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8/26/06 11:13 A

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Welcome Debie.

We'd be happy to have you in our group.

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Hi ladies,

I was wondering if I could join your group.

Debie

****WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TODAY TO MAKE YOU FEEL PROUD?

****I AM WORTH IT!!

**My first goal is 310--reached
**My next goal is 305--reached
**My next goal is 299 --reached
**My next goal is 290 --reached
**My next goal is 280


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8/22/06 4:57 P

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I headed back to work yesterday morning; another new school year. Early this morning our district tried something new. Instead of having a district meeting they decided to try a health fair. Free tests included a blood pressure check, cholestrol check, blood sugar check, a dermascan, PSI test, and a BMI check. There were also tons of healthy brochures and handouts available all around the room. Before leaving you could also eat a healthy breakfast provided by our teacher's union. There was a fantastic turnout among the teachers! I was so thrilled that our district tried this new idea.

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8/19/06 8:34 P

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It was OSU day at the Columbus Zoo so I headed there with my family. I sure did get a lot of walking in for exercise today since we were there from opening until closing.


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Welcome, Jamie! Good morning to everyone else. I was depressed yesterday because I gained a lb. after being pretty good for several days in a row. However, I woke up this morning with renewed energy and took a walk, stopped at the grocery store to buy healthy choices for the day, and am tracking my food today. have a glorious and blessed day. Sandi

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8/14/06 2:54 P

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Peace I'm also inspired by that story of the jeans a and the tennis,unlike you I have gobs of clothes, but I have been givig a lot a way I just still have alot emoticon

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Peace! Praise God! It's always so amazing to watch God work...I'm so glad that both of those things worked out for you! He IS an awesome God!

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I just thought I'd share with the group how God has blessed me this week. Since starting my journey here at SparkPeople to get my physical life in shape, I've also been working to do the same for my financial life. This has meant working not only on healthy eating habits and adding exercise to my routine but also working on a tight budget, working to pay off debts, and not using credit to purchase things.

Unlike most women I don't like shopping for clothes and I don't have a closet full of them. I only own 5 pairs of shoes (tennis shoes, black flats for church, snowboots, sandals, and houseslippers). I pretty much live in my tennis shoes. The pair I was wearing was starting to bust apart and hurt my feet so I knew it was time for a new pair, especially with school getting ready to start up again. Yet, I didn't have any money to spare in my checking account and no savings. I started praying to God about my situation. A couple of days later I remembered seeing a new coin counting machine at my local grocery store. I started gathering up my coins and took them in that day. Sure enough I had exactly enough money from my spare coins to purchase a new pair of shoes. Prayer answered.

I've also been worrying a little bit about my jeans/dress pants. I've lost some weight this summer and it must all be around my waist because I'm having trouble keeping my pants up. Now I know some of you are thinking that this would be a nice problem to have and I'm certainly not complaining about losing weight. However, it does present a little bit of a problem for me when I don't have the extra money to go clothes shopping. I decided I would just need to save up a few bucks and purchase a belt. However, once again God intervened. I got a phone call from my sister yesterday asking if I could use a pair of jeans. Her neighbor was coming over to give her a pair that would no longer fit her daughter-in-law. My sister said they were too small for her but knowing that I had lost weight she thought they would be perfect for me. She brought them over today. It turns out I now have a new pair of jeans, four new pairs of dress pants for work, and a pair of jeans one size smaller than I now wear thanks to the generosity of this family. Isn't God just great! emoticon


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8/5/06 7:16 P

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Thanks Peaceb2U.. I needed something in writing to remind me of my goals and to stay on track, except these last two days have been horrible and I've been over my calories! aauughhh so frustrating....I better just get out of this rut! haha

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8/4/06 7:41 P

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Welcome to our group, Wendy. Glad to have you here. It looks like you have a fabulous list of rewards for yourself as you meet your goals.


