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11/30/12 8:40 P

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Last but not least...I am thankful for all the ways this team helped me stay on track this month. From helping me keep my calories in line again for the first time in months, to challenging me to fit in cardio minutes when I think I can't, and of course the pleasant goodies that we share along the way to make it fun.

A.O.K. Talked online to an old friend about something she was having trouble with.

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11/29: I was thankful for my dentist...and for that matter the skills of all doctors and nurses who are trained medically to take care of us when we cannot.

A.O.K. Stopped and let the garbage man cross the road in front of me when I was driving to work, even though I was late.


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Thankful that my back feels better and I was able to work with my DH

AOK - Said hello and/or smiled at EVERY person I came in contact with today

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I am thankful that the team kept this thread going even though I couldn't get on the computer that often this month. I would like to do a challlenge like this again next month.

I didn't go out today but told my homemaker to give $1.00 to the Salvation Army in front of the grocery store.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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11/29/12 9:07 P

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Thankful for my Drama Free life

AOK - Loaned a very down and out friend some money today as well as put some gas in his car and watched his dog while he went to the doctor.

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11/28/12 11:12 P

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11/28
Thankful today for music...it is good company in workouts, a car ride alone, during any type of work. It can be healing, invigorating, emotional in a helpful way...just glad to have it in my life.

A.O.K. Donated that $1.00 to charity that they always ask for in the checkout line around this time of year. Also picked up some new treats for my cherub choir bell ringers and put a little more time into it this week to make it more organized and fun for them. Tonight we had our best practice yet!

11/27

Was thankful to the City workers who put so much effort into hanging Christmas lights in the town..it is dark when I leave work and it is so much more peaceful and pleasant to see something bright at the end of a long day.

A.O.K. Called my dad to say hello and invite him and my stepmother to visit in a few weeks.

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11/26/12 9:50 P

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Thankful today for everything I KNOW about how to stay healthy, and how to raise my children in that way. Of course SP has played a huge role in this.

My A.O.K was truly inspired by this challenge today!
I went to the grocery store tonight and thought the cashier did a nice job. Since it is so easy to call a customer care line or go online and complain I decided to do the opposite--I wrote a GOOD review of my service experience online and gave her name. I hope they will let her know she is doing a good job.

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11/26/12 8:39 P

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Thankful that the pools were mostly clean and it was an early day - home by 2pm

AOK - helped someone order something on-line for Cyber Monday

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11/25/12 10:47 A

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So I have some catching up to do (I was away from the computer for awhile!)

Wed Nov 21
I may have said sunshine in an earlier post, but I today I was thankful to have it on my day off so the kids and I could play outside. I was also thankful that my brother was happy to have us stay over at his home. emoticon

A.O.K. Thanked the employees at the kennel profusely for taking care of my dog over the holiday and wished Happy Thanksgiving to every person I crossed paths with while on errands. Also cleaned the car thoroughly for my family and managed to play games with my sons while doing it.

Thurs Nov 22
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Today I was truly thankful for how everything in my life worked out...I loved just taking my little family to visit our extended family members.

A.O.K. My brother in law had suggested that we all purchase a gift card for our niece, who is very young and has two small children. The purpose of it was so she would be able to give her children a nice Christmas. To be honest I had some reservations about the amount suggested since we have 13 other nieces and nephews to buy for in addition to our own children...but in the spirit of being thankful for all I had, and to help her along the road she is traveling, I let go of those reservations and figured out a way to make it work.

Fri Nov 23

Was thankful for some time with my sister. She just moved out of state this year and I miss her dearly. She came to town for the holiday and managed to fit us in.

A.O.K. Let my sister pick a favorite local place for dinner and worked around her schedule, even though I was busy.

Sat Nov 24

Thankful to finally get some exercise again after all of the last few days of scrambling around and not having any time for myself. The peaceful, quiet, walk I took felt great.

