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No problem, Gracie. That thread is about to close. The thing is that any device to track steps usually comes with its own groups to participate. I don't see much of a point posting the steps at the team while having them automatically posted with Fitbit, Garmin, Apple, etc.

MA has her sister with her for a month, that's probably the reason she's not posting much. SHAKER..., well she's with a lot of groups/teams so it must be difficult to keep up with them.

Gracie, I think you're doing just fine. You're getting used to how to deal with your sister and her DH. It's a whole new experience. I hope you use all the help you can get and get a routine going for them and for you. What a scary story about the fire. I'll send something nice to the chatters thank you!

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Patricia - I would be on the Stepathon, but Fitbit not working consistently. I'm thinking about buying something else, but other things more pressing at the moment.

Awesome Voices badges - right now RetiredSue, Changing-Turtle, CAT125, MUVFASTA. I didn't include leaders for Awesome badge because basically it is mandatory for us - how do you feel about that or do we deserve an Awesome badge too????

I would like to checkup on MA AND SHAKERATTLEROLL who were chatting, but now I don't see them, but don't want to be pushy - perhaps if someone sent them a team goodie could ask about participation and how things are going????

Those who have read my blog know that I'm kinda pushed to the limit right now, but hope to start chatting more on Awesome Voices. I know we are all busy, Fae works, Patricia with the kids, Diane with her new kids, etc. so I feel a little guilty about not participating more... I want to share this with you & not the team.

Last week I was going to the pool, but got delayed and boy was I glad for that. I was almost ready to go out the door when I heard the smoke detector go off in the kitchen. I'm not sure what really happened because I get 2 stories about it; however, my sister and her DH had caught an 8-roll of Bounty on fire. Neither one of them were putting out the fire it was like they were hypnotized. I tried to get the fire extinguisher out, but it was stuck and finally I just threw the rolls of Bounty in the sink and started pouring water on it. The flooring has to be replaced where one of the rolls was burning on the floor and the countertop has a place where the plastic melted on the counter. All in all I am so thankful I didn't come home to the house burned down, but now I don't feel comfortable leaving them alone unsupervised so I'm trying to deal with that.

Also, I had to call EMS 3 times in the last 2 weeks for lift assist because her DH keeps falling. It has been so frustrating for me because he is cognizant some days and then others he just wants to sleep all day. I don't know much about his brain tumor, but I attributed this to it; however, I found out that he has been abusing his medication. I had a long talk with him about this and since the fire he has been cognizant and the falling has stopped along with the sleeping all day.

This is all new to me and to say the least I am frazzled by it all. I don't want to be 'mother' to them. I have phone numbers etc. for help so trying to work things out.

This has been the main reason I didn't want to pass out the Goodies. I just don't want to think extra about comments to make to teammates, etc. and basically that is why I'm not chatting too. Hopefully I can get things running smoother at home soon and share more in chat room etc.








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emoticon and I'm so enjoying the FAB 6!!! emoticon (team leaders hug). Thanks for your opinion on a thread that's going emoticon I'll keep it open but if it lowers in membership emoticon , I'll close it. And will certainly not include it next challenge.

Diane, concerning the LTGL's, you let me know if 5 days of the week is good enough. I like it that way because we always need to take reasonable breaks from it all so... (Hey, I still don't understand how can someone live with 4 glasses of liquid a day! But well, we are very adaptable beings.)

What do you think?

Oh, and about the Awesome Voices badge, I like that but without including the QOTD and the Healthy Tips. I would give them in the middle of the challenge to encourage participation and will also take advantage of the goodies to send a good one to the regular chatters now that we have some from the team to spend.

Gracie, if you can give me the names of the ones who deserve a goodie up to now, I can send them or place a badge for them (where?)

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Thanks Diane for complimenting the EL's. I still would like to see an Awesome Voice badge - combining QOTD, healthy tips and consistent chatters okay with me although not sure how you would combine it.

Chatters are not responding as much, but guess that is to be expected as weeks go on. We may not have anyone to give badge to.

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LOVE both the QOTD and also the Healthy Hints, what we if we combined these and the ones who use the chat together in a badge? Since the 3 of them are chat thread related? And of course add in any who may comment on the wall regarding the answers?

