOMORROW AND I WISH HER LUCK. I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU. I PICKED THE PICTURE FOR MY BLOG AS A TRIBUTE TO YOU AND ALL THE FARMERS IN IOWA , WHO HELP KEEP US FED.

A WHILE BACK , A COUPLE OF FRIENDS ON ANOTHER TEAM ASKED WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THEM STARTING ANOTHER TEAM. KIND OF A PRIVATE ONE THAT HAD ALL THE CLOSE FRIENDS WHOM WE TALKED TO EACH DAY. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE WANTED TO EXCLUDE OTHERS, JUST THAT WE SPENT SO MUCH TIME TALKING TO ONE ANOTHER THAT WE WERE OUR SUPPORT SYSTEM.

AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT. THEN I THOUGHT , WHAT DIFFERENCE WOULD IT MAKE. WE ALL TALK TO EACH OTHER EVERYDAY ANYWAY. I GUESS BECAUSE I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING ON THAT TEAM BUT TALK ON THE DAILY THREAD ,THAT I DIDN'T REALIZE WHAT I WAS MISSING.

SINCE STARTING THIS NEW TEAM, IT HAS CHANGED THE DYNAMICS OF WHAT I THINK OF AS A TEAM. THERE IS SO MUCH INFO OUT THERE THAT I WAS MISSING AND OTHER WAYS TO THINK OF THINGS. WE HAVE THREADS FOR THIS AND THAT. ALL OF WHICH ARE THERE FOR GIVING AND GETTING INFO.

I KNOW THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE GETTING LOST ON THE DAILY CHAT. THEY COULDN'T MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD. NOW THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYONE. SOMEWHERE YOU WILL BE HEARD. SOMEONE IS THERE TO ANSWER A QUESTION OR HELP WITH A PROBLEM. EVEN IF ALLS YOU WANT TO DO IS VENT , YOU CAN.

THERE IS ALSO MOTIVATION FOR EXERCISE. WE ALL TRY TO KEEP EACH OTHER GOING REGARDLESS OF HOW FRUSTRATING IT CAN ALL BE. WE KNOW THAT YOU JUST HAVE TO KEEP AT IT.

BUT ALL OF THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE TWO WHO MADE IT COME TRUE. LINDIE AND CHERYL HAVE PUT THEIR HEARTS INTO THIS TEAM. TO GET IT ALL THRU ALL THE CHANNELS AND GET IT UP AND RUNNING. WE ALL THANK YOU FOR THE HARD WORK. NOW IT IS UP TO US TO KEEP IT THERE AND TO WORK HARD TO MAKE THIS A THRIVING TEAM AND NOT ONE THAT FIZZLES. IT TAKES ALL OF US TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OUR DREAMS CAN COME TRUE, BY HELPING EACH OTHER AND SUPPORTING EACH OTHER , THRU ALL THE GOOD AND BAD.

'ONE POUND AT A TIME' IS THE VEHICLE WE ALL NEEDED. NOW LETS LIVE UP TO THE NAME. LETS GO TEAM!!!
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  • BOXERMOM19
    don't leave me
    4524 days ago
  • RUHAPPYTOSEEME
    good luck with your surgery Jane :)
    im glad you have a wonderful group to get support from, thats what I love about spark, there are so much wonderful people here who understand :)
    keep up the good work!
    4539 days ago
  • DAIRYNURSE
    Deuce-thank you so much for dedicating this blog to me. Everything will go fine tomorrow and I will be back here in no time to visit with you all. You said it all Cheryl and Lindie have done a good job of putting this team together. Thanks again Jane emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4540 days ago
  • LINDIEMAE
    Thank you for your kind comments and thank you for dedicating this to Jane, I know she apprecaites the sentiments. Cheryl and I may have put our hearts into this team, but I feel that you and our members are the soul, without you all there would be no need and no reason to have a team. I am like a mom waiting to see what a child does when it grows up...this team is just like that child.. I am waiting to see what you all can do. You put it all so beautifully, emoticon Lindie, your humble custodian of One Pound At A Time, emoticon
    4540 days ago
  • POLLY20
    Carol, Thanks for thinking of Our Wonderful Jane.. We are right there for Her during yet another surgical procedure.. My prayers are flowing.. To have two in such a short time.. We are all there to hold your hand & will be there to help with your Recovery Dearest Jane.. Thanks Deuce
    Yes we are so lucky to be a part of this great venture together.. I'm with you.. Cheers to Our Lindie & Our Cheryl.. Love to All Polly
    4540 days ago
  • KSNICKER
    Nice Job Deuce...

    GO TEAM GO!!!

    ((hugs))

    Kathy
    4540 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2948406
    wow you tream sounds amazing. I have some supportive teams that I am on and I love them. That is wonderful that you have a place to be a part of where you have a system of support. That is half the battle ya know. Keep at it. If you never give up you will make it to goal.
    4540 days ago
  • TAZZIE5
    Carol: I am so happy you are finding some great changes to keep you headed towards your goals. You deserve the best because you give your best to everything you do. I always love running into you.

    PS: I give praise for our Farmers too.
    4541 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/25/2008 11:13:07 AM
  • GRAMMY2FIVE
    Deuce, I hear you. There are other great teams but this one gives me so much more. A more intimate setting and one where we don't get lost.
    Thanks for saying what so many of us feel.
    emoticon Cynthia
    4541 days ago
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