A.O.K.--Kind to my body, giving it 8 glasses of water, lots of exercise, and not going over on calories! Finally feeling like I'm heading in the right direction.

Sun Nov 25

Today I am thankful for modern conveniences...from washing machines to cell phone apps. The amount of technology that can be used in any given situation is overwhelming sometimes...but if you get in a groove it makes life easier so that we can keep freeing up time to exercise and pre-cook healthy food!

A.O.K. Said a few prayers for some dear ones who I know are in need of them.

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11/24/12 4:59 P

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Thankful for the time and attention from my family during this past week.

AOK - Kept my daughter's 2 boys overnight while she and her hubby spent the night at a hotel

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11/20/12 8:21 P

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Thankful for those inspirational little quotes and sayings that keep me moving...

A.O.K. Tipped the cashier a little more than I normally do when I picked up dinner tonight.

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11/19/12 10:28 P

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Thankful for my safety today and every day on the job. I pray for it every day...Today was a little nerve wracking as I had to climb up and down something steep to do my job--but as I sat and held my babies on the couch tonight I was just so thankful that everything worked out OK.

My A.O.K. today was to help someone who had fallen on the ground...my poor boss slipped on a surface that appeared to be stable. I helped him get back on his feet...it was difficult because he has two artificial knees and I had to hold his foot to help him get up. I could tell he was upset and embarrassed about it so I just made sure that he knew that his safety was the only thing that mattered.

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11/18/12 11:24 P

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Thankful today for the BASICS--safe clean water to drink, food to eat, and a roof over my head.

Remember that vase of flowers I signed up to donate for the church service as an A.O.K. last Wednesday? Well they come in sets of two so I took one over to my next door neighbor to share with her along with some baked goodies. She loved them!! Ironically, I donated the flowers in my Aunt's memory--she passed away from lung cancer 9 years ago this week. My neighbor had just lost her best friend to the same disease a few weeks ago.

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11/18/12 2:06 P

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Saturday

Thankful for my wonderful friends who I spent time with at a Bachelorette Party
AoK - Bought a pitcher of Margaritas at the Bachelorette Dinner and paid for the valet parking.

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11/17/12 8:20 P

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I was thankful to have this day to stay home...no appointments, no last minute trips to the store for things we are out of, nothing that can't wait until another day. I had a great nap...and guess what. While I was catching up on sleep I wasn't snacking so I am well on track to meet my calorie range for the day. I am feeling so optimistic about my goals tonight so I just had to share.

A.O.K. Spending a little quality time with each family member--baking cookies/building blocks/playing toys with my son, sat and held the baby for a solid hour, and tonight my husband and I will catch up on our favorite TV shows after the kids go to bed

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11/17 Saturday

Today I am thankful that I am able to get on the computer and spark. I am still waiting for my brother to come and fix it. I am over a week behind on friend feed and still doing Mondays emails.

AOK--I went to the store and picked up a prescription for my landlord.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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11/16/12 11:04 P

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Friday

Thankful for chewing gum that helped me get thru the day without over eating (much)

AOK - held doors open - smiled at many people - complimented the hostess at Applebees.

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11/16/12 9:56 P

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I am thankful for Spark every day, but there are some days I am just really glad to come on to the message boards and balance out my thoughts. You can say things here that you can't just say anywhere...you know?

A.O.K. We were at a "Thanksgiving Feast" at my son's school and we sat at a table to join a mom and her daughter who were sitting alone. I made a point to talk to her a little bit and be friendly. Also reached out to a couple co-workers in various ways...off the top of my head I can think of 5 people that I was showed appreciation to or helped with something. I have been wishing everyone an early Happy Thanksgiving all week
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11/15/12 9:34 P

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Today I am Thankful that my chiropractor and his staff are always so accommodating about squeezing me in whenever I need an adjustment.

AOK - I thanked an insurance customer service rep for helping me this morning. I told her she did a great job and she was sincerely grateful to hear that.

