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emoticon 9-28-2020 emoticon for your wonderful support of my SP 'journey'. You voted for me! Your comment on my latest blog, warms my heart! emoticon I send the good ((((((((vibes)))))))) back to you! emoticon I would not be this healthy without you or Spark people, no kidding! emoticon Let's continue on, to health!

Today I started Leslie's, "Walk off the pounds", DVD. 30 minutes! FUN! I wore my new Zumba shoes, I actually dream about wearing them. They feel so wonderful! After I walked our sweet LUCY for 30 minutes, I felt I needed more, she is slowing down. Then I got to swim, 35 minutes. The air is clear enough, from smoke in CA. (By the way, if you are a wine drinker, I would suggest if you drink central CA wines, you get some soon. 2 major wineries burnt up. emoticon )

So my 'Baby step goal for this week is to release weight. I'm hoping to fit back into my Fairy God Mother dress. Last time I wore it was 10-31-2015 at goal. I can do anything I put my mind to. Such a strange year for ALL of us! I wake up in the morning trying to figure out how to get cardio in.I usually walk at least an hour everyday. I AM figuring it out! Too much smoke to always go outside. I miss my hikes in our local nature preserve. But things could be WAY worse. I am living a thriving life, emoticon emoticon & that was my goal when I joined Spark people. There use to be a Spark People on line store, when I joined 3-16-2012. Here's some photos. "Be the health you want, with what you have to work with, & I will too!" (a quote by me)



I love Spark People!

Fairy Godmother costume, at goal 10-2015 (14# to get back to it)

Our backyard paradise

(this is how I feel, deep in side)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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9/27/20 4:47 P

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watching the streak grow!

Ms. Megan

Liriel Thoravain (Liriel Spirit-truth)
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Megan Slytherin


I am my own hero. There is nothing I need that is not within myself.


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New blog today! Please read & reply! Here's a re-cap:

emoticon 9-26-2020 I am happy to Walk Lucy outside, air quality ok! (index 71 smoke from CA, I bless the firefighters, ALWAYS!) & I re-measured me, down several inches & 200 fitness, daily since January 2020! Glad to see it! Inspired by SP coach this is Week 3. day 3,116 of Sparking DAILY!

My DH blood test was excellent, my Mom has new caregivers, & LUCY dog is doing good, at 15 years old! I am VERY blessed, even with ALL the things we are ALL going through on this planet, right! 1 baby step at a time!



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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9/25/20 1:52 P

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watching my streaks getting longer knowing I am getting healthy with every point

My name is Linda, . I am the leader of the team with disabilities
we shall be forever known by the tracks we leave
My email is linda,ellison1@btinternet.com
BSG January=Peppy Penguins
BSG Febuary= Healthy Hearts // BSG=March=Strong Sisters / BSG April Thriving Tulips
BSG May=Bee Buddies /BSG June=Friendly Flamingoes/BSG July= Superb strawberries
BSG August/Mindful Munchners BSG September Amazing Asters

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9/25/20 12:07 P

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dido

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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9/24/20 4:56 P

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Visiting my teams and spark premium! I love it!

Janel Persell


Leader of the Guided by God's Promises Team

Come join us!




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Connect with others!

Pursue the things that make you feel alive and fill you with joy and balance.!


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9/22/20 3:50 P

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Being able to MOVE my body, because of SP!!!!

emoticon 9-22-2020 Happy Tuesday & Autumn or Spring first! emoticon emoticon
The wind from the Bobcat fire in CA, brings us unhealthy air today, so I will do my DVD's SP Nicole 12 minute seated core workout, LOVE the back stretches & 30 minutes of Zumba DVD! (first time in 2 years!) Our LUCY dog is not happy, plus no swimming. SAD face! But my world is fabulous & I am so blessed to have DH, LUCY & our lovely paradise home! I KNOW the air will clear 1 day soon, because the fire fighters are working SO hard. Donate to them, if you can! I did! I grew this sunflower for this photo, in 2003!







(another early Christmas present to me! Found on eBay, VERY inexpensive!)


