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poohp #1 rule to success STAY OFF THE #$@%^% SCALE!!! Once a week..same time of day same clothes. we fluctuate so much...an even better method is to get a tight pair of pants and try it on once a week.
The three pounds could be fluid, or hormone fluctuation. please dont get discouraged!!

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emoticon BAD DAY!! I checked my weight 3 days early and see I gained my 3lbs back, have cabin fever from being stuck in the house from both surgery and snow!!!, looked at vac pics from 11/10 and got totally disgusted with how big I am now. Need I go on!?!
It does help to see the positive posts for inspiration and the one's like mine to see I'm not alone and not it's not nearly as bad as it could be.
With that said, I am still upset but "this too shall pass" (my favorite saying).

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I am doing GREAT Raine!! yay!! you seldom here me say that diet wise but i am now!!
Fear is a horrid thing. it robs you of alot. I set myself a deadline. no icu stays in 6 months i will fly. to see my boy.
Jen..chocolate isnt all its cracked up to be, BUT..if you must, Hershey kisses are reasonable. 9 of them are 6 ww points. they melt in your mouth slowly..and frankly, i put down for 9 and might have 3 or 6. give them a try!!
i allow myself one every 15 mins till i'm satisfied.

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Thanks Jen and Holly for the support about the visualization. Holly, I will check out the book.

JEN....BACK AWAY FROM THE CHOCOLATE!! PUT IT DOWN...RIGHT NOW!!!! (Did I catch you in time...just trying to help here... lol)

Re: the trip...I know driving would be so much better, but we just do not have the much time to drive all the way to NM and have any time left to spend with her. I so totally get his concern and would never push him. I just hope there isn't something he is not telling me. He is at the doctors as we speak for his follow-up. He was going to talk to the doctor. If he finds peace about it, my offer of the ticket stands, but I will understand if he can't go for any reason.

Off to balance the check book and then hopefully time to get downstairs to do some wii. The shoulder seems to getting better but still quite sore, especially when I lean on my elbow in the middle of the night to roll over....owiee....that will wake a person up fast.

How is everyone doing with their challenge? Wendy...how is the training of your new boss going? If anyone can whip him into shape you can. lol.

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Hi Everyone!

Gee, I wanted to hear about all those wonderful things you do - that was the point of the list! ;-P

Raine, my condolences once again on Uncle Leonard, your former chairman, etc. And I'm with Holly - my father did visualization with his cancer and he lived 5 times longer than they predicted for him. (He did other things, too, but from HIS viewpoint, the visualization was soooooo important and helpful!) I'm also with Holly on your brother - if he'd be too scared to enjoy the trip then it would be a hard sell for him to go.

Wendy, LOVE your attitude. I hope you can just train this guy. GO for it!

Still plugging away. Got slapped with a huge insult via work, had a difficult meeting with an old friend, have the first day of TOM (yeah, I'm menoPAUSAL but not PAUSED) and am feeling kind of sick, so all I want to do is EAT (and preferably eat chocolate). Wish me luck getting through the evening!

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YAY Wendy GREAT attitude!!

Raine my dear friend. you need to get a book called, hmm. lets see, i will go look it up. Peace, love and healing by Bernie segal. He is a BIG advocate of visualization..it works, and he got me through Lyme. really. find it..
your brother..Raine i am scared to get on a plane to go see my son. really. what if i a-fib in the air? they cant do a darn thing. noone knows the horror of heart problems till they have them..i can really sympathize with him. now driving..THAT i would do...

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Hi there, Diva Friends,
Sending out warm thoughts to all Atlanta Divas and anyone else getting unusual winter weather. Stay safe, stay warm, and stay off the roads if you can. We all know it is not the same as being on the roads in the North Country where we are prepared for this weather.

We made it through the funeral. It was tough, but there was also much celebrating after the funeral at the firehall...Uncle Leonard would have loved it. The celebration of his life through the tears.

