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Thanks for introducing yourself, Deb. (And I'm happy to use either name as you prefer.) You know, I started this team so many years ago, I've forgotten what the Ps are! I just remember thinking it's so easy to be self-critical over our lack of progress or speed of change, and I want to encourage everyone to be more compassionate and positive.

I hope you'll enjoy our little group. I find it really helps me to check in with a few teams daily and to be accountable with people who know me. Wishing you joy and success throughout your journey.

OK, I went back to my original post from 2/2/11:
4 Ps--3 Positives + 1 Promise:
1st P--Something you're good at (more than 1 thing is fine!)
2nd P--Something you are proud of (about yourself, not somebody else)
3rd P--Something you like about yourself (again, more than 1 thing is fine!)
4th P--A promise of 1 thing (only 1 this time, and make it SMALL*) you will do soon--as in within 1 week--and when you will have it done. (* Things like buy a timer, drop off donations, create my first Oasis of Order, or when I have a negative thought, I will counter it with a positive.)

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Hi my name is Debbie but also go by Deb. I live in the land of 10,000 lakes Minnesota. I had to think hard on my 4 p's.

Here they are:

1st p not giving up trying new things,

2 my family

3p I like about me is that if I fall I get back up and try again.
I like to try new crafts . I like to emoticon for the underdogs

4th p I promise to check into my spark teams every day



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Oh, Mary! You really made me laugh...I hardly have it "together"! Didn't mean to fool any of you -- LOL! emoticon

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Great post, Linda!! Must admit I'm kinda jealous...you're only 3 years older than I, but seem to have it more together than I do! emoticon But that's part of what this team helps me with - trying to keep the movement going in the forward direction. A couple emoticons I frequently use are emoticon emoticon And my favorite Spark saying is "no matter how slow you go, you're lapping everyone on the couch." emoticon

Thanks for joining our team! emoticon

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Wow, thanks for sharing, Linda! I'm happy you recognize so many positive things in your life. And I will definitely check out your Clutter-Free team! I like your signature quotes too.

My financial planner got me started on tracking spending with Excel sheets. I don't keep up as well as I'd like, but it helped me gain a better sense of empowerment and choice. I just came up with a new checklist I may talk about in the goal tracking or routines threads. Please feel free to join in any discussions or begin your own. And of course there's the daily chat thread for just catching up.

Again, emoticon to our team. I'm glad you're here. emoticon Wishing you joy and success on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Here goes:

1st Positive (What I'm good at): Being a caring friend and a pretty good cook. Put those two together and Sunday dinner becomes the highlight of my week. I'm not afraid to try new foods and my meal planning is headed in the right healthy direction, with room for good old comfort foods.

2nd Positive: (Something I am proud of): Thought this might be a difficult one but actually came up with three:
(1) My 43-year marriage to a wonderful guy. emoticon It's the second time around for me, the first lasting only 4 years. I learned what was important.

(2) I quit smoking 26 years ago. emoticon Thank goodness!

(3) Maintaining my A1C at a prediabetic level for 17 years. I seem to be holding my own.

3rd Positive: (Something I like about myself): I'm well on the road to kindness and compassion. The nice thing about aging (just turned 69 this month) is one becomes less self-absorbed and more nurturing, caring and tolerant of others.

4th P: (My Promise): I've joined this team because I love the idea of tracking (and being accountable for) the small "babysteps" off all those things I've been putting off doing. My first project will be restarting my Excel tracking system that I've used for years but in the last two I haven't been consistent with keeping at it. When I do follow it, balance is brought back to my life.



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I do love reading members' 4 Ps! I'm envious of your first--as you'll learn, organizing and decluttering are my biggest challenges. And I wish you lots of good luck with your interviews. I've been trying to promote/transfer/change jobs for several years.

I know from our other shared team that you recently had a knee replacement and have struggled with pain and PT. Please let us know what support you'd like, and share your suggestions and resources. We have some fun and helpful threads you might enjoy checking out. And we always like hearing your positives and successes in the Challenge Forum, and just what's going on for you in the chat thread at the top of the team page. I hope you will find motivation & support & friendship here, Chelsea.
emoticon and keep babystepping! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Hi everyone! I am looking forward to growing with this team and sharing. I hope I can be of support to you all. My 4 P's:

1st Positive -- (Something you're good at): Setting goals and organizing my day.

