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Let's stick together -- like snowflakes. :-)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012



We can do a lot on our own, but when we rely on the support of each other, we can do great things!!

On Saturday our mustang club did a Toys for Tots event. We had 2 other car clubs join us. We had 45 vehicles total.

We met at Toys R Us at 10:00 and as a huge group, we bombarded Toys R Us to buy new unwrapped toys. After the shopping we had a police escort to where we were going to drop off the toys. Each of us on our own would have made a small difference, but as a big group, we filled the back of a rental van about 2/3 full. There were even 2 bicycles!

This is our mustang:



I got a new pink hat just for the occasion:



Handsome hubby:



Lots of mustangs:



Police escort was fun -- we got to run all the red lights:



Line of cars in front of us:





Line of cars behind us:



After the event, I got to go see my niece:





Today, let's stick together like snowflakes & support & encourage each other.

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon


  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/12/2012 3:33AM

    What a wonderful way to spend a day.
Great words of encouragement for us all.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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1EMMA2011 12/11/2012 9:53PM

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ERINMARIE424 12/11/2012 9:25PM

    What a great way to spend a Saturday! And the quote at the top is one of my favorites - I have it framed on my desk at work!

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FALLNTENN 12/11/2012 8:32PM

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A great way to spend a Saturday.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/11/2012 11:47AM

    Wonderful pics! Thank you.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/11/2012 10:59AM

    That is absolutely awesome! How wonderful!

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KOOKYKATHIE 12/11/2012 10:35AM

    Such a great event and then fun with the little niece afterwards!

A very fulfilling day I would say. emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 12/11/2012 10:11AM

    What a great club activity.

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OTEN36 12/11/2012 9:25AM

    That was fantastic!
I love the cars and the reason you guys were on the move. We also do a toys for tots drive where I work. It does better and better each year. I think this is our 4th year.
Good Job...and the baby is so cute.
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PAANDRUS 12/11/2012 8:44AM

    Good job on all those toys!! Thanks for the blog!

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NANCYRUBIO 12/11/2012 7:25AM

    emoticon , great job. Even famalies don't stick together anymore. The worlds loss and most of us don't realize it yet.

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LEVELPATHS 12/11/2012 6:51AM

    Good blog. Nice mustang! :-)

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MARYJOANNA 12/11/2012 5:32AM

  Great photos and good job well done helping others!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/11/2012 5:28AM

    I dream of owning one of those beautiful cars one day... Love Love your post and pics. You have a beautiful smile!!

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Positive self-talk.

Monday, December 10, 2012



I cringe when I hear people say "I am so stupid" or "I just can't do anything right." As an adult, I have learned that positive self-talk is key to winning the battle of the bulge & many other challenges.

Be kind to yourself. We are all human & we all make mistakes. Instead of beating yourself up, just acknowledge that you messed up & let the past be the past. Move forward, taking with you the lessons that you learned.

When I was a teenager, I had a youth director at my church who used to say: "God don't make no junk!" I know there's a double negative in there, but I know what she meant & I truly believe that God doesn't make junk.

Today, let's create a better us & ditch the negative self-talk. If you catch yourself being to hard on yourself, immediately correct it by saying: "I am beautiful. I believe in me."



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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COCK-ROBIN 12/11/2012 11:47AM

    You are right on target! And I really like this blog.

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KALANTHA 12/10/2012 11:42PM

    As usual, you're right on target!

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1EMMA2011 12/10/2012 8:27PM

    Thank you so much for this reminder to be positive!! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/10/2012 12:53PM

    Very cool! Great Blog!

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KONRAD695 12/10/2012 12:40PM

    I think you are completely right. There is a saying I read "You must believe to achieve". If someone doesn't think they are beautiful, then they never will be.

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SAINTBETH 12/10/2012 11:33AM

    good advice

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/10/2012 8:08AM

    Thank you.

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DARLY55 12/10/2012 7:50AM

    Nice! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 12/10/2012 7:22AM

    You are such a blessing! Thanks for your blog.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/10/2012 7:22AM

    You are such a blessing! Thanks for your blog.

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NANCYRUBIO 12/10/2012 6:29AM

    You hit it out of the park again. I hate to hear to hear a person put another down, I learned this when I was young. I finally realized I didn't have to listen when people did it to me but it took a lot longer. "God don't make no garbage"--how many times have I told people that!!

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VON_1962 12/10/2012 6:13AM

    Love it! Have a great day!

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I agree....thank you
Dee

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MARYJOANNA 12/10/2012 5:36AM

  Positive self-talk is essential. What we think comes out when we speak. Think positive and you will talk positive.

