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10/31/14 10:40 P

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Thanks Shari! I always at the elections - they pay well ! emoticon I just hope that Shawn has really goo medical coverage through work, since I've heard so many horror stories about your American health care, or lack thereof. If he was at home (Canada) everything would be covered by the government.

Halloween is over, but I hope you all had a wonderfully fun day with lots of cute little trick or treaters. We had about 60 - 70 of them at our door this evening.

Now, since I'm in Canada and Thanksgiving is over and done with for this year, it's just Remembrance Day, then 2 family birthdays before it's time to start decorating for Christmas - my absolute favourite time of the year!!!

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10/30/14 4:24 P

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Kathy- emoticon for helping out at the polls !! rest up you deserve it ! emoticon To hear your son got hurt. I wish him a speedy recovery.

DEE- emoticon back at ya' !!


I have been having gastic problems here lately and hope the doc and I will figure out what is happening and get me through it. I am tried of been sooo uncomfortable in my belly !!

Well Hope Everyone has a GREAT Day !! emoticon




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10/29/14 11:29 P

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emoticon and emoticon Dee! Hope you are having a great week!


I'm still dragging from working 14 hours at a polling station in our municipal election on Monday. The spot I was at totaled 650 votes - 287 of which went through my assigned poll.

Yesterday afternoon while I was still trying to 'sleep it off', my 2nd youngest offspring called to tell me that he got slammed into the boards while playing hockey on Sunday night and is having surgery on Friday to repair his broken ankle.....

If all goes as the specialist hopes, he should be out of the cast / boot and only using crutches or a cane by the time he comes home for Christmas. He can't drive at all since it's his right leg, so is hoping his boss will okay him working from home at least a couple of days a week.



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10/29/14 7:05 P

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Just dropping in for a quick emoticon

Abundant Blessings, Dee


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10/28/14 9:20 P

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Candace - emoticon to our emoticon 100+ family! You have definitely started with a 'bang'!!! Way to go!! emoticon

Dee - How lucky that you will be able to retire soon! You'll have to start plan all sorts of exciting things to do once your time is all your own! That's great that the scale is moving in the right direction again!

Shari - It sounds like and the family had a wonderful weekend even if you didn't think your cooking was as wonderful as you hoped! Our next birthdays are in November - mine, and my wonderful wee Emily who will be turning 3 - so hard to believe it's been 3 whole years since my older DD had her. She lights up my life with joy and love every time I see her!

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10/27/14 1:11 P

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DEEDAYE - emoticon on the continued wt lost. Slowly but surely emoticon

CANDANCE- emoticon WOW!! 1st week and you are off and running !!!

My weekend was great. It was my "birthday" sunday ( I gave birth to my son on this day 37 years ago) We had a get together for him at my sisters house. We played cards and drank and all around had a good time. Sunday I just stayed in bed. Lazy Day. I cooked chicken and noodles (Was not great) and made Jiffy cornbread. (It did not rise). I should have skipped cooking and stayed lazy !!

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emoticon Candace! That is great loss! emoticon

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Hi, I'm Candace and I just joined this week as well. I have a long way to go but 7 ibs down is a good start!! Wish you success and happiness in the journey!

All you can ever do is what is right in front of you right now, in this moment. Everything else is history or fantasy.


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10/25/14 10:45 A

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Happy Saturday Team!
Thanks Kathy. The year has been quite stressful. I'll be doing report cards in a couple of weeks. I have to get through quarterly assessments first! I plan to retire in June. I have had enough of the stress & commute.

Losing weight has been my life long journey and for the past 14 years I have not lost more than 7 lbs without gaining them back plus some. I have been frustrated and discouraged but finally after all that time I am making some progress and truly believe I can do this. emoticon I went back to Weight Watchers and I weigh in tomorrow. The scale has gone down consistently since Labor Day and I hope I can keep this streak going!
I want to be healthy for the next "chapter"of my life!

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emoticon Shelley and emoticon to our FANTABULOUS 100+ family!! Looking forward to getting to know you !

Pattie and Shari - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Congratulations to you both on the pounds lost! Well done, Well done, WELL DONE indeed!!!

Dee - It is SOOO good to see you again! You have been missed my friend! How goes the new school year? My oldest DD is in the throes of doing report cards right now, mentoring a brand new teacher and having a student teacher in her own classroom - all at the same time... we are looking after our precious wee Emily all day tomorrow to give Mommy some breathing room to work on the report cards.

Youngest DD Meaganne, DH and I all headed out this afternoon to get some errands done, after he woke up. We were out way longer than I planned on, spent way more money than we should have and all came home tired, starving and very cranky..... the joys of family shopping! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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10/24/14 9:07 P

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emoticon emoticon SHKIRK!!!