2nd Positive -- (Something you are proud of): not giving up. I just don't. I may struggle a lot with something, have bad days but I keep going.

3rd Positive -- (Something you like about yourself): I have kindness in my heart for others which is great since I grew up in an abusive home. I love helping others and having friends.

4th A Promise -- (A promise of 1 thing): For this week, decide which job interviews to go to and what's best for me. I don't pay attention to limitations sometimes.

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I love reading people's 4 Ps. I like knowing we can all remember to see the good and beautiful in ourselves, even when we are striving to make positive changes--whatever those may be. I'm curious whether you are a professional counselor, or just give really good and supportive advice to friends. (And please, never feel like you have to share more than is comfortable. I like getting to know our members, but MYOB is always a valid reply to any questions I may ask.)

Compassion and compliments directed toward ourselves as well as others are worthy actions.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Tonya, how lovely that your 1st and 3rd Positives are so complementary. Helping others is a truly wonderful skill to have! I also relate to your 4th Promise...cuz I have a hard time not comparing myself to others (and often come up on the lacking side).

emoticon for sharing!!

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1st Positive -- (Something you're good at)
Counseling

2nd Positive -- (Something you are proud of)
My children

3rd Positive -- (Something you like about yourself)
Passion for helping others

4th A Promise -- (A promise of 1 thing)
To never compare myself to others

Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing being wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre

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emoticon from me also (the other co-leader)! emoticon for sharing your 4 Ps--it's always fun to learn a little about our new members if they choose to share, and to encourage us all to accentuate the positive. Looking forward to hearing ideas, celebrating successes, brainstorming concerns, and supporting each other on those "respective journeys"! (Spell Check off, sister? emoticon )

Yes, as you'll pick up, my sister Mary (WATREKKIE) joined me as co-leader, and is our goodie giving goddess who awards team goodies most every month. Even though this is the smallest of my teams, we have the most regularly active members of any I'm on. I hope you'll enjoy the support and camaraderie. emoticon emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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emoticon for sharing! Your promise is something for me to try to remember...I don't always cut myself the same slack I would a friend!

emoticon to our small team!! We're delighted to have you join us on our respective journies!!

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"1st Positive -- (Something you're good at)
Problem solving

2nd Positive -- (Something you are proud of)
Cooking

3rd Positive -- (Something you like about yourself)
Sense of humor

4th A Promise -- (A promise of 1 thing)
To treat myself like a friend

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emoticon for sharing with us! We do enjoy accentuating the positive on this team, because it's all too easy to get caught up criticizing ourselves or others. And of course it's OK not to be deliriously happy all the time either! emoticon It's more about the balance and giving ourselves credit for the progress we are making, and celebrating our babysteps together! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Wonderful, Rebecca! emoticon

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"1st Positive -- (Something you're good at)
Being Quiet

2nd Positive -- (Something you are proud of)
That I am a child of God; which keeps me moving forward.

3rd Positive -- (Something you like about yourself)
Reflective

4th A Promise -- (A promise of 1 thing)
To be in the day, of which, currently exists.


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emoticon idea, Janice!! I'm kinda scared to go back and see what my 4 P's are. Or I could just do some NEW ones.... emoticon

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emoticon with Leslie--it's wonderful to look back at where you've been, see what's still true for you, and some of the good things you have going for you! A great practice.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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"Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out."
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I first posted this in May of 2011. I think it's good to re-read some of these things to remind ourselves why we are here

"1st Positive--(Something you're good at)
I make to-die-for potato salad.
Okay, this could be a big minus, but hey, you asked!

2nd Positive--(Something you are proud of)
I have been married over 35 years (now, 39), to the same man.
I can't say every day has been happy, but I've put a lot of effort into it.
One of the reasons I'm here at SP again is because I REALISE I need a lot of work [on myself].

3rd Positive--(Something you like about yourself)
I have a nice smile and I'm punctual.
Sorry, that's the best I can do, right now.

4th A Promise--(A promise of 1 thing)
I promise to find my Oasis and tell all of you about it before next Monday.
(My OO is my chair-side table)."

It's good to be back!



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emoticon from me too!! Glad you've joined us! I too am a class-A procrastinator, so can really relate. Cheers!!

