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6/24/21 5:06 P

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I hope you feel better soon, Shirley.

Enjoy your time off, Sonia.

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Enjoy that beautiful baby girl!

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Enjoy your time off Sonia!

I have been home sick this whole week with this awful cough. Never heard back from Dr. so I gave in and went to Urgent Care, I'm glad I did. He prescribed steroids and I am feeling much better, still coughing but not as bad. So far I have been able to keep my sugar down so that is good. I have missed 7 days of work since I got sick at the beginning of June. Seems hard to believe that this has been going on for three weeks now.
I found out this morning when I logged on to work that if we have been vaccinated they are no longer requiring us to wear a mask. I am a very happy person!

I am taking advantage of being home and got my granddaughter yesterday for a few days. It's nice to be able to spend some quality time with her.



"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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6/22/21 6:40 A

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2021 Week #25
Weigh In: 303.2
Previous Weigh-In: 305.2
Change: -2
YTD Change: -7.6

Taking some time off starting Thursday. Hope to really catch back up with everyone!

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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6/22/21 6:29 A

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Christi +4
Gretchen +4.2
Momma P -3
Sonia -1

Weekly Total +4.2 lbs
YTD Total -87.5 lbs

Edited by: VIRGINIAGIRL at: 6/22/2021 (06:39)
~Sonia

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6/21/21 2:05 P

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Some of the snacks are healthier than others, but they all have less than 200 calories and fit into my plan.



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6/21/21 12:03 P

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2021 Week 25
Weigh In: 285
Previous Weigh-In: 288
Change: -3
YTD Change: -4

Thankful I lost this week. I probably coughed it off! Yep, still have bronchitis. I made it through 3 days of work last week and today I am home again, this is starting on the 3rd week of this. I called the Dr. again this morning. I am hoping they will give me some steroids, I hate to be on them but I'm ready to be done with this.

You are doing such an amazing job with your weight loss Mama P! Good for you.

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying summer, it's too hot and humid for me so I am enjoying it from the inside.



"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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6/21/21 8:55 A

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2021 Week #25
Weigh In....
Change: - 2 lbs.
YTD Change: -23 lbs.

This is the second day of eating "normal." I am surprised but so far I am looking
forward to going back to my new way of eating. I do hope and pray this stays
with me, but we'll see. Before, everything I ate only made me more hungry. :-(

Have a great week, dear ones!

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6/21/21 12:16 A

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Lori, can you share your lists? That sounds great!

"I don't think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it's a decision that has to be made for survival." ~ Lizzo

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6/20/21 2:20 P

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I'm in a challenge on SparkPeople. We were told to make an "I'm hungry" container with healthy snacks. I have one set of snacks in the fridge and one in the pantry. I've decided to put a list of them on the fridge too, so I can see them easily. I put a lot of effort into having good snacks. It's paying off.

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6/18/21 11:29 A

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Thank you, Momma P.

Thank you, Shirley. I'm actually in the group, but I don't post. I will try and be more active.

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6/17/21 7:15 A

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Happy Thursday (my Friday) everyone! It has been a rough week. I am gone 12 hours a day and no lunch break, it really starts to take a toll on a person. Plus I am still coughing and have a lot of drainage. I figured out this week that I need to make 2 big meals every weekend so I don't have to worry about cooking anything. I am too old for this!

Lori, it's so good to hear from you. I hope you'll come join us on Facebook, our group is growing!

Today is clean up day in the office, my boss just walked in and told me that me and another secretary are exempt from lifting, moving and cleaning because we are both having severe back problems. Yay! I have plenty of other things to do.

Guess I better get back to work.



"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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6/16/21 11:10 A

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Congratulations, Lori, emoticon

That is quite an achievement!!!!

Love, MommaP

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6/16/21 10:30 A

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I thought I'd check-in and say hi to everyone. I miss chatting with all of you. I'm going to try and be better about that while we still have SP. I'll try and be more active on Facebook too. I'm just naturally pretty reclusive.