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11/15/12 1:53 P

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Today I am thankful for the opportunity to go see a movie with a friend and my sister later! I rarely get to do anything "fun" on my own so I am going to enjoy it.

A.O.K. Mailed a toy truck to Buffalo for my friend's son's first birthday. It took my whole lunch break to get everything ready but it will be worth it--that kid will probably play with this truck every day!

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11/14/12 11:02 P

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Was thankful today for a little sunshine, a nice trip into Pittsburgh, and a good lunch. I also had a good chat with my mom on the phone.

A.O.K.--When I stopped into a place for lunch, I noticed that all of the customers in front of me were just kind of shuffling through the line and grumbling. So when it was my turn I made a point to greet the cashier warmly and ask how she was, and just politely gave her my order and made sure to say thanks.



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11/14/12 3:11 P

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Wednesday - 11/14

Thankful for epsom salts

AOK - Gave up a hose at the chlorine supplier.

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11/13/12 8:49 P

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Thankful today for a strong, positive, and lasting memory of something very good happening in my life about one year ago this time.

Today my A.O.K. was to let two friends know I am thinking of them...one is having a hard week, the other I have not talked to for a long time but wanted to wish her well since I know something big is coming up for her at the end of the year.

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11/12/12 11:20 P

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Monday 11/12

Thankful for Todd & Valerie for being so "normal" and the best friends in the world

AOK - I smiled at a lot of people today

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11/12/12 10:57 P

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Today I am thankful for this feeling of rest, recuperation and re-focus that I have had all day. These days off were what I needed.

For my kindness I am talking to my brother through text messages even though it is late and I am tired. He gets lonely and I don't talk to him often enough with everything I have going on here.

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11/11 I am thankful for our troops. I pray everyday that the ones in Afghanistan come home safely very soon. I am thankful for this country.

I let someone go before me in line at the checkout.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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11/11/12 11:36 A

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Today I am thankful for my health. Very thankful.
For my act of kindness I set up an online party for a friend who is a Tupperware consultant and reached out to me to help her with this venture.

Yesterday: Thankful for my home. My act of kindness was to host some friends and their two small children for dinner last night. It was a lot of work but we all had a nice time!

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11/9/12 1:53 P

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Today I am thankful that I have the next few days off work, to live my life!!!
A.O.K.: Sat down and gathered addresses for my cousin who has been asking for them.

Missed yesterday since I needed to go computer-free for the night...so
Nov 8: Thankful for my job...even the rough days are worth it.

I had two A.O.K.s: 1) Stopped on my walk and actually talked to the crossing guard that I saw earlier this week, just a friendly conversation. 2) Re-arranged my schedule a little to have some newer staff members join me in the field. They had been stuck in the office a lot lately, and sought my help for an opportunity to get out and learn and not sit idle.

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11/9/12 11:05 A

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I am thankful that i have such a wonderful Mom.

I listened to my landlord complain about all the bills they had to pay because she had to reimburse me for the paint that i bought.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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I am thankful that i have such a wonderful Mom.

I listened to my landlord complain about all the bills they had to pay because she had to reimburse me for the paint that i bought.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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11/9/12 12:11 A

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11/9/12 I am thankful to have good friends!

Listening to a friend who needed to vent

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11/8/12 4:46 P

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11/8 Thursday
Thankful that my fitbit is on its way!
Today I listened to a friend who was having difficulties with her job.



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11/8/12 1:34 P

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11/08 Thursday

Thankful for the opportunity to participate in a Kickboxing Master class

AOK - Let a woman with 2 items go first in the grocery store check out

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11/8/12 12:02 P

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11/8

I am thankful that I have such a hardworker for a homemaker. She is an absolute gem.

I called my Mom and told her I loved her.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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11/7/12 7:27 P

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11/07 Wednesday

Thankful that Barack Obama was re-elected

AOK - Huh, I don't think I did one today. Someone did an AOK for me today - a man at the supply warehouse let me in front of him in line.