I TOTALLY agree on the badges for the weigh loss. On the Dawg team until the stuff done on another team, having the "Trying also" thing happened, we always did it, but dropped it. I'd LOVE for the Awesome A team to be able to applaud those who are really working so hard towards their goal (I am not usually one who is, but the winter challenge I always do better).
Indeed by percentages, not by pounds. I am one team that does it by pounds, and I skip reading that. Often those who lose 8 to 10 pounds A WEEK. I do not want (nor now would qualify WOOHOO) stomach surgery. Seeing long term a few friends who had them their bodies are breaking down rapidly as they age (one had hers done around 2009/2010, another one 2011, the other one 2014) and it's horrible seeing them!! Two of them bones are breaking, nutrients aren't there. Okay that's a personal opinion.

LOVE mixing things UP!! Each challenge we've done in the past 3 challenges some things have changed. Our Winter Challenge is a TRIBUTE To EACH Of you!! We worked so hard during the break on the Awesome A team to make it what it is, and the team is responding!!

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I'm also so happy with Gracie and Fae as ELs with us also!! ROUNDING out the FAB 6!! WOOHOO!!! LOVE the zeal and WOOHOO that all 3 ELs have!! I've been a leader for 9 years, and usually the WL and ML and CL are READY TO GO (as we are!) but it's not the usual to have 3 OUTSTANDING ELs. TY to everyone of you ,, all 5 of you!! It's a PLEASURE being the CL of a strong, dependable Leader team!!

LOVE the LTGL badge!!! Would it be ALL or 6 out of 7 days, 5 out of 7 days?

Fae, what program are you using to edit out the surrounding area on pics? I tried one, but it meant erasing them so slowly by hand (finger tracing or using a pen on it, and I am NOT good at that!) Also Fae if you put into the search line

Free picture of (What you are looking for) as long as the site you go to isn't iStockphotos there are usually quite a free ones.

If the team isn't responding well to a thread, there's no need to continue it into the next challenge. If a leader would like to stop a thread, that can be done during the challenge. We can email any member who may wish to continue doing so and if they have an device that tracks steps etc,, they join a team either on Sparks of that or any activity tracker team, or I know I can fitbit. Though LOL I am doing enough as it is!!

Looks like the spring AWESOME A team will be BURNING with idea's so once it's set up (usually the end of week 7 or 8 of the regular challenge) Let's keep all of this in mind.

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Gracie, before I forget, thank you for posting the QOTD about energy. Usually, it all comes to the leaders. For example, we've had WL's who did prize Biggest Losers. Also, when I was an ML, I prized the most regular consistent chatters. I think the best is to keep changing things a bit from challenge to challenge to keep members and ourselves interested.

Fae, thank you for sending a note to Crystal! emoticon

That's what we leaders are all about, ideas put into action.

From Emily's blog about weight: I always award 'those who lost any weight for the week' with a badge and the others (Biggest Losers) with a badge and a goodie. The Biggest Losers is just the first 3 to 6 places in the amount of weight loss which in the case of Week 1 would be: (lbs loss is approximate)

1st place: Tyenovkian, 7 lb loss (75% of the 100% weight loss goal)
2nd place: Whytebrown, 4 lb loss (25%)
3rd place: Barb4Rick, 3.8 lb loss (25%)
4th place: Cat125, 3 lb loss (25%)
5th place: Diane, 2.9 lb loss (25%)
6th place: Gwinner1, 2.6 lb loss (25%)
7th place: Agapejoy, 2 lb loss (25%)

This is so that you can see that there are not many differences in the way weight loss is given and celebrated. Actually, I find that by % is more just because % is relative to what the person initially weighs not to the amount lost in a week.

I think what really impresses about Emily's blog is the showy/flashy/colorful/thoroughly way she presented everything. I mean on EVERYTHING. She took ALL the info possible from week 1 trip and made a badge about it: who took off the plane, who landed the plane, etc, etc.

That being said, what I really like about Emily's work is that she's teaching all of the teams how to do things well. I know there are teams that barely move and leaders & members don't care. They like it that way. So this is for me like a call for the leaders of those teams to know how much a team is able to do if in good hands. I think our team is more private in not exposing all that its members accomplish per week to the public. That can be changed if you want to. But we do pretty well! Especially now with Gracie and Fae on board as leaders.

I like the LTGL's idea. We used to mention them and I think we gave them a goodie or badge (don't recall). The same as with the exercise and in the same post was included the best doing the LTGL's.

I'm with Diane. If anyone is willing to take time to do what Emily did, sure! I agree! I'm not able nor willing to do so. What I'm willing to do is any change related to weight. For example, if you want me to do a blog posting the winners and badges for the weigh-in of each week, I can do that (besides posting it on the team, of course, and sending the email to let the team know). I can do a blog for everything I carry on on the team page. Last A Standing, Stepathlon (which, btw, I'm thinking of shutting it up if less than 8 members show. What do you all think?) Also, I'm thinking this is one activity we should quit for Spring. If you have a tracker, you have everything you need there! People start and get bored because we have to copy everything from the tracker to the computer every week.