Abundant Blessings, Dee


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10/24/14 4:07 P

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I am VERY GEEKED today !! As of today's weekly wt in I have lost a total of 50 pounds so far !! This is the first times since I have been losing wt that I feel EXCITED about my wt lost

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10/23/14 7:40 P

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Hello all,

Patty that is amazing! I have lost 24 lbs since Labor Day! I have another 110 to go! Hopefully I can lose 20 more pounds by the new year!

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10/23/14 6:09 P

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Hey WILLINGNE- Welcome and jump in anytime with whatever is on your mind !!

PATTIE- emoticon WOW !!! You Go GIRL !!!

I am GEEKED !! I sent my cousin a pic of myself on an outing w/ my sister, son and niece and she noticed I had lost wt !! I never tell anyone till they ask or comment. Made my day !!

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I have lost a total of 90lb. I am 28 pounds away from my goal weight. With the help of God, and fellow friends, I will loose 10 more before the end of the year!

Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes a face happy.


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Hi Everyone emoticon

Thought I would jump in and say something. I just joined Spark people this week. Lots to see on this site. Just trying to find my way around.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone that is sharing this journey with me to a new lifestyle.

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10/22/14 6:18 P

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KATHY- LOVE your Halloween pic ! I will also keep my fingers crossed that the winter weather will hold off till your roof is fixed. I am with hubby..the money must be found elsewhere !! Ha-Ha

David- emoticon

My son's 37th B-day is this Sunday. We are not planning a BIG party but it will be fun getting together and ragging on each other while we play cards !!

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David - WOW that must have caused a ton of stress and worry! Glad to have you back here with us!!

Well, we're still in the midst of this seemingly never ending roof saga..... Hopefully will have the last 2 quotes in by the end of this week, then we have to try to do the financing..... I need the snow and ice to hold off until we get the roof repaired!!!! I DID tell my hubby that I would be more than willing to use his life insurance check to cover the cost, but for some reason he does not think my idea is a good one? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Not new but awol for short time. Had cell stolen at work and had ti change #, e-mail etc. Was using " moving4me55.
Anyways, starting over fresh. Will set sparkpage up later. Hope everyone here is doing well and is closer to their goals.
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10/20/14 11:08 P

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Evening ladies!

Pattie - That's great that you have joined a fitness center! My daughter and I have been looking into a Y membership, but the one that is closest to us is an old building, with some upgraded, new areas, and we found it very hot all throughout the facility. Since Meaganne has trouble regulating her body temperature, I guess we may have to check out some of the other Y's in the area that are newer.

Shari - That sounds like you had a truly lovely night out! It sounds wonderful - right up my alley!

Meaganne and I did go to the dog show on Saturday - we spent over 3 hours walking around the huge complex looking at / listening to displays and presentations, as well as - of course, watching the Collies being judged. We ran into some old friends, and made a couple of new ones, including meeting another Collie breeder that Meaganne is friends with online. She got to try out the new fancy camera we bought her for her birthday last month. She got some great action shots and video of the Collies being moved out around the ring, so she was pretty thrilled about that!

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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

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10/20/14 12:39 P

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Good Morning Team !! I had a wonderful evening Sat. at the Art Center Downtown Mesa. My son, niece and sister went with me. We walked main street, stopped at a restaurant , had tacos, and listened to great guitar music by a twosome called "Uno,Dos". We then walked over to the Art Center and took tons of pictures around the beautiful building. Nice Night !

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10/20/14 11:20 A

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We joined a fitness center last week and I am going to go work out today. Maybe relieve some tension.

Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes a face happy.


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10/17/14 7:28 P

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That's downright emoticon emoticon emoticon ladies! Well done!

Do you have any 'exciting ' plans for the weekend???

There's a big, prestigious 3 day dog show in town this weekend, so my youngest DD Meaganne and I are hoping to go either tomorrow or Sunday - hopefully to meet up with friends we only ever see at the shows, maybe buy a few grooming products, and just plain enjoy the day out, with no stress for a change... we aren't showing any of our guys so they can all stay home and keep DH company!

The Group judging as well as Best In Show judging is a "Black Tie " affair on Saturday, which is always just that little more exciting to watch - maybe because there are huge $$$$$ being awarded to the winners. Collies are being judged early in the day though, so chances are we won't stay long enough to see Best in Show.

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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

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10/17/14 2:03 P

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PATTI- I am right behind you I just made level 14 yesterday !!!

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WOOHOO...I just made level 15 !!!!!!!!! emoticon

Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes a face happy.