I'm getting close to getting under 300 lbs again. I'm determined to get there and stay there. I hope you are all well.

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Head scratch...weight was 340 today....I have done nothing extreme to have a 5+ loss in 2 days. Maybe Sundays weigh in was a fluke. Just going to go with it and hopefully the loss will still be reflected on the scale next week.


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6/14/21 10:17 P

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Momma, my head calculator is broken emoticon
4 pounds emoticon up it is.
The humidity and heat has been extremely bad here. All I can do to tend to my 8 little tomato plants.

Get Moving Monday was spent shopping at Lowes and Krogers. My how prices have gotten to be so outrageous!!!

emoticon there was a 4 pack of corn on the cob all trimmed up pretty for $3.49 and then right next to eat was a ben of unshucked corn 10/$3.... The 2 of us really don't need 10 ears of corn but we have it!


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Hopefully I start trending down down again! Highest 360 lowest 292 and back at 345.1.

This is like day 37 of tracking. We are still together for the next 2 months and I need to stop dwelling on Sparks closing and be grateful for the summer time we do still have.

Shirley, summer colds are miserable. Prayers for you and dear husband.

I actually love having so many of you as Facebook friends. I love grandbaby pics and the fact that we are social media happy no drama folks. I loved traveling with Laura and building a new house with Sonia. We all got to go to virtual kindergarten with Shirley's granddaughter. Bless everyone who likes another one of my "Daisy" or cow post. I really do feel so connected with everyone.

Last year before Covid, when Jacob got first chair in the trumpet section for the spring concert of "Rhapsody in Blue" and we tentatively discussed meeting in Nashville, I got so excited. I have set through every awards ceremony, concert, school program by myself during every school year.. Tommy never would go. My family is all in Kansas and the in-laws never made an effort. Yet Sonia, Shirley and even Laura said maybe we can all meet up. Covid happened, concert got cancelled but the thought that my friends, who I never set eyes on in the real world, would make an effort will never be forgotten.

Graduation is in 2 years....time goes by so fast so just maybe we can make a plan.

Please everyone find us in Facebook if you want to. The support of this group is something I hope we can all hold onto.
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6/14/21 5:17 P

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2021 Week #24
Weigh In: 306.2
Previous Weigh-In: 305.2
Change: -1
YTD Change: -5.6

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~Sonia

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6/14/21 5:15 P

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Christi (1.3)
Gretchen 0.2
Momma P (2.0)
Sonia (1.2)

Weekly: -4.3 pounds
YTD: -91.7 pounds

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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6/14/21 12:32 P

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2021 Week #24
Weigh In: 341
Previous Weigh-In: 336.8
Change: +4.2
YTD Change: +6.4
Weight 1/3/21: 335.6

~Gretchen

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6/14/21 9:49 A

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2021 Week 24
Weigh In: 288
Previous Weigh-In: 281
Change: +7
YTD Change: -1

Good morning everyone,
Not sure what happened with my weight, I really haven't been eating that much. Oh Well!
This week will be better I hope. I have fruits and vegetables and snacks that are all healthy. I have to get back on track.

The cold I caught on vacation turned into bronchitis. I called the Dr. Friday and all they said was continue with what I'm doing. My boss is telling me I can't come back to work until the coughing fits go away, who knows when that will be? No more work from home options so I have to use sick days; I have already missed 3. DH has caught the crud now. Poor guy!

Mama P. do you do Facebook? We have a private group on there so we can all stay in touch. Sure don't want to lose touch with you or anyone else in the group.

I guess I need to go, I want to get some cooking for the week done, run some errands and do some straightening up around the house. Hopefully I can go back to work tomorrow.




"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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6/14/21 7:54 A

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2021 Week #24
Weigh In....
Change: - 3 lbs.
YTD Change: -21 lbs.

