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12/7/10 2:00 A

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It's time to fly on over to the off week Nest:
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I haven't seen a new thread, but I thought I'd stop by and say hello here. It's so quiet here in the nest. Where is everyone?

I've signed up for the next challenge, and I'll do the question of the day, but there will be a few days I won't be able to post one. So I either need someone to cover those days or we'll go without a QOTD for a few days here or there.



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I did order the Votive holder.

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Sorry I told you that last night. Old age LOL.

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12/6/10 1:37 A

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Hi Hawks!

I've been all over the place lately... not dealing really well with frustration or work stress... but today was a wonderful day... My mom came over and we decorated my place for Christmas - got everything but the tree done! Have some clean-up and little things to finish, but it feels so festive in here now. I'm loving it.
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Hope everyone is doing well and is looking forward to the holidays!

Joann - I'm sooooo sorry to hear about your arm! What happened?

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Wisdom from an Ivory Soap wrapper: "Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin. -Ivan Turgenev

Dream big and then work to make those dreams come true! We're all stronger than we think we are! -Me!

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Stopping by to say goodnight. Sorry I've been MIA - just such a busy time. I don't know whether I'll be able to do the next challenge, because I'll be out of town so much of Dec/Jan. I know the accountability is nice, but I'm not sure I can commit to daily checkin.

Hope everyone has a great week. See you in the offweek thread.

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12/5/10 3:44 P

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The off week Nest will be started in the morning and I will link you to it.

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emoticon Final "MOVEMBER" Challenge

Post your weigh in and challenge points in the Nest today or Monday morning. Thanks for participating this round.

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Susie- If twitching burns calories, shivering must too.

Dee- We will definitely get you the link.

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12/5/10 2:40 P

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Yes if I don't see you around the nest I will get in touch with you.

This morning when I was getting ready for church I looked outside and didn't like what I saw it is snowing and the temp was 26'. I almost went back to bed. Does shivering burn calories ? LOL emoticon

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Boy! Real quiet in the nest. Good going for you Susie and Val, and everyone else who had a loss this challenge.

I am glad this is an off week coming up today/tomorrow. I need to reboot and regroup again. I need to use my Sparking time to read and plan out strategies for getting back on track and at least maintaining over the holidays. Many parties to attend and I really don't want to add any more weight to my frame. My back is screaming at me and I know it's because I am back over 200 pounds and not exercising properly.

I gave my sparkbook to a co-worker and hope to introduce her to SP after the holidays, so I am by no means through with SP. If you don't see me after a few days in the new nest, could someone send me the link? Thanks
Dee

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I hope everyone is doing well. I haven't been able to weigh in. I had two wisdom teeth taken out and it kicked my butt. I'm just back to solid food. As of today

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"Eventually all the pieces will fall into place. Until then laugh at the confusion, live for the moment,and just know that everything happens for a reason."


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12/4/10 8:01 P

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Start 236.1
LW 232.4
CW 229.9 lost 2.5
Total lost this challenge 6.2 lbs

I did better than I thought.

Mom didn't stick around this morning. It turns out it was good she left when she did. Indianapolis has been buried under heavy snow all day. My online class was canceled because the prof lives in Indy and having trouble with her electricity. I don't know where she lives in relation to my mom or my dad. I will call dad tomorrow to see if he and his wife are OK.


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12/4/10 7:09 P

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1) Drink your 64 oz water.

2) Listen to 10-20 minutes of relaxing music. De-stress.

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12/4/10 4:56 P

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AUDRA
I did order the candle holder it is very cute. Funny thing I had just gotten six dozen votive's so I will put it to good use.
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12/4/10 12:11 P

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WEIGH IN:

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Joann
So sorry to hear about your arm. It is never good to have something like that happen. Here is a big soft hug.
It is good that Dave is doing well with the move. Now you will have to get yourself better and back in one piece.
Love Susie


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Weighed in
CW 207
a .5 loss for the challenge.

I am taking the gilrs and local gkids to the Pahoa christmas parade. Its been pretty rainy weather around here since our return from Florida. Hopefully it will not rain on Santa or "My Parade" today.LOL
Dee

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12/4/10 8:06 A

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Movember

week 3 weight 250.2
week 4 weight 247.1
down 1.8 lbs week 4


Starting weight for challenge 248.7
Ending weight 247.1
Down 1.6 lbs for challenge

Edited by: COCACOLA2 at: 12/4/2010 (08:11)
As for God, His Way is Perfect

In the Year 2019 25# Release

25 LB GOAL done 4/28/2019 (100 lbs of pressure off my knees)
30 lbs released done 5/16/2019 (120 lbs of pressure off my knees) 5/31 again
35 lbs released done 6/18/2019 (140 lbs of pressure off my knees)
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12/3/10 11:01 P

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QOTD for Friday yes I do both.