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11/7/12 1:03 P

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I got through the first 5 days...here is another post to keep it going!

11/6: Thankful for our military service men who do more for us than we even know, away from their families. For my act of kindess today I gave up my lunch break to help someone with something--this person is going to be starting a deployment and had just closed on a piece of property to build a house someday when he returns. There was something he needed to do for this procedure that I could help him with, and my part of it is not usually an instaneous process but I found a way to help him out.

11/7: Thankful for a new grocery store that just opened up close to where I work...this means healthier lunch choices for me and I am ecstatic. For my act of kindness today I will be taking my son to church for choir practice, and while there I am going to sign up to donate a vase of flowers for a Sunday coming up.

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11/7/12 10:28 A

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I was unable to post yesterday so I will include two days:

11-6- Grateful for the opportunity to vote and choose who we prefer to make decisions for runnint
our country. And for all of those who fought and sacrificed to make it possible


I assisted, several individuals, in how to vote, and helped some of the older ones pick things up they would drop, and put stickers on for them


11-7 Today I am grateful the elections are over and with the results.
I am taking care of a friend who is not well,

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11/7

I am thankful that it looks like Obama will be our President for the next 4 years. I was so nervous yesterday.

I haven't done any kindness, it is only 8:30 I will though, I have to go shopping.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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11/7/12 I am thankful for my mother who does so much for myself, my family and who took over the mom/dad role after my daddy passed.

Smiled and said hello to everyone I ran into coming into work today.

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11/6/12 6:38 P

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11/06 - Election Day

Thankful for my right to vote and for all the people who make that possible.

AOK - I helped several people find their voting place today.

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I am thankful that we live in such a great country. I am glad that I have the right to vote for president and senators.

I swept the porch stairs.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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11/5

I am thankful that I went to the aquatic center today. I am thankful for the advice of a friend on how to handle a certain situation that needed to be taken care of.

I took the clothes off the line for my landlord because her daughter had to go home early.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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11/05/2012
My significant other helped me prepare my butternut squash for cooking.
I made a birthday card for my brother

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Monday 11/05

Thankful that my dental cleaning went well and the hygienist was so very good at his job.

AOK - I helped a woman in the parking lot with her cart today.

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11/04/2012
I am thankful that my cat is taking his medication
Today I thanked a young boy for his politeness of holding the door. ( His face lit up )

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Sunday 11/03/12

Thankful - For all the service men and women who serve in the military (I was at an Air Reserve Base for an Air Show today)

AOK - Let a little boy sit in my chair along the flight line

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Yesterday I was gone all day so I will post twice today.

Yesterday I was thankful that I finally made it to see my son and Mom

I helped my Mom with her groceries. I carried her groceries up the stairs for her.

Today I am grateful for the beautiful sunny day.

I carried the groceries out to the car for an old lady at the grocery store today.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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November 3 I am grateful for a restful sleep last night which has resulted in a calm and productive day.

I have forgotten to post the second half of the challenge-I must have confused them as two different challenges, and will make a point to remember. emoticon emoticon

Today, I have kept my mouth shut so that my irritation would not sting another unnecessarily.

Edited by: HUNGRYWOMAN2 at: 11/4/2012 (17:17)
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Saturday 11 / 03 / 12
Thankful - For a stunning clear bright sunny day with a high temp of 78 F
AOK - Made a special effort to include someone who has been feeling down lately.

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Thankful for a devoted husband.

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I am grateful for friends who I can count on.

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Nov 1 - Thankful for a good night's sleep AOK - Let an old woman get ahead of me in line at the store.

Nov. 2 - Thankful for the number on my scale (129.4) AOK - Left several tiny pieces of chicken behind after lunch for a bird with 1 foot to eat.