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emoticon Amy!

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emoticon to our fun little team, Amy! We do enjoy encouraging and applauding each other here! emoticon Plus we recommend tooting one's own horn! emoticon Thanks for sharing all those great things about yourself with us! And your goal sounds doable and very specific. I hope we'll hear from you regularly on our chat thread--or any others that appeal to you!
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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I am Amy. I struggle a lot with procrastination and being overwhelmed, so giving myself a pat on the back when I accomplish something seems like a good idea. I beat myself up way too often.

1st Positive (Something I am good at) I am really good with kids, which is why I am a Preschool teacher (a dream very recently accomplished). I genuinely enjoy their company, more than most adults, because they are so creative and have a wonderful way of looking at the world.

2nd Positive (Something I am proud of) I am proud of the way I have decorated my living room. It is bright, full of art, and welcoming. It was very therapeutic to me, because my ex-husband was always very controlling of our environment, and it was a joy to realize that I could create something beautiful and unique.

3rd Positive (Something I like about myself) I have a loud laugh that makes other people smile too.

My Promise of something positive: I will get my laundry done and put away (I make no promises about my girls laundry being put away, they are in charge of that!) by next Wednesday.

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emoticon Violet! Thank you for sharing with us! I hope you will check out our different discussions and add your questions, ideas, struggles and successes. Keep on babystepping!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Hi Violet - I love your 4 Ps. I should be doing the walking one too! emoticon

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emoticon I'm Violet

1st P--Something you're good at (more than 1 thing is fine!)I am good at drawing ( not super good but I can look at a picture and draw it close to what it is)

2nd P--Something you are proud of (about yourself, not somebody else)I am proud that I am finally taking control of my life

3rd P--Something you like about yourself (again, more than 1 thing is fine!)I like that I never give up even when things seem impossible

4th P--A promise of 1 thing (only 1 this time, and make it SMALL*) you will do soon--as in within 1 week--and when you will have it done. I promise to walk every day even if only around my living room for 5 minutes.

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emoticon Lavender! And emoticon for sharing your 4 Ps--I always enjoy reading what our members share. And it is so good to remind ourselves of all the positives we have going for us, even when we are working at making changes.

emoticon with Leslie, that is a valuable habit to develop about always getting dressed. I admit I don't always on the weekend--and I get less done when I stay in my jammies. I think I'll borrow that goal from you!
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I hope you will check in with us regularly--on the chat thread, report your successes, or on any forums that appeal to you!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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emoticon Love your list!!

Best wishes to you! (I agree that getting dressed in the morning makes a big difference!)

Have a great day! emoticon

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Hi, I'm Lavender(nickname)
1st P--Something you're good at (more than 1 thing is fine!)I am good at writing poetry

2nd P--Something you are proud of (about yourself, not somebody else) I am proud that no matter how many times I fall I just get right back up

3rd P--Something you like about yourself (again, more than 1 thing is fine!)I like my determination to accomplish something even when it seems impossible

4th P--A promise of 1 thing (only 1 this time, and make it SMALL*) I promise to get dressed every morning whether I plan on going out or not because being dressed for the day makes it easier to get moving.

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what a GREAT idea, sister!!! I'm gonna put THAT one in my bag of tricks!! emoticon

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Cute one, Mary!

And welcome, dear friend (Renita and I used to work together). It was delightful to read your 4 Ps--and you are very wise to not over-commit. I think the main reason 88% of New Year's resolutions fail is that folks make grandiose plans to make extreme changes that are just too hard to maintain.

A pledge to log in regularly is a great way to start. As I've said before, I often click on the SPED (Something Positive Every Day) thread, then run to complete a task in order to have something to report.
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Good to meet you, Renita!! Sounds like you have a wonderful family - how lucky you are. I encourage you to continue to think in terms of babysteps - slow and steady is definitely the way to go... emoticon

And for me personally, I'll GLADLY take any support you offer!! I love my 3Bs (our nickname for our Babysteps Brigade Buddies) and get so much love and support back from them. I welcome you to our little team with open arms... emoticon (sometimes we have to 'make do' with our emoticons - lol!)

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emoticon Renita!