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Friday:

Do you volunteer or donate to any causes or organizations?

AOTD: Physically volunteer for the yearly church festival, funeral dinners. I donate blood and money to the Red Cross, money to Muscular Dystrophy, Cancer Society, Paralyzed Hoosier Vets, and Boy and Girl Scouts.

I liked today's challenge, got it done.

I've got the turkey roasted for tomorrow and now baking the pumpkin bread. I wasn't that good today and hope it doesn't throw me way off tomorrow.

Already got an A on one paper I turned in yesterday.

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Teach me to do your will for you are my God. May your good spirit guide me on level ground. Psalm 143:10

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
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12/3/10 2:47 P

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I want to go to see the Botanic Gardens flowers of light. I have been to the zoo to see the Zoo Lights several times. The 2nd botanic gardens has a Trail of Lights that I want to tackle this month as well. Love checking out the neighborhood's lights.

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12/3/10 2:45 P

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Name: Lynn / Praying Hawk
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wk 1: 282.6 (loss of 3.8)
wk 2: 283.4 (gain of 0.8)
wk 3: 283.2 (loss of 0.2)
wk 4: 280.6 (loss of 2.6)
Weigh In Day: Saturday
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Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Ps 103:1-5)


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12/3/10 2:08 P

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Challenge FRIDAY 12-3-10

Oh my gosh, where to start with the challenge for today. I think that all my drawers need a good cleaning out. I will do three drawer a day until all is done. I have a lot of drawers.

We plan to drive around tonight and look at lights, I love doing that.

Ho,Ho,Ho, MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!


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WHOAMOMMA:
It sounds like what our son is doing, writing papers and studying for end of the semester.
Good luck and hope all goes well.

Edited by: TURTLETRACK at: 12/3/2010 (13:57)
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1) Clean out your clutter drawer. No drawer, pick any place you clutter up. Examples include entry way table, night stand, dresser top, and bathroom counter.

2) Is it dark when you get off work? Slow down driving through your neighborhood and enjoy your neighbor's lights.

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12/3/10 1:51 P

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QOTD:
Friday
Yes I volunteer at our Red Cross Blood Drive. We just had a drive December 1st and I was able to donate blood.
Love INC (in the name of Christ) food pantry at our church, our ladies church group with Our Angle tree and some others small groups.

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12/3/10 1:39 P

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Hi, Last night I went to our neighborhood yearly Christmas cookie party. We bring a gift to exchange and six dozen cookies. We do a few games and visit and just have fun. It was lightly snowing outside and put me in the mood to start my Christmas Season.
This year I am doing things different I don't have the stress of past holidays, I started a month ago and did some small shopping and spaced out what I needed to get things done and still have some time to enjoy what is going on and it is working for me. I think it is called PLANNING, LOL.



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AOTD: Cancer's Relay for Life, Alzheimer's memory walk, and Operations Christmas Child.

WID- I will have to do that tomaorrow. scale unavailable today.

I use the Wii, darn thing needs batteries.

Catch up later.
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12/3/10 11:03 A

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Friday:

Do you volunteer or donate to any causes or organizations?
At stores and fast food places, I donate to whatever they are collecting for, like food banks or hospitals. I also give when driving on the street to Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and Poppy Day. Most of the others I won't give to. Salvation army bucket at Christmas time and when I buy bird food, for whatever pet charity they are collecting.
I don't anymore but in the past I've answered suicide hotline calls, served dinner to homeless on Thanksgiving and volunteered at a place called Pet Recue.

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1 lb gone for the whole challenge. But 6 lbs gone from week one! emoticon

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Friday:

Yes to a food bank.

Ms.Eleni from Florida
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12/3/10 1:48 A

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Friday:

Do you volunteer or donate to any causes or organizations?

Yes

As for God, His Way is Perfect

In the Year 2019 25# Release

25 LB GOAL done 4/28/2019 (100 lbs of pressure off my knees)
30 lbs released done 5/16/2019 (120 lbs of pressure off my knees) 5/31 again
35 lbs released done 6/18/2019 (140 lbs of pressure off my knees)
40 lbs released
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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Friday:

Do you volunteer or donate to any causes or organizations?