Let me know what you think about the tracking steps activity, please.

Edited by: PATRICIA-CR at: 1/27/2020 (14:50)
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I was looking over the awards that Emily awarded.

It appears to me that the Challenge Gold, Silver and Bronze awards is much like our Most Awesome, Very Awesome award and the Awesome Pilot award but given as one award with three levels.

Reporting the Overall Biggest Loser, Golden, Silver and Bronze Losers for each each might be a good addition to the badges. I have not done any research on the past to see if we would have someone consistently get it.

Making badges is fun. I do spend a lot of time trying to get pictures and such that are not copyrighted and are free. I am sure that once I have a collection that this would get easier. Just yesterday I figured out how to cut out the background of a picture out to place that picture onto another picture. Always, learning. emoticon

This is my opinion so I am okay if you all do not agree. I would not change any of the awards on this Winter Challenge. I am always against adding new "rules" midstream. I think it confuses people and I think it could cause hurt feelings and such. I think that these awards would be great to incorporate in future challenges.

These are my thoughts.





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I'm sorry, I got delayed coming here. I'll read everything a bit later and let you know my opinion. emoticon

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HI Gracie and Fae,

Fae, TY TY TY For checking on Crissy!! Always a plus plus!!

Gracie, I always read the blogs, but hadn't yet, so I just popped over to Emily's blog (Warrior4life).

LOTS of stats!! WOOHOO!! On that!!

If someone has the time, and skill do this I am in favor of it.

I LOVE STATS of course, like many others, and badges too!!

To award those who consistently post the max of the LTGLs is AWESOME!!

We do so with the max exercisers, and with the ones who report all of their time we do, but we've added in with the 30 mins for at least 5 days a week. Why?

Most who have been members of the 5% Challenge after 1 or 2 challenges should be able to do 3 times a day of 10 mins of exercise. Doing 2 non stress ones, and one cardio and or mix them up so that they walk 1 mins and than perhaps use a can of soup to lift one arm, than the other for the other 9, and or a combo of things.

If pressed for time, it's still possible to get in some time. I do not get a "real lunch" break. I eat with the kids who get a hot lunch and the ones who bring their lunch, which is out of the 20 in the class, in general there are 18 in the class. The others are taken out for various reasons to work on things, while eating.

LOVE the idea of all who post LTGLs to be on a list/badge.

The biggest loser award/badge could perhaps be useful, but after first seeing do we have someone who would consistantly get it?

What if a member who's had stomach surgery etc, joins? They'd be the one to have a huge (pun intended LOL) advantage over the others?

I DO LOVE what Emily did with listing those who lost any weight for the week.

CAUTION years ago we did this on the Dawg team. We all loved it.

On another team, Lynn belonged to their WL put up a list, and added "Those who are trying" and that did NOT go over well at all with Lynn. It was very embarrassing for her, and others. So a "trying" or a "didn't lose" (LOL I KNOW no team would do a DIDN'T LOSE list) ,, yeah.



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Hi Gracie,

I did stop by and read Warrior4life's blog. You are correct that it was pretty impressive and quite a "shout out" on their participation so that others could see what was happening on their team. I also think it is good "advertising" to others to join the 5% challenges.


By the way, I sent a quick sparkmail to Crystal. She replied and was not affected by the blast either. She lives on the Southwest side of Houston. So thankful she was not impacted since so many were.



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Hi Gals,

Last week I started thinking that our loyal teammates do not get enough awards especially in the Awesome Voices chat. There are those who chat every day or very close to it. There may be more teammates that read the posts, but I think these daily chatters should get a special recognition award towards the end of the challenge maybe on week 6 or 7. What do you think? This should not be announced in advance, but be a total surprise for them.

I think an Awesome Voice trophy with their name on it or badge, etc. I've not worked out the criteria yet, but wanted your opinion.


Also what about special recognition to our teammates that consistently blog or inspire others always putting a comment on CAD, birthdays, etc. throughout the challenge?

Has anyone read Warrior4Life's blog today? I saw some things I really liked. This would probably be extra work, but...

1) Recognition for top exercisers
2) Do we give a weekly biggest loser award? I know we recognize percentages, but for the biggest loser ??? that would be nice.

What do you think - any ideas?