TnCountryLife,
I am so sorry for the gain, but for one it might not be as bad as you think?
Could it be only 4 pounds? And could it be some fluid? We are into the
heat and not only the heat but the humidity. I soak up more water weight
when it humid than any other time. That all considered, I say
congratulations! You are making an effort and you are checking in....
I am so proud of you! Plus this is a new week, you get to start fresh!
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6/13/21 1:20 P

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2021 Week #24
5/9- Weight 351.8
5/16- Weight 345.4 (-6.4)
5/23- Weight 342.4 (-3)
6/6- Weight 341.1 (-1.3)
6/13- Weight 345.1 (+4)

Weekly change +4
YTD -6.7

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Day 36 of daily logging.
Big backside week.
Having a self pity party.




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6/11/21 8:23 P

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Thank you, I appreciate the info. I hope you are doing well!

Love, MommaP

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6/11/21 7:38 P

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They are closing this sight and opening a new one. Only available to people in the United States. Platform is still being developed for the new Sparks360 and I think folks are just wondering how much is going to be different and how much similar to what we are use to. We have the summer and hopefully we all find a way to migrate together.
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Okay, I am old. In reading about Sparks, they are still having it and it is free,
right?

Will we not still be able to get together? Keep in mind I am old, so explain
slowly if anyone tries to explain. :-)

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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6/9/21 8:59 A

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Mermaid, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Caregiving is tough, is there a place in your house or outside (like a porch) that you can escape to a few times a day? Last year when I was feeling overwhelmed with Covid, working from home, and dh losing his job I would go sit outside on my porch swing, I had flowers out there and a windchime, it helped me so much.
Mama P. as always you know just the right words to say, I had tears in my eyes too. You are so full of wisdom!

What a sad thing to see when I logged on today about SP going away. I am in shock, I love the two groups I'm most active in, I can't imagine not going on and having a quick chat with everyone. Plus this group keeps me accountable. I have formed some close friendships, the thought of not being able to keep up with each other anymore is very depressing. I hope everyone will join us on Facebook. We will just have to chit chat on there now.

I am skipping weigh-in this week, for one thing we just got back from vacation Sunday night but also because my scale has quit working again, I am going to have to get a new one. After all the food I ate on vacation I'm scared to see how much I gained.
This is one vacation we certainly won't forget although I would like to. Between my sciatic nerve pain and then catching a bad cold it wasn't very fun. I spent most of the 2 days we were there lying in bed watching the ocean from inside. There was a big picture window right next to the bed with a perfect view.
I have been so sick, today is my first day back at work, thankfully I have work from home days.
More bad news is just before we left on vacation it was announced at work that we will be going back into the office full time starting next Monday. We will do 4 - 10 hour days for 5 weeks and then back to our regular hours. It's going to be a big adjustment going into work everyday versus working from home. I am so spoiled!



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6/8/21 11:32 A

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My facebook contact is Gretchen Forsht Seyfried if anyone wants to be a friend. Hope to see you all in the facebook group.

~Gretchen

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2021 Week #23
Weigh In: 336.8
Previous Weigh-In: 336.6
Change: +0.2
YTD Change: +1.2
Weight 1/3/21: 335.6

~Gretchen

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Thanks for getting the link to post Christy!

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Glad you found us Gretchen emoticon

fitnesstrack.app/weightlossjoy/program/

This is the 100 days tracking app. it seems pretty easy to use. I have to track food or I backslide BAD!!!! Also fitness tracker, weight, water etc. Surely they will add this to Sparks America/360 but right now it just looks like a fitness tracker.

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I cannot believe our little group will be ending. We have been together to so many years.

Here is the link to the FB group. Please join us on there!!!!!!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/57435322
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Also here is the link to me: https://www.facebook.com/sonia.ramsey.5/

I am hoping we can continue chatting on there since this will be closed. Y'all really are the only reason I use this site. emoticon

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“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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2021 Week #23
Weigh In: 306.2
Previous Weigh-In: 307.4
Change: -1.2
YTD Change: -4.6


~Sonia

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Mermaid (1.0)
Momma P (2.0)
Shirley (1.0)
Sonia (0.2)

Weekly Total: -4.6 pounds
YTD Total: -87.4 pounds

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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Anna 3.0
Christi (3.0)
Gretchen 2.4
Momma P (2.0)
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Sonia 2.4

Weekly Total +2.8
YTD -82.8 pounds

Playing catchup!
Happy Monday!