"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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9/21/20 7:15 A

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Watching the number of days add up :)

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9/19/20 3:12 P

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the people that help me to lose weight and live a healthy life

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9/19/20 1:17 P

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emoticon 9-19-2020 Since we are inside so much, these days, I decided I needed some inspiration to re-start Zumba, at home, again & my baby step goal of 3,109 days of Sparking, EVERYDAY since I joined! Keeping my goal going! New Rose Gold shoes! Yes! A girl is just having fun! Baby steps is 1 of the teachings from the book, THE SPARK! Amazingly helpful to me since March 16, 2012 emoticon Too smokey from CA to hike or walk outside, (Lucy not happy!) emoticon Together we CAN do anything! YOUR support changes my world! THX! I am here for you too!





"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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9/18/20 11:56 P

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Honestly, guilt. And accountability. It's what keeps me coming here. I feel guilty when I don't check in to log food, exercise, etc. And when I do log it I can look and see where I can do better and the places where I can take pride in what I did that day.



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It keeps me accountable to myself each and every day. I have a lot of medical problems that makes it hard for me to lose weight, but I do my best at it. I am proud of myself for where I am now from where I started at back in 2007 when I started at 199lb and I am at 165 at this point. I am only 4'8" so even now I still look very heavy.I take just one day at a time and enjoy each and every one of them as you never know when it will be your last.
That is what keeps me motivated to check in to all my teams each and every day.

God is my Strength & Salvation.
The Joy Of The LORD IS My Strength. .
PRAISE GOD always and he will take care of you,
Always Keep A Positive Attitude as you never know when you will die
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Finished 2018 at 166
Jan 6 2008
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emoticon 9-5-2020 emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy weekend I'm off to hike, before the heat! Will be 112 today! ! Be the health you want with what you have to work with, and I will too!

(I didn't take these photos, from there!)



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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My reflection in full length mirror! emoticon



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Sorry about the guilt! I don't do well if I feel guilty about something. My DH feels like you do. Hope things get more fun for you! I use SP as a place to 'play' & socialize. PLUS keeping my streaks alive & helping team mates. EVER single person is very different in our approaches to how we live our lives, right? Glad you are here!!!!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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I'll be honest...it's usually guilt. I feel guilty when I don't track my food, don't exercise and don't log on. There are those days though, when work exhausts me and I get home and totally forget to log on, even when I do my workout.

Anything is possible--except skiing through a revolving door.

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down...




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9/1/20 6:24 P

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My streaks! Today is 3,091 days of SP EVERYDAY!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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8/30/20 3:49 P

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To be accountable to myself and look at the areas I need to adjust. I couldn't do this unless I write down what I have ate. Even when I have hard day with fats I adjust my menu for snacks and supper.


Philippians4:6 Be careful for nothing;but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.


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To keep me on track.

Cherrie
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8/28/20 1:59 A

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I love to watch my progress throughout the day.


Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.

- Emily Kimbrough




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SP always makes me feel better...about myself and about life in general.



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I agree with Angela!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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8/23/20 12:44 A

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I keep myself motivated by reviewing my goals and keeping up with my nutrition and exercise. I enjoy reading the message boards and reading the articles.

One day at a time.


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SP is a great reminder of my goals and what i can do to reach them

Tammy, Scarlet Dragons
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emoticon 8-20-2020 I've decided to make the song,GOOD ((((((((VIBRATIONS)))))))), by the Beach Boys, my new mantra! emoticonI sing it & it helps me when I'm not being balanced with myself! I AM a good vibration! LOL! emoticon

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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To become inspired from all who post and blog. They keep me going. Sometimes I read an article:)

On my way to my new normal.


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To keep me on track.



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To keep a check on me.
To know how much that “just one” cost me

This WILL be the last time I run this weight loss race


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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Checking in on SP has become a part of my personal wellness routine.

By reviewing my basic nutrition plan for the day and tracking my fitness activities, I am taking positive actions towards maintaining and improving my physical health.

By monitoring my level of activity and my levels of critical nutrients, I am collecting data that is important for my health team in ordering support where needed.

By having a routine of posts here in the Staying Motivated forum and which I respond to on the Community Feed, I am giving myself a form of morning meditation where I stop and think about each facet and affirm my feelings for the day. It's not about the points - it's my chosen mindfulness routine.

Sir Terry Pratchett: "Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good."

