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3/15/13 5:18 P

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thats great kris both about the lb lost and your sone engagement.i am still doing my classes but having a new health problem lol.blogged about it so wont repeat here as i am short of time.

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if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

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So I went for a visit with my health coach today - down a pound of fat this week - yay!!! - Oh and my number 4 son got engaged!!!! He is pretty young - he will only be 21 by the time they get married in August - but they love each other and she is a sweet girl. I just wish my oldest 2 boys would get the marriage bug!! They are ages 28 and 30!!

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3/11/13 4:10 P

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Hi all!!
Debbie - that is a tough video - I do it a couple of times a month to mix things up - I mostly do treadmill and weights, but I try to mix things in once in a while. Good luck and let us know how you are doing with it - I may give it a try a little more often.
Great job Karen!!! How is the exercise class going - I need to go over to your page and read your blog. Glad to hear that things are going better.
My pounds are coming off very slowly, but I am going to see a health couch where he measures my body fat, etc and I have put on 2 pounds of muscle in the last few weeks, so the scale isn't the only thing to look at!!! I have lost more fat than I thought. : ) Have a great week - do something today to get a step closer to your fitness goals!!!

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3/10/13 1:56 A

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debbie-that is great.let us know how it goes.i havent seen that video over here but have herd alot about it i am a jillian michaels fan i love her straight talk. alot of the exercise videos people use on here you dont find over here.same with books.there is a book beth(indygirl)recomends.you on a diet and i cant get it.the book over here for love of money.the book shop where i ordered my spark and spark cook book and the joy club book tried to get it to me but apparently they dont deliever to germany.i even went to 4 other book shops and they all said the same.

kris-how is it going love ?have you started back up your exercise streak?hope so.

well i did something the other week i hadnt done in 26 years and bloged about it.i went to a exercise class.and a mixed one at that with men in it.liked it so much that i now go to three various classes three days a wekk.and after the easter holidays there is another one starting up which i have signed up for and even persauded my sil to come with .also when all the snow has gone the nordic walking class will start again.i plan to go to that with the kids.i have even got the kids doing sport classes now and zakariya my son has lost 1lb in three weeks which will please the heart and lung specialist.so all in all it is going good our end.

hello all the others in our team.take care and keep smileing.

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if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less,


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3/10/13 1:07 A

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Hi all! I used to come to Sparkpeople often, but I never saw any progress, so I quit! But I am back again. I have started doing the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred video. Day one was today. It was hard, but I was able to do the whole video!!! I'm coming back to report my progress and setbacks, to hold myself accountable!!! I would love to lose about 65 - 70 lbs!

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2/27/13 5:14 A

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sorry for not being around ben really ill still am ill but slowly on the mend.way to go kris on getting the balance.knew you could do it love.take care and keep smiling.

karen,germany

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heaviest weight-330lbs
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goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less,


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2/26/13 4:50 P

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So I broke my exercise streak the other day on purpose. That may sound strange, but I was revolving my life around that TOO much. So now, I know I can do it, but I am striving for balance in my life too. I know that if I miss a day, I REALLY can start back up again the next day. That doesn't mean I have fallen off the wagon so to speak. Anyway - how are you all doing today?

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2/16/13 2:58 P

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Oh Karen - how awful!! Hope things are going better now and that you didn't catch it too!

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2/15/13 4:01 A

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I N E E D S L E E P!big time.up all wednesday night with ayyub being sick spent yesturday doing 5 wash loads of sick bedding etc after i soaked them in the bath first to get all the sick bits off(i know tmi)then was up all last night with zakariya being sick.he has been sick 14 times up to now and it is now bile he is bringing up.had to cancel my drs appointment today(was also due an iron infusion)because ofg the kids being ill.loads of sicky washing again.i am beginning to feel sick myself reather from tiredness and smelling the sick lol or because i caight the kids bug.just hoping ayman doesnt get it.hope you are all doing well.