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8/4/06 4:51 P

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WEll ladies, I was wondering if I could join you here? I've been on the 30 something mom's website for a month and realized I needed more! You ladies seem really wonderful through your posts. Hope I can join in with you!

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8/4/06 3:38 P

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Hi Jaime. Don't you just love it when the kids welcome you back after you have been gone for awhile. I get that from my students when I've been away from my classroom for a day or more.

My niece and nephew have been with me for the past couple of days so I've been busy entertaining them. I just dropped them off at my parents house a couple of hours ago. I shouldn't have any trouble falling asleep tonight. I don't know how you mothers do it.


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8/4/06 12:03 P

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Where is everyone??? Have we forgot what the title of this forum it??? We need this to continue! Love, Jamie.

~~~~Jamie~~~~
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Good Morning all you beautiful SP!!! I pray you are all doing well!!! I am so happy today! I came home from church last night completely filled with joy! Iíll tell ya...those kids really can lift a person to their highest!!! I feel so needed and loved there! Kids can love in such a special way. I didnít realize how much I cared for them until yesterday. I mean I knew that I love them...but it was magnified, and let me tell ya how. Last Sunday Em was sick, so I couldnít under any circumstances go to church. I wouldnít have felt right leaving my baby! I worried about my classes and the youth so much! I didnít know if they would be angry and think that I had just up and left them (as MANY people have done before!), I wasnít sure if the subs could do the same for them that I try and do, etc. Anyways...to make a long story even longer...when I got there last night, I was welcomed back and loved on as if I had been gone for months! We had such a great time! It wasnít even a structured class...as I am learning I must have a plan B and C!!! (There was suppose to be a special singing group at the church we were going to watch, but their van broke down over an hour away from the church...those poor people!!!) So as I guided them around teaching that wasnít meant to be last night...I found that not only WAS it meant to be...but that when I think I need to be in control, God shows me different. Even Rob (our youth pastor and my cutiepatutie hubby) said that he had a breakthrough with the teens! I guess I donít necessarily need a plan B and/or C, if I ask G-O-D! Wow...I guess this means that God had a breakthrough with me too.

I also want to say thank you for all the support I have had at SP! It can be so hard staying on track as a ministers wife! I am constantly going out to eat, being serve cakes, brownies, cookies, etc. Since I have started SP I have had to turn down those things! When I explain why all the women understand of course...but secretly I sooooooooo wish I could just smell their breath after they get done eating that double fudge chocolate, butterscotch, caramel cake! JK.

Well...once again, I need to get going...as if I havenít given you enough to read, I need to respond to other SP stuff too!

I love you all, Jamee!

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WOW!!! Thanks for the advice. I didn't realize it took so much! I mean, I remember my aunt who retired as a school teacher. She was always attending a class for college...but I thought she was doing that on her own...guess not. Huh. Never know it was required! No wonder they say teachers don't get paid enough. Sounds like you all go to school more and longer than doctors and lawyers. Maybe teaching in the church is more what I need to be doing right now anyways! My kids are too little. There is no way I could be away to attend school that much! Even if it were online...I barely have time to check my email, or sparks let alone go to school. Oh well...God will put me where He needs me when He needs me there.

Thanks again for the advice. Love you, Jamie.

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7/30/06 4:00 P

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The college classes aren't hard. I'm sure you would do fine. When I went to college I ended up with a 1-8 certificate. So I can teach any subject at those grade levels.

