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12/4/10 10:25 A

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Hello Ladies-

I hope you are all enjoying this Decemeber weather. Im glad we dont have snow here, but its BRRRR, oh so cold! I just wanted to pop in and say Hi. I miss reading everyones posts. I hope you are all doing well and have a safe and Happy Holiday!

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GRANNIE31252 Posts: 1,275
12/1/10 3:05 P

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Really trying to be super good this month but after reading all the posts about all the goodies I'm having evil thoughts.

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12/1/10 2:22 P

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Happy December everyone! Hope it's a wonderful wrap-up to the year for each of us.


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GOLDDUSTWOMAN51 Posts: 551
11/30/10 10:56 A

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Lisa - thank you so much! I will check in with all of you and I SO appreciate your support!

IMKFOX - So sorry to hear you were sick on Thanksgiving but glad to hear you are feeling better!



"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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11/28/10 11:32 A

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Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I managed to get VERY sick and spent the day in bed, but if there is ever a good time to wind up sick, it's when you have time from work to just lay in bed and recover. I did get to spend a little time with family that had come in to see us before I got knocked off my feet, so I appreciated that time. Now it's time to catch up a little bit and get some laundry done before the new week starts!
Definite plus - I lost weight so I'll be focusing on keeping that weight loss off instead of putting it all right back on.
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By the way, Congratulations Ashley! So happy for you!

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11/28/10 11:30 A

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Hello Everyone-
I am glad to see that everyone is still chatting together on here. I enjoy getting on when I can to read everyones posts.
I wanted to fill everyone in on what has been going on with my weight loss journey. January through April I was kickin into full gear and going strong. I went from 244 to 219. I was so proud of myself. I then had a job transfer which included working at a facilty that was just built from ground up and opened to the public. I also started nursing school in August. Between going to school full time, working full time, and being a full time mother to 3 children my weight started to creep up slowly. Two weeks ago I got on the scale and it said 236. I was terrified. I said this is ENOUGH! I made a doctors appointment, went to the doctor and said I NEED HELP!!!!! The doctor met with me, asked me to visit with a dietician, and work on weight loss through diet and exercise. He offered me a medication to help aid in my weight loss. I was told this was not a miracle pill but it should help if I began to eat right again and exercise.
Today is my 6th day on the medication. The first day I took the pill I weighed myself. I weighed in at 233.8. This morning when I got on the scale I was down to 226.8. Thats a total of 7 lbs. I am so excited. I have been eating right and doing much better for myself. It stinks that I had to resort to a medication to help but I am glad that I am going to be able to lose the weight the right way!
I will keep you all posted on my results! Thanks for taking the time to read this. It means alot to me to still have sparkbuddies standing by my side.

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11/27/10 9:27 P

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Sorry for the 'intrusion' but I would like all of you to feel free to join in the Dec. challenge. If you don't think you are up to the whole thing, just do as much as you are able and keep in touch. I am not keeping 'score' just recognizing at the end of each week those who accomplished at least part of it.
GOLDDUSTWOMAN51, by all means, keep us posted on your husbands progress and check in as often as you can for a little encouragement. The goal of these challenges is not to work out a set amount of time each week, but rather to encourage and motivate each other in our weight loss, or maintenance, efforts. Have a great weekend! Lisa

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GOLDDUSTWOMAN51 Posts: 551
11/27/10 6:02 P

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Hi everyone!

I am not sure I should commit to Lisa's challenge - it is mostly fitness based and with my husband's daily radiation treatments beginning on 12/6, I don't know if I'll have the energy to get in a daily workout. I am certainly going to try - I think it will be good for me - but I also know that if I am feeling down the LAST thing in the world I want to do is get on that stupid treadmill.

I do want to stay in touch with you all though - I so look forward to your posts, your encouragement, and just what's going on in your lives. I would hate to lose touch with this team during this time in my life when I need it most!

So I'll check in on the other challenge but probably won't post since we were asked not to post anything except fitness reports on that thread. So if you don't hear from me - don't forget me - I am out here and following your progress!

"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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GRANNIE31252 Posts: 1,275
11/27/10 10:17 A

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Last Dec 26 I started a personal challenge to lose 50 pounds this year ...Will needless to say I haven't made that yet so I will continue to try and reach that goal. At any rate I hope to maintain through December.

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11/27/10 2:53 A

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Don't know if anyone is peeking in but if you are hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Today (Saturday) is 4 weeks until Christmas! Yikes!

Let's keep checking in and maybe for those that want to we can join in on LLREED's December challenge if she has one. I plan on losing weight by Christmas and not gain - but I usually do during December because of work. We start two hour earliers on most day and those two hours are standing and walking on the floor.