"The Inuit Paradox" ( discovermagazine.com/2004/oct/inuit-
paradox
): "...there are no essential foods—only essential nutrients. And humans can get those nutrients from diverse and eye-opening sources. "

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My streaks!

emoticon 8-11-2020 Today I have sparked for 3,070 days, EVERYDAY! Helps me stay true to myself, how about you? emoticon emoticon



"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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I promised myself one year to work on me, so I am keeping my promise to myself :)

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"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Checking in every day is a reminder to myself to take this seriously; it's an accountability tool for me. emoticon

Kathy
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"Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and I know God goes with me each step of the way. With Him, nothing is impossible."


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Inspiration from everyone!

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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Information from the videos. I also look at the recipes and read some of the articles. Just to keep my hope up and move one foot in front of the other on a daily basis.

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Information.
Reinforcement of what I have already learned.
Hope!

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YOU!

emoticon emoticon JULY! 7-31-2020 Yes! A day of easy miracles. AC maintained, today. Good thing! We get it done about every 9 months. Change filters about every 6 weeks. It runs almost daily! Lucy IS better, daily. Soft foods for another 8 days. Tomorrow is a hiking day, depends upon if I can get out at sunrise. Only going down to 85. High of 115 today & tomorrow. I need to be careful, last time I got caught in the heat! Date night tonight, too. Not sure plans yet. Busy at work! Be the health you want with what you have to work with & I will too. !



(this photo was sent to me, it is from 1962 or so. My Mom & BDay girl, at our marionette theater. We had approx. 10,000 BDay children over the 19 years! I love celebrating BDays!)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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The points! And the ability to track progress, of course. emoticon



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7/30/20 9:44 P

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The information, support and give me some emoticon thing to help track my progress.



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SUSAN I agree!


"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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7/30/20 9:03 A

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Support, love to spin the wheel, follow the blogs and I really love to see the progress of others which helps me stay motivated.



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7/23/20 6:57 P

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My SP friends! emoticon

emoticon 7-23-2020 I buy rotisserie chicken at Costco. $4.99. I can not beat the price! IF I cook 1 it is more costly, cleanup (water waster) & time consuming.. They can be high in sodium. I don't eat the skin. We use in 'taco salads', on sandwiches, chicken salad, plus when almost done I make soup from all the bones & skin, etc. After I cook it, de-bone it & put into refrigerator. I can then, skim of the fat. I make us & our dog, soup, she gets her own, with out any spices. I add SO many veggies & a little whole brown rice, it lasts for many meals. I freeze some too. I can & do live on this stuff! emoticon







"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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7/23/20 4:10 A

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To Spin the wheel and continue my consistency streak.

Real Name: Helene
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Decide, Commit, Succeed!

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7/22/20 11:58 P

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what my weight will daily be



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7/22/20 5:28 P

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SparkPeople's food tracker is a powerful tool for me. My eating plan does not require me to log foods, but when I do it makes me much more aware of which foods have better weight loss potential and which are holding me back. Logging also helps me remember to eat more fiber (veg and fruits especially). SP is also a positive space in our crazy world.



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7/22/20 4:17 P

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accountability and not a lot of other options right now

Becoming the healthiest me that I can be.
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7/22/20 10:38 A

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Lack of a life?

"You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty." Jessica Mitford
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7/14/20 5:23 P

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Because of SP I can MOVE however I want!
Christmas in July: emoticon 7-14-2020 This year's Las Vegas Santa 5K Run (the SP team name) is going virtual! Sign up (now) at santarun@opportunityvillage.org You can walk, run or swim from any place on the planet! Hope you will 'join' us! emoticon It is for a local charity. $30.00 to enter. emoticon Because of SP I am able to do this walk! I've done it 7 times! Great fun!

(2017)

Newspaper photo, 2018

(2013)

(2012 my first time)

(me & 15,000 other Santas!





"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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7/13/20 12:43 P

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I enjoy reading all the interesting and humorous blogs.



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7/6/20 4:39 P

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emoticon 7-6-2020 THX to everyone's BDay wishes! Today is the actual day. Spent the day, so far walking, swimming & playing! Some laundry & house hold chores.DH & I will celebrate later today. emoticon
A joke for you: What BDay gift do you give to a Zen master? A house, he lives in the present! emoticon
I feel so blessed to be in this beautiful paradise. Staying home ALLOT more, as I'm sure you are! Be safe everyone, happy too! emoticon

Our precious LUCY on her deck. Can you see the rainbows?