Everything has changed in the state of OH since I was in school. Now college students have to specify a subject area and a grade level band. So new teachers that are coming out of college may only be able to teach Science to grades 3-5. Plus now they give out licenses instead of certificates.

You really need to check the requirements for you state because every state is different.

One thing you need to consider though is that if you go into the teaching field you will never be finished with college classes. You will have to end up getting a master's degree within a certain period of time and you will have to continue to take classes throughout your career to renew your license. This can run up expenses if you don't plan wisely.


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Yeah...I am sure. I have thought about it...and seriously...I think I am going to go back to school to be a full time teacher. Are the classes hard? Which do you recommend doing first? I think I would also like to teach between 3-5 grade. Do you get to pick which grade? I just don't want to have to be the teacher that has to teach how to read! I had to help my eldest do that...OMGosh! I never realized how difficult (and stupid frankly) the english language can be until I had to do that! I also haven't had any luck with patience in trying to teach how to write. I guess that leaves out teaching K-1, right?

Let me know whattcha think. Thanks...Love ya teach! Jamie.

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7/29/06 12:41 P

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I'm still around, Jaime. The back to school countdown has started so I've been rushing around like a mad woman trying to get my summer to-do list finished.


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7/28/06 11:01 A

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Holy Cow Peaceb2u...welcome back...you have been gone to long! I missed you!!!!!!!!

Today was my weigh in!!! Once again I am jumping for joy as I have lost ANOTHER (CHECK THIS OUT!!!)THREE POUNDS!!!! WOW!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! Friday's have becomemy new favorite days!!! I just hope EVERY Friday is my new favorite!!! Well, I must check my other sparkstuff!!! Off I go!
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7/27/06 7:12 P

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Welcome to the group, Wendy.

Don't you just love getting hit with those spiritual 2x4's? emoticon I tend to be pretty thick headed so God has had to get my attention on more than one occasion that way.

I think we have all turned to food for comfort in times of difficulty or stress. Keep trusting in the Lord and he'll see us through.


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7/25/06 6:43 P

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Yes, welcome. She is right...you will find much motavation here on your journey. It sounds like you have gone thru what we all have and because of that we can relate. You are right though...God does have a mighty plan for your life. Sparks is a great place to let out your feelings...and even your stumbling blocks without being judged! There are all shapes and sizes here with one common goal of loosing weight. But we also have another thing in common...we love one another. We love each other thru ups and downs, ins and outs. We love you...again welcome! Jamie.

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It sounds like you have had as many ups and downs with dieting as most of us also have had. You should find much motivation and sympathy here. Please read the motivational articles. They help a great deal. Best wishes to you and may God bless you.

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Hi Everyone,
I'm pretty much a newbie here and would love to join you guys. My name is Wendy, I'm 43yrs old, and a believer in Jesus Christ.

I've been on so many diets in my life-time that I've lost count. I event opted for the in-patient route a few times. The last one, 10 years ago, uprooted me from Maine to Florida and brought me to Christ. At the time I didn't think it was a great move but the situation in Maine was slowly killing me. These days in my life with Christ, I don't think I would trade the adventure for anything.

When the food plan failed, before I met Jesus, I said, "NO MORE DIETS, LIFESTYLE CHANGES, NOTHING RESTRICTED!!!" I was angry and over trying to do something I wasn't ready to do.

I confess, I picked up the Weigh Down materials, a friend provided a free class series at no cost to me and I remember thinking how much diet mentality was in there, nothing about life style change, nothing about a permanent change. When I found out what was behind Gwen, I ran away as fast as I could. I eventually went into First Place and I really enjoyed the program, I did it online and found it to boost my self esteem, brought me to a place in my faith that I don't think I had been at before. But my heart wasn't fully in it and I walked away.