~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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@TNCOUNTRYLIFE - Didn't see the group, but sent you a facebook message.

So sad...

~Gretchen

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NO....I need You All!!!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti
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If anyone wants to find out little group on Facebook my name is "Christi Latta Lumpkins" we have a group page set up that I believe Sonia set up for us.

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2021 Week #23
5/9- Weight 351.8
5/16- Weight 345.4 (-6.4)
5/23- Weight 342.4 (-3)
6/6- Weight 341.1 (-1.3)

Weekly change -1.3
YTD -10.5

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emoticon Mermaid, Day by day and sometimes moment by moment, You got this.
So sorry for your loss and prayers for you as you step into the role as the primary care giver for your mom.

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2021 Week #23
Weigh In....
Change: - 2
YTD Change: -18 lbs.

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Thank you, Gretchen! I hope you are doing well!

Mermaid, hope its been a good week!!! You are being thought of often.

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Such beautiful words MommaP! Thanks for blessing us.

~Gretchen

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Oh, bless you, Mermaid! I write what is on my heart, but sometimes it doesn't
always come out right. It seems like you always see through my bumbling
words and understand where my heart is going! Thank you!

I do hurt for you, I so wish I could make the pain from the loss better, the
struggles of the present cares easier, and just be able to lift the stress.

The stories I could tell you. Yet I have never been sorry for all the good
things I have done, and yes, I have been sorry when at times I did not do
more.

Love and prayers, MommaP

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Thank you so much! I am so glad to be back with all of you. Momma P, your words genuinely brought tears to my eyes. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that!

I have no idea what week we're in, but I'll record today's weigh-in and jump back in next week.

Week Whatever
This Week: 432.4 lbs
Last Week: 433.4 lbs
Change: -1.0 lb
YTD Change: -9.6 lbs


"I don't think that loving yourself is a choice. I think that it's a decision that has to be made for survival." ~ Lizzo

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6/3/21 9:31 A

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Dear Mermaid,

It is so good to see you. emoticon emoticon I am so sorry
for the loss of your Dad. Being the main caregiver is difficult but you can do
this!!! My Mom was the one that was ill, but it was my Dad that died. Even
when we got the call I argued with the person that was telling us to get to
the hospital because my Dad was taken, I kept saying you mean my Mom.
But it was a massive heart attack and he had actually died at home, they
just took him with hopes of reviving him. For the next fifteen months I was
the one who cared for my Mom, yes, I have siblings; It was so hard but
they also (my siblings) missed out on a lot of blessings along the way.
Then she died. Then we had the house to get ready for sale.
Again, when my father-in-law got cancer it us up to us to take him in to
care for him. My husband has 3 siblings but.... anyhow, it was so hard,
we would fall into bed each night in tears of exhaustion and tears for the
loss, (for when he was going to die.) What we didn't realize was that we
were grieving for him while he was still alive. When he died the siblings
sorrowed and grieved for the loss, we did not. We almost felt bad that we
were not more upset, We just weren't aware that we were actually going
through the grieving process while we were caring for him. But looking
back he made so many memories for us, The relatives shed so many
tears and all we had were smiles for all the gifts of memories he gave us.
80+ years old and he learned to say "I love you." What a gift. Don't get
me wrong there were many tears, seeing his body break down, just so
many things failing him and yes there were times we would be upset, why
can't others help us, but we didn't realize we were the ones receiving the
blessing.. Well, we sort of knew that from experience but not to the extent
we were blessed. No, there was no money, except for one envelope with
50.00 in it to thank us for taking care of her brother. How precious that was
to us.
Mermaid, I am rattling on because I want you to be okay. I want you to
look for the little blessings, count the small things, so the big things don't
overwhelm you.
Take time to grieve. If caring for your Mom keeps you so busy, schedule
time to sit down, think of your Dad. And to cry if necessary.'
You can do this, my friend. You can do it today, don't worry about tomorrow.
Worry about tomorrow when it is today. Meet each day on its own, take it
one day at a time, one step at a time.
If I could, I would bring you some soup emoticon
I would do a couple ziploc bags of raw veggies emoticon
Then I would do a little sweeping emoticon
And a little dusting, just to freshen things up for you.
Then we would sit down and have a diet Coke or coffee, emoticon emoticon
and chat a little bit. Then we would hug, and I would leave
with a promise to check back in on you in a couple days. emoticon
With much love, my friend. MommaP
And child, you ARE being prayed for! emoticon

