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24 Things to Always Remember. . .

Saturday, March 22, 2008

*This poem was posted on one of the teams i'm on and I absolutely love it..

24 Things to Always Remember. . .
And One Thing to Never Forget

Your presence is a present to the world.
You're unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be.
Take the days just one at a time.

Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You'll make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don't put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.

Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
Don't take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot . . . goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life's treasures are people . . . together.

Realize that it's never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have health and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.

And don't ever forget . . .
For even a day . . .
How very special you are.....

~~Author unknown

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SUSANMOMOF6 3/26/2011 9:47PM

    Wonderful poem; so much truth in it. I read a quote about worry the other day by Corrie Ten Boom: "Worry doesn't take away the sorrow of tomorrow; it takes away the strength of today."

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FLUFFYSUE1 2/24/2011 9:54AM

    So true yet we all forget.

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  Thank You for that wonderful poem. emoticon

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MILARKY 11/19/2009 5:51AM

  Lovely poem. very encouraging, thank you.

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JOANNEATAUDRYS 7/30/2008 12:03PM

    Thank you I needed that emoticon

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PATRICIAFL73 3/24/2008 9:05AM

    I loved it....Thank you


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ZENKITTY54 3/22/2008 11:38PM

    Very nice! :D

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KCREYESS 3/22/2008 5:13PM

    It's absolutely wonderfu

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You grew up in the 90's if...

Friday, March 21, 2008

You can sing the rap to "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air"

You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey from "Blossom" and that "How Rude!" comes from Stephanie from "Full House"

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

I'm with stupid t-shirts were cool

You remember reading "Goosebumps"

You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, wax off"

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You made paper scrunchies to see who you'd end up marrying

You danced to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males: got a whole lot gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really want.)

You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together.

You remember when super nintendos became popular.

You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders"

"I've fallen and I can't get up"

You remember boom boxes vs. cd players

You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"

You played and/or collected "Pogs"

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere

You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles


Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)

You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out.

You used to wear those stick on earrings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.

You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

You know the Macarena by heart.

"Talk to the hand" ... enough said

You thought Brain would finally take over the world

You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"

You remember when everyone went slinky crazy.

You remember when razor scooters were cool.

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RACHELA. 3/23/2008 10:55PM

  I remember all of those things .lol..It reminded me of the other day I was reading something you grew up in the 80's if you ever herd of these things. The sad part I remembered everything and I was in 86 lol...ttylRachel

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PATRICIAFL73 3/22/2008 3:34PM

    SO true So true.....LOL


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    This makes me feel old...LOL

I still know the rap to the "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"

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GUENIVEREROSE 3/21/2008 11:16PM

    This was hilarious! I grew up in the 90's, and I was laughing at almost every thing on this list! I used to love watching the original Power Rangers so much, my mom used it as something to ground me from. And the macarena was played at every school dance!

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ZENKITTY54 3/21/2008 11:13PM

    Okay, now I have to work on one for the 60' Slinky is included, Saturday cartoons, paper fortune tellers (scrunchie), Nancy Drew (first :D

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Two Months on SP

Sunday, March 02, 2008

So today is the start of my third month on SP! YEA I HAVE STAYED WITH IT, which is big for me because normally I would have given up by now. This tells me that I have formed some healthy habits and am making ME a priority again. I have lost 34 lbs since I started, 3 inches off my waist, 2 inches off my hips, 1.75 inches off my chest, 0.75 inches off my thigh, 0.5 inches off my flabby arm, and 0.25 inches around my neck! A total of 8.25 inches, very exciting. SLOW and STEADY wins the race right? Well i'm on my way.

I'm participating a lot in the teams I'm a member of and also participating in their challenges, I find this has helped me stay on track.

I now have copies of all the biggest loser workout DVDs and cant wait to try them, I just hope my tiny living room will be big enough for me to do them in comfortably.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ZENKITTY54 3/10/2008 6:09PM

    WOW! Fantastic!!! You are doing so good! Give yourself big hugs! I love this site because it doesn't matter whether your goals are big or small, you get the same support from the people you 'meet' here. There are even people trying to gain weight after an illness or battling an eating disorder. I love the overall message here:


Keep up the great work and we're all here for you!

Donna in Seattle :D

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JAKINCA 3/3/2008 9:44PM

    Congratulations on your 34 lb. weight loss! You are doing great!