Edited by: GRACIE749 at: 1/25/2020 (12:43)
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Patricia - I love your pre-challenge results Improving Step by Step Eat Right (pic, badge, whatever it is). Totally awesome & imaginative. emoticon

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I have 6 folders created for shoving mail into that I want to keep.

I never thought about protecting myself - am I na´ve? I guess that's something I never learned and at 71 probably never will. Sometimes I put my foot in my mouth and I can usually tell when I do it because the other person treats me cold for a while or just ignores me after that. I've learned the hard way that not everybody is going to love me. True friendship is give & take on both sides.





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Yep, I understand the CYA(Butt) concept very well. I do it all the time at work. I will just move e-mails to some folder then. I just did not think I needed to CYA as much on Sparkpeople. But I am learning. emoticon

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A caution on deleting emails (Hears Pat GROANING! LOL She and I are the total opposite on this!! I RARELY EVER Delete emails) if U are writing on a one to one with a member, you may wish to keep the email thru the challenge (not to leaders just a member) because and it's RARE a member CAN become upset about something ,, and than BLOW EVERYTHING so far out of the water it's unreal. In my 9 years thats only happened 3 times, and 2 of those times it was as the CL on "the other team."

I live by CYB (Cover Your Butt) motto.

I've opened a new thread about new members,,, Fae has right!!

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Hi All,

Been meaning to stop in here and join the chat. I really like the idea of stopping in here and chatting instead of all the Sparkmails. I have probably deleted some that I probably should have kept but I am not going to stress on it. My box has about 12 pages of mail and I am sure that you all probably have that many or more. I really don't want to spend time looking at them again so will probably delete after about a month. My motto - if I have not looked at it again I probably will not so delete it.

Regarding the QOTD and calendar. I posted on the weekends but that was before I saw the discussion about not doing it. I did not post any thing today. I am okay with whatever the consensus is.

Regarding the members on the team and their experience, I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt. I did go to worship services this morning. emoticon I do know that on my Sparkpage is says that I have been a member since 2007. You would think that I had a lot of experience. I may have been on a lot of teams at that time. I don't remember because I removed them and all friends except my sister as part of the Spring 2019 challenge. However, I was not very active at all before the Spring Challenge. Any added friends are from the Spring Challenge forward. You can see it from my blog posts. I did check out their Sparkpages and it appears that ShakeRattleRoll is experienced but maybe not the others. Just giving them the benefit of the doubt? Maybe??? Sewater I cannot find at all.



By the way, I did not know about the control F hint. What a lifesaver!!!

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Skipping QOTD on weekends is fine with me. Who else has an opinion. I'm willing not to do it if there is a consensus.

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Hello,

I agree that QOTD should be not done for the weekend. Let everyone have a break. And if they are like me, it will be a time to catch up on what you didn't do during the week. I'm not on here everyday.

My church is doing the Daniel Fast for 21 days (started 1/6), during which time we are to read the entire New Testament, which is 12 chapters a day, plus, 1 chapter of Revelations. Of course, I'm behind already. emoticon

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I stayed home all day & it is really nice to kick off my shoes and cozy up to the fireplace with a cup of soothing decaffeinated tea. I'm trying to get my 8 glasses of water in before 9 so I'm not up all night tripping my way to the bathroom.

Patricia - I just read your last group mailing and have a question. What is tinyurl.com & why do you use it?

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Betterhealth25 has such an AWESOME SPIRIT!!

Please note from the email copied and pasted here, it has been addressed about opening threads. LOL I DO LOVE HER ZEAL!!

HI CHeryl!! WOOHOO You ready???
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11:30 PM 1/10/2020HI Cheryl!!

WOOHOO are you ready for TAKE OFF?

What type of exercise are you planning on doing? Do you live where it's cold or warm?

Is water a challenge or easy for you?

We LOVE YOUR ZEAL and that you are a CHEER LEADER!! TY TY For being so encouraging!!

We do ask our members to please not start any new threads. On some teams it's so very welcomed, and we LOVE the encouragement, but the 5% is set up for leaders to only start threads. Of course since some teams are open to them, we totally get it. And yes, indeed LOVE that you are a cheer leader!!

WE LOVE to have members such as yourself to hit the AWESOME Voices chat room because there's no doubt Cheryl, that you'll help to spur us ALL ON!! YEAH!!

Here's the link ,,, and we do look forward to your helping to encourage us!! IMPRESSIVE!!

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TY TY TY

Diane

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1/10/20 11:04 P

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I've written to Annie 3 or 4 times, but she doesn't write back.