After the first of the year we will start a new challenge if anyone wants to. But for now I'll check in and see if anyone else is saying hi!

Have a great weekend!
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11/26/10 2:05 P

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day yesterday. Now on to the Christmas season. Have a great day. and GO HUSKERS

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11/24/10 2:34 P

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happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

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11/24/10 2:20 P

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Thank you to Ashley - you are awesome! We can restart this after the first of the year and find out how many are interested and wish to participate. I can start it up and will do some fishing to see how many are interested.

If anyone wants to work hard in December I think Lisa, LLREED, has a monthly challenge going so be sure and join up on that post. I'll e-mail to see if she's doing one.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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11/24/10 11:01 A

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Congratulations team everyone did a great job? Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. I am staying home and cooking for my kids and grandkids.

Talk to you all soon.

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NBR1MOMNDAD's Photo NBR1MOMNDAD Posts: 375
11/23/10 11:31 P

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Hello Everyone!

I want to Thank everyone who has participated in an NBLC. I was very proud to be in charge of these challenges!!!

As many of you know I have tons of activities on my plate. At this time I am going to stop doing the NBLC challenges. I feel that it is unfair to all of you that I cant devote enough of my time to this challenge. I know many other activities are being offered at this time to help you continue on with your weight loss journey.

I want to encourage everyone to keep doing what they are doing. You are all doing a wonderful job. I have learned alot from each and everyone of you. And I will continue to particiapte in challenges. I just cant take the time needed to run one.

Best wishes to all,
Ashley

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11/23/10 11:25 P

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FINAL RESULTS FOR NBLC4

1st place:Fearless Foursome...lost 1.43% body weight
2nd place:Group 2...lost 0.49% body weight
3rd place:Four Fabulously Fit Females...lost 0.22% body weight

Congrats to the Fearless Foursomes. Everyone did a great job this time around!

NBLC4 is officially complete. Keep up the great work everyone!

***Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and Live every day as if it were your last***


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11/22/10 2:03 P

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Hello everyone! I'm back from being out of town for a work trip and am trying to get caught up on stuff so we are ready for Thanksgiving. This holiday kinda snuck up on me. Hope everyone is doing well!
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GRANNIE31252 Posts: 1,275
11/22/10 11:11 A

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Sounds doable. My daughter who has been in a year long challenge at work this year called this morning after the official last weigh in for the year She has lost 69 lbs this year and is in the running for the first place prize....$1000.00 and other small prizes...Final tally will determine the winner...They also had to track exercise, marathons and sponsered walks, keeping a food diary, health checkups, etc. for extra points. A whole healthy lifestyle concept. They will not know until their Christmas party on Dec 18th who is the winner..Kind of makes my tiny 30# look small... We are very proud of her. If a person in the challenge maintains their weight from this weigh in till the weigh in on Jan 3 they receive a nice winter coat. Would be nice if more companies did this...Of course she is in the medical field.

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GOLDDUSTWOMAN51 Posts: 551
11/22/10 7:29 A

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Debbie, that sounds good. And Grannie, I agree with you, if we can all just maintain during the holidays we're doing good!



"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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11/22/10 4:14 A

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Grannie - I agree it helps to have the competition, at least for me and I enjoy getting to know everyone and the sharing of information. I liked our bucket lists and finding out what people would like to do.

With this being a holiday week I'm not going to add in goals because people may be traveling or getting ready for Thanksgiving. So we'll just go with cardio of 30 minutes daily and 2 days of strength training just so we can balance out the holiday meal!

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GRANNIE31252 Posts: 1,275
11/21/10 11:37 A

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maybe go to indivuals if the teams are not even but lets keep going...

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11/21/10 11:25 A

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Hey I'm back... Thanks Deb for mailing me...For some reason I got knocked off of this site and have not gotten any posts since Nov 14. I just thought everyone was busy and I was also so I let it slip....I did not receive the challenges for last week and was to busy to find out why but I did my own sooooo even tho they aren't these I'm still plugging away....I don't want to quit the challenges as I have had good luck with them and lost 4 # this month. Maybe back down on the number of things to do this month as everyone is going to be super busy.
Going to have 31 here for Thanksgiving so there will be lots of food and goodies and I need motivation to get through the day safely...Glad to be back

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11/21/10 12:43 A

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Golddust thank you for checking in. And you're right about taking care of yourself too. I think it's easy for family members to get lost while making sure their loved ones are being cared for, especially what you are going through. But it's important for you to stay healthy during this time too. Will keep you in my prayers, I can't even imagine what you're going through.