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November 2nd. I am thankful for my spark friends and my friends off spark.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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I am thankful for my significant other's taking time from his day to take me to the Dr.

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Nov 1:
Thankful for a new fresh start to a new month



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November 1

I am thankful that the sun is shining every once in awhile this morning and I went for a short 15 minute walk.
I brought the garbage can and recycle can in from the curb for my landlord.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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11-01 (Thursday):

I am grateful that my fridge is full of healthy, good food!
While @ the grocery store, I helped an elderly woman unload her groceries from her cart into the trunk.

11-02 (Friday)

It's almost the weekend! Clara has 1/2 day, so we're going to do some shopping together.
A friend of Clara's needed a ride to school, so we picked her up and drove her.

11-03 (Saturday)

Family, friends, faith. It's the weekend and we'll get an extra hr. of sleep! Hurray for that.
Brought a cup of coffee to DH so he could sip it before getting out of bed.
DD doesn't work today, so get to "hang out" a little today.

11-04 (Sunday)

Extra hr. of sleep today! Still got up @ 5:30 am, but got to bed an hr. earlier last night, in addition to the hr. of extra time with the time change. Woot!

No major chores to do today, so will take an extra long walk to enjoy the sunshine!

11-05 (Monday)

DS called again yesterday! Boy, I can tell he misses home. Doing better, though, with his physical therapy. UGH! Poor guy . . . his right leg was wounded in Afghanistan and the stress of "protecting" that leg led to an anterior cruciate ligament tear beginning on the left leg, which makes the knee unstable. But he is doing the exercises prescribed and says it feels better. Hoping no surgery, but that is usually arthroscopic surgery anyway, but a long rehab. **SIGH**

Today is DH and my 24th Wedding anniversary. Seems like yesterday!
He's a good guy and I feel lucky to have him.

11-06 (Tuesday)

Thank goodness that Jason will be home today! Wicked busy day. BUT the sun is up and so am I, so that's a good start!

Neighbor next door is down w/the flu. Made some chicken soup and dropped it off.

Hope everyone takes the time to vote today! It's important.

11-07 (Wednesday)

I am thankful that DD's parent/teacher conference yesterday went reasonably well. Overwhelming theme??? GTET HELP when struggling with a topic! Sheesh! Been saying that to her since she was in kindy!

Neighbor still down w/the flu, so got a few things for her @ the grocery store when I went to do my own shopping.

11-08 (Thursday)

DH had a successful business trip to Chicago. The sun FINALLY snuck a peek out from the clouds. Went back in, but nice to know it's still there!

Next door neighbor had to leave unexpectedly, and needed someone to watch her puppy. I did it. Cutie pie! Shi-tzu. My Mr. Spot the Wonder Dog (mix of Shi-Tzu and poodle) was NOT impressed, but warmed up finally. Can't please everyone I guess.

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DH home today (working from home). Nice to have company.

Donated clothing to Good Will. Love giving new life to something that is no longer useful to me.

11-10 (Saturday)

I am grateful that I got all my bills paid! That's a good feeling. Got a good night sleep so ready to hit the floor running (literally!)

I lent DD a blouse of mine to wear for her Senior picture. We'll see what kind of outfit she puts together with it . . . don't know what she has in mind. HOPING she's not planning on an outdoor picture because it's pretty cloudy, though the sun is coming out now and again.

11-11 (SUNDAY)

Had to have the garage door looked @ because it wasn't going up and down properly. The repair person came early this morning. Thank goodness we didn't need new springs (that would be a couple hundred dineros). Turns out that it just needed some silicone spray. PHEW.

This gentleman was so nice. Gave him a cup of coffee, which he gladly took! He just looked tired.

11-12 MONDAY

Thankful for warm clothes. It's cold out there today! I am thankful that I got to talk w/my son yesterday. Wished him a Happy Veterans Day. He appreciated that very much. He does have to work, but doesn't mind.

