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Hello...Sparkies:

My personal beliefs: 'Your focus is your reality' and~
'The truth shall set you free!'

I live in the land of perpetual sun..Florida..it's great here most days except during hurricane season...then not so much!

I am a jewelry artist and as we all know.. in that field.. presentation is everything. I also love to read and write and have to stop myself from writing a book everytime I ...
Hello...Sparkies:

My personal beliefs: 'Your focus is your reality' and~
'The truth shall set you free!'

I live in the land of perpetual sun..Florida..it's great here most days except during hurricane season...then not so much!

I am a jewelry artist and as we all know.. in that field.. presentation is everything. I also love to read and write and have to stop myself from writing a book everytime I communicate!

We lost our only child..a son about 5 years ago very traumatically so I now know for sure that every day we have with our family and our friends is a gift.

My hubby and I try to support and appreciate all of the lesssons that Josh taught us in his 22 short years! He was our epi-center in this universe and we continue to support his many many young friends who we now look at as our own!

Viva Josh! He would be my biggest fan in this weight loss journey.

I have been thinking about presentation and just what that means.. (even in our every day life) quite a bit lately, and I've decided presentation applies to us as individuals also.

It's a sad fact, and I really hate to admit it, but in this superficial world...it is unfortunately true that people do make assumptions about you as a person based on your appearance. Not me...I've always been much more attracted to brain power but I'm probably in a small percentage.

I realize this presentation thing is on target, because now that I have gained a good 60+ lbs over the years people do react differently than they did when I was a petite 115 lbs. back in the day.

Actually I don't care so much about people's reactions as I have a wonderful group of super friends, but what I do care about is my own health and my own reaction to the person I see when I see myself in a full length mirror.

She isn't the same person I see in my mind's eye. In fact I really don't even recognize that portly little image staring back at me with her big brown, somewhat sad eyes.

Sooo, it's time to get motivated and not look at this journey as a diet but as a new way of living life! I'm looking forward to it and know that I will gain many new friends to share my journey with along the way!

I could write you so much more....but I have to show some restraint!

I'm sending you all good wishes and looking forward to sharing the journey with like minded Sparkies...heres to our health and happiness!

Update: November 29, 2009

How lucky I am to have found SparkPeople! I've met the most AMAZING like minded friends that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!

You ALL have helped me in some way or another in my weight loss journey. Thanks for your hand holding during some of my more difficult blogs...yes grief is a nasty little emotion to deal with! You have helped me process it and have encouraged and supported me to continue on living life as it was intended to be enjoyed.

34 pounds down the crapper...to date...I'm SO joyeous and so thankful..and you can betcha I plan to keep on losing, blogging, and sharing my goals my world, and my dedication to SparkPeople...you ROCK my world! Whoop da!

Borrowed the page of a dear spark friend Sparklingme176

"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

I love this!


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Member Since: 6/18/2009

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My Goals:
I want to aim for a naturally healthy way of life.

Choosing food by the health benefits it will give my body rather than just the taste of it.

I'm tired of being suckered in by clever advertising or the convenience factor in just throwing fake food down my throat and still being hungry because it offers no nutrients!

So there, I've said it and made it public and I hope I inspire you to join and help me on my journey!

I need your encouragement especially with exercise...I hate it, but know how important it is to do daily!

My Program:
6-18-09 Joined SparkPeople
Weight loss: 10 lbs.

10-01-09 Start 7 day RAW challenge finished 10-7-09
Weight loss: 8 lbs. WHAT? Yes..8 lbs GONE in 7 days!

Add in more cardio at least 30 min. per day

Add in strength & Flexibility at least 2 days per week

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I AM DETERMINED & ACCOUNTABLE! I WANT
THE BEST LIFE I CAN LIVE!! Yay Sparkpeople!

Weigh In Record:
7-10-11 174 lb. want to consistently lose 1-2 lbs weekly. This IS a test for a stubborn body that likes to hold onto it's fat reserves..but I'll never give up...NEVER!

Personal Information:
I live in sunny south Florida, some may call it the tropics. Have since 1979 so we are official squatters by now. My hubby and I owned a large construction business back in the day and if I do say so myself..were quite successful at it. Problem is...when you have oodles of $ you don't appreciate it, nor do you have the time to enjoy it because you always feel you need more...then you have to live up to the lifestyle and protect it and it goes on and on...it actually can be highly overrated. Now we live a more modest lifestyle and are happier than we have ever been! It's true..love is all you really need!

Other Information:
I am basically a people person, although being a writer I need lots of alone time, it's just the nature of the beast. I've always been slightly type A..but I'm happy to say that as I've gotten older I find many of the manic things I thought important aren't.. where do you work, what's your title, what kind of car do you drive....actually all of that is just an illusion....it should be who have you been kind to today, what did you do to make someone else feel good,?How did you take yourself out of your own little world to make someone else's better...that's what I'm talking about! I love to read..since we've lost our son, right now I can't get enough knowledge on the afterlife. I've always believed the spirit lives on..have since I was a little girl. Some of my friends look at me with that oh, boy...there she goes again look on their faces...but I don't care, they get to be enlightened with my learnings even so...it's all about karma in the end...we are all connected to each other!

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CATHYGETSFIT
5/4/2015 3:31:54 AM

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blogs about Aunt J. I'm so sorry that you had to cut all ties with your daughter. I know you've blogged about her in the past and had hoped she was changing her stripes. I'm glad you did cut ties with her knowing now that she wasn't changing at all. I know that must have been hard but you had to do in order to preserve your own well being as well as your marriage.

My FIL has been up there helping out when her freeloading son came knocking on the door trying to get back into their household and good graces. They really got into it from what Auntie J says. He had to come back home for a week but will be going back up to take her to her doctor appointments. Thankfully the doctor feels like he can get both tumors with just 3 very concentrated radiation treatments every other day. I hope her slimy son doesn't try to come back again but I'm sure he probably will.

I'll read your blog tomorrow. Hope you are doing well and the consignment biz is as well!!

Big, big HUGS!
Your virtual daughter/friend



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5/3/2015 7:09:18 PM

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You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

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MOMMABEAR121
5/3/2015 9:59:04 AM

HAVE A SUNDAY THAT MAKES YOUR HEART SING .. YOUR FACE SMILE .. AND CREATES A MEMORY OF A DAY LIVED IN TRUE HAPPINESS ..
NOW GO CAUSE SOME TROUBLE .... BE A GOOF .. LAUGH AND GIGGLE .. PLAY !!
HUGE HUGS DOLL



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MOM2ACAT
5/2/2015 10:42:42 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
We are actually having some beautiful weather; should be in the low 70's today which is just perfect for me.



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SIMPLELIFE4REAL
4/30/2015 8:11:44 AM

Hi Bobbi!
Thanks for your comment on my blog about our basement project. I totally agree with you about the outgassing of new carpets. I had already been planning on opening the windows and putting a fan in the window to put out the gasses. Hubby and I had also talked about waiting at least a month after the carpet is installed before we move down there to sleep for the summer. I'm really sensitive to stuff like that.

I feel badly for people that are painters, carpet installers or work in other occupations that are exposed to a lot of chemicals. It just can't be good to be exposed to that sort of thing every day.

I'll post pictures when I'm done. I think it's going to look so much better than it did before. This is a project we normally would have done right after we moved to Tennessee permanently if it hadn't been for the big C. Now, I feel like I'm getting my life back because we are doing "normal" things again.

I love it!!

I hope things are going well for you and that you have a great weekend.

Kay



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