Full moon & fireworks out our bedroom window

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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7/4/20 3:42 P

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Yes that is how I am using it too. I am a food addict and this keeps me on the wagon most of the time. Glad you are back.

Slowly but surely I will attain and pass my goals!!


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7/4/20 3:08 P

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For me, logging in and spinning and logging all food is accountability to my self. I am on the down journey (again, after illness and lethargy). It is sort of like a recovering alcoholic needing an accountability partner.

Sparker Since 2005

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At Maintenance 11/30/17 188 Pounds, 7 Month Effort..

"You eat what you buy. Shop wisely, my friend."


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7/3/20 5:40 P

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7-3-2020 Sunny & hot (104). I swam for almost an hour today. emoticon Walked LUCY, before heat hit, emoticon park was beautiful. Put away ALLOT of fruit from yesterday's Sam's club adventure. Many organic veggies, too. DH gave me dark chocolate covered strawberries for my B Day. We will be BBQing tomorrow, turkey burgers, asparagus, maybe turkey hot dogs. Already made my 'famous' cold slaw. Low fat, & yummy. DH loves it. Apple pie for the 4th & my B'day.
I have been adding things to our back yard. A silk flower on one of our statues, LOL! Also, our park has tiny pine cones, I picked up several & am using as a ground cover in a spot that is strange shaped. Smells wonderful. Hope you are all staying happy & safe, too!









"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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7/3/20 12:45 P

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My life feels more organized when my food isn't out of control. Spark People is a link to sanity in eating.

Slowly but surely I will attain and pass my goals!!


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7/2/20 1:28 P

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Blogging and points.

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7/2/20 11:18 A

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Fellow Spark Friends! Touching base with friends daily (especially during this pandemic) give me a reason to get up and get moving - and keeps me accountable at the same time.

Thank God in all things!


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7/1/20 5:34 P

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Blogging:

I wrote a new blog today, here is the start: happy Canada day, to our friends to the north! emoticon

emoticon 7-1-2020 emoticon to July! My B'Day month, (6th) emoticon My Mom & I celebrate all month. Have all my life. We celebrated on the 4th. I asked her if all the people in the park were celebrating me, emoticon where were the presents? emoticon HAHA! Also, I was 6 years old when our marionette theater started, because of my party in the park! The people there, wanted Mom & our family to come to their children's parties & do her show. VERY special times! Hope you all are doing really wonderful & taking care of your worlds emoticon , in peace emoticon & in joy emoticon & in health! emoticon

(Mom's publicity photo, at the beginning)

(July 4th, I was 10, performing with Bozo the clown, CA)

(not my party, but could have been!)

"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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7/1/20 7:11 A

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It keeps me accountable -if I post that I plan to walk today then my conscience won’t let skip it 😂 plus I get great ideas (especially for meals) by reading other posts

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7/1/20 6:37 A

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What keeps me here is the number of teammates who lose weight, quit checking in and then end up coming back to start over at a higher weight.
I never want to start over so I stay!

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All the good information I find on the messaage board.

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emoticon 6-29-2020 Today I have been going through our home & gathering 'things' that can be outside to put into my garden. Should be fun, I have so many beautiful things. Time to move the energy. Also, yesterday we had 35 MPH winds, at 105 degrees. I spent the morning cleaning branches & etc. from the yards. And about an hour, swimming, (cleaning, actually) the pool. What a big mess. There were so many yellow/orange wildflowers all over the top of the water, with the sun streaming through, it was actually so very beautiful! I should had taken photos! Happy new week everyone!

(photo of tall desert wildflowers that floated into pool. I keep them to feed the birds)

(the flowers growing over the spa)





"I AM SUCCESSFUL IN EVERYTHING I DO!"
"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
"SP Class of March 11-17-2012"~ Leader
"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
"Loving me, For The Love Of Performing"~Co Leader
"Las Vegas Santa 5K Run" 12-2016~ CoLead
"An Angel's Touch is unstoppable" -Coleader


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6/28/20 6:56 P

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Because, #motivatingothersmotivatesme. Posts from others make me feel great about fitting in and trying hard. We are all experiencing the same journey, separate but together.



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