HUGS and thanks to all our veterans, those actively serving in the army and especially today, thank you to all those who gave the ultimate gift . . . their lives . . . to keep us safe. God bless our service members and families!

Dropped DD off @ school as she had a huge poster to bring in today.

11-13 TUESDAY

Thankful for DH making the bed this morning, which freed enough time for me to actually put some lipstick on as I was dropping off DD @ school then heading off to the grocery store!

The next door neighbors pooch got loose, so I helped her grab Stormy (a black lab) . . . that was a work out!! Stormy was in a bit of trouble, poor guy!

11-14 WEDNESDAY

I am thankful it is Wednesday -- mid-week -- hurray!!

DD has a project due and is having the group members here to work on it, so am making popcorn for them (flavored cinnamon and nutmeg) to munch on.

11-15 THURSDAY

PAYDAY. Got the bills paid.

I was in line @ the grocery store and the person behind me had just one item. I could tell he was in a hurry so I let him go ahead of me, as I had a cart full. He was grateful.

11-16 FRIDAY

Thankful tht it's Friday!

did DD's laundry for her today. She's been busy with homework lately.

11-17 SATURDAY

DS called yesterday. Cracked me up. Said, "Isn't it pathetic when ZERO DEGREES (farenheit) feels GOOD! Definitely. He was out on maneuvers in the firld and it was (to quote him) ". . . bloody cold!". All righty then. Doubt I'd have been able to tolerate it.

AND he forgot to plug in his car engine heater (BAD juju when living in Fairbanks!) so his battery was deader than a door neail when he got back from 3 days of nameuvers. **SIGH** One new battery later, he won't be making that mistake again.

so, Mom & Dad's act of kindness it to send him $$$ to cover the dost of the new battery. Nice parents!

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11-18 SUNDAY

Thankful that it is sunny out today, mild temperatures, so getting the outside chores done is pleasant today.

Making spiced popcorn for DD as she and a friend are getting together tonight here to finish a project. Nice Mom!

11-19 MONDAY

Thankful that I have gotten most of my holiday shopping done. Just a few more things.
A.O.K. -- Made DH his favorite supper!

11-20 TUESDAY

Thankful that I now have completed the holiday shopping! Today got a start on Thanksgiving cooking. Lots of it I can cook ahead, so that's what I'm doing.

A.O.K. -- did some holiday shopping for my Mom.

11-21 WEDNESDAY

Got the meal all prepped. Have the turkey cooling (and all the sides) to take with to my folks. smells wonderful in the house, but boy . . . have no interest in eating after smelling all this food all day! Good fringe benefits.

AOK -- Had to get my son's package mailed off. Stood in line and the person in back of me had kids. I let her go before me so she could move along with her day.

11-22 THURSDAY

Traveled to IL today. I am so thankful all went well. No prep mishaps and everything arrived in one piece. Not many leftovers! That's a good sign.

AOK -- prepping and bringing dinner!

11-23 FRIDAY

I am thankful that I got a walk in already! Had to get up @ 4 am as DD had to be @ work by 4:30 am (Black Friday -- she works retail).

AOK -- Got up to drive DD to work!

11-24 SATURDAY

Left overs for supper tonight, so thankful that I don't have to cook1

AOK -- Called my SIL to wish her a happy birthday -- and believe me, this DOES fall under the category of an AOK! LOLOL

11-25 SUNDAY

Thankful that I have all the holiday shopping done and can start on the wrapping! PHEW. Nothing like good ol' shopping to get the heart pumping.

AOK -- Making something OTHER than turkey for supper tonight! My family is classifying that as an AOK! LOL Who knew??

11-26 MONDAY

Thankful that I don't have to cook. DH and I are going out wooHoo!

AOK - doing the laundry and getting DH's clothes ready for his out-of-town trip. **SIGH** I don' like when he's gone, but can't complain becase it's a J-O-B!