You sound like a kind and good person. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

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Greetings,

My name is Renita. I am 36 years old. I am a other to 3 beautiful children ages 18, 16 and my youngest is almost 10, I have a handsome grandson who is 16 months old and a wonderful husband who has put up with me for 20 years.

I hope I am doing this right so here goes my 4 Ps.

1) I am good at encouraging people. I LOVE to see my friends, coworkers, friends, family and even strangers accomplish things that they felt was impossible. I love to be the one that offers words of encouragement when they feel like giving up. I love to see how happy they are when they accomplish what they set out to do and most importantly I love to see that they believe in themselves.

2) I am proud of my family. My husband and I had our daughter as teenagers. I quit school so that I could go to work to support her. My oldest son followed 2 years later and I worked in a grocery store so that I could be with them in the day and my husband in the evening. I returned to school when I was almost 30 years old to get my GED and a certificate in Integrated Business Technology. My family supported me in what was a rough time for all of us. They are the best kids in the world and for them I am so proud.

3) I like my smile. I have been told that when I smile my eyes light up as well. I enjoy smiling and try my hardest to start and end my day with a smile.

4) My promise is to take time for myself. I always put others before me and I need to work on myself so that I can be around to help others when needed. I am going to work hard on logging in to Spark and being as active as I can with babysteps of course. I wish that I could promise more but right now I am dealing with some health issues and I don't want to commit to something and not follow through.

I can't wait to share my journey with this team. I also can't wait to be your cheerleader along they way. Together we will accomplish what we set out to do.

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Delighted to see you, Marie. emoticon We're still chugging along here....babysteppin' our way!

Congrats on losing a bunch of weight!! emoticon You go, girl...!!

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Thank you all for your kind and warm re-welcome! emoticon

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I know you have been through a lot, Marie, and I congratulate you on choosing to rededicate yourself to your health and well-being. This is a great and supportive little team, and I'm glad you're becoming active again. Great idea to re-introduce yourself!
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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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emoticon Marie! I'm another 'cat lady'. I'm so glad you are able to care for your troubled cat.

I'm glad you've joined us again. emoticon

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emoticon emoticon Marie. I am also a cat Mom and have an idea of the issues you are going through. I am so glad that you are back with us!

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Hello dear Team,
I thought I'd reintroduce myself. In 2012 I joined this beautiful team. Since then a lot has happened and I was not very active.

Here are my 4 P's
1 - I learn very easily - all kinds of things
2 - I'm able to set goals and in most cases to reach them
3 - I'm a cat-mom. Two cats live with me. One is a bit complicated, due to early unpleasant experiences, but over the years she has learned to trust me. I am the only person on this world that is able to touch her!
My promise: To do whatever it needs, to lead a happy life! All with babysteps!

Marie

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emoticon MellyBean! BTW, how do you like to be addressed? I enjoyed your 4Ps also, thanks for sharing them! If you are organized, you might be able to help or inspire those of us who struggle with clutter. And if you let us know what you are working on or need help with, we'll do our best to support your efforts--if only to cheer you on emoticon

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I am so glad that you are with us! You are a special lady and we have been friends for quite a while. emoticon emoticon

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Thanks for the very warm welcome Leslie!

"Don't let perfection be the enemy of good enough!"


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emoticon Love your 4 Ps. How well I understand your gratitude for being at your job so long; I used to change jobs frequently also due to depression and anxiety. I'm retired now.

I'm glad you've joined us and hope you'll take part in our other active threads.

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Hi everyone!
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Three positives:
What I am good at: very organized
What I am proud of: being at my current job for 2.5 yrs (anxiety and depression caused me to lose many prior jobs)
What I like about myself: how much I care about others
My promise: to read more info on this team and make use of it

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emoticon Montie!! Glad to have you aboard. We're a small, sometimes raucous but always supportive group, and are pleased you've joined us.... emoticon

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Sounds like you are working on some positive goals! I will mention that we are big proponents of incremental change--you know, in babysteps! I think many people get discouraged and give up because they try to be "perfect" right away, rather than making small changes that are easier to accomplish and maintain. It may take longer to reach the destination, but we are less likely to stop completely or go backwards when we stop pushing ourselves so hard to "do it right."