I'm at a new point, I'm so greatful that I know God has a plan for my life. I know that plan isn't to kill me with a heart attack. He wants me healthy and wants me to face my abuse issues and take responsibility for where I am - yes, my part of being abused is what I did after. Honestly, I because a victim and lived that way for a long time. I wanted my abuser dead. This is the first time in 43 years that I didn't want him dead on his birthday and I didn't binge over it. I now know its possible to live and receive God's many blessing, I just have to open the door to my heart.

I was in the hospital a few weeks ago with what turned out to be pneumonia, in that time, I got that spiritual 2x4 upside the head, a double whammy. God was telling me to get with the program and that He doesn't want me to be alone anymore.

It took me a while to find SparkPeople, but now that I'm here, I'm glad I found it - thanks to a good friend. I can be sane and go slow and do this in pieces so I don't overwhelm myself.

I have half of me to lose and I'm glad to come and find some new friends here.

I hope to get to know some of you!

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Here is a piece of me for you. It is todays journal entry. I just wanted to let you all know where I stand with you. I love you guys!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Day 16 July 22 2006

GOOD MORNING!!!! Know why I am in such a great mood???? The kids aren't awake yet...hahahaha. No just kidding. It's because I am starting a whole new leaf. Starting today, I will look at myself as the sexiest thing that ever hit earth! Well...sort of. I mean, I am not going to go about it all haudy, but, I am going to take some of the advice that fellow sparks have been giving me. I didn't know I had such a complex until I had a really weird dream last night, and told my hubby about it. He helped me realize that although I don't sit around complaining about myself, I really did (I say did because I am not going to anymore!)Have a low self esteme. My dream was like this...I was a girl walking around hanging out with m guy friends when I realized they treated me just a tad different (which has been true my whole life!), I was part of their crowd but not really...then I realized why. In my dream, I had a masculane face but long girly hair. So I took a sissors and cut it REALLY short. Like only an inch from my scalp. Of course it was all choppy and messy...but I thought it fit just right. When I saw myself walking around I saw myself look just like a boy...except with my (44DD) boobs!!! I had a really strange icky like feeling. When I woke up and told my hubby about my dream, he said, well that makes sence. When I asked him what he meant by that he told me in not so many words, thats how I have always seen myself. You see...I was raised by my dad. I am a daddys girl. I hung out with boys growing up, and much like them, played in trees, dirt, etc. But when I started to become a girly girl, they all started to feel uncomfortable around me. They didn't know if I was still cool to hang out with, or if I would now think they were stupid...because they were boys. Needless to say I didn't date ANY of the boys from my area...it woulda been too weird...like dating a brother or something. I didn't start until I actually left my hometown when I was 18. I still would like to say I play in the mud...I just do it with my barbies and end up with mud masks instead of mud pies. I like who I am...but sometimes feel uncomfortable because I don't know what mens intentions are anymore. It use to be to hang out with and play football, or play catch. Now...arg....MEN!!!! Thank God I am married and so outta the loop!!! My eldest daughter is now the same. I started raising her the only way I knew how. She was wrestling her dad at age 3 and 4, and now by 9 she is into french manicures, and going to the mall. YIKES! Being that she is drop dead gorgous...I think I may have to lock her up in a glass bubble until she is 20...or maybe a bit older like 60!

Anywho...I am no longer going to wonder what I am...I am just going to be! I am going to be the hottie God made me and stop wondering the why's and what if's!!!!

I just love all you at sparks who have made my life more exciting. I am learning all about who I am in this stage of my life...so what if it's taken me a while...better late than pregnant I always say!!! Hahaha...

