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6/20/10 11:52 A

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Barbara,
I LOVE your reply of "I didn't know he was lost." I love this team. We surely needn't take things so SERIOUSLY. Good luck to EVERYONE today. Taking my DH out to a classic car "cruise in" for Father's Day. Should be a nice outing.

Hope you all have a great day!!

J.

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"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Mark Twain
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6/19/10 9:46 P

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Ahhh.... at last! A team with an intelligent as well as irreverent sense of humor!

Barbara, I plan to check out the 2010 Win thread (well, okay, I already checked it out) and I'll post there as soon as I think of what I want to say.

***** Laurie in Northeast Ohio *****

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6/19/10 9:43 P

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Oh my goddess, if there was ever a group that needed WATCHING, that would be us - SNORT!

Welcome!

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after four I'm under my host. -Dorothy Parker
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6/19/10 8:54 P

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I see we have a similar sense of humor. When I hear "Have you found Jesus?", my thought is usually, "I didn't know he was lost."
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Haven't had the occasion to use mine, either.

I have a daughter named "Laura". That's my "ticket" into this discussion of "Laurie/Lori" (kind of like "6 degrees of Kevin Bacon", just substituting your name for his).

You have impressive goals, LAURIE, and we hope all goes well with them. We're thrilled to welcome you. I'm especially thrilled that you've been watching us and STILL decided to join the team.
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As "LALA LORI" mentioned, we love our lurkers. Even our BIGGIRL, MAYA (who was teasing about lurkers), will lurk, if her time is limited. Me, too. I know it's hard to believe (since I can get wordy), but sometimes I have nothing to say. I'd rather digest what I'm reading.

Thank you for your nice comment about the team and me. This is my "pet" team. I love the diversity.

I'm on my final 13 lbs, and the "2010 WIN" challenge is where I gain most of my support. It's not really a challenge. It's a group of friends. We set our own goals and report our progress once a week. We change our goals, as needed. We coach one another. We can be part of the group for a week, a month or all year. Check it out. If it appeals to you, just post your goals for the week and join us.

I see you've already found our Jackson Pollock stress-reliever. I LOVE that thing!
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6/19/10 6:04 P

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Yeah, Jazzie, I get that too, and that's fine. Actually, I've learned not to mind "I'll pray for you." I just don't say it back. I have lots of Christian friends and I know it comes from the heart. You can't fault somebody for that.

What bugs me is people who don't know me and insist on shoving it in my face. Or worse, people who DO know me and think they know better than me what I should believe.

What I'm waiting for is an opportunity.... the next time someone says "Have you found Jesus?" I want to answer back, "What??? You lost him... again?" emoticon

P.S. Thanks for all the warm welcomes!!

Edited by: LMB-ESQ at: 6/19/2010 (18:05)
***** Laurie in Northeast Ohio *****

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6/19/10 5:26 P

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Hi Laurie!
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Jazzie
PS: I never really said much, but my religulous friends finally know to say "Think of _______", instead of "Pray for ________". Works for me!!!

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6/19/10 5:19 P

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See now, my momma didn't go for all them fancy "letters" like ya'll. I'm just Lori.

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Lala

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Hi Laurie! That's my name too.
Good luck with your goals! Great to have you with us. emoticon

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6/19/10 3:22 P

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Yay Laurie!! Welcome to one of the coolest teams!!!

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just wanted to do my part!!!!!!!

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6/19/10 10:43 A

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Yay - We love our de-lurkers! Congrats on your progress so far, and good luck at law school! And welcome to the gang!

And more exclamation points for everyone!!!!!!!

Lala!!!!!

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Oh, MY! STARTING law school??? The thought of an undertaking like that (I'm 58 and have some memory issues because of meds and personal history) would be overwhelming!

Well, good for you! And welcome from another "de-lurker." I still hate hearing THAT PHRASE, too. Always sounds so condescending. Hoping to let that go at some point.

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6/19/10 9:14 A

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Welcome to the group, and thanks for the introduction. Good work dropping all that weight with all you're doing! (I have a fundamentalist christian minister brother, and he and his wife have just stopped saying they are praying for me, so I get that teeth on edge thing!)

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6/19/10 8:12 A

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Well, that didn't tell you much, did it? So who am I?

Well, I have two grown kids, I work full time, and I started law school last fall. I'm almost done with my first year... successfully! I know a number of lawyers and know from watching them how grueling law school is. I decided that if I had any chance of getting through it without ruining my health, I would need to drop at least 50 lbs. So I joined SP in March 2009 and managed to drop 40 plus since then. I feel great, although VERY stressed, and now I'm just fighting off those last 10 lbs.

I'm also an animal lover, I have a cat and three dogs (one of whom is fighting cancer emoticon ) and another cat that I'm fostering for a friend. I like to walk, bike ride, and swim, although I haven't done much exercise since school started. I love dragon and fantasy art and have three tattoos, all of dragons.

It's taken me many years to be able to tolerate the phrase "I'll pray for you" without setting my teeth on edge. Now I can appreciate it for what it is: just well-wishes from well-meaning friends. And now I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you in a non-prayer setting!

***** Laurie in Northeast Ohio *****

Fortunate are you if you love a dog, for that dog will surely love you.

Fly Free my friend.... for only in true freedom can we find our true selves

Treat stressful situations like a dog... If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away!

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6/19/10 8:07 A

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She sure is. Whatcha mean, "WATCHING"? :) We've got ourselves a de-lurker, guys!!! Welcome!

Sooooooooo ... tell us, tell us, tell us. Umm. About yourself, I mean.

Me? Resident yo-yo. ;)

Cheers,
Maya


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6/19/10 7:57 A

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After a year plus on SP. Figured it was finally time emoticon

Barbara_Boo, I think you're pretty inspiring!

***** Laurie in Northeast Ohio *****

Fortunate are you if you love a dog, for that dog will surely love you.

Fly Free my friend.... for only in true freedom can we find our true selves

Treat stressful situations like a dog... If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away!

Neat Link: The Rules for Being Human rules4humans.com/


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