I have the Biggest Loser Body Sculp DVD and it is quite a workout. There were several exercises that I couldn't do very well but, hopefully, as I perservere and get stronger, I will be able to do them as well as Bob and Jillian. Hang in can do it!

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JCROWELL 3/3/2008 10:21AM

    Congratulations! You are doing fantastic...You have done in 2 months what it took me 1 year and 2 months to accomplish! I hope this month brings you even more success!

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MARI195 3/3/2008 8:01AM

    Happy two month anniversary! I love SP and know it has been helpful in my keeping on track as well as I have! Slow and steady WILL win the race. This is a journey.

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SOMERROBB 3/2/2008 5:45PM

    Congratulations!!!! You are such an inspiration. Good luck in your continued journey.

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GIRLINMOTION 3/2/2008 12:35PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss. You are doing amazing. I am glad you have the right spirit about getting involved with your teams. I have seen you posting comments everywhere. Many people sign up on teams but do not use the opportunities to be active, as a result, if they are not active, they do not lose weight. You are a great example of what keeping active is. WOW 32 lbs in two months and 8.25 inches. I can't wait to hear about your achievements next month. WOW girl you are doing it! WOOHOO!

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KAREN_01 3/2/2008 12:26PM

    congratulations on the weight and inches loss!!!
All the best for your workouts!

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Top ten reasons why diets are better than sex

Saturday, February 23, 2008

10. You don't have to take off your clothes.
9. You can go from diet to diet without feeling guilty.
8. Celery is ALWAYS hard.
7. On a diet, you carefully consider everything you put in your mouth.
6. It's GOOD if a diet is over quickly.
5. Dieting doesn't make you pregnant.
4. You can doze off in the middle if you want to.
3. It's okay if your dog watches.
2. You can do it with your best friend's husband.

And the number one reason why dieting is better than sex....

1. You don't have to worry if it was good for the cottage cheese too.

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LVME7X 3/9/2008 8:49PM



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TANSHAN1 2/23/2008 11:25AM

    BooHoo!! My diet life has been so bad my celery WAS limp (and kinda funky colored)


"Done Girls" Hug

Peace my lettuce leaf,
"THE Sexxy Strapless Strawberry"

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MELISSADALE 2/23/2008 6:36AM

    Your blog made me laugh out loud. How true it is.

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    Hey, I don't know about you, but I always worry about the cottage cheese's satisfaction level. :P

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PPASTELIN 2/23/2008 4:09AM

    you are hilarious you made me laugh! and you are so right.

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Loosing Motivation

Monday, February 18, 2008

These last couple days i've kinda lost focus. I have brough myself back to center and am going to they gym after work tomorrow. I dont want to throw away all the hard work i've done so far. I still pretty much stayed within my calorie range, but I just lost focus to log in and track my food and got careless. I know I have to stay focused for the long run.

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KARENS4KIDS 3/12/2008 7:46AM

  Hi from what i have read u are doing great i have just joined the team and need your inspiration and dedication to help me focus on what is right please let me know your ideas in getting the weight off and most of all keeping the weight off.

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MAMA3BOIZ 2/19/2008 10:23PM

    You know what you need to do and YOU CAN DO IT!!! I think we will all lose focus at one time or another and that is why sparkpeople is so great. Here we can all find the support that we need. Keep trucking my sparkfriend and know that you have a team of sparkers behind you pushing you all the way:)~ Michelle

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    You can't give up now... You have come too far to let go of your goal. Please if you need any help let me know!!!

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CHRIS10ELAINE 2/19/2008 1:46PM

    I think we all go through it as the 'newness' wears off and we get distracted by other things that demand more of our focus and attention. The key is to keep finding things that motivate you. I go through this a lot too... and its tough, especially if you have a lot of weight to lose. I often think of my motivation like a room full of kinder gardeners.... they aren't going to be entertained by the same things day after day. They will eventually get bored and go crazy and misbehave. You have to keep things changing and bring in new motivation... don't let yourself get bored. Try new exciting recipes or something you wouldn't normally do to keep it interesting. I'm guilty of the same diet funks all the time... I hope that helps put a different spin on it :)

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GIRLINMOTION 2/19/2008 9:01AM

    I have found the food tracker essential for success. It helps keep you honest with yourself on what you are eating good or bad. Does take time but the rewards are priceless. You have come to far, to let yourself slip back. You can do it!

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ALICHS2002 2/18/2008 11:44PM

    You have done amazing!!! Keep it up!

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