~~~~Jamie~~~~
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7/21/06 11:20 P

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I really like the swiss ball. I think it supports my back as I do the exercises. There is a lot to learn so I have just done 3 or so of the exercises on the DVD. It really allows me to use and stretch my body more than the other exercises I have done. Same exercises just a different way of doing them.

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7/21/06 10:34 P

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I stepped on the scale today and I lost another 2 pounds YAAAY!!!!

~~~~Jamie~~~~
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I've been looking at those balls wondering if they really provide a nice workout. Be sure to let us know what you think of yours, Sue, once you've given it a try.

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7/20/06 11:57 P

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I have a blog about "Our Travels"...has nothing to do with dieting, just where we have been and done. It is lots of fun. I had a good day today diet wise. I am down to eating about 1100 calories. I have promised myself not to weigh only once a week so not sure what I have lost. I bought a Swiss ball yesterday. I think it will help me to get the exercises I need for my back issue. God bless you all. Sue

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Very cool...I will check it out tomorrow.

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Setting up a blog is very easy. There are so many different hosting sites that you can choose from and most are free. I use blogger.com to make mine

If you do start one, make sure you post your link so I can visit.


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7/20/06 2:11 P

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Here's the blog I started the same day I joined SparkPeople.com

You can click on "comments" under any posting to leave a message for me. No need to be a member.

http://www.peggydunn.com/mycourse/


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yeah, wheres your blog at??? emoticon

i know i know...not proper english, miss school teacher...hahaha, lol.

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Peggy, I used to feel like I was on the cutting edge of technology about 10 years ago. Now...not so much. How do you even set up a blog????

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7/20/06 11:22 A

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Welcome back Jaime. Hang in there. We are all pulling for you.

I've never been good at keeping paper pencil journals, but I do like to blog. I like to use my own blog instead of the one here at SparkPeople. That way visitors can make comments and if something should happen where I can no longer access SparkPeople I'll still have my blog.




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Thank you todayistheday. I feel good that I have someone looking out for me! Love, Jamie.

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Jamie, I will pray for you. Prov. 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord...and He will direct your path. This is my life verse and whenever I get in a tight spot I just bring this verse to mind. You can do it!!!

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I feel so badly! I have lost my momentum with sparks! I have made so many wonderful friends...but so far this week, I have been a terrible one. I have been so busy, but how do I convey that to all these wonderful people...I think what I will do is take this journal entry and copy, and paste it to some of the pages that my sparks friends will be on. That way they will hopefully know that I haven't forgotten any of them. I also wish that I could have one big pow wow, and tell them how much that I truly love them and their inspiration!!! I am sure that they will be as forgiving as they are loving...and for that I would be greatful. I have done pretty badly with my calorie intake this week so far too. I have felt it physically as well as spiritually. Whenever I put my mind to something...I can accomplish it, and I know that...so how did I screw things up??? Well, I have to end now...my hubby needs to go to bed and the pc is located in the bedroom.

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Click on My Home and then on planner. You will find the link to the journal there. I had a good day today. I kept my calories at around 1200 and got in a little more exercise than normal. We drove out to Garden of the Gods and found several nice trails there. We will be able to do one each week we are here. Some are more strenous than others so I can kind of choose which ever I need for my eating plan any particular day. We do like walking and I believe it does help. I pray each of you will be able to stay on the program this week. Sue

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That is a good idea -- the online journal. I've been trying to write in one before I go to bed. I have to say it is one thing I would like to do for myself but I NEVER stick to it. Maybe typing one is a better way for me. Isn't there a place on SparkPeople to journal.

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Have a fun and safe trip, Sue.

I started keeping an online blog to serve as my journal. I haven't been posting in it everyday, but I did want something to serve as a record of my accomplishments. You are all welcome to visit it anytime and please feel free to leave comments.

http://www.peggydunn.com/mycourse/


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I've been away from the computer a couple of days but I wanted to say congratulations to Jaime -- way to go! Isn't it exciting when the number of the scale comes down?

Welcome, Sue! It is nice to have you join us. I had a motorhome a very long time ago for awhile. We had a great time traveling around! What a wonderful way to spend your retirement.