It seems there is a loss of interest in the challenge right now. LLREED is doing a monthly challenge and maybe we can all join in that one so to combine one large one for the time being. I'm sure after the holidays everyone will be ready to jump on board again.

So I'm not sure what to do with goals - LOL - for anyone still checking in what would you like to do?

Hope everyone has a great Sunday and is ready for the cooler weather!

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GOLDDUSTWOMAN51 Posts: 551
11/20/10 6:10 P

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Hi everyone -

I am still here too - I hope we can keep going. Once we get through this week, things will settle down a bit. My husband will have treatments every day, but at least we'll be on a schedule and not gone all day, every day for doctor appointments like we are right now. I hate it how much I now know about throat cancer and I hate even more that the words chemotherapy and radiation are in our vocabulary! I say to you all - my husband is a healthy, active, fit man who has never smoked a day in his life, has never abused alcohol or drugs, a man who's done everything right when it comes to taking care of himself. His prognosis is good, but it's going to be a very difficult 3-4 months, maybe longer. I'll be needing you all to keep me motivated to take care of myself while I am caring for him!


"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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11/19/10 4:37 P

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~HEY LADIES~
I want to apologize for not posting the results this week. My computer pooped out on me and Nebraska Furniture Mart has not returned it to me. Today is the first day I have worked and had access to the computer. I should have my computer back in time to post this weeks results. So, im hoping by Tuesday.

When I post the results they will reflect back over these two weeks. Also, I noticed some people posting about where others are. I am sad to say but participants are slowly dropping out of the challenge. I do believe one group is down to 1 participant (I want to say that is group 2). But once I get my computer back I will post the results and let everyone know who remains in the challenge!

Thanks ladies for bearing with me! I feel like when it rains, IT POURS!!!! Have a great weekend!
Ashley

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11/19/10 11:27 A

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I am still here but am wondering about the others too. I am still hanging in there. Busy working more thru the holidays and shopping for christmas. Getting ready to go outside and walk today. Looks like if i bundle up some it wont be to cool. Need to go take daughters dog on a walk. She has not been out in awhile. Daughter pregnant and seems to be tired alot. I walked her dog alot this summer and fall but winter is harder because we dont live as close and I would like. Talk to you all later.

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11/19/10 3:40 A

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Alrighty people! Where'd you all go? No one is posting......do we need to put the NBLC on hold? Let me know what everyone thinks, please. Hopefully everyone is just busy with Thanksgiving coming up!

Hope everyone is having a good week!

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11/18/10 1:53 P

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Golddust - glad you checked in! Hope things settle down soon for you.

Am not sure where everyone else has gone though. I had planned on checking in with as many as I could after work last night but the site was down for maintenance and overhaul. So will try and hit some up on their SparkPages.

My Thanksgiving will not be until Saturday - the day right before weigh in! So hopefully that Thursday and Friday I'll back it down and the weigh in won't be so ugly.

Am off to work now. Notice how work is a 4 letter word?

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GOLDDUSTWOMAN51 Posts: 551
11/18/10 12:52 P

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Hi everyone ~

Just wanted to quickly reach out and tell you I'm here and I'm still working on my goals. This week has been filled with doctor appointments for my husband as they prepare his treatment plan. Next week will be too - but after Thanksgiving we'll be on a regular schedule and you'll all be hearing more from me.

How did everyone do this week - and how are you all planning to manage the holiday?

"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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11/17/10 2:10 P

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Dilinuser - I'm ready for Christmas too. But unfortunately work usually takes away a lot of the fun - we spend so much time trying to survive it that we forget to enjoy it and I'm hoping to change that a bit this year.

You'll be able to make your 5 pounds!

Hope everyone else is doing well - Golddust let us know how things are for you. Been thinking about you!


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11/17/10 11:37 A

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Getting in my workout every day so far this week. Am off today and it is gloomy out so am going to epdn the morning down in the exercise room and catch up on some soaps i tape. Am still walking to work everyday and think i can do it even in the cold but not sure about ice and rainy days so am taking that one day at a time.

Boy cant believe that Thanksgiving is next week already. I have half my christmas shopping done already and wrapped which i a first in a long time. Actually looking forward to putting the tree up the day after thankgiving.
Hope you are all having a great week. I need to get busy with this because I have 5 lbs i want to get off before the end of the yr and at the rate i am going it is not going to happen unless i kick it up a notch.

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11/16/10 2:11 P

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Golddust - keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Where is everyone? Was this vacation week and I took the wrong week?

Doing good on cardio - Day 3 in a row! Did strength training on Sunday - a mini leg thing yesterday and a mini abs today. If I have the energy tonight after work will do a kettlebell routine that I found. I love it but it makes my thighs burn!

