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9/13/10 2:50 P

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September...
This is a time when the weather becomes cool enough that I can once again get outside for biking, gardening etc. I think September is the most beautiful time of year (but also the worst for my allergies).

That is really impressive, Coach Dean losing 150 pounds and keeping it off. I knew he had lost weight but didn't know it was that much.

Last night I took some video and seen myself in real time. Uggg. I need to 'get on plan' and take this weight off.

Amber

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I admit I am powerless over food -
that my life has become unmanageable.
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You are looking at the 'main' source of 'all' your health & happiness.
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The more you say IT... The more you think IT... The more IT will occur.
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When someone shows you who they are, believe them - the FIRST time.


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9/12/10 11:01 A

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Good morning team!

I've been reading a lot of Coach Dean's articles about motivation lately. This guy is a genius! He writes about his struggles to lose weight and keep it off, and has been successful by losing 150 pounds and keeping it off for a number of years now. Don't you really get into a message better when it comes from a voice with experience?

This link is about starting over and not giving up. During weight loss, it's easy to get discouraged and even leave your efforts behind. If you're close to this point, or have even already thrown in the towel, this Spark article is for you! It's not very long and his writing style is easy to understand and is very direct. It's easy to find cheerleaders to help bolster your mood, but a direct approach carries a deeper message and doesn't sugar-coat it. Let me know what you think about it.
www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=get
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Life's an adventure ... take it one step at a time and don't underestimate yourself! You're capable of more than you think you are! How do I know this? You're still here aren't you? That means you haven't given up!


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9/11/10 7:23 P

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I'm happy to report that I'm now receiving my Spark Mail and notifications again! Whew! I had no idea how much happens on Spark until I suddenly stopped getting any kind of communication.

Hope everyone is having a restful and blessed weekend.

Hugs,
Lucky

Life's an adventure ... take it one step at a time and don't underestimate yourself! You're capable of more than you think you are! How do I know this? You're still here aren't you? That means you haven't given up!


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9/9/10 1:50 P

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Team,

For some reason I'm not getting Spark notifications and Spark mail. The techs are trying to find out why my mail seems to be bouncing back to Spark with an error message that my email address is invalid.

Hopefully I'll have better luck getting emails in the next few days.

Many hugs,
Lucky

Edited by: LUCKY-13 at: 9/11/2010 (19:24)
Life's an adventure ... take it one step at a time and don't underestimate yourself! You're capable of more than you think you are! How do I know this? You're still here aren't you? That means you haven't given up!


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9/9/10 1:38 P

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Lynda,
I'm sorry you feel let down and that you need to either leave or take a break. A lot of us have demanding obligations with not enough time to do everything we want to do (for example, I'm working 50-60 hours every week, so trying to be on the GP threads isn't always easy.)

And taking into consideration that during summer a lot of people take their vacations, there can be a lot less activity on any team site - even ones that have over 10,000 members. I'm seeing it all over Spark, so it isn't an isolated event.

This may be more info that you wanted, but I felt like I needed you to know what's been happening this summer, in general. I would love to be able to have challenges for our GP team as well, but they would be a little more tricky since all of us have our own eating limitations.

If you decide that you still want to take a break, I sure hope it will be a short one. I'll miss you terribly and still continue to pray for you and your family.
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Edited by: LUCKY-13 at: 9/13/2010 (18:29)
Life's an adventure ... take it one step at a time and don't underestimate yourself! You're capable of more than you think you are! How do I know this? You're still here aren't you? That means you haven't given up!


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9/9/10 1:18 P

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Welcome to our newest member: AZMELISSA00

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9/7/10 1:12 P

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Dear Team,
This is a difficult message for me to write -- one I didn't want to do. For several reasons, I am going to be taking a "leave of absence." I decided this after two straight days of thought and prayer. The main reason I am leaving is because there seems to be a greatly reduced interest by the participants of the team. I have always, since joing this team, looked forward to the warmth and friendship that was shared by the members. Now, it is as if we are all just surface acquaintances and not the true friends that I know we are. I only have repeated lack of participation as a guage, but it seems to be a fairly accurate guage. I truly miss the closeness!

Perhaps if I take some time off (I don't know how long) I will be able to re-enter the team with a renewed enthusiasm. In the meantime, please know that I have each and every one of you on my daily prayer list and I will continue to prayer for you as I always have. May God bless you abundantly and keep you safely in His arms.

Love you all bunches,
Lynda


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9/3/10 4:01 P

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I posted the last picture from my Vow Renewal Ceremony on my Spark Page. My best friend took it and I like it the best. The other pictures make me look 20-30 pounds heavier than I actually am. This one makes me look almost the way I am. It's my DH's also. He wants me to get it enlarged to an 8x10 and framed. I hope you like it, also.

Hurricane Earl is getting closer and closer to the coast. I hope and pray that you will all be safe from the storm. I also pray that you all have fun, happy, and safe plans for this holiday weekend. I don't know about all of you, but I am definitely ready for summer to be over. Take care, be safe and God bless!

Love you all bunches,
Lynda

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9/2/10 8:11 P

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Yes! Autumn is just about three weeks away! I'm dreaming of cooler temps, drier air, leaves starting to turn color {pinch, pinch!} ..... darn it! I'm still in Florida!

Hugs to all,
Lucky

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