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WELCOME and BLESSINGS!

Let's always be the SPARK that ignites the lives of one another!

We CAN Turn Our Summer Goals Into Sizzling Success!

Join me as we create an enjoyable journey that is individually designed to fit our lifestyle goals! Set Daily Goals! Break Old Habits! Compete Against Self!

Promote healthy nutrition! Expand fitness activities! Thrive for emotional wellness! Achieve optimum health!

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Let's always be the SPARK that ignites the lives of one another!

We CAN Turn Our Summer Goals Into Sizzling Success!

Join me as we create an enjoyable journey that is individually designed to fit our lifestyle goals! Set Daily Goals! Break Old Habits! Compete Against Self!

Promote healthy nutrition! Expand fitness activities! Thrive for emotional wellness! Achieve optimum health!

Get Motivated! Keep Focused! Be Productive! Make Progress! See Results!

You are among an SP friend. You are NEVER alone in this journey of ours or any obstacle that you may face. I am right by your side, embracing you in friendship, support and hugs. Have a beautiful and blessed day.


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May the Spirits of the Earth guide you always and keep you safe.

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~ Cherokee Prayer Blessing ~

May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder.

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~ Chief Dan George ~

May the stars carry your sadness away,
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
May hope forever wipe away your tears,
And, above all, may silence make you strong.

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~ Cherokee Prayer ~

O' GREAT SPIRIT
help me always to speak the truth quietly,
to listen with an open mind when others speak,
and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.

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~ Native American Prayer ~

Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.

(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)

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~ Indian Serenity Prayer ~

God, grant me the serenity of eagles wings,
the faith & courage to fly to new heights,
and the wisdom to rely on Your spirit to carry me there.

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~ The Indian Ten Commandments ~

~ Treat the Earth and all that dwell therein with respect.
~ Remain close to the Great Spirit.
~ Show great respect for your fellow beings.
~ Work together for the benefit of all Mankind.
~ Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
~ Do what you know to be right.
~ Look after the well-being of Mind and Body.
~ Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater Good.
~ Be truthful and honest at all times.
~ Take full responsibility for your actions.

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Member Since: 8/21/2012

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My Goals:
Start Wt = 198 lbs.
LOST 58 lbs.
MAINTAINING Goal Wt at 140 lbs.

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Pledge to myself: I WILL SUCCEED by making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes on my combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being!

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~ To achieve a permanent weight loss by making small, incremental lifestyle changes with my thoughts, feelings and actions.

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My Program:
~ Live life to the fullest with a postive CAN DO attitude, I WILL actions and Results-Oriented spiritual mind.
~ Start each day with Spark!
~ Think It and Ink It! Written short and long-term goals.
~ Keep track of daily nutrition and fitness minutes.
~ Remain within calorie, fats, carbs and protein ranges.
~ Increase mobility towards daily 5-mile power walks, hiking and swimming for the outdoors.
~ Increase balance, strength and endurance with indoor fitness DVDs and home-gym equipment.

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Permanent Lifestyle Changes = Permanent Results!

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Personal Information:
My name is Monika and I live in the "Show-Me" State of Missouri. I'm a proud widowed mom of (3) children and (2) grandsons.

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I volunteer my services by advocating for parents with special needs' children.

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SHARON10002
7/28/2015 11:41:47 PM

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“Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

This quote is such a short, yet powerful expression of timeless truth.
Fear and regret never brought anything good to anyone.
Instead of regretting and mourning about past failures, let's consciously direct our thoughts toward the wonderful present moment, and let’s joyfully contemplate our bright and happy future.
No matter how hard your current situation might seem - remember - There is a rainbow after the rain!
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BARBIEE52
7/28/2015 11:09:06 PM

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Courage is asking for a time out.....to shed a tear,
to dust yourself off, and then getting back in the ring
to fight like you've never fought before.

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IYA_EKUNDAYO
7/28/2015 9:47:39 PM

Hi Monika!

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You know, cutting rock and mountain is a slow work. Sometimes it looks as though nothing is happening.
Speaking the sureness of this work is a must, keeping us focused on this truth rather than what we do not see happening.

Oh, to trust that inner voice rather than the doubt! Speak, speak, speak – let the echoes resound and fill us to full and echo again!

Keep pushing - never give up!




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JANPER1
7/28/2015 9:45:59 PM

Thanks for your kind words and offer of friendship.



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JINKSGIRL4LIFE
7/28/2015 1:02:48 PM

Hello Monika! You are awesome!! I loved your blog about your Spark Journey. How inspiring!! It's so nice to see someone happy and fulfilled. I'm working on that myself.

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