Peggy and Jaime, thanks for checking out my little family on my webpage. I've been a single mother for over 20 years now. My kids, their spouses and my precious little grandbabies make my life very happy!


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Hello all. I have had a great day. I only lost 1 pound this past week so have decided I need to cut calories and exercise more. I did very good with the calories today but when it was time for our walk it was pouring down rain here so could not walk till late and not very fast due to the puddles of rain. I will have to make up another day.
I am sorry to say that I will not be as active on this web site as with our new move I am not able to be on the internet much...only about an hour a day after 9 pm. So what I plan to do is keep a journal on the computer and then log on and copy it to the journal on the web site. It will include my menu for the day as there is just not time to do all that in one hour. But I will keep up with this forum. Hope you all have a good week in the Lord. Sue

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Sounds beautiful, Sue.

So how did everyone do this weekend? Making gains on your new healthy lifestyle?

I just came back from the grocery store with a few ingredients I needed to try a new recipe this week. The lines were rather long since it was the lunch hour. Seeing all that chocolate candy by the register was such a temptation! I also thought that it seems kind of ironic that they sell their health magazines and guides right next to all that candy. Guess in a way though it can help serve as a reminder of what you are working toward.


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You ask what is the most beautiful place you have traveled to. That is very hard to say.. We have been across the USA and into Canada on our way to Alaska last summer. Now we are in Colorado. God has created so many awesome sites and interesting places that it is hard to say for sure. Mostly I think the most beautiful is wherever we are. Today we too a road east out of Basalt which turned into a gravel road. We new it was gravel but it was on the map so we thought it safe. It was more like boulders and very rough....for 40 some miles. But like all the rest we saw the awesome beauty as we were up above the tree lines looking down on snow and rivers and lakes. It was a great day and we arrived home safely. I thank God for his creation.

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Welcome, Sue.

How blessed you are to be able to travel this world and see all of the beauty that God has created. I'd love to be able to travel. Maybe someday when I retire I'll get the chance.

What's the best site you've seen on your travels?


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May I also join this SparkTeam? I am 64 and my hubby and I travel the US in our motorhome...better know as full-time RV'rs. Since we are on the road a lot I do not have close friends. I have Christian friends back in Kansas where we came from and email back and forth to them but would like some dieting Christian friends too. Thanks bunches and may God Bless each of you. Sue

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Yea!! Go Jaime, Go Jaime ...


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Congratulations Jaime!!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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As soon as Rob left this morning (5:30am) I hopped up, and headed straight for the scale! I had to get on, get off, get on, get off...like 5 times!!! I wanted to make sure I was reading it right! All this hard work is really starting to pay off! All the frustration of the kids not wanting to be good, doesn't quite matter right now. The house being a mess...MESS SCHMESS!!! It'll get cleaned eventually! The fact that I did something for me...that I started to take me and my wants and needs seriously...makes it all worth it!!! Today when I stepped on the scale I saw that I have gone from my start weight of 172 to...are you ready for this....(drum roll please.....)169!!! I never thought in a million years that I would ever get passed that ugle 170 mark!!! I am so proud of myself. I had some real up's and downs!!! I mean last Sunday when we went out for Chinese (accidently took in WAAAAAY too many calories and fat grams!!!), and then even last night, when I thought I ate too much (turned out I didn't...but I am still learning!), I thought I had really ruined my chances for any weight loss. I was so worried! Don't get me wrong...I am not planning on going out for a double fudge chocolate cake sunday or anything to celebrate...but I am happy. Instead, I will reward myself by resetting my little tracker counter down (did you read me??? DOOOOOOWN!!!! YAAAAAAAAY!!!!)three (THREE!!!! YAAAAAAY!!!!)pounds!!!! I think I will buy me a new book!!!! I so deserve that!!! This makes it just that much easier to say WE CAN DO THIS THING!!!!!

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MELEAHERRIN
I love your page too!!! Look at you and your family!!! You are all so darn cute!!! Welcome once again!!!

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Welcome Melea. The photos of your grandkids that you have on your sparkpage are just adorable.

I was also really impressed with the programs that are offered at your place of employment. I wish my school would start some things like that for the teachers.


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Please do join! The more the better! Welcome!!!

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I would like to join your group. emoticon

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Annie, That sounds wonderful. Hope you have a safe relaxing trip. The summer goes by so quickly.

Peggy


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Hi Peace,