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@MERMAIDLIFE - Keeping you in my prayers. So sorry to hear about your dad and I can't imagine the stress of caregiving while still grieving yourself. So glad you are hear. Taking time for you is so important. Take care...

Hope everyone else is doing well.

~Gretchen

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Oh Mermaid-

I am so sorry for the loss of your father and all of the stress emoticon

I am so very happy to see you back along with all of the other returning faces. It makes my heart happy!

~Sonia

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Hello, group! It's been a long time since I've checked in, and I'm glad to see some returning faces! (Christy!) (Bry and his sexy legs!) I am not doing well, and that's why I'm checking in. My dad passed away April 15th, and I'm now the primary caregiver for my mother. My life has never been more stressful than it is right now, and I really just need some love and prayers. I need that support. Thank you all for still being here! I'm hoping to catch up and participate more in the upcoming days. Spark time really needs to be something special that I do for myself.

Thanks!

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My WHY is ME.


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2021 Week #22
Weigh In: 336.6
Previous Weigh-In: 337
Change: -0.4
YTD Change: +1.0
Weight 1/3/21: 335.6

~Gretchen

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Shirley,

Congratulations on losing the 8 pounds. How exciting.

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2021 Week 22
Weigh In: 281
Previous Weigh-In: 282
Change: 1
YTD Change: -8

I almost met my goal, only one more pound to be back to where I was before Covid started. I wanted to lose the 9 pounds I had gained before we left on vacation; I came close and am quite proud of myself for getting 8 pounds off! Hopefully I won't gain a lot back or any I hope while gone. We are going to eat breakfast and lunch in the hotel room so that should help.

I have my granddaughter today and of course she's got some kind of stomach bug and running a fever of 100. Just so I don't get this. We are leaving for the beach on Thursday morning and I sure don't want to be laid up in bed the whole time.

Today my dh and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage, the years have just flown by it seems. I have been thinking about everything we have been through together; there have been a lot of ups and downs but we have been there for each other and that's what counts. How he has put up with me and my mood swings is beyond me! I'll have to say it has been a good 10 years for the most part. He's my rock!

Hope everyone has a great week!







"This too shall pass"

I need to get up, brush myself off and keep doing it until I learn to do it right!

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2021 Week #22
Weigh In: 307.4
Previous Weigh-In: 307.6
Change: -0.2
YTD Change: -3.4

Shew what a week! Extremely busy and total food fest, travel for work and eating out!


Hope you all had a very special holiday weekend.

~Sonia

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”


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2021 Week #22
Weigh In....
Change: - 2
YTD Change: -16 lbs.

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Hope your trip to take Jacob back goes well.




Happy Memorial Day to you all.

I thank God for our freedom, and for those who gave their lives so that we
can live. And to all those who are alive and have served, and especially to
those have given so much, and have been injured. I thank God for those
families who give that Father, or Son, or, Daughter, or Brother or Sister,
you also are our heroes.

May God Bless America.

"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Phil. 4:4


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Battery died on digital scales I used Jacob's and I am up a couple of pounds (2). Will weigh in officially after I get my own scales going.

Long day driving Jacob back to school. Really wish he had a good vehicle. Parking is so expensive and, he can walk everywhere he needs to go, so it is not worth the cost.

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@~BRY~2009 - Thanks for the pep talk! I needed this today!

~Gretchen

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