I spoke to my old chairman on Friday. He is on hospice and he told me he is fading. So unfair. It is one of those things I try not to think about...how there are all the bums and haters in this world walking around healthy no matter what they do and so many people suffering. It's just one of those things I have to leave and acknowledge even thoug we don't understand, God does.

I've been going to the massasge therapists for the pain in my arm. We were joking that it is like I have this black blob of molecules that goes from one part of my body to another causing severe pain...there's always something. Don't laugh guys, ok you can laugh...as I was laying on the table after she was done, feeling the relief after the pain she inflicted, I seriously envisioned this black blob moving upward, so I ran with it and pictured it moving into the top of my head and as I laid there with my eyes closed I pictured the darkness turning to light as it moved out. Ok, maybe you can laugh a little. Hey I will try anything. You have to admit it is pretty weird how the pain moves from one part to another. Anyway, since I started moving with the Wii, other than the shoulder this week I have noticed my body not hurting so much.

Work is long and frustrating. Part of why I am wide awake at 4:30 in the morning. I gave my new person an easy project and it was all messed up. So much easier to do it all myself, but no time.

DH and I are going to New Mexico in March. I told him I want to go see my sister before something happens to her. We are trying to get my brother to go with us, but he is nervous because of the heart attack he had last month. I kind of understand, but if he is strong enough to work, which he went back just 3 days later, I think a vacation would do him good. But I understand the anxiety. He has a doctors appointment today, so I told him to get her opinion on his going.

Been working a lot of night hours and not much time for the boards, but I wanted to come and check in with you ladies. I think of you each day and offer a prayer of peace and thanksgiving to have you in my life.

Well that about catches you up with me. Keep up the good work ladies...you are doing AWESOME!

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Throwing a log on the fire so we can all stay toasty.
Its the long days of winter but the daylight is lingering longer! No more drive home in the dark! Spring is just under the snow blanket. (Holly dont listen)

Leslie, stay safe in HotLanta? Sandy had pics on FB with her pup, too cute. Claire et tu'? Snow TX? say it isnt so!

Jen, Poo and all you great ladies, I love reading about your adventures and tips. Its what keeps me going some days.

I confess, the treadmill is getting cob webs this week. Its early in the week so it can make a come back. I just have had to use all my energy to learn this new business. I did get some insight, last week (now know as hexx week) was a bad week for everyone. One quit, one got fired (and deserved it) and it was the week back from the holidays so it was unusual. I was going to throw in the towel but instead have met the challenge head on. After all my new boss IS A MAN and will require some training. I already told him I wont stand for abuse of any kind. If he does it again I will confront him, stand firm and if all else fails, THEN walk away but not after a good fight. The pay is huge for me. Way more than I ever dreamed of making. Every day I go in counting my money until I can count my blessings. It will work or not. God will tell me.

I'm still shrinking because I am on a fierce program with my intake. I pack all my food. Eat nothing that I did not prepare because of the risk of taking in something not on my program. No sweets, no cheating, no problem. I love feeling healthy. One day my body will reflect it. Till then you have to see it in my eyes.

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ALTO!!! stay safe and warm!!! we should make you an Honorary Polar Bear!!

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Hello Divas!
A belated New years to one and all. I am snowed/iced in here in Atlanta. It started right after Festival Singers rehearsal Sunday and dropped 6ins...then ice.Atlanta doesn't have but 1 or 2 plows, then a few salt and sand trucks. The buses aren't even running because the roads are so bad. The temps have been just under freezing, so the thaw is slow coming. Luckily I am very cozy here at home and got a couple of projects done. You may laugh at the southerners and the snow, but I dare you to drive on ice! I have been telecommuting, so hopefully I won't lose and salary.
I am on track food wise and trying to step up the excersize.
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good list Jen!!!

Sue..i cant have caffeine. ANY. it is a stimulant drug, and that make my arrythmia worse. I do hope it works for everyone else though!!!

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That's really interesting, Sue - never heard of that, before...