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if at first you don��t succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less,


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2/14/13 7:12 P

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emoticon Happy Valentine's Day Moms!! Hope you are enjoying quality time with your families. emoticon

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2/11/13 4:18 P

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Thank you Karen! Even though I am exercising like crazy, the scale isn't moving very fast. I am staying with it though - PATIENCE!!
I imagine it is a unique life for you. The rolls and bread sound good!!
Well - everyone - so something to make yourself a little more fit today - an extra glass of water instead of pop, 5 extra minutes of exercise - eat a salad - something!! You will be glad you did. : )

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2/11/13 4:01 P

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kris that is great with the exercise streak.proud with you love.

like everyone else i know what you mean with men and house work.try being married to an arab like me lol.cant complain though as he is good in all other areas.i.e with the kids,shopping etc,etc.havent been around as still ill but posted a blog with some photos of some bread rools i made.think they came out well even if i say so myself.today made arabish bread but forgot to take photos.take care and keep smiling everyone.

karen,germany

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if at first you don��t succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less,


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2/10/13 6:54 P

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Hi ladies! Tonight I quickly ripped through straightening the living room and kitchen table bexause I couldn't see it any more. Who was sitting in his chair and watching? My hubby, lucky me hu? My oldest son was the only one to help. I'm trying but when he sits there watching like its a union job what am I to do? Atleast I'm not alone in my quest for a clean house. But like my mother in law says it'll always be there. But I guess that's why her house is still in awful shape. I don't mean to be disrespectful to anyone older then myself, but if I am going to move in someday oh goodness what a mess ill have to deal with! I think ill need a dumpster parked outside the window to throw stuff into yikes! I love my hubbys parents, but geesh I think they've become packrats in their old age. I can completely agree with you all on men and their cleaning skills, the stink!

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2/10/13 5:27 P

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I dream of having a perfectly orderly house too - yesterday, I wasn't home much - not enough to keep dishes done etc, and today it looks like a bomb went off in the kitchen - I don't know why guys can't pick up a dirty dish, put away anything or wipe up a crumb.
So on a positive note - I am still on my workout roll! 43 days now without a miss!

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2/4/13 2:07 A

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charlie do you think husbands are made from the same mold,lolanyway havent time to chat now will try and get back on again.

karen,germany

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if at first you don��t succeed,try try again.

heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less,


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2/3/13 4:09 P

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Geez girls you are all making me feel better. It's good to know I am not alone. My husband is definitely my 4th kid and sometimes my most difficult (lol)! And my house is always a mess! I have kind of given up on trying to keep things "orderly"! It is no use! Maybe someday! A girl can dream! emoticon

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2/3/13 3:16 P

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Hi Charitie - yes - sometimes husbands can sure be like one of the kids - especially when they get sick!!
I remember well the times trying to get anything done with a little one clinging to my leg. I just learned to prioritize - my house was never clean it seemed (not that it is perfect now - LOL) Don't ever forget to make some time for yourself - time for a walk, time to read - refill your bucket so to speak. emoticon

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2/3/13 4:39 A

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H i I'm Charitie. I have 3 procarious boys no girls either. They're 7, 5 and 13 months. The oldest is already trying to be a grown up, my middle son is in the sensative stage and the baby is in the stage of being very clingy to the point of not even letting me out of his sight to use the potty and trying to cook with him hanging on my pantleg. Its very difficult at times to do anything. Then there's my 4th baby my husband, he seems to think its better for me to find stuff like his undies then himself. I also have to play alarm clock for him. Sometimes he tells me what time he wants to be woken up and it takes me 3 or 4 hrs more to do so. Very frustrating. Anywho...I'm glad to be part of this group and hope to get to know you all!