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I'm amazed how many live so close to where they were born. It's so interesting to learn more about everyone.

Hope everyone had a great day. I was busy baking for my fundraising; I'm tired but got lots accomplished today.

Joann - Sorry about your arm. What happened? How did you fracture it?

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QOTD for Thursday I was born a mile from my home.

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12/2/10 9:29 P

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Thursday:
How far do you live from where you were born?

AOTD: Live in Fort Wayne, Indiana and born in Columbia City, about 38 miles away. DH was born right here in town so only 1.5 miles away.

Joann sending warm thoughts and prayers that your arm heals well. Iím glad your DH is looking forward to the move to assisted living. It does help when they are willing.

Two papers written and turned in and working on completing the 3rd. I did get the wall pushups in and some stepping. Not quite as many steps as yesterday but I try to march in place when washing dishes and that adds up.

Valorie, Singing Hawk
10th Spark Anniversary May 23, 2015

Teach me to do your will for you are my God. May your good spirit guide me on level ground. Psalm 143:10

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Master Oogway - Kung Fu Panda


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QOTD- I live four states away but they are little states, gotta love New England.

Edited by: AUTUMNPOTTER at: 12/2/2010 (20:30)
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Daughter has been playing Basketball and the lights have not starting coming on ealier to suit the change in lights time. Exhausted lately and trying to do both jobs with husband being away.

As for God, His Way is Perfect

In the Year 2019 25# Release

25 LB GOAL done 4/28/2019 (100 lbs of pressure off my knees)
30 lbs released done 5/16/2019 (120 lbs of pressure off my knees) 5/31 again
35 lbs released done 6/18/2019 (140 lbs of pressure off my knees)
40 lbs released
45 lbs released
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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Thursday:

How far do you live from where you were born?

I think close to 300 miles away.

As for God, His Way is Perfect

In the Year 2019 25# Release

25 LB GOAL done 4/28/2019 (100 lbs of pressure off my knees)
30 lbs released done 5/16/2019 (120 lbs of pressure off my knees) 5/31 again
35 lbs released done 6/18/2019 (140 lbs of pressure off my knees)
40 lbs released
45 lbs released
50 lbs released


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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Thursday:

How far do you live from where you were born?

I live 2 miles from the hospital I was born in.I was born here in Tarpon Springs Florida

Ms.Eleni from Florida
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AOTD-thursday- Born Fall River,Ma. Live in Pahoa, Hi over 5,000 miles away.

JoAnn- So glad to hear Dave is accepting the transition. How did you hurt your arm?

Dragging around this morning and I amdigging for the energy to get to work. Cooking for friends this weekend.
Dee

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Thursday:

How far do you live from where you were born?
20 to 25 miles. I was born in Chicago and now live in the suburbs.

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Thursday:

How far do you live from where you were born?

I live about 800 miles from where I was born.

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1) Do 25 wall pushups or 25 arm raises. Your choice.

2) Track all of your food today either on Spark or on paper.

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Joann- I am so sorry to hear about your fractured arm. It is great that Dave has changed his mind about assisted living. Will keep you both in my prayers.

Valorie- Good luck. I hope you get the solo.

Arlene- The Nest has been unusually quiet. Hope everyone returns soon.

Felicia- Great to see you in the Nest.

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QOTD for wednesday yes and my daughter starts the day after Thanksgiving.

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I had plaaned to get caught up with everybody's posts tonight. That and get a project done for my United Methodist Women's job were my only two time-consuming tasks for the day. Instead I spent te day in the ER, being treated for a fractured arm. On my dominant side, no less, so I'm reduced to typing with one finger! Needless to say, I'll probably NEVER get caught up now!! Sorry, everybody. IA have read each post, and I've offered prayers for those who are ill or hurting in other ways.

I only have a temporary cast on right now, but I bet it weighs 5 ponds. So my weigh-in will definitely be skewed this Saturday. When I weighed yesterday morning, I was down 2.8 pounds from last Sat.

I think Dave will be moving into assisted living by the end of this week. Prayers are being answered there, as he's actually looking forward to being there.

Hugs to all.

Joann

Joann (from Eagle Rock, Missouri, temporarily living in Buckner, Missouri)

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Wednesday:

It's December 1st! For those who celebrate Christmas, do you decorate and when do you start?