11-27 TUESDAY

I am very thankful that it is so nice out (cold, but sunny) because I had lots to do this morning.

AOK -- DD needed to have me pick up something for her and I did, even though I really didn't have too much time to spare! That what Mom's do, I guess! LOL

11-28 WEDNESDAY

I am thankful that today is going to be a little warmer than yesterday and it is sunny ! sets the tone for a good day.

AOK --DH off to D.C. . . . again. So, got up early to make him a breakfast.

11-29 THURSDAY

I am thankful that I feel good today! Slept well.

AOK -- went to the grocery store and bought some groceries, but also donated some to the food pantry cart.

11-30 FRIDAY

Thankful that we haven't had freezing cold weather. Spke. w/DS last night and the HIGH was 30 below zero (F). I haven't the heart to complain about ANYTHING!

AOK -- Again contributed to the food pantry cart @ the grocery store.



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Nov 1:
Thankful for my children...first and foremost.

Act of kindness-made an effort to play a little more with my older son instead of falling into my typical weeknight routine. The baby is sleeping but when he gets up he will get some bonus snuggles too.

Nov 2:
Thankful for my husband and the life we have built together.

Today my act of kindess was to do something nice for 3 of my neighbors...one of my neighbors buried his wife today, they have lived in the house across the street from mine for over 30 years. I don't know them well, but I put a card in their mailbox to say they were in our thoughts and prayers. Also put one in my next door neighbor's mailbox to let her know I was thinking of her...she was a good friend of the lady who passed. And I also took the magazine over to the other neighbor that comes to my address every month.

Nov 3:
Thankful for the extra hour in the day.

I let my mom and brother come here to stay the night, even though it was VERY late last night when they got here. They had driven a long way to visit us.

Nov 4: Thankful for my faith and the loving community where I practice it. It is always an extra blessing when my extended family members are visiting and we can go to church together. My act of kindness today was to treat them to lunch out afterward.

Nov 5:
Thankful for the walk I got to take today!! There wasn't a lot of sun but I was glad for fresh air.
Act of kindess was to just say hello to a crossing guard at the end of her duty for the day while I was on my walk. She was looking cold, and kind of sad sitting on the steps.




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I am grateful for what I am becoming. . .happier and more serene the older and wiser I get. I smiled at everyone I met and they all smiled back at me. . .that gave me such a good feeling of being happier and more free to share my smiles and Hellos with everyone I meet, well almost everyone--LOL! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Oh my. Here I thought it was a lame challenge. emoticon things to be grateful for. Don't forget your acts of kindness.
I am thankful that I and everyone came through that terrible storm. I let my chore person go home early today. I didn't go out to do any other kindness.

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Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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Thankful that I've lost 60+ pounds and God willing I'll be in Onederland by Spring 2012. I'm a slow Loser but a Loser just the same emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Great idea! I am thankful that I am nearing the end of my studies...

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Thankful for my 2 beautiful, healthy little girls!!!

Came in early to work to help out a co-worker

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thankful for every morning breath I take

Hi. I'm Aithley!

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Thankful: I am very thankful to still have my best friend in my life. She is very ill.....

Random Act of Kindness: I helped a fellow volunteer this morning on a task that she didn't know how to accomplish.

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Oh - This is an AWESOME November challenge - I LOVE it.

Thankful = I am going to start early and say that I am grateful for Bonnie (I Am A Gem Lover)
AoK = Texted an "I miss you" to a friend who is nursing a pulled hamstring.


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November we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a time to give thanks for all of our blessings. I challenge the team to come to this thread everyday and write one thing that they are thankful for. Also to do a random act of kindness that day for someone, whether it be holding a door open for the person behind you, or just smiling and saying good day to someone. Sometimes our lives get so busy we forget to do this and do see the broad picture of things. I look forward to reading all the blessings and all the acts of kindness. Let's do this and make our lives richer and the lives of someone else a little richer each day.

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I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

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Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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