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Weekend Points

Sunday, September 15, 2013

What is it that just about every weekend we, no I get 2s and 3s on the Sparkpoints wheel? I look at it go around and around, the big numbers getting closer as the wheel slows down, then just as I think I got the big one, the wheel got a little bit more 'gas' and in a last ditch effort, almost as a last thought, finally stops on the next point value, usually a 2 or a 3. Seems to me that weekends are when most sparkers need a little incentive to curve indulgence or slack off! Anyway, I had to get that off my chest! Have a great Sunday.

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BABYSOX 9/19/2013 8:08AM

    I never really thought about it. I guess since the points are a motivational tool, they could give bigger numbers on the weekends. Perhaps, they believe you are already motivated enough..lol.

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/15/2013 10:42PM

    Oh, those wheels are weird, I think! Seems like we all complain about getting 2s and 3s and then every once in a while we get that bigger number to just keep us going! LOL! Lately I've been getting more of the bigger ones for some reason. What I'm trying to figure out is why I care...but I do and I know lots of other people do, too! Good luck tomorrow! emoticon

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JBALDWIN29 9/15/2013 9:32AM

  Funny you should mention that, I have the same problem.

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11/11/11 at the 11th hour

Friday, November 11, 2011

Take a couple of minutes today to remember those who fought to make the world a better place to live. Thank those who sacrificed so much, those who came back and those who died.


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SPARKLY-DIVA 11/12/2011 7:46PM

  Lest we forget!

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SENATOR9 11/11/2011 9:15AM

    Lest we Forget

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Best advice: DON'T EVER QUIT!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I just got back on SP after getting fed up last March about my lack of progress since Xmas and feeling more or less like a fraud for giving 'pep talks' to others while I was doing so poorly myself. I just felt I needed a break from it all; SP can be very time-consuming, if you let it... and I did. I believed I could 'fly' on my own for a while. After all, I had read just about everything I could on SP, so how could I fail!

First, my back started to give me grief, so the daily exercises gradually went by the wayside. Then, the bbq season/outdoors parties started... To make a long story short, I gained back half of the weight I lost and I really felt lousy, both physically and mentally. I very much regret not to have kept up with the basic program, keeping my food diary and my fitness diary, even if I only did half I used to do. BEWARE! If you are at the point I found myself late last winter, hang in there. Don't ever quit!

So here I am, trying very hard to get back on track. BOY! Is it ever difficult. I lost that sense of urgency I had when I first started last year. On a positive note, I'm still 20 lbs ahead of where I was a year ago. I want to get back into shape and start losing weight again and I'm going to take it and make it one day at a time.

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SUSIEGKORN 11/11/2011 1:06PM

    I was literally just thinking I should blog about what a fraud I've been feeling like lately ~ if only I could walk the walk, not just talk the talk! Then I happened upon your blog, and wow! Most of your first paragraph hit home! I've lost and gained the same few pounds for over a month now. I WILL NOT QUIT trying to get my Spark back! Thanks for posting this blog. It gives me something to think about and hopefully will motivate me to get back to tracking, planning and getting more fitness in my daily life.
Let's do it!

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    emoticon One day at a time YOU CAN do it! I'm cheering for you... for US! emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLY-DIVA 11/1/2011 4:25PM

  Been there. Done that! And I am here to tell you that it IS possible to get back from struggling. I was struggling for months... (umm.. since Christmas!). Baby steps. One minute at a time. And you CAN do it. Do it when YOU are ready.

Best of luck. And remember - your sparky friends are ALWAYS here 4 u. :)

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MARITIMER3 11/1/2011 11:34AM

    Welcome back and thank you for your blog. I've been struggling for the past month and have thought about quitting... but I won't. Instead I commit myself to going back to basics starting today, tracking properly, exercising regularly and drinking the dreaded 8 glasses of water.

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SENATOR9 11/1/2011 11:15AM

    Welcome back Don't be too hard on yourself take it one day at a time emoticon

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The weather is improving and so is my mood. I've been doing pretty good for the past three days in all aspects of my "Strategy for Healthy Living" (thanks SWEESIN for letting me borrow this terminology). I've been going for walks with DH, been doing cardio on my old stationary bike and started my strength exercises this morning. I've been doing well with my calories for two days now and today, I've finally drank all 9 glasses of water. I've even started tackling my sewing projects.

Things are looking up and let's hope it keeps on going. I'm starting to understand why we have so many 'snowbirds' here in Ontario; this winter seems to be longer than before and dragging me down with it. I was even starting to doubt my own mantra! It's amazing what a bit of sunshine can do!

Thank you to those who have offered encouragement. It was sooo appreciated.

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Diane : ) ** Make it Happen in 2011 **

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    I hope that your mood & your life will continue to improve. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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SENATOR9 2/18/2011 4:04AM

    The February Blues we all have them spring is only one month and a bit away it will all get better now emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 2/17/2011 8:53PM

    awesome, keep at it! you can do it

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 2/17/2011 7:56PM

  emoticon on getting 9 glasses of water :)

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

I've been in a funky mood for a few days now, no desire to exercise, no desire to get strict with the food but still logging it in, eating a piece of chocolate here and there, not thirsty AT ALL, no real enthusiasm for anything. Of course, those are the reasons I have been hovering around the 240 lbs mark.

The grandkids are coming over for the weekend and so is my eldest son who wants to spend some time with them (he's away in the military.) They will be a welcome change. I know I'll be tired at the end of the day but I think they will do me a lot of good. It's also my youngest son's 25th birthday this weekend but I don't think he has any plans to come and visit. I can imagine he has some partying to do in town. Ah! To be young again... but then again, they have their own set of difficulties. See what I mean? What kind of funky mood is that.

Anyways, I think I will take a break from SP just for the rest of the week but I will still be watching what I eat, I promise. I still intend to reach my goal weight by the end of the year and, as the saying goes, " if it's meant to be, it's up to me. " I am hoping that by Monday, I'll have shaken off this gloom that has come over me and I'll be all set to restart my 'strategy for healthy living' (I still hate the word DIET).

Today, it is sunny and crisp outside and I think that a little walk with my little pooch is just what the doctor has prescribed.

See ya Monday!
Diane : ) ** Make it Happen in 2011 **

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SENATOR9 2/11/2011 8:34AM

    It's called the Febuary Blues We are coming to the end of a long winter and we are tired of the snow the cold and the darkness believe me I feel the same this might help emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Don't step away too long. I'm with you in spirit my friend. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 2/10/2011 7:18PM

    its ok

own it, track it, BURN it!

this is for life! not prison!

your life, your game, your rule!

just remember if you cheat you only cheat yourself

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