Now I'm off to track down a lost team mate.

Have a great,healthy and happy week!

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11/15/10 1:07 P

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Good morning all ~

Well I lost again this week and I have no idea how - I have paid no attention to my eating and have not exercised once in 2 weeks. I'll take it though!

I won't be able to participate in the challenge until I get the ok from my doctor - which I hope will be by Wednesday. I'm having a test tomorrow - once I pass it I'm good to go. And I know I will!

I am determined to do the cardio and strength training with you so I'll let you know how it goes!

"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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11/14/10 1:21 P

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Challenges for this coming week (I almost forgot!):

Cardio - 30 minutes daily - and if you challenge yourself for every 10 minutes I'll ask Ashley to give an extra bonus. She's gonna love that - I'm suppose to be helping her not adding more work!

Strength training - 3 days this week. Report back here what you did.

We've lost some posters so check in with a fellow teammate or someone from another team and see how they are doing. Shoot for at least two people.

Try a new exercise this week - whether it be cardio or strength training then share your thoughts with the group.

And then post something here daily. Don't care what - just to keep the interaction going.

Now with that I'm off to shop and get back home before the Chiefs game!


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11/14/10 12:30 P

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What a stressfull week for me Had the flu bug and also had a family member in the hospital that got a shocking diagnoses of Parkinsons. He is 88 and it has really weakened him fast. We realize his age is against him but are praying he gets strong enough to be able to go back to his assisted living apt. and if that isn't to be that the Lord calls him home soon. Did manage to lose tho...

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11/14/10 12:10 P

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Here is to starting a fresh new week. Last week was not so good in the eating and exercise area. This i where i struggle. In the winter time making myself get into my exercise room and do it daily. Its not like I have to go out somewhere to do it so it should be easier then it is. So i am going down now to walk the treadmill and do the eliptical. Talk to you all soon. Have a great week.

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11/13/10 6:06 P

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Hi, thank you all for your positive thoughts and prayers. Keep them coming our way.

Just a reminder - tomorrow is weigh in day - don't forget to email your weight to Ashley!

"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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11/12/10 11:46 P

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Golddust - take care of yourself! That is too scarey! Keeping in you my thoughts and prayers.

Grannie - hope you are feeling better. I've dodged the colds and flu that have been going around at work. I usually get things when no one else does though. And I have a boss that thinks you should be at work no matter what. Even though I'm a firm believer that if you are really sick you need to be home.

Where is everyone? Is everyone losing interest right now due to holidays or is the challenge not tough enough? If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!

Hope everyone has a good weekend! I just finished shoveling half snow and half slush out of the driveway. Gotta love Nebraska weather!
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GRANNIE31252 Posts: 1,275
11/12/10 2:09 P

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Hae not done very well this week on the challenge or eating....Fought off a flu bug but have kept up on the exercise..Hopefully it will be enough to keep me in the running.

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11/12/10 2:06 P

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Remember stress does terrible things to the body... Take care and try to relax for your sake and your husbands he will need your support as he goes down this bumpy road and you will need to be as healthy as you can be to help him.

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GOLDDUSTWOMAN51 Posts: 551
11/12/10 9:59 A

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Hi Nebraska Sparkers!

Congrats to all this week - even if you didn't have a loss, keeping focused on healthy goals is something to be proud of! We don't all lose every week and certainly there are other facts like water weight gain, etc. that can affect the weigh in.

We've had a tough week - first there was the bad news about my husband's surgery and for the last 2 weeks my blood pressure has been out of control. I've never had a BP issue and I don't fit the profile of someone who does - but I guess sometimes age just gets the best of you. So I'm off to see the doctor myself today. I've had two days where it was so high I was told my the dr.'s office that if it happens again before I get there to go immediately to the ER. Ouch.

So I haven't focused on my own goals much this week but that's ok - I'll be back on track soon.



"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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11/11/10 1:40 P

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Way to go Fearles Foursome! And to Group 2! Now for my team - I'm sorry - it was a bad, bad weigh in for me.

I'm expecting better results out of myself this week. Did a ton of walking while in Dallas, a couple of videos. Eating - maybe not so good but I was very active while I was out of town. Yesterday I drove home - 621 miles. In 9 hours and 13 minutes. LOL and bathroom stops every 45 minutes. Thank God for break areas.

Will check back later. Gotta check in with everyone and see where y'all went!