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Thanks Shari! I thought it sounded like a fun movie myself, and that it would be something that Zachary and Cooper would enjoy too. I'll have to try to get them there next week - before it's out of the theaters.

Glad you're feeling better today!!!


Even though the temperatures have warmed up slightly, there is still so much dampness / rain in the air that all my joints are achy and sore.

We're still trying to arrange financing for the roof repairs, which is really stressful to say the least! For now, I would be grateful to not have a leaky roof, although I really wish we could enough financing to cover all the repairs to the ceilings, drywall, etc.

Kathy
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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

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10/15/14 2:45 P

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Kathy- I liked "BoxTrolls" ! I was a little disappointed that when I asked her what she liked best about it she said it was the part that is in the trailer .. when the hairy guy keeps saying "Jelly"

I feel GREAT today! For the last couple of days I was just feeling bad from head to toe...but today I am fine emoticon

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Shari - Did you like "Box Trolls" ? I haven't seen it yet, but would like to, and have also thought of taking my older son's 2 little boys aged 6 & 7 with me.

Pattie - Glad you had such a good day and workout too!

Now that Thanksgiving (Canadian) is over and done with there's just Halloween left to worry about before it's time for the Christmas Season to begin. Nana's / Grandma's Gift Closet is starting to fill up with birthday and Christmas presents.

Yesterday we had our Thanksgiving Day feast at my older son's home. It was his first time doing the whole dinner, and he really did do a great job of it too - what a lovely surprise! emoticon emoticon

The highlight of the day though for me, anyway, was seeing his 7 year old curled up on the couch reading a book!!! Zach is in grade 2 and has discovered BOOKS!!! He's fascinated with all the wonderful new things he's been learning so far this school year, especially science and reading. I think there will definitely be some books for him for Christmas from me.

Kathy
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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!

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10/14/14 8:19 P

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Today was a great work-out day for me. I can honestly say that I liked it!

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emoticon everyone and Happy October ! I have returned to school/work from October Break. I did not do anything special but did take my granddaughter to see the movie "Box Trolls" she has been trying to see since the previews hit the T.V. LOL She loved it. My grandson turned 15 Sat. and we had ice cream and cake at the park !! He made a lot of money and guess what...he wanted to go to "Game Stop" for video game stuff. I took him .That's part of what Grannys are for. Hope everyones October is GREAT !!!

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emoticon Kayla and emoticon I remember the pictures of your gorgeous little girl.- she must be pretty big by now!

emoticon Suzy and emoticon to our absolutely emoticon 100+ family! Looking forward to getting to know you!

I got a bunch more errands done today, and again spent more than I should have right now but..... I think I have the 3 youngest grandkids pretty much looked after for Christmas, as well as the "wee one's" birthday too. Unfortunately, some of what I picked up for the kids came in large sized packaging so Nana's Gift closet is already looking overfull - may have to move my clothes out. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

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Yes Kathy it was knee surgery.

The rabbit lost the race, but the turtle won because he was slow and kept moving.
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AYLAZON - Glad you're jumping back on. I like to have an active site also. It seems as though on some of the sites no one ever posts. The posts are what keep me motivated most of the time and I just enjoy reading about everyone else's journey.

You should be proud of yourself that you keep plugging away even though your motivation isn't always what you would want it to be.

Hope you have a great day and keep checking back in!

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Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I jumped in. I never seem to be able to get on top of things and find time to do more than log my food and spin the wheel each day! Pathetic, but it's something. I miss friends though. I'm still making progress, a lot there for a while, now slow again and a bit depressing, but I AM proud to say that I've lost 90 lbs total since being on Spark with only REALLY working on the weight the last 2 1/2 years though. Now it keeps hovering between that 85 and 90 mark and my motivation is BLAH. It'll come back though. I wish I could speed read and catch up with every one! I do know that when I pop over and read up on what's going on I am really proud of this team for how active it is compared to a lot of other teams. You go! Hopefully I'll be able to be involved more and be able to prioritize better! Everyone have a great day!

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Beulah - I imagine it feels great that you have healed enough to get back into the pool again! Was this knee surgery?

I still don't have any answers about financing for all the roof / interior ceiling repairs. I'm afraid that we won't be able to get enough money to get it all fixed, especially before the winter arrives, but the thought of adding roughly $40,000 to our 'debt load ' (mortgage and a couple of loans) makes me want to curl into a tiny ball in dark corner where nobody can find me.....

Needless to say my eating, sleeping and being active are all suffering a lot with all the stress... And to help things along...... we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in less than 2 weeks .... which means incredible, wonderful Holiday type foods will abound everywhere!

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Second time in the pool since surgery.

The rabbit lost the race, but the turtle won because he was slow and kept moving.
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