Holly ENJOY your cake free time with Billy! Yay!

Okay, Divas, here was my goal challenge for today, and I want to HEAR from you all on this. ;-)

So today's goal is basically setting up a positive thinking list - writing down things that are positive about yourself.

I'll start with a few things:

I'm loyal
I'm energetic
I'm nurturing
I'm a good teacher

Can you match me with four great things about yourselves? emoticon

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umm..i did day 7 yesterday and was down on the floor laughing hysterically because she was saying..things like..lift your legs straight up and reach for your toes. YEAH RIGHT..dont you know i have a stomach in the way, lady?? and i'm 52?? and and and..it was funny anyhow..

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Yay Holly! So glad to hear both pieces of good news!

I'm so proud of all of you for your bootcamp challenge. You are doing an awesome job!

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oh Sock FEEL BETTER!!!
Girls Billy arrived this am at 11..its SO good to have them here!!!
i need sleep. cake meeting tomorrow then NO cake stuff till thursday..YAY!
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Sock, I sure hope you feel better quickly!

Holly - how is the visit with Billy going? Can you recuperate after the bridal show?

Claire - how is the return to school going? Are you still thinking about trying something else at the end of this year?

Wendy - are you hanging in there?

Raine - How is your family doing?

Pam - how did the surgery go? Was it today?

Janet, Holly, Sock, everyone doing the challenge - you ROCK!

Hugs,
Jen, 7 days down, 113 to go!

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Well...Spark had a hiccough the other day, I'm not getting any emails from Spark, now, and couldn't find the blogs when coming here, and just noticed that the page layout has changed. Plus there have been a zillion posts here. Geez...

I'm still down with a cold -- stayed home again today but did have to go out and shovel the sidewalks. We got snow last night, around 5-9 inches in my part of town, and the law says we have to shovel within 24 hours. It's done. First exercise I've done for a few days; did okay other than I'm chilled at the moment.

Raine, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your uncle. Gosh it's been a tough holiday season for you! Prayers coming your way!

Wendy, I'm sorry to hear that the job isn't going as well as you'd hoped. I second what someone else said -- you are always here for everyone else, and we want to be here for you. It's a two-way street and everyone feels good when they get to help someone else. Let us have that opportunity with you.

Jen and Jan and Holly and everyone else doing the challeges -- you all are doing great!!!!! I will be starting week 3 over for the 3rd time when I'm more over this cold. Not wanting to pushing the cardio too much just yet.

Pooh, hope you have a fast and uneventful recovery from your knee surgery!

Sherry, you are doing great -- hope the week is a good one for you.

That's all I remember from skimming through some of the posts. Hugs to everyone, especially anyone I missed.

Back to resting...more liquids, etc. LOL

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today is my day 7..after hearing that i'm not looking forward to it!! but i'll let you know how it goes!!

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For those of us doing the Bootcamp Challenge. How was Day 7 for you? It was sooooo hard for me! I had to modify most of the exercises and on one of them, I just seemed to flop around a little on the floor! emoticon

Oh well, I tried. There's lot's of room for improvement! I guess that's the positive way to look at the situation!

Happy Monday emoticon

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We had snow predicted for last night and today but it stopped about mid-afternoon. School today! Have a great week, Divas!

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Hello divas, I'm just popping on to say hello and wish you all a great *spark* week! Let's make this week a great one!!!

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just got home from bridal show. tired. back tomorrow.

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Pam and Holly CONGRATS on the losses! Holly - it seems like your plateau just flat-out exploded! Woooohoooo!!!

Wendy - don't be silly! You are so giving in here and that's what the board should be about - supporting each other. I'm glad you're sounding like you're standing strong, but know if you aren't, that we're all here for you. Have fun with the grandbabies today!

Janet - it was FRIGID, but the good news was I wasn't there for very long!

The rest of the day was uber-productive but also relaxed. I'm such a homebody and am so happy when we have an introvert's weekend!

Have a lovely Sunday, All!