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/10/2012 5:24AM

    Very true and something I work on every day!

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Believe in yourself.

Sunday, December 09, 2012



Do you believe in yourself? Do you believe you can really do this weigh loss thing for the last time? Whatever you believe -- whether you can do it, or can't do it, you are correct!!

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. ~ Henry Ford ~

The truth is:



Let's make a pact!! No more excuses!! Did you get that? NO MORE EXCUSES!! emoticon Let's get this weight loss gig done once & for all!! Let's work together, support each other, encourage each other. Let's get Sparking!! emoticon

Make your motivation picture collages (photos of you looking slim & trim) & post them EVERYWHERE (especially on your refrigerator). If you don't have any slim photos of yourself, find before & after photos of other people who have lost a lot of weight. Also include on your collage reasons why you want to lose this weight. Post them where you can see them every day. I even have photos of them on my cell phone as my background. Every time I go to make a call or read a txt message, I see my collage.

We CAN do this!!



Every time you pass a mirror today, I want you to say to your reflection:



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon


  
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COCK-ROBIN 12/9/2012 10:54PM

    Yes, I believe in myself, and I believe in you as well.

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JIGGILY 12/9/2012 5:44PM

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Thank you
Hugs Dee
xoxox

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1EMMA2011 12/9/2012 3:54PM

    I loved how you said for the last time. Yes here's to the Last Time! I just want to get to the place where I can think about other things other than losing weight! LOL Here's to moving on to MAINTAINING!!!

Thank you for such a positive blog!! You are amazing!!

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KARENLEIGH32 12/9/2012 3:47PM

    I CAN do it! We CAN do it! emoticon emoticon

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GIRLINMOTION 12/9/2012 2:18PM

    Believe!

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JACKIE542 12/9/2012 12:58PM

    Very good post, thank you. emoticon

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MSGO72 12/9/2012 12:53PM

  Great post!

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SAINTBETH 12/9/2012 12:35PM

    Good pep talk!

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NJCRONK 12/9/2012 10:45AM

  Thank you for this positive, uplifting message. I can do this, and so can you!

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PAANDRUS 12/9/2012 9:53AM

    Nice reminder...thanks!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/9/2012 9:48AM

    emoticon In it it win it here! I'm with you 100%!

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DEBLYNN323 12/9/2012 8:40AM

    great post!

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NANCYRUBIO 12/9/2012 8:34AM

    What a wonderful posting. I would love to copy it in whole. You did it in total! emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 12/9/2012 8:20AM

    your so right. need to believe in myself.

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Attitude of Gratitude.

Saturday, December 08, 2012











I am so much happier if I count my blessings every day.

Have a fantastic day!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

  
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SERASARA 1/5/2013 11:42PM

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CM_GARDNER78 1/1/2013 2:30AM

    We are all so rich!! :-) We need to remember to be thankful and grateful for even the simple things in life! :-) Great blog - and great sayings!!

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SUNNYLIFE72 12/31/2012 8:47PM

  Love the message and the pics! Stay focused on the blessings.

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IMEMINE1 12/30/2012 8:15AM

    Amen. Love the blog.

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HYATTI1 12/14/2012 10:17AM

    I think we would all be a lot happier if we took the time daily to just thinking about our blessings.

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MARYJEANSL 12/12/2012 7:41PM

  I am totally with you on this. I try very hard to cultivate an attitude of gratitude always.

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PENOWOK 12/12/2012 9:07AM

    LOVELY!! Thank you!

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FARIS71 12/10/2012 10:20AM

    That is so true. I am grateful for your reminder today!!

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NEWMOM20121 12/10/2012 8:52AM

    perfect way to start the day. Thank you

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ILIKETOZUMBA 12/9/2012 10:56PM

    Wonderful post...thank you for sharing such inspiring words! :)

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HZGLORY 12/9/2012 10:32PM

    Absolutely right !!!

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JAMER123 12/9/2012 10:28PM

    emoticon emoticon I count my blessings every day!!

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ROCKYCPA 12/9/2012 10:05PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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ALIDOSHA 12/9/2012 5:28PM

    emoticon and blessings to you too!

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DIANNEMT 12/9/2012 4:38PM

    Absolutely an attitude!!

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JACKIE542 12/9/2012 3:36PM

    Thank you! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/9/2012 3:21PM

    Love the pictures on your blog. Thanks for sharing and reminding us how great it is to be grateful.

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SHOAPIE 12/9/2012 1:27PM

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AMANDACOETZER 12/9/2012 12:50PM

    I am too!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/9/2012 12:30PM

  So well said.......... emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 12/9/2012 11:40AM

    Count your blessings instead of sheep.