AOTD: The Advent wreath is first and slowly we decorate. The outside when the weather is good, usually right after Thanksgiving. The other things, usually about 2 weeks before Christmas. It might get done sooner if DH doesn't work much these weeks.

Arlene, cats are so interesting around Christmas. In high school we had a cat who opened her own present while we were at church. Of course it was a catnip mouse. Our first Christmas at this house with a real tree and little kitty Cartoon (black and white) climbed the tree. These last cats are outside and not near the tree.

Have our first choir practice tonight. I had my voice lesson this morning and gave my request for my solo. See what director decides.



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10th Spark Anniversary May 23, 2015

Teach me to do your will for you are my God. May your good spirit guide me on level ground. Psalm 143:10

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Tuesday:

How do you stay hydrated?

Trying to keep up with the water when I don't have to run errands.


As for God, His Way is Perfect

In the Year 2019 25# Release

25 LB GOAL done 4/28/2019 (100 lbs of pressure off my knees)
30 lbs released done 5/16/2019 (120 lbs of pressure off my knees) 5/31 again
35 lbs released done 6/18/2019 (140 lbs of pressure off my knees)
40 lbs released
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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Monday:

What are your two favourite freggies and how you prefer to prepare them?

Brocolli steamed, collards steamed



As for God, His Way is Perfect

In the Year 2019 25# Release

25 LB GOAL done 4/28/2019 (100 lbs of pressure off my knees)
30 lbs released done 5/16/2019 (120 lbs of pressure off my knees) 5/31 again
35 lbs released done 6/18/2019 (140 lbs of pressure off my knees)
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Stopping by to say hello on my lunch break! The nest has been so quiet - hope people find their way back soon!

Have a great Wednesday afternoon and evening, all!

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Wednesday:

It's December 1st! For those who celebrate Christmas, do you decorate and when do you start?
Usually I put up my little tree and decorations the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year I made out cards. I pulled out my stuff to put up last night but when I got home I started sneezing like crazy. So I didn't do it. Maybe this weekend.

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AOTD-Tuesday. Hydration is a hard one for me. I drink 2 cups of coffee in the morning, I nurse 1-2 glasses of water at my desk, sometimes I can snag a lunch break and get another glass. I drink another 1-2 glasses of water during and after dinner.

AOTD-Weadnesday- The girls and Don did the tree and put out the creche while I napped on Sunday. I like to see the stuff all done up but do not like decorating the tree.

Its 3:54 am and I am getting ready to go to work. Gonna be a long one.
Hope everyone has a great day.
Dee



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We are going to have our 1st cold spell tonight.It is now 59 on my patio which is lowest for day time and it will drop all day.Suppose to get in the upper 30's here but lower in surrounding areas. Will only last a couple days. Thats what I love about Florida.

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Wednesday:

It's December 1st! For those who celebrate Christmas, do you decorate and when do you start?

When I was able to do it myself I waited til 1st weekend of Dec.But now that I can't do it myself my grand daughter Brianna has been coming the weekend after Thanksgiving to do it for me.As she has gotten older she has done more.She now does 90% or more and I "supervise"
I have 2 four foot trees and about 3 tiny ones.Once the lights come on they stay on.I love the lights.

Ms.Eleni from Florida
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12/1/10 12:20 A

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Wednesday:

It's December 1st! For those who celebrate Christmas, do you decorate and when do you start?

I decorate a bit, but haven't been able to set up a tree at home for the past 2 years because Lilly (our cat) knocks things down and eats tinsel. I set up a little tree at my office. At home, I have lights and bows, and of course, a paper chain to countdown the days!!

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Eleni, I'm like you! I know I need to be social, but I like my own company more. I'd so much rather be home by myself than most social gatherings. I'm a real introvert, but I do get depressed if I'm not around people enough.

I volunteered at a kids club this evening, making cards with the girls. Oh my goodness, I'm exhausted. Some major behavioural issues and just a lot of noise and mayhem!

It has been really quiet here in the nest. I know everyone has a lot going on in their lives. I hope everyone is taking care of themselves. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to support anyone.

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12/1/10 12:05 A

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1) Walk 20-30 minutes today.

2) Drink 64 oz water.

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Eleni- I love Christmas cards too. Waiting on the first one to arrive. Sending mine out tomorrow.





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Need to go to bed early tonight. Been staying up real late till 2 or 3 in the morning. Now I have to get up early I need to go to bed before 11.