Right now I'm finishing up 3 weeks of teaching at a gifted and talented summer camp, then home for a week and then on a cruise to Bermuda with my husband! After that we are camping out at a Christian music festival in New Hampshire for a week...and then 4 weeks of relaxation before school starts!

Annie

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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Welcome to our group, FuzzyBunny21. I noticed on your profile page that you are also a teacher. Any big plans for the summer besides getting healthy?


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Hi all,
Thought I'd say hi...I hope to find inspiration here!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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That will be my mantra for the rest of the week.


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Hey...remember me...chinese food lady....yeah....eat a cookie for me! Then we will start over fresh tomorrow. Ok...now let me write what I should tell you. BACK AWAY FROM THE GOODIES!!!! IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!! A MOMENT THROUGH THE LIPS A LIFETIME ON THE HIPS!!!

Did that help??? Hahahaha. lol. Jamie.

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I taught Sunday School for several years and also had a variety of ages since I attend a small church. It was quite a challenge with such an age span.

When I grow up I want to be a veterinarian. After working with kids, animals should be a piece of cake.

I was celebrating after stepping off the scales this morning. However, I'm afraid I may have put those pounds back on after tonight. I was supposed to go to the fair with my sister's family but it rained. So instead they came over to my house carrying in pizza, pop, chocolate chip cookies (my favorite), and ice cream. All the things I have been trying so hard to avoid.


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hahaha...thats right! I forgot you are a teacher. Have I ever mentioned that I teach sunday school and childrens church for ages 2-11??? My hubby is our youth pastor at the church so I was happy to take the responcibility of the younger ones so he could dedicate his time to the teens. I have always wanted to be a school teacher. So someday when I grow up I think I wanna be just like you. Love you girl!!! Jamie.


ps great job on loosing the 5 pounds. Now I REALLY wanna be like you!!!
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Glad to hear you had a much better day.

If you do find that spray, purchase a few gallons for me so I can take it back to school with me in August.


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I had a MUCH better day!!! In fact, I ate three meals, had room for two snacks...and my loving, wonderful, bestest friend, and oh so supportive hubby bought me a healthy sugar substitute as well as fat free creamer for my coffee. Being that I already drink decaf, I am so on my way to coffee success!!! I made up for some lost sleep by taking a nap. It was interupted, but having three kids, you kind a expect that. I wonder if Emma will ever start sleeping through the night. Of course when she does wake up, and I snuggle with her...it is just as calming to me as it is to her. Tonight I am going to reward my self with a full bubble bath, and a new book. I also already drank 9 glasses of water. I have found that a dash of flavored green tea added really makes it easier to drink it. I never thought it would matter, being that I love water so much...but hey...I am learning all the tricks! I just love this journey...I am so excited to wiegh in this week. I am hoping to see some good results. Now if I could only get a spray called "kids be gone" to use once or twice a day...I would be in heaven!!!

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You are getting to know me so well...hahaha...lol!!! emoticon

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Thanks for the pick me up! You're almost as great as a steamy hot cup of java!!! lol.

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Don't beat yourself up too much. You're right; tomorrow is another day to start fresh.

I would chalk it up to a learning experience. That's what I think is so great about charting your diet. You can see what foods you should avoid in the future or what changes need to be made.


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Today was a bad day...go to my page and read my journal entry for day 3. Thanks.

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Congratulations on reaching one of your daily goals. I've never been a coffee drinker. It's that cold caffeine that I have to learn to avoid.


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Hey Peggy! I also just joined yesterday. This is truly a blessing tho!!! In fact, when we went grocery shopping today, I found icecream that even i can eat! Blue Bunny Fat Free Brownie Sunday! Of course I will wait for a day when I really need it. I also was able to limit my days coffee intake, which is a huge step for me! I owe it to this site! I am able to see what goes in, so I know when and what to eat. I know that we r going to have such fun in this journey, and I love doing it together!

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Hi Jamie. My name is Peggy. I just found sparkpeople.com yesterday and signed up. It seems like such a neat site but it's going to take me some time to check out the numerous pages. My current weight is 200 and I'd like to lose 60 pounds to get down to my ideal weight.


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Today is day one for me. May I join this group? I am 172 with a goal of 130 by Christmas of this year. I would love nothing more than to feel good for me again. I hate hiding from the camera...but I rarely let my three chins be seen right now! I need all the motavation I can get, and a good Christian friend is what I need!

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