I wish you--and all of us--the best of luck in reaching your goals in a steady and enjoyable fashion.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Right now my goals include increasing my sleep to 8 hours (uninterrupted) per night, increasing my workout stamina to handle the chair core and cardio without agony afterward and bypassing my usual fitness/diet breaking point which is usually about 3 weeks. If I can bypass the 3 week margin without going off my regimen, I'll restore faith in my hubby's eyes and in my own at this point...and maybe surprise my doctor when I get my next a1c done! :)

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emoticon and emoticon from me also! I enjoyed your intro. I devised it long ago, as I was always saddened by the negative self-talk I would read on some teams. I find it much easier to keep going when I'm feeling good about myself and focusing on what I'm doing right. And we can generally count on some nice support from our 3Bs (our Babystep Brigade Buddies). What goals are you working on now?

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Sounds great! emoticon

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emoticon to the team, Montie! emoticon

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Thanks so much for the welcomes!

Leslie, I'm studying to be a crisis counselor with a major in psychology.

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emoticon emoticon Montie! We are so happy that you have joined our little family!

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emoticon Montie - you did great!
Good for you, going to college while being a wife and mother! What are you studying? How many children do you have?
Your eyes sound gorgeous.
I'm glad you've joined us!

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Hi, I'm Montie..and here goes with my introduction

1st Positive: I am tenacious. If I believe in something I will focus on it until the end of time (or until I reach my goal..whichever comes first). I am also very intellectually driven.
2nd Positive: I am so proud of being a wife and mother. I am also proud to be a senior in college and am proud that I had the courage (and foresight) to look for a babystep group.
3rd Positive I love my eyes and my inner spirit. My eyes are this wicked shade of green that I think is very pretty. My inner spirit is one of absolute love. I love people, I love life, I just LOVE!
4th P-I will make a note of every small step I make to better myself and post it to my blog daily for at least a week.

Just a side note; I LOVE (and will sometimes blatantly elicit) feedback and encouragement. So, how did I do? *Grins*
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emoticon from me, too! It's all about perseverance! Hoping all works out, and that babysteps can help you get things done.
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Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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emoticon WE are always Happy to see our friends return! Best Wishes on your Disability!

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emoticon I'm glad you've joined us again!

Best wishes with disability - it took me quite a while, and several doctor's appointments to get it. I hope yours will come through more speedily!

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Hi, there! I fell off the radar a year and a half ago and am starting a new beginning! Due to health and emotional issues, I decided to retire at 58 and have applied for disability. Positive thoughts for that would be appreciated!

Since it's been awhile, I thought I'd put up new P's, so here goes:
P1- Things I'm good at: dusting myself off and getting back up; writing and editing; a variety of needlework skills; and positive thinking!
P2-Things I'm proud of about myself: see P1; the willingness to see alternative points of view, and wanting to improve myself
P3- Things I like about myself: see P1 and P2; my creativity, sense of humor , and quirky world view
P4- Promise for this week: Take the bag of books in my entry to Half-Price Books and the bag of clothing to Value Villiage!

Here's to renewing old friendships on this board and making new ones!

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emoticon and a big howdy-doo from me too!!! Good to hear from you. Good luck with your dental work - definitely not a fave of mine.

Life's been up and down....surprise!....but mostly going well. My Sparking seems to go up and down as well....but I'm headed for an upswing, so you're in luck!!! emoticon

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emoticon and emoticon Gypsy! You were one of my first Spark Friends, and one of the first to join the BBs 3 years ago when I started the team. We've been babystepping along, reaching some goals, struggling with others, but always supporting and celebrating with each other. Looking forward to catching up.
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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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emoticon I envy you, having everything organized and freshly painted! I still have my spring cleaning to do, but most of it involves purging a lot of paper clutter.

I'm glad you got to the dentist - sorry you need so much work done.

Best wishes reaching your weight loss goal!

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I'm back!!! Just got the internet turned on again and first thing I did was head for SparkPeople and my favorite team! I just finished spring cleaning and repainting the apartment so eveything is neat and clean and organized. I got into the local dental clinic, finally, and am getting my chompers fixed (they only had to pull 3 of them. I needed 11 fillings in my 19 remaining teeth: 5 down, 6 to go!) And I promise I'll stick with you guys at least until I reach my weight loss goal. emoticon

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emoticon This is a great team, with lots of support and encouragement.
I'm glad you've joined us!