Oh and Christmas is 6 weeks from Saturday!
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Edited by: DLG0505 at: 11/11/2010 (13:41)
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11/9/10 10:25 P

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WEEKLY RESULTS

1st place:Fearless Foursome...lost 1.18% body weight
2nd place:Group 2...lost 0.44% body weight
3rd place:Four Fabulously Fit Females...gained 0.08% body weight

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***Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and Live every day as if it were your last***


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GOLDDUSTWOMAN51 Posts: 551
11/9/10 3:13 P

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Good afternoon all -

Debbie, I have heard about the Gaylord and that it is awesome! Enjoy the pampering and luxury while you're there - none of us get enough of that!

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Our news was not good today. They did find an early malignancy that is going to need chemo and radiation. The good news is that it's early, it's a very treatable sort, and my husband is young and healthy. He feels great even with this nasty thing going on inside. But today is a very sad day.

I intend to stay here with this group throughout - I know your support will help me when I'm afraid. Keep those prayers coming - we need all we can get.



"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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DKBRADLEY55's Photo DKBRADLEY55 Posts: 433
11/8/10 10:52 P

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Good evening everyone. Hope all had a great Monday. The weather was beautiful. I am tracking protein.

I am thankful for my health. I have been very lucky in this area.

Golddust my thoughts and prayers are with you for tomorrow. Take care.

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Golddust - sending you some prayers for tomorrow! And also that your blood pressure gets back to where it should be. I never had high blood pressure until a couple of years ago, and it's still not really high but higher than what I would like it. Gee Debbie think it's those extra pounds?

I am staying at a resort called the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX - it's amazing! I'm not normally a large resort kind of person but they are getting ready for Christmas and they have the cutest decorations. When I get back I will try and download them to the computer. I said "try" because the computer, pictures and I are not always the most compatible.

I walked for probably 3 hours today. 1 hour was a serious kind of walk, the rest was looking at everything. I never took an elevator, made sure I took the stairs.

And where is everyone? I need some help with goals - what you would like to track the last couple of weeks. Do you realize it's only 2 weeks, 3 days until Thanksgiving?

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GOLDDUSTWOMAN51 Posts: 551
11/8/10 12:54 P

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Good morning all on another beautiful fall day!

I am going to track sodium this week. When I was sick last week I noticed my blood pressure was quite high. I am monitoring it, and it's lower now that I'm feeling better, but that bottom number is not quite where it should be. I am going to see my doctor about it - but I'm also going to make some changes by upping my cardio and attempting to reduce sodium.

Today I am thankful for all of the prayers we've received for my husband's surgery tomorrow. Keep them coming! :)

"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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11/7/10 11:59 P

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Greeting from Dallas Texas!

I am going to track calcium this week - this is an area I'm normally excellent in but have not been doing very well lately.

I am staying at resort called the Gaylord Texas in Grapevine, Tx. This place is huge! Obscenely huge. But am staying with a friend and there are miles of walking paths, etc. so will be going out and enjoying their low 70 weather.

Hope everyone is doing great!



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GRANNIE31252 Posts: 1,275
11/7/10 6:53 P

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Being on both sites I will be repeating myself ..but I am thankful for my spark friends today and every other day.

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11/7/10 5:50 P

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Spark Nebraska Friends ~ I have another challenge for you!

Debbie, thank you for this week's challenges! Staying focused on nutrition is what we're all here for right? And the support and friendship we build through this board helps us all achieve our goals. I know it helps me. Even though we don't really know each other, I can feel the support from all of you in your words. And the fact that we are all fortunate enough to reside in this beautiful state, one with such strong values and wonderful people, well that just bonds us even further. So let's keep tracking our nutrition and keep posting whatever it is that comes to mind each day! And I would encourage everyone to reach out to one Nebraska team member who maybe hasn't joined us - even if they're not in this challenge - to come to this board and join us for support.

Can you even believe Thanksgiving is upon us? So, in honor of Thanksgiving, I challenge each of you to post each day something you are thankful for. It doesn't have to be something big - we're all thankful for friends and family who love us, our abundance of food, how fortunate we are to live in this great country, and all of those who have sacrificed over the years to protect our freedoms. There are the small things we're thankful for too - like for example - the Food Network who inspires me to be more creative and thoughtful about my food choices! :)

So let's add to our challenge - share something every day that you are thankful for - in no special order and no matter how big or small - whatever comes to mind on that day!

I hope you all enjoyed this amazingly gorgeous Nebraska day. That's what I'm thankful for today!

"Dreams unwind.....love's a state of mind" ~ Stevie Nicks

"In the absence of carbohydrates, the body has no choice but to burn it's own fat" ~ Dr. Robert Atkins

"If you obey all the rules ~ you miss all the fun." ~ Katherine Hepburn

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful." ~ Marilyn Monroe

"Love is a word that some entertain
If you find it
You have won the game" ~ Stevie Nicks


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