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I have been mia too.I have just been so busy.I am so exhausted tonight. I ended up with 24 sparkers who want to exchange Christmas cards. I love Christmas cards.
I am not doing well with losing weight.But I haven't given up.
Meeting some old friends for lunch tomorrow.I would rather stay home but Bill would not be happy with me.He thinks I should get out of house more. I am very happy just staying home.I enjoy my own company

Ms.Eleni from Florida
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11/30/10 10:10 P

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QOTD: Tuesday.
The way I keep hydrated is by drinking two quarts of water throughout the day.

Edited by: TURTLETRACK at: 11/30/2010 (22:18)
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11/30/10 10:10 P

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Tuesday:

How do you stay hydrated?

AOTD: When home I have a water bottle by my computer or sitting near me, i.e. the bar when cleaning or exercising or coffee table when watching TV. Iíll drink ice tea at restaurants Ė unsweetened.


Dee, thanks for the tip on the scholarship. I donít know about things like that.

Been spending the day working on 1 of 3 papers and made good headway. The other 2 are related and should be easier. I got my exercise in

emoticon and the household chores needing to get done. I guess that's why it is so late with my Sparking.

Edited by: WHOAMOMMA at: 11/30/2010 (22:11)
Valorie, Singing Hawk
10th Spark Anniversary May 23, 2015

Teach me to do your will for you are my God. May your good spirit guide me on level ground. Psalm 143:10

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
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I'm just flying by to say "Hi" I keep checking in to see what is going on, very busy week and the next week will be better. I will check in tomorrow.
Have a good night.

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11/30/10 8:37 P

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Tuesday:

How do you stay hydrated? Lots of water with my pills, at least two 12 oz cups of green tea, a 16 oz club soda at lunch, and one or two diet drinks at dinner. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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QOTD for Monday my two favorite veggies are green beans and broccoli.

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Hi weigh in Monday SW 250.4 PW 252.4 gain 1.8 QOTD for Tuesday I try to drink water and eat yogurt and drink milk.

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Tuesday:

How do you stay hydrated?

I drink tons and tons of water! I love it (and I don't care much for flavoured water or crystal light, etc). I also have a diet coke with dinner almost every evening. (Which is a LOT less than I used to drink! But I do try to keep that at a minimum.)

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Hi All...I know, I've been MIA for ages! I'm finding my way back soon. It's been a crazy couple of months. I hope you guys are all doing well..I see there's a new grandbaby in the nest! congrats!

I wish you guys all the best in the last week of your challenge and I will "see" you soon in a challenge myself!!

Take care,
Love, Dianna

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WEEK 3 RESULTS for WHITE HAWKS

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Net weight loss: gain of 6.0 pounds, which was 0.09% of our week 1 weight. (Not too bad for a week containing such a food-oriented holiday, you think?)

Biggest losers:
1) Shelley (SHELLZY10966), with a loss of 3.2 pounds, 1.06% of her week 2 weight. (Great job!)
2) Joann (MJPECK7015) , with loss of 2.6 pounds, 1.05 % of her week 2 weight.
3) Annette (ANNETTE117), with a loss of 2.5 pounds, 0.90% of her week 2 weight.

Congratulations to all our Biggest Losers!!! Yíall are true champions this week! Keep up the good work.


CHALLENGE POINTS

1) Annette (ANNETTE117), 70 points
2) Valorie (WHOAMOMMA), 60 points
3) Arlene (JUST_DUCKIE), 50 points
4) Tie, with 40 points each:
Angi (DETERMINEDANGI)
Shelley (SHELLZY10966)

Congratulations to these five ladies who worked really hard on their challenge points last week.


As always, if Iíve made any errors, please point them out and Iíll get a correction posted.


Joann (from Eagle Rock, Missouri, temporarily living in Buckner, Missouri)

"When you know what the reward is, and when that reward is something you really desire, nothing can stop you. Connect with the reason, connect with the reward, connect with the purpose, and youíll naturally move toward it no matter what." Ralph Marston


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11/30/10 11:35 A

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Well I didn't lose any but at least I didn't gain any either.

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Autumn :)

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Where is everyone? Are they all so upset over Thanksgiving they don't want to tell us?

Michelle -Carol Stream, IL






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Glad to hear some good news in the nest. Congrats on the new job.

Val- My daughter went through that program and works for an eye glasses place. They bill insurance companies for services. You never know where the journey will lead you, but now that you have one semester under your belt, you probably did well enough to score some scholarship money. Talk to financial aid and teahcers who may be willing to write a letter recommending you for a scholarship. If God wants you to do this because He knows the bigger plan, the answer may reveal itself through grant money. I was fortunate enough that after my first semester I recieved funding which paid our household more for school than it would have if I had worked full time. Give it a go!