On the QOTD and Healthy Hints, why not still do these if you both have the time, and desire, if you personally would like a rest, GO FOR IT!! ABSOLUTELY.

Today we hit 50 and tomorrow 56!!! That's LIKE SUMMER in DA WINTAH!! BUT on Sunday MOST of Maine will be freezing rain, the upper part Snow, but here just only around the coast RAIN. I'd MUCH rather have RAIN than ICE ANY DAY!!

In 98 we had 3 days of FREEZING RAIN which took the entire state DOWN to our knees. Thankfully for me, I should be fine.



Diane
EDT - Greater Portland Area in Maine
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One thing we didn't talk about is the QOTD and the Healthy Tip to give it a rest during the weekend or not?? It is a rest for the leaders and not too many things for the members so that they may concentrate only on doing exercise, posting, resting (or doing whatever they need or like) and going to their church? It's just a suggestion. It has helped before. What do you all think?

Patricia, EL
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"The secret of living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure." ~Tibetan Proverb
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No, I haven't heard from Annie. There's a new member without any way to reach her/him?? Have you seen him/her? SEWATER. How can they accept a member who is unreachable? Just wondering.

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I took a peak at our first destination - wow looks great! Love all the information especially info under make water your drink of choice. I also love the pee chart emoticon and The Wild Card of Weight Loss gave me some great ideas for QOTD. Before I was thinking how many questions about water can I ask for 7 days. emoticon

Everything looks emoticon

I've not heard from Annie.

emoticon emoticon I'm ready for Tahiti - might even move there. Some of my favorite food is fresh seafood, bananas, yams, pineapples, coconuts & ginger.



The Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Gentleness, Goodness, Faithfulness & Self-Control.

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Gracie,,,, It's so easy to forget things with so many emails flying around. having it all on a thread or maybe 2ish (LOL like that? ish?) makes so much more sense.

There are 2 members who haven't read the required reading, Retiredsue, will on Sat and she'll also do the Introduce Yourself questionnaire on Sat. Poor Annie seems lost, but she's not responding to any emails.

Has Annie replied to anyone's email or posts on her page?

The others that haven't answered their Introduce Yourself questionnaire Jacquie has contacted, and if they do not reply to her by the end of the weekend, I'll write them, but most likely they'll respond to Jacquie.



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Thanks Diane for adding the Cozy Fireplace. I can't believe I read your mail at 5:30 and forgot about it 6-7 hours later!

I've noticed there are several people who have not responded to all the required stuff. Do we need to notify them or wait?

The Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Gentleness, Goodness, Faithfulness & Self-Control.

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Gracie, LOL I DID Call the wagon!! They're picking us ALL UP soon.

One for ALL and ALL for one!

It was a SUPER LONG day for me!! I was at the school from 9 to 2:50 got home just in time for the Council Meeting which was 3 to 4 and immediately we started to work on bird houses done in mosaic!! I'll take pictures when I am done. SO far I LOVE it.

I didn't get home until after 6. Izzy was CRYING at the door. Awwww anyone who thinks cats do NOT care, hasn't owned a cat!

WARRIOR4LIFE (Emily) had written about 1readytogo ,, so I told her and send her the blurb on the chat thread. It'll be up to Emily if the next time 1readytogo should come back to the 5% if she gets team choice.

I did advocate that she be allowed to have team choice, because we all know at first it's so very overwhelming. Had she of waited for an answer she'd of quickly see that no limitation matters. Shoot many of US have them.

Edited by: DIANEDOESSMILES at: 1/9/2020 (19:46)
Diane
EDT - Greater Portland Area in Maine
AWESOME A's as the CL 5% Challenge
Invincible Indigo team Biggest Loser Challenge

I get to CHOOSE My HARD!! Hard to watch what I eat? Or Hard to walk, breathe etc. It's MY CHOICE! I Choose my HARD to be happy and fulfilled by not filling myself UP with food


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Grab a coffee, hot chocolate, tea, water, etc, and let's chat!!

Comfy clothes suggested, fuzzy slippers, have a seat on the floor best rugs, or in a chair, couch etc.

It's our place.

Diane
EDT - Greater Portland Area in Maine
AWESOME A's as the CL 5% Challenge
Invincible Indigo team Biggest Loser Challenge

I get to CHOOSE My HARD!! Hard to watch what I eat? Or Hard to walk, breathe etc. It's MY CHOICE! I Choose my HARD to be happy and fulfilled by not filling myself UP with food


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