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emoticon from me, too! I just tried to send you a welcome goodie from the team, but I guess you don't have a Spark page set up yet. When you do, either Mary or I will send you our traditional welcome group hug.

We have a number of active threads. I hope you will find plenty of encouragement & support here.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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emoticon NEWD2013!! Glad to have you with us!! We're a small team, and like Cynthia says, we support each other and share both our successes and challenges. Part of what I'm still getting used to on this team is counting teensy-weensy things as successes....they don't ALL have to be like climbing Everest.

I so relate to some of your description, that I know we can so help each other. And y'know what - joining our team can be an early successful step!!

Welcome aboard....!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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emoticon to the team. We do have some great ideas and we research together. Come and join the fun~ emoticon

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Hello Everyone,
I have been a SP member off and on for years but, I could never see it through. I am sooo unorganized, procrastinating, and stressed that I feel like I just hold on with my finger tips everyday. So, when I decided to come back to SP (tried 3 programs that didn't work meanwhile) I knew I have to do something about my about getting my life as well as my body together. I think this is the place I need!!! You all seem to have similar issues and boy do I need some friends that understand. So,

P = I'm good a being caring and kind.
P = I'm proud of my creative nature and the things I produce
P = I'm proud that at nearly 70 I'm still looking for the next adventure.
P = I promise to finally put away all the clothes in my room before Monday.



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emoticon Donna! Sorry to be so late chiming in - I got way behind with email when I was away a few weeks ago and am just now trying to get caught up...

I also have PTSD, and grew up in a dysfunctional family too. Like you, I have a son who amazes me. He is a wonderful human being!

I'm glad you've joined us.

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emoticon Yes, we like to cheer each other on, and toot our own horns! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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emoticon Donna!! I'm co-leader of the team and Amanda's sister (she's our founder). Glad to have you with us. I often have a hard time with thinking I have to make gigantic steps toward progress, get scared/discouraged, and end up with no steps at all...bleah! So this team reminds me over and over that babysteps (or as I like to say - at times teensy-weensy steps!) will get me where I'm headed.

Plus, this is the BEST team in SPeople!! We laugh and cry together, tell jokes, share tips, support and cheer each other.....just the BEST overall...!!! ('Course if you look at my page, I only belong to ONE team - Babysteps Brigade - so I may be a bit biased!!)

Welcome, welcome, welcome..... emoticon

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emoticon another PTSD survivor here.

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emoticon Donna! I'm glad you found us. I suffer sometimes from PTSD, and have in fact just recently returned to therapy to help with stress, especially at work. Facing big changes can be scary, but so much easier when we just keep focusing on little things we can do that are within our power, and acknowledging our victories and encouraging each other.

I hope you'll check out some of our discussions and post as often as you like.
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I've been a member for a while now and have been blogging pretty regularly but haven't posted an introduction here. So ta da *drumroll please* without further ado I give you:

Here are my 4 Ps:
1st Positive (What I'm good at)--I write well and am a good singer. A day without music is a day wasted.

2nd Positive (What I'm proud of)--I'm proud that I have a wonderful loving son who is talented, kind and very creative. I came from a very dysfunctional family and I was terrified that I would be a bad mother.

3rd Positive (What I like about myself)--I'm a very loyal person who listens well.

P4, My Promise--This was it! I kept promising myself I would post an introduction here and now I have.

I'm Donna and I live in Florida. I'll be fifty two in a couple of months. I got hurt at my job last year and gained thirty pounds through inactivity and comfort eating. Add that to the fifteen I already needed to lose and it has become a big issue with me. I have problems with both hands and am also suffering from PTSD. I decided that I was NOT going to keep gaining and came back to SP, which I had joined seven years ago and promptly disappeared from. I have always wanted to lose weight but as a quick fix. I didn't really want to put in the work. Now I do. I get overwhelmed easily which is why I was excited to find this Spark Team. Thanks for having me!


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emoticon Hi Cindy - glad to have you with us!

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emoticon So glad to have you with us!

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emoticon Cindy!! besides your successes, please share any helpful little hints you have and/or find along the way....we're always looking for gems of wisdom!!

Glad to have you with us. Are you in New York, like your SP name suggests?? My sister Amanda and I (your team co-leaders) are in Washington state, and have fun with all the different times of day it looks like folks are posting...esp those in Europe!!