Jen, 6 days down, 114 to go!

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I lost! I lost! I lost! I lost 3 lbs but considering I had surgery and no moving around, mostly sleeping. That is a good start! emoticon But I guess you couldn't tell I was happy about it though :)
Thanks Girlbiker for all your comments. You are a sweetheart! Huggin them babies is the best!!

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Poo, all we need is a small signal that we are moving in the right direction. Some form of reward for job well done. Be sure to give yourself that reward no matter what the scale says. You HAVE done well. You feel better. Get your nails painted or some other form of self love. You are doing it. For that be proud. This is coming from a scaleaphob. I refuse to let the number dictate my success. Instead I have a pair of jeans that tell the truth. good luck!

Girls, I have made a huge leap of faith. I will let god direct my feet and actions, in the mean time I will be myself, not take guff and hope for the best result. If its at this new firm, so be it, if not, I am open. Still, I will care for me and put my health and well being at the top of the chart and the rest will have to attend to itself.

Holly, thanks for the hearts and flowers, you know I love you.

Today is family day for us so I will be huggin some babies today. They always give joy. Hope you all have a warm hug today.

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WOW! You all are doing great! Such an inspiration! I weigh tomorrow for the first time and hope it's good news. The diet is making me feel better (better food choices). I hope after Tuesday followup w/doc on my knee, I can start exercising. Keep up the good work!
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I second that emotion!!! emoticon

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Wendy..you are here for us ALOT..please allow US the gift of being there for YOU. Love you!! Holly

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Dear Diva, I vow to stop dragging my baggage into this room. Thank you for your support, I promise to be more supportive of you. It just occurred to me that its not really all about me. Sorry.



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Janet..its mostly Christmas weight and fluid. 6 of it i gained in ONE WEEK so thats just reworking it. but the other 6...

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Holly - that is FANTASTIC!!! Wow! I've lost 2 lbs and I thought I was doing well. lol You are a bootcamp STAR!

Jen - I hope the Farmer's Market isn't too cool. Brrrrr! Sending you warm wishes!

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I liked day 5 too Janet!!! now to day 6...
I am on track..i snuck on the scale last NIGHT..i never weigh more than once a week and NEVER at night but i needed some encouragement and i knew i had to have lost something..but 12 pounds? THAT was a real shocker!! wow!! i'm sticking with this!

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Way to GO, Janet!!! You're really rockin' that exercise.

Wendy, I'm SO sorry to hear this about the job - it sounded like such a great solution for you. Maybe you can change the culture from within?

Holly - thanks for the encouragement!

Well, I'm off to the farmers market shortly... brrrrrr!!! I wish we didn't have to go, but we're part of a winter CSA this year. NOT doing this next year. ;-P

Happy Saturday!

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Hi lovely ladies,

Oh yuck, Wendy! Stay strong! That guy sounds like a real "winner". O.o

I hope everyone is doing well. I liked Day 5 of the bootcamp and even did it without modifying anything. :) Yahoo - I did the advanced stationary bike intervals for the 58 minutes as well. Feeling stronger! I do find that if I go straight to Youtube and start the video up there - it goes smoother. If I try to enter through SparkPeople it stops and starts, freezes, etc.

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Jen great job!!

Wendy my dear friend..big huge hugs to you. and another...and another. Love you!!

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Jen, thanks for asking. I think I have a sign on my head that says use me. I dont mind the job but this guy thinks that he OWNS people. He is demeaning to his workers, everyone is afraid of him, and he causes grown men to toss their full cup of coffee into tool boxes just at the sound of his voice. They are all scared rabbits. Two have quit and one just got fired and this is my first full week. I never thought to ask why the guy he had running this business left before I got the job. I am a strong girl and wont cower to anyone! He made me stay 2 hours tonight to finish a project he started five minutes before quitting time. That is twice in one week.

Raine, I dont know how you put up with the requirements you have to live with. Does no one care about you there! Obviously not. I am so sorry for the loss. You poor thing. Get some rest if you can and remember we appreciate you!