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CICELY360 12/9/2012 11:15AM

  good blog

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MIMIDOT 12/9/2012 10:53AM

    Amen! I"m with you. Count your blessings.

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REGILIEH 12/9/2012 10:17AM

    AMEN!!! Absolutely my philosophy!

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MOMMY445 12/9/2012 9:29AM

    you made my day,too!

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JANEMARIE77 12/9/2012 9:04AM

    right there with you

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RUNNING-TURTLE 12/9/2012 8:43AM

    Love it.

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TONYVAND1 12/9/2012 8:26AM

  Count your blessings name them one by one and see all the great things that God has done.

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DJSHIP46 12/9/2012 8:21AM

    Positively gratitude SPARKS!!!

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DNRAE1 12/9/2012 8:18AM

    Being thankful and joyful in life are paths to happiness.

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TRYINGHARD54 12/9/2012 8:17AM

    amen

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LIFETIMER54 12/9/2012 7:49AM

  Your truly inspirational.... emoticon

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NEWCHINELO 12/9/2012 6:53AM

    Lovely!

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JIBBIE49 12/9/2012 6:47AM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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NCSUE0514 12/9/2012 6:34AM

    Thank you for this. I hope you don't mind me sharing a quote I love:

"Suppose for a moment that God began taking from us the many things for which we have failed to give thanks. Which of our limbs and faculties would be left? Would I still have my hands and my mind? And what about loved ones? If God were to take from me all those persons and things for which I have not given thanks, what would be left of me?" - Patrick Henry Reardon.

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SUNNYLIFE72 12/9/2012 6:00AM

  Thank you for sharing! Love the gratitude sayings. I try to remember to be thankful for the day - every day I get out of bed - "this is the day the Lord has made, let us me glad and rejoice in it!"
I also work on looking for the good in every day (good deeds, blessings, etc).

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SANDYCRANE 12/9/2012 5:38AM

    You are so right on, thanks for the reminder.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/9/2012 2:55AM

    Definatley something to remember!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/8/2012 9:28PM

    Wonderful quotes on gratitude!

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MATTEROFHEART 12/8/2012 5:14PM

    Absolutely! It makes all the difference!
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You are awesome!!! :-) You are blessed!

Friday, December 07, 2012



Thank you so much for all of your comments & votes on my blog "There is no easy way out!" I read every one. You guys rock!! emoticon



Thank you for your encouragement & support. We're in this together!! emoticon This journey is so much easier when we support one another, don't you think?

Today, I have a special challenge for you. I want you to count your blessings. I won't lie -- life is hard. We all have tough times we go through, but there is always something to be thankful for -- even if it's just that the sun came up this morning, that's a blessing. My SparkFriends are a blessing to me & I'm thankful for all of you.

I have found that an attitude of gratitude helps me get through this journey a little easier. Try it & you'll see.



Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon


  
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KALANTHA 12/9/2012 12:11PM

    I don't know where you found that Internet high 5, but I love it! Thank you for being one of my blessings! emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/8/2012 2:30AM

    Great reminder.

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MICHELLE_391 12/8/2012 12:06AM

    I love your Internet high-5!

You know, I do count my blessings every day. I do so using a service called Gratitude 160. This is a free service that sends you an email 3x a day asking you to stop and reflect what you are grateful for at the moment. And regardless of my mood I reflect and answer. At the end of the week, you get a list of everything you listed. I find it to be a great mood lifter, particularly when I really need reminding how good my life actually is.

Then every week I go public and share my weekly gratitude log here on my blog. It does my heart a world of good to shout my blessings from the rooftops!

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KARENLEIGH32 12/7/2012 6:26PM

    So very true! I am thankful every day!

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NANCYRUBIO 12/7/2012 5:12PM

    The best quotes usually come with author unknown.

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GIRLINMOTION 12/7/2012 9:48AM

    Well said. I always say "As long as I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food in my gut, what do I have to complain about. Friends and family are the icing on the cake. Life is good."

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KJELLYBEAN15 12/7/2012 8:45AM

    Thank you. It's so easy to complain about what we don't have, what happened to us, or how others have made us angry. Being able to focus on what we are thankful for takes a little work. We all have so much to be thankful for. This should be a must for all of us. Thank you for reminding me to focus on these instead of the negatives.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/7/2012 8:25AM

    You got it sweetie! I'm all up for a Attitude of Gratitude blog!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/7/2012 7:59AM

    Amen to the Attitude of Gratitude!! Have a fabulous day and weekend ahead!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/7/2012 5:26AM

    Thank you. I will count my blessings today.

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