Have fun!!! emoticon

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emoticon Cindy! Glad to have you aboard. There's a lot of good information emoticon , humor emoticon and support emoticon here on our little team. Hope you'll check in regularly & share your successes with the group! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Three positives and a promis huh?! Ok...lets see
1st positive. I am a good listener
2nd positive. I am a good motivator
3rd positive I like me!
Promise. I promise to make 2013 all about getting Cindy's (me) life back on track. Instead of it in park she will be fully engaged and in drive.

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Top form all the time?!?!? Shoot, even those of us without kids can't even do THAT!!

There are definitely times when GETTING BY is GOOD ENOUGH....and I'd say having a 4-month old sure qualifies!!!!!! emoticon

Try to acknowledge you ARE getting through it all - some of it may not be pretty, but you're getting thru it!! Which of course applies to more than just kids....like my own life! emoticon

Take care of yourself, sweetie..... emoticon

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Lol!

Ele keeping reminding me that it's still early days but I keep forgetting and feel like I should be in top form all day every day. No wonder I feel like I'm not up to scratch!

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
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Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. - Samuel Johnson


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While I have not borne any children (inherited a stepson when I married DH), I have it on good authority that each additional child increases the amount of work and effort EXPONENTIALLY!! So I figure 4 has to be at LEAST 10 times more work than 3....sound about right??? emoticon

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Thnks for the welcome!
I'm in the UK. Home education is unusual here but we're doing great mostly.

I'm still adjusting to being a Mum of four - I didn't think it would be that different to having three but at the moment is does feel much harder.

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
Thomas Edison (with thanks to Nillapepsi)

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. - Samuel Johnson


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emoticon You must certainly have your hands full, with your 4 young children and home educating!
Are you in Canada, as I am?
This is a great group and I'm glad you've joined us.

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At first I was wondering, where's my welcome post? I remembering writing it! Then I realized I sent a team goodie, plus my own goodie with a message, but that was before your introduction. I enjoy having people find positive things to say about themselves, since we are often accustomed to focusing on our "faults" or how far we are from our goals, instead of what we have achieved.

So yes, emoticon to our sassy, playful little group! We think we are pretty great, and enjoy cheering each other on! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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emoticon from me too!! I'm Mary, the co-leader of our little team and sister to our truly fearless leader and founder, Amanda (blessedbeing). Everything the others have said is true!! emoticon . I'm guessing you may be one of our non-USA members, since you have a sense of HUMOUR.... emoticon

We're truly glad to have you with us on our team, and sharing our journeys! emoticon

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emoticon emoticon emoticon We are so happy to have you with us. This is such a fun group. Join right in and have some fun! emoticon

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emoticon emoticon emoticon Great to have you here, M3M1!! You pick whatever you want to work on, and we'll support you all the way. emoticon Currently, I'm in a "declutter" mode, and weight loss has taken a backseat for awhile. I'm starting a new job on 5 Nov, and I want to get my place as clutter-free as possible before then. emoticon

Let us know your successes, when you need a little encouragement, and feel free to vent at any time.

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Something I'm good at: picking myself up again!

Something I'm proud of about myself: ummm, and yes, learning to sew and knit!

Something I like about myself: my sense of humour and my creativity and my compassion

Something I promise to do: not talk myself down. Be my own cheerleader


I'm not aiming to organise/ declutter specifically at the moment. I kinda do it anyway but at the moment just putting one foot in front of the other is enough accomplishment.
I home educate our four children aged 7, 5, 2 and 4 months.


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emoticon from me too, Tricia!! I'm Mary, coleader of our team. My main role is as team goodie giver!! We give out some Spark Goodies at the end of the month to our members.

I have trouble sometimes thinking I have to tackle a bigger task or goal than I want to - telling myself that true babysteps aren't good enough - and set myself up for failure. But the team helps me remember that I can truly make progress with teensy, weensy steps.

Glad to have you aboard!!!! emoticon

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emoticon Tricia! I hope you have a lot of fun with us and are encouraged to get going on your organizing and weight challenges. Please feel free to vent and ask for encouragement (something I'm bad at) when you need it. Everyone here is very nurturing and caring. You'll find lots of suggestions and helpful comments in many of the posts.

Glad you joined the emoticon !

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