AOD Monday- Freshies I love are mangos, plums and eggplant and tomatoes.



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11/30/10 12:28 A

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1) Do 3 sets of calf raises.

2) Listen to relaxing music for 10-20 minutes and just think peaceful thoughts.

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Wow, the Nest was quiet today. Was everyone doing their online shopping instead?

Michelle- Thanks for checking out my pictures and complimenting them. It has been tough looking for a job and I am thankful for getting what I have gotten. They said they will only be able to keep the best of the seasonal help because they only have a few permanent positions available. I hope to be one of the lucky ones. I have over 20 years customer service and am never late. I am also very responsible and hope all of this is in my favor. Thanks for the well wishes.

Valorie- Hopefully the economy improves soon and we can all find decent jobs. I am sure you will figure out what works best for you school or otherwise. I know that it has to be a hard decision. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


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11/29/10 7:30 P

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Monday:

What are your two favourite freggies and how you prefer to prepare them?

AOTD: I love fresh watermelon and cantaloupe. I like broccoli and steam it or stir fry it or mixed with cauliflower, mayo, and bacon bits in a summer salad.

Arlene, I hope you found your energy for the afternoon.

Iíve been unemployed for 3 years now (I stopped looking for a while and just watched the grandkids). That is why Iím going to school, but now have doubts since I am older and wonder if I will even get hired after I get a degree. I donít want to put us in debit if I canít pay it off. Iím writing my English paper on the older unemployed and I told my husband I will make a decision after I write this paper. It will give me some information besides my fears. I have tried Walmart and Kmart and was told I didn't qualify. My dad doesn't understand you apply online for many jobs and you can't sit in Human Resource offices just to see if they are hiring. I'm tired of the State Employment commercials because there aren't very many clerical/secretary jobs. Sorry I'll get off my soap box.

We put up our outside lights this afternoon in 50 degree weather and it's dropping the rest of the week. We picked the right day to do it.



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10th Spark Anniversary May 23, 2015

Teach me to do your will for you are my God. May your good spirit guide me on level ground. Psalm 143:10

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
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11/29/10 3:23 P

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Annette, I went through that in the Regan years. I am a CPA and was 2 years unemployed. I was either overqualified or there was someone else who fit the job just a little better. I was the 2nd choice so many times. And, I couldn't even get a seasonal job!
Congratulations on finally getting something!
Love your picture.

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Monday:

What are your two favourite freggies and how you prefer to prepare them?
Tomatoes and asparagus. Tomatoes right off the vine and asparagus steamed or grilled.

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Come check out my Spark page. I added a holiday background and uploaded some photos. I am no longer an anonymous person. Some of the photos are on their side but I will eventually figure out how to fix that. Check it out: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AN
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Arlene- I worked at Target when I was a kid. 25 years later I am back where I began. Not the only college graduate grateful to have a minimum wage job right now. Just grateful to have anything after 6 months of no job. Every job posting results in 1000's of applicants. I am thankful I have something.

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QUESTION OF THE DAY - Monday:

What are your two favourite freggies and how you prefer to prepare them?


My two favourites are cauliflower and watermelon. Watermelon I buy whole and cut the entire melon into bite-size pieces and keep in fridge for us to take servings of over a few days. Cauliflower - well, I've never found a way of preparing cauliflower that I didn't like! Fresh, steamed, baked, grilled, oven roasted, stir-fried... mmm, I love it!

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Eleni!!! emoticon Tyler James to the world. Eleni has a brand new grand baby!!!

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Annette - Congratulations on your seasonal job. Have you worked at Target before?

I'm struggling to keep my eyes open today at work! I don't know why I'm so exhausted, but my goodness I'm glad it's my lunch break! I need some caffeine!

I'll pop in later tonight.

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Challenge points earned= 70 pts
Weight loss= 2.5 lbs

Tried to set up Nest and challenge last night and my computer locked up. Sorry that it is late.

Start job at Target as seasonal help on Wednesday. It isn't much but it is money coming in. I am thankful for that.

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1) During the commercials of your favorite show, do arm raises.

2) Eat at least five fruits and vegetables today.

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Welcome to the final week of the "MOVEMBER" challenge. Remember to post your weight and challenge points today for week 3. Have a wonderful week.

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