Claire, love you babe.

Ladies I will pop on this weekend and we can catch up. I want my life back and you are huge part of it.

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I wonder if part of the issue with spark was just so many people doing bootcamp right now! ;-)

Good going all you boot-y beauties!

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Jen (4 days down, 116 to go)

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good job Janet!! i was at the bakery most of the day. when i got home spark was down for the count. i did my leslie walk, then tried again. 2 hours it was out.i finally grabbed my shower..in my pjs and bam it starts working again. sigh. i get to do days 4 and 5 tomorrow!!

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Hello everyone,

You're my first stop tonight. I've been so tired after work and exercising that I get to Spark time and I just pop in, do my nutrition and fitness info, visit a page or two and then ... it's snore city!

Exercise is going well, I'm on Day 4 of the challenge today, and so far so fairly good. :) I still have to modify a few of the exercises but I'm trying.

I hope you are all well. Thinking of you lots and will have more time and energy tomorrow to read.

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Thanks Jen!! so far i am on track too..we CAN do this!!!

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Hi Everyone!

Raine, I'm so sorry for yours and David's loss. Glad, though, that you had a good time together over Christmas with Uncle Leonard. Also, that all-nighter sounds awful. We should be exempt from that at this age!

Wendy, are you having work woes? I hoped this job would be much less stress.

Claire - here's good thoughts towards your meds switch AND the research papers! ;-)

Pam - I'm so glad the surgery went well - that's great news. I can't believe you're up and down stairs already!

Cindi - good to see you! I'm glad you have extra motivation at work!

Holly - I loved the pic on FB for the bridal show. You are so, so talented!

Well, made it through day 3. 117 to go. ;-)

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Happy New Year Cindi!! glad to see you here!

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Happy New Year Divas!
Ok Ok.. I know I'm a few days late. But HEY, better late than never. I'm finally coming out of my slump. New Years was alot better than Christmas was. We got to go see Jeff Dunham (ventriloquest) New years eve & had a blast.

Today our 'Biggest Loser' competition started at work. I'm excited about it because I will have the accountability each week on the scale. Unfortunately I weighed in at 3 lbs higher than my heaviest ever so I'm starting from scratch again. BUT, the good news is, I'm STARTING!

I've spent a little time skimming the previous posts & I seem to have missed alot in these few days. WOW. Ya'll are in my prayers and I'm very thankful for all of you.

I'm at work now so I can't stay long, but I wanted to pop in and leave my greeting. See ya'll soon.

God Bless!
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Thats for sure Raine. you are in my prayers...

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Thanks Holly, this is another hard one. We were just breathing a sigh of getting through the anniversary of his brother passing so hard on Christmas Day last year, Family together this New Year's Eve, Uncle Leonard sing Kareoke...and he's gone in the blink of an eye.

Don't waste life - any moment of it...good or bad...you can't get it back and then one day it will be gone.

Love you all.
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Hi Nightskystar- I have the cadillac line of braces and crutches. I will be walking probably by Friday.I go from the bedroom to the downstairs LR and back so far. I'm enjoying the petting from my hubby emoticon

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Oh Raine!! I am so very sorry. Please get rest..You and David and family are in my prayers.
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Just wanted to congratulate all of you. You are all terrific. I'm heading to bed. I had to work through the entire night last night to get a project done. Went to bed to get an hour nap and we got the call DH's uncle had had a massive stroke. He passed away around noon. No matter how many times you go through these things yourself or with loved ones, there is always a loss of what to do for people. Thank you all for keeping, keeping on. I love you all. Laying this tired old body down.

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Hi Poopi!! glad the surgery went well! I need a replacement. boo. not a thing i can do about it either..but i'm trying to get to where i'm comfortable so recovery will be easier!!
Take care of yourself..does the doc have you walking? mine wouldnt even give me crutches last repair..lol. sadist. at least he gives good drugs!!

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