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1/31/13 5:18 P

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Wow Karen - that is tough - children worry about so many things - and in your case, you and the boys have had so many health issues that it is very much a reality. The only thing I can think of is to really bring your faith in God to the forefront. Emphasize that when someone dies they can still be with you in your heart, in your memories, in spirit. I don't know what else to suggest. Maybe the social worker will have some good ideas. emoticon emoticon

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having a bad day at the moment had a meeting with ayyubs teacher and the school social worker.apparently ayyub told a teacher the other day who had asked him why he seems so quite and sad looking that i had died.they now thing that he has a fear about me dieing and they are worried about him.they want me to go to theraphy with him etc which i dont have the time but guess will have to make time.the school know aboutmy medical situation and how ill i am and see ayyubs fear of me dieing as very real.not certain where to go from here.feeling guilty that i am giving him this worry etc and dont really know how to deal with it.the social workers things i should be more open with ayyub about my illness and the possibility that i can die and reasure him if that happened that his father will still be there for him etc.i dont know if that is the right way to go.any suggestions?sorry if this is a bit heavy but this was sort of thrown at me

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heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less,


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1/31/13 3:38 P

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Accomplished my 31 days straight of working out - feels great to accomplish that and I lost 10 pounds doing it!

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1/28/13 3:34 P

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Just finished my work out - I feel really good about it - I pushed myself to do more - i actually did some sprints!! If you haven't worked out yet today - I encourage you to do it - even just 5 or 10 minutes!! You know you can! : )

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1/27/13 4:54 P

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Hi Stacey! Well - I can tell you from VAST experience - that your boys will all get along!! It may take longer for some than others - but blood is thicker than water. It also took me years to realize that sometimes wrestling, arguing and scrapping is sometimes a guy's way to show he cares - strange I know - but that is just the way it is. My boys are ages 8 (adopted - long story), 18, 20, 24, 28 and 30. They all are very different from each other - ranging from nerd to jock - ADHD pops up a little in the group and the youngest has Aspergers as well. I have only 1 married - the 24 yo.
Congrats on your weight loss! I have lost 7 since Christmas - I am happy with how things are going lots of persistence pays off!!
Karen - I know you have so many challenges with your boys - you amaze me with your positive attitude and never give up personality - I just love you for that!
Well - I sure hope we can be here for each other - in good times and bad and help each other get fit!! : )


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Hi everyone! I am Stacey, mom of 3 boys. I am glad this team is coming together! I just finished week 3 on spark and I am thrilled to be down 4 lbs! Much more to go but I feel like I've got this! Each day my drive and confidence that I can do it grows! It's so great to have all this support and accountability!
I was wondering how old are your boys? Mine are still fairly young but it goes by so fast and I would love any advise you all have to offer! They all have such different personalities! My youngest (will be 4 in march) and my middle (turning 7 next week) are like oil and water! The youngest is a ball buster and my middle is very sensitive! Sometimes I feel like they will never get along and it makes me sad! I hope that is not the case!
I hope you are all doing well on your health journey! Thank you!



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1/27/13 6:52 A

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hi susan,well you both beat me kris,i have only three boys and i sometimes struggle with them.how you two do it with more i admire you.of course with my three all having special needs they are more work than 3 healthy kids but i still wouldnt swap them for the world.

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heaviest weight-330lbs
start weight sp-270.4lbs
goal weight-155lbs

if i was worth my weight in gold i would be a millionair.my riches are measured by other standards and are worth far more than any gold.

we cant become what we need by remaining what we are.

Fear less, hope more; Eat less,


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1/26/13 5:31 P

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Hi Susan - you have me beat!! I have 6 awesome sons - no daughters. I can relate to your struggle - I really backslid last year - but I am back in the groove so to speak. I set a goal of 31 workouts in 31 days - and I'm going to make it!!! It has made a real difference for me - making exercise such a priority this month - I have let some other things go to the back burner for now to really concentrate on this, but I am feeling so much more energetic that I am actually starting to catch up on other things!! What are some things you feel like you need encouragement on? I am Kris BTW. : )

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Hi, my name is Susan and I'm mom to 7 super sons and 1 delightful daughter. emoticon I'm STRUGGLING big time right now with my weight! I lost 63#'s and hit my goal weight on April 2011, and now I've gained 20#'s back! I could sure use the encouragement! Thank you for starting this thread!

Susan--wife to Dennis and mom to 8 super blessings.

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Hi - just starting a new chat thread - a place to get to know each other, give encouragement, sound off - whatever!! Hope you all will join in!!
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